Bio

Dr. Guy Nehrenz is a professor of family medicine and senior associate dean for the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He is also the founding and and immediate past Editor-in-Chief for the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

With over 40 years in healthcare and education, Dr. Nehrenz has held a number of positions in varying markets. In his early career, he was an ICU respiratory therapist who was crossed trained as critical care specialist (an interdisciplinary program attended by nurses and therapists) at a major Phoenix, Arizona medical center. As a specialist, he handled emergencies in the intensive care unit and also helped train medical residents. He later attended a training program in the anesthesia department to acquire special procedures skills. 

Dr. Nehrenz soon moved on to head up a special procedures lab in the Veterans Administration Medical Center. At this time, he began working part time as a flight therapist for the United States largest air medical transport program. 

After moving to AirEvac, he was a full time trauma flight therapist, and developed the department of flight respiratory therapy.  Later, he was promoted to operations manager for the flight program to include 14 aircraft and several bases of operation. During this time, he also attended the first training program for neonatal ECMO (perfusion) specialists in the state of Arizona. Following this, he moved to a position as administrative director of medical education and research for the largest health care provider in the state of Arizona where he was administratively responsible for all medical residency programs, the Phoenix Fire Health Fitness Center medical personnel, the regional poison control center, and the department of toxicology, as well as all research in the organization. 

Later, Dr. Nehrenz became the regional educator, assistant dean, then interim associate dean of a Missouri based medical school and developed family medicine residency programs while overseeing 3rd and 4th year medical student education at the southwest center in Phoenix, Arizona. During this time, he began consulting in the areas of allied health and nursing, which continues today. He then moved on to Nova Southeastern University in Florida. 

Dr. Nehrenz moved to Florida in June 2002 to start the Doctor of Health Science online program along with Dr. Richard Davis (The first regionally accredited DHSc program in the United States). Following this, he became the Founding Chair for the Department of Health Science and worked with an extraordinary team to build the Bachelor of Health Science and the Master of Health Science online programs as well as the entry level vascular sonography on-campus hybrid program in conjunction with Prof. Terry Case.

In January of 2003, Dr's. Nehrenz and Davis developed the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice with the assistance of Prof. Steve Cohen and a very talented editorial board. Dr. Nehrenz took on the role of Managing Editor and Publisher and in 2013 became the Editor-in-Chief. The journal is read in 118 countries.

Dr. Nehrenz was also on the editorial and review boards for the Internet Journal of Academic Physician Assistants, The Internet Journal of Rescue and Disaster Medicine, The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine, and Medical Education Online. 

Dr. Nehrenz was promoted to Associate Dean in April of 2004 for the College of Allied Health and Nursing while maintaining the position of Chair. In 2009, Dr. Nehrenz was promoted to Executive Associate Dean. In 2012, Dr. Nehrenz was inducted in to the Alpha Eta Honor Society for Allied Health practitioners. 

He has an extensive background in research design and administration, specializing in methodology. He is a grant reviewer, dissertation chair, and research adviser, as well as the point person for clinical trials.

Dr. Nehrenz is an inducted Associate Member of the Sigma XI Scientific Research Society, in the areas of health science, research, and education. He has also held a variety of grants and sponsored projects including the study of TB in firefighters, development of a surgical residency in Alaska, development of rural medicine residencies and other related projects in family medicine residency training, and the development of 3 pediatric clinics for the underserved, using tobacco tax grant money.

In 2015, Dr. Nehrenz moved to the College of Osteopathic Medicine as Senior Associate Dean, and is concurrently a site visitor for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, an Evaluator for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, and a Scientific Advisor and Reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


© Guy Nehrenz 2018