Featured Guests
    • Radiation Oncology
    Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, is Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs and the C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she led pediatric radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston. At Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Tarbell was the founding director of the Office for Women’s Careers and the Center for Faculty Development. Dr. Tarbell is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric oncology and, in particular, pediatric brain tumors. Consistently listed in The Best Doctors of America (Woodward and White), Dr. Tarbell serves on the national Children’s Oncology Group Brain Tumor Committee. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2002 and has authored more than 300 original publications and book chapters. Dr. Tarbell is co-editor of Pediatric Radiation Oncology, now in its 5th edition. Dr. Tarbell is a longstanding advocate for faculty development initiatives including mentoring programs for junior faculty and numerous efforts on behalf of women and minorities. She recently led the HMS-wide Task Force on Faculty Development and Diversity, which has defined and prioritized faculty development and diversity enhancements within the HMS community, providing a foundation for the creation of new opportunities for HMS faculty and trainees. As Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, Dr. Tarbell oversees the Office for Faculty Affairs, the Office for Faculty and Research Integrity, the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, and several HMS-wide centers and divisions. In addition, her office is responsible for conducting clinical department reviews and has oversight of affiliation agreements with Harvard Medical School’s 16 associated hospitals and research institutes. As a member of the Dean’s cabinet, she is responsible for academic oversight of appointments and promotions in the Faculty of Medicine.
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    Co-Director, MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center's Women's Health Program
    Co-Director, MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center's Women's Health Program
    Board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiology, Dr. Wood has been Co-Director of the MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center’s Women’s Health Program since 2006 and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2007. In 2013, she was appointed Director of the Corrigan-Minehan Fellowship Program in Women’s Cardiovascular Disease. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Wood has led and participated in a wide range of cardiovascular research projects; taught and trained medical residents and clinical and research fellows; and lectured and published extensively on cardiovascular subjects. She is also a contributor to the American Journal of Cardiology, the Echocardiography Journal, and Cardiology in Review. Dr. Wood has been an active member of the American Society of Echocardiography and has served as a member of many of its committees as well as being a member of its Board of Directors from 2006-2009. Also a member of the American College of Cardiology, she was elected a Fellow of that group in 1997. She has been a longtime volunteer with the American Heart Association, serving the organization in multiple capacities. She has chaired its Women and Heart Disease Task Force and is a member of its Council on Clinical Cardiology and the current president of the Boston Chapter of the Association. She was elected a Fellow of the Association in 2010. Dr. Wood earned her bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of Missouri and completed her internship, residency, and a fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She also completed a Clinical Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Among a number of awards, was honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with its first Women’s Health Award, an honor recognizing a physician for outstanding contributions that advance women’s health in Massachusetts. She received the award at the Society’s Women’s Health Forum last fall. In nominating her for the honor, her colleagues noted that Dr. Wood “has pioneered medicine’s evolving understanding of the critical relationship of cardiac health to women’s overall health, wellness, and disease prevention” and has “spearheaded innovative research, advanced education academically and among community clinicians, and actively mentored generations of cardiac fellows in training.” Dr. Wood has previously been honored with the American Heart Association’s Mentoring Women in Cardiology Award, the Edwards Life Sciences Foundation Award, the Heart Association’s Northeast Affiliate Mission Award, and the Partners Healthcare Innovation Award from Massachusetts General Hospital.
    • Clinical Pathology
    Chair, Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committee on Women in Medicine
    Chair, Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committee on Women in Medicine
    • Senior Medical Consultant, Inspector, Medical Review Officer and Laboratory Director at MCS
    Dr. Cajigas is a Senior Medical Consultant, Inspector, Medical Review Officer and Laboratory Director who trained in pathology at the major Harvard Hospitals. At the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in addition to cytopathology, she specialized with the late Dr. Robert Scully, a giant in gynecologic pathology and brilliant editor of the NEJM Case Records of MGH. He instilled in Dr. Cajigas a love for women's health, encouraging her to Chair the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committee on Women in Medicine (CWIM), which she has been revamping. In that role, Dr. Cajigas has advanced women's health and leadership by her major contribution to creating the first Women's Health Forum and reformatting the Women's Leadership Program. She is revamping the women's section of the MMS Library and spearheading a new book of inspiring stories of women physicians. Additionally, Dr. Cajigas has been empowering physicians by involving them in events and honoring them with Certificates and/or inducting them into an "Honor Roll" she masterminded. Dr. Cajigas has served as a member of the MMS House of Delegates and several committees. She also has been advancing women's health through Keynote addresses, panels, health fairs, radio and television programs. A visionary, teacher and altruist, Dr. Cajigas has a track record of holding multiple leadership positions, teaching students, trainees and peers, as well as the community at-large, creating awareness about health topics in addition to opportunities for community involvement and personal and professional enrichment. Dr. Cajigas directed the entire Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department and multiple laboratories of a Harvard-affiliated institution. She continues directing clinical laboratories and leading national laboratory inspection teams. Dr. Cajigas has received many recognitions for her contributions to medicine, women's health, community service, outstanding service and leadership.
