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James W. Ross, M.D., M.P.H.


Academic Program in Occupational Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Master of Public Health, 1992

Medical College of Hampton Roads, (formerly Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine), Norfolk, Virginia. Straight Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, 1977-1980.

University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. Received my Doctor of Medicine degree in 1977 while placing in the top 20% of my class.

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Earned a Bachelor of Science cum laude in 1974 while pursuing advanced studies in the Program in Medical Science, an early decision program at FSU.


Southside Industrial Medicine
Colonial Heights, Virginia (1996-present)
Position: Medical Director; (Director of Occupational Medicine)
*    Develop comprehensive Occupational Medicine program from scratch, including site selection, design of office, name, construction, staffing, marketing, financial oversight, oversight of pharmacy and day-to-day management.
*    Manage a budget in excess of $1,000,000. Activities gross over $100,000 each month.
*    Serve as Certified Medical Review Officer for client companies.
*    Consultant for client companies in toxicology, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, epidemiology and OSHA compliance
*    Provide direct patient care for occupational medicine patients
*    Supervise an MD, a PA, and 10 other clinic employees caring for over 1000 patients a month and over 20,000 covered lives.
*    Case manage employees of over 700 client companies
*    Provide on-site physician dispensing of medication, manage inventory of medication and oversee operation of pharmacy.
*    Develop and manage anti-drug program for Southside Regional Medical Center.
*    Certify and supervise SRMC Breath Alcohol Technicians.
*    Perform FAA flight examinations
*    Clinical professor and preceptor for Virginia State University’s MPH residents.
*    Manage overall operation of SIM Medical Services Organization, providing billing service for lab, x-ray and physical therapy departments treating SIM patients.
Richmond Health Care Group
The Prudential Health Care System (1994-1996)
Richmond, Virginia
Position: Chief of Preventive Medicine
*    Developed the group’s practice management guidelines for back pain.
*    Consultant for ergonomics, OSHA compliance, epidemiology.
*    Developed the group’s employee/occupational health program.
*    Provided direct patient care as internist.
*    Served on Physician Management Team for the group.
*    Served on the Medical Records Committee.
*    Served on Prudential’s Medical Advisory committee- peer review, evaluate plan performance, set protocols.
*    Member of Active Staff, St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond

Occupational Health Services
Health Corporation of Virginia (1993-1994)
Richmond, Virginia
Position: Director of Occupational Medicine
*    Developed comprehensive Occupational Medicine program.
*    Ran Employee Health at Richmond Memorial Hospital
*    Served as Medical Review Officer for both the hospital as well as client companies.
*    Consultant for client companies in toxicology, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, epidemiology and OSHA compliance.
*    Provided direct patient care for occupational medicine patients.
*    Supervised three clinic employees.
*    Oversaw six off-site nurses at outreach clinics.
*    Case Management for employees of client companies.
*    Designed computerized surveillance system for our clients and developed software to meet clients’ surveillance needs.

Commonwealth Electric Company (1981-1993)
Wareham, Massachusetts
Position: Medical Director
*    Oversaw entire operation of medical department.
*    Managed a budget in excess of $150,000.
*    Supervised the company nurse.
*    Served as corporate Medical Review Officer.
*    Advised management of areas of toxicology, ergonomics, industrial hygiene and disability management.
*    Advised management of areas of OSHA compliance related to medical issues (lead, asbestos, and ADA).
*    Oversaw case management process for injured employees.
*    Supervised the company’s short-term disability program.
*    Resolved disputes between community physicians and the company.

Private practice of Occupational and Internal Medicine
(1980-1993), New Bedford, Massachusetts
Position: Attending Physician in solo private practice
*    Managed all business aspects of office practice.
*    Provided clinical and consulting services for occupational and internal medicine patients.
*    Served as Occupational physician for most major corporations in New Bedford, including Texaco, Georgia Pacific, Aerovox [capacitors], Acushnet Company [Titleist golf balls] Commonwealth Gas Company, Teledyne, Borg-Warner Automotive, and others.
*    Wrote custom software for occupational medicine cases.
*    Served as Medical Review Officer for client companies.
*    Provided consulting services in industrial hygiene, toxicology, ergonomics, epidemiology and disability and practice management.
*    Served on Active Staff, St. Luke’s Hospital of New Bedford. Provided all aspects of inpatient medical care for my hospitalized patients.
*    Supervised three full time employees including laboratory and x-ray technician.


Certified, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1978
Re-certified, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1993
Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986
Certified, American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine, 1993 (top 25%)
Certified Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) by the FAA, 2000
Certified Medical Review Officer, MROCC, 1993
Re-certified, Medical Review Officer, MROCC, 1998
Re-certified, American Heart Association BLS, 1998
Associate Clinical Professor, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Department of Preventive Medicine. Clinical preceptor for their MPH residency program

Certified Intoximeters Breath Alcohol Technician
Certified Intoximeters Instrument Calibration Technician
Certified Intoximeters Breath Alcohol Technician Instructor, 1997
Re-certified, Intoximeters Breath Alcohol Technician instructor, 1998
Certified 3-M Respirator Fit Tester, 1994
Certified Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) instructor/supervising physician, 2000
Licensed to practice medicine in Virginia since 1977
Licensed to dispense medication in Virginia

Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP), 1986
Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM), 1993
Fellow, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (FAADEP), 1993
Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Physicians (FACOEM), 1995


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