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High School: Odd Jobs and Varsity Sports Captainship

  • Type: Leadership - Not Listed Elsewhere
  • Dates: 05/04 - 08/07
  • Organization: Middletown High School; Frederick/Hagerstown, MD Businesses
  • Total Hours: 2000

Description:

Jobs

  • Musket Ridge Golf Course, 2007 - Banquet Server
  • Best Buy, 2006 - Cashier
  • Maryland National Golf Course, 2005 - Greens Maintenance
  • House of Kobe, 2004 - Busboy

Sports

  • Captain of both the varsity soccer & tennis teams for a total of four seasons
  • Recognized as an All-State (Maryland) athlete for three seasons

Shadowed Neurosurgeon, Derm, GI, ED, Others

  • Type: Physician Shadowing/Clinical Observation
  • Dates: 05/07 - 06/16
  • Organization: Parkway Neuroscience & Spine Institute - Hagerstown, MD
  • Total Hours: 610

Description:

  • John Caruso, MD - Neurosurgeon
    • Parkway Neuroscience & Spine Institute - Hagerstown, MD
    • 200 hours during May-Aug '07
  • Diane Madfes, MD - Dermatologist**
    • Madfes Aesthetic Medical Center - New York, NY
    • 160 hours during Jan-June '11
  • Jonathan McCone Jr, MD - Gastroenterologist**
    • GastroEndoscopyCenters - Alexandria, VA
    • 80 hours during Jan-July '12
  • Barbara Feldmann LCSW-R, CASAC - Clinical Director**
    • Parallax Center: Substance Abuse Detoxification and Treatment - New York, NY
    • 120 hours during Mar-July '12
  • David Mooradian, MD - Emergency Room Physician
    • Anne Arundel Medical Center - Annapolis, MD
    • 30 hours during May-July '16

** Occurred during IT employment


Volunteer at Peer-Counseling and Crisis-Intervention Hotline

  • Type: Community Service/Volunteer - Not Medical/Clinical
  • Dates: 09/07 - 05/10
  • Organization: Help Center, University of Maryland-College Park
  • Total Hours: 340

Description:

As a volunteer at "Help Center," I learned how to provide telephone and in-person therapy focused on reflection, exploration, empowerment and other techniques shy of applied psychotherapy (unlicensed college students, after all.)

Duties

  • Spent one full year role-playing scenarios and learning protocols & procedures
  • Attended at least one 4-hour shift per week as call center staff, for 3 years

Volunteer with KEEN, Nursing Home, Others

  • Type: Community Service/Volunteer - Not Medical/Clinical
  • Dates: 01/08 - 07/10
  • Organization: Delta Epsilon Mu, University of Maryland-College Park
  • Total Hours: 140

Description:

Through the pre-health fraternity on campus, I had access bi-weekly volunteering opportunities via partnerships with organizations in the DC/MD/VA area.

Partners & Role

  • Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) - Coach
  • Hillhaven Nursing Home, Silver Spring, MD - Activities Coordinator
  • Takoma Park Food Pantry, Silver Spring, MD - Food Prep

Research Assistant in Entomology Lab

  • Type: Research/Lab
  • Dates: 08/08 - 08/10
  • Organization: Thorne Lab, University of Maryland-College Park
  • Total Hours: 650

Description:

As a research assistant in Barbara Thorne's entomology lab at UMD, I conducted termite “interactions” to assess evolutionary pressures leading to development of eusociality, a particularly peculiar biosocial phenomenon given the lack of haplodiploidy termites.

Duties

  • Maintain and produce viable subject colonies
  • Conduct and film termite battles
  • Record tabular and video data to support graduate experimental work

Treasurer & Vice President of Pre-Health Fraternity

  • Type: Leadership - Not Listed Elsewhere
  • Dates: 09/08 - 05/09
  • Organization: Delta Epsilon Mu, University of Maryland-College Park
  • Total Hours: 240

Description:

As the Treasurer and interim Vice President of Delta Epsilon Mu--a pre-health, academic fraternity--I was responsible for budgeting, scheduling, and managing various educational/volunteer/clinical/social events & opportunities for members of the organization.


