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Medical Director of Diagnostic Center for Disease™

Medical Director of PanAm HIFU, Inc. and HIFU Centers of America, LLC (HCOA)

 

Education:

1971 – College – University of Miami (Bachelor of Science)

1979 – Medical School Graduation – University of Guadalajara, Mexico

1979-1980 – Fifth Pathway – Rutgers Medical School – Class President

1980-1981 – Internship – Akron City Hospital (Akron, Ohio)

1981-1983 – Residency – Akron City Hospital (Akron, Ohio)

1983-1985 – Residency – LSU Medical Center (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1984 – Federal Medical Licensure Exam – Board Certification

 

Medical Licensure:

• Florida (Current)

• Previously licensed in Louisiana and Colorado

 

Professional Experience:

• HIFU Centers of America (HCOA)

• High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (PanAm HIFU, Inc.) 2006 – Present

• The Diagnostic Center for Disease – 2000 – Present – Private Practice, Sarasota, Florida

• San Juan Regional Urology Associates, P.C.; 1988 – 2003 – Private Practice, Durango, Colorado

• Martin, Plunkett & Wheeler – Urology Associates – 1985 -1987 – Private Practice, Pensacola, Florida

 

Certification beyond Medical Licensure:

• Licensed Instructor noting “Outstanding Achievement” of HIFU treatment devices – 2012

• High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) – Ablatherm – Sonacare Technologies – 2006 – Present

• 3.0 Tesla MRI-S (University of California at San Francisco; UCSF) -2006; Expertise Current

• Royal College of Advanced Medicine Admission (RCAM) – 2002 to 2014

• ESWL (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy), [UCSF – 1986]

• Ultrasound Tutorial (Shinohara), [UCSF – 1993]

• Cryosurgery (Cohen/Onik), [Allegheny General -1996]

• Ultrasound Tutorial (Color Flow Doppler), [Fred Lee – 2000]

• Water Induced Thermal Therapy (WIT), [Argomed – 2002]

• Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA), [R. Benson – 2002]

• KTP Laser Training (BPH), [Dr. Hai, Fort Myers – 2002]

 

Awards:

• Finalist in the Educator of the Year Award [American Foundation of Urologic Disease] (1995)

• Physician Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education [AMA sponsored] (1992-1999)

• Continuing Medical Education ongoing on a regular basis

• ACLS Certified – October, 2015

 

Professional Achievements and Activities (Continued):

• AFUD – “Prostatitis as a Cause of Prostate Cancer”(8/04)

• National Men’s Health Conference – “Can Awareness and Education Decrease the Incidence of Prostate                  Cancer in a Community or Statewide Setting?”

[Arlington, Virginia – 5/04] Sponsored by Penn State University

• Man-to-Man [Sun City Center, FL – 4/04 and 12/04]

• FOMA – “Understanding Prostate Disease” (12/03)

• Cancer Control Society – “Prostatitis as a Cause of Prostate Cancer” (09/03)

• ACAM – “Anti-Aging Solutions to Prostate Health” (11/02)

• AAOM – American Association of Osteopathic Medicine (07/02)

• Public Health Radio Presentation – (2001)

• Man to Man [Port Charlotte, FL – 2001]

• Established the Preferred Health Foundation – To educate men on Prostate Health Prevention &    Disease Treatment Options (2000)

• Man to Man [Bradenton, FL 2000]

• New Mexico Prostate Cancer Support Group [Albuquerque, NM]

• Ralph Downey Prostate Cancer Support Group [Durango, CO]

• PAACT National Meeting [Grand Rapids, MI]

• Speakers Bureau – Present or Past: GSK, Schering, Zeneca, TAP, Merck, Abbott, McNeil, Janssen and AMS

 

Current or Past Professional Memberships or Associations:

• Member of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) – Current

• Member of the Sarasota County Medical Society – Current

• Member of American Medical Association (AMA)

• Physician Advisor for Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Division of Johnson and Johnson)

• Physician Advisor Panel for PAACT; (Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Therapies)

• Member of Southern Medical Association

• Member of ACAM (American College of Advanced Medicine)

• Member of Anti-Aging Society

• Member of Rocky Mountain Kidney Stone Foundation

• Member of American Clinical Urologists

• Member of American Urologic Association (AUA) – Current

• Member (formally) of Society of Cryosurgeons

• Member (formally) of Laparoscopic Society/Endourology Society

• Member of the Society of International Urology (SIU) – Current

• Director – Prostate Cancer Awareness Projects (1989-Present)

 

Topics of Medical Expertise:

• Prostatitis – Expert Status

• Prostate Cancer – Expert Status – One of Top 10 HIFU treating Physicians Worldwide

• Prostate Imaging: Expert Status – Ultrasound & MRI of the Prostate

• Impotency

• Voiding Dysfunctions

• Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

 

Clinical Trials/Presentations/Patents and Books:

• Poster Presentation at the 25th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update Conference, January 2015: ‘Is Patient Selection the Key to Successful HIFU Therapy for Prostate Cancer?’ A Worldwide View of the HIFU Experience

• Poster Presentation at the Kimbrough Urology Conference, January 2015: ‘Is Patient Selection the Key to Successful HIFU Therapy for Prostate Cancer?’ A Worldwide View of the HIFU Experience

• Poster Presentation at the Western Section of Urology October, 2014: ‘Is Patient Selection the Key   to Successful HIFU Therapy for Prostate Cancer?’ A Worldwide View of the HIFU Experience

• Author of the Book: ‘Men at Risk, The Dirty Little Secret, Prostate Biopsies Really Do Spread Cancer Cells’ – Published in June 2012 and represented at the National Library of Congress

• Focal Therapy Conference at NYU – June, 2014

• Focal Therapy Conference, Society of International Urology – Noordwijke, Holland – June, 2013

• Clinical Trial: Comparison of Biopsy to Multi-parametric MRI (Double-Blinded Study), Press Ready – (2013-14)

• Clinical Trial Evaluation: Outcome Data from HIFU treatment from past 6 years – (2013)

• Poster presentation: MRI-S Predicts and Confirms the Prostate Cancer – NYU (2010)

• A prospective study that validates the benefit of diet and nutrition on Prostate Cancer [2004]

• Patent for Prostatitis Diagnostic Test [November 2001]

• Patent for Prostate Formula “PEENUTS” [March 2001]

• NIH Presentation (Arlington, VA) “PSA Predicts Prostatitis” [November 2000]

• Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Osteopathy [Cleveland, OH – March 2000]

• NIH Presentation (Bethesda, MD), The Prostatitis Collaborative: Incidence of Prostatitis in 235 Consecutive Men with Voiding Symptoms (1999)

• NIH Presentation (Alexandria, VA), The Prostatitis Collaborative: PSA Predicts the Presence of Prostatitis

• Developed Complementary Prostatitis formula for non-bacterial Prostatitis (Patented: 3/06/01),  Peenuts™

• Developed Complementary Female formula “Bladder Balance” for Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms

• Developed Complementary Prostate Cancer formula – UroStar

• NIH (Poster Session) [Bethesda, MD – November 1999]

• “Chronic Prostatitis Affects All Men – What All Men Need to Know About Prostatitis and Prostate Cancer”, Peer reviewed & published April 1999

• Genetic Study Regarding Inheritance of Prostate Cancer – Cooperative effort involving Johns Hopkins Medical School and Dianon Laboratories; Site Participant

• Herbal Voiding Study – Prospective double-blind study intended to demonstrate efficacy of herbs to shrink the prostate, improve voiding abilities, and thereby, avoid surgery

• Urinary Tract Infection Study – Prospective evaluation of benefit for urine culture and sensitivity in clinical setting

• PSA II Clinical Investigative Trial – Prospective evaluation of Free PSA: How it relates to early Prostate Cancer detection and can costly Ultrasound/Biopsy be avoided? Dianon Labs

• Cryosurgical Ablation of the Prostate – Prospective evaluation of benefits and risks of Cryosurgery in the treatment of Prostate Cancer

• Neo-Adjuvant Combination Hormonal Therapy – A Prospective Study that evaluates the efficacy of two different methodologies in decreasing PSA (tumor marker) prior to definitive treatment of Prostate Cancer (Study supported by Schering & accepted for Presentation at the AUA – Western Section)

• TURP Study – Retrospective evaluation of the effect of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate on Impotency

• A Case Report on an “Untold Epidemic” – Prostatitis (09/98), Submitted to JAMA, (Unpublished)

• “Incontinence,” PAACT Newsletter, Published January 1998

• “Let’s Use Common Sense and Educate our Patients on All Options to Prostate Cancer,” PAACT Newsletter (1996)

• “Treatment Options for Impotency and How they Relate to the Diabetic Patient,” PAACT Newsletter (1996)

• “Understanding Impotency,” PAACT Newsletter, Published 1995

• Primer on Sexual Dysfunction (Audio-cassette tape) “Straight Talk on Impotency” (1994)

• “Appendiceal Abscess Simulates Retroperitoneal Fibrosis,” Kimbrough Urologic Meeting Presentation (1985)

• “Significance of Calcium in Renal Cysts,” Kimbrough Urologic Meeting Presentation and Publication (1985)

 

Continuing Medical Education: (Continued)

• Florida Medical Association (FMA) annual meeting in Orlando in 2015

• Western Sectional Meeting in Maui, Hawaii – 2014; Poster Presentation Re: HIFU Worldwide Experience; 42 Credit hours

• Kimbrough Urology Meeting in San Diego, CA – 2015; Poster Presentation; Re: HIFU Worldwide Experience; 14.5 Credit hours

• 25th Annual IPCU in Vail, CO – 2015; Poster Presentation; Re: HIFU Worldwide Experience; 14.5 Credit hours

• NYU Focal Prostate Cancer Meeting, New York, New York – 2014; 32 Credit hours (Approx.)

• Southeastern Sectional Meeting in Hollywood, Florida – 2014; 30 Credit hours (Approx.)

• RSNA Meeting in Chicago, Illinois; November-December 2013

• Western Sectional Meeting in Monterrey, California – 2013; 42 Credit hours (Approx.)

• AUA Meetings: Atlanta, San Diego (2013), Orlando (2014), New Orleans (2015),

• SIU (Society of International Urology) – Meeting in Holland on Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

• NYU (New York University) Meeting on Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer: 2010 and 2013

• CME: Common Errors in Medical Practice and Recognizing Abuse; 2014

• Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) – Sarasota, FL (08/03 – 09/04) 12 CME Hours

• Penn State College of Medicine, National Conference on Men’s Health – Washington, D.C. (05/04) 12 CME Hours

• American Urological Association National Meeting – San Francisco, CA (05/04) 25 CME Hours

• The FCG Institute for Continuing Education, “The New Face of Prostate Cancer: A Risk-Stratified Approach to Multimodal and Novel Treatment” – San Francisco, CA (05/04) 2 CME Hours

• Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, “Prostate Cancer and Bone Complications” – San Francisco, CA (05/04) 2 CME Hours

• Florida Licensure CME Program, USF – Tampa, FL (11/03) 4 CME Hours

2.0 Hours – Prevention of Medical Errors

1.0 Hour – HIV/AIDS

1.0 Hour – Domestic Violence

• American Urological Association National Meeting – Chicago, IL (04/03) 25 CME Hours

• PER, “Systemic Therapy for Prostate Cancer” – Chicago, IL (04/03) 2 CME Hours

• GlaxoSmithKline Avodart Speaker’s Training – Denver, CO (03/03) 5 CME Hours

• LSU Visiting Professor Meeting – New Orleans, LA (01/03) 12 CME Hours

• ACAM “Anti-Aging Solutions to Prostate Health” – Tucson, AZ (11/02) 20 CME Hours

• AAOM (American Association of Osteopathic Medicine) (07/02) 20 CME Hours

• American Urological Association National Meeting – Orlando, FL (05/02) 25 CME Hours

• NIH Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative – Arlington, VA (11/00) 15 CME Hours

• American Urologic Association, National Meeting – Atlanta, GA (05/00) 27 CME Hours

• American Academy of Osteopathy – Cleveland, OH (03/00) 24 CME Hours

• Tutorial on Color Flow Doppler w/ Fred Lee, M.D. – Rochester, MI (03/00) 8 CME Hours

• HIV/AIDS (10/99) 4 CME Hours

• Domestic Violence (10/99) 1 CME Hour

• NIH Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative – Bethesda, MD (11/99) 16 CME Hours

• Prostate Cancer Research Institute National Conference – (07/99) 24 CME Hours Long Beach, CA

• American Urologic Association, National Meeting – Dallas, TX (05/99) 28 CME Hours

• Schering Investigator’s Meeting – Palm Springs, CA (03/99) 7 CME Hours

• McNeil Speaker’s Meeting – Scottsdale, AZ (01/99) 5 CME Hours

• Zeneca Interactive Conference on Prostate Cancer – (07/98) 12 CME Hours Tarpon Springs, FL

• American Urological Association National Meeting – (06/98) 27 CME Hours San Diego, CA

• Zeneca Interactive Conference on Prostate Cancer – Miami, FL (02/98) 11 CME Hours

• Urology Update UCSF – San Francisco, CA (12/97) 14 CME Hours

• HIV/AIDS – University of Colorado (12/97) 4 CME Hours

• Domestic Violence – University of Colorado (12/97) 1 CME Hour

• Urology Symposium (Schering) – Waldorf Astoria, NY (09/97) 18 CME Hours

• Risk Management (PPIC) – Durango, CO (06/97) 7 CME Hours

• Urolithiasis Update (AUA) – San Diego, CA (03/97) 18 CME Hours

• Prostate Cancer Symposium (Schering) – Naples, FL (02/97) 18 CME Hours

• New Mexico Urological Society – Albuquerque, NM (02/97) 16 CME Hours

• Cryosurgery Prostate Workshop – Pittsburgh, PA (11/96) 10 CME Hours Allegheny General Hospital

• Prostatic Disease/Insights & Innovations – Vail, CO (06/96) 12 CME Hours

 

 

Edited: October 26, 2015

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