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.
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.
Zev Schulhof, MD
Dr. Schulhof is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon as well as a Physician. Dr. Schulhof is an attending Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Schulhof attended Touro College in New York where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then attended Dental School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey where he graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Schulhof then obtained his M.D. from Mount Sinai Medical School in New York. He then completed a General Surgery Internship as well as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Schulhof publishes articles regularly for national medical publications and lectures nationally on various topics including Medical Emergencies, Cosmetic Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral & Maxillofacial Reconstruction and Bone Grafting, as well as on Implantology.