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2017 Visiting Professorships

Beginning in 2002, Alpha Omega Alpha’s board of directors offered every chapter and association the opportunity to host a visiting professor. Sixty-five chapters took advantage of the opportunity during the 2016/2017 academic year to invite eminent persons in American medicine to share their varied perspectives on medicine and its practice. Following are the participating chapters and their visitors.

ARKANSAS

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Toni Darville, MD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"AOA Principles in a Climate of Medicine and Healthcare Changes"

CALIFORNIA

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Shahrod Mokhtari, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Addiction in Medical Trainees and Strategies to Cope"

Stanford University School of Medicine
Bert Patenaude, Stanford University
“Save the Children … But Let the Parents Die? American Physicians in Soviet Russia During the Great Famine of 1921”

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Debra Pinals, MD, (AΩA, Case Western Reserve, 1964)
"Justice and Mental Health Collaborations: The Current Frontier"

COLORADO

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Gus Lee, BA JD, Author
"Courageous Leadership in Medicine"

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Howard Zucker, MD JD, (AΩA - George Washington University, 2017) University of Albany, State University of New York

FLORIDA

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Kevin Soden, MD, (AΩA - University of Florida, 1973) University of Florida College of Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine
Steven Weinberger, MD, (AΩA - Harvard Medical School, 1973) American College of Physicians and University of Pennsylvania

University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Barbara Pettitt, MD, (AΩA - Emory University, 2013) Emory University School of Medicine
“Leadership in a Dynamic Health Care Environment: The Role of the Young Physician”

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Mary Brandt, MD, (AΩA - Baylor College of Medicine, 1983) Baylor College of Medicine

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Rony Francois, MD PhD, (AΩA - University of South Florida, 2017) Naval Health Clinic of Corpus Christi
“Health Care in the US: Navigating Through Uncharted Waters”

GEORGIA

Emory University School of Medicine
Daniel Geschwind, MD PhD, (AΩA - Yale University School of Medicine, 1991) David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
“Academic Research”

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Robert Bakos, MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
"Billroth & Brahms: Composers and Their Medical Maladies"

ILLINOIS

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Eric Gail, MD MACP MACR, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Camara Jones, MD, Morehouse School of Medicine

Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
John Sergent, MD, (AΩA - Vanderbilt University, 1966) Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“Residency Training, A 50-Year Perspective”

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Howard Bauchner, MD FAAP, (AΩA - Boston University School of Medicine - 2000) Boston University School of Medicine
"JAMA, Adult Health and Medical Journalism"

INDIANA

Indiana University School of Medicine
Steven Isenberg, MD, (AΩA - Indiana University, 1975) Indiana University School of Medicine
“Medals 4 Mettle – Simple Gesture, Profound Impact, Global Reach”

IOWA

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Paul Rothman, MD, (AΩA - Yale University School of Medicine, 1984) Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
“Keeping the Joy in Medicine”

KANSAS

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Timothy Henry, MD, (AΩA - University of California, San Francisco, 1982 University of North Dakota
"Cardiology"

KENTUCKY

University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Richard Gunderman, MD PhD, (AΩA - University of Chicago - Beta, Illinois) Indiana University
"Resuscitating the Physician’s Conscience"

LOUISIANA

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Robert Trowbridge, MD, (AΩA - Georgetown University, 1992) Tufts University School of Medicine
“Teaching Clinical Reasoning: What Have you been Doing All These Years?”

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Richard Turnage, MD, (AΩA - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, 1983) University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Tulane University School of Medicine
Scott Plotkin, MD, PhD, (AΩA - Tulane University, 1998) Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital
"Advances in the Understanding of Neurologic Illnesses"

MARYLAND

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Hugh Mighty, MD MBA, (AΩA - Howard University, 2017) Howard University College of Medicine
“When You Hear Hoofbeats: Substance User Disorder, Mental Health, and Obesity, the New Epidemics Challenging Medical Education and Health Care Delivery”

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston University School of Medicine
Stephen Bergman, MD, PhD, (AΩA - Harvard Medical School, 1973) New York University School of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine
Nahid Bhadelia, MD MALD, Boston University School of Medicine
“The Physician Advocate: The Role of Doctors in Humanitarian Crises”

MICHIGAN

University of Michigan Medical School
Allen Kachalia, MD JD, Harvard Medical School
“Transparency to Improve Quality in Healthcare: Does it Work?”

