Sonal Chandratre MD

Doctor, Speaker, Author, Leader, Educator

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A Bit About Dr. Sonal Chandratre

Dr. Sonal Chandratre is a practicing endocrinologist and an assistant professor of pediatric endocrinology in the United States. She is currently serving in a leadership role in healthcare as the Regional Medical Director of Primary Care Northern Region at Ascension Medical Group in Wisconsin. She has served in various leadership roles as Clinical Course Director of multiple courses in medical education at a well-recognized medical school campus. She is an innovator in clinical practice and medical education. She has also done a fellowship in medical education. An international speaker on a variety of subjects in medicine, healthcare, and medical education, she has represented physicians on various platforms, including radio and television. Dr. Chandratre has participated in numerous regional, national and international conferences. She enjoys medical writing and is always eager to collaborate on research and writing projects. She has mentored multiple students and junior faculty in writing manuscripts and has served on various committees, including the American Board of Pediatrics, to improve medical education, faculty development, and patient care. Committed to providing the finest care to children, adolescents, and the youth, she continues to explore her varied research interests in pediatric endocrinology, medical education, faculty development, and healthcare.   

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Speaker

Dr. Sonal Chandratre has done several peer-reviewed presentations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She has been invited for several panel discussions, conducted multiple workshops and seminars and also represented physicians and healthcare in newspapers, radio and television.

PEER REVIEWED ORAL PRESENTATIONS:


International

  1. Diabetes & Retts Syndrome, A Case Report & Presentation; South Thames Pediatric Endocrine meeting, London, United Kingdom, May 2004

  2. Management Variations in Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Amongst Pediatricians and Subspecialists in United States; National Conference of Pediatric Critical Care, Mangalore, India, November 2012

National

  1. How to Help Left-Handed Learners Succeed in Medicine: Left-Handed Learner Challenges and Twelve Combating Strategies; Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference, August 2020 Virtual Conference.

  2. End-of-life Practices in Hinduism: What Every Physician Needs to Know; Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference, August 2020 Virtual Conference.

  3. Why did I leave Medicine? Personal Stories Of Real-Life Female Physicians, 2020 AAMC Joint Professional Development Conference: GREAT Group and GWIMS in Chicago, September 10-12, 2020, Rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic 

  4. Why Do Female Physicians Leave Medicine? A Tale Of Stay-At-Home-MD’s , 2020 AAMC Joint Professional Development Conference: GREAT Group and GWIMS in Chicago, September 10-12, 2020, Rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  5. Comparative Effectiveness of 1:1 Teaching and Group Learning to Develop Medical Student Sexual History Gathering Competencies, The 2020 Online Virtual Family Medicine Midwest (FMM) Conference, November 2020 

  6. How Do I Get Published Without Doing Research? Creative Ways of Accomplishing Scholarly Activity, The 2020 Online Virtual Family Medicine Midwest (FMM) Conference, November 2020 

  7. Flipped Classrooms: What’s Working, What’s Needed, and What’s Next, 2020 Online Annual Conference of The Generalists in Medical Education (TGME), Ignite session, Nov 2020

  8. Comparative Effectiveness of 1:1 Teaching and Group Learning to Develop Medical Student Sexual History Gathering Competencies Participants, 2021 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, February 1-3, 2021

  9. How to Help Left-Handed Learners Succeed in Medicine: Left-Handed Learner Challenges and Twelve Combating Strategies, 2021 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, February 1-3, 2021

  10. Promoting Growth Of A Diverse Workforce: Supporting International Medical Graduates During Residency, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference, May 2021

  11.  Should Medical Writing Be A Required Curriculum During Training, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference, May 2021

Regional

  1. Tips To Enhance Left-Handed Learner Education In Medicine And Fostering their Professional Identity Formation; 2020 MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research, September 2020, Wisconsin  

  2. How to Nurture Professional Identity Formation in International Medical Graduates: Exploring Barriers and Supportive Strategies; 2020 MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research, September 2020, Wisconsin  

  3. Surviving The Attacks On My Professional Identity - An Inspirational Autobiography, Ignite presentation; 2020 MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research, September 2020, Wisconsin   

  4. Plugging the holes: Pivotal Role of Foreign-Trained Medical Doctors in Reforming Health Inequities by Delivering Primary Care in Rural Areas of the Midwest; 2020 Toward One Wisconsin, November 2020, Virtual, WI

  5. How can Healthcare Systems Adapt to Female Physician Needs to Prevent Their Burnout?; Wisconsin Healthcare Workforce Summit WCMEW 2020, January 2021, Virtual, Wisconsin 


PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS:

National

  1. Adding Spice To Your Life - Learn As You Cook 4 Instant Pot Recipes To Incorporate Spices With Anti-Diabetic Properties, 2021 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, February 1-3, 2021

Regional

  1. How Do I Get Published Without Doing Research? WI Collaborative for Rural Graduate Medical Education (WCRGME) Rural & Community Medical Educators Conference, September 2020, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 


INVITED PANELIST ON PANEL DISCUSSIONS:


  1. How Immigration Impacts Central Wisconsin- panel discussion; invited panelist, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, Wausau, Wisconsin March 2020

  2. Roundtable Discussions with the Bipartisan Policy Center on Immigration, Immigrants and the Community; Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, Wausau, Wisconsin and Immigration office, Washington D.C, July 2020,Virtual


MEDIA INTERVIEWS:


  1. National Public Radio (NPR): https://www.wuwm.com/post/how-restrictions-international-medical-graduates-are-making-it-harder-treat-covid-19

  2. Interview with Josh Dukelow (from 41st minute) https://www.whby.com/2020/07/08/cancel-culture-foreign-born-physicians-dan-davies/

  3. Wisconsin medical Journal publication: https://wmjonline.org/119no2/chandratre/

  4. Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) coverage: https://www.wpr.org/immigrant-doctors-fight-contribute-us-covid-19-response

  5. Wisconsin News Connection https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-09-09/immigrant/senate-bill-would-free-up-more-visas-for-immigrant-doctors/a71384-1

  6. Fox News; https://youtu.be/atD20okWRN0: How Immigration Impacts Central Wisconsin- panel discussion with Rob Ferrett; invited panelist, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, Wausau, Wisconsin March 2020 

OTHER ORAL PRESENTATIONS:


International

  1. Percentage of Pregnant Females Receiving Antenatal Care, Its Relation To Low-Birth Weight Babies, And Number of Teenage Pregnancies In Rural India- A Project Report, Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College for Women, University of Pune, India, 2002. 

  2. Diabetes & Retts Syndrome, A Case Report & Presentation, South Thames Pediatric Endocrine meeting, London, United Kingdom, May 2004

  3. Overdoses in Pediatrics and the Time Required For Psychiatric Intervention: An Audit, Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Kent, United Kingdom, 2004.

  4. Management of Asthma in Pediatric Population: An Audit 

  5. Milton Keynes Hospital, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, 2004

  6. Guidelines for Management of IDDM during Surgery in Pediatric Patients 

  7. Milton Keynes Hospital, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, 2005

  8. Management Variations in Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Amongst Pediatricians and Subspecialists in United States, National Conference of Pediatric Critical Care, Mangalore, India, November 2012

Regional

  1. North Central Region Diabetes Mellitus Update, Quality, Patient Safety and Regulatory Committee, Wisconsin, USA, 2021

Local

  1. Management Variations in Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Amongst Pediatricians and Subspecialists in United States, Flushing Hospital Community Program-Albert-Einstein University, Flushing, New York, USA, 2010

  2. Evidence Based Medicine- Short Stature, Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), October 2011

  3. Quality Improvement Project: Improving the ‘’did not keep appointment ‘’rate in pediatric endocrine clinic- Principal Investigator, Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 2013

  4. Role of personality traits in adherence to management and subsequent glycemic control of pediatric patients with Type 1 Diabetes- Principal Investigator, Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 2013

  5. Practices of Pediatric Endocrinology in India, Endocrinology vs. ‘India’crinology, Grand Rounds at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), May 2013

 
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Book Author

How to Get Published Without Doing Research 

A Step-by-Step Guide for Medical and Scientific Writers

Many writers focus on scientific writing based on original research but overlook other interesting categories that offer good potential for publishing. These alternative categories can help aspiring and experienced writers to not only increase their publications but also save the time required to get published.


Lucid, specific, and practical, this book is aimed at encouraging scientific and medical writers to get published by doing minimal to no data collection. It includes easy-to-follow templates of various publication categories and clear-cut directions on developing these templates into effective manuscripts. The author explains the challenges of publishing research related to extensive data gathering and emphasizes the importance of delving into other equally rewarding ways to become an efficient writer in the sciences. This is a step-by-step guide to conceptualizing and developing letters to the editor, case reports, case series, narrative essays, perspectives, systematic literature review articles, as well as images, photographs, poems, artworks, book chapters, and books. Whether you are submitting your work to scientific journals or contributing to review volumes, this book paves a definite path to enhancing your writing skills, increasing the quality and quantity of your publications, and becoming a successful writer.

 
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Medical Writer

Dr. Sonal Chandratre has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for multiple journals.

Please find below some examples that she has successfully published.

Systematic Review Article:

  1. Sonal Chandratre, MD; Aamod Soman, MD: Preparing For The Interviewing Process During Coronavirus Disease-19 Pandemic: Virtual Interviewing Experiences Of Applicants And Interviewers, A Systematic Review, PLoS One 2020 Dec 7;15(12):e0243415. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0243415. eCollection 2020. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0243415


Case Reports:

2. Zhang L, Cooley LD, Chandratre SR, Ahmed A, Jacobson JD: A Newborn with Genital Ambiguity, 45,X/46,XY Mosaicism, a Jumping Chromosome Y, and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia; Case Rep Endocrinol. 2013;2013:747898. doi: 10.1155/2013/747898. Epub 2013 Oct 22. PMID: 24251047 {Pubmed}

https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/747898

3. Hijaz NM, Bracken JM, Chandratre SR.,: Celiac crisis presenting with status epilepticus and encephalopathy.. Eur J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;173(12):1561-4. doi: 10.1007 s00431-013-2097-1. Epub 2013 Jul 31. PMID: 23900521{Pubmed} https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00431-013-2097-1


Perspectives:

4. Sonal Chandratre, MD: Medical Students and COVID-19: Challenges and Supportive Strategies. (Chandratre S) J Med Educ Curric Dev 2020 Jan-Dec;7:2382120520935059 PMID: 32637642 PMCID: PMC7315659

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2382120520935059?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed

5. Sonal Chandratre, MD; Aamod Soman, MD: COVID-19 Poses Challenges to Immigrant Physicians in the United States. (Chandratre S, Soman A) WMJ 2020 06;119(2):77-78 PMID: 32659056 07/14/2020; https://wmjonline.org/119no2/chandratre/

6. Sonal Chandratre, MD; Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH; Lisa Dodson, MD: A Novel Curriculum to Facilitate Career Choice in an Accelerated Medical Education Program. WMJ 2019 Jul;118(2):88-90 PubMed ID 31532935 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31532935/


7. Sonal Chandratre, MD; Aamod Soman, MD: Enhancing Medical Education for Left-Handed Learners, J Grad Med Educ (2021) 13 (1): 15–17; https://doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-20-00366.1

https://meridian.allenpress.com/jgme/article/13/1/15/461402/Enhancing-Graduate-Medical-Education-for-Left

Letter To The Editor:

8. Sonal Chandratre, MD: Promoting Medical Students' Interest in Pediatric Endocrinology During COVID-19. (Chandratre S) Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2020 11;59(13):1219 PMID: 32680430 07/19/2020; https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0009922820944397?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed


Original Article:

9. John M. LeClaire, Nathan Smith, MD, Sonal Chandratre, MD, Lisa Rein, Mohammed Kamalia, Takushi Kohmoto, L, Joyce, L,MD, David L Joyce, MD: Solid Organ Donor‐Recipient Race‐matching: Analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing Database

https://doi.org/10.1111/tri.13832

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tri.13832

She would be happy to collaborate with you on your upcoming projects and mentor you for your posters and presentations at conferences and also help you with publications. 

 
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Medical Educator

Dr. Sonal Chandratre has a fellowship in medical education. She has served in leadership roles in medical education as a Clinical Course Director for multiple courses. She has successfully developed multiple educational and clinical programs. She was awarded the outstanding medical teacher award for three consecutive years.

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS

Educational Programs

Student

Foundations of Clinical Medicine (FCM)

Clinical Course Director. Organized, restructured, revised FCM course in terms of effective time management, improved content, better training delivery, effective student learning and performance evaluation and course feedback. Authored course-specific objectives for FCM. Set up orientations.

Authored cases for small group discussions: Professionalism (4 cases), Feedback (4 cases), Ethics (2 cases), Motivational interviewing (4 cases). Lead the Simulated Patient training for OSCE’s. Major contributor in teaching large and small groups. Scouted and added useful resources, ex. Relevant information, images, videos useful in large and small group activities. Revised all PowerPoint slides for all sessions to enhance student learning. Developed new PowerPoints: Sexual history gathering, Vital signs and Physical overview presentation, Introduction to Ethics. Introduced different teaching techniques to improve learning. Developed effective methods such as Sexual History focused OSCE for evaluating student performance. Developed faculty guides giving detailed instruction for clinical faculty helping with small groups hands-on activity on how to hold sessions including giving constructive feedback to students. Introduced effective methods to get course evaluations and feedback thus leading to improvement in the course each year. Provide summative feedback to students’ history taking, clinical skills and note writing. Progressive use of technology such as simulation models. Organized, delivered, evaluated OSCE exam for FCM.

Specialty Longitudinal Integrated Clinical Experience (SPLICE)

Founding Director. Planned, designed and delivered the novel SPLICE Curriculum including authoring the syllabus, course objectives and grading standards for SPLICE. Created an organized pool of specialty preceptors in the community eager to teach. Set up orientations.

SPLICE, offered in Fall and Spring semesters for a total of up to 24 weeks, half day weekly, provides students with early exposure to diverse clinical specialties and one-on-one interactions with practicing physicians. The SPLICE curriculum is intended to help medical students gain better and broader perspectives of their potential career paths early on in their training and help them prepare for future career choices. This program has a positive impact on medical students, community and academic programs.

Medicine Acting Internship 

Founding Director. This 4-week Acting Internship in inpatient Medicine gives the student an increased level of responsibility for patient care building on prior clerkship experience. Developed the proposal, worked on Curriculum Evaluation Committee approval, authored the syllabus, course objectives and grading tools, established sites in the community, orientation,  and subsequently, final placements for students. Responsible for students’ performance evaluation and final grades. 

Emergency Medicine Acting Internship 

Founding Director. This 4-week Acting Internship in Emergency Medicine gives the student an increased level of responsibility for patient care building on prior clerkship experience. Developed the proposal, worked on Curriculum Evaluation Committee approval, authored the syllabus, course objectives and grading tools, established sites in the community, orientation,  and subsequently, final placements for students. Responsible for students’ performance evaluation and final grades. 

Medical Writing Elective 

Founding Director. These 2-week and 4-week medical writing electives give medical students key skills for effective and efficient scientific writing and prepare them to write a manuscript for publication with submission of the manuscript to an academic journal. 

Developed the proposals, worked on Curriculum Evaluation Committee approvals, authored the syllabi, course objectives and grading tools. Responsible for students’ orientation, performance evaluation and final grades. 


Patient and Community Programs

Pediatric Endocrinology Outpatient Clinic

Founding Pediatric Endocrinologist. I have developed a Pediatric Endocrinology Outpatient Service that has immensely helped the pediatric population in the community with problems related to pediatric endocrinology diabetes and metabolism. Prior to the clinic, patients and families had to travel long-distances to seek medical help for their endocrine condition. My services provide easy and accessible care for patients in the community with endocrine problems.

 
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Healthcare Leader

Dr. Sonal Chandratre serves in leadership roles in healthcare. She is currently the

Regional Medical Director Primary Care-North at a well-recognized healthcare system

Current role includes:

  • Facilitation of strategic clinical relationships with providers 

  • Working with leadership to develop a strategic plan for growth of clinical practice

  • Ensuring that clinical programs are in compliance with governmental and regulatory requirements.

  • Implementing utilization review and quality improvement systems

  • Implementing educational programs and offerings

  • Providing pediatric endocrinology services to patients 

  • Leading the implementation, and monitoring the effectiveness of operational and strategic priorities and initiatives within the Division of Primary Care

  • Collaborating and coordinating services with the Directors of Specialty Care, Hospital based Care, along with hospital and other key stakeholders within the organization, and community partners

  • Directly responsible for assigned clinicians, including human resource management, clinical recruitment and onboarding, productivity and financial performance, and achieving optimal outcomes.

 

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