David Lukcso, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. David Lukcso is Chief Medical Officer for Medical Advisory Services, a division of The NMAS Group. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook after being elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. He subsequently received his Masters in Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed his residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Lukcso began his career at the Cornell University Medical Center as a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine and Attending Physician at The New York Hospital's Emergency Department. While at The New York Hospital, Dr. Lukcso was involved in treating first responders from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He was then recruited to be the Mid-Atlantic Regional Medical Director of occupational and environmental health centers for the largest national provider of integrated medically-based services. In that capacity he provided medical oversight and was responsible for the management of 40 physicians and health care providers delivering employment-related injury, occupational healthcare, and other services in 14 health care centers located in 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Lukcso has outstanding experience as a practicing physician, an expert in both Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a program director and a consultant. During his career he has worked with hundreds of clients regarding thousands of medical claims: personal injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice and environmental disease. He has provided medical director services to clients, developed examination protocols and assisting with ADA, FMLA and disability issues.
Notably, Dr. Lukcso has been involved in many investigations including a 2 ½ year Indoor Environment and Air Quality Epidemiologic study of a secure Department of Defense campus and a food chain safety, foodborne and bioterrorism illness response investigation for a nationwide hospital system. He also developed medical protocols that were used in the evaluation and treatment of over 800 anthrax-exposed workers in 2001 who received treatment at the medical facilities overseen by Dr. Lukcso. Additionally, Dr. Lukcso worked with the State of Maryland Medical Director of Bioterrorism in developing smallpox vaccination protocols and strategies, and provided medical care to those State employees who had adverse reactions to the smallpox vaccination.
Ghazala Kazi, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Ghazala Kazi is a staff physician in MAS Group. She has broad experience in occupational medicine and public health. She received her medical degree from Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan in 1984. She received her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in 1990 from The George Washington University in Washington DC. In continued pursuit of her interest in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), she completed her residency in OEM at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. She is board certified in Occupational Medicine and is a certified Independent Medical Examiner.
While in Pakistan she was the Occupational and Environmental Physician for local glass and cotton factory workers in Hasanabdal Pakistan. In addition to her OEM responsibilities, she provided general medical care and preventive services to the workers and their families. She interfaced with the World Health Organization regarding the morbidity data of the population she served.
Dr. Kazi moved to the United States of American in 1987. Upon completion of her MPH, she joined Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she spent seven years working as an epidemiologist in the Infectious Disease and Environmental Health's AIDS Administration division. In her capacity as epidemiologist, she worked extensively with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments.
Dr. Kazi completed a year of general medicine at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She was recruited to serve as the Medical Director for the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and Employee Health at St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. Dr. Kazi has served as the Medical Director for Saint Mary's Correctional Center in Saint Mary's, WV. She then joined Physicians Care of Marietta as their Associate Medical Director of Occupational Health.
Dr. Kazi has been evaluating workers with work related injuries and illnesses since 1985. She has extensive experience in evaluating injured and ill workers. She began performing Independent Medical Examinations (IME) in 2001 in West Virginia. Since then she has performed more than a thousand Workers' Compensation IMEs at the request of employers, insurance carriers, and claimants' attorneys. Dr. Kazi moved to the Greater Washington/Baltimore area in 2005 and started conducting IME in Maryland as well as West Virginia.
Tee Lamont Guidotti, M.D., M.P.H. D.A.B.T.
Dr. Tee L. Guidotti serves as Senior Scientist for Medical Advisory Services. He is an internationally-renowned consultant and scholar in occupational and environmental health. Dr Guidotti holds medical specialty credentials in Canada (FRCPC and CBOM in occupational medicine), the US (board certification in occupational medicine and pulmonary medicine) and the UK (FFOM). In addition to his medical specialty credentials he is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and is certified as a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP, specializing in air quality) by the Institute for Professional Environmental Practice. In 2013, he received the highest award in occupational and environmental medicine, the William S. Knudsen Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Dr. Guidotti had a 30-year academic career prior to joining MAS. He retired in 2008 as Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at The George Washington University, where he was Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services and Director of the Division of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; he also held cross-appointments in epidemiology, health policy and pulmonary medicine. His career before that included 14 years as Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Alberta, where he was named a Killam Annual Professor and introduced Canada's first Royal College-approved training program in occupational medicine. Dr. Guidotti has received numerous honors and awards and has served as President of both the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, among other significant leadership activities.
Dr. Guidotti is the author or a principal co-author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers and discussion pieces and has written, edited or coauthored several books, including Global Occupational Health (Oxford University Press, 2011, editor and coauthor), The Praeger Handbook of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Praeger, 2010; solo author) and Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach (second edition, Routledge, 2013, with co-authors including Dr. David Lukcso of MAS).
Building Science Experts
Allan E. Burt, MBA
Allan Burt, is a Principal and the Vice President of Field Operations.
Prior to joining, Mr. Burt already had a distiguished career as a private business owner of a mechanical contracting company and a key executive for the national design-build division of Total Site Solutions/Encompass Global Technologies, part of Encompass Service Corporation, a publicly held, $4.5 billion mechanical and electrical contractor.
Mr. Burt has expert knowledge of building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as building envelopes. He is a trained commercial arbitrator and mediator and has been appointed to the Panel of Neutrals at the American Arbitration Association for general, mechanical and residential construction disputes. He has been the project executive to more than $500 million of design/build/maintain projects over his career. Mr. Burt's multi-faceted expertise enables him to understand construction projects from their inception through occupancy. In conjunction with our physicians, he has developed "medical engineering" means and methods investigating and resolving indoor environmental matters, after building occupant health complaints have been received.