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Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Committee


Board of Directors

Hamilton Baiden, President
Brad Shwer, Past President
Lorna Banister
Jodi Bohr
Luc Bouchard
Christine Eckels
Mark B. Fast
Pamela Fuller, M.D.
Sharon Rayman, R.N., M.S.
Hugo Vargas, M.D., FACP, FACG
Susan Viall, R.N.
Quinn Williams

Honorary Board of Directors

Michael S. Altman, M.D.
John Musil, Pharm.D., FACA
Mitchell Shub, M.D.
Perry Teplitsky


Medical Advisory Committee

Hugo Vargas, M.D., FACP, FACG, Chairman,
Richard Manch, M.D., FACP, FACG, Past Chairman,
Michael S. Altman, M.D.
Thomas D. Boyer, M.D.,
David Douglas, M.D.,
Bradford Gelzayd, M.D., FACP, FACG,
Shahid Habib, M.D.,
David Leff, D.O.,
Alan Leibowitz, M.D.,
Gavin Levinthal,M.D.,
Ester Coelho Little, M.D.,
Jack McNerney, M.D.,
Jorge Rakela, M.D.,
Neil J. Shernoff, M.D., AGAF
Mitchell Shub, M.D.,
Charlie M. Thomas, LCSW, ACSW,
Scott Wilson, M.D.,
Mark Wong, M.D.,


Board of Directors

Daniel Leung, MD President
BJ Bergeron, Past President

Julie Corkrean
Barry Esene
Rachel Goldsmith
Ben Hays
Blaine Hollinger
, MD, MAC Co-Chairman
LaRhea Nichols
Tabitha D. Russell


Medical Advisory Committee

F. Blaine Hollinger, MD., Co-Chairman
John M. Vierling, M.D.
, Co-Chairman
Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD
J. Steve Bynon, MD FACS
Robert Davis, MD
Michael Fallon, MD
Douglas Fishman, MD
Joseph Galati, MD
John Goss, MD
Sanjiv Harpavat, MD
Daniel Leung, MD
Victor Machicao, MD
Harrys Torres, MD

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