International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training

ILADS Officers & Directors

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Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP

President
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Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; Associate Clinical Professor, George Washington University Health Care Sciences. Dr. Shor developed his long standing interest in chronic fatigue in the late 1980s. He subsequently cultivated an interest in managing associated conditions that ultimately led to his developing an expertise in Lyme disease. A congressional presentation of Lyme disease on Capitol Hill, twice being interviewed on the nationally syndicated Diane Rehm Show and an invitation to participate in the 2010 Virginia Governor's Task Force on Lyme disease are examples of Dr Shor's strong interest in the field. He continues to serve the public as Chair of the Loudoun County Lyme Commission, while actively pursuing clinical activity in the management of complex patients, while also overseeing research and contributing to publishing in the peer reviewed literature.
 
Further information about Dr. Shor can be viewed at his web site: www.intmednova.com.
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Steven J. Bock. M.D

Secretary
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Steven J. Bock M.D., has been practicing the integrative treatment of Tick- Borne Disease for over 30 years , at his offices in Rhinebeck and Albany, New York. He attended New York Medical College, graduating in 1971 and is a clinical instructor, where he teaches integrative medicine to medical students. Dr. Bock is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, has been certified in Acupuncture for 30 years.
 
He has authored 3 books, lectures locally and internationally and recently he has started a part time Tick-Borne disease consulting practice in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California.
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Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH

Immediate Past President
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Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD

Treasurer
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Crystal Barnwell, MD

Director
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Crystal F. Barnwell, MD is a practicing Family Practitioner in Decatur, GA. Dr. Barnwell graduated from Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine in 1995 and has been in practice for 20 years. She completed a residency at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Barnwell is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Barnwell also practices at Healing Innovations in Decatur, GA.
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Phillip C. DeMio, MD

Director
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Dr. DeMio has been a physician for over 30 years, receiving his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that he taught and worked in the organic chemistry laboratory at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is Board-certified in Emergency Medicine, including the treatment of patients presenting with illnesses in toxicology, and those of acute and chronic forms of infections and other illnesses in adults and children. He is trained in internal medicine and also in pathology and laboratory medicine (analysis of tissues and body fluids for the diagnosis of infections and the causes of diseases). He has extensive work in primary and acute care, along with the care of children and adults with neurocognitive disorders, autism and developmental disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, and many forms of debilitating illnesses. The overlap of many chronic diseases with Lyme, such as Autism, Parkinsonism, and Multiple Sclerosis leads to a connection that allows Dr. DeMio to take his experience in these areas and to apply them to the needs of persons with Lyme & co-infections.
 
Dr. DeMio has spoken at the Conference of the International Lyme an Associated Diseases Society (presenting on the role of curcumoids and the immune system in treatment of Lyme associated diseases). He has done physician training in person with Dr. Richard I. Horowitz in New York in the ILADS/TTC (Turn the Corner) physician training program on diagnosing and treating Lyme and associated diseases. Much of his research and clinical work involve the immune system in chronic diseases. He is the chief medical office of the US Autism and Asperger association and founder of the American Medical Autism board. Dr. DeMio has dedicated his life to helping people through the care of his patients, and he and his staff feel that it is a privilege to do so.
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Kenneth B. Liegner, MD

Director
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Mualla McManus, BSci(Hons) MSci, BPharm, PhD, MBA, MPSA, AACP, FPGA

Director
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Farshid Sam Rahbar, MD, FACP, ABIHM

Director
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Dr. Rahbar is a holistic and an integrative gastroenterologist in Los Angeles. He practiced traditional gastroenterology until 2006, when he realized the need for bringing a functional model of care into his GI practice. In 2007 he completed Integrative Medicine training and obtained ABIHM status. He then completed additional training in Anti-aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine and achieved board certification through A4M. He then completed additional training in functional medicine through IFM, Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2013, he realized the potential for Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases (TBD) presenting primarily with GI manifestations. This immediately opened the door for further learning, the fist of which was ILADS basic training in Oct 2013. By December of 2014 his practice had seen over 100 cases of Lyme and/or TBD presenting with GI manifestations. The experience in his practice over the last several years has emphasized the role of infections, acute and chronic, in causing ongoing GI related conditions and symptoms. Dr Rahbar has significant interest in areas of dysbiosis, SIBO, "leaky gut" and measures that help these conditions. Like many other experts, he believes that integrity of the GI system is crucial to the start of treating Lyme.