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Dr. Gregory George

Ultimate Board Prep Director

Dr. George is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at a midwest anesthesiology residency program.

He has been involved with resident education since 2004, receiving multiple teaching awards. After reviewing several of the most popular anesthesiology board preparation courses available, Dr. George felt he could offer a program that more effectively prepared candidates to take and pass their Written and Applied Exams. Several thousand hours of additional writing and preparation later, The Ultimate Board Prep was born, and the program has been a remarkable success. When not perusing anesthetic literature, feverishly writing Written and Applied board questions, or training board candidates, Dr. George enjoys time with his wonderful wife and six children.

Justin Crumley

Chief Operating Officer

Justin received his undergraduate degree in Management and his MBA from Newman University in Wichita. He has subsequently began working in the aerospace industry as a Production Support Manager, with subsequent promotions to Director of Operations, and then General Manager. Justin joined the Ultimate Board Prep team in 2015 as the Chief Operating Officer. Currently, he resides in Washington, MO with his wife Krystal, and 3 children.

Jill George

Customer Support

Jill graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1999.

She retired a few years later to focus on raising our growing family. She currently acts as the Ultimate Board Prep’s customer support administrator.

Myle Oblinger

Office Manager

Myle worked as a Physician Assistant in cardiology and electrophysiology for 5 years.

Though she had retired to raise a family, she decided to take a position with the Ultimate Board Prep team in May of 2012 as Office Manager.

Dr. Ammar A Alamarie

UBP Instructor

Dr. Alamarie has numerous years of teaching experience, starting with his time as a teacher’s assistant in medical school, continuing during residency where he was given multiple teaching awards, and ongoing with his mentoring position with UBP.

He enjoys working with physicians to expand their knowledge base, improve their ability to apply this medical knowledge to the clinical scenarios often presented during the exam, and to more effectively communicate their knowledge during the SOE. He strives to help physicians preparing for the SOE to hone their skills, eliminate their weaknesses, and ensure they pass the exam.

Dr Alisha Bhatia

UBP Instructor

Dr Alisha Bhatia is a board certified anesthesiologist from Chicago, IL.

She went to medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and did her residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She then did a critical care fellowship at Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston. She currently practices anesthesia and critical care medicine at RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Shasky Charles

UBP Instructor

Dr. Shasky K. Charles is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in New York.

He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut and completed his anesthesia residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. His professional interest include regional anesthesia and obstetrics. Outside of anesthesia he enjoys volunteer work, photography, sports, and movies.

Dr. Sounida Douangpraseuth

UBP Instructor

Dr. Sounida Douangpraseuth is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Wichita, Kansas.

She is a graduate of UT Southwestern Dallas Medical School and completed her anesthesia residency at the KU school of Medicine Anesthesiology Residency. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at KU School of Medicine and has been involved with resident oral board preparation since 2010.

Dr Ryan Gordon

UBP Instructor

Dr. Ryan Gordon is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Tennessee.

He graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine and completed his internship and anesthesiology residency at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His clinical interests include regional and cardiac anesthesia.

Dr Shawn Jackson

UBP Editor & Instructor

Dr. Shawn Jackson is board certified in both anesthesiology and internal medicine.

He is currently practicing as an anesthesiologist in Lawrence, Kansas. He completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and received his anesthesiology residency training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.

Dr. Joshua Hackett

UBP Instructor

Dr. Hackett is originally from Chico, CA.

He obtained his undergraduate degree at CSU, Chico; attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean; and completed his residency at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health. He currently works as an attending at Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, California.

Dr Joe Huffman

UBP Instructor

Dr. Huffman is a board certified, pediatric fellowship trained anesthesiologist.

He is in private practice at one of the largest free-standing pediatric hospitals in the Midwest where he provides care for all pediatric cases including neonatal emergencies, cardiac, neurosurgery, orthopedic and general surgery. Dr. Huffman graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2009. He completed anesthesia residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. He then completed his pediatric fellowship training at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dr. Tiona Langton

UBP Instructor

Dr. Tiona Langton is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Jefferson City, Missouri.

She provides anesthesia for a wide variety of cases, including cardiothoracic and obstetric anesthesia. She completed residency at the University of Kansas - Wichita program. Outside of the OR, she enjoys hiking, biking, and trying out new recipes. .

Dr. Radhika Levaka

UBP Instructor

Dr. Radhika Levaka is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist in private practice in San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

She moved to the US after completion of Anesthesiology training in India and completed residency training at NYMC. She is passionate to teach and help physicians prepare for oral boards. In her spare time she likes spending time with her family, gardening and art.

Dr. Laura Mey

UBP Instructor

Dr. Sokchea Laura Mey is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Houston, Texas.

She earned a Masters in Public Health in International and Family Health and completed medical school and residency at the University of Texas HSC in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Chinonye Orizu

UBP Instructor

Dr. Chinonye Orizu is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Dr. Orizu attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine where she earned her medical degree. She went on to complete a general and vascular surgery internship, anesthesiology residency, and pain fellowship. She is now in private practice in the Atlanta area. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, intramural basketball, college football, and teaching.

Dr. Keith Schmidt

UBP Instructor

Dr. Keith Schmidt is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Chicago, Illinois. He attended medical school at Spartan Health Science University, graduating Cum Laude in 2009.

