myDoqter's Advisory Board is comprised of business leaders in the health and technology sector, as well as doctors from a broad range of specialties, including prominent leaders of national physician organizations dedicated to patient advocacy and care.
Dr. Bunmi Agboola, M.D., is a triple board-certified physician and serial entrepreneur. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Agboola is the Founder of The Physician Collective, a physician crowdsourcing platform. She completed her medical education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Allergy and Immunology fellowship at Duke University. She is a practicing allergist and hospitalist in Durham, NC. She is a Healthcare consultant for various companies nationally and internationally. Her areas of expertise include smart contracts, healthcare systems, physician advocacy, and governmental policy. Dr. Agboola aims to create systems that provide quality healthcare to all!
Dr. Rebekah Bernard is a Family Physician and owner of Gulf Coast Direct Primary Care in Fort Myers, FL. She is the author of “How to Be a Rock Star Doctor: The Complete Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Life and Your Profession”and “Physician Wellness: The Rock Star Doctor’s Guide. Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Life.” A native Floridian and daughter of two registered nurses, Dr. Bernard grew up in the rural town of Clewiston. She graduated from The University of Florida with a degree in Sociology and received her medical degree from the University of Miami. She completed her residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando and was Board Certified in 2002. Dr. Bernard is a board member of Physicians for Patient Protection, a national organization for physician advocacy and initiatives in support of physician-led medical care.
For more information, please visit www.RebekahBernard.com, or connect with Dr. Bernard on Facebook @RebekahBernardMD or Twitter @Rebekah_Bernard.
Dr. Rupali Chadha is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist Physician who diagnoses and treats mental illness, serves as a media consultant, and also works as a medical forensic expert in legal trials. She was trained using the Perspectives of Psychiatry, a model formulated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, to diagnose patients looking at their brain, personality, behaviors and life story. She is also works in the specialty areas of prison psychiatry, nutritional psychiatry, and spiritual psychiatry.
Dr. Brian J. Dixon is Board Certified in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. After completing college at Baylor University, he obtained his medical degree from Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He travelled to the University of Kentucky to complete their Triple Board Program (pediatrics/psychiatry/child psychiatry) and returned to Texas where he has worked in multiple different settings. He started a private psychiatric practice, Progressive Psychiatry, in 2014 and believes in the benefits of physicians as entrepreneurs.
Dr. Dixon is very involved in both local and national endeavors, including healthcare finance reform through his nonprofit think tank, Together Forward. He sits on multiple physician boards (including Practicing Physicians of America and Osler's Alliance) and social justice initiatives. He has an academic appointment with the TCU & UNTHSC School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and serves as the Clerkship Director. He lives in Fort Worth with his partner and enjoys singing, dancing, and reading comic books in his spare time.
Dr. Danelle Fisher grew up in Los Angeles, California, and attended college at UC Santa Barbara. She went to medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and did her Pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. After 17 years in private practice and 15 years owning the practice, she sold the practice and joined a multispecialty group of physicians. Dr. Fisher has held numerous positions in leadership including Chairwoman of Pediatrics at Providence Saint John's Health Center and past President of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society. She is also currently the medical co-director of the Cleft Palate Team at Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Fisher has extensive media experience, appearing in over one hundred TV, print and online news articles on Pediatrics topics. Her claim to fame and favorite media experience was appearing in a Public Service Announcement about vaccines on the Jimmy Kimmel show in 2015. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son and dog.
Dr. Carmen Kavali is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She has been in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia since 2002, where she specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body.
Dr. Kavali received her BSE in Biomedical Engineering as well as her Doctor of Medicine degree from Mercer University in Macon, GA. She completed her general surgery training at the University of Illinois-Metropolitan Group Hospitals, and her plastic surgery training at Wayne State University in Michigan.
Dr. Kavali has a keen interest in clinical research, and she has been involved in numerous studies related to breast implants, cytolytic agents, aesthetic injectables, and energy-based devices.
In addition, she enjoys teaching, and she has been a preceptor for medical students and residents. Dr. Kavali has been a strong patient advocate throughout her career and she is a leading member in the advocacy organization Physicians for Patient Protection.
Dr. Marion Mass is a pediatrician in the Philadelphia, PA, area where she has practiced in various settings, including: Hospital, Emergency Room, Delivery Room, Outpatient, and Urgent Care. She is a graduate from Duke University Medical School (’94) and completed her Residency in Pediatrics at Northwestern University Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Mass has written about life inside medicine, with published works including the WSJ, The Hill, the Philly Inquirer, and The Bucks County Courier Times/Intell where she serves as a volunteer member of the editorial board.
She is the co-founder of Practicing Physicians of America. She brought together multiple physicians to write the Free2Care Position Paper to reduce cost and improve access for patients, and present at the inaugural conference. The paper propelled the Bipartisan Free2Care coalition to 8 million patient and 70,000 physician members.
Dr. Mass has advised multiple lawmakers as well as candidates at the state and national level regarding matters related to Medicine. She is a Board Member of the Bucks County Community Health Improvement Partnership.
Dr. Vishal Patel is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon who specializes in cutaneous oncology and reconstructive surgery. He currently serves as the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the Director of Cutaneous Oncology at the GW Cancer Center in Washington DC. Prior to joining George Washington University, Dr. Patel was the Medical Director for Dermatology at Science 37, a digital clinical trials company where he oversaw the dermatologic clinical trials research unit. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center where he served as the Director of the Division of Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery and oversaw the surgical services at the Columbia University Department of Dermatology. Dr. Patel is an expert in high risk skin cancers, especially advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, and high risk patients, including transplant recipients, patients with leukemia and lymphoma, and those living with HIV.
Dr. Shobit Rastogi, is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Glaucoma. Dr. Rastogi earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University. Dr. Rastogi continued his fellowship in Glaucoma at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He trained at University Eye Specialists with renowned Glaucoma specialists Drs. Krupin, Ruderman & Rosenberg. Dr. Rastogi is an active member of the American Glaucoma Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He served as the Co-Director of the Glaucoma service at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn for almost 8 years, where he was directly involved in the academic training of residents. Dr. Rastogi practices in New York City and is affiliated with the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. He is fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Spanish.
Dr. Sejal Shah is a Board-Certified Dermatologist in private practice in Manhattan. She is highly regarded for her expertise in Hair Loss and Ethnic Skin, in addition to cosmetic dermatology and lasers. Dr. Shah applies the latest treatments and cutting-edge technologies to enhance her patients’ natural beauty. She has been consistently featured on the SuperDoctors and Castle-Connolly Top Doctors lists.
Dr. Shah graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where she earned her medical degree. She completed her Dermatology Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, where she served as Chief Resident. She has published numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has been a speaker at national and international Dermatology and Aesthetics meetings. She is also a frequently featured Dermatology expert in printed media outlets, online and television.
Dr. Shah is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York.
Dr. Vanessa Silebi is an Infectious Disease Specialist practicing in Miami, Florida, for 15 years. Dr. Silebi focuses her practice in the care of acute and chronic skin infections, systemic infections and the care of those living with HIV and AIDS. She is widely respected in the community for her work as a clinician, and is highly regarded by peers and patients alike. Dr. Silebi is a frequently consulted expert in local news, as well as nationally, including the BBC, ABC /WPLG10, Telemundo, and other news venues.
Dr. Silebi graduated from the Metropolitan University School of Medicine, in Colombia, and then joined the Air Force in Rionegro, Antioquia, as a Medical Doctor and Surgeon (1997/98). Following this, Dr. Silebi completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic (1999/2002). She then pursued Fellowship training in Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS at the University of Miami School of Medicine, with dual training at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center (2002/04). Dr. Silebi obtained double board-certification after her training. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine (2002) and Diplomat of the American Board of Infectious Diseases (2005).
Dr. Silebi, her husband Zack and their three children love spending as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors of beautiful Miami. But affording their children lots of great human experiences and instilling a sense of social responsibility is their priority, and the family supports many philanthropic efforts throughout all the South Florida community.
Dr. Vinay Sundaram is a Hepatologist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He is a triple Board-Certified physician, having completed the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Gastroenterology and the American Board of Transplant Hepatology. He completed his medical school at New York University School of Medicine, followed by postgraduate training at the University of Virginia, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is actively engaged in the care of patients with the full spectrum of liver disease. He is a well published author of many medical journals and is recognized for his expertise in Transplant Hepatology.
Dr. Regina Yavel is a Board-Certified Dermatologist. She is currently an Associate at Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (MDCS) in Commack, Long Island, NY. Dr. Yavel attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Mathematical Economics. She also spent a year studying in London at the London School of Economics. She received her MD degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Following medical school, Dr. Yavel completed her internship in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. She returned to SUNY Downstate Medical Center for her Dermatology residency. While a resident, she participated as an investigator in numerous clinical studies.
In addition to residency, Dr. Yavel completed a one-year fellowship in Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery under the direction of Dr. Stephen N. Snow, at the University of Wisconsin, Hospital and Clinics, in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dr. Yavel has published articles on skin cancer, acne treatment, and various inflammatory disorders of the skin. In addition to seeing patients at MDCS, Dr. Yavel is an Attending Physician at the James J. Peters Veterans’ Administration Hospital in the Bronx, where she oversees the training of future dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, and she has 18 years of experience as a practicing dermatologist.
Dr. Marlene Wüst-Smith is a Hispanic Physician who graduated from Cornell University with her Bachelor of Science in 1985 and with her Medical Doctorate in 1989. She has been a practicing pediatrician for over 25 years and has had the honor of caring for children and their families across the socioeconomic spectrum, from the very poor in North Central rural Pennsylvania to the very rich of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the East End of Long Island in the Hamptons. She has a passion for making sure that all patients are able to access the highest quality care and understands the many factors involved in ensuring that care is safe, effective and affordable. Currently, Dr. Wust-Smith is the medical director for a small, catholic Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure, in Western New York.
In addition to her practice of medicine, Dr. Wust-Smith has ignited her passion for writing and healthcare reform. She has been a contributing editor to Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education with her own section “Health Simplified” and a monthly column “The Physician's Desk”, before launching Physician Outlook Magazine in January 2020.
The Physician Outlook Magazine is both a print and online magazine that hopes to change the division between the once sacred physician and patient relationship. The magazine has a dual audience: its target reader is BOTH the physician and the patient, and it effectively humanizes and simplifies issues important to patients of all ages, demographics and political persuasions. She believes in supporting those who have been traditionally underserved (minority patients, those from rural areas, patients with special health care needs and others). The Physician Outlook Magazine recently just launched a job board, physicianoutlookjobs.com, where it hopes to promote opportunities for physicians at healthcare organizations that still believe in patients over profits while creating confidentiality and autonomy for the physician candidate.
Dr. Wust-Smith is married to James Smith and has one daughter, Madison Smith, who is studying to one-day work in healthcare.