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Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: August 2018 - Volume 60 - Issue 8 - p e437
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001392

People & Events

Department Editor: Marianne Dreger

August 2018 JOEM People & Events

Congratulations to the following members of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) who were recently certified in the various specialties by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).

Certified in aerospace medicine:

Jennifer Benincasa, DO

Courtney J. Hayes, MD

Sonya H. Heidt, MD

Jennifer Hunt, MD

Albert J. Lee, DO

Jason A. MacDonnell, MD

Andrew M. Paul, DO

Certified in occupational medicine:

Shuchi Agarwal, MD

Sisay T. Akalu, MD

Denise Dixon Algood, MD

Craig Anderson, DO

Rahmat Balogun, DO

Krishna Baumet, MD

Daniel R. Beasley, MD

David M. Boren, MD

William H. Cann, MD

Melinda L. Carol, MD

Michael J. D’Onofrio, MD

Matthew R. Doubrava, MD

Ada Egbuji, MD

German L. Ellsworth, MD

Mohamad Farris, MD

Stephen L. Fischer, MD

Edwin H. Funk, MD

Hiroko Furo, MD

Julia G. Garcia, MD

Kevin D. Hettinger, MD

Jeffrey R. Huth, MD

Brent Jones, MD

W. Shane Journeay, MD

Sangeeta Kaushik, MD

Shaadi Khademi, MD

Boris Kholdarov, MD

Robert J. Krause, MD

Christopher T. Littell, DO

Bryant R. Martin, MD

Soni Mathew, MD

Erin L. McLaughlin, MD

Craig S. Murphy, DO

Daphney Myrtil, MD

Joanna M. Nelms, MD

Remington L. Nevin, MD

Esi Nkyekyer, MD

Chibuike B. Obioha, MBBS

Chinyere N. Omeogu, MD

Suvag Kumar Patnaik, MD

Mellisa Ann Pensa, MD

Isabel Pereira, DO

Andrew Phillips, MD

Charles F. Prezzia, MD

Sumathy Reddy, MD

Eduardo B. Rizo, MD

Kristen Said, MD

Brian W. Smalley, DO

Stephanie R. Susser, MD

Kevin P. Vlahovich, MD

Jeffrey Vogel, MD

Sean Welsh, MD

Wondwossen Zenebe, MD

Certified in public health and general preventive medicine:

Nimisha Kalia, MD

Ikechi Konkwo, MD

Pearlene Lee, MD

Zeke J. McKinney, MD

Donald P. McLaren, MD

Zhiping Mo, MD

Elizabeth T. Reeves, MD

Monees Hussain Syed, MD

John B. Tomarchio, MD

For more information on ABPM certification, e-mail; Web site:

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) will offer two of its acclaimed courses, October 20-21, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz., at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix Hotel.

The Medical Review Officer (MRO) Fast Track, a 1.5 day course, is intended for physicians interested in developing or improving their skills in conducting alcohol and urine drug-screening, evaluating results, addressing job safety and returnto-work issues, and interpreting federal regulations. The Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC) will hold its certifying examination following the ACOEM course (separate exam registration required at for details).

Occupational Medicine Board Review (OMBR), is a 1.5 day course which prepares physicians for the certifying examination provided by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). ABPM will hold its certifying examination following the ACOEM course. For questions regarding the ABPM examination, contact ABPM, email:; Web site:

For additional information on the MRO or OMBR course, contact ACOEM, 25 Northwest Point Blvd., Suite 700, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; telephone: 847/818-1800; Web site:

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