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ModernMedicine is an editorially neutral information resource; a diverse group of content affiliates provide the tools and information which populate over 65 resource centers on ModernMedicine—covering medical and surgical specialties, the business of medicine, and education/learning programs.



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Bob Evans, Lead Content Strategist


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Editorial Advisory Board

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Dr Barankin is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada and served his residency at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He received his fellowship in Dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Judy Bee, Practice Performance Group, La Jolla, Calif
Ms Bee has worked in a consulting capacity throughout the nation with hundreds of practices. Her client reference list numbers more than 700 physicians in 37 states of the United States since 1979.


Joshua Copel, MD
Dr Copel is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Vice Chairman, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. His specialty is Obstetrics & Gynecology with special expertise in Maternal & Fetal Medicine, and he is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital.


Dean G. Gianakos, MD
Dr Gianakos is Associate Professor, Clinical Family Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va; and Assistant Clinical Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Va. His practice is limited to internal medicine with a special focus on pulmonary medicine.


Barbara R. Gottlieb, MD, MPH
Dr Gottlieb is Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. and a primary care internist practicing in the Brookside Community Health Center in Jamaica Plain, Mass, serving a low income, multi-ethnic community, with special focus on women's health.


Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP
Dr Gupta is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at West Virginia School of Medicine; and Health Officer and Executive Director of Kanawha Charleston Health Department, both in Charleston, WV. He is an internist with a special interest in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, public health, and health policy. 


Roger E. Kelley, MD
Dr Kelley is Professor and Chairman of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, La. His specialty is vascular neurology. He is also the Chief of Neurology Service; Director, Carotid Noninvasive Laboratory; and Program Director, Neurology Residency Training Program, in the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Hospital.


Steven I. Kern, Esq.
Mr Kern was affiliated with Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C., Bridgewater, NJ. He provided counsel to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals; numerous hospital medical staffs; state and county medical societies; and physician specialty societies. He passed away in January 2011.


Mark Packer, MD, FACS
Dr Packer is Clinical Associate Professor, Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Eugene, Ore. He serves on the Cataract Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and is a member of the International Intraocular Implant Club. 


Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Dr Scherger is Vice President for Primary Care at Eisenhower Medicine Center, Rancho Mirage, California; and Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD), San Diego, Calif; and at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC). He is also Consulting Medical Director for Quality and Informatics, Lumetra Healthcare Solutions. His main focus is on the redesign of office practice using the tools of information technology and quality improvement.


Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS
Dr Shore is affiliated with Grand Strand Urology/Carolina Urologic Research Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. As a Certified Physician Investigator, his special focus is on managing clinical trials in the community setting.



Professional Advisory Council


Gregg M. Alexander, DO
Dr Alexander is a practicing pediatrician in London, Oh, and a blogger for HIStalk Practice. He is also the Director, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Office of the Future educational exhibit, National Conference and Exhibition.

Wilbert S. Aronow, MD
Dr Aronow is formerly Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Professor of Community and Environmental Medicine, and Director of Cardiovascular Research at the University of California College of Medicine, Irvine.


Sonia M. Astle, RN, MS, CCNS
Ms Astle is a clinical nurse specialist/critical care, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va.


Dr Ball is a consultant/perioperative nurse educator, Lewis Center, Oh.


Sally Beattie, MS, RN, APN
Ms Beattie is Coordinator Research Lab Animal Screening Clinic, University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia.


Vanna M. Dest, MSN, APRN, BC, AOCN
Ms Dest is an oncology nurse practitioner with Radiation Oncology Specialists of Southern Connecticut. She is also Program Coordinator, Cyberknife Center, Hospital of Saint Raphael and a lecturer in adult advanced practice nursing specialty, Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, Conn.


Calvin H. Hirsch, MD, FACP
Dr Hirsch is Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine (Geriatrics), Departments of Internal Medicine and Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis.


David S. Memel, MD, MS, MBA
Dr Memel is founder and principal of Klaipeda Consulting, LLC. Southport, Conn. His areas of focus include biomedical and health informatics, integrated health analytics, and clinical and health services research operations.


Michael A. Meyer, MD
Dr Meyer is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Nuclear Medicine, ECMC Chief of Neurology and Stroke Services, Department of Neurology, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.


Ronald J. Pion, MD
Dr Pion is Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif; and the developer and producer of television/radio/interactive programming for healthcare professionals and patients.


Richard L. Reece, MD
Dr Reece is an author, speaker, and blogger on health care reform; and formerly pathologist and editor-in-chief of Physician Practice Options.


Zach Rosen, MD
Dr Rosen is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University; and Medical Director, Montefiore Family Health Center, Bronx, NY.


Richard O. Schamp, MD
Dr Schamp is Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics (Secondary), Saint Louis University School of Medicine; and Medical Director, Program of All-inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE), Alexian Brothers Community Services, St. Louis, Mo.


James F. Veronesi, RN, MSN, CNAA-BC, CHE
Mr Veronesi is Director, Leadership Development and Faculty, The Advisory Board Company Academies, Washington, DC; and Chief Instructor, Armstrong County Emergency Medical Services Council, Kittanning, Pa.


Carmen Germaine Warner-Robbins, RN, MSN, PHN, MDiv, FAAN
Ms Warner-Robbins is a publishing consultant to nurses with Somerset Hospital, Somerset, NJ; Allina Health, Minneapolis, Minn; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa; Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She is also Founder and Director of Welcome Home Ministries, Oceanside, Calif.


Frank J. Weinstock, MD, FACS
Dr Weinstock is Professor of Ophthalmology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Oh; and Affiliate Clinical Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University, Fla.


James M. Wooten, PharmD
Dr Wooten is Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Missouri—Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine.