amwaphoto

I am a freelance medical writer with over 10 years of clinical experience that I bring to  your project. My background is as a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist specializing in developing up-to-date, high quality medical education content including complex interactive medical education cases, needs assessments and gap analyses, video content, monographs, infographics, and more. Experienced in a number of therapeutic areas including women’s health, rheumatology, pulmonology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, and more with an excellent ability to quickly develop knowledge in new therapeutic areas.

Education

  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • M.D. Creighton School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska
  • B.S. in Biochemistry/Chemistry, University of California, San Diego

Professional Experience

Freelance medical writer
May 2014 – present

  • Created and wrote complex interactive medical education cases and dialogue for medical education videos
  • Wrote needs assessments for CME funding
  • Experience writing clinical evaluation summaries and improving clinical accuracy of clinical effects analyses, post-market surveillance reports, risk management reports, instructions for use, and application failure modes criticality analyses to support medical devices
  • Developed and created website content for various medical websites
  • Experience creating slide presentations
  • Published online original articles, feature articles, and blog posts
  • Proficient in literature searches and their analyses

Medical Reviewer

  • Review and provide medical guidance for clinical evaluation summaries, clinical effects analyses, post-market surveillance reports, risk management reports, and application failure modes and criticality analyses
  • Review and assist with development of pre-market approval document
  • Evaluate medical device risks/benefits
  • Assist with development of universal pregnancy/lactation drug registry
  • Liaise with clinical, regulatory, and quality engineering departments

Consultant Obstetrician/Gynecologist
November 2011 – November 2012
Whakatane Hospital, New Zealand

  • Responsible for direct patient care and consultations for general practitioners
  • Performed obstetrical care, office gynecology, and operative gynecology including laparoscopy and urogynecology
  • Communicated directly with general practioners, specialists, and nurses
  • Coordinated patient care plans with physicians and ancillary staff
  • Led medical and surgical teams during surgical procedures and obstetric emergencies

Obstetrician/Gynecologist
August 2005 – September 2012
Women’s Health Care of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, CO

  • Full partner in a private practice responsible for direct patient care and administrative duties
  • Performed obstetrical care, office gynecology, and operative gynecology including laparoscopy and urogynecology
  • Wrote insurance appeals for denial of patient care claims
  • Re-wrote policies and procedures to reflect current practice standards for midwives
  • Wrote web content for medical practice web site

Research Biochemist
July 1996 – May 1997
Roche Bioscience, Palo Alto, CA

  • Performed biochemical assays on a large scale using robotics
  • Responsible for relevant scientific research applicable to project
  • Wrote research documentation and performed data analysis of results

Research Assistant
September 1994 – June 1996
University of California, San Diego Department of Pharmacology

  • Responsible for performing biochemical assays
  • Completed all scientific research and documentation for project
  • Wrote slide presentation of research and presented it at 3 national conferences and 2 research symposiums

Professional Achievements and Activities

  • Board Certified Obstetrician/ Gynecologist
  • Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Medical Writers Association
  • RAPS Regulatory Certificate