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STEVEN SABO MD at Nirvana

STEVEN R. SABO, M.D.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Sports Medicine Primary Care Fellowship, University of South Florida Tampa/ Morton Plant Mease, Clearwater FL:  Non-surgical orthopedic, family medicine care, pre participation physicals, training room physician, and sideline support for Professional Football and MLB, Division 1 College, and High School Athletics.  Team Physician for Threshers Minor League Baseball, USF College Men’s Soccer, USF Men’s/Women’s Cross-country, USF Track + Field, East West Shriner’s All-Star College Football Game, local triathlon/road races and Seminole High School Football.  Assistant Team Physician for Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training, Tampa Bay Storm Pro Arena Football, USF College Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Baseball.  Rotations in Orthopedics, Subspecialty Orthopedics (Shoulder, Elbow/Hand, Spine, Foot/Ankle, Pediatrics, and Total Joint replacement), MRI/CT Radiology, Physical Therapy, and Cardiopulmonary.  Trained on interpretation of Impact Concussion neurocognitive computer based testing, ultrasound and landmark guided joint injections, platelet rich plasma injections, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, casting, and rehabilitation. Also provides care at family medicine continuity clinics and USF Sports Medicine Training Room.  July 2011- July 2012. CAQ Board Eligible in July 2012

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Fellowship: Chief Fellow of Davis Hyperbaric Laboratory, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine San Antonio TX.  Prescribed and supervised daily and emergent hyperbaric oxygen treatments and wound care therapy.  Initiated platelet rich plasma protocol, and trial of other wound care products.  Regional consultant for Poison Control Center.  Rotations included Duke University NC Hyperbarics, Diver’s Alert Network; U.S. Navy Dive Medicine, Panama City, FL; Nix Wound Care, San Antonio, TX; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Houston, TX. 2006- 2007

Family Medicine Residency:  University of Nebraska Medical Center and Offutt AFB, NE.  Chief Clinical Resident for inpatient team in 2003.  Two month elective in Sports Medicine at Ft Belvoir in Washington D.C. with Dr. Fran O’Connor.  Selected by USAF Surgeon General to be the Air Force Resident-Fellow Delegate for the American Medical Association.   2001- 2003

Emergency Medicine Residency:  Wilford Hall and Brooke Army Medical Centers, San Antonio TX.  Emergency Department coverage of over 2/3 of City’s Level 1 Trauma patients.  Rotations also in ICU, Pulmonary, Acute OB/Gyn.   1998-1999

Aerospace Medical Primary Training: Flight Surgeon School, Brooks AFB, TX.  1992

Transitional Medical/Surgical Internship: Scott Medical Center, Scott AFB, IL with electives in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine.  1991-1992

U.S. University School of Medicine (USUHS), Bethesda, MD:  M.D. Class Awards for outstanding student in Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine; and Family Medicine.  Trauma experience at George Washington, Johns Hopkins, and Baltimore University Hospital Shock Trauma Emergency Departments.   1987-1991

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Colorado, B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry.  Full academic scholarship.  Dean’s List, Athletic Director and Commandant’s List.  Sports Newscaster for Blue Tube College Television while in Honors English.  Graduated Summa Cum Laude (Academic Distinction).   1983-1987

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

California state license GFE 77124 expires Jun 2015

Florida state license ME 65255 inactive Jan 2013

DEA# FS2387985,   NPI# 1639162910

Sports Medicine CAQ Board Exam Eligible July 2012

American Board of Family Medicine Certified in July 2003

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Board (ABPM) Certified 2008, exp: Jan 2018

Certified Wound Specialist, Board Certified 2010, expires Jan 2020. 

Dragon Speak dictation software, SoapWare, EMR Experience with EPIC, Allscripts ver 10 and 11, Practice Partner, AHLTA, and CHCS.

Diplomat of National Board of Medical Examiners Part I, II, and III completed 1992

ACLS Instructor since 1991, BLS Instructor-Trainer, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support

ATLS, PALS, Neonatal Resuscitation, ALSO, Advanced Burn Life Support Trained Certified

Government Security Clearance SCCI, re-validated Nov 2010

PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

Clinic Chief, Sports Medicine Physician/  Wound Care Specialist/ Family Medicine Physician

Cuesta Medical Group, San Luis Obispo Aug 2012 until present.  Ultrasound guided joint and tendon sheath corticosteroid injections, nerve blocks, and Diagnostic Ultrasound for sports related injuries, Xiaflex Dupuytren’s contraction injections,  Oral Retinoids (Clavaris, Accutane), Dermatology biopsies, Musculoskeletal rehab, Venous insufficiency wounds,  Diabetic and Radiation induced chronic wound care, and Family Medicine.

Hyperbaric Medicine Flight Commander, Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Physician Travis Air Force Base, Northern CA June 2007- June 2011  Supervised the operations of a $16 Million Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Facility with 48 chamber medical attendants, and 12 staff coordinating care for patients with chronic non-healing wounds, osteomyelitis, radiation tissue injuries, and other Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society approved conditions. On-call 24 hours/day for hyperbaric emergencies including operation aviation decompression sickness, arterial gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning. Preceptor for rotating physicians, family medicine residents, medical students, and nurses.  Also worked in Flight Medicine and Family Medicine Departments.  Course Director for Travis HBO Medical Attendant and Wound Care courses.  Additional duties: Credentials Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Education Committee, ACLS Instructor, Mass Casualty Exercise Evaluator.  Deployed twice as Aeromedical Chief Flight Surgeon at Expeditionary Medical Support Hospital Bagram AB, Afghanistan.  Over 130 combat flights for casualty Medevac, intra-theater transport by HH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and with Airevac to Lundstuhl Army Med Center Germany.  Awarded Air Medal three times for combat missions.  Honorably retired from the US Air Force.

Chief of Flight Medicine and Family Medicine Physician, Family Medicine Clinic, Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany Jul 2004- Jun 2006  Family Medicine Physician for USAF active duty, dependents, retirees and Army/Navy personnel with 2780 empanelled.  #1 Most productive Air Force Clinic in 2005.  Liaison to the German NATO Medical clinic, Deputy Chief of Hospital Staff.  Provided care for USAF aviators assigned to NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Sentry E-3 aircraft and their families.  Vasectomy Surgeon, and Newborn Circumcisions.  Additional duties:  Lab oversight officer for College of American Pathologists  laboratory inspections, JCAHO Provision of Care committee, Supervisor for Force Health Protection, Obstetrics Care, Allergy and Immunizations clinic, and USAF Physical Exams.

Chief of Family Medicine and Deputy Flight Commander Osan Air Base, South Korea.  Jul 2003- Jul 2004   Family Medicine Physician providing primary, obstetrical, and inpatient care, empanelment of over 1880 patients.  Clinic visits average 30 patients per day, saw up to 66 in one day.  Vasectomy Surgeon, Emergency Room and Inpatient Medicine attending physician.

Aerospace Medicine Flight Commander/Flight Surgeon Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX Jul 1999- Jun 2001  Primary Care Physician for Instructor Pilots, Student Aviators and families.  Clinic schedule coordinator, Pharmacy-Therapeutics committee, Air Show Coordinator, and Base Exercise Inspector. 

Primary Care Physician, Goodfellow Air Force Base San Angelo TX Nov 1996- Jun 1998.   Senior Flight Surgeon and Acting Chief of Flight Medicine, and Primary Care Physician provided comprehensive health care to 30 - 40 patients/day.  Occupational medicine for 7,400 Air Force, Army, and Marine Fire-fighters, Military Intelligence, and Foreign Language instructors and students. 

USAF Pararescue School Medical Director Kirkland Air Force Base, Albuquerque NM   Nov 1994-Nov 1996  Department Chair and Chief Medical Instructor for U.S. military’s only Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic course.  Affiliate faculty for U.S. University School of Medicine.  Supervisor of Faculty Medical Instructors who taught concurrent classroom didactic, Ambulance, and Emergency Department, and other clinical rotation classes.  ACLS, PALS, ATLS, PHTLS, BLS Instructor.  Medical consultant for Helicopter Medical Evacuation, Survival, Tactics, Rescue and special operations training.  Student EMT national exam pass rate 98%, versus national average of 74%.  

Flight Surgeon 9th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt AFB, FL Jul 1992-Nov 1994  Emergency, Trauma, and Primary Care Medicine for Pilots, aircrew, maintenance crew and their families.  Deployed with Special Operations units to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Haiti, Bosnia-Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia), Italy, Guyana, Central America, and other classified locations. Selected by peers to be the 16th Wing Flight Surgeon of the Year Award in 1993.

