HealthFirst Independent Medical Advisory Board
HealthFirst’s Independent Medical Advisory Board consults 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 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. Cohen has been a licensed practicing dentist in New York State for more than 30 years. He taught at Columbia University SDOS for more than 30 years and was an Attending Dentist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City for over 20 years. Dr. Cohen 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 and seminars to dental offices. Dr. Cohen is employed by HealthFirst.
Stanley F. Malamed, DDS
Dr. Malamed is a dentist anesthesiologist and Emeritus Professor of Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in Los Angeles, where he taught from 1973 to 2013. He is a Diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and has authored more than 160 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Malamed has received the Heidebrink Award  from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology as well as the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS). He has authored three widely used textbooks published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (7th edition 2015); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (7th edition 2019); and Sedation–A Guide to Patient Management (6th edition 2017). In addition to the Emergency Medicine DVD set (2nd edition, 2008), he has published Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2004).
John W. Graham, DDS, MD
Dr. Graham earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. He received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, and then received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After medical school, Graham completed an internship in general surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital followed by training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Following his surgical training, Graham received his certificate in orthodontics from the University of Rochester/Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. He is one of few orthodontists in the United States who is also a physician. An innovator, educator and in-demand lecturer, Graham gives presentations worldwide to both doctors and orthodontic staff on the most advanced orthodontic treatment philosophies available. 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. Graham has published a consumer-oriented book, “The Truth About Orthodontics – A Consumer’s Guide To a Beautiful Smile”. 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. He 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”. 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. Graham and his wife Dr. Debbie Graham practice and live in 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 at University of Cincinnati as the Associate Residency Director and Assistant Professor. He subsequently assumed the role of Vice-Chairman in 2000. 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, Pancioli is a member of the University of Cincinnati medical school Financial Aid Committee, the Hospital Credentialing Committee, and the Neuroscience Service Line Advisory Committee.
Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA, CPE, CPPS
Dr. 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. Rothfield received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, a medical degree from the University of Rochester, and an 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 nine years in Pittsburgh, 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. He was recruited to Saint Agnes Hospital in 2008, where he led the Department of Anesthesiology for six 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. Rothfield is a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Communication, where he serves as a physician leader, lecturer, and trainer for the Ascension Health Risk Management CORE (Communicate Openly, Disclose Early) program. 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 the standard of care throughout the United States. 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 numerous 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, MD, MBA
Dr. Cohen serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Performance Improvement Officer for Bassett Healthcare Network. 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 then joined Albany Medical Center Hospital to complete residency in Family and Community Medicine, in which he is board certified. Dr. Cohen joined the faculty at Bassett Medical Center in 2000 and has served as Informatics liaison and Medical Director during his tenure. He also earned an MBA in 2009 from the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Cohen took a network-wide role in Informatics in 2009 and was named Chief Medical Information officer in 2013. He has a special interest in collaborative technology and patient care and has coordinated a group of hospitals throughout New York to implement processes to promulgate 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. Cohen is a member of numerous committees surrounding Quality, Informatics and Medical Staff Governance. In 2015 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 teaches ACLS and PALS, and he serves as Medical Director of the Chenango County Health department and several EMS services. Dr. Cohen enjoys flying as a private pilot and strives to advance those skills by frequently training and adding certifications.