Jane Chen, MD
Dr. Jane Chen is a current member of the board of director of South Bay American Medical Women’s Association. It has been almost 20 years since graduating from Stanford Medical School and she is on her third course of medicine.
First, she spent 10 years as a solo practitioner in pediatrics. She sold her private practice in 2007 to follow her techy hubby to San Diego. There, she did further training in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. In 2011, they moved back up to the techy Bay Area after her hubby was recruited by Yahoo. She was content being a mom and being an advocate in school programs like fine motor, handwriting and Project Cornerstone (for anti-bullying). But, last year, she actually took on 4 very different part-time jobs: not only does she still do some pediatrics, she is also a medical doctor for a rehab facility and Family & Children Services while still trying to provide an after-hours facility for pediatric urgent care.
Being on the board of AMWA is like the "cherry on top." She gets to associate with trusted colleagues whom she considers as good friends and fellow moms. Therefore, these AMWA dinners/get-togethers are what she looks forward to, both professionally and personally.
Katie Nelson, MD
Dr. Katie Nelson is our membership chair of South Bay American Medical Women’s Association! Born and raised in Wisconsin, she is finally tired of cold weather several years ago and moved to California for her fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at Stanford.
Too used to our beautiful California weather, she stayed to take a position as an allergist at South Bay Allergy and Asthma. Currently, Dr. Nelson sees both children and adults with allergies, food allergy, asthma, sinus complaints, and immune deficiencies.
In her “spare time” between her expanding practice and raising her 2 year old daughter, she enjoys hiking, photography, travel, and spending time with her husband and young daughter.
Dipa H. Patel, MD
Past President 2017
Dr. Dipa H. Patel is the current President of South Bay American Medical Women's Association. She graduated with an M.D. and Bachelor's in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She subsequently did her internship at Yale Hospitals and residency at Boston University. Dr. Patel did her subspecialty fellowship training in Breast Imaging at the famed Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic under the supervision of Wende Logan-Young, MD, a pioneer in the current standard of care in mammography who runs one of the largest free standing breast clinics in the country.
After graduating from her fellowship in breast imaging, Dr. Patel worked at the Betty Ford Breast Clinic in Washington DC serving our nation's leaders and later, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Bethesda Naval Hospital. She established the stereotactic core biopsy program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and helped set up the now American College of Radiology approved ultrasound core biopsy program at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Her commitment to excellence in breast care while there earned her a place on the wall of honor at Bethesda Naval Hospital. She was involved in research studies on the first Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) system at Bethesda Naval Hospital prior to FDA approval for digital mammography. Later, Dr. Patel joined UCSF as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine where she served as course Chairperson for the first Digital Mammography course. While there, she was on the advisory committees for Fischer imaging, now a part of Hologic Inc.
Dr. Patel has lectured nationally and internationally at numerous conferences on various breast imaging topics. She currently provides guidance for 3D ultrasound imaging technologies for teaching and training and has served on FDA reader studies. Her research interests are interventional breast imaging procedures and cutting edge imaging techniques.
Gloria Wu, MD
Past President 2016, 2014 - 2015, 2010 - 2011
Dr. Gloria Wu is the past president of South Bay AMWA. Dr. Wu graduated from Harvard University, BA in 1975 and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD, in 1981. She received her Ophthalmology training at Cornell-New York Hospital. For her Retina-Vitreous training, she completed her two year fellowship with Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Schepens Eye Research Institute.
She is board certified in Ophthalmology in 1987. She has been In practice in Retina-Vitreous Surgery, Ophthalmology since 1987. She has published three textbooks, the most recent one, titled “Diabetic Retinopathy”, in 2010. She is an author of diabetic cookbook, dedicated to her patients. She is one of 6 women elected to the prestigious Retina Society in 1994 and is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. She has served the Harvard Alumni Association as an elected director and committee co-chair for the past 10 years.
In 2010, as a tennis player and captain, she led her team to 3rd place finish in Senior Mixed Doubles National Invitational Championships. She also enjoys singing alto and painting acrylics and watercolors.
Maureen Khoo, MD
Past Co-President 2011 - 2013
Dr. Maureen Khoo is the past Co-President of South Bay American Medical Women’s Association. She was born in Burma and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at UC Davis, and Masters in Medical Biochemistry and Doctors of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She continued her postgraduate training at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey, an affiliate of Drexel University.
She started her private practice in Ob/Gyn since 1997. She now has two office locations: Mountain View and Los Gatos.
Dr. Khoo focuses on patients and their families whom she believes are the most important contributors to the patients’ well-being. She is sensitive to her patients’ needs and takes her time to make them feel comfortable and well informed with many difficult decisions. Her specialties focus include: Obstetrics, Gynecology, and basic Infertility workup and treatment, complicated pregnancy management, laparoscopic and laser surgery, Davinci Robotic surgery, family planning and contraceptive management, adolescent gynecology, menopausal medicine, and preventive care/wellness program.
Dr. Khoo is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and Burmese. She accepts most major insurances, PPOs, medicare, Santa Clara County IPA, and Affinity Medical Group HMO. She is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, El Camino Hospital, Los Gatos, and El Camino Hospital, Mountain View.
Durga Madala, MD
Past Co-President 2010 - 2011
Dr. Durga Madala is the past Co-President of South Bay American Medical Women’s Association. She received her medical degree from Guntur Medical College in India which is a 5 star medical school. She completed an internship at Elmhurst Hospital Center-Mount Sinai Services in New York and her residency at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Wisconsin. She did an Echocardiography fellowship at Moffitt Hospital, UCSF Medical Center and a Fellowship in Cardiovascular diseases in California Pacific Medical Center.
Dr. Madala is board certified in cardiovascular diseases. Her special interests are in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, in both of which she holds additional certifications.
Dr. Madala is an avid sports fan. She loves San Jose Sharks Hockey, Green Bay Packers foot ball and Indian cricket teams.
Sooji Rugh, MD
Dr. Sooji Lee Rugh is the current newsletter coordinator of South Bay American Medical Women’s Association. Dr. Rugh received her BS degree at MIT, her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She has served as the Health and Wellness director for The National Association of Women Business Owners (currently Vice President), and is involved as a founding committee member on Northern California MIT Life Science Forum, dedicated to the promotion of life sciences and health related endeavors. She is a supporter of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy organization dedicated to research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and a member of both the Obesity Society and American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
Like many health experts, Dr. Sooji Lee Rugh believes that chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, and diabetes are predominantly caused by a maladaptive lifestyle. In our current fast-paced world, obesity and diabetes rates are rising at epidemic proportions affecting adults and children alike. Environmental influences play a heavy hand in creating the problem. When lifestyle change is approached with structure, knowledge, and support, dramatic reversals in medical conditions and improvements in quality of life can be seen. The results not only create physical transformations, but life-altering changes in attitude and confidence. She is dedicated to applying her training and knowledge to educate and serve as a facilitator for change. It has proven to be the most satisfying work she has encountered and she loves being part of the magic.
T.T. Nguyen, MD
Dr. T.T. (Thuong-Thuong) Nguyen is a current board member of South Bay American Medical Women’s Association. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and a minor in Asian-American studies.
She then completed a year of research in Dermatology at Stanford University, followed by a Masters in Physiology at Georgetown University. She stayed on at Georgetown to complete her medical degree, where she also served as co-president of the GUSOM Student AMWA and was awarded the American Cancer Society’s Institutional Research Grant for the Lombardi Cancer Center. Dr. Nguyen returned to the Bay Area for residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University.
She is currently on faculty at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is committed to resident and medical student education and caring for the underserved. In her free time, she enjoys learning Vietnamese recipes and hiking.