• Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Arthritis Management
    (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis)
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Hand Infections
  • Hand, Wrist & Elbow Trauma
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Sports Injury Managementof the Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • Performing Arts Medicine
  • Fingertip Injuries

Leo M Rozmaryn, MD

Orthopaedic Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon

Current Hospital Appointments

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital 1988-Present

Chief of Orthopaedics Department 9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, Maryland 20850 2005-2007

Surgery Center of Chevy Chase 5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 2002-Present

Awards and Scholastic Honors

1977 Dean's List Queens College

1977 Arthur Colwin Award for Academic Achievement in Biology

1977 Dr. Jonas E. Salk Scholarship, City University of New York

1997 Governor's Citation: State of Maryland at the 8th Annual Governor's Conference on Health, Safety and the Environment

2005 Public Service Medal for participation in "Operation Lifeline" Major Maryland Defense Force Hurricane Katrina relief effort, Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, September 2005.

2007 Public Service Volunteer Award, Jewish Federation Greater Washington

2008 Community Service Award, Kemp Mill Synagogue

2014 Founders Award: Bikur Cholim Society of Greater Washington

Patent

U.S. Patent for a “Device Measuring Abduction and Adduction Strength in the Thumb.”  June, 2006

Professional Societies

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons1993

American Society for Surgery of the Hand 1993

Montgomery County Medical Society1988

Maryland State Medical Society1988

Washington Orthopedic Society1991

Eastern Orthopedic Society1994

Performing Arts Medical Association 1991

Maryland State Committee for Medicine and the Performing Arts 1991

American Association for Hand Surgery 1994

National Capital Society Surgery of the Hand1994

Robert E. Carroll Hand Club1994

Organizational Activities

Montgomery County Medical Society - Young Physicians’ Committee1990 - 1991

Bethesda Naval Hospital - Volunteer consultant in hand surgery1989 – 1991

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - Medical Education Committee - Infection Control Committee - Strategic Pediatric Planning Committee 1989 – 1992 1996 – 1997 1996

Music Medicine Clearing House The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland Advisory Board1992 – 2000

Outcomes Study Committee American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Peter C. Amadio, M.D., Chairman1995, 1996, 1997

Regional Representative of the American FoundationFor Surgery of the Hand, Baltimore-Washington area1996 – 1997

Advisory Board – Governor’s Task Force on Ergonomics, University of Maryland School of Occupational Medicine Received Governor’s Citation1996

Secretary – Treasurer, The Washington Hand Society Vice-President, The Washington Hand Society1999 – 2000 2000 - 2001

President, National Capital Society for Surgery of the Hand2002 – 2003

Vice President – The Kemp Mill Synagogue2000 – 2001

Operation LIFELINE – Hurricane Katrina Relief with Maryland National Guard.  New Orleans, LASept. 2005

Chief – Orthopaedic Subsection Shady Grove Adventist Hospital2005-2007

Chairman – Host Committee, Annual Meeting of American Society for Surgery of the HandSept. 2006

Operation ELUL – Mission Leader in post conflict: Agricultural reconstruction  - Northern IsraelSept. 2006

Project Medishare - Post Earthquake Relief Mission Port-au-Prince, Haiti February 2010

Volunteer Services CommitteeAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand2010 - 2011

Ethics and Professionalism Committee American Society for Surgery of the Hand2009 - 2012

Self-Assessment Examination CommitteeAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand2013- 2016

Editorial Staff: Journal of Hand Surgery 2016

Research

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y. Dean’s Summer Fellowship Program: Research project on hemoglobin genetics in thalassemia major Sponsor: Arthur Banks, M.D., Department of Genetics 6/78
  • Senior Project: Contact Areas in Total Knee Arthroplasty Under Variable Loading Conditions. Sponsor: Nas Eftekhar, M.D., Professor of Orthopedics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, N.Y

