Allied 360 creates content that is necessary, relevant, and used regularly by the healthcare marketplace to support key decisions. In this, our authoritative brands are guided by advisory boards comprised of the brightest stars in each practice area. These renowned thought-leaders insure that the market intelligence we provide to market is on target and creates value to prescribing physicians, licensed healthcare professionals, and practice managers throughout the U.S.
Matthew F. Baretich, PE, PhD
Fort Collins, Colorado
Baretich is the founder of Baretich Engineering, which provides consulting services in clinical engineering, health care facilities engineering, and forensic engineering. Among Baretich’s recent projects is writing a manual for the World Health Organization on corrective maintenance for medical devices in developing countries.
Roger A. Bowles, MS, EdD, CBET
Professor, Department Chair
Biomedical Equipment Technology
Texas State Technical College
Roger Bowles, is Professor and Department Chair of the Biomedical Equipment Technology and Medical Imaging Systems Technology Departments at Texas State Technical College Waco, where he has been for the last 17 years. Prior to Texas State Technical College, he worked at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA and Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, TX as a Biomedical Equipment Technician. Dr. Bowles holds a Doctorate of Education in Performance Improvement from the University of North Texas, a Master of Science Degree in Training and Development from the University of North Texas, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Tarleton State University, a Bachelor of Science from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ, and an Associate of Applied Science from Texas State Technical College. He earned his CBET certification in 1993.
Barbara L. Christe, MS
Associate Professor and Program Director
Biomedical Engineering Technology
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Barbara Christe is an associate professor and director of the healthcare engineering technology management program in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Christe has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in biomedical engineering. Her doctorate is in higher education administration. Christe has explored the experiences of retained engineering technology learners in an effort to understand the persistence of STEM students and to support academic success. In addition, she has conducted research related to the clinical applications of radio frequency identification.
David Harrington, PhD
Health Care Consultant
Harrington began his biomedical career in 1962 as a designer of instrumentation for research applications and for the lunar missions. In 1968, he joined Harvard Apparatus, designing infusion pumps, physiological recording systems, animal ventilators, and custom devices for clinical researchers. After a brief stint in his own company making portable ventilators, he joined Electrodyne, developing and marketing patient monitoring systems. Subsequently became head of medical engineering at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in 1976. While there, he was the principle instructor in the Franklin Institute Biomedical program for associate level technicians for 17 years. Harrington became active in AAMI in 1969, making his first presentation to the association in 1972. In 1977, he helped establish the Medical Device Society in eastern Massachusetts. In 1989 he was one of the original planners for a new group that became the American College of Clinical Engineers in 1991, and served as the group’s newsletter editor for the first 3 years. After retiring from Tufts-New England in 1996 he spent the next several years traveling the world on medical missions doing installation of medical devices in some 50 countries.
Wayne Hibbs, CCE
LifeStructures Technology Planning
Hibbs provides leadership in technology and equipment planning through affiliate firm LifeStructures Technology Planning . He has collaborated with BSA LifeStructures on complex healthcare master planning and design projects since 1998. Wayne is a Certified Clinical Engineer and an advocate for the effective planning, design, specification, installation and use of medical equipment and technology. Prior to serving as President of LifeStructures Technology Planning, Wayne was chief information officer for medical equipment consulting firm M.D. Buyline. His professional consulting career was preceded by serving as the director of clinical engineering and corporate director of medical equipment for major hospital systems in Texas. He is an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Michael R. Kauffman, CBET
Solution Delivery Consultant
Kauffman is a solution delivery consultant for Philips Healthcare. In this role, he serves as a presales technical consultant for Eastern Pennsylvania. From 1980 to 2010, he was director of biomed at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He is also the creator of Biomedtalk, a Listserv devoted to the biomedical field.
Jeff Kabachinski, MS-T, BS-ETE, MCNE
Director, Technical Development
Jeff Kabachinski has more than 20 years of experience as an organizational development and training professional in the healthcare industry. He has worked in many areas of healthcare, including manufacturing, regulatory, quality assurance, R&D, and engineering. His primary focus has been in service, professional development, and technical training. His certifications and academic degrees include a Master Certified Netware Engineer (MCNE) and NETWORK+ certifications, an MSc in Training and Development from Leicester University, and a BS in Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Kabachinski holds two US patents and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He also serves as an editorial board member for AAMI’s journal BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology).
Dennis Minsent, MSBE, CCE, CBET
Heathcare Technology Management Solutions LLC
St Helens, Oregon
Minsent began his health care technology career in 1976 as an Air Force BMET at Sheppard AFB, Texas. In 1983, he was commissioned as an Air Force Medical Service Corps Officer and served as a Health Services Administrator until his retirement in 1992 as the Chief, USAF Biomedical Equipment Support. He then worked for SunHealth and Premier as a technology manager, area manager, and as a consultant in their Technology Assessment group. In 2014, he retired after serving for a decade as the director of the Clinical Technology Services program for Oregon Health & Science University.
Ken Olbrish, MSBE
Communication Product Manager
Arthrex California Technology
Santa Barbara, California
Olbrish is a member of the steering committee for the CE-IT Community and has served on several work groups for the Community. He is also a voting member of AAMI Information Technology Networks Incorporating Medical Devices standards committee, and was co-chair of IT track of AAMI 2010-2012 annual conferences.
Elliot B. Sloane, PhD, CCE
Villanova School of Business
Sloane is founder, president, and executive director of the Center for Healthcare Information Research and Policy, which seeks to improve the health of the public by conducting research that examines access to health care, increases the quality of health care services, and informs health policy and practice; and to lead educational programs that promote these goals.
Arif Subhan, MS, CCE
Chief Biomedical Engineer
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Systems
Los Angeles, California
Subhan is the chief biomedical engineer for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He has over 25 years of clinical engineering experience in both public and private sectors. He previously served as chief biomedical engineer at VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System and South Texas Veterans Health Care System. He was the senior clinical engineer at Masterplan (now Aramark), an independent service organization that managed medical equipment across the United States. He is a columnist on CCE examination topics and has served as the chair, USCC; chair, Education Committee, ACCE; board member at large, ACCE and co-chair, AAMI Annual Conference Program Committee. He is the recipient of the 2013 ACCE Professional Development/Managerial Excellence Award and the 2012 AAMI Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award.
Imaging & Healthcare IT
Leonard Berlin, MD, FACR
Affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Skokie Hospital
An eminent radiologist who has been practicing and teaching for more than 50 years, Dr. Berlin has authored more than 400 articles on issues surrounding ethics, malpractice, and physician liability. His service to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the profession includes membership on countless ACR committees, both at the local and national levels. His speaking engagements around the world have established him as an expert in medical malpractice; he has spoken to radiology practices and professional society meetings on this important topic hundreds of times. Dr. Berlin is the recipient of the Gold Medals for Distinguished Service to Radiology from the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Chicago Radiology Society.
