Speakers

All speakers have been selected based on first-hand recommendations of members of the Orear Steering Committee. You will find their presentations informative, practical and enjoyable!

John B. Bundrick, MD, FACP

John B. Bundrick, MD, FACP is a native of Louisiana and received his MD from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic. He has practiced as a consultant in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN for over 25 years.

He has received numerous teaching awards at Mayo and has been inducted into the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame.

Dr. Bundrick has a strong commitment to education at all levels, particularly in the realm of Continuing Medical Education. He is a frequent speaker at the Annual Session of the ACP, and his signature presentation, “Clinical Pearls in General Internal Medicine” is consistently highly rated. He chaired the annual scientific session of the MN ACP Chapter for 8 years (until his election as Governor of the Chapter in 2015) and was on the scientific program committee for the 2011 ACP Annual Session meeting in San Diego. In addition he has directed numerous local and regional educational meetings for physicians and health care professionals.

Kyle Carpenter, MD

Kyle Carpenter, MD is the medical director of the Neuroscience ICU at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UMKC School of Medicine. He completed a Neurocritical Care fellowship at Rush University in Chicago Illinois in 2016. Before this he completed a Neurology residency at University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Carpenter’s clinical interests include subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, status epilepticus and general critical care medicine. He is active in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Neurocritical Care Society. He lives with his wife Sarah, daughter Emery and two dogs in Merriam, KS.

Patrick Hanaway, MD

Patrick Hanaway, MD, is a board-certified family physician with his medical degree from Washington University and residency training at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Hanaway is Chief Medical Education Officer for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is currently on loan from IFM, working under the leadership of Dr. Mark Hyman, as the Medical Director of the Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He is involved in developing the clinical model, supporting comparative effectiveness research, and promoting education change at the medical school, residency programs, and CME at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Hanaway is on the Executive Committee for the newly formed American Board of Integrative Medicine and is Past President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He co- founded Family to Family: Your Home for Whole Family Health with his wife in Asheville, NC. He has been initiated as a Marakame (Shaman) by the Huichol people in the Sierra Madres of Central Mexico. Dr. Hanaway teaches extensively on holism and systems medicine, in its many applications. His interests are in the continued development of health care delivery models that learn from traditional medical systems and promote research to demonstrate improved value in patient outcomes per dollar. Dr. Hanaway teaches on the clinical application of nutritional biochemistry, with an emphasis on digestion, immunology, mitochondrial function, and wellness.

Scott C. Litin, MD, MACP

Scott C. Litin, MD, MACP, is a practicing general internist and a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic.
He is a graduate of Rice University and the Mayo Medical School.

Dr. Litin, a member of the consulting staff since 1981, has served in numerous leadership positions at Mayo Clinic, including being elected President of the Faculty.
He has a strong editorial background serving as Editor-in-Chief for the 1400 page Mayo Clinic Family Health Book. He was Associate Editor for the Mayo Clinic Proceedings journal for 20 years. In addition, Dr. Litin is a senior medical editor of mayoclinic.org, Mayo Clinic’s Internet site for health information. He has been recognized with countless honors and awards including being named the Distinguished Clinician, the Outstanding Faculty member, and the Distinguished Educator of Mayo Clinic.

He has been very active as a local and national leader in the American College of Physicians and received the Laureate Award from the Minnesota Chapter. He was also awarded Mastership in the College, an honor bestowed on a select group of highly distinguished physicians.He has organized and participated in a vast number of continuing medical education programs for practicing physicians. In addition, he has personally delivered hundreds of teaching presentations at international, national, and regional educational meetings as a sought after invited speaker. He also has a keen interest in communication skills and has become well known nationally as a public speaking teacher and coach for medical students, residents, faculty, and health care professionals.

Tieraona Low Dog, MD

Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.’s exploration of natural medicine and its role in modern health care began more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbal medicine; massage therapy and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

An internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women’s health, Dr. Low Dog serves as the Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine – a two-year Fellowship training program in Healthcare Professionals in Integrative Medicine and Health. She is a founding member of the American Board of Physician Specialties American Board of Integrative Medicine and the Academy of Women’s Health. Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (2000-2002). She served as the elected Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel (2000-2010). She was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2010-2015). Dr. Low Dog has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 40 peer-reviewed articles, written 20 chapters for medical textbooks, and has authored four books, including two National Geographic books, Healthy at Home and Life is Your Best Medicine.

For more information, see: www.DrLowDog.com/about.html