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AOMA 41st Annual Fall Seminar: Here We Grow, A Virtual Event


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20 hours


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Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association

AOMA 41st Annual Fall Seminar - Here We Grow

41st Annual Fall Seminar
LIVESTREAMING!

 

While we won't be in person for the AOMA 41st Annual Fall Seminar, we can be together in spirit for this livestreaming event. Join us from the comfort of your home or office for an outstanding agenda of lectures including 3.0 hours of continuing medical education on opioids and pain management to satisfy Arizona licensure requirements.

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Primary Care Clinic
  • Medical Liability Risks During the Opioid Crisis
  • Statewide Efforts to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Other topics planned include:

  • End of Life Considerations
  • Post-Pandemic Population Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Osteobiologics for Arthritis
  • Psychiatric Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Eating Disorders
  • Social Media Effects on Pediatric Patients
  • Epilepsy
  • Early Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Advocacy Update
  • OMM

Download the full agenda here

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The AOMA designates this program for a maximum of 20.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP has reviewed AOMA 41st Annual Fall Seminar and deemed it acceptable for up to 20.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of approvail is from 11/05/2021 to 11/07/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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Brandon Abbott, DO, MPH, FAAP's Profile

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Brandon Abbott, DO, MPH, is a board-certified internist and pediatrician practicing North Country HealthCare in Flagstaff, Arizona, focusing on transitional care for children with chronic medical illnesses. A graduate of A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, Dr. Abbott earned a Master of Public Health at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine during medical school. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Abbott is also a part time staff physician for Doctor on Demand, a telemedicine company. 

Dr. Abbott has no disclosures. 


Karleen Adams, DO's Profile

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Dr. Adams served as a construction mechanic in the US Navy. She used her GI bill and waited tables in undergraduate school at EWU in Cheney, Washington. She then moved to the desert in 2009 for medical school at Touro University-Nevada and stayed for family medicine residency at Valley Hospital Medical Center in the heart of Las Vegas. 

She made some good friends and learned to love the Mojave Desert's dirt biking terrain, rock climbing opportunities, and hiking trails. So, she decided to stay and do my fellowship at Nathan Adelson's Hospice/Palliative fellowship, where she was mentored and inspired by Dr. Warren Wheeler. 

Currently, Dr. Adams is the Palliative director for Kingman Regional Medical Center in Arizona.

To burn the cortisol, she enjoys jumping on the stationary bike, mediation, yoga and daily dog walks.  

Dr. Adams has no disclosures.
 


Merima Bucaj, DO, FAAFP's Profile

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Program Director

Abrazo Family Medicine Residency


Dr. Bucaj’s introduction into Western medicine was unique, as she entered the United States as a teenage refugee from Eastern Europe. In her early years, she quickly set to work learning English and mastering biomedical science to reach her dream of becoming a physician. With her desire to serve others, she commissioned into the United States Air Force under a medical scholarship program, and on her journey through medical school fell in love with Family Medicine and its incomparable patient continuity. Once she graduated as a chief resident from her residency training, she applied for a faculty position and has been teaching residents and leading medical student education in residency programs since that time. Dr. Bucaj thrives on caring for her patients and making strong, lasting bonds with the people who allow her to care for them and their families. All this is in conjunction with her other passion of sharing the knowledge, excitement and experience she has gained with other physicians.

Having completed specialty health training with the Public Health Service in Yosemite National Park, she has a deep passion for nature, hiking, and travel. She enjoys spending quality time with friends and family. She is ecstatic to be back in Arizona, which she considers her home, and to be serving her community.

Dr. Bucaj’s clinical Interests are Resident Education, Medical Student Education, Colonoscopies, OMT, Auricular Acupuncture, Physician Wellness.

Dr. Bucaj has no disclosures


Andrew Chung, DO's Profile

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Sonoran Spine Institute


Dr. Andrew Chung is a dual-fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He earned his D.O. Degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. This was followed by a combined neurosurgical and orthopedic spine fellowship at the University of Southern California. He then went on to pursue an advanced fellowship in outpatient and minimally invasive spine surgical techniques with a focus on minimally invasive spinal deformity correction at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and DOCs Hospital in Beverly Hills.

Dr. Chung understands the value of research and is passionate about education. He has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles in major spine and orthopedic journals and has written several book chapters on spine surgical care. His research has been presented both nationally and internationally. He enjoys mentoring medical students and residents. He additionally serves as a reviewer for several major spine journals. What he finds most enjoyable, however, is being able to help his patients live better lives.

