Contributors Sep - Oct 2004

Roxanne Jones is a Palm Desert-based freelance writer with extensive experience writing about medical and health-related topics. She began her medical writing career as director of communications for the Massachusetts Medical Society. Today she writes for hospitals, medical device companies and other health care-related entities across the U.S. She also is a contributing editor for Palm Springs Life magazine.  

[photo dir="assets/news/story/cfhlimages/200409/Contributors4.jpg" align="left" caption="Joel Hirschberg, MD"]Joel Hirschberg, MD, Director, Arthritis Education Program, Eisenhower Medical Center, earned his medical degree at George Washington University in 1976. He did his internship and his residency in medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Between 1979 and 1981, he was a Fellow in Rheumatology at University of California, Los Angeles. Today, in addition to his private practice, Dr. Hirschberg is also Section Chief of Arthritis/Rheumatology at Eisenhower Medical Center.  

[photo dir="assets/news/story/cfhlimages/200409/Contributors2.jpg" align="right" caption="Neal Hermanowicz, MD"] Neal Hermanowicz, MD, Director of the Phillip and Carol Traub Parkinson’s Center, received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1985. He did his residency in neurology at the University of Wisconsin from 1985 to 1989. Dr. Hermanowicz also took two more years of training in movement disorders at the University of Michigan from 1989 to 1991. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Hermanowicz is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine.  

[photo dir="assets/news/story/cfhlimages/200409/Contributors1.jpg" align="left" caption="Elke Jost-Vu, MD"]Elke Jost-Vu, MD, Director, Diabetes Program, Eisenhower Medical Center, is an endocrinologist with clinical, instructional and research experience in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Jost-Vu graduated from the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany in 1981. She completed her residency in medicine at Community Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany. She also did an internship and residency in internal medicine at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California, between 1986 and 1989, and a Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center between 1989 and 1991.