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Chair, Committee on Legislation, MMS
    Chair, Committee on Legislation, MMS
    • Chair at MA Section of ACOG
    Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh is a member of the state AMA delegation, and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Board of Trustees. She is the current Chair of the MMS Committee on Legislation and chairs the Massachusetts Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Bombaugh received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and received certification in medical management from the American College of Physician Executives. She served in the military for twelve years, completing her military service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as the Division Chief in Gynecology. Dr. Bombaugh has a Master of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, graduate certification in the Business of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Business, and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Programs from the Brandeis University Heller School of Management, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, and the ACOG Leadership Institute at UNC.
    • Psychiatry
    Director of Physician Health Services, Inc.
    Director of Physician Health Services, Inc.
    • Director at Physician Health Services, Inc.
    I’m Steve Adelman, a general adult psychiatrist who specializes in helping individuals who suffer from substance use disorders. Currently, I am the director of Physician Health Services, Inc., the Massachusetts physician health program. My work at PHS is dedicated to assisting physicians with a variety of health challenges that have the potential to interfere with their ability to provide optimal patient care. Every week I look forward to spending time talking to groups of practicing physicians in a variety of settings. The extreme demands of current medical practice stare me in the face wherever I go. Many docs are doing all they can to stay afloat, but find the ordeal of everyday practice to be arduous and exhausting. However, I’ve noticed that the physicians who seem most content and resilient to the stress are those who have developed effective coping strategies and positive outlets that recharge their spirits, keeping them fresh, engaged, and renewed.
    • Psychiatry
    • Founder
    Physician Development Coach, Lanteri Coaching and Communication
    Physician Development Coach, Lanteri Coaching and Communication
    • Physician Development Coach at Lanteri Coaching and Communication
    Dr. Lanteri has over 20 years experience in healthcare at Harvard teaching hospitals and private practice working as a physician and coach, helping physicians and health care leaders reach their potential and heighten their work satisfaction. “As a clinician, administrator, and educator, I understand the conflicting challenges and time demands you face each day. Physicians are trained to focus on the care of others, but until recently there has been little validation given to the needs of physician. As a result, almost half of doctors report some level of burn out. To counter this, enhancing resilience and prioritizing renewal are essential to thriving in today’s medical world.” Dr. Lanteri is a Certified Physician Development Coach with the Physician Coaching Institute and a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association. She is active in professional societies including serving on the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Women in Medicine. She is board certified in Psychiatry and has held attending positions at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Butler Hospital. During her residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital she served as a Chief Resident. She has also held appointments as instructor and lecturer at Harvard Medical School. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society. Prior to medicine she held leadership positions in public service, political campaign, and was an award winning broadcast journalist.
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Chair, OBGYN Dept, BIDMC
    Chair, OBGYN Dept, BIDMC
    Dr. Hope Ricciotti specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, with additional clinical interests in reducing healthcare disparities in women’s health, specifically in regard to prenatal care, nutrition, teenage pregnancy prevention, contraception, and cervical cancer screening and prevention. She is both Chair and residency program director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BIDMC. Dr. Ricciotti is co-chair of the Resident as Teacher Interest Group for the Harvard Medical School Academy, the obstetrican/gynecologist Clerkship Committee chair for Harvard Medical School, and a member of the Harvard Medical School Curriculum Committee. In addition to educating the medical community, Dr. Ricciotti is committed to educating the public. She is a contributor to many magazines and is co-author of several cookbooks and women’s health textbooks.
    • Psychiatry
    Founding Fellow, Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School
    Founding Fellow, Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School
    • Founder at Translational Consulting
    Dr. Sally Ourieff brings over twenty-­‐five years of experience as a physician, corporate leader, and nonprofit founder to her work as an executive consultant and coach. As founder of Translational Consulting, she works with executives and physician and scientist leaders in the healthcare, life sciences, pharma, and other industries. She uses her expertise to help leaders leverage their impact, build dynamic teams, and develop effective strategic and tactical thinking within very fast-­‐paced, forward thinking organizations. As a physician, she has deep understanding of the economic, policy, and organizational issues facing leaders and the growing role of physician leadership within the field. Sally has held leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings including Associate Medical Director of Merit Behavioral Healthcare Corporation, Medical Director of Addictions and of Child Psychiatry at Deaconess Waltham Hospital, and Medical Director of several community mental health agencies. Prior to medical school, Sally worked as a journalist for the Lowell Sun newspaper. She then combined her journalism and medical background as an on-­‐air radio host for Talk America, script advisor for Warner Brothers television (including ER and The Client), and on-­‐air host for WFXT television’s original programming, one of which won a regional Emmy award. She also uses her understanding of media to help organizations understand the impact of social, mobile, and cloud technology on leadership and business models. Sally is a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School and leader of The Boston Executive Coaching Round Table, a group of Boston’s leading executive coaches. She also leads physician coaching for The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Sally has been a speaker at the Microsoft Women’s Leadership Forum, written for local New England magazines, and mentors young entrepreneurs in the healthcare space. In addition to Sally’s executive consulting work, she is also co-­‐founder of Hatun Runa, a nonprofit that leads professionals and student teams into the Peruvian Andes to support medical and educational development. She graduated with academic honors from Stanford University and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgery of the Hand
    Hand & Plastic Surgeon at Advanced Hand and Plastic Surgery Center
    Hand & Plastic Surgeon at Advanced Hand and Plastic Surgery Center

    Monica Miller, MD, is a plastic & reconstructive surgeon who is fellowship-trained in hand & microsurgery. 

    • Internal Medicine
    Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women’s Physician’s Organization
    Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women’s Physician’s Organization
    As Chief Medical Officer for the Brigham and Women’s Physician’s Organization (BWPO), Dr. Dudley is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of physician led efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical care. Dr. Dudley oversees the BWPO’s performance in risk contracts across commercial payers and as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization with Medicare. As Vice President for Care Redesign for Brigham and Women’s HealthCare, Dr. Dudley is responsible for coordinating institutional and physician led efforts to develop population health management and care redesign programs that support the delivery of high value patient care with a focus on reducing overall medical trend and improving quality performance. Dr. Dudley has been active in the development of education and training programs to support the development of physician leaders including a leadership program with Harvard Business School. Dr. Dudley developed a physician incubator program to increase front line physician engagement in identifying opportunities to redesign care to deliver improved outcomes and quality and reduce overall healthcare costs. Previously, Dr. Dudley served as a Medical Director within the Partners HealthCare System addressing trend and quality performance across its Academic and Community hospital network. Dr. Dudley also served as Medical Director for Partners Human Resources supporting the development and management of the pharmacy benefit for Partners employees and their dependents including contracting and on-going formulary management. Dr. Dudley received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, where she was a practicing primary care physician for 10 years. Dr. Dudley is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
    • Pediatrics
    • Health Policy
    • Pediatrics
    • Advocacy
    2014 MMS Woman Physician Leadership Award Recipient
    2014 MMS Woman Physician Leadership Award Recipient

    A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1991, Dr. Carole E. Allen has served the society in a number of capacities and is currently a member of its Board of Trustees, House of Delegates, and the Committee on Legislation. She has previously served as a member of the Task Force on Health Care Reform, and the Committees on LGBT Matters and Student Health and Sports Medicine. She is also a past president of the Middlesex District Medical Society. Dr. Allen has also been active in pediatric medical societies. She was president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2008-2010 and has served on many of that organization’s committees. She served from  2010 through 2016 as the District Chairperson and a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Among community activities, Dr. Allen chaired the Arlington Board of Health from 1997-2005, chaired the Tobacco Free Mass Coalition from 2003-2004, and served as school physician for the Belmont Public Schools from 1996-2004. A graduate of Cornell University with a B.A., she earned her M.D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine and practiced pediatrics for nearly 40 years. From 2002-2011, she was Director of Pediatrics at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She has been a clinical instructor in pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine since 1975 and a clinical instructor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2006. In 2012, Governor Deval Patrick appointed her as one of the commissioners of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. She is a member of the Commission’s Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Subcommittee and chairs the Care Delivery and Payment System Transformation Subcommittee. Dr. Allen was honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2014 recipient of its Women Physician Leadership Award, an honor recognizing outstanding leadership and contributions to patients and the medical profession by a woman physician. Dr. Allen received the award at the Society’s Women’s Leadership Forum in September. In nominating her for the award, her colleagues cited her “leadership in pediatrics, public health, advocacy and health policy, and commitment to families and children” … and her recognition “as an exceptional woman, a dedicated physician, and a tireless advocate for the improvement of the health of all peoples.” Dr. Allen was previously honored by the state medical society as the 2011 recipient of its Special Award for Excellence in Medical Service, honoring a physician who has provided exceptional care and dedication to the medical needs of his or her patients and the general public. She has also been recognized with the Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Paul Revere Award from the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, the Community Pediatricians Award from Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Community Clinician of the Year from the Middlesex District Medical Society. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1987. Dr. Allen is currently enrolled in an executive MBA program for physicians at the Heller School of Brandeis University and anticipates completion of her degree in May 2017.

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Chair, MMS Committee on LGBTQ Matters at Massachusetts Medical Society
    Dr. Marian Craighill was born in Japan and has been living in the US since age 9. After graduating from Harvard College, she attended the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and did the combined MD-MPH program with UC Berkeley School of Public Health, getting an MPH in Maternal and Child Welfare. She then did her internship and residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Obstetrics & Gynecology, followed by an additional year of doctoral work in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Craighill actively practiced her Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology specialty for 17 years at the Brigham and Women's as well as Children's Hospital, serving as Chief of Gynecology for 8 years. She made a mid-career move to administrative medicine, which she has been doing for more than a decade. Dr. Craighill has been very active in organized medicine since medical school, where she served as National Chair of the Women in Medicine Task force for the American Medical Student Association and began an ultimately successful campaign to get the AMA to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Upon moving to Massachusetts, she organized the MMS Resident Physician Section and the Young Physicians Section. She has been on many MMS Committees and served as President of the Suffolk District. Currently, she Chairs the Committee on LGBTQ Matters for the State and the Nominating Committee for MMS’ Suffolk District.
    • Plastic Surgery
    Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
    Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
    Susan Pories, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Medical Director of The Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the Secretary/Treasurer for Mount Auburn Hospital Medical Staff. Dr. Pories is the Past-President of the Association of Women Surgeons and the Co-Chair of the American College of Surgeons Women in Surgery Committee. She co-chairs the HMS Academy Writing for Scholarship Interest Group and is the Associate Co-Director of the Arts & Humanities @HMS Committee. She was awarded the 2010 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award by Harvard Medical School and 2010 Mount Auburn Hospital Rheta Foster Award for the care of breast cancer patients and their families. She is co-editor of The Soul of a Doctor, co-author of Cancer: Biography of a Disease, and co-editor of Navigating Your Surgical Career, The AWS Guide to Success (release planned for 2015).
    • Otolaryngology
    Director of the Center for Professionalism & Peer Support and Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at BWH
    Director of the Center for Professionalism & Peer Support and Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at BWH
    • Chief, Division of Otolaryngology and Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support at Brigham Health
    Dr. Jo Shapiro is the director of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support and Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology in the Department of Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shapiro launched the BWH Center for Professionalism and Peer Support in 2008. Since that time the Center has become a model for institutions that are seeking methods to enhance teamwork and respect and are looking to help mitigate the epidemic of burnout that is plaguing the medical profession. Dr. Shapiro has held multiple educational leadership roles including: Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education for Partners HealthCare; founding member of the Harvard Medical School Academy for Teaching and Learning; Co-Chair of the Harvard Medical School Pedagogy Working Group for the Medical Education Reform effort; Visiting Professor and Otolaryngology Residency Program Advisor for Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Uganda (in partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Global Health); and member of the Israeli Commission for Higher Education International Committee for the Evaluation of Medical Schools in Israel. She currently serves on the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties.