Total Credits: 37.5 including 37.5 AOA Category 1-A, 37.5 AMA PRA Category 1
ON-DEMAND – 37.5 HOURS
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 37.5 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 37.5 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 101st Annual Convention - Returning to Our Roots - On-Demand 27.50 Credit Hours - Enduring and deemed it acceptable for up to 27.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 05/08/2023 to 06/11/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AOMA Annual Convention Cancellation Policy: All requests for refunds must be in writing and received by March 27, 2023. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the registration fee. Refunds will not be available after March 27, 2023. A credit for a future CME event may be issued.
AOMA Grievance Policy: The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Accreditation Requirements and ACCME Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be submitted in writing to Teresa Roland, Director of Education, by mail to AOMA, 1951 W. Camelback Rd., Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85015, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dr. Sara Ancello, DO is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist and Obesity Medicine Specialist. She earned her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency as Chief Resident at Rowan University. She then moved to Arizona to complete her Fellowship in Gastroenterology through Midwestern University at Mountain Vista Medical Center, where she led her colleagues as Chief Fellow for two years. In 2020 and 2021 Dr. Ancello was honored with the “Teaching Attending of the Year” Award by the Gastroenterology Fellowship. Dr. Ancello is an active member of many GI societies and has numerous journal publications and conference presentations. She has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on Gastrointestinal Diseases, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Development. She is currently a partner in private practice at Central Arizona Medical Associates in Mesa, AZ.
Dr. Ancello has no disclosures.
Dr. John Ashurst DO, MSc, FACEP, FACOEP is an emergency physician, educator, and researcher at Kingman Regional Medical Center. Having a keen interest in population health and clinical research, he received a Master of Science with a focus on Clinical Research from PCOM during residency. Since graduation, he has published more than 100 manuscripts, served on numerous journal editorial boards, and has led journal clubs at the local, regional, national, and international level. Currently, he oversees the graduate medical education program at Kingman Regional Medical Center and teaches evidence-based medicine at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.
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Dr. Barnett-Trapp is a second-generation osteopathic family physician. She completed a family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and stayed on as faculty providing full-spectrum family medicine care, including hospital and obstetrical services. Dr. Barnett-Trapp completed a fellowship in academic medicine through the University of Arizona and has a passion for medical education. She recently switched from graduate medical education to undergraduate medical education working at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine as a clinical assistant professor in the department of osteopathic family and community medicine. She serves on multiple national and state boards including A.T. Still University Board of Trustees, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, and Arizona Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Additionally, Dr. Barnett-Trapp serves on numerous local and national committees. Dr. Barnett-Trapp lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and three kids, Grayson 10, Beckett 5, and AJ 3.
Dr. Barnett-Trapp has no disclosures.
Dr. Michael Bays graduated from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in 1990. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Metro Health Center in Eerie, PA in 1995. Dr. Bays founded and maintained a solo private practice in Branson, Missouri for 14 years. In 2009 Dr. Bays returned to his roots in Tucson, Arizona where he continues to serve as Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Southern Arizona Veteran’s Health Care System. Dr. Bays is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. One of the highlights of Dr. Bays’ career is mentoring the brilliant young otolaryngology residents from University of Arizona College of Medicine. In 2020, the residents awarded Allied Clinical Faculty of the Year to Dr. Bays.
In his spare time Dr. Bays and his wife of 22 years, Kaci enjoy their cabin in Flagstaff and spending time with their children Austin and Parker, and their granddaughter, Lincoln Lily. Dr. Bays is also an avid CrossFit athlete, lecturer, writer, actor and co-host of “The Hollow Tube” podcast.
Dr. Bays is board certified in in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He completed The Dr. Andrew Weil Fellowship in Integrative Medicine in 2008 and has studied shamanism for over twenty years.
Dr. Bays has no disclosures.
Dr. Boyadjian was born in Los Angeles, California but moved to Phoenix, Arizona when he was 8 years old. He grew up and went to school in Phoenix. He completed his undergraduate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the University of Arizona and went on to complete his medical school education in Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Sierra Vista’s Canyon Vista Medical Center and his fellowship in Nephrology at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family and friends as well as going to the movies and traveling.
Dr. Boyadjian has no disclosures.
Dr. Brown is board certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine and Assistant Clinical Faculty at Midwestern University, AZCOM.
She Graduated from William Jewell College in 2012 with a BS in business marketing with a pre-med minor.
She graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019 and completed her residency in osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal manipulative medicine in 2022 in Lewisburg, WV.
Dr. Brown Provides conservative treatment to neuromusculoskeletal concerns.
She enjoys outdoor activities like fly fishing and bicycling, playing violin, and time with friends and family.
Dr. Brown has no disclosures.
Dr. Geoffrey Comp completed medical school at KCU-COM in Kansas City, and emergency medicine residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH before returning back home to Arizona. He is currently an Associate Program Director for the Creighton University School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona (Formerly Maricopa Medical Center). Dr. Comp participates as a leader, mentor, and advocate for wilderness medicine and EM medical education at various levels of education and training. His professional and research focus includes wilderness medicine, physician wellness, mentorship, as well as innovation in medical education. He is constantly seeking out opportunities to combine his interests through collaboration and personal outdoor exploration.
Dr. Comp has no disclosures.
Dr. Costanzo is a family medicine physician who graduated from A.T. Still University in Mesa and completed her residency with the Wright Center in Tucson. She has worked for Banner Medical Group since completing her training. She is also an Assistant Professor for the Family Community & Preventive Medicine program at U of A Medical School in Phoenix, a Board Member of the ACOFP-AZ and Delegate to AOMA. Dr. Costanzo incorporates osteopathic principles in the care of patients of all ages.
Dr. Costanzo has no disclosures.
Originally from Phoenix, Dr Adam Dawson is sometimes known as the "Scorpion Doctor". He completed his residency training in Kingman, AZ then stayed in Kingman transitioning into roles as core faculty and the Emergency Department Medical Director. He loves caring for patients and loves teaching. He is humbled to have been named the residency program's 2018 Student Educator of the Year and the hospital's 2020 Physician of the Year. He loves spending time with his wife Allyssa and their five children.
Dr. Dawson has no disclosures.
Dr. Nathan Delafield is a Senior Associate Consultant in Community Internal Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency program at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Dr. Delafield attended medical school at Indiana University and Internal Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Dr. Delafield is passionate about medical education, advocacy, and philanthropy. He is very interested in health disparities research and finding innovative ways to overcome Social Determinants of Health.
Dr. Delafield has no disclosures.
Dr. Richard Dobrusin is an experienced Board Certified American College of Osteopathic Family Physician . He currently serves as the Supervising Physician Director at Cigna Medical Group in Phoenix, Arizona and is a President of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association.
Dr. Dobrusin brings an incredible mix of skill and expertise with his extensive medical background. He has had a very active and distinguished medical career as the Business Owner and Manager of a large family practice for 23 years. As a proactive contributor in multiple leadership positions for many professional organizations, he continues to provide effective leadership and problem solving in the delivery of healthcare. Governor Doug Ducey appointed Dr. Dobrusin to the Telehealth taskforce Committee and he routinely provides telehealth care to individuals. At Banner Physician Hospital Organization, he served as a Board Member and in utilization management review.
Dr. Dobrusin was an Associate Clinical Professor at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona and an Associate Professor at A.T. Still University in Mesa, and provided educational instruction to medical students in osteopathic principles and practices. He is licensed in Arizona, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
As a Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dobrusin will play a critical role in positively impacting the outcome of the health care delivery system and make the patient care experience simplified and intuitive so the delivery of health care can be delivered in a seamless manner. “Healthcare has become too complex, and I am interested in facilitating an efficient and effective center operation by balancing the dynamics of patient care and leadership within a clinical environment, implementing a strait forward concept to obtain the best result.” -- Dr. Richard Dobrusin
Dr. Mike Druschel is a family physician in Flagstaff Arizona at Remedy Direct Primary Care. He became co-founder of his clinic after working in federally qualified health centers and a private practice associated with a critical access hospital. Dr. Druschel has done inpatient medicine at a critical access hospital, and broad-spectrum outpatient care from deliveries to geriatrics. He is currently focused on providing high quality care to all ages in an outpatient setting at his direct primary care office. When not busy with primary care, Dr. Mike can be found playing with his 2 young girls or running with his 3-legged dog. His side passions in medicine include chronic disease management, outpatient procedures, and point-of-care ultrasound.
Dr. Druschel has no disclosures.
Dr. Maribeth Gallagher is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with a doctoral degree in nursing. She serves as director of Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Program, which has received national and international awards for its innovative approaches to dementia care. Dr. Gallagher was selected to serve on the Expert Panel on Advanced Dementia for the National Alzheimer’s Project Act in Washington, D.C., and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Her commitment to improving dementia care was initially inspired by her own experiences as a family caregiver, sharing the journey with her loved one with dementia from diagnosis to death.
Dr. Gallagher has no disclosures.
