Donald J. DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA
Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences
Special Assistant to the Provost for Health Affairs
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Donald DiPette, MD
is currently the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. He has previously held the positions
of Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina. Before joining USC, he was Interim Senior Executive Dean and Interim Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Medicine in the Texas A&M Health
Sciences Center College of Medicine and the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine and Scott & White Healthcare.
Dr. DiPette earned his bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. and his M.D. degree from Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, P.A. After completing his training in internal medicine and hypertension at Boston University School of Medicine, he joined the University of Pittsburgh and Allegheny General Hospital where he held joint appointments in the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. He was the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Director of the Hypertension Research Program at Allegheny General Hospital during his tenure at Pittsburgh.
From 1986 - 1999, Dr. DiPette served in several leadership positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston including Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of the Hypertension Section,
and Vice Chairman for both Educational Affairs and In-patient Affairs within the Department of Medicine.
David M. Plourd, MD, FACOG
Department of OB/GYN
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA
Scripps Encinitas, Encinitas, CA
Dr. David Plourd
has been an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, and at UCSD, for the past two decades, and recently
joined the cutting edge trend in obstetrics by joining the Obstetric Hospitalist Team at Scripps Hospital.
Dr. Plourd has been teaching and lecturing nationally and internationally on numerous women's healthcare topics.
He was voted "Teacher of the Year" by the interns & residents at the Naval Medical Center.
Dr. Plourd is a Board Examiner for the American Board of OB/GYN. He is also an Expert Reviewer for several State Medical Boards.
Dr. Plourd also serves as a consultant for Dr. Oz, ABC News, Web-MD, Fox News, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, and Woman's Day magazines.
Roger D. Seheult, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA
University of California, Riverside
Roger D. Seheult, MD
is a Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Specialist in Redlands, California. He is the director of critical care services at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital and is a Pulmonologist and Sleep Specialist at Beaver Medical Group.
He has dual academic appointments as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Physician Assistant Sciences at the Loma Linda University Schools of Medicine and Allied Health Professions respectively.
He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine
at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine as well as the Medical Director for the Crafton Hills College School of Respiratory Therapy.
Dr. Seheult completed his Fellowship and Residency training at Loma Linda University and is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Seheult is the co-founder of MEDCram, an on-line medical education company.
Richard P. Usatine, MD
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Professor of Dermatology and Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Medical Director, Skin Clinic, University Health System
San Antonio, Texas
Dr. Richard Usatine
is a full Professor of Family and Community Medicine and of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery.
He received his MD from Columbia University and completed his family medicine residency at UCLA Medical Center.
He is the co-author of 5 books and the lead author of "The Color Atlas of Family Medicine" and "Dermatological and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice".
He has published over one-hundred peer-reviewed articles and has won numerous teaching awards. Among his numerous honors and awards is the 2000 Humanism in Medicine Education award, presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
He received the UTHSCSA Family Medicine Residency Faculty Recognition Award in 2004 and the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006.
Dr. Usatine has been working with medical students to provide health care to homeless families and the medically underserved since 1984.
He is the founder and medical director of the University Health System Skin Clinic in San Antonio, which provides underserved patients access to medical and surgical care for their dermatological needs.
He also directs the only underserved dermatology fellowship for family physicians in the US. Dr. Usatine was recognized in 2000 as the national recipient of the Humanism in Medicine Award,
by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Dr. Usatine is the founder of the Interactive Dermatology Atlas on the web and the editor of Photo Rounds in the Journal of Family Practice.
He is also the national chair of the yearly Skin Course put on by the American Academy of Family Physicians.