Manj Gunawardane, MD is the Hospitalist Director and Utilization Management Physician Advisor at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA. He trained in Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore where he also attended medical school. His clinical practice is in adult hospital medicine and his interests lie in the approach to population health management and community partnerships from the perspective of large medical centers and health systems. Within the realm of health informatics he is actively engaged in EHR optimization and using data analytics to drive quality and outcomes. His interests beyond the hospital lie in healthcare technology, nutrition and wellness, and he enjoys exploring the wine regions of the world.