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Daniel L Davis, Ph.D., is a Psychologist in practice with David J. Tennenbaum and Associates in Columbus Ohio. His practice includes assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents.

He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. He earned a doctorate in Counseling from the Ohio State University in 1980 and is a Fellow of The American College of Forensic Psychology.

Dr. Davis has served as the Clinical Director of the Buckeye Ranch and as the Supervising Psychologist of the Timothy B. Moritz Forensic Unit of the Ohio Department of Mental Health. He also served as the Clinical Director of the Central Ohio Cluster of Mental Health Services for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. In addition, he has held consulting positions with the Columbus Children’s Hospital, the Ohio Department of Mental Health, the Ohio Department of Youth Services, New York State Department of Mental Health, Central State Hospital in Louisville Kentucky, Netcare Forensic Psychiatry, Southeast Mental Health Center and the Central Ohio Mental Health Center.

His books include “The Aggressive Adolescent: Clinical and Forensic Issues,” and “Your Angry Child: A Guide For Parents.” He is also the co-author of “An MMPI A Casebook”. He has published a number of professional articles in peer reviewed journals. He lectures and provides workshops in both the United States and in Canada.

Gary S. Schulman, M. Arch, DMD. graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He also received a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1993.

Dr. Schulman was the keynote speaker for the 2004 AAKSIS National Conference in New York. He is the recipient of awards from the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Award (May 2001) and from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award (May 2001).

His research at the University of Connecticut Health Center included the dental characteristics found in children with Klinefelter Syndrome.

Dr. Schulman is a member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Hartford Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists, the Seattle Study Club, and the American Orthodontic Society.

Dr. Schulman practices dentistry at “Smiles for the Future, LLC” in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Prior to his dental career, Dr. Schulman practiced architecture in Wilton, CT for several years.

Jay Lucker, Ed.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA, is a certified/licensed audiologist and speech-language pathologist specializing in auditory information processing disorders (APD). Dr. Lucker is also an associate professor in the Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Howard University, Washington, DC.

Dr. Lucker has developed a unique approach to assessment and working with people who have APD that looks at the whole person and not merely the auditory system. APD is defined by him as those things that we do when we receive information through our auditory system and eventually obtain meaning from that information. His model of APD looks at eight distinct categories of the disorder and his assessment identifies the specific categories of APD not functioning normally in children, adolescents, and adults. He then provides concrete recommendations for educational and therapeutic treatment for the specific APD present. His focus is on both the processing of auditory information (i.e., information received by the ear) as well as language processing (i.e., the ability to comprehend verbal and linguistic information).

Dr. Lucker has provided hundreds of presentations on APD as well as published numerous articles and book chapters on the topic. He is involved in on-going research to help obtain a better understanding of what are APDs as well as how we assess and treat specific APDs. He is president, co-founder, and chair of the board of the National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders (NCAPD, www.ncapd.org). He provides full diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents and adults for APD and language processing problems.

For further information about Dr. Lucker and APD go to:
www.ncapd.org.

Jeannie Visootsak, M.D. is a Developmental Pediatrician at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her MD from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her Pediatric training and then a fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, UCLA School of Medicine.

During her fellowship, she also worked at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center. Her projects involved the delineation of behavioral phenotypes with a variety of genetic syndromes. One of the projects involved the behavioral characteristics of males with Klinefelter syndrome variants (48,XXYY; 48,XXXY; 49,XXXXY).

Dr. Visootsak’s research on Klinefelter Syndrome variants has been presented at numerous academic meetings, including the Pediatric Academic Society, the Society for the Study of Behavioral Phenotype, and the Western Society for Pediatric Research. She is the lead author of an article published in Clinical Pediatrics in 2001, “Klinefelter Syndrome and Its Variants: An Update and Review for the Primary Pediatrician”. She completed her fellowship in June 2003 and she has tremendous interest in international health and has volunteered in Peru, Ecuador, India, Egypt, Haiti, Cuba, Tanzania.

Luciano Kolodny, M.D.. was born and raised in PortoAlegre, Brazil. After graduation from the University of Miami School of Medicine, he returned for a post-doctoral fellowship, where he participated in multiple studies on platelet disorders in thrombotic conditions. He did his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 3 years. He then did a 2 year fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and graduated from this program in June 2003.

