Academic & Professional Committees

Present

Vice Chair, Community Advisory Board, UNLV School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV November 2014-present
Director, MIS Fellowship, LVMIS (Las Vegas Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program, Accredited Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship by AAGL/SRM, January, 2012-present

Past

Co-Director, CEO/Chairman, AIMIS (American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery), Las Vegas, Nevada, 2008-September, 2012
Chair, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), JF, District VIII, 1 year term, 2002.
Committee Advisor to the Dean, Academic Medical Center, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno and Las Vegas July 2001-January 2002.
Vice Chair, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), JF, District VIII, 1 year term advancing to chair, 2002.
Secretary/Treasurer, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), JF, District VIII, 3 year term advancing to vice-chair, 2001.
Committee Member, OB/GYN Department, University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV. Appointed by the Chief of the OB/GYN department., 1999-2002.
Member and National Education Speaker, Council on Hormone Replacement Education, Sponsored by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Dr. Charles Hammond (Duke University) Chair, 2000-2008
Nevada Section Representative, 18th Annual Legislative Workshop, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG), Washington, D.C., April 2-4, 2000. Meetings with senators and congress representatives concerning women’s health issues.
Chair, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), JF, Nevada Section, District VIII, 1998-2000.
Vice-Chair, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG), Junior Fellow, Section VIII, 1999-2000.

Student Performance and Recognition Committee (SPRC), University of North Dakota, School of Medicine, August, 1993-present. Nominated by the peers of my medical school class for a term of four years. Responsibilities include policy making and standards that medical students must uphold. Granting of awards, scholarships, and advancement towards the doctoral degree. Disciplinary duties include recommendation of probation, suspension, or dismissal to students not meeting professional and academic standards. Due process duties include conducting hearings on appeals by students and the committee (composed of faculty, administrators and students) hears evidence, discusses the evidence and decides the outcome.

Committee Member, Human Structural and Functional Biology Task Force (Year 1), University of North Dakota School of Medicine. January-February, 1997. Appointment was by the Associate Dean. The committee was composed of clinical and basic science faculty and two medical students. The committee’s objective was to revise the current first year medical school curriculum reflecting new AAMC guidelines.

Medical Student Representative, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine, for American Medical Association (AMA) Site Visit November 21, 1995. Selection of this appointment was by the Associate Dean of Students to represent the medical school.

Medical Student Interviewing Committee of Dean Candidates, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine. September-November, 1994. Appointment was by the Associate Dean of Students. This committee of medical students interviewed dean candidates and forwarded evaluations to the search committee.