LYNDHURST, N.J., April 7, 2008 Vitals.com, a leadingonline doctor evaluation service listing more than 700,000 active U.S.doctors, today announced that Dr. Robert CJ Krasner has agreed to join Vitalsas an independent advisor. Dr. Krasner will lend his expertise to identifyinnovative ways to engage doctor participation on the site and aid Vitals asthey direct consumers towards the best care possible from the most appropriatedoctor.
Dr. Krasner brings more than 30 years experience as an internist withconcentrated expertise in information gathering, analysis and presentation. Asa Rear Admiral in the Medical Corps, US Navy, Robert Krasner served as theAttending Physician to Congress for ten years, where he attended to the worldwide care of the members of the United States Senate, House ofRepresentatives, and Supreme Court. He has also served on the President's TaskForce to Improve Health Care Delivery for our Nation's Veterans. Dr. Krasnerwas awarded the Legion of Merit for his clinical work and subsequently theDistinguished Service Medal for his "outstanding performance as physician,advisor, administrator, and confidant for the Executive, Legislative andJudicial branches of government."
In addition to his service to the United States government, Dr. Krasnerhas broad international experience. He has served in Ethiopia helping to carefor Emperor Haile Selassie and his family; under three ambassadors at theAmerican Embassy in London; and as clinician, field and bench researcher inPanama and Indonesia. Dr. Krasner is currently a Clinical Professor ofMedicine at New York University School of Medicine and Adjunct AssistantProfessor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center.
"Dr. Robert Krasner is an incredible resource for our senior team,bringing unrivaled experience as a medical director, clinician and researcher.He will be an asset as we continue to grow Vitals.com and offer the mostthorough and comprehensive doctor search engine on the web," said Vitals CEOMitchel Rothschild. "His insight and deep knowledge of the medical industrywill help Vitals in best serving consumers and providers."
Launched in January 2008, Vitals is the first online doctor evaluationservice to provide consumers with full access to crucial and unbiasedinformation with more than 100 million data points on doctors across thecountry, free of charge. With the added insight of Dr. Krasner, Vitals willcontinue to simplify the matchmaking process between doctors and patients.
About Vitals / MDX Medical LLC
Vitals (www.vitals.com), an innovative, online doctor evaluation andcomparison service from MDX Medical LLC, is the comprehensive source forcrucial information, peer evaluations and patient feedback on more than700,000 doctors nationwide. Providing a free web-based service, Vitals has arevenue model similar to other search engines, including highly targetedadvertising on its site. Vitals is a subsidiary of MDX Medical, which is ledby CEO Mitchel Rothschild, Chairman Richard D. Forman, and Co-Founder andChief Medical Advisor Todd Rosengart, MD.