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KSW reviewers are asked to review content in their specialty to assure that the stated facts and recommendations are evidence-based and that different articles on the same topics make consistent recommendations.

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Cardiology

Joel Braunstein, MD

Dr. Braunstein is a board-certified cardiologist and internist who maintains a primary appointment with LifeTech Research Inc., a technology assessment consulting firm, as one of its two co-founding managing directors. He also in an adjunct assistant professor position in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and is actively engaged as a health services researcher in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Joel received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 1996, where he graduated as a member of the honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Braunstein trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital, while holding an appointment at Harvard Medical School.

Carolyn S. Brown, RN, MN, CCRN, CNS

Ms. Brown is a clinical coordinator of cardiology for a major academic medical center in metro Atlanta.

Michael Chuang, MD

Dr. Chuang trained in general cardiology with an emphasis on noninvasive imaging. He is board certified in internal medicine.

Joanne M. Foody, MD, FACC, FAHA

Dr. Foody is an associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Cardiovascular Wellness Center at Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospitals. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1990. She completed her internal medicine training at Brigham & Women's Hospital and her general and preventive cardiology training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Christine Garvey, FNP, MSN, MPA, CAE

Ms. Garvey is the manager of pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation at Seton Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif.

Eli Gelfand, MD

Dr. Gelfand is an assistant professor of cardiology at Harvard Medical School, and director of ambulatory cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass. He is board certified in internal medicine and received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.

Joseph Kannam, MD

Dr. Kannam is the chief of cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Campus. He received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He did his residency and cardiovascular fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and joined the cardiology staff at Beth Israel Medical Center in 1995. Dr. Kannam is board certified in cardiovascular disease, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the American Heart Association. He is considered a leading authority on coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and congestive heart failure.

Melinda Murray Ratini, DO, MS

Dr. Ratini has been in private practice in Bucks County, Pa., since 1985. She is board certified in both family practice and geriatrics. Currently, Melinda is affiliated with Saint Mary Medical Center, Lower Bucks Hospital and Frankford Hospital (Jefferson University Health System). She has served as the chairperson for the Quality Assurance Committee for the Family Practice Department at Lower Bucks Hospital since 1995. Her medical degree is from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ratini holds a master's degree in information science from Drexel University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Pennsylvania State University.

Thomas David O'Halloran, MD

Dr. O’Halloran is on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass. He is board certified in internal medicine, and received his medical degree from University College Dublin Medical School, Ireland.

Louise Spadaro, MD, FACC

Dr. Spadaro is the medical director of the St. Francis Hospital Outreach Program and an attending physician in the Cardiology Department. She received her medical degree at NYU and also completed her postgraduate training there. Dr. Spadaro is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and a member of the American College of Physicians and the ACC's Women and Heart Disease Committee.

Eric Topol, MD

Dr. Topol is a professor of translational genomics in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute. He received his medical degree at the University of Rochester, and is a tenured professor at the University of Michigan. His research is directed toward the genomics of health and specific diseases, including coronary artery disease.

Dentistry

Samuel F. Dworkin, DDS, PhD

Dr. Dworkin is professor emeritus in the Department of Oral Medicine and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Washington.

Stephen Eakle, DDS

Dr. Eakle is professor of clinical dentistry and chair of the section of patient care in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of California. Dr. Eakle is a 1972 graduate of Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.

Emergency Medicine

Linda Keyes, MD

Dr. Keyes is an attending emergency physician at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheatridge, Colo., and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colo. She is also an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Linda is board certified in emergency medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Keyes is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Annals of Emergency Medicine and Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.

Kelly L. Sherwood, PA-C, MPAS

Ms. Sherwood is a board-certified physician assistant who specializes in emergency medicine, trauma, and planned parenthood. She received a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Utah School of Medicine and has almost 10 years of professional experience in this field.

Endocrinology

Alice Y. Chang, MD

Dr. Chang was an editor with Harvard Health Publications for the Harvard faculty-reviewed consumer website InteliHealth. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, in 1991 and from Yale Medical School, cum laude, in 1995. Alice received her training in primary care and general internal medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., and in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Chang also received her Master of Science with Distinction in Clinical Science at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she is currently on the faculty of the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Department of Clinical Sciences.

Environmental Medicine

M. Donald Whorton, MD MPH

The late Dr. Whorton was a physician-businessman who built two successful environmental health consulting organizations. Dr. Whorton advised industry on how to improve work environments and reduce the incidence of environmental-related injury or disease. He participated in a variety of epidemiological studies involving workplace exposures to harmful substances. He served as a consultant to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. He was board certified in internal medicine, preventive medicine, and epidemiology. He was a part-time professor at the University of California in Berkeley, an officer of the American Public Health Association, and a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health. He was a selected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He wrote or co-wrote numerous scientific and policy-related articles in professional journals. Dr. Whorton died of ALS (commonly known as Lou Gerhig's disease) in January 2008.

