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Virtual Summit

The VOC 2024


Total Credits: 48 including 48 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 48 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Faculty:
Kamaljit Atwal, DO |  Jane Balbo DO, DO |  Edward Barnes, MD, FACP |  Brandon Barthel, MD |  Matthew Bechtold, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, FASPEN |  Jonathan Betlinski, MD |  Katherine Blount, DO, FAAP, MPH |  Stacy Blum, DO, FAAD |  Michael R. Brown, DO |  Pradeep Chandra, DO, FACC |  Geoff Comp, DO, FACEP, FAWM |  Andrew Dawson, DO |   36 more....
Duration:
48 Hours
Expiration:
Access till 06/30/2024 after purchase.

Dates
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Description

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VOC Registration Information

The VOC is presented by the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association (GOMA), the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS), the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association (NCOMA), the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA), the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO), and the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA). This conference offers up to 48 CME credits of AOA Category 1-A Credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ in a flexible format.

VOC General Information

Flexibility:

The VOC is all about flexibility! You have the flexibility to choose:

  • When to attend: Attend live virtually February 16-18, 2024, or attend on-demand anytime between February 18 and June 30, 2024.
  • Where to attend: You can view from anywhere you have internet access – at your home, at the lake, at a ski resort, at your office, or all of the above.
  • What to attend: Pick and choose from any of the 48 presentations in the VOC to customize the program for what you need.
  • How much to attend: You select the credit category that works for you…but when you see more you want to attend (and we know you will!), you can increase it to another level, and we will honor the increased credit discount.
  • Credit type: The VOC presentations are accredited for both AOA and AMA category 1 credit. It will work for you, no matter how you are boarded.

Live Virtual Conference:

The live virtual conference will be held February 16-18, 2024. The live virtual conference allows attendees an opportunity to interact with faculty in real time during the presentation. 

On-Demand:

All 48 presentations will be available for on-demand viewing within two hours after each live presentation concludes. This allows you the opportunity to complete any presentation you may have missed during the live portion and view any of the other presentations on your schedule. To provide attendees with maximum flexibility, the conference will remain available for completion on-demand through midnight on Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Credit Options:

Registrants can choose from various credit level categories for this virtual conference in 8-credit increments. You can attend up to 24 credits from February 16 through 18 or earn up to a total of 48 credits on-demand. You choose which presentations to attend. If, after your initial purchase, you would like to increase to a higher credit level category, we will honor the discounted pricing. If you want to purchase additional credit in 8-credit increments, please call MAOPS at 573-634-3415.

Faculty Interaction:  

Live conference attendees can chat and interact with faculty and other attendees while the presentations are playing. The VOC faculty will pre-record their lectures so they can answer questions in real-time throughout the entire presentation. In the on-demand format, attendees will see all comments made during the live presentation and will be able to email questions to content experts. This offers you the maximum flexibility in what CME you take and when you take it.

Registration Deadline:

Registration for the VOC will end on Friday, May 31, 2024, at midnight. You will have until midnight, Sunday, June 30, 2024, to finish viewing presentations.

Please contact MAOPS at 573-634-3415 (CST or EST) or OPSO at 503-299-6776 (PST or MST) if you have any questions about the schedule or registration.

Rates:

Member vs. Non-Member Rates – To take advantage of "Member Prices" for this conference, you must be a member of one of the six partner associations listed above. Membership will be verified with each partnering association. If you pay the member rate, and you are not a member of one of the six partner associations, you will be able to either join the state association or you will be required to submit the difference between the member rate you paid and the non-member rate before your CME certificate is made available! 

NOTE: Registration for the VOC will end on Friday, May 31, 2024!

Cancellations:

The registration fee for cancelations requested through Tuesday, January 16, 2024, will be credited back to the card used for your original purchase, less a $75 administrative fee. No refund will be given for cancelations after January 16, 2024! 

Accreditation Statements:

The VOC is co-sponsored by the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS), the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO), the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association (GOMA), the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association (NCOMA), the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA), and the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA). Each of the five osteopathic associations is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. 

The VOC has been designated for a maximum of 48 AOA Category 1-A credits by the VOC sponsors who have authorized MAOPS to report CME and specialty credits to the AOA commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

MAOPS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MAOPS designates this conference for a maximum of 48 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Disclosure:

The VOC Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of these presentations.  

AOA Grievance Policy:

All grievances should be in writing and specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to the MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Virtual CME Committee. All grievances will receive an initial written response within 30 days of receipt. If a participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

Faculty

Kamaljit Atwal, DO's Profile

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Dr. Kamaljit Atwal is a Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Specialist at Adventist Health Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. She is also the Director of the Sleep Disorders Center, Chairman of the Ethics Committee, and Co-chair of the Critical Chair Committee. In addition, she is the Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Tillamook General Hospital in Tillamook, Oregon. She received her Doctor of Osteopathy from Des Moines Osteopathic University, Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Atwal completed her residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, and her Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Atwal is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Atwal has a particular professional interest in the ever-evolving area of sleep medicine relating to respiratory and cardiac systems. She also values sharing her professional knowledge to help patients' minds and bodies. She says, "As I teach my patients to heal, they teach me so much about humanity and life."

Dr. Atwal enjoys traveling, hiking, gardening, and spending quality time with her family and friends when she's not busy with work.

Dr. Atwal discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Jane Balbo DO, DO's Profile

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Dr. Jane Balbo is an Osteopathic Family Physician and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) in Athens, Ohio. She teaches the following topics: STIs, Sexual Health, and LGBTQ Health. Dr. Balbo is in clinical practice at OhioHealth Campus Care at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, providing comprehensive primary care to Ohio University students. She is a 2007 graduate of OUHCOM. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and her OMM/NMM Residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. Dr. Balbo is board certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (OMM/NMM) by the American Osteopathic Board of  Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. She is also board certified in Family Medicine and OMT by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

Dr. Balbo's interests include patient-centered contraception counseling, sexually transmitted infections, women's health, training students and physicians to be skilled in the provision of affirming medical care for transgender and gender diverse people, LGBT health, college students health, OMM, and integrative medicine.

Dr. Balbo is passionate about birds and native plants. She enjoys spending as much time outside as possible.

Dr. Balbo discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Edward Barnes, MD, FACP's Profile

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Dr. Edward Barnes graduated from Whittier College in Whittier, California, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Biology. Dr. Barnes then migrated to Kansas City, Kansas, to earn his Medical Degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He won a four-year Army Scholarship while in medical school and completed his internship and residency with the Army at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Barnes successfully completed his Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as a Battalion Surgeon for a tank unit commanding 32 medics and providing care for over 1,000 soldiers. Dr. Barnes was honorably discharged from the Army in 2010 when he joined Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, to become the Director of Kidney Health for WesternU Health Clinic. He also serves as the Vice-Dean of College Affairs. He is the Co-Director of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) at WesternU in Pomona, California. Dr. Barnes is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Hypertension by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Barnes received the Service in Leadership Award from COMP and COMP Northwest in 2020 and the Recognition Award for Teaching and Mentorship from the COMP DO Class of 2019. He also received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP) in California Region II in 2017 and numerous other awards.

Dr. Barnes is dedicated to educating the future physicians of America and has applied a mission-driven approach toward the goals of the University. He is the founding Lead of the Office of Academic Innovation at COMP. Innovative programs like the experienced-based educational program called the Longitudinal Tracks, the student innovation interest group iSquad, and the Apple Distinguished School recognized Digital Doctor Bag program have blossomed. During his tenure at the Western University of Health Sciences, he has given educational symposium lectures at Loma Linda University, at regional conferences with the American College of Physicians, and at the University of California at Irvine. He has also delivered keynote speeches at symposiums as close as Portland, Oregon, and as far away as Shijiazhuang, China.

Dr. Barnes discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Brandon Barthel, MD's Profile

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Dr Brandon Barthel is a practicing endocrinologist at University Health in Kansas City, Missouri. He is also an Assistant Professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is affiliated with Truman Medical Center Hospital and University Health Lakewood Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Barthel graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine in 2010. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine and a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Barthel is particularly interested in type 1 diabetes, diabetes technologies, and gender-affirming hormone therapy. Dr. Barthel was the Teacher of the Year for the UMKC Endocrinology Fellowship.

Dr. Barthel discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Matthew Bechtold, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, FASPEN's Profile

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Dr. Matthew Bechtold is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Gastroenterologist practicing general gastroenterology and nutrition at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Bechtold completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Missouri - Columbia & Harry S. Truman Veterans' Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.  He is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. Bechtold is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Despite a busy clinical schedule, Dr. Bechtold has published over 100 articles in outcomes research, nutrition, enteral access, and preventative strategies. He is actively involved in multiple national societies and serves as a member and chair on multiple national committees. He has been a national speaker on gastroenterology, quality improvement, and nutrition topics. He is very passionate about gastrointestinal diseases, nutrition, and quality improvement.

Dr. Bechtold discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Jonathan Betlinski, MD's Profile

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Dr. Jonathan Betlinski is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of the Division of Public Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Among other projects, he serves as Medical Director for the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Adults, Lead Faculty for the Oregon ECHO Network, Program Committee Chair for the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association, and certified trainer for adult and youth Mental Health First Aid. Dr. Betlinski is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Betlinski completed his medical degree at Loma Linda University of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. He then completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. His areas of interest include rural psychiatry, public psychiatry, telepsychiatry, and integrated care.

Dr. Betlinski discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Katherine Blount, DO, FAAP, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Katherine Blount is a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellow at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She previously worked for five years as a general pediatrician in Jefferson City, Missouri. Dr. Blount received her Master of Public Health from the University of Missouri in 2011 and then her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University in 2015. She completed her Pediatric residency at the University of Missouri in 2018.  Dr. Blount is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Blount is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She is the Legislative and Advocacy Chair of the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She serves as the co-chair of the Missouri Child Psychiatry Access Project Steering Committee.  Dr. Blount just completed a second term on the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Osteopathic Pediatricians Executive Committee.

Dr. Blount is married to Dr Lucas Blount, and they have two children, Charlee (3 years) and Teddy (5 months).  They enjoy cooking, going out to eat or to the theater, being outside with the kids or on the trails, and watching and attending college sports events, especially now that they can take two future Mizzou Tigers to share the experience. 

Dr. Blount discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Stacy Blum, DO, FAAD's Profile

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Dr. Stacy Blum is a dermatologist in private practice at Yoon Dermatology in Wentzville, Missouri. Dr. Blum earned her undergraduate degree at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, graduating with honors. She attended medical school at A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri. She then completed her internship at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and her residency in Dermatology at Michigan State University. Dr. Blum is board certified in Dermatology by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Blum specializes in treating skin conditions for patients of all ages. Her areas of expertise include medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She is a past MAOPS Wetzel Scholar.

Dr. Blum enjoys traveling, weightlifting, genealogy research, running, and spending time with her husband and young children when not at work.

Dr. Blum discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Michael R. Brown, DO's Profile

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Dr. Michael Brown is a graduate of A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his Familty and Community Medicine residency at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Brown works for Meritas Health in Smithville, Missouri, where he practices Family Medicine. He is the former Assistant Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Medical Director of Telemedicine for Mosaic Life Care. Dr. Brown is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics by the American Board of Preventative Medicine.

Dr. Brown was the first physician to begin providing direct-to-consumer telemedicine in Missouri. He built a team of providers who continue to care remotely for patients throughout rural Northwest Missouri. His interests include innovative ways to deliver health care to his patients and increasing physician satisfaction with electronic health records.

Dr. Brown lives in Smithville, Missouri, with his wife and seven children and continues his family tradition of beekeeping. He also enjoys photography and running, two beneficial skills for any beekeeper. Dr. Brown is a past President of MAOPS, and under his leadership, during the COVID pandemic, he was instrumental in MAOPS switching its CME focus to virtual learning.

Dr. Brown discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.

 

 


Pradeep Chandra, DO, FACC's Profile

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Dr. Pradeep Chandra is a cardiologist specializing in general and invasive cardiology. Dr. Chandra works for St. Louis Heart & Vascular and they have six office locations throughout St. Louis, Missouri and in Granite City, Illinois. Dr. Chandra received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, now known as Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM). Dr. Chandra returned to Saint Louis University and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. He served as chief resident and a clinical instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Chandra remained in St. Louis for his fellowship training in Cardiology at Saint Louis University Hospital, where he also served as chief fellow. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. 

Dr. Chandra uses the most advanced diagnostic procedures to help patients manage their heart conditions. His special areas of interest and expertise include preventative cardiology, diagnostic cardiology, and peripheral angiography. Additionally, Dr. Chandra focuses on congestive heart failure and cardiac rhythm monitoring for patients suffering from palpitations, stroke, or syncope. Dr. Chandra was nominated for the Outstanding Clinical Preceptor/Resident Teacher Award in the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Louis University Hospital in 2008 and 2009.

