Three Medical Professionals Join HealthFirst Advisory Board

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HealthFirst welcomes three new members to our independent Medical Advisory Board.  Each has distinct, distinguished achievements in healthcare practice and administration, patient safety and medical emergency readiness. The board guides our product and service solutions to meet emergency medical requirements in dental and medical offices and facilities.

“We are pleased to have Mary Foley and Doctors Zev Schulhof and Steve Yun join us,” says Dr. Donald Cohen, HealthFirst chief clinical officer. “Healthfirst continues to add talented health professionals in various specialty areas who can add strength and balance to our advisory board.”

Mary Foley RN, PhD, FAAN

Mary Foley is a Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. She is Interim Director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing and served as Assistant Director since 2014. Mary taught for three years in the Master’s in Health Administration and Interprofessional Leadership course and continues to teach in the Masters track. She was a nurse for 19 years at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, where she worked as a staff nurse, Director of Nursing, and Safety Officer.

Mary worked with the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) since 2004, which she currently chairs. Mary is past president of the American Nurses Association and the National Student Nurses Association. She also is Secretary of the American Academy of Nursing.

A registered nurse for 45 years, Foley continues to teach, write and lecture, promoting safe care for workers and patients nationally and internationally. She was on the National Patient Safety Foundation board. Since 2012, she has worked with Karen Curtiss to improve family involvement in patient safety, has served as a nursing consultant to “Safe and Sound in the Hospital” and PartnerHealth.

Foley received her nursing diploma from New England Deaconness Hospital School of Nursing in 1973, her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Boston University School of Nursing in 1976, and her master’s of science in Nursing Administration and Occupational Health from UCSF in 1994.  She received her PhD in Nursing from UCSF in 2010, and was elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2013.

Zev Schulhof, DMD, MD

Zev Schulhof holds a dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Schulhof then completed a General Surgery internship at Mount Sinai Hospital. His Oral & Maxillofacial surgical training included a Chief Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Schulhof continues to be involved in residency training while maintaining his busy private practice in Teaneck, NJ.

Dr. Schulhof is a sought-after lecturer on topics such as Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, Pain Control and Anxiety, Botox and Facial Fillers, Implants and Bone Grafting. He teaches hands-on training courses for MIS Implants (MIS), the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics and on Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. He is also the medical director of the MIS Biomaterials and Bone Grafting division. He publishes articles both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics.

Dr. Schulhof is President of the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics, a Diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and clinical instructor and attending surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Steve Yun, M.D.

Steve Yun is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in office and dental anesthesia. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Southern California, and completed his post-graduate training at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. He is a lecturer at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, clinical professor at the Western University of Health Sciences, and an expert consultant and examiner for the Dental Board of California. He is also a Safety Inspector for the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF).

He has extensive clinical research experience and has given numerous lectures across the country and internationally on patient safety issues.


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