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Allan D. Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.         William J. Weirs, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.         Bettina Herbert, M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R.

Allan D. Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.

Dr. Lieberman has practiced medicine for 54 years, specializing for the last 36 years in Environmental Medicine and Toxicology (for both adults and children), and formerly in Pediatrics. As a research scientist, he developed Molecular Signal Therapy to help treat autism and other neurological disorders, and has published numerous research articles. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Herbert J. Rinkel Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement in Environmental Medicine.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Chicago Medical School in 1960 and continued training at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, IL, in the practice of General Medicine, and at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pathology.
Allan D. Lieberman
As a former pediatrician, he co-authored multiple papers in clinical pediatrics and worked in hepatitis virus research, as well as participating in early clinical experience with the new measles virus vaccine. He became Medical Director for the MUSC Vince Moseley Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic for the Neurologically Handicapped and for the SC Coastal Center for medically retarded and neurologically handicapped children.  He was also a private practice pediatrician.

Dr. Lieberman was one of the first physicians to recognize environmental triggers as causes of alterations in health, thinking, and behavior, and earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.  Environmental Medicine embraces a comprehensive approach to medicine and addresses problems related to allergy, immunology, nutrition, and toxicology.

In 1978, he built The Center for Environmental Medicine, the first facility in the Southeast designed to be an environmentally safe haven for the chemically sensitive patient.  (The name was later changed to the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine.)  His intensive Program for Biodetoxification, developed to treat those who have been chronically or acutely poisoned by chemicals, draws patients from all over the nation.

He continues to teach not only his own patients (and their parents), but also lectures at the American Academy of Environmental Medicine annual meetings and at the International Conference of Man and His Environment, held annually in Dallas, TX. His Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine has treated over 10,000 patients in the last 33 years.
CURRICULUM VITAE
ALLAN D. LIEBERMAN, MD
January 2007
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
New York University College of Arts & Sciences (1956) Degree, A.B.
Chicago Medical School (1956-1960) Degree, M.D.
Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois (1960-1961) Internship
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois (1961-1964)
Residencies in Pediatrics and Pathology

Completion of Basic Curriculum in Occupational Medicine, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 1989; Segment I, February 1990, Segment II, October 1990, Segment III, April 1991.

Medical Review Officer Training, US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration, November 1990, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Continuing Medical Education, beginning 1988.

American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Advanced Seminars.  Continuing Medical Education, 1979 to present.

EXPERTISE
Thirty (30) years experience in the practice of environmental medicine - occupational & non-occupational.

Clinical experience in chemical toxicity and chemical sensitivity including neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity and genotoxicity.  Special interest in pesticide poisoning and mold injury.

EXPERIENCE
Chicago Board of Health (1961-1962)
Physician - Field Work in Live Measles Virus Vaccine
Joliet State Penitentiary (1962-1963)
Field Worker and Researcher on Hepatitis Virus Vaccine under Joseph Boggs, MD

United States Navy - US Navy Hospital, Charleston, SC (1964-1968).  Staff Pediatrician (1964-1965); Chief of Pediatrics (1965-1966); Consultant in Pediatrics

Vince Moseley Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic, Charleston, SC (1966-1968); Clinic Director (1968-1972) Specializing in the Neurologically impaired

The Coastal Rehabilitation Center, Ladson, SC (1968-1970) Director of Clinical Services and Research for the neurologically impaired.

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (1968-1970) Guest Lecturer in Applied Neuroanatomy, Department of Anatomy.

Private Practice of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (1972-1978), Charleston, SC

Private Practice of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (1977-Present); 7510 Northforest Drive, North Charleston, SC 29420

Program Director and Lecturer - Instructional Course; American Academy of Environmental Medicine - Toxicology, Chemical Sensitivity (1999, 2003, 2004, 2005)

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Central Nervous System Disease: Neurotoxicology/Organophosphate Pesticide Toxicity
Learning Disabilities
Clinical Nutrition
Clinical Applications of Immunology and Molecular Biology
Clinical Toxicology and Immunotoxicology
Preconception Care

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners (1961)
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics (1966)
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (1966)
Fellow, American Academy of Environmental Medicine (1981)
Diplomate, American Board of Environmental Medicine (1988)
Recertification, American Board of Environmental Medicine (2001)

LICENSURE
South Carolina, 1966 - present

ACADEMIC and OTHER APPOINTMENTS
Adjunct Assistant professor of Biochemistry (Research), Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (1993-2006)

Editorial Board for periodical:  The Pain Clinic: A MultiDisciplinary Approach to Acute & Chronic Pain Management
Program Director for AAEM instructional courses in Toxicology & Chemical Sensitivity (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)

PUBLICATIONS
Emanuel B, Ching E, Lieberman AD, and Goldin M:  Cryptococcus meningitis in a child successfully treated with amphotericin B with a review of the pediatric literature.  Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 59:  577-591, 1961.

