Speakers & Presentations

Speakers & Presentations

Patrick R. Aguilar, MD, MBA
Nuances in ARDS

Dr. Patrick Aguilar is the Chief Medical Officer at MedWise, LLC. He completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, and critical care medicine. Dr. Aguilar previously served as Director of the ECMO program at Baylor University Medical Center and as Director of Medical Critical Care at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Bray, Natasha

Natasha N. Bray, DO, MSEd, FACOI, FACP
Vaporizing, Vaping, Electronic Cigarettes, and THC

Dr. Natasha Bray is the Interim Dean at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Cherokee Nation Campus. Dr. Bray completed her medical degree at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine.

Buck, Andrew

D. Andrew Buck, DO
The Top 10 From the CBC

Dr. Dennis Andrew Buck is a general hematologist/medical oncologist at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Pagosa Springs Medical Center. Dr. Buck completed his medical degree at Touro University in Nevada and is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He completed his Fellowship training in medical oncology at Oklahoma State University and his Clinical Hematology Fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the University of Buffalo in New York.

Busch, Robert

Robert S. Busch, MD
Treating Diabetes: Heart Smart Benefits

Dr. Robert Busch is the director of Clinical Research at the Albany Medical College Endocrine Group. He completed his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and is board certified in endocrinology and metabolism.

Dr. Busch discloses he has a relevant relationship with Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Byer, and Amgen, but we have resolved this conflict. He has agreed not to promote any products or services for which he has financial relationships.

Crawford, Drew

Andrew S. Crawford, DO, MBA, FACOI
The Skinny on Obesity

Dr. Drew Crawford is a gastroenterologist at Warren Clinic / Saint Francis Hospital. He completed his medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in gastroenterology.

Cush, John

John J. Cush, MD
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Stop the Destruction

Dr. Cush is the Director of Clinical Rheumatology at Baylor Research Institute. He completed his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Dao, Kathryn

Kathryn H. Dao, MD, FACP, FACR
Top 5 News Stories Every Internist Should Know About Lupus

Dr. Kathryn Dao is an associate professor in the division of rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwester Medical Center. Dr. Dao completed her degree at the University of Texas Medical School and is board certified in rheumatology and general internal medicine. She is active on social media as a blogger and reporter for RheumNow, an online education website for rheumatologists and other healthcare providers who are interested.

Dr. Dao discloses she has a relevant relationship with RheumNow as a blogger and video reporter, but we have resolved this conflict. She has agreed not to promote any products or services for which she has financial relationships.

Duvall, Jaclyn

Jaclyn R. Duvall, MD
Mastering Migraine Management

Dr. Jaclyn Duvall is a board-certified neurologist and UCNS certified headache specialist at Utica Park Clinic Headache Center. Dr. Duvall is Oklahoma’s only fellowship-trained Headache Specialist. She completed her Headache Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and her residency and medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Placing great value on the doctor-patient relationship, Dr. Duvall has a special interest in chronic migraine, post-traumatic headache, and migraine education. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Duvall has published a book, The Basics of Migraine, and research in several medical journals, including Headache, Neurology, and Cephalalgia.

Dr. Duvall discloses she has a relevant relationship with Abbvi, Teva, Eli Lilly, Biohaven, and Lundbeck, but we have resolved this conflict. She has agreed not to promote any products or services for which she has financial relationships.

Fuhrman, Joel

Joel Fuhrman, MD
Eat for Life

Dr. Joel Fuhrman will be speaking on using nutritional excellence to enhance lifespan and to prevent and reverse disease. Dr. Fuhrman completed his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is board certified in family practice. Dr. Fuhrman is also the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation.

Dr. Fuhrman discloses he has a relevant relationship with Dr. Fuhrman Online, Inc., but we have resolved this conflict. He has agreed not to promote any products or services for which he has financial relationships.

Hale, Muna

Muna Hale, DO
Nephrology Pearls

Dr. Muna Hale is a Nephrologist at Nephrology Specialists of Tulsa. Dr. Hale completed her medical degree at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in nephrology. Dr. Hale also sub-specializes in glomerular diseases.

Karnama, Arash

Arash E. Karnama, DO, FACC
Failure is Not an Option: Diagnosing and Managing CHF

Dr. Arash Karnama is an interventional cardiologist at the Oklahoma Heart Institute. Dr. Karnama completed his medical degree at Des Moines University and is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and internal medicine.

Khattab, Ahmad

Ahmad Khattab, DO, D.ABA
Pain Management

Dr. Ahmad Khattab is the head of pain management at the Oklahoma State University Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Khattab aims to take a balanced, multimodal approach to treat both chronic and acute pain in an effort to provide improvement in patient pain levels, daily function, and quality of life.

Kingrey, John

John F. Kingrey, DO
Pulmonary Hypertension in Chronic Lung Disease

Dr. Kingrey is the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Integris Baptist Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at Saint Louis University and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care.

Ledgerwood, Julie

Julie E. Ledgerwood, DO
Major Vaccine Advances

Dr. Julie Ledgerwood is the Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ledgerwood completed her medical degree at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in allergy and immunology.

Reich, Keith

Keith A. Reich, DO, CPE, RMSK, RhMSUS, FACOI, FACR
Splendid Spondyloarthropathies

Dr. Keith Reich is the Program Director for Rheumatology Fellowships at Franciscan Health Olympia Fileds. Dr. Reich complete his medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine, rheumatology, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He has a special interest in inflammatory arthritis and the use of ultrasound in rheumatologic practice. In his free time, he leads pizza tours in Chicago.

Dr. Reich discloses he has a relevant relationship with AbbVie and Alexion, but we have resolved this conflict. He has agreed not to promote any products or services for which he has financial relationships.

Roberts, Montgomery

Montgomery L. Roberts, DO, FACOI
Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Montgomery Roberts works in Pulmonary Critical Care at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam, KS. Dr. Roberts completed his degree at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care.

Scheck, David

David N. Scheck, MD
Bugs and Drugs: Improving Antibiotic Use

Dr. David Scheck is a hospital epidemiologist and infectious disease physician at Hillcrest Medical Center and Utica Park Clinic in Tulsa. Dr. Scheck completed his medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine and in board certified in infectious diseases.

Slicho, Turner

K. Turner Slicho, DO, MS
Osteopathy and the Human Experience

Dr. Turner Slicho has his own private practice in Portland, OR. Dr. Slicho completed his medical degree at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in neuromuscular medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Moderator

Hitzeman, David

David F. Hitzeman, DO, MACOI

This year’s moderator is David Hitzeman, DO, MACOI. Dr. Hitzeman is a Professor of Medicine, Emeritus at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. He finished his medical degree at Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Hitzeman was recipient of the inaugural Richard C. Staab, DO Legacy Award in 2014.