Dr. Gopalakrishna is a geriatric psychiatrist and dementia specialist at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is the Program Director for the geriatric psychiatry fellowship at U of A Phoenix. He serves as the Project Director for the Project ECHO program, which trains healthcare providers in a comprehensive dementia care. He is also the medical director of Dementia Care Partners, a multidisciplinary outreach program. His key interests are population-based interventions in dementia care and use of technology in mental health.
Dr. Gopalakrishna has no disclosures.
Jason Haxton, MA, DO (h.c.) has been the director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine since January 2001. Besides managing the Museum that was created in 1934, he makes multiple international trips each year and during COVID he visits by ZOOM as an addition to many osteopathic online curriculums. He is active with Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) for physicians too. He provides lectures, historic research materials and promotes the principles of osteopathic medicine through exhibits in the USA and abroad. At A.T. Still University in Kirksville he keeps a busy as Advisor to SAHOPs (Society for the Advancement of Historical Osteopathy and Philosophy Organization), along with teaching medical students and welcoming guests from around the world to the museum.
Jason worked on a variety of documentaries which includes the Historical Emmy award PBS 2017: “The Feminine Touch” Spanish 2019: “The Science of Osteopathy” and German 2020: “Osteopathie Heilen mit den Handen”
He authored “Andrew Taylor Still – Father of Osteopathic Medicine” a biography for young readers (10-12 years). This is the first book of its kind approved for school curriculum in social studies.
He contributed the opening history chapter on osteopathy for an Osteopathic textbook – English and German Language Elsevier: Lehrbuch Osteopathische Medzin - Johannes Mayer & Clive Standen - published in British English in 2019.
Jason received several Library and Museum grants all totaling half a million dollars to process and put online the Museum’s 100,000 artifacts and to create K-8th grade health curriculum. The Museum just received a $50,000 grant to organize and preserve the textiles in the collection. His leadership at the Museum was recognized as an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Shining STAR organization for its work promoting the osteopathic profession worldwide. The Museum was recognized this July with National American Alliance of Museums Accreditation the highest standard in the Museum profession.
Dr. Haxton has no disclosures.
Dr. Henry received his Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1998 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his pediatric residency training in 2001 at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. He completed pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training in 2004 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He has been on the faculty at Phoenix Children’s since 2004.
Dr. Henry is the Section Chief of the Liquid Tumor Program in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the Director of the Early Drug Development Program, and the Director of the Histiocytosis Program at Phoenix Children’s. Dr. Henry also is a founding Board Member and Chair of the Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Working Group in the North American Consortium for Histiocytosis (NACHO). He is the Chair of the Education Committee in the Histiocyte Society. In addition, Dr. Henry serves on the Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group.
Dr. Henry has no disclosures.
Dr. Bell is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and did a residency in OB GYN.
She obtained her MBA at the University of Washington. She has served in many capacities from private practice to High-Risk OB Hospitalist, Associate Dean in building a new osteopathic medical school in San Antonio, TX, Chief Medical Officer, and Medical Director for Microsoft at Premera Blue Cross. She has worked for the insurance health care companies including Humana, Cigna and United health Care in Utilization Management, Fraud and abuse, and billing. Currently Dr. Bell is Associate Clinical Professor teaching at AZCOM and seeing patients for women’s health and OMM.
Dr. Jedynak-Bell has no disclosures.
Sue is a senior risk management consultant for the Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA) risk management services department Sue has worked in the health care field for over 20 years as a Health Care Risk Management/Patient Safety Specialist, researcher, and educator. Sue has garnered extensive experience as a clinical risk manager for hospitals and trauma centers and managed a 12-physician outpatient pediatric and adolescent practice here she helped train the practice staff in instituting and operating an electronic medical record (EMR).
Sue earned a bachelor’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Temple University in Philadelphia and obtained her nursing license in 1997. Sue also holds a certificate in Paralegal Studies, obtained her Six Sigma training in 2010, attended the TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer Course in 2017, and received CANDOR Training in 2018. Sue is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (ASHRM) and the Arizona Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (AzSHRM).
Ms. Jones has no disclosures.
Dr. Keane 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 in Glendale, Ariz. and completed an internal medicine residency in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Since completing residency, he obtained a second certification in integrative holistic medicine and extensive training and experience in osteopathic manipulative treatment. He has worked in the in-patient and outpatient medical environments and has participated with several professional organizations including the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and others.
Dr. Keane enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, meditating and spending time with loved ones.
Dr. Keane currently serves as AOMA President-Elect.
Dr. Keane has no disclosures.
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, she 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.
