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Dr. Bruce Bonanno
cme cONFERENCE pROGRAM dIRECTOR
SGUSOM graduate 1983, current President of SGUSOM Alumni Association and a member MSNJ (Medical Society of NJ) Opiate Task Force. Recently appointed to the NJ State Trauma System Advisory Committee.
Currently practicing in CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Has been practicing EM for over 30 years in various settings from 12 bed rural hospitals, to a Level One Trauma Center. These hospitals have been in several states including NJ, NY, PA, IA, and SD. Some unusual sites have included an Indian Reservation and a Cruise Ship.
Examiner for Board Certification in Emergency Medicine Oral Board.
Chief Medical Consultant for News12NJ and host of a thirty-minute TV medical show.
Spokesperson of the Opiate Task Force of National ACEP and NJ-ACEP,
President of NJ American College of Emergency Physicians (NJ-ACEP), President of National Association of Medical Communicators (NAMC), President of Monmouth-Ocean County Medical Society (MSNJ), and Chairman of National ACEP Public Relations Committee.
Dr. Daniel Herr
cme conference educational director
Daniel L. Herr, MD is the Chief of Surgical Critical care services and Director of the Cardiac Surgery Unit at the University of Maryland. He is responsible for the oversight of the clinical ICU care of cardiac surgery patients, heart transplant, lung transplant, ventricular assist devices and, extracorporeal lung support. Dr Herr serves as an Associate professor of Medicine. Dr Herr’s research interests are in use, of Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for lung failure, avoidance and treatment of acute confusional states in the ICU and the use of hypothermia for resuscitation. Dr Herr is boarded in the fields of Internal medicine, Critical Care and certified in Neuro-Critical care.
A Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Herr is an experienced principal investigator with special interest in novel therapies and devices. He is proficient in regulatory compliance, protocol design, and pharmacology. His research findings have been published in prominent medical journals such as JAMA, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Critical Care Medicine. He has also authored two book chapters on the subject of nutrition in critical care and endocrine management of the cardiac surgical patient. Most recently he was one of the authors of the Guidelines for Sedation in critically ill patients.
As a recognized expert in the field of critical care, Dr. Herr is frequently invited to speak at medical conferences on topics concerning novel/new treatments and therapies for crucially ill patients. He has served on several Data Safety Monitoring Boards, and often provides consultative services to pharmaceutical companies. Throughout his career, he has been an active member of several medical organizations.
Dr. Herr received a Masters of Science in Pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, and a Medical Degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, W.I. He completed a residency at York Hospital in York, PA, and completed post-graduate training in critical care (medical, surgical and trauma) at Maryland Institute for mergency Medical Services (MIEMSS), University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Cornell University, New York, NY.
Prior to assuming his current positions, Dr Herr was Assistant Vice President of Scientific Affairs at MedStar Research Institute, as well as Director of Critical Care Research, and Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Washington Hospital Center (WHC) in Washington, DC. Dr. Herr was responsible for all critical care research conducted at WHC, and oversaw all MedStar-administered research projects conducted in Baltimore, Maryland. Over the past several years, Dr. Herr served as a key scientific contributor to MedStar’s Office of Research Integrity and served as Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for eight years. In addition to his clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Herr was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. Prior to those appointments, Dr. Herr served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at George Washington University in Washington DC, and was Medical Director of MedSTAR, the renowned trauma transport and emergency program at WHC.
Dr. sunil daniel
Dr. Sunil Daniel is a board-certified obesity medicine physician, researcher, and educator with fellowship training in clinical nutrition and obesity who has treated thousands of patients who struggle with weight related issues. He specializes in patient-tailored obesity management and technology-enabled delivery of personalized weight management. He has authored several scientific papers on obesity and its medical management.
Dr. garth george
Dr. suneet grewal
Dr. Grewal is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. After attending U.C. Berkeley for undergrad and St. George’s for medical school, she completed her residency at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, CA and Rheumatology fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She has been in clinical practice at East Bay Rheumatology Medical Group since 2013 and has also served on teaching faculty for the Internal Medicine residency programs at Alameda County Medical Center and St. Mary’s Medical Center. She has been a key-note speaker for the Lupus Foundation and Alameda Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Association. She is dedicated to advancing research in Rheumatology and has served as the Principle Investigator and Sub-Investigator in over 25 clinical trials on Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Psoriatic Arthritis.
