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Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP is a clinical assistant professor of nuclear medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a PET/CT consultant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. He received his medical degree from Suez Canal University in Ismailia, Egypt.
Maria Adams, MS, MPH, RD
is a former editor of EBSCO Information Services' 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.
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 Information Services, Inc. in Ipswich, MA.
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.
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.
Marjorie Bunch, MD earned her medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Bunch is a member of the American Epilepsy Society and the American Academy of Neurology. She currently serves as a Fellow in Epilespsy at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
Andrea Chisholm, MD graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1995. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.
Dr. Chisholm is a board certified OB/GYN currently in private practice in Salem, MA. She is an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology and the North American Menopause Society.
Dr. Chisholm is also a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School.
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 an interventional pain management specialist at the Sportsmed Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He earned his MD from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
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.
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's degree in public health 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.
Sara Rose Grose, MSN is a registered nurse and writer for EBSCO Information Services' Nursing Reference Center. She earned her master's degree in nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a member of the nursing fraternity Sigma Theta Tau.
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.
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.
Arun Kalyanasundaram, MD, MPH is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology. He completed his medical degree at Madras Medical College in India and earned a master's degree in public health from the University of Maryland. Dr. Kalyanasundaram has written numerous publications on various cardiology topics.
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.
Michael D. Kaufman, MD earned his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. He is board-certified in anesthesiology. Dr. Kaufman currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts School of Medicine, Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.
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.
Neeraj Kumar, MD is board-certified in internal medicine. Dr. Kumar is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation. Dr. Kumar earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai. Dr. Kumar is currently completing a nephrology fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in 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.
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.
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.
Peter J. Lucas, MD graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and New York Medical College. Dr. Lucas completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Lucas joined the Fallon Clinic in 1979 and practiced general Internal Medicine in the Worcester area for 30 years until 2007. Since 2008, Dr. Lucas has worked part time for the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Disability Evaluation Services as a physician advisor and for DynaMed as a peer reviewer.
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.
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.
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 Information Services' Consumer Health products.
Dr. Randall is board-certified in family medicine. He holds an MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts 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. He currently pactices family medicine at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.
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 Mohan Reddy, MD, FAAP is an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology.
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 Information Services' 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.
B. Gabriel Smolarz, MD is board-certified in internal medicine and is currently an attending physician of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Smolarz completed his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and 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 thyroid cancer and diabetes to physician professionalism.
Tajender S. Vasu, MD is board-certified in internal medicine. Dr. Vasu earned his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery at Maulana Azad Medical College in India and completed his residency at SUNY in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Vasu's interests include pulmonary medicine, critical care, and sleep medicine. Dr. Vasu is currently completing a fellowship in sleep medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Michael Wein, MD is board-certified in internal medicine and in allergy and immunology. Dr. Wein earned his MD from Brown University. He is a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Wein has an outpatient clinical practice and teaches at the Florida State University School of Medicine.
Michael Woods, MD is a deputy editor for EBSCO Information Services' DynaMed and Consumer Health products. Dr. Woods is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and board-certified in pediatrics. He has been a full-time primary care Pediatrician for 27 years since completing his residency in pediatrics at Hershey Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and has a BA and MS in chemistry from the University of Maine at Orono.
Monica Zangwill, MD, MPH
is board-certified in internal medicine and in preventive medicine. She earned her MD from Tufts University and her master's degree in 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.
Last Updated: January 2012