Pinnacle Conference

May 5-7, 2023

Pinnacle Conference

Join our amazing community of like minded women in medicine. Whether it’s your first conference or you’re a Pinnacle alum, you’ll find a group dedicated to empowering one another to achieve the pinnacle of their professional and personal lives.

2023 speakers

Sarah Wakefield

Dr. Sarah Wakefield is a board-certified adult, child/adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist and additionally has training and expertise in reproductive psychiatry.

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Tiffany Moon

Tiffany Moon, M.D. earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern, graduating with AlphaOmega Alpha Honors as well as a Distinction in Research.

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Stephanie Gustin

Dr. Stephanie Gustin is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist, serving as the medical director of her hybrid private/academic practice in Omaha, NE.

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Shieva Ghofrany

Shieva Ghofrany, MD FACOG has been in private practice since 2003 at Coastal Obstetrics & Gynecology in Stamford.

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Shari Marchbein

Dr. Shari Marchbein is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Ruth Williams

Dr. Williams is a glaucoma consultant at the Wheaton Eye Clinic.

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Renee Young

Dr. Renee Young founded Young Naturopathic Center for Wellness in Los Gatos California in 2002

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Mona Amin

Dr. Mona Amin is a Board Certified General Pediatrician, Parenting coach, and mother.

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Marsheila Devan

Marsheila DeVan has over thirty years of training experience and is the Founder of MD Communications Consulting.

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Lori Atkins

Dr. Lori Atkins is an OBGYN in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Kriti Mohan

Dr. Kriti Mohan is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon and owner of Ciaravino Total Beauty.

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Katie Duke

Katie Duke is a Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and public figure withalmost 20 years in healthcare.

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Jen Caudle

Dr Jen Caudle is a board-certified Family Medicine physician.

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Hafiza Khan

Dr Khan is a Double Board Certified Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist.

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Darria Long

Dr. Darria Long believes that everyone deserves access to clear, and data-driven health information — and the confidence that comes with that

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Arti Thangudu

Dr. Arti Thangudu is a strong patient and physician advocate. She is passionate about utilizing innovation in technology and innovative practice models to achieve better outcomes for patients.

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Pinnacle: Women in Medicine 2023 Agenda 

Friday May 5, 2023  

8:00-10:00 pm: Welcome cocktail reception


Saturday May 6, 2023 

7:00-7:30 am: Breakfast and Welcome  

Business, Leadership, and Communication 

Keynote: Jen Caudle DO: Prioritizing Passion to Pave a Unique Career Path
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Media Expert and America's Family Doctor

Ruth Williams MD: National Leadership: How to Land The Role & Excel
Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Past President American Academy of Ophthalmology

Sarah Wakefield MD:  Keys to Advancing Into Academic Leadership as a Woman

Triple Board Certified Psychiatrist Psychiatry Department Chair and Network Medical Director.

Kriti Mohan MD: Fostering an Engaged Practice Culture with Dedicated Staff
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Visionary and Private Practice Owner


Arti Thangudu MD: Creating & Cultivating Your Concierge Practice
Double Board Certified Endocrinologist, Concierge Sub-specialty Practice Founder and Owner

Renee Young ND: Upleveling Practice Productivity and Systems
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Founder and Private Practice Owner

11:30-1:00 PM: Plated Lunch Panel

Pinnacle Mentors: Wisdom for Building & Maintaining a Profitable, Purpose-Driven Career

Lori Atkins MD: Board Certified OBGYN, Founder of Private Practice

Shieva Ghofrany MD: Board Certified OBGYN, Founder of Women's Health Community

Hafiza Khan MD: Double Board Certified Cardiologist, Private Practice Partner

Tiffany Moon MD: Board Certified Anesthesiologist Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and CEO

01:00 - 03:00 PM Marsheila Devan: Master Class: Effective Communication and Public Speaking Workshop Communications Expert and Entrepreneur 


7:00 PM:Formal Pinnacle Pink Dinner Gala

Katie Duke NP: Gala Speaker:
Behind The Scenes
Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Public Figure and Podcast Host

Sunday May 7, 2022 7:00 AM: Breakfast

Media and Marketing: Using Your Online Voice

Darria Long MD: Break Into Mainstream Media: Leveraging Connection & Expertise
Board Certified Emergency Medicine Media Expert and TEDx Speaker

Shari Marchbein MD: Grow a Patient Base with Modern Marketing Techniques
Board Certified Dermatologist, Assistant Professor, Practice Founder and Owner

Mona Amin DO: Leveraging Your Social Media Following to Create a Thriving Business
Board Certified Pediatrician, Expert Content Creator and Entrepreneur


Stephanie Gustin MD: Amplifying Your Voice for Advocacy
Double Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist Advocate for Reproductive Rights and Practice Owner

Social Media Marketing Panel

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, OBGYN, 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


12:30 PM : Goodbyes