VAPA 2013 Annual CME Conference

Sunday, July 21 to Friday, July 26, 2013

Dallas Crickenberger, MD

Please see CV - CV was faxed and in speaker notebook
Injections of Joints, Bursas and Tendon Sheaths
July 21, 2013, 2:00 pm

Cynthia Romero, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Cynthia Romero was appointed Virginia's Health Commissioner in January, 2013. She is the principal public health advisor to the Governor, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, the Virginia General Assembly and the Board of Health.
Prior to her appointment as Virginia's Health Commissioner, Dr. Romero was Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Quality and Medical Affairs for Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Dr. Romero was in private practice for 16 years at Romero Family Practice with her mother as her partner and her father as her office manager. Her parents retired in 2010. Dr. Romero continued to see patients in the office until her appointment on January 29.
She served as President of the Philippine Medical Association of Southeastern Virginia, Inc., the Tidewater Academy of Family Physicians, the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, the Norfolk Academy of Medicine and in 2011, she was the President of the Medical Society of Virginia.
Cardiovascular Disease in Women
July 21, 2013, 3:00 pm

Linda Ferraro, PA-C

Graduated from Touro College PA Program in June 1980. She has worked as a surgical assistant, urgent care facilities and with Sentara HMO. Ms. Ferraro worked for 8 years at military clinics in family practice with a concentration on GYN. She has been with the Virginia Medical Alliance and internal medicine group in Northern Virginia for the past 15 years.
Everything that Itches, Isn't Yeast
July 21, 2013, 4:00 pm

Russell Libby, MD, FAAP

Russell C. Libby, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Medical Society of Virginia (MSV)

Dr. Libby, a pediatrician with Virginia Pediatric Group, Ltd., of Fairfax, has been a member of MSV since 1984 and has previously served in various leadership roles at MSV including board member, vice president and advisor to the executive committee. He has also represented Virginia physicians as a delegate to the American Medical Association and has served as president of the Fairfax County Medical Society and president of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia Foundation.

In addition to his pediatric practice, Dr. Libby serves as president of Health Connect IPA, an independent practice association and is chief of general medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children where he has served on many taskforces and committees.

Dr. Libby is a graduate of George Washington University where he received his undergraduate and doctor of medicine degrees. He is co-founder of American Pediatric Consultants, Inc., a full range pediatric home care services company and chairman of the board of National Physician Care, Inc.

Dr. Libby has been named best pediatrician in Washington Metropolitan Area Families Magazine every year since 2005 and best physician by Washington Consumer Checkbook since 1993. He has been included in top doctors lists in various other publications including Washington Post Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine.
Patient Care in the Commonwealth Message from the Medical Society of Virginia
July 22, 2013, 9:00 am

David Johnson, MD

Knee Injuries in the Skeletally Immature Athlete
July 22, 2013, 10:15 am

Kimberly Dempsey, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Kimberly Dempsey is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Physician Assistant Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She practiced clinically at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Pediatric Dermatology. She has served on advisory boards for developing PA programs and currently serves on the advisory board for the Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences. She is also the founding Program Director for the Doctor of Medical Sciences Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Dempsey is a graduate of the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program and completed her Doctorate of Education in 2019 at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Dempsey enjoys lecturing nationally on dermatology and has worked with the American Academy of Physician Assistants on enduring Dermatology CME projects.
Tips on Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Rashes
July 22, 2013, 11:15 am

Tricia Marriott, PA-C, MPAS

BIO Tricia Marriott is a 1986 graduate the Yale School of Medicine PA Program. She has been a hospital based PA for most of her career, first in Emergency Medicine, and then Orthopaedics. In January 2009, Tricia joined the AAPA staff as the Director of Reimbursement Advocacy and is now the AAPA Director of Regulatory and Professional Advisory Services. She continues to practice clinically part-time with the Yale Medical Group Department of Orthopaedics. Please welcome Tricia.
Bullying - Society Awakens to A Long Standing Issue
July 22, 2013, 1:30 pm
Billing "Incident-to", Shared Visits, and the Pre-op H P: What are the Rules?
July 22, 2013, 3:30 pm

Kim Zuber, PA-C, DFAAPA

Kim Zuber, PA-C spends her time traveling and teaching 'all things kidney' with over 300 oral presentations, 64 peer-reviewed articles, 8 guest editorships. She volunteers clinically as a consultant for a senior citizen group and is the executive editor for PA Clinics.

Kim graduated from UCSD with a bachelor's in molecular biology, picked up a teaching credential at San Diego State University and taught high school for many years. Deciding that medicine had to be easier than teaching teenagers, Kim attended the St. Louis University PA program.
Kim is an AAPA Distinguished Fellow and was selected as both the Renal Professional of the year and Outstanding PA of the Year in 2014
Finding the Sweet Spot: Management of Diabetes in Chronic Kidney Disease
July 22, 2013, 2:30 pm

Robert Wooten, PA-C

Robert Wooten PA is a Past President of the AAPA.

He is employed at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem NC in the Emergency Department. He is the PA/NP director for the Department. He has been working at Forsyth for the past 22 years.

Robert is a faculty member at the Wake Forest Department of Physician Studies in Winston Salem NC. He was a graduate of that program in 1981.

He also represents the PA profession serving as the AAPA representative to The Commission to End Healthcare Disparities.
Abdominal Pain. What's cooking in the Belly
July 22, 2013, 4:30 pm

James Cannon, DHA, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA

James Cannon was elected to the board in 2008 where he has served in various roles including treasurer, secretary and committee chair. He is a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard and director of field operations overseeing the non-clincial operations of 45 clinical sites across 13 regions, and managing an annual budget in excess of $400 million.

As a certified PA and psychiatry CAQ holder, he clinically practices in substance and Tele-psychiatry in addition to adjunct teaching at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction in Minneapolis, MN.

James is also clinically active in a small Chesapeake, VA wellness practice where he works part-time on a clinical team with his supervising physician. He is married to Jina Cannon, a pediatric emergency nurse and has a daughter attending college in Texas.
NCCPA Session on New Guideline
July 23, 2013, 8:00 am

Kathleen Scarbalis, MPAS, DFAAPA, PA-C

Kathleen Scarbalis, PA-C Kathleen Scarbalis received her B.S. degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York majoring in chemistry and education. She received her physician assistant degree from Albany Medical College, Albany, NY and then a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Kathy has been a practicing PA for over 30 years, presently at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia in Falls Church, VA since 2006. Kathy is Past President of the Virginia Academy Physician Assistants. She is also actively involved with the Medical Society of Virginia, currently serving on the MSV Foundation board of directors. In conjunction with her husband's military service, Kathy is well traveled and has worked in several US states as well as Germany, Belgium, and Korea providing primary care in military clinics. Kathy has been married over 33 years to Dave who retired from the Army and currently is Industry Solutions Director with CA Technologies. They have two children: Dan, a nuclear engineer with the US Navy; and Michael a craft microbrewer.
White Blood Cell Disorders
July 23, 2013, 9:00 am

Reginald Lewis, MS, MMSc, PA-C

Reggie Lewis graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters of Science degree in chemistry in 2002. Upon completion of his degree, he worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in Pediatric Cardiology where his main focus was pediatric heart transplant patients. In particular, he was interested in determining non-invasive ways to determine graft rejection using Tissue Doppler Imaging which measured heart muscle wall contraction velocities versus the traditional invasive cardiac biopsy approach.

It was during this time that he was exposed to physician assistants. He worked as a Clinical Research coordinator for 2 years prior to entering the Physician Assistant program at Emory University in 2004 graduating in 2006.

He currently works as an Emergency Medicine PA with Emergency Medicine Associates. He has been with the practice since September 2011. In his free time, Reggie enjoys staying physically active, hiking and checking out the local free museums in Washington, DC.
Approach and Management of Common Gynecological Problems in the Emergency Department
July 23, 2013, 10:30 am

Janice Larson, PA-C

Janice Larson has been a physician assistant for the past 28 years and is currently working at the Lebanon, Pennsylvania VA MC, where she has worked in the Behavioral Health Department providing care to veterans in the residential substance abuse programs for the past 3 years.
Her experience as a PA includes emergency medicine, psychiatry, occupational medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and asthma, allergy and immunology, but her specialty and interest has been in addiction medicine over the past 10 years. She has studied addiction and the recovery process and attended courses through the American Society of Addictions Medicine, Pennsylvania Certification Board for addictions counseling and has attended various workshops throughout the United States on trauma associated with addiction as well as the implication on family dynamics and treatment.
Addiction: A Real Brian Disease
July 23, 2013, 11:30 am

Douglas Puryear, MD

Dr. Puryear is a Sleep Physician with Pulmonary Associates in Richmond, VA. He has treated patients with Sleep Disoders for over 20 years and is the Medical Director of The Sleep Disorders Center of Pulmonary Associates. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the Ameican Board of Internal Medicine in Sleep Medicine.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
July 23, 2013, 1:30 pm

Randy Howell, DHSc, PA-C

Randy currently practices Emergency Medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He is the PA/NP Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Carilion Clinic, and an associate director of the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at Carilion Clinic.

He started practice in rural, underserved primary care with the National Health Services Corps, and worked in orthopedic surgery prior to transitioning to Emergency Medicine.

His did his undergraduate work at Virginia Tech, his PA at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Doctorate in Health Sciences at A.T. Still University.
He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Radford University Carilion, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Innovation and Implementation Science at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine. He is a core instructor for Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine.
Environmental Emergencies
July 23, 2013, 2:30 pm
Global Health Initiatives, the Good, the Bad and the Muddy
July 23, 2013, 4:00 pm
Wilderness Medicine Workshop
July 24, 2013, 3:00 pm

Jennifer Wohl, PA-C


Graduate of St. Francis University PA Program 1997
DHSc 2008 Nova Southeastern University
Currently Assistant Professor at EVMS MPA Program-Past 4 years,
15 years working in Primary Care, Internal Medicine-Currently
Preceptor Workshop
July 23, 2013, 6:30 pm

Stuart Henochowicz, MD

Dr. Henochowicz completed a combined B.S.-M.D. program in 1981, earning a B.S. degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude from C.U.N.Y. Brooklyn College and an M.D. degree from S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical School. Dr. Henochowicz received an MBA in the Business of Medicine program at Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Henochowicz is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology. He is a former chief medical resident at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He did his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the National Jewish Center and the University of Colorado. He is a former Assistant Clinical Professor at U.M.D.N.J. in New Brunswick, N.J. and a former Senior Staff Attending at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
Dr. Henochowicz is Clinical Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at Georgetown University Medical School. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia Medical School. The practice is a teaching site for the University of Virginia Medical School, as well as the George Washington University and James Madison University Physician Assistant schools. Dr. Henochowicz is a former President of the Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society. Dr. Henochowicz is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He is the Governor of the Virginia chapter. Dr. Henochowicz is married and has four children. He is proud to be Naomi, Pearl, and Lewis's grandfather. One more is on the way.
Allergy & Immunology in Family Practice
July 24, 2013, 7:00 am

Kimberly Moloney, RN, CDE

Kimberly R. Moloney RN CDE
Graduated from Radford University.
Home Health Nurse for Portsmouth Public Health Dept 1984-1989
Involved in the formation of the local diabetes educators group (EVADE-Eastern Virgina Association of Diabetes Educators). Through this group, she was hired into her "dream job" at EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center 1989.
She has done public speaking on diabetes to healthcare professionals, civic groups and the general public.
Glycemic Control in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes
July 24, 2013, 8:00 am

David Munter, MD, MBA

David W. Munter, M.D., MBA, FACEP Dr. Munter's retired as a Captain from the US Navy in 2004 after a distinguished career, and is considered one of the founders of Emergency Medicine in the Navy. He then worked for 15 years as a partner with Emergency Physicians of Tidewater. Now in his third career, he is practicing wound care and Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy. He has published or edited over 60 textbook chapters and books, was a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, is a reviewer for several publications including Annals of Emergency Medicine, has garnered multiple awards and honors, and has given hundreds of presentations all over the world on a variety of topics.
GI Foreign Bodies
July 24, 2013, 9:00 am

Amanda Welbourne, MSPAS, PA-C

Amanda Welbourne is a physician assistant from Winchester Virginia who has practiced in family medicine since 2005. She served on faculty at Shenandoah University's Division of Physician Assistant studies from 2008-2013. She assisted with the integration of oral health into the University's annual medical mission trip to Nicaragua.
Opening Your Practice to Oral Health
July 24, 2013, 10:30 am

Elizabeth Yang, MD, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Yang is a Pediatric Hematologist. She received her MD and PhD degrees from Stanford University in California and was trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She spent many years in research and clinical medicine at Vanderbilt University, where she developed a focus in hematology and built up the Pediatric Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program there. Currently, she is the Associate Director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia, Children's National Medical Center, and directs the Pediatric Sickle Cell Program in Northern Virginia.
Sickle Cell Anemia
July 24, 2013, 11:30 am

Martin Starkman, MD

Complimentary Non-CME Lunch Symposium - Sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
July 24, 2013, 12:30 pm

Gordon Degges, TC/BLS Coordinator

Gordon Degges is the Training Center Coordinator at the Tidewater Center for Life Support (TCLS), a department of the Eastern Virginia Medical School. As an American Heart Association Center Faculty and Instructor, Gordon has been teaching AHA first aid and Basic Life Support CPR courses for over eleven years. In addition, Gordon is an Adjunct Professor at Tidewater Community College, teaching AHA courses since 2008. Prior to joining TCLS, Gordon was affiliated with the American Red Cross, where he taught various health and safety courses since 1993.
Basic Life Support Workshop
July 24, 2013, 1:30 pm

Attiyah Ismaeli-Campbell, MD

Attiyah Ismaeli-Campbell, M.D., received her Doctorate of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and she completed her Family Medicine Residency with Portsmouth Family Medicine in Portsmouth, Virginia. Dr. Campbell is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds memberships with the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians.
The Drug Seeking Patients
July 24, 2013, 1:30 pm

George Sarris, MD

EKG Interpretation Workshop
July 24, 2013, 3:00 pm

Joel Bashore, PA-C, MPAS

Joel Bashore graduated from the US Navy/George Washington University PA Program in 1995 and spent 13 of his 24 years in the Navy as a PA in a variety of settings and locales: the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, the Naval Hospitals in Rota, Spain and Sigonella, Italy and a combat tour as medical officer for Provincial Reconstruction Team - Asadabad, Afghanistan in 2007. After retiring in 2008 he accepted a position as a PA in the Carilion Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine here in Roanoke. Since 2012 he has been the Manager for the department's 30 PAs and NPs in all 6 of their EDs. He is also a clinical instructor in emergency medicine in the PA program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.
Psych Patient in the ER
July 24, 2013, 3:00 pm
Lines and Lucencies, Silhouettes and Shadows. Demystifying the Chest X-ray
July 25, 2013, 8:00 am

Ibe Mbanu, MD, MBA, MPH

Ibe Mbanu, MD, MBA, MPH is the Chief of St. Mary's Adult Hospitalist Department. He has served in various leadership positions along the care continuum from the hospital to outpatient setting. He maintained his clinical practice for nearly a decade. He recently served as a Lead Physician and Laboratory Director for NextCare Urgent Cares in their Virginia market. He was previously Medical Director for Bon Secours' Mary Immaculate Hospital Occupational Medicine Department. He served as the hospital's Chairman of Ambulatory Services. While residing in Newport News, VA, he was selected City Medical Officer.

Dr. Mbanu is currently a board member for Virginia Health Information (VHI). Ibe also sits on both boards of the Medical Society of Virginia and its foundation. He is currently the Vice President of the foundation. He completed his fellowship training at Harvard University School of Public Health and is dual-board certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He received an MBA from Yale University, an MPH from the University of Michigan, his MD from Wayne State University, and two BS degrees in Chemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.
Chest Pain Management
July 24, 2013, 4:00 pm

Andy Funkhouser, PA-C

Andy Funkhouser is a 2003 graduate of the JMU PA-program. He has worked with Harrisonburg Medical Associates with the nephrology group for the last 8 years. In his pre PA life he worked as a paramedic.
CME Breakfast - Nephrology Case Study: The Perfect Renal Storm
July 25, 2013, 7:00 am

Joy Roberson, M.S., PA-C

Joy Roberson is a Physician Assistant practicing in Otolaryngology at Metropolitan ENT in Alexandria, VA. She treats all aspects of Otolaryngology, but focuses on allergy management, acute and chronic medical problems, and monitors progress in post-operative patients. She also treats and manages dizziness on a daily basis. Joy works primarily in the outpatient clinical setting, but now is serving as a first assistant in the OR for surgical cases. She also has experience in primary care. She is active in her community by volunteering at a free Alexandria dental clinic for two consecutive years, has been a part of health care fairs for elementary school children, and has volunteered at the NBC 4 Health fair.

Joy graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience and she continued her studies at Philadelphia University, earning a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Joy is an active member of the Virginia Association of Physician Assistants and in 2012, she received the Physician/ PA Partnership Award. In her free time, Joy loves to run and she also enjoys many other outdoor activities and sports. She and her husband love to travel and spend time with friends and family.
As the World Turns:Dizziness and Vertigo
July 25, 2013, 9:00 am

Katherine Riley, PA-C

Kathy received her BA from Miami University and MSBS-PA from the Medical College of Ohio. She is a practicing Physician Assistant with Theodore Sebastien, MD, at the Dermatology Specialists of Virginia. The practice specializes in Moh's micrographic surgery, general and cosmetic Dermatology.
The Skin Exam- Cancer vs. Non Cancerous Lesions
July 25, 2013, 10:30 am

Catherine Pearman, MPAS, PA-C

Catherine Pearman, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a 1999 graduate of the Wake Forest University PA Program and obtained her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska in 2007. In 2006, she joined the faculty of the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program. Catherine is currently full time faculty as an Associate Professor, and previously had the role of Associate Director of Clinical Education. Catherine clinically practices Emergency Medicine, which she has done for the past ten years, and has prior experience in Family Medicine and Orthopedics.
The Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management of Pelvic Girdle Pain(PGP)
July 25, 2013, 11:30 am
Preparing to Recertify - PANRE Review Workshop
July 25, 2013, 3:00 pm

Thomas Smith, MD, FACP

Thomas J. Smith MD FACP FASCO
Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine and
Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
600 N. Wolfe Street, Blalock 369
Baltimore, MD 21287-0005
Phone 410-955-2091; Fax 410-955-2098; Cell 443-742-5978

University of Akron, B.S., summa cum laude 1971-74
Yale University School of Medicine, M.D. cum laude 1974-79
Yale University School of Organization and Management (core curriculum, one year) 1977-78
Special Visiting Fellow, National Cancer Center Biological Response Modifiers Program, Frederick, MD 1986
Virginia Commonwealth University Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology 1982-87
Project on Death in America Faculty Scholar, 1995-98

Current position: Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins, and the Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine, and Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

I am a medical oncologist and palliative care specialist with a lifelong interest in better symptom management, and improving access to high quality affordable care. I helped start Virginia Commonwealth University's Thomas Palliative Care Program, an internationally respected palliative care service, education and research program.

I am now the Director of Palliative Medicine for Johns Hopkins Medicine, charged with integrating palliative care into all the Johns Hopkins venues. We have begun a hospital wide PC consult service that will see 1000 patients this year, open an inpatient unit March 1, and are growing the research agenda.

I have a long track record of starting innovative programs with concurrent evaluation of their impact on care and costs, including the Rural Cancer Outreach Program, the Thomas Palliative Care Program, the Virginia Initiative on Palliative Care, and the Rural Palliative Care Program, among others. Our group was the first to show improved care with substantial cost savings from coordinated rural-urban care, inpatient palliative care, and rural palliative care. I have been influential within the oncology community working to improve care at a cost society can afford, maintaining my credentials as a treating oncologist while integrating palliative care.

I received the national Humanism in Medicine Award in 2000, and in 2000 and 2006 I was voted the Distinguished Clinician on the VCU-MCV Faculty. I have been recognized in "Best Doctors in America" for many years. In June 2008 I received the ASCO "Statesman" award for continued service to oncology, now Fellow, American Society of Clinical Oncology. In 2012 Bruce Hillner and I received the ABIM "Professionalism" Price for our NEJM article "Bending the Cost Curve in Cancer Care" and leading the "Choosing Wisely" initiatives. In March 2013 I will become a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Palliative Care
July 25, 2013, 1:30 pm

Manish Patel, MD, FAAOS

2005-2006 Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship
Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
Jackson, MS

2000-2005 Temple Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Philadelphia, PA

1996-2000 MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

1992-1996 Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA
Bachelors of Science in Biology with Honors in Molecular Cell Biology

2010 to Present- Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School

Chairman of Dept. of Surgery- Southampton Memorial Hospital

Active --Board Certified American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Memberships: --Active Member Arthroscopy Association of North America
--Active Member of American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
--American Association of Physicians from India
--America's Top Orthopedic Surgeon - 2009, 2010, 2011 by Consumers' Research Council of America
Joint Injection Workshop (Supported by Orthovisc)
July 25, 2013, 3:00 pm

Mary Beth Petrasek, PA-C

Mary Beth Petrasek, a Physician Assistant currently working at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Washington DC. Ms Petrasek holds undergraduate degrees from Penn State University, Point Park College and Duke University where she attended PA School. Post-Graduate study includes a Master’s Degree from Long Island University and Surgical Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.
Ms Petrasek recently completed the certifying exam for Medicolegal Death Investigators and is a Diplomat with the American Board of Medicolegal Investigators

During the 25 years Ms Petrasek has been a PA she has worked in the specialties of Surgery with emphasis on General/Trauma and Pediatrics as well as Emergency Medicine from the Midwest to the Mid Atlantic region. At her present position she investigates deaths that fall under the jurisdiction of the DC Medical Examiner. This job takes her to all areas of the city. The best thing is that she learns something new everyday.

Ms Petrasek is married to a wonderful man who is quite handy around the house. In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family.
Stories from the DC Medical Examiner - A Case Based session
July 25, 2013, 3:00 pm

Heather Robertson, MHS, PA-C.

Heather Robertson, PA-C, is the Clinic Manager of the Mount Vernon Hospital Wound Healing Center and Hyperbaric Unit in Alexandria, VA. Prior to working in wound care and hyperbaric medicine, she practiced in Internal Medicine and Family Practice for 11 years in State College, Pennsylvania and Arlington, Virginia.

Her 3 kids are now grown and she gets to have the fun of being a grandmom to 1y old Logan without the 24/7 concerns of a parent!
Wound Care Workshop
July 25, 2013, 3:00 pm

Mary Ettari, MPH, PA

Mary Ettari graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and has a Masters Degree in Public Health from the George Washington University School of Medicine.

She has worked in both primary and specialty private practices as well as in occupational health. She has received multiple awards such as AAPA Distinguished Fellow, AAPA House of Delegates Outstanding Service Award and a Duke University Alumni of the Year Award.

Her volunteer leadership activities include numerous positions on the state and national level. She is a Past President of the Louisiana and Florida Academies of Physician Assistants. She served as President of the AAPA Physician Assistant Foundation in 2005 and 2006 and President of the AAPA in 2007. She now represents the AAPA as the official Liaison to the AMA.

She currently volunteers as a clinician at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, a clinic for the uninsured, in Stuart, FL.
Improving Diabetes Care: PAs as Leaders in the Team Practice of Patient Centered Diabetes Care - An AAPA Clinical Case Challenges Series
July 25, 2013, 4:00 pm

Rachel Carlson, EdD, MSBS, PA-C

Dr. Rachel Carlson, is the Program Director and Associate Professor for the Shenandoah University Physician Assistant Program in Winchester, VA where she has been a faculty member for 11 years. She is also a clinically practicing PA in family medicine for an employee-based health clinic. She is a past VP, Secretary, and Chief Delegate for the VAPA. She currently serves as the AAPA Board Advisor to SAAAPA as well as Chair of the Virginia Physician Assistant Advisory Board.
Student Workshop
July 25, 2013, 6:30 pm

Usama Hussein, MD

Usama T. Hussein, MD, is a nephrologist in private practice at Tidewater Nephrology, Ltd, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Dr Hussein received his medical degree from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy in Russia, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Jordan University Hospital in Amman. He also completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at Saint Raphael Campus/Yale school of medicine, in Connecticut, after which he completed a fellowship in kidney and pancreas transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.
July 26, 2013, 7:00 am

Jason Grahame, MPA, PA-C

Jason Grahame graduated from Cedarville University in 1999 with a degree in Athletic Training. After completing his master's degree as a Physician Assistant at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2003, he has worked in orthopedics with Dr. Kevin Bonner at the Jordan-Young Institute, located in Virginia Beach. He currently serves as full time faculty in the EVMS PA program and as the Director of Admission, in addition to a reduced clinical schedule at Jordan-Young. He lives in Chesapeake with his amazing wife Charity and their children.
The Stiff Shoulder: Ailments and Remedies for Primary Care
July 26, 2013, 8:00 am

Stephanie Weimann, PA, EMT-P

Stephanie is a 7th Generation Florida resident. She grew up on a small commercial marina across from Sebastian Inlet on the east central coast of Florida.

The first hurricane she remembers was Hurricane David where she spent the hurricane at her grandmother's house watching grapefruit fly by her through the windows when she was 9 years old. She has been through multiple other hurricanes, including Hurricane's Francis, Jeanne, and Wilma that she lost most of her belongings due to hurricane damage and mold.

Stephanie has been both a victim as well as a provider during and after these devastating natural occurrences. As a PA, she has treated victims from several hurricanes, including Frances, Jeanne as a civillian in a local ER and Hurricane's Katrina and Sandy on a DMAT/Disaster Medical Assistance Team, FL-6.
Coastal Hurricanes:Pearls Every Responder and Provider Should Know When Responding, From The Eyes of Both a Provider and a Victim
July 26, 2013, 9:00 am

Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Catherine Judd is a PA with 30 years of experience as a PA, having spent most of her career treating patients in psychiatry and behavioral medicine. She currently works in Dallas Texas for Parkland Hospital at the Dallas County Jail. She is a clinical assistant professor at the UT Southwestern PA Program in Dallas and lectures in substance use disorders and psychiatry and works parttime in the psychoneuroendocrinolgy research clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern.
ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care An AAPA Clinical Case Challenges Series
July 26, 2013, 10:00 am

Rod Dillman, HDJN Law Firm

ROD DILLMAN is a Director in HDJN Law Firm's Virginia Beach office, and is licensed to practice law in Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Dillman has been recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine in its Rising Stars edition in the area of "personal injury defense: medical malpractice" in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. His selection involved the invitation of more than 18,000 Virginia lawyers to participate in the nomination process. Only 2.5% of the total lawyers in Virginia are selected as Rising Stars.

Much of his practice involves representing and advising healthcare providers and other professionals. He has also handled defamation lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, contract disputes and collections matters. He has represented hospitals in petitions for guardianship, conservatorship, and judicial authorization for medical consent. He has experience in assisting professionals under investigation by state agencies, including the Virginia Department of Health Professions and the Virginia Department of Professional Regulation.

Mr. Dillman provides risk management to businesses of all types, and general healthcare law counsel to his healthcare clients.

University of Virginia, B.A., 1998
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2001

Long Term Care
Acute Care
Rehabilitation Centers
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Virginia State Bar
North Carolina State Bar
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Associate - l'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court

"Pay attention to warning signs: Accepting difficult patients for treatment can lead to trouble, much unhappiness" The Bulletin, December 2007 (co-authored with Elizabeth Franklin).
"Don't Get Killed by the Dead Man's Statute," Virginia Medical Law Report, May 2007 (4 M.L.R. 45, 55).

"Medical Malpractice," presented to the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, Virginia Beach, Virginia - July 21, 2011
"Legal Issues in Pain Management," presented to Riverside Medical Group, Williamsburg, Virginia - April 30, 2011
"Documentation: Legal Prospective on Best and Worst Case Scenarios," presented at the Mid-Atlantic Neonatal and Perinatal Summit - December 5, 2008
"Medical Malpractice: An Overview" - Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia - November 18, 2008
"Lecture entitled, "Legal Pearls for Nursing Practice," presented at the 12th Annual Neonatal and Perinatal Perspectives conference, put on by the Eastern Virginia Medical School; November 16, 2006."
"Advance Directives" - at Oakdale Heights Senior Living in Virginia Beach, Virginia - October 3, 2006
How to Be an Expert Witness and Do A Deposition
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