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Modernizing Medicine®’s doctors are distinguished practitioners at the forefront of medicine and technology. They program deep medical knowledge and intuitive interfaces into our software, helping create exactly what they and their peers need: healthcare IT solutions that adapt to the real-world workflows of specialty practices.
Modernizing Medicine®’s doctors are distinguished practitioners at the forefront of medicine and technology. By creating such an active team of doctors who help design our EHR systems, we have developed EMA™ for true adaptability to highly functional medical practices.
Doctors representing our specialties know how to structure deep medical knowledge and build intuitive interfaces in our software for exactly what they and their peers need.
Michael Sherling, MD, MBA
CHIEF MEDICAL AND STRATEGY OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER
Dr. Michael Sherling is the co-founder and Chief Medical and Strategy Officer of Modernizing Medicine. In 2014 Michael, along with Dan Cane, received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership in Healthcare Award.
Michael is responsible for the strategy and medical innovation within Modernizing Medicine’s suite of products and services for dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, otolaryngology and urology specialties. With Dan Cane, he has developed novel software solutions for EHR, MIPS and ICD-10 automation.
Under his leadership, Modernizing Medicine has established a user base of over 10,000 providers and raised over $318 million in capital.
Michael is a dynamic speaker and has had the honor of speaking at the 2017 Association of Dermatology Administrators & Managers (ADAM) Annual Meeting, the 2016 Dermatology Entrepreneurship Conference and 2015 Health 2.0 Conference’s “Tools to Fix the Clinical User Experience.”
Michael has been a practicing dermatologist since 2006 and currently practices in a comprehensive skin care dermatology group in Palm Beach County, Florida. Michael also serves on the Advisory Board for the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Michael is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Prior to relocating to Florida, he was the Associate Director of Laser Medicine and Skin Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and served as the Associate Residency Program Director for Harvard Medical School’s Department of Dermatology. He has several publications in peer-reviewed medical literature.
Michael obtained his BS in Biology at Brown University with honors in 1996, his MD from Yale School of Medicine with honors in 2002 and his MBA from Yale School of Management in 2002. He received his clinical training at Harvard Medical School, where he served as chief resident in dermatology.
Jordan Miller, MD
SENIOR MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF DERMATOLOGY
Dr. Jordan Miller is the Senior Medical Director of Dermatology. As one of Modernizing Medicine’s first clients, he quickly became a “super-user.” Today as a practicing dermatologist Dr. Miller leads development of the dermatology-specific electronic health record system and works with clients to the create specialty-specific software.
Dr. Miller is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he also completed his dermatology residency. A native of Northern Arizona, he also started his career in private practice there after attending Brigham Young University and graduating in 2000. He is Board Certified in Dermatology and his practice centers on medical and surgical dermatology, including Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery.
Julie C. Servoss, MD, MPH
MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
Dr. Julie Servoss is the Medical Director of Gastroenterology and is a board-certified gastroenterologist and internist. She received her bachelor of arts in human biology with honors from Stanford University, her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her masters in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Servoss completed her internship and residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Servoss serves as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Dr. Servoss has also held numerous academic positions including as Clinical and Research Fellow in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Assistant Regional Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM), formerly at FAU. Her extensive research experience includes positions at the University of Southern California Medical School, the University of California at San Francisco, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford University and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Servoss has published numerous articles and abstracts in top-tier journals and has presented her work at various research and medical meetings.
Dr. Servoss is currently a member of the Florida Medical Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Gastroenterological Association. Among the awards Dr. Servoss has received include the American Medical Women’s Association’s “Exceptional Mentor Award” and the “Faculty Appreciation Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Education of Students” and “Excellence in Teaching Awards” from the UMMSM, formerly at FAU. Dr. Servoss is licensed to practice medicine in Florida and volunteers her gastroenterology services at the Caridad Center in Boynton Beach, Fla., which provides care to the underserved.
Arnold G. Levy, MD
Dr. Arnold Levy’s medical career spans 40 years, beginning in Montgomery County, Maryland, in 1977. In that time, he has cared for patients with a wide range of digestive disorders, performed thousands of endoscopic procedures devoted his time to advancing digestive health care as a member of the National Digestive Diseases Advisory Board and the Board of the National Digestive Disease Information Clearing House and as the immediate past President of the Maryland Patient Care and Access Coalition. He also maintains an academic appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
In 2006 as the healthcare provider environment was growing more complex, Dr. Levy joined forces with colleagues across the Washington Metropolitan area to lead discussions on how to address the challenges in their industry. In 2009 Capital Digestive Care was formed through the merger of seven diverse private practices and Dr. Levy was elected President and CEO where he served until 2017.
Dr. Levy obtained his BA in 1968 and MD in 1971 both with distinction and both from The George Washington University, in Washington, DC.
Michael B. Rivers, MD
Director, EMA Ophthalmology
Dr. Michael B. Rivers is the Director of EMA Ophthalmology. In this role, he helps Modernizing Medicine evolve the ophthalmology platform by combining his years of experience as a board certified ophthalmologist and retina surgeon with his expertise implementing and using the EMA™ EHR system at the Retina Group of Washington (RGW). Michael speaks with physician users, listens to their needs and communicates them to the development, customer success and other teams at Modernizing Medicine.
Michael was a practicing ophthalmologist, partner and board member at RGW in Washington, DC, from 1991 until 2017. In addition, he was a Surgical Retina and Vitreous Fellow at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from 1989 to 1991.
No stranger to the intersection of technology and medicine, while he was a resident Michael wrote a computer database to help automate his clinic and manage patient information electronically. He is passionate about helping doctors be better doctors by diminishing the time and effort needed to run the business, and rather spend more time with patients.
The Georgetown Ophthalmology Department has honored Michael twice as Teacher of the Year. In addition, RGW recognized him for his exceptional efforts with the transition to their EHR system.
Michael obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Princeton University and was elected to join Sigma Xi, the national Scientific Research Honor Society, and earned his MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at The New York Hospital Department of Ophthalmology.
Jonathan Criss, MD
MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Dr. Jonathan Criss is the Medical Director of Ophthalmology. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist whose clinical practice encompasses comprehensive eye care including the medical and surgical evaluation and management of cataract, glaucoma, corneal diseases, eyelid abnormalities and posterior segment pathology.
Dr. Criss graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was the recipient of multiple merit scholarships. He performed his medical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital – University of Pennsylvania Medical System.
Dr. Criss completed his residency in ophthalmology at Stanford University and was elected chief resident in his final year. Following four years in a thriving private practice including an adjunct appointment at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, he joined Modernizing Medicine and now practices in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Fla. Dr. Criss has been an invited speaker at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and other meetings. He has authored several papers, book chapters and presentations on topics as varied as eye trauma, ocular tumors and resident surgical training.
Dr. Criss is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In addition, he is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.
David A. Goldman, MD
OPHTHALMOLOGY TEAM LEAD, ANTERIOR SEGMENT
Dr. David Goldman is the Ophthalmology Team Lead for the Anterior Segment. In addition, he is founder of Goldman Eye in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Dr. Goldman received his bachelor of arts cum laude and with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University and doctor of medicine with distinction in research from the Tufts School of Medicine, where he was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. This was followed by a medical internship at Mt. Sinai – Cabrini Medical Center in New York City. He then completed his residency and cornea fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Fla. Dr. Goldman served on the Young Physicians and Residents committee for ASCRS, as well as councilor for the ASCRS to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and was president of the Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society for two years. During his tenure on faculty at the #1 eye hospital in the country, Dr. Goldman quickly became the second highest volume surgeon out of over 40 faculty members. He has been awarded Top 150 Surgeons in the United States by Premier Surgeon, Best Doctor, Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Ophthalmologists in the World by The Ophthalmologist, one of the top 20 physicians in Palm Beach County by the Palm Beach County Medical Society and one of the top 300 premier surgeon innovators in refractive cataract surgery by Ocular Surgery News. He has lectured nationally and internationally on cataract and refractive topics.
Dr. Goldman’s clinical practice encompasses medical, refractive and non-refractive surgical diseases of the cornea, anterior segment and lens. His research interests include advances in cataract and refractive technology, dry eye management and Internet applications of ophthalmology.
Paul Gallogly, MD
OPHTHALMOLOGY TEAM LEAD, POSTERIOR SEGMENT
Dr. Paul Gallogly is the Ophthalmology Team Lead, Posterior Segment. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist who received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida. He graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Gallogly completed an internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Following his internship, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.
In addition, Dr. Gallogly completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he served as chief resident, Co-Director of Ocular Trauma and a member of the Residency Selection Committee. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Society of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Gallogly has been an active participant in a number of clinical studies and has published articles in distinguished medical journals.
Steven Rosenfeld, MD, FACS
CHAIR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Dr. Steven I. Rosenfeld, MD, FACS, is the Chair of Ophthalmology for Modernizing Medicine, and was involved from the very beginning in the design and implementation of the ophthalmology EHR system. Dr Rosenfeld, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the cornea, infectious and inflammatory eye diseases, refractive surgery and cataract surgery. He has been in private practice with Delray Eye Associates, PA since 1985. Dr. Rosenfeld currently serves as a Voluntary Professor on the clinical faculty at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he has been on the faculty since completing his fellowship. Dr Rosenfeld earned his undergraduate degree with honors at the Johns Hopkins University and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Barnes/Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a Heed Foundation Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.
