ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

2020 APGO FDS Speaker Bios

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PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Elise Everett, MD, MSc*
Vice Chair of Education, Associate Professor
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Dr. Everett is a Gynecologic Oncologist at the University Of Vermont Medical Center with a strong interest in medical education and simulation.  Dr. Everett did her undergraduate education at Williams College and then matriculated to the University of Washington for her medical school education and residency.  She then went to the University of Virginia for her gynecologic oncology fellowship.  After fellowship, Dr. Everett, joined a private practice group in Seattle and had a busy clinical practice.  Her clinical research interests include neoadjuvant chemotherapy for ovarian cancer and robotic surgery.  In 2011, after 5 years in private practice, Dr. Everett transitioned to the University of Vermont to pursue a career in medical education.  She is currently the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Director for the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine,  and Director of Student Career Mentoring within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and has served as Vice Chair of Education for the department since 2016.

Dr. Everett serves on numerous medical school, hospital, and departmental committees related to medical education.  In addition to her role as Clerkship Director, Dr. Everett is active in career mentoring and advising for students, and student/resident research both in the clinical and educational arenas.  In addition she has experience in curriculum development in the areas of robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, simulation, and communication.

Dr. Everett has been recognized locally for her commitment to medical education through student and resident teaching awards.  In 2014, 2016, and 2017, she was awarded the UVM COM clinical teacher of the year award, the highest teaching honor. She is a graduate of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Scholars Program in 2014, a program designed to prepare her for leadership in medical education.  Her educational work has been presented nationally at the Association of Professors in Gynecology (APGO) meeting, APGO/CREOG meeting and internationally at the International Association of Medical Science Educators meeting.

She is currently serving her 4th year on the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a national committee dedicated to curriculum and tool development in medical student education.

Margaret McKenzie, MD, MS*
President, Executive Office, Associate Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Margaret L. McKenzie, MD, MS, FACOG, is president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, an acute care community teaching hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. As the hospital’s chief administrator, Margaret is passionate about championing physicians and other care givers to serve the healthcare needs of Cleveland’s suburbs with a team approach across disciplines.

Margaret brings extensive clinical, educational, administrative and leadership experience to her role. She is the former president of the 1100-member Cleveland Clinic Women’s Professional Staff Association. She is currently serving on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors, and on the national committees for the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics. In 2007, Margaret was awarded the Master Educator of the Year at the Cleveland Clinic.

Margaret graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

She received a faculty appointment to Associate Professor and induction into the Academy of Scholars at Case Western Reserve University in November, 2017.  Her most recent appointment is to the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees beginning December 2017.

An in-demand speaker on medical education, leadership in healthcare, personal health, diet and lifestyle issues, Dr. McKenzie has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show and multiple local TV stations. She has presented many topics at the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics national Faculty Development Seminars, the Association of Medical Education in Europe, the National Medical Association, Speaking of Women’s Health, Universal Sisters, and Celebrate Sisterhood here in Cleveland.

She is currently a member of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics where she is currently serving a five-year term.   In 2018, she has led national forums on “Your Physician Leader Value Proposition” for physician engagement at Becker’s 9th Annual Meeting as a guest reviewer and recently the American Association of Physician Leadership as a guest speaker on Physician Engagement.  She is also a member of Cleveland Leadership Class of 2018.  Recently appointed as Board Member, Cleveland Playhouse Square, July 2019.

In her spare time, Margaret enjoys helping women develop their leadership skills and doing community service with young children. “I lead lots of initiatives at the Cleveland Clinic and in the community because I love to empower others to live their best life,” she says.

Christopher Morosky, MD, MS*
Associate Professor
University of Connecticut

Dr. Christopher Morosky is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Morosky serves as the Clerkship Director and Course Director of the Human Reproduction basic science course at UCONN Health. He is a member of the APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee. Dr. Morosky’s educational interests include use of technology to increase student engagement and learning, fair and timely assessment of student clinical performance and free, and open-source media for medical education. Dr. Morosky is an avid movie-maker and is honored to serve as the co-moderator of the APGO Faculty Development Seminar and CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting film festivals.

*UMEC Member
**UMEC Chair


FACULTY

Mary Kathryn Abel
Medical Student
University of California, San Francisco

Mary Kathryn Abel, AB graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with a primary concentration in Neurobiology, a secondary concentration in Music, and a certificate in Mind, Brain, and Behavior. At Harvard, she worked as a research assistant at the Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center under the guidance of Psyche Loui, PhD and Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD. She completed her honors thesis entitled “Multimodal Neuroimaging and Behavioral Studies on Auditory-Motor Deficiencies and Compensatory Mechanisms.” Prior to starting medical school, she worked as a medical assistant and medication advocate at the San Francisco Free Clinic, a clinic that provides free, accessible medical care to those without insurance.

At UCSF, Mary Kathryn has explored her interest in women’s health and has performed research in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and General Surgery. As a leader of the UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group, Mary Kathryn Abel coordinated the creation of a program and grant to expand laparoscopic surgery education to medical students and helped organize the Surgical Gynecology Clinician Educator Apprenticeship, which provides third year medical students dedicated time to create online educational content with faculty mentorship. Most recently, she was awarded a research grant through the UCSF Yearlong Inquiry Program and received funding through the CTSI TL1 grant, where she will study imaging challenges in invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. In her free time, she is a lead developer of the Sexual Education Curriculum Development Project, which expands sexual education curriculum to elementary schools in Berkeley, California.

DaCarla Albright, MD
Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. DaCarla M. Albright is an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Assistant Dean for Wellness, and the Associate Ob/Gyn Clerkship Director at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She has assisted with the revision of the core Ob/Gyn clerkship curriculum, and participates on the Ob/Gyn Learning Environment Task Force, which focuses on engaging faculty and residents in medical education. She has been honored with a Penn Pearls Teaching Award and as a Gold Humanism Honor Society faculty inductee. As a member of both the Ob/Gyn resident and faculty wellness committees, she is highly committed to reducing burnout and improving resilience amongst current and future physicians. Dr. Albright has been an invited speaker for local seminars, ACOG product theaters, national webinars, and other television and radio events to discuss her additional clinical interest in breast health and screening.

Bruce Alfred, BA
CliftonStrengths Coach
Gallup

Bruce Alfred is a Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths consultant and registered yoga teacher. He specializes in helping corporate and non-profit clients harness the power of mind-body practices and Strengths to enhance team performance and productivity and to bolster individual engagement and satisfaction.  As a workshop leader, Bruce has been guiding clients in personal and professional development since 2012.

David Banh, MD
Assistant Professor
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Dr. Banh is an assistant professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin, a certified facilitator of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology, and a Level 2 certified expert of the Engagement Alliance Gamification method. He develops and facilitates teambuilding and leadership development workshops through both LEGO elements and gamification – processes that use play and game-thinking to engage participants in a collaborative manner.

