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Shirley Ann Conibear

Shirley Ann Conibear, American occupational health consultant, physician. Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine; certified medical review officer American Association Medical Review Officers, 1993; certified independent medical examiner American Board Indep. Medical Examiners, 1995.


  • Conibear, Shirley Ann was born on August 20, 1946 in Amboy, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Herbert Louis and Margaret (Cenkar) Conibear.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Shimer College, 1968. Doctor of Medicine, University Illinois, 1973. Master in Public Health, University Illinois, 1976.


    • Intern Conemaugh Valley Memorial, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1973-1974. Resident family practice McNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois, 1974. Resident family practice, occupational medicine Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1975-1976, director health hazard evaluation, 1977-1978.

      Director programs in medicine, occupational medicine residency University Illinois College Medicine, 1978-1982, associate professor occupational medicine, 1982-1988. Vice president Carnow, Conibear & Associates, 1977-1988, president, since 1988. Epidemiologist Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, 1979-1981.

      Chief medical officer Milwaukee ready reckoner, Chicago, 1982-1986. Consultant to Department Energy, Washington, 1986-1993. President Athena Analytical Laboratory, Inc., 1992-1998.

      Appointed to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine. Certified medical review officer American Association Medical Review Officers, 1993. Certified independent medical examiner American Board Indep.

      Medical Examiners, 1995.


    • Author: Medical Surveillance of Hazardous Waste Workers, 1990. Editor: First Aid Manual for Chemical Accidents, 1989. Contributor chapters to books.

      Editorial adviser Occupational Health and Safety Journal.


    Fellow American College Preventive Medicine. Member American Public Health Association, American College Occupation and Environmental Medicine, Society Toxicology.



    Horseback riding, gardening.


    • Married Bertram Carnow, October 31, 1975 (deceased 1996). Children: Rebecca, Kalinka, Tina. Married Charles Milett, 2001.
    • father: Herbert Louis Conibear
    • mother: Margaret (Cenkar) Conibear
    • spouses: Bertram Carnow
    • Charles Milett
    • children: Rebecca Conibear
    • Kalinka Conibear
    • Tina Conibear
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    Born August 20, 1946
    (age 71)