Dr. Chandra discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Geoff Comp, DO, FACEP, FAWM's Profile

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Dr. Geoff Comp is the Associate Program Director for the Creighton University School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency at Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also the Division Chief for Wilderness Medicine and EMS in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Valleywise Health Medical Center. Dr. Comp attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, now known as Kansas City University – College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM), in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Doctors Hospital/Ohio Health in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Comp participates as a leader, mentor, and advocate for wilderness medicine and EM medical education, with experience lecturing and teaching locally, regionally, and nationally. His professional and research focus includes wilderness medicine, physician wellness, mentorship, and innovation in medical education. He constantly seeks opportunities to combine his interests through collaboration with others and outdoor exploration.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Comp can be found running or road biking, trying to find the best Mexican food in Arizona, or chasing his three-year-old twin boys (Austin and Carter) with his wife, Mackenzie.

Dr. Comp discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Andrew Dawson, DO's Profile

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Dr. Andrew Dawson is in private practice and owns Hope Headache and Neurology in Wentzville, Missouri. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Dawson's route to medicine is a unique one. After graduating from Hazelwood Central High School, he headed to the University of Missouri in St. Louis, where he earned his Bachelor's in Music Education. After graduation, Dr. Dawson taught strings at McCluer High School and stack to students from grades 4 to 12. While teaching, the science bug hit him, and he started attending St. Louis University, where he earned his Master's in Organic Chemistry. He then attended medical school at A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Dawson did his Neurology residency at Michigan State University at Garden City Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He trained under the esteemed neurologist Dr. Anne Pawlak. He then completed a fellowship at the acclaimed John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he focused on headache neurology. Dr. Dawson is board certified in Neurology by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also board certified as a Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

As any true St. Louisan, Dr. Dawson loves his Cardinals and Blues. If he is not at the clinic or watching games, he can be found listening to his favorite teams while playing with his homemade 3D Printer, his custom lasers or out fishing.

Dr. Dawson discloses that he is a promotional speaker for Abbvie on their headache medicines Qulipta & Ubrelvy. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


Linda Deppe, DO's Profile

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Dr. Linda Deppe obtained her Doctor of Osteopathy degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Duluth Graduate Medical Education Council Inc. in Duluth, Minnesota. Dr. Deppe is board certified in Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice.

Dr. Deppe spent most of her career at Loma Linda University in Southern California, mentoring and teaching a generation of Family Medicine residents and students. She served in many roles during her time there from 1993 – 2012. She found the trusted relationships and deep continuity there very rewarding, and she treasured the care of patients and families of all ages, including low-risk obstetrical care. In her last six years in practice, Dr. Deppe worked for the consortium of clinics with San Bernardino and Riverside County Indian Health. In both settings, she was instrumental in getting their accreditation for Patient-Centered Medical Home, process work on decreasing hierarchy within medical teams, and streamlining care in the outpatient setting.

Dr. Deppe is passionate about teaching learners about domestic violence, and she has been lecturing annually to osteopathic students for 20 years in Pomona, California, and Lebanon, Oregon.

Dr Deppe retired in 2017 and moved to Portland, Oregon, where she gardens, travels, and enjoys her young adult sons and their wonderful friends. She is happy to still have some involvement with medical students through the Narrative Medicine program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Deppe discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Dawn C Dillinger, DO's Profile

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Dr. Dawn Dillinger is a Pediatrician at Child Care Consultants in Columbus, Ohio, where she has worked since 2007. She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Saint Clair College in Clinton, Iowa. She then completed her Doctor of Osteopathy degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. She completed both her internship and pediatric residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Dillinger also completed a fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio. Dr. Dillinger is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Dillinger received the William I. Linder DO Advocate Award in 2021 from the Columbus Osteopathic Association for outstanding contributions to the osteopathic profession. She has two teenage boys and spends a lot of her time doing outdoor activities. 

Dr. Dillinger discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Tania Elliott, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI's Profile

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Dr. Tania Elliott is the Chief Medical Officer at Nectar, a comprehensive hybrid Allergy clinic with a flagship office in New York City. Dr. Elliott is board certified in Internal Medicine by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons and in Allergy/Immunology by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Previously, she served as Chief Medical Officer, Virtual Care, and Vice President of Clinical and Network Services for Ascension. In this role, Dr. Elliott led virtual care services and innovative care delivery models, including advancing the adoption of virtual care inclusive of inpatient, ambulatory, and remote patient monitoring programs across the continuum in 22 states. Dr. Elliott also led the organization's ambulatory behavioral health strategy, leveraging technology to insert behavioral health services into primary care and the clinical care model for hospital care at home.

Dr. Elliott also previously served as Medical Director, Clinical Solutions, at Aetna, a CVS Health Company, where she specialized in developing innovative clinical programs incorporating the use of RPM and digital engagement for cardiovascular disease, women's health, and championed telemedicine reimbursement strategy.  She also served as Medical Director of Doctor On Demand, now known as Included Health, where she was responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training the nation's first virtual-only physician workforce.

Dr. Elliott is a nationally recognized leader in the digital health space. Dr. Elliott is a board member of the American Telemedicine Association, co-chair of the Telehealth Standards committee for CTA,  chair of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) Telehealth and Technology Taskforce, a faculty mentor for Stanford University's Masters in Clinical Informatics Management program, and a Senior Fellow for the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. 

Dr. Elliott completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College (now the Sidney Kimmel Medical College) at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and her fellowship at NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York.

Dr. Elliott discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Robert Ellis, DO, PhD, FACP, CS's Profile

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Dr. Robert Ellis is a Medical Oncologist who specializes in the holistic care of cancer patients. He joined Northwest Permanente Medical Group, Portland, Oregon, in 2005. Dr Ellis is a Costin scholar and is a faculty member of the Healthy Living and Wellness curriculum and Lifestyle Medicine track at Western University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. Dr. Ellis is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and in Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In addition, he is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Ellis also has professional training in plant-based nutrition and plant-based culinary arts. He is a certified culinary medicine specialist.

Dr. Ellis was a 1987 graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He also holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ellis completed his residency in Internal Medicine at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, and his fellowship in Hematology/Medical Oncology at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Ellis previously served as the Medical Director of the Cancer Center of Southwest Washington and Hospice of Southwest Washington. A 26-year US Army veteran, Dr. Ellis left active duty in 2001 as a colonel.

Dr. Ellis discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Christine Estrada, DO, MPH, MS, MBA, HMDC, CPE's Profile

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Dr. Christine Estrada is the Medical Director of Inpatient Hospice at Mountainview Hospital – Infinity Hospice Care in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice with a certificate of added qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM). In 2015, Dr. Estrada earned her Hospice Medical Director Certification (HMDC), and she has over 16 years of experience in the hospice and palliative care field and 20 years in medical practice.

Dr. Estrada started her physician advisor career at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2017, when her central advisory role started with throughput optimization. Her activities quickly expanded to include many other duties and roles. She has also proven to be a subject matter expert in clinical operations, strategic planning, and physician engagement and education. In her current role as Physician Advisor at Mountainview Hospital, she is a palliative care physician. She provides a great deal of education about the curative-palliative continuum of health care and end-of-life care. In her dual physician advisor–palliative medicine specialist role, she had developed emergency department-palliative care and ICU-palliative care "fast track" models, taking her position as a throughput champion to another level. 

Dr. Estrada received a Master of Public Health (Health Management and Policy concentration) and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas. She also earned her MBA in Medical Management from UMass at Amherst Isenberg School of Management in Amherst, Massachusetts, in collaboration with the American Association of Physician Leadership (AAPL). In addition to her long-standing membership in the AAPL, Dr. Estrada is also a member of the American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA), the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP). She received specialty education as a physician advisor at the RAC Summit Physician Advisor and Utilization Review Boot Camp, the National Physician Advisor Conferences, and online ABQAURP courses. Through ABQAURP, Dr. Estrada earned her board certification in Health Care Quality & Management (CHCQM) with the subspecialties of Physician Advisor, Case Management, and Patient Safety/Risk Management. In 2019, the Certifying Commission in Medical Management awarded Dr. Estrada the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential. In 2022, she received board certification as a Certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant (HEC-C), a clinical ethics consultant, and Chair of Mountainview's Bioethics Committee.

As for her leadership vision, Dr. Estrada is a strong proponent of organizational innovation, change management, physician engagement and accountability, staff support, customer service, and enhancing the patient and family hospital experience.

Dr. Estrada discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Stephanie Fabbro, MD, FAAD's Profile

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Dr. Stephanie Fabbro is Core Faculty for the Riverside Methodist Hospital Dermatology Residency Program in Columbus, Ohio. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Dermatology Section at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. In addition, Dr. Fabbro is a staff dermatologist for the Chalmers P. Wylie VA in Columbus, Ohio. She previously worked with The Ohio State University as an assistant professor in the Division of Dermatology. Her main areas of interest are dermatology education and Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, now known as Northeast Ohio Medical University, in Rootstown, Ohio. Dr. Fabbro completed her Dermatology residency and her Clinical Ethics fellowship at The Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Fabbro received the Beiersdorf Resident of Distinction award in 2015. Dr. Fabbro is board certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Fabbro’s practice received the Best Business Award as the Best Dermatology Practice in Central Ohio from Columbus Business First Magazine. Dr. Fabbro is involved with various medical associations, holds many leadership roles, and is chair of various committees. She has held a variety of consulting and advisory positions. She has also written multiple chapters for medical textbooks.  

Dr. Fabbro discloses that she is on the advisory board and speakers bureau for Kyowa Kirin. She also discloses that she is a principal investigator for Castle Biosciences and is on the advisory boards for Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer. 


Allison Ferris, MD, FACP's Profile

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Dr. Allison Ferris is an Associate Professor of Medicine, the Chair of the Department of Medicine, the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, and the Program Director for the internal medicine residency program at Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2005. Dr. Ferris completed her Internal Medicine residency at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before joining Drexel's faculty, she served as a PGY4 Chief Resident in 2008-09. Initially, Dr. Ferris served as Director of the Medicine Sub-internship and then became an Associate Program Director for the Drexel internal medicine residency program. She also served as the residency's Professionalism and Clinical Competency Committee Chair. Dr. Ferris is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  

Dr. Ferris joined the faculty at Florida Atlantic University In January 2018 as an Associate Program Director for the internal medicine residency and became Program Director in July 2020. In January 2022, Dr. Ferris was also named Chair of the Department of Medicine. Her clinical role includes precepting in the resident continuity clinic twice a week and attending on the inpatient ward a few weeks per year. Her academic interests include transitioning from medical school to residency (especially the fourth-year sub-internship), evaluations and feedback, simulation, mentoring, and primary care.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Ferris loves to bake, go to the beach, be in the pool, and spend time with her husband and two sons. 

Dr. Ferris discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Kev Gamadia, DO's Profile

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Dr. Kev Gamadia is a neurosurgeon at Saint Francis Healthcare in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In his practice, he focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery. He performs minimally invasive transpedicular inter-body fusions, minimally invasive stabilizations for burst fractures, lateral lumbar inter-body fusions, and sacroiliac joint fusions, amongst other routine spine procedures. He received his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Kettering Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center, and Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Gamadia is board certified in Neurosurgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Dr. Gamadia is a member of the Medical Partners Surgical Specialty Council, which steers quality outcome measures and compensation. In addition, he is the co-leader of the Spine Center of Excellence and also represents the neurosurgery department on the trauma committee.

Dr. Gamadia enjoys participating in various school and faith enrichment activities with his wife and children in his free time. He is passionate about the outdoors and is an avid hunter.  

Dr. Gamadia discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Howard Graitzer, DO, FACOI's Profile

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Dr. Howard Graitzer had a solo geriatric practice in Portland, Oregon, for 21 years until 2014. He then became an independent contractor and attending physician in Skilled Nursing Facilities for the Kaiser Permanente Geriatric and Long-Term Care Division until 2018. He is currently volunteering as an attending physician for End of Life Choices Oregon (EOLCOR) for patients undergoing medical aid in dying. Dr. Graitzer attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Zieger-Botsford Hospitals in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He then completed a mini-residency in Geriatric Medicine at the California Geriatric Education Center at the University of California in Los Angeles. Dr. Graitzer is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Graitzer serves on several education committees for the Oregon Geriatrics Society and is a co-founder of OGS. He also served as a multi-facility medical director for 30 years. Dr. Graitzer co-authored a chapter for a geriatric nursing textbook called "Medications in the Elderly." He has also served as co-principal investigator for a phase III clinical trial on a new pain delivery system (buprenorphine patch). In 2003, he received the Women's Health and Wellness Award from the AOA, and in 2015, he was named the "Physician of the Year" by the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO).

Dr. Graitzer discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD, CTH, CTropMed's Profile

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Dr. Daniel Griffin is a physician-scientist with decades of experience. He completed his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Griffin then completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine at Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine in Manhasset, New York. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah and his fellowship in Infectious Disease at Northshore-LU Health System, Hofstra Northshore-LU School of Medicine at Hofstra University in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Griffin is an Infectious Disease physician with Optum Tri-State in Lake Success, New York. He is also an expert in Global Health, Tropical Medicine, Parasitology, and Virology, including SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19). Dr. Griffin is board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also certified in Travel Medicine by the International Society of Travel Medicine. In addition, he has a certification of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health (CTropMed) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

Dr. Griffin is an active clinician and internationally invited speaker lecturing for multiple organizations, including the University of Glasgow, the Peace Corps, the University of Minnesota, the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, Floating Doctors, and Remote Care Education. He also speaks for other groups in Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Africa, and India. Dr. Griffin is also one of the co-hosts of the popular 5-star rated podcasts This Week in Parasitism and This Week in Virology and is always ready to listen to and advocate for his patients, even after others have found the diagnosis challenging or evasive. 