Adam Baruch, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

Dr. Adam Baruch is a clinical assistant professor at Michigan Medicine. He has received multiple departmental and institutional teaching awards, including the Golden Beeper, recognizing him as the top resident teacher of medical students at the University of Michigan. He holds a appointment at the University of Michigan Medical School as a core faculty member for the Health, Spirituality and Religion Program. His primary educational interest is in creating orientation tools for students on their Labor and Delivery rotation.

Corinne Bazella, MD
Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Bazella is an Associate Professor of OB/GYN and Clerkship Director at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She directs a fourth year mentoring program for students through the MATCH and fourth year Bootcamp.  Dr. Bazella is also actively engaged in teaching and mentoring Ob/Gyn residents and pairs the two for peer mentoring.  Dr. Bazella is a graduate of the APGO Scholars and Leaders program.

Nicole Bender, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
University of Southern California

Dr. Nicole Bender is a specialist in Complex Family Planning who is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.  She is the Chief of Family Planning Services and the Director of Labor & Delivery.  She has participated in many committees including peer review, quality improvement and is currently the founding Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  In this role, she has brought Grand Rounds speakers, developed workshops and works with faculty and residents to bring awareness to racism within medical education and how implicit bias affects our quality of patient care.  Her research interests are in medical student attitudes about abortion education and her current projects are introducing curriculums about social determinants of health and trauma-informed care.

Andrea Bodine, MD
Clerkship Director
Berkshire Medical Center

Andrea Bodine, MD, an APGO ASL graduate is an Associate Professor of Clinical OB/GYN at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She is the OB/GYN Site Clerkship Director for students from these two schools at Berkshire Medical Center, a community teaching hospital in Pittsfield, MA. She works on innovative curriculum development, faculty development to maintain engaged volunteer faculty, and medical student research and career development.

Johanna Bringley, DO
Clerkship Director
Albany Medical College

I am an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albany Medical Center and the 3rd year Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Director.

Alison Brooks, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Alson Burke, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Washington

Alson Burke is an Assistant Professor at University of Washington, where she works as a Clinician Educator and clinically serves a diverse patient population at Harborview Medical Center with focus on care of Muslim patients, transgender patients and patients who have experienced trauma.  She serves as a College Mentor in the UW School of Medicine, a 4-year longitudinal mentoring relationship, and is involved as core faculty for the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course. She is also a mom, wife, daughter and avid athlete, so has been using Essentialism to help focus her time and energy in a more efficient manner. She is excited to share some of these tools with colleagues in this interactive session.

R. Nicholas Burns, MD
Resident
Brown University

Ralph “Nick” Burns is a fourth-year obstetrics and gynecology resident at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island / the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is the co-founder of “CREOGs Over Coffee,” an OB-GYN review podcast geared to health professionals and students of women’s health. He has a passion for education and has received numerous teaching awards, including twice receiving “Top Resident Teacher of the Year” honors from the Alpert Medical School. He will be pursuing fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Fei Cai, MD
Resident
Brown University

Fei Cai is a 4th year resident at Brown University who will be doing her Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship next year at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interest in medical education include technology in education and Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM). She is also the co-creator and co-host of the Ob/gyn medical education podcast “CREOGs Over Coffee.”

Petra Casey, MD
Associate Professor
Mayo Clinic

Dr. Casey received her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Following 4 years of private clinical practice, she returned to academics at Mayo in 1999.

She is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Medical School Clinic where she serves as chair of the clerkship committee and director of clerkship education and development. She has served as director for the third year clinical obstetrics and gynecology. Her professional interests include curriculum development and simulation training in medical education, contraceptive technology and menopause management. She is a graduate of the 2005 APGO/Solvay Scholars Program, past member of UMEC and APGO Board.

She has three children: Olivia 22, Claire 15 and Ethan 13. In her almost non-existent spare time, she enjoys running marathons, gardening, knitting and swinging a hammer and paintbrush during various ongoing home improvement projects.

Britton Chahine, MD
Assistant Professor
Emory University

E. Britton Chahine, MD is the Director of GYNOB Simulation at Emory University and is passionate about the use of simulation to improve learning of complex procedures and processes. She has created an extensive GYNOB simulation curriculum and developed an interdisciplinary OB emergency simulation training program. She is a member of the ACOG simulations working group and has developed multiple simulation models.

Megan Christman, DO
Clerkship Director
Indiana University

Statewide Clerkship director for Indiana University School of Medicine
-IU is largest medical school in the country
-Assistant Professor at IU School of Medicine

Jessica Chung, MD, MPH
Resident
University of Vermont

Jessica Chung grew up in a suburb west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and went to undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Medical Microbiology & Immunology and minoring in African Studies. While studying abroad in Uganda, she become interested in the need for robust health prevention strategies and then pursued her MPH at Boston University. After her time in Boston, Jessica went to work for the CDC in Nigeria and China, working with projects to improve care for people living with HIV/AIDS. She found herself wanting to bridge public health concepts with clinical care, especially for women in underserved communities, which led her back to the Badgers for medical school. During that time, she was involved on a research project looking at Shan Burmese migrant women and children living in Northern Thailand. Jessica’s desire to continue improving care for women globally grew at UWSMPH into a budding career in obstetrics and gynecology. She matched at the University of Vermont and hopes to develop an OBGYN career in medical education and global health with a continued focus working with underserved populations.

Aba Coleman, MD
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Aba Coleman, MD, EdM is an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.  She has served as Assistant Clerkship Director since 2017.  Dr. Coleman completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University, and her graduate degree at Harvard University with a focus on Health Education.  She earned her medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, and completed residency at Baylor College of Medicine.  A key area of her academic focus is professionalism and communication in the medical realm.  She is dedicated to the enhancement of communication skills, as a foundation for excellent health outcomes, highly-functional health care teams, and a supportive clinical learning environment.

James Cook, MD
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Dr. Cook is the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the department of OB/GYN.  He also serves as the course director for “Health System Science” curriculum, and is the chair of the curriculum committee.

Susan Cox, MD*
Executive Vice Dean of Academics
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Dr. Cox is the Executive Vice Dean for Academics, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Cox also serves as Chair for the Department of Medical Education.  Before becoming Executive Vice Dean, she was the Planning Dean of the Dell Medical School and helped lay the foundation for the new Medical School and the incoming Inaugural Dean.

Dr Cox was with the UT Southwestern Medical School for 23 years where she served as the Associate Dean of Medical Education and the ACGME Designated Institutional Official. Her duties included oversight of the 94 ACGME approved residency and fellowship programs, administrative responsibility for the University’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Public Education programs, Course Director of newly created UT Southwestern Academic Colleges, and oversight of the UT Southwestern/ Seton Austin Medical Education Programs. Prior to joining UT Austin, Dr. Cox was the UT Southwestern Regional Dean of Austin Programs.

Dr. Cox received her BS from West Texas State University (Canyon, TX) in 1975, her MA in Genetics and Cell Biology from University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) in 1978 and an MD from Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) in 1982.  She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and Maternal and Fetal Medicine training at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX). Dr. Cox’s expanding interest in education has led to significant scholarly activities in pursuit of excellence in education.  Notably, her involvement with the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) including receiving the APGO Lifetime Achievement Award; and her participation in its Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC, 2001-2006) have resulted in a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and many other media. She is a past President of APGO, a past member of the Council of Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Past President of the Alliance for Clinical Educators. In 2006, she was elected to the UT System Academy of Health Science Education (also past President of the Academy). She received the UT System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.

LaTasha Craig, MD*
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma

Dr. Craig is a Professor and Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum at the University of Oklahoma who serves on APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee.  She served as clerkship director for 8 years, has published on gender differences in performance on the clerkship and recruitment of males into Ob/Gyn residency, and contributes to innovative curriculum in women’s health care.

Holly Cummings, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Cummings is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and co-clerkship director at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She led the recent revision of the core OB/Gyn clerkship curriculum, and has worked to link the preclinical women’s health curriculum with the clinical curriculum. She is a faculty member for the Longitudinal Experience to Appreciate Patient Perspectives course and Culinary Medicine course at Penn. She has won medical student teaching awards and has been involved with the creation of an OB/Gyn textbook. Dr. Cummings has given presentations by invitation to premedical students and preclinical medical students and has led career counseling sessions for medical students and residents at regional ACOG conferences. Her clinical interests are whole-scope obstetrics and gynecology, with a focus on breastfeeding medicine and transgender gynecologic care.

John Dalrymple, MD
Associate Professor
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School

Dr. John Dalrymple is Associate Dean for Medical Education Quality Improvement and Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School (HMS).  He also serves as Associate Chair and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He graduated from HMS, and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

At HMS, Dr. Dalrymple leads the Office of Educational Quality Improvement (OEQI), focusing on student assessment, program evaluation, faculty development and continuous quality improvement.  His scholarly interests include women’s health education, clinical and surgical skills training, professional identity formation, and assessment, and he publishes and speaks nationally in these areas.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dalrymple has served in a variety of academic and educational leadership roles, including clerkship and course director, vice-chair for education, director of curriculum affairs, director of clinical skills education, division director, and assistant dean.  At HMS, in addition to his roles in the OEQI, he serves as faculty chair of the HMS LGBT Advisory Committee. Within APGO, he has chaired the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, and now serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Development Committee. Dr. Dalrymple has won numerous teaching awards at each of the schools where he has served on the faculty in both the University of Texas and University of California Health Systems.

Fatima Daoud, MD
Resident
Albany Medical College

Dr. Daoud Yilmaz is an Ob-Gyn resident at Albany Medical Center. Her involvement in both graduate and undergraduate medical education has included simulation training, curriculum development, standardized learner assessment, and training in cultural competency.

Sandra Dayaratna, MD
Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Dayaratna is the division director for general obstetrics and gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College.  She has received multiple teaching awards over the years including most recently the Deans Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Nirupama (Rupa) DeSilva, MD
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma Tulsa

Dr. Rupa DeSilva went to medical school at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, and did her OB/GYN residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.  She then went on to do a fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor University in Houston, Texas.

After many years of working at the University of Oklahoma, and running an active pediatric and adolescent gynecology practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma,  she has recently moved back to Dallas, Texas to work at UT Southwestern in the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.  At UT, Dr. DeSilva is a Clinical Professor, and she is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has received recognition from “America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists” for the last 5 years.

Dr. DeSilva has been very active in resident and medical student education over the years.  Given her most  past roles in resident and medical student education, as well as in faculty development, she notes that “our learners are reflections of their mentors.”  Giving our teachers the tools to be successful educators will help them bring out the best in all they educate.

Anne Dougherty, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Anne Dougherty, M.D. is the Dean’s Gender Equity Liaison, director of the Global Women’s Health Program and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. When not in the operating room performing minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, the focus of her work is in medical education, mentorship and advocacy, particularly around issues of gender equity, diversity and inclusion.

Margaret Dow, MD
Assistant Professor
Mayo Clinic

Margaret Dow, MD is the OBGYN Clerkship Director at MCASOM and oversees health coaching training in the first year, serves as Wellness Officer for the department, and sits on the national ACOG/CREOG Wellness Task Force.  She is board certified in obesity medicine, and is a certified health coach and yoga teacher who strives to integrate wellness approaches for learners, patients, and faculty.

Gary Dunnington, MD
Professor, Chair of Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine

Gary Dunnington, M.D. joined the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine in August of 2012, where he is the Jay L. Grosfeld Professor and Chair of Surgery. He received his M.D. degree from Indiana University and completed his surgical training at the University of Arizona. Dr. Dunnington came to IU after 15 years at the University of Southern Illinois, where he served since 2000 as the Professor and Chair of Surgery. Prior to SIU, he was Associate Professor of Surgery and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the USC School of Medicine. Dr. Dunnington’s area of clinical practice is surgical oncology with a focus in breast and endocrine disease. He has developed two multidisciplinary breast centers, first at the USC Norris Cancer Center and at SIU and served as Medical Director of both centers. He has served as principle or co-investigator on research projects totaling greater than 5.6 million dollars and has more than 145 peer-reviewed publications. He has received a total of 19 institutional teaching awards, having been named Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year nine times at four institutions, including the 2010 Outstanding Teacher of the Year award for the SIU School of Medicine and the 2011 Outstanding Teacher of the Year award at the university level. Also, in 2010, he received the AOA Robert Glazer Distinguished Teacher award from the AAMC. He is a past president of the Association for Surgical Education and received the 1999 Distinguished Educator Award from this organization. He is one of the five founding faculty of the ACS Surgeons as Educators course and served as a faculty member for 15 years. He has been a visiting professor of education to departments of surgery in 65 medical schools in North America and to 75 surgical training programs.

Helen Dunnington, MD
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Helen A. Dunnington, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology where she has served for the past six years. Dr. Dunnington is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and completed her medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Medicine where she stayed for her residency training as part of the Memorial Hermann Hospital program. Dr. Dunnington currently serves as Associate Clerkship Director and as the Sub-Internship Director in the BCM OB-GYN department. She is passionate about medical students’ education and takes a special interest in the cohort of fourth year students applying each year for ob-gyn residency positions.

Renee Eger, MD
Assistant Professor
Brown University

A recipient of the CREOG National Faculty Award and the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching award, Dr. Eger has over 15 years’ experience in teaching medical students.  As Medical Director of an Ambulatory ObGyn clinic which has approximately 20,000 patient visits per year, she oversees the primary teaching site for ambulatory obgyn for medical students.

Carey Eppes, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Carey Eppes is a maternal fetal medicine physician at Baylor College of Medicine and is the Chief of Obstetrics/Maternal Medicine Director at Ben Taub Hospital. She also serves as the TexasAIM faculty chair and Obstetrics co-chair for the Texas collaborative for healthy moms and babies.

She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and received both her Masters in Public Health and maternal fetal medicine fellowship training from Northwestern University.  Her clinical and research focus is on infectious diseases during pregnancy and obstetrical quality and safety.

Eddie Erlandson, MD
Director of Leadership & Coaching, Associate Professor
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

AB University of Michigan
MD University of Michigan
Surgery Residency, University of Michigan
Associate Professor of Surgery; Dean for Student Affairs University of Michigan
Director of Wellness Programs; Catherine McAuley Health System, Ann Arbor MI
Co-founder Life Lessons, St Joseph Mercy Hospital
EVP WorthEthic Corporation
Director of Leadership & Coaching Dell Medical School, Austin TX

Neda Etezadi-Amoli, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
University Of Nevada Reno School of Medicine

Dr. Etezadi-Amoli is the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology  and the newly appointed Director of Medical Student Career Advising at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.  She previously served as a Clerkship Director and helped create the third year clerkship for the new department she serves.  She is part of the MS3/MS4 Curriculum Committee and has served on the QI Committee at the regional hospital.

Peter Fedorcsak, MD, PhD
Professor
University of Oslo

Head of the Department of Reproductive Medicine, Oslo University Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

I received MD at the Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest in 1998, and PhD in reproductive medicine at the University of Oslo in 2004. My main current research interest are reproductive endocrinology including assisted reproduction treatment and epigenetic regulation of early embryo development. I teach gynecology and infertility to medical students and enjoy experimenting with new educational methods.

Dee Fenner, MD
Bates Professor & Chair
University of Michigan

Dee Fenner is the Chair and Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children at the University of Michigan. As a Missouri native, she attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan followed by a fellowship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Urogynecology at the Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale.

In 2001, Dr. Fenner returned to the University of Michigan where she continues her work in female pelvic floor dysfunction and medical education. She is nationally recognized as an expert in defecation disorders, surgical education, and reconstructive surgery. She has received research funds from the NIH and has served on several NIH study sections, organizing, and oversight committees. In addition, her research has been supported by private donors and industry. Working with a multidisciplinary team, her major contributions have been on understanding how birth injuries impact pelvic floor disorders and developing new and novel treatments for accidental bowel leakage. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.

She is the Past-President of the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Urogynecologic Society. As Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Board for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Urology, she was instrumental in obtaining official recognition of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from the American Board of Medical Subspecialties. Currently she serves as Vice-President of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

At the University of Michigan, prior to becoming the Chairman of the OBGYN Department, she was the Furlong Professor of Women’s Health, Chief Clinical Officer of University Hospital / Frankel Cardiovascular Center, the Director of the Division of Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. She holds a joint appointment as Professor of Urology.

Dr. Fenner has received numerous awards for her contributions as a physician surgeon, educator, and leader. Most notably, in 2011 she was awarded the “Continence Champion” by the National Association for Continence, in 2014 she was given the Sarah Goddard Award by the University of Michigan for Leadership in the advancement of women and in 2015 she was recognized with the Life Time Achievement Award by the American Urogynecologic Society. In 2017 she was the recipient of the prestigious Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Lifetime Achievement Award.

Angela Fleming, DO*
Beaumont Farmington Hills

David Forstein, DO
Dean, Professor
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

David Forstein, DO is the Dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.  A former member of UMEC, David serves on the ACGME Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is also the Chair of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

Zimeng Gao, MD
Resident
Thomas Jefferson University

Zimeng Gao is currently a PGY-2 at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia, and attending medical school in New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson.

Alexis Gimovsky, MD
Assistant Professor
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Alexis Gimovsky, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Gimovsky completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned degrees in both Bioengineering and Biology. She then received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.  She completed her residency in ObGyn at The George Washington University. She completed her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she was awarded the “Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Research Award.”

Dr. Gimovsky has presented her research at numerous national conferences including The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and The American Congress for Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She serves as a member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Education Committee and Global Health Committee. She has been involved in several global health projects including improving ultrasound education in Ethiopia and Guyana. Her research interests include clinical obstetrics, normal and abnormal labor, fetal echocardiography, prenatal diagnosis, analytics and predictive modeling.

Jennifer Goedken, MD
Clerkship Director
Emory University

Jennifer Goedken is an Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine.  She  has been the Clerkship Director since 2000 and serves as the Chair of the Clerkship Directors Committee for her institution.  She is now the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for her department.  She co-chairs the Clinical Skills Curriculum Group  which designs and administers OSCEs throughout the medical school curriculum.  She designed and taught the reproductive health ethics curriculum and has mentored many students and residents in electives and research in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Asia.

Renée Gosline, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Research Scientist
MIT Sloan School of Management

Renée Richardson Gosline is a Senior Lecturer and Principal Research Scientist in the Management Science group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She has been named one of the “World’s Top 40 Professors under 40” by Poets and Quants.

Professor Gosline’s research focuses on the intersection between Behavioral Economics and Artificial Technology (featured in her Tedx talk, “The Outsourced Mind”). She conducts field experiments to examine when and why humans respond to “nudges” in technology (e.g., UX, wearables, social media) when they are making decisions. She has also conducted research on how consumers determine “real” from “fake” products, the effects of storytelling in social media on trust and persuasion, and how technology affects performance.

Professor Gosline’s research has been featured in academic journals, books, and trade and popular press. She enjoys teaching MBA and Executive Education classes, and advising companies in a variety of industries on CX strategy. Prior to academia, she was a Marketing practitioner at LVMH Moet Hennessy and Leo Burnett. Professor Gosline holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, including a Doctorate from the Harvard Business School.

Scott Graziano, MD, MS*

Assistant Dean for Clinical Development, Professor
Loyola University

Dr. Scott Graziano is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Assistant Dean for Clinical Development and Third Year Curricular Director for Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In his current role, he supervises and reviews all the required clinical clerkships, clerkship directors and the learning environment.

He is a 2009 graduate of the APGO Scholars and Leaders Program, has received the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. He has presented multiple breakout workshops at the Faculty Development Seminar and the CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, most recently in 2019. The most recent topics presented include teaching millennial learners in the clinical environment and how to develop faculty to become better teachers and progress in academic careers.

Dr. Graziano is a member and the incoming chair of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, helping to organize educational programs and materials for Obstetrics and Gynecology educators nationally. He is also the Chair of the Publications Committee for the Alliance for Clinical Education, a multidisciplinary group focused on the clinical instruction of medical students across specialties.

Jocelyn Greely, MD
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Jocelyn Tinsley Greely, MD is a proud member of the Baylor College of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty where she has served for the past 9 years. Prior to her appointment at Baylor, Dr. Greely managed her own private practice in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Greely is a proud graduate of the Howard University School of Engineering and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she completed her medical degree. New Orleans became her second home during the completion of her residency at Tulane University School of Medicine. At BCM, Dr. Greely serves clinically in the Sunnyside community at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center as well as Ben Taub Hospital. Dr. Greely also serves as the Clerkship director where she is passionate about advocacy for learners of all levels as well as teaching them how to “treat people like people.” Dr. Greely is proud to say that she has almost done it all career wise, after Hurricane Katrina, but is very happy to call Baylor home.

Marjorie Greenfield, MD
Vice Chair of Faculty Development
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Marjorie Greenfield is Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She developed her approach to strategies for promotions as Division Chief for General Ob/Gyn and as a member of the CWRU SoM Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure. Since 2018 she has enjoyed supporting 900+ faculty members as the inaugural University Hospitals Career Development and Advancement Officer.