Paul J. Chang, M.D., FSIIM
Professor and Vice-Chairman, Radiology Informatics
Medical Director, Pathology Informatics
University of Chicago School of Medicine
Medical Director, Enterprise Imaging
Medical Director, SOA Infrastructure
University of Chicago Hospitals
A thought-leader in radiology informatics technology, Chang is a sought-after speaker who presents at all of the key industry events such as Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In addition to being a board-certified radiologist, he is also the co-founder of Stentor (a PACS system acquired by Philips Healthcare). His research interests include: Informatics, PACS, image distribution, workflow models, teleradiology, telepathology, telemedicine, workstation design, SOA, extreme programming, and distributed object software development.
Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dreyer is Vice Chairman of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. He is ABR board certified in diagnostic radiology with a BS in Mathematics, MS in Image Processing, PhD in Computer Science and medical fellowships in Imaging Informatics and Magnetic Resonance Imaging from Harvard University at MGH. Dr. Dreyer holds numerous board, chair, advisory and committee positions with the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine and numerous global healthcare corporations. He has authored hundreds of scientific papers, presentations, chapters, articles and books; lecturing worldwide on digital imaging standards, medical informatics, image sharing, clinical language understudying, clinical decision support, meaningful use and various electronic health record initiatives.
Cherrill Farnsworth is an influential national expert on changing healthcare regulations. Farnsworth regularly advocates radiology management and reform before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other congressional and regulatory bodies. KPMG Peat Marwick and Ernst & Young have awarded her their prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations has named her “Most Influential in Specialty Health.” Farnsworth sits on several boards, including that of the American Association of PPOs, Solis Women’s Health, and Vital Decisions. Further, she is active in Women Business Leaders in Health Care. Farnsworth has led HealthHelp to listing by Inc. as one of the nation’s 5,000 fastest growing private companies for eight years since 2000.
Sanjay Jain, MD, MBA
Sanjay Jain, M.D. is an accomplished medical doctor, life peak performance expert, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. He is a former assistant professor at The Ohio State University where he also obtained his MBA at the Fisher School of Business. He has served on numerous committees at every level of his professional career. He is a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society, American College of Sports Medicine, and American College of Forensic Medicine, American Association of Integrative Medicine, and American Institute for Healthcare Quality. He has diversified experience in the private practice, academic, and HMO settings. His self-improvement book, Optimal Living 360: Smart Decision, was published by Greenleaf Books in February 2014 and has become a New York Times Best Seller.
Alan D. Kaye, MD, FACR
Dr. Kaye is Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Bridgeport (CT) Hospital, where he is also a former Chief, Section of Body Imaging. He is a graduate of Harvard University and University of Connecticut Medical School. He received his radiology training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has authored numerous papers and articles in the field of medical imaging, is the author of over 40 scientific publications and over 50 presentations. His clinical specialties include CT, ultrasound, and MRI. Dr. Kaye is a recognized expert in administrative aspects of radiology, has chaired national medical meetings, and served as a consultant to numerous companies and publications. He has been a leader in the American College of Radiology as Speaker of the College and is currently a member of the Board of Chancellors and several Commissions: Economics, Government Relations, Information Technology – and the Future Trends Committee. He serves as Legislative Chairman of the Radiological Society of Connecticut, and has received the honor of Fellowship in the College.
Prior to accepting the position of Chief Executive Officer at Solis, James served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Retail Healthcare Business from 2004-2011. He was responsible for all business aspects of 28 outpatient imaging centers, 27 physical therapy centers, 20 ambulatory surgical centers, and 37 outreach lab facilities. Earlier in his career, James held the position of Vice President of Operations for River Oaks Imaging and Diagnostics located in Houston, Texas from 2001-2003. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Engineering from the University of Natal in South Africa. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Bauer College at the University of Houston.
Steven R. Renard, MBA, CHE
Diagnostic Radiology & Oncology Services, LLC
Chairman and CEO, TeleMed2U
Renard serves as The Telemedicine Group’s (Telemed2U) chairman and CEO with oversight of corporate strategy and product development. Telemed2U is one of the largest privately held multli-specialty telemedicine companies. Renard has more than 20 years of healthcare experience in site development, operations, mergers and acquisitions and finance. Renard also founded and is president and CEO of Diagnostic Radiology & Oncology Services (DRS), a California-based management and consulting firm. He serves on the boards of multiple healthcare companies and is a chief advisor to both Rely Radiology, a leading national teleradiology subsidiary of Trident Heath System and to Frazier Healthcare, a leading national provider of venture capital to high growth and emerging healthcare companies. Prior to DRS, Renard co-founded and was president and COO at Liberty Pacific Medical Imaging, a multi-facility medical imaging company. Before that he was regional vice president at Comprehensive Medical Imaging, a subsidiary of Cardinal Health, Inc. Renard holds a master’s degree in business administration and is a member of American Telemedicine Association (ATA), Radiology Business Managers Association (RBMA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA), American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA), and American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO).
Samir S. Shah, MD
Dr. Shah is a board certified diagnostic radiologist who completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Afterwards, he went on to complete a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Northwestern University. He also earned a Masters of Medical Management degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. Prior to joining Virtual Radiologic (vRad), Dr. Shah spent time in private practice and then joined NightHawk Radiology, serving as a Medical Director. He has won multiple awards for his research in radiology, has authored many scientific articles in the radiology literature, and has served on national radiology committees/organizations.
Accountable Radiology Advisors
Yates is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of professional experience in the health care industry and 16 years as a senior manager in radiology. She has worked in the outpatient imaging, radiation oncology, hospital radiology, and physician practice spaces. Yates has spent the last several years working with hospitals and radiologists to achieve radiology care that is faster, safer and more effective. She is one of the country’s leading experts on radiology peer review and is a frequent presenter on the need for standardized performance assessment in radiology. Her areas of interest are outpatient imaging, women’s imaging, hospital-physician alignment, compliance, quality improvement, risk management and just culture.
Ronald A. Blum, PhD
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Business Development
Dr. Blum has nearly 20 years of experience in the medical and clinical laboratory industries, having worked at innovative companies such as Culture Technology, Specialty Laboratories, DiagnoCure, and Exiqon Diagnostics. He has been instrumental in bringing to market hundreds of new and enhanced assays in the areas of oncology, infectious disease, rheumatology, genetics, women’s health, gastroenterology, endocrinology, immunology, hematology, and nephrology.
Blum has lectured internationally on the latest developments in personalized medicine, biotechnology, and laboratory science, and has published extensively. He serves as editorial advisor to Clinical Lab Products magazine and is on the board of directors for the California Medical Technology Association Education & Research Corp.
An accomplished screenwriter, Blum has written for and worked with executives and producers from such studios as Disney and serves as a judge for the International Health & Medical Media Awards.
Blum received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from UCLA before attending UCLA’s School of Dentistry. After completing two years with honors, he switched fields and obtained his Master of Science degree in physics from California State University, Northridge, and then his PhD in biophysics from UC Berkeley.
William DeSalvo, BS HTL(ASCP)
AP System Production Manager, Sonora Quest Laboratories
Member, Digital Pathology Association
Executive Board Chair, NSH Quality Management Committee
Owner/Consultant, Collaborative Advantage Consulting
William DeSalvo’s present employment is as a system production manager in anatomic pathology for Sonora Quest Laboratories, and owner of Collaborative Advantage Consulting. He is actively involved in the National Society for Histotechnology as chair of the quality management committee; in the Digital Pathology Association as a member of the board; and as an adjunct faculty and advisory board member at Phoenix College. He also serves on the editorial advisory board of Clinical Lab Products.
DeSalvo earned his biology degree from Southeast Missouri State University (1979), and has held a histotechnologist certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) since 1981. He has more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of anatomic pathology processes, in both hospital and commercial histology laboratories.
During the past seven years, DeSalvo has been dedicated to professional education through the development of workshops and presentations, and through advocacy for standardization and process improvement in the histology laboratory. He also has experience in development, marketing, and sales management for histology products.
Craig C. Foreback, PhD
Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Craig C. Foreback earned his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of South Florida. After graduation he joined the medical staff at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, serving as director of clinical chemistry. Moving to Wisconsin, he was appointed senior lecturer in the clinical laboratory science program at the University of Wisconsin. During his time at the university, he served as a mentor for laboratories in rural Wisconsin hospitals, and consulted for a major pharmaceutical company.
Foreback retired from the University of Wisconsin in 2012 and was granted emeritus status. Currently living in Bradenton, FL, he is an adjunct faculty member in the natural science department of the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and is also teaching high school-level biology for a home-school coop in Sarasota. Foreback has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the clinical chemistry literature, and currently serves as a member of the editorial advisory board of Clinical Lab Products.
Patricia A. Mullenix, BS, MT(ASCP) SH
Hematology/Satellite Labs Technical Manager
Memorial Health University Medical Center
Patricia A. Mullenix, BS, MT(ASCP)SH is hematology technical manager at Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC) in Savannah, GA. Prior to joining MHUMC in 1992, she was manager of hematology, blood bank, and microbiology at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. She is a member of the editorial advisory board for Clinical Lab Products.
Rochelle P. Stewart, MBA, CLS, MLS(ASCP) CM, QLC(ASCP), CLC/MT(AMT)
Founder, President, and CEO
RPL Laboratory Solutions Inc.
Rochelle P. Stewart is founder, president, and CEO of RPL Laboratory Solutions Inc., and has extensive knowledge and practical experience in the areas of laboratory medicine, practice management, and safety.
Stewart’s background includes mid- to upper-management positions in healthcare organizations, including multisite facilities. She obtained her undergraduate degree in medical technology, and she holds a master’s degree in business administration. She holds the following licenses and certifications:
• California clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) license (CDPH/LFS)
• National certification in medical laboratory science ((MLS)CM) from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
• Qualification in laboratory compliance (QLC) from ASCP
• National certification as a medical technologist (MT) from American Medical Technologies (AMT)
• Certified laboratory consultant (CLC) from AMT
• Authorized OSHA outreach trainer by the US Department of Labor
Stewart has served as: an expert CLIA surveyor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a member of AMT committees on laboratory consultant certification, and on the COLT education, qualifications, and standards committee. She currently serves on the editorial advisory board of Clinical Lab Products.
She provides active on-site and remote support and consultative services to all of RPL’s client labs throughout the nation.
Sugata Bhattacharjee, AuD
Sugata Bhattacharjee, AuD, is an audiologist and manager of an ENT audiology office in Derry, Conn, and is a board member of the Starkey Hearing Foundation and chair of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA) International Subcommittee.
Marshall Chasin, AuD
Marshall Chasin, AuD, is an audiologist and owner of Musicians Clinics of Canada. Dr Chasin has written or edited 6 books and has received awards from the Audiology Foundation of America, the Canadian Academy of Audiology, the British Society of Audiology, and was the recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Jay B. McSpaden, PhD
Jay B. McSpaden, PhD, is a retired audiologist, teacher, and researcher. Dr McSpaden spent several years of service with the Veterans Administration as Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Section in Houston and as consultant to their central office in Washington, DC. He is triple certified as a Teacher of the Deaf, an audiologist, and a Hearing Instrument Specialist. He has been a well-known teacher and lecturer for nearly 40 years, and served for several years as a consultant to the FDA.
Maurice Miller, PhD
Maurice Miller, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology at the Steinhardt School of Education of New York University. He is a recipient of the Career Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and is a founding member of the AAA. He has authored over 200 articles in the peer-reviewed literature, four texts, and textbook chapters. Dr Miller is a world expert in occupational hearing conservation, idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL), Menieres disease, and diagnosis and management of severe, chronic, intractable tinnitus. He also served on the 5-person ASHA committee responsible for allowing audiologists to dispense hearing aids for the first time in the history of the profession.
Joel M. Mynders, BC-HIS
Joel M. Mynders, BC-HIS, is a second-generation hearing instrument specialist and educator. A graduate of William & Mary, he is owner and CEO of A.P. Mynders & Associates, West Chester, Pa. Joel joined his father’s practice in 1964 and was one of the first Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialists in the country. His clinical publications now number more than 70 journal articles and chapters in textbooks.
Mark Sanford, MS
Mark Sanford, MS, is the president of CSG Better Hearing Center and has been a business owner/practicing audiologist for 28 years with 5 offices in the northern California bay area. He has presented courses nationally and internationally on topics from marketing to alpha testing of new products to business growth to studies of hearing devices, FM systems, and the Lyric hearing aid.
Wayne J. Staab, PhD
Wayne J. Staab, PhD, is an internationally recognized authority in hearing aids and has been involved in virtually all aspects of dispensing, including marketing, research, development, education, publishing, manufacturing, and consulting projects related to hearing. His professional career has included University teaching, owning a hearing clinic work, hearing aid company management and sales, and extensive work with engineering in developing and bringing new technology and products to the discipline of hearing. Dr Staab has authored numerous books, chapters, and articles and is a past president and past executive director of the American Auditory Society.
Michael C. Alpern, DDS, MS
Michael C. Alpern, DDS, MS, maintains a private practice in Port Charlotte, Fla. A graduate of Ohio State University, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He currently holds Adjunct Clinical Professorships at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry Graduate Orthodontic Department, and previous professorships at Marquette University.
S. Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD
S. Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, a Fellow of both the International and the American College of Dentists. He is on the faculty of The University of Michigan, Saint Louis University-CADE, Seton Hill University, and Case Western Reserve University. He maintains a private practice in Portage, Mich.
Jason B. Cope, DDS, PhD
Jason B. Cope, DDS, PhD, maintains a private practice in Dallas. He holds a doctorate in craniofacial bone biology and serves as an adjunct associate professor at St. Louis University. Cope has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and two textbooks. He is an expert in the field of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs).
Dipak Chudasama, BDS, MSC, MORTH, RCS, MBA
Dipak Chudasama, BDS, MSC, MORTH, RCS, MBA, is in private practice in Coppell, Tex. He received his dental degree from Mangalore University, Karnataka, India. After practicing general dentistry in Kenya for 10 years, he opted to specialize in orthodontics and received his Masters in Orthodontics from Eastman Dental Institute, London. Chudasama received his diplomas of Memberships in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004.
Terry G. Dischinger, DDS
Terry G. Dischinger, DDS, a former professional basketball player, has a private practice in Lake Oswego, Ore. He earned a DDS from the University of Tennessee Dental School and an MS in orthodontics from Oregon Health Science University. He is a member of the faculty at the University of the Pacific Orthodontic School in San Francisco.
Howard A. Fine, DMD, MMSc
Howard A. Fine, DMD, MMSc, has served on the editorial advisory board of Orthodontic Products since its inception. He has private practices in both Mount Kisco and Katonah, NY, where he has practiced for 27 years. He served as assistant clinical professor of orthodontics at the Department of Orthodontics, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. His areas of interest include digital imaging and computer technology.
Laurance Jerrold, DDS, JD
Laurance Jerrold, DDS, JD, is the president and primary consultant at Orthodontic Consulting Group. He practiced for more than 20 years before transitioning to full-time academia, where he served as head of the New York University Orthodontic Program, St. Barnabas Hospital Orthodontic Residency Program, and the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics. In addition to his clinical expertise, Jerrold is an attorney specializing in risk management education for dentists.
Neal D. Kravitz, DMD, MS
Neal D. Kravitz, DMD, MS, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, as well as a clinical faculty member at Washington Hospital Center. Kravitz has been published in numerous orthodontic journals, books, and educational materials. He lectures throughout the country and internationally on modern advancements in orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, treatment planning, and practice management. He currently maintains two orthodontic practices in South Riding, Va, and White Plains, Md.
James Mah, DDS, MSc, MRCD, DMSc
James Mah, DDS, MSc, MRCD, DMSc, is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At USC he is the Director of Redmond Imaging Center and the Director of the Craniofacial Virtual Reality Laboratory. His research has been focused on creating virtual 3D craniofacial patients upon which diagnosis, treatment planning and simulations can be performed. He maintains a private practice in Las Vegas.
Elliott M. Moskowitz, DDS, MSD
Elliott M. Moskowitz, DDS, MSD, graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry and has worked as an orthodontist, researcher, author, and editor for more than 40 years. He is a long-time faculty member of the NYU Department of Orthodontics.
Gerald S. Samson, DDS
Gerald S. Samson, DDS, maintains a private practice in Marietta, Ga. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics and served as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Case Western University Department of Orthodontics, and St. Louis University Department of Orthodontics. In 1982, Samson founded (g)nathos Inc, a continuing education provider for orthodontic health professionals.
Stephen Tracey, DDS, MS
Stephen Tracey, DDS, MS, a graduate of Loma Linda University, is a pioneer in the application and use of soft tissue lasers in orthodontics. Tracey is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry with proficiency certification in both diode and Er:YAG lasers. Formerly Instructor of the Year at Loma Linda University in 1995, he now serves as Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Ferrara in Ferrara, Italy. He maintains a private practice in Upland, Calif.
Orhan C. Tuncay, DMD
Orhan C. Tuncay, DMD, is the author of the textbook The Invisalign System. A full-time professor at Temple University and maintains a private practice in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Tuncay is known for his work on the biology of tooth movement, meta analyses, facial esthetics, and 3D imaging and animation of the human face. He holds patents for his innovations in the field of 3D imaging.
Jason Emer, MD
Emer earned his MD at the University of Illinois at College of Medicine in Chicago and went on to complete his preliminary medicine internship at Chicago’s Saint Joseph Hospital. Emer next completed a 2-year dermatopharmacology fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he also served as chief dermatology resident. It was here that he established a cosmetic clinic to treat facial lipoatrophy from HIV with fat and soft-tissue fillers. The clinic has grown considerably since its 2010 inception.
Emer recently joined the prestigious Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery practice in Beverly Hills as a cosmetic dermatologist with a specialty in facial and body rejuvenation. His niche is surgical and nonsurgical body contouring, skin tightening, anti-aging procedures with lasers and fillers, and preventative skin care treatments.
Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Epstein is the founder and director of the Foundation for Hair Restoration. He maintains full-time offices in Miami and New York City.
Julius Few, MD
Chicago plastic surgeon Few sits on the Board of Directors (as Commissioner of Cosmetic Medicine) for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He also serves as the director and founder of The Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Few Institute Skin Clinic; in addition, he has his own skin care line called JF Aesthetic.
Robert Kotler, MD
Facial Plastic Surgeon
As seen on E! Entertainment’s Dr. 90210, Kotler is the founder of the Cosmetic Surgery Specialists Group of Beverly Hills, Calif.
M. Mark Mofid, MD
Mofid is a board-certified, San Diego- and La Jolla, Calif-area plastic surgeon. He currently serves as a staff surgeon at several California hospitals, including Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in Chula Vista, and Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Mofid is an innovator as well a clinical faculty member of the University of California, San Diego’s Division of Plastic Surgery.
Joe Niamtu, DMD
Midlothian, Va-based cosmetic facial plastic surgeon Niamtu—aka “Joetox”— is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Steven Pearlman, MD
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Pearlman is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is dual board certified in facial plastic/reconstructive surgery and head/neck surgery. Pearlman served as president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 2004 to 2005.
Neil Sadick MD, FAAD, FAACS, FACP, FACPh
New York City-based dermatologist Sadick is the founder and director of Sadick Dermatology. He serves as a clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, the immediate past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and on the Executive Board of the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
W. Grant Stevens, MD
Stevens is a board-certified, Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon and the medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, Calif. He serves as a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Southern California Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, director of the USC–Marina del Rey Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, and co-director of the USC Aesthetic Surgery Division.
Jennifer Walden, MD
Walden is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Austin, Texas. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and is the Vice Commissioner of Communications for the same professional organization. She is also a media spokesperson for both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
S. Randoph Waldman, MD
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Waldman is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and founder of Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery Center in Lexington, Ky. He is also the president and founder of the not-for-profit Multi-Specialty Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgical Excellence, which hosts an educational annual event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Waldman is recognized as a bridge builder between the core specialties.
Julie Ann Woodward, MD
Woodward is an oculoplastic ophthalmologist, associate professor of ophthalmology, associate professor in dermatology, and chief of oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery service at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC.
Anthony S. Youn, MD
Youn is a Troy, Mich-based, board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. He is a regular guest on the Rachael Ray Show and has been featured on E! Television’s Dr. 90210, The Doctor Oz Show, CNN, CBS’ The Early Show, The Doctors, and Fox and Friends.
Brian J. Adams, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Emily Baith, PT, DPT, ART
Baith is a physical therapist at Excel Physical Therapy and Fitness in Ardmore, Pa. Her primary interests in physical therapy center on orthopedics and manual therapy.
Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT
Bongiorno is the founder of NYSportsMed & Physical Therapy. He is certified as a personal trainer by the International Sports and Fitness Training Association (ISFTA) and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Helen Cornely, PT, EdD
Cornley is associate dean of Administrative Affairs at Florida International University’s College of Nursing and Health and the administrative supervisor of the STAR Center. She is also administrator supervisor of the Center for Advanced Rehabilitation/Research and Education (CARE) and an Honors College Fellow in the FIU Honors College.
Mark Drnach, PT, DPT, MBA, PCS
Drnach is a clinical associate professor of Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in the area of pediatrics and in his clinical practice Drnach is an independent contractor of physical therapy services in West Virginia and Ohio.
Jason J. Gauvin, MS, PT, ATC, SCS, CSCS, TPI CGFI
Gauvin is the owner and president of Athletic Advance Inc Sports Physical Therapy & Performance Development Center, which has locations in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries to the knee, shoulder, and ankle and recently completed two consecutive terms as the chairman of the knee special interest group of the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA.
June E. Haverland, PT, CCI
Physical Therapist, Retired
Haverland is credentialed by the APTA as a Clinical Instructor and has worked as a physical therapist throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Prior to her retirement in July 2014, Haverland was the coordinator of Physical Therapy at Sycamore Community School District in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she served children with special needs in grades preschool through high school.
Tim Kauffman, PhD, PT
Kauffman is the owner of Kauffman Physical Therapy in Lancaster, Pa. His career includes work in US Army and Reserve Unit hospitals, nursing homes, home care, research, lecturing, and private practice. He is an active member of the APTA in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Oncology and Sports Medicine sections. Kauffman is co-author and editor of the first and second editions of the Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual and the new (2014) A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation third edition.
Harriett Baugh Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS
Loehne is a clinical educator at the Archbold Center for Wound Management in Thomasville, Ga. She is a Certified Wound Specialist through the American Board of Wound Management and serves as president of the APTA’s Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Section.
Carmel S. Mendoza, PT
Carmel S. Mendoza is president of Thera-Max Physical Therapy Services PC, an early intervention provider agency in East Meadow, NY.
Christopher A. Park, OTR
Park works at The Evaluation Center in Springfield, Oregon.
Tim Richardson, PT
Richardson has served as a private practice physical therapist, owning and operating physical therapy clinics since 1998 in Florida and the US. He is a success coach at FYZICAL, LLC in the Sarasota, Florida area, where he helps private practice physical therapists brand their practices, grow revenues, and build value with a franchise model.
Michael Ross, PT, DHSc, OCS
Ross is director of US Air Force Physical Medicine Training Programs at Sheppard Air Force base in Texas. He has been a member of the APTA’s Orthopedic Section since 1991 and is a clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy. Ross has received a variety of awards and decorations including the California Physical Therapy Association’s 2008 Clinician Non-Research Publication Award. Ross also served as associate editor in 2008 for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Musculoskeletal Imaging Feature.
Christine Romani-Ruby, PT, MPT, ATC
Romani-Ruby is the founder and director of PHI Pilates and PHI Pilates Studio, based in Pittsburgh, Pa. She is a Pilates professional, associate professor at California University of Pennsylvania, and an international presenter with a strong background in physical therapy and fitness. Romani-Ruby is gold certified in Pilates through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and has served on the PMA certification commission.
Barbara Sanders, PT, PhD, SCS, FAPTA
Sanders is chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She is certified in Sports Physical Therapy and specializes in sports injuries from pre-season participation examination, on field care, acute care, and rehabilitation. Her awards include the Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA, Hall of Honor in 2007.
Robert Babb, PT, MBA
Robert Babb, PT, MBA, owns the Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute, is a member of the APTA, and a veteran of the United States Navy. He has lectured about business management at the APTA PPS conference, and authored journal articles about manual therapy.
Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA
Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, is a compliance expert and certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabilitation Agencies & Providers (NARA). Beckley has served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF).
Turner A. Blackburn Jr, Med, PT, ATC
Turner A. Blackburn Jr, Med, PT, ATC, is a founding member of the Berkshire Institute of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Teton Physical Therapy and the North American Sports Medicine Institute (NASMI). He is former executive director and adjunct professor at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in New Orleans.
Jack A. Carroll, PhD, MHA
Jack A. Carroll, PhD, MHA, is president and chief executive officer of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
Kathleen A. Curtis, PT, PhD
Kathleen A. Curtis, PT, PhD, is dean of the College of Health Sciences at University of Texas at El Paso. Her academic background includes appointments at Mount Saint Mary’s College, the University of Southern California, and the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Ann Eubank, LMSW, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS
Ann Eubank, LMSW, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS, is executive director at Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee. She is former vice president of community initiatives at United Spinal Association (USA) and managed USA’s UsersFirst program. Eubank is known nationwide for her disability advocacy efforts with legislative staff on Capitol Hill.
Frances J. Fowler
Frances J. Fowler is president of Fowler Healthcare Affiliates Inc, a healthcare consulting service. Fowler serves on committees for a number of healthcare associations as well as on the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Program of the School of Business at Georgia State University.
Freddie H. Fu, MD
Freddie H. Fu, MD, is professor and chair, orthopaedic surgery, at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. Fu holds secondary appointments at the university as professor of physical therapy and health physical and recreational education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Gail Gilinsky, OTR, ATP
Gail Gilinsky, OTR, ATP, has been an occupational therapist at Craig Hospital for more than 30 years. Gilinsky was previously director of the occupational therapy department, and specializes in power mobility.
Brian Ito, PT
Brian Ito, PT, is director of physical therapy at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, CA.
Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA
Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA, is a clinical professor of occupational therapy and the program director of the distance education post-professional occupational therapy programs at Boston University. She is a past president of the AOTA.
Arlette C. Loeser, MA, OTR, ATP, CAPS
Arlette C. Loeser, MA, OTR, ATP, CAPS, is founder of Advanced Life Care Planning. She teaches at the Masters level at SUNY – Downstate University Medical Center’s Occupational Therapy Program, and is an authority on work-related injuries, return to work interventions, assistive technology and home modifications for the disabled.
Denise M. Miller, MBA, OT/L
Denise M. Miller, MBA, OT/L, is a full time director position at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, CA where she researched, designed, developed and implemented the Live Well (55+) program. She is also on staff at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.
Cathy Mulholland, OTR/L
Cathy Mulholland, OTR/L, owns Pacific Rehab Inc, and specializes in mobility solutions for children and adults.
Cherilyn G. Murer, JD, CRA
Cherilyn G. Murer, JD, CRA, is president and chief executive officer of Murer Consultants, Inc, a legal-based healthcare management consulting firm. She was director of rehabilitation medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, and received an appointment to the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Dean’s International Council.
Teresa Plummer, PhD, MSOT, OTR, ATP, CAPS
Teresa Plummer, PhD, MSOT, OTR, ATP, CAPS, is an assistant professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University. Plummer serves on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Career Advance Placement Board, and the Tennessee Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Political Action Committee.
Julie K. Silver, MD
Julie K. Silver, MD, is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is also on the medical staff at Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. Silver has been a member of the medical staff at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she worked in the Lance Armstrong Foundation Survivorship Clinic.
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, is president of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, Salem, Ore. He is an active speaker for the APTA and recognized as the APTA Neurology Section Clinician of the Year 2011, as well as the APTA Geriatric Section Clinician of the Year 2014.
Andy Whitener, PT, MBA, LNHA
Andy Whitener, PT, MBA, LNHA, is director of post acute services at Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc, in Gainesville, Georgia. He has served as the chairman of the admissions committee and as an adjunct faculty member for the North Georgia College and State University Graduate Physical Therapy program.
Hassan S. Alorainy, BSrc, RRT
Hassan S. Alorainy, BSrc, RRT, is a senior clinical respiratory specialist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Alorainy is also a board member of the Saudi Thoracic Society and a member of the Saudi Initiative for Asthma.
Anna Campo, BSRT, RRT, RCP
Anna Campo, BSRT, RRT, RCP, is the vice president clinical services for Access Respiratory Homecare, a home medical supply company based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rick Carter, PhD, MPH, MBA
Rick Carter, PhD, MPH, MBA, is a professor of Health and Kinesiology at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Dr. Carter has over 35 years of professional experience in exercise science, physiology and rehabilitation at Lamar, Texas Tech University, and Georgia Southern University, among others.
Michael Cawley, PharmD, RPH, RRT, CPFT
Michael Cawley, PharmD, RPH, RRT, CPFT, is a professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Cawley is also a member of both the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
Claudio F. Donner, MD
Claudio F. Donner, MD, is the medical director of Mondo Medico, Multidisciplinary & Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic in Borgomanero, Italy. Dr. Donner is also a professor in the Division of Pulmonary Disease at Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Scientific Institute of Veruno, Italy and an editor-in-chief for the Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine journal.
Jonathan D. Finder, MD
Jonathan D. Finder, MD, is a professor of Pediatrics in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and works in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC. Dr. Finder was chosen as one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best Doctors” in 2013.
John R. Goodman, BS, RRT
John R. Goodman, BS, RRT, is the executive vice president, Technical and Professional Services, for Transtracheal Systems. Goodman has also worked as a respiratory care educator in Denver, Colorado.
Mark Grzeskowiak, RRT
Mark Grzeskowiak, RRT, is a registered respiratory therapist in Long Beach, California. Grzeskowiak is the former manager of Education and Quality at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Michael Hewitt, RRT-NPS, RCP, FAARC, FCCM
Michael Hewitt, RRT-NPS, RCP, FAARC, FCCM, is a 30-year veteran in respiratory therapy and is the current chair of the Respiratory Section for the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Hewitt is also the former director of Respiratory Care Services at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Jennifer Mahone, BS, RRT-NPS
Jennifer Mahone, BS, RRT-NPS, is a Neonatal/Pediatric clinical specialist at Reading Hospital, Reading Health System, in West Reading, Pennsylvania.
Paul J. Mathews PhD, RRT, FCCM, FCCP, FAARC
Paul J. Mathews PhD, RRT, FCCM, FCCP, FAARC, is associate professor of Respiratory Care, associate professor in Physical Therapy, and adjunct associate professor at the Center on Aging for the University of Kansas. Dr. Mathews served as president of the American Association for Respiratory Care in 1989 and is currently a fellow of the AARC, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and of the American College of Chest Physicians.
Paul Nuccio, MS, RRT, FAARC
Paul Nuccio, MS, RRT, FAARC, is the director of Pulmonary Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Nuccio has worked in respiratory care for over 30 years and is a former department director at Newbury College and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Matthew J. O’Brien, MS, RRT, RPFT
Matthew J. O’Brien, MS, RRT, RPFT, is the manager of the Pulmonary Diagnostic Lab at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics at Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. O’Brien also serves as the Diagnostic Specialty Section Chair for the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).
Michael Provencher, RRT, MPH
Michael Provencher, RRT, MPH, is the manager of Respiratory Care, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. Provencher currently serves at the 2014 president of the board of directors for the Maine Society for Respiratory Care.
William Pruitt, MBA, RRT, AE-C, CPFT, FAARC
William Pruitt, MBA, RRT, AE-C, CPFT, FAARC, is a senior instructor and director of Clinical Education in the Department of Cardiorespiratory Care at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. He also works as a staff therapist for the COPD and Asthma Clinic at Victory Health Partners Clinic in Mobile and is a former department manager of Respiratory Care at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
Brian L. Tiep, MD
Brian L. Tiep, MD, is the medical director of the Respiratory Disease Management Institute in Pomona and Monrovia, California, and director of pulmonary rehabilitation at City of Hope Cancer Center. Dr. Tiep also serves as associate professor at Western University of Health Science in Pomona, California.
Gregory W. Bernard, DC, RPSGT
HealthPartners/Regions Hospital, MN
Whitney Sleep Centers, MN
Allina Sleep Center, River Falls Area Hospital, WI
Owner/Consultant, Collaborative Advantage Consulting
Gregory Bernard is an RPSGT who does consulting with ExamWorks and serves as a sleep technologist with HealthPartners. He is also the owner of Island Chiropractic.
Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRC
Columbia, South Carolia
A University of Toledo graduate, he is credentialed as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), and Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC). He has previously been with Sleep Sciences’ The Institute of Sleep Medicine at Birmingham (AL) and HealthSouth Corp. Mr. Boone is currently an associate clinical director for SleepMed, Inc. (SC), where he is responsible for data and project management of clinical pharmaceutical trials, as well as sleep-related educational materials. He currently serves as a director-at-large on the AAST Board of Directors and is a frequent speaker at regional and national meetings.
Michael J. Breus, PhD, DABSM
Member, Digital Pathology Association
Breus is a clinical psychologist and both a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He the author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep, which discussing the science and relationship between quality sleep and metabolism. His first book, Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health, an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller, continues to change the lives of readers. It is available in paperback as Beauty Sleep: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep. For over 14 years, Dr. Breus has served as the Sleep Expert for WebMD. He writes The Insomnia Blog, which also posts regularly on WebMD, The Huffington Post, DrOz.com, and Psychology Today, as well as other popular web sites, making it one of the most widely read blogs about sleep and health in the world.