Family Practice

Cynthia Godsey, MSHE, APRN, MSN, FNP-C

Cynthia is the director of clinical content for KSW and from 2000 to 2007 she was the director of Product Content for HealthInk, Medimedia. Ms. Godsey has a master’s degree in Advance Practice Nursing and in Health Education. She also has a master’s certificate in Clinical Informatics. In addition to Cynthia’s work with KSW, she has 17 years experience as an APRN (advance practice registered nurse) in primary and specialty care clinics; 11 years as a director and planner for nonprofit organizations and multiple State, Federal Public Health Programs; and five years' experience as an RN. Ms Godsey lived in Botswana Africa for two years and during the past eight years, she has worked with a Utah based voluntary organization to plan and conduct sustainable health programs in Mexico, Peru, and most recently, in Nepal.

Brian P. McDonough, MD

Dr. McDonough is associate director of the Saint Francis Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Wilmington, Del., and clinical professor of family medicine and community health at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He maintains an active practice. Dr. McDonough has been medical editor for Fox television in Philadelphia since 1989, and his radio reports are syndicated on more than 750 radio stations. He has won numerous broadcasting awards, including four Emmys, The Sword of Hope Award, The Jules Bergman Award, The American Academy of Pediatrics National Recognition Award, and The Sir William Osler Award. He is a former president of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters. Dr. McDonough has written three books, as well as numerous articles in his specialty. He has worked with StayWell Custom Communications for over a decade.

Fitness and Exercise

Shari Cantor, LPT, M.PT

Shari Cantor received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Fla., and her Bachelor of Science from Emory University in Atlanta. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Women's Health Section. Shari currently works at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in the Outpatient Department with patients who have a wide variety of diagnoses. She was an All-American swimmer in college.

Sara Collamore, MS

Sara Collamore graduated from Ithaca College with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998. She worked as a rotating physical therapist at Mount Sinai Hospital for two years. While in New York, Sara also worked backstage at Broadway theaters for Performing Arts Physical Therapy. In 2000, Dr. Collamore relocated to Massachusetts and accepted a position in the outpatient department of Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2004. Dr. Collamore has pursued continuing education in manual therapy of the cervical and lumbopelvic spine as well as Pilates. Her primary patient population includes those with spinal disorders.

Sherie M. Edwards, DPT

Sherie Edwards received her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Prior to this, she obtained her masters in 1999 from the MGH IHP. She joined MGH Outpatient Physical Therapy Services in 1999. Sherie has experience treating a variety of orthopedic diagnoses, with expertise treating shoulder dysfunctions and is a member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists.

William Egan, MPT, OCS

Mr. Egan is a physical therapist, treating patients with orthopedic and sports injuries at SOAR Physical Therapy in Sea Girt, N.J. Before joining civilian practice, he served for six years as an active-duty physical therapist in the Army Medical Specialist Corps. In 2002, Mr. Egan was board certified in orthopedics by the American Physical Therapy Association. He earned a master's degree in physical therapy from Baylor University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Rutgers University.

Lois Farrell, MSPT, LATC

Ms. Farrell is a senior staff therapist and certified athletic trainer at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her specialty is in the area of orthopedics and sports medicine. She is currently an athletic trainer for the U.S. Soccer national teams, and was the head athletic trainer for a women's professional soccer team, the Boston Breakers.

Steven J. Fleck, PhD

Dr. Fleck is chairman and professor of sports science at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is the former physiology program chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athletic Performance Division. An exercise physiologist, Dr. Fleck is internationally known for research in resistance training, overtraining, and sports supplements. He is the author of more than 100 articles, book chapters, and books on sports science. A fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Fleck has also served as an officer of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which honored him by awarding him the Sports Scientist of the Year in 1991 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He serves as an adviser to several publications and fitness companies.

Paul Glynn, DPT, OCS

Dr. Glynn is a clinical specialist in orthopedics at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has worked for more than seven years in numerous capacities in the area of outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. Dr. Glynn graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, in 1995 with a bachelor's in exercise physiology and a minor in psychology. He earned his master's in physical therapy in 1997. In 2001, Paul completed a certificate of advanced studies in orthopedics from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and went on to become a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics in 2002. In 2003, he completed his doctorate in physical therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Jane Gruber, DPT, MS, OCS

Dr. Gruber is the rehabilitation services manager at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is an APTA board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and office training coordinator for the Colonials Synchronized Figure Skating Team. Jane also is a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Dr Gruber earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy at Russell Sage College. She continued her education at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, where she earned a master's degree and doctorate in physical therapy.

