Who is Dr. Linda Lorincz Shelton?
Justice delayed is justice denied!
Linda Lorincz Shelton, PhD, MD, F.A.A.P.
Summary: Twenty years experience as a physician, with pediatric specialty board certification, in both inner city and suburban locations. Extensive experience in neonatology and emergency medicine consultations. Resuscitated and stabilized the world’s lightest set of surviving triplets, according to the Guinness Book of World Records (1997 edition). Three years experience at managing in-hospital level II nursery, managing the opening of new pediatric department contract, and coordinating general pediatric services for neonatal/pediatrics in-hospital service corporation. Extensive knowledge of all aspects of management services for physicians. Experience as medical research scientist studying the immunopathology of chronic active hepatitis and the immunobiology of autoimmune disease. Experience in managing a research laboratory and in teaching at the high school, college, and graduate school levels. Particular interest in management and coordination of care for children with complex medical conditions and primary care of infants and children with chronic disease. Children’s civil rights advocate with experience in Congressional testimony and extensive advisory activities with legislators. Experience as fact and expert witness in Circuit Court of Cook County on child abuse cases, death from faulty product design, neonatal physiology, anatomy, and pathology. Federal witness against corrupt State and County officials. Civil rights activist and whistle blower.
2000 – 2003 Right Frame of Mind, & Associates, now RFOM, PC
Medical Director and Treating Physician
Psychiatry/Psychology group practice providing services to underserved inner city population, DCFS wards, and Arabic American Community Organization (SANAD)
1999 – 2000 HighTech Nursing Services, Inc.
1994 – 2003 The Pediatric Institute of Chicago, SC (PIC)
Founder, President, Pediatrician
Closed after the Clark Gas Station next to my office spilled 14,000 gallons under the ground and I was overcome by fumes in 2001, and after extensive neurosurgery of the spine for congenital and spinal stenosis causing slow progression towards quadriplegia in 2000 and then a herniated disc in 2002 aggravated by battery by Sheriff Officer Deputy Rebecca Doran, and Correctional Officer Johnson and Sgt. Anthony Salemi at CCDOC who battered me. False arrests, malicious prosecutions, and batteries by officers, in retaliation for my whistle blower activities against corrupt officials including George Ryan, Lisa Madigan, Richard Divine, and Michael Sheahan and their staff have caused me to be unable to re-open my office and make an income.
Single specialty general pediatric practice. Office temporarily closed due to Dr. Shelton’s civil rights activities and legal issues. The PIC has provided independent contractors to Chicago area pediatric practices and clinics during the past eight years. Dr. Shelton has provided pediatric clinical services, through PIC contracts from January 1994 to 2002 for the following offices:
The Midwest Physician Group – Olympia Fields, IL 1/94-7/94
Dr. George Skarpathiotis – Palos Heights, IL 9/94-6/95
Dr. Anna Ignaczewski – Palos Hills, IL 1994-1996
Dr. Henry Abusharif – Palos Heights, IL 9/95-11/95
Dr. Juan Pablo Cueva – Olympia Fields, IL 1/96- 11/96
Claretian Medical Center – Chicago, IL 4/96-10/98
St. Colletta’s of Illinois – Palos Park, IL 1996-2002
Dr. Shelton held the title of “laboratory director” of a medium complexity laboratory at Claretian Medical Center from 11/96 to 11/98, through a PIC contract.
Dr. Shelton also held the position of “consultant in pediatrics” for St. Coletta’s of Illinois.
1994 – 1996 Doctor’s Office Support Organization, Ltd.
Founder, President, CEO
Healthcare management services organization. We are not currently active due to the death, in July of 1996, of cofounder and Vice-President Paul Wowk.
Neonatal and Pediatric Services, SC
Oak Brook, IL
1993-1994 Coordinator of Pediatric Services
1993-1994 Regional Director
1991-1994 Unit Director
1989-1994 Staff Pediatrician
Recruited staff for and coordinated development of new county hospital pediatric department – Provident Hospital of Cook County [where Dr Shelton witnessed patronage hiring fraud and corruption – by Cook County Board President John Stroger Sr’s godson Orlando Jones who he appointed the CEO – Mr. Jones committed suicide after he was indicted by the US Attorney in Fall 2007] , directed level II inner city neonatal unit with 400 admissions per year, developed new ambulatory pediatric/teaching service for family practice residency program, coordinated corporations teaching of graduate and medical students at medical university, developed improved compliance with government regulations and reporting requirements, developed tools for information management in neonatal unit and pediatric department, saved millions of dollars for inner city hospital with CPT optimization and improved documentation.
