James S. Dunnick Professional Biography

James S. DunnickMD, FACC, CPC, CHCQM 
CONSULTANT, Board Certified Internal Medicine,
Board Certified Cardiology, Certified Professional Coder, Board Certified National Quality and Utilization Group

Integrity Health Strategies
12800 N. Meridian Street, Suite 305
Carmel, IN 46032

317.819.7719
jdunnick@ihsconsultinggroup.com
 

EDUCATION
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Aug 1971-May 1976 (B.A. Chemistry; Double Major Chemistry & Biology; Double Minor Math & Physics
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana; Aug 1978-Feb 1982 (early graduate) (Medical Doctor)
ACADEMIC HONORS
  • Indiana University, Deans List, 1976
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Honors Division, 1979
POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan; April 1982 – April 1983
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan; April 1983 – April 1985
  • Menomenee Indian Reservation Emergency; April 1985 – July 1985
  • Fellowship in Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; July 1985 – July 1988
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
  • Federal License Exam, 1981
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986
  • American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease, 1989
  • American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physician, 2012 to present
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC), American Academy of Professional Coders, April 2013
NUCLEAR MEDICINE LICENSE
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission; 1989-Present
  • Medical Director Nuclear Cardiology, LCMH; 1998 – 2004
RESEARCH & PUBLCIATIONS
  • Dunnick, JS (1978). Oncogenic Virology. Bethesda, Maryland: National Institute of Health.
  • Dunnick, JS (1986-1987). Exercise Physiology, Stress Echo Doppler. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Dunnick, JS (n.d.). Athletes & Sudden Death. Orthopedics Sports Medicine. Saunders .
  • Dunnick, JS, Prinicipal Investigator (2002 ). All Hat Trial.
  • Dunnick, JS, Prinicipal Investigator (2004). Rocket Trial.
  • Dunnick, JS, & Oakley Giaropolalos, JG (1991, December). Pregnancy Complicated by Cardiac Valvular Disease and Hypertension: Problem of Management. Chest Vol. 100 #6.
AWARDS
  • Best Physicians Communicator, 2005
  • Best Physicians Dictator, 2006
  • Best Physicians Missions & Values, 2011
  • Best Physicians Heart Failure Unit, 2011
PRACTICE
  • Indiana Private Practice Clinical Cardiology; 1988 – 1998
  • Louisiana Private Practice Clinical Cardiology; 1998 – 2008
  • Indiana Private Practice Clinical Cardiology; 2009 – 2013
HOSPITALIST EXPERIENCE 
  • PRN, Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Indiana; July 2012 – 2013
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES, PAST & PRESENT
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Calcasieu Parish Medical Society
OFFICES
  • Secretary, Tippecanoe County Medical Society; 1991-1992
  • Chairmen, Regional Development Committee; 1996-1998
  • University of Southern Indiana, Medical Director Respiratory Therapy; 1996-1998
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Welborn Hospital; 1996-1998
  • Quality Assurance committee, Welborn Hospital; 1997-1998
  • Pharmacy & Therapy, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana; 1999-2004
  • Quality Improvement, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana; 1999-2004
  • Louisiana State Board of Exercise Physiologists, Board Member; 1999-2002
  • Infection Control, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana; 1999-2004
  • Louisiana State Medical Society, State Delegate; 1999
  • Board of Trustees, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana; 2000-2002
  • Board of Directors, Calcasieu Parish Medical Society; 2000
  • Advisory Board, Louisiana Health Care Review; 2000-Present
  • President Elect, Hospital Medical Staff; 2000-2001
  • President, Hospital Medical Staff; 2001-2002
  • Past President, Hospital Medical Staff; 2002-2003
  • Physician Office Manager, Heart & Vascular Center; 2002-2003
  • St. Patrick Hospital Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee; 2003-2008
  • Calcasieu Parish Medical Society Member; 1998-2008
  • Calcasieu Parish Medical Society Board of Directors; 2004
  • Delegate State Medical Convention; 1999, 2003, 2004
  • Asst Medical Director, Preventive Cardiology, Goshen Health Systems; 2009- Present
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • Indiana University School of Medicine; 1989 – 1994
  • Southern Indiana University Pulmonary Medicine Instructor; 1993- 1994
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine; 2000 – 2004
  • Family Practice Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine; 2009 – current
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
  • Director Cardiac Rehabilitation, Home Hospital; July 1989 – July 1992
  • Director Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana; July 1998 – August 2004
  • Director Congestive Heart Failure Clinic, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana; July 1998 – August 2004
  • Director Nuclear Cardiology, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana; July 1998 – August 2004
  • Director Heart Failure Unit, Goshen Health Systems, Goshen, Indiana; 2009; Current
SPORTS MEDICINE
  • Team Physician, NFL Combine ECHO Interpretation, American College of Sports Medicine; 1993
COMMUNITY
  • Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Columbus, Indiana; July 1992 – July 1994
  • Medical Director, Bartholomew County; July 1992 – July 1994
  • Board of Directors, Babe Ruth Baseball, Columbus, Indiana; April 1993 – April 1994
  • Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Evansville, Indiana; July 1994 – July 1998
  • Board of Directors, Newburgh Girls Softball; April 1995 – August 1998
  • Board of Directors, American Heart Association, Lake Charles, LA; July 1998 – July 2002
 ABSTRACTS
  • Bamrah, VS, Segar, KB, Wallmeyer, KW, Dunnick, JS, Sheldahl, LM, Hughes, CV, et al. (1987). Isometric versus Isotonic Exercise: Effects of Doppler Echocardiographic Incides of Left Ventricular Performances. Clinical Reserach.
  • Dunnick, J. (2003). Athletes and Sudden. In Orthopedics Sports Medicine. Dres and Delee.
  • Dunnick, JS (Prinicipal Investigator). (December 18, 20002). Allhat. JAMA. Vol #288, No 3.
  • Dunnick, JS, Sheldahl, LM, Tristani, FE, Wann, LS, Segar, KB, & Bamrah, VS. (1987). Relaxation of Left Ventricular End-Diastolic Volume to Exercise-Induced ST Depression. American Heart Association, American Federation for Clinical Research.
  • Hoffman, MD, Sheldahl, LM, Wen, RB, Levandoski, S, Kalbfleisch, JH, Dunnick, JS, et al. (1987). Cardiovascular Responses in Paraplegics During Exercise with Lower Extremity Compression. Clinical Research.
MOST RECENT PRESENTATIONS
  • E/M Documentation.  Surgery Department, Goshen, Indiana; May 2013
  • E/M Documentation.  American Academy of Professional Coders, Indianapolis, Indiana; May 2013
  • Coding & Compliance.  Surgery Department, Goshen, Indiana; March 2013
  • Athletes and Sudden Death. Sports Symposium, Goshen, Indiana; November 2012
  • Advanced Heart Failure.  CME Tape Catalogue, Goshen, Indiana; November 2012
  • Coding and Documentation.  LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte, Indiana; October 2012
  • Coding and Documentation.  Physician Group, Goshen, Indiana; October 2012
  • Medicare Compliance.  Goshen Hospital Medical Staff, Goshen, Indiana; October 2012
  • ACO and Economic Medicine.  Goshen Hospital CME Grand Rounds, Goshen, Indiana; May 2012
  • Congestive Heart Failure.  ACC Stages of Heart Failure, Nursing Grand Rounds, Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Indiana; May 2012