Aimed Alliance Names Shannon Ginnan, M.D., Director of Medical Affairs

September 10, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Washington, D.C. September 10, 2015 The Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine (Aimed Alliance) announced today that Shannon Ginnan, M.D., has joined the organization as Director of Medical Affairs. The creation of the position and appointment of Dr. Ginnan are part of strategic organizational growth in furtherance of Aimed Alliance's mission to improve health care in the United States by supporting the development and utilization of novel, evidence-based treatments.

"Dr. Ginnan will provide invaluable medical insight into Aimed Alliance's research and policy leadership activities," Stacey L. Worthy, Public Policy Director for Aimed Alliance, said. "His experience and commitment to quality care will allow our organization to impact more lives by promoting greater treatment accessibility."

Dr. Ginnan is the medical director of one of the largest anti-aging and regenerative medicine practices in the United States and a professional educator for medical device and pharmaceutical companies. In these capacities, he evaluates and employs new medical innovations and trains health care practitioners in the safe and effective use of laser and injectable treatments.

"I am honored to be a part of Aimed Alliance's important work to help consumers obtain the health care their providers deem most appropriate," Dr. Ginnan stated. Aimed Alliance's policy priorities for 2015 and 2016 include ending the discriminatory practices of insurers that restrict access to proper treatments and the unethical practice of incentivizing doctors to prescribe inferior medications as a one-size-fits-all treatment approach.

"Practitioner education and empowerment are essential to patient health and provider success," Dr. Ginnan said. "Aimed Alliance is a leader in this area, and I look forward to expanding and enhancing its outreach to the professional community." The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy recently published an Aimed Alliance article informing health care practitioners of elaborate criminal schemes to entangle prescribers in the black market for prescription drugs and biologics.

Dr. Ginnan obtained his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, completed his internship at a community hospital in Vestal, New York, and studied acupuncture at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He obtained his bachelor's degree in chemistry and graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University.

About Aimed Alliance
Aimed Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides thought leadership to enable health care providers, businesses, and government officials at all levels improve consumer access to novel, evidence-based health care treatments. For more information, visit www.aimedalliance.org and follow @adoptinnovation on Twitter.

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