ABOUT HEALTH FOR ORPHANS

Board of Directors

President:
Nicole Hagedorn, D.O., FACOOG, ABAARM, ACASP

Dr. Nicole Hagedorn is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOOG). Dr. Hagedorn holds certifications from the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and the American College of Anti- Aging Sports Medicine Professionals (ACASP). Dr. Hagedorn has been the keynote speaker on the topic of hormone analysis and treatment for peak total body wellness. She is a marathon and Ironman athlete and has consulted with professional athletes on the utilization of integrative sports medicine for peak performance. She has also consulted with grade schools on the development of optimal nutrition and exercise lifestyle changes to foster healthy behavior in children. She and her husband adopted a special needs toddler from India.


Vice President:
Pamela Hyde, D.O., FACOOG, ABAARM

Dr. Pamela Hyde is a Board Certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOOG) as well as Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine holding the distinction of Advanced Fellow. With a BS from the University of Maryland in Nutrition Research, Dr. Hyde continues the pursuit of health and wellness and is enrolled in the University of South Florida Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine. After her Active Duty Military commitment, Dr. Hyde moved to southwest Oklahoma in January 2001; and continues as an Active Reservist in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Hyde has always had a passion for the underserved and has severed on humanitarian missions to Nicaragua and Afghanistan. She is active in the community giving seminars on Healthy lifestyle, Disease Prevention, Stress Reduction, and Hormone Replacement.


Treasurer/Secretary:
Maria Gove, M.D., FACP

Dr. Maria Gove graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 where she was a philosophy major and theology minor with an emphasis in medical ethics. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri Kansas City Medical School and graduated with distinction in 2001. She is trained in internal medicine and pediatrics but limits her current practice to internal medicine. She and her husband lived in different parts of the country while he was in the Air Force and they have settled in Dallas, TX since he finished his military service. Dr. Gove works as a primary care physician in Dallas and is an Assistant Professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center teaching internal medicine residents. She is a team leader and consultant on the Ethics Committee at her hospital. She will be a fellow at the MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago during the 2013-2014 academic year. She and her husband adopted their first child, Theresa, from China when Theresa was 15 months old in 2011. Theresa is now three and the Goves are in the process of adopting her little sister from China. Dr. Gove is passionate about ethics and adoption of orphans.


Director:
Robert Turner, M.D., MSCR

Robert “Rusty” P Turner, MD, MSCR, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neuroscience at MUSC in Charleston, SC and is a member of the Roper-St Francis Hospital System and an Associate Researcher with the MIND Research Institute in Irvine, California. Dr. Turner maintains a full-time clinical, teaching, and neurophysiology practice with patients referred from throughout the southeastern regions of the United States. While working full time work at MUSC since 1997, he obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Research (epidemiology and biostatistics) in 2003 through the MUSC College of Graduate Studies. He has since then been actively involved in ongoing clinical research with collaborative studies in non-invasive neurostimulation and neuromodulation techniques, as well as advanced techniques of EEG source analysis. Dr. Turner’s current clinical research in non-invasive neuromodulation involves collaborating with colleagues in Charleston, South Carolina; Cape Town, South Africa; Mexico City, Mexico; Beijing, China; and several other clinical research practices throughout the United States. Dr. Turner started his college career as a music and foreign language major, and during medical school, he also pursued Master’s training in Piano Performance at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Graduate School. After Medical School, his postgraduate training consisted of internship and residency in Pediatrics; followed by two fellowships, one in Adult/Child Neurology, and the second in Clinical Neurophysiology/EMG/Neuromuscular Disorders; and his current clinical/research emphases of pediatric epilepsy/epileptogenesis, the non-linear effects of auditory and music stimulation on the brain, as well as neuromodulation techniques. He has received numerous awards and honors at MUSC over more than 16 years of diligent, dedicated service, including multiple Faculty Excellence Awards for teaching, AREA Awards for excellence in ambulatory care, Golden Apple Nominations and Awards, and double honors in humanism with the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Turner is multiply Board-Certificated by pediatric neurology, and neurophysiology National Boards.