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Mohei Abouzied, MD
is a nuclear medicine attending physician at Millard Fillmore Hospital and
Dent Neurological Institute in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Abouzied is also a clinical assistant professor of nuclear medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his medical degree from Suez Canal University in Ismailia, Egypt.
Maria Adams, MS, MPH, RD
is a former editor of EBSCO Publishing's Health Library. She is also a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and a Master of Public Health degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine. She has written articles for a variety of health-related publications and has also worked as a clinical dietitian.
Robert C. Algar, MD
received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He performed his residency at Cornell Medical Center serving New York Hospital and Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center. In addition, he completed fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology. Dr. Algar is currently practicing as a board certified neurologist in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH
is the editor-in-chief for DynaMed, a clinical reference tool with clinically-organized, updated summaries of more than 3,000 topics. He is also the medical director for clinical reference products at EBSCO Publishing, Inc. in Ipswich, MA.
Jeff Andrews, MD, FRCSC, FACOG
is an associate clinical professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He is also the medical director of quality improvement and patient safety for Women's Patient Care Center, as well as medical director of ambulatory services. He is the senior physician in the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine. Dr. Andrews received his undergraduate degree, medical degree, and specialty training in OB/GYN from the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.
Alexander J. Anetakis, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in diseases of the vitreous and retina. Dr. Anetakis completed his undergraduate studies at Youngstown State University and graduated medical school from Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine. After a transitional internship at Summa Health System in Ohio, Dr. Anetakis completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the Friedenwald Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as chief resident in ophthalmology. Following his ophthalmology residency, he completed a fellowship in vitreo-retinal disease and surgery at Retina Specialists of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. He is currently in private practice in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Miguel Antelo, MD
is an attending physician at Merrimack Urology Associates in Chelmsford, MA. He has also served as a clinical instructor in urology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. Dr. Antelo is a graduate of the Universidad Central de Venezuela School of Medicine in Caracas,Venezuela.
Shehla Arain, MD is board certified in clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, and is eligible for the board in cytopathology. She was a resident at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She completed a fellowship in cytopathology at the University of California Irvine Medical Center and a fellowship in GI/liver pathology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Arain has presented at several medical professional gatherings and been involved with many research projects. Her focus is on GI pathology, liver pathology and cytology.
D. Steele Beasley, MD is an Emergency Medicine Physician at the Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. Dr. Beasley completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Eastern Michigan University and a Doctor of Medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Beasley also served in the United States Navy as a Diving Medical Officer Department Head and Undersea Medical Officer Department Head.
Julie Bellet, MD is board-certified in pediatrics. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed residency training in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Bellet is currently Pediatrics Editor for DynaMed, an EBM clinical reference tool created by physicians.
Eric L. Berman, MD is a clinical associate professor at the University of
South Florida, Tampa. He received his medical degree and completed his
ophthalmology residency at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. After residency training, Dr. Berman completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology and orbital and oculoplastic surgery at the University of Minnesota. He is practicing as a board-certified ophthalmologist in Sarasota, Florida.
Mark A. Best, MD, MPH, MBA
is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and blood banking/transfusion medicine. He is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists, and a fellow of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. He is also an expert in healthcare quality.
Lawrence S. Blaszkowsky, MD
is an assistant professor of Medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center and medical director of Gastrointestinal Malignancies in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his undergraduate studies at Clark University and graduated from Medical School at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. Dr. Blaszkowsky did his internship and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and his hematology/oncology fellowship training at the Tufts-New England Medical Center.
Steven Bratman, MD
earned his medical degree from the University of California at Davis. In 1997, Dr. Bratman instituted and supervised the research program that led to the Natural and Alternative Treatments (NAT) and Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine (EBCM) databases and associated books. He is also the author or coauthor of more than ten books in the CAM field.
Cynthia B. Brown, MD
is DynaMed’s Deputy Editor leading the Rapid Enhancement Team. She completed a residency in Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center/St. Vincent Hospital Combined program and was a practicing neurologist at the Fallon Clinic for 24 years. As an Assistant Professor of Neurology, she was involved in the teaching program of the University of Massachusetts Neurology residency. She also was a teaching attending for the medical residency program at St. Vincent Hospital. Cynthia also served as Medical Director at the Fallon Community Health Plan and served on the Boards of Directors of the Fallon Foundation, the Fallon Clinic, the Fallon Community Health Plan and St. Vincent Hospital. In 1999, Dr. Brown became the first woman to be elected to the position of Medical Staff President in the history of St. Vincent Hospital. She continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Medical Society Member Interest Network.
Adrienne Carmack, MD completed her urology training at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M University Health Science Center. She has published numerous articles and served as coeditor for the proceedings of an international consensus on bladder cancer. She has also served as a guest editor for Virtual Mentor, the American Medical Association's online ethics journal.
Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
has written and edited hundreds of medical articles for print, Internet, and CD-ROM products. She is the editor-in-chief of both
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior, 2nd ed. and
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior, both published by Macmillan Reference USA.
Judy Chang, MD, FAASM received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She performed her residency training at the University of California, San Diego, and fellowship training at Stanford University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Christopher Cheyer, MD is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He is board certified and fellowship trained in the areas of ophthalmic trauma and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Cheyer is the chief of ophthalmology at Detroit Receiving Hospital and the director of ophthalmic trauma for the Kresge Eye Institute. He attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio for medical school and ophthalmology residency training.
Marcin Chwistek, MD
is a part of the pain management and supportive oncology care department at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree at Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland. He completed an internship at L. Rydygier's Hospital in Krakow, followed by an additional internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale University-Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Chwistek also completed fellowships at the University of Arizona in integrative medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Pain and Palliative Care. He is board certified in internal medicine, pain medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. He also specializes in cancer pain and supportive oncology.
Craig Clark, DO, FACC, FAHA, FASE
is a cardiologist with the Iowa Heart Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He is board certified in internal medical, cardiovascular disease, and echocardiography. Dr. Clark is chair of the Department of Medicine at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, clinical assistant professor at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and governor of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.
Christine Colpitts, CRT, MA
is a respiratory therapist. She is certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care and has 20 years of clinical experience, including respiratory intensive care and emergency respiratory care. She is also a medical writer for DynaMed, an EBM clinical reference tool created by physicians.
Michael A. Cosgrove, MD is a pain management fellow at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. Dr. Cosgrove completed his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his surgical internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego with electives in plastic surgery and emergency medicine. Dr. Cosgrove completed flight surgery training at the Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute and completed several overseas flight surgery operational tours. He also completed a residency in anesthesiology at Maine Medical Center.
William Danby, MD
is a dermatologist in private practice. His interest in acne, hormones, dairy products, and dietary influences on skin disease goes back over 30 years. He is an adjunct assistant professor of medicine (dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire. He also is supervising further acne research at international sites.
Ellen C. DeNigris, MD
is board certified in pathology and obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. DeNigris is also board certified
as a medical examiner. She completed her medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Her obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency were completed at the Naval Medical Center in Virginia. She completed a residency in pathology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. DeNigris has worked as a general medical officer, a pathologist, and as an obstetrician and gynecologist at various naval center in the US and Japan. She is a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and a member of the Military Officers Association of America.
Nicole DeYampert, MD, FAAD
is a board certified dermatologist. She is currently the chief of dermatology at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. Dr. DeYampert graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a dermatology residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.
Alan Ehrlich, MD
is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. He is an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Ehrlich is also currently a Deputy Editor for DynaMed, an EBM clinical reference tool created by physicians.
Marc Ellman, MD
is a comprehensive ophthalmologist at the Southwest Eye Institute in El Paso, Texas. He is also a clinical instructor of ophthalmology for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ellman completed his undergraduate studies at Ursinus College and then graduated medical school from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. After a medical internship, Dr. Ellman completed training in medical and surgical eye care at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where he served as chief resident in Ophthalmology. He has been involved in many research articles and has written and edited numerous health articles and books.
John K. Erban, MD
is a graduate of Harvard College and Tufts University School
of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine training at the
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania before completing a fellowship in
hematology/oncology in 1990. He is associate professor of medicine at Tufts
University School of Medicine and chief of the Division of
Hematology/Oncology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Erban
specializes in breast cancer and hematologic malignancies. He is on the
editorial board of the
Journal of Clinical Oncology
and is a past
president of the Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists.
Ryan Estévez, MD, PhD, MPH is the principal investigator for a Stanley Medical Research Institute funded study at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Estévez is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has won several clinical and teaching accolades and six national awards related to his research. He is currently a fellow at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior/Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He holds a master's degree in social psychology from Stanford University, a master of public health in health policy and management from Harvard University, a PhD in experimental (health) psychology from Tufts University, and a medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine.
Francine Foss, MD
is an associate professor of medicine and the director of Lymphoma and Experimental Therapeutics in the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Foss is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has more than 15 years of experience teaching and practicing in the fields of internal medicine and oncology.
Lawrence Frisch, MD, MPH
is a board certified pediatrician with 20 years of clinical experience in the care of adolescents and young adults. He is the John S. and Dora M. Andrews associate professor of Community Health Sciences at Northeast Ohio University's College of Medicine. Dr. Frisch also serves as medical director of the Mahoning County Health Department. He has served on the medical and public health teaching faculties at the University of Hawaii and the University of Kansas. He is the author of many research articles and (with his wife) of a popular textbook on psychiatric mental health nursing. Dr. Frisch's interests include quality in medical care, mental health and illness, preventing injuries in children, international health, public health practice, programs for children with special health needs, and infectious disease.
Michael J. Fucci, DO
is an assistant professor of medicine and diagnostic imaging at the University of Connecticut. He is also the director of nuclear cardiology at the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center. Dr. Fucci is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England.
Richard Glickman-Simon, MD
is board certified in family medicine and is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He oversees the curriculum in Complementary and Alternative Medicine for several graduate programs at the medical school, and he teaches courses in both allopathic and non-allopathic medicine to Tufts undergraduates.
Dr. Glickman-Simon also chairs the Department of Western Biomedicine at the New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, Massachusetts where he teaches students how to diagnose and treat diseases from a Western biomedical perspective. He previously worked in a primary care practice in the Boston area, providing patients with both conventional care and a variety of complementary medical services.
Roger Allan Graham, MD
is a board certified surgeon in the Department of General Surgery, as well as the director of the GI and Colorectal Cancer Center and the Breast Health Center at Tufts—New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an assistant professor of Surgery and Otolaryngology at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Graham earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his residency at New England Medical Center and a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Janet H. Greenhut, MD, MPH
is board certified in public health/general preventive medicine. She completed her residency in preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Greenhut has 20 years of experience in clinical preventive medicine and primary care, and is now working as medical researcher for HealthMedia, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At HealthMedia, Dr. Greenhut has contributed to computer-tailored health behavior change and disease management programs in areas such as smoking cessation, weight management, hypertension, diabetes, pain, substance abuse, heart disease, and stress management.
Barbara Harty-Golder, MD, JD
graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1977. She went on to complete her training in pathology and a fellowship in hematopathology there as well. After this, she migrated to the Pacific Northwest where she was an assistant professor of surgical pathology at Oregon Health Sciences University and an associate medical examiner for the State of Oregon. For 25 years, she practiced pathology in hospital, medical office, and independent laboratory settings in southwest Florida while also working with oncology centers and local cancer organizations there. Her current practice includes consulting, lecturing, and writing. Dr. Harty-Golder is a well recognized national speaker and educator on both medical and legal topics.
David L. Horn, MD, FACP
is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Horn received his medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; performed his medical residency at Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY; and completed his fellowship training in infectious diseases at Brown University, Providence, RI. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America.
Mujgan Jamil, MD
is a board-certified internist. She is a consultant for William Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT. She also has a certificate in women's health and served as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Jamil completed her residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center and her medical education at Khyber Medical College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
David Juan, MD
is board-certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology & metabolism. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He was formerly on the faculty at Northwestern Medical School, Department of Medicine, and has also worked in the biopharmaceutical industry where he has been responsible for the development of drugs for treating hypertension, stroke, benign prostatic hypertrophy, erectile dysfunction, and osteoporosis. He has written extensively in the area of nutrition, endocrinology, pain relief, and rationale therapeutics.
Reena Karani, MD
is board-certified in internal medicine and board eligible in geriatrics. She graduated with honors from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is currently director of the Geriatrics Consultation and Liaison Service and assistant professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Karani's areas of expertise include aging, end-of-life care, and curriculum design and evaluation in graduate medical education.
Kari Kassir, MD
is a graduate of UCLA and UC Irvine College of Medicine. She is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care, and is currently practicing in Southern California. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Rhonda Kaufman, MD
is a board-certified internist. She has held teaching appointments at Harvard, Tufts, and Boston University medical schools, all located in Massachusetts. For the past ten years Dr. Kaufman has served as a consultant to the healthcare industry, specializing in areas such as disease and case management.
John C. Keel, MD is a physiatrist at Harvard Medical School and the Medical Director of the Spine Center at Beth Israel Deaconess, in Boston, MA. Dr. Keel is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), electrodiagnostic medicine, and subspecialty pain medicine. He completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Keel is a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard, and has experience as a director of a hyperbaric medicine unit. Dr. Keel also has extensive experience in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, and amputee rehabilitation.
Celeste M. Krauss, MD
is board-certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and clinical cytogenetics. She is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, as well as a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, American Medical Association, and Massachusetts Medical Society. Her areas of expertise are medical writing/editing, consumer and professional education on topics in genetics, preconception education, prenatal diagnosis, genetic testing, dysmorphology, family history, and genotype-phenotype correlations.
James Kryzanski, MD
is the chief resident in Neurosurgery at Tufts–New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York.
Jill D. Landis, MD
is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. After working as a hospitalist, she then pursued a rheumatology fellowship at New York University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, arthritis, and inflammatory disease.
Donald P. Lawrence, MD
is an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts-New
England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his a BA from the State University of New
York at Binghamton, and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College
of Medicine. He performed his internship and residency in internal medicine
at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and his fellowship in hematology and
oncology at Tufts-New England Medical Center. Dr. Lawrence's areas of clinical
expertise are melanoma and genitourinary malignancies. He also conducts
research on symptom management and supportive care of cancer patients.
Robert E. Leach, MD
is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery, and is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at Boston University Medical School. He is past president of the American Orthopaedic Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and Boston Orthopaedic Club. He was editor of the
American Journal for Sports Medicine
from 1989-2002 and is now editor emeritus. He was also the associate editor of
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the editor of
American Orthopaedic Journal. Dr. Leach's areas of expertise include sports medicine, skeletal and soft tissue trauma, and joint replacement and resurfacing procedures.
Joan K. Lingen, MD, FACOG
is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
She currently practices ambulatory gynecology and primary care medicine at I
& O Medical Centers in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Lingen graduated summa
cum laude from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa with a bachelor of science
degree in biology and chemistry. She then attended the Chicago Medical
School on an Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship through the United
States Navy. Upon receipt of her doctor of medicine degree, she completed
an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Naval
Hospital in San Diego, California. Over the last several years, Dr. Lingen
has developed an interest in the use of computer-based technology in the
medical education of both professionals and patients. She has accepted
online positions as a lecturer and editor for academic institutions, medical
journals, professional websites, and consumer medical information sites.
David R. Little, MD, MS
is associate professor of family medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio. He received his medical degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. He completed a family practice residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and a fellowship in Academic Family Medicine at Ohio State University.
Judith Logan, MD, MS
is an assistant professor of the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Before coming to OHSU, Dr. Logan earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Stanford University, attended medical school at the University of Southern California, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Ventura, California. She then embarked on a career in emergency medicine. In 1996, she changed her career focus to Medical Informatics and enrolled in the master of science program at OHSU where she subsequently earned her degree and joined the OHSU medical informatics faculty. Dr. Logan teaches the computer science series for the masters and doctoral programs in Biomedical Informatics, including Java programming, computer networking and database courses, and has helped develop a course in data mining techniques. She has research interests in the quality of data in electronic medical records, including issues of integration of information in a medical setting and terminological imprecision. In addition, she is the director of the OHSU Clinical Research Data Service Center which was established to help OHSU clinical investigators plan, collect and manage clinical research data.
John Long, MD
was the director of Urologic Oncology at Tufts-New England Medical
Center in Boston, Massachusetts from 1992-2004. He currently is an associate professor of Urology at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a partner of New England Urology, LLC, in metrowest Boston. Dr. Long earned his medical degree from
Harvard Medical School. He completed his postgraduate training at
Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Cancer Institute.
Mervin Low, MD, PC
completed his plastic surgery residency training at the University of Manitoba. He completed a breast surgery and aesthetic surgery fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and an Asian plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery fellowship at the plastic surgery center of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Low has published several professional articles and has been selected to author a chapter in a medical textbook. He has a private practice in California. Dr. Low’s interests include the full spectrum of aesthetic plastic surgery with emphasis on breast surgery, body contouring, and facial plastic surgery.
Larissa J. Lucas, MD graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1999. She completed residency training in internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was an internist and instructor in medicine for Harvard Medical School for five years. Dr. Lucas is currently Deputy Editor for DynaMed, an EBM clinical reference tool created by physicians. In addition, she continues as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Rimas Lukas, MD is currently on the faculty at the University of Chicago in the Department of Neurology, specializing in neuro-oncology.
After obtaining a medical doctorate at Rush University in Chicago, he completed an internship in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital/John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Dr. Lukas is also a sub-investigator in clinical research trials of new therapies for brain tumors.
Daus Mahnke, MD
received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1999, completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut in 2002, and was a fellow in training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver from 2002-2005.
Dr. Mahnke specializes in all aspects of gastroenterology and digestive diseases such as colon cancer screening and reflux disease. He currently practices with Gastroenterology of the Rockies in the Boulder, CO, area, and is on medical staff at Boulder Community's Broadway and Foothills Hospitals, Longmont United Hospital, Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital, and Avista Adventist Hospital.
Julie D.K. McNairn, MD
is board-certified in internal medicine and is currently a fellow-in-training in allergy and immunology at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas city. Dr. McNairn earned her medical degree and completed residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University, including a post-sophomore fellowship in pathology. Research and published articles include work with bird antigen, asthma management, self-harm in adolescents, and Paget’s Disease. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Asthma and immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
J. Thomas Megerian, MD, PhD, FAAP
is a board-certified neurologist and pediatrician. Dr. Megerian is the senior medical director at Neurometrix, Inc. and continues to practice pediatrics at the North Shore Children's Hospital, as well as neurology at the Children's Hospital in Boston. He graduated from Union College with a bachelor of science in biology and chemistry. Dr. Megerian received his MD and PhD from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. A recipient of the Neuroscience Academic Development Award, he also completed a one year behavioral neurology fellowship at Children's Hospital where he maintains teaching and clinical appointments.
Zarina G. Memon, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Memon received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residencies in anesthesiology at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Boston University Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in pain management at the University of Vermont. Dr. Memon has been employed as an anesthesiologist for almost 20 years in several New England hospitals as well as an attending anesthesiologist at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC.
Laura Morris-Olson, DMD is a general dentist in El Paso, Texas.
Dr. Olson completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Texas Tech University where she was involved in many research projects encompassing a wide variety of topics. Dr. Olson graduated dental school from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Ronald Nath, MD
is a board-certified surgeon. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed eight years of training in surgery and cardiovascular surgery at Beth Israel Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston University Medical Center, all in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Nath is presently a senior staff surgeon at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Massachusetts and at Winchester Hospital in Winchester, Massachusetts. He is also a member of the active staff and courtesy staff at four other local hospitals. In addition, Dr. Nath is a clinical instructor in Surgery at the Tufts University Medical School and an assistant clinical professor of Surgery at Boston University Medical Center, both in Boston.
J. Peter Oettgen, MD
is a cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. One of his positions at the medical center is director of research in the Division of Vascular and Molecular Medicine. Dr. Oettgen is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Roshni N. Patel, MD
practices neurology and pain management in Connecticut.
She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her neurology residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Patel also had a fellowship in pain management at New York University.
Jondavid Pollock, MD, PhD
is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology with a subspecialty of radiation oncology. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Radiation Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, and the director of thoracic oncology at the Schiffler Cancer Center of Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia. Dr. Pollock is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, and Massachusetts, Ohio, and West Virginia Medical Societies. His areas of expertise are sarcomas, lymphomas, and solid tumors of the head, neck, breast, lung, esophagus, gastrointestinal tract, and gynecologic organs.
Daniel Pratt, MD
is the medical director of Liver Transplantation and the clinical chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an assistant professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed his residency as well as a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Tufts-New England Medical Center. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.
Ganson Purcell Jr., MD, FACOG, FACPE is a retired physician, having served 40 years in clinical, academic, and administrative medicine. He now serves on an independent institutional review board and performs some medical consulting.
Dr. Purcell received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He was the chairman/director of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and a professor and associate chairman at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. Other positions include serving the US Navy as a submarine medical officer, as well as being an associate dean of clinical affairs and associate director at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
Igor Puzanov, MD
is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. His major interests are phase I drug development, targeted therapy for renal cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Dr. Puzanov earned his medical degree from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
Theodor B. Rais, MD
is an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toledo, Ohio and the program director for child and adolescent residency training. He holds board certifications in general psychiatry, as well as in the subspecialties of child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.
Brian Randall, MD is the clinical editor for EBSCO Publishing's Consumer Health products.
Dr. Randall is board-certified in family medicine. He holds an MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and a BS in Psychology from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Randall completed his residency in family medicine at Tufts University Family Medicine Residency.
Kimberly Rask, MD, PhD
is director of the Emory Center on Health
Outcomes and Quality. She is an associate professor of Health Policy
and Management in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory
University and associate professor of Medicine in the Emory School of
Medicine. Dr. Rask is a clinically active general internist who
received her medical training at the University of Pennsylvania and her
doctorate in health economics from the Wharton School of the University
of Pennsylvania. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Hassan Rastegar, MD
is a senior surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Tufts–New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Rastegar is also an associate professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Pahlavi University Medical School in Shiraz, Iran, and completed post-graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University. Dr. Rastegar’s clinical specialties include coronary artery surgery, complex valve replacement and repairs, minimally invasive heart surgery, and heart transplantation. He holds board certification from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Elie Edmond Rebeiz, MD, FACS
is the acting chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Tufts–New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a professor of otolaryngology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Rebeiz earned his medical degree and completed his residency at American University of Beirut. He continued with his training as a fellow in otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Lahey Clinic Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Konda Reddy, MD is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Reddy completed his residency at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey and currently serves as an attending physician at the Broward Health/West Boca Medical Center in Miami, Florida.
Edward R. Rosick, DO, MPH, MS
is board-certified in preventive medicine and holistic medicine. He is a university physician and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Pennsylvania State University. His areas of expertise include preventive medicine, alternative medicine, weight control, smoking cessation, and college health issues.
Dianne Scheinberg MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition and health promotion from Simmons College. She is the president and owner of Dianne B. Scheinberg and Associates, a nutrition counseling and consulting firm in Newton, MA. Her clients include Bosse Sports and Health Club and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Silpa Senchani, MD is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Senchani completed her residency at Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn-Queens in New York, New York. Dr. Senchani is an attending physician at the St. Lucie Medical Center and the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Florida.
Purvee S. Shah, MD is board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and allergy and clinical immunology. Dr. Shah received a Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York and completed a fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Shah is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
Carolynne Shinn, RN, MS is a medical writer for EBSCO Publishing's DynaMed. She is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in health and social behavior from Harvard School of Public Health. Shinn is also a doctoral candidate at Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy. She has authored and co-authored papers for the Centers for Disease Control and the International Journal for Health and Human Rights.
Bridget Sinnott, MD, FACE is board-certified in internal medicine, in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and in lipidology. Dr. Sinnott is also a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. She obtained her education at the University College Dublin Medical School in Ireland. She completed her medical and surgical internships in Ireland as well. Dr. Sinnott completed her internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. She also completed an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where she is currently a clinical assistant professor of medicine. Dr. Sinnott is also currently a member of the medical and scientific staff at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
David N. Smith, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Dr. Smith completed a Bachelors of Science at the University of Connecticut and graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was a post-doctoral fellow in Cardiac Molecular Immunobiology and Clinical Cardiology at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he currently serves as an instructor. Dr. Smith holds hospital appointments at Charlotte Medical Center-Union in Charlotte, North Carolina and Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Elizabeth S. Smoots, MD
is a board-certified family physician based in Seattle, Washington. A fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Smoots specializes in prevention and primary care medicine. She has over 20 years of experience in the medical field in private practice, health maintenance organizations, and various group-practice clinics around the Seattle area.
B. Gabriel Smolarz, MD is board-certified in internal medicine and is currently a fellow of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Smolarz completed his residency in internal medicine with a distinction in research at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received several awards for research, oral presentation, and professionalism. Dr. Smolarz has also been published with research topics ranging from medical procedures to physician professionalism.
Thomas Stinson, PhD, MD
is the chief of anesthesiology at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford in Medford, Massachusetts. He is also president of Pilgrim Medical Associates, PC, an anesthesiology group practice. Dr. Stinson earned a PhD in physics from MIT and an MD from the University of Miami. He is certified by both the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Sharon Roseanne Thompson, MD, MPH
is currently a fourth year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA where she serves as chief resident for teaching. Her experience in education and curriculum planning spans over 10 years. She is currently an active member of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Education Committee as well as the Partners HealthCare Education Committee which oversees educational activities for five hospitals in the Boston area. Dr. Thompson received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a master in public health from University of California at Berkeley, and her undergraduate degree from Vassar College.
Sergio Waxman, MD
is board-certified in interventional cardiology. He is the director of the Center for Cardiovascular Translation Research and the associate director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology at Tufts–New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Waxman is also an associate professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Waxman earned his medical degree at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, Mexico. He then completed his training, from internship through interventional cardiovascular fellowship at the Deaconess Hospital, associated with Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Andrew N. Wilner, MD, FACP
is board-certified in neurology with added qualifications in clinical neurophysiology. He is also board-certified in internal medicine. Dr. Wilner is a reviewer for
Annals of Internal Medicine
Epilepsia, and the author of
Epilepsy in Clinical Practice, both from Demos Medical Publishing.
Monica Zangwill, MD, MPH
is board-certified in internal medicine and in preventive medicine. She earned her MD from Tufts University and her master of public health from Harvard University, both in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Zangwill is a medical writer, reviewer, and consultant specializing in primary care, preventive medicine, and public health.
Ross Zeltser, MD, FAAD
is a dermatologist at Westchester Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Center in Mount Kisco, New York. Dr. Zeltser was a surgery fellow at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, MA.
He was a resident and chief resident in the Department of Dermatology at Boston University Medical Center and Tufts-New England Medical Center. Dr. Zeltser is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine.