EBSCO Information Services' Medical Review Board

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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, Saudi Arabia. He received his medical degree from Suez Canal University in Ismailia, Egypt.

Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH is the founder of DynaMed, a clinical reference tool with clinically-organized, updated summaries of more than 3,000 topics. He is also the Vice President of Evidence Based Medicine Research and Development, Policy and Content Quality 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.

Eric Berman, MD is a clinical associate professor at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He received his medical degree and completed his ophthalmology residency at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. After residency training, Dr. Berman completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology and orbital and oculoplastic surgery at the University of Minnesota. He is practicing as a board-certified ophthalmologist in Sarasota, Florida.

Warren A. Bodine, DO, CAQSM received his medical degree and completed residency training in family medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. He is the director of primary care sports medicine at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He is also the team physician for Merrimack College, Lawrence High School, and the Greater Lawrence Technical School. He has also served as the team physician for many Boston-area professional sports teams, local universities, and high schools.

Teresa Briedwell, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is the director of admissions and academic affairs at the University of Missouri. She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Missouri and her doctor of physical therapy degree from AT Still University.

Donald W. Buck II, MD received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and his fellowship at the University of Toronto in Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is on the attending staff at Christian Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

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.

Kim A. Carmichael, MD, FACP is associate professor of medicine and associate program director at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia. His specialty areas include endocrinology and diabetes.

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 Editor for DynaMed, an EBM clinical reference tool created by physicians and 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.

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 an Associate Editor for DynaMed, an EBM clinical reference tool created by physicians.

Fabienne Daguilh, MD received her medical degree from Faculté de Medecine et de Pharmacie in Haiti. She completed her residency at the University Hospital of Haiti, North General Hospital, and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. She is on the faculty of family medicine department at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

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 Senior Deputy Editor for DynaMed, an EBM clinical reference tool created by physicians.

Michael J. Fucci, DO, FACCis Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Fucci completed his training in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Connecticut, and completed a visiting fellowship in Advanced Cardiac Imaging at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his medical degree at the 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.

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.

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.

Karli-Rae Kerrschneider, RN received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Truman State University in Missouri. She is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently works as a registered nurse in the obstetrics department at Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa.

Laura Lei-Rivera, PT, DPT, GCS has a Bachelor's of Science degree from New York University. She later received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of South Alabama. She currently works as a senior physical therapist at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai where she is also the center's coordinator of clinical education.

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. 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.

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.

Brian Randall, MD 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 practices 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. Dr. Randall is also a Clinical Editor for Dynamed, an EBM clinical reference tool created by physicians.

Dianne Scheinberg Rishikof 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.

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 Clinical Editor for Dynamed, an EBM clinical reference tool created by physicians. She specializes in primary care, preventive medicine, and public health.

Last Updated: August 2014

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