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|45th President of the United States|
January 20, 2017
|Vice President||Mike Pence|
|Preceded by||Barack Obama|
Donald John Trump
(1946-06-14) June 14, 1946 (age 70)
New York City
|Political party||Republican (1987–99, 2009–11, 2012–present)|
|Relations||See Family of Donald Trump|
|Net worth||$4.5 billion|
Dear President elect Trump, I would like to play a role in the restructuring of the VA Medical system. Vets do deserve good care, and I have experienced quite the opposite. So I am approaching you with my credentials.
Leonard Arthur Stein, M.D. & Ph.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.N.C.
31 Marwood Place, Stony Brook, NY 11790
I am a non-invasive Cardiologist with special training and expertise in Nuclear Cardiology. I’ve had significant experience treating patients with heart failure. During the years 1998-2000 I ran an outpatient heart failure clinic and had oversight of a large cardiac rehabilitation clinic as well as being the Director of Nuclear Cardiology, responsible for all readings.
I’ve served as the Director of Nuclear Cardiology and RSO in several private practice settings, as well as serving as a Cardiologist on both inpatient and outpatient services. I read Echos and Holters well and am certified in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC). I’m eligible in Internal Medicine (was certified 10 years to 12/31/2012), and in Cardiology. I’m a FACC (Fellow of the American College of Cardiology) as well as a FASNC (Fellow, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology). I am interested in obtaining Cardiac CTA Certification. I have a good deal of teaching background in Medicine, Cardiology, and Cardiac Physiology.
I was a tenured member of an academic facility and Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology, and I was an Internationally recognized basic scientist in the kinetics of actomyosin and published in the leading peer review Journals. But with the coming of the HMO domination, basic science was removed from most clinical Departments.
I have also had experience working in an Internal Medicine/Cardiology walk in clinic where patients with relatively acute situations would come to be evaluated. While this is similar to an urgent care center, surgical problems such as suturing or setting fractures were performed. I have been a Physician in a Maximum Security Prison in Pennsylvania for 4 months in 2014 as a locums.
• Associate Professor of Medicine & Physiology – tenured, SUNY, Stony Brook ’89 – ‘98
• Fellow, Nuclear Medicine/Cardiology, Beth Israel/Harvard Medical, Boston ’91 – ‘93
• Fellow Cardiology, SUNY, Stony Brook ’83 – ‘85
• Clinical Associate, NHLBI, NIH – Commissioned Officer, USPHS ’80 – ‘83
• George Meany Postdoctoral Fellow of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and ’78 – ‘80
National Heart Blood Institute, NIH
• Research Associate to Dr. Terrill Hill in Theoretical Molecular Biology, NIADDK, NIH ’77 – ‘78
• Fellow in Infectious Disease & Immunology, NYU Medical Center ’76 – ‘77
• Intern & Resident, Internal Medicine, Cornell University Hospitals ’74 – ‘76
• Ph.D., Physics, Joint program of the University of Maryland Physics
Department and the U of M Institute for Molecular Physics, College Park ‘83
• M.D., University of Pennsylvania ’74
• M.Ss, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Theoretical Physics) ’70
• B.S., University of Miami, Mathematics & Physics ‘68
o Received the Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Award, and
o Outstanding Senior Scientist Award).
o Completed 30 credits of graduate mathematics as an undergraduate.
Leonard A. Stein
SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAMS
• Fellow at Brookhaven Lab in Nuclear Physics Theory, Basis of Master’s Thesis ‘68
• Fellow in Biophysics Dept. at Weitzman Institute under Drs. Katchalsky and ‘70
• Fellow in Lab of Harry Grundfest (Chief, Neurophysiology, Columbia P&S) at Woo WWWWoodsWoods ‘72
Woods Hole, Mass (Muscle Biophysics, Physiology and Biochemistry)
• Fellow in Cancer Immunology in Lab of Richmond Prehn, M.D., University of Pennsylvania ‘73
• American Board of Nuclear Medicine: Certified & Re-cert, ends 12/31/2016
• American Board Internal Medicine – Diplomat, not currently certified, ended 2013.
• Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Certified indefinitely
• Board Eligible in Cardiology since late 2007, many years after fellowship. Exam not taken before due to error of ABIM in early ‘90’s saying I was not eligible. Required us to have a lawyer challenge the board, and board contacted other doctors who did fellowship around the time I did mine. This was due to my Cardiology Chief who told Board I never completed. I believe he was threatened by my success as a Cardiologist and an Internationally recognized scientist (he only did politics). To sue him would require sueing the State of NY (need a spare million dollars). Situation not trivial now as fellowship is 4 yrs and mine was 2 years (‘83- ‘85). Hard to make up for two years. I have applied for many fellowships, however tradition has it that the institution contact my old boss. He will say whatever he needs to in order to nix the effort.
• New York since 1976
• Pennsylvania since 1995
• Maryland since 1980
• Fellow, American College of Cardiology since 1996
• Fellow, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology since 2001
• American Association of Physicists in Medicine 1996-1999
• Society for Nuclear Medicine 1993-2006
• International Society for Heart Research 1985 – 1997
• American Heart Association (Basic Science Council) 1985-1990
AWARDS AND HONORS:RESEARCH GRANTS
• NIH (R01)
• Research Career Development Award
• American Heart Association
• American Cancer Society
• Muscular Dystrophy Association
Leonard A. Stein
• Undergraduate & Graduate Physics at Rutgers;
• Cardiac Physiology at SUNY
• Graduate Biochemical Kinetics at SUNY
• Interns, Residents and Fellows, SUNY, Stony Brook.
• Students (NYCOM) and residents at Nassau County Medical Center.
Work History and Locum Tenens Assignments
• Cardiology/IM: HEALTHTAP VIRTUAL PRACTICE
While looking for employment have been working with a Virtual consult
service on line 08/15
• Cardiologist, Inpatient-Locum Tenens, MedStar 12/14- 1/15
St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland
• Internist–Locum Tenens, MedSearch International 1/14 – 5/14
New Jersey - Corrections facility in Pennsylvania.
Covered Clinic providing treatment for Hypertension and Hyper cholesterol
issues with Coronary Disease and CHF. Also treated patients with
Diabetes I and II, Asthma, Orthopedic problems, chronic GI complaints,
sore throats, viral disease, sinusitis, rashes, thyroid disease, and Hep C,
Hep B and AIDS. Worked with Telemedicine Specialist who followed
Hepatitis, AIDS and Cancer patients.
• Attending Cardiologist, Chillicothe VA Medical Center 12/12-10/13
Inpatient and outpatient consulting, read Echos, Holters & ECG’s, Overreading of Nuclear Stress Tests. I left because of the COS’s actions and statements implying she was a scheming AntiSemite who made significant lies to me and who was quite erratic.
• Acting Medical Director/Internist–Locum Tenens, Leader Heights 8/12 – 9/12
Healthcare, York, Pennsylvania
Acting Medical Director for vacation coverage. The work I supervised here
was largely Peripheral Neuropathy treatments for various causes. It was also
a walk in Medical Clinic.
• Cardiologist-Locum Tenens, Mercy Medical Center 10/10 – 9/11
Sioux City Iowa
Inpatient/Outpatient consults, call covered 1:3, full non-Invasive involvement,
Echo and Nuclear Stress, Nuclear Cardiology and Holters
• Time spent obtaining Iowa License and credentials at Mercy Medical 7/10 – 10/10
• Spent time traveling with family. 7/09 – 7/10
• Independent Contractor, outpatient clinical and Acting Director of 7/08 - 7/09
Nuclear Cardiology Independent Contractor, Long Island, New York
Oversight of Cardiac rehab.
Cardiologist-Locum Tenens, Lebanon VA Medical Center 1/08-6/08
Lebanon, Pennsylvania (Inpatient/Outpatient).
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Work History and Locum Tenens Assignments (Continued)
• Cardiologist-Locum Tenens, Lebanon VA Medical Center 01/08-6/08
• Hip replacement, out for surgery and physical therapy. 10/07 1/08
• Director of Nuclear Cardiology – Susquehanna Cardiology 11/06–10/07
Outpatient practice. Nuclear stress tests.
• Interview at Williamsport was in early July and position was offered 7/06-11/06
and accepted. Hospital credentialing completed in October.
• Attending Senior Cardiologist – Bassett Health Care 6/05 – 6/06
Cooperstown and Cobleskill, New York
Inpatient/Outpatient. Saw patients with multiple complex medical problems. Worked with Internal Medicine as well. Considered the best supplier of patients for Cardiac surgery. I also treated patients with COPD, Cocaine use, Diabetes, and other illnesses.
• Chief of Cardiology, Hudson Valley VA Medical Center 6/03-- 6/05
Castle Point and Montrose, NY.
Inpatient and Outpatient consults, Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Radiation
Safety Officer, Echos, Holters ETC. Won a National award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine for my Nuclear Cardiology work at Castle Point VA.
• Attending Cardiologist, Nassau County University Medical Center 9/02 – 8/03
Nassau, New York
Inpatient/Outpatient experience. Rounding with Residents and Interns on
Internal Medicine service. Morning rounds with residents for patients admitted
the night before. Taught NYCOM Medical (Osteopathic) Students Cardiology
reading ECG’s and Cardiac Physiology. Ran two outpatient clinics a week with
two PA’s (~6 hours each) providing care to as many as 25 patients. Issues were often
complex & involved renal issues.
• Independent Contractor, Eastern Suffolk Cardiology – Outpatient . 1/02-9/02
Director of Nuclear Cardiology
Spent 1/2 day twice a week in Walk-in clinic to bring patients into the
practice. General Medicine. Saw young patients with SOB and atypical
chest pain sometimes found to have Asthma.
• Independent Contractor setting up Private Practice in Maryland. 9/00-11/01
Left after 9/11 because family terrified to fly. Driving home on weekends was 700 miles round trip.
cardiology groups. Ran an Outpatient Heart Failure Clinic and Coumadin Clinic.
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Work History and Locum Tenens Assignments (Continued)
• Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and Physiology with tenure 11/89-11/97 Director of Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and Physiology 7/85 –10/89
SUNY at Stony Brook.
Inpatient cardiology, CCU and Step down units. Biochemical Research Accomplished all on my own grant funds.
BIBLIOGRAPHY Original Contributions: (In addition to PhD thesis)
A. BASIC SCIENCES:
1. Stein, L., Schwarz, R., Chock, P.B., Eisenberg, E.: Mechanism of Actomyosin Adenosine Triphosphatase.Biochem. 18: 3897, 1979.
2. Stein, L., Chock, P.B., Eisenberg, E.: Mechanism of the Actomyosin ATPase: Effect of actin on the ATP hydrolysis step. Proc Natl Acad Sci, U.S.A. 78:1346-1350, 1981.
3. Marsh, D.J., Stein, L.A., Eisenberg, E., Lowey, S.: Fluorescently labelled myosin S-1: Identification of the kinetic step associated with ATP-induced fluorescence decrease. Biochem 21:1925-28, 1982
4. Stein, L.A., Chock, P.B., Eisenberg, E.: The rate limiting step in the Actomyosin ATPase cycle. Biochemistry 23:1555-1563, 1984.
5. Chalovich, J.M., Stein, L.A., Greene, L.E., Eisenberg, E. (1985): Interaction of isozymes of myosin subfragment-1 with actin: effect of ionic strength & nucleotide Biochem 23:4885-89
6. Stein, L.A., Greene, L., Chock, P.B., Eisenberg, E.: The rate limiting step in the actomyosin ATPase cycle: experiments with myosinS-1 crosslinked to actin. Biochem 24:1357-63,1985
7. Stein, L.A., and White, M.P.: The biochemical kinetics of Cardiac Actos-1: studies of K(ATPase) and K(Binding) at low ionic strength Circ Res. 60:39-49, l987.
8. Stein, L.A., Evans, J., Eisenberg E.: Kinetics of Oxygen Exchange in cardiac and skeletal subfragment-1. Biochem.,28, 7747-52(1989).
9. Stein, L.A., White, M.P. and Annis, D.T.: The Biochemical kinetics of cardiac S-l: Pre-steady state studies of the initial Pi burst. Circulation Research, 65, 515-525,1989. Curriculum Vitae: Leonard A. Stein (Page 4)
10. Stein, L.A., and Harwalkar, V.: Biochemical kinetics of skeletal sub fragment-l: A Re¬evaluation of kinetics at high subfragment-1 concentrations. Biophys J., 56, 263-272,1989.
11. Harwalker, V., Annis, D.T., White, M.P., Zervou, F., & Stein, L.A.: Effect of limited Tryptic digestion on Biochemical Kinetics of skeletal myosinS-1. BiophysJ., 57, 1065-1074, 1990
12. Harwalkar, V.A. and Stein, L.A. Characterization of an actin flow artifact that occurs during presteady state dissociation of actoSubfragment-1. Arch.Bioch. &Biophys.,287, p205-12
13. Stein, L.A. and Chalovich, J.M.: Activation of Skeletal S-1 ATPase activity by Actin-Tropomyosin-Troponin: Effect of Ca++ on the rate of the Fluorescence Transient. (1991), Biophys.J., 60,399-407.
14. Drew, J.S., Harwalkar, V.A. and Stein, L.A. Product Inhibition of the Actomyosin Subfrag-ment-1 ATPase in Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth Muscle. (1992) Circ.Res., 71:1067-1077.
15. Drew, J.S., White, M.P. and Moos, C. and Stein, L.A.: LC20 and Kinetics of Gizzard Myosin S-1: Digestion with Papain vs S. Aureus Protease Cell Mot&Cyto,223:213-221. (1992)
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BIBLIOGRAPHY Original Contributions
16. Drew, J.S., White, M.P. and Stein, L.A.: Smooth MuscleS-1Is a Kinetic Analogue for Heavy Meromyosin in the Extended State. (1993) Cell Mot. & Cytoskel.V26, #4.291-300.
17. Stein, L.A. Quantitative Analysis of Product Inhibition in Cardiac Actomyosin: Determina¬tion of the Ratio of the Binding Constants of Actomyosin to ADP and ATP. (In Revision)
18. Sweaney, HL, Rosenfield, SS, Brown, F, Faust, L, Smith, J, Xing, J, Stein, LA:
Kinetic Tuning of Myosin via flexible loop adjacent to nucleotide binding pocket. (1998) JBC, 273:6262-70.
B. REVIEWS AND EDITORIALS:
20. Stein, L.A.: modeling of the actomyosin ATPase activity. Cell Biophysics (1988) l2:29-58.
21. Stein, L.A. Commentary: Kinetics of the Actomyosin ATPase: Four or Six States (1991) FEBS Letters, 278, 131-132.
C. THEORETICAL BIOPHYSICS:
22. Hill, T.L. and Stein, L.: Properties of some three-state, steady state Ising systems according to the Bragg-Williams approximation. Proc Natl Acad Sci, U.S.A. 77:693, 1980.
23. Hill, T.L. and Stein, L.: Critical behavior of two state, steady Ising systems according to the Bragg-Williams approximation. J. Chem Phys 69:1139, 1978.
24. Hill, T.L. and Stein, L: Approximate steady state properties of lattices of interacting three state enzyme molecules: Novel phase transition. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 76:1014, 1979.
25. Stein, L.A.: The Six State Model, the Steric Blocking Model and the Regulation of the Actomyosin ATPase Activity (1995) Cell Biophysics. 26, 117-149
27. Stein, L.A.: Modeling of the Actomyosin ATPase Activity: Origin of the Initial Phosphate Burst and Implications of the Phosphate Release Kinetics. (1996) Cell Biophys, 27, p63-96.
D. CLINICAL SCIENCE:
28. Freeman, A.R., Berkoben, J., Stein, L.A., Wilson.: Phase Plane Electrocardiography. Am. Heart J. 82:654, 1971
29. Schaefer, E.J., Triche, T.J., Zech, L.A., Stein, L.A., Kemeny, M.M., Brennan, M.F. and Brewer, H.B.: Massive omental reticuloendothelial cell lipid uptake in Tangiers disease after splenectomy. American Journal of Medicine 75:521-526, 1983
A. CLINICAL ABSTRACTS:
1. Stein, L.A., Donohoe., Kolodny, G. and Parker, J.A. (1994): Factors Influencing the Apparent Specificity of Thallium Stress Testing. Clin.Nucl.Med.,19: p1038 (SNM, NE Chap Oct93)
2. Stein, L.A., Kuno, R.C., Parker, J.A., Donohoe, K.T., Kolodny, G.K.: Is the Acquisition Position an Important Factor in Attenuation Corrected 201Tl SPECT Cardiac Images?
B. BASIC RESEARCH ABSTRACTS:
1. Stein, L.A., Schwarz, R.P., Eisenberg, E.: The mechanism of the actomyosin ATPase. Biophysical Journal 25:20a, 1979.
2. Stein, L., Chock, P.B. and Eisenberg, E.: ATP hydrolysis without dissociation of acto-myosin by ATP. Fed.Proc.39:1935, 1980.
3. Stein, L. and Eisenberg, E.: ATP hydrolysis without dissociation by ATP. EMBO Alpbach Workshop, Austria, March 1980.
4. Stein, L., Chock, P.B. and Eisenberg, E.: Evidence for a "six-state" model of the acto-myosin ATPase. Biophy.J. 37:264a, 1982.
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B. BASIC RESEARCH ABSTRACTS(Continued)
5. Stein, L.A., Greene, L.E., Chock, P.B. and Eisenberg, E.: The rate-limiting step in the actomyosin ATPase cycle. Biophysical J., Vol. 41, p.301a, 1983.
6. Chalovich, J.M., Stein, L.A., Greene, L.E., Eisenberg,E.: Ionic strength effects on interaction between actin and myosin subfragment-1 isozymes A1 and A2. Biophys J., 45, p.221a, 984.
7. Schukla, K.K., Levy, H.M., Ramirez, F., Marecek, J.F. and Stein, L.A.: Two pathways for oxygen exchange by acto-heavy meromyosin. Biophysical J., Vol. 49, p.446a, (1986).
8. Evans, J., Eisenberg E, and Stein, L.A.: The extent of l8O-Exchange induced by the actin-activated ATPase activity of porcine cardiac sub fragment-l. Biophy.J., V5l, p.26a (l987).
9. Stein, L.A. and White, M. P.: Biochemical kinetics of porcine sub fragment-l: Comparison of KBinding and KATPase at low ionic strength. Biophysical J, Vol 5l, p. 27a (l987). l0. Stein, L.A. The rate limiting step in the actomyosin ATPase activity: Analysis of studies on the biochemical kinetics of adult porcine cardiac S-l. J.Mol.Cell.Card(Septl987Sup)
11. Stein, L.A. and Harwalker, V.A. Biochemical Kinetics of Skeletal Subfragment-1 at high S-1 concentrations. Biophys J. 1989.
12. Harwalkar, V.A., White, M.P., Annis, D.T., Zervou, F. and Stein, L.A. Effect of limited tryptic digestion of skeletal actoS-1(1990) BiophysJ, 57, 338a.
13. Stein, L.A. & Harwalkar, V.A. Product Inhibition of Cardiac ActoS-1(1990) Biophys.J.57,338a
14. Stein, L.A. and Harwalkar, V.A. Presteady State Binding of Cardiac ActoS-1 in the presence of ATP. (1990) Biophys. J. 57, 339a.
15. Stein, L.A. Simple Kinetic Expressions for the Kinetics of the Actin Activated HMM ATPase (1991 Biophysical Meeting)
16. Drew, J.S., Stein, L.A., White, M.P. & Moos, C. Effect of Papain Digestion on Kinetics of Gizzard Subfragment-1. (1991 Biophy Soc.)
17. Drew, J.S., White, M.P.and Stein, L.A. Is S- a good kinetic analogue for 7s HMM in Smooth Muscle? 1992, Biophys J. 61, A298.
18. Stein, L.A., Drew, J.S. and White, M.P.: ADP Inhibition of the Mg++ ATPase activity in Smooth Muscle. 1992, Biophys.J.61, A299.
19. Stein, LA: The Six State Model, The Steric Blocking Model and the Regulation of the Acto-myosin ATPase Activity. (Biophys.J. 1995)
20. Stein, L.A.: Kinetics of Phosphate Release and its Implications for ATP Hydrolysis by Acto-myosin. (Submitted, 1996 Biophys Mtg)
21. L. Sweaney, L. Faust, J.E., Smith, F. Brown, R.A. Milligan, & L.A. Stein: Function of the 20/50 KDa Loop of Myosin II Motor. (1996 Biophysical Meeting.)
22. Interactions of Isoflurane within the Pore of an Ion Channel: Wenningmann, I, Barann, M., Stein, L.A. Kofman, G. and Dilger, J.P. 1997 Calgary Conf.: Molec. &Cell. Mech Anaesthes
OTHER: SERVICE AT NATIONAL MEETINGS
I served twice as the co-chair of two National Meetings of the Biophysical Society, in the
area of Muscle Proteins.
• GOVERNMENT SERVICE: LT COMMANDER, USPHS (Uniformed Service Under Coast Guard) at that time), Bethesda, MD 07/80- 06/83
• CHIEF OF CARDIOLOGY, HUDSON VALLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER, NY 09/03– 06/05
• Recreational Interests: Classical Music, Tennis, Surf Fishing
• Graduate Advisor of PHD student who achieved her PHD in my area of expertise, not otherwise done by Stony Brook Medical School’s MD’s or PHD’s.