Articles Published

  • Fairhurst RJ, Schwartz AM, Rozmaryn, LM. Gouty tenosynovitis of the distal biceps tendon insertion complicated by partial rupture: first case and review of the literature. Hand. 2017;12:NP1-NP5. doi: 10.1177/1558944715627639
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Clinical Perspectives: Clinical Currents: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Vol. 4, No. 1, Feb. 1991.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Sadler, A.H., Dorman, H.D.: Intraosseous Glomus Tumor in the ulna: A Case Study. Clin. Orth. No. 1987; 220:126-129
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Upper Extremity Problems in Performing Artists. Maryland Medical Journal, 1993; 42: 255.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Synergistic Necrotizing Cellulitis in the Hand of a Renal Dialysis Patient: A Case Report. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1995; 20A: 500-501.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Tendon Graft Reconstruction of Extensor Hood Deficits with Subluxation. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1995; 20A: 841-843.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: The Workplace Athlete. Maryland Medical Journal, 1996; 45: 8; 47-654.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Comprehensive Review. Current opinion in Orthopaedics, 1997, 8; IV: 33-43.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Schwartz, A.M.: Treatment of Subungual Myxoma Preserving the Nail Matrix: A Case Report. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1998; 23A: 178-180.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Dovelle S., et.al.: Nerve and Tendon Gliding Exercises and The Conservative Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The Journal of Hand Therapy, Jul-Sep 1998, Vol. 11, No. 3.
  • Silver, J.K., Rozmaryn, L.M.: Overuse Tendinitis of the Intrinsic Muscles. Orthopedics, Aug. 1998, Vol. 21, No. 8.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Acute Median Neuropathy. Correspondence Newsletter, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1998-50.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Carry On Baggage: A Health Hazard. Flight Safety and Health – Human Factors and Aviation Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 3, May – June 1998.
  • Wei N., Rozmaryn, L.M., et. al.: Arthroscopic Synovectomy of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint in Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Technique. Journal of Arthroscopy, Vol. 15, No. 3, April 1999.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Wei, N.: Metacarpophalangeal Arthroscopy: Indications and Technique. Journal of Arthroscopy, Vol. 15, No. 3, April 1999.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Iatrogenic Upper Extremity Injuries: Medoptions Newsletter Website; Spring 1999.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Lamott, K., et. al.: Metacarpophalangeal Arthroscopy: Technique and Indications. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 4(3): 167-175, 2000.
  • The Abductometer – A New Way of Looking at the Quantitative Measurement of Thumb Function. Journal of Hand Therapy. September, 2007.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Decency, Honor, Integrity and the Law. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 2011; 36A: 8; 1397-1402.
  • Fairhurst R.J., Rozmaryn, L.M. (2013). Serratia marcescens osteomyelitis in the hand of a non-debilitated, immunocompetent woman. Eur Orthop Traumatol. [Epub ahead of print. 2013 Jun 21].
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Central Slip Tenotomy with Distal Repair in the Treatment of Severe Chronic Mallet Fingers. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 2014; 39(A): 773-778.

In Publications

  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: The Collateral Ligament: Anatomy Physiology Diagnosis and Treatment. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 2016. ;

Text Books

  • L.M. Rozmaryn (Editor): Finger Tip Injuries. Springer, New York, September 2015. ;

Book Chapters

  • Tendinopathy in the Workplace; Book Chapter in “Tendon Injuries,” W. Leadbetter, Editor, Fall 2004
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: The Hand and Wrist in a Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, Blauvelt, C.T., Nelson, F.T. (eds), Mosby – Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1994, pg. 267-297. 5th Edition, 6th Edition, 1998
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: The Aging Wrist: An Orthopaedic Perspective in Orthopaedic Assessment and Treatment of the Geriatric Patient, Lewis, C.B., Knortz, K.A. (eds) – Mosby – Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1993
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Silver, J., M.D., Frontera, W., M.D. (eds.), Chapters 31, 32, 38 and 39, Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Injuries in the Hand: Treatment of Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Wrist. Published by American Society for Surgery of the Hand, January 2013.
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Closed Injuries: Bone, Ligament and Tendon, L. Rozmaryn (Ed) Fingertip Injuries, Chapter 2, Springer, September 2015.

Research

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y. Dean’s Summer Fellowship Program: Research project on hemoglobin genetics in thalassemia major Sponsor: Arthur Banks, M.D., Department of Genetics 6/78
  • Senior Project: Contact Areas in Total Knee Arthroplasty Under Variable Loading Conditions. Sponsor: Nas Eftekhar, M.D., Professor of Orthopedics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, N.Y

Articles Published

  • Fairhurst RJ, Schwartz AM, Rozmaryn, LM. Gouty tenosynovitis of the distal biceps tendon insertion complicated by partial rupture: first case and review of the literature. Hand. 2017;12:NP1-NP5. doi: 10.1177/1558944715627639 ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Clinical Perspectives: Clinical Currents: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Vol. 4, No. 1, Feb. 1991. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Sadler, A.H., Dorman, H.D.: Intraosseous Glomus Tumor in the ulna: A Case Study. Clin. Orth. No. 1987; 220:126-129 ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Upper Extremity Problems in Performing Artists. Maryland Medical Journal, 1993; 42: 255. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Synergistic Necrotizing Cellulitis in the Hand of a Renal Dialysis Patient: A Case Report. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1995; 20A: 500-501. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Tendon Graft Reconstruction of Extensor Hood Deficits with Subluxation. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1995; 20A: 841-843. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: The Workplace Athlete. Maryland Medical Journal, 1996; 45: 8; 47-654. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Comprehensive Review. Current opinion in Orthopaedics, 1997, 8; IV: 33-43. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Schwartz, A.M.: Treatment of Subungual Myxoma Preserving the Nail Matrix: A Case Report. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1998; 23A: 178-180. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Dovelle S., et.al.: Nerve and Tendon Gliding Exercises and The Conservative Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The Journal of Hand Therapy, Jul-Sep 1998, Vol. 11, No. 3. ;
  • Silver, J.K., Rozmaryn, L.M.: Overuse Tendinitis of the Intrinsic Muscles. Orthopedics, Aug. 1998, Vol. 21, No. 8. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Acute Median Neuropathy. Correspondence Newsletter, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1998-50. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Carry On Baggage: A Health Hazard. Flight Safety and Health – Human Factors and Aviation Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 3, May – June 1998. ;
  • Wei N., Rozmaryn, L.M., et. al.: Arthroscopic Synovectomy of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint in Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Technique. Journal of Arthroscopy, Vol. 15, No. 3, April 1999. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Wei, N.: Metacarpophalangeal Arthroscopy: Indications and Technique. Journal of Arthroscopy, Vol. 15, No. 3, April 1999. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Iatrogenic Upper Extremity Injuries: Medoptions Newsletter Website; Spring 1999. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M., Lamott, K., et. al.: Metacarpophalangeal Arthroscopy: Technique and Indications. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 4(3): 167-175, 2000. ;
  • The Abductometer – A New Way of Looking at the Quantitative Measurement of Thumb Function. Journal of Hand Therapy. September, 2007. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Decency, Honor, Integrity and the Law. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 2011; 36A: 8; 1397-1402. ;
  • Fairhurst R.J., Rozmaryn, L.M. (2013). Serratia marcescens osteomyelitis in the hand of a non-debilitated, immunocompetent woman. Eur Orthop Traumatol. [Epub ahead of print. 2013 Jun 21]. ;
  • Rozmaryn, L.M.: Central Slip Tenotomy with Distal Repair in the Treatment of Severe Chronic Mallet Fingers. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 2014; 39(A): 773-778. ;

Exhibits Developed

  • Early Controlled Mobilization in the Treatment of PIP Joint Fractures. Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D., E. Othman, O.T.R. Scientific Exhibit, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Seattle Washington, September 1989
  • An Anatomic Cause for Familial Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D., Melvin P. Rosenwasser, M.D., Read at Alumni Day, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, April 15, 1988. Poster Exhibit, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, September 1989, Seattle Washington
  • Acute Post Traumatic Median Neuropathy in Children; Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D., Poster Exhibit, American Society for Surgery of the Hand 51st Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, October 1996
  • Metacarpophalangeal Arthroscopy in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D., Nathan Wei, M.D., Poster Exhibit, American College of Rheumatology Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 1998
  • Metacarpophalangeal Arthroscopy. Accepted for poster exhibit at Arthroscopy Association of North America, 1999 Annual Meeting. Vancouver BC, April 1999

