On April 15 in New York City, Robert R. Orford, MD, CM, MS, MPH, FACOEM, will be installed as the new president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Dr Orford is among nine physicians who will take office during ACOEM’s 93rd annual membership meeting. The meeting is held in conjunction with the 2008 American Occupational Health Conference.
Dr Orford is Consultant and Former Chair, Division of Preventive, Occupational Medicine, and Aerospace Medicine at Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale. He is an Assistant Professor at Mayo Medical School and Associate Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. He also serves as U.S. National Secretary for the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH). He received his MD and CM from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, his MS from the University of Minnesota, and an MPH in occupational and environmental medicine from the University of Washington. Dr Orford is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine, aerospace medicine, and general preventive medicine and public health. He has also been certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both internal medicine and community medicine.
Other officers to be installed for 1-year terms are President-elect, Pamela A. Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM, and Vice President, Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM. Karl Auerbach, MD, MS, MBA, FACOEM, will be installed to serve a 2-year term as Secretary/Treasurer.
Dr Hymel is Global Medical Director of Cisco Systems in San Jose, Calif. She holds the position of Clinical Faculty at the University of California, Irvine. Dr Hymel received her MD from Louisiana State University in New Orleans and her MPH from Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
Dr Hartenbaum is Chief Medical Officer, OccuMedix, Inc., Dresher, Pa., and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also Medical Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Chief Medical Review Officer of FirstLab in North Wales, Pa. She received her MD from Temple University School of Medicine and her MPH in occupational medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr Auerbach is Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He received his MD and MBA from the University of Rochester, and an MS in bioengineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Members to be installed as directors for 3-year terms (2008–2011) are Joseph A. Fortuna, MD, MACOEM, Marilyn V. Howarth, MD, FACOEM, Ronald R. Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, and Mark A. Roberts, MD, MPH, PhD, FACOEM. Also elected is Charles M. Yarborough III, MD, MPH, FACOEM, who will fulfill the remaining two years of Dr Auerbach’s directorship.
Dr Fortuna is Medical Director of the Power Train and Automotive Holding Group Divisions for Delphi Corporation in Troy, Michigan. Dr Fortuna received his MD from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Dr Howarth is Director, Occupational and Environmental Consultation Services Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Medical Director at Penn Executive Health, and Medical Director at WorkWell. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She received her MD from the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Jersey.
Dr Loeppke is Chief Strategic Officer and Executive Vice President of Matria Healthcare Inc., in Marietta, Ga. He received his MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, and his MPH from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Seattle.
Dr Roberts is Principal Scientist at Exponent, Inc., in Wood Dale, Ill. He received his MD from Oklahoma University’s College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and his MPH and PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Oklahoma School of Public Health.
Dr Yarborough is Corporate Medical Director and Director, Health & Wellness Medical Strategies, for Lockheed Martin Corporation in Bethesda, Md. He is Advisor, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md. He received his MD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an MPH from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, will serve one more year on the Board as the Immediate Past President. The following members of the Board will continue to fulfill their terms as Directors (2006–2009): Julia U. Halberg, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM, Jeffrey S. Harris, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Elizabeth A. Jennison, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOEM, and William B. Patterson, MD, MPH, FACOEM; (2007–2010): Beth A. Baker, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Gary N. Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACOEM, and T. Warner Hudson III, MD, FACOEM.
Officers of the ACOEM House of Delegates for 2008–2009 will be recognized at the ACOEM membership meeting on April 15 held during the American Occupational Health Conference in New York, NY. Their installation will take place at the 84th Session of the House on April 11. They are as follows: Speaker, James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH, FACOEM; Speaker-elect, William G. Buchta, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM; and Alan L. Engelberg, MD, MPH, FACOEM.
Dr Tacci is Manager of Medical Services for Xerox Corporation in Rochester, NY, and an Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director at the University of Rochester’s Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY, his MPH from the State University of New York at Albany, and a JD from Syracuse University College of Law.
Dr Buchta is Medical Director for Employee Health, Division of Preventive and Occupational Medicine, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He received his MD from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, his MPH from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and an MS from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Dr Engelberg is Associate Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Employee Health Services, in New York, NY. He received his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and his MPH from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
At the ACOEM annual membership meeting held April 15 in New York, NY, 24 members will be elevated to Fellowship. The ceremony takes place during the College’s 93rd American Occupational Health Conference. The following members are recognized for their achievement: Patricia A. Bray, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Sangita Chakrabarty, MD, MSPH, FACOEM; Linda L. Clark, MD, MS, FACOEM; Otis Cosby, MD, MSPH, FACOEM; Britt H. Hatfield, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Jeffrey E. Hess, MD, MS, FACOEM; Leslie Israel, DO, MPH, FACOEM; Daniel E. Jimenez, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Paula Lantsberger, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Paul J. McCausland, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Edward McVay, MD, MPH, FACOEM; J. Mark Melhorn, MD, FACOEM; Garry Moore, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Allen J. Parmet, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Sabrina Rajendran, MD, MBA, FACOEM; Jill A. Rosenthal, MD, MPH, MA, FACOEM; John R. Rowe, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Mark Russi, MD, MPH, FACOEM; William Scott, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Narendra K. Singh, MD, FACOEM; Melanie D. Swift, MD, FACOEM; Tim Takaro, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM; Jeffrey D. Williamson-Link, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Donald J. Wright, MD, MPH, FACOEM.
Fellow is the highest class of membership within the College. It recognizes physicians who have been engaged in the full-time practice of occupational and environmental medicine and who have exhibited significant leadership in ACOEM—at both the component society and national level. Fellows have also demonstrated their expertise within the specialty by achieving certification in occupational medicine or in another medical specialty by a Board acceptable to the ACOEM Board of Directors. Fellows are eligible to serve as officers and directors of the College.