Timothy W. Mondale, BS

Mr. Mondale graduated from Oregon State University in 1986 with a bachelor's degree and received a certificate in physical therapy from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Related Sciences in 1988. He is currently at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, specializing in care of the spine for acute and chronic conditions. Mr. Mondale is a certified manual therapist and is completing an advanced master's degree in manual therapy from the University of St. Augustine.

Gayle E. Olson, MS-LATC, PES

Ms. Olson is a certified athletic trainer with more than 25 years' experience working with athletes of all levels from high school and college to Olympic competitors. She earned a bachelor's degree in health education and physical education from Gustavus Adolphus College. Ms. Olson earned a master's degree in physical education with a specialization in sports medicine from Indiana University. Ms. Olson recently completed the performance enhancement specialist program with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is employed by Newton-Wellesley Hospital as coordinator of employee fitness and wellness and manager of the Shipley Fitness Center.

Kyle Rodenhi, BS

Kyle Rodenhi received his bachelor's degree in Allied Health Pre-Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 1999 and his master's from the University of Connecticut in 2001. He has worked in outpatient orthopedics for five years and has been a staff physical therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital for two years. He is also an APTA-certified clinical instructor and serves as a teaching assistant at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Edgar T. Savidge, PT, DPT

Edgar Savidge received his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 1998, and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and doctorate of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He currently works as a staff physical therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital in outpatient orthopedics with a strong clinical interest in shoulder and lower extremity dysfunction. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Sports Physical Therapy Section.

Debra Shaw-Davis DPT, MS, OCS

Debra Shaw-Davis received her bachelor's degree in Zoology from Iowa State University in 1976 and a Certificate in Physical Therapy from Mayo Clinic in 1978. She completed her post-graduate work at the Institute of Health Professions, Boston, with an advanced master's in orthopedic and sports in 1995 and a doctorate in physical therapy in 2003. Her thesis work was on patellofemoral dysfunction. She has her board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Shaw-Davis is a senior physical therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital in outpatient orthopedics. She has worked as a lab instructor at the Institute of Health Professions at both the graduate and post-graduate level.

Matthew Travers, MS

Matthew Travers received his BS in science in 1998, followed by MS in physical therapy in 1999 from Springfield College. He currently works as an outpatient physical therapist at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interest is in orthopaedics and sports with an emphasis on the shoulder.

Wayne Westcott, PhD

Mr. Westcott is the senior fitness executive at the South Shore YMCA and adjunct instructor of exercise science at Quincy College, both in Quincy, Mass. He is a strength training consultant for Nautilus, the U.S. Navy, and the American Council on Exercise, and is editorial adviser for many publications, including The Physician and Sportsmedicine, Fitness Management, On-Site Fitness, Prevention, and Shape.

James Zachazewski, DPT, SCS, ATC

Dr. Zachazewski is the director of rehabilitation services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Springfield College, a master's degree in physical therapy from Boston University, and a doctorate in physical therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. He also completed a research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, funded by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Zachazewski is the author/editor of two textbooks, 13 peer-reviewed articles, and eight textbook chapters.

Gastroenterology

Robert Williams, MD

Dr. Williams is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He currently volunteers at Clinica Tepeyac, a nonprofit clinic for the medically underserved in Denver, Colo. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee.

Genetics

Heather M. Clark, MS, CGC

Ms. Clark is a certified genetics counselor, certified by the American Board of Genetics Counseling since 2005. She has worked in the Department of Human Genetics at a major academic medical center since 2003. Her current field of practice is Lysosomal Storage Disease, where she is involved in clinical counseling and research.

Geriatrics

James E. Fanale, MD

Dr. Fanale is a board-certified internist with a certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics. He is a past president of the American Geriatrics Society and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He currently serves as senior vice president and chief medical officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Teresa A. Lyle, RN, MSN, CPNP

Ms. Lyle is an advanced practice nurse at an adult congenital program at a major teaching hospital in metro Atlanta, with more than 30 years of nursing experience.

Sarah McGee, MD, MPH

Dr. McGee is the director of education in the Division of Geriatrics at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Christine Rozance, MD

Dr. Rozance is board certified in internal medicine with added qualifications in geriatrics. Dr. Rozance's current position is medical director of Sutter Senior Care, which is a P.A.C.E. (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) program. Dr. Rozance previously worked at the University of California, Davis, with responsibilities in clinical teaching. She also chaired the bioethics committee for six years. Dr. Rozance is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the American College of Physicians.

Internal Medicine

Judith A. Berry, PhD, APRN

A freelance editor and writer for KSW, Ms. Berry is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. She is a board-certified adult and family nurse practitioner. In 2006, Ms. Berry received her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and has almost 30 years of professional experience in health care.

Alice Y. Chang, MD

Dr. Chang is a former editor for Harvard Health Publications for the Harvard faculty-reviewed consumer website InteliHealth. Dr. Chang received her training in primary care and general internal medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston and in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She received a Master of Science degree with distinction in clinical science at UT Southwestern, where she is on the faculty of the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the Department of Clinical Sciences.

Sybil Cineas, MD

Dr. Cineas is clinical assistant professor in medicine and pediatrics at Brown University. She received her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Sybil is a graduate of the Harvard Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program. Dr. Cineas currently practices at the Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care Center, Rhode Island Hospital, a Brown University affiliate. She is actively involved in teaching residents in the clinic setting and is the director of the longitudinal rotation for Brown University medical students.

Monica O. Ferguson, MD

Dr. Ferguson is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She spends the majority of her time seeing patients in the office but also teaches medical students and residents. Dr. Ferguson attended Tufts University for her undergraduate education, followed by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and then completed her training with an internship and residency in primary care internal medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital. She is also board certified in internal medicine.

Joseph S. Gonnella, MD

Dr. Gonnella is dean emeritus and distinguished professor of medicine at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is the founder and director of the college's Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care. Dr. Gonnella has been awarded the Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana and the Grande Ufficiale by the president of Italy; the Dongbaeg Medal by the president of Korea; the Presidential Medal by Dartmouth College; and the Presidential Citation by Thomas Jefferson University. He has received honorary doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Chieti, Italy, SoonChunHyang University in Seoul, Korea, and Widener University in Philadelphia. Dr. Gonnella was elected to fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh in 2001. His research has focused on the relationships between knowledge, capabilities, and clinical performance.

Leann M. Lesperance, MD, PhD, FAAP

Dr. Lesperance is a lecturer on the Harvard Medical School faculty and a clinical assistant professor at SUNY-Upstate Medical University. She practices pediatrics in Binghamton, N.Y., and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Lesperance also holds a doctorate in medical engineering and is a research assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Binghamton University.

Kenneth Mukamal, MD

Dr. Mukamal is an associate physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the American College of Physicians and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Emily Oken, MD, MPH

Dr. Oken is an assistant professor in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She has clinical training in internal medicine and pediatrics. Her research interests include childhood anemia, international nutrition, and the impact of nutrition during pregnancy and early life upon outcomes of pregnancy and later offspring health. Dr. Oken practices at the Fish Center for Women's Health of Brigham & Women's Hospital.

Bonnie Jane Peterson, RN, MSN

Ms. Peterson is an adult nurse practitioner, and has practiced in specialty clinics including dermatology, allergy/asthma, and health promotion, among others.

Robert H. Shmerling, MD

Dr. Shmerling is an associate physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and associate professor at Harvard Medical School. He has been a practicing rheumatologist for over 20 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is an active teacher in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, serving as the Robinson Firm Chief. He is also a teacher in the Rheumatology Fellowship Program.

Richard Siegel, MD

Dr. Siegel is co-director of the diabetes clinic at Tufts-New England Medical Center.

Gerald Smetana, MD

Dr. Smetana is a member of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also an associate professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He is the director of Continuing Medical Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of outstanding clinical performance. Dr. Smetana provides primary care for a panel of approximately 1,000 patients, and is a reviewer for several medical journals, including The Journal of the American Medical Association and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Jane Sweetwood, RN, MN

Ms. Sweetwood is a clinical nurse specialist at a major teaching hospital in metro Atlanta.

Vicki White, RN, MSN

Ms. White is the director of three care units (post-anesthesia, transitional, and endoscopy) at a major teaching hospital in metro Atlanta.

Tracey Wilds, RN, CNS

Ms. Wilds is a clinical nurse specialist in gastroenterology at a major academic medical center in metro Atlanta.

Neurology

Steven M. Bromley, MD

Dr. Bromley is a neurologist and diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. After graduating with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, he attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bromley currently has a faculty position as clinical assistant professor of neurology at the UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, where he is the medical student coordinator for neurological education.

Brent L. Clyde, MD

Dr. Clyde is board certified in neurological surgery. He is employed at Wasatch Neurological Surgery, PC, in Bountiful, Utah. Dr. Clyde received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and has almost 20 years of professional experience in the field of neurological and general surgery.

Nutrition

Ellen Coleman, RD, MA, MPH

Ms. Coleman is an exercise physiologist and registered dietitian in Riverside, Calif., and consults for the Sport Clinic. She has written three nutrition continuing education courses for professionals (Nutrition Dimension) and two lay books on sports nutrition (Bull Publishing). Ms. Coleman provided a nutrition column for Sports Medicine Digest for more than 20 years and is a two-time finisher of the Hawaii Ironman triathlon.

Johanna T. Dwyer, DSc RD

Dr. Dwyer is director of the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts-New England Medical Center Hospitals in Boston. She is a professor of medicine (nutrition) and community health at the Tufts University Schools of Medicine and Nutrition, and the senior scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. She is an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2001 to 2002, she served as assistant administrator for human nutrition in the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA, and in 2000 on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and served for more than 10 years on the Food and Nutrition board. One of the nation's most respected nutritionists, she is the author or co-author of more than 180 research and 280 review articles published in scientific journals.

Alison Eastwood, RD

Ms. Eastwood is a San Francisco Bay Area-based food and nutrition expert who is frequently interviewed in the news media. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Laura B. Fiveash, DrPH, MPH, RD

A freelance editor for KSW since 2007, Ms. Fiveash has held several positions in the field of clinical nutrition for major health care centers. She is a teaching assistant in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health at a major teaching medical institution in Birmingham, Ala.

Cynthia Happel, RD, MEd

Ms. Happel is a registered dietitian with 25 years of experience in clinical and public health nutrition. She has worked as a clinical dietitian with patients ranging from newborns to elderly adults, including premature neonates, pediatric oncology and general medical patients, and adult diabetic, renal, cardiac, general medical, pain and psychiatric patients. Ms. Happel earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition/dietetics at the University of Wisconsin and her master's of education in counseling and human services at the University of Idaho. She is presently self-employed as a nutrition consultant in the Portland, Ore., area.

Jennifer Hayes Harrell, MA, RD, LD

Ms. Harrell is a part-time dietitian at Brookwood Medical Center in Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Samford University in 1993 and has over 17 years of professional experience in this field.

Nelda Mercer, MS, RD, FADA

Ms. Mercer is a registered dietitian and nutrition communications consultant in Ann Arbor, Mich., and former national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. She is certified as Fellow of the American Dietetic Association, a distinction of the highest professional level achieved by less than 1 percent of the dietetics profession. She has authored and co-authored numerous professional articles and abstracts in the areas of hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and maternal and pediatric nutrition, and is co-author of the M-Fit Grocery Shopping Guide-Your Guide to Healthier Choices, The High Fit-Low Fat Cookbook, and Physician's Handbook of Nutrition Support: Maternal and Pediatric.

Maye Musk, RD

Ms. Musk is a registered dietitian with two Master of Science degrees, based in New York City. She has more than 30 years of experience as a nutrition counselor, speaker, writer, and media spokeswoman. She also works with numerous corporations, associations, and universities.

Jackie Newgent, RD

Ms. Newgent is an eco-cuisine expert, culinary nutritionist, and author of Big Green Cookbook. She appears frequently as a health and culinary nutrition expert on television and radio. Her work is seen in national publications, including Glamour, Woman's Day, Health, Cooking Light, and Prevention. The author of the award-winning The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, Newgent is also an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Kelly Reynolds, RD, LD

Ms. Reynolds is a consulting dietitian for multiple long-term care and assisted-living facilities in Birmingham, Ala.

Janet Yardley, MD

Dr. Yardley is a hospitalist at Brockton Hospital in Brockton, Mass. She has held the positions of medical director and chief medical officer for major health centers in Massachusetts. She received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Nancy A. Bowers, RN, BSN, MPH

Ms. Bowers is an expert in women's health with more than 30 years of nursing experience in labor and delivery, and prenatal education.

Mary S. Dolan, MD, MPH

Dr. Dolan is assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina, and division chief of Women's Primary Health Care. She attended Emory University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, followed by an internship and residency at UNC, Chapel Hill. Dr. Dolan is a member of several committees and professional societies, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Ambulatory Care Practices Committee, Clinical Practice Committee, and the Breast Cancer Risk Communication Committee.

Donna Freeborn, PhD, CNM, FNP

A freelance editor and writer for KSW, Ms. Freeborn is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. She is a board-certified nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner. In 2008, Ms. Freeborn received her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and has over 35 years of professional experience in health care.

Thad McDonald, MD

Dr. McDonald is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, affiliated with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is with WakeMed faculty physicians in Raleigh, where he is the residency director and president of the medical staff. Dr. McDonald graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology.

Susan Shaw, MD

Dr. Shaw is a former member of Lakeshore Obstetrics and Gynecology, LLC, Chicago. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School.

Occupational Medicine

Robert Blink, MD, MPH

Dr. Blink is a medical director and vice president of WorkCare in Alameda, Calif. He is a board-certified occupational medicine physician and a certified medical review officer with over 20 years of experience in occupational health. He has extensive experience in providing occupational medicine care and consultation to employers and employees. He also has considerable expertise in the biotechnology sector, providing consultative services to multinational biotech clients regarding medical protection for employees working with novel technologies and substances. Dr. Blink has developed medical and toxicological surveillance programs to comply with requirements of the federal government, European Union, and North American Free Trade Agreement.

Mark Finno, MD

Dr. Finno is a member of The Boston Spine Group. He received his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in 1998, and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the university hospital for Cornell and Columbia universities. Dr. Finno has presented at national medical meetings and has contributed to numerous articles in medical journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation, and the North American Spine Society.

Oncology

Richard F. Alteri, MD

Dr. Alteri is a medical editor for the American Cancer Society (ACS) National Home Office in metro Atlanta. He has held positions as a supervisor, medical technologist, clinical research coordinator, and medical author during the past 18 years. Dr. Alteri develops, revises, and edits content related to all aspects of the cancer experience for ACS.

Bruce Dezube, MD

Dr. Dezube is an associate in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the Experimental Therapeutics/Phase I program and the Director of the AIDS Malignancy Research and Treatment Center both at BIDMC, a major affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Bruce also is the associate director of the Cancer Clinical Trials Office also at BIDMC. Dr. Dezube is the senior editor of Cancer Therapy, The Follow-up of Cancer, 4th edition, and the senior author of The Cancer Chemotherapy Handbook, now in its 6th edition.

Kimberly A. Stump-Sutliff, RN, MSN

 A freelance editor and author for KSW since 2007, Ms Stump-Sutliff has over 17 years of professional experience in health care, and is certified as a clinical nurse specialist  in Oncology. Kimberly is an associate medical editor for the American Cancer Society (ACS), Health Promotion Department in metro Atlanta.  She also publishes booklets, pamphlets, and medical information for ACS.

Gail Wilkes, RNC, MS, AOCN

Ms. Wilkes is a clinical instructor of oncology at Boston Medical Center and former chair of the Chemotherapy Consortium of Boston.

Ophthalmology

Kristin Hammersmith, MD

Dr. Hammersmith received her medical degree from West Virginia University. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University in 2002. Following subspecialty training in cornea and external disease at Wills Eye Hospital, she joined the Wills Cornea Service. She is currently an instructor at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Hammersmith has a special interest in ocular surface disorders and coordinates the Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Clinic.

Tara Uhler, MD

Dr. Uhler is a glaucoma specialist in Philadelphia. After graduating from Harvard College and Medical School, she moved to Philadelphia, where she completed her ophthalmology residency and a two-year glaucoma fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital before joining the Glaucoma Service there. Interested in education, she is the director of the Wills Eye Residency Program at Thomas Jefferson University.

Orthopedics

Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD

Dr. Bhattacharyya is an orthopedic surgeon and instructor of orthopedics at Harvard Medical School. His interests are orthopedic trauma (fracture surgery) and total joint replacement. He has a significant background in biostatistics. Dr. Bhattacharyya has authored articles in the Journal of Trauma and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and has presented at national orthopedic meetings.

Debbie Cohen, RN, BSN

Ms. Cohen is an orthopedic surgery nurse at a major academic medical center.

Samantha A. Spencer, MD

Dr. Spencer attended Northwestern University, where she majored in integrated science, biochemistry/biophysics, mathematics and economics, graduating with distinction and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. Dr. Spencer went on to residency in orthopedic surgery at the Harvard Combined Program. She will pursue her special interest in pediatric orthopedics as a fellow at Children's Hospital Boston.

Otolaryngology

Matthew W. Ryan, MD

Dr. Ryan is assistant professor of rhinology and sinus surgery, general otolaryngology at the University of Texas, Medical Branch, Galveston. Dr. Ryan attended medical school at UTMB and graduated with high honors. He completed a surgical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, followed by residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Ryan's clinical practice focuses on the newest surgical techniques for the treatment of sinonasal disorders.

Pediatrics

Jay E. Berkelhamer, MD

Dr. Berkelhamer is past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He is senior vice president and chief academic officer of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is also a clinical professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Previously, he chaired the Department of Pediatrics of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Dr. Berkelhamer served as the 2006 to 2007 national AAP president after holding a variety of AAP posts over the prior two decades. He has also served as president of the Illinois AAP chapter, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, and the Chicago Pediatric Society.

Sybil Cineas, MD

Dr. Cineas is clinical assistant professor in medicine and pediatrics at Brown University. She received her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cineas is a graduate of the Harvard Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program.

