Dr. Lieberman has practiced medicine for fifty-one years, specializing for the last thirty-three years in environmental medicine and toxicology and formerly in pediatrics.
Online PR News – 29-October-2010 – – Whereas, it is with great pleasure that the South Carolina General Assembly honors those individuals who give tirelessly of themselves to the welfare of this great State's citizenry; and
Whereas, Dr. Allan D. Lieberman of Charleston County, chief medical director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (COEM), stands among their number as an outstanding public benefactor, one much admired in his role as medical doctor, educator, and leader in his profession; and
Whereas, in preparation for his life's work, this New York City native, having earned his M.D. at Chicago Medical School in 1960, continued his medical training in Chicago at Mount Sinai Hospital in the practice of general medicine and at Children's Memorial Hospital in pediatrics and pediatric pathology; and
Whereas, after completion of his training, he enjoyed his first taste of the Palmetto State while serving as chief of pediatrics at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Charleston; and
Whereas, Dr. Lieberman has practiced medicine for fifty-one years, specializing for the last thirty-three years in environmental medicine and toxicology and formerly in pediatrics. As a research scientist, he developed Molecular Signal Therapy to help treat autism and other neurological disorders and has published numerous research articles. In 2002, he was honored with the prestigious Herbert J. Rinkel Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement in Environmental Medicine; and
Whereas, as a former pediatrician, he became medical director for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Vince Moseley Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic and the South Carolina Coastal Center for neurologically handicapped children. He was also a guest lecturer in applied neuroanatomy at MUSC; and
Whereas, Dr. Lieberman, one of the first physicians to recognize environmental triggers as causes of alterations in health, thinking, and behavior, is a fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Environmental Medicine; and
Whereas, in 1978, he built the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the first facility in the Southeast designed as an environmental safe haven for the chemically sensitive patient. His intensive biodetoxification program, developed for individuals chronically or acutely poisoned by chemicals, draws patients from all over the nation; and
Whereas, while developing his own private practice and research, he worked toward further development of the whole field of environmental medicine. Seeing the need for peer recognition and review of physicians wishing to practice in this new field, he pioneered the establishment of the American Board of Environmental Medicine (ABEM) and its international counterpart, becoming ABEM's first president in 1988; and
Whereas, widely recognized as a visionary leader in his field, Dr. Lieberman taught for thirteen years at Brown University as an adjunct assistant professor of biochemistry, and he continues to teach his peers through lectures at the American Academy of Environmental Medicine's annual meetings and the International Conference on Man and His Environment, held annually; and
Whereas, as one patient notes, "he is to medical dilemmas what Sherlock Holmes is to unsolved crime, and he doesn't rest until there's a solution," making him the first of blessings to many who previously had given up hope of finding renewed health; and
Whereas, Dr. Lieberman's unparalleled example of scholarship, leadership, and skilled, compassionate healthcare delivery has greatly enriched the Palmetto State, and the members of the General Assembly extend to him grateful thanks for his many years of distinguished service as a premier physician to the people of South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize and honor Dr. Allan D. Lieberman of Charleston County for his distinguished career in medicine and medical education and for his many contributions to his profession and the people of South Carolina.
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine is one of the few resources for the practice of Environmental Medicine in the entire Southeast. Environmental Medicine encompasses three important segments of medicine: allergy/immunology, toxicology, and nutrition. Identification and treatment of food and inhalant allergies, infections, nutritional deficiencies, and toxicity are just some of the many facets of our comprehensive treatment programs.