In his free time Dr. Chung loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, working out, and cooking. 

Dr. Chung has no disclosures.


Anthony Dekker, DO, FACOFP, FAOAAM, DFASAM's Profile

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Gallup Indian Medical Center


Dr. Dekker is currently a member of the Primary Care Service Line at the Gallup Indian Medical Center in the Indian Health Service.  He provides services in addiction and pain medicine, primary care and is part of the team working on the COVID epidemic.  Previously he was at the Northern Arizona Veteran’s Administration Healthcare System in Prescott, Arizona.  From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Dekker was the director of the Department of Addiction Medicine at the Ft Belvoir Community Hospital which is one of the replacement hospitals for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  After serving the Indian Health Service from 1998 to 2010 in Arizona he was also the Associate Director of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Director, Ambulatory Care and Community Health. 

Born and raised in Western Michigan he graduated from Hope College in Holland Michigan.  He completed his Osteopathic education at Michigan State University in 1978.  He completed his internship and family medicine residency at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and an Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.  As a Public Health Service Scholar, he served Chicago’s South Side for fourteen years.  Dr. Dekker is board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Pain Medicine.  He is a Fellow in numerous professional societies.  As a member of the healthcare team at the Gallup Indian Medical Center, he is dedicated to the Mission of providing the highest quality care to American Indians and Alaska Natives.  His areas of expertise include addiction medicine, chronic pain syndromes, infomatics, high risk youth, domestic violence and behavioral health.   Past faculty appointments include clinical professorships at George Washington University (Washington DC), and the Andrew Taylor Still University (Mesa, AZ).  He was professor and chair of Family Medicine at the Kansas City University 1994-1998 and Associate Professor at Midwestern University from 1986 to 1994.

Dr. Dekker has no disclosures.


Karen Everitt, BSN, JD's Profile

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Karen B. Everitt, JD, BSN, joined Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA) in June 2019 as vice president of risk management services. Karen has over 30 years of critical care nursing, legal, and medical professional liability insurance experience and history of successfully driving change. Her team contributes to MICA’s historically outstanding service and mission to protect and defend the practice of medicine with research-driven expertise, effective risk assessments and consultation, and pertinent liability and risk management content. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Auburn University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama. Karen is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Health Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and the American Society for Health Care Risk Management.

Ms. Everitt has no disclosures.


Jordana Rachel Fox Kensicki, DO's Profile

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Phoenix Children's Hospital


Dr. Jordana Fox Kensicki is a Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist at the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She is an assistant clinical professor at Barrow Neurological Institute and the University of Arizona School of Medicine department of child health and neurology. She completed her medical education at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then went on to a 5-year child neurology residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in conjunction with Barrow Neurological Institute. After completing residency, she completed 2 years of fellowship training in Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Children’s Medical Center, University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Following completion of training she returned to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to serve as faculty in the Neurology division as part of the Epilepsy group.

Dr. Fox is currently active in quality improvement within the neurology division and structuring ways to better serve pediatric epilepsy population with utilization of a live electronic epilepsy dashboard. She has multiple peer reviewed publications on topics related to neurology and epilepsy. She is passionate about medical education and will be starting as the associate program director of the Child Neurology residency program beginning in January 2022.

Dr. Fox Kensicki has no disclosures.


James F. Keane, DO, MEd, FACOI, FACP's Profile

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Assistant Professor/Medical Director

ATSU - SOMA


James F. Keane, DO, MEd was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. In 1994, Dr. Keane moved to Arizona to pursue a career in writing. He instead was drawn into the field of education and policy, at first working at Arizona State University and receiving a master’s degree in higher education. Dr. Keane later served on the research staff for the Arizona State Senate and then briefly as a lobbyist for Arizona’s cities and towns. An interest in traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health related activities eventually led him to leave public policy to attend medical school. Dr. Keane graduated from Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Since completing residency, he obtained a second certification in integrative holistic medicine and extensive training and experience in osteopathic manipulative treatment. Dr. Keane is the Medical Director at the A.T. Still University Osteopathic Medicine Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Dr. Keane has no disclosures. 


Gwen Levitt, DO, DFAPA's Profile

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Dr. Levitt is an adult and forensic psychiatrist in the Phoenix area. She completed her training at Maricopa Medical Center. She is employed full-time at Maricopa Integrated Health System on one of the adult inpatient psychiatric units. In her private practice she provides consultations for criminal and civil matters and provides fitness for duty evaluations in many arenas.

