Diane Bruessow, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA
Ms. Bruessow divides her time between academia at Yale School of Medicine where she has a faculty appointment, and clinical practice. Her professional interests are in sexual and gender minority/LGBT health. Bruessow has held appointed and elected positions on several national boards, councils and commissions. She formerly served on the board of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and currently serves on the editorial board of the Transgender Health journal. Beyond medicine, her interests include the performing arts, philanthropy, and a full night’s sleep.

Eric Carlson, DO, FACOOG (Dist)

Dr. Carlson is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialist and partner of Main Line Perinatal Associates at Main Line Hospitals in Southeastern Pennsylvania, a tertiary perinatal center with a free-standing Ob/Gyn Residency program.   Dr. Carlson received his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor at both the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University He is a Past President of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Dr. Carlson is the National Faculty Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He is an examiner for American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Board Certification.  He is a member of the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Healthcare.   He was a member of the 2008 NIH Fetal Monitoring Workshop Panel which instituted the current guidelines utilized for fetal monitoring.   Dr. Carlson was a member of the Cervical Length Education and Review (CLEAR) Panel which formulated the current guidelines for transvaginal cervical length measurement. He is married to Joanna with whom he has four children, and lives in a noisy home in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Niamh A Condon, DO, FACOOG

Dr. Condon graduated from Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship in June of 2016. She is now an assistant professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine at UF Health in Jacksonville Florida. She thoroughly enjoys managing complicated maternal and fetal conditions. As a 2 nd year fellow she spent 10 weeks in Malawi, Africa performing and teaching antenatal ultrasounds on high-risk patients. She was the recipient of a SMFM mini-sabbatical grant, which enabled her to spend one month in Los Angeles with a renowned MFM specialist performing fetal ultrasounds. She also spent one month in Norfolk, Virginia studying fetal echocardiograms with a pediatric cardiologist. During her fellowship she completed research on Doppler assessment in high-risk fetuses and in cervical length assessment. She is also the coauthor of a chapter on obesity and the laboring parturient. She board certified in maternal fetal medicine and she is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Beth Baughman DuPree, MD, FACS, ABIOM

Dr Beth DuPree transitioned her primary breast care practice to Sedona Arizona in September 2017. She brings twenty-six years of expertise and passion to Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona where she plans to develop a fully integrative breast cancer program. Sedona has long been her favorite pace on the planet since finding it in 2001 and plans to retire there but not soon! 

Dr. DuPree has been Vice President of Holy Redeemer Health System overseeing Surgical Services, Women’s Health, Employee Wellness and Integrative and Holistic Medicine.  She has an academic appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania. She is a breast surgeon who embraces Eastern-healing philosophies as she remains on the cutting edge of Western medical technologies. Dr. DuPree is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh and a 1987 graduate of Hahnemann University (Drexel) School of Medicine.  

She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified in Surgery as well as Integrative Medicine. Dr. DuPree is the recipient of numerous awards, achievements and serves on the advisory boards for several breast cancer organizations. She believes that “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi), and inspires her patients, colleagues and acquaintances to be the change.  

In 2007 she founded The Healing Consciousness Foundation that provides healing/ integrative services free of charge to women and men on their breast cancer journey. She is the author of “The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor’s Journey to Healing”, a Reiki Master, national and international physician educator, inspirational Speaker, pilot, philanthropist, health and wellness enthusiast and a loving wife of 30 years and mother of two amazing sons.  

 She has been named to Philadelphia Magazine’s 2016 and 2017 TOP DOCS in surgery and Complementary Medicine!  

Ajit Gubbi, DO

Dr.  Gubbi is a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in radical debulking surgery, minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, and comprehensive educational, emotional and spiritual support for patients. Dr. Gubbi grew up in a family of mechanical and civil engineers and computer scientists. His father would take him to work and show him blue prints and designs, but Dr. Gubbi fell in love with the art, science, drama, passion, and perseverance of medicine. Dr. Gubbi began his medical career as an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN). While in New York, he met gynecologic oncologists at Good Samaritan Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering. After being exposed to gynecologic oncology, he developed a passion for a new level of patient care as a gynecologic oncologist. It was mastery in surgery, mastery in oncology, and mastery in the understanding of physiology. More than that, it was mastery in caring and compassion for patients at a most difficult time in their lives. “The determination and appreciation that I see in my patients are the reasons that I love and pursued gynecologic oncology,” said Dr. Gubbi. Dr. Gubbi’s spare time is family time. He and his wife have two young girls and they love to dance, swim, play soccer, and traveling. As a family, they watch Chopped and American Ninja Warrior, and create their own family cooking competitions and obstacle courses.

