Dr. Robert Stark is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and presently teaches on the Clinical Faculty at New York Medical College. He is past-president of the Connecticut Society of Internal Medicine, and has served as senior member of Connecticut’s Medical Malpractice Claims Review Panel
Dr. Stark is a senior member of his hospital’s Medical Ethics Committee. He is in active, full-time practice in internal medicine and cardiology.
“The ability to communicate effectively is just as important in consulting and expert work as it is in quality patient care.”
François Sestier, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACC, CIME, is a Cardiologist and Life Expectancy Calculations consultant. An expert in his field, Dr. Sestier has delivered over 2,000 lectures around the world and authored over 45 publications. He has served as a Consultant and Medical Director for insurance companies for nearly 30 years.
Consulting - In his capacity as a medical officer for various insurance companies, including Quebec and Ontario Blue Cross since 1985 and Optimum Re Insurance Company since 2002, Dr. Sestier has reviewed over 1,000 applications for life Insurance, giving advice on the Mortality and Life Expectancy associated with the applicant's medical conditions. He has performed calculations on such diverse conditions as traumatology, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, morbid obesity, diabetes, different cardiac pathologies, sudden death, stroke, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis B and C, and all kinds of cancers, leukemias and lymphomas.
Dr. Sestier - Life Expectancy Calculation
Education - Dr. Sestier graduated from medical school in Nancy, France, 1967, where he obtained certification in Cardiology, Pneumology, Occupational Medicine, and Aeronautical Medicine. In Canada, since 1973, he obtained a Quebec certification in cardiology (CSPQ), and a fellowship in cardiology of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCPc). Dr. Sestier also obtained a PhD in Experimental Medicine (McGill, 1977) and certifications from the American Board of Insurance Medicine (1995) and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (2011).
Associations - Dr. Sestier is a past president of CLIMOA (1996-1997 and 2016-2017), the Canadian Life and Health Medical Officer Association, past-president of CSME (2011-2013), the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, and the past president (2010-2012) of AIDC, the world association of medical experts. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Montreal and since 1999 director of the bilingual program of Insurance and Medicolegal Expertise at University of Montreal.
A book chapter by Dr. Sestier and Dr. Vachon describes the life expectancy calculation methodology used by these authors: Vachon P and Sestier F: Life expectancy calculation. In Life Care Planning, PMR clinics of North America, M. Lacerte and C. Johnson, ed., Elsevier publ. New York, August 2013, pp 539-551.
Dr. Jeffrey Stone, DO, MPH, FCCWS specializes in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and received a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University. Dr. Stone completed a residency in aerospace medicine at Brooks Air Force Base and a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and wound care at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Stone is one of the first 60 physicians in the U.S.A. to receive his certification in Wound Care. He served as Medical Director for the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at the Institute for Exercise & Environmental Medicine from 1992-2016.
Dr. Stone offers Hyperbaric Consultanting Services to the health insurance industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, the Poison Control Center of North Dallas, and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of General: Office of Evaluation and Inspections. From 1993 to 2011, Dr. stone served as a Senior Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Dr. Stone has been widely published in many medical journals regarding his expertise in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He has published articles on Hyperbaric Oxygenation, Decompression Sickness, the Diabetic Foot and other wound issues.
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