Our Medical Directors
Lousine Alpern, MD
Dr. Lousine Alpern graduated from Occidental College Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Chemistry. She was the recipient of the College’s Dean’s Scholarship and of the nationally-recognized Goldwater Scholarship – a scholarship awarded to a handful college students in the country who have demonstrated exceptional promise and aptitude in Natural Sciences.
During her senior year in college, she was awarded the British Marshall Scholarship, and received a Masters in Pharmacology from Trinity College in Cambridge University, England. She then pursued a medical degree at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, which she graduated with the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society distinction. Upon graduating from UCLA School of Medicine, she pursued postgraduate training in Diagnostic Radiology at the UCLA Department of Radiology.
Dr. Alpern has been involved in scientific and medical research throughout her career and has authored multiple book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has been an invited speaker and presenter at a variety of national and international scientific and medical conferences. In addition to completing a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and becoming a board certified Radiologist, Dr. Alpern has also completed fellowships in Medical Informatics, Breast Imaging, as well as Abdominal Imaging. After finishing her training at UCLA Department of Radiology, Dr. Alpern has worked in a very busy clinical practice in Los Angeles. She was a co-investigator in a variety of clinical trials and was involved in researching clinical applications of the newest imaging equipment with Siemens.
AMR is fortunate to rely on her expertise in Clinical Medicine, Medical Informatics, Pharmacology, and Medical Research.
Ellen O’Donohue, RN BSN
Ellen O’Donohue graduated from University of Massachusetts at Lowell with a degree in Nursing, Biological and Behavioral Sciences. Ellen has clinical experience in psychiatry, care of the terminally ill, medical-surgical nursing, teaching medical assistants, and in clinical research at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH and Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center.
For 7 years Ellen worked in Health Services at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., traveling to South Asia and Africa to source international health resources for HIV-affected staff members and their families, to assess clinics and hospitals for local staff members’ care, and presenting health briefings to economists assigned overseas. Since moving to California in 2006, Ellen has worked as a telephonic case manager in Workers’ Compensation/Risk Management and for the last 4 years has been an initial clinical reviewer for a Workers’ Compensation Utilization Review software company. Ellen raised 3 children while posted with the State Department in Guangzhou, China, New Delhi, India, Ottawa Canada and Yaounde, Cameroun. In Cameroun, Ellen worked as a Community Liaison Officer, assisting families affected by civil war during evacuations of the Central African Republic, and for 3 years helped to manage the Peace Corps Cameroun Medical Office with responsibility for training and medical care of the 133 in-country Peace Corps Volunteers.
Ellen has experience in corporate internal communications, public relations, diplomatic protocol, and international networking. An avid birdwatcher, Ellen enjoys photography, foreign languages, painting and travel in her spare time.