Larry Gruppen, PhD
Professor, Director of Master of Health Professions Education
University of Michigan

Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA
Professor and Chief, 
Division of Women’s Health
Associate Chair for Education
University of Michigan

Dr. Maya Hammoud is Professor, Director of the Women’s Health Division, and Associate Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. She holds many leadership roles nationally. She is the President of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). She is a senior advisor for Medical Education Innovations at the American Medical Association (AMA). She is also a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and chairs their International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM) committee and she is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Hammoud completed her MD and MBA degrees and residency training at the University of Michigan. She has had many leadership roles in the past including Assistant and Associate Deans at Michigan and Senior Associate Dean at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. She is an active clinician, dedicated teacher, and her research focuses on medical education and cultural competence.

B. Star Hampton, MD**
Professor
Brown University

B Star Hampton, MD, FACOG, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, and Interim Chair for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Hampton received her Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and completed her residency and fellowship training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine.  She joined faculty at Alpert Medical School in the fall of 2006.  Dr. Hampton has a strong interest in clinical urogynecologic research, medical education, mentoring, and medical education research, authoring more than 50 manuscripts.  She has leadership roles in many national organizations such as the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, the American Urogynecologic Society, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the International Organization for Women and Development.  Prior to taking the role of Interim Chair, Dr Hampton held the role of Vice Chair of Education for her department and was Alpert Medical School Clerkship Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology for nine years prior to that.  She is involved with Ob/Gyn medical education at the national level as Chair of APGO’s Undergraduate Medical Education Committee.   Dr. Hampton has won numerous teaching awards at both the local and national level.  She holds an interest in global health and travels yearly with physicians-in-training to sub-Saharan Africa for obstetric fistula repair and education.  She lectures nationally on topics of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Medical Education, and Global Health on a regular basis.

Elaine Hart, MD
Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University

Elaine Hart MD graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2000 and completed her residency at Loma Linda University in 2004. She is a broad certified OBGYN and practices and teaches at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In July of this year, she was appointed the Assistant Dean of Regional Campuses. Invested in medical student education, she has held the position of the medical student clerkship director for the School of Medicine since 2009. She also is very involved in resident education and since 2015, has been the associate program director for the OBGYN component of the Transitional Residency. She maintains a private practice at the University Health Care System providing both obstetrics and gynecology care and runs a student clinic at a local FQHC caring for obstetric patients.  Also interested in menopause, she is a NAMS certified menopause Practitioner. A member of APGO/CREOG since 2010, she has a passion for teaching and in March of 2018 completed the APGO Scholars and Leaders Program. Currently, she is also actively involved in clinical research with both medical students and residents.

Michael Haugsdal, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Iowa

Early in my medical training I became intrigued by the education role of a physician—particularly within the realm of academic medicine—and this interest has shaped my early career as an academic generalist in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Much of my scholarly activity involves topics within medical education.

As a junior faculty member in my department I have had several opportunities to contribute to medical student and resident physician education. I serve as the coordinator for laparoscopic surgical skills training for the program as well. I am also the faculty director for one of four learning communities within our college of medicine and the assistant clerkship director for our department.  In these roles I provide a friendly and supportive presence within the students learning environment. I provide mentorship and coaching as needed for both personal and professional matters affecting medical students during their training. These have all been unique and extremely rewarding responsibilities that I look forward to continuing.

I also enjoy contributing faculty leadership and guidance to the student led Upstream clinic initiative. This is an interdisciplinary, student led project that identifies social determinants of health affecting the perinatal health of our patients and then seeks to provide interventions to improve both maternal and fetal outcomes. This project is continuing to progress rapidly and most recently we have incorporated the clinic into our clerkship experience.

Monica Henning, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Oklahoma

Dr. Monica Henning is an Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director at the University of Oklahoma, School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She is one of the clinical leads of Focus Forward, a state-Medicaid funded program, teaching rural primary care providers and mid-level providers about LARC contraception and how to place them.  She is the recipient of several medical student teaching awards.   She is currently doing a research on immediate postpartum IUD placement.  She is participating in the current APGO Scholars class.

Heather Hohmann, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Heather Hohmann is an Assistant Professor and the Clerkship Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Laura Hopkins, MD, MSc*
Provincial Head of Gynecologic Cancer, Professor
University of Saskatchewan

Laura Hopkins is a Full Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and Provincial Head of Gynecologic Cancer.  She is a UMEC member since 2013.  She was Clerkship Director at the University of Ottawa for eight years and Program Director for 2.5 years at the University of Ottawa before relocating to Saskatchewan.  She has participated in multiple workshops and presentations at the FDS and CREOG meetings over the past six years as part of UMEC.

Nancy Hueppchen, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Nancy Hueppchen is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, past Women’s Health clerkship director, and is a graduate of the APGO Scholars and Leaders program, current Chair of ASL Advisory Committee, and past Chair of APGO’s Undergraduate Medical Education Committee.  She has presented both workshops and original educational research at several APGO and CREOG meetings, including in the area of professionalism and the learning environment.

Rebecca Hunt, MD
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine

Becky Hunt, MD has been an educator in the Department of Ob/Gyn at Maine Medical Center for the past 11 years. She is the Medical Student Clerkship Director, after several years as Associate CD and OB Acting Internship Director. She is also the director of OB Safety and Simulation.

Rebecca Bolade Ibine, MD
Family Health University College of Medicine, Ghana

Joseph Kaczmarczyk, DO, MPH, MBA
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, Professor
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk, DO, MPH, MBA is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education and Professor of OB/GYN at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).  Dr. Kaczmarczyk is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Occupational Medicine, and Holistic/Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Kaczmarczyk is a Past President of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG) and was the ACOOG representative to the APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC). After a 23-year career in the US Public Health Service, he retired in July 2010 at the rank of Captain (O-6) and returned to PCOM, his alma mater.

Idahlynn Karre, PhD
CEO & President
The Council for Healthcare Leadership

Idahlynn Karre, (Ph.D., 1969, University of Colorado, Leadership) is the CEO and President of The Council for Healthcare Leadership. She enjoys speaking, designing leadership programming, and facilitating year-long leadership academies for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American College of Ob/Gyn, private healthcare organizations and colleges and universities across the US, Canada, and in the UK.

Dr. Idahlynn Karre is a knowledgeable and dynamic facilitator with hundreds of published titles and thousands of professional presentations, Dr. Karre enjoys facilitating conversations on excellence and is pleased to be a contributor to this conference. She has had an award winning professional career as a professor, leader, administrator, speaker, consultant and coach. Dr. Karre now devotes her time and energy to professional speaking, writing and consulting for healthcare, colleges, universities, businesses, corporations, social sector and professional associations through the US and world. She serves the Gallup Organization as a consultant, speaker and writer.

Nadine Katz, MD
Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nadine T. Katz, M.D. is a Vice President at Montefiore Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Montefiore Einstein Hospital Campus, a 421-bed inpatient hospital with 32 ICU and 40 NICU beds that has approximately 80,000 visits to the Emergency Department, more than 30,000 admissions, and over 4,300 deliveries each year. She is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Starting with medical school and an Ob-Gyn residency at Einstein, Doctor Katz has spent her entire career at Einstein-Montefiore and has held progressive leadership positions both at the medical school and medical center. Earlier in her career she was an active clinician-educator and held the departmental leadership positions of Director of Medical Education and Clerkship Director and chaired many education and administrative committees at the College of Medicine. She established the Office of Faculty Development and launched multiple annual conferences, and ultimately served as the Senior Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs. In 2011, she received the distinguished alumna award in her department and the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) district mentor of the year award. Doctor Katz returned to the Einstein Hospital as a physician-executive in 2012.

Throughout her career Doctor Katz has been involved with APGO and is honored to be the President-Elect. She recently completed her term as chair of the APGO Development Committee guiding a successful fundraising campaign. Representing APGO, Doctor Katz is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS).  Doctor Katz has also been professionally active with the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), and was faculty for the AAMC’s Early Career (EWIM) and Mid-Career (MidWIM) Women Faculty Professional Development Seminars. In 2010, Doctor Katz completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program sponsored by Drexel University and is currently a faculty advisor.

Doctor Katz lectures extensively on medical education, career development, faculty promotion and professional advancement, leadership training, feedback, mentoring, and coaching. Her current responsibilities include hospital operations, clinical quality, performance improvement, physician engagement, physician well-being, and working with multidisciplinary teams to reduce length of stay and readmission rates– all with the aim of transforming the academic medical center into a high reliability organization that delivers outstanding clinical care.

Bridget Kelly, MD
Assistant Professor
Brown University

Bridget Kelly is an academic specialist in general obstetrics and gynecology. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and also is Associate Residency Program Director.

Christine Kim, MD
Associate Professor
University of California, Irvine

Dr. Kim is an Associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, and has been working as an OB/Gyn Hospitalist for the past 5 years.  She has proudly served as the Clerkship Director for the past 4 years, the Assistant Program Director for Residency Transition for 2 years, and is a recent graduate of the APGO ASL Program Class of 2019.

Amita Kulkarni, MD
Resident
Brown University

Amita is a third-year resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of RI/Brown University. She is a resident liaison for Clinica Esperanza’s Women’s Clinic, a free clinic for under- and uninsured women in the local Providence, RI community. She also serves as the medical student core clerkship resident liaison. She has particular interests in sexual health and quality of life issues for women with gynecologic cancers and improving access to preventive healthcare for underserved women. She graduated from Alpert Medical School at Brown University and completed her undergraduate training at Dartmouth College.

Katie Lackritz, MD
Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Lackritz is the Clerkship Director at Jefferson. She is also the fourth year mentor and Surgical Director of the Gateway Program. She is the content expert for the Basic Science Course on Reproductive and Endocrinology for Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Jeannette Lager, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Lager is passionate about teaching and developing our future healthcare leaders. She has received teaching awards from the Academy of Medical Educators, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Exceptional Teaching awards for students. She is the Director of Medical Student Education in ObGyn at UCSF, overseeing medical student education over the 4 year curriculum. She is also the Clinical Clerkship Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology for the School of Medicine. She was recently inducted into the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.

Katherine Lane
Medical Student
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Katherine Lane is a member of the Enhancing the Learning Environment at Pitt Med Committee at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and serves as an elected member of the medical school’s Honor Council board. She worked with the Associate Dean of the Learning Environment and the Ob/Gyn department at her home institution to help organize and participate in a panel discussion on learner mistreatment and the learning environment.

Angela Liang, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

Dr. Liang is an Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at the University of Michigan.  She created basic science videos and teaching scripts as part of the 2018 APGO Medical Education Endowment Fund Grant. She is in her second year as the course director of the Reproduction basic science course for first-year University of Michigan medical students.

Stephanie Mann, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Education
University of Toledo College of Medicine

Dr. Stephanie Mann is a Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Clinical Education at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.  Dr. Mann’s educational endeavors are focused on designing, implementing, and evaluating health systems science curricula in both UME and GME spheres as well as connecting and integrating the basic sciences with students’ clinical experiences.  Dr. Mann has spoken at local, regional and national educational venues on how to optimize curricular efforts to support medical students’ understanding of the different health systems science competencies.

Rebeca Martinez, MD, MHE
Vice Chair for Education
Florida International University College of Medicine

Dr Becky Martinez received her Medical Degree at the University of Miami School of medicine in 1986 and finished her internship and residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Florida. After working in Private practice for over 10 yeas, she returned to school to fulfilled her interests and studies in Ethics by obtaining a Masters in Health Ethics from Creighton University in 2012 and passing her exam and becoming certified in Clinical Health Ethics during only the second national certification. She began teaching Ethics in HWCOM @ FIU. Within the next 2 years, she became actively involved in the OB/GYN Clerkship at HWCOM at FIU becoming the Co-Clerkship director and finished her Clerkship Directors School here at APGO. While attending Clerkship school, she wanted to be formally trained in education and eventually joined John Hopkins Masters in Health Education, receiving a certificate in Medical Education and is hoping to complete her Masters in Health education.  She is presently the Vice Chair for education and associate clerkship director for the Department of OB/GYN at WCOM FIU serving as an educator and student advisor.

Melissa Mendez, MD
Program Director
Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare

Melissa D. Mendez, MD is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist who received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine. She completed her residency at Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology (PIROG) in 2007.

Immediately following her residency, she accepted a faculty position at Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona and served as faculty until 2010 when she moved to El Paso, Texas. Dr. Mendez accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the OBGYN department at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She briefly served as Associate Program Director and assumed the Program Director role in 2013. Dr. Mendez served as Program Director until May 2018.

Dr. Mendez currently serves as the Designated Institutional Official for the HCA Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare in El Paso, Texas.

In her free time she likes to run, read, and spend time with her two daughters and husband.

Laura Mercer, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Arizona

Dr. Mercer is a comprehensive specialist in OBGYN, clerkship director and newly the director of a longitudinal course for medical students that encompasses, among other things, professional development for students.  She has an interest in promoting wellness by finding meaning and purpose, and humbly looks to business and other industries to help us find strategies to implement these principles in our own lives and the lives of our students.

Alexandra Miller
Medical Student
University of Michigan

Alexandra Miller is a graduate of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and is currently an emergency medicine resident at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Born in Australia, Alexandra moved to the USA to enhance her prior career in the culinary arts. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Science at the University of Vermont and prior research included stinkbugs and genetic engineering of legumes before pursing medicine. She has a commitment to women’s health in low resource settings.  Her international work has included cervical cancer screening in Maasai populations in rural Tanzania and rotations in Uganda as a medical student. She recently attended the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference in Rwanda. Alexandra continues her global health work as part of her residency track.

Sarah Milton, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University

Sarah Milton, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She is an Academic Specialist in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and works closely with both residents and medical students in her daily practice. Dr. Milton is the course director for the first year medical student course on Human Reproduction and she serves as the Medical Director of Ambulatory Women’s Health Services for VCU.

