Michael A. Wolfson, M.D., M.P.H. is licensed to practice medicine in the states of New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. He received an M.S. in pharmacology from Northeastern University, an M.D. from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse, and an M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Brown University as well as a fellowship in Occupational Medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health/University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. He is board certified in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is also certified in Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Wolfsonhas extensive clinical experience in the practice of occupational/environmental medicine, family medicine, and addiction medicine. He has engaged in the practice of occupational and environmental medicine for over twenty-one years while also engaging in research and teaching of attending physicians, medical residents, medical students, and other health professionals. He has taught at Brown Medical School, Yale School of Medicine, and the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center. He has also led courses for first responders and workers requiring OSHA-mandated health training. He has evaluated over ten thousand patients with occupational and environmental medicine problems during the course of his practice. He has rendered thousands of diagnoses and opinions on the causation of disease involving complex issues of toxic exposures and injuries as well as alcohol and substance abuse. His expertise was recognized by the Chief Judge of the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court, who appointed him as one of eleven statewide consultants on the state’s first Workers’ Compensation Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Wolfson was the co-author a comprehensive Brown University module concerning alcohol/drug abuse and HIV for physician training in the ADEPT (Alcohol & Drug Education for Physician Training) Program. He has served as a medical advisory committee member for an ATSDR-funded Health Intervention Project in Georgia. He is currently Medical Director of Syracuse Occupational and Environmental Medicine Consultants.
Dr. Wolfson’s areas of special interest and expertise include: • Occupational and environmental toxic exposures • Exposure-related medical conditions - prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up • Illness and injury causation • Risk sssessment and medical monitoring • Toxicologic site assessments; workplace and environmental safety assessments • Forensic toxicology • Indoor environment problems/building-related illnesses - requests for consultations welcomed from architects and educational institutions’planning and building committees • Compliance with OSHA, EPA and other regulatory agency rules and standards • Biohazardous and chemically hazardous materials - recommendations for substitution of less hazardous substances; site visits and walkthroughs; and security and onsite first responder consultations • Drug and alcohol use/abuse: accuracy of on-site and clinical test results; wrongful death cases; workplace drug and alcohol testing protocols and disputes
Expert consultations by referral also available for: • Environmental testing • Environmental engineering assessments
Dr. Wolfson can be reached at:
Syracuse Occupational and Environmental Medicine Consultants P.O. Box 47 Dewitt, New York 13214
Phone: (315) 449-1707 E-mail: MWolf122@aol.com
Curriculum Vitae and Fee Schedule available upon request