About Us

Who We Are

Continuing Medical Education Mission

Introduction

Medical Academy is an independent provider of continuing medical education for physicians, specialists, and clinicians who are part of the healthcare team.

The Mission of the Medical Academy’s CME Program is to assist practicing physicians in the translation, dissemination and application of evidence-based knowledge to improve patient safety and enhance overall clinical outcomes. Medical Academy’s primary goal is to support physicians in providing the best possible care for their patients.

Education planned by Medical Academy is based on research conducted through needs assessments that identify professional practice gaps of intended learners, and areas for professional practice improvement in the field of medicine, which have been identified by the Medical Academy leadership, course directors and professional staff. 

All Medical Academy activities are designed to measure changes/improvements in professional competence, supporting improvement in performance. Medical Academy is committed to the provision of the highest-quality CME activities to help physicians working to improve patient outcomes.

Working in conjunction with its progressive web-based platform, many activities are offered in an enduring format that are Internet-based. 

Expected Results of the Mission

The expected results of Medical Academy’s CME Program include the following:

  • Provide physicians with educational interventions that improve their clinical evidence-based knowledge of current and emerging developments in health care to patients. 
  • Provide clinical strategies supporting translation of evidence-based knowledge into physician practice changes and improvements in care.
  • Support improvement in physicians’ professional development and leadership skills.
  • Improve physicians’ ability to manage risk and associated comorbidities with new competencies and practices. 

Medical Academy utilizes an educational outcome measurement (EOM) tool to assess the expected results of its CME Program, currently including commitment-to-change questions to determine improvements or changes in the ability to apply knowledge learned to practice strategies. The analysis of EOM results is used to determine the effectiveness of its CME Program and to identify changes required to fully meet its CME Mission.

 

Brian G. McAlary, MD, CHCQM

MEDICAL SCHOOLS
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, New Hampshire
Bachelor of Medical Science, 1965

Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Doctor of Medicine, 1967

RESIDENCY: ANESTHESIOLOGY
National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland 1968-1971

MEDICAL LICENSES
Virginia: #20873; 1970
Maryland: #D09708; 1971
Maine: #013886: 1994
Michigan: 4301064938; 1994
Illinois: 036-105982: 2001

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Fellow of The American Institute for Healthcare Quality, 2006
Diplomate, American Board of Quality Assurance Physicians, 1989, #18664
Certified in Healthcare Quality Management, 1989
Fellow, American College of Anesthesiology, 1973 #5846
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, 1973 #6034
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1968 #93567

AFFILIATIONS

American Association for Physician Leadership
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
Society of Critical Care Medicine
International Anesthesia Research Society
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists

Natriece Bryant

Natriece Bryant is the Deputy Chief Customer Officer for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology. In her role she provides executive leadership for 17 State agencies across Colorado and manages planning, and integration of technology strategies for the State of Colorado. She works with her staff to identidy business technology standards as well as policies, projects, programs and roadmaps for Colorado in the technological realm. Her role also lends to the OIT-enterprise strategy for Colorado as she is the Co-Chair for the State IT Transformation Initiative to help define OIT’s value proposition as it relates to proving technology to all Coloradans. Previous to her role she served as the Deputy Director for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs where she oversaw budget, finance, communications, accounting, procurement, executive communications, public relations and outreach for the department. She was also in charge of operations for five divisions within the organization that include disaster recovery, housing, local government, board of assessment and appeals and property taxation. She also served as the States’s designee appointed by former Governor Hickenlooper as the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee Chair for the State of Colorado.

Previously, Natriece served as the Consumer Education and Public Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), Divisions of Banking and Financial Services. She worked with disadvantaged communities to provide financial education to students, seniors, low income and middle class families as well as served as the statewide representative for financial empowerment and began working to break down barriers when it came to financial inequity.

Natriece began her state governmental career at the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) as the Communications Specialist for the Division of Motor Vehicles in Driver’s License Administration. She educated consumers about legislative changes, fraud activity and new implementation of administrative rules and regulations for the State. She also worked for the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) focusing on marijuana regulation with marijuana businesses to successfully implement a business model in compliance with state law. This included work with law enforcement agencies to ensure all businesses were operating in full compliance and outside of the black market, preventing marijuana from entering the hands of children in Colorado.

Prior to joining the State she served as a Victim Specialist and Program Administrator for elder and domestic violence victims for the Denver City Attorney’s Office. She started the Elder Cohort in Denver which was made up of local District Attorney’s, local law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, victim service units and the general public.

Natriece holds a BA in Communications from the University of Colorado; Master of Arts in Sociology and a Master’s in Criminal Justice (MCJ) from the University of Colorado – Denver;  and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Regis University.

Don M. Voltz, MD

MEDICAL SCHOOLS
B.S. University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin 1988-1992

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine – Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1992-1996

Surgical Internship –University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio July 1996 – June 1997

RESIDENCY: ANESTHESIOLOGY

Anesthesiology Chief Resident June 2000 – June 2001.                             Anesthesiology Resident July 1998 – June 2000.                                            Surgical Resident July 1997- June 1998. University Hospitals of Cleveland.  Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio

LICENSER & BOARD CERTIFICATION
• Board Certification by the American Board of Preventative Medicine Clinical Informatics (January 1, 2015 – January 31, 2025) Certificate Number: 071465
• Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesia Certificate Number: 35032
Testimar American Board of Echocardiography
Medical Board of Ohio License License Number: 76037
Magician member of the Academy of Magical Arts The Magic Castle (http://www.magiccastle.com/)
HONORS AND AWARDS
• Master of Science in Anesthesia Program 2011 – Outstanding Attending Award – Case Western Reserve University 2011
• Resident Teaching Award – Department of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals of Cleveland 2002
• Masters in Anesthesiology Faculty Teaching Award – Case Western Reserve University 2002
• Alpha Omega Alpha Member 1996 – present
• Medical Student Leadership Award 1994
• Summa Cum Laude Graduate 1992
• Ruth Walker Graduating Senior Award 1992
• Student Research Symposium Winner 1991
• Mortar Board Nat’l Honor Society Elected Member 1991

Rick Sayegh, MD, MBA

MEDICAL SCHOOLS
University of Tennessee
Executive MBA in Population Health, Finance and Healthcare Administration

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Chief Medical Resident/Internal Medicine Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program

New York Medical College
Doctor of Medicine

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Doctor of Medicine – MD, Medicine/Surgery

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Extensive clinical experience as a physician.
  • Established multi-million dollar revenue streams.
  • Assisted organizations with JCAHO Accreditation, EHR, HEIDIS, MIPS requirements and Affordable Care Act compliance.
  • Launched a specialty care surgical center in orthopedic and rehabilitation.
  • Achieved a 5-star patient satisfaction rating.
  • Developed organizational growth strategies, cost benefit analysis, market research, business development, patient retention, and M&A strategies.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • International Association for Lean Six Sigma Certification
    Master Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma
  • American Association for Physician Leadership
    Certified Physician Executive (CPE)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
    Board Certified

AFFILIATIONS

  • American College of Hospital Executives
  • American Medical Association (AMA)

Arun Kalava M.D., FASA, EDRA

MEDICAL SCHOOLS
Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, India
MBBS

RESIDENCIES

  • Anesthesiology, New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, New York, 2014
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, Pennsylvania, 2010

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Editor in Chief- Pain Medicine/StatPearls 3/2018- To date
  • Founder and Director- Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Course 2/2018- To date
  • Editorial Advisory Board- Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Advisory Board Member: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Parsippany, NJ for Exparel®, 2017
  • Course Instructor: Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida 2016 – 2017
  • Inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in America ® 2015
  • Member at Large: Resident Section Committee of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) 2013 – 2015
  • Chief Resident, Anesthesiology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY – 2013
CERTIFICATIONS

  • European Diploma in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Therapy (EDRA) – 2019
  • Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA) – 2108
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), Certified – 3/10/2016
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) – 08/2008

AWARDS

  • Best Anesthesiology Resident, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY – 2014
  • The Brokenshire-Forsythe Memorial Award for Best Original Scientific Paper
    Presented by the Physicians Alumni Association of the Methodist Hospital – 2013
  • 2nd Prize, Oral Presentation, Anesthesiology Residents Night New York Academy Of Medicine, New York, NY – 2013
  • Best Anesthesiology Resident, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY – 2013
  • The Brokenshire-Forsythe Memorial Award for Best Original Scientific Paper
    Presented by the Physicians Alumni Association of the Methodist Hospital – 2012
  • 1st place, American College of Physicians (ACP) Pennsylvania Southeastern
    Poster Competition; Title: Excessive Test Ordering – 2010

Victor Waters, M.D., J.D., F.C.L.M.

Victor Waters, M.D., J.D., F.C.L.M. has more than 30 years of clinical experience in both internal and emergency medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University in Providence, R.I., medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law School in Newark, N.J.

 Dr. Waters is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Legal Medicine. He is  also a Fellow through the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) and admitted to the New York Bar.

Currently Dr. Waters is Chief Medical Officer for a tertiary medical center located in Los Angeles California. With over 20 years of administrative experience, Dr. Waters is actively engaged in complex medical operations, including regulatory, medical liability and medical staff issues. He oversees the department of Risk Management and has implemented risk mitigation strategies that benefits the hospital and medical staff. In addition, Dr. Waters is involved with national risk management initiatives.

Dr. Waters holds teaching appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine. He lectures medical students, residents, fellows and attendings in medical-legal topics, such as informed consent, Stark Laws, social media, as negligence. 

He is the President and Founder of on-line risk mitigation course for ten years. He has a book, “Minefields in Medicine” (submitted for publication).

Zachary Bodenweber, LMSW, NBC-HWC

Zachary Bodenweber is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Licensed Social Worker, Healthcare Consultant, and Suicide Prevention Trainer. After years of providing clinical behavioral health services in one of New York’s largest community health centers, he has gone on to coach prominent healthcare organizations and train thousands of medical professionals in proven behavioral health interventions and integrated models of care. Zack has presented at healthcare conferences across the country, including the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare (SSWLHC), and Community Healthcare Association of New York State (CHCANYS). He is Co-Founder and Director of Coaching at Alchemy Total Wellness.

Eric Boesch, CPT

Eric Boesch is a Certified Personal Trainer, Executive Coach, and Business Consultant. He has spent his career managing high-performing teams, advising business leaders, and building positive workplace cultures in the financial and wellness sectors. As a fitness professional, Eric specializes in personal training for optimal performance, whether it be in the exam room or the courtroom. His roster of clients include lawyers, physicians, executives, and athletes from across the country. He is Co-Founder and Director of Corporate Wellness at Alchemy Total Wellness.