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Medical Director of the Occupational Health Department
Member, Occupational Health Department
Chairman of the Medical Center Occupational Health Section
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Resources
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Dr. Geoffrey Arnold Kelafant, MD, MSPH, FACOEM
Dr. Geoffrey Arnold Kelafant, MD, MSPH, FACOEMDr. Geoffrey Arnold Kelafant, 45, of Olanta died Tuesday, March 16, 2004 in Tulum, Mexico. He was born in Geneva, NY, a son of Catherine Simons Leithiser and the late Robert A. Kelafant.He was a graduate of Hamilton College, Clinton, NY and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT.He served his Internal Medicine internship at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD. In 1986 he studied at the Naval Undersea Medical Institute in New London, CT and Panama City, FL. From 1987 to 1989, he was a Senior Diving and Submarine Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy, Submarine Group 6, in Charleston, SC.He earned his Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and completed his Occupational Medicine Residency, University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1991. He became Medical Director for Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Occupational Health Department, where he served until 2003 when he became Medical Director for the McLeod Regional Medical Center Occupational Health and Employee Health, in Florence, SC. He was Board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ABMS, 1994), and was Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (1997).He had published numerous articles and presented many seminars. Dr. Kelafant was an accomplished organist.He was a certified cave diver and a member of the Diver Alert Network.
March | Hot Topics in Healthcare
Whatever OSHA does, it should provide hospitals with flexibility on issues such as skin testing, says Geoff Kelafant, MD, MSPH, FACOEM, medical director of the occupational health department at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL, and chairman of the medical center occupational health section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, based in Arlington Heights, IL."It's a significant amount of work for most institutions to have to do the screening every year," he says.
GEOFFREY ARNOLD KELAFANT
Geoff Kelafant MD MSPH FACOEM, editorMedical Center Occupational Health (MCOH Net)(contains many of these links and others)Medical Center Occupational Health Mailing List (for state of the art and best practice information) Occupational and Environmental Medicine ResourcesIntroductionHTML coding and web resources provided by Geoffrey A. Kelafant, MDContact Geoffrey Kelafant for questions, comments or problems.Use the provided links or contact me at:Sarah Bush Lincoln Occupational Health1000 Health Center DriveMattoon IL 61938800-500-2178Geoffrey Kelafant, MD ã 1997 - 2002 Geoffrey A. KelafantGo to Occupational and Environmental Medicine ResourcesTable of contentsGEOFFREY ARNOLD KELAFANT, MD, MSPH, FACOEMSarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Occupational Health1000 Health Center Drive PO Box 372Mattoon IL email@example.com 800-500-2178
Geoffrey Kelafant, MD, MSPH, FACOEM
June | Hot Topics in Healthcare
The new language is an important addition, says Geoff Kelafant, MD, MSPH, FACOEM, medical director of the occupational health department at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System in Mattoon, IL. Kelafant was a consultant to the Joint Commission Committee on Healthcare Safety and supported the creation of separate employee health standards."There is now explicit verbiage that says you must do this," he says."It doesn't say just TB or bloodborne pathogens; it says worker safety."Kelafant, who is chairman of the Medical Center Occupational Health Section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Arlington Heights, IL, and coordinates an e-mail list on medical center occupational health, notes that occupational health physicians and nurses are reporting more requests for information from Joint Commission surveyors.
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