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Chief Medical Officer or equivalent

Boca Raton, FL, 33496
September 15, 2008

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Sherman Podolsky, MD

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Boca Raton, FL 33496 Cell: 561-***-****

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Clinexus Research Partners, LLC 2007-2008

Chief Medical Officer

• Co-founder of clinical trials consortium for Florida network of physicians, hospitals and sponsors across multiple therapeutic areas. Personally identified and obtained initial Series A funding line

• Responsible for strategy, execution of business plan, network development, budget, finance/contract and regulatory negotiations, communication plan, IRB coordination, research coordinator support, investigator training and meeting all growth milestones

VP Strategic Planning 2008

Bio Research Support, Inc. 2004-2008

Chief Medical Counsel

• A biotech company designed to reduce development risk/costs for pipeline drugs by performing small scale Phase 0 trials and obtaining genomic data pre/post intervention. The proprietary methodology provides sponsors safety/efficacy information prior to making go/no-go decisions for a given compound and secondarily allows for voluntary genomic data submission to the FDA as a proxy for some participants of a traditional large cohort Phase 3 trial. Patent submitted and pending.

Air Ambulance Professionals 2008

Flight Physician

• On – call physician who accompanies patients ill and injured patients anywhere worldwide

Vista Healthplan Inc., Sunrise, Florida 2004-2006

Chief Medical Officer 2005-2006

• Full P&L management responsibilities for all medical activities in a 300k member multi-line of business HMO

– Completely reorganized medical services under an “operational excellence” value proposition; accompanied by very intensive quality/utilization program)

– Recruited national caliber key staff

– Champion: annually revised medical department strategic plan

– Developed, de novo, four disease management programs: CHF, Diabetes, Pediatric Asthma and ESRD (CHF: ~30% decrease first year PMPM). Recruited all directors for each area

– Developed and led “data-analytics group” within the medical department

– Revamped existing hospitalist program. Emphasizes quality outcome metrics. ROI improvement ~ 20%. Now uses two competing outside vendors

– Markedly enhanced communications with community physicians

ß Implemented wide variety of “physician to physician knowledge times” including: formal/informal discussion groups, educational seminars, beautifully designed practice profile reports which emphasize bench marked quality/utilization metrics, etc.

– Internal driver for engaging nationally respected predictive modeling partner (IHCIS)

ß Identifies high acuity/cost patients, then team works with PCP’s to construct “best practices care”

ß Identifies “Large Group” employees for health/wellness/disease management programs

– Implemented “Transitional Care Program” 4th quarter 2006: encourages early transfer of select hospitalized patients to non hospital settings

– Restructured Quality Department after Healthplan received one year AAAHC accreditation:

ß Accepted all responsibilities for Quality Department

ß Became Chair: Quality Improvement Committee

ß 11/06: granted full three year accreditation

– Chair: Credentialing Committee

– Member: Multiple other standard committees

Senior Medical Director 2004-2005

PhyAmerica Physician Services of Southeast, Inc. and Affiliates, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1991-2003

President 1997-2003

Responsibility for $90 million, 50-hospital multi-state division of emergency medicine physician practice management company. Direct all operations, including hospital based physicians and administrative management team, ongoing financial review, and support of physician recruitment.

ß Implemented very successful physician incentive model that increased productivity by an average of 15 percent, with corresponding improvements in patient care/satisfaction and reduced malpractice risks

ß Restructured medical record procedures, resulting in improved date tracking. This model for chart coordination was used company-wide

ß Implemented new metrics-based dashboard reporting systems to review financial and contract requirements

District Chief of Emergency Services, North Broward Hospital District 1991-1996

Managed four emergency departments in fourth largest public hospital system in the United States: more than 150,000 annual patient visits. Coordinated all clinical activities.

ß Initiated new educational programs, including full medical student and resident rotations and locally and nationally sponsored CME programs.

ß Built staff of more than 100 FT and PT physicians.

Senior Medical Office/Senior Vice President 1991-1996

Oversaw all medical operations, annual strategic plans, and mission statements for 15 hospital-based emergency medicine contracts, including emergency medicine, pediatrics, and OB/GYN. Responsible for all quality assurance and risk management issues. Oversaw physician recruitment/credentialing/scheduling. Directed JCAHO survey preparation at all member hospitals.

ß Developed new pediatric hospital services company. Company reached $3 million in annual revenues and had been consistently profitable

ß Directed clinical guidelines development. Implemented new medical record templates and financial incentives to physicians

ß Supported one of the first combination ICU/floor hospitalist/ER programs in Florida

Broward General Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1992-2003

Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine

Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 1989-1991

Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 1984-1989

Emergency Medicine Department Chairman

ß In five years in newly created position, moved department into the black financially, developed strong research and teaching programs.

