Shirley A. Conibear, MD, MPH, FACPM

• President and Senior Scientist, Carnow, Conibear and Assoc, Ltd

• President and Senior Physician, The OMS, Ltd

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts, 1968
Shimer College
Waukegan, Illinois

Doctor of Medicine, 1973
The University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Intern, 1973 74
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Resident in Family Practice, 1974
McNeal Memorial Hospital
Berwyn, Illinois

Resident in Family Practice, 1975 76
Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Resident in Occupational Medicine, 1976
Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Master of Public Health, 1976
The University of Illinois School of Public Health
Chicago, Illinois

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

• Board Certified in Family Medicine, 1977, 1982, 1988 (expired 1994)

• Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, 1979

• National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomat, 1974

• Certified Independent Medical Examiner by ABIME, 1995, 1999, 2007

• Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), 1994, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013

• Designated Civil Surgeon for US Immigration Service

• Department of Labor Black Lung Provider

• CDC Certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Provider

• Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Component of Hearing Conservation Programs, by CAOHC, 2007, 2011

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE:

2011 Florida
2011 South Carolina
2010 Delaware
2010 Arizona
1983 West Virginia (inactive)
1982 Alabama
1982 Oklahoma
1977 California
1977 Colorado
1977 Massachusetts
1977 Michigan
1977 Missouri
1977 New York
1977 Ohio
1977 Pennsylvania
1977 Wisconsin
1974 Illinois

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1988 to present
President and Senior Physician
The OMS, Ltd (Occupational Medicine Specialists)
Chicago, Illinois,

1988 to present
President and Senior Scientist
Carnow, Conibear & Assoc., Ltd.
Chicago, Illinois

1992 to 1998
President
Athena Analytical Laboratory, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois

1977 to 1988
Vice President and Senior Scientist
Carnow, Conibear & Assoc., Ltd.
Chicago, Illinois

Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine
August, 1982 to September, 1992
Department of Preventative Medicine and Community Health College of Medicine, University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

1979 to 1982
Director of Occupational Medicine Residency
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
College of Medicine, University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

1979 to 1982
Director of Programs in Medicine
Occupational Safety and Health Great Lakes Educational Resource Center
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
College of Medicine, University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

1978 to 1979
Director of Programs in Medicine
Occupational Safety and Health Educational Resource Center
Division of Occupational Medicine
Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

1977 to 1979
Attending Physician and Director of Health Hazards Evaluation Unit
Division of Occupational Medicine
Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

• American Association for the Advancement of Science
• American College of Preventive Medicine – Fellow
• American Public Health Association
• American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

OTHER APPOINTMENTS:

1981-1985
Chief Medical Officer
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad
Chicago, Illinois,

1979-1981
Epidemiologist
Argonne National Laboratory

1987, 1988
Consultant, Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Health and Hazardous Substance Registry, “Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes” and “Occupational Diseases” Committees

1986
Member, AdHoc Study Section
National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety

1986 to 1992
Consultant to U.S. Department of Energy
Advising on Federal Employee Occupational, Medical Programs

1994 to 1995
National Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
Public Health member,

2004 – 2005
Joint Illinois House-Senate Task Force on Mold in Indoor Environments Member

2004 – present
Board of Health Appointed Member
Village of Barrington Hills, IL

Appointed May 2008
Board of Trustees
Shimer College

Appointed March 2010
Adjunct Associate Professor
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of IL in Chicago, Occupational Medicine Department

2010 – present
Chicago/Occupational Medicine – Residency Advisory Committee
University of IL
Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS:

Conibear, SA (1976): “Women as a High Risk Population,” Proceedings of the Society of Occupational Environmental Health Conference on Women in the Work Place, Washington, D.C., June, 1976.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1977): “Health Evaluation and Technical Assistance Composite Report on Lead Studies: Health Hazard Evaluation at Gould Inc., Kankakee, IL,”
Sherwin Williams, Coffeyville, KS and N L Industries, Fremont, NE. Cincinnati: NIOSH.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1977): “Health Hazard Evaluation Determination Report at Michigan Chemical Company,” Cincinnati:NIOSH.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1977): “Guidelines on Pregnancy and Work,” Cincinnati: NIOSH. Served as a consultant for the document.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1978): “Health Hazard Evaluation Determination Report at Sucrets Department,” Merck, Sharp and Dohme. West Point: NIOSH.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1978): “Effects on the Respiratory Tract of Exposure to Fluoride and Other Dusts in an Aluminum Smelter,” Proceedings of the XIX International Conference of Occupational Health, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1978): “Musculoskeletal and Respiratory Disease in Aluminum Smelter Workers: The Kitimat Study,” Proceedings of the XIX International Congress of Occupational Health, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1979): “Effects on the Respiratory Tract of Exposure to Fluoride and Other Dusts and Gasses in an Aluminum Smelter,” in Dusts and Diseases, ed. by R. Lemen and J. Dement, Pathotox Pub.

Conibear, SA (1980): “Refining the Specialty of Occupational Medicine,” Occupational Health and Safety, pp. 49 53.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1980): “Assessment of Exposure and Risk Through Use of a Personal, Cumulative Organ Risk Index,” Arh. Hig. Rada. Toksikol. Vol. 30, pp. 1743 1748.

