Adam Henry Zynger, MD
Clinical medicine, research, health insurance/call center, teaching/training, graphic design/art
My Interests My interests evolve around upgrading my clinical skills and theoretical knowledge. I would be also interested in a research opportunities and medical improvements. As a result of my dissertation on “Osteoporosis and Exercise” and adventure in running, I have developed an interest in Physical Medicine and related endocrine and metabolic issues. My other current interests are in Clinical Informatics and Telemedicine, both of which will improve practice of medicine. I also have a long-standing interest in the interface of art and science, recently exemplified by my fractal prints exhibits. While working for Health Insurance companies, I presented a PowerPoint project on Preventive Health Insurance.
My Objectives It is to apply my medical and other skills (graphic design teaching, training) to improve health care delivery system, and in particular the increase of the prevention as a primary cost cutting measure.
My Strengths Medicine, Health Insurance, Graphic Design, Teaching
Clinical research and teaching/training, experience in geriatric medicine, health insurance, treadmill exercise and assessment, emergency medicine, medical records abstraction, understanding of computer hardware and operating systems (“A plus” certification training).
Education Medical: University of Rome, School of Medicine and Surgery (Italy), Degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.D.), Doctoral Thesis: Osteoporosis and Exercise –3.93/4.0 avg Undergraduate pre-medical: Towson State University, Johns Hopkins University, Catonsville Community College Other: University of Maryland, C.P. – Art History (M.A.) Stanley Kaplan course for ECFMG exam “A plus” computer training certification – University of Maryland CME (Continuing Medical Education) – Beta-blockers in the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases – Johns Hopkins University,
Licensing and Certification License to practice medicine in Italy ECFMG certificate qualifying for the residency in the U.S.A. – valid indefinitely Resident Producer Health Insurance Sales
Medical Experience Health Insurance representation (provider and member side) Clinical rotation in area hospitals (Emergency Department, Hematology, Rheumatology, CHF Research Clinic, Medicine, Cardiology Consults, Psychiatry) Clinical Skills Assessment (GSA) Study at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine sponsored by ECFMG, Baltimore Care of stroke patient, treatment, and rehabilitation, nursing care, Baltimore area hospitals Research Assistant, Geriatrics, University of Maryland Obsevership in Neurology, University of Maryland Observership in Pathology, University of Maryland Externship in Surgery, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore Physical Diagnosis by N.Y.U. professor, Polyclinic, Rome Externship in Primary Care, Pediatrics, City Hospital, Baltimore
Research Research for Dept. of Psychiatry, Mood Disorders Clinic, VAMC (STS, Topomax, SSRI-CAD) Research for HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration) and DOD (Department of Defense): CVD, OB/Neonatology, IHD, GIB, TIA, Stroke, PNE, UTI, DRG, AFIB, CABG, GBS, etc. CHF Research Clinic (VAMC) – Valsartan, Bucindolol, Norvasc protocools for NIH, CIBA, Pfizer UMd: Blood Flow Studies (Plethysmography) with Doppler, Resting Metabolic Rate, Treadmill Exercise for claudicants with EGG, RQ; Dual Photon X-ray Densitometry, Exercise supervision for CHF, claudicants and obese patients, Pre-admission Physical Examination (NIH funded project) Research on Doctor-Patient Relationship, Bayview Hospital CCC: Ultraviolet Induced Mutation by Visible Light in Penicillium
Teaching PNS (Pneumonia National Study – JAMA) – Clinical introduction to CAP (Community Acquired Pneumonia) – HCFA CCP (Cooperative Cardiovascular Project – JAMA) -Clinical aspects CCP Update (Troponin I & T, Cholesterol in CAD, CV cath) Arizona Project (CABG) -HCFA
- 2010-2015 – self-employed, graphic design, logos, web pages, Ebay.com sales, etc.
Juried art exhibits, medical research (www.medinq.com), remodeling
- 2001-2010 – CareFirst BCBS – CSR – handling calls re: benefits, eligibility and claims
- 1995 – 2000 – FMAS –Forensic Medical Advisory Service – research, abstraction medical charts, clinical teaching
- 1994 –1995 – volunteer, VAMC, Baltimore – exercising patients wit PAD, CHF, CVA, performing ECG w/treadmill test protocols, Resting Metabolic Rate, DEXA, etc.
