Physician advisory board members

Lonny Reisman, M.D., Aetna’s chief medical officer, is responsible for the company’s clinical strategy, which seeks to improve the health of Aetna’s members. He most recently served as ActiveHealth Management’s Chief Executive Officer and as a director since October 1998. He co-founded ActiveHealth Management, now an Aetna subsidiary, and led the development of the ActiveHealth CareEngine® System, a clinical decision support technology platform. Dr. Reisman was a principal in the Managed Care Group of William M. Mercer from 1991 to 1998, where he led numerous consulting engagements with Fortune 500 corporations, health care providers, suppliers and payers that focused on managing the demand for health care resources. Dr. Reisman was an attending physician at NY Hospital and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center between 1987 and 1999, and was a cardiology fellow at the University of Chicago from 1985 to 1987.

William F. Gee, M.D., is a practicing urologist and former chair of Health Policy for the American Urological Association (AUA). He has also been actively involved with health policy issues since 1989. He has testified before Congress on a number of occasions on behalf of urology and other specialties. Dr. Gee is a past president of the American Association of Clinical Urologists (1998-1999) and is, at present, treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the AUA.

Monte Ezratty, M.D., is a board certified internist actively practicing primary care internal medicine at Park South Medical, an ambulatory care clinic in the Bronx that he began 23 years ago. He did his Internal Medicine residency at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in NYC, followed by a 3 year appointment as a faculty member for Mt. Sinai medical center in their primary care department at Elmhurst Hospital. Upon opening his office in the Bronx, he became affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and more recently with the Cornell Medical College.

H. Robert Harrison, D.Phil., M.D., M.P.H., is a practicing pediatrician, epidemiologist and pediatric infectious diseases consultant from Atlanta, GA. Dr. Harrison is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia and serves as a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Epidemiologic Society. He also serves on the Medical Practice Committee of the Medical Association of Georgia.

Scott D. Hayworth, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. has been President and CEO of the Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG), a 205-physician multispecialty medical group, since 1996. Prior to joining MKMG in 1988, he was Chief Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Hayworth is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition, he is Head of the Board of Directors of the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester; a member of the Foundation Board of Northern Westchester Hospital; President and a member of the Board of Directors of Bedford Physicans' Risk Retention Group; and a consultant for Vincent Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital. His other organizational leadership roles include being Chairman for District II of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of ACOG's national executive board.

Russell C. Libby, M.D., F.A.A.P., is a board-certified pediatrician. He is founder and president of the Virginia Pediatric Group, Ltd. and chief of General Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Dr. Libby is a former president of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia and is actively involved with the Medical Society of Virginia and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians.

J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., F.A.C.P., is deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society and also manages the Society’s Cancer Control Science Department. Dr. Lichtenfeld is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and is an active member in a number of professional societies, including the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. Dr. Lichtenfeld has extensive experience in physician payment issues and currently is a member of the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) of the AMA, which advises Medicare on their physician fee schedule.

Diane E. Wallis, M.D., is a noninvasive cardiologist with Midwest Heart Specialists, Ltd. in the Chicago area. She is the governor and president of the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, serves on the Illinois State Task Force for Stroke Prevention and is on the Board of Directors of the Greater Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association. She is chair of the American College of Cardiology Coding and Nomenclature Committee and serves as the AMA CPT Editorial Panel advisor.

Michael G. Workings, M.D., is a practicing primary care physician in the Henry Ford Health System located in the Detroit, Michigan area. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, as well as the AMA and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He also serves as the Team Physician for the Detroit Tigers and the University of Detroit Mercy.