Medical Advisory Board
John Mann, MD, PhD
Dr. Mann heads the Department of Neuroscience at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and is Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology at Columbia University. He is head of the NIMH funded Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders at Columbia University, Director of the Stanley Center for the Applied Neuroscience of Bipolar Disorders, and President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He has published 369 papers and edited 10 books on the subjects of suicide and psychiatric disorders.
Dr. John Mann was born in Australia and trained there in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. He also obtained a doctorate in Neurochemistry.
C. Douglas Maynard, MD
Dr. Maynard is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and is certified in radiology with special competence in nuclear radiology by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Maynard has been widely recognized by numerous professional appointments and awards. In 1999 he became President of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and President of the Academy of Radiology Research. He is past president of the American Board of Radiology, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments. Among awards he has received is the Gold Medal from the Association of University Radiologists. Dr. Maynard is also involved nationally with graduate education and certification issues for radiologists. He is a prolific contributor to the medical literature as author of nine books and nearly 100 journal articles.
Dr. Maynard graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1959. After completing a residency in radiology at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1966, he began his career at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he became Professor of Radiology in 1973. Prof. Maynard was chairman of the Department of Radiology from 1977 to 1999.
Eric J. Rose, MD
Dr. Rose is executive vice president for life sciences at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings and CEO of Siga Technologies, Inc. He is also an active member of the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB). Dr. Rose is currently on leave as professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He pioneered heart transplantation in children, performing the first successful pediatric heart transplant and has investigated alternatives to heart transplantation, including cross-species transplantation and man-made heart pumps.
Dr. Rose is a past President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Dr. Rose is also Morris & Rose Millstein Professor of Surgery at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons' Department of Surgery. Dr. Rose also serves as a Director of Abiomed, Inc., Nephros, Inc. and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Rose is a graduate of both Columbia College and the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
Bruce Furie, MD
Dr. Furie is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis. His major research contributions have been in the field of blood coagulation, platelet biology and thrombosis. Dr. Furie is a co-editor of the hematology textbook, Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice.
Dr. Furie is a recipient of the William Dameshek Prize of the American Society of Hematology, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, and an honorary degree from the University of Lund (Sweden). With Dr. Barbara Furie, he has been elected President of the 2009 Congress of the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis and established a joint laboratory at New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. He was a Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Tufts and Chief of Hematology-Oncology before moving to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he was Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center.
Dr. Furie received his AB from Princeton and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania. After residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health and a clinical fellow in hematology at SUNY Upstate Medical Center.
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Dr. Weiland is Professor of Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an attending orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Additionally, he is the director of the Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Weiland has authored numerous articles and chapters in the field of hand and upper extremity surgery. He is past President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, past President of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is past President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as past President of the American Orthopaedic Association. In addition, he has served as Treasurer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons through year 2003. In May 2004 Dr. Weiland was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.
Dr. Weiland received his MD from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University.