Hayward K. Zwerling, M.D., FACP, FACE

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: December 23, 1954

Place of Birth: Ohio

Professional address: 20 Research Place, Suite 300, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Professional telephone number: (978) 459-0018

Fax telephone number: (978) 656-9950

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web sites:  

http://www.DiabetesEndocrine.com

http://www.ComChart.com

http://www.MeaningfulHealthIT.com

http://www.PCEMRs.com (retired)

 

EDUCATION

College: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1977

Graduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,  MA

Master of Science in Fluid Mechanics, 1979

Medical School: State University of New York - Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

Doctor of Medicine, 1984

Residency: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine, 1984-1987

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Clinical and Research Fellow in Medicine (Endocrinology) 1987-1989

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION

National Board of Medical Examiners: part I, part II and part III 

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialty in Endocrinology and Metabolism

 

MEDICAL LICENSURE

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, License 

 

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Physician Certified EMRs 2009-2012. Owner/creator

MeaningfulHealthIT 2013 Owner/creator

ComChart EMR 1992-present. Owner/creator

The Lowell Diabetes & Endocrine Center 1996-present,Owner

 

HONORS & AWARDS

TIER 1 physician in most health plans

Tau Beta Pi, (National Engineering Honor Society)

Bachelor of Science "with Distinction"

National Research Service Award, 1989, (declined)

National Committee for Quality Assurance/American Diabetes Association 11/2004

National Committee for Quality Assurance/American Diabetes Association 11/2007

 

PREVIOUS RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

1975-1977 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Cornell University.  

1978-1979 Graduate Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1981-1982 Research Associate, University of California at Berkeley

1984-1985 N.I.H. Biotechnology N.M.R. Laboratory at Syracuse University

1988-1989 Clinical and Research Fellow in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

EDUCATION - JOURNALS

Reviewer for the American Heart Journal, 1987

 

INSTITUTIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

Chairman, Lowell General Hospital, Medical Education and Library Committee, 1990-94

Member, L.G.H., Medical Education and Library Committee, 1994-1995

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SOCIETIES

American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine, Fellow 1992 to present

American College of Physicians, Member 1989-1992

American College of Physicians, Associate 1983-1989

Massachusetts Medical Society, 1989-1995

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 1991-present

Endocrine Society, 2008-present

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Hyperthyroidism, Lowell General Hospital, Grand Rounds, August 1990

What a Diabetic Needs to Know, Lowell General Hospital Lay Public Talk, August 1990

Hyperthyroidism, St. Joseph's Hospital, Grand Rounds, January 1991

Cushing's Syndrome, St. Joseph's Hospital Grand Rounds, January 1991

Medical Ethics Case Presentation, Lowell General Hospital Grand Rounds, March 1991

Hypoglycemia, St. Joseph's Hospital Department of Medicine Meeting, May 1991

Hypoglycemia, Lowell General Hospital Department of Medicine Meeting, June 1991

A Case Presentation, Lowell General Hospital Grand Rounds, November 1992

DKA and HHOC, Lecture to the Critical Care Nurses Association, November 1992

Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Lowell General Hospital, Grand Rounds, February 1993

Diabetic Ketoacidosis, St. John’s Hospital, Grand Rounds, March 1993

Computerizing Your Practice, American College of Physicians Annual Session 1997

Computers in the Exam Room, American College of Physicians Annual Session 1997

The Electronic Medical Record, Grand Rounds, Lowell General Hospital, May 1997

Case Presentation: Cushing’s Syndrome Grand Rounds, Lowell General Hospital, May 1998

ComChart, A Physician Created EMR. Lowell General Hospital (MA) Grand Rounds April 2000

ComChart, A Physician Created EMR. American College of Physicians Annual Session 2000

ComChart, a physician written EMR, American College of Physicians Annual Session 2000

ARRA, HITECH, EMRs and the Search for Meaningful Use, LGH Grand Rounds February 2010

 

CLINICAL PRACTICE AND APPOINTMENTS

Associate Staff Physician, Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence MA 1988

Staff Endocrinologist, Medical East Community Health Plan, Methuen, MA 1988-1990

Associate Staff Physician, St. John's Hospital, Lowell, MA 1989-1990, 1995-1996

Courtesy Staff Physician, St. Joseph's Hospital, Lowell, MA  1989-1993

Associate Staff Physician, Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA 1988-1990

Active Medical Staff, Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA 1990-present

Provisional Medical Staff, Saints Memorial Medical Center, Lowell, MA  1995-1996

Courtesy/Consulting Medical Staff, Saints Memorial Medical Center, Lowell, MA  1996-present

Chairman, Surplus/Deficit Allocation Comm., Lowell General Hospital PHO, 1997-1998

Chairman, Contracts Comm., Lowell General Hospital PHO, 1998-1999

Member, Board of Directors, Lowell General Hospital PHO, 1998-1999

 

COMMITTEES

Massachusetts Medical Society, Committee on Information Technology. 2011-present

IT consultant to the Lowell General PHO 2010-2011

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dewey, C., Kenyon, D., Wijesinghe, S., Bussolari, S., Zwerling, H., Studies of the Forces Acting Upon Arterial Endothelium.  The Role Of Fluid Mechanics in Atherogenesis; Proc. from a Specialists' Conf. Aug 24, 1978:15

 

Zwerling, H., Melhorn, R., Packer, L., MacElroy, R., A Computer Technique for Structural Studies of Bacteriorhodopsin.  Methods in Enzymology 1983,88:772

 

Zwerling, H., Diamond, J., Levy, G., Clark, D., Phosphorus-31 Nuclear Magnetic

Resonance Measurements of 2,3-DPG Degradation in Human Adult and Cord Blood Erythrocytes.  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 1986,3:10

 

Zwerling, Hayward K., To The Editor: Blood Glucose Control and Diabetic Complications.  Annals Internal Medicine 1987,106:331

 

Zwerling, Hayward K., Does Exogenous Magnesium Suppress Myocardial Irritability and Tachyarrhythmias in the Non-Digitalized Patient?,  American Heart Journal 1987,113:1046

 

Zwerling, H.,  Hypermagnesemia Induced Hypotension and Hypoventilation Occurring In A Patient with a Small Bowel Obstruction and Normal Renal Function.  Journal of the American Medical Association 1991,266;2374

 

Zwerling, H.,  Panel Adjustment. HMO Practice 1997,11;48

 

Zwerling, H. How and Why I Wrote My Own EMR, April 1997, American College of Physician Web site: www. acponline.org/computer/cimp/zwerling/index.html

 

Zwerling, H. The Specialist as PCP: A “Severity of Illness” Adjusted PCP budget. Endocrinologist 8,291, 1998

 

Zwerling, H. How to Write Your Own EMR, physicians and computers, Nov/Dec 2000

 

Zwerling, H. How to Write Your Own EMR, Proceedings of TEPR 2001, May 2001

 

Zwerling, H. Computer Consult: Online labs and EMRs, Medical Economics December 3, 2001, p. 20

 

 Zwerling, H. A Proposal to Fund Ethical Clinical Trials, Ann Int Med. Sept 3, 2008, http://www.annals.org/cgi/eletters/149/4/251

 

Zwerling, HK. A Novel Use of Cinacalcet to Distinguish Primary Hyperparathyroidism From Hypercalcemia of Malignancy in a Patient with a Low-Normal Parathyroid Hormone Concentration. Endocrine Practice 2012;18:101-102

 

Zwerling, Hayward. What is the Optimal HbA1c Level in Elders? Readers Remarks: Target HBA1c for Age>70.  Journal Watch August 17, 2012. http://general-medicine.jwatch.org/cgi/eletters/2012/809/1#116734

 

Zwerling, Hayward MD. At Time Out for Health IT. The Health Care Blog. May 17, 2013.http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2013/03/17/commentology-a-time-out-for-the-federal-promotion-of-health-information-technology/

 

Zwerling, Hayward MD. The EMR Use Rule: An Open Letter to Massachusetts physicians. The Health Care Blog. May 27, 2013. http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2013/05/27/an-open-letter-to-massachusetts-physicians/

 

Zwerling, Hayward MD. Building cost and quality into the electronic medical record. The Health Care Blog. June 18, 2013. http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2013/06/18/building-cost-and-quality-into-the-electronic-medical-record/

 

Zwerling, Hayward MD.  Open letter from a small EMR vendor to our customers and our friends in Washington. The Health Care Blog. December 5, 2013.http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2013/12/05/open-letter-from-a-small-emr-vendor-to-our-customers-and-our-friends-in-washington/