During his time in Madison, he met and worked extensively with Dr. Wolfram Nolten in matters pertaining to male endocrinology, including states of hypogonadism, Klinefelter Syndrome, male infertility, and erectile dysfunction. Dr. Kolodny is currently with the medical group, HealthPartners, located in the Twin Cities where he is practicing general Endocrinology and Andrology, with particular attention to patients with Klinefelter syndrome and their families.

Dr. Michael Bermant is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been in private practice for 20 years. He is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Bermant is a clinical instructor in the Department of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

Dr. Bermant is the recipient of the Castle Connally Award for America’s Top Doctors, The Best in American Medicine.

He specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including gynecomastia male chest contouring, liposuction body sculpture, tummy tuck abdominoplasty, umbilicoplasty belly button sculpture, rhinoplasty nasal sculpture, otoplasty ear sculpture, breast/nipple sculpture and other aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery. He has concentrated his practice on evolving patient comfort, patient education, and medical documentation for research.

Dr. Bermant has been featured on the Discovery Channel, on Asian television and most recently in May on CNN discussing Trends in Plastic Surgery. His cosmetic surgery and patients have been featured in many magazine and newspaper articles both in the United States and Europe. He has been a consultant for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and various other national newspapers and magazines regarding plastic surgery. His latest publication is a medical text book on Gynecomastia and his Dynamic Surgical Technique.

His website www.plasticsurgery4u.com, is an encyclopedic resource regarding plastic surgery.

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About Dr. Bermant

Nancy Lazerson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education for the University of Hartford in 1983, and a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University in 1985. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA). She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA, and is licensed in the state of California. She has received the ACE Award for Continuing Education from ASHA.

While living in the Chicago area, she worked in the public schools and at Cove School, Inc., a non-public school for children with learning disabilities. After moving to the San Diego area, she joined the San Diego Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, where she was director for four years. Since 1999, she has in private practice, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with language disorders and language-based learning disabilities.

Nancy consults with school districts and other professionals in the San Diego area and provides in-services to schools, support groups, and other organizations in her area and at the national level. Her professional presentations also include the CSHA Annual Convention, the 1998 KS & Associates National Conference, and Exeter Hospital (Exeter, NH). She has served as a materials reviewer for ASHA since 1995, and has participated in test development. She has supervised student teachers, Clincal Fellows, and taught at San Diego State University. She has served on the board of directors for CSHA and the local branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

William B. Zipf M.D. is a clinical professor of pediatric medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and has held two other academic appointments with The Ohio State University, as professor of physiology and professor of pediatrics in the college of medicine. He is director of Central Ohio Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Services (COPEDS), and vice president of B/W Research Consulting.

Dr. Zipf received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1972, completing his internship and pediatric residency in 1973 and 1975, respectively, at University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he also held a clinical fellowship at the department of clinical endocrinology. He was a research fellow from 1976-1978 with the University of Michigan Reproductive Endocrinology Program in Ann Arbor. His board certification is in pediatrics and also pediatric endocrinology.

Dr. Zipf has been a lecturer and panel member at national and international symposia on endocrinology and endocrine-related topics. He has also been a reviewer for the Journal Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrinology, Diabetes Care, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Biology of Reproduction, Journal of Pediatrics and Pediatrics. He has served as consultant to the NIH General Clinical Research Center, an ad hoc review for the NIH in the areas of childhood obesity and pediatric research. He is currently an ad hoc re-view member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on the Research Grant Review Board.

Central Ohio Pediatric Endocrinology

Wolfram E. Nolten, M.D., F.A.C.P., was born and raised in Germany and graduated from the University of Munich Medical School.  He completed his medical residency at Ohio State University and his Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, at the University of Cincinnati Medical School.  Dr. Nolten was Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison.  His special interests were: andrology, including congenital sex chromosome abnormalities, hypogonadism, male infertility, and erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Nolten directed the Andrology Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Hospital.  His professional memberships included:

  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Andrology Society
  • The American College of Physicians

Prior to his death, Dr. Nolten had presented repeatedly at Midwest Regional (XXY/Klinefelter Syndrome) Support Group Meetings and National Meetings of AAKSIS.