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<p>Dermatopathology Fellowship, University of Texas, Southwestern, 2007-2008<br />
Dermatology Residency, Univ. of California, San Diego, Division of Dermatology, 2004-2007<br />
Mohs/Research Fellowship, Univ. of California, San Diego, Division of Dermatology, 2003-2004<br />
Internal Medicine Internship, Univ. of California, San Diego, Department of Medicine, 2002-2003<br />
M.D. degree, Univ. of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, Class Rank Highest Percentile June 2002<br />
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, California Lutheran University, Summa Cum Laude, June 1996<br />
<li>Director, Owner, and Chief Dermatopathologist, Compass Dermatopathology, Inc., July 2010 – Present
<li>Telemedicine Provider and Owner, SkyMD, Inc., 2017 - Present
<li>Dermatologist, Owner, Calame Dermatology and Poway Dermatology, January 2011 - Present
<li>Dermatology Section Chief, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA, July 2013 - Present
<li>Volunteer Clinical Professor, UC San Diego, Department of Dermatology, June 2014 - Present
<li>Consultant, Google Research, Google, Inc., 2016 - 2017
<li>Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego, Division of Dermatology, October 2012 - June 2014
<li>Staff Dermatologist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, La Jolla, CA, November 2011 - June 2014
<li>Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Texas, Southwestern, Dept. of Dermatology, 2008 - 2010
<li>Associate Dermatopathologist and Assistant Dermatopathology Fellowship Program Director, Cockerell and Associates, Dallas, Texas, 2008 – 2010
Research Associate II, Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, 1996 - 1998</li>
Dr. Calame’s interests outside of work include tennis, yoga, and spending time with her family.
<p>June 2016 – June 2019: Dermatology Resident at Naval Medical Center San Diego<br />
December 2012 – June 2016: Department head Occupational Medicine at Naval Hospital Guam<br />
June 2012 – December 2012: Undersea Medical Officer Training at NUMI, Groton, CT.<br />
June 2011 – June 2012: Internship at NH Camp Pendleton<br />
August 2007 – May 2011: Uniformed Services University in Bethesda Maryland<br />
June 2004 - May 2005: University of Colorado at Boulder, CO BA in Human Physiology<br />
August 2000 - May 2004: University of Colorado at Boulder, CO BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology</p>
Academic year 2018-2019: Chief resident
August 2013 – June2016: Occupational Medicine Department Head (3 divisions, 14 personnel)
August 2013 – Present: BLS/ACLS instructor
October 2005 - May 2007: Instructor for GRE and MCAT for Kaplan Test Preparations
May 2005 - August 2005: Non-tenured Chemistry professor at University of Colorado
He enjoys traveling, surfing and being with his family.
<p>09/01/1971 - 05/23/1973 <br />
Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts Major - Biochemical Sciences </p>
<p>09/01/1973 - 05/24/1974 <br />
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Bachelor of Arts • Major - Human Biology Year 1 of 5 year combined BA - MD program of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine </p>
<p>09/01/1974 - 05/26/1978 <br />
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Medical Doctor - M.D. </p>
<p>06/23/1978 - 06/30/1979 <br />
University of Utah Medical School & Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, Utah Internship in Internal Medicine (PGY1) </p>
<p>07/01/1979 - 06/30/1982 <br />
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Residency in Dermatology (PGY 2,3,4) </p>
<p>09/01/2013 - 05/23/2015 <br />
Isenberg School of Business, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Master of Business Administration - M.B.A. (4.0 GPA) </p>
Dr. Ramin Fathi graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois with a degree in Accounting. He then received his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his transitional year internship at the Colorado Health Foundation in Denver, Colorado and his Dermatology residency at the University of Colorado Denver. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he received advanced training in Mohs micrographic surgery and complex reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Fathi has written over 25 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and has spoken at national meetings. He is a member and has held committee positions in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Fathi is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
He looks forward to caring for patients in Arizona, California, and Texas on SkyMD.
When he is away from the office, Dr. Fathi enjoys staying active with golf, tennis, basketball and snowboarding. He also enjoys traveling and trying new cuisines. Recently married, Dr. Fathi and his wife are loving the newlywed life.
All medical dermatology diseases, including acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, skin discoloration, cellulitis, rashes, HSV, herpes, warts, ulcers, skin lesions, malignant neoplasms of the skin, nail issues, hair loss, skin aging, cold sores, sun damage or actinic keratoses, epidermal cysts, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic keratosis or benign skin tumors, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap, folliculitis, hives or urticaria, atopic dermatitis, tinea or tinea versicolor, fungal infections, cosmetic procedure follow-up, surgical procedure follow-up, inflammatory skin diseases, parasitic infections, such as scabies or head lice.
<p>05/1992 Bachelor of Science University of Maryland (Microbiology)<br />
05/2000 Medical Degree University of Maryland<br />
05/2000 Doctor of Philosophy University of Maryland (Molecular and Cell Biology)<br />
2004-2005 Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
07/2007-06/2011 Clinic Director, Pediatric Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
08/2011-08/2016 Chief, Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
08/2011-current Active Medical Staff, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
07/2012-07/2016 Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
02/2017-01/2018 Active Medical Staff, Dayton Children’s Hospital
In her free time, her personal interests include spending time with her husband and children, gardening, and cooking.
Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex is a dermatologist practicing in PHOENIX, AZ and Visalia CA. He was born in New Haven Connecticut , raised in Nigeria west Africa were he developed a strong commitment to God, family and service. While going to college he spent most of his breaks serving as a missionary in Liberia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria. It was on one of these mission trips that he found his calling to serve people around the world as a physician.
He completed his medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine NY and Dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center NY. He is currently serving as a dermatologist in Arizona and California.
When he is not practicing dermatology:
- He runs a non-profit "Get Well Africa" with a friend from medical school
- He is a public speaker focused on empowering young boys, girls, men and women to attain lives of significance that impact their world
- He enjoys reading, traveling, playing scrabble and chess
- His wife is his queen and his two little boys his world.
"I look forward to serving you to the best of my ability". Dr Rex
As a dermatologist Dr Rex specializes in any condition affecting the skin, hair or nails such as Acne, Psoriasis, Warts, Skin cancers like Melanoma, Basal cells, Squamous cell, infections, atopic dermatitis, Herpes simplex and more. Dermatologists are also experts in more complex skin diseases like Lupus, Morphea and Bullous Pemphigoid.
Dr. Rex diagnoses skin problems and develops unique treatments plans for each individual patient.
Dermatology Residency - Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Internal Medicine Internship - St. Luke’s Bethlehem University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York,
Bachelor of Arts Degree - College of Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx, New York
Associates Degree - The King’s College, New York, New York
<p>7/2004-12/2008Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC<br />
Doctor of Medicine</p>
<p>6/2000-8/2003 University of Washington Seattle, WA<br />
B.A. in Spanish<br />
Seattle Foundation Scholarship – Full academic scholarship</p>
10/2020-PresentGeneral and Cosmetic Dermatologist San Diego, CA
Lanoi Medical Group, Poway Dermatology
7/2017-9/2020 Staff Dermatologist San Diego, CA
Assistant Department Head
General Dermatology Division Officer
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy
9/2017-9/2020 Assistant Professor of Dermatology Bethesda, MD
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS)
7/2017-9/2020 Staff Dermatologist, Naval Medical Center San Diego San Diego, CA
Assistant Department Head
General Dermatology Division Officer
Provides expert dermatology consulting services for worldwide U.S. federal institutions, including the Military Health System, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, and other federal agencies. Staffed 23 dermatology residents in the clinic, surgeries as well as cosmetic procedures. Gave numerous lectures to the residents, hosted journal clubs, dermatology Grand Rounds. Organized and lead the 2018 Navy’s San Diego Dermatology Society meeting. Director of CME for Dermatology Grand Rounds and awarded attendees with ACGME approved CME credit hours. Was the dermatology representative for thehospital’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as well as the only physician on the hospital’s Data Quality Committee.
11/2016-PresentAssistant Professor of Dermatology, USUHS School of Medicine San Diego, CA
Clinical Instructor of Dermatology, USUHS School of Medicine
Supervise and educate dermatology residents, Transitional Year, Internal Medical and other residents from various specialties, medical students and Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDC) students. Provides dermatology care services for U.S. Military Health System patients.
5/2013-6/2014 Naval Flight Surgeon, VMM-166 Squadron San Diego, CA
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Served as Medical Department Head and only flight surgeon of a Marine Corps Osprey (M-22) squadron. Delivered quality medical care to over 550 Marine Corps squadron members. Actively practiced aerospace medicine, primary care, acute care, and preventive medicine. Position included 3 months of deployment workups as well as an eight (8) month deployment on a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) off the shores of the Middle East and Africa.
8/2010-5/2013 Naval Flight Surgeon, Naval Air Facility El Centro El Centro, CA
Clinic Department Head
Senior Medical Officer (SMO)
Served as the Flight Surgeon for the base as well as a general practioner for over 300 Active Duty service members and over 500 family members, as well as over 600 retirees that would come down to the base every winter for 6 months. Assisted in caring for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angles) when they trained at the Naval Air Facility El Centro for 3 months each year. Actively practiced aerospace medicine, primary care, acute care, and preventive medicine. Wrote a monthly medical article for the base’s newsletter “The Sandpaper”. Traveled monthly to attend the Senior Medical Officer meetings for the Director of Branch Clinics within the Naval Medical Center San Diego.
<p><b>Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)</b><br />
• Fellowship in Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology 2019-2020<br />
<b>University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)</b><br />
• Dermatology Residency 2016-2019<br />
• Master of Advanced Sciences in Clinical Research (M.A.S.) 2013-2014<br />
• Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) 2010-2015<br />
<b>UCLA – Olive View Medical Center</b><br />
• Internal medicine internship 2015-2016<br />
<b>University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)</b><br />
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Psychobiology (Summa Cum Laude) 2006-2010</p>
• Apex Dermatology, Westlake Village, CA – medical/cosmetic/surgical dermatology 2020-present
• Compass Dermatopathology, San Diego, CA – teledermatology 2020-present
• Dept. of Dermatology, MGH/Harvard Medical School – medical dermatology (moonlighting) 2019-2020
In his spare time, Dr. Vazirnia enjoys playing guitar and piano, trying new foods, as well as spending quality time with his family and friends.
<p>Dermatopathology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, July 2019-June 2020<br />
Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, July 2018-June 2019<br />
Weill Cornell Medical College, Dermatology Resident Physician, 2015-2018<br />
California Pacific Medical Center, Internal Medicine Resident Physician, 2014-2015<br />
University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2010-2014, graduate with distinction<br />
• College of Medicine, M.D. Program<br />
University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2006-2010, graduate with highest honors<br />
• BiochemistryMajor<br />
• Chemistry, Math, Chinese language, and History Minors<br />
• GPA: 4.0/4.0</p>
2006 B.A., Sociology, Brown University Program in Liberal Medical Education, Providence, RI</p>
2011 M.D., Brown University, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, RI</p>
2011-2012 Intern, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, N.Y., NY<br />
2012-2013 Resident, Dermatology, Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center, N.Y., NY<br />
2013-2015 Resident, Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center* Hospital university affiliation change due to hospital merger, N.Y., NY<br />
2015-2016 Fellow, Cutaneous Oncology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, Fellowship director: Desiree Ratner, M.D., N.Y., NY</p>
Nov 2019-Present Mohs Surgeon, Advanced Dermatology, New York, NY
Sept 2019-Present Mohs Surgeon, The Clinic for Dermatology and Wellness, Medford, OR
Oct 2016-July 2019 Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Oct 2017-July 2019 Director of Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Jan 2018-July 2019 Assistant Program Director, Dermatology Residency Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,
<p>University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN<br />
• Medical Doctorate, 2007<br />
• Junior Member Alpha Omega Alpha<br />
• Alpha Omega Alpha Scholarship<br />
• Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance<br />
• Martin C. And Jean M. Mata Scholarship<br />
• Luigi Taddeini Scholarship<br />
• Centennial Scholarship<br />
• Hanold Scholarship</p>
<p>College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN<br />
• Bachelor of Arts in Biology, 2003<br />
• Graduated Summa cum Laude<br />
• Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society</p>
Comprehensive Dermatology Group
• Board Certified Dermatologist
• Private Practice from 2011-2019 (current)
• Medical and Surgical Dermatology, including MOHs Surgery
• Cosmetic Dermatology, including Neurotoxins, Fillers, and Laser Procedures
• Mentor Physician Assistants
• Address: 781 Garden View Court, Suite 201, Encinitas, CA 92024
• Provide excellent patient care in a wide spectrum of areas
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
• Dermatology Residency Program, Graduated 2011
• First Place Resident Research Award 2011
University of North Dakota, Meritcare Hospital, Fargo, ND
• Transitional Year Residency Program, 2007-2008
• Graduated Program with Certificate of Excellence
When she's not in practice, her interests include reading and trail and road running.
• B.S. Political Science / United States Naval Academy / MAY2001</p>
<p>Medical School:<br />
• M.D. / Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences / MAY2013</p>
• Transitional / Naval Medical Center San Diego / JUN2014</p>
• Dermatology / Naval Medical Center San Diego / JUN2019</p>
<p>University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL<br />
Doctor of Medicine with Honors May, 2010 </p>
<p>University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI<br />
Bachelor of Science in Economics with Honors May, 2006</p>
<p>8/2000-5/2005 New York University School of Medicine New York, NY<br />
Degree: M.D. with honors</p>
<p>9/1996-5/2000 New York University New York, NY<br />
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude<br />
Majors: Biology and Spanish<br />
Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center New York, NY<br />
Department of Dermatology<br />
Chief Resident, 2008-2009</p>
Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center New York, NY<br />
Department of Internal Medicine</p>
<p>July 2014-June 2017 <br />
University of South Florida- Tampa, FL<br />
Dermatology Residency<br />
<p>July 2013-July 2014 <br />
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital- Santa Barbara, CA<br />
Medical Internship </p>
<p>August 2009-May 2013 <br />
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine- Tampa, FL<br />
Doctor of Medicine<br />
Business of Medicine Scholarly Concentration</p>
<p>August 2005-May 2009 <br />
University of South Florida, Accelerated Medical Program- Tampa, FL<br />
Biomedical Sciences B.S.<br />
Microbiology Honors Thesis completed<br />
2008-2009 studied abroad at Middlesex University, London</p>
Dr. Eric Parlette is a board certified dermatologist and MOHS surgeon practicing in Portsmouth, Virginia.
All medical dermatology diseases, including acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, skin discoloration, cellulitis, rashes, HSV, herpes, warts, ulcers, skin lesions, malignant neoplasms of the skin, nail issues, hair loss, skin aging, cold sores, sun damage or actinic keratoses, epidermal cysts, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic keratosis or benign skin tumors, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap, folliculitis, hives or urticaria, atopic dermatitis, tinea or tinea versicolor, fungal infections, cosmetic procedure follow-up, surgical procedure follow-up, inflammatory skin diseases, parasitic infections such as scabies or head lice.
University of Virginia
School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Doctorate in Medicine
August 1994-May 1998
College of Arts and Sciences, Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Minors in Biology and Chemistry
August 1990-May 1994
Mohs/Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship
Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
Chestnut Hill, MA
Dermatology Residency, 2001-2004
Naval Medical Center, San Diego
National Naval Medical Center
Appointments and AffiliationsCURRENT
Commander, United States Navy Reserve, 2012-current
1. Dermatology Specialty Leader for Navy Reserve
2. Deputy Director, Command Medical Services
3. Officer in Charge, Detachment Romeo
Operational Health Support Unit, Portsmouth, VA, 2016-Current
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016-2018
Associate Professor, Dermatology, Mohs surgery
Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologic Surgeon, and Faculty for ACGME Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology, procedural dermatology fellowship Dayton Skin Care Specialists, part-time, 2011-2015
