205 S. Whiting Street, Suite 303 703-823-1533
Solo private gynecology practice in Alexandria, Virginia since 1988, with emphasis on
hormonal issues and preventive medicine.
OB-GYN residency at the Washington Hospital Center, Wash. DC, 1979-1983.
MD degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1979.
BS degree in Psychology from Duke University, 1975.
Certified Menopause Practitioner since Dec, 2000.
Member, North American Menopause Society.
Member, American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.
Past Member of Board of Advisors, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Featured expert in The Menopause Thyroid Solution, Mary Shomon, Harper Press,
The Truth about Estrogen. A review of the “Women’s Health Initiative” and how the
results were manipulated and misinterpreted, Jan 2008.
Letter to the Editor of OB-GYN News questioning the FDA’s recent recommendation to
minimize the use of hormone replacement therapy, Feb 2006.
Featured expert in Guidelines from Experts in Thyroid Disease; Diagnosis and
Management of Hypothyroidism in Women, “Clinical diagnosis and physiologic
treatment of hypothyroidism in gynecologic practice”, Galen Press Inc, 2002.
Featured expert in “The Estrogen and HRT Controversy – Different Sides of the
Discussion Presented”, Mary Shomon, Thyroid-Info.com, July 2002.
Barnard ND, Scialli AR, Bertron P, Hurlock D, Edmonds B. “Acceptability of a
Therapeutic Low-Fat, Vegan Diet in Premenopausal Women”, J of Nutrition Ed, vol 32,
Interviewed/quoted for articles in Cosmopolitan Magazine, July 2000, Discover
Magazine, Aug 2000, Better Nutrition Magazine, June 2000, WebMD news service,
Barnard ND, Scialli AR, Bertron P, Hurlock D. “Effectiveness of a low-fat vegetarian
diet in altering serum lipids in healthy premenopausal women”, Amer J of Cardiol, vol
Barnard ND, Scialli AR, Hurlock D, Bertron P. “Diet and sex-hormone binding
globulin, dysmenorrhea, and premenstrual symptoms”, Obstet Gynecol, 95(2): 245-50,
Bone Builder’s Backpack (a device to improve bone density in menopausal women)
“Breast cancer’s unnatural causes”, published letter to the editor of OB-GYN News,
“Chemicals and breast cancer: One more reason not to eat meat”, Vegetarian Society
“Laser surgery, animal demonstrations and non-animal techniques”, PCRM Update,
Lecture: “Angeliq: A New Option for the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms” for
Bayer, Reston VA, Fredericksburg VA, and Tyson’s Corner VA, on Mar 19, 2008, Oct
Lecture: “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis” for Ther-Rx,
Lecture: “Hormone Replacement Therapy: Issues, Facts and controversies” for
Congressman Jim Moran’s Annual Women’s Issues Conference, Alexandria VA, Sept
Lectures about Femring, Femhrt and the “Women’s Health Initiative” for Warner-
Chilcott, Alexandria VA, Arlington VA, Ellicott City MD, Sept - Nov 2003.
Lectures at offices of Annandale Women and Family Physicians and at Alexandria
Family Physicians about the “Women’s Health Initiative” for Wyeth, July 31 and Aug
Lecture: “Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: A Perspective for Gynecologists” for Merck,
Lecture: “Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Issues: The Women’s Health Initiative and
Other Clinical Studies” for Merck, Tyson’s Corner VA, April 10, 2003.
Lecture: “Targeting Postmenopausal Osteoporosis” for Merck, Wash DC, Jan 23, 2003.
Lecture: “Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Issues: The Women’s Health Initiative and
Other Clinical Studies” for Merck, Fredericksburg VA, Nov 13, 2002.
Lecture: “Targeting Postmenopausal Osteoporosis” for Merck, Tyson’s Corner VA, Nov
Lecture: “Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: Focus on the Hip” for Merck, Tyson’s Corner
Lecture: “Hormone Replacement Therapy and the Women’s Health Initiative” for Pfizer,
Debate with Dr. Jacques Rossouw, Director of the Women’s Health Initiative Study, on
The Diane Rhem Show, National Public Radio, WAMU, July 31, 2001.
Moderator for ASRM roundtable CME meeting “Progesterone Issues” for Solvay, Wash
Lecture: “Antidepressant Therapy: A Clinical Discussion” (about the use of Sarafem
to treat PMDD) for Lilly, Alexandria VA, Oct 19, 2000.
Lecture: “Health Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet” at Vegfest, Wash DC, Oct 14, 2000.
Lecture: “Hormone Replacement Therapy” to Novartis representatives, Sept 20, 2000.
Lecture: “What Can Estrogen Do for You?” for the Health, Wellness and fitness Fair at
Goodwin House Retirement Home, Alexandria VA, May 31, 2000.
