2022-23 Program Faculty

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Frederick Cummings, Esq.
Phoenix, Arizona,

is a trial attorney with the law firm of Gust Rosenfeld with extensive experience in the areas of healthcare, medical malpractice, and medical products liability defense litigation. He has represented more than 1,000 physicians and dentists in malpractice suits before federal and state courts and in state disciplinary and licensing proceedings, and has also defended major Arizona hospitals, medical products manufacturers, distributors and retailers.  Mr. Cummings is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to medical and dental liability issues and has been featured on numerous local and national “Best Lawyers” lists.

You may contact Mr. Cummings with your questions or comments at fcummings@gustlaw.com, or by phone at (602) 615-0488.

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Barry A. Franklin, PHD
West Bloomfield, Michigan

serves as Director, Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation, at Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI, as well as Professor, Internal Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He is past president of both American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and American College of Sports Medicine. Currently he serves on the Board of the American Society for Preventative Cardiology.

Dr. Franklin is past editor in chief of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention and currently serves on the editorial boards of 15 other journals. He has written or edited more than 700 scientific and clinical publications, including 103 book chapters and 27 books including his latest, “GPS for Success: Skills, Strategies and Secrets of Superachievers” which can be ordered at www.DrBarryFranklin.com.  Dr. Franklin has given over 1000 invited presentations worldwide. In 2015, he was listed in "The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds" (Clinical Medicine).

You may contact Dr. Franklin with any questions or comments at barry.franklin@beaumont.edu or through his website: www.drbarryfranklin.com

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Louis Kuritzky, MD
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Gainesville, Florida

is a board-certified, family practitioner and a certified Specialist in Hypertension with the American Society of Hypertension. He is clinical faculty at the Family Medicine Residency Program of North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville and a clinical assistant professor emeritus at the University of Florida.

Dr. Kuritzky has given over 1,000 presen­tations to national and international medical audiences on dozens of clinical topics and has authored over 150 articles in journals including New England Journal of MedicineJAMAComprehensive TherapyHospital PracticeConsultantPostgraduate MedicineJournal of Pain and Palliative Care, and Patient Care.

You may contact Dr. Kuritzky with any questions or comments at (352) 377–3193 or by email at lkuritzky@aol.com.

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Gerald Levine, MD, CCFP
Barrie, Ontario

graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and the University of Toronto Family Medicine School. He was a family practitioner for over 30 years and since 2006 has focused on stress management, burnout prevention and mindfulness facilitation offering training physicians, dentists, and their staffs as well as for dental and medical associations throughout Canada including the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the General Practitioner Psychotherapy Association of Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and many others.  Dr. Levine has also authored an e-book, 52 Mindful Weeks, Cultivating Awareness and Resilience available on his website, www.managestress.ca.

You may contact Dr. Levine with you questions or comments at geraldlevine@rogers.com, or by phone at (705) 721-3130.

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David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

is a practicing attorney in The Law Offices of David B. Mandell, PC and a principal of the wealth management firm OJM Group, LLC. He specializes in risk management, asset protection, and financial planning and has authored a number of books for doctors including, Wealth Planning for the Modern Physician: Residency to Retirement. Mr. Mandell also created the Category 1 CME monograph, Risk Management for the Practicing Physician. His articles have appeared in over 100 publications, including over 30 medical specialty journals, and he has addressed many of the nation's leading medical conferences.

Mr. Mandell holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University from which he graduated with honors, a law degree from the UCLA School of Law where he was awarded the “American Jurisprudence Award” for achievement in legal ethics and earned his MBA from UCLA'S Anderson School of Management.

You may contact Mr. Mandell with any questions or comments at (877) 656–4362 or by email at mandell@ojmgroup.com.

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Dilip Moonka, MD, FAST, FAASLD
Detroit, Michigan

is the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Henry Ford Hospital. He received his medical degree from Stanford University, trained in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Pennsylvania, and is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. Dr. Moonka has won numerous teaching awards from both the Department of Medicine and the Division of Gastroenterology and he conducts both clinical and bench research in liver transplantation, viral hepatitis and liver cancer with numerous publications in these areas. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (FAASLD) as well as the American Society of Transplantation (FAST), and speaks or consults for Gilead, Intercept and AbbVie.

You may contact Dr. Moonka at dmoonka1@HFHS.org.

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David J. Norris, MD, MBA
Wichita, Kansas

is a practicing cardiac anesthesiologist and maintains deep expertise in the communication, financial and organizational skills, as well as business processes, needed for effective, economical, and efficient delivery of high-quality patient care. He is currently medical director for the HCA Woodlawn Campus and is president of Wichita Anesthesiology.  Dr. Norris is a frequent speaker on medical practice business, leadership and financial issues and is author of The Financially Intelligent Physician, with a short, weekly podcast of the same name, and Great Care, Every Patient

You may learn more about Dr. Norris at www.davidnorrismdmba.com and contact him with your questions and comments at david@davidnorrismdmba.com, or by phone at (316) 200-2785.

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Elizabeth Prusak, MD, FACOG
Indianapolis, Indiana

is board certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the North American Menopause Society.  In addition to private practice, she is an American Board of Gynecology oral board exam instructor as well as an educator, private instructor, and medical writer. Dr. Prusak utilizes a holistic approach in her practice and has spoken nationally to medical audiences on managing patients with difficult gynecological issues.

You may contact Dr. Prusak with your questions and comments by email at ElizabethPrusak@Yahoo.com

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Tom Viola
Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP
New York, New York

has over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker, and author. He has particular expertise in the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases, the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment and considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning. Dr. Viola is on faculty at over 10 dental professional degree programs, having received several teacher of the year awards.  He is well known internationally for his contributions as an author, and for his work as an editor, of several pharmacology, pain management and local anesthesia professional journals and textbooks. Dr. Viola has presented over 1,000 continuing education courses to medical and dental professionals here and abroad since 2021.

You may contact Dr. Viola with your questions and comments by email at tom@tomviola.com. You may also visit his website, www.tomviola.com, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram at "pharmacologydeclassified".

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Dennis Wichern
Indianapolis, Indiana

is a partner in Prescription Drug Consulting LLC, where he focuses his efforts on risk mitigation and compliance initiatives to protect healthcare organizations, pharmacies and providers nationwide. His experience includes 30 years of public service as a DEA Special Agent, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Division where he directed all criminal enforcement and diversion control operations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota with a team of approximately 550 employees.

Mr. Wichern is a recognized expert on the dangers of heroin and the prescription drug epidemic and routinely speaks to healthcare organizations, pharmacies and providers to identify methods to better safeguard their practices and reduce the professional and operational risks emanating from these threats. He was the first to develop CME programs addressing MAT and pain prescribing safeguards, federal regulatory and DEA compliance, credentialing and drug destruction. Mr. Wichern has been a guest lecturer on medical prescriber safeguards to audiences nationwide.

You may contact Mr. Wichern with your questions or comments at Dennis.Wichern@prescriptiondrugconsulting.com or by phone at (312) 859-2430.

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