International Board of Advisory Directors

 

Antonio Toniolo, M.D., FAMH
Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of Insubria Medical School, Varese, Italy.
Dr. Antonio Toniolo is ad Honorem Professor at the International School of Medical Sciences, Panama City, Panama.
He is Professor of Medical Microbiology and Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Insubria Medical Center in Varese, Italy. Graduated in Medicine at the University of Pisa, Italy in 1972, obtained his board certification in Medical Microbiology in 1976. He then became Assistant and Associate Professor at the same Medical School.
After 3-year research training at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) under Abner Louis Notkins, he served as Professor of Medical Microbiology with clinical responsibilities at four different Italian Medical Schools: Sassari, Pisa, Pavia, Insubria (1998-present). Visiting Professor of Virology, University of Tokyo (1997).
President of the Italian Society for Medical and Clinical Microbiology (2001-2006), he is member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the NIH Alumni Association (NIHAA), the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), the Steering Committee of Virus in Diabetes International Study Group (VIDIS), the European Polio Union (EPU).
 
Since 2013 he is Senior Research Scholar at “Centro Beniamino Segre”, Accademia dei Lincei in Rome and  Chair of the National Committee for the Selection of University Professors in Medical Microbiology.
He received research awards from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF, New York), the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors (NPOD, Miami, FL), Post-Polio Health International (PHI, St. Louis, MO),  The Bran Institute (Tokyo, Japan), Wyeth-Lederle, Italy and other Italian and European Research Agencies.
For over 30 years he has been teaching and lecturing at the national and international levels. Opinion leader in medical microbiology has long experience with hospital-acquired infections, microbial drug resistance, transplants, community-acquired infections, pregnancy, childhood infections, virus-induced disorders, including type 1 diabetes and post-polio syndrome. As Clinical Microbiologist, has taken part to numerous Clinical Studies for Pharma Companies and CROs.
 
Scientific interests: association of virus infections with neurologic and endocrine disorders of unknown etiology, molecular diagnosis in microbiology, determinants and epidemiology of antimicrobial drug resistance.
 
Bibliometric data: Papers: 161, Citations: 4018, H-index: 36, Hc-index: 20
 
Degrees:
M.D., 1972 - University of Pisa Medical School, Italy
License to practice Medicine: Italy, 1976; Switzerland, 2002
Board Certification in Medical Microbiology: Italy, 1976; Switzerland, 2010
Post-Doctoral training in Experimental Medicine (1978-81), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
 
TIMOTHY L. STERNBERG, D.M.D., M.D.
Director, Center for Pain Management
 
Accomplished, innovative board certified anesthesiology sub-specialist and experienced clinician teacher and administrator with over 25 years clinical and leadership experience. Principal strengths include administering quality patient care, resident education, problem solving, and managing clinical divisions. Exceptional expertise in:
·       Pain Management
·       Interventional Pain Therapy
·       Cancer Symptom Management
·       Anesthesiology
·       Regional Anesthesia
·       Facial Pain-Headaches
·       Medico-legal Review
·       Standard of Care Issues
·       Analgesic Pharmacology
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA/SHANDS HOSPITAL – JacksonvilleFL                                                                                                    2003 - Present

Director, Center for Pain Management
Directs service providing full range of pain management therapy
·       Introducing and advancing invasive pain management modalities including intra-discal therapy, cryo-analgesia, radio-frequency and chemical neurolysis, vertebral augmentation kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and implanted intrathecal pump therapy
·       During first months, significant progress in recapturing patients and revenues previously referred outside system while increasing pain management services to a full risk population of over 12,000
·       Academic endeavors include several publications in JAMA, NE Florida Medicine, and Anesthesiology Newsletter and Florida Times Union. Lectures widely to local and state medical and dental groups.
·       Enacted pain management rotation for UF Gainesville Anesthesia residents and St. Vincent’s Family Medicine residents. Currently, most requested outside rotation for Gainesville residents.
 
NORTH FLORIDA ANESTHESIA CONSULTANTS - Jacksonville FL                                                                                                          2002- 2003
Staff Anesthesiologist, Saint Vincent’s Medical Center
Provided anesthesia and pain management services in private practice setting
·       Personally provided anesthesia services for over 1100 patients during a one-year period including anesthesia for neurosurgery and thoracic surgery. Regularly staffed Pain Clinic and Obstetric Unit
 
NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER - San Diego CA                           2000 - 2002
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Post-Anesthesia Care
Directed department of over 140 personnel delivering over 16,000 anesthetics per year including that for cardiothoracic, pediatric, vascular, and obstetric surgery.
·       Personally provided wide range of surgical anesthesia and pain management services while managing anesthesia services for 16 operating rooms and four outside-of-OR anesthetic delivery sites.
·       Arranged anesthesia coverage for multiple ships including three large aircraft carriers.
·       United and lead 21 anesthesiology physicians, 16 certified nurse anesthetists, 18 resident physicians, 15 student nurse anesthetists, 20 post-anesthesia registered nurses, and over 20 technicians and support staff to increased productivity despite staffing shortage of 30%.
·       Chaired Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee with budget >$40M/yr.
·       Championed inter-disciplinary team to increase OR efficiency and utilization
 
NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER - San Diego, CA                         1998 - 1999
Director, Anesthesia Pain Management Clinic
Directed Clinic treating over 20 patients per day with acute, chronic and cancer pain.
·       Provided and taught advanced invasive pain management modalities including intra-discal electro-thermal modulation, cryo-analgesia, and radio-frequency and chemical neurolysis.
·       Spearheaded comprehensive cancer pain and symptom management care. 
·       Lectured throughout hospital and Southern California in pain management subjects.
·       Reviewed numerous pain management books for Journal of the American Medical Association and Anesthesia and Analgesia.
 
JOINT INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE-SOUTH - Panama      1998-1999
 

Command Surgeon

 

Coordinated medical care for all U.S. military in South America involved in counter-drug activities.

·       Diplomatically interacted with host national physicians developing medical care plans.
·       Produced comprehensive medical intelligence on medical treatment facilities in South America.
·       Volunteered as Clinical Instructor at the social security hospital (Complejo Hospitalario Arnulfo Arias Madrid) of the Republic of Panama
 
HOSPICE OF CHARLESTON - Charleston, SC                        1997-1998
Medical Director (volunteer)
Provided medical direction for the largest hospice in Charleston County with an average daily census of over 60 patients.
·       Managed medical issues for terminal cancer, AIDS, neurological, and cardio-pulmonary disease.
 
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA                  1996-1997
Fellow - Pain Management
 
U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT TEAM                                                                                                           1994-1996
Team Medical Officer
A collateral duty providing health risk screening, consultation, and medical care to the United States Embassies and Consulates of South and Central America.
 
GORGAS ARMY HOSPITAL - Panama                                      1991-1996
Chief, Anesthesia/OR, PACU, and Pain Clinic
Led Anesthesia Service of only American Hospital in Central and South America serving U.S. government beneficiaries.
·       Developed obstetric analgesia, same-day-surgery program, pain clinic, and critical care services.
·       Hospital Risk Management Consultant, decreasing monetary claims by 30%.
 
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA                  1988-1991
Anesthesiology Resident
 
MIDDLE EAST MINE COUNTERMEASURES TASK FORCE        1987
Head, Group Medical Department
Lead medical team as sole physician on 3-ship task force deployed to Persian Gulf.
·       Developed preventive medical protocols resulting in <1% casualties
 
DESTROYER SQUADRON FOUR - Charleston, SC                  1986-1988
Head, Squadron Medical Department
Directed medical care and departments for 16-ship squadron.
·       Led over 48 medical care providers providing care for over 4000 service members.
BETHESDA NAVAL HOSPITAL - Bethesda, MD                     1985- 1986
 

Intern

 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - Miami, FL                                        1982-1985
 

Medical Student

·       Advanced program completed with Ph.D.-to-MD students; graduated top quartile.
 
USN BRANCH DENTAL CLINIC - Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico 1980-1982
Branch Head
Sole dentist providing care for over 500 active duty and family member patients.
 
USN MOBILE DENTAL TEAM - Eleuthra, Bahamas                         1979
Officer-in-Charge
Team leader in charge of providing care in isolated dental clinic.
 
