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Executive Committee

2019-2020 Term

 

 

Susan M. Whitely, MD, President

Susan Whitely, MD served as treasurer of the Executive Committee until June 2017. Dr. Whitely is a family medicine 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.

 

 

Ross Goldberg, MD, FACS, President-Elect

 Ross F. Goldberg, MD, FACS, is a Board-Certified General Surgeon, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Specialty Ambulatory Medical Director for the Maricopa Integrated Health System, soon to be Valleywise Health. He obtained his MD from New York Medical College, and completed his General Surgery Residency split between St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center – Manhattan and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. During his residency he completed a NIH-funded T32 surgery research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and also completed a post-residency fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mayo Clinic – Florida. Dr. Goldberg is active within organized medicine on the local, state and national level, currently serving on the ArMPAC Board of Directors and ArMA’s Committee on Legislative & Governmental Affairs since 2013; he is also the Immediate Past-President of the Maricopa County Medical Society. He has been a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) since 1999, served as Speaker of the AMA – Medical Student Section from 2002-2003, and is currently an Alternate Delegate on the ArMA Delegation to the AMA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS); having previously been the first surgical resident to sit on their SurgeonsPAC Board of Directors, he is currently the Chair of the ACS Health Policy Advisory Council, a member of both the ACS Health Policy & Advocacy Group and ACS Legislative Committee, and is a member of the ACS Board of Governors. He also is the Chair of the Advocacy and Health Policy Committee for the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) as well as a member of their Board of Governors. 

  

 

Miriam K. Anand, MD, Vice President

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.

 

 

 

Traci Pritchard, MD, Immediate Past President

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.

 

 

Michael F. Hamant, MD, Outgoing Past President 

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.

 

 

Leigh Neumayer, MD, Treasurer

Dr. Neumayer is a general surgeon who specializes in the care of diseases of the breast and takes trauma call for fun. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, completed 2 years of general surgery residency at UCSF and completed her general surgery residency at the U of A in Tucson. She stayed on the faculty for two years, had a 22-year interlude in Salt Lake City, Utah where she worked at both the VA and the University of Utah. She is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. She returned to the U of A in 2014 to lead the department of surgery. She has held many leadership roles locally and nationally including Interim Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at UA and Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). She has served as President of four national surgical organizations (Association of Women Surgeons, Association of VA Surgeons, Association for Surgical Education and Society of Clinical Surgery), and as a director of the American Board of Surgery, as well as her many roles in the ACS. She is currently secretary of the Western Surgical Association and serves as one of several American College of Surgeons delegates to the AMA. She served as an At-Large Director of ArMA before being elected Treasurer.

 

 

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.

 

 

 Jason Jameson, MD, At-Large Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nadeem Kazi, MD, At-Large Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James M. Nachbar, MD, Esq., At-Large Member

James M. Nachbar, MD, FACS, Esq. is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, and an attorney.  Upon completion of his General Surgery residency at the University of Arizona and his Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Virginia, he served as Chief of Plastic Surgery and Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of New Mexico, where he practiced from 1988-1995 and earned tenure.  He returned to Arizona in 1995, and has practiced plastic surgery in Scottsdale and been a member of both ArMA and the Maricopa County Medical Society ever since.  In 2015, he entered part-time law school, and in 2018 he became a licensed Arizona attorney, although he still spends the vast majority of his professional time practicing surgery.  In addition to ArMA and MCMS, he is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the State Bar of Arizona.

 

 

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.

 

 

William C. Thompson IV, MD, Legislative & Governmental Affairs Committee Chair, Ex-Officio Executive Committee Member

William C Thompson IV, MD, FASA is a board-certified Pain Medicine Specialist in the East Valley. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at UCLA and his fellowship in Pain Medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center program.  He currently serves as the Chair of the Legislative and Governmental Affairs committee and on the ARMPAC board of directors. In addition, he is the Vice President of both the the Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists and the Arizona Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.