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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. 

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Fred Rawlins, II, DO's Profile

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A graduate of A. T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine - Kirksville MO, Dr. Rawlins completed an Emergency Medicine residency at St. Luke’s in Bethlehem, PA.  He is the Senior Associate Dean of Simulation and Educational Technology and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Virginia, Carolinas, Auburn and University of Monroe Louisiana. He is also an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University Hospitals Parkersburg Campus and has been in practice for over 20 years as an emergency physician.  Dr. Rawlins has been actively involved in the world of simulation throughout his professional career, beginning with simulation as a tool for aircraft system piloting and instrumentation. He has been able to continue his education in aviation and further establish himself as a pilot, as well as apply these principals of simulation to medical education. In the medical field, he has worked closely with other departments at VCOM to enhance the 1st and 2nd year curriculum by presenting cases to medical students that allow them to bring forth their medical knowledge in a hands-on, controlled, learning environment using simulation. Expanding this opportunity to other organizations has developed standardized patient and manikin-based simulation scenarios unique for their training certifications. The result has allowed VCOM to become a partner with Laerdal Medical by becoming a SimDeveloper for Laerdal’s SimStore. This partnership has made VCOM’s simulated product become available to other medical schools and organizations worldwide.

 

Dr. Rawlins has no disclosures


Beverly Roberts-Atwater, DO, PhD's Profile

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Dr. Roberts-Atwater received both a PhD in Psychology and a DO degree from Michigan State University. She did an Osteopathic Medicine Internship at UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson in Newark, NJ and a PM&R Residency at JFK Johnson Rehab Institute in Edison, NJ. Dr. Roberts-Atwater completed a Health Policy Fellowship at Ohio University/New York Institute of Technology in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Roberts Atwater currently is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She served as Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was nominated and selected by Dr. James Madras, AMA, CEO in 2018, to serve on the national PM&R, program review Committee for ACGME. Her current research and clinical interest have been in the area of spasticity and pain management, particularly as it relates to neuro-rehabilitation challenges in the presence of impaired physical function and acute and chronic pain.

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Frederic Rawlins III, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Rawlins attended medical school at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. After graduating, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) where he was awarded Outstanding USAF Internal Medicine Resident and went on to complete a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at SAUSHEC. He served in the United States Air Force for 11 years and was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Rawlins served as the Medical Director for the Critical Care Transport Team at Keesler AFB prior to relocating to Virginia where he is employed as a Pulmonologist by Lewis Gale, and serves as the Chair of Internal Medicine at VCOM-Virginia. Dr. Rawlins is boarded in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.

Disclosures: None


Ian Phillip Snider, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Snider attended medical school at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ where he also completed a fellowship in Osteopathic Medical Education. He did his residency in Family Medicine at Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale, AZ.

Dr. Snider worked as a Family Physician at Bon Secours in Hampton Roads Virginia and then became the Medical Director of the Bon Secours Weight Loss Institute and held that position until his departure in 2019. In addition to this role, he was the Medical Director of Ambulatory Informatics for Bon Secours Virginia and had added the role of Senior Physician Lead: for Epic at the enterprise level. Dr. Snider is currently employed at VCOM-Auburn as the Discipline Chair for Primary Care for Rural and Medically Underserved Populations.

Disclosures: None


Dr. Ronald Januchowski, D.O.'s Profile

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Dr. Januchowski graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 and did a one-year internship at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He began active duty in the Army at Fort Bragg and then completed his family medicine residency at Womack Army Medical Center. He also completed a Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Januchowski retired from active duty in 2001, having attained the rank of Colonel, and went into private practice in Gastonia, North Carolina, eventually moving to the Spartanburg, South Carolina, area to become the osteopathic family medicine residency director at the first osteopathically accredited residency site in South Carolina. He started his career at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at VCOM-Carolinas when it opened in 2011 as associate dean for curriculum, assessment and medical education. He currently serves as Dean of VCOM- VA Campus, in Blacksburg.

