January 12, 2010 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. Louis C. Hanel, Endocrinologist

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Louis C. Hanel on diabetes management .  

Dr. Louis C. Hanel, Endocrinologist

Dr Louis C Haenel, IV, DO grew up in Cherry Hill and attended CH East HS.  He attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA where he majored in biology and minored in athletic training.  While at Ursinus, he captained both the football & track teams. He graduated from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his internship and residency at UMDNJ-SOM/ Kennedy Memorial Hospital system.  He completed his Endocrine fellowship training in diabetes, metabolism, and medical genetics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

After completion of his medical training, Dr Haenel went on to join his father Dr Louis Haenel, III, DO in private practice in Stratford, NJ.  They are both on volunteer faculty at UMDNJ-SOM in Stratford where they teach the core didactic lecture series to the second year medical students.  Dr Haenel has an inpatient clinical teaching service as well, where 3rd and 4th year students have an opportunity to work with interns, residents, and fellows.  Dr Haenel is the associate program director of the UMDNJ-SOM endocrinology fellowship program and director of the American College of Osteopathic Internists endocrinology section.

Dr Haenel lectures and teaches extensively and has been an invited lecturer at many local and national conferences.  He has authored several papers in peer reviewed journals and has been recognized for excellence in teaching with multiple “Teacher of the Year” and “Golden Apple” awards.  He and his wife live in Haddonfield with their three children where he remains active in array of athletics.

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January 12, 2010 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. Louis C. Hanel, Endocrinologist




August 31, 2010 ~ Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Assessment for Noncardiac Surgery with Dr. Denise M. Nachodsky

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Denise M. Nachodsky

Dr. Denise M. Nachodsky

Dr. Nachodsky is a non-interventional cardiologist practicing in southern New Jersey. A native of Milwaukee, she received her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin where she also completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency.  She relocated to New Hampshire where she spent three years as a fellow of cardiology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and an instructor of clinical medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School. She has been an attending physician, clinical instructor for the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Physician Assistant Program, and Medical Director of Exercise Physiology at Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in Wisconsin. She has also been attending physician and clinical instructor at Deborah Heart and Lung Institute, Cardiology Fellowship D.O. Program. She is an attending physician at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center where she was the Medical Director of the Women and Heart Disease Program.

Her professional affiliations include being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the Women’s Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

She is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease, and is licensed in nuclear cardiology.

Her clinical interests include:  echocardiography, trans-esophageal cardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac CT.

Dr. Nachodsky has co-authored journal articles, medical textbook chapters, and abstracts. She has made numerous written presentations and speaking appearances, including professional symposiums, Atlantic County Woman, Camden County Woman, The Central Record of N.J., Ladies’ Home Journal, radio talk show appearances, Your Morning (CN-8 national cable news morning show), and local television.

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August 31, 2010 ~ Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Assessment for Noncardiac Surgery with Dr. Denise M. Nachodsky

June 22, 2010 ~ “A Discussion with Dr. Gary Puckrein from the National Minority Quality Forum and The Diabetes Care Project about Groundbreaking Research in the Diabetes Space.”

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum.

Dr. Gary A. Puckrein

Gary A. Puckrein is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum. Dr. Puckrein also serves as Executive Director of the Alliance of Minority Medical Associations-a collaborative effort of the Asian and Pacific Physicians’ Association, the Association of American Indian Physicians, and the National Medical Association. In 1998 he founded the Forum’s predecessor program (the National Minority Health Month Foundation) to help communities and policy makers eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in special populations through the use of evidence-based, data-driven initiatives. Dr. Puckrein has built the Forum’s capacity to house vital statistics and other information-including demographic, environmental, claims, prescription, laboratory, hospital, and clinic data-in a centralized data warehouse. Dr. Puckrein has also led the development of the Forum’s health atlases to measure and forecast health status in small geographic areas, evaluate the impact of specific interventions, monitor changes in health outcomes, and provide information and analysis regarding the health of ethnic and racial minorities. Dr. Puckrein published two successful magazines: American Visions and Minority Health Today. Dr. Puckrein was awarded his doctorate from Brown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.

Photo Above:  Dr. Gary A. Puckrein

About the Diabetes Care Project

The Diabetes Care Project is a coalition of patient advocates and health partners whose goal is to educate patients, caregivers, health care providers and policymakers on the value of developing personalized management plans for diabetes patients in an effort to improve each patient’s health outcomes and lower costs for the entire health system. Roche Diagnostics and the National Minority Quality Forum are founding partners of the Diabetes Care Project, which is supported by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Alliance for Aging Research. Project partners are committed to improving patient outcomes and advancing diabetes care and management.

About the National Minority Quality Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum was founded in 1998 as a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to strengthen national and local efforts to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations through the use of evidence-based, data-driven initiatives, including a series of health atlases.

