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John T. Alfonsi, CPA
(Bloomfield Hills, MI)
is managing director of Cendrowski Corporate Advisors. For 25 years he has provided business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting, and tax consulting services.
Mr. Alfonsi is certified both as a forensic accountant (CFF) and fraud examiner (CFE). As such he has been involved in all phases of fraud investigations and has provided services related to procurement reviews, tenant/landlord lease verifications, and income/cash flow assessments. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
Mr. Alfonsi teaches courses at Walsh College's Masters of Science in Taxation program, and he received the Research Institute of America Graduate Tax Award in 1992. You may contact Mr. Alfonsi at (866) 717-1607, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
John J. Burke
is Commander of the Greater Warren County, Ohio, Drug Task Force and Co-Commander of the Southern Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), an operation which includes focus on pharmaceutical diversion. He is also president of Pharmaceutical Diversion Education, Inc., a company devoted to providing education to health professionals, law enforcement, and regulatory agents on the issues of prescription drug abuse, and the balance required between pain management and drug diversion.
Commander Burke has been a law enforcement officer for 45 years and in 1990 was asked to establish the Cincinnati Police Department's Pharmaceutical Diversion Squad, one of the first units of its kind in the United States, where he pioneered the development of policies and procedures unique to the investigation of prescription drug abuse. He lectures nationally, has authored a monthly column on drug diversion in Pharmacy Times for the past 6 years, and is president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. Commander Burke is on the speakers bureaus of Purdue Pharma and Endo Pharmaceuticals. You may contact Commander Burke at (513) 623-3278, or by email at Burke@choice.net
Adrienne Dresevic, Esq.
is a founding partner of at The Health Law Partners, P.C. where she practices in all areas of healthcare law with particular focus on providing clients with counsel and analysis regarding Stark and fraud and abuse. She also regularly assists clients with compliance issues, reimbursement issues, and payor audits.
Ms. Dresevic graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University Law School where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and received several awards and scholarships. She is admitted to practice in both Michigan and New York and writes extensively on subjects across the spectrum of health care law. You may contact Ms. Dresevic at (248) 996-8510, or by email at: email@example.com
Wanda D. Filer, MD, MBA
is a practicing family physician and founder of Strategic Health Institute. She is actively involved with many organizations on health policy improvement and advocacy development. Her main areas of focus include advancement of health services for underserved populations, family violence and sexual assault, and public health improvement efforts. Dr. Filer is a past president of both the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the Pennsylvania American Cancer Society, current chair of Visions of Hope for the PA Coalition Against Rape and served as Pennsylvania's first Physician General. You may contact Dr. Filer at (717) 699-2991, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Valora Gurganious, MBA
is a senior management consultant with DoctorsManagement where she is also director of mergers and acquisitions and practice management education. Prior to joining DoctorsManagement, she was COO of Central Florida Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center and, prior to that, a senior vice president with an investment advisory firm in Boston.
In her consulting work she calls upon both her healthcare and finance expertise to help clients increase revenue, improve operations, enhance strategic planning and increase patient satisfaction and retention. Ms. Gurganious also devotes time to DoctorsManagement University, which provides online and on-site educational and credentialing programs to physicians, practice managers, hospital executives and medical staff. She earned a bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. the You may contact Ms. Gurganious at (800) 635-4040, or by email at: email@example.com
Robert A. Hauptman, CFA (Cleveland, OH)
is a director of Stout Risius Ross a financial advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Options, Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services in the Valuation & Financial Opinions Group. He practice focus is the provision of business valuation and financial advisory services for numerous business, estate planning and litigation purposes to diverse client base in a variety of industries including healthcare.
Mr. Hauptman is also a speaker and author on valuation techniques and principles.
You may contact Mr. Hauptman at (216) 373-2997, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert S. Iwrey, Esq.
