Speakers

Priya Bui, Jack Cohen, Nancy Coon-Barksdale, Shara Elrod, Kellie Flood-Shaffer, Grant Fowler, Jessica Gardea, Ken Hopper, Krista Kasinec, Michele Kirk, Prema Manjunath, Ryan Matthiesen, Esiquiel Olivarez , Kim Pham, Amy Raines-Milenkov, Patrick Ramsey, Michael Shaffer, Adam Smith, Monte Troutman

Priya Bui, DO

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Bui is a board certified pediatrician. She is a graduate of Texas College of Osteopathic medicine and completed her residency training at Oklahoma University in Tulsa. She completed a pre-doctoral research fellowship at the NIH prior to her medical training. She practices at UNTHSC as an Assistant Professor in the pediatrics department returning to her alma matter with interest in training medical students and working with the family medicine residency. She has a special interest in teens, and enjoys caring for children birth to teenagers.

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Jack Cohen, DO

Private Practice
Dermatology
Keller, Texas

Jack B. Cohen, D.O. is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and has practiced as a dermatologist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over 30 years. He taught and practiced full-time as an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 1998 to 2010. Dr. Cohen continues part time as a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center teaching the residents at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

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Nancy Coon-Barksdale, RN, BSN

Immunizations Manager
Tarrant County Public Health
Fort Worth, Texas

Nancy Coon Barksdale received her BSN from the University of Texas at Arlington. She began her career as a registered nurse at Arlington Memorial Hospital and has been at Tarrant County Public Health as their Immunizations Manager since 2000.

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Shara Elrod, PharmD, BCACP

Director of Community and Ambulatory Practice
Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy
UNT System College of Pharmacy
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Shara Elrod received her BS in Biology from Texas A&M University and a PharmD from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY-1 residency in Community Pharmacy and a PGY-2 specialty residency in Ambulatory Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Previously, she was faculty at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in Ft Lauderdale, FL.

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Kellie Flood-Shaffer, MD, FACOG

Affiliate Chair of OB/GYN at UNTHSC
Chairman of JPS OB/GYN
Chairman of Acclaim Women's and Infant's Health
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Kellie Flood-Shaffer graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She completed her Internship and Residency at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.

Specializing in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Flood-Shaffer is prepared to provide comprehensive care for the reproductive system in women. Obstetrics is the term for women's care during the prenatal and pregnant states, while gynecology covers care for general women's health in a non-pregnant state.

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Grant Fowler, MD

Acclaim Family Medicine Chair/Primary Care Service Line Chief
JPS Health Network
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Fowler, an expert in geriatric and sports medicine, served as vice chair of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Family and Community Medicine beginning in 1998.
He also served as interim chief or assistant chief of family medicine and director of family medicine inpatient service at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston since 1991. Additionally, Dr. Fowler was residency director for the University of Texas Medical School at
Houston Family Practice Program from 1991 to 1998.

As Acclaim’s family medicine chairman and primary care service line chief, Dr. Fowler will be responsible for leading primary service lines at JPS, which include family medicine, community health and outpatient pediatrics. He also will coordinate with the director of the JPS family medicine residency program– the largest hospital-based family medicine program in the nation – to align the educational experience between undergrad and graduate medical
education. Additionally, Dr. Fowler’s position as academic chair of family medicine at the new M.D. school allows him to contribute to the development of the new school and over see family practice teaching opportunities.

Dr. Fowler is past president of the Harris County Academy of Family Physicians and served in a national leadership position on the board of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. His numerous honors include the 2016 Texas Academy of Family Physicians Exemplary Teaching Award, the 2017 University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teacher Award and induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as an alumnus in
2015.

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Jessica Gardea, PharmD, BCACP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy
UNT College of Pharmacy
Fort Worth, Texas

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with my Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. I then completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical center in Houston, followed by a PGY-2 specialty residency in ambulatory care at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas. I joined the UNT System College of Pharmacy faculty and became a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist (BCACP) Fall of 2017.

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Ken Hopper, MD, MBA

Associate Professor
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Ken Hopper is a healthcare strategist, experienced in structuring, staffing and incentivizing approaches that result in “health behavior change” along the social and health and well-being spectrums. For 29 years, he has worked in health plans, in health system consulting, and in his own clinic, The Hopper Group. The goal to mitigate the direct and indirect costs of behavioral health problems on individuals and society crossed all activities. His passion remains, simply, the refinement of targeted and systematic solutions for conditions hidden by shame, guilt, and misunderstanding.

The Hopper Group helps individuals with health, life, work, and well-being by using targeted cognitive approaches, diet/exercise, and targeted biologic treatments. The clinic providers work with each other in a team-based fashion, and use measurement-based care to facilitate timely, tangible results. Direct-to-patient telemedicine follow up visits are a favorite of our busy clientele.

Dr. Hopper's population health roles have included National Medical Director of Integrated Care at the Anthem Government Business Division, and Chief Medical Officer/VP of Clinical Innovation at Humana’s Behavioral Division. He led or co-led early models of integrated telephonic care management and medical provider-specific psychotropic use education. Most recently, he and his team refined targeted field-based case management "on the streets" interventions to help the most vulnerable engage in health. For multiple years, both through efforts in his clinic and in health plans, Dr. Hopper has advanced increasingly targeted versions of collaborative/team-based care in large medical clinics.