State and National Presentations

  • Extensive Radial Resection: A Treatment for Radial Wrist Pain. Robert E. Carroll, M.D., Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D., John C. Chance, M.D. Read at New York Orthopaedic Hospital Alumni Day, April 15, 1988; and the New York Hand Society on May 23, 1988. Presented at the American Society for Surgery for the Hand; Annual Meeting, September 1989, Seattle, Washington.
  • Post-traumatic Elbow Contractures: A Lateral Release with Ulnar Nerve Transposition. Melvin P. Rosenwasser, M.D., Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D., Michelle Glasgow, M.D. Presented at The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, February 1989, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Arthroscopy of the Wrist in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Wrist Pain. Melvin P. Rosenwasser, M.D., Eric C. Carlson, M.D., Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D. Presented at Alumni Day, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, April 15, 1988.
  • Early Experience with Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release? A Learning Curve. Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D. Presented at Eastern Orthopedic Association. October 1993, Orlando, Florida.
  • Nerve and Tendon Gliding Exercises and the Conservative Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D., Sam Dovelle, O.T.R., Esther Rothman, O.T.R./M.S., Karen Gorman, O.T.R., Kathleen M. Olvey, B.S. Presented at the Robert E. Carroll Club Annual Meeting, January 26, 1995, Barbados.
  • Nerve and Tendon Gliding Exercises and the Conservative Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D., Sam Dovelle, O.T.R., Esther Rothman, O.T.R./M.S., Karen Gorman, O.T.R., Kathleen M. Olvey, B.S. Presented at the Performing Arts Medicine Association, July 23, 1995, Aspen, Colorado.
  • Nerve and Tendon Gliding Exercises and the Conservative Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D., Sam Dovelle, O.T.R., Esther Rothman, O.T.R./M.S., Karen Gorman, O.T.R., Kathleen M. Olvey, B.S. Presented at the American Association for Hand Surgery, January 13, 1996, Palm Springs, California.
  • The Ergonomic Workplace. Richard Norris, M.D., Mary Shaheen, O.T., Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D. Presented at the NRA Mid-Atlantic Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, April 2, 1996.
  • Development of Outcomes Study Model for Performing Artists. Leo M. Rozmaryn, M.D. Presented at the Performing Arts Medicine Association, Aspen, Colorado, July 18, 1996.
  • Physical Rehabilitation of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Hand Therapy Workshop, lecture and instructional video tape. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida, January 10, 1997.
  • Ergonomic Safety in Laboratory. Talk and videotape presentation. Workplace Dynamics. Robert E. Carroll Hand Club Annual Meeting, Napa Valley, California, May 20, 1997.
  • Metacarpophalangeal Arthroscopy: Technique and Indications. Talk and videotape presentation. Robert E. Carroll Hand Club Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, February 1998.
  • Ergonomics Workplace Safety and Productivity Workshop. Speaker and Moderator. 14th Annual National Meeting, Volunteer Protection Programs Participants Association, August 27,1998, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Carry-On Baggage: An Every Day Hazard. Talk and videotape presentation, Robert E. Carroll Hand Club, April 2000, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • PowerPoint presentation and lecture on Metacarpophalangeal Arthroscopy. IFSSH POST-CONGRESS Meeting: Mini-Invasive Surgery: Looking for a Definition, Rome, Italy, June 2001.
  • Instructional course lecture ASSH annual meeting. Advanced Techniques in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Hand and Wrist. Instructor. Phoenix, AZ. September 2002.
  • Quantitative Measurement of Abduction and Adduction of the thumb. American Association for Hand Surgery annual meeting. Palm Springs, CA. January 2004.
  • COX-2 Inhibitors – Mobic Presentation – Wyoming – November 16, 17 and 18 2004
  • Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus Infections of the Hand presented at the Robert E. Carroll Hand Club meeting. Montego Bay, Jamaica. January 2007.
  • The Musician From Fingertip to Brain presented at the American Guild of Organists national meeting. Washington, D.C. July 5, 2010.
  • Upper Extremity Problems Related to Organ Playing presented at the American Guild of Organists national meeting. Washington, D.C. July 5, 2010.
  • Instructional course presenter and moderator: Fingertip injuries, American Society for Surgery of the Hand annual meeting , Boston Mass 2013
  • Instructional course presenter and moderator: The Ethical Hand Surgeon, American Society for Surgery of the Hand annual meeting, San Fransisco Ca. 2014
  • Mallet Fractures: Towards a New Classification System presented at the Robert E. Carroll Hand Club Annual Meeting. Savannah, GA. March 2014.
  • Ainhum: Diagnosis and Treatment presented at the Robert E. Carroll Hand Club. Fort Myers, FL. March 2016.