Daniel B. Brown, Esq
Taylor English Duma LLP
Daniel B. Brown is an accomplished corporate and healthcare attorney who regularly advises clients on transactions and the legal and regulatory aspects associated with the operation and sale of heath care businesses. Dan represents a variety of sleep medicine providers and durable medical equipment suppliers, ranging from national and regional players to local owner-operators of sleep testing and therapy services. An experienced corporate lawyer, Dan advises physician practices, diagnostic facilities, and other healthcare providers in mergers, asset acquisitions, and joint ventures. He is a frequent speaker and author on the legal aspects of sleep medicine, home medical equipment, and other health law matters. He serves on the faculty of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, where he lectures on legal aspects of sleep medicine and sleep lab operations. Dan is treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Sleep Foundation, Washington, DC.
Todd M. Eiken, RPSGT
Mays and Associates Inc.
St. Paul, MN
Todd Eiken has over 25 years of experience in the field of sleep disorders medicine and extensive experience in health services administration with an emphasis in multi-disciplinary sleep disorders centers. He has served as director for several accredited full-service sleep centers, program director for national training programs for physicians and technologists, director of durable medical equipment operations specializing in NCPAP therapy, and director of numerous outreach sleep diagnostic programs including in-home portable monitoring. His history of extensive involvement in professional activities includes exam development for the Board of Polysomnography Technologists for over 10 years, as well as education committee chair, director at large and president of the American Association of Sleep Technologists. His current research interests include PSG sensor development and alternative monitoring methods and medical equipment evaluation and validation.
Michael E. Garrison, RPSGT
Garrison Sleep Education Services
Overland Park, KS
Garrison is adjunct professor at Johnson County Community College, where he teaches students who are earning two-year associate degrees in polysomnography. He is also owner of Garrison Sleep Education Services and director of education at somniTech Inc.
Edward served as the executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association from 2004 to 2014. During his tenure he contributed significantly to raising the visibility of the condition and the work of the association. Currently he is consulting on sleep apnea and non-profit governance.
Kathryn Hansen, BS, REEGT, CPC
Kentucky Sleep Society
Kathryn is executive director of the Kentucky Sleep Society. She serves as a senior advisor to Sleep Center Management Institute. In 2014, she presented in the Sleep Review webcast “Cashing in on Home Sleep Testing.”
Henry L. Johns, BS, RPSGT, CRT, CPFT
VA Eastern Kansas Health System
Johns serves as manager, coordinator, and point of contact for the highly specialized in and outpatient departments within the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System as follows: respiratory care, pulmonary function, sleep lab, non-invasive cardiac labs, and neurodiagnostic laboratories. He is responsible for the clinical administration of specialized outpatient programs on two campuses.
Barry Krakow, MD
Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences Ltd
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Barry Krakow, MD, started in sleep research in 1988 and helped pioneer innovative therapies for chronic nightmare patients. Since 1995, he has practiced sleep medicine full-time and currently operates Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences, Ltd., a private sleep medical center specializing in the treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea in mental health patients. He is also principal investigator of the Sleep & Human Health Institute, a non-profit research center that focuses on the complex interplay between physiological and psychological sleep disorders. Dr. Krakow’s groundbreaking book, Sound Sleep, Sound Mind (2007) describes in depth the Sleep Dynamic Therapy model of clinical sleep medicine, which aids patients and sleep professionals to recognize the critical value of concurrent assessments and treatments for both the mental and physical components rooted within the vast majority of sleep disorders. In 2013, Dr Krakow joined Classic SleepCare, LLC, as paid medical director, a credit to the company’s innovative and unique business model that focuses on sleep-related DME.
Robert Lindsey, MS, RSPGT
Employed by Piedmont Healthcare, of Atlanta, Georgia, Lindsey joined Sleep Review’s editorial advisory board in 2004. He is the service line director for neurophysiology and sleep services of Piedmont Atlanta and Piedmont Mountainside Hospitals. He attended the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with a Master of Science degree in 1987. In May 1988, he joined the Human Resources staff of Memorial Hospital (CHI) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After working in HR for 3 years, he changed careers and began a career in sleep medicine in 1991 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was a night technologist from 1991 to 1998. Since 1998, he has directed and managed large sleep disorders and neurophysiology programs, varying from 14 to 22 beds across distant service areas as well as serving as the program director of the Tennessee Academy for Sleep Medicine, (A-STEP accredited) from 2007-2011. His special area of interest is isolated sleep paralysis.
Daniel Loube, MD, FACP, FCCP
Providence Medical Group
Dr. Loube is a physician with Providence Medical Group.
Robert McCoy, BS, RRT, FAARC
Valley Inspired Products Inc.
Apple Valley, MN
McCoy is managing director of Valley Inspired Products Inc., a research, testing and consulting company that focuses on home respiratory care products and services. The goal of the company is to evaluate new products and services to determine the most appropriate medical solution for the home respiratory patient at the lowest overall cost. He is also owner of VallyAire Respiratory Services, a contract respiratory services company that provides educational and clinical services to the local community.
Edward D. Michaelson, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM
Diplomate in Sleep Medicine (ABIM)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Michaelson is board certified in pulmonary medicine, internal medicine, and sleep medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and is a member of Sigma Xi. He serves as medical director for sleep testing facilities. He has advised manufacturers on development of sleep testing devices and has developed add-on applications for sleep study interpretation software. He appears regularly as a guest on nationally broadcast XM radio talk shows for the trucking industry. Dr. Michaelson has developed a cost effective total sleep apnea solution, which provides home sleep testing, CPAP, and compliance monitoring to physicians, dentists, insurance companies, municipalities, and the commercial transportation industry on a local or national basis.
Pamela Minkley, RRT, CPFT, RPSGT
Sleep & Alertness Services LLC
Pam has over 35 years’ experience in dentistry, oral surgery, respiratory care and sleep medicine, and technology. She has served in many capacities with the AAST (APT) including as president and with the BRPT currently as a content expert. Her employment has included management, technical, educational, research, clinical, and industry roles. Pam currently serves the Sleep Apnea Patient Centered Outcomes Research (SAPCON) group as a patient recruiter for the MyApnea.Org sleep apnea patient centered outcomes research network. The groundbreaking group is tasked with enrolling over 50,000 patients and professional to participate in patient-driven outcomes research over the next 10+ years. Pam holds credentials in respiratory care, polysomnography, clinical sleep health, and pulmonary function testing. She is a national and international speaker and educator in clinical sleep medicine and technology.
Shari Angel Newman, RST, RPSGT
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center started its sleep medicine program in 1985, making it one of the oldest sleep centers in our country. Newman is privileged to have been a part of this program for 27 of these years of service serving as manager for 22 of those years. The staff consists of highly trained sleep technologists and physicians from pulmonary, cardiology, neurology, and ENT specialties.
Joseph Ojile, MD, FCCP, DABSM
Clayton Sleep Institute
Member, Digital Pathology Association
St. Louis, MO
Dr. Joseph Ojile is the founder and chief executive officer of Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI), a sleep medicine clinical and research organization that includes branded and non-branded sleep clinics, an insomnia center, and a research center. He is president of the Clayton Sleep Research Foundation, which produces an annual national conference, Updates in Sleep Medicine. Dr. Ojile also serves as clinical professor of Internal Medicine for Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is a member of the board of directors of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), and serves as chair of the NSF subcommittee on continuing medical education. For the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Dr. Ojile serves on the Practice Development Committee and in the Technology Evaluation Group. Dr. Ojile is a member of the AASM, a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of the American Thoracic Society, and a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Ojile is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pulmonary Diseases, and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
Don A. Pantino, DDS, DABDSM
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
A graduate of Northwestern University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Pantino has worked in conjunction with area physicians, sleep centers, and sleep specialists to provide treatment for patients diagnosed with sleep-disordered breathing. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in the field of dental sleep medicine and has appeared on TV, radio, and presented lectures to dentists, physicians, and patient groups. He is an associate clinical professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he developed and teaches the curriculum on dental sleep medicine and is actively involved in research. He holds several patents on devices and methods used in the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing.
Emmanuel Joel Porquez, BS, RST/RPSGT, CCSH
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology
Joel Porquez, BS, RST/RPSGT, CCSH is the founder & principal of Sleepkidzzz. Joel is an experienced polysomnographer with an educational background including a doctor of medicine degree from the Philippines. His credential in Clinical Sleep Health from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) reflects his dedication to educating patients/families, practitioners, and the community in pediatric sleep. Over the past 10 years, Joel has lectured in pediatric courses, Physician Board Reviews, Technician’s Board Reviews, Technician’s A-Step Programs, pediatric scoring classes and dental seminars. The majority of teaching endeavors have been in affiliation with the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology and at local, regional, and national conferences. He is a published author in medical journals, guest lecturer at Georgia State University, and Technical Board Member for the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals. Joel has also worked in sleep research, participating in numerous pharmaceutical protocols.
Michael Rack, MD
Reggie White Sleep Disorder Centers
Dr. Michael Rack completed a combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency at West Virginia University-Morgantown in 2002 and a sleep fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2003. After several years as a faculty member at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a brief tenure as head of its Sleep Fellowship program, Dr. Rack entered private practice in Jackson, MS. He is currently surviving the bankruptcy of Reggie White Sleep Disorders Centers in northern Mississippi and pursuing the clinical aspects of sleep medicine with a new passion.
Russell E. Rozensky, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, CPFT, MS
The State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook Professor Rozensky earned a bachelor of science degree in Respiratory Care, a master of science degree in Healthcare Policy and Management, and an advanced certificate in Health Care Management at Stony Brook University. Russ started his career as a respiratory therapist at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY. He was later trained in polysomnographic technology and opened the sleep laboratory at the hospital, where he was later promoted to supervisor. Russ joined the Respiratory Care Program at Stony Brook University in 2001 as an adjunct faculty member and in 2005 he accepted a full-time faculty position. He has served as the program director for the Polysomnographic Technology Program since 2009 and is currently working to convert that program from a non-credit certificate program to a bachelor’s degree program. Professor Rozensky has been a member of the board of directors for the New York State Society for Respiratory Care Southeastern Chapter and is a site visitor for CoARC, specializing in polysomnography accreditation.
Muhammad Sayed, MD
Muhammad Sayed, MD, RST, ABDA, RPSGT, CHCQM
Cascade Valley Sleep Disorders Center
Sayed has completed fellowships in both neuro-imaging and stroke research from SUNY at Buffalo, New York. He also completed fellowships in both Healthcare Policy at the US Congress Health Committee in Washington, DC with late Senator Edward Kennedy, and a sleep medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. He has given presentations on various sleep disorders topics in many countries and cities across the US. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), the American Academy of Sleep Technologist (AAST), The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), The American Institute for Healthcare Quality (AIHQ) and the American Medical Association (AMA) where he has obtained his Physician Recognition Award (PRA) with Commendation.
Carlos H. Schenck, MD
Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center
Hennepin County Medical Center
University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Carlos H. Schenck graduated from Johns Hopkins University, received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed a Psychiatry residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he is an associate professor. He has been a staff psychiatrist at Hennepin County Medical Center since 1981 and is a member of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center (MRSDC). He served as co-Chairman of the Parasomnias Committee for the International Classification of Sleep Disorders. Dr. Schenck is a member of the AASM Nosology Committee as well as the AASM Movement Disorders Task Force. Dr. Schenck has also published several books and articles, and participated in a documentary film on parasomnias.
REMgazer Sleep Communications
Shumard has held numerous positions in sleep medicine including with DeVilbiss Healthcare and the American Association of Sleep Technologists.
Lee A. Surkin, MD, FACC, FCCP, FASNC
Dr. Surkin is triple board certified in sleep medicine, cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and is in private practice in eastern NC. His unique practice incorporates evaluation and management of sleep disorders, cardiovascular disease, and obesity medicine. He is also the founder of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Sleep Medicine, an organization dedicated to supporting clinical and academic research, educating healthcare providers, and increasing public awareness on the converging areas of sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease.
Timothy J. Walter, MD, DABSM, DABPN
Capitol Sleep Medicine
Grove City, Ohio
Dr. Walter completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University. He then received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he graduated cum laude and in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He went on to do his residency in neurology at Georgetown University Hospital and fellowship in sleep medicine and neurophysiology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He started the sleep medicine program at Grant Medical Center and served as the first medical director there. He has also served as the medical director of the sleep lab at Berger Medical Center. He is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine. He is the author of a book on sleep and memory written for the general public entitled REM Illumination Memory Consolidation.
Kendall R. White, RPSGT
Barker Sleep Institute
White is a sleep technologist at Barker Sleep Institute.
Robert A. Whitman, PhD, DABSM, RRT, RPFT
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Dr. Whitman is director of the sleep lab at The University of Kansas Hospital.
Emerson M. Wickwire, PhD, ABPP, CBSM
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Wickwire is director of the Insomnia Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, holding faculty appointments in the departments of Medicine and Psychiatry. Prior to this post, Wickwire cofounded and served as sleep medicine program director at the Howard County Center of Lung and Sleep Medicine, a leading interdisciplinary sleep medicine center that became a model for comprehensive centers throughout the country. He completed his advanced training in sleep at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.