EPI-Q, Inc. Expands Capabilities with Addition of Anthony Vita, MD, MPH and Peter Herout, PharmD

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 General News J E 4
OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 5 EPI-Q, Inc., a consulting firmproviding outcomes research and health economics services to the globalbiopharmaceutical and healthcare industries, announces the addition of AnthonyJ. Vita, MD, MPH and Peter Herout, PharmD to their team of clinicalprofessionals. The specialized background of these two practitioners willaugment the capabilities EPI-Q is able to offer directly to those clientsseeking to enhance the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of patientcare.

Both Dr. Herout and Dr. Vita will be responsible for providing clinicalsupport and managing projects within their fields of clinical expertise."Peter has significant expertise in critical care and cardiology adding to ourability to provide services to hospitals and managed care in both of theseimportant areas. Anthony has clinical skills in mental health, a therapeuticcategory in which EPI-Q's business is rapidly expanding and his public healthtraining provides additional depth to our methods group," stated EPI-QPresident, Mark Jewell.

Dr. Herout has over 8 years experience as a clinical pharmacist. He hasspent the majority of his professional career caring for a variety ofcritically ill patient populations. His most recent practice and researchinterests have included severe trauma, cardiothoracic surgery, sepsis,glycemic control, infectious diseases, renal replacement therapy, andnutrition support. Before joining EPI-Q, Dr. Herout spent 4 years withAdvocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. His contributions to themedical literature have included articles published in Critical Care Medicineand the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. He received his PharmDdegree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed one-yearASHP-accredited residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care.

Prior to joining EPI-Q, Dr. Vita worked as a resident physician at theUniversity of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry for 3 years. He has alsopracticed in a variety of hospital settings including ICU, CCU, generalmedicine, general pediatrics, pediatric ICU, obstetrics, and neurology. Amongthe journals publishing Dr. Vita's works are The New England Journal ofMedicine, The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and TheAmerican Journal of Physiology. Dr. Vita received his Doctor of Medicinedegree from Stanford University and Master of Public Health degree fromHarvard University.

EPI-Q, Inc. ( provides life sciences companies andhealthcare providers and payer organizations with evidence-based solutionsthat elucidate the value of medical technology and improve health outcomes andcost-effectiveness. EPI-Q's professionals have extensive expertise inmedicine, pharmacy, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, business andhealthcare administration. In addition, many of these experts maintainacademic affiliations, publish and present frequently on issues pertaining toquality improvement and outcomes management.Contacts: Mark Jewell, PhD Andrew M. Baker President Vice President - Business Development EPI-Q, Inc. EPI-Q, Inc. Tel: 630.570.5505 Tel: 914.358.3264 Fax: 630.570.5506 Fax: 914.358.3265 Email: Email:



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