AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2008, Volume 10, Number 7: 481-482.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Sex and Gender in Medicine

Theme Issue Editor

Jennifer Tseng, is a fourth-year student at the University of California, Davis. She plans to pursue a career in surgery with a particular focus on the interface between psychiatry and surgery in patient care. Her eclectic interests began when she diverted time formerly spent viewing the San Francisco Bay from her dorm room at the University of California, Berkeley to the study of a double major in history and molecular and cell biology with an emphasis in neurobiology.

Contributors

Scott M. Fishman, MD, is chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of California, Davis. He is past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and previously served on the board of directors for the American Pain Society. His major research interests include chronic opioid pain therapy, novel analgesic therapies, models of visceral pain, quantitative sensory testing in acute and chronic pain states, neuronal plasticity, and brain imaging in pain.

Allison Grady is a senior research assistant and an editor of Virtual Mentor at the American Medical Association in Chicago. She will be pursuing a master's degree in nursing at Yale University beginning in the fall of 2008.

Amy G. Lehman, MD, MBA, is a resident in general surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center and is a fellow in the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Lehman is a 2005 graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and is interested in clinical decision making from both physician and patient perspectives.

Robert McCarron, DO, is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He is the program director for the combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency program and medical director of the internal medicine/psychiatric clinic. He is interested in emergency psychiatry, somatoform disorders, and medical education.

Aaron J. Miller, MD, is director of the Lincoln Child Advocacy Center at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, New York, and is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. Dr. Miller's clinical practice, teaching, research, and advocacy involve all forms of child maltreatment and injury prevention. His current research examines how physicians engage various agencies in cases of suspected maltreatment and describes the ensuing outcomes.

Kay Nelsen, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and associate program director for the family medicine residency program at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She practices full-spectrum family medicine with a special interest in obstetrics and women's health.

James Nuovo, MD, is a professor and associate dean of student affairs and graduate medical education at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, is the vice chancellor for human health sciences at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine, overseeing all of the academic, research, and clinical programs of the UC Davis health system. She is a professor of internal medicine and of microbiology and immunology, with an expertise in infectious diseases, especially HIV/AIDS.

Kristin Pulatie, JD, is a 2008 graduate of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. She was a health law fellow and an associate editor for the Women's Law Caucus journal. In 2007 she founded the DePaul chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She is interested in legal aspects of reproductive health care and is a volunteer for Planned Parenthood of Chicago.

Andreea L. Seritan, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, Davis. She is a geriatric psychiatrist with a research interest in neurocognitive disorders. Her work is also dedicated to women's mental health and to gender differences and their influence on interpersonal communication.

Roberta Springer Loewy, PhD, is a member of the faculty at the University of California, Davis. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles, books and book chapters in the fields of philosophy, ethics, and bioethics. Her professional interests include general bioethics, American pragmatism, social justice issues, concepts of personhood, and critical, reflective thinking.

Muhammad Waseem, MD, is a member of the core faculty and is the research director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, New York. He is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine with a special interest in teaching and medical writing. Dr. Waseem is also an associate professor of emergency medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City.