Curriculum Vitae

Education

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; B.A.
The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; M.D.
The University of Connecticut, Executive MBA Program
  Graduate Thesis: Strategic Planning for a Neurology IPA

Internship

Internal Medicine, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT 

Neurology Residency

Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Chief Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Instructor: Yale School of Medicine 

Academic Affiliations

Yale University School of Medicine Dept. of Neurology Instructor
New York Medical College Dept. of Neurology Clinical Assistant Professor

Memberships

The American Academy of Neurology
The American Association of Health Care Journalists
The National Association of Science Writers
Yale Neurology Alumni Association

Awards

1982 The Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence
1997 Castle Connolly Certificate of Recognition - "Best Doctors in New York Metro Area" 
1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 AMA Physician Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education
2001 Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
2009 AAN Journalism Award
2011 APEX award of Excellence for Feature Series Writing
2013 Eddie & Ozzie Honorable Mention
2014 APEX Grand Award, in the category of Best Writing                                                                                                                                                                           2015 APEX Award of Excellence, in the category of Best Writing

Additional Professional Activities

July 1987-July 1990: Part-time Preceptorship in Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG). Department of Neurology, WCMC
January 1990-Present: Private Practice of Neurology, Tarrytown, NY
1986-Present: Medical Staff Putnam Hospital Center
2002-Present: Medical Staff Westchester County Medical Center
2005-Present: Medical Consultant, New York Rangers
2007-2012: Editor-in-Chief, American Academy of Neurology Web publications
2015-Present: Medical Director, Consumers Reports; 2008-2015: Medical Editor, Consumers Reports
2010-Present: Associate Editor Neurology Today                                                                                                                                                                                             2014-Present:  Editor-in-Chief Neurology Now

Additional

1996-1999: Vice-President, NeuroNetwork IPA
1999-2002: Webmaster, MDpearls.com, a Web-based practice management tool for medical offices
1999-2002: Medscape Physician Champions Speaker’s Panel
2002-Present: President, Yale Neurology Alumni Association
2004-2008: Medscape Neurology Ask the Expert
2004-2008: Medscape Neurology Editorial Board
2004-2006: Writer/editor, IntraMed
2001-Present: Columnist, In Practice, Neurology Today, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
2004-2006: Columnist, Medscape Journal Scan, Pain Resource Center
2005-2008: Writer, Neurology Now, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
2010: Editor, Neurologic Clinics, The Practice of Neurology

American Academy of Neurology

1999-Present: Medical Economics and Management Committee; 2013 Chair
2003-2009: Audit Committee
2006-2009: Chair, Audit Committee
2004: Board of Directors Nominations Committee
2004-2007: Chair, Electronic Health Records Task Force
2004-2005: Risk Management Task Force
2006-Present: Practice Topic Work Group
2006-Present: Neurology Today Editorial Board
2007-2012: Chair, Technology and Practice Management Subcommittee
2007-2008: Future of the Profession Task Force
2007-2012: Editor-in-Chief AAN Web publications, AAN.com and TheBrainMatters.org
2010-Present: Associate Editor Neurology Today
2013-Present: AAN Board of Directors Ex-Officio

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