Dr. Levitt has no disclosures.


Anne Maiden-Hope, DO, FAAP's Profile

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Midwestern University - AZCOM


Anne Maiden-Hope, DO, FAAP, is a native Phoenician who has worked as a Board-Certified Pediatrician and has practiced both at a Federally Qualified Health Center and via telemedicine platforms. She received her Bachelor of Science at the University of Miami and obtained her medical degree at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She went on to complete her Pediatric Residency through Mercer University in Savannah, Georgia. She enjoys teaching and inspiring the next generation of physician leaders and is the Vice-Chair of Pediatrics and Assistant Clinical Professor at her alma mater, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM). 

Dr. Maiden has been dedicated to serving children and has sat on both the Prevent Child Abuse of Arizona Board and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona Board. As a mom of twins, she is involved in the Phoenix Valley Mothers of Multiples Chapter and has acted as their Philanthropy Chair working with their charity partner Arizona Helping Hands. Currently, she is a member of the Maricopa County Medical Society’s (MCMS) Board of Directors, Arizona Medical Association’s House of Delegates, advisor for the MCMS Medical Student Section and member of the MCMS Diversity Committee. Additionally, she represents AZCOM at the American Association’s College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Pediatric Leadership Committee.

Dr. Maiden's interests include counseling her patients on nutrition and breastfeeding, encouraging an active lifestyle, limiting screen time, and the importance of vaccines, including COVID-19 in the teenage population. As part of advocating for vaccines, she recently appeared on AZFamily encouraging the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 immunizations amongst adolescents. Dr. Maiden knew from age of 12 that she wanted to become a physician and has spent most of her life working towards achieving that goal. She has enjoyed serving and educating her community. She recently published an article “Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Case-Based Focused on Pediatric and Adult Guidelines” in the Osteopathic Family Physician Journal to raise awareness about liver disease in the pediatric population. She enjoys exercising, baking, and spending time with her husband, twin 21-month-old boys, and her dog, Elle Woods, “Ellie.”

Dr. Maiden -Hope has no disclosures.

 


Michelle D. Mifflin, DO's Profile

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Assistant Clinical Professor

Midwestern University - AZCOM


Michelle D. Mifflin, DO is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine at Midwestern University. Concurrently, she serves as the Director and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Advisor for Health Outreach through Medicine and Education (H.O.M.E.), assisting students in providing free medical care to homeless shelters in the Phoenix area. She also acts as the Faculty Advisor for the Midwestern University Integrative Medicine Club.

Dr. Mifflin has been working as a family practice physician in the Phoenix area since 2004. She is board-certified in family medicine through the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and specializes in working with patients with complex chronic health problems, with an emphasis on preventative care, including lifestyle and nutrition.
Dr. Mifflin earned her DO from Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2001, and she completed her family medicine residency through the Midwestern University Graduate Medical Education Consortium at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital in Tempe, Arizona.

Dr. Mifflin has been a volunteer physician for numerous community and sports events in the Phoenix area. She also participates as a non-medical volunteer for other organizations in the Valley of the Sun. She is active in the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Arizona Society of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

In her free time, Dr. Mifflin enjoys multiple vigorous outdoor activities and travel with her husband, step-daughter and their two dogs. Dr. Mifflin participated in sprint triathlons during her residency training. She and her husband designed and built their home in 2006, acting as General Contractor and general labor for the entire project. Michelle has been practicing yoga consistently since 2010, as a means of exercise, mental focus, spiritual grounding and relaxation.

Dr. Mifflin has no disclosures.


Laurel Anne Mueller, DO, MBA's Profile

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Laurel Mueller, DO/MBA is a 1980 graduate of Vassar College, earning General Honors and Departmental Honors (Italian).  She completed an MBA from The Wharton School (Finance Major) in 1985. After several years on Wall Street, Dr. Mueller went to medical school at the age of 43. She earned Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2004 from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Mueller has devoted her medical career to serving uninsured and under-insured populations at risk.

A leader of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA), she served as President from 2017-18. In 2015, she was awarded AOMA’s Humanitarian Award for her dedication to underserved populations. Dr. Mueller speaks six languages. She worked for the Indian Health Service and was Clinical Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has participated in several medical missions to Myanmar (formerly Burma). Dr. Mueller is committed to free universal healthcare for all.

Dr. Mueller has no disclosures.

 

 

 

 


Sristi Nath, DO's Profile

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Dr. Sristi Nath is board certified in both adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. She practices both psychotherapy and medication management, for patients who require it, with a wide range of psychiatric issues in Scottsdale, AZ.

