Ronald T. Burkman, Jr., MD
Dr. Burkman is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine at its western campus at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He was the chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baystate Medical Center from 1995 to 2007. He previously was the C. Paul Hodgkinson chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Burkman directed the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics for more than a decade. As a member of ACOG, he has served as the chair of the Massachusetts Section and District I and has been on a number of ACOG’s national committees.
David L. Gandell, MD
Dr. Gandell lectures on the topics of sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes and human papillomavirus, immunizations, contraception and osteoporosis. He is a reviewer for the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct and for MAXIM US, a federally funded arbitration review panel for insurance appeals. Dr. Gandell is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester and is a medical consultant to the Rape Crisis Service. As a co-founder of the Parallel support group for pregnancy loss, his professional affiliations include membership in the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
Haywood L. Brown, MD
Dr. Brown is professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He has served on the Board of Directors and is a past president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is a past president of the American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society. He also served as a director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brown is a past president of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and is the immediate past District IV chair of ACOG. Dr. Brown is committed to the care of women at high risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
Denise M. Elser, MD
Dr. Elser is the president and medical director of the Women’s Health Institute of Illinois. She runs a private practice as a urogynecologist, having become board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in 2013, the first year that such certification was offered. Dr. Elser has served as ACOG Illinois Section vice chair and chair, District VI treasurer and now serves as District vice chair. She completed a term on the Gynecologic Practice Committee and is now on the Clinical Document Review Panel-Gynecology. She sits on the Food and Drug Administration Obstetrics and Gynecologic Devices Panel.
J. Martin Tucker, MD
Dr. Tucker has been in private practice with Jackson Healthcare for Women since 1990. He is affiliate faculty at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. After serving as secretary-treasurer, vice chair and chair of the Mississippi Section of ACOG, Dr. Tucker was secretary, vice chair and chair of District VII. He is the immediate past chair of the Council of District Chairs. Dr. Tucker has served on numerous ACOG committees at the section, district and national levels, chairing several of those committees. He was a member of the American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel and a McCain Fellow. He is a member of the steering committee of the Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative.
Diana E. Ramos MD, MPH
Dr. Ramos is the director of reproductive health for the Los Angeles County Public Health Department: Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, an obstetrician-gynecologist for Kaiser Permanente Anaheim/Baldwin Park, an assistant clinical professor in obstetrics and gynecology for the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and is a medical consultant on various reproductive health topics and health care disparity issues. Dr. Ramos is the treasurer of ACOG District IX, serves on the Executive Committee, is a member of the Committee on State Legislation, and is an American Medical Association-ACOG delegate.
ARMED FORCES DISTRICT
Thomas G. Gaylord, MD
Dr. Gaylord was deployed to Iraq with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and received the Global War on Terrorism and Operation Iraq Freedom Medals. While holding numerous leadership positions, he was awarded the Navy Achievement, Navy Commendation (twice), and the Meritorious Service medals. He retired with the permanent rank of U.S. Navy Captain (ret). Now a Senior ACOG Fellow, Dr. Gaylord has been the Armed Forces District chair, vice chair and secretary. He has served on the Finance, Continuing Medical Education and Nominations committees. He was a frequent reviewer for the Voluntary Review of Quality of Care programs before retirement.
Terrence A. Kuhlmann, MD
Dr. Terrence (Terry) Kuhlmann has been serving the Austin community for nearly 30 years with state-of-the-art treatment in obstetrics and gynecology. He is an ACOG Fellow and is highly active in the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has a particular interest in legislation and has served as Chair of the Political Action Committee of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a close partner to District XI, for several years. Dr. Kuhlmann brings an ever-expanding knowledge of medical advances to his personalized care and evaluation of low- and high-risk pregnancies.
Robert W. Yelverton, MD
In 1998, he became charter president and chief executive officer, and recently retired as chief medical officer of Women’s Care Florida. Dr. Yelverton is past president of the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society, Tampa Obstetric and Gynecologic Society, and Hillsborough County Medical Association. He serves as chair of the medical advisory committee for the Florida Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association, is a committee member of the Florida Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review, a member of the Hillsborough County Healthy Start board, and chairs the Fetal Infant Mortality Review committee. He acts as medical director for Florida’s Healthy Start Strong Start Program.