Conibear, SA (1980): “Book Review of ‘At Highest Risk: Environmental Hazards to Young and Unborn Children,'” Rehabilitation Literature, Vol. 41, (11 12), pp. 300 302, November December, 1980

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1980): “Musculoskeletal and Respiratory Disease in Aluminum Smelter workers – The Kitimat Study,” Arh. Hig. Rada Toksikol. Vol. 30, Supplement p. 967.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA: “Clinical Environmental and Occupational Medicine,” presented at Conference on “Pollution-Induced Disease and Victim Compensation” sponsored by National Science Foundation.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1981): “Industrial Fluorosis,” Fluoride, Vol. 14 (4), p. 172, October, 1981.

Conibear, SA and Farid, I (1981): “An Epidemiologic Study of the Health Status of Workers Previously Exposed to Thorium: Association with Hepatic Function,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Occupational Health, Cairo, Egypt, September, 1981.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1982): “Clinical Environmental and Occupational Medicine,” presented at the Institute of Man and Science, Washington, DC. January 27 29.

Conibear, SA (1983): “Hearing Loss as an Occupational Hazard,” Shirley A. Conibear, M.D., M.P.H., Consultant, July, pp. 231-237.

Conibear, SA (1983): “Evaluating Patients with Noise Induced Hearing Loss,” Consultant, pp. 45 49, July, 1983.

Conibear, SA and Farid, I (1983): “Hepatic Function in Previously Exposed Thorium Refinery Workers as Compared to Normal Controls from the Health and Nutrition Survey,” Health Physics, Vol. 44, (Suppl.1), pp. 221 230, 1983.

Conibear, SA (1983): “Long Term Health Effects of Thorium Compounds on Exposed Workers: The complete blood count,” Health Physics, Vol. 44, (suppl.1), pp. 231 237.

Carnow, BW and Conibear, SA (1985): “Medical and Toxicological Consideration in Determining Probability of Causation of Environmental diseases,” In: Hazardous Waste Contamination of Water Resources (Compensation of victims exposed to hazardous wastes), Washington: 98th congress, First session, 1985, pp. 331 352.

Musselman, RP, Hoppe, BH, Conibear, SA (1985): Identification of Toxicological Information Needed to Update or Formulate a Material Safety Data Sheet,” Abstract, Journal of American College of Toxicology, Vol. 4, No. 4.

Conibear, SA and Musselman, VR (1987): “First Aid in the Workplace,” A Chapter in Hazardous Chemicals Desk Reference, by Sax, N.I. and Lewis, R.J. Pub. by Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., N.Y., N.Y.

Conibear, SA (1987): “How to Insure and Maintain Quality in a Medical Surveillance Program,” In: Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, Ed. by Lawrence Slote, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Conibear, SA (1987): “Hazardous Waste Workers Require Careful Monitoring,” Environmental Management News, Vol. 2(2), 1 3, 12.

Lefevre, MJ and Conibear, SA (ed) (1988), First Aid Manual for Chemical Accidents, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., N.Y., N.Y.

Conibear, SA (1988): “The Absorption, Metabolism, Excretion, and Health Effects of Industrially Useful Alcohols,” Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials Report, Vol. 8(3), pp. 2 8.

Conibear, SA and Ness, SA (1988): “Management of Occupational Disease Claims and Lawsuits,” The Risk Report, Vol. 11(3), pp. 1 8.

Conibear, SA (1988): “Waste Site Workers Face Special Exposure Risks,” Industrial Safety and Hygiene News, p. 43.

Conibear, SA, Geneser, S, Carnow, BW (1995): “Carbon Monoxide Levels and Sources Found in a Random Sample of Households in Chicago During the 1994 -1995 Heating Season,” American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc., Atlanta, GA, Denver Co., 1995.

Conibear, SA (1999): Occupational Medicine,@ World Book Encyclopedia, Vol. 14, pp. 647-648.

“Medical Monitoring of Workers: How Many Tests are Enough?” presented at the Hazardous Waste management Exposition, Rosemont, Illinois, October 4, 1988

“Reproductive Hazards,” A CME Seminar for National Safety Council and American Industrial Hygiene Association, Orlando, Florida, March, 1988

“CNS Toxicity,” A Workshop Presented at Illinois State Psychiatric Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November, 1987

“Environmental Hazards: A New Factor in Real Estate Transfers,” course director, sponsored by University of Illinois College of Medicine and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, May, 1987

“Medical Monitoring … How Many Tests Are Enough?” presented at Haztech International Conference, August 11-15, 1986, Denver

“Disability Issues Affecting Women in the Workplace,” lecture presented at “Occupational Medicine: Issues of the 1980’s” sponsored by Grant Hospital Department of Occupational Health Service, Chicago, Illinois, May, 1986

“Fetal Vulnerability and Other Workplace Hazards,” presented at “Corporate Decisions and Health: Legal Issues” sponsored by Women Law Students Association, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, April, 1986

“Environmental Epidemiology for Clinicians” and “Principles of Environmental Toxicology: Their Applications in Clinical Medicine,” lectures presented at the Cook County Graduate School of Medicine’s course, “Environmental Diseases of Clinical Importance,” April, 1986

“Cases Involving Commonly Used Industrial Solvents,” presented at the American Trial Lawyers Association National Meeting, July 30, 1985

“Establishing Causation in Occupational Disease Cases,” presented at the 1985 National Advanced Worker’s Compensation Seminar sponsored by Worker’s Compensation Monthly, July, 1985

“Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace,” lecture presented at “Occupational Health Nursing: Basic Theory and Update” sponsored by University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, March 4 8, 1985

“Health Hazards of Hazardous Waste,” lecture presented at “Health and Safety at Hazardous Waste Sites” sponsored by Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and NIOSH, November 19 21, 1984

“Development of Management Policies to Deal with Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace,” lecture for “Current Topics in Occupational Health and Safety,” sponsored by Chicago and Wisconsin Local sections of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, October 2, 1984

“Pregnancy and Work,” lecture presented at the Central States Occupational Medical Association, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, September 8, 1984

“Occupation and Disease: Establishing Causation,” a professional development course delivered at the American Industrial Hygiene Association National Conference, May, 1987, May 1986, May, 1984, May, 1983 and June, 1982

“Toxicity of Alcohols,” lecture presented at the Midwest Regional Chapter, Society of Toxicology’s Symposium on the Toxicity of Solvents, Chicago, Illinois, May, 1983

“Occupational Medicine in Primary Care Practice,” course director and faculty member for the 24th Annual Graduate Program of the Illinois Academy of Family Physician’s “Medicine for Today” series, 96 CME hours, September, 1982 June, 1983

“Health Effects of Exposure to Noise,” lecture at “Occupational Health Nursing: Basic Theory and Update” sponsored by University of Illinois College of Nursing and the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Safety and Health, March, 1983, 1982, 1981

“Principles of Environmental Toxicology” and “Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology,” lectures presented at Cook County Graduate School of Medicine’s course “Environmental Medicine,” December, 1983, August, 1982, July, 1980

“Integrating Industrial Hygiene and Medical Surveillance Data in a Comprehensive Health and Safety Program,” a professional development course presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Association National Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, June, 1982

“Review Course of Preventive Occupational Medicine,” course director and faculty, sponsored by Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and Great Lakes Center for Occupational Safety and Health, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 28 CME hours, June, 1986, June, 1984, June, 1982, March, 1979 and March, 1978

“Health Problems of Working Women,” lecture for Sickroom Services, Inc.’s 15th Annual Seminar and Exhibition, May, 1982

“Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace,” presentation delivered at the Central States American Occupational Medicine Association Meeting, Oakbrook, Illinois, March, 1982

“Occupational Diseases,” presented at the Advanced Worker’s Compensation Practice Course for the Illinois Council for Legal Education, Chicago, Illinois, December, 1983, March, 1982 and 1981, Springfield, September, 1985

“Reproductive Epidemiology,” a presentation delivered at Executive Enterprises, Inc., course on Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace, Arlington, Virginia, January, 1982

“Designing Employee Health Protection Program,” presented at Executive Enterprises, Inc., Employee Health Programs course, Chicago, Illinois, October, 1981

“Clinical Update on Occupational Medicine,” course director and faculty, sponsored by the Division of Occupational Medicine, Cook County Hospital and Great Lakes Center for Occupational Safety and Health, 15 CME hours, November, 1979

PRESENTATIONS OF ORIGINAL WORK:

“Carbon Monoxide Levels and Sources Found in a Random Sample of Households in Chicago During the 1994-95 Heating Season” presented at Indoor Air Quality conference sponsored by American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, October, 1995 in Denver, CO.

“Insuring and Maintaining Quality in a Medical Surveillance Program,” presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Association National Conference, May, 1984

“The Relationship Between Employee Awareness of Potential Job Hazards and Employee Behavior,” presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Association National Conference, May, 1983

“Establishing Causation in Occupational Disease,” presented at the “Scientists Forum on An Assessment of the Scientific Knowledge Base Related to Victim Compensation” sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., January, 1982

“Diborane Toxicity in the Semiconductor Industry,” presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Association National Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, June, 198

“Chronic Arsenic Intoxication in the Gold Mining Industry,” presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Association National Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, June, 1982

“Long Term Health Effects of Thorium Compounds on Exposed Workers: The Complete Blood Count,” presented at International Conference on the Radiobiology of Radium and the Actinides in Man, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, October, 1981

“Determination of Arsenic Body Burden in Exposed Gold Smelter Workers,” presented at the XX International Conference on Occupational Health, Cairo, Egypt, September, 1981

“An Occupational Medicine Residency: The Cook County Hospital University of Illinois Experience,” presented at the American Public Health Association National Meeting, New York, New York, November, 1979

“Assessment of Exposure and Risk through Use of Personal, Cumulative Organ Risk Index,” presented at the 19th International Congress on Occupational Safety and Health, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, September, 1978

“Health and Safety Education for Industrial Workers: A New Approach,” presented at the American Public Health Association National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October, 1975