RESEARCH/PRESENTATIONS

Subacute Knee Pain is Not Always What It Seems (Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis) Submitted for presentation and competition for South East College of Sports Medicine Feb 2012 and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine April 2012.

(Numerous other presentations during Sports Medicine Fellowship).

13 Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, UTSA Texas Regional Physician’s Assistants Conference, Feb 2007 (numerous other presentations during Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship)

“Carbon Monoxide, Avoid the Silent Killer” Air Force Surgeon Generals Newswire published Nov 2006

Review of Treatment for Aviation Decompression Sickness, International NATO Flight Surgeon’s Conference presentation at Ramstein AB, Germany April 2005.

Survey of Injury of Bicyclists during the Iowa Seven-Day 480 mile Bicycle Tour,

Author/investigator of research accepted for competition in 2003 USAFP Conference, University of Nebraska Grand Rounds presentation (2nd Place) May 2003.

Comparison of Foley Bulb Pressure versus Intrauterine Pressure Catheter Device reading during labor, R. Neal et al, data collection. 2002

Biological Degradation of Fluorocarbon Surfactants in Air Force Fire Fighting Liquids, E. Williams, data collection. 1986

SOCIETIES

American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM), fellow member

American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM), member

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS), member

Uniformed Services Association of Family Physicians (USAFP)

USUHS School of Medicine Alumni Association Lifetime Member

U.S. Air Force Academy Alumni, Member

Special Operations Medical Association, member

Selected CME and Military Medical Training

Southeast Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Conference Feb 2012

American Medical Association of Sports Medicine San Diego, CA April 2013

Medicine of Cycling Colorado Springs Colorado, August 2012

American Medical Association of Sports Medicine Atlanta, GA April 2012

U.S. Olympic Committee Symposium International Altitude Training Symposium Oct 2011

Military Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium Washington D.C, Sep 2010

American Medical Association of Sports Medicine Cancun, Mexico Apr 2010

Basic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound April 2010, Advanced April 2012

U.S. Marine Corp Marathon Sports Medicine Symposium Oct 2009

Hawaii Ironman Sports Medicine Conference/Med support, Kona Hawaii Oct 1995

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Diving Medical Officer Course Graduate July 2006. NAUI, PADI, NitrOx, HeliOx, NOAA, U.S. Navy certified Scuba and Surface Supply Diver

Hyperbaric Medicine Primary Team Training Columbia SC (Dick Clarke) July Sept 2006

Nix Hyperbaric and Wound Care Courses (Sheffield), student and presenter 2007

U.S. Navy Recognition and Treatment of Diving Casualties Jan 2007

NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Hyperbaric Medicine rotation Apr 2007

USAF Aerospace Medicine in Space Operations Course May 2001

International NATO Flight Surgeons Conference, Hyperbaric presenter April 2005

USAF Hyper-lite Hyperbaric Chamber certified Osan AB 2004

U.S. Navy Undersea Diving Medical Officer (DMO) Graduate, Awarded badge and military dive certification license, Panama City FL Sep 1996

USAF Hyperbaric Medicine Training, Brooks AFB, Apr 1994

Course Director and Instructor for “Medical Inside Attendant Courses 2007-2011”

Course Director and Instructor “Travis Wound Care Symposium Apr 2010”

Air War College 2007, Air Command and Staff College 2000, Squadron Officer School 1994

Academic Instructor Course, Air Education Training Command Kirtland AFB May 1995

Chief of Flight Medicine Course, USAFSAM, Nov 2004

Randolph Air Show Medical Response Lead Coordinator (mass-casualty contingency) Aug 2000

Combat Casualty Care Course (C4) Student 1988, Instructor 1996

Latin America Orientation Course, USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt AFB 1993

Survival Instructor Survival/Evasion/Resistance/Escape (SERE), USAFA 1986

Free-fall Parachutist + Glider Soaring Pilot Solo, US Air Force Academy 1984, 1985

Ironman Canada competitor (2.4 mile swim, 114 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) 1996 

Boston Marathon qualifier and competitor 1996,

USAF Cycling Team physician and rider, 480 mile ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI) 2002, 2003 and 2008.

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Competitor 2008 and 2009. German Military Athlete Award 2005

Vacaville Youth Soccer and Little League Baseball Team Coach for 2008, 2009, 2010.

Eagle Scout and volunteer Boy Scout merit badge counselor

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