Dr. McGillick's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Thomas C. McGillick, B.Sc., D.C., DAAPM, NAAIRP, DAAMLP

Chiropractic Physician

Selected Occupational History

November 1987 – Present
President: Wharfside Chiropractic Center, Inc.
2 Hollywood Blvd., Suite A
Forked River, New Jersey   08731

November 1999 – December 2001
Clinic Director and Chief Administrator
Wharfside Chiropractic Center North
77 Route 37 West
Toms River, New Jersey 08757

Education and Licensure:

Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, Missouri
 - December 1985, Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Ramapo State College of New Jersey, Mahwah, New Jersey

 - 1979, Bachelor of Science degree, Biology

License to Practice Chiropractic:  State of New York #NY4964 (March 1987)

License to Practice Chiropractic:  State of New Jersey #NJ3173 (October 1986) 

Selected Post-Graduate Education and Certification

Program Name:  Department of Transportation Certification for Medical Examiner Training

Post Graduate Department of New York Chiropractic College

Six Module Live Training total 12 Hours.  February 2013 – April 2013

Certification Program for certifying CMC drivers as Medical Examiner

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals

Program Name:  Spine Symposium  Traditional Live Classroom Hollywood, Florida February 2012

-  Mark Studin, DC, FASBE   Triaging the Trauma Patient
-  John Tierney, Esq.  Certifying Causality and Admissibility
-  Harry Weiser, MD  Disc Surgical Options and Mild Traumatic vs Traumatic Brain Injuries
-  William Owens, DC  Research Review in Trauma
-  Zair Fishkin, PhD, MD  Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma
-  Sheldon Hoxie, DC, FACFN  Electrodiagnositing testing in Trauma Patient

-  Robert Peyster, MD Neuroradiologist MRI Interpretation, Physics and History.  The history and physics of MRI from theory to advanced diagnostics.  Focused on spinal anatomy, protocols in tesla, slice thickness and cord, disc and bone pathology from traumatically induced lesions.  Emphasis placed on triaging patient dependent upon the lesion diagnosed.

MRI Spine Interpretation   MRI Spine and Disc Pathology, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequella in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots.  Utilizing MRI sequencing to maximize visualization of pathology in the trauma and non-trauma patient, Academy of Chiropractic, Cherry Hill, New Jersey  January, 2012

Certified American Academy Medical Legal Professionals  2010

The American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals was developed to foster a collaborative effort between medical and legal professionals in an ethical relationship.  Its purpose is to support on a national level through research, dialogue and practice excellence, professionals in the medical-legal arena.

MRI Normal Anatomy and Protocols

Spinal anatomy of all MRI views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient, stacking and STIR sequences of imaging.  Advanced protocols of MRI examination with multiple sequences to create concurrent diagnostic findings.   CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board of Chiropractic, Robert Peyster, MD, DABR-NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, New York  2009

MRI Disc & Spinal Cord and Spinal Cord Pathology

MRI interpretation of spinal disc pathologies as a result of trauma and degenerative factors with resultant neurological compromise.  Spinal cord and spinal canal pathologies with space occupying lesion interpretation.  CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, DABR-NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, New York 2009

Accident Reconstruction and Ensuing Bodily Injury, Understanding the forces involved in crashes and the transference of those forces from the bullet car to the target car. 

Quantifying those forces to determine bodily injury and calculating speed, distance, time and drag factors in determining causality and direction of forces.  CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Ronkonkoma, New York  2009

MRI Normal Anatomy and Protocols:  Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey  June 2007  Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education for Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging for MRI-CT

Interpretation of Spinal Trauma MRI’s, New York Chiropractic College approved Certificate of Attendance Course  June 2007.  Multiple- module certificate course focusing on Spinal trauma MRI’s covering the history of imaging, normal MRI spinal anatomy, abnormal variants, imaging of the post-surgical spine and spinal lesions. 

Module MRI-CT  Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey  June 2007
Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education for Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging for MRI-CT. 

TRAUMATIC STRESS    Diplomate: American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress 
Board Certified Traumatic Stress, 1999

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, University of Bridgeport, Soft Tissue Imaging for Diagnostic Ultrasound  1996

Disability & Impairment Ratings, North American Academy of Impairment Rating Physicians, 1995   Board Certified: 1995

Superficial Electromyography, National College, 1994


Hospital Protocol & Privileges, New York Chiropractic College, 1993

Selected Memberships:

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress   January 2011 – present

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals  September 2009 – present

American Academy of Pain Management Physicians   October 1998 – Present

American Chiropractic Association    November 1987 - Present

Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (Formally:  New Jersey Chiropractic Society)           

               - Member 1985-present

               - Executive Circle Member, 1992-1995

               - Insurance Chairman, June 1992-1994

               - Second Vice President, November 1992-1993

               - Ethics Chairman, July 1991-1994

               - Board Member, March 1990-1994

               - Founders Club, 1989


Selected Honors and Awards: 

Lead Physician:  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey 1997-1999

                - Claims reviewer for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey.  

New Jersey Chiropractic Society: Distinguished Service Award, June 1993

                -    Certificates of Appreciation, 1992, 1994

                -   Ethics Chairman, 1991-1994

                -   Insurance Chairman, 1992-1994        

Logan College of Chiropractic: Meritorious Service Certificate, 1991

Monmouth-Ocean County Chiropractic Society

               - Member 1987-2005*  {*2005 Grouped with ANJC}

               - New Jersey County Presidents’ Liaison, 1992-1994

               - Director at Large, 1991-1993

               - President, 1990-1991

               - Vice President, 1989-1990

               - Director, 1988-1989


Selected Teaching Honors:

Chiropractic Technician (C.A.) Instructor, Ocean County Community College, Fall Semester 1994

Embryology Lab Assistant Instructor, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1983-1985

Selected Community Service:

Rotary Club of Forked River

               -  Member 1988-Present

               -  Honored as Rotarian of the Decade June 2013

               -  Membership Chairman 2011 -2012

               -  Foundation Chairman, 2007- 2008

                -  President, 1995-1996

                -  President Elect, 1994-1995

                -  Vice President, 1993-1994

                -  Program Chairman, 1993

                -  Secretary, 1991-1993

                -  Paul Harris Fellow, 1991, 2008, 2009, and 2013 

                -  Community Service Director, 1990-1991

                -  Club Service Director, 1989-1990

                 - Bulletin Editor, 1988-1989

Rotary Foundation:   

                 - Board President:  July 2005-June 2006 

                 - Board Member:  July 2002 – June 2007      

Forked River Presbyterian Church   Board of Trustees:  Mandorla, Inc.   Charitable foundation for Christian and Family Outreach Programs - Community Enrichment.  2004 - Present


Municipal Alliance Committee, 1995: Appointed by Mayor, Lacey Township, New Jersey


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