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June 22, 2010 ~ Dr. Gary Puckrein, The Diabetes Care Project


June 20, 2010 ~ “The Diabetes Care Project: A Candid Dialogue with Leading Experts.”

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. James R. Gavin, clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Luc Vierstraete, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Roche Diabetes Care of North America.

About the DCP

The Diabetes Care Project is a coalition of patient advocates and health partners whose goal is to educate patients, caregivers, health care providers and policymakers on the value of developing personalized management plans for diabetes patients in an effort to improve each patient’s health outcomes and lower costs for the entire health system. Roche Diagnostics and the National Minority Quality Forum are founding partners of the Diabetes Care Project, which is supported by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Alliance for Aging Research. Project partners are committed to improving patient outcomes and advancing diabetes care and management.

About Dr. Gavin

James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD, is clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. He serves as CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc., He served as president and CEO of MicroIslet, Inc., San Diego, California, maintaining an office base in Atlanta, was president of the Morehouse School of Medicine; served as senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and as director of the HHMI-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program. He is a past president of the ADA and was voted Clinician of the Year in Diabetes by the ADA in 1991. He was voted a Living Legend in Diabetes in 2009 by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. He has served on many advisory boards and on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology and the American Journal of Medical Sciences. He is on the board of trustees for Emory University, Livingstone College, and is a trustee emeritus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr Gavin is also chairman emeritus of the National Diabetes Education Program and a past member of the Board of Scientific Councilors for the Intramural Research Program of NIDDK at the NIH.”

Photo Above:  Dr. James R. Gavin, MD, PhD.


About Luc Vierstraete

Luc Vierstraete was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Roche Diabetes Care North America in January 2007.  The Diabetes Care business unit provides innovative blood glucose monitoring systems, services and programs to consumers, medical professionals, hospitals and retailers. Luc oversees the business, operational and portfolio excellence of the company’s ACCU-CHEK® brand of products. Vierstraete joined Roche in 1987 at Group Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. From 1987 through 2006 he held key positions as General Manager of Roche Pharmaceuticals in Norway, Thailand and Belgium and General Manager of Roche Diagnostics in Italy. Prior to joining Roche, Vierstraete held sales and marketing positions at Schering-Plough in Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Eastern Europe. Vierstraete earned his master’s degree in European economics at the University of Brussels in Belgium and his master’s degree in economics and commercial sciences at the Business University in Vienna, Austria.

Photo Above:  Mr. Luc Vierstraete

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June 20, 2010 ~ Dr. James R. Gavin from Emory University School of Medicine and Mr. Luc Vierstraete, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Roche Diabetes Care North America.

June 6, 2010 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with guest Co-Host Dr. Lou Silverstein

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Dr. Lou Silverstein will guest Co-Host for Kitty Castellini

Dr. Lou Silverstein

Dr Louis Silverstein is a family doctor living and practicing for 27 years in Havre de Grace, Maryland; the town where he was born and raised. His philosophy of practice evolved from his deep roots in the community – long-term relationships with patients and ample time for appointments and same day availability for appointments; hours range from Monday to Saturday with evenings available on Wednesdays.

Type II DM management is most amenable to this style; the doctor is the navigator and the patient sails the course!

Photo Above:  Dr. Lou Silverstein

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June 6, 2010 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with guest Co-Host Dr. Lou Silverstein

May 25, 2010 ~ Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE ~ Intergrated Diabetes Services, author of “Think Like A Pancreas”

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, Intergrated Diabetes Services and author of “Think Like A Pancreas.”

Gary Scheiner  MS, CDE

Gary Scheiner is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Exercise Physiologist who has had Type-1 diabetes for more than 25 years.  He owns and operates Intergrated Diabetes Services, a private practice located just outside of Philadelphia specializing in intensive blood glucose control for children and adults.  He and his staff of diabetes educators provide consultations throughout the world via phone and internet.

Gary earned a BA in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Benedictine University.  He received his diabetes training with the Joslin Diabetes Center.  He serves as a Board of Directors Officer for the Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association and the faculty of Children With Diabetes.  He is an active volunteer for the ADA, JDRF and Setebaid Diabetes Camps.

Gary has written three books and dozens of articles on various topics in intensive diabetes management.  He has also received several awards for his teaching tools and techniques, and speaks regularly at regional, national and international conferences.

A husband, father of five and avid sports fan, Gary enjoys running, cycling, boxing and basketball, as well as cheering on his Philadelphia sports teams.

Photo Above:  Gary Scheiner

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April 25, 2010 ~ Gary Scheiner, Intergrated Diabetes Services


May 23, 2010~ Dr. Dean G. Karalis on Diabetes and Lipids

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr.Dean G. Karalis , Clinical Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dean G. Karalis, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dean Karalis, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He serves as attending cardiologist at Hahnemann University Hospital and works in private practice with Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia.

