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Council Members

William A. McDade, MD, PhD

Chair
William A. McDade, MD, PhD

  • Email: wmcdade@bsd.uchicago.edu
  • Specialty: Anesthesiology
  • Deputy Provost for Research and Minority Issues
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
    The University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • AMA Delegate, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Current Term: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2017

Darlyne Menscer, MD

Chair-elect
Darlyne Menscer, MD

  • Email: darlyne.menscer@carolinashealthcare.org
  • Specialty: Family Medicine
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Family Medicine
    Carolinas Medical Center
    Elizabeth Family Medicine
    Charlotte, NC
  • AMA Delegate, North Carolina Medical Society
  • Current Term: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2017

Jeffrey P. Gold, MD

Immediate Past Chair

Jeffrey P. Gold, MD Email: jeffrey.gold@unmc.edu

  • Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Chancellor
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE
  • AMA Delegate, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Current Term: July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS

Executive Committee Member-at-large
Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS

  • Email: pturner@facs.org
  • Specialty: General Surgery 
  • Director, Division of Member Services
    American College of Surgeons
    Chicago, IL
  • AMA Delegate, American College of Surgeons
  • Current Term: July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015

Jacqueline A. Bello, MD

Member

Jacqueline A. Bello, MD

  • Email: jbello@montefiore.org; jabnrad@aol.com
  • Specialty: Neuroradiology
  • Professor, Clinical Radiology and Neurosurgery
    Director, Division of Neuroradiology
    Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Bronx, NY
  • AMA Alternate Delegate, American Society of Neuroradiology
  • Current Term: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2017

Carol D. Berkowitz, MD

Member
Carol Berkowitz, MD

  • Email: cberkowitz52@gmail.com
  • Specialty: Pediatrics
  • Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA
    Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics,
    Harbor/UCLA Medical Center Torrance, CA
  • AMA Delegate, American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • Current Term: July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015

Lynne M. Kirk, MD, FACP

Member
Lynne M. Kirk, MD, FACP

  • Email: lynne.kirk@utsouthwestern.edu
  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Dean, GME
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    Southwestern Medical School
    Dallas, TX
  • AMA Delegate, American College of Physicians
  • Current Term: July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015

Richard S. Pieters, MD, MEd

Member
Mahendr S. Kochar, MD, MACP

  • Email: rpieters@massmed.org
  • Specialty: Radiation Oncology
  • University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
    Worcester, MA
  • AMA Delegate, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Current Term: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2017

Liana Puscas, MD, MHS

Member
Liana Puscas, MD, MHS

  • Email: liana.puscas@duke.edu
  • Specialty: Otolaryngology
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Durham, NC
  • AMA Delegate, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Current Term: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2017

Niranjan V. Rao, MD

Member
Niranjan V. Rao, MD

  • Email: nvrao789@gmail.com
  • Specialty: Vascular and General Surgery
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Piscataway, NJ / Drexel College of Medicine, Philadelpia, PA
  • Alternate Delegate, Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Current Term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2018

Luke Selby, MD

Resident Physician Member
Luke Selby, MD

  • Email: luke.selby@gmail.com
  • Specialty: General Surgery
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NS-LIJ)
    Manhasset, NY / Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC
  • Alternate Delegate: Medical Society of State of New York
  • Current Term: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

Elizabeth Griffiths

Medical Student Member
Beth Griffiths

  • Email: bethgriff@gmail.com
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
    San Diego, CA
  • Current term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015