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A technical generalist with broadly based experience with information systems, medical physics, image processing, pattern recognition, technical writing and editing, mathematics, physics, and department and project management.

Professional History

Retired; July 2006 to present
PBS DATATRIEVE Developer and Consultant (part time); April 1998 thru September 1999.
Public Broadcasing Service, Alexandria, Virginia

For the Adult Learning Services section of PBS, supported and enhanced their intellectual properties database and related business systems. Applications are written in DATATRIEVE and VAX-BASIC. Supported the conversion of DATATRIEVE applicaitons to another system.

Web Freelance Web Page Developer (part time); February 1997 to July 2006.

Developed web page for Truth About Weight Control, a weight losss clinic.

Special consultant (without pay) for the developement of the Coopertown Graduate Program web page -- a student project.

Lundeen Medical Group Director, Information Services; Jine 1992 to July 2006
Lundeen Medical Group, Cleveland, Ohio

Developed integrated business systems for a multi-location physical medicine practice. Provides systems and network support, user training, administration and troubleshooting. All applications are written in DATATRIEVE and FMS using RMS files (about 200 domains and about 900 procedures). Special features include: menu driven system with multiple levels of security and access; browsing using LOV (list of value functions); employee and patient scheduling; 'electronic' time cards; integration of data and blob text with VMS Mail, project tracking and word processing; integrated referrals and prescription writing; drug utilization review reports; integration of physician's SOAP notes with billing; remote FAXing of reports; and support of PostScript printers via dialup workstations.

Lundon Software, Inc. Director of Software Development, June 1992 to July 2006.
Lundon Software, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

Wrote VAX FORTRAN versions of three commercial products for drug binding analysis consisting of over 32,000 lines of FORTRAN code. Responsible for customer telephone support for Lundon Software's VAX/VMS and IBM PC products.

North Shore Billing Services, Inc. Director of Operations and Vice President; 1993 to July 2006.
North Shore Billing Services, Inc., North Olmsted, Ohio

Directs daily operations, financial management and control, technical support and customer service program of an electronic claims processing service. Processes more than $250,000.00 in claims per week to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. Developed claim validation software and automated PC to mainframe bi-directional communications software. Developed E-Z-Lookup software for clients to browse claim/employer/MCO information on the 2.9 million open Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation claims.

4GL Solutions DATATRIEVE Developer and Consultant (part time); 1986 to 1992
Joe H. Gallagher dba 4GL Solutions, Overland Park, Kansas

For Knappco, Kansas City, Missori, provided system support, application, development, sophisticated reports, and data base maintenance tools for their manufacturing system written in DIBOL and DATATRIEVE.

For American Collectors Exchange, Chattanooga, Tennesee, developed a cataloguing, inventory, and auction system for their collectables business. Applications using DATATRIEVE and FMS.

Research Medical Center Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri; 1986 to May 1992
Nuclear Medicine Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer

Served in both capacities for this 450 bed hospital. Assured compliance with all recommended procedures for radiation safety, including Missouri registration, NRC license updates, internal inspections, employee training, teaching in the Nuclear Medicine Technology program (Physics, Instrumentation, Radiation Biology and Protection) and support of isotope therapy (P-32 to 50mCi and I-131 to 500mCi).

Responsible for three computer systems for Nuclear Medicine image recording and processing - about 4,000 clinical studies per year.

Directed licensing, inspection and in-service training support for the radiation safety programs at community hospitals associated with the Nuclear Medicine Program or the Nuclear Medicine physicians at Research Medical Center. Monitored NRC licenses at Belton, Harrisonville, Lexington, Richmond, Fairfax, Maryville, Albany and Bethany in Missouri; agreement state licenses at Gardner, Paola, Garnett, Burlington, Ottawa and Winchester in Kansas; Falls City, Auburn and Humboldt in Nebraska; and Hamburg, Shenandoah and Clarinda in Iowa. In addition, supported the NRC licenses at Baptist Medical Center and Trinity Luther Hospital during the mergers which formed Health Midwest.

Member Radiation Safety Committee of Quincy Research Center, Kansas City, MO (currently Innovex, Inc., Lenexa, Kansas), a Phase I and Phase II drug trial facility. Responsible for NRC licensing, FDA (radiation) compliance and body burden dosimetry calculations.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio; 1978 to 1985
Committee Service: Computer Steering Committee, Records and Statistics Committee of Cancer Center, Medical Information Policy Steering Committee, Office Automation - Word Processing Committee.

Manager, Information Center, Information Services Division; 1985

Managed ten person group of programmers and analysts responsible for user support for IBM PCs and VAX/VMS system.

Director, Medical and Research Computing, Information Services Division; 1983 to 1984

Managed a four person group of analysts and programmers. Supported VAX/VMS time sharing system for biostatisticians and scientific users. Developed medical registries for analysis of medical treatments. Co-led start-up and development of a broad-band LAN (computer data, television, and digital telephones).

Director, Scientific Computing, Division of Radiology; 1978 to 1983

Managed six person group of analysts, programmers and operators. Supervised the development of FORTRAN/RATMAC-based image processing systems for the analysis of Nuclear Medicine imaging and dynamic studies (mostly cardiac transit analysis). Supported a RSTS and VAX/VMS time sharing system for biostatisticians and scientific users.
Kansas University Medical Center Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology (and Nuclear Medicine); July 1972 to June 1978.
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Taught radiology residents, radiology and nuclear medicine technologists and graduate students. Served as the chief software architect of the MIPED (medical imaging processing, evaluation and display) system. Wrote application software in FORTRAN/RATMAC and drivers for gamma cameras, rectilinear scanners, B-mode ultrasound scanners, display disk system and operator console in MACRO-15 under the XVM/RSX operating system. Conducted research on medical image processing. Also served as Assistant Radiation Safety Officer, 1972 to 1973.


University of Windsor Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics; September 1969 to June 1972;
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
University of Hokkaido Visiting Scientist, Department of Quantum Chemistry; November 1968 thry Aufust  1969
University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan
Grant from the US-Japan Co-operative Science Program, National Science Foundation.
University of Colorado Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, January 1969
Septenber 1953 thry October 1968.
University of North Texas Bachelor or Science in Mathematics (double major in Mathematics and Physics),
North Texas State University (now University of North Texas), Denton, Texas, June 1962
September 1958 thru Augusr 1963.

Previous Affiliations

American Physical Society
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Cleveland Area Medical Physicists
Mid-America Chapter of Health Physics Society
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Society for Medical Decision Making
Member, past Chairman and former newsletter editor of DATATRIEVE/4GL SIG of DECUS now Encompass
WRUG (Western Reserve Users Group) of DECUS

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