Meetings and Courses Organized

  • Rehabilitative Issues in Orthopedics”, organized a weekly core curriculum for Montgomery Physical Therapy Center for an on going course, 1989 – 1991
  • Anatomy laboratory instructor for upper extremity section, Georgetown University Medical School, October 1992
  • “Athletic Coaches Course – Sports Injuries to the Hand and Wrist”, September 1994, January 1995, September 1995, April 1996 and August 1996
  • First Annual Orthopaedic Symposium for Primary Care Physicians, Rockville, Maryland – Course Co-Chairman, November 18 and 25, 1996; Formal presentation of honorarium to the Shady Grove Foundation at the Executive Board of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, September 21, 1997

Ergonomic Consulting

Co-Founder and Medical Director of Workplace Dynamics – An ergonomics consulting company specializing in the high technology workplace. Prevention of low back, neck and upper extremity injury is primary focus. Evaluation, intervention, surveillance, education, corporate wellness programming, follow up and treatment algorithms that are in keeping with current NIOSH and OSHA guidelines.

  • Fall 1993 – Bechtel Industries – Lunchtime seminar on cumulative trauma disorders and computer workplace evaluations/interventions, Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • November 1994, March 1995, May 1995 – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosis, Management, prevention, Office Ergonomics; Seminar and Office Tour and Work Station Analysis, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC
  • Spring 1995 – Comprehensive workplace ergonomic evaluation, intervention, and training seminars, Snyder Kamerow accounting firm, Bethesda, Maryland
  • February 7, 1996 – Comprehensive workplace ergonomic evaluation, intervention, and training seminars, Law Offices of Galland et al., Washington, D.C
  • June 1996, Comprehensive workplace ergonomic evaluation, intervention, and training seminars, American Association of University Women, Washington, D.C
  • September 18, 1996 – Comprehensive workplace ergonomic evaluation, intervention, and training seminars, American Trial Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C
  • National Institutes of Health Laboratories, Comprehensive evaluation and intervention, research and clinical laboratories. Produced a training video – “Ergonomic Laboratory Safety”, December 1996 – April 1997
  • Field testing center for the Interogics Wrist-Tracker: “a real-time” monitoring electrogoniometer for the wrist, April – May 1997
  • Association of Flight Attendants “Carry On Bags: An Every Day Risk” project. Consulting duties included assessment of passenger accident data, flight attendant injury data and production of instructional videotape: “Carry-On Bags: A Health Hazard”, medical panelist at the National Conference of the AFA on the issue of carry-on bags, November 13, 1997
  • Instructor, University of Maryland School of Occupational Medicine, Spring Medical School Course: April 27-29, 1998 – Site visit General Motors Truck Division, Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 29, 1998 – Wellness and Ergonomics in the Laboratory – NCI – Fort Detrick 1998 Research Festival and Health Fair
  • MacNeil-Lehrer Hour, National Television Program Panelist for the “Carry-On Bags: An Everyday Risk”, project, August 20, 1999
  • Ergonomic consultant, The Maryland Jockey Club and Laurel Race Track, Laurel, Maryland –January – April 2000
  • March 8 and 29, 2000 – “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” – A unique approach to identify and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome - Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Rockville, Maryland
  • August 3, 2000 – Cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity, Wellness Program – NCI Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland
  • Ergonomic Consultant to the American Health Assistance foundation. July 2003. Janet Michaels, CEO of the Annual Health Assistance Foundation. Clarksburg, Maryland 20871