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AAPL Physician Liaison Regional Workshop
Meet our presenters

Susan Boydell
Partner, Barlow/McCarthy 
Dallas, Texas 

An expert at discovering what both physicians and consumers expect from health care, Susan blends customer needs with organization expectations through innovative and individually crafted strategies and approaches.

William F. McNamara, M.D., FACS
Texas Oncology

Dr. William McNamara is board certified in surgery and completed his fellowship training in head and neck surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the nation’s premier cancer treatment institutes, under the direction of the world authorities in head and neck cancer treatment and reconstruction. He has a special interest in minimally invasive and trans-oral surgery, robotics, and salivary gland malignancy and surgery.

Arjmand Mufti, M.D.
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and Living Liver Transplantation, Fellowship Program Director for Digestive and Liver Disease

Arjmand Mufti, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in transplant hepatology.

Dr. Mufti earned his medical degree with honors at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in London. He then trained in internal medicine at Kings College Hospital in London. After completing a research fellowship at the University of Michigan, he performed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago, where he also received advanced training in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology through separate fellowships. 

Board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and hepatology, he joined UT Southwestern in 2013. 

Dr. Mufti’s primary area of research is acute chronic liver failure. He is a section editor for Current Hepatology Reports; an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Hepatology, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology; and on the editorial board of Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Transplantation, the European Association for the Study of the Liver, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the American Gastroenterological Association.

R. Steven Paulson, M.D.
Texas Oncology

R. Steven Paulson, M.D. was a member of the Texas Oncology Board of Directors from 1986-1990 and has served as its President and Chairman since 2000.

Dr. Paulson received an M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas in 1977. He received training in internal medicine at Harvard Medical school at Peter Brent Brigham Hospital and completed training in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where he also did a fellowship in hematology and oncology. Dr. Paulson received additional training at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington, in 1982.

Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Texas Medical Association, American College of Physicians; served on the Texas Society of Medical Oncology Board of Directors and as president of that organization in 1991.

Michelle Wells
Senior Director, Practice Growth and Marketing

Michelle Wells is in her nearly decade long tenure with McKesson and has worked at both the corporate level and directly for a large independent physician practice.

She leads the Practice Growth and Marketing team which supports practices in The US Oncology Network through centralized marketing support and a robust oncology liaison program. The core goals of our team are to foster new patient growth, maximize referring physician relationships and identify new opportunities with market data. Last fiscal year, our more than 70 oncology liaisons impacted over 178,000 new patient referrals

Michelle has a deep background in marketing and tailoring the message for the right audience,  and has also overseen service line marketing for a nationally ranked children’s hospital and an university in addition to my time with McKesson.

American Association
of Physician Liaisons, Inc.
461 Cochran Road, Box #246
Pittsburgh, PA 15228 USA

Phone: 571-402-AAPL (2275)
Fax: 412-344-0599

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