Virtual Mentor. August 2010, Volume 12, Number 8: 693-695.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identification, and Patient Care
Theme Issue Editor
Jackie Landess, MD, JD, is a first-year resident in psychiatry at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. She received her MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a JD from Indiana School of Law in Indianapolis. Her research interests include adolescent and forensic psychiatry; particularly policy work to reduce juvenile delinquency and improve adolescents’ transition from the foster care system. Further research interests include patients’ rights and access to care, especially in rural settings.
Carolyn W. April is a second-year student at Harvard Medical School.
Ryan Bailey is a student at DePaul University College of Law, where he is a health law fellow and a member of the student board of directors for the Health Law Institute. Ryan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 with a BA in English and a BA in Spanish. He was the 2010 DePaul-AMA Law and Medical Ethics Scholar.
Patrick C. Beeman, MD, is in the Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals Integrated Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program in Dayton, Ohio. He was a fourth-year medical student at the University of Toledo College of Medicine when he submitted his essay for the 2009 John Conley Ethics Essay Contest.
Titus L. Daniels, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Daniels obtained his medical degree and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Kansas. He did a fellowship in infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, where he also earned a master of public health degree. Dr. Daniels is a health care epidemiologist with a focus on multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria and antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Kay Heggestad, MD, is a family doctor in Madison, Wisconsin and, along with Paul Wertsch, MD, is the parent of two children. Their son told them he was gay at age 16.
Hannah L. Kushnick is the associate editor of Virtual Mentor. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007 with a major in English language and literature.
Jason Lambrese, MD, is a first-year resident in psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, where he began his commitment to educating present and future health care professionals on the medical needs of LGBTQ patients and focused his research on the psychiatric concerns of LGBTQ adolescents.
Robert Marvin, MD, is an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where he serves as the residency training director. His clinical interests include HIV psychiatry, psychotherapy, and first-episode psychosis.
Kabir Matharu is a third-year student at UC Davis School of Medicine. His plans include residency training in internal medicine with a focus on LGBT and minority health.
Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her academic interests include the connection between adolescent health and the media.
Frederick Nagel, MD, is a resident in emergency medicine at Jacobi and Montefiore Medical Centers in Bronx, New York. A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he earned a BA in religious studies from McGill University. His interests include social justice and global and urban health.
Henry Ng, MD, is an internist-pediatrician at MetroHealth Medical Center and an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, both in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ng’s passion is improving access and providing culturally effective primary care to special-needs populations. He helped develop and serves as clinical director of the PRIDE Clinic, Ohio’s only medical home for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. Dr. Ng is co-chair of MetroHealth Medical Center’s cultural competency committee.
Kate O’Hanlan, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist in Portola Valley, California, whose research and publishing focus has been the multiple applications of the total laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopic staging and management of the gynecologic cancers. She is author of a number of lesbian health texts, including the first published evidence of HPV transmission by lesbian sexual activity. Dr. O’Hanlan is past president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.
Jim Pickett is director of advocacy for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. He has worked in the gay community for nearly 20 years, the last 11 of which have been in public health. His current domestic and international portfolio consists of gay men’s health, advocacy for the development of new tools to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV, and pushing for sound, sane legislation, in addition to adequate resources, for people living with and at risk for HIV.
Patricia D. Quigley, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and a pediatric hospitalist at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. Her academic interests include medical education and adolescent health care with an emphasis on patient-physician communication.
Shane Snowdon is founding director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She lectures and develops curricula in LGBT health at UCSF and other graduate health education institutions, and she provides training and consulting to health facilities seeking to enhance their proficiency in caring for LGBT patients. She has also developed an array of resources for LGBT people in the health professions.
Ryan C. VanWoerkom is a fourth-year student at the University of Utah School of Medicine and chair of the Committee on Bioethics and Humanities of the American Medical Association’s medical student section. His plans include residency training in internal medicine, followed by cardiology.
Paul Wertsch, MD, is a family doctor in Madison, Wisconsin and, along with Kay Heggestad, MD, is the parent of two children. Their son told them he was gay at age 16.
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