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Executive Summary
Business Curriculum Vitae
August 24, 2006

Medical Director
Nelson H. Hendler, M.D., M.S.

Contact:
1718 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson , Maryland 21153
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410-653-2403
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FAX
410-653-6165

Also, See Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Hendler - Data:
  • Education:
    • Princeton University - B.A.- 1966
    • University of Maryland School of Medicine - M.D.- 1972,
    • M.S. - Neurophysiology - 1974
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital: Residency - Psychiatry - 1972-1975
    • Mayo Clinic - Research Fellowship - Neurosurgery - 1968
    • Honors: Merit Scholarship - Semi-Finalist - 1962
    • Cum Laude - in Psychology - Princeton - 1966

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  • Extra - Curricular Activities:
    • National Science Foundation:

    • Undergraduate Research Fellowship - 1965-1966
    • National Institutes of Health:

    • Graduate Research Fellowship - 1966-1968
    • Sigma Xi - National Honors Science Fraternity - Princeton
    • Sigma Xi - National Honors Science Fraternity - Johns Hopkins
    • Falk Fellowship - 25 of 3000 psychiatry residents - from the American Psychiatric Association - 1974-1975
    • Honorable Mention - William Menninger Award - Central States Psychiatry Association
    • Essay Contest Award - Taylor Manor Hospital - 1976
    • Keynote Speaker  9th Argentinean Congress on Pain - 1987
    • Entrepreneur of the Year - Loyola College, Baltimore - 1997
    • 2nd Place - Paper of the Year - Psychosomatics - 1997
    • Janet Travel Award- American Academy of Pain Management, (the largest professional pain association in the world, with 6,000 members), for outstanding contributions to the field of pain management - 2002
    • President- Board of Directors- American Academy of Pain Management 2005-2006

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  • Business Experience: 
    • Started Mensana Clinic in 1978. Owned and operated the clinic
    • Additionally, Dr. Hendler saw patients 7 days/week, 80 hours a week. Supervised 21 employees. Positioned the clinic into national prominence, where it was listed in Business Week as one of the 8 best pain clinics in the country, and featured on a cover story in U.S. News and World Report. Starting from nothing, built the clinic to $2,000,000/year. 

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  • Reviewed business plans and products for a $2.5 Billion venture capital firm in the Baltimore area.

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  • Publications:

  • Author of three books, 31 medical textbook chapters, 51 articles for the medical and insurance industry literature, a cookbook for crayfish, 2 articles in sporting magazines.
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  • Positions At Johns Hopkins Hospital:
    • President of the house staff council at Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Editor of the staff newsletter at Johns Hopkins Hospital .

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  • Co-holder of a patent for electrical motor protection device. 

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  • Lectures At Prominent International Hospitals:
    • Lectured in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the invitation of the Minister of Health.
    • Lectured in Japan to KEMPORAN, the association of Japanese insurance carriers.
    • Was the keynote speaker for the 9th Argentinean Congress on Pain.
    • Invited by King Matswati III to serve as medical advisor in Swaziland , 
    • Lectured in Norway , Philippines , Venezuela , and Canada. 
    • lectured at over 50 medical schools and hospitals, including Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, University of  Chicago , New Jersey College of Medicine , University Of Maryland and McMaster University.

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  • Former Assistant Editor for 5 medical journals. 

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  • Board Membership - Companies (For Profit):
    • Intec, Inc. - stock brokerage house, book binding 1967-1969 
    • Flight Three - recording studio - 1975-1978 
    • Mellon Ice Cream Company - ice cream private label and sales - 1981-1985
    • LifeCo. Investment Co.- publicly held holding company for life insurance co., broker dealer (other board members were Peter Christianson managing partner, Payne Webber, Herb Sillman, partner, Deliott-Touche, Tom Yocum, president of Barnett Bank, and others)  1991-1994 
    • Columbia Bank - publicly held bank (other board members were J.P. Bolduc, C.E.O. of W.R. Grace, Hersch Langenthal, C.F.O. of London Fog, Bob Gaw, President of Ryland Homes and others) - 1991-1993
    • Mensana Diagnostic Corporation - sells tests to insurance company (other board members are John Marriott, V.P. Marriott Corp., Harry Garber, former vice chairman of Equitable Life, and others) 1996-1999, funded by Anthem Capital
    • M.D. Pain Clinic, Inc. - medical roll-up company (other board members are Thomas Dietrich, former C.O.O. of Two Pesos Restaurants, and others) - 1997-1999
    • eMedex member of management committee and Vice Chairman of the Board (1999-2002).

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  • CEO and Chairman (2004-present):

  • Mensana Clinic Diagnostics, LLC a web-based expert system for insurance companies to evaluate chronic pain patients. 
     
  • Board Memberships - Organizations (Non-Profit ): 
    • Maryland Mental Health Association.
    • Richmond Fellowship
    • The Baltimore Zoo
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of America * 
    • Princeton Alumni Association of Maryland *
    • Lightning Strike and Electrical Shock Survivor
    • American Academy of Pain Management (the largest profession pain specialist organization in the world 6,000 members)* 
      • *     President

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  • Academic Positions Held: 
    • Resident in Psychiatry - Johns Hopkins Hospital: 1972-1975 
    • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery:

    • Johns Hopkins Hospital -1975-1977
    • Assistant Director of Chronic Pain Treatment Center - Johns Hopkins Hospital: 1975-1982, 
    • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: 1975-1976
    • Associate Professor of Physiology - University of Maryland School of Dental Surgery: 1984-2006\
    • Assistant professor of neurosurgery - Johns Hopkins: 2006
    • Clinical Director - Mensana Clinic: 1978-2006

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  • Other Experience: 
    • Testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on abuses of Valium
    • Testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on RSD (orphan diseases)
    • Testified before a U.S. Congress subcommittee on women's issues in Medicine
    • Testified in over 75 trials, and over 300 depositions as an expert  witness.
  • Owned and operated Pyramid Farms Crayfish, an aquaculture venture, on my 380 acre farm in Cambridge , Maryland .

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  • Investor in Hemisphere Pictures, which made horror films in the Philippines , and a movie with William Shatner (Capt. Kirk). 

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  • Sports: 

  • The Park School - Varsity soccer, basketball, lacrosse for three years Princeton University - Freshman soccer, freshman lacrosse, freshman rifle team, ROTC rifle team, J.V. lacrosse, Varsity lacrossePost College - Catonsville Lacrosse Club - 1966-1967
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  • M.V.P.:  alumni-varsity lacrosse at my 30th reunion from Princeton , 1996

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  • Sports Awards: 
    • Expert Rifleman - N.R.A. - 1961 (one of six in the USA)
    • Maryland State 4 Position Rifle - 3rd Place - 1961
    • Loch Raven Skeet and Trap: Club Champion various classes:
      • .410 skeet - 1967, 28 gauge skeet C class - 1967, 20 gauge skeet B class - 1967
      • Roland Ward Records of Big Game ( Africa ), for elephant, cape buffalo, warthog, and North Kenya Grantâs gazelle, Safari Club of America Record Book, pronghorn antelope,  blesbok, 
      • Catch and Release: Black marlin and sailfish, Tropic Star Lodge,  Panama
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