Moderator for CME symposium “Prevailing Trends in Surgical Menopause” for Solvay,
Television appearance concerning dietary treatment of PMS symptoms, Maryland News
Lecture series: “Estrogen, Menopause, Osteoporosis and
Breast Cancer” for the Women’s Group at Emmanuel Church on the Hill, Alexandria
Television appearance concerning “The Real Cost of Healthcare: Crisis or Confusion” (a
discussion on HMO’s) on Global Village, a cable TV show on The Research Channel,
Television appearance concerning PCRM study of use of vegetarian diet to treat
menstrual issues with Bob Althage, News Night Maryland, Maryland Public Television,
Lecture: “Health Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet” at Vegfest, Wash DC, Oct 18, 1997.
Lecture: “Maximizing Health and Minimizing Stress” for Springfield Christian
Women’s Group at Ft. Belvoir Officer’s Club, Ft. Belvoir VA, Oct 8, 1997.
Lecture: “The Value of a Vegetarian Diet” to members of the Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine, Wash DC, July 7, 1997.
Lecture: “Menopause and Related Topics” for the public at Minnie Howard Middle
Television appearance concerning animal testing in medical research, Channel 20
Lecture: “STDs” for St Stephens and St Agnes School Parent’s Fair, Alexandria VA,
Organized and moderated a 5-hour symposium for the general public: “Women’s
Health Issues for the 90’s and Beyond”, Ritz Carlton, Crystal City VA, April 5, 1996.
Television appearance concerning “Fast Food and Cholesterol”, Fox Morning News,
Television interview concerning “The Etiology of Breast Cancer” at The Walk to Fight
Breast Cancer, Alexandria VA, Oct 28, 1995.
Television appearance concerning “Breast Cancer and Estrogen” with Andrea Rhone
and Mike Buchanan, DC Channel 9 News, Wash DC, June 23, 1995.
Television appearance concerning “Dairy Products – Healthy or Harmful” with Denise
Richardson on News Talk Television, May 1, 1995.
Lecture: “Animal Rights and Disease Prevention” for the American Antivivisection
Society at the Liberation Festival, Philadelphia PA, May 1, 1994.
Lecture: “Menopause” for Alexandria Business and Professional Women, Alexandria
Lecture: “Menopause and Disease Prevention” for St John’s Church Group,
Lecture: “Menopause” for the Office of the US Senate, Wash DC, Nov 3, 1993.
Organized and moderated a conference on “Diet and Disease Prevention: Shifting our
Medical Priorities” for Northern VA Institute for CME, Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria
Speaker: “Ask the Doctor: Menopause” for Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria VA, June
Lecture: “The Female Transition Years: 35-60” for Northern VA Physicians,
Chairman for conference on “STD’s in the 90’s” for Northern VA Institute for CME,
Television appearance concerning “STD’s – Current Epidemic” for Alexandria Hospital,
Channel 9 WUSA News, Washington DC, April 12, 1993.
Lecture: “Ovarian Cancer” for Alexandria Business and Professional Women’s
Association, Alexandria VA, May 9, 1993.
Staff for gynecology information booth, Festival of Health, Alexandria VA, Mar 6, 1993.
Lecture: “Vegetarianism and Politics” for House Committee on Agriculture,
Congressional Office Building, Wash DC, Feb 25, 1993.
Lecture: “Why Dissection is Unnecessary in Medical Schools” for PETA news
conference, National Press Office Building, Wash DC, Oct 2, 1991.
Chairman for conference on “Innovative Therapies in Gynecology” for Northern VA
Institute for CME, Alexandria VA, Sept 19, 1991.
Lecture: “The Use of Oral Contraceptives in Perimenopause” for Annual Convention of
Nurse Practitioners, Richmond VA, Sept 11, 1991.
Lecture: “Osteoporosis and Estrogen Replacement Therapy” for Hellenic American
Society of Physicians, Bethesda MD, June 7, 1991.
Speech on “The Future of Animal Research” for In Defense of Animals at a rally
against the use of animals in military research, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda
Lecture: “Estrogens: How to Use Them and How to Gain Patient Compliance” for
Northern VA Institute for CME, Alexandria VA, Mar 9, 1991.
Lecture: “Menopause” for Women’s Wellness Conference at Alexandria Hospital,
Speech against use of animals in research for Physicians Committee for Responsible
Medicine, Rally on the Mall, Wash DC, April 29, 1990.
Lecture: “Osteoporosis and Estrogen Replacement Therapy” for Dept. of Orthopedic
Surgery, National Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, Arlington VA, Feb 26, 1990.
Lecture: “Laser Gynecologic Surgery” for Women’s Wellness Conference at Alexandria
Speech on “Alternatives to Animal Testing of Cosmetics” for PETA news conference,
National Press Office Building, Wash DC, Mar 2, 1989.
Lecture: “Menopause” for nurses at Mt. Vernon Hospital, Mt. Vernon VA, Sept 30,
Speaker: “Ask the Doctor – For Women Only” for Mt. Vernon Hospital, Mt. Vernon VA,
Lecture: “An Overview of Gynecology” for American Association of University Women,
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