HealthFirst has assembled an Independent Medical Advisory Board to consult on product and service solutions to meet emergency medical requirements in the dental office. Our board members are recognized leaders in emergency medicine and dentistry.
The Advisory Board focuses on the following questions:
- Is the medication or device appropriate to treat a medical emergency in the dental office?
- Is the medication the most effective, safest, fastest and easiest to administer?
- Are contents of the kit comprehensive enough to respond to most medical emergencies occurring in the dental office?
Their advice helps HealthFirst to offer consulting and product solutions that meet the standard-of-care for emergency medications and devices for the dental practice. Advisory Board Members are compensated for their participation by HealthFirst.
Donald Cohen, DMD
Dr. Donald Cohen is a licensed practicing dentist in New York State for over thirty years with over 20 years of teaching experience at Columbia University SDOS and over 20 years as an Attending Dentist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He is past president of the New York State Society of Dentistry For Children and is currently Director of Compliance for Health Compliance Team Inc., a national compliance company delivering total on-site compliance solutions to dental offices and numerous seminars.
Dr. Cohen is employed by HealthFirst.
Stanley F. Malamed, DDS
Doctor Malamed was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, graduating from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969. He then completed a dental internship and residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.
In 1973, Doctor Malamed joined the faculty of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C., in Los Angeles, and served as Professor of Anesthesia & Medicine for 40 years before his recent retirement. Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a recipient of the Heidebrink Award  from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS).
Dr. Malamed is the author of 3 widely used textbooks: Emergency Medicine in Dentistry (6th edition); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (6th edition); Sedation: A Guide to Patient Management (5th edition).
John W. Graham, DDS, MD
Dr. John Graham received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. He received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, and then received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After medical school, Dr. Graham completed an internship in general surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital followed by training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Following his surgical training, Dr. Graham received his certificate in orthodontics from the University of Rochester/Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Graham is one of only a handful of orthodontists in the United States who is also a physician.
An innovator, educator and in-demand lecturer, Dr. Graham gives presentations worldwide to both doctors and orthodontic staff on the most advanced orthodontic treatment philosophies available. Dr. Graham has several patents pending and has been awarded a US patent for an orthodontic treatment device. He has co-authored multiple orthodontic textbook chapters, and has written many professional journal articles. Dr. Graham has published a consumer-oriented books “The Truth About Orthodontics - A Consumer’s Guide To a Beautiful Smile”. Dr. Graham holds faculty appointments at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Dr. Graham is a member of numerous professional organizations and is a contributing editor for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, and is a reviewer for ORTHODONTICS The art and practice of dentofacial enhancement.
Dr. Graham is a past-president of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association, and is a member of the Utah Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Salt Lake District Dental Society and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists.
Dr. Graham and his wife Dr. Debbie Graham practice and live in the heart of Salt Lake City and along with their four children love to ski, bike, attend sporting events and spend quality time together.
Arthur M. Pancioli, MD
Dr. Pancioli completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan in 1987, receiving a degree in computer science. He continued at the University of Michigan, receiving his MD in 1991. He attended the residency program at the University of Cincinnati where he served as Chief Resident during his last year, graduating in 1995.
Dr. Pancioli joined the faculty as the Associate Residency Director and Assistant Professor. He subsequently assumed the role of Vice-Chairman in 2000. Dr. Pancioli's primary research is in the arena of acute ischemic stroke therapy. He is currently the Principal Investigator on a multi-center NIH-funded clinical trial of the combination of t-PA and eptifibatide for acute ischemic stroke therapy. Dr. Pancioli has been a member of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team since 1995. He is currently on the National Executive Committee for the America Stroke Association and is the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the local affiliate for the American Heart Association.
In addition to his duties within the Emergency Department, Dr. Pancioli is a member of the medical school Financial Aid Committee, the Hospital Credentialing Committee, and the Neuroscience Service Line Advisory Committee.
Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA, CPE, CPPS
Dr. Ken Rothfield is the System Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Saint Vincent's Healthcare of Ascension Health in Jacksonville, Florida. He previously served as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Ascension's Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maryland. Dr. Rothfield received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, medical degree from the University of Rochester, and MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He completed his training in anesthesiology, as well as a fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesia and research, at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was subsequently appointed to the cardiac anesthesia faculty.
After a total of nine years in Pittsburgh, Dr. Rothfield served as chairman of anesthesiology at two Maryland community hospitals. He reentered academic medicine in 2006 to serve on the cardiac anesthesia faculty at the University of Maryland. Dr. Rothfield was recruited to Saint Agnes Hospital in 2008, where he lead the Department of Anesthesiology for 6 years.
He is nationally recognized for his work in patient safety, including emergency airway management, opioid safety, and respiratory monitoring. He is a member of the High Reliability Steering Committee of Ascension Health, the nation's largest not-for-profit healthcare system. Dr. Rothfield is a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Communication, and in that capacity serves as a physician leader, lecturer, and trainer for the Ascension Health Risk Management CORE (Communicate Openly, Disclose Early) program.
Dr. Rothfield is the recipient of a Healthcare Heroes Award from the Baltimore Daily Record, as well as a Circle of Honor Award for Innovation in Patient Safety from the Maryland Patient Safety Center.
James B Broselow, MD
Dr. Broselow is a Graduate of Dartmouth College and New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. He has been Board Certified both in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. He is an inventor and innovator and holds multiple medical patents.
Early in his emergency career he recognized the need for better systems of care for children facing life threatening situations and patented the “Broselow Tape” and co-developed the Color Coding Crash Carts which have become "standard of care" throughout the US.
He is presently Medical Director and Co-Founder of eBroselow,LLC whose goal is to utilize advanced technology to safeguard acute medication delivery for children and adults.The Broselow Tape was one of the first applications of “lean" to clinical medicine and he continues his work to simplify and safeguard acute medical care.
Through his numberous and significant innovations in pediatric care, the Broselow name has become one of the most widely recognized in the field of emergency medicine. He is an internationally recognized speaker and among his many honors Dr. Broselow is a past recipient of the Institute of Medication Practice (ISMP) Lifetime Achievement Award for medication safety.
Scott A. Cohen, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Scott Cohen serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Performance Improvement Officer for Bassett Healthcare Network. Dr. Cohen completed his undergraduate work at the University at Albany in 1993 with a BS in Biology and received his MD degree from the Albany Medical College in 1997. He continued on at the Albany Medical Center Hospital to complete residency in Family and Community Medicine, in which Dr. Cohen is board certified. Dr. Cohen joined the faculty at Bassett Medical Center in 2000 and has has served as Informatics liaison and Medical Director during his tenure at Bassett. Dr. Cohen also earned an MBA in 2009 from the Isenberg School of Management at Umass Amherst.
Dr. Cohen took on a Network-wide role in Informatics in 2009 and in 2013 was named Chief Medical Information officer. Cohen has a special interest in collaborative technology and patient care and has built a group of hospitals throughout New York who work together to implement processes surrounding the promulgation of New York regulations.
Dr Cohen enjoys seeing patients both in ambulatory practice and the inpatient setting as a hospitalist. He serves as adjunct faculty for Upstate Medical University and Columbia University.
In 2014 Cohen became dual board certified, adding Clinical Informatics certification, one of only 300 in the world. Dr Cohen is a member of numerous committees surrounding Quality, Informatics and Medical Staff Governance. In 2015 Dr Cohen was named Chief Performance Improvement officer, in recognition for his role in Bassett’s Clinical Quality and Performance Improvement program.
In addition to his duties at Bassett, Dr Cohen serves as Medical Director of the Chenango County Health department and several EMS services and teaches ACLS and PALS. He enjoys being a Private Pilot and strives to advance those skills by frequently training and adding certifications.