Dr. Rosenfeld has authored dozens of textbook chapters and scientific articles on the topics of cataract surgery, refractive surgery, corneal transplant surgery and ocular infections. He has co-authored two recent textbooks—one on lens and cataract surgery and one on refractive surgery—under the auspices of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is on the editorial review boards of EyeNet magazine and Focal Points Clinical Modules and is a reviewer for Ophthalmology and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. Rosenfeld has been honored with numerous awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, including the Achievement Award, Senior Achievement Award, Secretariat for Education Award and Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Award. He is also a recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association and is listed as one of the best doctors in Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Top Doctors and Florida Super Doctors, just to name a few. Dr. Rosenfeld frequently lectures at ophthalmic meetings nationwide.
Elana M. Oberstein, MD, MPH
SENIOR MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF MUSCULOSKELETAL
Dr. Elana M. Oberstein is Senior Medical Director of Musculoskeletal. A board-certified internist with a subspecialty in Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease, Dr. Oberstein is also a certified clinical densitometrist (CCD) with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
Dr. Oberstein received her bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University. Dr. Oberstein graduated with research distinction from the University of Miami School of Medicine with a dual medical degree and master of public health. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She served as chief medical resident for the Department of Medicine. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology. During her time at the University of Miami, Dr. Oberstein was inducted into the Iron Arrow Society, the highest honor attainable at the University.
Dr. Oberstein now serves as a voluntary faculty member with the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Oberstein serves as a mentor to first and second year medical students. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Florida Society of Rheumatology and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). She has presented original scholarly work at the Annual Session of the ACR. She is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS
MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF ORTHOPEDICS
Dr. Jason Weisstein is the Medical Director of Orthopedics. A native of southern California, he graduated Valedictorian from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 1998. Simultaneous with his medical education, Dr. Weisstein received a Masters of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, NY. He subsequently completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and then went on to receive fellowship training at the University of Washington. Dr. Weisstein specializes in joint replacement and limb salvage surgery. His interest lies in the restoration of function in limbs that are in jeopardy, either from arthritis, tumors or other diseases. He currently serves as a hip and knee surgeon and musculoskeletal oncologist at the Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Previously, Dr. Weisstein directed one of the largest joint replacement programs in California at Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center. Before that, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Washington, with a dual specialization in hip and knee reconstruction, as well as bone and soft tissue tumors. While in Washington, Dr. Weisstein trained orthopedic surgery residents and co-directed the orthopedic oncology fellowship. He has presented original research at both the national and international levels, and has published in major textbooks and journals. Dr. Weisstein’s most recent accolade includes being voted by his clinical peers as one of Castle Connolly’s top orthopedic doctors for 2015. He serves as a consultant editor for the journals Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, and Orthopedics. Dr. Weisstein was selected as a Fellow by both the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, elite societies reserved for highly trained surgeons who adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards. Dr. Weisstein also serves as an elected member of the Tumor and Metabolic Bone Disease Committee of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Stuart A. Davis, MD, MHA
Orthopedics Team Lead
Dr. Stu Davis is the Orthopedics Team Lead at Modernizing Medicine. As an experienced orthopedic surgeon with an extensive computer background, he is a natural fit in his role to develop and assist in directing orthopedic content for EMA™ for orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Davis earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University, his Master in Health Administration from Cornell University and his Doctor of Medicine from University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. He completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at Southwest Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists.
Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC
ORTHOPEDICS TEAM LEAD
Dr. Matthew Stiebel is the team lead for Orthopedics. He is also a partner at Palm Beach Sports Medicine. After receiving undergraduate and medical school degrees at Yale University, he completed an orthopedic surgery residency at McGill University and a subspecialty fellowship in sports medicine at Boston University. His specialties include complex shoulder and knee injuries.
Dr. Stiebel has published papers and book chapters on specialty surgeries of the knee and shoulder. He is an associate master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, where he instructs both arthroscopic shoulder and patellofemoral knee courses for surgeons in the United States and internationally. He has lectured to the International Patellofemoral Study Group in London and New York City, and has worked with patellofemoral implant design companies. His other current interest involves the repair of pectoralis major muscle tears and their subsequent outcomes. While in Montreal, Dr. Stiebel worked with the Montreal Canadians Hockey team and Expos Baseball team. During his fellowship time in Boston, he was able to serve as team physician for the NCAA championship Boston University men’s hockey team, UMASS Boston Hockey, as well as work with the World Wrestling Entertainment Summer Slam Series. Locally, Dr. Stiebel stays active in the community by serving as team physician for several high school football and gymnastics programs.
Aneesh Singla, MD, MPH
MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF PAIN MANAGEMENT
Dr. Aneesh Singla is the Medical Director of Pain Management for Modernizing Medicine. He is experienced in the most advanced minimally invasive treatments for chronic pain, including spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty, radiofrequency lesioning and various other treatments for low back pain.