MINNESOTA

University of Minnesota Medical School
Michael Collins, MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

MISSISSIPPI

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Diane Shannon, MD MPH
"Preventing Physician Burnout"

MISSOURI

Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Richard Gunderman, MD PhD, (AΩA - University of Chicago - Beta, Illinois) Indiana University

University of Missouri—Columbia School of Medicine
David Ansell, MD MPH, Rush University
"How Inequality Kills: Doctors, Hospitals and Premature Mortality in America"

University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Medicine
Richard Isaacson, MD, Cornell University
“Neurology”

NEBRASKA

Creighton University School of Medicine
J. David Richardson, MD, (AΩA - University of Kentucky, 1970) University of Louisville
"Changes in the Management of Injuries to the Liver and Spleen"

University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Robert Centor, MD, (AΩA - University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 2003) University of Alabama, Birmingham
"Learning How to Think Like a Clinician"

NEW JERSEY

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Chen Liu, MD, (AΩA - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 2017)Rutgers – NJMS
"Liver Carcinogenesis"

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Pam Belluck, New York Times
"Communicating Medicine to the Media: A Journalist’s Reflections"

NEW YORK

Albany Medical College
John Fogarty, MD, (AΩA - Florida State University, 2012) Florida State University College of Medicine
"AOA and What it Means Today"

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Terrence Dermody, MD, (AΩA - Columbia University, 1982) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"AOA and the Healthcare Transformations of the 21st Century"

New York Medical College
Kimberly Manning, MD, Emory University
"The Patient as Our Teacher: Timeless Lessons and Teachable Moments"

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Ralph Snyderman, MD, (AΩA - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, 1965) Duke University School of Medicine

State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Mark Pearlman, MD, University of Michigan
"Shared Decision-Making: Providing Expert Clinical Guidance When ‘Experts’ Don’t Agree"

Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Patricia Finn, MD PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Emerging Opportunities in Lung Disease”

NORTH CAROLINA

University of North at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD (AΩA, University of Chicago, 1992)
"Ethics in Today’s Medical World"

Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD (AΩA, University of Chicago, 1992)
“We Come to Life with Those we Serve”

OHIO

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, (AΩA - Northwestern University, 1998)University of San Francisco California
“Nobody Cares How Much You Know”

The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Lotte Dyrbye, MD MHPE, (AΩA - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1996) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

OREGON

Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Joseph Kvedar, MD, Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts General Hospital
“Digital Health”

PENNSYLVANIA

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Melanie Walker, MD, World Bank
“Perfectly Reasonable Deviations (from the Beaten Path)”

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Eve J. Higginbotham, MD, (AΩA - Morehouse School of Medicine, 2008) University of Pennsylvania
“Practicing Professionalism in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities”

PUERTO RICO

Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Idhaliz Flores-Caldera, PhD, (AΩA - Ponce Health Sciences University, 2010) Ponce Health Sciences University
“Biobanking: The Heart of Translational Research and Precision Medicine”

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Ana Nuñez, MD, (AΩA - Drexel University College of Medicine, 2014)Drexel University College of Medicine
"Professionalism"

RHODE ISLAND

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Katherine Chretien, MD, (AΩA - Johns Hopkins University, 2000)George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
"A Need for Story in Medicine"

SOUTH CAROLINA

University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Warren Lockette, MD, (AΩA - University of Michigan, 2003) University of Missouri School of Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, (AΩA - Vanderbilt University, 1981) Washington University, St. Louis
"Zika Virus and the Pathogenesis of Microcephaly"

TENNESSEE

East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Mary Hooks, MD MBA FACS, (AΩA - James H. Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University, 1999)Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Meharry Medical College
Walter Clair, MD MPH FACC FHRS FAHA, (AΩA - Vanderbilt University, 2016)Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“A History of Defibrillation”

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Kevin Jones, MD, (AΩA - Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, 2009) Huntsman Cancer Center, University of Utah

TEXAS

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Kent Brantly, MD

University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston
Cristin Aptowicz, Author
"History of Medical Professionalism in America"

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Patrick McColloster, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
“How to Make Clinics Run by the Targeted Community”

University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD, (AΩA - Georgetown University, 1971) Baylor School of Medicine
"Academic Medicine During the Nazi Period and Implications for Creating Awareness of Professional Responsibility Today"

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Stephen Ferrara, MD FSIR, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Extreme Interventions in Warfare and Natural Disaster Relief"

VIRGINIA

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Glenn Treisman, MD PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“The Psychiatry of AIDS”

WASHINGTON

University of Washington School of Medicine
Wiley Souba, MD ScD MBA, (AΩA - University of Texas McGovern Medical School, 1978) Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
“Student Leadership”

Updated on November 1, 2017.


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