1990-1991 PGY-3 Resident in Pediatrics
Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center and
Christ Hospital and Medical Center
1989-1991 Fellow in Neonatology/Pediatrics
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
1987-1989 PGY1 & 2 Resident in Pediatrics
Wyler Children’s Hospital at University of Chicago
Kunstadter Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
La Rabida Children’s Hospital and Research Center
1983-1987 M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
Medical University of South Carolina
1979-1983 Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology)
Department of Pathology
Medical University of South Carolina
1976-1978 S.M. (Master of Science in Immunology)
Committee on Immunology
University of Chicago
1972-1976 A.B (Bachelor of Arts with honors in Biology)
University of Chicago
Certificate and Licensure:
March 18, 1993 Neonatal Resuscitation Certification
October 28, 1992 – Dec. 31, 1999 American Board of Pediatrics Certification
Recertified 2000 – 2007
March 5, 1990 Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
May 5, 1988 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
August, 1989 – expires July 2005 Physician and Surgeon
State of Illinois
License number 0XX-XXXXXX
Controlled substance license number 0XX-XXXXXX
Placed on non-renewed status August 1, 2005
State unlawfully has claimed they have suspended license indefinitely under false pretenses – this is being litigated in court at present.
January, 1998 – expires Feb. 2007 DEA Number XXXXXXX
June 19-2001 Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Urgent Temporary Staff Privileges granted
for the purpose of caring for one medically
complex patient at the request of Illinois Department of
Services for Crippled Children and hospital administration
Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
2001 – 2004 (2002 unlawful suspension, 2004 unlawful retaliatory revocation of privileges in appeal process at present before circuit court)
Active Staff, Pediatrics
1998-2000 Associate Staff, Pediatrics
1995-1998 Provisional Staff, Pediatrics,
1992-1994 Associate Medical Staff
Chicago Osteopathic Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital & Medical Center,
Olympia Fields, IL
1989-1991 Fellow in Neonatology/Pediatrics (non-accredited program)
Provident Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
1993-1994 Attending Pediatric Staff
St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Joliet IL
1991-1994 Consulting Pediatric Staff
Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, IL
1993-1994 Consulting Pediatric Staff
St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago, IL
1993-1994 Consulting Pediatric Staff
(I resigned due to contract requirement before I had the opportunity to treat any patients)
(All staff resignations were voluntary and required by restrictive covenant in previous contracts with Neonatal and Pediatric Services, SC, or with the Midwest Physician Group.)
Honors, Awards and Achievements:
2005 Ronald Reagen Gold Medal from National Republican Congressional Committee
2000 Honorary Co-Chairman Physician Advisory Board The National Republican Congressional Committee
Appointed by Speaker Hastert and Majority Whip Tom DeLay National Leadership Award – advocating for the handicapped
1990 Resuscitated and stabilized the world’s “Lightest triplets….the Vincent triplets…” as noted on page 637 of The Guinness Book of World Records, 40th edition, 1997. The Vincent triplets were born at a community inner city hospital in Chicago weighing 519 gm, 660 gm and 700 gm, to a woman in serious condition with no prenatal care at approximately 28 weeks of gestational age.
1985 Outstanding Student in Physical Diagnosis and Medical Interview, Medical University of South Carolina
1981 Waring Historical Library Essay Contest – Runner-up, Medical University of South Carolina
1976 National Science Foundation, Fellowship Program – Honorable Mention
1976 Received A.B. degree with honors in biology
Professional and Community Affiliations:
Former Pianist Oak Lawn Park District Children’s Drama Group
Associate Member Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society – 1983 to 2005
Founding Member Electrophoresis Society – 1988
Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners – 1988 to Present
Member American Medical Women’s Association – 1990 to Present
Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – 1993 to Present
Member Governmental Affairs Committee Illinois Chapter AAP – 1994 to Present
Member National Association of Female Executives – 1995 to 2001
Member Coalition for Educational Rights – 1995 to 1997
Oak Lawn Education Summit – 1995 to 2000
Chair Legislative Committee – 1999 to 2000
Member Unitarian Universalist Church – 1995 to Present
Pediatric Consultant to St. Colletta’s of Illinois – 1996 to 2002
Christ Hospital Customer Service Steering Committee – 1996 to 2002
Oak Lawn Community Partnership Council – Appointed by Mayor Kolb 1996
Chair 1999 Fall on the Green Committee
Member Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Christ Hospital 1997-1999
Member Home Health Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics 1998-present
Member Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care 1998
Member Illinois Campaign for Better Health Care 1998
Working Group on Children With Special Health Care Needs
Member AMA Women’s Physician Congress 1998 – present
Member Democratic Party until 2000
Member Republican Party 2001 to 2005
Honorary Co-Chairman Physician Advisory Board to the Republican
Congressional National Committee
Member Libertarian Party 2006
Candidate for Mayor of Oak Lawn, 2005
Member of Green Party 2007
Presently unaffiliated to a Party
Marital Status: Divorced from Vietnam era veteran who suffers mental health problems, one child, age 24
Date of Birth: September X, 19XX
Maiden Name: Linda Lillian Lorincz
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
Languages Spoken: Spanish but not fluently
1 – McDuffie v. Graco Children’s Products, Inc, 1996-1997
court No: 95 C 5384
Settled out of court
Testimony provided pertaining to neonatal resuscitation, neonatal anatomy and airway physiology, and neonatal forensic pathology. Reviewed and provided opinions concerning expert testimony by epidemiologist, neonatologist, pathologist, and product design investigator. Reviewed and commented on all testimony by parents of deceased and police. I was original reporter to product safety commission regarding initial infant death in a swinging crib. Product was removed from the market after 15 deaths.