Dr. Singla attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with honors, and also obtained a masters in public health, focusing on health policy and administration. During his residency in Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Singla also completed a fellowship at the Partners Institute for Health Policy, where he conducted research in patient safety and other health policy research. Dr. Singla served as the chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society Resident and Fellow Section, and was a member of the Board of Directors (Committee on Publications) for the New England Journal of Medicine.
After his residency, Dr. Singla completed an interventional pain fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He continues to serve on the physician faculty with the title of Lecturer at Harvard Medical School and is currently practicing at National Spine & Pain Centers in Maryland.
Dr. Singla has published several articles in the medical literature and has performed research in pain medicine. He has also had several appearances in the media, including newspaper and television, to address public health issues.
David Lehman, MD
SENIOR MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Dr. David Lehman is Senior Medical Director for Otolaryngology. Dr. Lehman completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University in 1995. After spending a year as a research diver for the University of Miami, he entered medical school at the University of Florida, graduating as co-valedictorian in 2000. He then returned to his hometown of Miami to enter residency at University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Lehman has been a partner at Palm Beach Ear, Nose, and Throat Association since 2005, practicing as a general otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon. His main practice interests lie in the field of head and neck surgery, specializing in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, and advanced skin cancers of the head and neck, including melanoma. He also has an interest in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery techniques, and is one of a small number of surgeons in Florida regularly performing endoscopic orbital decompression surgery for Graves’ eye disease. Dr. Lehman has served as the Chief of Surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, from 2008 – 2010, and remains very active in hospital practice.
Andrew Rosenthal, MD
MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF PLASTIC SURGERY
Dr. Andrew Rosenthal is the Medical Director of Plastic Surgery. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Palm Beach County since 2004.
Dr. Rosenthal attended undergraduate at Duke University, medical school at Tulane University and completed his internship at University of Miami. He completed his plastic & reconstructive surgery training at the University of Michigan and a two-year fellowship in craniofacial research in an NIH core lab. Dr. Rosenthal also created a device that helps prevent positional head deformities in children.
In addition to his clinical practice, he is principal investigator on several FDA drug trials aimed at reducing human scarring through mRNA and protein inhibition, as well as a consultant for insurance companies for case review. Dr. Rosenthal is president of the Reed O. Dingman Society, the alumni society of the section of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Dr. Rosenthal has received local and national recognition from ABC, NBS, PBS, CBS, Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post and Boca Raton News particularly for his work with breast reconstruction and breast cancer fundraising. He is also a frequent guest on the Paul and Young Ron Show, the largest morning radio show in South Florida, as its “official plastic surgeon.”
Nadeem Dhanani, MD, MPH
MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF UROLOGY
Dr. Nadeem Dhanani is the Medical Director of Urology. He received his bachelor of science degree from Duke University in Biology and Public Policy Studies, graduating cum laude. He earned his degree in medicine at the University of Florida, followed by an internship in general surgery and residency in Urological Surgery at the University of Texas – Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center. He completed further subspecialty fellowship training in Urologic Oncology at the National Cancer Institute on the campus of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Dhanani also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Dhanani was the chief of urology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston, in addition to serving on faculty at Harvard Medical School and as a member of the Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center. He was also on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and the Director of Robotic Surgery at Mt. Auburn Hospital.
Dr. Dhanani has a specific interest in medical innovation and device design, in addition to his clinical focus on urologic oncology, and continues to collaborate with the Harvard School of Engineering and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to being named to the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list in 2013, Dr. Dhanani was awarded a Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant for prevention and early detection for bladder cancer research in collaboration with the Rice School of Engineering.
April Armstrong, MD, MPH
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL DATA AND OUTCOMES
Dr. April Armstrong is a Clinical Data and Outcomes Consultant at Modernizing Medicine, as well as Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Director of Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research and Director of Psoriasis Clinic at Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Armstrong’s expertise includes outcomes research, psoriasis and technology-enabled healthcare delivery. Dr. Armstrong obtained a doctor of medicine (MD) from Harvard Medical School and completed her dermatology residency at the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program. She has authored over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has been an editor for the top pharmacology textbook, Principles of Pharmacology. Dr. Armstrong believes that good clinical practice needs to be rooted in evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Armstrong has extensive experience applying bioinformatics tools to extract clinical information from electronic medical record (EMR) systems and analyzing that data for epidemiologic research in psoriasis. She has analyzed and published on EMR-based data at Harvard and the University of California. For example, working with bioinformatics collaborators, she examined the association between psoriasis and severity of hypertension using a multi-stage data extraction process from the UCD EMR system and validated the findings. She has also identified various cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes that are elevated in psoriasis patients. Her analysis of EMR-based data has resulted in multiple publications in high-impact journals that advanced the field.