Clinical Associate Professor, Wright State University, 2015
Associate Professor, Dermatology, and Director of Mohs Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology, University of Florida, 2013-2014
Dermatologic Surgeon, Boston University, Dermatology, 2011-2013
Dermatologic Surgeon, Dermatology Associates of Winchester, MA, 2008-2011
United States Navy, active duty 1998-2007
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Uniformed Services. University of Health Sciences, 2004-2007
Attending Dermatologist, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, 2006-2007
Department Head, Dermatology, U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, 2004-2006
General Medical Officer/Battalion Surgeon, 24th MEU-SOC, Mass Casualty Response Team, Medical Officer
Primary research & development of Combat Trauma Course for 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC 1999-2001
American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow, 2004
American College of Mohs Surgery, Fellow, 2008
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Association of Military Dermatologists
Military Training Courses
Strategy and War, Naval War College
Senior Officer Leadership Course
Naval Leadership Course
Officer Indoctrination School
Combat Casualty Care Course
Field Medical Service School
Honors and Recognition
Operational Health Support Unit, Portsmouth, VA
Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Third Award, 2018
Joint Task Force Platinum, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Camp VII, Ceremonial Flag, 2013
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth
Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Second Award, 2007
Medical Officer of the Year, Finalist 2007
Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Medical Officer of the Year, 2005
Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, 2006
Association of Military Dermatologists, Publication Award, 2005
Medical Officer of the Quarter, May-Jul, 2005
DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Photodynamic Therapy Case Report Winner, J Drugs in Dermatol, Nov/Dec 2004
Naval Medical Center, San Diego Resident Research Award for Excellence in Dermatology/Plastic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 24th annual meeting, April 2004
Military Resident Writing Award, 3rd place, AAD 2003
Physician Assistant Military Preceptor of the Year, 2002
2nd Battalion, 6th Marines
Surface Warfare Device for Medical Department Officer, 2000
Expert marksman, U.S. Marine Corps standards
National Naval Medical Center (NNMC)
Intern of the Year, NNMC, 1999
Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal for most outstanding intern, 1999
Letter of Commendation for Command Iron Man
Letter of Commendation for Junior Officer of the Year Nomina-tion
Command Iron Man for Fall 1998 Physical Readiness Test
Junior Officer of the Quarter nominee, NNMC, winter 1998
Junior Officer of the Year nominee, NNMC, 1999
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Metro Conference, 1992-1993, Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Virginia Tech’s All-Academic Team
Phi Eta Sigma, Honor Society Historian and Service Director
Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology
Golden Key National Honor Society
Dean’s List, 8 semesters
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, 8 semesters
Metro Conference Athletic Commissioner’s List, 8 semesters
Nominee for USA All-Academic Team, by USA Today
Dean’s Scholarship Nominee
Varsity letterman in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track
Commonwealth of Virginia
Governor Northam’s Transition Policy Council on Health and
Human Resources, 2018
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Dermatologic Surgery, Journal Reviewer 2013-current
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Research and Development Committee, 2008-2013
Committee Chairman, 2011-2013
Research Grant Review Board 2008-2013
Naval Hospital, Okinawa (2004-2006)
Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Chairman
Institute for Hospital Improvement, Adverse Drug Event/
Medication Reconciliation Committee, Chairman
Executive Committee of the Medical Staff
National Naval Medical Center (1998-1999)
Executive Committee for the Resident Medical Staff
Ethics Consultation Organizational Committee
1. Martin ED, Parlette EC. Accelerated basal cell carcinoma at infliximab infusin site. submitted for publication to Dermatol Surg 2018
2. Shokeen D, Parlette E. Simple Mohs reconstruction in a blistering disorder patient. Dermatol Surg 44:432-434, 2018
3. Parlette EC, Simonds RM Jr., Barton M, Cummings LW, Leib AE. Diffuse thick scale on both hands. Am Fam Physician 97:205-206, 2018.
4. Glenn CJ, Parlette EC, Mitchell C. Fractionated CO2 Laser Assisted Delivery of Topical 5-Fluorouracil As A Useful Modality for Treating Field Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Dermatol Surg 41:1339-42, 2015.
5. Toren KL, Parlette EC. Managing melanoma in situ. Sem Cut Med Surg 29(4): 258-263, 2010.
6. Parlette EC, Rohrer TE. Newer approaches to actinic keratoses. Healthy Aging 6: 26, 2010.
7. O’Neal B, Parlette EC. Use of the 595nm laser for treatment of purpura. Pract Dermatol Feb: 26&28, 2010.
8. Parlette EC, Kaminer ME. Laser-assisted liposuction: Here’s the skinny. Sem Cut Med Surg 27: 259-263, 2008.
9. Parlette EC, Kaminer MS, Arndt, KA. The art of tattoo removal. Plastic Surg Products Jan: 18-20, 2008.
10. Tabor C, Parlette EC. Cutaneous manifestations of diabetes. Signs of poor glycemic control or new-onset disease. Post-grad Med 119: 38-44, 2006.
11. Tabor C, Parlette EC. CD30+, large T-cell lymphoma: Diagnostic distinction and management. Dermatol Online J 12: 8, 2006.
12. Railan D, Parlette EC, Uebehoer NS, Rohrer TE. Laser treatment of vascular lesions. Clin Dermatol 24: 8-15, 2006.
13. Bevin AA, Parlette EC, Domankevitz Y, Ross EV. Variable pulse Nd:YAG laser in treatment of facial telangiectasias. Dermatol Surg 32: 7-12, 2006.
14. Parlette EC, Groff WF, Kinshella MJ, Domankevitz Y, O’neill J, Ross EV. Optimal pulse durations for the treatment of leg telangiectasias with a neodymium YAG laser. Lasers Surg Med 38: 98-105, 2006.
15. Parlette EC, Elliott JZ, Hall FW, Graham BS. Primary cutaneous blastic natural killer cell lymphoma. J Am Acad Dermatol 53: 742-743, 2005.
16. Parlette EC, Polo JM. Inoculation herpes barbae. Skin Med 4:186-187, 2005.
17. Parlette EC. Red light laser photodynamic therapy of Bowen's disease. J Drugs Dermatol Suppl 3: S22-4, 2004.
18. Parlette EC, Kroger N, Ross EV. Nd:YAG laser treatment of recalcitrant folliculitis decalvans. Dermatol Surg 30: 1152-4, 2004.
19. Parlette EC, Ross EV. Hair removal for early treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa. Schoch letter 53: 2, 2004.
20. Parlette EC, Groff W, O’Neill J, Domankevitz Y, Ross EV. Update on variable pulse Nd:YAG laser in treatment of leg telangiectasias. Laser Medicine and Surgery Suppl 16:
21. Parlette EC, Parlette HL: Removal of a large labial mucocele. In Harahap M (ed): Innovative Techniques in Skin Surgery. New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2002.
22. Parlette EC, Parlette HL. Erythrocyanotic discoloration of the toes. Cutis 65: 223-224,226, 2000.
23. Parlette EC, Smith KJ, Germain M, Rolfe A, Skelton H. Accelerated growth of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans during pregnancy. Journal of the American Academy of
Dermatology 41: 778-783, 1999.
24. Parlette EC, Parlette HL. Ergonomically effective grommet. Dermatologic Surgery 25: 74-75, 1999.
25. Parlette EC, Parlette HL, Patterson JW. Pilomatricoma: An alarming presentation. Cutis 62: 227-230, 1998.
26. Miller AC, Blakely WF, Livengood D, Whittaker T, Xu J, Ejnik JW, Hamilton MM, Parlette E, John TS, Gerstenberg HM, Hsu H. Transformation of human osteoblast cells to the
Tumorigenic phenotype by depleted uranium-uranyl chloride. Environmental Health Perspectives 106: 465-71,1998.
1. Use of Thermage Multi-Plex tip for treatment of upper arm tissue; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
2. Prospective clinical study of non-invasive cooling of subcutaneous fat; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
3. Post-approval study of ArteFil for the correction of nasolabial folds; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
4. Periorbital clinical trial ULT-102 for the Ulthera system; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
5. Evaluation of Cutera Pearl YSSG for skin rejuvenation; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
6. Clinical evaluation of the Dermatologic Treatment System (DTS) using microwaves for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
7. Assess long-term safety of Reloxin in the treatment of glabellar lines; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
8. Evaluate safety and efficacy of Cosmetalife versus control (Restylane) for the correction of nasolabial folds; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
9. Evaluate safety and duration of efficacy of Reloxin (Botulinum Type A Toxin) in correction of moderate to severe glabellar lines; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-2008
10. Evaluate efficacy of Portrait- PSR using very low energy with and without a cosmetic cream; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-08
11. Assess the performance of the near infrared Nomir Nimels microbial elimination laser for safety and efficacy for treatment of toenail onychomycosis; Skin Care Physicians,
12. Evaluate use and safety of 1064nm Nd:YAG laser, delivered subdermally as a treatment for reduction in appearance or elimination of unwanted fat. Evaluate the use of laser for
tightening the skin in the area of liposlysis, to demonstrate disruption of fat cells, to evaluate the use of an accelerome-ter in preventing thermal damage to dermal tissue; Skin Care Physicians, 2007-08
13. Evaluation of variable pulse Nd:YAG in the treatment of facial telangiectasias; Naval Medical Center, San Diego, 2003-04
14. Determination of optimal pulse durations for the treatment of leg telangiectasias with a neodymium YAG laser; Naval Medical Center, San Diego, 2002-04
15. Investigate the transformation of human osteoblast cells to the tumorigenic phenotype by depleted uranium-uranyl chloride; Armed Forces Radiobiologic Research Institute,
1. Uncommon presentations of common skin cancers. Bon Secours Medical Group, Continuing Medical Education, April 2018.
2. Panelist. Schwartz Rounds, the non-adherent patient. Virginia Commonwealth University, College of Medicine, April 2018.
3. Cosmetic workshop. Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Dermatology, November 2017.
4. Laser fundamentals. Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Plastic Surgery, September 2017.
5. Superficial surgical anatomy. Walter Reed Annual Anatomy Course. Walter Reed Military Medical Center, July 2017.
6. Cosmetic Maintenance of Certification Review Symposium. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2015
7. Laser fundamentals and applications. Mayo Clinic, Department of Dermatology, Jacksonville, FL, February 2015
8. Cosmetic Maintenance of Certification Review Symposium. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2014
9. Common laser applications. Laser workshop, Candela, Orlando, FL, November 2013
10. Management of common dermatologic disorders. U. S. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 2013
11. Facial Reconstruction. Dermatology Grand Rounds, University of Florida, August 2013
12. Identification and Management of Skin Cancer. Family Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Florida, June 2013
13. Indications for Mohs surgery. Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, University of Florida, May 2013
14. Dermatologic Surgery Review. Dermatology Board Review Course, Tampa, FL, April 2013
15. Periocular Reconstruction. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, April 2013
16. Cosmetic Maintenance of Certification Review Symposium. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, April 2013
17. Laser Fundamentals. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, midyear meeting, April 2010
18. How do I approach vascular tumors? American Acad Derm Annual Meeting, March 2010
19. Moderator: New research in oncology and reconstruction. American Society of Dermatologic Surgery & American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery,
Joint Annual Meeting, October 2009.
20. Photorejuvenation and optimization of fractional resurfacing. Laser workshop, Nashville, TN, June 2009
21. Fractionated resurfacing. Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery Annual meeting, May 2009
22. Total photorejuvenation. Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery Annual meeting, May 2009
23. Laser physics. Vanderbilt Department of Dermatology, March 2009
24. Candela Laser workshop. Applications with the long pulsed alexandrite and neodymium: YAG lasers, December 2008
25. Treatment of vascular lesions in Asian skin. Beijing, November 2008
26. Laser treatment of vascular lesions. 8th Biennial Conference of Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India; Indore, India, November 2008
27. Treatment of pigmented lesions. 17th Candela Anniversary. Bangkok, Thailand, November 2008
28. Laser physics and common laser applications. Kuala Lumpur, November 2008
29. Laser treatment of pigemented lesions with Q-switched Alexandrite, Beijing, November 2008
30. Management of PWS. Beijing, November 2008
31. Candela Laser workshop. Update on use of pulsed dye, long pulsed alexandrite, and neodymium: YAG lasers, May 2008
32. Skin rejuvenation with very low energy plasma. American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, 28th annual meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2008
33. Cosmetic Update. Tidewater dermatology meeting, January 2008
34. Facial Flaps. Dermatology department. Eastern Virginia Medical School, March 2007
35. Surgical Pearls. Dermatology department. Eastern Virginia Medical School, March 2007
36. Management of Eczema. Pediatrics. Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, February 2007
37. Pediatric dermatoses. Pediatrics. Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, December 2006
38. Common skin tumors. Internal medicine. Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, November 2006
39. Great clinical cases. Dermatology department. Eastern Virginia Medical School, November 2006
40. Common dermatology conditions. Internal medicine. Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, September 2006
41. Melanoma Review. Surgical services continuing medical education symposium, USNH Okinawa, April 2006
42. Dermatologic Gems. Pacific Pearls Medical Symposium, Okinawa, Japan, March 2006
43. Current use of IPL for facial rejuvenation. Taiwan plastic surgery association, May 2005
44. Photorejuvenation using intense pulsed light. Chinese dermatologic society, Taipei, May 2005
45. Burn management. USNH Okinawa departments of primary care and surgical services, March 2005
46. Wound healing. USNH Okinawa departments of primary care and surgical services, March 2005
47. Derm potpourri. Presented to Kadena Medical Group, January 2005
48. Sun safety. Presented to San Diego County YMCA Child Health Educators, July 2004
49. Superficial fungal infections. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Department of Pediatrics, June 2004
50. Steroids. Preseneted to Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Department of Pediatrics, June 2004
51. Contact dermatitis. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Department of Pediatrics, June 2004
52. Great cases of residency. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego and UCSD Dermatology Departments, May 2004
53. Common skin tumors. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Department of Medicine, April 2004
54. Variable pulse duration Nd:YAG laser for the treatment of leg veins. Presented at American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 24th annual meeting, Dallas, TX. April 2004
55. Dermatology for the Dentist. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Department of Dentistry and Oral-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2003
56. Intense Pulsed Light demonstration module. H.T. Greenway’s Superficial Anatomy and Cutaneous Surgery Course, July 2003
57. Great Clinical Dermatology Cases. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego and UCSD Dermatology Departments, October 2002
58. Facial Flaps. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego and UCSD Dermatology Departments, October 2002
59. Great Surgical Dermatology Cases. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego and UCSD Dermatology Departments, September 2002
60. Wonders of Light: Clinical applications of lasers. Presented to Departments of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center, August 2002
61. Wound Healing. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego and UCSD Dermatology Departments, March 2002
62. Complement. Presented to Naval Medical Center, San Diego and UCSD Dermatology Departments, December 2001
63. Parlette EC, Smith KJ, Germain M, Rolfe A, Skelton H. Accelerated growth of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans during pregnancy.Presented at: Quarterly D.C. Dermatology Conference 2/99, International Society of Dermatopathology Conference, New Orleans, 3/99, American Academy of Dermatology Conference, New York, 7/99
64. Diagnosis and management of human papilloma virus. USUHS 2nd year medical students, March 1999
65. Decubitus ulcers. Presented to ICU staff, NNMC,January 1999
66. Malignant Melanoma. Presented to Ward Medicine team, NNMC, February 1999
67. Facial Flaps. Presented to Bethesda Naval Hospital, Department of Dermatology, July 1998 and to University of Virginia,
68. Department of Otolaryngology, January 1998
69. Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome. Presented to Bethesda Naval Hospital, Department of Dermatology, July 1998
70. Muir-Torre Syndrome. Presented to Bethesda Naval Hospital, Department of Dermatology, July 1998
71. Melanoma. Presented to University of Virginia, Department of Plastic Surgery, November 1998
72. Selected genodermatoses associated with malignancy. Presented to Bethesda Naval Hospital, Departement of Dermatology, October 1997
- Helping Hands Homeless Clinic
- Volunteer physician, 2014-2016
- Pacific Partnership 2014
- Volunteered to assist U.S. Navy medical team in treatment of dozens of burn scar patients, Da Nang, Vietnam, June 2014
- U.S. Navy Reserves - Volunteered for Joint Task Force Platinum, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
- Support of Detention Centers and Operation Enduring Freedom, 10/2013
- Assistant Command Fitness Liaison, NOSC Norfok, Det R, 2013
U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
- U.S.A.-Okinawa Track & Field Team, Assistant Captain, 2004-2006
- Dragon Boat racing team, 2006
- Command 3-on-3 Basketball Champions, 2005
- Fitness Enhancement Program, Coordinator, 2005-2006
Naval Medical Center, San Diego
- San Diego Recreation Flag Football league, 2004
- Command 5-on-5 Basketball Champions, 2003
- Community church league basketball, 2002-2003
- Kids ‘n Kritters, Pediatric Health Symposium Sun Safety Booth, 4/02, 4/03
- Command 3-on-3 Basketball Champions, 2002
- Intramural Basketball, Command runner-up, 2001
2nd Marine Division (1999-2001)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor
- Lay leader
- 24 MEU(SOC) Basketball team
National Naval Medical Center (1998-1999)
- Intramural Softball Champions
- Intramural Basketball
University of Virginia (1994-1998)
- Spinal Chords, male a cappella group benefiting the Children’s Medical Center-President and Treasurer, 1994-96
- Camp Holiday Trails, Camp for Disabled and Chronically Ill Children
- Chairman for Donations-1995-96
- Chairman for Advertising 1994-95
- Top Fund Raiser, 1995 & 1996
- HIV Awareness and Education Program for Local High Schools Educator-1994-96
- Club Med, Internal Medicine Club, 1994-1997
- Social Committee
- Medical Student Gym Manager, 1995-96
- Christian Medical Fellowship, 1994-97
- Pediatrics Club, 1994-96
- Family Practice Club, 1994-96
- Intramural Sports, 1994-96: Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball
- Fourth Year Class Play, 1998: Writer and actor
Virginia Tech (1990-1994)
- Virginia Tech Varsity Cross Country, 1990-94
- Virginia Tech Varsity Indoor Track, 1990-94
- Virginia Tech Varsity Outdoor Track, 1990-94
- Montgomery County (VA) Improvement Council Volunteer Coordinator
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Collegiate Christian Life
- Psychology Club
- Special Olympics Volunteer
- Intramural Sports: Basketball, Football, Softball, Tennis
Sanna Ronkainen, M.D, F.A.A.D. is a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Ronkainen graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas with a B.A. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She attended medical school at Georgetown University, where she graduated cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as recognition of her academic excellence.
Dr. Ronkainen then completed a five-year combined residency in Dermatology and Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota, where she participated in the global health track and served as Chief Resident during her final year. During her residency she was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and was inducted in the Gold Humanism Medical Honor Society for her enthusiasm for teaching medical students.
Dr. Ronkainen enjoys caring for patients with a wide variety of skin concerns and is committed to developing tailored treatment plans for each of her patients. When not seeing patients, Dr. Ronkainen enjoys crafting, indoor gardening, and spending time with her family.
I enjoy treating a variety of skin conditions, including but not limited to: acne, rosacea eczema, psoriasis, warts, shingles, cold sores/HSV, and hyperhidrosis/excessive sweating.
<p>University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM), Pittsburgh, PA 2008-2012 <br />
<p>Duke University, Durham, NC 2004-2008<br />
B.S.E in Biomedical Engineering, minor in Chemistry<br />
<p>Aug. 2011 - May 2015: <br />
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI<br />
Doctor of Medicine Degree</p>
<p>Aug. 2005 - May 2008<br />
Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI<br />
Bachelor of Science Degree - Biology</p>
<p>Aug. 2004 - Jun. 2005<br />
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI</p>
<p>Medical Residency:<br />
Jul. 2015 - Jun. 2016<br />
Wayne State University - Transitional Program<br />
Crittenton Hospital, Rochester HIlls, MI</p>
<p>Jul. 2016 - Jun. 2019<br />
Wayne State University - Dermatology Residency<br />
<p>Dermatology Residency Program<br />
University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas<br />
Co-chief resident 2016-2019<br />
Residency Program Transitional Year<br />
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 2015-2016<br />
Doctorate of Medicine<br />
Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha, GPA: 4.0<br />
School of Medicine, University of Texas, San Antonio 2011-2015<br />
Bachelor of Science, Biology<br />
Honors: cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors Program<br />
University of California, Los Angeles 2007-2010</p>
<p> Dermatology residency—West Virginia University, 1998-2001<br />
• The Residency Director, Rodney Kovach, MD, is a Mohs surgeon who trained<br />
under Fred Mohs. All dermatology residents received instruction in, and assisted<br />
with, Mohs surgery during the course of residency training.<br />
• Family Practice residency—Southern Illinois University, 1995-1998<br />
• Medical School—University of Missouri, Columbia, 1990-1995</p>
VA Black Hills Health Care System
• January 2018 to present
• Part time medical and surgical dermatology 4 days per month.
General Medical Dermatology--Regional Health Rapid City Hospital; Rapid City, South Dakota
• August 2016 to December 2018.
• Part time medical and surgical dermatology two days per week.
Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon--Chadron Community Hospital; Chadron, Nebraska
• February 2016 to present
• Part time general medical dermatology and Mohs surgery. Three days of clinic and one day of surgical procedures per month.
Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon—California Skin Institute; Modesto, California
• Blake Alexander, MD, PC acquired by California Skin Institute (CSI) in December 2014.
• Employed as dermatologist and Mohs surgeon December 2014 to July of 2016
• In August 2015 relocated from Modesto to Rapid City, SD. Continued to provide Mohs coverage for the practice by operating one week a month. Average case load of 40 patients over 5 days.
• Address: 1101 Standiford Ave. STE A-3 Phone: (209)578-5072 Fax: (209)578- 5072
Solo Practice—Blake Alexander, MD, PC; Modesto, California
• January 2010 to December 2014
• Focus of practice was surgical treatment of skin cancer via Mohs surgery and other available treatment modalities
• Performed 1216 excisions with tissue processed in our onsite lab via frozen section to ensure clear surgical margins (fresh tissue Mohs technique and vertical tissue processing)
• Surgical defects managed utilizing random pattern flaps, skin grafts, primary closure, and secondary intention healing.
• Address: 1101 Standiford Ave. STE A-3 Phone: (209)578-5072 Fax: (209)578-
Mohs Surgeon—McHenry Medical Group; Modesto, California
• Member of 18 physician multispecialty group from July 2007 to December 2009
• Performed 670 surgeries requiring frozen sections (inclusive of cases processed as fresh tissue Mohs technique as well as standard frozen section for margin control, i.e., vertical tissue processing)
• Surgical defects managed utilizing random pattern flaps, skin grafts, primary closure, and secondary intention healing
• General medical dermatology patients also seen while building surgical practice.
• Left the organization due to high group overhead in favor of solo practice.
• Address: 1541 Florida Ave. Phone: (209) 577-3388
Solo Practice—Blake Alexander, MD, LLC; Pocatello, Idaho
• Solo Practice in Pocatello, Idaho from July 2001 to June 2007
• Focus of practice was General dermatology and Moh’s surgery
• General dermatology three days per week
• Moh’s surgery one day per week including repairs and reconstructions
• Other services offered included V-beam, Smoothbeam, and Iridex KTP lasers, Narrow-band UVB and PUVA, digital dermoscopy and mole mapping.
• Average patient load of 40-50 per day on clinic days
• Surgery days averaged 3 Moh’s cases (including repairs) in the morning and 4-6 simple excisions, etc. in the afternoon
• Address: 500 S. 11th Ave. STE 203 Pocatello, ID 83201 Phone: (208)233-4455
When Dr. Alexander isn't practicing medicine, his interests include diving, fishing, archery, tennis, boating, and golf.
BA Major: Anthropology, Minor: Chemistry<br />
University of Arizona<br />
Medical Degree<br />
University of Arizona College of Medicine<br />
<p>Dermatology Residency Program, Henry Ford Hospital<br />
Detroit, MI<br />
July, 1996 - June, 1999</p>
<p>Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of British Columbia<br />
Vancouver, British Columbia<br />
July, 1992 - June, 1996</p>
<p>Medical Degree (M.D., C.M.), McGill University<br />
Montreal, Quebec<br />
September, 1988 - May, 1992</p>
<p>B.Sc. (Biology), University of British Columbia<br />
Vancouver, British Columbia<br />
September, 1984 - May, 1988</p>
<p>San Diego State University <br />
Masters of Public Health (MPH), 2012 <br />
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine (MD), 1998 <br />
Western New England College <br />
Masters of Business Administration (MBA), 1991 <br />
University of Denver <br />
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1987 </p>
Specialty: Family Practice - Re-certification Date: 2014; Expiration Date: 2024
Specialty: Preventive Medicine - Certification Date: 2013; Expiration Date: 2023
Sub-Specialty: Clinical Informatics - Certification Date: 2018; Expiration Date: 2028
<LI><B>LANOI MEDICAL GROUP</B> - Feb 2020 to present
Medical Director, Primary Care - In charge of setting-up clinic, management of providers in clinic, and care of patients. Responsible for ensuring clinic set-up for primary care providers, to include testing equipment, patient documentation, and basic supplies. Involved in hiring of clinic providers and staff to ensure quality of care optimized.
<LI><B>ARCH HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP</B> - Dec 2018 to Feb 2020
Family Physician - seeing patients from ages 3 years and up for acute, chronic, and preventative medical issues; managing their care as a primary care provider. Assisted with care of empanelment of provider out for several months due to medical issues. Also, managed population from clinic that was without a provider for three months.
<LI><B>UNITED STATES AIR FORCE</B> - Jan 1988 to Jun 2018
Preventive Medicine Physician / Medical Informaticist - July 2010 to June 2018
August 2014 to June 2018: Head, Deployment Health Research Department, Military Population Health Directorate, Naval Health Research Center. Supervised staff of 50 MD’s, PhD’s, and researchers with a budget over $9.3M. Studies within the department include the Millennium Cohort Study, the Millennium Cohort Family Study, the Birth and Infant Health Research Program, and the Recruit Assessment Program. Annually, had 12-15 published studies & 20-25 study presentations and national level meetings.
• Maintained credentials at Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA and worked 8-10 hours per month in clinic
• Reviewed all publications and presentations from studies within the department; responsible for quality of work
• Integral team member that helped to develop the organizational short- and long-terms strategic goals
• Selected by Commander to lead review of research program looking at psychological stresses for those working aboard Naval ships; team composed of Subject Matter Experts from around the DoD
• Responsible for ensuring that data used by department is stored and utilized according to HIPPA, Dept of the Navy, DoD, and other federal regulations
July 2012 to July 2014: Readiness Branch Chief, Health Care Informatics Division, Air Force Medical Support Agency. Managed branch of 80 employees with budget over $9.8M. Responsible for the improvement and maintenance of key USAF databases used by over 16k users involved in the medical care and readiness of USAF members.
• Maintained credentials at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, JBSA Lackland, TX; worked 8-20 hours per month in urgent care clinic
• Medical Director for ASIMS, WebHA and ICDB/CHAS; responsible for providing expert medical oversight for these databases
• Managed the updates to USAF medical databases for the implementation of ICD-10 including the design, testing and release of associated software changes mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative.
• Initiated the AF Web Health Assessment Working Group, a web based questionnaire designed to ensure the health of the Air Force members is maintained; membership included various subject matter experts from within the USAF; reviewed requests for new questions to ensure appropriate and actionable
• Co-authored two papers that described the development of decision support system ontologies to improve outcome of patient care. Both papers accepted and presented at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual conferences in 2012 and 2013.
Family Physician - July 2001 to June 2010
Nine years of direct clinical experience with the majority of this tenure spent as the Medical Director for assigned USAF Clinics. Responsibilities included mentoring all providers in military and medical protocols, and advising the Commander on required medical knowledge as needed to make effective decisions for the clinic. Worked in multiple international environments to include Tokyo, Japan; Doha, Qatar; and Iraq.
• Saw and managed medical care for patients ranging from 6 months to 65 years of age; coordinated care with specialty clinics on an as needed basis
• In Japan, managed four clinics which were composed of 15 providers and all ancillary staff running the facilities including nurses, medical technicians, and administrative staff
• Member of Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, Credentials Committee, and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
• Medical Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for 20 provider clinic, ensuring that providers trained on new policies/procedures, specifically those designed to improve quality of care, and followed-up with metrics to show compliance
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