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Our Team

Meet Today's Instructors

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Andrea Shields, M.D., M.S. | Phone: 210-632-0017

Dr. Shields currently serves as an Associate Professor and Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut Health. Dr. Shields is a specialty Board Examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She previously served as a member of the editorial board member for Obstetrics & Gynecology, and recently completed duties as the National Fellow-at-Large on the Executive Board of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG). She serves as Vice Chair of the ACOG Clinical Practice Guidelines – Obstetrics and is a member of the Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine Education Committee. Dr. Shields is a nationally recognized expert in maternal sepsis, cervical cerclage and simulation-based education.

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Jacqueline Vidosh, M.D | Phone: 123-456-7890

Dr. Vidosh currently works as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Assistant Professor of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at San Antonio Military Medical Center. She is a peer reviewer for Obstetrics & Gynecology, and was  a contributing peer reviewer of the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course. Dr. Vidosh has been active in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) leadership and has previously served as the ACOG Air Force Section Junior Fellow Vice Chair and Chair. She is the co-creator of Obstetrics Life Support, a multidisciplinary, evidence-based curriculum for healthcare providers to train on prevention and management of maternal cardiac arrest. She is passionate about improving maternal morbidity and mortality, and advocacy by using robust shared decision making between physicians and patients.

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Peter Nielsen, M.D. | Phone: 210-951-0070

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Brook Thomson, M.D. | Phone: 210-294-5780

Dr. Nielsen serves as a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2016, after 29 years of service, where he rose to the rank of Colonel. His military leadership experience included two tours as Deputy Commander of a deployed combat support hospital in Baghdad, twelve years of service as OB/GYN Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General, Regional Chief Medical Officer, and Hospital Commander. His military awards include the Mologne Award for military academic excellence, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Distinguished Service Medal. His academic career includes Residency Program Director, Academic Department Chair and more than 50 publications, including four textbook chapters.  He has been awarded two patents and was the 2015 recipient of the Missouri Hospital Association Visionary Leadership Award for this statewide leadership supporting the Ebola crisis while serving as Hospital Commander (CEO) of the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Dr. Thomson is an Obstetric Hospitalist and Associate Professor at the University of San Antonio Health School of Medicine. He is a co-developer of the MedTeams product, which ultimately became TeamSTEPPS. He has worked closely with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in teaching and promoting their Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics course.  He has developed two OB Hospitalist programs (Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho; Baylor College of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas). He served as a Maternal Medical Director and was selected as the inaugural ACOG surveyor for Levels of Maternal Care in the state of Texas. He was selected by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as teaching faculty for TexasAIM working on mitigating the effects of obstetric hemorrhage in 2020 and hypertensive emergencies in pregnancy in 2021-2022 through a collaborative that educates the entire state of Texas through didactic learning sessions and simulation.  He is also teaching faculty for the Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Obstetrics course.

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