Member, Task Force on Drug-Addicted Offenders, Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-96; State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 1995-2000; Task Force to Examine the State's Cemetery and Funeral Industry, 1996; Task Force to Study Uses of Methylphenidate and Other Drugs on School Children, 1997-99. Vice-Chair, Task Force to Study Increasing the Availability of Substance Abuse Programs, 1998-2001. Member, Task Force to Conquer Cancer in Maryland, 1999; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1999-2005. Co-Chair, Advisory Council on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, 2000-03. Member, Task Force on Indoor Air Quality, 2001-02; Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries, 2002-04 (aquaculture industry work group); Task Force to Study Efficiency in Procurement, 2003; Governor's Council for Historically Underutilized Businesses, 2004-05; State Board of Spinal Cord Injury Research, 2005-17; Maryland Medical Marijuana Model Program Work Group, 2011-12; Health Care Delivery Reform Subcommittee, Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2011-15; State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, 2012-19; One Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission, 2015-16; Commission to Modernize State Procurement, 2016; Electronic Prescription Records System Work Group, Maryland Department of Health, 2018-19.
Member, Governor's Advisory Council on Recycling, 1989-92; Task Force on Recycling, Baltimore City and Baltimore County, 1990; Committee on Cost, Spending, and Efficiency, Baltimore County, 1991.
Born in Los Angeles, California, December 27, 1948. Attended Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, California; University of California, Berkeley, A.B. (history), 1970; New York Medical College, M.D., 1975. Board certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine. Faculty, University of Maryland Medical School, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Emergency physician, Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital. Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Franklin Square Hospital, 1981-94. Fire Surgeon, Baltimore County, 1982-. Medical director, Region III, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS), 1982-89. Maryland-Kuwait Health Care Task Force (visit to Kuwait & Saudi Arabia, April 1991). Physician, Indian Health Service Hospital (Navajo), Chinle, Arizona, 1991-92. Elected member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1990-94. Executive Committee, Maryland Democratic Party, 1992-94. Author, The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World, 2011. Board of Directors, Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., 2015-. Board of Directors, John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, 2016-. Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2008, 2010, 2011. Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, American Medical Association, 2011. Public Service Award, The Arc Baltimore, 2013. Public Policy Champion of the Year, Maryland Works, 2014. Married; three children.
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