Emanuel B, Lieberman, AD, Goldin M, and Sanson J:  Pulmonary candidiasis in the neonatal period.  Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 61:  44-55, 1962.

Emanuel B, Lieberman AD, and Rosen S:  Intussusception due to Henoch - Scholein Purpura - case reports and review of literature.  The Illinois Medical Journal, August 1962.

Lieberman AD, Emanuel B:  Post small pox vaccine eruption - report of a case.  Annals of Allergy, Vol. 20:  325-329, 1962.

Emanuel B, Lieberman AD:  Electroencephalogram changes in celiac disease.  Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 61:  435-437, 1963.

Horwitz TD, Emanuel B, Lieberman AD, and Aronow J:  Subglottic hemangioma.  A cause of upper respiratory obstruction in the infant.  The Illinois Medical Journal, March 1963.

Lieberman AD, Raynor S:  Health maintenance profile for office and clinical use.  Pediatrics, Vol. 54:  No. 5, 647-649, 1974.

Hardman PK, Clay JA, Lieberman AD:  The effects of diet and provocative allergy testing on eye movements with dyslexic individuals - A double blind study.  Journal of American Optometric Society, January 1989.

McMichael J, Lieberman AD, Kline EL, Kerry R:  An immunological therapy for rheumatoid disease.  The Journal of the Academy of Rheumatoid Diseases, Vol. 1:  No. 4, 25-36, 1987.

Lieberman AD, Craven MR:  Schizophrenic symptoms alleviated by influenza extract.  The Archives of Clinical Ecology, Vol. VI:  No. 2, 40-42, 1989.

Lieberman AD:  The role of the rubella virus in the chronic fatigue syndrome.  The Archives of Clinical Ecology, Vol. 7:  No. 3 & 4, 51-54, 1990.

Lieberman AD, Craven MR:  Reactive Intestinal Dysfunction Syndrome  (RIDS) caused by chemical exposures.  Archives of Environmental Health, Vol. 53: No. 5, 354-357, 1998.

Lieberman AD, Craven MR, Lewis H, Nemenzo J:  Genotoxicity from domestic use of organophosphate pesticides.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol 40: No. 11, 954-957, 1998.

Lieberman AD:  Environmental Medicine.  The Pain Clinic, Vol. 2, No. 5, 30-32, 2000.

Curtis L, Lieberman AD, Stark M, Rea W, Vetter M:  Adverse Health Effects of Indoor Molds.  Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine,  September 2004; 14(3): 1-14.

Lieberman AD, Rea W. Curtis L. Adverse Health Effects of Indoor Mold.  J. Allergy and Clinical Immunology. September 2006; 763 118 (3)

PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

Physical and Chemical Factors Involved in Maintaining the Stability of Allergy Extracts.  Fourteenth Advanced Seminar, Society for Clinical Ecology, Pine Mountain, Georgia, November 1980.

Learning Disability and Pesticides.  Fifteenth Advanced Seminar, Society for Clinical Ecology, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 1981.

Preservation of Potency of Allergy Extracts.  Sixteenth Advanced Seminar, Society for Clinical Ecology, October 1982.

Is Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Responsible for Multiple Neurological Disorders?  Seventeenth Advanced Seminar in Clinical Ecology, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 1983.

The Role of Pollens in Systemic Disease of the Connective Tissue, G.I. Tract, Brain, and Musculoskeletal System.  Eighteenth Advanced Seminar in Clinical Ecology, Chicago, Illinois, October 1984.

Migraine Headaches, Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Influenza Virus Vaccine Neutralization.  Eighteenth Advanced Seminar in Clinical Ecology, Chicago, Illinois, October 1984.

Ecological Approach to Nervous System Illness.  Fifteenth Annual Symposium of the Well Mind Association, September 1985.  Seattle Washington

Microbiological Flora:  An Antigenic Source of Ecologic Illness.  Nineteenth Advanced Seminar in Environmental Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, November 1985.

The Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Infectious Mononucleosis and the Ecologically Ill Patient.  Nineteenth Advanced Seminar in Environmental Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, November 1985.

Multivariate Analysis of 170 Commonly Used Antigens in an Ecology Practice. Nineteenth Advanced Seminar in Environmental Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, November 1985.

The Application of Molecular Mimicry to the Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis.  Twentieth Advanced Seminar in Environmental Medicine, Clearwater Beach, Florida, October 1986.

The Application of Biotechnology to the Identification of the Pathophysiology of Ecologic Illness.  Twenty-first Advanced Seminar in Environmental Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, October 1987.

Management of Virus Infections:  Herpes, Epstein-Barr, Flu.  Fourth Annual Medical Symposium of the Effects of the Environment on Man in Health and Disease, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 1988.

Indoor Air Pollution and Environmental Medicine - An Overview.  Southeastern Occupational Health Conference, Incorporated, September 1988.

The Role of the Rubella Virus in the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Twenty-Second Advanced Seminar in Environmental Medicine, Incline Village, Nevada, October 1988.

The Effects of a Waste Dump Site on the Health of Children.  Second Scientific Assembly for Environmental Health Conference, Houston, Texas, September 1990.

The Role of Detoxification in the Treatment of Chemical Sensitivities.  American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada, October 1993.

RADS, RUDS, and RIDS:  The Third R.  Twelfth Annual International Symposium on Man and His Environment in Health and Disease.  Dallas, Texas, February 1994.

Case Presentations:  Neurotoxicity Secondary to Organophosphate Pesticide & Solvent Poisoning.  Fifteenth Annual International Symposium on Man and His Environment in Health and Disease, Dallas, Texas, April 1997.

Causation of Disease and the Concept of Biomarkers in the Practice of Environmental Medicine.  American Academy of Environmental Medicine Instructional Courses, Potomac, Maryland, April, 1998.

New Important Tools and Resources to Enhance the Recognition and Management of the Chemically Injured Patient.  Thirty-third Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, November 1998.

Neurologic Effect of Low Dose Toxic Exposure:  The Organophosphate Connection.  American College for Advancement in Medicine, Orlando, Florida, May 1999.

Alcoholism:  The Genetic, Metabolic, and Allergic Model.  Seventeenth Annual International Symposium on Man and His Environment in Health and Disease, Dallas, Texas, June 1999.

Reactive Cranial Neuropathy.  Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Cour de lene, Idaho, October 1999.

Organophosphate Pesticide Poisoning – A Case Report.  Eighteenth Annual International Symposium on Man and His Environment in Health and Disease, Dallas, Texas, June 2000.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – The Premier Neurotoxicant.  Nineteenth Annual International Symposium on Man and His Environment in Health and Disease, Dallas, Texas, June 2001.

Nuclear Warfare.  American Academy of Environmental Medicine Instructional Courses, St. Louis, MO, February 2002.

Subacute & Chronic Effects of Organophosphate Pesticides & Pyrethroids.  American Academy of Environmental Medicine Instructional Courses, St. Louis, MO, February 2002.

Hormone Replacement Therapy.  Tenth Annual Centering on Women Conference, Charleston, SC, February 2003.

Meeting the Physiologic Needs of our Children.  Summit Conference, SC State Department of Education, Charleston, SC, March 2003.

Pulmonary & Gastrointestinal Toxicity
Overview of Occupational & Industrial Toxicology
Pesticide Poisoning – Chlorinated Hydrocarbons, Organophosphates, and Pyrethroids
American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) Instructional Courses, Plano, Texas, April 2003.

Explosion of Mold Cases in Homes, Workplaces and in Occupational Medical Practices.  Twenty-First Annual International Symposium on Man and Disease, Dallas, TX, June 2003.

Manipulation of Cytokines in the Treatment of Environmental Disease.  Twenty-Second Annual International Symposium, Dallas, TX, June 2004.

The Dysautonomic Pattern of Environmentally Triggered Disease Twenty-Third Annual International Symposium, Dallas, TX, June 2005.

Hydraulic Fluid Poisoning in a Surgical Suite.  Twenty-Fourth Annual  International Symposium on Man and His Environment in Health and Disease. Dallas, TX, June 2006.

Carbon Monoxide Neurotoxicity.  American Academy of Environmental Medicine. Forty-First Annual Meeting Hilton Head, SC. October 2006.
Chemical Toxicity

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