Jeffrey James, DO, FACOOG 
Dr. James completed medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, his residency at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center, and a three-year fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. While at Florida Hospital, he assisted in numerous advanced robotic courses for both general gynecologists as well as gynecologic oncologists. He assisted in and performed over 700 robotic surgeries during fellowship and over 300 at Penrose Cancer Center in the past two years.  He published original work on robotic infra-renal lymphadenectomy for endometrial carcinomas and co-authored multiple other robotic surgery publications. His clinical interests include robotic surgery, novel treatments of ovarian cancers, and biomarkers and genetics in gynecologic treatment modalities. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and two children while enjoying the many outdoor activities that Colorado offers.

Nicole Kummer, MD

Dr. Kummer is originally from Rochester, Minnesota.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Cell Development at the University of Minnesota.  Upon completion of undergraduate studies, she moved to Chicago where she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at The Chicago Medical School.  She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital.  During residency, Dr. Kummer was honored to receive the “Best Laparoscopic Surgeon” award as well as “Best Resident Teacher” award.  She then pursued a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut where she received an Excellence in Teaching award and authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Kummer was an Assistant Professor at Yale University for three years after fellowship before relocating to Arizona to be closer to family and work in private practice. 
Dr. Kummer is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  She is a member of American Society of Reproductive Medicine and a fellow of American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  
Dr. Kummer is skilled in the treatment of infertility including ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, and in vitro fertilization.  She also has extensive experience in the evaluation and management of polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, and pelvic pain as well as surgical management of gynecologic disorders. 

Jillian Kurtz, DO

Dr. Kurtz is currently in her second year REI fellowship with Drexel University College of Medicine. She is originally from Portland, Oregon and obtained her undergraduate degree from University of Oregon. Upon graduation, she moved to Denver, Colorado where she earned her Doctorate degree from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus Ohio. She now lives with her husband, son and two dogs in Pennsylvania.

Bernard L. Lopez, MD, MS, CPE

Bernard L. Lopez, MD, MS, is Professor and Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College in 1986.  He completed a residency training program in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1989.  Since 2013, Dr. Lopez has served as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement in the medical school, providing oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, graduate medical education and medical students. In January 2017, he added the title of Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Thomas Jefferson University, providing oversight and guidance for the ten colleges that make up the university.

Katrina B. Mitchell, MD

Dr. Mitchell is a board-certified general surgeon, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, and international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) whose practice includes the care and surgery of women with breast cancer and benign breast disease. She also treats maternal complications of lactation, and has a special interest in pregnancy and postpartum breast cancer. She resides in Santa Barbara, California and practices at the Ridley Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her son at the beach. More information about her clinical and educational interests is available at katrinamitchell.org.

Corinna Lynn Muller, DO, FACOOG 
Dr. Corinna Muller was born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. She attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music (flute) and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 1999. After graduating from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003, Dr. Muller completed residency and fellowship and became dually board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She has previously worked in both academic and private practice settings and has recently started to pursue her new endeavor to help female physicians through burnout through coaching, mentoring and consulting (LadyDOx, LLC). 
Dr. Muller is the founder of Aurora Maternal-Fetal Medicine, LLC in Anchorage, Alaska. She is actively involved in her local hometown community and continues to pursue her passion of music as a performer with the Fireweed Flutes, among other previous national and international music performance events. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her home state of Alaska with her husband, children and dogs. 

John J. Orris, DO, MBA, FACOG, FACOOG (Dist)

Dr. John Orris is a partner at Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, and he is the Division Head of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for Main Line Health System.  Dr. Orris is an Associate Professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine, and he is Fellowship Director for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for Drexel University College of Medicine and Main Line Fertility.  He joined Main Line Fertility in July 2003 and has focused his time and efforts serving patients in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.

Dr. Orris completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Business Administration at St. Joseph’s University and medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to complete his residency at the Lankenau Hospital and received his formal fellowship training at the University of Connecticut.

In addition to performing IVF at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Orris is the Director and founder of Main Line Fertility’s anonymous egg donor program.  Dr. Orris has special interests in IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. He has studied poor responder patients and has published book chapters relating to preimplantation genetic diagnosis and the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

Dr. Orris is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, American Medical Association, American Society of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the Philadelphia Obstetrical Society and Resolve. Dr. Orris is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Board’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Orris is on active staff at Paoli, Bryn Mawr, and Lankenau Hospitals. He also has privileges at Riddle and Chester County Hospitals.

Roger E. Packard, DO

Dr. Packard received his doctor of osteopathy from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology as well as his fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania.
He returned to Michigan where he works as a maternal fetal medicine specialist for Bronson Medical Center in Kalamazoo in addition to serving as the Women’s Health Program Line Physician Chief.  Apart from his clinical and administrative duties, he enjoys teaching medical students and residents  at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker College of Medicine where he is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology. 

