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Susan Mackintosh, DO, MPH


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: smackintosh@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5671 |

Education

1992 College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Pomona, CA
Degree Granted: Doctor Of Osteopathy

1985 California State Polytechnic University
Pomona, CA
Degree Granted: Bachelor of Science, Microbiology

 

Certification

Board Certified American Board of Family Practice 2001 and 1995
ACLS and BCLS certified: August 2000

Professional Experience

2003-Present Riverside County, Department of Public Health
Riverside, CA
Assistant Public Health Officer
•Plan, organize and direct medical aspects of public health programs for Riverside County Department of Public health including: Disease Control, Bioterrorism and Disaster Preparedness and Response, Laboratory, Nutrition, Health statistics , Health Education.
•Act as Medical Consultant for public health programs and community public health issues.
•Serve as part of Department of Public Health Administrative team with responsibilities including budget, personnel issues, and development of procedures, protocols and policies.
•Serve as Chair of Continuing Medical Education Committee.
•Serve on statewide appointed and Ad Hoac Committee, such as California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO), Southern California Public Health Association, CCLHO Chronic Disease and Maternal, Child Health Committee.
•Serve on local and regional committees such as Inland Empire HIV Planning Council, Riverside County Medical Association, Riverside County EPO Physician Review Committee, IEHP Medical Standards Committee.
•Speak before professional and community groups on current and emerging public health issues.
•Investigate unsolved public health issues and develop, research and implement necessary planning to solve issues.
•Act as community liaison with medical community, community based organizations, private and public entities and other county departments.
•Assist with development of disaster response plans and exercise including; surge capacity, public response, strategic national stockpile (mass prophylaxis), Surveillance, containment, and media response.

2002-2003 Riverside County, Department of Human Resources
Riverside, CA
Employee Health Medical Director
•Plan, organize, direct and implement all aspects of the occupational health program for Riverside County Employees including: Pre-employment physical exams, medical surveillance, workman's compensation, fitness for duty determination and legal mandates related to health in the workplace.
•Provide Medical consolation for county employees return-to-work
•Establish and managed employee health and wellness programs.
•Supervise and Direct occupational health staff.
•Serve as Medical director for exclusive care, which includes: Review and approval of credentialing files of newly recruited contract physicians, review medication overrides for exclusive care, establish suggested practice guidelines for physicians, resolve physician conflicts that may arise due to referral or benefit issues, establish and chair QA and UR committees for exclusive care, sit on Pharmacy Committee for exclusive care, annual review of medical necessity definitions and limitations or other coverage issues for exclusive care plan and serve as mediator between any patient and/or physician conflicts that may arise the exclusive care plan.
 

2001-2002 University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
Director, Campus Health Center
•Actively involved in establishing sports medicine programs.
•Program Director for campus wide automated external defibrillator program.
•Established campus wide Hepatitis B vaccination program.
•Charter member of the Chancellor's appointed steering committee for health and wellness.
•Member of statewide task force for implementation of mandatory undergraduate health insurance.
•Multiple interdepartmental committees and work groups including establishment of protocols, link committees between campus counseling center and campus health center, establishing pharmacy, health and wellness speaker for campus groups, search committee for establishing grants for CHC, Committee for Accreditation Process, CHC Executive Committee, CHC Leadership Committee and CHC Quality Assurance Committee.
•Established Student Health Advisory Committee
•Serve as primary care physician
•Serve as one the team physicians for division one university athletics.
•Develop and oversee administrative structure regarding staffing level, procedures and protocols for the CHC to serve a student population of 15,000 plus faculty and staff.
•Oversee CHC budget, which is compared of registration fee monies, income funding, general funds an d contracts and grants.
 

2001-2003 Western University of Allied Health Sciences
Clinical Proctor
Department of Family Medicine
•Teaching and mentoring of first and second year medical students in physical diagnosis courses and differential diagnosis.
 

2001-Current Osteopathic Medical Board of California
Proctor for Licensure Examination
2000-2001 University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
Interim Director, Campus Health Center

1998-2000 University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
Senior Staff Physician/ Chief Physician
•Served as primary care physician for ambulatory care including health maintenance, health and wellness instruction, acute illness and injury, urgent care and appropriate referral decisions.
•In the capacity of chief physician duties included supervision of medical staff including physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and medical assistants.
•Duties also included establishment of procedures and protocols for medical staff for the campus health center.

1996-1998 Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Foundations
Ontario, CA
Staff Physician, Department of Family Medicine
•Served as primary care physician with duties that include health maintenance, acute illness and injury, urgent care, inpatient hospital care and appropriate referral decisions.

1996 Molina Medical Group
Ontario, CA
Per Diem Physician
•Served as primary care physician with duties that included health maintenance, acute illness and injury, urgent care and appropriate referral decisions.

1995-1996 The Private Practice of Dr. Pamela Hartford
Chino, CA
Per Diem Physician
•Served as primary care physician with duties that included health maintenance, acute illness and injury, urgent care and appropriate referral decisions.
 

Committees

Riverside County

Labor Management and Health Care Joint Committee
HIPAA Compliance Committee for Riverside County
Pharmacy Review Committee for Exclusive Care
RCRMC/EPO conjoint committee
QA committee for Exclusive Care
UR committee for Exclusive Care

University of California, Riverside

Chancellor's Committee on AIDS Awareness
Statewide Task Force for Implementation of Undergraduate Insurance Plan
Student Health Advisory Committee
Accreditation Committee
Executive Staff Committee Chair
Quality Assurance Committee
Institutional Bio-Safety Committee
Risk Management Committee
Anti-Terrorism Committee
Chancellor's Steering Committee on Health and Wellness
Sports Medicine Committee

Specialized Courses and Trainings

Incident management/Unified Command- TEEX
WMD Terrorism- TEEX
Disaster Management Operations-CSTI
Earthquake Disaster Management Operations-CSTI
Management Training Academy- Riverside County