Community Health Worker in Arusha, Tanzania

  • Type: Community Service/Volunteer - Medical/Clinical
  • Dates: 05/09 - 07/10
  • Organization: St. Lucia's Hospice & Orphanage, Mount Meru Regional Hospital
  • Total Hours: 300

Description:

As part of a 2-man NGO, we worked at St. Lucia's--a hospice & orphanage specialized in HIV/AIDS caretaking--and also shadowed clinical staff in several inpatient departments at Mount Meru Regional Hospital.

Duties

  • Assisted orphanage staff with child care & chores
  • Provided lessons on english, math and soccer
  • Traveled to remote communities to provide basic medical care and advice
  • Observed hospital operations in the ED, OR, obstetrics, and chronic disease management departments; assisted with clerical, registration tasks

Radiology Assistant (Part-Time)

  • Type: Paid Employment - Medical/Clinical
  • Dates: 07/09 - 01/11
  • Organization: Center Radiology, P.C.
  • Total Hours: 260

Description:

As an assistant to a rotating schedule of physicians, I spent 1-2 shifts every other week helping radiologists manage their caseload coming from Medstar's Washington Medical Center and Harbor Hospital in Baltimore.

Duties

  • Helped triage cases from multiple hospitals, sources, and software
  • Routed communications and findings to/from radiologist & clinical staff
  • PACS/dictation/EHR technical support

Research Tech in Brain-Computer Interface Lab

  • Type: Research/Lab
  • Dates: 01/10 - 11/10
  • Organization: Neural Engineering & Smart Prosthetics Laboratory, University of Maryland-College Park
  • Total Hours: 600

Description:

As a tech in the Neural Engineering & Smart Prosthetics Laboratory, I assisted graduate and undergraduate researchers with data collection, experiment design, and helped hack lab equipment/software into working.

Duties

  • Conduct experiments using near-Infrared Spectroscopy & MATLAB
  • Assisted with experiments using EEGs and to model and predict gait intention

Undergraduate Honors & Awards, Competitions

  • Type: Honors/Awards/Recognitions
  • Dates: 05/10
  • Organization: University of Maryland-College Park; Johns Hopkins, Medstar
  • Total Hours: 50

Description:

Undergraduate Honors

  • Honors Citation, 2010 - University of Maryland-College Park
  • Dean's list 4/6 semesters, 2007-2010
  • Distinguished Scholar, 2010 - College of Chemical and Life Sciences, UMD-CP

Competitions

  • 1st Place, 2014 Johns Hopkins Carey Business Case Competition: “Pharmaceutical Acquisition of Medical Foods Company”
  • Finalist, 2014 Medstar Hackathon: "Improve the Waiting Room Experience"

EHR & Financial Analyst for Small Health IT Company

  • Type: Paid Employment - Not Medical/Clinical
  • Dates: 10/10 - 07/12
  • Organization: Harmony / Medical Technologies Inc
  • Total Hours: 4200

Description:

As a clinical implementation specialist for an EHR and Practice Management company, I installed, configured and customized software for a variety of specialties from general surgery to GI to psychiatry.

Duties

  • Installed hardware/software, built/configured/customized EHRs for specialty-specific workflows
  • Manage financial reports and analysis for medical billing clients
  • Developed billing/demographic/insurance-authorization interfaces for practice management software

Achievements

  • Promoted from junior to associate technical staff after 3 months
  • Automated software training curriculum
  • Refactored analytics for billing clients and reduced time to deliver from 1 day to 1 hr

Clinical Systems Analyst/Developer for Large Health System

  • Type: Paid Employment - Not Medical/Clinical
  • Dates: 07/12 - 02/14
  • Organization: University of Maryland Medical System
  • Total Hours: 3000

Description:

As part of an Epic Inpatient project team for a large enterprise medical system, I worked closely with clinicians and stakeholders across hospitals to develop standardized clinical charting tools and reports.

