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Executive Committee

2017-2018 Term



 

Gretchen Alexander, MD, Immediate Past President

Gretchen Alexander, MD, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her training in Adult Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where she was Chief Resident. Dr. Alexander practices with the District Medical Group at Maricopa Medical Center, where she is an attending on the Inpatient Psychiatry Service and Associate Program Director for the MIHS Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. She is a past president and current member of the Executive Council of the Arizona Psychiatric Society and a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

 

   

Miriam K. Anand, MD, Treasurer

Miriam Anand, MD, is an immunologist practicing in Tempe. Dr. Anand is a graduate of George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, and completed an allergy/immunology fellowship at National Jewish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Anand was President of the Maricopa County Medical Society 2014-2015, and most recently served as a Maricopa Director on ArMA’s Board of Directors. She is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Physicians (ACP) and of the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

 

 

   

Ronnie K. Dowling, MD, AMA Delegation Chair, Speaker of the House

Ronnie Dowling, MD, currently serves as AMA Delegation Chair and Speaker of the House of Delegates. She is also the Speaker for the AMA Western Mountain States Conference. Dr. Dowling graduated from the University of Colorado Medical Center, where she also interned and was the first woman to complete a residency in orthopaedic surgery. She has practiced in Show Low since 1982. An ArMA member since 1983, Dr. Dowling is also a member of the Arizona Orthopaedic Society, the American Medical Association, the Association of Women Surgeons, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, the American Medical Women’s Association and the Western Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Dowling is a past president of ArMA.

 

 

   

Brenda Gentz, MD, At- Large Member

Dr. Brenda Gentz is Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Director, Anesthesia in Satellite Locations, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Arizona, College of Medicine. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Spanish Art and Literature from Willamette University. She completed medical school and a two-year preliminary surgical residence at the University of Washington. She received anesthesia training through the University of Arizona Integrated Residency Program in Phoenix, Arizona and was co-chief resident at Maricopa Medical. Dr. Gentz is active in teaching, research and the promotion of regional anesthesia for both acute and chronic pain. Dr. Gentz is a Past-President of the Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists and is Program Chair for the annual meeting in February. She is an American Society of Anesthesiologists delegate and has served on several national committees (Fundamentals of Anesthesia, Outreach Education Committee and Equipment and Facilities). 

 

   

Ross Goldberg, MD, At-Large Member and AMA Alternate Delegate

Ross Goldberg, MD, is a Chief of Surgery and Director, Minimally Invasive & Hepatic Surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Goldberg is active with organized medicine locally and nationally, serving on the ArMPAC Board and ArMA's Committee on Legislative & Governmental Affairs and Nominations Committee since 2013. He served on the Maricopa County Medical Society Board in 2015. He has been a member of the American Medical Association since 1999, serving as Speaker of the AMA Medical Student Section in 2002. Dr. Goldberg is active with the American College of Surgeons, serving on their Legislative Committee and PAC, and as Arizona State Councilor, Health Policy & Advisory Council in 2014. He is also a member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). A graduate of the New York Medical College, Dr. Goldberg completed surgery residencies at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, NY, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in PA. He completed a Surgery Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Florida.

 

   

Michael F. Hamant, MD, President and AMA Alternate Delegate

Michael Hamant, MD, FAFP is a board-certified family and sports medicine physician practicing in Tucson. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine in 1983, and completed general surgery internship at Rutgers University, and a family medicine residency at University of Oklahoma Tulsa Medical College. He has been an ArMA member since 1998, and more recently served as secretary on the Executive Committee. Dr. Hamant is a past president of Pima County Medical Society, and is a member and newly elected Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA). He is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Society for Sport Medicine.

 

 

   

Jennifer R. Hartmark-Hill, MD, Secretary

Dr. Jennifer Hartmark-Hill completed a Medical Degree from the University of Arizona-Tucson, and Family Medicine Residency training at the Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale. Concurrent with her Chief Resident year at Mayo, Dr. Hartmark-Hill completed a Faculty Development Fellowship through the University of Arizona Family Medicine Department. Currently, Dr. Hartmark-Hill sees underserved patients, the general public, students and faculty in her clinical practice at ASU Health Services-Downtown Phoenix Campus, where she enjoys practicing patient-centered medicine in an integrated model of healthcare. Dr. Hartmark-Hill is Faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix where she serves as Director of the Capstones Course, which provides early clinical experiences to first and second year medical students.

 

 

   

Thomas H. Hicks, II, MD, At Large Member and AMA Delegate

Dr. Tom Hicks is a board-certified urologist practicing in Tucson, AZ. Dr. completed his medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and his residency in surgery and urology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Hicks is a past president of the Pima County Medical Society and has been an ArMA member since 1976. He is active with numerous national medical societies including American Medical Association (AMA), for which he is an Arizona delegate, American Urological Association (AUA), for which he has served on the Board of Directors of the Western Section, American College of Surgeons (ACS), and Arizona Urological Society (AUS).

 

   

 Nathan Laufer, MD, Outgoing Past President

Nathan Laufer, MD, CM, FACC, FCCP, FACP, FRCP(C) received his undergraduate and medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, whose faculty he then joined. Dr. Laufer is Board Certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology and has been in practice since 1984. Dr. Laufer is an active member of organized medicine and the Arizona community. In the Arizona community, Dr. Laufer is also past president of the Maricopa County Medical Society, and president and founder of the Cardiovascular Society of Arizona. He is a board member (past president) of the Arizona affiliate of the American Heart Association. Dr. Laufer is the founder and medical director of the Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona in Phoenix.

 

   

Traci Pritchard, MD, President-Elect

Traci Pritchard, MD, is a board-certified radiologist practicing in Phoenix. She completed an internship at St. Joseph Hospital, Northwestern University, and a diagnostic radiology residency and body imaging fellowship at Rush Medical College, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Pritchard has been an ArMA member since July 2003, and most recently served ArMA in the role of treasurer. She is an active member and past president of the Arizona Radiological Society, and is a member of the American College of Radiology.

 

 

   

Susan M. Whitely, MD, Vice President

Susan Whitely, MD will serve as treasurer of the Executive Committee until June 2017. Dr. Whitely is a family practice physician in Phoenix and has been an ArMA member since 1997. She received her medical degree at Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed a family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Whitely previously served as an ArMA At-Large Director, and is a past president of the Maricopa County Medical Society. She is a member of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.