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Medical Advisory Board

We gratefully thank our board members for their participation.

The Medical Advisory Board is represented by noted experts from many different clinical and scientific disciplines related to menopausal health. This board’s primary focus is the development and implementation of specific program content—to translate the most advanced medical information into practical recommendations. As always, the Medical Advisory Board is committed to presenting a fair and unbiased view.

  • Tina S. Alster, MD

    Tina S. Alster, MD

    Director, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery
    Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Georgetown University Medical Center
    Washington, DC

  • Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management
    Boston Medical Center
    Boston, MA

  • Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS

    Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS

    Director, The Center for Facial & Nasal Plastic Surgery
    Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA
    Beverly Hills, CA

  • Michael Bergman, MD, FACP

    Michael Bergman, MD, FACP

    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    NYU School of Medicine
    Department of Medicine
    Division of Endocrinology
    New York, NY

  • Douglas Berkey, DMD, MPH, MS

    Douglas Berkey, DMD, MPH, MS

    Professor, U of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
    Professor, Colorado School of Public Health
    Dental Director, Total Longterm Care of Colorado
    Denver, CO

  • Linda Burdette, MPAS, PA-C

    Linda Burdette, MPAS, PA-C

    Past President of the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Clinician, Central Cascade Women’s Health, Yakima, WA
    Clinical Lecturer, University of Washington Medex Program
    Yakima, WA

  • Cheryl M. Burgess, MD

    Cheryl M. Burgess, MD

    Medical Director
    Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
    Washington, DC

  • Daniel Cassuto, MD

    Daniel Cassuto, MD

    Professor of Plastic Surgery
    University of Catania, Italy
    Milano, Italy

  • Henry HL Chan, MBBS, MRCP, MSc, MD, PhD, FRCP, FHKCP, FHKAM

    Henry HL Chan, MBBS, MRCP, MSc, MD, PhD, FRCP, FHKCP, FHKAM

    Dermatologist
    Central, Hong Kong

  • Peter Collins, MA, MD (Cantab), FRCP, FESC, FACC

    Peter Collins, MA, MD (Cantab), FRCP, FESC, FACC

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology
    Imperial College London
    Royal Brompton Hospital
    London, United Kingdom

  • Michael Craig, MBBS, MRCOG, MRCPsych

    Michael Craig, MBBS, MRCOG, MRCPsych

    Lecturer of Reproductive and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry
    Department of Psychological Medicine
    Institute of Psychiatry
    London, United Kingdom

  • Michele G. Curtis, MD, MPH

    Michele G. Curtis, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor, Dept. Ob/Gyn, UT-Houston Medical School
    Co-Director, Ob/Gyn Ambulatory Care Clinic, LBJ Hospital
    Houston, TX

  • Pamela Ellsworth, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Pamela Ellsworth, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Associate Professor of Urology/Surgery
    The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University
    Providence, RI

  • Bruce Ettinger, MD

    Bruce Ettinger, MD

    Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco
    Adjunct Investigator, Division of Research
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern
    California Region
    San Francisco, CA

  • James Fiorica, MD

    James Fiorica, MD

    Clinical Professor of Ob-Gyn
    University of South Florida College of Medicine
    Director, Gynecologic Oncology
    Sarasota Memorial Hospital
    Sarasota, FL

  • J. Chris Gallagher, MD

    J. Chris Gallagher, MD

    Professor of Medicine and Chief, Bone Metabolism Section
    Creighton University Medical Center
    Omaha, NE

  • Jane Guiltinan, ND

    Jane Guiltinan, ND

    Clinical Professor
    Bastyr Center for Natural Health
    Seattle, WA

  • Tracey Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN

    Tracey Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN

    Nursing Manager
    Past President, American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses ASPSN
    Ontario, Canada

  • Carolyn Jacob, MD

    Carolyn Jacob, MD

    Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology
    Chicago, IL

  • Joe Largay, PAC, CDE

    Clinical Instructor
    School of Medicine
    UNC Diabetes Care Center
    Durham, NC

  • Jeffrey P. Levine, MD, MPH

    Jeffrey P. Levine, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor, Master Educators’ Guild
    Director, Women’s Health Programs
    Department of Family Medicine
    UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    New Brunswick, NJ

  • Pauline Maki, PhD

    Pauline Maki, PhD

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
    Department of Psychiatry
    Center for Cognitive Medicine
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, IL

  • Ellen Marmur, MD

    Ellen Marmur, MD

    Chief of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery
    The Mount Sinai Medical Center
    New York, NY

  • Michael McClung, MD, FACP

    Michael McClung, MD, FACP

    Founding Director
    Oregon Osteoporosis Center
    Portland, OR

  • Declan Murphy, MBBS, FRCPsych, MD

    Declan Murphy, MBBS, FRCPsych, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry and Brain Maturation
    Head of Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences
    Department of Psychological Medicine
    Institute of Psychiatry
    London, United Kingdom

  • Karen L. Noblett, MD

    Karen L. Noblett, MD

    Associate Professor and Director,
    Division of Urogynecology
    Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
    Department of OB/GYN
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA

  • Judy Akin Palmer, PhD, RN, CPSN, PHN

    Judy Akin Palmer, PhD, RN, CPSN, PHN

    Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse
    Nurse/Patient Educator
    Education Consultant
    Newport Beach, CA

  • Carmine M. Pariante, MD, MRCPsych, PhD

    Carmine M. Pariante, MD, MRCPsych, PhD

    Reader, MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow, and Head of the Section
       and Laboratory of Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology (SPI-Lab)
    Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
    London, United Kingdom

  • Neeta Patel, MD

    Neeta Patel, MD

    Consulting Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
    Honorary Consultant, Holy Spirit Hospital
    Borivili West, Mumbai, India

  • Anne Peters, MD, FACP, CDE

    Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs
    Beverly Hills, CA

  • Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH

    Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH

    Director, Preventive Cardiology
    Hartford Hospital
    Hartford, CT

  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

    Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

    Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine
    Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Meharry Medical College
    Nashville, TN

  • Giuseppe M. C. Rosano, MD, PhD

    Giuseppe M. C. Rosano, MD, PhD

    Director, Centre for Clinical and Basic Research
    Department of Internal Medicine
    IRCCS San Raffaele
    Rome, Italy

  • Philip Sarrel, MD

    Philip Sarrel, MD

    Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry
    Yale University
    New Haven, CT

  • Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS

    Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS

    Board Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon
    President Emeritus, American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery
    President, LovelySkin.com
    Omaha, NE

  • Gary W. Small, MD

    Gary W. Small, MD

    Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging
    Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
    Director, UCLA Center on Aging
    Director, Memory & Aging Research Center
    Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Division
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Dean Vafiadis, DDS

    Dean Vafiadis, DDS

    Prosthodontist
    Program Director Full Mouth Rehabilitation CE NYUCD
    Clinical Associate Professor NYUCD
    New York Smile Institute
    New York, NY

  • George W. Vetrovec, MD

    George W. Vetrovec, MD

    Kimmerling Professor of Medicine and Chair of Cardiology
    VCU Pauley Heart Center
    Medical College of Virginia Campus
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA

  • Maureen Whelihan, MD, FACOG

    Maureen Whelihan, MD, FACOG

    Center for Sexual Health and Education
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    Charlotte, NC

  • Susan Wysocki, RNC, NP, FAANP

    Susan Wysocki, RNC, NP, FAANP

    President and CEO
    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
    Washington, DC

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