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The AΩA Board of Directors—Bios

Peter W. Bates, MD
Peter W. Bates, MD, is Vice Dean and Professor of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Maine Medical Center, (MMC) and Academic Dean for the Maine Track medical school partnership with TUSM. He was Maine Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer and Academic Dean from 2008 to 2016, following nine years as Chief of Medicine. Dr. Bates has served as a member of the President’s Council at MMC and the Dean’s Executive Council of TUSM.
Dr. Bates was the founding Academic Dean overseeing a medical school partnership between MMC and TUSM. This initiative offers a "Maine Track" for applicants who are interested in a unique, innovative curriculum that will offer clinical training experiences in Maine and expose medical students to the advantages of rural practice as well as training in a major tertiary medical center. The program enrolled its first students in August 2009 and seeks to address the physician work force shortage in Maine through affordable access to a medical education for qualified Maine applicants. In 2017, Dr. Bates received the TUSM Distinguished Faculty Award.
Dr. Bates received both his BS and MD from the University of Washington where he completed his Internal Medicine Internship, Residency, Chief Residency and began his Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine. He completed his Pulmonary Fellowship at Maine Medical Center.

Lynn Cleary, MD
Dr. Cleary (AOA, Ohio State University, 1978) is Professor of Medicine and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY), and serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Cleary is councilor of the Upstate AOA Chapter, serves on the Editorial Board of The Pharos, previously served as a Councilor Board member of AOA and has more recently chaired an AOA Councilor Task Force. She is a clinician and educator and has received teaching awards at Upstate and nationally, most recently the AAMC/AOA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award in 2017. She is a lifetime honorary member of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), served on the Executive Board from 2009-2017, and chaired a Transprofessional Task Force in 2017. She is active in the American College of Physicians, recently completed service as Governor of the Upstate Region of the New York Chapter, and currently serves as a member of the ACP’s Master Clinician Task Force.

Sky Dainty, MD
Dr. Dainty (AΩA, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, 2019) graduated magna cum laude from Valdosta State University in 2015; she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the University’s Honors College. She is an obstetrics-gynecology Resident at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where she can devote her time to improving access to women’s health in underserved areas in an effort to reduced mortality secondary to gynecologic and obstetric disease.

Rakan Dodin
Rakan Dodin (AΩA, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2021) joins the AOA Board of Directors as a Student Director. He is a fourth year medical student at the University of North Dakota School and Medicine and Health Sciences. He will enter the Neurosurgical Residency program at the University of Kansas later this year. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Dagoberto Estevez-Ordonez, MD
Dr. Estevez-Ordonez (AOA, Vanderbilt University, 2018) was born and raised in Honduras. Due to financial constraints and other circumstances, dropped out of college in 2005. In 2007, received a 1-year scholarship to resume college in the US and emigrated in 2008 to resume education at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Completed a year of undergrad and transferred to main campus in Provo, UT where I participated in basic science research focused in molecular targets for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Graduated with Honors in 2013. Attended medical school at Vanderbilt University SOM. During medical school was active member and leader of several student organizations including: Latino Medical Student Association chapter, Student National Medical Association chapter, American Association of Neurological Surgeons chapter, AMA-MSS – Minority Issues Committee (National), Vanderbilt Global Health Organization chapters. During Medical school, completed a research year funded by the NIH to do cancer epidemiology research in low- middle income countries, focusing in Honduras and Central America. Was inducted AOA in 2018 and was selected to serve as member of the Vanderbilt AOA Chapter executive board. Have been awarded several scholarships and awards, including an AMA national award, during college and medical school including: academic scholarships, VMS Cornelius and Cate scholarships (75% tuition), AMA Minority Scholars Award, Vanderbilt Medical Scholars Award, VUSM Award in Global Health. Graduated in 2018. Started residency training in July 2018 for Neurological Surgery at the University of Alabama- Birmingham Program. Outside of medicine I enjoy Scuba Diving, choral and a cappella singing, guitar playing, movies and spending time with family. (During undergrad, I was a member of the BYU Men’s Chorus) (I am a certified Rescue Diver).

Atul Grover, MD, PhD
Dr. Grover (AΩA, George Washington University, 1995) is beginning his first year on the AΩA Board of Directors as the Medical Organization Director. In his role as executive vice president of The Association of American Medical Colleges, Atul Grover, MD, PhD, provides strategic leadership in the areas of medical education, academic affairs, health care affairs, scientific affairs, learning and leadership programming, diversity and inclusion, public policy, and communications. Dr. Grover joined the AAMC as associate director for the Center for Workforce Studies in 2005, where he managed research activity and directed externally funded workforce studies. He became a director of government relations and health care affairs in 2007, and served as the association’s chief public policy officer from 2011-2016. Previously, Dr. Grover held positions in health care finance and applied economics consulting as well as in the U.S. Public Health Service, Health Resources and Service Administration National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. Dr. Grover received his MD from George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and his PhD in health and public policy from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Grover holds faculty appointments at GWU School of Medicine, and JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Richard B. Gunderman MD, PhD
Dr. Gunderman (AΩA, University of Chicago, 1992) is serving his second term as a Member at Large on the AΩA Board of Directors. He joined the Board in 2010 as a Councilor Director. He has been the Councilor for the Alpha Indiana Chapter at Indiana University since 2009. As a medical student he received first prize in the AΩA Student Essay Contest, and as a junior faculty member he was awarded The Pharos Editor's Prize. He is the Chancellor’s Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University. He has received the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award a record 10 times, and the 2012 AΩA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. He is a frequent AΩA Visiting Professor at Chapters around the US. He has published 600 articles and nine books, and his writing frequently appears in popular media such as the Atlantic. His clinical specialty is pediatric radiology.

Holly J. Humphrey MD
Dr. Humphrey (AOA, University of Chicago, 1983) is serving her second term on the AΩA Board of Directors as a Member at Large. She is the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine, and the Dean for Medical Education at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. Prior to accepting her current position, she spent 14 years as Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Humphrey’s scholarly work focuses on residency education, professionalism and mentoring. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and edited three books. She is a highly sought after Visiting Professor, and the recipient of numerous teaching honors and awards, including being selected by graduating students at The University of Chicago 24 times as one of 20 favorite faculty teachers. She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine from 2001 to 2007, including a term as Chair. She is also a former President of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and later received the Dema C. Daley Founders Award from that same organization. In 2009, Crain’s Chicago Business named her as one of their “Women to Watch.” In 2010, Dr. Humphrey was elected a Master by the American College of Physicians. An Honors graduate of the Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Humphrey completed both her internal medicine residency and pulmonary-critical care fellowship at the University of Chicago. She served as Chief Medical Resident before joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1989. Dr. Humphrey was named the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine in 2012, and was the first clinician-educator at the University of Chicago awarded tenure.

Sharon A. Lewis, MD
Dr. Lewis, (AΩA, University of Miami, 2005) is serving as AΩA Councilor Director for the AΩA Board of Directors. She is Assistant Dean for Diversity Recruitment in the Program for Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Penn Medicine.

Barbara L. McAneny, MD
Dr. McAneny (AΩA University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 1977) is CEO of New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, LTD and the past President of the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation. She is active in organized medicine and advocacy. She was the 1989 President of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association and was President of the New Mexico Medical Society in 2000. She served a four-year term on the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, on the AMA Council of Medical Service, and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) Board of Directors and their Clinical Practice committee. She is a member and Past-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. In June of 2017, Dr. McAneny was elected by the AMA House of Delegates as President Elect of the AMA, and served as AMA President in 2018.

Jill Omori, MD
Dr. Omori (AΩA, University of Hawaii, 1995) ) graduated from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and also completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Hawaii. She completed a fellowship in Medical Education and the UCSD fellowship in Addressing the Needs of the Underserved. She is currently an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and is the Director or the Office of Medical Education. Dr. Omori has a special interest in rural health and homeless health care. She founded and is the current Director of the Hawaii H.O.M.E. (Homeless Outreach and Medical Education) Project, which is a student-run free clinic for the homeless on Oahu. Dr. Omori has been the councilor for the Hawaii Chapter of AOA since 2010.

Sheryl Pfeil MD
Dr. Pfeil (AΩA, Ohio State University, 1984) is President of the Board of Directors. She was elected to the Board in 2010, as a Councilor Director. Dr. Pfeil has been Councilor at the Gamma Ohio Chapter at Ohio State University since 2009. She is a professor of Internal Medicine and the Medical Director of the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center (simulation center). In 2014, she was awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and a Faculty Teaching Award at Ohio State. Her specialty is gastroenterology.

Alan G. Robinson MD
Dr. Robinson (AΩA, University of Pittsburgh, Faculty, 1988) received his MD from Case Western Reserve University and did his postgraduate training at Columbia. After his fellowship he moved to the University of Pittsburgh where he was for 24 years an NIH investigator and served as the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He was recruited to UCLA in 1995 as Executive Associate Dean and in that position functioned as the Chief Operating Officer, until 2011. At UCLA he has served in major administrative positions: Vice Provost, Medical Sciences (1995-2003); Associate Vice Chancellor, Medical Sciences (2003-2015); and, is presently Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean.
As Executive Associate Dean, Dr. Robinson focused on maintaining the high quality of research and medical education. Among the accomplishments were a tripling of grant support to the school, construction of 5 new research buildings and initiating a new integrated multi-media focused curriculum for medical education. He was the Principal Investigator on a grant from the National Library of Medicine for Integrated Academic Information Management Systems and directed a State funded $35 million capital program in telemedicine. His recent interest includes issues at the end of life and he leads a selective in that subject for medical students.
Dr. Robinson has been a member of The American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Association of Physicians, The Endocrine Society, and the Society for Neuroscience. In addition to his extensive peer-reviewed publications, he has contributed chapters to Cecil Textbook of Medicine, Kelley’s Textbook of Internal Medicine, Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, Greenspan’s Basic & Clinical Endocrinology, Conn’s Current Therapy, Current Therapy in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinics in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and other books. He edited 2 books on the hormones of the posterior pituitary.

José Ginel Rodríguez, MD
José Ginel Rodríguez, MD, FAAP, (AΩA Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Faculty, 1996) graduated from the Ponce School of Medicine in 1983 in Puerto Rico. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at the Ramón Ruiz Arnau University Hospital in 1986. Upon completion of his residency, he was appointed to a faculty position as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. He attended the Lipid Research Center at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he was certified as a Lipid Specialist in Children. After becoming Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at the University Hospital in 1997, he was selected as a faculty Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society member, and two years later was elected as UCC counselor for Alpha Omega Alpha, Gamma Chapter. Dr. Rodríguez rose to the rank of Professor in 2002. He was first named Interim Dean of the School of Medicine in July 2003 and Dean in 2004. In December 2006 he was named Acting President of UCC and President in March 2008. Since 2003, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Puerto Rico Journal of Medicine. He has served in several academic review processes including the Consulting Board of the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education and in addition in 2010 he served as LCME surveyor for the UNM School of Medicine. He currently serves as Dean of Health Science, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas, P.R.

Wiley “Chip” Souba MD, ScD, MBA
Dr. Souba (AΩA, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1978) joined the AΩA Board of Directors as a Member at Large in 2013. He serves as the President-Elect. Dr. Souba has most recently served as Vice-President for Health Affairs, and Dean of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, where he maintains a faculty appointment as Professor in the Department of Surgery, and in the Department of Medical Education. He is nationally known for his innovative approaches to developing leaders and leadership. He believes leadership begins within oneself. He is a member of the AΩA Fellow in Leadership Committee, and works with the Fellows through his course “The Science and Practice of Leading Yourself.” His specialty is surgical oncology.

John Tooker MD, MBA, MACP
Dr. Tooker (AΩA, University of Colorado, 1970) serves the AΩA Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer, and serves as a mentor for the Fellow in Leadership Program. He joined the Board in 2009 as the Medical Organization Director representing the American College of Physicians (ACP), and is a past President of the Board. Dr. Tooker is the Emeritus Executive Vice President and CEO of the ACP, where he served as the EVP and CEO from 2002 – 2010. He remains active on special projects and in service to organizations supporting ACP’s mission of excellence and professionalism. In addition to AΩA, Dr. Tooker serves on the board of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. His specialty is internal medicine with a subspecialty in pulmonology and critical care.

Steven A. Wartman MD, PhD
Dr. Wartman (AΩA, Johns Hopkins University, 1970) is completing his third year on the AΩA Board of Directors as a Member at Large, and has served on The Pharos Editorial Board since 1996. Dr. Wartman received his AB from Cornell University and his MD and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins and a Henry Luce Scholar in Indonesia. Since 2005, he’s served as the third President and CEO of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) in Washington, DC. Previously, he was Executive Vice President for Academic and Health Affairs, and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In 2008, he founded AAHC International™, a global organization dedicated to improving health and well being worldwide. He has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, most recently the 2015 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award. He is an internist and a sociologist.

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Updated on May 28, 2021.