Participating Faculty

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The American Journal of Managed Care

This supplement to includes highlights from an educationalsymposium, which was held February 5-7, 2004, in Phoenix, Arizona, and a continuing educationaccredited article.

This publication was produced under the supervision of Kay Weigand, Project Director, ContinuingMedical Education, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Kristin Weatherspoon, RPh, Sr.Program Coordinator, The University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy. This supplement waspeer reviewed by an expert in the field.


David Cook, MD

Division Chief

Oregon Health and Sciences University

Portland, Oregon

Gary Owens, MD

Vice President, Medical Management & Policy

Independence Blue Cross

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Roundtable Faculty

Donald Balfour, MD, FACP

President and Medical Director

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

San Diego, California

Deborah Baruch-Bienen, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

S. Thomas Bigos, MD


Maine Centers for Endocrinology

and Diabetes

Portland, Maine

Beverly MK Biller, MD


Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

Jay Cohen, MD, FACE

Medical Director

The Endocrine Clinic, PC

Memphis, Tennessee

Sanford Cohen, MD

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Oxford Health Plan

Bridgeport, Connecticut

James Grua, MD, PhD, FACE


Western Endocrine

Salt Lake City, Utah

Michael Jacobs, RPh


Mellon Human Resource & Investor Solutions

Atlanta, Georgia

Wynter Kipgen, MD


Mercy Hospital

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Michael Lease, MS, PharmD, FASCP

Vice President, Strategic Consulting

The GMR Group

Horsham, Pennsylvania

Rajendra Ratnesar, MD

Regional Medical Director

Health Net

San Francisco, California

Kenneth L. Schaecher, MD

Medical Director, Utilization Management

Intermountain Health Care

Salt Lake City, Utah

Mary Lee Vance, MD

Professor of Medicine and Neurosurgery

University of Virginia Health System

Charlottesville, Virginia

David E. Wilcox, MD, FACEP

Independent Consultant

Alicare Medical Management

South Glastonbury, Connecticut

Faculty Disclosure

The American Journal of Managed Care

It is the policy of to have all faculty who participate in programssponsored by corporate organizations disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest.

These participants have declared the following affiliations with corporate organizations:

  • Donald Balfour, MD, FACPAdvisory Board Consultant For:Wyeth
  • S. Thomas Bigos, MDAdvisor To: Genentech Solvay Pharmaceuticals
  • Beverly MK Biller, MDAdvisory Board Consultant For: Eli Lilly Genentech Pfizer
  • Jay Cohen, MD, FACEResearch Grant Support From: Genentech PfizerMember of the Speakers' Bureau For: Eli Lilly Genentech Pfizer
  • David Cook, MDMember of the Speakers' Bureau For: Genentech
  • James Grua, MD, PhD, FACEAdvisor To and Research Support From: Eli Lilly Genentech Pfizer
  • Wynter Kipgen, MDResearch Support From: GenentechAdvisor To: Eli Lilly GlaxoSmithKline
  • Mary Lee Vance, MDResearch Grant Support From: Eli Lilly Genentech Novartis Pfizer

The American Journal of Managed Care

The participants listed below declare no financial arrangements with any corporate organizations.Signed disclosures are on file at the offices of , Jamesburg, New Jersey.

  • Deborah Baruch-Bienen, MD, FACP
  • Sanford Cohen, MD
  • Michael Jacobs, RPh
  • Michael Lease, MS, PharmD, FASCP
  • Gary Owens, MD
  • Rajendra Ratnesar, MD
  • Kenneth L. Schaecher, MD
  • David E. Wilcox, MD, FACEP