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Researcher and Clinician in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

ID: 738155 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert has dedicated her career to clinical endocrinology, research and practice, with over 30 years of experience. She is a researcher, innovator, author, and inventor, with 30 peer-reviewed publications, 20 issued patents & many notable awards. She is recognized as a truly visionary leader – with one journal editor stating she is “the most creative person in medicine.” She is a pioneer promoting game changing treatments and interventions for diabetes management and has issued patents for unique regeneration therapies - a regenerative treatments for Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes – licensed to Sanofi-Aventis. She helped initiate the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, served as a consultant to various committees/offices, and influenced successful legislation that put insulin pumps/glucose monitoring supplies into patients’ hands. She is noted as a Fellow with Distinction, which is given to only one Endocrinologist annually, and has been honored as the Top Clinical Philadelphia Endocrinologist, having received the Philadelphia Business Women of Distinction Award and multiple teaching awards, known for translating complex medical material into simple concepts. Additionally, she has served on the Board of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and was selected as one of the 26-member panel for the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) a joint program of the NIH and CDC.

In her current role, she serves as the Chief of Endocrinology for a community health system that offers inpatient and outpatient services in the areas of cancer, cardiology, orthopaedics, post acute care, surgery and women’s and children’s health. Prior to this, she was the Chief Scientific Officer for The Immune Guard, LLC, which offers nutritional supplements in the nature of tea extracts. She's also served as the Chief of Endocrinology for Chestnut Hill Hospital, and as a Senior Member of Main Line Endocrinology and Chief Scientific Officer with CureDM, Inc. at Lankenau Hospital/ Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.

Expert is the recipient of the American College of Endocrinology Annual Award for her Contribution to the Art and Science of Endocrinology, and the Annual Diabetes Leadership Award presented by Roche Diagnostics.

She is a health care consultant on diabetes to US House of Representatives, House Ways and Means Committee, Health Subcommittee, Congressional Diabetes Caucus and Congressional Budget Office. She has presented testimony before the Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee, and the United States House of Representatives on the economic benefits of diabetes self-management training to Medicare recipients. She is on the Steering Committee for the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) Office of Quality, and is involved in Improvements Programs to serve on a national panel-Diabetes Quality Improvement Project (DQIP) designed to standardize diabetes definitions and quality measures.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: MD Subject: Doctor of Medicine Institution: Emory University School of Medicine
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Microbiology Institution: University of Georgia

Work History

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Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief of Endocrinology Department:
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Years: 2019 to 2019 Employer: The Immune Guard, LLC Title: Chief Scientific Officer Department:
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Years: 2017 to 2019 Employer: Medicine Jefferson Title: Clinical Professor Department:
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Years: 2009 to 2017 Employer: Chestnut Hill Hospital Title: Chief of Endocrinology Department:
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Years: 2004 to 2009 Employer: Lankenau Hospital/ Lankenau Institute for Medical Research Title: Senior Member Main Line Endocrinology/ Chief Scientific Officer with CureDM, Inc. Department:
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Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: Drexel University School of Medicine Title: Professor and Chief of Endocrinology Department:
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Years: 1993 to 2002 Employer: Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Research Title: Attending Physician, Director of Diabetes Research Department:
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Years: 1990 to 1993 Employer: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Title: Head Diabetes, Beth Israel Medical Center, Instructor Department:
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Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Beth Israel Medical Center, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Title: Endocrinology Fellowship Department:
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Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: Beth Israel Medical Center, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Title: Internal Medicine Residency Department:
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Years: 1984 to 1985 Employer: Primary Care Physicians Group Title: Department:
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Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
- American Diabetes Association; National Recognition Reviewer; Associate Editor, Clinical Diabetes; Associate Editor, Diabetes Forecast
- American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
- American College of Endocrinology
- Diplomate, International Society Clinical Densitometry
- Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology
- Endocrine Society
- Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Diplomate in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
- Pediatric Endocrine Society
- American College of Endocrinology Consensus Conference on Inpatient Management of Diabetes
- Board of Directors American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
- Board of Trustees, American College of Endocrinology
Licenses / Certifications
- Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
- State of Pennsylvania Medical License
- Certification in Thyroid Ultrasonography and Thyroid Biopsy, American College of Endocrinology
- Hospital and Administrative Appointments Board Certification

Specialty Certificates
- Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
- Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and recertification in 2015
- Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
- International Society for Clinical Densitometry completed course and certification
- Certification for Fine Needle Aspiration by AACE and Bone Density Reading by International Society for Clinical Densitometry
Professional Appointments
- Board Member American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
- Trustee, American College of Endocrinology
- Selected as one of the 26-member panel for the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) a joint program of the NIH and CDC

Organizing Roles in Scientific Meetings and Government:
- Co-Chair American College of Endocrinology Consensus Conference on Inpatient Management of Diabetes.
- Established the US House and Senate’s Congressional Diabetes Caucus with members of the House and Senate with family members with diabetes
- Drafted successful legislation, worked with the Congressional Budget Office and gave testimony before the House Subcommittee on Health to provide meters and glucose monitoring strips to Medicare patients under the Clinton Administration with private insurers taking Medicare’s lead to cover patients with diabetes to receive glucose monitoring supplies
- Worked successfully with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for patients to receive insulin pumps and glucose sensors.
- Co-Chair: American College of Endocrinology Consensus Conference on New Goals for Diabetes Control
Awards / Recognition
- Recipient of the American College of Endocrinology Annual Award to one endocrinologist for Contribution to the Art and Science of Endocrinology
- Annual Diabetes Leadership Award presented by Roche Diagnostics
- Selected as one of the 26-member panel for the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) a joint program of the NIH and CDC
- Health care consultant on diabetes to US House of Representatives, House Ways and Means Committee, Health Subcommittee, Congressional Diabetes Caucus and Congressional Budget Office
- Testimony before the Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives on the economic benefits of diabetes self-management training to Medicare recipients
- Steering Committee, Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Office of Quality
Improvements Programs to serve on a national panel-Diabetes Quality Improvement Project (DQIP) designed to standardize diabetes definitions and quality measures
Medical / Professional
Post Graduate Training and Fellowship Appointments:
1983-1984 Rotating Intern in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia
1986-1988 Resident in Internal Medicine Beth Israel Medicine Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
1988-1990 Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
Publications and Patents Summary
Peer Reviewed Publications: 30
Abstracts: 7
Lectures by Invitation:
Invited Visiting Scholar, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University School of Medicine
Endocrine Grand Rounds, Harvard University Hospitals, Brigham and Women’s, New England
Deaconess Hospitals
Panelist: World Summit on Inpatient Management of Diabetes (ADA, AHA), December
Washington, DC.
Panelist: NIH Consensus Conference on Inpatient Management of Diabetes

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
- Testimony before the Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives on the economic benefits of diabetes self-management training to Medicare recipients
Marketing Experience
Associate Editor, Clinical Diabetes published by the American Diabetes Association
Associate Editor, Diabetes Forecast published by the American Diabetes Association

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