USN REGIONAL DENTAL CENTER, Puerto Rico                    1978-1980
Dental Officer, Public Affairs Officer
 
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
 
Fellowship - Pain Management - Medical University of South Carolina  1996-1997
Advanced Clinical Training - Pain Management - Medical University of South Carolina                                                                                               1990-1991
Residency - Anesthesiology - Medical University of South Carolina        1988-1991
Internship - General Surgery - Bethesda Naval Hospital                          1985-1986
MD - University of Miami School of Medicine                                                1985
BA - Business Administration - Inter-American University of Puerto Rico        1981
DMD - University of Florida College of Dentistry                                           1978
AA - University of Florida                                                                             1973
 
PROFESSIONAL BOARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
 
National Board of Dental Examiners, National Dental Boards, 1977
National Board of Medical Examiners, National Medical Boards, 1986
American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomat, 1992
American Academy of Pain Management, Diplomat, 1993
American Board of Anesthesiology, Added Qualifications in Pain Management, 1993, 2003
American Board of Pain Medicine, Diplomat, 1997
American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2004
 
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE
 
Florida State Board of Medicine, Medical License, 1995
South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, Medical License, 1987
Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, Dental License, 1986
Puerto Rico Board of Dental Examiners, Board and Dental License, 1979
Florida State Board of Dental Examiners, State Board and Dental License, 1978
SCHOLASTIC AWARDS
 
Florida Regents, Scholar, 1971
University of Florida Dean’s List (>3.5 GPA), 1971-74
University of Florida President’s Honor Roll (4.0 GPA), 1972,73,74
Summa Cum Laude, Inter-American University Puerto Rico, 1981
 
MILITARY AWARDS
 
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 1999
Navy Meritorious Service Medal, 1996, 2002
Army Achievement Medal, 1995
Military Doctor of the Quarter, Gorgas Army Hospital, 1993
Navy Commendation Medals, 1987,88
Navy League Naval Officer of the Year for Puerto Rico, 1981
 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
 
Clinical Instructor, Medical University of South Carolina, 1997-98
Associate Professor, University of Florida, 2003
 
 

MEDICAL LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS

 
Ex-member, American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs
Delegate, Florida Medical Association
Member, Florida Medicaid Drug Utilization Review/Practitioner Prescribing Review Panel
 
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS (continued)
 
Facial Pain for the Dental Practitioner. Panama Canal Zone Dental Society, Panama, 1998
Regional Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients, Hospital Seguro Social, Panama, 1999
Invasive Pain Management, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2000
Acute Pain Management, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2000
Orthopedic Acute Pain Management, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2000
Facial Pain for the Otolaryngologist, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2000
Acute Pain Management for the House-staff Officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2000
Pediatric Acute Pain Management, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2000
Lower Back Pain, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2000-2002
Adjuncts to Anesthesia, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2000-2001
Regional Anesthesia, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2000-2002
Orthopedic Acute Pain Management, Orange County Orthopedic Surgery Group, CA, 2001
Pain Management for Penal Institutions.San Diego County Penal Health Care Assn., CA, 2001
Invasive Pain Management, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2001
RSD, CRPS: What’s Old, What’s New, What’s Real. Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2001
Treatment of Hyperhidrosis with Sympathectomy. Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA, 2001
Task Force Surgeon: South America. Navy Anesthesia Society, New Orleans, CA 2001
Lower Back Pain for the Primary Care Practitioner, San Diego, CA, 2001
Medical Issues in South America. Task Force Surgeons Conference, San Diego, CA 2002
Invasive Treatment for Facial Pain. Dental Facial Pain Conference, San Diego, CA 2002
Lower Back Pain for the Physical Therapist, San Diego, CA, 2002
Lower Back Pain, Internal Medicine Update, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2003
Invasive Modalities for Treatment OroFacial Pain, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2004
Lower Back Pain for the Internist PCP. University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2004
Acute Pain Management for the PCP. University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2005
Palliative Care in HIV/AIDS. Community Hospice of NE Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2005
Pain Management HIV/AIDS. Grand Rounds, Rainbow Clinic, UFHSCJ, Jacksonville, FL 2005
Invasive Treatment Modalities Head Pain. Neurology Grand Rounds, UFHSCJ, Jax FL 2005
Invasive Treatment Modalities Back Pain. University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2005
Acute Pain Management for the Primary Care Provider. Internal Medicine Resident Lecture. University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2005
Minimally Invasive Pain Management Techniques.  Family Medicine Resident Lecture. University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2005
Pain Management and Palliative Care in HIV/AIDSFlorida Annual HIV/AIDS Conference of Northeast Florida. Jacksonville, FL 2005.
Head and Facial Pain.  Neurology Resident Lecture. University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2005.
Lower Back Pain: Minimally Invasive Treatment. Internal Medicine UpdateJacksonville, FL 2006.
Cancer Pain and Symptom Management. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2006.
Chronic Pain in Pregnancy. Obstetric-Gynecology Resident Lecture. University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2006.
Chronic Facial Pain. Naval Station Dental Staff Conference. Jacksonville Naval Station, FL 2006
Pain and Palliative Care in HIV/AIDSFlorida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center Annual Conference. Orlando, FL 2006.
Pain Management in HIV/AIDS. Infectious Disease Grand Rounds,   University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2008.
 
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JORGE BOSHELL SAMPER MD.
PATHOLOGIST VIROLOGIST
COLOMBIA SOUTH AMERICA
 
DR. BOSHELL has held many important positions in the virology area, has held positions as Director in Colombia, including Secretary of Health, Scientific Researcher, Virology Group at National Institute of Health, Bogotá. Consultant of East Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization, he has contribute with more than 55 articles published in national and international scientific journals and 15 chapters in medical texts. More than 200 conferences in scientific congresses National and international.
 
SOCIEDADES CIENTIFICAS
· Sociedad Colombiana de Patología
· American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
· Asociación Colombiana de Infectología
· International AIDS Society
· The New York Academy of Sciences
 
EDUCACION
1994. Harvard School of Public Health,
Department of Cancer Biology,
Essex Laboratory, Longwood
Campus, Boston, USA.
Epidemiología molecular del VIH1
 
1991. U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, PHS,
Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention and PAHO.
Molecular Methods for the
Characterization of Polioviruses
Epidemiología molecular de los
Poliovirus
 
1983. Viral and Rickettsial Disease
Laboratory, California State
Department of Health Services,
Berkeley, California, USA.
Virologia General
1982. Yale University School of
Medicine, Yale Arbovirus
Research Unit, New Haven,
Connecticut, USA
Arbovirologia
 
1980. Baylor College of Medicine,
Neurosensory Hospital,
Houston, Texas, USA.
Histoquimica de la Biopsia Muscular
Residencia en Patología,
Universidad Nacional de
Colombia, Hospitales de
San Juan de Dios, Misericordia
Y Materno Infantil, Bogotá
Especialista en Patología 1974-1977
 
1973. Universidad Nacional de Colombia,
Facultad de Medicina, Bogotá.
Doctor en Medicina y Cirugia. MD.
Esteban Schabelman MD, MBA, FACEP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
Regional Director of Emergency Medicine 
for West Baltimore.
Assistant Director of Population Health,
Department of Emergency Medicine.
 
University of Maryland; Baltimore.
 
Education 
 
Emergency Medicine Residency     
University of Maryland; Baltimore, MD                 
Resident in Emergency Medicine; 2009
 
Doctor of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA; 2006
 
Master in Business Administration; The Wharton School Philadelphia, PA; 2006 
Major: Healthcare Administration | Major: Business and Public Policy.
 
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude; Brandeis University Waltham, MA; 2001 Major: Biology | Major: Politics
Study Abroad; University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland; August 1999-January 2000

Memberships

Board Certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians. 
Member, American Medical Association. 
Member, American Board of Physician Executives.
 
BIO.
Esti Schabelman, M.D., M.B.A. is the Regional Director of Emergency Medicine for West Baltimore. He was previously the Chair of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Hospital in inner city Baltimore.
He studied Healthcare Administration and Business & Public Policy at the Wharton school and has since consulted on multiple device product launches including ultrasound technologies, intravascular stents/ultrasounds, as well as new laboratory-based technologies.
Dr. Schabelman has become a recognized leader of Population Health initiatives in Maryland where he is invited to speak frequently on the topic of management plan implementation for reducing high ED-utilizer costs and visits; his implementation at Bon Secours has led to a 70% reduction in visits, admissions, opiate use, and costs for the highest ED users.
Dr. Schabelman has been through electronic medical record conversions at several hospitals, and led a remarkable go-live at Bon Secours where throughput and finances recovered after a paper to Epic transition after only one month.
Dr. Schabelman is an expert in throughput and efficiency; he has led multiple successful efforts to improve the flow of emergency departments. 
Dr. Schabelman's other credentials include the creation of an American-style ER in Panama,  where he was Chief of the ED as well as Chief and Founder of the first chest pain evaluation center in Panama. This involved creating and implementing all the protocols for a Joint Commission-compliant ED and chest pain/STEMI treatment center.
He also has extensive experience dealing with insurance companies, and created a billing system at a suburban American hospital that increased revenue by over $70k/month; he is well versed in telemedicine technology and legal issues as he has worked on telemedicine projects for the University of Maryland. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications regarding medical myths.
Dr. Schabelman is a fluent/native Spanish speaker.

 

Dr. Norberto Guzman PHD.
Chief Scientific Officer at Princeton Biochemicals Inc.
 
Dr. Guzman is currently a member of the International Board of Advisory Directors at the International School of Medical Sciences, Panama City, Panama. 
He is also Chief Scientific Officer at Princeton Biochemicals Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.  Dr. Guzman expertise is primarily in protein biochemistry and immunochemistry.  He has developed immuno-analytical instrumentation and methodologies for the quantification, identification and characterization of proteins and peptides of relevance to the clinical laboratory, pharmaceutical

Electrophoresis, and the American Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies.  Dr. Guzman is the founding editor of the Journal of Capillary Electrophoresis and Microchip Technology and one of the pioneers in this field.  He is also the founder of the international symposia series known as LACE (Latin-American Capillary Electrophoresis).  His main research interest is in the understanding of the function of certain proteins in inflammatory processes, and the finding of therapeutic agents, such as natural and synthetic proteins/peptides, aimed to alleviate chronic inflammatory diseases.  Dr. Guzman received a B.Sc. degree in biochemistry (clinical biochemistry) from a Joint Undergraduate Program of the University of Concepcion and the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile; a M.Sc. degree in biochemistry (cell and molecular biology) from the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A.; and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry (protein biochemistry) from a Joint Graduate Program of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly Rutgers Medical School) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.  Dr. Guzman has worked for the last 30 years in academic medical institutions, diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies, including Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Roche Diagnostic Systems, Hoffman-La Roche, and Johnson & Johnson.  He also has worked in a collagen food-nutraceutical industry. 

 
Yves Lacassie, MD, FACMG
Professor of Pediatrics
 
Yves Lacassie, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics, Head of the Division of Clinical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and Director of Genetic Services, Children's Hospital of New Orleans. 
A graduate of the University of Chile, Dr. Lacassie had his formal training in Pediatrics and Genetics in Chile and at Johns Hopkins University under Dr. Victor A. McKusick. 
Dr. Lacassie has been the Head of the Division of Clinical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, at LSUMC in New Orleans since 1986. 
He is board certified in Clinical Genetics and Founder Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics.  
He belongs to several major scientific societies including the American Society of Human Genetics, European Society of Human Genetics, Asociación Latino-Americana   de Genética, and the Ibero-American Society of Human Genetics (President 1998-2000). 
His major interests are dysmorphology and cytogenetics disorders, the delineation of new syndromes, the nosology of genetic diseases, and the clinical use of dermatoglyphics.
Degrees
 MD - 1967

University of Chile School of Medicine

Bio
Fellow, Pediatrics & Clinical Genetics, University of Chile, 1969-72
Fellow, Medical Genetics, Johns Hopkins University, 1973-75
Fellow, Pediatrics & Clinical Genetics, LSU &
Louisiana Birth Defects Center, New Orleans, LA, 1975-1976

Board Certification:
Clinical Genetics, 1990

Major Scientific/Professional Societies:
American Society of Human Genetics
European Society of Human Genetics
Ibero-American Society of Human Genetics (President, 1998-2000)
Latin-American Society of Genetics (ALAG)
Founder Fellow, American College of Medical Genetics
Latin-American Pediatrics Research Society 
Society for Craniofacial Genetics
American Dermatoglyphics Association

Research Interests
Dysmorphology, birth defects
Nosology of genetic diseases
Delineation of new syndromes
Cytogenetics & microdeletions
Dermatoglyphics
  
 
Ricardo Gomez, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology

Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Ricardo Gomez He received his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, then completed his residency training at Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, also in Bogota, Colombia. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at LSU Health New Orleans.        Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital.       He serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology as well as the Director of Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program at LSU Health New Orleans. 

HONORS and AWARDS:

Penny Scurto, MD. Outstanding Pediatric Resident Award. Year 2001-2002. LSUHSC. 

LWPES Awards Committee selection to attend ESPE Summer School 2001. 

Chief Resident. Pediatric University Hospital “Lorencita Villegas De Santos” University “Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. January, 1994 to January, 1995.

Second Place “Research Works” XIX Colombian Congress of Pediatrics“Gregorio Pinto Nuñez”.Barranquilla, Colombia.November 1 to 4, 1995.  

Best Resident in Pediatrics. First Semester, 1994.Board Certification Pediatrics 2002.

