Listee Features — Health Care

Ellen Shelley


Although E. Dorinda Shelley, MD, had long wanted to pursue health care, she didn’t decide on dermatology until college. Her professor, Philip C. Anderson, encouraged her to build her career in the field, and she took his advice. Dr. Shelley’s first professional position was assistant professor of dermatology at Stanford University, followed by assistant professor of dermatology, associate professor, and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also served the latter school as the chairman of the College of Medicine at Peoria. In 1983, Dr. Shelley transferred to the University of Toledo, where she remains to this day. She started at the institution as a professor and the chief of dermatology, and became a clinical professor of dermatology

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Nancy L. Schatken


The daughter of a World War II surgeon, Nancy L. Schatken admired her father and enjoyed the stories he shared about his work. While living in New York, she was hired to set up medical meetings for pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products to healthcare professional in 10 cities across the United States. Ms. Schatken was responsible for organizational duties like hotel bookings, travel and venue location. She considers herself a curious person, and attributes her curiosity to the drive she has used to progress throughout her career. Since 1998, Ms. Schatken has served as owner and founder of Mostly Medical, Inc., in Hallandale, Florida, previously serving in the same roles at its New York and St. James, Barbados, locations

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Persistent and hardworking, Rosalie M. Uht has made great strides in the field of medicine. Her efforts led her to become the first female to receive both an MD and a PhD from Stony Brook University, and the proud recipient of the 2012 President’s Award for Excellence in Research from the UNT Health Science Center. Also among her achievements is the 2003 Lieber Investigator Award from the Brain Research Foundation and positions as a contributor of molecular endocrinology to Oxford University Press, a contributor to BMC Genomics and an editor of Endocrinology. ​ Initially, Dr. Uht started her career as a clinical neuropathology professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and as an adjunct instructor in the Department

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Lori Alessandrini


Providing rejuvenating laser, collagen-building laser, and all anti-aging services, Lori Alessandrini has served as the owner and a licensed esthetician at Essential Aesthetics and Laser in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2014. The medical spa is a full-service clinic specializing in non-surgical cosmetic treatments and results-oriented beauty therapy that rejuvenates appearances and boosts confidence. Using a wide range of state-of-the-art light and radio frequency technologies and treatments such as Botox®, chemical peels, and dermal fillers, the providers create personalized treatment plans for precise needs. Notably, media personality Kim Kardashian has visited Ms. Alessandrini’s spa to film an episode of the reality TV series, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Prior to this role, Ms. Alessandrini began her career as a surgical assistant

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Interested in health care since she was a child, Rosemary C. Ciullo began her professional journey with the goal of becoming a nurse. Upon taking some psychology classes in college, however, she fell in love with the subject and knew it was what she was meant to do. Dr. Ciullo particularly wanted to help children, so she got a job at St. Ann’s Hospital, a state mental institution for kids. She found the work to be very rewarding and stayed until the hospital closed more than a decade later. This experience propelled her to the Henry Horner Children’s Center, where she worked from 1987 to 1993, and to her own private practice, which she ran out of her home from

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Growing up, Julia Stovall Howard, BSN, RN, used to accompany her father, who was a country doctor in Jefferson, Georgia, to house calls and pretend to be his nurse. She started out studying quantitative analysis, and decided that getting married would get in the way of her dreams. She worked two summers in a small hospital near her home, and felt she could be more involved with the patient as a nurse. She felt that nursing was the way to get that one-on-one connection, like her father had with his patients. Specializing in home and public health, Ms. Howard has been a staff nurse at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) Health Services in Spartanburg, South Carolina, since

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Janice Dutcher


Inspired by the doctors she met during her residency training, Janice P. Dutcher, MD, became involved in her profession during a time when new advances in medicine were still being discovered. Since 1998, she has served as a professor in medicine at New York Medical College and the co-founder and associate director of the Cancer Research Foundation (CRF), which focuses on rarer “orphan diseases” such as leukemia, lymphoma renal cell cancer and melanoma. The CRF specifically supports research into familial hematologic malignancies and investigates associations between these malignancies and other tumor types. To that end, it continues to support the Familial Hematologic Malignancy Registry, which now has over 700 families enrolled, and continues to seek and document new families and

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Maja Zaric


Concentrated in interventional cardiology and peripheral/veneus vascular disease, Maja Zaric, MD, made the decision to go into cardiology as early as middle school. Coming from a family of physicians, her interest in the field was sparked after reading books on anatomy in the seventh and eighth grades. Since December 2010, Dr. Zaric has served as an intervention cardiologist at Northwell Health’s Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. In addition to this role, she is an assistant professor of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, New York, and has completed fellowships in cardiology and intervention cardiology. As a highly skilled interventional cardiologist, Dr. Zaric is actively involved in developing a comprehensive venous program to encompass

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An expert in emergency room critical care, Beryl Kay Pixley, MSN, RN, SANE-P, came from a military family, which later gave her the motivation to pursue her professional career in nursing and education. First enlisting as a private in the U.S. Army in 1974, she served in this rank for two years before becoming a staff nurse at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, from 1976 to 1978 and first lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps from 1976 to 1979. Moving up the ranks to the roles of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel, she then joined Ireland Army Community Hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky, as a staff nurse from 1979 to 1981, also serving as head nurse for one

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Striving to make a difference and affect many people in a positive way, Susan C. Morisato has served as the president of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Insurance Solutions since 2009. Beginning her career as an actuarial student with Aetna Life & Casualty in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1977, she completed her training in two years and joined Bankers Life and Casualty Company in Chicago as an actuarial assistant in 1979. She then moved up the ranks from assistant actuary to numerous other roles including associate actuary, health product actuary, vice president, senior vice president, and member on the board of directors. The chief operating officer of senior and retiree services at Ovations, Inc. from 2005 to 2007, Ms. Morisato was president

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