Edward M. Mendoza, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAN, FACPE
Dr. Edward M. Mendoza is an independent contractor and senior Physician Consultant of the Mendoza group. He has more than 29 years of experience in health care as a physician and consultant. He also has a Neurology private practice. Dr. Mendoza's consulting services include physician training, coder and case manager education, physician liaison training, clinical documentation quality reviews, clinical pathway development, and clinical cost management. Other present consulting experience is as a part time Vice President of Medical Affairs (Medical Director) at a tertiary care facility. He also assists with DRG and CPT proper coding projects and educational programs for HIM, UM, and QA personnel.
Dr Mendoza is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Management. He is a Fellow of the American College
of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Certified Physician Executive.
He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science, received his
Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and his Masters of Business Administration from the Executive Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta.
The Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10, is a resource provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
to help physicians prepare for the arrival of ID-10.
Dr. Mendoza has recently been honored by being selected by CMS to be a member of the Physician Champion Community of Practice.
This Community of Practice was established by CMS in order to bring together physicians from across the country to share ICD-10 best practices and lessons learned with their peers. The physician champions are well-respected leaders in their local physician communities and volunteer their time to service as an ICD-10 resource and a mentor to their colleagues.
Dr. Mendoza is widely published in the medical literature including several books: International Healthcare,
A Framework for Comparing National Health Care Systems, 3rd edition and Mastering the Reimbursement Process, 2nd Edition.
He has been recognized in Modern Healthcare for his international expertise.
He has spoken at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally on clinical, international health care, and managed care topics.
He has prepared and taught "Financing International Health Care Systems, Comparative International Health Care Systems, and Managed Care for Public Health" for the school
of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine.
Kelly P. O'Keefe, MD, FACEP
Emergency Medicine Residency Founding Program Director
Professor of Clinical Sciences
Florida State University College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania: 1 year internal medicine, three years emergency medicine (1990)
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida (1986)
United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1982)
US Air Force Active duty 1978-1982, 1990-1999. Program Director for the Air Force for the Joint Military Medical Centers Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, 1990-1995.
Department Director and Flight Commander. Emergency Medicine, 6th Medical Group, MacDill AFB, 1995-1999.
Medical Director of Adult Emergency Care Center at Tampa General Hospital 1999-2007.
Founding Program Director of the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency at Tampa General Hospital, 2001-2017.
Charter member of INDUS-EM group to bring emergency medicine residency training to India, 2005-2016.
Dr. O'Keefe has published multiple chapters in many major EM textbooks and is a long-time speaker for ACEP and other groups.
Areas of Interest:
Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, Resident Education, Eye emergencies, International emergency medicine, home schooling.
Long distance road biking, tennis, baseball (go Red Sox!), music (plays bari sax in a blues/ rock band), snow skiing, weight training, wood working, world history.