Dr. Griffin discloses that he is a consultant for Pfizer. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


James Hearn, JD, LLM, MA, MAT, MPH, DBE, DMin's Profile

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Dr. James Hearn is an Assistant Bioethics professor at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Joplin, Missouri. He is a graduate of the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California. He then obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law in San Diego, California. Dr. Hearn earned a second LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Theory from the Straus Institute at the Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California. Dr. Hearn received his Master of Theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and his Diploma in Anglican Studies and Doctor of Ministry from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, where his doctoral work focused on the area of pastoral bioethics. He has a second doctorate in bioethics from Loyola University – Chicago. The focus of this doctoral work was on the creation of a system of triage protocols and ethical resource allocation guidelines to be employed in the case of viral pandemics. In addition, he has a Master's in Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was able to continue his work in the ethics of pandemics.

Dr. Hearn has served as a mediator for the Federal District Court in Los Angeles and is licensed to practice in California and Missouri. At the Straus Institute, his work focused on the mediation of end-of-life disputes, and his research included spending a year mediating such disputes in the ICU of a local hospital. In 2020, he was ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church in North America and, until leaving Los Angeles, served as an assisting priest at All Saints Cathedral in Long Beach, California. In February 2021, he was named the Canon to the Ordinary, making him the assistant to the Bishop of the Diocese of Western Anglicans. He also served as the Chancellor (legal advisor) to the Bishop and the Diocese. Dr. Hearn was also a partner in and served as general counsel to a real estate development and investment firm based in Century City, Los Angeles, which he joined in 2007 after 20 years in private legal practice.

Dr. Hearn has a variety of teaching experiences. He was a Lecturer in the Health Sciences Department at California State University, Northridge, for 16 years. He taught various courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in death and dying, bioethics, and healthcare law. Dr. Hearn taught at the Bioethics Center at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He taught courses in bioethics mediation, bioethics, the law, and bioethics and religion at Loyola. Additionally, he taught in the Patient Advocacy Program offered through the UCLA Extension Program. Prior to leaving Los Angeles, he was also teaching bioethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Dr. Hearn has spoken in the United States, Canada, and Israel. He has published on various topics, including the ethics of pandemics, disaster ethics, social utility and bioethics, research ethics, the Hippocratic Oath, and medical school bioethics curriculum. His research interests include clinical ethics and the impact of the "hidden curriculum" on graduate medical bioethics training, research ethics (especially the studies conducted on the African continent), public health ethics, and the development of a discipline that could truly be called "pastoral" bioethics.

Dr. Hearn discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Dustin Higgins, DO's Profile

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Dr. Dustin Higgins was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. He is the seventh of nine children. Dr. Higgins received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dr. Higgins then attended medical school at Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-AZCOM) in Glendale, Arizona. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and then completed his fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently practices with the Quincy Medical Group in Quincy, Illinois, and is the only Endocrinologist in his group. Dr. Higgins is a Resident Rotation Instructor for Southern Illinois University in Quincy, Illinois. Dr. Higgins is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Higgins is on the Quality and Cost of Care Committee and chairs the Together 2 Goal Committee for the Quincy Medical Group. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He enjoys fishing and pond swimming with his wife, six boys, and newborn daughter.

Dr. Higgins discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Saskia Hostetler-Lippy, MD's Profile

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Dr. Saskia Hostetler-Lippy is the third-generation of physicians in her family to train at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She trained as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and has been an activist at the forefront of mental health, human rights and democracy activism. She has also been a volunteer in disaster psychology with the Crisis Emotional Care Team. Dr. Hostetler-Lippy completed her degree as a Psychoanalyst at Oregon Psychoanalytical Institute & Center in Portland, Oregon. She has been in clinical practice in Portland, Oregon, for over 18 years. Dr. Hostetler-Lippy works for Cascadia Health as the Medical Director of Acute Crisis Services in Portland, Oregon. She is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hostetler-Lippy is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Hostetler-Lippy has worked in various mental health disaster response settings since 2020. She has worked with Physicians for Human Rights and the Crisis Emotional Care Team. Dr. Hostetler-Lippy holds a Climate Change and Public Health certificate from the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut. She is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) graduate. She is herself a trauma survivor and brings personal experiences to recovery and wellness after surviving stressful and traumatic experiences.

Dr. Hostetler-Lippy enjoys forest bathing, hiking, yoga, and obsessively reading when not working.

Dr. Hostetler-Lippy discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Preston Howerton, DO's Profile

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Dr. Preston Howerton received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine, now known as the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his Internal Medicine internship at the Medical Center of Independence in Independence, Missouri. He completed additional post-graduate training at the United States Air Force Aerospace Medicine training facility and was an active-duty flight surgeon. Since completing his active duty with the Air Force, Dr. Howerton has worked as a primary care and emergency room physician since 2007. Dr. Howerton is the Chief Medical Officer for HCC Network in Lexington, Missouri, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health Chief Medical Officer at the Marshall Habilitation Center in Marshall, Missouri. He is also an ER Physician at EMCare and Legacy Group at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri.

Dr. Howerton is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Missouri State Osteopathic Association. He is certified in advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Combat Casualty Care.

Dr. Howerton has been married to his wife, Kerri, for 15 years. She is a chiropractic and functional medicine physician. They have three beautiful children who are actively involved in various sports and activities. Dr. Howerton is highly involved with coaching his son's travel baseball teams. Dr. Howerton is a pilot and enjoys traveling with his family. He is an avid Chiefs fan and enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, and soccer. Dr. Howerton also is involved with a specialty school for those with developmental disabilities.

Dr. Howerton discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


Katheryn D. Hudon, DO, FAAP, FACOP's Profile

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Dr. Katheryn Hudon is a physician equally passionate about her combined careers as a pediatrician, medical educator, and leader in academic medicine. She is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Hudon began her undergraduate time studying public health and music at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, finishing her Bachelor of Science at Central Washington University following the disruption of Hurricane Katrina. She completed her undergraduate medical education at Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington, and her graduate medical education at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Hudon currently resides in the idyllic Palouse country outside Spokane, Washington. She works with Sacred Heart Children's Hospital and Providence Medical Group. Dr. Hudon thrives in the care of acute pediatric patients and seamlessly integrates care for the medically complex child and partners to build health and wellness in families as they grow. She exudes excellence in the medical care of the pediatric patient while also serving as Division Chief of Pediatrics and Assistant Professor at Pacific Northwest University-COM and as clinical faculty for Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane, Washington.

By demonstrating her passion and capability for medical education, Dr. Hudon has been awarded Preceptor of the Year for multiple years in a row. Students selected her as a speaker for the "Last Lecture" at the Clinician Ceremony at PNWU. She is also distinctly honored to serve as the Division Chief of Pediatrics for Pacific Northwest University, where she has rebuilt the pediatric curriculum across all four years of training, delivering the bulk of the pediatric content to learners in a style that mirrors that of her clinical practice: compassionate, engaging, incisive, and holistic. With her unique combination of passion for medical education, leadership, medical expertise, and commitment to the well-being of patients, families, trainees, and colleagues alike, Dr. Hudon commits herself to enhancing academic medicine and clinical excellence, all in service of improving the quality of care for our most vulnerable and important patients: children.

Dr. Hudon discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Heath Jolliff, DO, ACC-ICF, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT's Profile

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Dr. Heath Jolliff has his own Medical Toxicology consulting company, Mid-Ohio Toxicology Services, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Jolliff is also a certified executive coach who works with physicians to provide solutions to challenges in their current practice. He was the previous Program Director for an Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. Dr. Jolliff received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio, where he also completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Grandview Hospital Campus. He then completed his fellowship in Medical Toxicology with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Jolliff is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians and in Medical Toxicology by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Jolliff received the Outstanding Service Award from the Doctors Hospital-Ohio Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program in 2018-2019. He was also named Educator of the Year by Adena Health System Emergency Medicine Residency in 2015-2016. He is a member of many medical associations, including the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Jolliff discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


Kelley J. Joy, DO's Profile

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Dr. Kelley Joy is Vice-Chair and Associate Professor in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Joplin, Missouri, where she teaches clinical skills to all medical students, especially those in years one and two. She is board certified in Family Medicine and OMT by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. She graduated from Oklahoma State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she developed a passion for all aspects of medicine. This led her to choose a combined Family Medicine and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

After completing her residency in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri, Dr. Joy started a private practice in Pryor, Oklahoma, close to her childhood home in southeast Kansas. She found joy in providing complete family care, from delivering babies to geriatric care. After several years of practice, Dr. Joy discovered her second passion: teaching. She joined the Oklahoma State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor. This opportunity combined her love of caring for patients while inspiring and educating the nation's future physicians.

In 2017, she moved to her current position at KCU. She lives with her family in Joplin, Missouri. In her free time, she enjoys reading and quilting.

Dr. Joy discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


William Koenig, DO's Profile

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Dr. Koenig is a board-certified Pediatrician at Physicians' Medical Center in McMinnville, Oregon. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy from Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa, in 1989. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Koenig is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Oregon Medical Association. Dr. Koenig is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Koenig was named Physician of the Year by the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO) in 2022. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Oregon Medical Association, and the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon.

Dr. Koenig discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


Jon Mattson, DO, AOBFP, AOBNM's Profile

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Dr. Jon Mattson is a graduate of A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri, in the class of 1999. He is a dual board-certified physician in Family Medicine by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practice and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He did an additional year of teaching as an undergraduate fellow in the Osteopathic Medicine Department at Kirksville. Dr. Mattson completed his rotating internship and Family Practice residency at the Medical Center of Independence in Independence, Missouri, completing his residency in 2002. Dr. Mattson immediately went into a new start-up private practice in his hometown of Moberly, Missouri, doing Family Practice/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Hospital work, and Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Mattson became the Medical Director of Ozarks Medical Center Wound Care Services, West Plains, Missouri, in 2012. It was a new start-up wound care and hyperbaric center. He practiced there for five years before he moved to the Kansas City area to be closer to family, and he currently works at Saint Luke's North Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center in Kansas City, Missouri. They have developed an outstanding multidisciplinary team to save limbs and lives. They use an evidence-based approach toward patients, which drives their success. Dr. Mattson received the Healogics Center of Distinction Award in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Dr. Mattson discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


Andrew Maxwell, MD, FACC's Profile

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Dr. Maxwell is a Pediatric Cardiologist and Pediatrician at Heart of the Valley Pediatric Cardiology in Pleasanton, California. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School and completed a Residency in Pediatrics at The University of California at San Francisco. He then completed clinical and research fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology at Lucile Salter Packard and Stanford Hospitals in Palo Alto, California, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Dr. Maxwell is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Maxwell's research interests include the study of endothelial control of vasomotor tone, nitric oxide, sports cardiology, dysautonomia, hypermobility syndromes, & mast cell activation syndrome and their relationships to environmental toxins. For his research, Dr. Maxwell received an American Heart Association Bugher Award for Research in Molecular Biology and was an American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award finalist. He has published many articles and book chapters on these subjects. For his clinical work, Dr. Maxwell has been voted by his peers as a Top Doctor in Northern California annually since 2017.

Dr. Maxwell discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


Nicholas Mayer, DO's Profile

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Dr. Nicholas Mayer is a Nephrology Specialist in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from AT Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri.  Dr. Mayer completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Nephrology at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Mayer is actively involved in the development of value-based care for the specialty of nephrology through his work as a partner at St. Louis Kidney Care, a subsidiary of Fresenius Practice Services (FPS) in St. Louis, Missouri.  His work involves service as a medical director to FMC Acute Dialysis and a FMC Dialysis Unit in Normandy, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri.  In addition to his work with patient care through his practice, in 2017, Dr. Mayer was appointed to the United Healthcare Physician Advisory Committee, which he continues to serve on. He has also been an advisor to ESSENCE since 2021. Dr. Mayer is a Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons (MAOPS) member and serves on the Virtual CME Committee. He received the District Leadership Award from MAOPS in 2019 and the Clinical Educator Award from FPS in 2023.  

Dr. Mayer is the father of three girls who do their best to keep him humble. He enjoys socializing in his free time when he isn't driving his daughters all over the city.

Dr. Mayer discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


Derek McFaul, DO's Profile

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Dr. Derek McFaul is a board-certified neurologist and native of the Pacific Northwest. Since 2022, he has been practicing General Neurology at the Oregon Neurology Clinic in Springfield, Oregon. He completed his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology and Chemistry at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Dr. McFaul then obtained his medical degree from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon. He completed his Neurology residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. Dr. McFaul then completed his clinical fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology/Neuroinflammation at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon. Dr. McFaul is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. McFaul has a special clinical interest in treating neuro-inflammatory disorders, chronic headaches, and movement disorders.

Dr. McFaul discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


Walter Mickey, DO, EdD, FACOI's Profile

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Dr. Walter Mickey is a Critical Care/Neurocritical Care physician and the Medical Director of the Neurotrauma ICU for Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from AT Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Mickey is board certified in Neurocritical Care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties and in Critical Care Echocardiography Testamur by the National Board of Echocardiography. In addition, he is board certified in Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mickey is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. He is also a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Osteopathic Internists, and the American Osteopathic Association. 

Dr. Mickey discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Kelly Noyes, DO, FACOI's Profile

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Dr. Kelly Noyes grew up in Enumclaw, Washington, and completed her undergraduate biology degree at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. She graduated in the inaugural class of the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM), Yakima, Washington, in 2012. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Following residency, Dr. Noyes returned to Washington, where she works as an Internal Medicine clinician and hospitalist. She is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at PNWU-COM. Dr. Noyes is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Noyes was a Junior Faculty of the Year Recipient in 2023 and the keynote speaker for the White Coat Ceremony at PNWU-COM in 2022. She received a fellowship appointment from the American College of Osteopathic Internists in 2022.

In her free time, Dr. Noyes enjoys riding horses and spending time at home in Ellensburg with her husband, where they raise quarter horses and cattle.

Dr. Noyes discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Justin Puckett, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, FOMA, CPE's Profile

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Dr. Justin Puckett is the Chief Medical Officer of Complete Family Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He founded this practice, and it has grown to over 20 providers serving seven communities in Northeast Missouri. It is now a part of the Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Justin Puckett is board certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine and OMT by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and in Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is a graduate of AT Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Puckett completed his residency in Family Medicine and OMT at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. He then completed his fellowship in Health Policy through the American Osteopathic Association and the New York Institute of Technology - College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM). He is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Obesity Medicine Association.

Dr. Puckett enjoys practicing full-spectrum family medicine and providing obesity medicine consultations. He is active in the community, serving on various boards and advisory committees. He is an avid teacher, nearly always having a healthcare student work alongside him. Dr. Puckett was named the Missouri Osteopathic Family Physician of the Year by the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in 2019. 

Dr. Puckett is married to his wife Kylene, and they have four children, ages 12-17. Together, they are active in their faith community and enjoy traveling and exploring new places. He especially enjoys scuba diving with his two oldest sons and wife.

Dr. Puckett discloses that he is a promotional speaker for Novo Nordisk. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


Charlie Ross, DO's Profile

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Dr. Charles "Charlie" Ross has been a practicing osteopathic physician in Oregon for over 46 years. He is board certified as a Family Physician by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and in Emergency Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ross is now practicing Lifestyle Medicine and is a part-time Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon, Oregon. His current life goal is to change the practice of medicine from treating symptoms to treating the root causes of disease. Dr. Ross is a graduate of the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, now known as Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Ross has been teaching free community classes on the science of nutrition and food as medicine for over ten years. He is committed to teaching free classes throughout Oregon to all providers involved in health care, including physicians and physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, medical assistants, pharmacists, and anyone interested in improving individual health and the health of our world.

Dr. Ross and his wife, Christine, have three adult children. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, bridge, reading, and playing tennis & pickleball.

Dr. Ross discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


David Russo, DO, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Russo is an expert in pain treatment and regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal conditions. He is in private practice and is the partner and owner of Columbia Pain Management, P.C. in Hood River, Oregon. He is also a consultant in risk management, peer review, and organizational development. Dr. Russo is board certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Addiction Medicine by the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists. He earned his medical degree and graduate degrees in Public Health and Clinical Research and Education at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Russo completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Russo received the Rose Award for Outstanding Service Excellence from Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2007. He is a member of many professional associations and societies, including the Doctors Mayo Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. His research interests include chronic pain disorders, health policy & economics, and evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal disease.

Dr. Russo discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Joan Shaffer, MD's Profile

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Dr. Joan Shaffer is a Critical Care Specialist at Mercy Hospital Washington in Washington, Missouri and at Mercy Clinic Adult Critical Care in St. Louis, Missouri. She has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. She is also the Chairman of Graduate Medical Education at Mercy St. Louis, the Medical Director of Mercy Anheuser Busch Clinical Training Center Simulation, and the Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy at St. Louis College of Health Careers in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Northeastern Ohio University – College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio, in 1983. Dr. Shaffer completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She then completed fellowship training in Critical Care through St. Louis University at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Shaffer is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Shaffer received the Charles E. Thoele Award for Physician Excellence in 2020. She also received the Family Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year Award in 1997 and 2000. Dr. Shaffer is involved with several medical associations and chairs several committees.

Dr. Shaffer discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Claire Templin, DO, FACOOG's Profile

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Dr. Claire Templin was born and raised in the mountains of Whitefish, Montana. She studied Geology at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Dr. Templin is a graduate of the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) in Yakima, Washington. As a member of the third graduating class of PNWU, she is excited to help guide and inspire new students as the Division Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at PNWU. Dr. Templin is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Templin completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Michigan Health West Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She balanced her hospital-based, high-acuity tertiary center training with her outpatient practice in Grand Rapids. Dr. Templin served as clinical faculty for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, was an active member of the Quality Improvement Committee, and contributed to the Pre-eclampsia Outcome Improvement Task Force at Metro Health Hospital. She was elected as Co-Chief OB/GYN resident during her final year in residency.

Dr. Templin hopes to bring her love of obstetrics and gynecology and experience to provide valuable medical education with a clinical application.  As an attending, she maintains a busy and fulfilling OB/GYN practice in Walla Walla, Washington, where she lives with her husband, a passionate internal medicine physician, and their hilarious and delightfully exhausting daughters.

Dr. Templin loves running, biking, hiking, skiing, spending time outside, working in her yard, and traveling with her family and their two dogs.

Dr. Templin discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Holly Villamagna, MD's Profile

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Dr. Holly Villamagna received her bachelor's degree in print journalism and neuroscience at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. She then returned to her home state and completed medical school at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada, and then her residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Villamagna then completed her fellowship in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She subsequently participated in the Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Public Health (LEAP) Fellowship, during which she worked with the Oregon Health Authority to complete a research project studying risk factors for large COVID outbreaks in long-term care facilities. Dr. Villamagna is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Villamagna's clinical interests include inpatient and outpatient general infectious diseases. She is passionate about improving communication in medicine. She has pursued that interest by working on clinical infectious diseases/public health collaborative projects and medical education projects focusing on medical student curriculum design and implementation.

Dr. Villamagna enjoys running marathons (slowly), riding her Peloton bike, telling anyone who will listen about running and Peloton, and exploring the world with her husband and their Westie puppy, Oliver in her spare time. 

Dr. Villamagna discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Cathy Wagoner, MD's Profile

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Dr. Cathy Wagoner is a Pediatrician and Child Abuse Pediatrician. She has been ensuring kids are healthy and safe in her community for over 20 years. She continues to actively practice with Providence Children's Specialty Services and CARES Northwest in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Wagoner is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Wagoner is board certified in Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Wagoner is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also an Accredited Financial Counselor Candidate (finish June 2024) through the Association of Financial Planning and Counseling Education (AFCPE). In 2010, she received the Christine Nagy-Johnson Award from the Child Abuse and Neglect-Prevent Task Force. Dr. Wagoner received the Zeal Awards from the Alliance of Victims' Rights in 2013. Dr. Wagoner was named an Outstanding Physician by Washoe Family Care in 2003

Dr. Wagoner discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 

 


Megan Wasson, DO, FACOG's Profile

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Dr. Megan Wasson is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Medical and Surgical Gynecology Department Chair at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. She was awarded the Outstanding Emerging Educator Award in 2020. Dr. Wasson is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wasson completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Christiana Care Health System. She completed her Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Wasson is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, she is certified in Laparoscopic Surgery by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. 

Dr. Wasson is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has received numerous awards, including being named by Phoenix Magazine as the TopDoc in Obstetrics/Gynecology in Phoenix in 2021, 2022, and 2023. She is actively involved in multiple national and international medical societies and committees including the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Minimal Access Surgery Committee Chair, Director of AAGL Essentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (EMIGS) Curriculum, former Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS) Board of Directors Member, co-Founder of the FMIGS Young Alumni Network, and former SurgeryU Board of Directors Member. 

Dr. Wasson is a sought-after speaker on gynecology, robotics, endometriosis, and minimally invasive surgery and has completed over 150 invited lectures. Dr. Wasson is actively involved in research with over 70 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters. Her clinical interests include endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, and robotic and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

Dr. Wasson discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


Paris Whitney, DO, IFMCP's Profile

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Dr. Paris Whitney completed her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She completed her medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Whitney completed her residency at UC Davis Medical Center and Mercy Methodist Hospital in Sacramento, California. Dr. Whitney is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, in Acupuncture by the American Board of Acupuncture, in Functional Medicine by the Institute of Functional Medicine, and in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Whitney began her career as the Medical Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS) in Auburn, California. Following this, she began her clinical journey into functional medicine and spent ten years in private practice, improving her clients' health goals and preventing further decline. Dr. Whitney moved on to the Cleveland Clinic, where she pioneered the functional medical program alongside world-renowned physician Dr. Mark Hyman. While at the Cleveland Clinic, she pursued extensive training in fascial distortion modelTM (FDM) and frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM). Dr. Whitney served as the clinical lead in developing a Functional Medicine Fellowship while training her Cleveland Clinic colleagues on how to perform FDM.

After leaving Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Whitney maintained a private concierge practice supporting clients in comprehensive, preventive, functional medicine programs. Her clients were executives, their families, and colleagues interested in longevity, health, and optimal function. Dr. Whitney joined LifeSpan Medicine in Santa Monica, California, in 2023 as a preventive, functional medicine physician. Her clinical care programs are made up of cutting-edge, comprehensive preventive longevity treatments as well as root cause functional medicine supporting optimal health and function.

Dr. Whitney is a member of the AOA, AOBIM, IFM, AAFP, and the ABFM. Dr Whitney also has training and expertise in cognitive decline, cardiometabolic advanced practice, environmental health, GI/microbiome, hormone balancing, and immune support.

Dr. Whitney discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation. 


Cyndi Worden, DO, IFMCP's Profile

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Dr. Cynthia Worden received her certification in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2016. She is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physician Specialies. She is also a certified Practitioner in Functional Medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine.

After graduating from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California, and completing her residency in Family Practice at Downey Regional Medical Center in Downey, California, she returned to the Northwest and launched her medical practice in 2007 at Creekside Family Practice in Happy Valley, Oregon. She practiced integrative family medicine there for ten years. Eager to focus on Functional Medicine, Dr. Worden started Bloom Functional Medicine in Gladstone, Oregon, in 2018.

As a mother of two young boys, Dr. Worden has first-hand experience with the challenges many families face. She understands it can be difficult to provide healthy food for the whole family while finding time for self-care and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. In her free time, Dr. Worden loves to spend time with family and friends, reading, skiing, kayaking, hiking, cooking, and traveling.

Dr. Worden discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Amy Yang, MD's Profile

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Dr. Amy Yang is an Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. She is a Clinical Geneticist and Pediatrician. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the NYU School of Medicine, now known as NYU Grossman School of Medicine, in 2006. Dr. Yang completed her residency training in Pediatrics and Genetics at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 2009 and 2011, respectively. In 2016, she received the Medical Genetics Residency Teaching Award. Dr. Yang is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and in Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Prior to her move to OHSU in 2018, Dr. Yang was an assistant director of the Medical Genetics Residency Program and an Associate Director of the Lysosomal Storage Disease Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. Currently, she is serving as the Medical Director of the Metabolic Genetics and Lysosomal Disease Program at OHSU.  She is a Northwest Regional Newborn Screening Program consultant and is a member of their Advisory Board.

Dr. Yang was named a New York Rising Stars Super Doctor in 2018. In 2021, she was named Top Doctor by the Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Yang loves hiking, spending time with her kitties, and trying new recipes in her free time.

Dr. Yang discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Erik Zarandy, DO's Profile

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Dr. Erik Zarandy is a 2012 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – North Georgia Campus (PCOM Georgia) in Suwanee, Georgia. He then completed a residency in Family Medicine and a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship through AnMed Health in Anderson, South Carolina. During his time in Anderson, Dr. Zarandy provided sideline coverage for several local area high schools, Anderson University and Clemson University. He also provided medical coverage for multiple triathlons, including the collegiate triathlon national championship.

Dr. Zarandy returned to the Atlanta area in 2016 to practice family medicine for Piedmont Healthcare in Johns Creek, Covington, and Marietta, Georgia. He is one of the team physicians for the Atlanta United Football Club in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also provided sideline coverage for multiple FIFA International Friendlies and English Premier League matches. In addition, he has provided medical coverage for the PGA Tour Championship. Dr. Zarandy recently became an Assistant Professor in the PCOM North Georgia Campus Family Medicine Department. Dr. Zarandy is board certified in Family Medicine and has a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine both through the American Board of Family Medicine.  

Dr. Zarandy has a passion for teaching and looks forward to educating and working alongside our future generation of doctors.

Dr. Zarandy discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


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