Aviva Lee-Parritz and James Holsapple to lead Alpha Omega Alpha

Drs. Aviva Lee-Parritz and James Holsapple have agreed to lead the BUSM Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) chapter effective January 1, 2020. They replace Drs. Robert Lowe and David McAneny, who have served as Treasurer and Councilor, respectively, since August 2013.

Dr. Lee-Parritz is an Associate Professor at BUSM and has served as Chief and Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology at BMC and BUSM since 2013. She is the Assistant Dean of Faculty Practice and the Director of the Office for Equity, Vitality and Inclusion for the Boston University Medical Group. She a member of the board of the Boston University Medical Group, as well as a member of the finance committee. She is currently the Chair of the Compliance Committee.

Dr. Lee-Parritz received her BS in Nursing from Columbia University and her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Tufts University Affiliated Hospitals and her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Holsapple is Chief and Chair of Neurosurgery at BMC and BUSM and has served as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics since 2009. He is the Residency program Director of the newly accredited Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Boston Medical Center Residency in Neurological Surgery. Dr. Holsapple is also the Program Director of the BUSM/BMC Summer Program in Neuroscience (SPIN) that he initiated in 2014.

He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Drake University and his MD from University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed a predoctoral fellowship in pathology at University of Kansas School of Medicine, an internal medicine internship at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. and a general surgery internship and neurological surgery residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse N.Y., where he was also a NRSA Research Fellow in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Physiology. Following residency, Dr. Holsapple joined the faculty at SUNY Syracuse and was promoted to Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics.

Dr. Holsapple is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Special thanks to Drs. Lowe and McAneny for their contributions to the AOA community during the past six years and congratulations to Drs. Lee-Parritz and Holsapple on their new roles.