Dr. Bobby Mukkamala is a board certified Otolaryngologist in Flint, Michigan. He completed his undergraduate and medical school training in the Inteflex program at the University of Michigan. He went on to Loyola University in Illinois, where he completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency. Dr Mukkamala is in practice in his hometown of Flint in an office he shares with his wife Nita, an OB/GYN. He is past chair of the state's young physicians section and is vice chair of the State Medical Society’s board of directors as well as a Past President of the Genesee County Medical Society. He also serves on the board of directors of the Crim Fitness Foundation, an organization whose mission it is to cultivate physical fitness as a community and family value. He is chair of the Board of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint as well. He is on the teaching faculty of Hurley, Genesys, and Mclaren Hospitals in the Flint area. He is involved in clinical research with the otolaryngology residents in those programs. He has also been appointed by governor Jennifer Granholm, to the Board of Audiology of the State of Michigan and also serves on the Bishop Airport Authority Board.
Dr. Kraus is Professor and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is the Woman’s Board Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Rush. His residency training was at Northwestern University and he completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kraus is the prior president of the Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Children, Adolescents and Families. He was the Chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Assembly. Dr. Kraus was previously the Chair of the National Commission of Correctional Healthcare Committee on Juvenile Healthcare and was on their executive committee. He has continued with the Department of Justice regarding civil rights violations of incarcerated persons and is a consultant to the ACLU. For the last 20 years he has been either an Alternate or Delegate for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to the American Medical Association. His primary area of interest focuses on child and adolescent psychiatry, advocacy and public health issues. He has edited three books, two monographs and written numerous peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed articles. At Rush, Dr. Kraus' work centers on developing programs for autistic patients across their lifespan.
At-Large Executive Committee Member
Dr. Gilchick is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the specialty of Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. He currently serves as the director of Child and Adolescent Health Program and Policy with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where he focuses on implementing community-level prevention policy and programs and improving systems of care on topics including: child obesity, asthma, child abuse and neglect, and various areas of adolescent well-being, such as reproductive health, substance abuse and mental health, and violence and injury prevention. Dr. Gilchick received his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Amherst College, his MD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, and his MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health. Prior to his residency training in preventive medicine, Dr. Gilchick completed an internship in internal medicine at Sepulveda VAMC and UCLA-Olive View Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and worked for several years as a primary care provider in community clinic settings. This work led directly to his interests in population health and prevention policy and resulted in his pursuit of preventive medicine training at University of California San Diego. His work in the community also sparked a passion for addressing health disparities and he takes pride in serving on the AMA/NMA Commission to End Health Care Disparities since the group's inception in 2004, where he has served terms on the Commission steering committee and as Chair of the Research and Data Workgroup.
At-Large Executive Committee Member
Dr. Levin obtained her undergraduate degree in marine biology from Boston University. She received a combined Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University in Australia, where her research involved creating sustainable lymphatic filariasis control programs in Myanmar in conjunction with the World Health Organization. Prior to medical school, Dr. Levin worked as an epidemiologist at Chase Brexton Health Services in Baltimore, overseeing HIV research projects investigating adherence to HIV treatment regimens. She received her DO from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine in Springfield, Massachusettes. As a National Health Service Corps Scholar, Dr. Levin is currently working for Unity Health Care in Washington, DC, providing healthcare to underserved populations. In addition, she serves as a clinical preceptor for Georgetown University Family Medicine residents. She also enjoys her international work as a volunteer physician, most recently in Uganda with Health Volunteers Overseas. She has served as a Student Delegate in the California Medical Association, a Delegate to Massachusetts Medical Society, and a Delegate to Medchi. In 2011 she became a member of the Board of Directors of the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. Also in 2011 Dr. Levin became a member of the Board of Directors to the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In the AMA House of Delegates she has worked for the past 8 years as an Alternate Delegate, Delegate, or Council member to CSAPH, first elected in 2006 as the resident on the council and then in 2009 elected to a full position on the Council. She currently is serving a 3 year position as the AMA's representative from the CSAPH to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Chatman is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds the degree of fellow conferred by the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is a delegate to the American Medical Association and participates on the board of the Ohio State Medical Association as First District Councilor. Dr. Chatman is a medical officer on the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, OH-5 and serves on the Executive Council as President of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati. She has also served a term as delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians from the National Conference of Special Constituencies. Dr. Chatman holds a bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Mississippi and a doctorate in medicine from the Medical College of Ohio (now The University of Toledo Medical School). She has also completed the Physician Management and Leadership Program at Xavier University. Dr. Chatman holds a Masters in Public Health from The Ohio State University and has two years of Post-Masters training in Health Informatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds faculty appointments at the Bethesda Family Practice Residency and the Departments of Family medicine at the University of Cincinnati and The Ohio State University. In addition to her basic science research, Dr. Chatman has participated in several clinical research sutdies on diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, headache and behavioral/lifestyle management as principal investigator. Dr. Chatman represents the Ohio State Medical Association on the AMA/NMA Commission to End Health Disparities. She was selected to participate in the 36th class of Leadership Cincinnati. Dr. Chatman's interests are health information technology and the delivery of high quality healthcare to underserved populations, especially during disasters. She practices Family Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the Beacon Medical Director for HealthBridge, a not-for-profit corporation that supports health information technology (HIT) adoption, health information exchange (HIE), and innovative use of information for improved health care outcomes.
Medical Student Member
Kevin Contrera is a fourth year medical student at Johns Hopkins University pursuing a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He recently completed a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics through an NIH Clinical Research Training Award. His vision is to build a better connection between clinical research and health policy. He has worked in research for nearly a decade, most recently to improve hearing health care for older adults. As a member of the AMA Medical Student Section, Kevin has served two terms as a Delegate in the HOD and as Chair of the Committee on Legislation and Advocacy. He is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Legislative Affairs Committee and Hearing Committee. He is from Akron, Ohio and received his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from Xavier University.
Dr. Deep is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He practices as a comprehensive internist at The Aspirus Antigo Clinic and Aspirus Langlade Hospital in Antigo, Wisconsin. He graduated medical school from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. He currently serves on the Wisconsin Council for Immunization Practices, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Medical Society, Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation, Langlade Hospital Board of Trustees and is Secretary of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He has served as Chair of the American College of Physicians' Young Physician section, member of the Board of Governors and Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, President of Langlade County Medical Society, Chair of the Wisconsin Medical Society Young Physicians section and Chair of the Young Physicians section of the Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Physicians. He has also represented the Wisconsin Medical Society to statewide task forces on patient safety issues. He writes articles focused on preventive healthcare for the local newspaper and hospital magazine and has been involved in the publication of "Adult Preventive Services Handbook" and "Young Physician's Survival Handbook" by the American College of Physicians. Dr. Deep has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and is the recipient of several leadership awards including the AMA Foundation's Young Physician Leadership Award, the ACP's Walter MacDonald Young Physician Leadership Award, the Wisconsin Medical Society's Kenneth Viste Young Physician award and the Young Internist and Addis Costello awards from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
After obtaining a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Adam was hired as Policy Director at Insure the Uninsured Poject (ITUP), a non-profit health policy think tank in Los Angeles dedicated to expanding insurance coverage and improving the value of health care. For two years, he performed extensive research and analysis of health care delivery and financing, the social determinants of health, and health impacts on underserved populations.
In his transitiion to medical school at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Adam was an active member in organized medicine since day one and continued to be a vocal health advocate and leader in Sacramento. He was elected as a Delegate to the AMA Medical Student Section in his first year, and went on to become a Regional Delegate to the HOD, a position he held for two years. He was also a key voice at the state level, serving as the Student Trustee of the California Medical Association (CMA) and the Student Board Member of the influential CMA Political Action Committee (CALPAC).
He was awarded the 2012 AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award and the 2013 UC Davis Health Leadership Council Award for his efforts in implementing an accredited health policy elective at the UC Davis School of Medicine and in his contributions in organizing and advocating for increased GME funding and loan forgiveness programs, universal health care, and public health issues in underserved communities.
Dr. Dougherty is an Emergency Medicine resident and currently serves in numerous roles, notably as an appointed member of the Sacramento County Public Health Advisory Board and as the Policy Coordinator of the APHA Men's Health Caucus. He has published numerous articles and white papers on a number of health delivery reform and public health topics, and writes regularly on his personal health policy website, www.adammd.org.
Kira Geraci-Ciardullo, MD, MPH, is a board certified allergist in private practice in Mamaroneck, New York. She has been in practice since 1985. She has been a delegate representing New York to the AMA for eight years.
She earned her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is a member of the Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at The New York Hospital followed by a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology. She is board certified in both disciplines and has voluntarily recertified in her specialty of Allergy/Immunology twice. She obtained her MPH in Health Care Policy and Management at New York Medical College School of Public Health, receiving an award for best thesis.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Fellow of the American College of Allergy and Immunology, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed a five year term as Chief of Allergy at White Plains Hospital Center. She is also on staff at Westchester Medical Center, the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital. She holds academic appointments at both Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Medical College.
She has been very active in organized medicine. She has held several leadership positions at Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). Most recently these include Chair of the Emergency Preparedness and Bioterroism Committee. She has also been Co-Chair of the Rural and Preventive Health Committee. She had been an active participant in the Health Care Reform Committee and served as Co-Chair of the Quality Medical Task Force. She is now Vice Speaker of the State Medical Society.
She has worked closely with the New York State Department of Health on programs for physicians on pandemic flu and emergency preparedness and has helped conduct virtual drills. She has been appointed to the Ad Hoc Committee to develop and implement the New York State's Department of Health Planning Council's Health Prevention Agenda for 2013-2017.
She represents the New York State Medical Society at the AMA sponsored Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, which sets medical quality measures and standards on a national level.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley American Lung Association and is presently a member of The Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition.
Dr. Miller received his BS from Georgetown University and his medical degree from Tulane University Medical Center. His residency training was at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, where he also completed his fellowship in chemical dependency. Dr. Miller is medical director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital. He serves as a faculty member for the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he is a Clinical Adjunct Professor. He also is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is a past president of ASAM, and an at-large director of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM Foundation. He has served on many task forces and councils of ASAM and the Wisconsin Medical Society (WMS). He was chair of the WMS Commission on Addictive Diseases and is current Vice Speaker of the WMS House of Delegates. Through his chairmanship of ASAM's Descriptive and Diagnostic Terminology Action Group, he led the development of the ASAM Definition of Addiction in 2011. He served as Managing Editor for the 2013 edition of The ASAM Critieria, and he currently chairs the Action Group within ASAM that produced the recently released Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist Physician.
Dr. Motta has been in practice at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts, since 1983, and is a partner in North Shore Cardiovascular Associates. He is a graduate of Boston College, with a BS in physics and biology, and of Tufts Medical School. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. His special interests are in invasive cardiology, nuclear cardiology, pacemakers, and consultative cardiology. He is also an associate professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Motta has long been active in organized medicine, both in the AMA and in the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is past president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr Motta also has a lifelong interest in astronomy, and has built a number of telescopes and observatories through the years to do astronomy research. He has been awarded several national awards in astronomy.
Dr. Smoller is board certified in Psychiatry and is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He obtained his BA at Cornell University and his MD degree at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Cornell's Payne-Whitney Clinic, with research and clinical modules at Sloan Kettering and Hospital for Special Surgery. He currently practices psychiatry in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. Smoller was the psychiatric consultant to the National Institutes of Health Pain Studies Unit from 1979 to 2002. As such he participated in all clinical research in pain studies done at NIH and reviewed many extramural projects. He consults frequently to government agencies and municipalities in the area of occupational psychiatry. He has participated in the after action reports of a number of mass casualty events and has provided expert medical guidance to the World Bank, IMF and various other governmental and private organizations. Dr. Smoller is a past president of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Medical Society and MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. He is currently co-chair of the Communications Council of MedChi and has been a member of the Boards of both Montgomery County and the Maryland State Medical Societies for the past 10 years. He is also, and has been for the last 15 years, editor of Maryland Medicine, the journal of the Maryland State Medical Society. He is currently a delegate to the AMA from the Maryland State Medical Society and has been a delegate or alternate delegate from Maryland to the AMA for the past 5 years. He is the author of a book and numerous peer reviewed articles.