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John Paul Conomy

John Paul Conomy, American Neurologist, lawyer, corporate executive. Avocations: traveling, biking, racquetball, photography, music M C. Recipient Francis M. Grogan prize St. Saint Louis University Medical School, 1964, Clin.Tchr. of Year award University Hospitals Cleveland, 1973; grantee Mary B. Lee Fund,1973, Reinberger Foundation, 1976-1982, Mellen Fund, 1976, 84, Hostetler Foundation, 1989, National Institutes of Health, since 1978.


Conomy, John Paul was born on July 31, 1938 in Cleveland. Son of John and Marie Conomy.


Bachelor of Science cum laude, John Carroll University, 1960. Doctor of Medicine, St. Louis University, 1964. Juris Doctor, Case Western Reserve University, 1992.


Student research fellow in neurology, St. Saint Louis University, 1963-1964;intern in straight medicine, St. Saint Louis University Hospitals, 1964;resident in neurology, U. Hospitals of Cleveland, 1965-1968;fellow in neuropathology, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1968;career teaching fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1970;assistant professor neurology, Case Western Reserve U. Medical School, Cleveland, 1972-1977;associate clinical professor, Case Western Reserve U. Medical School, Cleveland, 1979;professor clinical neurology, Case Western Reserve U. Medical School, Cleveland, since 1992;department chairman neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1975-1992;chairman clinical research projects and institutional review committee, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1978-1982;founder, director Mellen Center Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1984-1992;executive director, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, since 1987;also executive director consortium of multiple sclerosis centers, Cleveland Clinic Foundationassociate professor neurology, Pennsylvania State University, since 1989;professor clinical neurology, Adjunct Professor law, Case Western Reserve U., since 1992;director clinical Neuroscience, director Office of Professional Affairs, Innova Medical Superior vena cava syndrome, Cleveland, since 1994. Attending physician U. Hospitals Cleveland, 1968, attending neurologist, 1972-1978, member of the Board of Governors department medicine, 1974-1975. Attending physician Highland View Hospital, Cleveland, 1968.

Associate neurologist Hospital University of Pennsylvania, 1970. Senior staff neurologist Scott and White Clinic and Hospital, Temple, Texas, 1971. Consultant in neurology VA Center, Temple, 1971.

Clinics attending neurologist Parkland Hospital, Dallas, 1971-1972. Clinical instructor neurology University Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, 1971-1972. Visiting lecturer Neuroscience University Texas Medical School, San Antonio, 1971-1972.

Consultant physician evaluationbd. Whittaker International Services for Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, 1980. Member physician evaluation board Whittaker Corporation, 1980-1985,science advisory board Communicative Disorders Foundation, since 1980.

Medical advisor Huntington's Disease Foundation, Cleveland, 1984-1987. Member biotechnology advisory board State of Ohio, 1983-1985. Consultant Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration, since 1990.

Participant Manpower in Neurology Conference, San Diego, 1985. Numerous visiting professorships and consultantships throughout United States, Canada, Center American, Europe, Asia and Middle East. Visiting professor London Hospital Medical School, 1982-1983, U. Louvain, Belgium, 1983, Oxford (England) University, 1983, National Center Nervous, Mental and Muscular Disorders, Tokyo, 1984, Kyoto (Japan) U., 1984, Kyushu U., Fukuoka, Japan, 1984, U. Bursa, Turkey, 1985, U. Istanbul, 1985, 86, 88, vis.neurologist Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, 1986, visiting export Ministry of Health, Singapore, 1988.

Visiting neurologist numerous univs.and colleges. Honorary consultant The London Hospital and Tower Hamlets Health District, 1982-1983. Co-investigator neurogenic factors in the pathogenesis of arterial hypertension National Institutes of Health, 1978.

Senior investigator Quantitation of Cutaneous Sensation Veterans Administration Hospital., Cleveland, 1974, Neuroscience research program Cleveland Clinic Foundation, since 1975. Adjunct Professor law Case Western Reserve U., since 1992. President Health Systems Design Inc., since 1992.

Consultant Attorney General State ofOhio, since 1992, Federal Trade Commission, since 1994.


Served as captain United States Air Force, 1968-1970. Fellow American College of Physicians (invited speaker 1979, 85, reviewer health care delivery programs 1984), Royal Society Medicine (London), American Academy Neurology, American Heart Association (stroke council). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Association (section council on neurology 1977-1981, vice chairman-secretary 1979-1981.

Delegate Health Policy agenda for the American People, 1983), Society Neurosci. (president Cleveland chapter 1975-1979), American Bar Association, American Association History Medicine, Ohio State Medical Association, Cleveland Academy Medicine, Northern Ohio Neurologic Society, Association Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, International Society Technology Assessment in Health Care, American Neurological Association (chairman public relations committee 1981-1985 ), Society Clinical Neurologists (councillor 1976-1979, program chairman 1982), Association University Professors Neurology, American Electroencephalographic Society, International Association Study Pain, American Academy Neurology, Cleveland Medical Library. Association (trustee since 1980, chairman publications committee 1984), Clinical Neurosci.

Society (president elect 1992), Cleveland Health Sciences Library. (executive committee 1984-1986), Behavioral Neurology Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Worshipful Society Apothecaries London, Council Medical Specialty Societies, since 1985), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (medical advisory board 1987-1992), International Federation Multiple Sclerosis Societies (medical advisory board since 1989), Health Services Research Committee (chairman 1986), American Association Neurological Surgeons (associate membership board since 1982), Institute Clinical Neuroscis. London, International Medical Scholar's Program, European Neurological Society (president 1991), Canada Neurological Association (honorary), American Society Law and Medicine, American College Legal Medicine, American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, World Association for Medical Law (co-chair section history health law), Alpha Omega Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, bicycling, racquetball, photography, music.


Married Sharon Sopata. Children: John, Lisa, Christopher, Francesca Maria.