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Joynita Nicholson Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Joynita Nicholson is an award-winning, passionate integrative concierge physician at WellcomeMD. She received her medical degree and her Academic Leadership Fellowship from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in Obesity Medicine (DABOM) and Family Practice and Osteopathic Medicine (AOBFP). For over 20 years she has compassionately partnered with her patients providing them preventative, high quality, comprehensive care while enthusiastically empowering them with evidence-based knowledge to improve their weight, overall health and wellbeing yielding life-changing results. During her free time, Dr. Nicholson enjoys traveling across the country by airplane, radio waves, or virtually as an invited, accomplished, well-received motivational and informational public speaker who with great joy educates her audiences on health topics in impactful ways.

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Mark Rolfs, DO Related Seminars and Products


Mark E. Rolfs, DO graduated from VCOM-Virginia, then completed a combined internal medicine/family medicine residency at St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis, IN, where he served as chief resident. With special interests in musculoskeletal medicine, osteopathic manipulation, PRP/Prolotherapy and athletics, Dr. Rolfs returned to VCOM/Virginia Tech to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Rolfs serves as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine/Sports Medicine at Liberty University College Osteopathic Medicine, as well as a team physician for the Liberty University Flames, University of Lynchburg Hornets, Liberty Christian Academy Bulldogs, and Lynchburg Hillcats.

Disclosures: None


Robert Jones, DO Related Seminars and Products


Robert S. Jones, DO, MS, FACP, FIDSA, CPE is the medical director for Infectious Diseases and an associate medical director at the Quest Chantilly, Virginia lab. Dr Jones is a physician executive and healthcare leader with more than 20 years of experience in administration, clinical service line development, and performance improvement.

Dr. Jones earned his DO at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at The Wright Center, followed by an infectious diseases fellowship at the Temple University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Jones has led over 40 sponsored clinical trials centered around antibiotics, antivirals, and vaccines across multiple phases, and has authored over 50 papers and abstracts. His current primary research focuses on candida infections.

Dr Jones is board certified in infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American College of Physicians, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Infectious Disease Society of America, Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association, and American Society of Microbiology.

Disclosures: Employed by Quest Diagnostics


Mohamad Bittar, MD's Profile

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Dr. Bittar earned his MD at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, followed by Rheumatology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Bittar is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Connective Tissue Disease (Rheumatology) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. He also earned an MS degree in Epidemiology with a focus on Clinical Investigation. Dr. Bittar is a member of the Education Committee of SPARTAN (Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network). He has a special interest in Axial Spondyloarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Mohamad Bittar, MD 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.


Jenny Zamor, DO, FACOOG's Profile

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A graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH, Dr. Zamor completed a PGY-1 Family Practice residency at Akron City Hospital and an OBGYN residency at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens. She also completed a Neuromuscular Medicine (NMM) Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in

Warrensville Heights, OH. Dr. Zamor was in private practice in Richmond, VA before moving to Ohio where she was employed by hospital-owned practices, or at supplemental locums assignments. She currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor and lecturer at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM).

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Eric Marvin, DO Related Seminars and Products


Eric Marvin received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Following residency, he completed a Cerebrovascular and Skull-Based Neurosurgery Fellowship at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Marvin’s clinical expertise includes arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), brain tumors, carotid artery stenosis, complex spine, skull base tumors, spine tumors, aneurysm clipping, carotid endarterectomy, and vascular bypass. He currently holds an appointment as an assistant professor at both the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He and his family live in Roanoke, VA.

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John McCue, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. McCue graduated from the New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine-UMDNJ. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center in

Camden, New Jersey. After board certification in both Family Practice and Emergency Medicine, he served 5 years in the USAF in Southeast Asia as a military physician. Upon his return, he practiced Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine in Warrenton, VA. He currently has a small rural family practice in Washington, Virginia and since 2016 has worked mostly in hospice and palliative care. He is currently the medical director for numerous hospice teams and also serves as a documentation consultant for Legacy Hospice.

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Erin Huston, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Huston is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Advent Health East Orlando in Family Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She has been working as a Geriatrician with Atrium Health and has served as a Medical Director within the Skilled Nursing Facilities and as a Post-Acute Care Medical Director. She also served as the Medical Director for the Geriatric Advanced Practitioner Fellowship and is currently Associate Program Director for the Geriatrics Fellowship at Atrium Health.

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Kevin Meakin, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Meakin received his medical degree from the Heritage Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and residency training in Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery through the Heritage Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Meakin is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He served on the Board of examiners for the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for 18 years from 2001-2019. Dr. Meakin has been an Assistant Professor of Clinical ENT-Head and Neck Surgery at EVMS for 20 years and has practiced Otolaryngology in the Tidewater Area of Virginia for going on 24 years. He provides evidence-based state-of-the-art medical care in the field of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Otolaryngic Allergy and believes that actively listening to and acknowledging his patient’s concerns plays an integral part in their care. Patient-centered care is the focus of Dr. Meakin’s practice style and philosophy in practicing evidence-based medicine.

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Elexander Atkinson, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Elexander Atkinson received his osteopathic medical degree from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, SC and completed a family medicine residency at Novant Health Family Medicine Residency in Charlotte, NC. He is currently an completing an ONMM residency at VCOM-Virginia,, with plans to complete this training in June 2024, and also serves as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and OMM at VCOM-Virginia. Dr. Atkinson is board certified in family medicine. He and his wife live in Christiansburg and enjoy riding their bikes, cooking, and spending time with friends. After completing his current training he will return to the Charlotte to begin practicing medicine there.

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Monica Melmer, MD Related Seminars and Products


After completing a Master of Science Degree in Biophysics and Physiology at Georgetown University, Dr. Melmer graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. She completed an Emergency Medicine residency at University of South Carolina/Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC where she stayed on as a clinical teaching faculty before moving to Virginia. Dr. Melmer is currently an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston. She is also completing a fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Richmond, VA.

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Michael Moore, MD Related Seminars and Products


Michael Moore, MD an internist/nephrologist, who has specialized in hypertension management and preventive cardiovascular health program development, is the Director of Continuing Medical Education at Sovah Health in Danville, VA. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the VCOM and LUCOM and the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center of Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he was previously a Teacher of the Year. Dr. Moore represented the American Heart Association on the NIH National High Blood Pressure Education Program and participated in developing the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Joint National Committee Reports on the Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure (JNCs). He chaired the NIH Working Group on Hypertension and Chronic Renal Failure. In 2004, Dr. Moore was chosen as the American Heart Association’s National Physician of the Year. This award recognized his developing two nonprofit voluntary cardiovascular improvement organizations. In 2008, he led the creation of the osteopathic residency program at Sovah Health which now has dually accredited Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residencies.

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Albert Arias, MD Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Arias is an expert psychopharmacologist, with specialized expertise in clinical and translational research on alcoholism and addictions, pharmacogenetics. He is an experienced teacher at all levels of medical education, and has lead the development of innovative clinical services such as the nation-wide Veterans Affairs TeleAddictions Consult Service when he worked at the West Haven VA. He is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, and he completed his residency in psychiatry as well as a master’s degree in clinical and translational research at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He was on the faculty at UCONN School of Medicine for 5 years and then was a full-time faculty member at Yale University School of Medicine for 7 years in the department of psychiatry before joining VCU in 2018 as an associate professor and the Associate Division Chair for Addiction Psychiatry. He is board certified in Psychiatry by the ABPN and board certified in addiction medicine by ABPM. 

He is currently studying the effects of several anticonvulsant compounds on drinking behavior and other addictions in humans. Another focus of research is translational pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine for treating addiction and co-occurring disorders. He formerly received a K23 award from the NIAAA to study medication development and pharmacogenetics. He currently receives funding from the NIAAA and NIDA and is part of the VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies.

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Daniel Cannone, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Cannone graduated from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Virginia. He completed a pediatrics residency at Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA and then a Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant Fellowship at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Hofstra/Northwell School of Medicine in New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY. He also completed a Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University of Tennessee.

Dr. Cannone is a hospice & palliative medicine specialist at Virginia Commonwealth University Health/Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care where he serves as Assistant Professor at the VCU School of Medicine.

Disclosures: None


Accreditation Information

The Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (VOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. VOMA designates this program for a maximum of 20.75 AOA Category 1A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

​Grievances regarding program administration and reporting of AOA CME credits will be handled on an individual basis Initially, all grievances should be directed to VOMA Executive Director. Participants with grievances that cannot be resolved will be sent to the AOA Council on CME , 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

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