Our Medical Quality Team
Lousine Alpern, MD – Medical Director
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.
Leea Doust, Clinical Quality Auditor
Leea Doust comes to AMR with years of healthcare experience in a variety of roles. Leea’s clinical experiences comes from working as an LVN working in Hospice, Geriatric Care and Emergency departments in Australia prior to immigrating to the USA in 2002. Once in the US, she continued her pursuit of a healthcare career by working as a medical intake administrator for a Family practice Physician before making a career decision to move into the area of Workers Compensation and Peer-to-Peer Reviews,
Prior to coming to AMR, Leea worked with Medex Managed Care as the Utilization Review Department Manager where she would over see all aspects of the Utilization Review from the input and requests from the clients through to the final completed report that went back to the client, ensuring that all the DWC regulatory requirements were met and that the reports were completed in a timely manner. During this time Leea was instrumental in building a Peer Review Panel for Medex, utilizing Physician Reviewers that she had built up relationships with over the years and which she has now bought with her to AMR. She was also responsible for the monthly reports that were provided to the Clients and Management for the quarterly Shareholders Meetings as well as hiring new staff and the overall management of the UR Department assisting Medex Managed Care to become the 4th Fastest Growing Company in Orange County California for 2014.
Leea is originally from Sydney Australia. She had always been interested in Nursing as her grandmother was in Nursing. Outside of work Leea enjoys live music, can always be found attending a concert of one kind or another and traveling. She is currently working on her Workers Comp Claims Assistant Certification and then her Workers Comp Professional Certification to round off her qualifications.