Following medical school, he completed an anesthesiology residency program at Cook County Hospital where he was the chief resident, received the Resident of the Year award three times, and was given the Robert D. Dripps Memorial Award. Following residency, he completed a pain fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago before entering private practice, where he is a Medical Director and practices both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is devoted to helping other anesthesiologists achieve their goals in board preparation.

Dr. Harsha Setty

UBP Instructor

Dr. Harsha Setty is a board certified anesthesiologist practicing in Columbus, GA.

He was born in India, moved to the United States as a child, and grew up both in NJ and NC. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University, he went on to complete an anesthesiology residency program at the Medical College of Georgia. After completing board certification in 2012 he joined the UBP team to help others pass oral boards.

Dr. Salwa Shenaq MD, MBA, FACC

UBP Instructor

Dr. Shenaq is a board certified anesthesiologist and a previous examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology.

After successfully completing a residency and a fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesia at Baylor College of Medicine, she continued to work at Baylor where she worked very closely with two iconic figures in medicine, Drs. Stanley Crawford (pioneered surgical approaches for Aortic Aneurysm repair), and Michael DeBakey (a pioneer in cardiovascular surgery who is also known for devising the DeBakey classification for aortic aneurysms). Dr. Shenaq is an accomplished educator, with many years of experience training residents and fellows at Baylor. Additionally, she has published numerous articles related to the practice of cardiovascular anesthesia, and has been invited to speak with anesthesia departments all across the country, and internationally. Now, when not helping candidates to pass the Subjective Oral Exam, you may find her on the tennis court.

Dr. Tyler Stout

UBP Instructor

Dr. Stout attended medical school New Orleans, completed his anesthesia training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed a masters program in healthcare administration at UAB.

He is a native Mississippian who currently resides in Jackson, Mississippi with his wife and daughter and is part of a busy private practice, performing a well-rounded assortment of cases.

Dr. Shilen Thakrar

UBP Instructor

Dr. Thakrar is board certified in Anesthesiology and certified in TEE.

He attended medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor at VCU Medical Center. His professional interests include regional anesthesia, pain medicine, critical care medicine, and enhanced recovery after surgery.

Dr. Ned Urbiztondo

UBP Instructor

Dr. Urbiztondo is highly regarded among his peers and students for his 15 years of experience as an professor, clinician, expert witness, and consultant.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Cornell University followed by an M.D. at The Chicago Medical School, and General Surgery internship at Yale University, Dr. Urbiztondo then completed Anesthesiology Residency and an Interventional Pain Fellowship in Upstate New York.

He is licensed in TX, NY, CA, AZ and IL and is a published author in numerous journals/textbooks, an active member of multiple medical societies, and has served as a keynote speaker at various medical conferences and societal meetings.

His primary focus is guiding students through the intricacies of the Oral Examination by encouraging rigorous testing in order to solidify proficient presentation capability and by also providing comprehensive feedback after each exam. Dr. Urbiztondo will help you hone your oratorical skills so your responses become fluid, concise, and eloquent while also displaying an in-depth understanding of anesthesiology fundamentals and applying safe judgement to every scenario. His emphasis on repeated practice under realistic conditions aims to build confidence in communication to insure success on exam day.

Dr. Jeff Waldman

UBP Instructor

Dr. Jeff Waldman is a board certified anesthesiologist working in Nashville, TN at both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the associated Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He currently provides anesthesia for a wide variety of cases, with an emphasis on liver transplantation and major vascular procedures. After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2003, he completed his anesthesiology residency at Vanderbilt in 2007. During this time, he completed additional training in liver transplantation and was Chief Resident. He has extensive experience in simulation training and training residents to pass the oral boards. He currently resides in Brentwood, TN with his wife and three children.

Dr. Campbell Williams

UBP Instructor

Dr. Campbell Williams is a board certified anesthesiologist with a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia and board certification in advanced peri-operative TEE by the National Board of Echocardiography.

He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, completed an anesthesiology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, and completed an adult cardiothoracic fellowship at Northwestern before moving to Chicago to join an MD only private practice group doing all types of anesthesia. He now works in an academic setting in Kansas City doing anesthesia for cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery. .

Dr. Nicolette Wise

UBP Instructor

Nicolette Wise is a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Jefferson City, Missouri where she provides anesthesia for a wide variety of cases.

She completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and received her anesthesiology residency training at the University of Kansas in Wichita.

Dr. Joray A. Wright

UBP Instructor

J. Wright is a board certified anesthesiologist that currently practices in Lafayette, IN.

Prior to embarking on a career in medicine, Dr. Wright taught high school Biology in College Park, GA. Dr. Wright attended the University of Georgia where he obtained a B.S. in biology. He then went on to complete medical school at Ross University before finishing his anesthesiology residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Wright understands the tremendous focus and sacrifice that the Standardized Oral Examination requires and he looks forward to helping you obtain a passing score!

Dr. Mark Young

UBP Instructor

Dr. Mark Young is currently in private practice in Newton, MA and also is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Previously, he attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed anesthesiology residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and trained in pain medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he stayed on staff for two years as a clinical instructor affiliated with Harvard Medical School before moving to his current practice.