Harry C. Sax MD, FACS, FACHE

Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 
Dr. Sax is also The Senior Physician Liaison for the Cedars Clinical Transformation Initiative. In this role, he focuses on engaging medical staff in best practices, effectiveness, self-assessment, benchmarking and improving efficiency. He is also an active member on the committee that created the template for Cedars on-line faculty evaluation.
After graduating from Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Sax completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Recruited to the University of Rochester, he developed an active clinical practice in gastrointestinal surgery and an NIH funded lab, studying nutrient transport. He also began work in patient safety using aviation as a model and assumed various leadership roles as a clinical chief and as treasurer of the Medical Faculty Group.
 In 2005, he became Chief of Surgery at the Miriam Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Brown Medical School, until he left to joined Cedars Sinai in 2011. While in Providence, he initiated the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project and brought the first DaVinci Robotics system to the state, including creating a prospective outcomes database and credentialing criteria.
In 2011, Dr. Sax completed a Master’s of Science in Health Care Management at Harvard School of Public Health.  His thesis focused on his work as the Chief Medical Officer at Hospital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti during the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.
He is an active member and Fellow for the American College of Surgeons and from 2016 -2018 was President of the Southern California Chapter of the  American College of Healthcare Executives.

Meike Schuster, DO, FACOOG

Dr. Schuster graduated from Penn State in 2005, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She went on to receive her doctor of osteopathic medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2009. She completed her residency in Ob/Gyn in 2013 at Abington Memorial Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Her Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship was completed in 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center. She now practices in a group practice at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a large tertiary perinatal center, in New Brunswick NJ. During her first three years in practice she was named Director of Quality and Safety for the department of OB/GYN and Associated program director of the OB/GYN residency. Her research interests include diabetes, trauma in pregnancy and maternal morbidity and mortality.

Michael I. Sobel, DO, FACOOG(Dist)

Dr. Sobel graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He then matriculated at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, graduating with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in. 1984.   He then completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry or New Jersey in1990.   He then completed a research and clinical fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1992.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Sobel remained on the full-time faculty at Jefferson as Assistant Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology. He now has been has in private practice in Reproductive Medicine in the suburban Philadelphia area.  He has been practicing and teaching Reproductive Medicine for 30 years.

Dr. Sobel has many contributions to our specialty.  He had served as a member of the Post Graduate Evaluation and Standards Committee of the ACOOG.  He currently serves as consultant of the Reproductive Endocrine section of that same committee.  He has published in peer review journals, and lectured to our college over the many years of his career.

He admits his greatest admirations are his wife of 31 years, Dr. Jodi A. Benett also a Fellow of the ACOOG, and his three children.

Emmie Strassberg, DO, FACOOG

Dr. Strassberg is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at Shenandoah Valley Maternal Fetal Medicine northern Virginia and West Virginia. Her areas of research interest and publication include vaccination in pregnancy, fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband Gordon and her 1 year son Levi. Outside of work she enjoys running, reading, music and travel.

Shayne Sebold Taylor, MD
Dr.  Taylor is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she leads the new Clinic for Transgender Health. Dr. Taylor originally hails from Tucson, Arizona. She completed her undergraduate degree at Emory University in Atlanta and her medical degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia, with a brief stint in NYC in between. She successfully completed her Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residencies at Vanderbilt University in the summer of 2018. When she is not in the hospital or clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, hiking and seeing live music.

Jason Wheatley, DO, FACOOG
Dr. Wheatley is a graduate of Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Mclaren Greater Lansing in Michigan. Dr. Wheatley completed his Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is currently an assistant professor in the division of maternal fetal medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville. Dr. Wheatley is interested in balancing the fetal and maternal components of his specialty. This includes prenatal diagnostic ultrasound component on the fetal side as well as the management of maternal medical conditions during pregnancy. He enjoys the educational aspect of his sub-specialty both with patients and other obstetric care providers.

Ellen Wood, DO, FACOOG (Dist) 
Dr.Wood is currently in private practice at the IVFMD/South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Cooper City, Fl.  She serves as a Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University School of Medicine and Florida International University School of Medicine and is an active preceptor with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a 1992 graduate of PCOM and completed her postdoctoral training at PCOM Hospital. She graduated with distinction from her fellowship in REI at Pennsylvania Hospital and Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Wood is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has served as the Chairman of the Editorial Committee for the ACOOG and is a member of the Postgraduate Education Specialty Committee –REI Subcommittee.  She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a Clinical Board Examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for  Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and her 2 daughters are both attending Boston University.