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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director, UM Child Protection Team

Child Abuse
Foster Care
Domestic Violence

Excellent speaker! – Hialeah Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine



Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Diplomate in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Neurology, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Headache Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Public Health and Hypertension

Patient Medication Adherence
Telemedicine for the Primary Care Physician
Appropriate Use of Social Media in the Clinical Setting
Nail Biting Cases in Dermatology (Diseases of the Nail)
The FDA: Their Functions and Administrative Challenges
An Approach to the Medical Treatment of Hypertension
Dealing with Resistant Hypertension
Dissecting Primary from Secondary Hypertension
A Review of the Definition, Epidemiology and JNC VIII in the World of Hypertension
The History of Western Medicine
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Update on Multiple Sclerosis
The History of Multiple Sclerosis through the Ages
The U.S. Public Health Care System
Hand Hygiene
Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain
Physician-Physician’s Assistant: The Doctors Perspective
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Related Dementia’s
An Overview of Obesity
Medical Historical Topics Including a History of the Winter Solstice Holidays
Skin Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Dizziness, Vertigo, Syncope
Multiple Sclerosis
Update on Stroke Treatment
Medicine in Art
Migraines and Other Headaches
Everything That You Wanted to Know about Bed Bugs But Were Afraid to Ask!
Patient Satisfaction
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sports Injuries
Vitamin D Deficiency
Update on Tuberculosis

Dramatic speaker with lots of humorous slides. – Providence Holy Cross Medical Center We loved him! – Pomona Valley Medical Center Irformative and Humous lecture – Citrus Valley Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of  Internal Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

Lupus: Through the Looking Glass
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis, Management
Treatment to Target Rheumatoid Arthritis
Improving Outcomes in Gout
The Crystalline Arthropathies
Psoriasis and the New Biologic Era
Psoriatic Arthritis, Diagnosis, and Management



Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine
Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center
Clinical Professor, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
City of Hope National Medical Center

If I Had a Magic Wand: Stories of How Hospice and Palliative Medicine Can Make Wishes Come True
Spiritual Stories from the Trenches: How They Change Us for the Better
Palliative Care: What is it and How Can We Help
Preserving the Dignity of Our Loved Ones and Ourselves: Ten Things You Must Know about Palliative and Hospice Care
Talking About the Elephant in the Room: How We Deliver Bad News
The Role of Palliative Care Across the Trajectory of Cancer Care: The Vision of Collaboration
Whats Blood Got to Do with ItÓ: Exploring Barriers to Hospice Engagement
Preparing for the Marathon: Piloting a Self-Care and Resilience Workshop for Oncology Fellows
Bricks: Reflections on Grief
To Grieve Like Everyone Else: A New Oncology Self-Care Curriculum in Collaboration with the Palliative Care Service
To Grieve Like Everyone Else: Interactive Workshop
Writing for Change: Public Medical Writing Longitudinal Curriculum for Medical Students
Hospice 101
Hospice Myths
Hospice Emergencies that Don’t Need to Be

Dawn Gross, M.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair for the Department of Supportive Care Medicine. She is a renowned leader and researcher in hospice and palliative care medicine, and has a strong commitment to improving care of patients with life-altering illness. Dr. Gross joins us from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she served as an attending physician in the Department of Hospital Medicine, Palliative Care Service. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, and her M.D. and Ph.D. in Immunology from Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences in Boston, MA. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in hematology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford University. She then joined the faculty at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, the nations largest provider of end-of-life care, before joining the ranks at UCSF. While at VITAS, she was chosen Physician of the Year for four consecutive years. Dr. Gross is triple board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, hematology and internal medicine. Dr. Gross has been responsible for the development of innovative educational programs for medical students, residents, fellows and faculty at UCSF. She is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching, mentoring, and research, including most recently a leadership mentorship grant from the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has authored numerous papers including one in Science that later was highlighted as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of that year (1998). She is a member in good standing with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), where she is currently chair-elect for its Cancer special interest group (SIG).

Director, Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science
Department of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC

10 Studies Every Doctor Should Know
Slow Medicine: The Thoughtful Practice of Clinical Care
Why Cancer Screening May Not Always Be Such a Good Idea


Board Certified in Clinical Psychology
American Board of Professional Psychology
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Physician Well-being: Preventing and Reducing Physician Burnout
How to Take Care of the Doctor: Reducing Stress and Protecting Your Passion
Depression and Stress in Physicians
Stress Management for Physicians
How to Treat the Holiday Blues
Physician Stress, Depression, and Burnout

Dr. Whittemore is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Newport Beach, California, specializing in treating depression, stress related issues and relationship problems. Additionally, he is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University in their Graduate Program. From 1988-2011 he was a member of the clinical faculty in the department of Family Medicine of Keck School of Medicine at USC. Before becoming a psychologist, he earned an MA and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in philosophical theology and taught university philosophy and religious studies. Since 1998 he has conducted over 50 continuing education programs for physicians; the topic of physician stress and burnout being the most frequently requested.
Dr. Paul Whittemore did a fabulous job on “Physician Burnout.” Send this guy all over. We will want him back here for a larger group some time in the fall. – Providence Holy Cross Medical Center