Chicago Speakers

Chicago Speakers

Meet the speakers who will share must-have residency prep insights, explore emerging therapies and issues, and help strengthen your decision-making skills.

See who joined us at AMSA’s Conference in Chicago October 28-29, 2017!

Keynote Speaker

Saralyn Mark

Saralyn Mark, MD

Saralyn Mark, MD, a world renowned leader in women’s health, is known as a pioneer in this field. An endocrinologist, geriatrician and women’s health specialist, Mark was the first Senior Medical Advisor to the Office on Women’s Health within the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  She designed the first women’s health fellowship in the nation, helped create the National Centers of Leadership in Academic Medicine, the National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health in academic and community health centers across the country and landmark educational campaigns on critical health issues. She has published and delivered over 600 lectures across the world. After years of working at the highest levels of government, Dr. Mark has built extensive contacts and alliances within professional and community health organizations. As President of SolaMed Solutions, LLC, Dr. Mark continues to serve as a medical and scientific policy advisor to organizations and agencies dedicated to improving health.

Dr. Mark is an alumna of the New York University School of Medicine and Barnard College of Columbia University and completed her residency, fellowships and first academic appointment at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF). She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Wayne State University.

Her keynote address will focus on the importance of innovation, flexibility and leadership in medicine.


Additional Speakers

Dianne Ansari-Winn MD, MPH,
Founder, Physician Vitality Institute

Rebekah Apple

Rebekah Apple, MA, DHSc
Director of Student Affairs and Programming, AMSA National

Joey Johnson

Bryan N. Becker, MD, MMM, FACP, CPE,
Chief Medical Officer, Village Health;
Member , Office of the Chief Medical Officer, DaVita, Inc.


Sarah Freymann Fontenot, BSN, JD, CSP

Julie Goldstein, MD,
Ethics and ACP Educator, Advocate Health Care;
Medical Director, Clinical Ethics Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center;
Chair, POLST Illinois Committee

Nirmal Gosalia,
Founder of DocThoughts, MS2, UIC

Sean O’Mahony, MB, BCh, BAO,
Associate Professor, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Stacie Levine, MD,
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine;
Director, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Robin Young,
Director of Programs and Operations, Child Family Health International

Jerold Stirling, MD, FAAP,
General Pediatrics Medical Education;
Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor
Department Chairperson, Pediatrics, Loyola Medicine

Christopher Straus, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology; Director, Medical Student Education, University of Chicago

Kevin O’Connor, CSP

Jenna Kyriazes
MCAT Instructor and Tutor, Kaplan Test Prep

Gnendy Indig
InterACT Youth Advocate;
MS2, University of Michigan Medical School

Aimee Eden, PhD, MPH