Who We Are
Continuing Medical Education Mission
Medical Academy is an independent provider of continuing medical education for physicians and specialists. The Mission of the Medical Academy’s CME Program is to assist practicing physicians in the translation, dissemination, and application of evidence-based knowledge—currently in anesthesia—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 fields of anesthesia and surgery, which has been identified by the course director and professional staff.
All Medical Academy activities are designed to measure changes/improvements in professional competence and many also gauge improvement in performance. Medical Academy is committed to the provision of the highest-quality CME activities to help physicians working in the specialty of anesthesia to improve patient outcomes. Working in conjunction with its web-based platform, many activities are offered in an enduring format that is Internet-based.
Expected Results of the Mission
The expected results of Medical Academy’s CME Program for 2020 include the following:
- Provide physicians’ with educational interventions that improve their clinical evidence-based knowledge of current and emerging techniques to treat patients.
- Provide clinical strategies supporting the translation of evidence-based knowledge into physician practice changes and improvements in care in managing acute pain.
- Enhance physicians’ use of new and emerging techniques and processes when appropriate.
- Improve physicians’ ability to manage risk and associated comorbidities with new competencies and practices.
Medical Academy utilizes multiple educational outcomes measurement (EOM) tools to assess the expected results of its CME Program. These tools include the following:
- Commitment-to-change questions and case study vignettes to determine improvements or changes in competence to apply knowledge learned to practice
- Follow-up questionnaires two-to-four months’ post-activity to measure the degree to which learners actually performed intended changes in their practices.
- Medical Academy’s management team reviews the analysis of EOM results to determine the effectiveness of its CME Program and to identify changes required to fully meet its CME Mission.
Brian G. McAlary, MD, CHCQM
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, New Hampshire
Bachelor of Medical Science, 1965
Harvard Medical School
Doctor of Medicine, 1967
National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland 1968-1971
Virginia: #20873; 1970
Maryland: #D09708; 1971
Maine: #013886: 1994
Michigan: 4301064938; 1994
Illinois: 036-105982: 2001
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
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
Don M. Voltz, MD
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
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
• 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/)
• 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
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
- 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.
- 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
- American College of Hospital Executives
- American Medical Association (AMA)
Arun Kalava M.D., FASA, EDRA
Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, India
- 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
- 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
- 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.