Karen J. Nichols, DO MA MACOI FACP CS-F, is the Chief Executive Officer for Nichols Leadership. She previously served as the Dean of Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) from 2002-2018. She was the first Chair of Internal Medicine at Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/AZCOM) in Glendale, Arizona in 1997, serving until 2002. Dr. Nichols practiced internal medicine and geriatrics in Mesa, Arizona from 1985-2002 and is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine in both specialties. She graduated from Kansas City University - College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship and internal medicine residency at what is now Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nichols holds a Master's degree in Management with a Specialty in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University.
Dr. Nichols has received the highest awards bestowed by the AOA, AACOM and the Arizona and Illinois state osteopathic societies. She holds nine honorary degrees. She has served as President of the AOA, ACOI and the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and was the first woman to hold all those positions. Dr. Nichols was one of the first four DO's elected to the ACGME board and was elected the Chair of the board, serving from 2020-2022.
Dr. Nichols teaches nationally and internationally on end-of-life care, physician leadership and women leaders in medicine. Her book "Physician Leadership: The 11 Skills Every Doctor Needs to be an Effective Leader" was recently published.
Dr. Nichols has no disclosures.
Dr. Ariana Peters graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency in internal medicine in 2007 at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan and has worked as a hospitalist since that time. She received her fellowship in internal medicine from the American College of Osteopathic Internists and is a fellow in the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Peters joined Mayo Clinic in 2011 where she is the Care Management Medical Director and Lead Physician Advisor for Clinical Documentation Integrity. She is a consultant in the division of Hospital Internal Medicine. Dr. Peters is the President-Elect for the Association of Physician Leaders in Care Management, part of the American Case Management Association. She is currently pursuing an Executive Healthcare MBA through the UC Denver Business School.
Dr. Peters has no disclosures.
Dr. Elaina Pirruccello, DO, is a Pathology specialist in Flagstaff, Arizona. She attended and graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. She completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at University of Kentucky Medical Center. She completed a Fellowship in Cytopathology from the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a Fellowship in Hematopathology from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
She currently serves as Laboratory Director at both Winslow Indian Health Care Center and Little Colorado Medical Center in Winslow, AZ. She also serves as a General Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist at the Flagstaff Medical Center.
Dr. Pirruccello has no disclosures.
Dr. Raney received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona and then completed postgraduate residency training in primary care at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona. She practiced as a clinical pharmacist in the Midwestern University Family Medicine Clinic, providing collaborative disease management services for patients with chronic cardiometabolic conditions for 15 years. Her primary teaching responsibilities and clinical interests are in the areas of endocrinology, with an emphasis on diabetes and women’s health. Her scholarship efforts focus on the development and evaluation of continuous professional development strategies for students and practicing clinician educators.
Dr. Raney has no disclosures.
Christine Saraceni, DO, MS attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She graduated in the class of 2009. She also obtained a Masters degree in microbiology at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2004.She completed her osteopathic internship at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida and graduated in the class of 2010. She did her internal medicine residency and hematology oncology fellowship training at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA where she served as the chief hematology oncology fellow. She is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology.
She joined Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers in August 2016 where she specializes in adult cancers and hematologic disorders. She values medical education and continues to mentor medical students and residents in her clinic. She has special interest in women's health and breast cancer, melanoma, and multiple myeloma. She is research oriented and has published multiple articles in peer- reviewed journals and has presented at national and regional professional meetings. She is married and enjoys spending her free time doing competitive cycling and snowboarding. She has also been a captain of women’s cycling racing teams. She is dedicated to improving health and to supporting each of her patients journey with cancer with a personalized, patient- focused approach. She also strives to bring the latest advancements in delivery of cancer care and therapeutics to each of her patients.
Dr. Saraceni has no disclosures.
Dr. Sellers is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine he is
board certified in both Sports Medicine and Family Practice and board certified in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound, with the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA).
Dr. Sellers has been in practice since 1987, Dr. Sellers graduated from the Osteopathic College of Oklahoma State University, internship at Phoenix General Hospital, and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Phoenix. Dr Sellers has been team physician for various sports teams, including the NBA Phoenix Suns, NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Arena Football Arizona Rattlers, USA Wrestling, area high schools and is past team physician with Grand Canyon University and Glendale Community College. He has served on the board of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and is presently Adjunct Clinical Professor at Midwestern University and AT Still University.
He is currently in private practice, focusing on Sports Medicine and rehabilitation, MSK Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound, including Orthobiologics, such Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Human Chorion Membrane (Amnio), and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC). He also performs Percutaneous Tenotomy and fenestration techniques under MSK Ultrasound guidance. In 2015, his facility was designated as the first Site Certified Diagnostic Ultrasound Center in Arizona by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.
