|Our Advisory Board of Healthcare Professionals|
|Written by Editors, Red Hot Mamas|
|Monday, 09 October 2006 18:10|
Red Hot Mamas North America Inc. recognizes that women are seeking up-to-date and medically sound healthcare information. Throughout the years, we have had the privilege of working with some of our nation’s leading women's healthcare professionals. Many of our endeavors have been in the area of patient education, behavioral research, and advocacy efforts.
Machelle Seibel, MD is a national authority in health education. He is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Director of the Complicated Menopause Program. Dr. Seibel has won national awards for research, writing, and patient education and is a sought-after speaker. Seibel is also an award-winning composer and founder of HealthRock®, teaching health literacy through music and entertainment.
He served four years as Editor-in-Chief ofSexuality, Reproduction, and Menopause ― a journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Seibel was a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty for almost 20 years where he served as the Director of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of the Faulkner Centre for Reproductive Medicine. He also served four years as Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Medicine.
Mary Jane Minkin, MD is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and has a private practice in New Haven, Conn. She is widely known in the field of gynecology and is interviewed often in print and broadcast media; she has even appeared on a billboard in Times Square, along with other women of note representing the "new face of menopause."
She is a leader in women's health education both inside and outside the medical community. Minkin is co-author, with Carol Wright, of A Woman's Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause and The Yale Guide to Women's Reproductive Health. She is lead author or co-author of articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and also writes a monthly column for Prevention magazine.
Minkin is a recipient of the Irving Friedman Award, given by Yale School of Medicine's department of obstetrics and gynecology for excellence in clinical abilities and patient care and has twice been awarded the Resident's Teaching Award for best community attending physician.
Michael Goodman, MD has been practicing women's healthcare since finishing his Ob/Gyn residency at Stanford University in 1972. Dr. G is the author of 2 consumer-oriented books on menopause, The Midlife Bible - A Woman's Survival Guide, and "MEN-opause: The Book for Men. His several contributions to the peer-reviewed literature are in the areas of Family-Centered Maternity Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Female Genital Plastic Surgery, and Menopausal Medicine. He is an Emeritus reviewer for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and a current reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Menopause Management, and the World Journal of Urology.
Dr. Goodman sits on the Medical Advisory Board of Upsher-Smith Pharmaceuticals, and is a speaker for Upsher, Boehringer-Ingelheim, TherRx and Novogyne pharmaceuticals. He enjoys his 4 children and partner, Michele, as well as interests in writing, gardening, tennis and fitness. Visit Dr. G's website www.drmichaelgoodman.com.
Karen L. Giblin is a recognized expert and women's healthcare advocate. She is also the President of Red Hot Mamas North America, Inc. In 1991, Karen founded Red Hot Mamas after undergoing surgical menopause. The entire process of suddenly entering menopause left her with many questions. She was seeking clarification amid a lot of confusing and conflicting information. Karen felt menopause education was the missing piece of the health care puzzle for women in their prime years. That was the thrust behind the development of Red Hot Mamas programs. Today, these programs have mushroomed into the nation’s most recognized menopause education programs and are offered free to women across the United States. The program’s design is directed to answer the needs of menopausal women providing clarity and insight on menopause to help women live long, healthy lives. Karen Giblin states, “My legacy to women is helping to significantly improve their health outcomes as they approach menopause and beyond”.
Verna Brooks McKenzie MB., BS., FACOG, NCMP is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist / Certified Menopause Practitioner with over seventeen years of experience in training, lecturing and public speaking on women’s reproductive health issues internationally including Ghana West Africa. She is a pioneer in women’s health and founded the first Menopause Center and Osteoporosis Society in Jamaica. She was Adviser to the Jamaican Government at meetings of the Commission for the Status of Women, United Nations Headquarters, New York, the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing China and as an expert she participated in a consultation on reproductive health and family planning, United Nations Population Fund Headquarters, New York and the menopause movie “Hot Flash Havoc”. She has written many articles on women’s health and is a guest on numerous radio and television programs. In recognition of her outstanding, excellent and distinguished service in the field of women’s health she received many awards including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists West Indies Section Award and the Ardenne Alumni Hall of Fame Award.
Marina Johnson, MD, a UCLA/USC-trained physician is board-certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. She is the Medical Director of The Institute of Endocrinology and Preventive Medicine in Irving, TX. Prior to medical school, she was a pharmacist and assistant editor for a drug reference book, AHFS-Drug Information. Her medical practice focuses on women’s hormone health and cardiovascular prevention.
Her book, Outliving Your Ovaries: An Endocrinologist Weighs The Risks And Rewards Of Treating Menopause With Hormone Replacement Therapy is supported by 450 medical journal articles and 30 years of clinical experience. It’s a guidebook for women as they navigate the challenges of menopause. Dr. Johnson was an invited speaker at The Cleveland HeartLab Annual Symposium in September 2011, where she taught a new standard of care for menopause treatment. Dr. Johnson is a quintessential clinician and patient advocate who seeks out the most effective, safest therapy for patients.
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