Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association
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Leading Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Presidents, Annual Meeting Location and Program Chair

Year President Annual Meeting WOHC Location Program Chair
2017 Robert Blink, MD, MPH, FACOEM 61 Maui, HI Bernyce Peplowski, DO, MS, FACOEM
2016 Scott Levy, MD, MPH, FACOEM 60 Las Vegas, NV Troy Ross, MD, MPH
2015 Peter Vasquez, MD 59 Tuscon, AZ Scott Krasner, MD, MPH, FACOEM
2014 Ellyn McIntosh MD, MPH, FACOEM 58 San Diego, CA Erik Won, DO, MPH, MBA, FACOEM
2013 Leslie Israel, DO, MPH, FACOEM 57 Waikiki, HI Bernyce Peplowski, DO, MS
2012 Walter Newman, MD 56 San Francisco, CA Rupali Das, MD, MPH, FACOEM
2011 Roger Belcourt, MD, MPH. FACOEM 55 Las Vegas, NV Paula Lenny, MD, MPH, FACOEM
2010 Paul J Papanek, MD, MPH, FACOEM 54 Newport Beach, CA Leslie M Israel, DO, MPH, FACOEM
2009 Steve Schumann, MD 53 Phoenix, AZ Peter J Vasquez, MD
2008 Roman Kownacki, MD, MPH, FACOEM 52 Napa, CA Dennis Pocekay, MD
2007 James Seward, MD, MPP, MMM, FACOEM 51 San Diego, CA Ellyn McIntosh, MD, MPH, FACOEM
2006 Craig Conlon, MD PhD 50 Incline Village, NV Roger M Belcourt, MD, MPH, FACOEM
2005 Bob Orford, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM 49 Monterey, CA Walter S Newman, MD
2004 Dean Gean, MD, MBA, MS, FACOEM 48 Las Vegas, NV Paul J Papanek, MD, MPH, FACOEM
2003 Susan Tierman, MD 47 Napa, CA James P Seward, MD, MPP, MMM, FACOEM
2002 Greg Sorensen, MD, MPH 46 Phoenix, AZ Robert Orford, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM
2001 Pam Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM 45 San Diego, CA Dean Gean, MD, MBA, MS, FACOEM
2000 T. Warner Hudson, MD, MPH, FACOEM 44 Kauai, HI Pam Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM
1999 Steve Pike, MD, MSc, MBA, CIHP, FACOEM 43 Las Vegas, NV James Craner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP
1998 Doug Benner, MD, MPH, FACOEM 42 San Francisco, CA Doug Benner, MD, MPH, FACOEM
1997 Donna Baytop, MD, FACOEM 41 Newport Beach, CA
1996 Peter Greaney, MD, FACOEM 40 Maui, HI
1995 Dave Discher, MD, FACOEM 39 Monterey, CA
1994 Norton Stein, MD, FAAFP, FACOEM 38 San Francisco
1993 Bob Levitin, MD 37 Scottsdale, AZ Steven Pike, MD, MSc, MBA, CIHP, FACOEM; Joint w/ Mexican component
1992 Philip Harbor, MD, MPH 36 San Diego, CA
1991 Brady Hartman, MD 35 Monterey, CA Joseph Fedoruk, MD, FACOEM
1990 Lester Sacks, MD, PHD 34 (50th Year) Los Angeles, CA Joseph Bloom, MD; Philip Harbor, MD, MPH
1989 William M Taylor, MD, MPH, FACOEM 33 Burlingame, CA Richard Cohen, MD, MPH, FACOEM
1988 Al Kuntz, MD 32 Irvine, CA Peter Greaney, MD, FACOEM
1987 Wayne OBuck, MD 31 Monterey, CA Marc Schenker, MD, MPH
1986 Ira Monosson, MD 30 San Francisco, CA Philip Harbor, MD, MPH
1985 William M Taylor, MD, MPH, FACOEM 29 Irvine, CA David Garabrant, MD; with California Society of Internal Medicine
1984 Robert M Adams, MD 28  San Francisco, CA Linda Garb, MD, MPH, FACOEM
1983 Jean A Chapman, MD 27  Newport Beach, CA Ted L. Guidotti, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP
1982 Joseph Hughes, MD, MPH, FACOEM (resigned midterm)Robert Swencicki, MD 26  San Francisco, CA Ira Monosson, MD
1981  Joe LaDou, MD 25  Monterey, CA George Mellinger, MD
1980  Reynold T. Schmidt, MD 24 San Diego, CA Joseph M Hughes, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Additional Past Presidents

  • Merle Bundy, MD
  • Lawrence Gerlach, MD
  • Elizabeth Gresch, MD
  • Robert S. Hockwald, MD
  • James McCaffrey, MD
  • D.W.F. Middleton, MD
  • Paul J. Whitaker, MD