Ronald E. Wheeler, M.D. - CV

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Medical Director of Diagnostic Center for Disease™
Medical Director of PanAm HIFU, Ltd

Education:
1971 – College - University of Miami (Bachelor of Science)
1979 - Medical School - University of Guadalajara, Mexico
1979-1980 - Fifth Pathway - Rutgers Medical School – President of the Class
1980-1981 - Internship - Akron City Hospital (Akron, Ohio)
1981-1983 - Residency - Akron City Hospital (Akron, Ohio)
1983-1985 - Residency - LSU Medical Center (New Orleans, Louisiana)
1984 - Federal Licensure Exam - Board Certification

Medical Licensure:
• Florida

Professional Experience:
• High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (PanAm HIFU, LTD.) 2006 – Present
• The Diagnostic Center for Disease – 2000 - Present – Private Practice, Sarasota, Florida
• San Juan Regional Urology Associates, P.C.; 1988 – 2003 – Private Practice, Durango, Colorado
• Martin, Plunkett & Wheeler – Urology Associates – 1985 -1987 – Private Practice, Pensacola, Florida

Certification beyond the ‘Board of Medical Examiners’:
• High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) – Ablatherm - Sonacare Technologies – 2006 - Present
• 3.0 Tesla MRI-S (University of California at San Francisco; UCSF) -2006; Expertise Current
• Royal College of Advanced Medicine Admission (RCAM) - 2002
• ESWL (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy), [UCSF - 1986]
• Ultrasound Tutorial (Shinohara), [UCSF - 1993]
• Cryosurgery (Cohen/Onik), [Allegheny General -1996]
• Ultrasound Tutorial (Color Flow Doppler), [Fred Lee - 2000]
• Water Induced Thermal Therapy (WIT), [Argomed - 2002]
• Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA), [R. Benson - 2002]
• KTP Laser Training (BPH), [Dr. Hai, Fort Myers - 2002]

Awards:
• Finalist in the Educator of the Year Award [American Foundation of Urologic Disease] (1995)
• Physician Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education [AMA sponsored] (1992-1999)
• Continuing Medical Education ongoing on a regular basis

Professional Achievements and Activities (Continued):
• AFUD - "Prostatitis as a Cause of Prostate Cancer"(8/04)
• National Men's Health Conference - "Can Awareness and Education Decrease the Incidence of Prostate Cancer in a Community or Statewide Setting?"
[Arlington, Virginia - 5/04]
• Man-to-Man [Sun City Center, FL - 4/04 and 12/04]
• FOMA - "Understanding Prostate Disease" (12/03)
• Cancer Control Society - "Prostatitis as a Cause of Prostate Cancer" (09/03)
• ACAM - "Anti-Aging Solutions to Prostate Health" (11/02)
• AAOM - American Association of Osteopathic Medicine (07/02)
• Public Health Radio Presentation - (2001)
• Man to Man [Port Charlotte, FL - 2001]
• Established the Preferred Health Foundation - To educate men on Prostate Health Prevention & Disease Treatment Options (2000)
• Man to Man [Bradenton, FL 2000]
• New Mexico Prostate Cancer Support Group [Albq., NM]
• Ralph Downey Prostate Cancer Support Group [Durango, CO]
• PAACT National Meeting [Grand Rapids, MI]
• Speakers Bureau - GlaxoSmithKline, Schering, Zeneca, TAP, Merck, Abbott, McNeil and AMS

Current or Past Professional Memberships or Associations:
•Member of American Medical Association (AMA)
• Physician Advisor for Jahnsen Pharmaceuticals (Division of Johnson and Johnson)
• Physician Advisor Panel for PAACT; (Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Therapies)
• Member of Southern Medical Association
• Member of ACAM (American College of Advanced Medicine)
• Member of Anti-Aging Society
• Member of Rocky Mountain Kidney Stone Foundation
• Member of American Clinical Urologists
• Member of American Urologic Association (South Central Section)
• Member of Society of Cryosurgeons
• Member of Laparoscopic Society/Endourology Society
• Member of the Society of International Urology (SIU)
• Director - Prostate Cancer Awareness Projects (1989-Present)

