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2023 Board of Directors


Muhammad Bilal Abid,


Dr. M. Bilal Abid is an Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Dr. Abid's clinical and translational research interests include blood cancers, stem cell transplant, immune-based cancer treatments, and infectious diseases. Dr. Abid leads research projects and clinical trials at MCW and with the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). In addition to several scientific and research awards, Dr. Abid also received the ‘MCW Annual Award for Professionalism’ and the ‘Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award’ in 2018. 

Dr. Abid grew up across three continents. He believes in the strength of diversity and inclusion. He volunteered to help with the initiatives for better housing and healthcare for the underserved communities in Mississippi and Wisconsin in the USA and other countries, including Pakistan, Nepal, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. 

Rob Riepenhoff, MD


Dr. Robert L Riepenhoff is a board certified emergency physician. A native of the Milwaukee area, Dr. Riepenhoff obtained his medical degree in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. He completed residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he served as chief resident. Moving back to the Milwaukee area in 2009, Dr. Riepenhoff started his career with Infinity Healthcare and Columbia St Mary’s where he served as Medical Director of Emergency Services. He currently practices as an emergency medicine attending physician at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Riepenhoff has served in various other leadership roles in Milwaukee, including serving on the City of Milwaukee Ambulance Service Board, and as the co-chair of the Milwaukee County Emergency Services Coordination Committee.

Diana Dovorany, MD

Immediate Past-President

Dr. Diana R Dovorany specializes in emergency medicine in Milwaukee, WI and has over 11 years of experience in the field of medicine. She graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School with her medical degree in 2012. She is affiliated with numerous hospitals in Wisconsin, and currently practices at Aurora Medical Group Inc and are affiliated with Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha and Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center. Dr. Dovoranyis board certified in Emergency Medicine.

At-Large Directors

Garrett Fitzgerald, MD

At-Large Director

Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Medical College Wisconsin in August, 2017. Dr. Fitzgerald received his medical degree at the Stritch School of Medicine – Loyola University Chicago in 2010. He then completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Loyola University Medical Center between 2010 and 2014. He then completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Fitzgerald’s areas of expertise include obstetric critical care, complex surgical issues of pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis, and abnormal labor patterns.  He also has an interest in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, particularly as it impacts patients of decreased socioeconomic backgrounds.  Outside of work, he can mostly be found spending time with a growing family. New to Milwaukee he has enjoyed exploring all the great features Wisconsin offers to its residents for entertainment, outdoor adventure, and sporting events.

Anthony Rieder, MD

At-Large Director

Dr. Anthony Rieder is the founder of and managing partner for Alliance ENT, established in 2006. He practices general otolaryngology with focused interests in sleep medicine, sinus disease, pediatrics, and dental-ENT collaboration. Prior to his medical education and training, Dr. Rieder was a practicing mechanical engineer involved in the nuclear power industry. He has significant experience related to process improvement, quality initiatives, and regulatory compliance. Dr. Rieder is a father of four; when he is not in the office, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and flying airplanes. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and attending Packer games with friends and family.

O'Rell Williams, MD

At-Large Director

Dr. O’Rell Williams works as a physician and serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Ascension St. Joseph on Milwaukee’s north side. As a former Milwaukee firefighter and physician he uses his skills, courage and compassion to improve the health of the Community.

Harini Shah

At-Large Director

Harini Shah is a third-year medical student at MCW-Milwaukee. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s in Neuroscience and Human Rights, where she organized for criminal legal system reform. As a future internal medicine physician, she hopes to incorporate health policy reform in her career and looks forward to advocating for patients through ACP’s platform. In her free time, Harini loves to attend and perform at stand-up comedy shows in Milwaukee.

Student Directors

Nawara Aburfares

Student Director

Lauren Hilt

Student Director

Community Members

Chris Rasch

Community Member

Chris Rasch is the Executive Director of Building Advantage.  Chris brings with 20 years of experience in healthcare, governmental affairs and labor. including  senior leadership at the Wisconsin Medical Society.  He will be further developing relationships in the commercial construction industry on behalf of the trades and contractors that Building Advantage represents. Rasch is a Wisconsin native and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


Interested in getting involved?  Members are welcome to get involved in Society leadership. We accept nominations throughout the year.  Simply complete the online form to be considered.   

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