Clinical Interests

Diabetes control
Growth disorders

Dr. Julio A Miranda, MD  FACP
Northampton, MA. & Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
 
With more than 25 years of experience in specialties that include: Critical Care MedicineInternal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. He speaks English and Spanish.
 
Education
Medical School
Universidad de Panamá, Panamá City1993.
Residency
Residency in Internal Medicine: Complejo Hospitalario CSS, Panamá,
República de Panamá
Residency
Residency in Internal Medicine: Cook County Hospital, Chicago USA
Chief Residents
Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. USA
Fellowship
Fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, New Hampshire & Veterans Hospital of White River Junction Vermont. USA
Fellowship
Interventional Bronchoscopy.  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Certification
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Board certified in Critical Care Medicine and Board certified in Pulmonary Disease.
MA State Medical License Active.
 
Memberships
 American College of Physicians
American Thoracic Society
American Society of Bronchology
American College of Chest Physicians
Society of Critical Care Medicine
New Hampshire Medical Society
 
Dr. Fabio Germán Eslava Cerón.
Psychiatrist Assistant Professor 
Psychoanalysis.
Bogota Colombia
 
Estudios:
1966  Colegio San Carlos                                         Bachiller
1974  Universidad Nacional de Colombia                 Médico Cirujano
1977  I.C.S.N.- Escuela Colombina de Medicina         Psiquiatra
 
Otros estudios terminados:
Disciplina                   Entidad                                         Categoría Actual
Psicoanálisis /Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana         MiembroTitular
Análisis transaccional/AsociaciónLatinoamericana deA.T. Miembro Clínico
Cargos Profesionales desempeñados:
Actualmente miembro de la junta directiva del Instituto Colombiano del Sisteme Nervioso.
Actualmente Director de relaciones societarias de la AsociaciónPsicoanalítica Colombiana..
Práctica privada de psiquiatría y psicoanálisis desde 1977 hasta la actualidad
Categoría Docente
Profesor Asistente de psiquiatría de la Escuela Colombiana de Medicina. desde 1990
Didacta y Analista Supervisor del Instituto de Estudios Psicoanalíticos
”Arturo Lizarazo" de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana.
Experiencia Docente:
Director de seminario electivo de Introducción al Análisis Transaccional - Facultad  de Psicología de la Universidad Católica,   1979 - 1981.
Director de seminario de Psiquiatría Comunitaria, Postgrado en Psiquiatría del     Programa del Instituto Colombiano del Sistema Nervioso y la Escuela Colombiana de Medicina, 1978 - 1982.
Director del seminario de Ciencias Sociales Básicas de la Psiquiatría, Postgrado en Psiquiatría del Programa del Instituto Colombiano del Sistema Nervioso y la Escuela Colombiana de Medicina.1985-1990
Director del seminario de Psicoterapia Dinámica, Postgrado en Psiquiatría del Programa del Instituto Colombiano del Sistema Nervioso y la Escuela Colombiana de Medicina. (1993 hasta la actualidad).
Supervisor de Psicoterapia , Postgrado en Psiquiatría del Programa del Instituto Colombiano del Sistema Nervioso y la Escuela Colombiana de Medicina. (1993 hasta la actualidad).
Director del Programa de Postgrado en Psiquiatría del Instituto Colombiano del Sistema Nervioso y la Escuela Colombiana de Medicina, 1989 - 1993.
Docente Adjunto al seminario de Sueños dictado en el Instituto Docente de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana por el profesor Arturo Lizarazo Bohórquez, 1989.
Director del seminario de Sueños del Instituto Docente de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana,  1990.
Director del seminario de Literatura Psicoanalítica III del Instituto Docente de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana,  1991 - 1995.
Director del Seminario “Freud Teórico I” del Instituto Docente de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana,  1997
Director del Seminario “Sueños” del Instituto Docente de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana,  1997
Director editor de la revista  “Psicoanálisis” de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana. 2000 a 2002
Director editor del Boletin "Agora"  y  "Foro" de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana.,2000 a 2002
Director editor del Boletín informativo y de opinión del Instituto Colombiano del Sistema Nervioso CLINICA MONSERRAT,  1989 - 1993.
Director del seminario de Psicoterapia Dinámica del Programa de Postgrado en Psiquiatría del Instituto colombiano del Sistema Nervioso y laUniversidad "El Bosque", 1993 hasta la actualidad.
Director del Instituto de Estudios Psicoanalíticos "Arturo Lizarazo" de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana..
Profesor invitado,Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Bucaramanga,Colombia.Facultad de Psicología. 2009
Publicaciones:
·      "Alienación y Agresión". Trabajo presentado en el grupo de estudio sobre agresión, Bogotá 1980.
·      "El Psicoanalista; su identidad frente al grupo". Revista "PSICOANALISIS". Vol.III, Nº1, Jun.1987, 28.
·      "Valor Predictivo de un Cuento Libre"  Trabajo presentado en el Congreso Anual de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana,  1988.
·      "Transferencia Especular". Revista "PSICOANALISIS", Vol.V ,Nº1,Ag.1989 ,37.
 
·      "Psicoanálisis y Agresión". Trabajo presentado a las Jornadas de Salud Mental de la ciudad de Manizales, 1990.
·      "Arturo Lizarazo o la Integración del Psicoanálisis y la Psiquiatría". Revista "PSICOANALISIS". Vol.VI,Nº 2, 1991,97.
·      "Alfonso Martínez ;su contribución al Psicoanálisis". Revista "PSICOANALISIS". Vol.VIII, Nº1, 1994,13.
·      “Psicoanálisis y Psiquiatría”; Ponencia presentada al 33 Congreso Nacional de Psiquiatría en la ciudad de Cali.Noviembre de 1994
·      “El Psicoanalista en la Institución Psiquiátrica”; Ponencia presentada al Congreso anual de Psicoanálisis de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana. Octubre de 1994
·      “El Psicoanálisis en la institución psiquiátrica”.
Trabajo Presentado en el Simposio de Divulgación de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana, Octubre 8 de 1994.Clínica Montserrat.
·      “Psicoterapia del Homosexual”Trabajo Presentado en el Simposio de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana, Octubre 8 de 1994.
·      “La Preocupación como vínculo en Psicoanálisis”.Trabajo presentado ante el XX4 congreso Nacional de Psiquiatría, Barranquilla ,Octubre 12 de 1995.
·      “Psicofarmacología y Psicoterapia o Viceversa”.
Trabajo presentado en el Primer Congreso Internacional de Psicoterapia, Asociación de Psicoterapia del Caribe, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Septiembre 7 ,1996
·      “El Diagnóstico y la Psicoterapia” Trabajo presentado en el Primer Congreso Internacional de Psicoterapia, Asociación de Psicoterapia del Caribe, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Septiembre 6 ,1996
·      “Comentario al trabajo "Atención Flotante, de la Escucha a la Interpretación", por el Dr. Danilo DíazGranados M”.· Ponencia presentada en el Congreso Anual de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana-Grupo de Estudios I.P.A. Santafé de Bogotá, 1997
·      Coeditor de "Actualizaciones en Psicoterapia", Memorias del V Simposio de Actualizaciones en Psiquiatría , Colección Educación Médica E.C.M. Vol 21 ,1997
·      “Supervisión en Psicoanálisis” .Trabajo presentado en la Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana . Octubre de 1997.
·      “Supervisión en Psicoanálisis, ”.· Revista "PSICOANÁLISIS" Vol 11, Nº 2 Diciembre de 2000,16-27.
·      El Psicoanálisis en la Clínica Montserrat, contribución al libro: Instituto Colombiano del Sistema Nervioso,Clínica Montserrat 50 años,.Ed.P.H.G. , Nov 2001 ,53
·      “Psicofarmacología Actual, Algunas Consideraciones” ,Contribución al libro “Cerebro Mente (El pensamiento Cuántico) Sánchez G.,Márquez J.,Academia Colombiana de Medicina-Instituto Colombiano del Sistema Nervioso, 2009, pgs.241-245
·      “Investigación y Psicoanálisis” , Revista de la Sociedad Colombiana de Psicoanálisis Vol 33 no 1 Julio 2008 pgs.105-111
 
Idiomas:   Español
                  Inglés
Asociaciones a que pertenece:                                             categoría
Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría                     Miembro Activo. 
Asociación de Psiquiatras Egresados del Programa
I.C.S.N. - E.C.M - Clínica Monserrat "PSIMON"        Miembro fundador.
Asociación Psicoanalítica Colombiana..                    Miembro Titular.
AsociaciónPsicoanalítica Internacional                     Miembro
Instituto Colombiano de Sistema Nervioso.              Miembro Titular
Asociación Colombiana de Psicoterapia del Grupo y Psicodrama.                                                   Miembro Honorario.
Asociación de Psicoterapia del Caribe.                   Miembro Fundador.
Club de Profesores y Exalumnos de la UniversidadNacional.                                                                          Socio Activo.

