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Our medical advisory board

Medical Advisory Board

Emmi is committed to engaging patients with evidence-based medical information. To create our award-winning programs, our team of medical writers and illustrators collaborate with a great variety of medical experts. These experts include surgeons, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, primary care physicians, therapists and more.

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We are always seeking medical advisors to help us build new Emmi® programs, update current Emmi programs and conduct annual medical reviews of our program library. Like us, our advisors are committed to improving the patient experience through communication and medical excellence.

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Our typical projects last 4 to 6 months. Advisors can expect to participate in 2 to 4 calls with our medical writers. We appreciate how busy our advisors are, so all communication is via phone or e-mail.


Anesthesia

John Freedman, MD

Assistant Chief, Department of Anesthesiology
The Permanente Medical Group, Santa Rosa, CA

William R. Furman, MD

Professor and Associate Chief of Staff, Department of Anesthesia
University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill

Jonathan Waters, MD

Chief, Department of Anesthesia
Magee-Womens Hospital at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Back and Spine

Margaret Hickey, RN, MS, MBA

Nurse Practitioner, Back and Spine Center
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Sherman C. Stein, MD

Department of Neurosurgery,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

William Welch, MD

Chief, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Cardiology

John C. Alexander, MD

Chief, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL

Terrence Chun, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology, Pacing and Electrophysiology
Children's Heart Center, Seattle, WA

John Clark, MD

Director, Arrhythmia Center
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Dennis S. Durzinsky, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery
The Permanente Medical Group, Oakland, CA

Robin Fortman, NP

Clinical Research Coordinator, Cardiology Department
DuPage Medical Group, Winfield, IL

Donna Gallik, MD

Cardiologist
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Robert M. Kass, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, CA

Michael R. Lauer, MD

Cardiology/Electrophysiology
The Permanente Medical Group, Santa Clara, CA

Paul L. Ludmer, MD, FACC

Cardiovascular Consultants, Oakland, CA

Thomas H. Mahn, MD, FACC

Cardiologist, Milwaukee, WI

Rodrigo Nehgme, MD

Congenital Heart Institute
Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando, FL

Benjamin Rhee, MD

Electrophysiology
Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

Todd K. Rosengart, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
SUNY Stonybrook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY

Scott Sample, DO, FACC

Interventional Cardiology
Billings Clinic, Billings, MT

Paul Wang, MD

Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Evan Zahn, MD

Director, Cardiology
Miami Children's Hospital


Ear Nose and Throat

John F. Damrose, MD

Department of Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
The Permanente Medical Group, Fresno, CA

Steven T. Kmucha, MD JD FACS

San Francisco-Peninsula ENT Associates, Daly City, CA
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Duane A. Lundeberg, MD

Otolaryngologist
Columbia Otolaryngology Group, Portland, OR

David Magilke, MD

Otolaryngologist
Columbia Otolaryngology Group, Portland, OR


Gastroenterology

Peter Cotton, MD

Medical Director, Digestive Disease Center
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Charles Dye, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
The University of Chicago Medical Center

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

Chief, Section of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology
The University of Chicago Medical Center

Ivor Hill, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC


General Surgery

Matthew Brengman, MD

Richmond Surgical Group, Richmond, VA

Sally Carty, MD

Division of General Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

John J. Feng, MD, FACS

Advanced Laparoscopic General and Bariatric Surgery
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Palo Alto, CA
Director, Bariatric Surgery
Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA

Dorothy R. Ferraro, DNP, APRN-BC, CBN

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Columbia University
Medical Director, Long Island Bariatric Center, Lynbrook, NY

Stephen J. Ferzoco, MD

Associate Surgeon, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Emran R. Imami, MD, FACS

General Surgery
Brevard Surgical Associates, Melbourne, FL

Nora T. Jaskowiak, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Program
The University of Chicago Medical Center

Marc Marcum, MD

General Surgeon
Surgical Care Associates, Louisville, KY

Carol McCloskey, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery Program
Magee-Womens Hospital at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Amir Mehran, MD

Director, Bariatric Surgery
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Ogilvie, MD

Endocrine Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Timothy Pittinger, MD

Director, Minimially Invasive Surgery
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Vivek Prachand, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
The University of Chicago Medical Center

Jay Prystowsky, MD

Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Albert Spaw, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Metabolic Surgery Center
Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN

David Voellinger, MD

Surgeon
Southeast Bariatrics, Charlotte, NC

David Winchester, MD

General Surgeon
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL

David Woodard, MD

Surgeon
Associated General Surgeons, Winfield, IL

John Yim, MD

Division of Surgical Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kaht Dorward, MD

Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology
The Permanente Medical Group, San Francisco, CA

Dennis H. English, MD

Medical Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Womancare Associates, Pittsburgh, PA

Julie Ericson, MD

Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Elaine E. Huber, MD

Medical Director and President, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ

Elliot Levine, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weiss Hospital, Chicago, IL

Suketu Mansuria, MD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Phyllis D. Marx, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Women's Medical Group, Skokie, IL

Stephanie Nicholas, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Womancare Associates, Pittsburgh, PA

