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VOMA 2022 Fall CME Conference

Total Credits: 9.5 including 9.5 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)


Sofia Abraham-Hardee, DO, PhD, FAAP FACOP's Profile

Sofia Abraham-Hardee, DO, PhD, FAAP FACOP Related Seminars and Products

Sofia Abraham-Hardee D.O/ PhD received her B.S in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She completed a post baccalaureate program from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her osteopathic medical degree from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. She also completed her PhD in International Health Education from Virginia Tech in 2008. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania in June 2011. Dr. Abraham-Hardee is a board certified pediatrician and Medical Director at New Beginning Pediatrics in Blacksburg, VA and is Department Chair of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia campus.

She was awarded the Golden Apple award 2014-2015 and 2018-2019. She was also awarded 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Best Bedside Manner in Our Health Magazine. Dr. Hardee currently practices at New Beginning Pediatrics and serves as the Chair of Pediatrics at the VCOM-VA campus. 

Dr. Abraham-Hardee has no disclosures.

P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO's Profile

P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Brolinson is Vice Provost for Research, Professor of Family and Sports Medicine and the Discipline Chair for Sports Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and Team Physician for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech.  He is the emeritus director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at VCOM and Virginia Tech. He is also a volunteer physician for the United States Olympic Committee and a team physician for the United States Ski Team and was head team physician for the Freestyle Ski Team at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. He was also named to the medical staff for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC and was medical director of the USOC performance services center. He obtained his undergraduate training from the University of Missouri at Columbia earning a degree in biology.  A 1983 graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Brolinson is board certified in family practice and holds subspecialty certification in sports medicine.  Prior to coming to Virginia, he was the co-director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship training program at The Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio and Team Physician for University of Toledo.  He has extensive experience in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education. Dr. Brolinson has served on the boards of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is a past president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.  Dr. Brolinson is a fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Practice and the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice.  In 1997 he was named outstanding young physician in Ohio by the Ohio State Medical Association. He is a former associate editor for the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and a former member of the editorial board of the Physician and Sports Medicine.  He is former section editor for Competitive Sports and Pain Management in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports. Dr. Brolinson is a frequent speaker at national sports medicine meetings and often teaches didactic laboratory sessions on the use of osteopathic manipulative therapy for athletic injuries. Dr. Brolinson is a contributing author in the latest edition of Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine and he has published several scholarly articles and book chapters in the area of sport and exercise medicine. His research interests have included exercise and immune function, exercise and bone mineral density, mild traumatic brain injury in sports, impact biomechanics, human factors in auto safety, sports performance and manipulation and other health and disease prevention related topics. 



Michael Breiner, MD's Profile

Michael Breiner, MD Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Breiner currently serves as Chair of Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery and Anatomy at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1985. He completed four years of general surgery at the University of South Florida.  Dr. Breiner completed a Microvascular Fellowship as well as a Plastic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine. After finishing his Plastic Surgery Residency, Dr. Breiner did additional fellowships in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Louisville, Mount Sinai in Miami, and Harvard University. Dr. Breiner was full time faculty at Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery in the division of Plastic Surgery. The Chair of Dr. Breiner’s department was Dr. Michael DeBakey. Dr. Breiner was board certified in plastic surgery in 1995. In 1996 Dr. Breiner moved back to his home state of Virginia and started a solo practice in Roanoke Virginia. Dr. Breiner retired from his active clinical practice in 2014 and now has dedicated the remainder of his career in teaching young, bright minds at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus. 

Disclosure: Dr. Breiner is the author of the book, “Management of Facial Lacerations”.

Raine Richards, JD's Profile

Raine Richards, JD Related Seminars and Products

Raine Richards, JD, is the Vice President of State and International Affairs for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). In this role, she oversees the AOA’s international portfolio, as well as US state policy and advocacy initiatives. On the international side, she serves as the Secretariat of the Osteopathic International Alliance, which unites the global profession to advance high-quality osteopathic healthcare worldwide and serves as the official vehicle for the profession within the World Health Organization. She also helps to advance international recognition of US-trained DOs through her role as Secretary of the AOA’s Bureau on International Osteopathic Medicine.

On the state side, Raine serves as the Secretary of the AOA’s Council on State Health Affairs, helping to develop new policies and respond to state legislative and regulatory proposals in conjunction with state and specialty affiliates. As Executive Director of the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners, which represents all DOs on state medical boards, Raine monitors issues affecting state licensure and responds to physician inquiries regarding licensure and discipline.

Raine has been with the AOA for over eight years; prior to that she was an attorney at the Cook County Treasurer’s Office in Chicago, Illinois. She received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA in Spanish from Emory University.