Dr. Milton earned her undergraduate degree from Bridgewater College and her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universities School of Medicine. She stayed on at VCU to complete her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology prior to joining the faculty there in 2013.

Helen Morgan, MD*
Associate Professor
University of Michigan

Dr. Helen Kang Morgan is Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Learning Health Sciences. She is Director of the Residency Preparation Courses and Comprehensive Clinical Assessment at the University of Michigan Medical School and is Faculty Director of RISE.  She is a member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Undergraduate Medical Education Committee and the Council for Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Wellness Task Force, and she is a Co-I of the APGO AMA Reimagining Residency Grant.

Julie Nicole, MD
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Francisco

Dr Nicole is originally from Quebec City, Canada.  She completed medical school and residency at the University of Vermont before moving to California where she joined a practice specializing in gender confirmation surgery. She then moved to Fresno, California  where she joined UCSF Fresno as a volunteer Clinical Instructor.  As a physician in private practice, she is one of the few clinicians in California’s Central Valley to offer hormone replacement therapy and other services to the transgender population. She is an attending physician for the UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL (Health and Learning) LGBT Clinic, where premedical/medical students and residents gain valuable knowledge and skills in caring for LGBT patients. She is also a member of the LGBTQ steering committee at Community Medical Centers .

Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA
Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., MBA, is the Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he provides strategic vision and oversight in coordinating the areas of Development; Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs; Government Affairs; and Community and Corporate Relations.Prior to his role at UT Southwestern, Dr. Nivet served as a member of the executive leadership team of the Association of American Medical Colleges, where he provided leadership on issues surrounding community engagement, diversity, and health equity at medical schools and teaching hospitals across the United States and Canada. Dr. Nivet has spent over 20 years in academic medicine developing creative program initiatives and innovative approaches to advance the mission of excellence in research, education, and patient care.Dr. Nivet earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from George Washington University’s School of Business. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a former president of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators.

Diomede Ntasumbumuyange, MD
University of Rwanda, Republic of Rwanda

Sarah Page-Ramsey, MD
Associate Professor
University of Texas San Antonio

Dr. Sarah Page-Ramsey is Professor and Residency Program Director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Her most notable contributions to medical education include the development and direction of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) “Annual Medical Student Workshops and “StepUp to Residency” programs.  She served on the APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, the CREOG Education Committee, and is an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).   Dr. Page-Ramsey is the recipient of the CREOG National Faculty Award, the APGO Excellence in Medical Education Award, the ACOG Medical Student Recruitment Award, and the ACOG Mentor of the Year Award.  She is a graduate of the APGO Scholars and Leaders Program and the ACOG Leadership Institute, and is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Sara Petruska, MD
Associate Professor
University of Louisville

Sara E. Petruska is an Associate Professor, Clerkship Director and General Obstetrician-Gynecologist in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Petruska grew up in Connecticut. She is a graduate of Boston College (B.S. Biology, 1994), the University of Florida School of Medicine (M.D., 2000), the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program at the State University of New York Stony Brook (2004) and Stony Brook’s Fellowship Program in Medical Education (2008), which she completed as a junior faculty member at SUNY Stony Brook.

In 2008, Dr. Petruska relocated to the University of Louisville. As Residency Program Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology, she led a cultural change in the Department to address issues with duty hour compliance which in resulted in improvement in compliant responses from 9% to 97% on the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education’s Resident Survey. In 2013, she became Student Clerkship Director and has been recognized with U of L’s Golden Apple Award by the medical students for her efforts at student education. In 2018, she completed U of L’s Leadership and Innovation in Academic Medicine program.

Dr. Petruska has also been engaged with the faculty development offerings of American Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), attending APGO Faculty Development Seminars since she was a new assistant professor at Stony Brook University Medical Center. She completed the APGO Hysteroscopy Surgical Scholars curriculum, APGO Clerkship Director School and graduated in the 2012 APGO Scholars and Leaders class for whom she served as fundraising leader.  She has presented multiple posters and oral abstracts at APGO-CREOG and her first presentation at an APGO Faculty Development Seminar in 2017 was recognized with a faculty spotlight in the APGO e-Bulletin.

She serves as U of L’s junior representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS), chair of U of L School of Medicine’s Steering Committee for Louisville Women in Medicine and Science and U of L’s designated representative to the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science. She was appointed by the AAMC to act as the AAMC’s representative to the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA)’s Women’s Preventive Services Initiative which works to set national standards for women’s preventive health care. Dr. Petruska also serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) United States Medical Licensure Examination Step 3 Computerized Case Scenario Committee and was appointed to the Board of the NBME as a representative of the Step 3 test development committee.

Sara Petruska practices general obstetrics and gynecology with interests in colposcopy and patient-centered obstetrical care. She attends inpatients at University Hospital where she is the Medical Director for Labor and Delivery. In education, she has interests in assessment, inter-professional education and the transitions learners make as they mature through the educational spectrum from the first year of medical school through the junior faculty role. In medicine and in education, she enjoys coaching and continuity of relationships.

Dr. Petruska’s husband Jeffrey Petruska is a faculty member in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology at U of L with a research focus on pain, spinal cord injury and neuronal plasticity. Their children Simon (13) and Laura (11) are both BSA Scouts and students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Louisville.

John Poehlmann, MD
Resident
University of Wisconsin

I am a 2nd year resident in OB/GYN at University of Wisconsin – Madison and plan to have medical education be an important cornerstone of my future practice. As a medical student I completed a Foundations Certificate in University Teaching Skills, assisted new clinical students as a student chief on the OB/GYN clerkship, volunteered as a tutor for grade-school students, designed workshops as an interest group lead, and graduated with a distinction in medical education. These experiences have helped inspire me to continue to work towards creating positive and effective learning spaces for medical students as a resident.

Kelsey Polmateer, MD
Resident
Albany Medical College

Dr. Kelsey Polmateer is a current senior resident at Albany Medical Center. She is the previous Resident Clerkship Liaison and has been instrumental in developing the position.

Archana Pradhan, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Clinical Education
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Archana Pradhan is the Associate Dean for Education at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Archana is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. Archana earned an MD from Duke, an MPH from UNC-Chapel Hill in maternal and child health and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, NY.

At RWJMS, Archana has played an instrumental role in developing systems such as clinical activity tracking as well as programs such as the Primary Ambulatory and Community Clerkship Experience and the Academic Clinical Experience Summer Program. She is a national leader in educating learners about women’s health care. Archana is a graduate of the APGO Scholars and Leaders program (Class of 2005), and past Chair of APGO’s Undergraduate Medical Education Committee. She is currently on the board of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetric (APGO) and is the the Chair of the Educational Research Committee. Archana serves as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Archana’s academic interests include using technology to enhance educational outcomes, performing research in the area of curriculum development, developing interactive medical education tools, and using real-time data to develop system-wide solutions.

Colby Previte, MD
Associate Professor
University of Rochester

Dr. Previte, an APGO ASL graduate, is an Associate Professor of Clinical OB/GYN at the University of Rochester, where she is the OB/GYN Clerkship Director and the Medical Director of Highland Women’s Health, which serves as a continuity clinic sites for the UR OB/GYN residency.  Dr. Previte works create a favorable learning environment for medical and physician assistant students at 3 hospital sites, where students are members of inter-professional teams including advanced practice providers, midwives, attending physicians (OB/GYN and family medicine), family medicine Maternal Child Health Fellows, and residents from UR OB/GYN, ED, and family medicine residency programs.

Nicholas Raja
Medical Student
University of Michigan

Melinda Raki, MD, PhD
Consultant Pathologist
University of Oslo

Melinda Raki is a consultant pathologist at Oslo University Hospital in Norway with special interest in heart-, lung-, kidney- and transplantation pathology. She received M.D. at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary in 1998 and PhD in immunology in 2008 at University of Oslo. She gave lectures and held small group seminars in pathology to medical students.

Bani Ratan, MD
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Bani Ratan has been a member of Baylor College of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty since October 2015. She graduated from Rice University in 2004, received a Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 2008, and then attended the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell University. Prior to joining Baylor, she worked at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas for three years.

She currently serves as the Associate Medical Director at The Center for Children and Women Southwest and as an Assistant Clerkship Director for the Baylor College of Medicine OB/GYN department.  Her research interests include resident as teachers and leadership skills development in OB/GYN residents.

Celeste Royce, MD*
Clerkship Director
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School

Celeste Royce MD is a generalist in obstetrics and gynecology. She is the Clerkship Director for the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the co-director for the second-year Transitions to Clinical Experiences course and director of the fourth-year elective OBGYN Transitions to Residency, at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Royce is a member of  the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators and the Academy at Harvard Medical School, where she is the Co-Chair of the Critical Thinking Interest Group. Her scholarly interests include critical thinking, patient safety initiatives, professional identity development, curriculum development and student assessment. Her clinical interests are in underserved populations. She has taught and mentored medical students and residents. She has held leadership roles in both undergraduate and graduate medical education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has won numerous teaching awards.

Hedwige Saint Louis, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Didi Saint Louis, MD MPH received her medical degree from the U. of Miami and completed a year of General Surgery at U. of Missouri Columbia, finishing her Ob/gyn residency training at New York Medical College/ St. Vincent Hospital Medical Center. She went on to earn a MPH in Maternal and Child Health at U. of Alabama Birmingham. While at UAB, Dr. Saint Louis became passionate about undergraduate medical education. Dr. Didi has been diligently advocating for the reproductive rights of women of color and their access to evidence-based, patient centered reproductive care,  and to training future reproductive health providers in the Southeast. Most recently she has been combining the diversity of her skills and experience to transform our current approach to medical education in obstetrics and gynecology and reframe our approach through a justice centered framework and challenging medical learners to adopt a model of care that is based on justice, equity and compassion. She is currently an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine where she is also the Third Year Clerkship Director and Ryan Family Planning Program Director.

Sarah Shaffer, DO
Assistant Professor
University of Iowa

Sarah was born in Iowa and raised in a wood-heated log cabin in a forest.  She completed her schooling and training in the Midwest traveling to Missouri for college and medical school (during which she spent time in Michigan), then heading to Indiana for residency.  After graduating, Sarah worked as an Academic Generalist in the Department of ObGyn at the University of Cincinnati – UC College of Medicine.  It was there that her love of medical education blossomed, and the development of this interest during the years of her own education became obvious.  Sarah and her family were happy to move home to Iowa in 2015 when she took a job as an Academic Generalist at University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine.  She is now the ObGyn Clerkship Director and has nearly completed a Master in Medical Education.  In addition to the work as an Academic Generalist, which she enjoys, Sarah devotes a day every week to patients with vulvar and vaginal disorders which she finds exceedingly interesting.  While Sarah treasures her calling and vocation, every moment at work is lovingly dedicated to her husband- a Bible scholar and ground-breaking podcaster (Text and Rock)- and to her son- a 7yo drummer, break dancer, and artist.

Katerina Shvartsman, MD
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University

Dr. Katie Shvartsman currently serves as the Director of Clinical Clerkships and the Vice Chair of Education at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.  She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine on a Health professions scholarship and completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.  After completing residency, she fulfilled her military obligation at the National Naval Medical Center.  She is a graduate of the APGO Scholars and Leaders program.  She has a clinical interest in vulvar dermatology.

Shireen Madani Sims, MD*
Associate Professor
University of Florida

Lindsay Snyder, MD
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University

Dr. Snyder graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her Ob Gyn residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She currently serves as Ob Gyn Clerkship Director for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids Campus. She is also Site Lead for the Academic Core Faculty Service at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a 2017 graduate of the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program.

Veronique Tache, MD
Associate Professor
University of California, Davis

Dr. Taché works at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA where she practices as an MFM and is the residency program director. She graduated from the APGO Scholars Program in 2017.

Andrew Thagard, MD
Assistant Professor
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Dr. Thagard is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.  He earned his medical doctorate through the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2008 and completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 2012.  He completed fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington and is boarded in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine through the American Board of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.  Dr. Thagard serves as the Clerkship Site Director for medical and physician assistant students in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Naval Medical Center and mentors students in research and quality improvement projects.  He is an assistant professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University and was recognized as teacher of the year in 2019.  His research interests are medical and graduate medical education, preterm labor and perinatal inflammation, and prenatal screening and diagnosis.

Emily Vinas, EdD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Emily Vinas is the Director of Educational Strategy and Program Development for Department of Women’s Health and the Director of Continuing Medical Education for Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

Amber Watters, MD
Resident
Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Watters is from Atlanta, GA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia State University, where she spent time mentoring high school students and guiding them through the college admissions process. She spent 3 years volunteering in under-served communities via AmeriCorps. Following her tenure with Americorps she attended Morehouse School of Medicine where she received her medical degree. Dr. Watters continued into OB/GYN residency with Morehouse School of Medicine and is now a second year resident. Her interests include health disparities and maternal mortality. In her free time, Dr. Watters enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with her family and friends.

Gabriela Weigel
Medical Student
University of California, San Francisco

Gabriela Weigel is a 4th year medical student at UCSF. As part of the UCSF OB-GYN interest group leadership, she has worked to expand medical student education in OB-GYN, including coordinating a 2nd year elective in OB-GYN procedures and surgical skills, co-creating the 3rd year Surgical Gynecology Clinician Educator Apprenticeship and now working to make online surgical modules available to 3rd and 4th year medical students. She is passionate about expanding education about and access to reproductive healthcare, and is currently on a year-long fellowship at the Kaiser Family Foundation working on women’s health policy research.

Alicia Wiczulis, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Albany Medical College

Dr. Wiczulis is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Former Ob-Gyn Clerkship Director at Albany Medical College.  She develops innovative, dynamic teaching sessions that engage learners and build critical clinical skills.  She graduated from the APGO ASL program in 2019.