Topics of Medical Expertise:
• Prostatitis – World Expert Status
• Prostate Cancer – World Expert Status - Top 10 treating Physicians in HIFU
• Impotency
• Voiding Dysfunctions
• Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Clinical Trials/Presentations/Patents and Books:
• Author of the Book: ‘Men at Risk, The Dirty Little Secret, Prostate Biopsies Really Do Spread Cancer Cells’ – Published in June 2012 and represented at the National Library of Congress
• Clinical Trial: Comparison of Biopsy to Multi-parametric MRI (Blinded Study) – To Press – (2013-14)
• Clinical Trial Evaluation: Outcome Data from HIFU treatment from past 6 years – To Press – (2013)
• Poster presentation: MRI-S Predicts and Confirms the Prostate Cancer – NYU (2010)
• A prospective study that validates the benefit of diet and nutrition on Prostate Cancer [2004]
• Patent for Prostatitis Diagnostic Test [November 2001]
• Patent for Prostate Formula "PEENUTS" [March 2001]
• NIH Presentation (Arlington, VA) "PSA Predicts Prostatitis" [November 2000]
• Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Osteopathy [Cleveland, OH - March 2000]
• NIH Presentation (Bethesda, MD), The Incidence of Prostatitis in 235 Consecutive Men with Voiding Symptoms (1999)
• Developed Complementary Prostatitis formula for non-bacterial Prostatitis (Patented: 3/06/01), Peenuts™
• Developed Complementary Female formula "Bladder Balance" for Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms
• Developed Complementary Prostate Cancer formula - UroStar
• NIH (Poster Session) [Bethesda, MD - November 1999]
• "Chronic Prostatitis Affects All Men - What All Men Need to Know About Prostatitis and Prostate Cancer", Peer reviewed & published April 1999
• Genetic Study Regarding Inheritance of Prostate Cancer - Cooperative effort involving Johns Hopkins Medical School and Dianon Laboratories
• Herbal Voiding Study - Prospective double-blind study intended to demonstrate efficacy of herbs to shrink the prostate, improve voiding abilities, and thereby, avoid surgery
• Urinary Tract Infection Study - Prospective evaluation of benefit for urine culture and sensitivity in clinical setting
• PSA II Clinical Investigative Trial - Prospective evaluation of Free PSA: How it relates to early Prostate Cancer detection and can costly Ultrasound/Biopsy be avoided? Dianon Labs
• Cryosurgical Ablation of the Prostate - Prospective evaluation of benefits and risks of Cryosurgery in the treatment of Prostate Cancer
• Neo-Adjuvant Combination Hormonal Therapy - A Prospective Study that evaluates the efficacy of two different methodologies in decreasing PSA (tumor marker) prior to definitive treatment of Prostate Cancer (Study supported by Schering & accepted for Presentation at the AUA – Western Section)
• TURP Study - Retrospective evaluation of the effect of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate on Impotency
• A Case Report on an "Untold Epidemic" - Prostatitis (09/98), Submitted to JAMA, (Unpublished)
• "Incontinence," PAACT Newsletter, Published January 1998
• "Let's Use Common Sense and Educate our Patients on All Options to Prostate Cancer," PAACT Newsletter (1996)
• "Treatment Options for Impotency and How they Relate to the Diabetic Patient," PAACT Newsletter (1996)
• "Understanding Impotency," PAACT Newsletter, Published 1995
• Primer on Sexual Dysfunction (Audio-cassette tape) "Straight Talk on Impotency" (1994)
• "Appendiceal Abscess Simulates Retroperitoneal Fibrosis," Kimbrough Urologic Meeting Presentation (1985)
• "Significance of Calcium in Renal Cysts," Kimbrough Urologic Meeting Presentation and Publication (1985)

Websites:
• www.MrisUSA.com
• www.Peenuts.com
• www.PanAmHIFU.com
• www.RonaldWheeler.com
• www.PCPFUSA.org – Foundation