Dr. Nath lived as a teenager in Scottsdale, and she graduated from Chaparral High School. Dr. Nath completed her bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and medical degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University.

Dr. Nath completed her General Psychiatry residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Hawaii. She then returned to Scottsdale with her family in 2007. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Nath is an assistant professor at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. She has also lectured at medical and mental health conferences on various psychiatric topics, including Physician Burnout, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS), Child Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Contemporary Economic Factors associated with receiving current mental health treatment. Dr. Nath is a strong proponent of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. She enjoys working with patients on healthy eating and exercise regimens.

Whether individuals are struggling with mood and anxiety symptoms or simply require help to reach their next level of potential, Dr. Nath has been trained in the latest in psychotherapeutic modalities to help people achieve their personal goals.

Dr. Nath has no disclosures.

 


Karen Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, FACP, CS-F's Profile

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Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS is most recently the Dean of the Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine serving since 2002 until stepping down July 2018. She took a leave to serve as President of the American Osteopathic Association 2010-2011. Prior to serving as Dean, she was Assistant Dean, Post-Doctoral Education and Division Director (chair), Internal Medicine at the Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine since 1997. She was in the private practice of internal medicine and geriatrics in Mesa, Arizona from 1985 through 2002. A graduate of the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) with a DO degree, she holds a Master’s degree in Management with a specialty in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University.In 2015, she was selected for the highest honor given by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Distinguished Service Award as well as receiving a Presidential Citation in 2018. In 2015, she received the Robert A. Kistner, DO Award and then in 2020, received the Dale Dodson, DO Award, the two highest honors bestowed by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. She has received numerous other awards.

She has served as President of the American Osteopathic Association, President of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and President of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and was the first woman to hold all those positions. She is Past President of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago Board of Governors. Dr. Nichols is one of the two first DOs nominated by the AOA and elected to the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education board. She is the Chair of that board and serves on the Executive Committee and Policy Committee.

Dr. Nichols has served on the boards of the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Osteopathic International Alliance and the American Osteopathic Foundation.  By invitation she frequently speaks nationally on leadership, end-of-life care and outreach issues for osteopathic medicine. She is also authoring a book on Leadership for Physicians.

In 2004 Dr. Nichols created the endowed Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators, sited at Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, a one-year hybrid fellowship which has graduated over 300 medical educators. Dr. Nichols teaches nationally and internationally on the topics of end-of-life care, physician leadership, and women leaders in medicine.

Dr. Nichols has no disclosures.

 


David Pugach, JD's Profile

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Senior Vice President, Public Policy

American Osteopthic Association


David Pugach, JD, Senior Vice President, Public Policy American Osteopathic Association

David leads the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) public policy and advocacy program, representing the interests of the nation's more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students. This includes Congressional and regulatory affairs, state government affairs, grassroots advocacy, and collaboration with external stakeholders.

Prior to joining the AOA in November 2017, David was vice president of federal relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and led ACS CAN’s efforts to increase federal funding for cancer research and prevention. Additionally, David served as chairman of One Voice Against Cancer, a coalition that advocates for increased funding for federal cancer programs. David is also a past-president of United for Medical Research.

Before joining ACS CAN, David served as the Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Office of Government and Congressional Relations. From February 2006 to February 2007, David was detailed to the House Appropriations Committee. David joined NCI in the summer of 2003 after serving for two years as a Presidential Management Fellow with the National Institutes of Health.

David has a B.A. in political science from The George Washington University and a J.D. from the Rutgers University School of Law.

Mr. Pugach has no disclosures.


Randall K. Ricardi, DO's Profile

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Chair Department of Psychiatry

Phoenix Children's Hospital


Dr. Ricardi is board certified in adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in general child psychiatry at Lafayette Clinic in Detroit, Michigan with a fellowship in child psychiatry at Hawthorn Center in Northville, Michigan. Dr. Ricardi practices at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and is the Chair of Psychiatry and the Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. His special areas of interest include ADHD, adolescent and child depression, and OCD.

Dr. Ricardi discloses that he has received research support from Otskua.


Raine Richards, JD's Profile

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Senior Director | State Government Affairs

American Osteopathic Association


Raine Richards, JD, is the Senior Director of State Government Affairs for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). In this role, she oversees the AOA’s state-level policy and advocacy initiatives. In conjunction with federal public policy staff, she develops the annual advocacy agenda and works with affiliate organizations to develop unified responses to state legislative and regulatory proposals that could impact the osteopathic medical profession.

