Coalition for Physician ENHANCEMENT

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About CPE

The Coalition for Physician Enhancement (CPE) is a consortium of professionals with expertise in quality assurance, medical education, and the assessment, licensing, and accreditation of referred physicians seeking higher levels of performance in patient care.

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Next Meeting:

CPE Fall 2019 Meeting

Late Career Physicians

Levers and Tensions in Assessment of Fitness for Duty

Chicago, IL

October 3-4, 2019

Hosted in Partnership with

the American Medical Association

AMA Building

330 North Wabash | Chicago, IL

Registration will be available soon!

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CPE offers two Categories of Membership (General and Organizational).  If you have recently attended a CPE meeting as a non-member and would like to have access to meeting materials that have been posted on the site. 

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Board Of Directors

Mark Staz, MA

Mark Staz is Director of CPD at the FSMB where he is responsible for organizational initiatives related to CPD, as well as supporting the FSMB’s work in Ethics and Professionalism.

Marilyn Singer MD

Marilyn Singer is a native of Winnipeg, Canada.  She did medical school at the University of Manitoba, and completed her Family Medicine residency in Winnipeg.

Elizabeth Grace, MD FAAFP

Dr. Grace is a board-certified family physician and the Medical Director of CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, a not-for-profit physician assessment and education center. 


Mark Bellefontaine


Mark Bellefontaine is the Assessor Liaison in the Investigations and Resolutions Department at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Francois Goulet 

Dr. Goulet is certified in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He also has a Master's degree in Health Education from Laval University.

Marcia Lammando

Board Member

Ms. Lammando, RN, BSN, MHSA developed the initial concept of LifeGuardĀ®  a clinical skills assessment and remediation program in 2008 at the direction of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.  She has served, since February 2011, as the Program Director.

Nicole Kain RN, BNSc, MPA, PhD
Board Member

Dr. Nicole (Nikki) Kain is the Program Manager of the Research & Evaluation Unit at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, the Medical Regulatory Authority in Alberta, Canada.

Nielufar Varjavand, MD

Board Member

Nielufar Varjavand is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. 

Robert Steele, MD, FAAFP
Board Member

Robert (Rob) Steele, MD is a board-certified family practitioner and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Sabrina Bazzo, MPH
Administrative Support

Sabrina Bazzo currently serves as Executive Staff Officer for the Coalition for Physician Enhancement.  She also works as Executive Administrator for the San Diego Academy of Family Physicians.

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