Dee Fenner, MD
Bates Professor & Chair
University of Michigan
Dee Fenner is the Chair and Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children at the University of Michigan. As a Missouri native, she attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan followed by a fellowship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Urogynecology at the Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale.
In 2001, Dr. Fenner returned to the University of Michigan where she continues her work in female pelvic floor dysfunction and medical education. She is nationally recognized as an expert in defecation disorders, surgical education, and reconstructive surgery. She has received research funds from the NIH and has served on several NIH study sections, organizing, and oversight committees. In addition, her research has been supported by private donors and industry. Working with a multidisciplinary team, her major contributions have been on understanding how birth injuries impact pelvic floor disorders and developing new and novel treatments for accidental bowel leakage. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.
She is the Past-President of the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Urogynecologic Society. As Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Board for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Urology, she was instrumental in obtaining official recognition of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from the American Board of Medical Subspecialties. Currently she serves as Vice-President of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
At the University of Michigan, prior to becoming the Chairman of the OBGYN Department, she was the Furlong Professor of Women’s Health, Chief Clinical Officer of University Hospital / Frankel Cardiovascular Center, the Director of the Division of Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. She holds a joint appointment as Professor of Urology.
Dr. Fenner has received numerous awards for her contributions as a physician surgeon, educator, and leader. Most notably, in 2011 she was awarded the “Continence Champion” by the National Association for Continence, in 2014 she was given the Sarah Goddard Award by the University of Michigan for Leadership in the advancement of women and in 2015 she was recognized with the Life Time Achievement Award by the American Urogynecologic Society. In 2017 she was the recipient of the prestigious Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Lifetime Achievement Award.
Scott Graziano, MD, MS
Assistant Dean for Clinical Development, Professor
Dr. Scott Graziano is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Assistant Dean for Clinical Development and Third Year Curricular Director for Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In his current role, he supervises and reviews all the required clinical clerkships, clerkship directors and the learning environment.
He is a 2009 graduate of the APGO Scholars and Leaders Program, has received the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. He has presented multiple breakout workshops at the Faculty Development Seminar and the CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, most recently in 2019. The most recent topics presented include teaching millennial learners in the clinical environment and how to develop faculty to become better teachers and progress in academic careers.
Dr. Graziano is a member and the incoming chair of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, helping to organize educational programs and materials for Obstetrics and Gynecology educators nationally. He is also the Chair of the Publications Committee for the Alliance for Clinical Education, a multidisciplinary group focused on the clinical instruction of medical students across specialties.
Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA
Professor and Chief,
Division of Women’s Health
Associate Chair for Education
University of Michigan
Dr. Maya Hammoud is Professor, Director of the Women’s Health Division, and Associate Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. She holds many leadership roles nationally. She is the President of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). She is a senior advisor for Medical Education Innovations at the American Medical Association (AMA). She is also a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and chairs their International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM) committee and she is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Hammoud completed her MD and MBA degrees and residency training at the University of Michigan. She has had many leadership roles in the past including Assistant and Associate Deans at Michigan and Senior Associate Dean at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. She is an active clinician, dedicated teacher, and her research focuses on medical education and cultural competence.
Nadine Katz, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Nadine T. Katz, M.D. is a Vice President at Montefiore Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Montefiore Einstein Hospital Campus, a 421-bed inpatient hospital with 32 ICU and 40 NICU beds that has approximately 80,000 visits to the Emergency Department, more than 30,000 admissions, and over 4,300 deliveries each year. She is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Starting with medical school and an Ob-Gyn residency at Einstein, Doctor Katz has spent her entire career at Einstein-Montefiore and has held progressive leadership positions both at the medical school and medical center. Earlier in her career she was an active clinician-educator and held the departmental leadership positions of Director of Medical Education and Clerkship Director and chaired many education and administrative committees at the College of Medicine. She established the Office of Faculty Development and launched multiple annual conferences, and ultimately served as the Senior Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs. In 2011, she received the distinguished alumna award in her department and the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) district mentor of the year award. Doctor Katz returned to the Einstein Hospital as a physician-executive in 2012.
Throughout her career Doctor Katz has been involved with APGO and is honored to be the President-Elect. She recently completed her term as chair of the APGO Development Committee guiding a successful fundraising campaign. Representing APGO, Doctor Katz is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS). Doctor Katz has also been professionally active with the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), and was faculty for the AAMC’s Early Career (EWIM) and Mid-Career (MidWIM) Women Faculty Professional Development Seminars. In 2010, Doctor Katz completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program sponsored by Drexel University and is currently a faculty advisor.
Doctor Katz lectures extensively on medical education, career development, faculty promotion and professional advancement, leadership training, feedback, mentoring, and coaching. Her current responsibilities include hospital operations, clinical quality, performance improvement, physician engagement, physician well-being, and working with multidisciplinary teams to reduce length of stay and readmission rates– all with the aim of transforming the academic medical center into a high reliability organization that delivers outstanding clinical care.
David Marzano, MD
University of Michigan
Dr. Marzano graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School with honors in 1998. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan in 2002. His clinic interests include general obstetrics and gynecology with a focus on laparoscopy and also the use of simulation for team training in the setting of obstetrical emergencies. In addition to a regular OB/GYN practice, he is a member of the ACOG Working Group on Simulations and has an interest in patient safety and surgical skill development. His interests outside of medicine include family, music and classic television.
Margaret McKenzie, MD, MS*
President, Executive Office, Associate Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Margaret L. McKenzie, MD, MS, FACOG, is president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, an acute care community teaching hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. As the hospital’s chief administrator, Margaret is passionate about championing physicians and other care givers to serve the healthcare needs of Cleveland’s suburbs with a team approach across disciplines.
Margaret brings extensive clinical, educational, administrative and leadership experience to her role. She is the former president of the 1100-member Cleveland Clinic Women’s Professional Staff Association. She is currently serving on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors, and on the national committees for the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics. In 2007, Margaret was awarded the Master Educator of the Year at the Cleveland Clinic.
Margaret graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
She received a faculty appointment to Associate Professor and induction into the Academy of Scholars at Case Western Reserve University in November, 2017. Her most recent appointment is to the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees beginning December 2017.
An in-demand speaker on medical education, leadership in healthcare, personal health, diet and lifestyle issues, Dr. McKenzie has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show and multiple local TV stations. She has presented many topics at the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics national Faculty Development Seminars, the Association of Medical Education in Europe, the National Medical Association, Speaking of Women’s Health, Universal Sisters, and Celebrate Sisterhood here in Cleveland.
She is currently a member of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics where she is currently serving a five-year term. In 2018, she has led national forums on “Your Physician Leader Value Proposition” for physician engagement at Becker’s 9th Annual Meeting as a guest reviewer and recently the American Association of Physician Leadership as a guest speaker on Physician Engagement. She is also a member of Cleveland Leadership Class of 2018. Recently appointed as Board Member, Cleveland Playhouse Square, July 2019.
In her spare time, Margaret enjoys helping women develop their leadership skills and doing community service with young children. “I lead lots of initiatives at the Cleveland Clinic and in the community because I love to empower others to live their best life,” she says.
Jonathan Schaffir, MD
The Ohio State University
Jonathan Schaffir, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. He is the Director of Integration for the medical school’s “Understanding Patients with Reproductive and Surgical Needs” ring, an integrated clerkship that includes rotations in ob/gyn, surgery and anesthesiology and has recently been appointed to OSU College of Medicine’s Promotion and Tenure Committee. He is a member of APGO’s Testing and Self-Assessment Committee, and has been newly appointed to the Board of Directors. His research interests include topics in medical education as well as psychosocial aspects of women’s health. He is also the author of “What to Believe When You’re Expecting: A New Look at Old Wives’ Tales in Pregnancy.”