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Dr. Lerman received his MD from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis and his MPH from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine. Over the course of a 30-year career with ExxonMobil he held a variety of management positions within both its Medicine & Occupational Health Department (MOH) and ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences Inc. (EMBSI). EMBSI conducts research and provides consulting on the health and environmental impacts of petrochemical products and operations.
For approximately 10 years, Dr. Lerman managed ExxonMobil’s Clinical Center of Excellence which developed Global Processes in areas such as medical surveillance, injury & Illness management, travel medicine and public health. Dr. Lerman served as MOH’s key clinical advisor to management during the H1N1 pandemic.
Dr. Lerman currently serves on NIOSH’s Board of Scientific Counselors as well as the Board of the National Sleep Foundation. He provides consulting services in fatigue risk management and occupational health.
Dr. Patel is a primary care and occupational health physician with more than 15 years of experience in clinical care, administration and digital health. She completed an Occupational Medicine Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. She has managed and developed health programs and healthcare strategy for employers, payors, providers and digital business.
Dr. Patel is known for developing strategic and innovative initiatives to achieve far-reaching health systems outcomes and orchestrating fully integrated solution delivery. She brings leading-edge technology solutions to complex health delivery systems challenges, achieving measurable outcomes.
Previously Dr. Patel was the Corporate Medical Director for various companies including Cisco and Goldman Sachs. She was also a strategic healthcare consultant for human resources leaders of Fortune 50 companies, offering expertise in clinical data analyses, quality assessments of medical management/population health, disability products within payers, and on-site clinics programs SME.
Dr. Ben-Edet has over 22 years specialist experience and qualifications in Pediatrics (Fellow Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health London), Tropical Medicine (the Baylor College of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine, Houston Texas), and Occupational Health (Faculty of Occupational Medicine, of the Royal College of Physicians of London). For over 12 years, she served as an Occupational Health and Tropical Medicine subject matter expert with ExxonMobil in Nigeria and Houston. She was instrumental in providing critical leadership and technical expertise for several healthcare programs such as the Malaria and Tuberculosis Control Programs, Infectious Disease Outbreak Management including Ebola, Occupational Health and other Medical Emergency Response programs at ExxonMobil’s global offshore and onshore locations. Her expertise includes the development, implementation and assessment of strategic protective worker healthcare programs and tools for global companies. As a Consulting Physician, she brings onboard a rare combination of specialized skills, qualifications and practical experience, providing an indispensable competitive advantage to corporate organizations looking to operate internationally, particularly in Africa, Asia or South America.
Dr. Tuggy, MD is a rural family physician in the mountain valley in Winthrop, Washington and a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Prior to moving into rural practice, he was the Director of the Swedish Family Medicine – First Hill Residency for 14 years where he practiced full-spectrum family medicine. He is a board-certified family medicine physician. He completed his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed postgraduate training in family medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center. His previous experience includes serving on active duty in the U.S. Army during the first Gulf Wars, leading the development of several core curriculum projects, and serving as senior editor for the Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource. Dr. Tuggy is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, National Ski Patrol, and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, serving as president in 2013, where he helped to develop the strategy to transform the U.S. healthcare through the Family Medicine for America’s Health initiative and established the Primary Care Innovator’s Network to help businesses and primary care practices develop partnerships based on comprehensive primary care payment for advanced primary care services.
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We serve as Corporate Medical Directors for Fortune 500 companies, as well as small start-ups. We collaborate with Safety Industrial Hygiene, Human Resources, Risk Management, Emergency Response, Security, Public & Government Relations, and Legal departments.
Kit is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (B.S. Geology) and the University of Cincinnati (M.S. Environmental and Industrial Health Science). He has 36 years of work experience in the occupational health, safety, and environmental fields spanning refineries, chemical plants, oil and gas drilling and production, and capital project planning and execution. Job responsibilities have included managing field safety, health, and environmental (SHE) personnel, program development across highly matrixed businesses. Kit has extensive experience supporting remote work sites including the risk assessment and field assessment of medical, public health, and occupational health programs.
Dr. Blythe Mansfield is a Diplomat and Fellow with the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) in Occupational/Environmental Medicine and has practiced Occupational Medicine since 2005. She has held Staff Physician and Medical Director positions in the petrochemical industry and brings expertise in complex return-to-work issues, disability management, emergency response management, medical surveillance, and chemical exposures. Her interests include corporate medicine, environmental toxicology, public affairs, and teaching in the field of Occupational Medicine. Dr. Mansfield also serves as a Visiting Instructor at the University.
Dr. Kalia is a board-certified in Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. Dr. Kalia currently holds academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin. She previously served as faculty at New York Presbyterian/ Well Cornell Medical College. She has consulted on occupational medicine projects for large academic hospital systems, Fortune 500 corporations and international clients in India and China. She brings experience in program development, implementation and assessment and workers’ compensation programs. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Interim Director for the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Executive Director of Health, Safety and Environment for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System.
Dr. Nicolau Chamma is board certified in occupational medicine and brings over 20 years of combined experience in clinical practice and corporate health. Previously, he was an Associate Medical Director with Concentra, where he provided clinical care and oversight of occupational health services for several free-standing clinics and participated in the development of best practice models to improve clinical and indemnity outcomes. Dr. Chamma joined Corporate Medical Advisors from International SOS Assistance, where he served as Medical Director in the Americas for 10 years. In this role he provided consultative services to a variety of multinational companies, assisting in the prioritization and implementation of corporate and occupational health programs, and site level application of international standards.
Dr. Hartenbaum is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine and has a Master’s of Public Health in Occupational Medicine. She is President and Chief Medical Officer of OccuMedix, Inc and is nationally recognized expert in occupational fitness for duty with a special focus on transportation and workplace drug and alcohol testing programs. Dr. Hartenbaum is the editor of The DOT Medical Examination: A Guide to Commercial Driver Medical Certification, a quarterly newsletter for commercial driver medical examiners, as well as the course director for ACOEM’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiner training program. Dr. Hartenbaum is on both the clinical and teaching faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and also serves as the Medical Director for several companies. She is Past-President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Knight is a graduate of the University of Cape Town in medicine and surgery (MBChB), and following this a Masters in occupational medicine (MMed) and a fellow of the College of Public Health Medicine in South Africa (FCPHM). He was registered by the General Medical Council in the UK and worked there before taking a position at International SOS in 1999. He has extensive international experience in both urban and remote locations implementing and managing medical and occupational health services – this includes Europe, the Americas, and former Soviet Union countries, throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and in Australia. He currently serves as the corporate medical advisor to Newmont Mining Corporation and JTI International, and regionally with Kimberly Clark. He is a specialist consultant with International SOS and has consulted to mining, Oil and Gas, financial services, transport, fast moving consumer goods production, healthcare, chemicals manufacturing, and for government agencies. He has special interests in malaria control, HIV and tuberculosis programs, occupational lung disease and heavy metals toxicology. He holds a research position at the University of Cape Town.
He began serving as Corporate Medical Director of Houston Lighting and Power (which subsequently became CenterPoint Energy Inc.) in 1989. He currently serves as the Corporate Medical Director of multiple energy-related companies with worldwide responsibility and a number of fortune 500 companies. Since 1990, Dr. Conte has served as Medical Director of Brown and Root and, subsequently, KBR and Halliburton. In this role, he oversees medical functions in 120 countries and is responsible for the development, implementation, and compliance with all medical policies, procedures, and protocols. Since 1994, he has served as Medical Advisor to the City of Houston and was instrumental in developing policies that addressed return-to-work issues. Dr. Conte remains active in many forums on workers compensation, disability management, and international medicine issues.
Dr. Dockins is a graduate of the University of Arkansas College of Medicine (MD), the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health (Master of Public Health, and the Baylor College of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine. He is residency trained and board certified in Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine. With over 30 years of experience in government and private business, he currently works as an independent consultant in Occupational Medicine. From 1986 – 1991 while on active duty in the US Air Force he served as the Chief of Occupational Medicine at Kirtland AFB and the Consultant for Occupational Medicine in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. From 1991 to 2013 he worked for ExxonMobil providing health support for global operations in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, and Australasia.
Over the last 32 years, Dr. Michael Evans has worked in a variety of roles, specializing in Emergency Medicine and Occupational Medicine, which he has practiced in diverse settings all throughout Canada, New Zealand, Cyprus, and Bermuda. He has worked with the Armed Forces in ﬁeld deployments and spent time as a Health Services Ofﬁcer with the RCMP in Nova Scotia and PEI Divisions involved in disability case management and return to work initiatives. He is a member of the exam committee with the Canadian Family Practice College and is a certiﬁed instructor in ACLS and ATLS. In 2012 he began work with International SOS at the Kearl Lake project in Northern Alberta as a site physician and has been serving as our Country Medical Director of Canada since 2015. It is in this role Dr. Evans focuses on Emergency Medicine, Travel Health, Sports Medicine, Occupational Health and Safety and Disability Case Management.
Dr. Jorge Garcia is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine network and serves as senior faculty at the Swedish Family Medicine Residency in Seattle. He has published a number of medical texts and has over three decades of active inpatient and outpatient clinical practice. Dr. Garcia has served as a Corporate Medical Director and advisor for many corporations and non-profit foundations since 2007, in addition to his educational and clinical positions. Over time he has also helped write and manage pandemic and infectious disease response plans, manage complex travel risk mitigation in difficult and remote areas and assisted in a range of health promotion and incident management projects. In 2017 Dr. Garcia joined Corporate Medical Advisors, a group of seasoned physicians with deep occupational and industrial medical training and experience that provide dedicated 24/7 medical direction and advice to large corporate and institutional clients.
Dr. Patron has provided occupational medical services to numerous Fortune 100 and many smaller companies since 1994 and has been instrumental in designing, developing, and improving their medical management processes. He has improved the efficiency of medical surveillance and safety programs, implementing highly successful Fitness for Duty (FFD) and Return to Work (RTW) programs, and coordinating medical and emergency services for expatriates and international travelers. Dr. Patron has chaired a multidisciplinary committee that assessed and reported hazards with a company’s products, ensuring regulatory compliance and corporate responsibility. He currently provides consultative services for numerous Houston-based companies.
Dr. Kenneth Lindemann is a board-certified internist with more than 25 years of professional leadership experience helping multinational corporations integrate, mitigate, and communicate occupational and global public health risks. From 1989 to 2011, Dr. Lindemann was a member of ExxonMobil’s global health leadership team, where he focused on strategic health management for new exploration ventures, mega-projects, and oil & gas production operations in areas of the world challenged by public health risks and limited medical infrastructure. He is currently principal of shmAdvisors, LLC and serves as a strategic consultant to Corporate Medical Advisors where he provides business-critical advice to entities concerned about managing health-related impacts on global operability, worker well-being, and workforce productivity.