TEPRSSC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

General Public:

 

 

John Cardella, MD, Dr Cardella is a practicing radiologist and is a specialist in cardiovascular and interventional radiology. He is currently with the Health Sciences Center of SUNY Syracuse. He is active in research, and is a member of the ACR committees on Development of National Fluoroscopic Guidelines and on Standards and Accreditation of the ACR Commission on CV & I radiology.

 

Victoria Marx, MD, Dr Marx is a practicing radiologist, at the Univ of Southern Calif Med Ctr, and has extensive experience in interventional procedures. She is active in medical research and teaching, and has published and lectured extensively on her work in this field, and on radiation protection and radiation safety. Dr Marx is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and a member of the American College of Radiology task force for Development of Fluoroscopy Usage Guidelines.

 

William Rice, MD, is currently a practicing community radiologist. He has had extensive training and experience not only in conventional diagnostic radiology, specifically mammography, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography, but also in radiation therapy. He is Board certified by the American Board of Radiology. Prior to entering private practice he served in the Department of the Army's Medical Corp.

 

Lawrence Rothenberg, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr – as a Medical Physicist, Dr. Rothenberg has an extensive background in radiation protection and measurement relating to diagnostic radiological imaging. He has worked extensively in mammography and CT, investigating equipment performance and patient dosimetry. He has made many contributions on the subjects of equipment quality assurance, radiological health, and professional practice. He is an Assistant Professor at Cornell Univ Medical Coll., and is a Fellow of the AAPM, ACR, and ACMP.

 

Robert Pleasure, JD, Center to Protect Workers’ Rights – Mr Pleasure has extensive experience in industrial labor law and labor relations, both in the academic field and as an attorney representing labor organizations. He is a member of the Labor & Industrial Relations Advisory Boards at both Cornell Univ and Rutgers Univ. He also serves on the Environmental Mgmt Advisory Board of the Worker Health & Safety Committee, U.S. Dept. of.Energy, and is Principal Investigator for the National Cooperative Agreement (NIOSH-CPWR) on Intervention and Surveillance Research, Safety and Health in the Construction Industry.

 

Government:

 

Kathleen Kaufman, Director, Radiation Mgmt., Los Angeles County. Ms Kaufman currently provides technical and administrative supervision, including budget responsibility, for radiological health activities, including investigation and enforcement, to control radiation hazards. In her experience with the state radiation protection program, she has performed surveys on a variety of radiological equipment, provided instruction in the safe use of this equipment, and developed procedures and programs in compliance with federal and state regulations.

 

Jerry Thomas, MS, Chief, Radiological Physics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Capt. Thomas is an experienced nuclear medicine/ diagnostic radiology physicist. He has done research work in the fields of biophysics, radiobiology, medical x-ray imaging, cancer treatment, and teleradiology. He frequently advises on equipment purchase specifications, and is active in civilian and military professional organizations concerned with the safe medical uses of radiation and radioisotopes.

 

W. Gregory Lotz, PhD, currently with the Division of Biomedical & Behavioral Science, at the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. Dr Lotz is responsible for planning and supervising research programs in the health effects of noise & nonionizing radiation and managing operations of the Physical Agents Effects Branch. He has been an active researcher into the physiological responses of exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) & radio frequency (R/F) radiation for over two decades, and was at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory prior to joining NIOSH.

 

Maureen Murdoch Nelson, MD, MPH, Minneapolis VAMC, Dept of General & Internal Medicine – Dr Murdoch Nelson is currently Core Investigator at the Center for Chronic Disease Outcome Research and is an Asstistant Professor at the Univ of Minnesota School of Medicine. She formerly was Asst Director of Primary Care Clinics at the Minneapolis VAMC. Dr Murdoch Nelson has done research involving infectious diseases, outcomes related to immunization programs, post traumatic stress disorder in military veterans, and violence against women.

 

Michele Loscocco, MS, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy, M.S. Biomedical Eng – Currently is Chief of the Imaging & Telemedicine Branch, Joint Readiness Clinical Advisory Board. She also is an Assistant Prof of Radiology/ Nuclear medicine at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences, and was formerly a staff physicist at the National Naval Medical Center, where she was responsible for the diagnostic radiology quality assurance program, including MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Radiographic, Fluoroscopic, and ACR accreditation for mammography units.

 

 

Industry:

 

Steve Szeglin, MS, President and CEO of PTW New York Corp. Mr Szeglin has an extensive background in mathematics, computer programming, and statistics. He has clinical experience as a radiological physicist and radiation safety officer, and formerly worked for many years with Nuclear Associates, a supplier of medical radiation measurement and protection equipment, where he served as Chief Medical Physicist, Director of Research & Development, and Radiation Safety Officer.

 

Alice Fahy-Elwood, MS, is currently responsible for radiation safety at a major corporate R&D facility. Non-ionizing radiation is emphasized, including lasers and the performance of ELF/ VLF hazard analysis in lab and office environments. She is responsible for providing guidance and instruction on personnel safety. Her background includes optical systems design and medical ionizing radiation. She has experience with clinical radiation oncology, radiobiology, occupational dosimetry, and radiation surveying techniques.

 

Quirino Balzano, PhD, is currently Director of the Motorola Florida Electromagnetics Research Laboratory. He has been with this organization for twenty five years, and previously served as manager of Communications Systems research activities. He has written over fifty papers on R/F dosimetry near electromagnetic sources, as well as the biological effects of R/F energy, and holds many patents in signal processing and communications technologies. He previously worked for the Raytheon Company, where he was involved in research & development of planar and conformal phased arrays.

John Sandrik, PhD, is an expert in medical imaging physics. He has research experience with both radiographic screen/ film imaging and fluoroscopy. He has participated in the development of IEC and NEMA performance standards and has advised on regulatory safety standards for radiological imaging devices. He currently supports the mammography manufacturing, sales, and service staff for his company and has been involved with the development of a full field digital mammography system.

 

David Lambeth, PhD, Lambeth Systems Design & Consulting Group – Dr Lambeth is principally engaged in the development of magnetic materials, thin film material structures, sensor devices & electronic circuits. He is also a Prof of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Matls Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon Univ., and was formerly Assoc Director of the Data Storage Systems Ctr at Carnegie Mellon. Dr Lambeth is on the board of directors of Intevac, which is involved in the manufacture of hard disk media. He formerly was head of the Magnetic Materials Laboratory at Eastman Kodak.