Sanjay Agarwal, MD, FACOG
Dr. Agarwal is Clinical Professor and Director of Fertility Services in the UC San Diego Department of Reproductive Medicine. He is also Director of the innovative UC San Diego Center for Endometriosis Research and Treatment.
Dr. Agarwal graduated from St. George's Hospital in the University of London, UK and then made his transition to America to complete an Ob-Gyn residency at Duke University. Following this, he went on to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Following the fellowship, Dr. Agarwal was on the faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for eight years where he was the Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Agarwal moved UC San Diego in 2003.
Dr. Agarwal’s endometriosis research has focused on improving our understanding of and therapeutic options for women with this debilitating disease.

Emily Barnard, DO
Dr. Emily Barnard is a native Minnesotan who completed undergraduate studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. She attended osteopathic medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Barnard completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and she is currently finishing her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Magee-Women's Hospital. She will be moving to the DC Metro area to work at Shady Grove Fertility after graduation. Dr. Barnard holds leadership roles in ACOG, as well as with the Fertility and Sterility journal and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is a passionate advocate for women’s health issues on a state and national level. 

David J. Boes, DO, FACOOG (DIST)
Dr. Boes
Practice since1983,   AOBOG certification.
EXPERIENCE: Private Practice,   Instructor and Associate Professor at MSU-COM, teaching Medical Students in Pre-clerkship curriculum and Clerkship.
Residency training.  Program Director: 1994-2015 (McLaren Greater Lansing); Metro Health-UM Health, 2015-2020.
Past President, ACOOG
AOBOG: Board examiner, Vice Chair, AOBOG

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.

Tara Hope Budinetz, DO
Dr. Budinetz is a double board-certified OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist. She received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, where she served as Chief Resident. She earned her post-graduate fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. 
Dr. Budinetz is the recipient of multiple awards, including two laparoscopic surgeon awards. She is a compassionate physician who has extensive knowledge of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and offers the latest treatment technology. She is the recipient of numerous patient choice awards and was even named a Main Line Top Doctor in 2018 and 2019. This is a true testament to her warm and caring personality. She lives in the Lehigh Valley with her husband and three children. In her free time, Dr. Budinetz enjoys spending time with her family, soccer, playing the violin, and the outdoors. 

Eric Carlson, DO, FACOOG (Dist)

Dr. Carlson is a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist of the Main Line Health System, a tertiary perinatal center with a free-standing Ob/Gyn Residency program.  He received his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine, now known as Rowan University.  Dr. Carlson is a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at both the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
He is the Director for Quality and Safety, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of the Main Line Health System.  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 the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Board Certification.  He is a voting liaison member of the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care.  Dr. Carlson is a Past President of the ACOOG.
He is married to Joanna, with whom he has four children and a Great Dane and lives in a noisy home in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Eva Chalas, MD, FACOG

Dr. Eva Chalas is Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Director of Clinical Cancer Services at Winthrop-University Hospital, where she practices caring for women with gynecologic cancers and complex gynecologic problems. She holds the academic rank of Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at Stony Brook University, School of Medicine.

Dr. Chalas, along with her partners provide the full scope of gynecologic cancer services such as radical and ultra-radical procedures, delivery of chemotherapy, access to clinical trials, minimally-invasive surgery, and a full scope of support services, including palliative care. She is actively involved in ongoing clinical research, particularly via the collaborative trials of the Gynecologic Oncology Group supported by NCI grant. She has served on the board of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, was a two-term Governor to the American College of Surgeons, just completed her term as Secretary-Treasurer for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, guiding that organization through major restructuring, and is now the Chair of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ District II with a seat on the Executive Board of the national organization. Dr. Chalas is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Gynecologic Oncology, and is a Fellow in American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and of American College of Surgeons (ACS).

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.

David Forstein, DO FACOOG (Dist)

Dr. Forstein is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a past-president of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and past Chair MEFACOOG. Dr. Forstein is the current chair of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and a member of the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). He completed a 6-year term on the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) in 2018.

Thomas L. Ely, DO

An AOA board-certified osteopathic family physician and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians, Thomas L. Ely, DO, is currently President-Elect of the American Osteopathic Association.
A member of the AOA since 1980, Dr. Ely was elected to and served on the AOA’s Board of Trustees from 2006–2019, and represented Tennessee as a delegate or alternate delegate in the AOA’s House of Delegates from 1998–2019. 

Dr. Ely is also past president of the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association and a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination (licensure board) for 9 years.

Prior to attending what is now the Kansas City (Missouri) University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ely served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, which included two combat tours in Vietnam, serving as a “Dustoff” medical evacuation pilot. Following osteopathic medical school, he re-entered the military as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and completed a family medicine internship and residency at DeWitt Army Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He retired from the Army in 1988 with the rank of  lieutenant colonel and went into private practice as a family physician in Clarksville, Tennessee, and subsequently served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville from 2002 to 2015.
At the July 2019 AOA Annual Meeting and House of Delegates Dr. Ely was elected as the President-Elect of the American Osteopathic Association.

