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Kevin Trangle, MD, MBA
MD, MBA, FACOEM, FACPM, FAADEP, CIME
Dr. Kevin Trangle is a Board Certified Occupational and Environmental physician, Board Certified Internal Medicine physician and Board Certified Preventive Medicine specialist. Following his graduation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a degree in Biochemical Engineering, he studied medicine at the University of Minnesota where he received his M.D. Degree; part of his studies included research at the National Institute of Health (NIH), and also in Africa performing immunological research. He finished an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Washington, followed by completion of the requirements for an Occupational/Environmental Medicine; and then Preventive Medicine board certifications. As part of this training he matriculated into the Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. His education continued at Case Western Reserve University with a MBA Degree.
At Kevin Trangle & Associates, Dr. Trangle works with other specialists from several noted institutions including Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals, and others in providing expert medical evaluations for medical legal issues ranging from Workers' Compensation, Toxic Tort Litigation, Product Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Environmental Exposure, Cancer Causation and complex disability determinations, among others. He is quite familiar with the medical legal issues surrounding FMLA, ADA, Short Term Disability (STD), Workers’ Compensation and Return-to-Work, including transitional work programs. He provides analysis and consultation covering ERISA cases with Long Term Disability (LTD) decisions. Fitness for Duty and Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) are part of this expertise. Along with his colleagues, he provides reports, does depositions and functions as an expert witness. Dr. Trangle has testified over 100 times in the last 10 years. His clients include Third Party Administrators (TPA), Insurance Companies, and Attorneys, Government Organizations, Attorney General and Prosecutors, Self Insured Companies and several other entities.
Dr. Trangle founded a company called Comprehensive Health and Emergency Care (CHEC) in Seattle, an organization that set up and operated a chain of Occupational and Urgent Care Centers. Upon his move to the Cleveland area he became a partner in University MedNet, then a group practice for 120 physicians. His responsibilities included managing and directing the Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine department as well as ambulatory care services, a group comprised of over 15 physicians and 75 staff at multiple locations. He subsequently joined Mt. Sinai Medical Center, a 2500 employee - 500 bed hospital, where he was the Medical Director for six years, and ran several Occupational Medicine clinics; as well as an environmental laboratory and industrial hygiene consulting company. The enterprise at its peak produced revenues of $5 million annually and employed almost 100 people. His medical directorship on site practice included provision of services for the Cleveland FBI, LTV Steel, school districts, cities, as well as for corporations among others.
For over ten tears he was Medical Director for Millennium Chemical, a $4 billion inorganic chemical company; duties involved a) setting up OSHA VPP award winning compliance programs, b) disability and absenteeism management systems, and c) devising strategies for health care cost containment through early disease identification and intervention, wellness promotion; and d) utilizing health insurance data analytics to review costs and redesign benefits’ plans. He later performed the same services for Lyondell Chemical, a company that acquired Millennium. These strategies were accomplished by several means, among others by establishing on site clinics staffed by nurses and physicians.
Dr. Trangle has established protocols and procedures to protect those technicians and professionals who may be exposed to various chemicals, environmental exposures, herbicides and pesticides, nanotechnology and potential adverse occupational medicine effects. His orthopedic experience includes working as an Emergency Room physician, and having cared for patients while at University Orthopedics and Ohio City Orthopedics. His clinical scope of work encompasses diagnostic testing, Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), return-to-work advice and program development (RTW), treatment and rehabilitation.
Dr. Trangle is a Master Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), a Master Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physician; (AADEP), a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME & ABIME) and he has been a Certified Medical Review Officer (CMRO). He is a member of Ohio State Medical Association. Dr. Trangle is active in ACOEM as member of the House of Delegates, president- elect of the Corporate Medical section, as well as a member of the International Section, and the Health Productivity Management interest section. He is on the academic staff at Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals in Cleveland.