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BRIAN M. VAN LINDA, M.D., MBA
EDUCATION:  
1968 – 1972
Boston College
B.S. Biology & Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
1973 – 1977            
Georgetown University School of Medicine
MD
1994 – 1996           
University of Connecticut
MBA
2001          
Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
Insurance Executive Development Program
Post-Doctoral Training:    
 

1977 – 1978                      

Intern in Medicine, University of Connecticut

1978 – 1979                    

Assistant Resident in Medicine, University of Connecticut

1979 – 1980     Chief Resident in Medicine, University of Connecticut
1980 – 1982     Fellow in Gastroenterology, University of Connecticut

LICENSURE: 
Connecticut Medical License: #20646

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:
1980 – 1983 

University of Connecticut Emergency Room

1982 – 1997 

Farmington Valley Gastroenterology Group, LLC

1998 – Present

Prime HealthCare, P.C.


HONORS & AWARDS:

Order of the Cross and Crown, Boston College (1972)
Thomas R. Preston, M.D.

Award for “Outstanding” Teaching” (1988)
-  Awarded by House Staff of St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center
Commencement Speaker, University of Connecticut Executive MBA Program (1996)

Distinguished Physician Award 2003
-   Awarded by Medical & Dental Staff of St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center. Thomas R. Preston, M.D.  Award for “Excellence in Teaching” (2004)
-   Awarded by University of Connecticut Internal Medicine Interns and Residents Selected by peers to be included in Best Doctors in America 2003-2004
Hepatitis Magazine (2003): lisited as one of Top gastroenterologists in nation
Hartford Magazine (2004): listed as one of Greater Hartford’s Top Doctors.


PUBLICATION:
Krasner, L.I., Van Linda, M.M., Scheig, R., and Hajjar, J.J.: Effect of Acute and Chronic Ethanol Administration of Glycosarcosine Absorption across Rat Intestine in Vivo.  Gastroenterology 78:1199, 1980

Hajjar, J.J., Krasner, K., Van Linda, B.M. and Scheig, R.: Effect of Ethanol on Glycosarcosine Absorption. 
Life Sciences 29:1043-1407, 1982

Levine, J.B., Cohen, G., Van Linda, B.M., Freston, J.: Diagnostic Challenges in Gastroenterology.
Computerized Video-Disk Education Series, 1982

Van Linda, B.M., Cohn, R.A., and Hajjar, J.J.:  Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrotomy: Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature. 
Connecticut Medicine 47:136-139 1983

Hajjar, J.J., Van Linda, B.M., Tomicic, T.K.: 
Effect of Bourbon Verses Ethanol Consumption on Intestinal Leucine Absoption in the Rat Animal Model. Gastroenterology 84; 1178, 1983

Hajjar, J.J., Van Linda, B.M., Tomicic, T.K.: 
Absorption across the Rat Intestine.
Nutrition Reports International 28:1385-1392, 1983

Van Linda, B.M. and Rosson, R.S., Choledochoduodenal Fistula and Choledocholithiasis:Treatment by Endosocopic Choledochoduodenostomy.
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 6:321-324, 1984

Hajjar, J.J., Van Linda, B.M., Fucci, J., and Tomicic, T.:
Absorption in the Mechanically Obstructed Rat Intestine, Protection by Prostaglandins. Prostalglandins 31:83-89, 1986

Rosa, J.A., Van Linda, B.M., and Abourizk, N.N., New Onset Diabetes Melitus As a Harbinger of Pancreatic Carcinoma, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 11:221-215, 1989

Van Linda, B.M.: Suggestions for Health Care Cost Control:
An Alternative Point of V iew.
Connecticut Medicine 56: 257, 192

Other:

Course Co-Director: Therapeutic ERCP Workshop
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center (1996-2000)

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:
1978 National Board of Medical Examiners
1980  

American Board of Internal Medicine

1983 American Board of Internal Medicine

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:

Professional Associations:

1982 Hartford Medical Society, Gastroenterology Section
1982

Hartford County Medical Association
-  Chairman, Medical Review Committee
    (1990-1993)
-  Chairman, Committee on Third Party Payors
    (1995-Present)

1982 – Present Connecticut State Medical Society

Board of Directors:

1994 –

Connecticut Medical Insurance Company
- Finance Committee (1994 -)
- Chairman Finance Committee (2000-2003)
- Underwriting Finance Committee (1998-)
- Chairman Underwriting Committee (2003-)
- Treasurer (2000-2003)
- Executive Committee (2000-)
- Audit Committee (2003-)
- Compensation Committee (2003-)
- Chairman, Compensation Committee (2003-)
- Vice President (2004-)
-  Claims Resolution Committee (2004-)

1997 –
1998
Fortress Insurance Company
of America, Inc.
1998 –
2001

Professional Liability Insurance Company of America
-  Executive Committee (1998-2001)

1990-1993; 1995-1998

Hartford County Medical Association

1997 –

Connecticut State Medical Society
-  Secretary (1997-2003)
-  Treasurer (2003-)
-  Compensation Committee (2004)

1997 – MD Advantage

1988 –
1994

Physicians of St. Francis Inc., IPA
1994 –

St. Francis Hospital Physician Hospital Organization
-  Contracts Committee (1998-)

1997 –

Prime HealthCare
-  Board of Directors (1997-)
-  Secretary (1998-2001)
-  Treasurer (2001-)

Hospital Appointments:

Senior Attending in Medicine
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center

Courtesy Staff in Medicine
Hartford Hospital

Teacher Appointments:
1979-1980

Instructor, Department of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

1979-1981 Instructor, Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
1982-1983

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

1982-1984

Clinical Instructor, Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

1984 –

Clinical Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

St. Francis Hospital Committee Appointments:

1991-1994 Medical Staff Council
1991-1994 Steering Committee,
Medical Staff Council
1991-1994 Ethics Committee
1991-1994 Medical Staff Management Forum
 
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