Dr. samuel jacobs
Samuel L. Jacobs, MD, FACOG is Senior Physician in the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, in the Division of Family Planning. He is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology, and the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. For 20 years he has been on Faculty as an Associate Professor of Clinical OBGYN at Rutgers Medical School until his move to Florida several years ago. He has served as Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey. He has also worked as a Clinician/Gynecologist for many years for the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, in the Division of Disease Control, in the STI Department. Dr. Jacobs has been actively involved in medical didactics, lecturing, teaching, mentoring, and spending time with his Welsh Corgi Wally, and Boston Terrier Phoebe.
Dr. paul mathew
Paul G. Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS completed his neurology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and then completed a fellowship in headache medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is board certified in neurology and headache medicine. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and holds positions at three HMS affiliated institutions. He has clinical appointments at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health, as well as a teaching appointment at the Cambridge Health Alliance. In addition to conventional headache treatments, Dr. Mathew performs Botox injections, trigger point injections, and nerve blocks.
In terms of his academic responsibilities, he has been involved in the education of countless neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, dental medicine, pain medicine, and headache medicine trainees. Regarding medical student education, he is the founder of the Harvard Medical School Advanced Neurology Clerkship at Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
He has written over 80 publications, and has presented at both national and international conferences. Dr. Mathew has served as a peer reviewer for multiple journals including the American Journal of Managed Care, the British Medical Journal, Cephalalgia, Headache, Headache Currents, Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Neurology, the Journal of Neuroimaging, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is the Co-Chief Medical Editor of the journal Practical Neurology. In addition, Dr. Mathew applies his passion for writing as a contributing editor on the Harvard Medical School Health Blog (www.health.harvard.edu/blog/author/pgmathew), which is intended to educate the public on a wide array of subjects in medicine. He is a member of several medical societies including the Massachusetts Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, and the International Headache Society. He is the current Chairman of the American Headache Society Procedural Special Interest Section.
Dr. pierre J. moeser
Pierre J. Moeser, MD, FACP, FACR is board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. After 30 years of practice in the St. Louis Missouri area, he now splits his time as a rheumatology consultant for health systems in Montana, New York state, and Missouri. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, Dr. Moeser attended St. George’s University School of Medicine where he earned the Sir Gordon Wolstenholme Award and graduated with honors in 1983. He trained in Internal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island and completed his fellowship in Rheumatology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Moeser has taught residents and fellows at SUNY – Buffalo and at Washington University in St. Louis. As a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology, he contributes to the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty certifying examination.
Dr. Moeser is President of the Board of Directors of Aerobotics One, an organization utilizing UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, a.k.a. “drones”) to provide humanitarian medical services to persons living in remote areas. Dr. Moeser also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation, the Relief Foundation, the Unites States Pilots Association, and the Missouri Pilots Association. As a physician and a pilot, he combines medicine and aviation and has been a keynote speaker for several national and regional organizations. Additionally, Dr. Moeser is on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Team and provides seminar presentations on Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and the prevention of hypoxia.
Dr. shannon o’connor
Dr O’Connor is a native of the Washington DC area and is a partner in her private practice in Rockville, Maryland. She is board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology and has special training in clinical cancer genetics. She did her undergraduate degree at The George Washington University and completed a Master’s Degree in physiology at Georgetown University. She graduated as valedictorian of her 2005 medical school class at St George’s University. She did her residency and fellowship at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC.
Other than medicine, she enjoys baking, bird watching and traveling with her husband and 2 children.
Dr. nirav shah
Dr. Taraneh Soleymani
Taraneh Soleymani, MD is the lead physician on Summit Medical Group’s Weight Management team. Dr. Soleymani provides multidisciplinary, comprehensive care and treatment to individuals suffering from obesity. Her training, clinical experience and leadership positions have provided her with a uniquely diverse skill set relative to Obesity Medicine, malnutrition, parenteral nutrition, programmatic development, leadership, research, and medical education.
Dr. Soleymani completed Internal Medicine training followed by fellowship training in Clinical Nutrition with a focus on obesity and inpatient nutrition. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine.
Prior to joining Summit Medical Group, Dr. Soleymani worked as Assistant Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Department of Nutrition Sciences. She was also an Associate Scientist in the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), and Fellow of The Obesity Society. Working alongside bariatric surgeons, dietitians, psychologists, and exercise trainers, she practiced patient-tailored, evidence-based, and comprehensive medical management of obesity. As the Medical Director of EatRight by UAB and Co-director of UAB Weight Loss Medicine, Dr. Soleymani oversaw strategic program development for optimized obesity care and operational efficiency.
Dr. Soleymani is a member of various medical groups and committees including, The Obesity Society, Obesity Action Coalition, Obesity Medicine Association, UAB Weight Loss Medicine Steering Committee, and The Obesity Society Clinical Committee. She has made great contributions to science and is actively involved in research support.