Pinnacle Conference

Virtual Pinnacle Conference 2020

Despite the obstacles that the COVID-19 pandemic caused, Pinnacle continued its mission to support women in medicine by holding a successful virtual conference in December 2020. Our Virtual Pinnacle Conference 2020 was entitled ‘Pivoting with Pinnacle” as we all faced new challenges that the pandemic brought. At Pinnacle, we know that our community of women in medicine wears many hats and wanted to encourage them to chase their passion and make medicine work for them.

2020 speakers

Angie Sadeghi
Angie Sadeghi

Dr. Sadeghi is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and of the American Board of Gastroenterology. Combining evidence-based medicine, her expertise in the digestive system, and her passion for physical fitness and plant-based nutrition, she has developed a comprehensive approach to helping patients recover from illness and live a healthy life. She is part of a new movement called “The Plantrician Project,” and she has been featured in 4 documentaries as a leader in the field of plant-based fitness for health and weight loss. She is the author of a book, Trifecta of Rejuvenation and Health. She was published on the cover of Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine. She is a mom to a beautiful son.

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Bonnie Koo
Bonnie Koo

Bonnie Koo, MD, FAAD is a board certified dermatologist and a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. She is the founder of Wealthy Mom MD where she empowers and coaches women physicians to take control of their finances and create the life they want. She currently lives in northern NJ with her fiancé and son.

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Jessica Malaty Rivera
Jessica Malaty Rivera

Jessica Malaty Rivera is an infectious disease epidemiologist and science communicator. She earned her MS in Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Georgetown School of Medicine and has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to disease surveillance research, public health policy, and vaccine advocacy. Her specialty is in translating complex scientific concepts into impactful, judgment-free, and accessible information for a diverse audience. She is currently the Science Communication Lead for The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, a researcher with the COVID-19 Dispersed Volunteer Research Network, a research affiliate at Boston Children’s Hospital Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, and an expert contributor for NBC Bay Area and CNN. Jessica was recently named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine for her work on COVID-19 research and data communication. Between her day jobs and being a full-time mother to two little kids, she also dedicates several hours a week to promoting science literacy and debunking misinformation on social media.

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Staci Tanouye
Staci Tanouye

Dr. Staci Tanouye is a Mayo trained board certified gynecologist with a passion for women’s health. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, studying biology and education. Dr. Tanouye strives to empower women every day. She believes that by giving women the power of knowledge, together we can create improved health, confidence, and happiness. She is passionate about this mission, and it shows in my care for my patients. She is active on social media with over 1 million followers on Tiktok where she educates about gynecological health, breaking down barriers to learning about our bodies. Dr. Tanouye is in private practice in Jacksonville Beach, FL

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Pinnacle: Women in Medicine 2020 Agenda 

10:00-10:10: Welcome, Dr. Rupa Wong

10:10 am-10:40 am

Lori Atkins MD: Yoga and Mindfulness

Ob/Gyn, Founder of Fenom Women's Care, Associate Professor University of North Texas/Texas Christian University

10:40 am-11:10 am

Staci Tanouye MD: Making Medicine Work For You

Board Certified Ob/Gyn, Jackson Beach Ob/Gyn & Associates

11:10-11:35 am

Bonnie Mason MD: Nailing Your Negotiation

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Assoc Professor University of Texas School of Medicine & University of Louisville School of Medicine. Founder Beyond the Exam Room, Founder Nth Dimensions

11:35-12:00 pm

Angie Sadeghi MD: Embracing Alternative Practice Models

Board Certified Gastroenterologist, President & CEO of Institute of Plant Based Medicine

12:00-12:25 pm

Jessica Malaty MS: Succeeding as a Science Communicator

Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Boston Children’s Hospital

12:25 - 12:25 pm

Bonne Koo MD: Strategizing Your Financial Future

Board Certified Dermatologist, Founder Wealthy Mom MD

12:50 pm - 1:15 pm

Megan Minns, MS  Building an Online Brand

MS in Organizational & Human Resource Development, Business Coach

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Pivoting During A Pandemic

Natalie Crawford, MD, MSC, Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility, Founder Fora Fertility, Affiliate Clinical Faculty, University of Texas Dell Medical School, Dept of Women’s Health

Danielle Jones, MD. Ob/Gyn, Southland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Pamela Mehta, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Founder Resilience Orthopaedics

Rupa Wong, MD, Pediatric Ophthalmologist & Adult Strabismus, Managing Partner Honolulu Eye Clinic, Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii