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, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania

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

Ivy Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
University of Connecticut
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track

Sharon Allison-Ottey, MD

Sharon Allison-Ottey, MD
CEO CARLDEN Inc and Beautiful Woman Inside and Out
Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

Heather Bartos, MD

Heather Bartos, MD
Founder of Badass Woman, Badass Health
Sexual Health

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

Nancy Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
Nurse Practitioner
Michigan Healthcare Professionals
Women’s Health

u200bSeema Bonney, MD

Seema Bonney, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Anti-Aging & Longevity Center of Philadelphia
Prevention and Wellness

u200bEmily A. Callahan, MPH, RDN

Emily A. Callahan, MPH, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Owner and Founder, EAC Health and Nutrition, LLC

u200bArnold Ceponis, MD, PhD

Arnold Ceponis, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego Health System

u200bChristina Y. Chen, MD

Christina Y. Chen, MD
Mayo Clinic
Geriatric Medicine

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

Barbara Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP
Nurse Practitioner
Women’s Health, Menopause

u200bHeather DeMille Hirsch, MD

Heather DeMille Hirsch, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Women’s Health

u200bBarbara DePree, MD, NCMP, MMM

Barbara DePree, MD, NCMP, MMM
MiddlesexMD, Women’s Health LHP Holland Hospital
Menopause, Sexual Health

u200bGayatri Devi, MD, MS, FAAN, FACP

Gayatri Devi, MD, MS, FAAN, FACP
Neurology, Cognition in Menopause
Park Avenue Neurology

u200bCindy Duke, MD, PhD, FACOG

Cindy Duke, MD, PhD, FACOG
Physician, Scientist, Influencer
Nevada Fertility Institute
Ob-Gyn, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

u200bDaihnia Dunkley, PhD, RN

Daihnia Dunkley, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Farmingdale State College
Obstetrics (Maternal-child nursing),
Black/Minority Maternal Health Disparities

u200bMarissa Duswalt Epstein, RDN, MBA

Marissa Duswalt Epstein, RDN, MBA
Director, Nutrition Institute
The University of Texas At Austin

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

Robyn Faye, MD, FACOG, NCMP, IF, CSC
Abington Primary Women’s Healthcare Group
Sexual Health, Pelvic Health

u200bRena Ferguson, MD PC

Rena Ferguson, MD PC
Adjunct Professor
Stony Brook University
Psychiatry and Neuromodulation

u200bDeborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN

Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN
Professor, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and Ophthalmology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

u200bDebra Furr-Holden, PhD

Debra Furr-Holden, PhD
Public Health/Epidemiologist
Associate Dean for Public Health Integration
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Public Health, Epidemiology

Patricia Geraghty MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP

Patricia Geraghty MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP
Medical Director, Women’s Health
Comprehensive Wellness
Women’s Health

u200bNieca Goldberg, MD

Nieca Goldberg, MD
Medical Director
Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health NYU Langone

u200bCheryl B. Iglesia, MD, FACOG

Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD, FACOG
Director Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
MedStar Washington Hospital CenterProfessor, Departments of Ob/Gyn and Urology
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC
Adjunct Clinical Affiliate
The University of Texas at Austin
Psychology, Mental Health

u200bEmily Jamea, PhD, LMFT, LPC, AASECT

Emily Jamea, PhD, LMFT, LPC, AASECT
Certified Sex Therapist
REVIVE Therapy & Healing
Sexual Health & Relationships

Laurie S. Jeffers, DNP, FNP-BC

Laurie S. Jeffers, DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant
New York University
Women’s Health, Menopause

Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF, CST

Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF, CST
Professor of Ob-Gyn
Drexel University College of Medicine
Pelvic Pain, Sexual Dysfunction

u200bSheryl Kingsberg, PhD

Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD
Professor Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry
Case Western Reserve University

u200bJoyce Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Joyce Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Visiting Professor
George Washington University
Family Medicine

Rashmi Kudesia, MD, MSc, FACOG

Rashmi Kudesia, MD, MSc, FACOG
Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Houston Methodist Hospital
Ob-Gyn, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

u200bLisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF

Lisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF
Founder and CEO
Ms. Medicine
Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, Menopause

Ayanna E. Lewis, MD

Ayanna E. Lewis, MD
Attending Physician
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Gastroenteology, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Allison E. Lied, MD

Allison E. Lied, MD
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Holzapfel and Lied Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery

u200bElizabeth Liotta, MD

Elizabeth Liotta, MD
Dr. Liz Liotta, MD, LLC

Holly F. Lofton, MD

Holly F. Lofton, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine
Director, Medical Weight Management Program
Fellowship Director, Clinical Obesity Medicine Fellowship
Lead of Clinical Access and Education Programs, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
NYU Langone Weight Management Program
Obesity Medicine

u200bJessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC

Jessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC
Director of Master of Kinesiology in Integrative WellnessPoint Loma Nazarene University; University of California- San Diego
Behavioral Medicine, Integrative Health

u200bMary Jane Minkin, MD, FACOG, NCMP

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, FACOG, NCMP
Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Yale University School of Medicine
Ob-Gyn, Menopause

Melissa Nassaney, DPT, PT, MS
Physical Therapist
Pelvic Health Rehab
Full Circle Pelvic Health
Pelvic Health

Connie Newman, MD
Adjunct Professor
NYU Langone School of Medicine

Smita Patel, DO
Founder and Medical Director
Integrative Neurology and Sleep
iNeuro Institute

Jennifer Payne, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Johns Hopkins Women’s Mood Disorders
Psychiatry, Mental Health

Joann Pinkerton, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Director of Midlife Health Center
UVA Health
Menopause, Women’s Health

Lauri Romanzi, MD, MScPH, FACOG, FPMRS
Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York, NY

Sabrina Sahni, MD, NCMP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology & Reproductive Biology
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Menopause, Women’s Health

Glenn Schattman, MD
Associate Professor
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Reproductive Health

Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
Women’s Health Expert and Minimally Invasive Gynecologist
Baylor University Medical Center
Ob-Gyn, Women’s Health

Isabel Smith, MS RD CDN
Registered Dietitian
Founder Isabel Smith Nutrition, Inc.

Kim Templeton, MD, FAOA, FAMWA
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Kansas; American Medical Women’s Association

Kim Tran, MS, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager
Jackson Health System

Sophia Yen, MD, MPH
CEO and Co-Founder
Pandia Health
Reproductive Health

Kidist Yimam, MD
Medical Director, Autoimmune Liver Disease Program
California Pacific Medical Center; Department of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
Liver Disease/Hepatology

Kristen A. Zarfos, MD, FACS
Medical Director
Breast Surgeon, Specializing in Breast Health
Breast Cancer care
Trinity of New England, St. Francis Hospital
Breast Health