ß Recruited 10 full-time faculty members.

ß Developed and implemented joint emergency medicine residency with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

ß Served as member of Executive Faculty of Temple University Medical Center.


1989-1991 Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Stanford, CA

1987-1989 Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

1984-1987 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

1983 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA


B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, Chemistry and Philosophy, 1969-1974

M.D. Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1974-1977

Internship Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, Surgery, 1977-1978

Residency San Francisco General Hospital, Emergency Medicine, 1978-1980

University of California, San Francisco, CA, Chief Resident, 1979

Fellowship UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, Emergency Medicine

Research Fellowship. Joint classes with Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars

Program, 1981-1982


American Board of Emergency Medicine 1982-2009 [successfully recertified x two]

[Oral Examiner 1985-1995]

American College of Surgeons, Certified Advanced Trauma Life Support

American Heart Association, Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support

American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Advanced Life Support

National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate

Medical Licensure: California, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Nevada


Podolsky, S.: Management of the multiple trauma patient. Digest of Emergency Care, 2 (3): 1-3, 1982.

Podolsky, S., Baraff, L.J., Geehr, E.: Transcutaneous oxymetry measurements during acute blood loss. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 10:523-525, 1982.

Hoffman, J., Orban, D., Podolsky, S.: Corticosteroids in cerebral resuscitation, Critical Care Quarterly, 5:51-62, 1983.

Podolsky, S., Baraff, L.J., Simon, R., Hoffman, J.R., Larmon, B., Ablon, W.: Efficacy of cervical spine immobilization methods. Journal of Trauma, 23:461-465, 1983.

Abraham, E., Shapiro, M., Podolsky, S.: Central venous catheterization in the emergency setting. Critical Care Medicine, 11:515-517, 1983.

Podolsky, S., Hoffman, J.R., Pietrafesa, C.A.: Neurologic complications following immobilization of cervical spine fracture in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 12:578-580, 1983.

Gold, I., Podolsky, S., Kuhn, M., et al.: A review of research methodology in an emergency medicine journal. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 12:769-773, 1983.

Podolsky, S., Gold, I., Kuhn, M., et al.: Research topics, author’s specialty, and funding sources of articles published in an Emergency Medicine journal. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 13:429-431, 1984.

Podolsky, S., Wanninger, K., Wertheirmer, J.: Conjunctival oxygen monitoring in atrial flutter. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3:541-542, 1985.

Solomon, D., Podolsky, S.: An update on the revised ACLS treatment standards. Emergency Medical Care Digest, 7:1-4, 1987.

Podolsky, S., Woodburn, J., Murphy, J., et al.: Characteristics of emergency medicine fellowships. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 17:1-5, 1988.

Harding, S., Podolsky, S., Wertheimer, J.: Conjunctival oxygen monitoring: relationship to ventricular arryhythmias. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 6:244-246, 1988.

Harding, S., Podolsky, S.: Use of conjunctival monitoring in cardiac patients in the emergency unit. Archives of Emergency Medicine, 5:233-238, 1988.

Podolsky, S., Wertheimer, J., Harding S.: A correlation between conjunctival oxygen measurements and arterial blood gas oxygen measurements. Resuscitation, 18:31-36, 1989.

Levalthal, L.J., Kochar, G., Feldman, N., Stanek, M.S., Podolsky, S.: Lactic acidosis in theophylline overdose. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 7:417-418, 1989.

Podolsky, S., Varon, J.: Adenosine use during pregnancy. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 20:1027-1028, 1991.


Podolsky, S., Popovtzer, M.: Cortisone inhabitation of cholesterol induced atherosclerosis in the rat aortic intima and elastic fibers. Clinical Research, 30:17A, 1972.

Podolsky, S., Baraff, L.J., Geehr, E.: The effect of blood donation upon postural changes, blood pressure and pulse. Clinical Research, 30:17A, 1982.

Podolsky, S., Baraff, L.J., Geehr, E.: Transcutaneous oxymetry measurements during acute blood loss. University Association for Emergency Medicine Program, April, 1982.

Podolsky, S.: Baraff, L.J., Simon R., Hoffman, J.R., Larmon, B.: Efficacy of cervical spine immobilization methods. J. Trauma, 22:633, 1982.

Podolsky, S.: Current status of emergency medicine fellowships. STEM Letter, 7:4, 1986.


Podolsky, S.: Trauma Care, by Olding-Smee, W., Crockard, A., New England Journal of Medicine, 306:1496, 1982.


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