Kim Petrella, RN

Nurse Educator
Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE

Joseph Ramieri, MD

Chair, Department of Obstectrics and Gynecology
Atlantic Health, Morristown, NJ


Oncology

Samantha Andrews-Seaward, MD

Chief of Radiation Oncology
Associate Director, TPMG Radiation Oncology Services
The Permanente Medical Group, Santa Clara, CA

Brandy Box-Noriega, MD

Acting Chief, Hematology/Oncology
The Permanente Medical Group, Fresno, CA

Kathy Farley-Omerod, APN

Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL

Diana Longacre, RN, OCN

Kaiser-Permanente, Northern California

Laura C. Michaelis, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Brian Missett, MD

The Permanente Medical Group, Santa Clara, CA

Subir Nag, MD

The Permanente Medical Group, Santa Clara, CA


Ophthalmology

Kenneth C. Ip, MD

Ophthalmology
The Permanente Medical Group, San Francisco, CA

Colman R. Kraff, MD

Ophthalmologist
Kraff Eye Institute, Chicago, IL

Michael Yang, MD

Ophthalmologist
Beverly Hills Vision Center
Beverly Hills, CA


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Steven Barney, DDS

South Bay Oral Surgery, Rolling Hills Estate, CA

Sam Hishmeh, DDS

Silver Springs, MD

Brian Shah, DDS, MD

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, PA, South Portland, ME


Orthopedic Surgery

Gunnar B. J. Andersson, MD, PhD

Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

John L. Andreshak, MD

Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Spine Services, Warrenville, IL

David Caminear, DPM, FACFAS

Section Chief, Podiatric Surgery
Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT

Nicholas Daly, DPM

Chief, Podiatric Surgery
The Permanente Medical Group, Fremont, CA

Jennifer Felske, MD

Podiatric Surgery
Sports-Med Wheaton, Carol Stream, IL

Murray J. Goodman, MD, FACS

Orthopedic Surgeon
Salem Orthopedic Surgeons, Inc., Salem, MA

Garo Emerzian, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatric Surgeon
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Morton Grove, IL

Steven J. Mash, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Good Samaritan Hospital, Lemont, IL

Eric Yue, MD

Total Joint Committee Chairman, Department of Orthopedics
The Permanente Medical Group, Sacramento, CA


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Timothy Connall, MD

Connall Cosmetic Surgery, Tualatin, OR

Barry Eppley, MD

Eppley Plastic Surgery, Carmel, IN

Robert Grant, MD

Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

John Gross, MD, FACS

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Pasadena, CA

Allen Putterman, MD

SC Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL

Paul Rottler, MD

Plastic Surgeon
Kirkwood, MO

Jason Solomon, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Carmichael, CA

David H. Song, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The University of Chicago Medical Center


Primary Care and Family Medicine

Kathyrn Fleming, PhD, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC

Specialist Professor
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

Steve Grant, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Primary Care and Internal Medicine
Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT

Cynthia Gronkiewicz, RN, MS, APN, AE-C

River Forest, IL

Renee Lantner, MD

Allergist
Western Springs, IL

Arthur Puff, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Affairs
Optum Health, Golden Valley, MN

Terri Ryan, RD, CDE

Certified Diabetes Educator
Kailua-Kona, HI

Cindi Shea, RN

Winthrop Harbor, IL

T. Thomas Wilkinson, MD

Richland, WA


Psychology

Alan Krohn, PhD

Psychologist/Psychoanalyst
Ann Arbor, MI


Pulmonology

Youngran Chung, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist
Children's Memorial at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL

Maureen Damitz, AE-C

Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago

Douglas M. Kahn, DO

Pulmonary Disease
Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT

Matthew D. Epstein, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ

Marc Rubin, RPh, AE-C

Pharmacist and Certified Asthma Educator
Crystal Lake, IL<

Stephanie Whyte, MD

Mobile Clinic Physician
Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation, Chicago, IL


Safety and Quality

Krista Curell

Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management
The University of Chicago Medical Center

Kristine Gleason

Quality Leader
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Molly A. Katz, MD

Director of Risk Management, Obstetrics and Gynecology
OHIC Insurance Co., Cincinnati, OH

Edith A. Nutescu, PharmD

Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago

Lynn Oertel MS, ANP, CACP

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Anticoagulant Management Services
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Laurie Pon, PharmD

KaiserHealthConnect Pharmacy Project Manager
Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

Jennifer Rauworth

Director of Patient Experience
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Sherri Willocks, BSN, RN, SCR

NSQIP Coordinator
El Camino Hospital

Ann Wittkowsky, PharmD, CACP, FASHP

Director, Anticoagulation Services
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Sleep Medicine

Andrew Tucker, PhD, DABSM

Administrative Director, Sleep Disorders
Danbury Hospital, CT

Kristina St. Peter, RPSGT

Neurodiagnostic Supervisor
Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, FL


Transplant Surgery

Theresa M. Daly, FNP

Clinical Coordinator
New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University

Nancy Duncan, RN, BSN, CCTC

Outreach Coordinator
Clarian Health, Indianapolis, IN

Ron Shapiro, MD

Division of Transplant Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Urology

Steven G. Docimo, MD

Chief, Department of Urology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

David A. Guthman, MD, FACS

Physician, Department of Urology
Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL

Joel B. Nelson, MD

Chairman, Department of Urology
Co-Director, Comprehensive Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Christopher Ng, MD

Surgeon

Dix Poppas, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Urology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY