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Skills include: Project/Program Management, Anesthesiology

Damascus, MD
March 23, 2018

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Anesthesiology Pain Medicine Research Program/Project Management Clinic Optimization Subject Matter Expert and Key Opinion Leader in Pain Medicine. Exceptional leader talented at Project & Program Management, Clinic Optimization and Research. Technically-savvy with outstanding relationship building, training and presentation skills. Accomplishments in analytical due diligence related to clinic logistics and outcomes affecting access to healthcare services. Additionally numerous peer-reviewed publications related to Anesthesia, Pain Medicine & Management along with Reviewer status at numerous peer-reviewed publications. SKILLS

Project/Program Management Anesthesiology

Team leadership Pain Medicine

Staff development, training and education Clinic Reimbursement/Optimization

Process implementation Medical/Healthcare Research

Strong written and verbal skills Peer-Reviewer (medical journals) WORK HISTORY

METROSPINE PAIN CENTERS, OXON, MD 11/2014 – 01/2018 Clinical Director (2015-2018)

• Coordinated operations and patient care activities adapting & applying new policies to maintain standards of patient care at 5 facilities.

• Provide ongoing case management to all patients to ensure implementation of appropriate treatment plan, adherence to quality model and utilization of services needed to achieve optimal outcomes.

• Implement new policies and educate staff on changes.

• Skillfully developed departmental goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies and procedures.

• Organized the department in accordance with administrative guidelines in order to provide specified nursing services to meet the legal, organizational and medical staff guidelines.

• Consistently complied with applicable laws and regulations and ensured facility adhered to Medicare and Medicaid regulations.

• Developed, implemented, supervised the oversight of quality management and utilization review.

• Lead in advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance changes, and cost effective options.

• Procurement of capital equipment at 5 pain management clinics. KAISER PERMANENTE – MID-ATLANTIC, KENSINGTON, MD 11/2010 – 10/2014 Chief & Director, Division of Pain Medicine (2011-2014)

• Director & Program Manager of Opioid Management Group responsible for the operational implementation of collaborative, conscientious and appropriate opioid prescribing at 5 pain management clinics linking organizational goals with department mission.

• Program Manager for utilization review and lead for novel operational changes with repatriation and external referral reduction from 7.2/1,000 to 0.5/1,000 annualized, exceeding institutional goals with cost savings of greater than $2,000,000 annually associated with external referral. Additional cost saving captured with external pharmacy cost reduction at greater than $550,000 annually. The comprehensive approach to pain management translated to an annualized reduction in emergency room visit of greater than $400,000.

• Proposed the development, implementation and assessment of the detailed, quantitative long and short term goals and objectives of Comprehensive Pain Services at 5 outpatient facilities, 2 inpatient services with the management of 6 physicians, 1 physician assistant, and 2 acupuncturists.

• Lead for optimizing efficiencies and effectiveness aimed at Pain Management patients, transforming access metrics from less than 25% seen in 10 days to 89% seen within 10 days in 12 months exceeding department and institutional goals.

• Primary point person and Project Manager for procurement and the opening of 4 pain management clinics with operational oversight of 5 clinics.

• Program Manager for invasive, interventional treatment modalities including trial, implantation, management and revision of intrathecal pumps and spinal cord stimulators. RUSH MEDICAL COLLEGE, CHICAGO, IL 10/2008 – 10/2010 Assistant Professor, Division of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

• Teaching residents, fellows, nurse anesthetists and medical students along with supervision of clinical care team in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

• Significant record of educational & research success including numerous peer-reviewed publications and Reviewer status for journal submission.

• Member of Anesthesia Resident and Fellow Admission Committee.

• Member of the Rush Operative and Invasive Committee.

• Attending of The Year (2008-2009).


Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI 1998 – 2002 University of Michigan – School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 1995 – 1997 Albion College, Albion, MI 1991 – 1995

Postdoctoral Training

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Clinical Pain Fellow 2007 – 2008 John H. Stroger Hospital, Chicago, IL, Clinical Anesthesiology Residency 2004 – 2007 University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency 2003 – 2004 St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, Categorical Surgery Residency 2002 – 2003 AFFILIATIONS

• Member, American Medical Association (2002 - Present)

• Member, American Society of Anesthesiology (2007 - Present) SPECIAL AWARDS AND HONORS

• SuperDoctor – Rising Stars, Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia 2013

• Attending of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 2009

• The Robert Dripps Award – “The Most Outstanding Graduating Resident,” Dept. of Anesthesiology 2007

• Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County 2007

• Resident of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County 2006 – 2007

• Resident of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County 2005 – 2006

• Resident of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County 2004 – 2005

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Brummett CM, Williams BS, Hurley RW, Erdek MA. A prospective, observational study of the relationship between body mass index and depth of the epidural space during lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009 Mar-Apr;34(2):100-5. Williams BS, Christo PJ. Obstructed catheter connection pin discovered during intrathecal baclofen pump exchange. Clin J Pain. 2009 Mar-Apr;25(3):256-9. Williams BS, Cohen SP. Greater trochanteric pain syndrome: a review of anatomy, diagnosis and treatment. Anesth Analg. 2009 May;108(5):1662-70.

Williams BS, Christo PJ. Pharmacological and interventional treatment for neuropathic pain. Mechanisms of Pain in Peripheral Neuropathy. Zhang, J, Dobretsov, M, Eds., Transworld Research Network, pg 295-375.

Williams BS, Buvanendran A. Non-opioid adjuvants in multimodal therapy of acute perioperative pain. Advances in Anesthesia. 2009 Dec;27(1):111-142. Williams BS, Lubenow TR. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. ASRA website; 2010.

Williams BS, Buvanendran A. Site of analgesic activity in multimodal analgesia. The Essence of Analgesics and Analgesia. Sinatra, RS, Jahr, JS, Watkins-Pitchford, JM, Eds., Cambridge University Press; 2010; p57-65).

Williams BS. Cadaver Workshop: Transforaminal Injections: Intercostal Nerve Blocks: Ultrasound Versus C-Arm. American Society of Anesthesiologists 10/2010. Williams BS. Pelvic Pain Workshop: Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Management: A Multimodal Approach. Rush University Medical Center. 10/2010.

Williams BS, Wong D, Amin S. Self-extraction of intrathecal pump medication with a concomitant intrathecal granulomatous mass. Anesthesiology. 2011 Feb;114(2):424-30. Williams BS. Reviewer, Fundamentals of Anesthesia, 3rd Ed, edited by Smith T, Pinnock C, and Lin T. Anesthesiology. 2011 Feb;114(2):470-471.

Williams BS, Buvanendran A. Non-opioid analgesics (NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, acetaminophen). Essentials of Pain Medicine, 3rd Ed. Churchill Livingstone. (2011). Buvanendran A, Williams BS, Della Valle C. A multimodal approach to pain management in total joint arthroplasty. Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, 5th Ed. Churchill Livingstone. (2011). Williams BS. Sacroiliac joint injections and lateral branch blocks including water-cooled neurotomy. Buvanendran, A, Kim, P, Panchal, S, Eds., Spinal Injections and Peripheral Nerve Blocks, 1st Ed. Elsevier. (2011).

Williams BS. Superior Hypogastric Plexus, Ganglion Impar Blocks and Neurolysis. Buvanendran, A, Kim, P, Panchal, S, Eds., Spinal Injections and Peripheral Nerve Blocks, 1st Ed. (2011). Williams BS. Polyanalgesia for Intrathecal Drug Delivery System. Deer, T, Buvanendran, A, Diwan, S, Eds., Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity. (2011). Williams BS. Antipyretic Analgesics: Nonsteroidals, Acetaminophen, and Phenazone Derivatives. Manchikanti, L, Christo, P, Trescot, A, Giordano, J, Eds., Comprehensive Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management Board Review. (2011). Williams BS. Pain Relief in Substance Abusers. Manchikanti, L, Christo, P, Trescot, A, Giordano, J, Eds., Comprehensive Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management Board Review. (2011). Williams BS. American College of Surgeons: Strategies for Perioperative and Chronic Pain Control. Washington, DC. 03/2012.

Verdun A, Cohen S, Williams BS, Hurley R. Pneumocephalus After Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Anesth Analg Case Reports. 2014 July;3(1):9-13. Williams BS. Non-opioid analgesics (NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, acetaminophen). Essentials of Pain Medicine, 4th Ed. Churchill Livingstone. (2017).

2009 Reviewer, The Journal of Pain & Palliative Pharmacotherapy. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 Reviewer, The Journal of Opioid Management. 2010 Reviewer, The Cochrane Review.

2011 Reviewer, Anesthesiology.

2011 Reviewer, British Medical Bulletin.

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