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  • 1. CURRICULUM VITAE Name: Sudhir Ken Mehta, MD, MBA, CPE. Citizenship: US Telephone: Office: (216) 476-7236 Fax: (216) 476-7021 Ken.mehta@fairviewhospital.org EDUCATION · B.Sc., Christian College, Lucknow, India, 1963 · M.B.,B.S., King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, 1968 · D.C.H., King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, 1971 · M.D. (Ped.), King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, 1974 · MBA, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 2000 · C.P.E. (Certified Physician Executive) by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, September 2000. INTERNSHIP & RESIDENCY Pediatrics: University Hospital, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida. July 1974 - June 1976. Pediatrics: Post Graduate, G.M. Medical Hospitals, Lucknow University, Lucknow, India, Jan. 1970 - June 1974. Medicine: G.M. Hospitals, Lucknow University, Lucknow, India, September 1969 - December, 1969. Rotating Internship, District Hospital, India, Aug. 1968 - Aug. 1969. FELLOWSHIPS Research Associate, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 1978 - June 1979. Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, July 1976 - July 1978. UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS 1
  • 2. Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, August 1995 - present. Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, August 1995 - present. PREVIOUS: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, July 1988 - 1995. Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, July 1981 - 1995. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, July 1979 - June 1988. Instructor, Cardiology, Case Western Reserve University, July 1979 - June 1981. Instructor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, April 1979 - June 1979. Research Associate, Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Aug. 1978 - March 1979. Teaching Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Case Western Reserve University, July 1976 - June 1978. HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Fairview Hospital, August 1995 to present. Pediatric Cardiologist, Fairview Hospital, August 1995 to present. Consultant, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1997 to present Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, MetroHealth Medical Center, 1995 to present. Consulting Pediatric Cardiologist, Deaconess Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. Consulting Pediatric Cardiologist, Southwest General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. Consulting Pediatric Cardiologist, Parma Community Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. Consulting Pediatric Cardiologist, Saint John & West Shore Hospital, Westlake, Ohio. Consulting Pediatric Cardiologist, Elyria Memorial Hospital, Elyria, Ohio. PREVIOUS: Head, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, July 1979 to July, 1995. Assistant Cardiologist, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, July 1979 to 1995. Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Metropolitan General Hospital, Oct. 1986 to July 1989. Physician In-Charge - Pediatric Cardiology, Ambulatory Family Clinic, St. Joseph Hospital, Lorain, Ohio. (1988 - 1995). Consulting Pediatric Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Cleveland, Ohio (1991 - 1993). Director of Preventive Cardiology, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Dept. of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital, Cleveland. (1986-1988). Assistant in Pediatrics, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, April 1979 to July 1979. Director, Pediatric Hypertension Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center (1979-1989). Physician - Lipid Surveillance Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center (1985-1989). 2
  • 3. Consulting Pediatric Cardiologist, St. Joseph Hospital, Lorain, Ohio. Consulting Pediatric Cardiologist, St. Lukes Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. Consulting Pediatric Cardiologist, Fairview General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio OTHER APPOINTMENTS Affiliate Faculty, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics, 1987 - present. Faculty, Neonatal Resuscitation, American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics 1987 - 1999t. PREVIOUS: Chairman, Emergency Cardiac Care Committee, American Heart Association, 1994 - 1995 National Faculty, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics, 1994 - 1995. National Faculty, Neonatal Resuscitation, American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics 1987 - 1994. Affiliate Faculty, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Assoc., NE Ohio - Affiliate 1986 - 1990. Instructor, Basic and Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, American Heart Association, 1983 - 1986. Physician in-charge - Pediatric Cardiology elective at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, for Adult Cardiology Fellows, Pediatric and Family Practice Residents. (1979-1995) AWARDS & HONORS Recognition from Hon. Bob Taft, Governor of State of Ohio for Leadership and Public Service, 2001 Dean’s award for Superior Academic Performance, Executive Masters of Business Administration, May 21, 2000 Listed as one of the "Top" Pediatricians (Pediatric Cardiologist) in the Greater Cleveland area, Cleveland Magazine, Jan. 1987. RESEARCH GRANTS Principal Investigator, "Cocaine exposed infants: Cardiac problems and outcomes." Grant from NIDA, NIH, April, 2001, No. # RO1 DA09049-03S1 ($42,332 - till present). Principal Investigator, "Cocaine exposed infants: Cardiac problems and outcomes." Grant from NIDA, NIH, April, 1997, No. 1 RO1 DA09049-01A3 ($1,200,465 - till present). 3
  • 4. Consultant: "Event recordings of high risk infants on apnea monitors." Grant from Department of Health and Human Services, (Principal Investigator-T.Baird, M.D.) Sept.1991, HD-91-02 ($194,961 direct cost; total cost $261,078 1st year, total cost $3,518,017 for 5 years). Principal Investigator, "Maternal Hyperglycemia: Effect on the fetal and Neonatal cardiovascular system." Part of Perinatal Studies of disorders of Fetal Metabolism.(Principal investigator-S. Kalhan, M.D.). Approved and funded by NIH, Jan.1988, No.HD-11089-11 ($701,398 1st year, $3,694,016 for 5 years). Co-Investigator, "Preventive Cardiology." Grant from NIH,(Principal investigator- T. Riemenschneider, M.D.) 1984-1989, No.642-5572 ($400,000 for 5 years). Co-Investigator, "Incidence of thrombosis secondary to central venous catheter in neonates." Grant from Cuyahoga County Hospital Foundation Inc. (August, 1986; $5,000). Principal Investigator, "Computer programming for the analysis of blood pressure waveform." Grant from Cuyahoga County Hospital Foundation Inc. (July, 1981; $500). Principal Investigator, "Cardiac abnormalities in hypertensive children." Grant from American Heart Association. HANEO 4245R (from Jan.1,1980- Dec.30,1982; $12,000). LICENSURE Licensed to practice in the State of Ohio. CERTIFICATION Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics (1981) Diplomat, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology (1983) PROFESSIONAL SERVICE EDITORIAL BOARDS Reviewer, Pediatrics, 1991 Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1986. HONOR SOCIETY BETA GAMMA SIGMA PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES 4
  • 5. Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC). Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). American Heart Association. Northeast Ohio Pediatric Society. American Society of Echocardiography. American Society of Pediatric Echocardiography. American College of Physician Executives. American Medical Association. ADVISORY GROUPS Member, Pediatric Advanced Life Support working group, American Heart Assoc., Northeast Ohio Affiliate 1988 to 1994. Member of the Hypertension Subcommittee, American Heart Association, Northeast Ohio Affiliate, Inc. 1981-1983. Member of the Heart Health in the Young Subcommittee, American Heart Association, Northeast Ohio Affiliate, Inc. 1983-1986. Member, Physicians Cholesterol Education Program Working Group, American Heart Association, 1987. Consultant, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technology Assessment Panel, American Medical Association, 1987. NATIONAL ADVISORY Panel Member, Perinatal Implications, Third International Workshop - Groups: Conference on Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes, 40 (Suppl.2):197-201, 1991. COMMITTEES University Member of the Advisory Board of Ph.D. Thesis., Direct arterial blood pressure, heart rate, and an index of peripheral vascular resistance in treated and untreated ambulant hypertensive subjects. J T Walsh, 1980-1982. COMMITTEES Department Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 1995 - present. Chairman, Continuing Medical Education Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 1995-present. 5
  • 6. PREVIOUS: Member, Physicians Liaison Committee, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, 1994, 1995 Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, (Oct. 1986 to July 1989). Chairman, Advisory Board, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, (Oct. 1986 to July 1989). Member, Department of Pediatrics, Quality Assurance Committee, (Oct. 1986 to July 1989). Chairman, Education Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, 1980-1982. COMMITTEES Hospitals Member, Medical Executive Committee, Fairview Hospital, 1995 - present. Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Fairview Hospital, 1995 - present. Member, Quality and Care Management Committee, Fairview Hospital, 1997 - present Member, Family Practice Resident Training Committee for Pediatrics, Fairview Hospital, 1995 - present PREVIOUS: Member, Physician Relations Committee, MetroHealth Medical Center, 1994-1995. Member, CPR Committee, MetroHealth Medical Center. Member of Environmental, Safety Control and Instrumentation Subcommittee, Metropolitan General Hospital, 1986-1988. PUBLICATIONS Articles Peer Reviewed 1. Mehta S, Hirschfeld S, Riggs T, Liebman J: Echocardiographic Estimation of Ventricular Hypoplasia in Complete Atrioventricular Canal. Circulation 1979; 58: 888-893. 2 Riggs T, Mehta S, Hirschfeld S, Borkat G, Liebman J: ventricular Septal Defect in Infancy: A combined Vectorcardiographic and Echocardiographic Study. Circulation 1979; 59: 385-394. 6
  • 7. 3. Mehta S, Walsh JT, Goldberg AD: The lowering of daytime blood pressures with single daily dose of acebutolol in ambulant hypertensives. Clinical Cardiology 1985; 8:34-39. 4. Walsh JT, Mehta S, Topham WS, Goldberg AD: An Index of Peripheral Vascular Resistance. Journal of Hypertension 1985; 3: 621-630. 5. Grisoni E, Mehta S, Connors AF Jr.: Thrombosis and infection complicating central venous catheterization in neonates. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 1986; 21: 772-776. 6. Mehta S, Bahler RC, Hanson R, Walsh JT, Rakita L: Relative tachycardia in ambulant children with borderline hypertension. American Heart Journal 1986;112: 1257-1263. 7. Mehta S, Walsh JT, Goldberg AD, Topham WS: Increasing daytime vascular resistance with progressive hypertension in ambulant hypertensives American Heart Journal 1987; 113: 156- 162. 8. Mehta S: Pediatric Hypertension: A challenge for pediatricians. American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1987; 141: 893-894. 9. Mehta S, Nuamah I, Kalhan S: Altered diastolic function in asymptomatic infants of mothers with Gestational diabetes. Diabetes 1991; 40: (Suppl. 2) 56-60. 10. Mehta S, Connors Jr AF, Danish EH, Grisoni E: Incidence of thrombosis during central venous catheterization of newborns: A prospective study. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1992;27:18-22. 11. Mehta S, Finkelhor R, Anderson R, Harcar-Sevcik R, Wasser T, Bahler R: Transient myocardial ischemia in infants prenatally exposed to cocaine. Journal of Pediatrics 1993;122:945-949. 12. Mehta S, Nuamah I, Kalhan, S: Altered diastolic function in infants of mothers with gestational diabetes is not related to macrosomia. Pediatric Cardiology, 1995; 16:24-27. 13. Mehta S, Super D, Anderson R, Harcar-Sevik R, Babjak M, Liu X, Bahler R: Parental Hypertension and Cardiac Alterations in Normotensive Children and Adolescents. American Heart Journal, 1996;131:81-88. 14. Fallah-Najmabadi H, Dahdah N, Palcko M, Mehta SK: Normal Values and Methodologic Recommendations for Signal-Averaged Electrocardiography in Children and Adolescents. American Journal of Cardiology, 1996; Vol. 77, 5:408-412. 15. Mehta SK, Super DM, Salvator A, Singer L, Connuck D, Fradley LG, Harcar-Sevcik RA, Kaufman ES. Heart rate variability in cocaine-exposed newborn infants. American Heart Journal 2001; 142:828-832. 16. Mehta SK, Super DM, Salvator A, Singer L, Connuck D, Fradley LG, Harcar-Sevcik RA, Thomas JD, Sun JP. Diastolic filling Abnormalities by Color Kinesis in Newborns exposed to 7
  • 8. Intrauterine Cocaine. Accepted for publication in Journal of American Society of Echocardiography 2002. 17. Sun JP, Super DM, Salvator A, Singer L, Connuck D, Fradley LG, Harcar-Sevcik RA, Kirchner HL, Thomas JD, Mehta SK. Quantification of regional left vetnricular wall motion in newborns by color kinesis. Accepted for publication in Journal of American Society of Echocardiography 2002. 18. Mehta SK, Super DM, Salvator A, Singer L, Fradley LG, Harcar-Sevik RA, Kirchner HL, Connuck D. Heart rate variability in newborn infants. American Journal of Cardiology. 2002,89:50-53. 19. Connuck D, Sun JP, Super DM, Kirchner HL, Fradley LG, Harcar-Sevik RA, Salvator A, Singer L, Mehta SK. Incidence of patent ductus arteriosus and patent foramen ovale in normal infants. American Journal of Cardiology 2002; 89: 244-247. BOOK CHAPTERS 1. Mehta S, Walsh J, Moni K, Goldberg A: Single Daily Dosage of Acebutolol in Hypertensives: The effects on the circadian rhythm as measured with 24 Hour blood pressure monitoring. In Stott, F.D., Raftery, E.B., Goulding,L. (eds.) Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Ambulatory Monitoring. Academic Press.1980. 2. Christopher N, Mehta S: Emergency care of compromised patients. In Robert Herr, Rita Sydulka (eds.) The patient with congestive heart failure. 1994. J.B. Lippincott Co. ABSTRACTS 1. Agarwal SS, Mehta SK, Bajpai PC: Alpha Fetoprotein in Indian Childhood Cirrhosis, Letter to Editor. Lancet, July 20, 175-176, 1974. 2. Agarwal SS, Lahori UC, Mehta SK, Bajpai PC: Australia Antigen Studies in Indian Childhood Cirrhosis. Abstracts of Hepatitis Scientific Memoranda, June 1973. 3. Agarwal SS, Mehta SK, Lahori UC, Bajpai PD: Segregation Analysis on 129 Pedigrees of Indian Childhood Cirrhosis. Abstracts of First Annual Conference of Indian Society of Human Genetics. Feb. 14-16, 1974, Bombay, India. 4. Mehta S, Walsh T, Moni K, Goldberg AD: Single Daily Dosage of Acebutolol to control Hypertension. International Symposium of Ambulatory Monitoring, London, England, June 27- 30, 1979. 8
  • 9. 5. Walsh T, Goldberg AD, Mehta S: A Method of Continuous Monitoring of Pacemaker Function. International Symposium of Ambulatory Monitoring. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Ambulatory Monitoring. London, England, June 27-30, 1979. 6. Kwong M, Mehta S, Goldberg AD: Evaluation of a Sphygmomanometer in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Res, April, 1980. 7. Mehta S, Walsh JT, Goldberg AD: Single Daily Dosage of Acebutolol in Hypertensives: An analysis by 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring. American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 81st. Annual Meeting - March 19-21, 1980, San Francisco, California. 8. Goldberg AD, Walsh JT, Mehta S, Thomas CW, Topham WS: Systemic Vascular Resistance, Arterial and Heart Rate in Ambulant Hypertensives Over 24 hours. XI International Congress of Cardiology, Puerto Rico, Sept. 1980. 9. Mehta S, Walsh T, Hanson R, Bahler RC, Rakita L: Cardiac Abnormalities in Hypertensive Children. Pediatr Res. 16:103A, April 1982. 10. Gordon IB, Hirsch EZ, Mehta S, DeMeester C: Hyperlipoproteinemia: Successful Lipid lowering in high risk families, Amb. Ped. Assoc., APS/SPR Wash., D.C., 1982. 11. Grisoni E, Mehta S, Connors AF Jr.: Thrombosis and infection complicating central venous catheterization in neonates. VIII Meeting of Hungarian association of Pediatric Surgeons, 1985. 12. Grisoni E, Mehta S, Connors AF Jr.: Thrombosis and infection complicating central venous catheterization in neonates. Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 1985. 13. Mehta S, Nuamah I, Kalhan S: Infants of Mothers with Gestational Diabetes: Lack of Correlation between Diastolic Alterations of Heart and Size of the Infant. Pediatr Res, 29:245A, 1991. 14. Mehta S, Nuamah I, Kalhan S: Cardiac Diastolic Function in Asymptomatic Infants of Mothers with Gestational Diabetes. Pediatr Res 29:245A, 1991. 15. Mehta, SK, Super D, Salvator A, Singer L, Connuck D, Thomas JD, Fradley LG, Harcar-Sevik RA, Sun JP. Diastolic abnormalities by Color Kinesis in newborns exposed to intrauterine cocaine. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2000;13:443. 16. Mehta, S.K., Super, D., Salvator, A., Singer, L., Thomas, J., Sun, J.P. Can intrauterine cocaine exposure lead to cardiac abnormalities in newborns? Presented at the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, Rockville, Maryland, May 4, 2000. POSTER PRESENTATIONS 9
  • 10. 1. Mehta S, Gordon IB, Graber L, Swales T, White S, Riemenschneider T: Low fat and low cholesterol diet in children from high risk families with hyperlipidemia. Society for Pediatric Research, Wash. D.C. 1985. 2. Mehta S, Riemenschneider TA, Bernard LF, Bloch B, Mortimer EA, Gordon IB, Bernard SL, Graber L: A community educational strategy for prevention of heart disease. World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology, New York, NY 1985. 3. Mehta SK, Block B, Trusso J, Riemenschneider TA: The need for behavioral modification strategies in tenth grade students who are knowledgeable about heart disease. The Second International Conference of Preventive Cardiology, Washington, D.C., June 18-22, 1989. 4. Mehta S, Super D, Anderson R, Harcar R, Wasser T, Williams P, Bahler RC: Altered response to dynamic exercise in normotensive adolescents at risk for hypertension. International Conference on the Prevention of Atherosclerosis and Hypertension Beginning in Youth Conference, Walt Disney World, Florida, May 21-23, 1992. 5. Sun JP, Xu Y, Super D, Salvator A, Singer L, Fradley LG, Stewart WJ, Harcar-Sevik RA, Thomas JD, Mehta SK. Segmental diastolic and systolic function in normal newborns by Color Kinesis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2000;13:471 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 1. Fallah-Najmabadi H, Mehta SK: Early Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot and Ventricular Arrythmia (letter): J. Am. Col. Cardiol, 1995; 25:554-555. INVITED PAPERS/WORKSHOPS/SHORT COURSES Invited Speaker, All India Radio, New Delhi, India. Nov.18, 2001. Can intrauterine cocaine exposure lead to cardiac abnormalities in newborns. Presented at the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, Rockville, Maryland, May 4, 2000. Course Director - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course for Providers. Nov. 5-9, 1984, Dec. 3- 7, 1984, Sept. 18-24, 1985; Sept. 17-23, 1986; Oct. 14-20, 1987. Course Director - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course for Providers and Instructors, 1988 - present (two courses per year). Invited Physician, "Bill Gordon Show", WGAR 1220 Radio, Cleveland, 1997 10
  • 11. Mehta SK, Approval of Newer Techniques for Closed Chest Cardiac Massage, The Heart Beat, American Heart Association, Winter, 1995. Invited Speaker, C.M.E. Conference, Hyderabad, India. "Diagnosis of Congenital Heart disease", and "Hypertension". December 11-12, 1993. Invited Speaker, Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio, General Body Meeting. "Does Treatment of Hyperlipidemia Increase Non-Cardiovascular Mortality?". Cleveland, Dec. 5, 1993. Invited Speaker, Kaiser Permanente, Formal dedication ceremony for Nancy G. Ellis, M.D. Pediatric Consultation Center, Beachwood, Ohio Oct. 1993. Invited Speaker, Third International Workshop Conference on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Chicago Nov. 8-9, 1990. Moderator, Seventh Great Lakes conference on High blood pressure, section on Pediatric Hypertension, Bond Court Hotel, Cleveland, Oct. 9, 1986. Guest Speaker, "Fetal Echocardiography" Northeastern Ohio Ultrasound Society, May 7th, 1986. Faculty, Symposium on "Introduction to Cardiac Doppler" Sponsored by CWRU at Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Sept. 13, 1986. Faculty, Symposium on "The Pediatrician's role in the promotion of health and prevention of heart disease in children" Cleveland Health Education Museum, April 25-26,1986. Faculty, Second Annual Cleveland Conf. on Ultrasound in perinatal Medicine. "Fetal Congenital Anomalies-Diagnosis and Management." April 19 & 20, 1985. Faculty, "Congenital heart disease" Symposium on Two Dimensional Echocardiography, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. May 1985. Faculty, "An introduction to M-mode and two dimensional echocardiography" Symposium, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. Sept. 1984. Speaker, "High Blood Pressure in Children", WQAL Radio, Cleveland, 1981. Speaker, "Pediatric Hypertension" Fall Nursing Symposia of the American Heart Association, Northeast Ohio affiliate, Inc., 1980. Invited Speaker, "Daily Dosage of Acebutolol in Hypertensives: An analysis by 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring." American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 81st. Annual Meeting - March 19-21, 1980, San Francisco, California. Invited Speaker, "Single Daily Dosage of Acebutolol to control Hypertension." International Symposium of Ambulatory Monitoring, London, England, June 27-30, 1979. 11
  • 12. Speaker, "Primary Hypertension in Adolescents"; in the Symposium "Selected topics in Adolescent Medicine" sponsored by Department of Pediatrics at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, 1979. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Member, Board of Trustee, Asian American Indian Physicians of Northeast Ohio, 1998. President, Asian American Indian Physicians of Northeast Ohio, 1996. Chairman, Emergency Cardiac Care Committee, American Heart Association, 1994-1995. Recognized for 10 years of service as Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor (1987 - 1997) Co-Chairman, Problem Identification Subcommittee and Member of the Steering Committee of the Greater Cleveland High Blood Pressure Coalition. (1980-1984) Member, Board of Trustees, Greater Cleveland High Blood Pressure Coalition, 1985-1987. Physician Panel, National Research Corporation. OTHER ACTIVITIES President, Secretary and Treasurer, King George Medical College Alumni Association in North America, 1999 to present Secretary and Treasurer, King George Medical College Alumni Association in North America, 1996 to 1999 SPECIAL INTERESTS Pediatric Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 12