Raine Richards, JD has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Abraham Hardee, DO, PhD's Profile

Abraham Hardee, DO, PhD Related Seminars and Products

Abraham Hardee DO, Ph.D. – Dr. Hardee graduated from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Blacksburg, Virginia where he also  earned a Ph.D. in International Health Education (Site: Honduras).  He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg, Virginia.  Dr. Hardee is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the Community Health Center of the New River Valley as well as the Associate Chair for Primary Care for Rural and Medically Underserved Populations at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA.

Disclosures: None

Sean Neal's Profile

Sean Neal Related Seminars and Products

Sean Neal is the Director of Grassroots and OPAC with the American Osteopathic Association and has more than ten years of political and advocacy experience with a focus on fundraising, government relations, and grassroots initiatives. Sean currently heads the AOA’s grassroots programs on both the state and federal, including DO Day on Capitol Hill.

In addition to his role with AOA, Sean also runs the Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC) where he serves as the point person for all political campaigns. Sean was one of the original founders and board members of a physician-industry first Super PAC where he raised over $800,000 in less than 4 months. In addition, Sean developed a physician-industry first charity PAC match which netted $30,000 for charity.    

Sean is the co-chair of both the physician PAC Forum and Candidate Workshop where physicians are trained how to run for Congress. In addition, Sean is the chair of Innovate to Motivate, a program that fulfills the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the certified association executive credential.

Before joining the AOA, Sean began his political career as a field organizer and strategist for the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and Presidential campaigns.

Mr. Neal has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Jarrod Uhrig, DO's Profile

Jarrod Uhrig, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Uhrig is a Diabetologist at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He earned his medical degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital in Athens, OH where he served as Chief Resident. After completing his residency, Dr. Uhrig completed a Diabetes Fellowship at ECU Brody School of Medicine, Vidant Medical Center. Dr. Uhrig is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy as well as Advanced Diabetes Management.

Disclosures: None

Mary Mitchell, DO Related Seminars and Products

A graduate of Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Dr. Mitchell obtained her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, MI. Dr. Mitchell completed her fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine/Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

Dr. Mitchell is board certified in Family Medicine and board eligible in Sports Medicine. She received first at the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Clinical Conference Research Presentation Podium and has been named a junior chief resident, and chief resident, in the past. Dr. Mitchell has a special interest in musculoskeletal injury evaluation and treatment, ultrasound guided joint injections and osteopathic manipulation. Known for being a kind person and good listener, Dr. Mitchell is extremely compassionate, loves getting to know her patients and enjoys a good laugh with them.

Disclosures: None

Patrick Ryan, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Patrick Ryan graduated from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus and then went on to complete his family medicine residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in Kenner, LA. After completing his residency, he moved back to Blacksburg where he is currently completing a Sports Medicine Fellowship at VCOM/Virginia Tech. Dr. Ryan is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Disclosures: None

Jasmine Jones, DO Related Seminars and Products

Jasmine Jones, DO is a third-year resident at Virginia Tech Carilion Family Medicine Residency based in Roanoke, Va. She currently serves as the administrative chief resident for the program. Originally hailing from Lynchburg, Dr. Jones received her undergraduate degree in Public Health from American University in Washington, DC; and received her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus. Dr. Jones’ special interests include health policy, chronic disease management, and women’s health.

Disclosures: None

Paul Kuhnel, JD Related Seminars and Products

Mr. Kuhnel is a seasoned trial attorney with considerable first chair jury experience. He has been involved in numerous reported verdicts in various venues in commercial, personal injury, and managed care litigation. Mr. Kuhnel’s professional liability practice includes the defense of healthcare providers, accountants, and engineers, and his commercial practice focuses on an array of contract, trade secret, FDCPA and class action claims, representing both individuals and corporations in commercial. He has served as President of the Virginia Chapter of ABOTA and has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice. Mr. Kuhnel received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the College of William & Mary, and his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and West Virginia, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Kuhnel regularly lectures on ethics as a member of the VSB Professionalism Course Faculty and has authored numerous articles, including co-authoring the 1st chapter of the VA CLE Volume, Insurance Law.

Disclosures: None

David Killeen, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. David Killeen graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 and then went on to complete his Internal Medicine Residency at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital via Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following his residency, he did fellowship training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center – Bowman Gray campus in Pulmonary Critical Care. Dr. Killeen is board certified by American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care. He had practiced traditional pulmonary critical care until 2017 when he became the medical director of the intensive care unit at Lewis Gale Medical Center and works full time as an intensivist.

Dr. Killeen is faculty at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and in the Lewis Gale Medical Center residency programs.

Disclosures: None



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