Dr. Sellers has no disclosures.
Dr. Stiegler is a 5th generation Arizona native who completed her medical training at Midwestern University College of Medicine in 2006. Dr. Stiegler had the opportunity to participate in a pre-doctoral teaching fellowship in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and continues to utilize hands-on techniques in her comprehensive approach to patient care. After completing her residency training in internal medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Dr. Stiegler served as chief resident in 2009-2010, and then joined BGSMC faculty as a teaching attending on the Academic Medical Service. In 2014, Dr. Stiegler completed a fellowship in Palliative Medicine and joined the Palliative Medicine team to work as a full-time palliative care physician.
Dr. Stiegler has special interest in biomedical ethics, healthcare equity and outreach for marginalized populations, and in physician education on the care of the terminally ill patient. She is a member of the Northern Arizona Healthcare Ethics Committee and Provider Group Advisory Council, and an Associate Professor in the department of Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Stiegler now works as Medical Director of Palliative Care and Hospice for Northern Arizona Healthcare. Her interdisciplinary team runs busy inpatient Palliative Care consult services at Flagstaff Medical Center, Sedona Cancer Center and Verde Valley Medical Center, as well as outpatient Supportive Care Clinics in Flagstaff, Cottonwood and Sedona, and comprehensive hospice services for all of Northern Arizona. Dr. Stiegler has four children ages 6-21, whom she adores. She loves all that the state has to offer, including hiking, camping, fishing and skiing, and is happiest out in the wilderness with her husky Maya.
Dr. Stiegler has no disclosures.
Dr. Chad Taylor was raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He received his undergraduate education at Minnesota State University and graduated in 2009. Subsequently, Dr. Taylor pursued his doctorate in osteopathic medicine at A.T. Still School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona and graduated in 2013. Dr. Taylor’s passion was rural family medicine and hospitalist medicine. However, after completing his family medicine residency program in 2016, he was recruited by a dermatology practice, Mohave Skin and Cancer Clinic, in Kingman, AZ. He became a partner until the practice was sold in 2021. Dr. Taylor then returned to the only place that has felt like home, Flagstaff AZ. He practices dermatology and family medicine at Apricus Medical Group’s Flagstaff Family Care, and is the Regional Director of Medical Education for A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Taylor has no disclosures.
Maritza Valenzuela oversees ADHS’ Office of Injury and Violence Prevention, which includes injury prevention, sexual violence prevention, domestic violence services, suicide prevention, and opioid response and prevention programs. A fifth-generation Arizonan, she discovered a passion for public health while conducting HIV testing and education across Phoenix with Terros. Ms. Valenzuela received a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and has more than 14 years of experience advancing innovative and data-driven programs in national, state, and local public health agencies. Before returning to Arizona in 2021, Ms. Valenzuela provided leadership on local youth health initiatives at the Public Health Institute at Denver Health (formerly Denver Public Health), including facilitating youth-adult partnerships in the workplace, leading a cross-sector collaboration on youth violence prevention, initiating linkages to clinical and hospital-based programs, and creating innovative processes for the 2017 Denver Youth Health Assessment and 2019 report How Gun Violence Affects Youth in Denver.
Ms. Valenzuela has no disclosures.
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 Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. 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.
Dr. Will is the Senior Medical Director of Village Medical Arizona with oversight of clinical operations for Phoenix. He is also 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.
PASHA YAMOTAHARI is celebrating his 13th season at The Phoenix Theatre Company (www.phoenixtheatre.com) as Associate Producing Director and his 11th season as Artistic Director of Partners That Heal (www.partnersthatheal.org)! Phoenix via Tehran, Iran, Nice, France and Toronto, Canada. Education: ASU B.A Journalism Cronkite School French Minor, AAFA Theatre and Film Arts SCC. Affiliations: Proud member of ACLP, LMDA, SAFD, Eugene O’Neill Fellow, National Critics Institute, Kennedy Center. From his personal history as a child, he endured lengthy hospital stays and experienced first-hand the difficulties and challenges of being isolated in any vulnerability scenario. Now, as an adult nearly fluent in five languages, with extensive training in improvisational techniques with Cirque Du Soleil and FESFO, as a former area director for non-profit child care centers for high-risk children and his current work as Associate Producing Director for The Phoenix Theatre Company, he is passionate of the work that Partners That Heal delivers in making meaningful and lasting contributions to any human being in any vulnerability scenario.
Mr. Yamotahri has no disclosures.