Women’s Health Advisory Council (WHAC)

Our Women’s Health Advisory Council includes a network of medical experts and health professionals who specialize in a range of health conditions pertinent to the women we serve. This group of experts and doctors lend their expertise to inform our content, and medically review our resources for accuracy. Meet our Women’s Health Advisory Council members.

DaCarla Albright, MD

DaCarla Albright, MDAssociate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaOb-Gyn

Ivy Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Ivy Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAANProfessorUniversity of ConnecticutAdult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track

Sharon Allison-Ottey, MD

Sharon Allison-Ottey, MDCEO CARLDEN Inc and Beautiful Woman Inside and OutInternal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

Heather Bartos, MD

Heather Bartos, MDFounder of Badass Woman, Badass HealthOb-GynSexual Health

u200bNancy Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP

Nancy Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANPNurse PractitionerMichigan Healthcare ProfessionalsWomen’s Health

u200bSeema Bonney, MD

Seema Bonney, MDFounder and Medical DirectorAnti-Aging & Longevity Center of PhiladelphiaPrevention and Wellness

u200bEmily A. Callahan, MPH, RDN

Emily A. Callahan, MPH, RDNRegistered Dietitian NutritionistOwner and Founder, EAC Health and Nutrition, LLCNutrition

u200bArnold Ceponis, MD, PhD

Arnold Ceponis, MD, PhDUniversity of California San Diego Health SystemRheumatology

u200bChristina Y. Chen, MD

Christina Y. Chen, MDMayo ClinicGeriatric Medicine

u200bBarbara Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP

Barbara Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMPNurse PractitionerNurseBarb.comWomen’s Health, Menopause

u200bHeather DeMille Hirsch, MD

Heather DeMille Hirsch, MDBrigham and Women’s HospitalWomen’s Health

u200bBarbara DePree, MD, NCMP, MMM

Barbara DePree, MD, NCMP, MMMMiddlesexMD, Women’s Health LHP Holland HospitalMenopause, Sexual Health

u200bGayatri Devi, MD, MS, FAAN, FACP

Gayatri Devi, MD, MS, FAAN, FACPNeurology, Cognition in MenopausePark Avenue Neurology

u200bCindy Duke, MD, PhD, FACOG

Cindy Duke, MD, PhD, FACOGPhysician, Scientist, InfluencerNevada Fertility InstituteOb-Gyn, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

u200bDaihnia Dunkley, PhD, RN

Daihnia Dunkley, PhD, RNAssistant ProfessorFarmingdale State CollegeObstetrics (Maternal-child nursing),Black/Minority Maternal Health Disparities

u200bMarissa Duswalt Epstein, RDN, MBA

Marissa Duswalt Epstein, RDN, MBADirector, Nutrition InstituteThe University of Texas At AustinNutrition

Robyn Faye, MD, FACOG, NCMP, IF, CSC

Robyn Faye, MD, FACOG, NCMP, IF, CSCAbington Primary Women’s Healthcare GroupSexual Health, Pelvic Health

u200bRena Ferguson, MD PC

Rena Ferguson, MD PCAdjunct ProfessorStony Brook UniversityPsychiatry and Neuromodulation

u200bDeborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN

Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAANProfessor, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and OphthalmologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterNeurology

u200bDebra Furr-Holden, PhD

Debra Furr-Holden, PhDPublic Health/EpidemiologistAssociate Dean for Public Health IntegrationMichigan State University College of Human MedicinePublic Health, Epidemiology

Patricia Geraghty MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP

Patricia Geraghty MSN, FNP-BC, WHNPMedical Director, Women’s HealthComprehensive WellnessWomen’s Health

u200bNieca Goldberg, MD

Nieca Goldberg, MDMedical DirectorJoan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health NYU LangoneCardiology

u200bCheryl B. Iglesia, MD, FACOG

Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD, FACOGDirector Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryMedStar Washington Hospital CenterProfessor, Departments of Ob/Gyn and UrologyGeorgetown University School of MedicineGynecology

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPCPsychotherapistAdjunct Clinical AffiliateThe University of Texas at AustinPsychology, Mental Health

u200bEmily Jamea, PhD, LMFT, LPC, AASECT

Emily Jamea, PhD, LMFT, LPC, AASECTCertified Sex TherapistREVIVE Therapy & HealingSexual Health & Relationships

