HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26 KePRO, a respected and rapidlyexpanding national medical management firm, named Stuart B. Chesky, DO, JD, asPennsylvania Medical Director. Dr. Chesky, who replaces retiring medicaldirector, Frank Castrina, MD, will oversee all clinical aspects of operationsbeing performed in KePRO's Harrisburg headquarters.
"Dr. Chesky's combined medical and legal expertise lend themselves well tocontract activities taking place in Pennsylvania," said Alice StollenwerkPetrulis, MD, FACP, KePRO's Chief Medical Officer. "KePRO's medical riskmanagement work with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)is among the many contracts that will benefit from Dr. Chesky's professionaltraining and acumen."
Dr. Chesky will lead all medical aspects relating to the peer reviewprocess, utilization review activities, risk management, credentialing, andother projects originating from the Harrisburg office. He will also play a keyrole in promoting the company's business development, physician recruitment,and strategic planning initiatives.
"I look forward to providing the clinical leadership necessary to assistKePRO's current and future contracts," said Dr. Chesky. "My obstetrics andlegal background complements the medical malpractice review and risk andclaims management recommendation activities that KePRO performs for HRSA'sfederally deemed health centers and free clinics. My expertise also alignsnicely with the organization's future contracting goals."
His varied experience includes medical malpractice culpability assessmentand case review, providing expert medical testimony, and consulting forworkers' compensation cases. Dr. Chesky has published several papers,including "VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section), a MedicalControversy," which appeared in the Medical Trial Technique Quarterly; and"Herpes Simplex type II," appearing in the Journal of Osteopathic Physicians &Surgeons of California.
Among his numerous accomplishments, Dr. Chesky is a past president of theOsteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California. He has held nine teachingpositions, including Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecologyat Ohio University; Chairman of the Department and full professor ofObstetrics and Gynecology at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of thePacific of Western University of Health Sciences; and held an academicappointment in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California atIrvine.
Dr. Chesky received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree fromMidwestern University/ Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; his specialtyis Obstetrical and Gynecological Surgery. He is licensed to practice medicinein multiple states, including Ohio.
He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Ohio Northern UniversityCollege of Law. His Bachelor of Science degree is from Roosevelt University.
Professional affiliations include, fellow of the American College of LegalMedicine, distinguished fellow of the American College of OsteopathicObstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Osteopathic Association, and theAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America.
KePRO and its family of companies offer utilization, case, and diseasemanagement solutions to more than four million lives in the United States inboth the public and private sectors. By transforming data into action, KePRO'sevidence-based approach to patient-centric care optimizes individual healthoutcomes while delivering financial results.
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KePRO also has offices in Florida,Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. KePRO is URAC healthutilization management and case management accredited. For more informationabout KePRO, visit http://www.kepro.org.