2013 UD/MVH Healthcare Symposium Speakers
Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A.
Dr. Majorie Bowman is the newly appointed Dean of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Prior to her appointment at Wright State, Dr. Bowman was a professor and founding chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She also served as director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Public Health Initiatives. She had previously served as assistant and associate professors, an assistant dean and a program director at Georgetown University School of Medicine and was professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University.
In addition, Dr. Bowman previously worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service in health policy work and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Services. She has served as a consultant to several branches of government and many universities, and previously served as president of the American Board of Family Practice—now known as the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Bowman earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Penn State University, her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and her M.P.A. from the University of Southern California. She is dual board-certified in family medicine and public health and general preventive medicine.
Dr. Bowman is widely published in areas of behavior change, health personnel, women’s health and community health. She has conducted extensive research in public health, women’s health, physician behavior, health manpower and acupuncture.
She was named a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News and World Report in 2011 and placed on the “Best Doctors in America” list for 2011 by Best Doctors Inc.
Dr. Bowman has written several books, including Stress and Women Physicians and Office Emergencies. She has also served as editor of the Yearbook of Family Practices.
In addition, Dr. Bowman has been a reviewer for such publications as the Journal of Women’s Health, The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. She has written journal articles on topics ranging from family medicine to cancer, obesity, neurology and radiology. One notable article was titled "The impact of drug company funding on the content of continuing medical education."
Joseph Scherger, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Scherger is Vice President for Primary Care at Eisenhower Medicine Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He is Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD), and at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Scherger’s main focus is on the redesign of office practice using the tools of information technology and quality improvement. Dr. Joseph Scherger (’71, summa cum laude) received his M.D. from the UCLA School of Medicine (’75) and completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Washington as well as earning an M.P.H. (’78). He served in the National Health Service Corps as a migrant health physician before starting a private practice in California.
Sherman Alter, M.D.
Sherman Alter, MD, serves as medical director of the infectious disease department at Dayton Children’s. He earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his fellowship in infectious disease at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Alter is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Alter was named to the Best Doctors in America list in 2007-2008.
He has written articles concerning childhood immunization, acute otitis media and infectious diseases.
Marvin E. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller is medical director of the department of genetics at Dayton Children's and professor of pediatrics at Wright State University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and a fellowship in medical genetics and dysmorphology at the University of Washington. He is board certified in pediatrics and medical genetics.
Mukul S. Chandra, M.D., FACC
Dr. Mukul Chandra graduated from University of Baroda in Gujarat, India. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York in Brooklyn, New York and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Chandra completed his cardiology fellowship at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Chandra serves as Medical Director of Cardiac Preventive Care and Research at Miami Valley Hospital. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Wright State University, School of Medicine and was the recipient of the 2008 AHA Distinguished Achievement Award.
Margaret M. Dunn, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Margaret Dunn is Professor of Surgery and Executive Associate Dean at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University. She is also President and CEO of Wright State Physicians. She earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed her residency and served as chief resident at the Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center. She is certified in general surgery and specializes in breast surgery.
In 2011, Dr. Dunn received the Nina Starr Braunwald Award, the most prestigious award given by the Association of Women Surgeons, for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of women in Surgery.
She was the first woman to practice general surgery in the Dayton region. She serves on the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons and has held state and national appointments in the Association of Women Surgeons the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Dunn has also won numerous teaching awards and serves on several community boards, including the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program.
Steve Wermuth, M.P.A.
Steve is a partner in the Columbus office of Strategic Health Care. Prior to joining Strategic Health care, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) since January of 2011. His major duties included overseeing the over 120 programs at ODH and managing the government affairs staff at the department. Steve worked with ODH Director, Dr. Theodore E. Wymyslo, to lead ODH as the agency worked with Health and Human Services partners and the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation to protect and improve the health of all Ohioans.
He has nearly 30 years of experience in health care and has spent more than 15 years in public health serving as health commissioner in both Tuscarawas and Clark counties. He also managed public health primary care clinics, a home health agency and dental clinics in his public health career. In addition, he served as the Assistant Director of Grants for Akron Children’s Hospital and founded a consulting firm that provides consulting and long-term management solutions to complex government policy issues.
Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Community Health Education with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. He earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Administration from Kent State University.