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Xiphoidalgia Osteopathic Diagnosis with Surgical Management & The Top 15 Things that Get You in Trouble with Board

Total Credits: 3 including 3 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Albert Yurvati |  Jeff McDonald, JD |  Jon Porter, JD
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Xiphoidalgia Osteopathic Diagnosis with Surgical Management
Albert Yurvati, DO, PhD, FACOS, FICS, FAHA
During this lecture, the speaker will discuss the presentations of xiphoidalgia to the primary care physician as well as discuss the osteopathic approach to diagnosing xiphoidalgia. In addition, the speaker will present the world’s largest series of xiphoid resections with analysis of outcomes.

The Top 15 Things that Get You in Trouble with Your Board
Jeff McDonald, JD and Jon Porter, JD
This interactive session will review the legal and ethical issues that physicians face in their practice and that can cause issues with the Texas Medical Board (TMB). The speakers will discuss proactive steps that can be taken to avoid these issues.



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Albert H. O-Yurvati, DO, PhD, FACOS, FICS, FAHA, is a 1986 graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internship and General Surgery residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center at Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served as Chief Resident his final year. He then completed a residency in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Browns Mills, New Jersey, where he also served as chief resident. He is AOA board certified in Cardiothoracic-Vascular and General Surgery, and he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as the International College of Surgeons.

He completed a PhD in Education with a concentration of Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. Other educational activities include a Graduate Certificate from the University of North Texas Toulouse School Of Education in Teaching and Adult Learning.

Currently Dr. O-Yurvati is a tenured DSWOP Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Medical Education at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he is a Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas at Denton. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

He has received numerous awards from the UNTHSC, including the 2012 Clyde Gallehugh DO Memorial Award, the 2011 President’s Award for Clinical Excellence. He also received Doctor of Philanthropy in 2011, and in 2010, he was the recipient of both the Benjamin L. Cohen Award for Outstanding Research Achievement and the TCOM’s Dean’s Award for Philanthropy. In addition, he received the Academic Commendation of Excellence (ACE) Award for superior post-tenure review.

Dr. O-Yurvati has served on many committees on the local, state, and national level. He is Past President of the Metro Fort Worth American Heart Association. He also received the AHA Distinguished Service Award. On a national level, Dr. O-Yurvati is the Executive Director of the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. He is actively involved in numerous committees of the ACOS, and he has served as a discipline chair and representative to the Board of Governors, as well as cardiothoracic educational program director. In 2013, he received the highest award from the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons the Orel F Martin Medal. In 2016, he received the ACOS Guy D Beaumont Education Award.

He is on the editorial board of multiple journals to include the JAOA and Filtration. He is a reviewer for many peered journals to include Cardiovascular Research and Experimental Biology and Medicine, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and the JAOA.

Dr. O-Yurvati has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, three book chapters, and numerous abstracts. He is the recipient of over 2.5 million in grants, to include NIH, NASA, DOD, and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation funding. He is a Primary Investigator in multiple Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and he has presented previously at the Therapeutic Filtration and Extracorporeal Circulation meeting at the prestigious Hammersmith Hospital in London, England. His research interests include the inflammatory effects of cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac metabolism, mechanical cardiac assist devices, post-cardiac surgery adhesions, and neoplasm of the lung.

Dr Yurvati is also experienced in graduate medical education as the Designated Institutional Official for Medical City Fort Worth’s eight ACGME accredited programs, as well as the program director for the ACGME general surgery residency.

Jeff McDonald, JD's Profile

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Jeff McDonald is a founding partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay & Weitz, L.L.P., Austin, Texas. Licensed in Texas since 1988, Jeff has worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. He previously served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Austin, and as the Director of Hearings and Compliance for the?Texas Medical Board, the Texas Physician Assistant Board, and the Texas Acupuncture Board. He is Board certified in?Administrative Law?by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and his current practice focuses primarily on?physician licensure defense,?health license defense, general administrative law, and professional licensing for health care providers, as well as?other services.  Mr. McDonald also serves as the Field Representative for?Texas Osteopathic Medical Association’s Impaired Physician Committee. He frequently works with health care professionals who are experiencing chemical dependency or mental health issues. 

Jon Porter, JD's Profile

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Attorney Jon Porter is a partner with the law firm of McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP in Austin, Texas. With an extensive background handling legal, regulatory, and licensure issues, Jon Porter has built a reputation for being an experienced and highly skilled professional license defense attorneys. Before attending law school, Mr. Porter was a licensed investigator for the Texas Medical Board for several years. Since becoming an attorney in 1999, Mr. Porter has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. He was previously an appellate attorney for a large Houston-based law firm, writing briefs for various courts including the US Supreme Court and the Texas Supreme Court. In the public sector, Mr. Porter was a legislative aide for Texas Representative Senfronia Thompson. Mr. Porter returned to the Texas Medical Board as a prosecuting attorney and later became the Director of Enforcement and Compliance. Mr. Porter joined McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP as a partner in 2003. His current practice focuses primarily on physician and health license defense, general administrative law, and professional licensing for health care providers. He frequently works with health care professionals who are experiencing chemical or mental impairment, standard of care issues, licensure matters and boundary issues. Mr. Porter is frequently called on for speaking on topics of medical regulation and medical-ethical issues. 

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