As a new Associate Professor at the TCU/UNTHSC School of Medicine in Fort Worth (LCME Accreditation Candidate), Dr. Hopper is one of the architects and influencers of a Physician Development Coach program designed to promote physician leadership, empathy, and effectiveness.

Dr. Hopper is the newly chosen chair of the Medical/Behavioral Integration committee of the American Psychiatric Association, a founding member of the Medical Director Institute of The National Council on Behavioral Health, and a member of NAMI's Leadership Alliance. He serves locally on The Parenting Center Board and is a member/supporter of the Jewell Charity Ball.

Dr. Hopper was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Baylor University, The University of Texas Medical Branch, and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He also earned an MBA from a combined program with The University of Texas at Dallas and Southwestern Medical School, and was inducted into the Gamma Beta Sigma International Business Honor Society.

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Krista Kasinec, DO

Assistant Professor,
Department of Family Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Krista W. Kasinec received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Kasinec completed an Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at the Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio. She also completed a Plus-One Residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at UNTHSC in Fort Worth, Texas. Her current practice includes both primary care and osteopathic manipulative treatment. Dr. Kasinec is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.

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Michele Kirk, MD

Program Director
Sports Medicine
JPS Health Network
Fort Worth, Texas

Michele Kirk, MD received her Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas. She completed her Fellowship in the Sports Medicine Department at John Peter Smith Hospital.

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Prema Manjunath, MD

Medical Director, Child and Adolescent, Assistant Professor
JPS Health Network
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Prema Manjunath, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Fort Worth, TX and has been practicing for 40 years. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College in 1975 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.

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Ryan Matthiesen, DO

Family Medicine/Sports Medicine Physician
Wise Health System
Decatur, Texas

Ryan Matthiesen received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. He did his residency at Plaza Medical Center in Family Medicine and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Texas Tech.

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Esiquiel Olivarez , DO

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

More to come...

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Kim Pham, DO

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Kim Pham, DO, received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from LMU - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tennessee. She completed her family medicine residency from Broward Health Medical Center/NSU-COM in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Raines Milenkov is Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology with expertise in maternal and child health. Her academic background is in the area of social work and public health. Her community-based research is focused on pregnancy and birth outcomes of vulnerable populations including refugee women, prostituting women, and women with previous adverse birth outcomes. In 2014, she was awarded a five-year grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services for the Healthy Start: Eliminating Healthy Start Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health program. This intervention uses outreach, education and home visitation case management to provide services to women, their infants and partners before, during and following pregnancy.

She was recently appointed by the Texas Commissioner of Health to serve a five-year term as a member of the Texas Department of State Health Services Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. The task force is charged with studying and reviewing pregnancy-related deaths and trends in severe maternal morbidity, and with making recommendations to help reduce such incidents. Dr. Raines-Milenkov leads the Building Bridges Initiative, a three-year community-based project funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate lay health educator outreach, education and woman-centered cancer screening services to refugee women.

Dr. Raines-Milenkov serves as Chair of the Tarrant County Infant Health Network, is a member of the Texas Refugee and Immigrant Women’s Association, and is a member of the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Babies.

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Patrick Ramsey, MD, MSPH

Professor, OB/GYN
Director - Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Medical Director - Maternal Transport and Outreach
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Ramsey joined our department at the rank of Professor in 2014 and serves as the Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship training program and Director for Maternal Transport and Outreach. Dr. Ramsey completed his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine in 1994 and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN in 1998. He completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001. He also received a Master of Science in Public Health with emphasis in Epidemiology/International Health in 2003. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is an active member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, among others. As an active researcher and educator, he has received numerous awards and accolades and published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in major journals. His research interests are clinical trials, prevention of preterm birth, labor management, infectious diseases, and management of medical complications of pregnancy.

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Michael Shaffer, DO

Associate Professor, Family and Sports Medicine, UNT Health Science Center

Dr. Shaffer is board certified in Family Practice, with an added qualification certificate in Primary Care Sports Medicine. In addition to family health care, he focuses on acute injuries, injury prevention, conditions related to the female athlete, and general preventative medicine. As a Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Shaffer also actively practices osteopathic manipulative medicine.

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Adam Smith, DO, FACOS

President, Laparoscopy, Bariatrics & Surgery
Ultimate Bariatrics
Fort Worth, Texas

Adam B. Smith, DO received his Doctor of Osteopathy from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 1988. He completed his Fellowship with the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons in 1997 and a Mini-Fellowship in Bariatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2003.

After watching his patients and their success with the LAP-BAND® system, Dr. Smith chose to undergo LAP-BAND® surgery in 2002 to aid in his own personal weight loss. After losing 100 pounds himself, Dr. Smith was able to relate to patients and their everyday struggles. This knowledge has helped him develop one of the most comprehensive aftercare programs in North Texas. Dr. Smith has led the battle on many different fronts by standing up for the rights of the obese population.

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Monte Troutman, DO, FACOI

Associate Professor of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Monte Troutman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. He completed an Internship at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio and an Internal Medicine Residency at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Troutman furthered his studies with a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Chicago Osteopathic Hospitals. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Examiners (FAME) and the American College of Osteopathic Internists (FACOI).

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