Dr. Joe Dervay, MD, MPH, MMS, FACEP
Flight Surgeon, NASA Johnson Space Center

Speaker Topic: Experiences and perspectives as a physician serving in hospitals, onboard an aircraft carrier with the Marine Corps, and as a NASA Flight Surgeon

Dr. Dervay is currently the Lead of the Medical Operations Group at NASA, Co-Charing the international Multilateral Medical Operations Panel. He has also served as Lead Crew Surgeon, or Deputy, for multiple Space Shuttle and long-duration International Space Station missions, and supported an additional fifty missions in the Missions Control Center. His roles have included work in Russia at the Star City – Cosmonaut training center, and support of US Astronauts during Soyuz launch and landing activities in Kazakhstan.

Dr. Dervay received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from Syracuse – Upstate Medical Center. He completed his General Surgery internship at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center and his Emergency Medicine residency at the George Washington University/Georgetown/Univ. of Maryland Combined program. Dr. Dervay then completed a two-year “Space Medicine Fellowship program” at the NASA/University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and additional residency in Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Dervay is a proud father of three children and enjoys serving the Boy Scouts of America and coaching Lacrosse.

Description: Dr. Dervay will discuss his experiences and perspectives as a physician serving in various settings, including in hospitals, onboard an aircraft carrier with the Marine Corps, and as a NASA Flight Surgeon.

IMG_9714CAPT Paul Jung, MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Director, Peace Corps Office of Health Services

Speaker Topic #1: Do Something Different: Peace Corps and the Public Health Service
Speaker Topic #2: History of APAMSA

CAPT Paul Jung is an officer in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, currently serving as the Associate Director of Health Services at the Peace Corps. His previous assignments include Acting Director of the Commissioned Corps in the Office of the Surgeon General, Public Health Investigator for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Chief of Staff for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.  

CAPT Jung received his bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland College Park, his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed residencies at MetroHealth Medical Center and Emory University. He earned his M.P.H. as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins University.  He also holds an M.A. in Political Management from George Washington University and an M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore.  CAPT Jung is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.  CAPT Jung has been with APAMSA from the start.

Description: CAPT Jung will discuss opportunities for volunteering at and working for the Peace Corps in the Public Health Services, highlighting current major global health concerns and humanitarian responses medical students can become involved with in the future.

ElizeLoChin (1)Dr. Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH
Executive Director, American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

Speaker Topic: Women in Medicine

Dr. Chin is the Executive Director of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). She has been actively involved in AMWA for over a decade, serving as President during AMWA’s 95th Anniversary Year. She has been an integral part of many of AMWA’s programs, including the founding of AMWA’s Networking Alliance and the launch of AMWA’s on-line exhibitions. She has a particular interest in the history of women in medicine and the stories of women physicians during all stages of their careers.

Dr. Chin received her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and her MPH from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. She completed her training in Primary Care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia for many years before relocating to California where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.

Description: Dr. Chin will discuss leadership for women in medicine and also highlight stories of women physicians throughout history. 

Dr. Mike Sevilla, MD
Physician Blogger, drmikesevilla.com

Speaker Topic #1: Leadership Medicine Using Social Media
Speaker Topic #2: Primary Care Panel

Dr. Sevilla is a Family Physician and Social Media Enthusiast practicing at the Family Practice Center of Salem and Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem, Ohio. He is an avid blogger at drmikesevilla.com and has now reached to millions of viewers worldwide through presentations, Linked-In, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and podcasts. Dr. Sevilla received his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University, his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University, and completed his Family Medicine residency at Barberton Citizens Hospital.


Description: Social Media is a powerful communication medium where you can tell your story, interact with people all around the world, and inspire people to bring about change. In this presentation, Dr. Sevilla will share his 10 year experience on social media on how to utilize twitter, Facebook, youtube, podcasts, and other platforms for Social Media Advocacy.

Youtube Channel: http://MikeSevilla.TV
Twitter: http://Twitter.com/drmikesevilla
TedX talk on Physicians and Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXk5cIvVqHg
Interview with Keynote speaker Dr. Jay Lee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI7lDOG36cY

jpgDr. B Ulysses K. Li, MD
Founder, APAMSA

Speaker Topic #1: History of APAMSA
Speaker Topic #2: Succeeding on the Wards

B Li is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as Medical Director of the Cyclic Vomiting Program at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). He is a Past-President (2008-2010) of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (naspghan.org). He previously taught at the University of Wisconsin, The Ohio State University and Northwestern University (most recently). He received his A.B. degree in comparative religions at Princeton University and M.D. degree from Kansas University, and completed his residency, chief residency, and fellowships in gastroenterology and nutrition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His previously investigated the physiology of intestinal transport of carnitine and the neuroendocrine mechanisms that mediate cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVSAonline.org). He has established a unique interdisciplinary Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) Program that evaluates national and international referrals for CVS. He has published over 140 articles, chapters and reviews.

Outside of the hospital, he founded the national Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (apamsa.org) in 1995, developed diversity curriculum at Ohio State University, and served on a national advisory committee for cultural competency curriculum for the Office of Minority Health. He currently serves as a Section Editor of Pediatric Gastroenterology for Up To Date, on the advisory board for PREP GI, co-edits the 2nd edition of the Pediatric GI Board Review Book, and writes a GI blog for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

He was married to Teri, a Montessori teacher, for 39 years who passed away recently due to complications of a bone marrow transplant for acute myeloid leukemia. His daughter Rachel is married to John Cullivan, a corporate strategist, and the proud mother of Jack, 4½ and Naomi 2½ years old. She has completed four Ironman triathlons. His son Ben, after a prolonged post-baccalaureate sojourn in China, Equador, Chicago, San Francisco, East Lansing, just began an Emergency Medicine Residency at Denver Health (U. Colorado) in June 2015. In his spare time, B bikes, runs, plays tennis, does Chen’s Tai Chi and yoga, watches, Ohio State Buckeye football and basketball, reads, and travels (trekked to Hang En Cave – 3rd largest in world in central Vietnam in March 2015).

peter-schneider-150Professor Peter Schneider, JD
Chief Health Sciences Counsel, UCI

Speaker Topic: “Where Do Law and Medicine Intersect…..Everywhere!”

Professor Schneider provides legal advice regarding all aspects of healthcare law to the chancellor, executive vice chancellor and provost, CEO UC Irvine Medical Center and other members of the UCI Medical Center senior management, dean, School of Medicine, the president, and UCI University Physicians and Surgeons Medical Group. Professor Schneider obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.

Description: Professor Schneider will review the healthcare system and the well known and not so well known laws that impact every sector.