2 – Mario v. Ryan, 2001
court No: 94 C 1471 United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
Declaration as to deliterious affect of cutting services for physically and mentally challenged children in 0-3 program. Judge order State of Illinois not to cut 73 million dollars from budget.
3 – Written testimony provided to United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources, “Hepatitis
B Vaccine: Helping or Hurting Public Health,” May 18, 1999.
4- Writen testimonay provided to United States House of Representatives, House
Oversight Committee on varicella vaccine to be used in hearing scheduled about varicella vaccine sometime in the coming year, 2000 and 2001
1 – Provide expert advice to Representative Burton of Indiana pertaining to vaccine issues, and civil rights as they impact health care. 1998 – 1999
2 – Provide expert advice to former Illinois Senator Patrick O’Malley pertaining to health issues and civil rights impacting health issues 1998-2000
3- Requested by Governor Blagojevich to provide Brief on DCFS Reform to Task Force on DCFS Reform 2003
CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVITIES:
1 – Provided evidence of abuse and neglect of children in DCFS custody to Mr. Benjamin Wolf of ACLU – Mr. Wolf was appointed by Federal Court to oversee compliance of DCFS with previous consent decree. 1998 – present
2 – Testified pertaining to Chickenpox vaccine mandate before Illinois Board of Health 2000-2001. Urged State of Illinois not to mandate vaccine due to civil rights violations (no clear and present danger to public health justifying suspension of civil rights) and due to increased risk of death in infancy if vaccine widely utilized.
3 – Testified before Minnesota House of Representatives Government Operations Committee against House File 886 File would have placed decisions to suspend citizens’ civil rights in the hands of a one-sided bureaucrat who was advised by a sham committee of one-sided interests. Defeated 19-1.
4 – Witness and Advocate for parents wrongly accused of abuse and neglect in Circuit Court of Cook and Lake County, Illinois, Child Protection Division
5 – Served as volunteer “authorized representative” for C. H. in DCFS expungment hearing June 2003 and successfully obtained expungment of all child abuse findings for C.H.
6 – Activist and delegate at 2004 Illinois PTA Convention and convinced delegates to pass resolutions asking legislature to rescind mandate requiring schoolchildren to have hepatitis B vaccine, to ask legislature to require entering schoolchildren to have eye exam not just inaccurate eye screen, and to ask legislature to recommend strongly that adults not smoke in automobiles that carry small children.
7 – Federal witness regarding excessive force, medical neglect, torture, civil rights violations at CCDOC – Dir. of US Attorney Task Force on Civil Rights Violations at CCDOC of ASA Joan Laser – evidence has been given to her. Potential federal witness against corrupt State and County officials in Illinois and Cook County. Evidence given to U.S. Attorney and FBI.
8. Successfully sued Cook County Sheriff for violation of FOIA, court ordered him to produce compliance plan with ADA and he admitted he didn’thave one. April 2005.
9. Successfully sued State of Illinois agency (Human Rights Authority) in mandamus or failing to investigate compliant about torture, medical neglect and abuse of mental health patients at Cook County Jail. State capitulated and agreed to begin investigation. August 2007
1997 – 2002 Instructor for pediatric residents in care of institutionalized patients with chronic disease – Hope Children’s Hospital
1993-1994 Hospital based neonatology resuscitation instructor certified by American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics
1989-1994 Medical staff in neonatology/pediatrics – instructed family practice, pediatric, and ob/gyn residents, as well as medical students in neonatology and general pediatrics, as well as community medicine – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine 1987-1991 Resident in pediatrics with teaching responsibility for medical students and interns on my service – University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center 1979-1983 Instructor in course segment “Pathology of the Nucleus” Teaching assistant (medical and nursing schools) pathology, histology, immunology – Medical University of South Carolina
1976 Graduate level cell biology teaching assistant (advanced microscopy) – University of Chicago Graduate School, Biological Sciences Division
1975-1976 Director of student guided tutoring services – University of Chicago College
1971 Algebra teaching assistant – University of Chicago Laboratory Schools