is a founding partner of at The Health Law Partners, P.C. where, drawing on almost 20 years of experience, he provides counsel in all areas of healthcare law, including but not limited to licensure, staff privileges, contracts, physician practice issues, healthcare investigations and audit defense. He earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Legal Writing and was an award-winning member of Moot Court. Mr. Iwrey served on the governing board of the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, and has been named as a Super Lawyer for Health Care Law in Michigan. You may contact Mr. Iwrey at (248) 996-8510, or by email at: email@example.com
Joel Kahn, MD
is medical director of the Detroit Medical Center's Wellness Programs as well as its department of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. He also serves as medical director for Cardiac Rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Kahn is a clinical professor Wayne State University school of medicine, and a clinical associate professor at Oakland University and William Beaumont Hospital medical schools. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and maintains sub-specialty board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine Cardiology. Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He is on the speakers bureaus for Merck, Lilly, Boehringer Ingleheim and Gilead Sciences. You may contact Dr. Kahn at (313) 745-8060, or by email at Kahn642@aol.com
Michael J. Koriwchak, MD
is a practicing otolaryngologist board certified in head and neck surgery. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and did his fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Koriwchak was instrumental in the design and implementation of the EMR system for ENT of Georgia, a practice with 16 offices and 19 physicians. The system recently earned the e-Technology award from the Medical Association of Georgia. He also consults on EMR and blogs on the subject at www.wiredEMRDoctor.com You may contact Dr. Koriwchak at (770) 220-8400, or by email at MKoriwchak@entofga.com
is a board-certified family practitioner and a clinical assistant professor in the University of Florida's Department of Family Medicine where he has twice received the Family Practice Residency's "Teacher of the Year" award. He has given over 1,000 presentations to medical audiences on dozens of clinical topics and has published more than 100 articles, chapters, audiocassettes, videotapes, and monographs. Dr. Kurtizky is an advisor for Endo Lilly, Kowa Pharmeceuticals and Takeda Pharmacueticals. You may contact Dr. Kuritzky at (352) 377-3193, or by email at LKuritzky@aol.com
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
is an attorney and a principal of the financial consulting firm O'Dell, Jarvis & Mandell, LLC.. He specializes in risk management, asset protection and financial planning and has authored a number of books for doctors including, For Doctors Only: A Guide to Working Less and Building More , WEALTH PROTECTION, M.D. and The Doctor's Wealth Protection Guide endorsed by five state medical societies. Mr. Mandell also created the Category 1 CME monograph, Risk Management for the Practicing Physician. His articles have appeared in over 100 publications, including over 30 medical specialty journals, and he has addressed many of the nation's leading medical conferences.
Mr. Mandell holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, from which he graduated with honors, a law degree from the UCLA School of Law, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for achievement in legal ethics, and earned his MBA from UCLA'S Anderson School of Management. You may contact Mr. Mandell at (877) 656-4362, or by email at Mandell@ojmgroup.com
Lori Abel Meyerhoffer, MD, JD (Raleigh, NC)
specializes in the defense of medical malpractice, and medical and nursing board cases with the firm of Yates, McLamb & Weyher, LLP Dr. Meyerhoffer was a practicing internist for close to ten years before pursuing a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with honors and received the Gressman-Pollit Award for the best overall oral advocacy. She recently served on the Medico-Legal Liaison Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association.You may contact Dr. Meyerhoffer at (919) 835-0900, or by email at LMeyerhoffer@ymwlaw.com
Robert P. Siemion, Esq. (Southfield, MI)
is a senior partner at Siemion Huckabay, P.C. He has been a defense trial attorney for over 35 years with particular expertise in defending against medical malpractice, professional liability, drug and HMO claims. Mr. Siemion is a past recipient of the State Bar of Michigan's "Respected Advocate Award" and is a past Chairman of the State Bar Negligence Section.. You may contact Mr. Siemion at (248) 213-2010, or by email at RSiemion@Siemion-Huckabay.com
David A. Strahle, MD
is certified by the American Board of Radiology. He is a practicing radiologist and a founder and president of Regional Medical Imaging a practice with 16 radiologists covering all radiology subspecialties in five offices. Dr. Strahle has developed RMI's own protocols which, among other things, has allowed the practice to perform breast MRI interpretations with the foremost specificity and sensitivity in the industry. You may contact Dr. Strahle at (810)732-1919 or, by email at at DStrahle@rmipc.net
John W. VanSanten, MAI (Chicago, IL)
is a managing director of Stout Risius Ross a financial advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Options, Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services. He has more than 19 years experience in real estate valuations of all types of commercial and special use properties, with a particular emphasis on healthcare properties. Prior to joining SRR, Mr. VanSanten was a director with Huron Consulting Group's healthcare practice.
He co-authored the valuation section of the Real Estate Taxation Manual for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and speaks nationally on valuation principles and procedures.
You may contact Mr. VanSanten at (312) 752-3384, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Wayne Weart, PharmD, FASHP,
BCPS (Charleston, SC)
is professor of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), as well as professor of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine, MUSC. Prior to MUSC he instructed at West Virginia University.
Dr. Weart has authored more than 100 publications and he has presented hundreds of hours of lectures to numerous professional groups and societies, medical and house staffs at both West Virginia University and MUSC, and national pharmacy and medical seminars across the country. He has received numerous awards and honors in his field including the outstanding teacher awards at both West Virginia University and MUSC, Hospital Pharmacist of the Year in both South Carolina and West Virginia and being designated a Fellow of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. In 1991 Dr. Weart was among the first pharmacists to become a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. He is a speaker on lipids and pain for Pfizer, Inc. and an outcomes research consultant for Merck. You may contact Dr. Weart at (843) 792-3606, or by email at WeartCW@musc.edu
Karen Zupko (Chicago,
is president of KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.and is a nationally respected advisor since 1974 to physicians, their practices, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health systems and other healthcare companies. One of her primary interests is helping physicians create a group culture that supports collegiality, patient satisfaction, and organizational effectiveness. Ms. Zupko's team of consultants and advisors provide analysis and guidance in practice management, reimbursement, marketing, Internet services, financial management, and contracting.