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Dr. Lola B. Chambless is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery specializing in the treatment of benign and malignant intracranial tumors. She received her education at Stanford University and Vanderbilt University, and trained in Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt. She received fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia under the mentorship of Dr. Charlie Teo. In her clinical practice, she performs both endoscopic and transcranial procedures for the treatment of skull base tumors and intracranial malignancies. She also leads the neurosurgical effort within the Vanderbilt Radiosurgery Center with a dual appointment in Radiation Oncology. Her research interests focus on the use of machine learning techniques to define clinical outcomes in brain tumor surgery and collaborative translational projects in the study of high-grade glioma. She is also the Residency Program Director in Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt and has written numerous peer reviewed manuscripts on training-related subjects including misrepresentation on residency applications, resident attrition, and match reforms. She is a leader in several national neurosurgical organizations including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, where she is a member of the Executive Committee and Vice-Chair of Education.
Dr. Mona M. Abaza is a Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and
Diversity for the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado, School of
Medicine. A board certified and Laryngology fellowship trained Otolaryngologist, she
received her medical degree from The Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (now
Drexel University). She completed her Otolaryngology residency at the University of
Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and then completed her Laryngology
fellowship at Graduate Hospital and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She
maintains active interest in professional voice research as a peer-elected member of the
International Association of Phonosurgeons, the American Bronch-esophagology
Association, the Triological Society and the American Laryngological Association. She
is very active in medical education, completing a Master of Science in Higher Education
at Drexel University School of Education in 2010. She is a member of the University of
Colorado School of Medicine’s Academy of Medical Educators and runs its Teaching
Certificate Program. She held the position of Associate Residency Program
Director/Program Director for Otolaryngology for over 18 years, stepping down in 2018
to take the Vice Chair position. She is the Past Chair of the Otolaryngology Program
Director Organization (OPDO) and a second term Administrative Board member for the
Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the American Association of
Medical Colleges (AAMC), where she chairs the Faculty Resilience Working Group. She
also passionately works to improve women’s leadership development in her specialty and
academic medicine as a whole. She was a founding member of the governing council of
the women’s section of her national academy, past-chair of the section and co-founder
and director of a yearlong leadership development program for it, as well as an active
faculty in University of Colorado’s Junior Women Faculty Development Program.
Dr. Donna Williams is Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Wake Forest in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She completed her medical school and Internal Medicine Residency training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She worked as a hospitalist and Assistant Program Director at Jefferson for three years before relocating to Baltimore, Maryland, where she worked as a hospitalist and Associate Program Director at Saint Agnes Hospital. In 2012, she joined the team at UC Davis as Associate Program Director, where she worked until June 2017. She relocated to Winston Salem where she joined the faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2017.
Dr. Williams enjoys teaching internal medicine residents about high value care. She recently served as lead author for the 2016 update of the ACP/AAIM High Value Care Curriculum and contributed to the High Value Care chapter of the AMA’s Health Systems Science textbook. She is an active member of both ACP and APDIM, where she has presented workshops, lectures, and posters on high value care, resident career pathways, remediation, and development of a medical education track.
Neha Vapiwala, M.D. FACR is Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Associate Dean of Admissions at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. She has published extensively on issues related to medical education and training, and received multiple teaching awards in recognition of her dedication to trainees. Dr. Vapiwala also holds leadership roles in several national committees, including Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Residency Review Committee for Radiation Oncology. She also serves on cancer education and/or examination committees in the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and American Board of Radiology.
Donna Sudak is Professor, Vice Chair for Education, Senior Associate Training Director and Director of Psychotherapy Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the Drexel University College of Medicine. She is a clinician-educator with a wealth of experience in teaching and patient care. She has made a number of significant contributions to the literature in CBT education and has played a major role in developing suggested curricula and guidelines for resident competency in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She also has multiple publications regarding combining treatment with medication and CBT. Her most recent book, Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, written with a group of noted experts in CBT education, provides multiple resources for educators.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Sudak is an adjunct faculty member at the Beck Institute. She is the Past President of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy, the former Editor of the PIPE examination, on the Board of Regents of the American College of Psychiatrists and serves on multiple national committees in Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. She is the current President of AADPRT.
Eva Aagaard, MD, FACP is Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Education at Washington University School of Medicine. In these roles, she oversees medical education across the continuum including undergraduate (UME), graduate (GME) and continuing medical education. At University of Colorado School of Medicine, she developed and served as Founding Director of their internationally recognized Academy of Medical Educators. Nationally she led development of the Society of General Internal Medicine TEACH Program. Internationally she developed the Health Education Advanced Leadership Program in Zimbabwe (HEALZ). Dr. Aagaard is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Specialty Board, Council Member for the Society of General Internal Medicine, and past co-chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners Ambulatory Care Test Development Committee and several item review committees. She served as a core member of the Milestones in Internal Medicine Committee. Her areas of interest include curriculum reform, competency-based education and assessment and teaching across the continuum of health professions education from UME through practicing provider. She has won more than 15 awards for clinical excellence, teaching, and humanism in medicine, including the University of Colorado’s President’s Teaching Award, the Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Career Mentoring Award, and the Elizabeth Gee Award for the Advancement of Women at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Maya Hammoud is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is the Chief of Women’s Health Division, and Associate Chair for Education. Dr. Hammoud holds many leadership roles nationally. She is senior advisor for Medical Education Innovations at the American Medical Association (AMA) with a focus on health systems science and coaching. She is the immediate past President for the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and chairs their International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM) committee. Dr. Hammoud is the current Principal Investigator on a $1.75 millions Reimagining Residency Grant from the AMA on transforming the UME to GME transition.
Dr. Hammoud completed her MD and MBA degrees and residency training at the University of Michigan. She has had many leadership roles in the past including Assistant and Associate Deans at Michigan and at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. Her research is in medical education with a special focus on the use of technology in education and the role of academic coaching in learner’s development.