FACULTY / STAFF

    Steve Burgess, M.D., MBA

Dr. Steve Burgess started CME Vacations after seeing a need for high quality, up-to-date CME for hospitalists. He works as a hospitalist in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and keeps all the CME content at CME Vacations current, reading dozens of studies every week. He received his medical degree from Texas Tech, is adjunct faculty with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.  He practiced in Texas, but moved north since the skiing is much better in Colorado and Wyoming than in Texas.

  Robert L. Fogerty, M.D., MPH

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. In 2011, he joined the Yale faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting and cost-effective care.  Publications include the Journal of Hospital Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is also the co-founder & Past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine Connecticut Chapter, faculty in the High Value Practice Academic Alliance (HVPAA) training programs, and a founding member of the Hospital Capacity Management Consortium. In his current role as Senior Medical Director, Clinical Leadership, Dr. Fogerty works to support medical directors across multiple clinical specialties at Yale New Haven Hospital.

 Rodney Young, M.D. 

Rodney Young, M.D. is a family physician, Professor, and Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine in Amarillo.  He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, a Distinguished Alumnus of the Texas Tech School of Medicine, and has received numerous faculty honors including the President’s Outstanding Clinician Award, Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, and Dean’s Clinical Teaching Award.  He maintains an active teaching and clinical practice, including inpatient attending rounds at BSA Hospital, a busy clinic practice at Texas Tech, and was named the 2018 Texas Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Zina   Zina D. Hajduczok, M.D.

Dr Zina D. Hajduczok graduated college Phi Beta Kappa in Biology, then attended Medical School at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiology, after completing Residency and Cardiology Fellowship training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She spent nine years in academia at SUNY Buffalo, where her research interest and publications were involved in Cardiac CT and Echocardiography. She has been Director of three western NY hospital Echo labs. In 1999, she went on to private practice in Lewiston, NY, where she was voted Top Doctor in 2016 and 2017 and was a Delegate to the New York State Medical Society House of Delegates. In 2017, she moved to Washington State, and has worked as a Hospitalist at the Critical Access Hospital on Whidbey Island, and leads their UM department, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab department, and is a mentor for clinical trainees from the University of Washington in Seattle.

  Deborah Brackett, M.D.

Dr. Deborah Brackett graduated at the top of her class from the University of Health Sciences in Antigua after practicing as chiropractor for many years and running a rehabilitation center.  After graduating from medical school, she joined the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency because of it’s focus on rural medicine.  She is board certified in Family Medicine; has practiced in critical access hospitals and frontier clinics providing care in clinics, nursing homes, emergency department and providing inpatient services in Wyoming and Hawaii.  She has been Chief of Staff, Medical Director, and Trauma Director at multiple facilities.  Dr. Brackett enjoys teaching and has trained multiple students and advanced practice practitioners in a broad range of rural medicine topics.  She is currently developing an Essentials of Inpatient Medicine course and has a special interest in equipping providers with information that is scientifically based, clinically relevant and easily usable.

  Jason Ackerman, M.D.

Jason Ackerman, MD received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Spanish from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and then spent several years as an economic development consultant in Portland, Oregon.  He attended University of Washington for medical school and completed training in the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine residency. He returned to his hometown in Wyoming and practiced in a hospitalist/outpatient internal medicine hybrid model before getting board certified in Addiction Medicine in 2019. He currently runs an Addiction Medicine clinic in Sheridan, Wyoming and is using telehealth to improve access to addiction services in the region.

   Matthew Burke, M.D.

After graduating Dartmouth College, Dr. Burke completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College (where he was once treated for an acute pediatric leukemia).  He trained at the Family Medicine Residency at Brown University before moving to Washington, DC to enroll in Georgetown University's fellowship in Primary Care Health Policy.  Since completing this fellowship he has worked in various sectors including at the federal level (Department of Health and Human Services), in academic Family Medicine (in DC, Baltimore and Seattle) as well as in urgent care.  He previously served as a member of the board of the American Academy of Family Physicians (2016-17).  Dr. Burke has strong interests in the intersection of climate change and human health and has worked in various academic and professional settings to build awareness and advocacy capacity within the primary care community.

Mikelle Maddox, M.D.

Dr. Mikelle Maddox is the Inpatient Medicine Residency Core Faculty Member at the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Family Medicine as well as a hospitalist with South Baldwin Hospitalist Group.  She was a Colonel when she retired from the United States Air Force where she served in multiple stateside and overseas assignments, including Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. She received her medical degree in 1997 from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed her internship at the 81st Medical Group at Keesler Air Force Base and her residency at Saint Louis University. Dr. Maddox is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

 Jennifer Clark, FNP-C

Jennifer is a board-certified nurse practitioner with eleven years of combined primary care experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Angelo State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. She currently practices in a primary care clinic in Decatur, TX. 

 Özlem Carlson, MBA

Özlem Carlson manages most of the business aspects at CME Vacations as the COO.  She completed her BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and returned to earn an MBA from the McCombs School of Business.  While studying Chemical Engineering she considered attending medical school but decided on a different path and as such is thrilled to now be involved in medical conferences.  Özlem has over 25 years’ experience in major systems development and implementation at Fortune 500 companies.  She has also been involved in several small, entrepreneurial companies as well as an avid real estate investor.