Florence Desrosiers, MD

Dr. Desrosiers is an attending physician and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is board certified in pediatrics, and received her medical degree at Faculte de Medecine d’Haiti, Haiti.

Laura Fiveash, Dr.PH, MPH, RD

Ms. Fiveash is a teaching assistant in the Department of Maternal and Child Health in the School of Public Health at a major teaching medical institution in Birmingham, Ala.

Kelly Gaskin, RN, MSN, CPNP

Ms. Gaskin is a pediatric nurse practitioner at a major teaching hospital in metro Atlanta.

Cynthia Happel, RD, MEd

Ms. Happel is a registered dietitian with 25 years of experience in clinical and public health nutrition. She has worked as a clinical dietitian with patients ranging from newborns to elderly adults, including premature neonates, pediatric oncology, and general medical patients, and adult diabetic, renal, cardiac, general medical, pain and psychiatric patients. Ms. Happel earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition/dietetics at the University of Wisconsin and her master's of education in counseling and human services at the University of Idaho. She is presently self-employed as a nutrition consultant in the Portland, Ore., area.

Louise Jovino, DO, FAAP

Dr. Jovino is a pediatric partner at Nyack Pediatric Associates, Nyack, N.Y. She is board certified in pediatrics, and received her medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, N.Y.

Jennifer Compton, RN, BSN

Ms. Kanipe specializes in pediatric critical care, surgery, internal medicine, and nursing informatics.

J. Gordon Lambert, MD

Dr. Lambert is a board-certified pediatrician and was in private practice for 20 years before shifting to medical publishing and informatics. He worked for companies such as Mosby Consumer Health, Applied Medical Informatics, and Utah Health Informatics.

Rina Lazebnik, MD

Dr. Lazebnik is the medical director of the pediatric practice at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She is board certified in adolescent medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Lazebnik is a professor of pediatrics and an assistant professor of general medical services (adolescents) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. She serves on the executive board of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Ohio chapter.

Leann M. Lesperance, MD, PhD, FAAP

Dr. Lesperance is a lecturer on the Harvard Medical School faculty and a clinical assistant professor at SUNY-Upstate Medical University. She practices pediatrics in Binghamton, N.Y., and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Lesperance also holds a doctorate in medical engineering and is a research assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Binghamton University.

Joseph Maides, DO

Dr. Maides is an associate physician at the Child and Adolescent Headache Center at Robbins Headache Clinic, Northbrook, Ill. He received his medical degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downer’s Grove, Ill.

Roberta Mitchell, RN, MSN, CPNP

Ms. Mitchell is a pediatric nurse practitioner at a major teaching hospital in metro Atlanta.

Bassem N. Mora, MD, MBA

Dr. Mora is an expert in pediatric cardiac surgery and congenital heart disease. Dr. Mora performs the full range of surgical procedures to treat congenital heart problems, including corrective and palliative surgery for complex congenital heart disease and pediatric heart and lung transplantation. He is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery, and received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

Emily Oken, MD, MPH

Dr. Oken is an instructor in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She has clinical training in internal medicine and pediatrics. Her research interests include childhood anemia, international nutrition, and the impact of nutrition during pregnancy and early life upon outcomes of pregnancy and later offspring health. Dr. Oken practices at the Women's Health Center of Brigham & Women's Hospital.

Marealita Pierce, MD

Dr. Pierce is an attending physician and owner of Pierce Pediatric Associates, S.C., Chicago. She is board certified in pediatrics and received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Samantha A. Spencer, MD

Dr. Spencer attended medical school at the University of Michigan, and went on to residency in orthopedic surgery at the Harvard Combined Program. She is pursuing her special interest in pediatric orthopedics as a fellow at Children's Hospital Boston.

Kim Uhas, RN, MSN, CPNP

Ms. Uhas is a pediatric nurse practitioner at a major teaching hospital in metro Atlanta.

Barry Zuckerman, MD

Dr. Zuckerman is professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston University School of Medicine and chief of pediatrics at the University's teaching hospital. Dr. Zuckerman has developed and implemented programs in Boston and throughout the country that emphasize prevention and extend beyond traditional medical care. Dr. Zuckerman has authored more than 120 scientific articles emphasizing the impact of biological, social, health services, and psychological factors on children's health and development.

Pharmacology

Lynn Limon, PharmD

Ms. Limon works in the Department of Pharmacy Services, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Christopher Stock, PharmD

Mr. Stock is a licensed pharmacist in the states of Utah and Michigan. He is employed at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Stock received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Utah and has over 25 years of professional experience as a pharmacist.

Psychiatry

Christoph Correll, MD

Dr. Correll is a research psychiatrist at The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City. Dr. Correll is also the associate medical director of the Zucker Hillside Hospital Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program, an NIMH-funded clinic focusing on the identification and early intervention of individuals at high risk for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Dr. Correll received his medical degree from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and Dundee University Medical School, Scotland. He completed his general and child psychiatry residency at Hillside Hospital and Schneider Children's Hospital, New York City.

Jagannath Devulapally, MD

Dr. Devulapally graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine and completed residency training in psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Devulapally is an attending staff physician at RUMC and is working as an investigator on multiple clinical trials focused on treatment of the spectrum of psychiatric illnesses, from anxiety disorders to mood disorders to psychotic illnesses.

Michael Miller, MD

Dr. Miller is the editor-in-chief of Harvard Mental Health Letter, and assistant professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Dr. Miller is the program director of Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Grand Rounds in Boston. He received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School in Boston.

Donald Oken, MD

Dr. Oken has published approximately 50 articles in medical journals on psychiatric topics, most in the area of Psychosomatic Medicine, and edited two books. He has been on the Editorial Boards of several psychiatric journals including the Archives of General Psychiatry, the preeminent research journal in the specialty, and served for 10 years as Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatic Medicine, the premier journal in that field. Donald was a member of several major educational and research committees of the American Psychiatric Association. He has also served as a member of several test development committees of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the national organization responsible for the testing of physicians for licensure. Dr. Oken is a graduate of Harvard Medical School with postgraduate work in internal medicine.

Marcia L. Zuckerman, MD

Dr. Zuckerman is a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She practices psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance. She is the associate editor of the Carlat Report, a monthly psychiatric newsletter, and is currently participating in research concerning antidepressant use in young children at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Zuckerman is also involved in the use of computer technology to enhance patient safety, and sits on the technology subcommittees of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society.

Psychology

Glenn Ann Martin, PhD

Dr. Martin is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Martin is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee. In addition to her clinical practice, she is active in the community through support group leadership, consultation, and work with grieving children and their families.

Gail A. Nelson, MS, APRN, BC

Ms. Nelson is a board-certified advance practice registered nurse who specializes in psychiatric mental health in the state of Utah. She is an assistant professor at the Westminster College School of Nursing and is self-employed as a clinical nurse specialist. Ms. Nelson has almost 40 years of professional experience in health care.

Adam J. Schwebach, PhD

Mr. Schwebach is a licensed psychologist in Utah and works at the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center as a neuropsychologist. He is also employed as a certified school psychologist for the Weber County School District in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Schwebach has almost 10 years of experience as a practitioner, educator, and researcher in the field of psychology.

Radiology

Raja Cheruvu, MD

Dr. Cheruvu is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine, where he received dual degrees for both his bachelor's degree and medical degree. He completed his residency program in diagnostic radiology at Baylor College of Medicine and subsequently served in the Armed Forces as chief of cross-sectional imaging at Sheppard Air Force Base Hospital. Upon completion of his military service, he continued with a fellowship in MRI at the University of California, San Diego. He is board certified and specializes in MRI.

Rheumatology

Timothy Gensler, MD

Dr. Gensler is a rheumatologist for the Denver Arthritis Clinic. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, and received his medical degree from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

Surgeries and Procedures

Brent L. Clyde, MD

Dr. Clyde is board certified in neurological surgery. He is employed at Wasatch Neurological Surgery, PC, in Bountiful, Utah. Dr. Clyde received his Doctor of Medicine from Duke University School of Medicine and has almost 20 years of professional experience in the field of neurological and general surgery.

Vincent L. Rowe, MD

Dr. Rowe is an assistant professor of surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). He is both the chief of vascular surgical services and medical director of the Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Dr. Rowe also maintains an active practice at USC University and Good Samaritan Hospitals.

Katherine Trahan, MD

Dr. Trahan is currently a practicing general surgeon at the University of Texas, Medical Branch, Galveston, where she covers general surgical services and trauma, and performs endoscopy. She graduated summa cum laude with honors in English from James Madison University. Dr. Trahan received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed five years of general surgery residency at the University of Texas, Medical Branch, Galveston, in 2003. She achieved board certification in general surgery in February 2004 and is currently applying to the American College of Surgeons for a fellowship.

Urology

Leonard Gomella, MD

Dr. Gomella is the Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer and chairman of the Department of Urology at Jefferson Medical College. He is also director of urologic oncology for the Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Gomella completed his medical school, general surgery and urology training at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and a two-year urologic oncology fellowship with the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute. He is involved in both basic science and clinical research in the development of new diagnostic techniques and treatments for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer through the Kimmel Cancer Center.

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The content is written by newMentor's medical editors and clinically reviewed by KSW's digital content clinical staff.

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