Carolynn Francavilla Brown, MD

Dr. Francavilla Brown is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board Obesity Medicine as well as a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association. She is one of the two physician-owners of Green Mountain Partners for Health in Lakewood, Colorado.  She has a primary care practice in addition to her weight loss program, where she is able to focus on improving health by helping patients with lifestyle changes.  She graduated magna cum laude and with Honors from the University of Denver with a major in biology. She attended the University of Colorado for medical school and completed family medicine residency at Rose Medical Center through the University of Colorado.  She is the chair of Obesity Medicine Organization’s Advocacy Committee and an Alternate Delegate to the AMA for the state of Colorado. 

Betsy A.B. Greenleaf, DO, FACOOG (Dist) 
Dr. Greenleaf  first board certified female urogynecologist in the nation, she has over 20 years of experience in women’s wellness.  As a champion for pelvic health, Dr. Greenleaf’s mission is to bring pelvic awareness and women’s issues to the forefront. She is a national spokesperson for the American Osteopathic Association, a professional speaker, board examiner, and co-inventor of a pelvic physical therapy device.  Her most recent passions include her role as host of the podcast, Some of Your Parts, a women’s wellness show that focuses on “you are greater than the sum of your parts.”  She is also the president of The Pelvic Floor Store ( www.pelvicfloorstore.com) which finds pelvic health products and puts them in a convenient online store for patients.  
Dr. Greenleaf is currently studying towards her Masters in Business Administration at the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with anticipated graduation later this year. While at Temple, she is one of the founding members of the 1810 Accelerator, a business and entrepreneur incubator.
Dr. Greenleaf specializes in the evaluation and treatment of prolapse, incontinence, and urinary urgency/frequency. Her added interest include sexual issues and pain conditions such as pelvic pain, vaginal pain, vaginismus (spasming of the vagina), interstitial cystitis, chronic cystitis, chronic vaginitis, and dyspareunia (pain with intercourse).

She takes a holistic approach to medicine, focusing on the whole person and integrating traditional medicine with natural and alternative treatments. 

Ajit Gubbi, DO. FACOOG

Dr. Gubbi specializes in Gynecologic Oncology and is employed by Oncology Hematology Care in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He provides comprehensive care to women with gynecologic malignancies and complex benign gynecologic conditions. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wright State University, in Dayton, OH, along with supervising students from Mount St. Joseph University. 

Dr. Gubbi went to medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Vallejo, CA. He then completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, NY. Upon completion of residency, he served for 3+ years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center, where he practiced general OB/GYN. Subsequently, Dr. Gubbi completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Florida Hospital Cancer Center in Orlando, FL. After completing his fellowship, he moved to Michigan and worked at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, Gynecologic Oncology Associates, before moving to Cincinnati. 

Dr. Gubbi has been a member of numerous panels for improvement and risk reduction in healthcare and has been a part of Physician Leadership programs for both Beaumont Health as well as the US Oncology Network.

Jeffrey James, DO, FACOOG 
Dr. James is dual board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He completed medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, residency at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center, and fellowship at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. He is on faculty at Rocky Vista University teaching residents through the College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include robotic surgery, novel treatments of ovarian cancers, and biomarkers and genetics in gynecologic treatment modalities. He published original work on robotic infra-renal lymphadenectomy for endometrial carcinomas, co-authored multiple other robotic surgery publications, and has performed over 1100 robotic surgeries in the private practice setting. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children while experiencing 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.

Eav K Lim, DO, FACOOG

Dr. Lim graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a BS in biology and Masters in biological science. He graduated from NYCOM-NYIT with his DO degree. Dr.Lim completed his internship/residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn NY. After completing his residency, he worked as full-time faculty and served as Director of Women health services. He was later appointed Associate Program Director for the OBGYN residency program at WHMC. During this time, Dr.Lim also co-founded and provided care at a large private practice group in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. Dr.Lim completed his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at Wellspan York Hospital. Dr.Lim is active in global health care by providing annual surgical services in Apam Ghana, and also medical missions to Guatemala. Currently, he practices in south central Pennsylvania working for Wellspan Health.

Colleen McNicholas, DO, MSCI, FACOG

Dr. McNicholas is a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, her Fellowship in Family Planning, and her Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis. Dr. McNicholas recently joined Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri as the first-ever Chief Medical Officer after a decade in academic medicine. As an OB/GYN and specialist in family planning and abortion care, she lives out her personal and professional commitment to abortion access by providing clinical care in 4 states across the Midwest and South. Dr. McNicholas believes that a physician’s advocacy voice is as important as their clinical and surgical skill. She has grown into an unapologetic and vocal advocate engaging in every available medium.  Dr. McNicholas has been the plaintiff to numerous challenges of state and federal laws and regulations.   She has testified in the state capital, and in front of Congress in defense of patient-physician relationships and the importance of using science and evidence in the creation of health policy.  Dr. McNicholas is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and has been recognized by a diversity of organizations for her leadership and advocacy. .