Continuing Medical Education:
• AUA Meetings: Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando
• SIU (Society of International Urology) - Meeting in Holland on Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer
• NYU (New York University) Meeting on Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer: 2010 and 2013
• Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) - Sarasota, FL (08/03 - 09/04) 12 CME Hours
• Penn State College of Medicine, National Conference on Men's Health - Washington, D.C. (05/04) 12 CME Hours
• American Urological Association National Meeting - San Francisco, CA (05/04) 25 CME Hours
• The FCG Institute for Continuing Education, "The New Face of Prostate Cancer: A Risk-Stratified Approach to Multimodal and Novel Treatment" - San Francisco, CA (05/04) 2 CME Hours
• Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, "Prostate Cancer and Bone Complications" - San Francisco, CA (05/04) 2 CME Hours
• Florida Licensure CME Program, USF - Tampa, FL (11/03) 4 CME Hours
2.0 Hours - Prevention of Medical Errors
1.0 Hour - HIV/AIDS
1.0 Hour - Domestic Violence
• American Urological Association National Meeting - Chicago, IL (04/03) 25 CME Hours
• PER, "Systemic Therapy for Prostate Cancer" - Chicago, IL (04/03) 2 CME Hours
• GlaxoSmithKline Avodart Speaker's Training - Denver, CO (03/03) 5 CME Hours
• LSU Visiting Professor Meeting - New Orleans, LA (01/03) 12 CME Hours
• ACAM "Anti-Aging Solutions to Prostate Health" - Tucson, AZ (11/02) 20 CME Hours
• AAOM (American Association of Osteopathic Medicine) (07/02) 20 CME Hours
• American Urological Association National Meeting - Orlando, FL (05/02) 25 CME Hours
• NIH Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative - Arlington, VA (11/00) 15 CME Hours
• American Urologic Association, National Meeting - Atlanta, GA (05/00) 27 CME Hours
• American Academy of Osteopathy - Cleveland, OH (03/00) 24 CME Hours
• Tutorial on Color Flow Doppler w/ Fred Lee, M.D. - Rochester, MI (03/00) 8 CME Hours
• HIV/AIDS (10/99) 4 CME Hours
• Domestic Violence (10/99) 1 CME Hour
• NIH Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative - Bethesda, MD (11/99) 16 CME Hours
• Prostate Cancer Research Institute National Conference - (07/99) 24 CME Hours Long Beach, CA
• American Urologic Association, National Meeting - Dallas, TX (05/99) 28 CME Hours
• Schering Investigator's Meeting - Palm Springs, CA (03/99) 7 CME Hours
• McNeil Speaker's Meeting - Scottsdale, AZ (01/99) 5 CME Hours
• Zeneca Interactive Conference on Prostate Cancer - (07/98) 12 CME Hours Tarpon Springs, FL
• American Urological Association National Meeting - (06/98) 27 CME Hours San Diego, CA
• Zeneca Interactive Conference on Prostate Cancer - Miami, FL (02/98) 11 CME Hours
• Urology Update UCSF - San Francisco, CA (12/97) 14 CME Hours
• HIV/AIDS - University of Colorado (12/97) 4 CME Hours
• Domestic Violence - University of Colorado (12/97) 1 CME Hour
• Urology Symposium (Schering) - Waldorf Astoria, NY (09/97) 18 CME Hours
• Risk Management (PPIC) - Durango, CO (06/97) 7 CME Hours
• Urolithiasis Update (AUA) - San Diego, CA (03/97) 18 CME Hours
• Prostate Cancer Symposium (Schering) - Naples, FL (02/97) 18 CME Hours
• New Mexico Urological Society - Albuquerque, NM (02/97) 16 CME Hours
• Cryosurgery Prostate Workshop - Pittsburgh, PA (11/96) 10 CME Hours Allegheny General Hospital
• Prostatic Disease/Insights & Innovations - Vail, CO (06/96) 12 CME Hours

Edited: August 1, 2013