An expert in his field, Dr. Karalis has conducted over thirty clinical trials in cardiology, including several landmark trials in the area of cholesterol-lowering.  He has written over 100 articles, book chapters, and abstracts.  He has been a guest lecturer on a wide variety of topics related to cardiovascular health, with a focus in the areas of echocardiography, hypertension and lipid lowering.  Dr. Karalis also reviews manuscripts for several leading medical journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Karalis is a member of several professional associations, including the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Medical Association and the National Lipid Association.  For the last several years he has served as a board member for the Northeast Lipid Association.  Since 1987 he has served as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and recently was awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.  In 2006 and 1993, he was honored as teacher of the year by Drexel University’s Department of Medicine and received a commendation for outstanding teaching of medical interns and residents in 1991-1992.

After earning his medical doctorate from Albany Medical College, Dr. Karalis completed his residency in The Cornell Hospitals; North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  He subsequently completed a fellowship in cardiology at the Likoff Cardiovascular Institute at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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May 23, 2010 ~ Dr. Dean G. Karalis,Clinical Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.



May 18, 2010 ~ Body Weight and T2D, the Inextricable Link with Dr. Donna Ryan

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

Donna H. Ryan, MD, FACP

Professor

Associate Executive Director

Clinical Research

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Donna H. Ryan, MD, FACP, is a Professor and Associate Executive Director for Clinical Research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA. She has been actively engaged in obesity and nutrition research for the last 20 years.

Dr. Ryan is the President-Elect of the Obesity Society, an organization of more than 2000 American scientists. She is the Co-Chair of the panel that is currently revising the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Overweight and Obesity, so-called “Obesity II.”

Dr. Ryan’s research interests include many aspects of obesity management and prevention including the following:

  • Obesity pharmacotherapy
  • Evaluation of diets of different macronutrient composition for weight loss
  • Practical or pragmatic clinical trials to evaluate primary care approaches to obesity management
  • Translational research engaging third-party payers in obesity intervention

Dr. Ryan has received funding from the Department of Defense to oversee a Military Nutrition Research project in which she collaborates with the US Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine’s Military Nutrition Division. She is Co-Primary Investigator for the NIH-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Center at Pennington and Co-Primary Investigator for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)-sponsored Look AHEAD study that addresses weight loss in persons with type 2 diabetes. Her most recent project is the submission, as Primary Investigator, of a state-wide Clinical Translational Science Award, which will encompass nine Louisiana research institutions.

Photo Above:  Dr. Donna Ryan

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May 18, 2010 ~ Dr. Donna Ryan, Body Weight & Type 2 Diabetes





May 11, 2010 ~ Type 2 Diabetes: A Devastating Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Robert J. Chilton

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Robert J. Chilton

Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACC, FACP

Professor of Medicine

Director, Cardiac Cath Lab

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACC, FACP, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association (AHA) and can provide expertise in the cardiovascular world of type 2 diabetes.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Chilton has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He has also delivered presentations on cardiology and served as a web master for vascular biology and lipid internet sites and as a reviewer for Diabetes Care, American Journal of Cardiology, and other journals. Dr. Chilton has conducted research in the fields of vascular biology, electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. He has received the outstanding teacher award at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Currently, he is Chairman of the communications committee of the AHA NPAM Council and web master for the Council.

Dr. Chilton completed a medical residency at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK, and a Fellowship in Cardiology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology.

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May 11, 2010 ~ T2D: A Devastating Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Robert J. Chilton


May 9, 2010 ~ Dr. Jeffrey L. Miller, Endocrinologist from Jefferson Medical College

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Jeffrey L. Miller from Jefferson Medical College. 

Jeffrey Lynn Miller, MD is Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes with the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. Dr Miller’s current research involves the Cardiovascular Implications of Insulin Resistance Syndrome and is involved in numerous Diabetes Clinical Pharmaceutical Trials.

Dr Miller received his MB, BCh from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1974.  He then interned at the Department of Medicine, Johannesburg General Hospital at the University and was a resident in the Department of Pathology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa.  He then completed Internal Medicine residency followed by Endocrine fellowship at the same institution.He is boarded in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.

Among his society memberships are the American Association of Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association, and the American Endocrine Society. Dr Miller was on the list of top doctors cited in Philadelphia Magazine in 1999 and top doctors for Women in the 2000 issue. He also has been cited in Who’s Who in the World, 5th edition. Dr Miller has been published extensively throughout his career in such journals as Clinical Endocrinology, American Journal of Medicine, and South African Medical Journal.

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May 9, 2010 ~ Dr. Jeffrey L. Miller, Endocrinologist from Jefferson Medical College