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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Leo J. Shea, III, PhD

President-Elect
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Leo J. Shea III, Ph.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Rusk Institute, a division of the New York University-Langone Medical Center. Dr. Shea is also President of Neuropsychological Evaluation and Treatment Services, P.C. with offices in New York City and Quincy, Massachusetts. His practice focuses on tick-borne diseases, traumatic brain injury, chronic illness and trauma and provides cognitive remediation and psychotherapy to individuals and families. He is Chairman Emeritus of the National Research Fund for Tick-borne Diseases, Inc. which funds scientific research at major medical and academic institutions. He also serves on the Scientific and Community Advisory Board for the study of Lyme disease at Stanford University Medical Center. Website: www.LeoShea.com.
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Steven J. Bock. M.D

Secretary
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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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Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD is a Minnesota family physician and president of Partnership for Healing and Health, Ltd., a medical education company which develops accredited CME courses on tick-borne diseases for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1986 and its Family Medicine residency program in 1989. Dr. Maloney has published on Lyme disease in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored ILADS’ 2014 treatment guidelines.
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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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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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Mualla McManus is a member of the Tick Borne Diseases Unit, School of Medical Sciences (Pharmacology), University of Sydney. She is the founding director of the Karl McManus Foundation (www.kmf.org.au), Director of Gold Cross Pharmacy in Redfern NSW. She was pivotal in the formation of the Clinical Advisory Committee on Lyme disease advising the Chief Medical Officer of Australia. She graduated from Monash University with Honours in Immunology, MSci in cancer biology from University of Melbourne, B.Pharm from Monash University, PhD in neurosciences from University of Sydney. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Garvan Institute, Sydney. She has published in peer review journals on the impact tick borne diseases on the immune system and its ramification on testing and presented at international conferences on tick borne diseases. She is active in research into tick borne diseases, advocating for patients and liaising with all stake holders to get a better understanding of tick/arthropod borne diseases in the world.
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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.