Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
Author: Hamed Hassan Ali Al-bargi, DMD, Staff Physician, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Zainab Hassan Al-abbasi, BDS, AGED, Consulting Staff, Dental Department, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia;
Paul D Streck Jr, MD, DMD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital;
Robert J Diecidue, MD, DMD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University; Chair and Program Director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Editors: James E Keany, MD, FACEP,
Director of Emergency Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine,
Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and Children's Hospital at Miss;
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
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