2017 Leadership Breakfast
Featuring R & D Interactive as they present their YES, AND approach in interactive sessions of experiential learning!
See photos from this year's breakfast HERE!
2017 Special Guest Speaker
Andrejs E. Avots-Avotins, M.D., Ph.D.
The Elizabeth & Drayton McLane, Jr. Chair of Health & Wellness
Vice President of Medical Affairs and Community Engagement Baylor Scott & White Health – Central Texas Division
Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine Scott & White Clinic
Andrejs E. Avots-Avotins, MD, PhD, is The Elizabeth & Drayton McLane, Jr Chair of Health & Wellness, and the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Community Engagement for Baylor Scott & White Health Central Texas Division. He is a board certified Internist and Gastroenterologist in the Department of Medicine and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. In addition to his administrative duties, he remains clinically active and is engaged in the teaching and education of gastroenterology fellowship trainees. His research interests are focused on the early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer.
Dr. Avots-Avotins received his Ph.D in microbiology from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1980. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1984. His post graduate training consisted of a residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Gastroenterology both of which were completed at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1989.
Dr. Avots-Avotins joined Scott & White in 1989. He has held several leadership positions. In 2001 he was elected to serve on the Scott & White Clinic Board of Directors. He completed his term on the Clinic Board in 2013, serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013.
Dr. Avots-Avotins is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Gastroenterological Association. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopists, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Medical Group Association and the Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the High Plains Division of the American Cancer Society and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Temple College, Temple, Texas.
Dr. Avots-Avotins is married to Gail and they have three grown children, Kristin, Lauren, and Erik and three grandsons.
Breakfast underwritten by Brockway, Gersbach, Franklin & Niemeier, P.C.