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Herman

Frederick F. Herman, M.D.

EDUCATION


Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO. Medical Degree, June 1982

Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA. Bachelor of Science Degree, June 1978

POST GRADUATE TRAINING


Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. Fellow in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, June 1985-1987

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Resident in Pediatrics, June 1983-1985

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Intern in Pediatrics, June 1982-1983

LICENSURE


State of California Board of Medical Quality Assurance License No. G050788

State of Texas Medical Board License No. N4469

CERTIFICATION


Qualified Medical Evaluator, California Industrial Medical Council, May 1994-Present

Diplomate, American Board of Allergy and Immunology Certificate No. 2827, October 1987

Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics Certificate No. 35443, October 1987

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1983

FEMA Emergency Management trained for IS 100,200,300,400,700,800, 2009

HOSPITALS


Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
  Provisional Staff 2010-

St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  Provisional Staff 2010-

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


Schering #70947201: "Clinical Equivalence of Mometasone Nasal Spray with Nasonex Nasal Spray in Relief of the Signs and Symptoms of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis." (Nov. 2009)

Schering #P05234: Efficacy and Long-Term Safety of Ragweed Sublingual Tablet (SCH 39641) in Adult Subjects with a History of Ragweed-induced Rhinoconjunctivitis With or Without Asthma (Protocol No. P05234) (October 2009)

Sepracor #051-359: A Safety, Efficacy, and Tolerability Study of Daily dosing with Levalbuterol Tartrate HFA MDI and Placebo in Subjects Aged Birth to <48 months with Asthma. (Nov. 2009)

Pfizer Inc., in-office study: L-0350: "An Open Lable, Multi-Center Study of the Efficacy, Safety and effect on Quality of Life of Zyrtec (Cetirizine HCL) Syrup in the Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis in Children." (Nov. 1998 to March 1999)

Glaxo-Wellcome, Inc. in-office study: "Salmeterol Multi-Center Asthma Research Trial." (June 1997 - Dec 1997)

Bristol-Meyers Squibb, in-office clinical study: "Multi-Center Center Noncomp[arative Study of Cefprozil." (March 1996-Nov. 1996)

Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. Investigating the effect of histamine on alpha-receptor induction of the lymphocytes of normals and asthmatics. (1986-1987)

Saint Louis University medical Center, St. Louis, MO. Research Assistant in Pharmacology. Worked under Dr. Oei on studies involving cardiac muscle and its pharmacology. (June 1979-Dec. 1979)

Martin Luther King, Jr. General Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. Research Assistant in Infectious Disease. Worked under H. Thadepalli, Md on studies involving artificially induced endocarditis in rabbits and its drug therapy. (May 1976- Oct. 1976)

Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, CA. Research assistant in Microbiology. Worked under Bascom Anthony, MS on studies involving chemiluminescence in white cell phagocytosis. (May 1976-Oct. 1976)

BIBLIOGRAPHY


Herman FF, et al: Effects of histamine on alpha adrenergic receptor expression on the lymphocytes of normal and asthmatic subjects. Ann Allergy 1990:65:32-36.

Goldberg BJ, Herman FF, et al: Systemic anaphylaxis due to an Oxidation product of p-phenylenediamime in a hair dye. Ann Allergy 1987; 58:205-208.

Thadepalli H, Herman FF et al: Is Penicillin alone effective in enterococcal endocarditis? Chemotherapy 1981:27:340-349

MEDICAL EVALUATION


Primary Medical Evaluator for over 350 cases involving the breast implant litigation settlement, August 1994-1998.

EXPERT WITNESS


Expert witness for numerous cases involving mold exposure in dwellings and the related human health effects bases on ten years of clinical experience in this area. (1995-2005)

Expert witness testimony before the Health and Human Services Committee investigating the toxic mold bill SB732. (2001)

Expert witness for numerous cases involving chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia based on ten years of clinical experience in this area (1995-2005)

MEDICAL DIRECTOR


Medical Director for Viral Genetics Corporation responsible for development and Implementation of Phases l, ll and lll research studies regarding novel therapeutic agents in treatment of AIDS. (2004-2006)

Long Beach Project A.L.L. Kaiser Foundation Project regarding long-term outcome studies in diabetics who are treated with "ALL." (2008-2009)

Long Beach Project C.A.A.R.E. Educational and environmental impact assessment in the chronic care outcomes of asthmatic children. (2008-2009

PRACTICE/ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE


McGovern Allergy Clinic, P.A., Single Specialty (allergy and immunology) Private Practice, Bellaire, TX (April 2010-Present)

Single Specialty (allergy and Immunology) Multi-Physician Private Practice in Waco, TX (Oct. 2009 - April 2010)

City of Long Beach Jail Medical Director: Duties included contracting, scheduling, staffing and direct inmate care. (2007-2009)

Public Health Physician for the City of Long Beach. Areas of interest were lead exposure, asthma outreach, juvenile obesity and nutrition programs. Director of CHDP program, pediatric lead program, Jail Medical Services, HIPAA compliance and education. (2007-2009)

Solo-Physician Practice in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Pediatrics and General Medicine. Independently started a medical clinic, including plan for the office space, business plan, financing, writing medical and billing procedures and recruiting staff. Continued to hire and supervise a large staff including RNs, LVNs, medical assistants and billing personnel. Daily handled numerous problems from patient care, clinical research, staff issues, office maintenance and other administrative challenges. Sacramento, CA (1987-2007).

Served on the Board of Ronald McDonald House Children's Charities. Medical Director of the Asthma Camp at Eagle Lake facility. (1999-2007)

Placer County AIDS Task Force. (1987-2000)

Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Pediatric Walk-In Clinic, Sacramento, CA (1987-1991).

Director Pediatric Inpatient Physician Service. Daniel Freeman Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (1985-1987).

AWARDS AND HONORS


Voted, "Best Physician" in Sacramento Press Tribune Newspaper, 2000-2006.

Listed under Allergy as "Best Doctor" in Sacramento magazine. (2000-2007).

Clemens Von Pirquet Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Allergy/Immunology Research Presented by the Auxuliary of the American College of Allergy/Clinic Immunology. 1987

Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. 1978

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Texas Medical Association

Harris County Medical Society