Place of Birth:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Date of Birth:August 15, 1950 Citizenship:USA Marital Status:Married Social Security #:203-40-8495 Home Address:181 Fiesta Way Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (C) 954-873-5282 (H) 954-764-6641 (W) 954-873-8413
Jan 2008 to PresentMedical Director, Child Development Center of America. Private pediatric specialty practice focusing on child development, especially Attention and Autism disorders. PALS certified.
May 2002 to Dec 2007President, Applied Medico-legal Solutions, RRG
Responsible for establishment of IT systems for medical malpractice insurance entities and upkeep of Web data about quality assurance and patient safety in the healthcare industry.
April, 2001 to May 2002Vice President, Medical Affairs. Pediatric Healthcare, Inc. (subsidiary of PhyAmerica).
Established infrastructure for introduction of new product line, Neonatology, into established Pediatric business. Developed business plan and implemented strategies to add service to existing sites and compete for new and existing hospital-based contracts. Established first newborn contract for new company.
December, 1999President, CEO
Established start-up dot-com for enabling Web software. Funded company, hired staff to develop various Web products for senior access and Internet advertising. In process of selling technology to major marketing conglomerate
August, 1998Obstetrix Medical Group, Inc. - Maternal Fetal Medicine (a subsidiary of Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.)
Responsible for a corporate infrastructure established to oversee the business aspects of the delivery of healthcare including recruitment, contracting, marketing, coding, billing, human resources and accounting. The organization has a strategic plan for growth to keep the Company at the forefront of changes impacting its future. This plan placed Obstetrix in a leadership position to contribute to improving care while controlling the cost of that care for its patients and partners in managed care.
July, 1997Regional Vice President, Medical Operations
October, 1997Pediatrix Medical Group
1455 North Park Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33326
Responsible for overseeing the quality of care and for monitoring the financial stability of the NICUs and other services provided by Pediatrix in Central Division hospitals. These services total 16 NICUs with a total Pediatrix medical staff of 44. Revenue in 1996 for these services totaled $31.6M with total patient days of 43,500.
October, 1995Vice President, Practice Development and Integration
June, 1997Pediatrix Medical Group
This department was created to insure increased value for both the acquired group and the parent corporation. During my tenure as its Vice President, Pediatrix acquired 49 NICUs, 3 PICUs and 1 pediatric clinic with total estimated patient days of 208,000. Combined annual revenue for these acquired units equaled $43.4M at the time of acquisition.
June, 1995Vice President, Business Development
September, 1995Pediatrix Medical Group
Responsible for the acquisition of 11 NICUs - estimated patient days - 32,800. Helped develop email system and published monthly company newsletter.
April, 1994Chief Medical Officer
May, 1995Pediatrix Medical Group
July, 1983NICU Medical Director
April 1994Broward General Medical Center (BGMC)
Pediatrix Medical Group
1983-1990Product Sales Manager
Cygnus Corporation - Affiliate of South Florida Neonatology Associates
Generated sales of approximately $1M per year
June, 1983Southern Baptist Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana
1968-1972Bachelor of Arts
(Major - Biology, Minor - Chemistry)
1972-1976Doctor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Wilmington Medical Center
(Thomas Jefferson University Affiliate)
1977-1979Residency (PL2, PL3)
Wilmington Medical Center
1979Chief Resident in Pediatrics
Wilmington Medical Center
1979-1981Fellowship (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)
Emory University School of Medicine
OtherMasters in Business Administration
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
July, 1977National Boards - I, II, III
June, 1980American Board of Pediatrics
October, 1981American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board ofNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
May, 1978Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, #MD020656E Not renewed
June, 1981State of Louisiana, #05452R Not renewed
June, 1983State of Florida, #ME0042264
July, 1992State of West Virginia, #16915
September, 1992Commonwealth of Virginia, #0101-048614
June, 1994State of Illinois, #036-088576
September, 1994State of Michigan, #H431747
October, 1994State of Kansas, #04-25389
May, 1995State of Ohio, # 35-06-8482
October, 1995State of Tennessee, #MD0000027315
January, 1997Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, #041018
February, 1997State of Indiana, 01046341A
September, 1997State of Connecticut, 036354
September, 1997State of Washington, MD00035430
American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow)
American College of Healthcare Executives (Associate)
American Medical Association
Broward County Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
Florida Perinatal Association
Florida Society of Neonatal Perinatologists (past-President)
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition (Board of Directors -1988-95)
Healthy Start Coalition
March of Dimes
National Perinatal Associations
Autism Society of America
Society for Autism Research
Publications: TheAutismDoctor.com – Weekly blog concerning Special Needs Pediatric Medicine
Low Dose Naltrexone Therapy for Autism. The LDN Book, Edited by Linda Elsegood 2016
“A Paradox: How Non-Traditional Web Advertising Can Be Traditional Marketing” http://www.pagecatcher.com/aimNews/A013.html, September, 2000.
"Infants with Anencephaly as Organ Sources: Personal Perspective." Florida Perinatal Association Newsletter; Volume VII, No. 2, August, 1992.
"Trends in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine", The Record; April, 1991.
"Legal Prosecution of Mothers Who Abuse Illegal Substances During Their Pregnancy.", The Record; April, 1991.
"Cocaine Babies", Special Currents, (1989).
"Interactive Parenteral Nutrition Program for Newborns", Journal of Perinatal Medicine; Volume 15 (1987) Supplement 1.
"Neonatal History and Physical and Discharge Summary using a Personal Computer", Journal of Perinatal Medicine; Volume 15 (1987) Supplement 1.
Honors and Awards:
2012Father of the Year Award, Healthy Mothers Healthy Mothers Broward
1998 Class salutatorian, University of Miami School of Business
1991Sharon E. Solomon Award (BGMC)
1991Marketing Award (BGMC)
1990Marketing Award (BGMC)
1988Health Communicator, Public Relations and Marketing Council.
1988Heart Award, Children's Consortium
Computer programming, development, and applications for the Healthcare industry.
Childhood Growth and Development, especially concerning childhood autism and behavioral disorders.
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