As Secretary to the AOA’s Council on State Health Affairs, Raine helps the Council create new policy on emerging state issues and drafts letters and grassroots campaigns to enhance the voice of the osteopathic medical community at the state level. She also acts as the staff liaison to the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners, which represents all osteopathic physicians who sit on state medical licensing boards and helps respond to issues related to physician licensure and discipline.

Raine has been with the AOA for over six years; prior to that she was an attorney at the Cook

County Treasurer’s Office in Chicago, Illinois. She received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA in Spanish from Emory University.

Ms. Richards has no disclosures.

 


Sara Salek, MD's Profile

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Sara Salek, M.D. has been the Chief Medical Officer for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) since June 2014.  In her current role, Dr. Salek spearheads the agency’s major clinical initiatives as well as oversees the quality and delivery of the health care services AHCCCS provides.  Clinical initiatives currently underway include the expansion of telehealth service delivery, improving child and adolescent preventative care rates, and addressing the opioid epidemic.

Dr. Salek grew up in Tucson, AZ and graduated from The University of Arizona College of Medicine.  She completed the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Boston Children’s Hospital through Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Salek has no disclosures.


Nick Staab, MD, MSPH's Profile

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Dr. Staab currently works as a medical epidemiologist for Maricopa County Department of Public Health and serves as subject matter expert for the operations branch of the emergency response to COVID-19.  Previously, he was medical director for the Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control at the Arizona Department of Health Services.  He works clinically as a pediatric hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  He has a master of science degree in public health microbiology and emerging infectious diseases from George Washington University and earned his medical doctorate from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.  Dr. Staab is a native Phoenician and lives in Central Phoenix with his young family.

Dr. Staab has no disclosures.

 


Robert Waldrop, MD's Profile

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Sonoran Spine Institute


Dr Waldrop is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in both spinal surgery and orthopedic oncology. Dr Waldrop performed his residency here in Phoenix before completing his spinal training at the University of California San Francisco and oncology training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Dr Waldrop has been in private practice for the last 5 years with Sonoran Spine. He currently serves as the network director for the HonorHealth orthopedic service line where he is actively involved in patient reported outcomes and creation of best practices for orthopedics and spine. 

Dr. Waldrop has no disclosures.

 


Jennifer Wethe, PhD, ABPP-CN's Profile

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Dr. Wethe is the Co-Director and lead neuropsychologist for the Mayo Clinic Arizona Concussion Program. She is also Founder and Chair of the Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Networking Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of adults and children with acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions. Dr. Wethe’s research interests include concussion, cognitive rehabilitation, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), hypothalamic hamartoma, and clinical tool validation. Dr. Wethe is the Principle Investigator for the multi-organization Correlates of Youth Athletic Participation study. She is also co-investigator on a large, longitudinal NIH/NINH grant to study CTE in retired American football players. Awards include the Penske Career Development Award for Research, 2018 Research Career Support & Advancement Award, and the 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Award; all at Mayo Clinic Arizona.

Dr. Wethe completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Purdue University. She went on to complete Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in clinical psychology, also at Purdue University. She trained as a pre-doctoral fellow at Wishard Health Services-Indiana University Medical Center; completed a neuropsychology internship at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and rehabilitation at Barrow Neurological Institute / St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Wethe Discloses she is a consultant for Neuroassessment Systems and has received Financial or Material Support from King-Devick Technologies neither has any relation to this lecture.

 


Anthony M. Will, DO's Profile

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Midwestern University


Dr. Anthony Will is an osteopathic physician that is board certified in both Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine and teaches at both Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He has served in various leadership roles including Department Chairman of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University and Vice Chairman of the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles and Practice for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently active in patient care and teaching at the bedside at Village Medical in Glendale, AZ.

Dr. Will completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and completed both his medical school and residency training at Midwestern University.

Dr. Will has no disclosures.


Nicholas Zalewski, MD's Profile

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Nicolas (Nick) L. Zalewski, MD is a specialist in Neurology and Neurohospital Medicine. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of multiple sclerosis, autoimmune neurology, neurosarcoidosis, and rare spinal cord disease.
  • Complex coordination of care and diagnosis of unresolved illness
  • Promoting each patient’s understanding of disease and empowering patients to become partners in managing their health.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Zalewski is active in research ad education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. He authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals.

Dr. Zalewski has no disclosures. 


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