Laurie S. Jeffers, DNP, FNP-BC

Laurie S. Jeffers, DNP, FNP-BCClinical AssistantProfessorNew York UniversityWomen’s Health, Menopause

Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF, CST

Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF, CSTProfessor of Ob-GynDrexel University College of MedicinePelvic Pain, Sexual Dysfunction

u200bSheryl Kingsberg, PhD

Sheryl Kingsberg, PhDProfessor Reproductive Biology and PsychiatryCase Western Reserve University

u200bJoyce Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Joyce Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANPVisiting ProfessorGeorge Washington UniversityFamily Medicine

Rashmi Kudesia, MD, MSc, FACOG

Rashmi Kudesia, MD, MSc, FACOGAssistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & GynecologyHouston Methodist HospitalOb-Gyn, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

u200bLisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF

Lisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP, IFFounder and CEOMs. MedicineInternal Medicine, Women’s Health, Menopause

Ayanna E. Lewis, MD

Ayanna E. Lewis, MDAttending PhysicianDepartment of MedicineDivision of GastroenterologyMount Sinai South NassauGastroenteology, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Allison E. Lied, MD

Allison E. Lied, MDAmerican Board of Plastic SurgeryHolzapfel and Lied Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery

u200bElizabeth Liotta, MD

Elizabeth Liotta, MDDr. Liz Liotta, MD, LLCDermatology

Holly F. Lofton, MD

Holly F. Lofton, MDClinical Associate Professor of Surgery and MedicineDirector, Medical Weight Management ProgramFellowship Director, Clinical Obesity Medicine FellowshipLead of Clinical Access and Education Programs, Comprehensive Program on ObesityNYU Langone Weight Management ProgramObesity Medicine

u200bJessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC

Jessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWCDirector of Master of Kinesiology in Integrative WellnessPoint Loma Nazarene University; University of California- San DiegoBehavioral Medicine, Integrative Health

u200bMary Jane Minkin, MD, FACOG, NCMP

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, FACOG, NCMPClinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive SciencesYale University School of MedicineOb-Gyn, Menopause

Melissa Nassaney, DPT, PT, MSPhysical TherapistPelvic Health RehabFull Circle Pelvic HealthPelvic Health

Connie Newman, MDAdjunct ProfessorNYU Langone School of MedicineEndocrinology

Smita Patel, DOFounder and Medical DirectorIntegrative Neurology and SleepiNeuro InstituteSleep

Jennifer Payne, MDAssociate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Johns Hopkins Women’s Mood DisordersPsychiatry, Mental Health

Joann Pinkerton, MDProfessor of Obstetrics and GynecologyDivision Director of Midlife Health CenterUVA HealthMenopause, Women’s Health

Lauri Romanzi, MD, MScPH, FACOG, FPMRSObstetrics and GynecologyNew York, NYUrogynecology

Sabrina Sahni, MD, NCMPClinical Assistant ProfessorObstetrics and Gynecology & Reproductive BiologyCleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineMenopause, Women’s Health

Glenn Schattman, MDAssociate ProfessorWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityReproductive Health

Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOGWomen’s Health Expert and Minimally Invasive GynecologistBaylor University Medical CenterOb-Gyn, Women’s Health

Isabel Smith, MS RD CDNRegistered DietitianFounder Isabel Smith Nutrition, Inc.Nutrition

Kim Templeton, MD, FAOA, FAMWAProfessor of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Kansas; American Medical Women’s AssociationOrthopedics

Kim Tran, MS, PharmDPharmacy ManagerJackson Health SystemPharmacist

Sophia Yen, MD, MPHCEO and Co-FounderPandia HealthReproductive Health

Kidist Yimam, MDMedical Director, Autoimmune Liver Disease ProgramCalifornia Pacific Medical Center; Department of Hepatology and Liver TransplantationLiver Disease/Hepatology

Kristen A. Zarfos, MD, FACSMedical DirectorBreast Surgeon, Specializing in Breast HealthBreast Cancer careTrinity of New England, St. Francis HospitalBreast Health

Source: Women’s Health Advisory Council (WHAC)