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP serves as Residency Program Director and Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Michigan. Nationally, he serves on the Board of Governors for the ACOFP. His leadership roles align closely with his passion for osteopathic medical education in both the undergraduate and graduate arenas. He wishes to get programs to ‘think different’ when it comes to teaching and learning. He has received numerous awards including being named the 2018 Family Physician of the Year and receiving the 2019 Master Preceptor Award from the ACOFP as well as the being named to the AOA Osteopathic Mentor Hall of Fame twice.
Dr. Misra has two daughters, Asha & Nisha who simultaneously manage to astound, outwit and embarrass him with startling frequency.

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. 

Meaghan C. Nelsen, DO, MS, FACOOG 
Dr. Nelsen is originally from New York and graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Master's degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine as well as a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology in New Jersey and went on to practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After three years in practice, she went on to a Fellowship in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at Southampton Hospital in New York. She is now the only physician in the country maintaining dual Board certifications in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Dr. Nelsen is dedicated to training the next generation of osteopathic physicians at UNTHSC-TCOM where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and the Year 2 OMM Course Director. In addition to Women's Health services, Dr. Nelsen specializes in providing osteopathic manipulation for women, infants and children.. 

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, FACOOG

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. 

Carlos A. Roberts, MD, FACOG

Dr. Carlos A. Roberts is a gynecologic surgeon who specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is board certified in the sub-specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine, completed his internship year at St Louis University, St. Louis, MO and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at York Hospital, York, PA. Dr. Roberts practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for five years before completing a sub-specialty fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Luke’s University Hospital. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, President of the Medical Staff and Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at York Hospital, as well as the Medical Director of the Women’s and Children Service Line at WellSpan, York Hospital in York, PA.

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.

Claudio Soares MD, PhD, FRCPC, MBA

Dr. Soares is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University School of Medicine in Kingston, Ontario – Canada.  He is a trained psychiatrist from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he earned his medical degree and completed his Ph.D. work on estrogen effects for the management of depression in midlife women. He further pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in Reproductive Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where he later served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director for Research for the Perinatal Psychiatry Program.

Dr. Soares relocated to Canada in 2004, where he first led the Women’s Health Program and the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Division at McMaster University before joining Queen’s as Department Head in Psychiatry. 

Dr. Soares’ research interests include effective treatments for mood disorders across the female life cycle, with particular emphasis on midlife women and the menopausal transition. His most recent research has focused on the use of mobile health technologies (M-Health) and the concept of digital phenotyping for a better understanding of sustained wellness, resilience and relapse in depression.
 
He is a sought-after educator with more than 170 presentations at national and international meetings. He has written extensively in the areas of mood disorders and women’s mental health, with more than 200 publications including articles in the Archives of General Psychiatry (JAMA Psychiatry), Menopause, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, to name a few. He is also a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including 3 NARSAD Awards from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the 2019 NAMS/Thomas Clarkson Award for Outstanding Research from the North American Menopause Society.

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.

Mickey Trockel, MD, PHD
Mickey Trockel is the Director of Evidence-Based Innovation for the Stanford University School of Medicine WellMD Center.  His development of novel measurement tools has led to a growing focus on professional fulfillment as a foundational aim of efforts to promote physician well-being. His scholarship also identifies interpersonal interactions at work as a modifiable core determinate of an organizational culture that cultivates wellness. 

Dr. Trockel serves as the chair of the Physician Wellness Academic Consortium Scientific Board, which is a group of academic medical centers working together to improve physician wellbeing. The consortium sites have adopted the physician wellness assessment Dr. Trockel and his colleagues have developed, which offers longitudinal data for benchmarking and natural experiment-based program evaluation. He is particularly interested in research endeavors to demonstrate the relationship between physician wellness and patient care outcomes.

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 Masters 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.

Danielle Weitzer, DO
Dr. Weitzer is a third-year psychiatry resident at Rowan University. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2012 and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2017. She currently serves on the Diversity and Admissions Committees at Rowan University. Dr. Weitzer has spoken at national conferences, including the American Academy of Pain Medicine, AOA Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development (LEAD), and OMED about mental health barriers across the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ)community. Dr. Weitzer has also appeared on ABC news for mental health awareness as an on-air expert and as a contributor to articles for Good Morning America. Her current goals include continued awareness and increasing opportunities for minority individuals.​ Dr.  Weitzer is currently in the process of developing a lecture series on GLBTQ health within the medical curriculum at Rowan University.  

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.