- 1992 – PCU Telemetry technician
- 1980 – 1990 – Medical School University of Rome, Italy
- 1977-1979 – pre-med courses (chem.. gen/org, biology, phys w/calc, algebra/ calculus, psych, PR,
- 1976 – University of Virginia, Charlottesville – PhD program in Art History
- 1974-1975 – University of South Alabama – university instructor in Art History and Art Appreciation
- 1974 – teaching at Johns Hopkins Summer School – art appreciation
- 1974 – Computer Programming – BASIC – TSU, Towson
- 1971 – 1973 University of Maryland College Park- MA in Art History
- 1970 – construction worker for Merritt Corp – (Leroy Merritt – landlord)
Medical and other Improvements/Concepts/Inventions
Preventive Health Insurance – a 21st Century Product- at BCBS Gastrostomy catheter (resolved leakage) – for my mother Nimodipine in control of blood pressure in ischemic CVA – for my mother FiO2 – algebraic formula for calculating 02 flow (HCFA) – FMAS
Computer skills PC, MAC, A Plus, BASIC, WordPerfect, Windows, MS OFFICE, ACCESS, Paintbrush, Spreadsheets
Other Work Teaching: Art History (college level) – in Maryland and other states Research and Publishing: in art, art and science, as editor of Artist Equity News, Baltimore
Publications (non-medical) USA Newsletter Artists Equity Newsletter – numerous articles City Paper – Subway Art Evening Sun – Adam Zynger: Artist and Scholar, by Elise Chisolm Foreign-trained U.S. doctor, Baltimore Sun Spooky – fractal print published by Sun Paper Howard Co and Bridges Conference Catalogue
New York Art Center – Pratt Institute – juried Baltimore Museum of Art – Artists Equity Exhibit-juried PureLove – Digital Art Exhibit at Barnes&Noble Bookstore Digital Prints – BMA Gift Shop Paintings and Fractal Prints – University of Maryland, Baltimore, SMC Campus Center Digital Forms and Textures – AIA Baltimore (American Institute of Architects) Art Entrailed – fractal prints exhibit at Teen Gallery of Enoch Pratt Free Library Arcane Convergence – Art of Linda Trope and Adam Zynger- Slayton House, Columbia,MD RobotFest – National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD (Northrop-Grumman) Carroll Mansion Art Gallery, Baltimore Bridges Conference/ Art and Science- Baltimore Convention Center Bridges Conference/ Art and Science – Museum of Science, Seoul, Korea Permanent collection at MathLove Museum, Seoul, Korea Bridges University of Baltimore – July 29- Aug. 1, 2015 followed by MathArt Expo in Washington, DC
Other Skills Telemetry, EKG, sutures, Gram stain, resuscitation; legal briefs, drawing, drafting, design, mechanical skills , digital art
Organizations AMA (American Medical Association), JHIS (Johns Hopkins International Society), Sailing Club, Running and Volunteering Club
Languages Italian, Russian, French
Demolishing/renovating old houses (Habitat for Humanity, Impact, Police Athletic League), packing food for indigent, books for Pratt Library, cleaning up environment
Project proposals: installing underground utilities and creating alternative energy park, Keystone Pipeline alternative: converting oil to electric energy transmitted thru existing network,
TAA – Trade Adjustment Act: to reward workers/professionals who could not pursue their careers due to importation of labor (presently only employees who lost jobs due to exportation of manufacturing are rewarded)
Travel/Sport Poland, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany, England Running (Baltimore’s Marathon 2002,2003,2004, 2008), volleyball, swimming, sailing, tennis, softball, chess
Health Insurance Representation (provider and member side) with call contacts, using various platforms such as USS, CARE/Mainframe, FLEXX, FACETS, Outlook MS 2007, etc. Duties included explanation of benefits, eligibility, claim status research and resolution, business analysis and implementation of new projects.
Health Insurance Sales – presentation, application submission, spreadsheets, payroll deduction, etc.
Medical Data Abstractor: Specialized governmental data collection projects concentrating on various diagnostic related groups, such as: Pneumonia, Cerebrovascular Accident, Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, etc. The data collection was submitted to the Health Care Financing Administration for analysis.