Ernest P. Chiodo, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.B.A., C.I.H. is a physician, industrial hygienist, and toxicologist licensed to practice medicine in New York, Michigan, Florida and Illinois. Dr. Chiodo received his Medical Degree (M.D.) from Wayne State University School of Medicine, his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Wayne State University Law School, his Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from Harvard University School of Public Health, his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) from Wayne State University, his Master of Science in Threat Response Management (biological, chemical, and radiological defense) from the University of Chicago, his Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences with Specialization in Industrial Toxicology from Wayne State University. Dr. Chiodo has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Chiodo also has a Master of Science in Evidence Based Healthcare (medicine) from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (England). Dr. Chiodo is board certified in the medical specialties of Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. Occupational Medicine is the medical specialty most focused upon determining whether an injury was caused by an occupational or environmental exposure to mold or chemicals. Public Health and General Preventive Medicine is the medical specialty most focused on epidemiology and biostatistics and is the medical specialty that is commonly held by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Hot Zone” physicians. He is also certified in the engineering and public health discipline of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (C.I.H.) in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene. Industrial hygiene is the discipline involved in assessing and controlling occupational and environmental hazards including mold and air toxins such as chemicals and carbon monoxide.
He has served as the President of the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society which was the first industrial hygiene organization in the United States. Dr. Chiodo served for many years as an assistant clinical professor of internal medicine, family medicine, and public health at Wayne State University School of Medicine as well as an adjunct professor of industrial hygiene and toxicology at Wayne State University. He has served as the Medical Director and Manager of Medical and Public Health Services for the City of Detroit. He was the chief physician responsible for measures designed to protect the public health of over one million persons living or working in the City of Detroit at the time of his service. This was a position of substantial public responsibility were at the time he had the direct telephone number to the United States White House in case he needed to contact the President concerning a public health emergency or disaster in the City of Detroit.
Dr. Chiodo has been elected to full membership in the Society of Toxicology.
Dr. Chiodo is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Illinois and has been a trial attorney in a number of toxic tort cases. He has served as the Chairman of the Environmental Litigation and Administrative Practice Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School and Loyola University Law School in Chicago where he taught toxic tort law. He has testified in a number of jurisdictions including the State of Illinois concerning disease causation.
Dr. Chiodo is only licensed to practice law in Michigan and Illinois and not in other states, territories, and districts.