Duties

  • Clinical documentation, security/access management, clinical data interfaces
  • Implemented a range of Epic components: flowsheets, notes, orders, alerts, operational reports, etc

Achievements

  • Developed a custom project management app adopted by 40+ and used in 3 hospital implementations
  • Reduced the time to provision clinical staff accounts from 2 weeks to 2 days
  • Proficiency in EpicCare modules in 1/4 of the time normally required

Senior Software Engineer for Health IT Startup

  • Type: Paid Employment - Not Medical/Clinical
  • Dates: 12/13 - 03/15
  • Organization: Maven Medical
  • Total Hours: 3500

Description:

As employee #1 of a $1.5M venture-funded Healthcare IT startup, I helped develop a Cost Management & Clinical Decision Support (CDS) cloud platform that integrated with Epic, Vista, Allscripts, and Athena.

Duties

  • Worked closely with an engineering team of 7 to define and implement custom software for partners including Johns Hopkins, Medstar, St. Joseph's (NY), Chesapeake Urology Associates, and Elsevier
  • Mentored junior engineers on healthcare technologies (HL7, SNOMED), HIPAA, security best practices, and dev operations
  • Co-wrote, deployed and maintained core server-side infrastructure components for a high-performance, HL7 FHIR-based clinical decision support engine:

    • “Transparent” - Health Cost Control: Desktop/Web/EHR-Inbox ChoosingWisely notifications and a "Mint" webapp to track ACO cost and utilization data

    • “Pathways" - Clinical Decision Support: Notifications at the point of care expand into interactive, EHR-integrated flowchart care protocols

Achievements

  • Promoted to senior role after 3 months based on performance
  • Helped ship useable software to investors and clinical business partners on time, in 90 days
  • Helped coordinate integration efforts resulting to acceptance into Allscript's app store in 2 months (average 6-8 months)
  • Architected core infrastructure components in a way that helped the company pivot and get a second product to market in another 90 days
  • Authored an HL7 FHIR Python 3 library

Technologies

  • EHRs - Allscripts (App Store Approved,) Epic, VistA, Athena
  • Databases - PostgreSQL
  • Server-side - CentOS, Python 3, Nginx, RabbitMQ
  • Client-side - Javascript (Backbone.js, amCharts.js)
  • Proj Mgmt - Jira, Confluence, Github

Senior Data Scientist/Developer for Small Health System

  • Type: Paid Employment - Not Medical/Clinical
  • Dates: 10/15 - 08/17
  • Organization: Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Total Hours: 4400

Description:

As Anne Arundel's first staff Data Scientist/Developer, I'm helping an
innovative analytics team build a care coordination and population health
analytics platform for a healthy Maryland and a healthy world.

Duties

  • Deliver analytics required by the collaborative care network to support accountable-care initiatives.
  • Integrate with technologies like Epic, Athena, Qlikview, CRISP and Collibra to enable cross-facility care coordination & clinical resource management.
  • Build intuitive and compelling data visualizations that enable clinicians and executives to make data-driven decisions.
  • Manage dev operations so that our institution's investment in custom analytics is a long-term, maintainable solution.

Achievements

  • In 6 months learned Qlikview, SSIS, Collibra, Epic's Datawarehouse & Clarity clinical data models, a new programming language
  • Delivered new interactive analytics for Readmissions, Diabetes Management, ED throughput
  • Developed several javascript Qlik extensions, including geospatial analysis
  • Co-authored components to parse/process/integrate external HL7 cCDAs & FHIR

Technologies

  • EHRs - Epic (Clarity, Star/Cogito, Healthy Planet,) Athena
  • Analytics - Qlikview, SAP BusinessObjects (Universes, Crystal Reports)
  • Databases - Microsoft SQL Server
  • Server-side - IIS, Microsoft .NET
  • Client-side - Javascript (React.js, Leaflet.js)
  • Proj Mgmt - Jira, Confluence, Github, SVN, Jenkins

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