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Executive Committee

2020-2021 Term

 

 

Ross Goldberg, MD, FACS, President

Ross F. Goldberg, MD, FACS, is a Board-Certified General Surgeon, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Specialty Ambulatory Medical Director for Valleywise Health and Associate Professor of Surgery at both the Creighton University School of Medicine and University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. 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 surgery research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and also completed a post-residency fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mayo Clinic – Florida. He currently serves as an Alternate Delegate on the ArMA Delegation to the American Medical Association (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. He is also a member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Association of Women Surgeons, American Hernia Society, Association for Surgical Education, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the Maricopa County Medical Society. 

 

 

Miriam K. Anand, MD, President-Elect

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.

 

 

Jennifer R. Hartmark-Hill, MD, FAAFP, Vice President

Dr. Jen Hartmark-Hill is a Mayo Clinic trained Family Medicine Physician and Alum of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She serves as the Director of the UA Faculty Development Fellowship, Director of the Program for Narrative Medicine & Health Humanities, and Director of the Patient-Centered Care curriculum at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. She is a Gold Humanism Award recipient for her care for vulnerable populations, including outreach to patients experiencing homelessness through Street Medicine Phoenix. Dr. Hartmark-Hill has a long-standing track record of service and leadership across organizations in Arizona. She chairs the Public Health Committee for ArMA. She serves on the executive committee and board of directors of The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI). She is a member of the Arizona Academy of Family Physician's Legislative Task Force and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Federal Affairs Committee. She is a past Medical Director for NAU Physician Assistant Studies Program and past board member of the Maricopa County Medical Society. She holds leadership roles in national organizations including the AMA and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

 

 

James M. Nachbar, MD, Esq.,Treasurer

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.


 

Nadeem Kazi, MD, Secretary

Dr. Nadeem Kazi is a board-certified gastroenterologist practicing in the Arizona Casa Grande area for the past 22 years. He received his training in Gastroenterology from Loyola University Medical Center. He is an active member of the Arizona Medical Association since 1998, having served ad board of directors and on various committees including Public Health Committee, Nomination Committee, Legislative and Governmental Affair Committee. He served as the President of Pinal County medical Society from 2000 to 2011. He was the chair of the department of Internal medicine at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center from 1999 to 2017 leading to the recruitment of several excellent physicians and advancement of the standard of care in providing health care to rural area. Dr. Kazi was elected as President of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent in North America (APPNA) in 2007. APPNA is the second largest ethnic medical association in the United States, representing 17,000 physicians of North America. He started several academic Programs in Pakistan including a state-of-the-art burn unit with the expertise from John Hopkins and help establishing several free clinics throughout the U.S. managed by the local APPNA chapter, including in Arizona. Dr Kazi received the ArMA National Service Award in 2019.

 

 

Susan M. Whitely, MD, Immediate Past 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

 

 

Traci Pritchard, MD, Outgoing Past President

Traci Pritchard, MD FACR, Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology,  practices radiology in Arizona since 2002.  Early in her career she volunteered at local societies and in her larger Practice for committees and Board positions in effort to stay abreast of medicine beyond her local hospital experience.  From the many experiences learned that diversity of experience, opinion and demographic brings value and success to medical organizations. She is proud immediate Past President of the Arizona Medical Association, served 2 terms as president of the Arizona Radiology Society, ACR councilor for Arizona since 2009 and currently on the Steering Committee for the ACR.  She supports efforts to advocate for medicine, patient care and specifically the Physician.  She completed an internship Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital, Northwestern University, and a diagnostic radiology residency followed by  MRI/Ultrasound fellowship at Rush Medical College, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.

 

 

Jason Jameson, MD, At-Large Member

Jason Jameson, MD is a clinical Instructor of Urology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.  He was the 2018 American Urologic Association (AUA) Gallagher Health Policy Fellow.  He currently serves on the AUA Legislative Affairs Committee and is the Vice Chair of the Western Section AUA Health Policy Committee.  He received a BS in Biology at Nebraska Wesleyan University, a medical degree at the University of Iowa, and completed urologic residency at the University of Utah. He serves as the urology lead for the Men’s Health Program at Mayo Clinic Arizona and is the chair of the Men’s Health Committee for the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA).  He is President-Elect of the American Society For Men’s Health and has been involved in Men’s  Health advocacy in Washington, DC.  He has spoken at local and national conferences and patient support groups on Men’s Health issues.  He is the immediate past president of the Arizona Urologic Society and is on the Executive Board of Directors for the Arizona Medical Association.

 

 

 

Sarah Coles, MD, At-Large Member

Sarah Coles, MD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix in the Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine and family physician at Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Arizona and then attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. She trained in family medicine at the Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency. Since completing residency, she has stayed on as faculty at the family medicine residency and at the medical school. In addition to practicing primary care, she is involved in curricular development, organized medicine, community engagement and advocacy, and teaching medical students and residents in a variety of settings.


 

 

Timothy Beger, MD, At-Large Member

 

 

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.