Asociación de Exalumnos del Colegio San Carlos            Socio Activo

 
 
 Tomas H. Jacome Jr., MD
Specialties: GENERAL SURGERY
      TRAUMA
 
Dr.Tomas H. Jacome, MD earned his degree in medicine from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jacome is Fellowship trained is critical care and trauma medicine and is Board Certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.
 
Education
 
2004-2005 Critical Care/ Trauma Fellowship, LSU Department of Surgery
1999-2004 General Surgery Residency, LSU Department of Surgery
1995-1999 Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
1992-1994 Tulane University, M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology
1988-1992 Baylor University, BA Biology
 
Board Certification
 
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, Certificate #50007
Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care certificate # 2206
 
Academic Appointments
 
Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Department of Surgery LSU at New Orleans.
 
Hospital Appointments
 
Attending Physician , Our Lady of The Lake Hospital, Department of Trauma/Critical Care
 
Awards and Honors
 
1998 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)- Medical Honor Society; Vice President of Gamma Chapter.
 
1998 The National Dean’s List-selected by Dean of Student Affairs
 
Certifications
 
ATLS Instructor 2004
 
ATLS Certified since 2001
 
ACLS Certified since 2001
 
Licensure
 
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, License #025420
 
Puerto Rico Board of Medical Examiners, License 


Research
 
Summer 1996- Summer Research Fellow
                         Richard Hann M.D., Universidad Central del Caribe
                         Interactions of Cembranoids with the Acetylcholine Receptors.
 
Summer 1991 Research Assistant
                        Magnus Gidlund PhD., Karolinska Institute
                        Isolation of IGF-2 in mice.
 
Abstracts
 
RM Hann, OR Pagan, T Jacome, L Gregory, V Eterovic. “Gorgonian Cembranoids from Puerto Rico as Noncompetitive Inhibitors of the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor.” National Minority Research Symposium: Miami 1996, p 62.
 
O R Pagan, C M Basilio, RM Hann, T Jacome, LM Gregory, A Marino, V Eterovic. “ N-Methylcarbamylcholine binding to the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor from Torpedo Californica.” Fifth Puerto Rico Neuroscience Conference: Ponce 1996, p9.
 
T Jacome, M Caceres, D Liu. “ Advanced Laparoscopy in Children with Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease” 8th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, New York 2002, PS 113.
 
T Jacome, A Gonzales, J Duchesne, A Marr, JP Hunt, S Weintraub. “ Endovascular repair of Blunt and Penetrating Arterial Trauma.” Louisiana ACS January 2005.
 
T Jacome, F Molavi, J Duchesne, A Gonzales, JP Hunt, AB Marr, S Weintraub. “ Endovascular repair of Blunt and Penetrating Arterial Trauma.” Accepted as Poster AAST 2005 Atlanta.
 
 Publications
Duchesne J, Jacome T, Serou M, Tighe D, Gonzales A, Hunt JP, Marr AB, Weintraub SL. “CT Angiography for the detection of a lower gastrointestinal bleeding source.” Am Surg 2005 May; 71(5):392-397.
 
 O’Leary JP, Jacome T. “Solutions for Central line infections? Yes or No.” Current Surgery 2001 Nov; 58(6):547-550.
 
Rodriguez JA, Meyers MO, Jacome TH, Failla P, Harrison LH Jr. “ Intraopertative detection of a bronchial carcinoid with a radiolabelled somatostatin analog.” Chest 2002 Mar; 121(3):985-8.
 
Jacome T, Hunt JP. “Salvage Surgery.” South Med J. 2001 Sep; 94 (9):933-5.
 
Jacome T, O’Leary JP. “ A long way from Culloden,Georgia.” Am Surg. 2001 Sep; 67 (9):933-5.
 
Hann RM, Pagan OR, Gregory L, Jacome T, Rodriguez AD, Ferchmin PA, Lu R, Eterovic VA. “Characterization of cembranoid interaction with the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.” J Pharmacology Exp Ther.1998 Oct; 287 (1):253-260.
 
Hann RM, Pagan OR, Gregory L, Jacome T, Eterovic VA. “The 9-arginine residue of alpha-conotoxin GI is responsible for its selective high affinity for the alpha-gamma agonist site on electric organ acetylcholine receptor.” Biochemistry. 1997 Jul, 22; 36(29):9051-6.