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

ILADS Officers & Directors

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Leo J. Shea, III, PhD

President
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Dr. Shea is Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Rusk Institute, a division of New York University Langone Health, where he is also a senior psychologist and co-director of the Family Therapy Training Program. Dr. Shea is President of Neuropsychological Evaluation and Treatment Services, with offices in New York City and Quincy, Massachusetts. His practice focuses on injuries and illnesses of the central nervous system, tick-borne diseases, forensic and medico-legal matters. Treatment modalities include individual cognitive remediation and psychotherapy, family and spousal therapy and executive life coaching. He was formally the Chairman Emeritus of the National Research Fund for Tick-borne Diseases, Inc. which funded scientific research at major medical and academic institutions.
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B. Robert Mozayeni, MD

President-Elect
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Dr. B. Robert Mozayeni was trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Yale and at NIH. He has had pre- and post-doctoral Fellowships in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, and also at NIH where he was a Howard Hughes Research Scholar at LMB/DCBD/NCI and later, Senior Staff Fellow at LMMB/NHLBI/NIH. He is an expert in Translational Medicine, the science and art of advancing medical science safely and efficiently. He is a Fellow of the non-profit Think Lead Innovate Foundation and is a co-founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases. He is a Founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases to crowd-source medical solutions for complex conditions using existing knowledge, diagnostic methods, and therapies to meet patient needs immediately. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Galaxy Diagnostics, LLC. And, he was recently appointed to be a Board member of the Human-Kind Alliance. Dr. Mozayeni has held admitting privileges (since 1994) on the clinical staff of Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine and an affiliate of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.
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Steven J. Bock. MD

Secretary
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Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD

Treasurer
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Samuel Shor, MD, FACP

Immediate Past President
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Dr. Shor is an Associate Clinical Professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Shor received his MD from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and subsequently cultivated an interest in managing chronic fatigue syndrome and associated conditions, which ultimately led to his expertise in Lyme disease. Dr. Shor has presented to Congress on Lyme disease, appeared on NPR’s nationally syndicated Diane Rehm Show twice, and in 2010, was invited to serve on the Virginia Governor's Task Force on Lyme disease. Dr. Shor serves as Chair of the Loudoun County Lyme Commission, while actively pursuing clinical activity in the management of complex patients, and overseeing research and contributing to publishing in peer-reviewed literature.
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Crystal Barnwell, MD

Director
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Dr. Barnwell is an integrative physician. She is the Clinical Director at the Danio Group in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Barnwell completed an internship, then full residency training at the Emory University's Family Medicine Program, in Atlanta. She focuses her clinical expertise on the gut microbiome, autoimmune, neuro-degenerative and environmental challenges of clients with complex and chronic illnesses.
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Kristine Gedroic, MD, DABMA

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

Director
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Andrew Petersen, DO

Director
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Dr. Petersen is the founder of WholeHealth Medical Group, an integrated medical practice with offices in Provo and West Jordan, Utah. He received his medical degree from the University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and did residency at a Penn State program in Altoona, Pennsylvania. His first ten years of practice were focused on rural primary care and emergency medicine, before transitioning to integrative care of chronic diseases. Dr. Petersen is a board-certified family physician. He serves as a fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and has completed the A4M fellowship in stem cell therapy.
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Linda L. Williams, MD

Director
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Dr. Williams is an integrative physician and psychiatrist in the Seattle area, with a long standing interest in chronic disease and the effects of infection on the nervous system. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a rotating internship at Oregon Health Sciences University, as well as a residency in psychiatry. She was also a fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As a resident in 1998, Dr. Williams ran a clinic for chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and PANDAS patients. She is Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been a member of ILADS since 2004, when she completed the Physician Training Program. She focuses on treating neuropsychiatric, hormonal, immunological, inflammatory and genetic syndromes.