About Your Instructors
Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic is an organization dedicated to the expansion and vision of chiropractic graduate education worldwide working to attain the goal of 95% of the public accessing chiropractic care as clinically indicated.
Its clinical director, Dr. Mark Studin, has been a chiropractor since 1981, graduating from New York Chiropractic College and as a practicing chiropractor, treated upwards of 650 patients per week for many years, initially as a family practitioner, then primarily in the field of personal injury, trauma and primary spine care.
Currently, the vision of the Academy of Chiropractic has expanded to positioning the chiropractic profession as the “Primary Spine Care Provider” for lawyers, medical specialists, medical primary care providers, urgent care centers, emergency departments, hospitals, and the public. This just means, chiropractic as the first referral choice for everything spine as contemporary scientific literature has verified what chiropractic has known for decades; we are the best first choice for any condition short of fracture, tumor or infection.
Dr. Studin is also the past Executive Director and Co-Founder of the New York Chiropractic Council and the past Chairman of the Board of the American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals. As a result of his organizational experiences, he was instrumental in helping guide pro-chiropractic legislation and was responsible for creating many of the largest chiropractic public events ever held, worldwide. This background helped in understanding how state regulatory agencies function with professionals and also how to bring the chiropractic message to the masses. With extensive knowledge in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering through formal education, the legal profession has sought Dr. Studin's advice, and through the years, he has become expert in working in the field of personal injury and crash metrics.
Dr. Studin began educating lawyers in 1989, teaching the "medical" in "medical-legal" to attorneys who seek to increase their knowledge in "personal injury related issues." Since then, he has personally lectured to and educated over 200,000 personal injury lawyers nationwide including being one of the first chiropractors to be granted "CLE Status" in many states to educate lawyers. He has also been the keynote speaker for many state's bench bar's, bar and trial lawyer associations and private and in-house defense counsel. It is through these interactions with both plaintiff and defense lawyers nationally and Dr. Studin's personal team of lawyers researching state and national rulings, which lays the foundation for what is taught in the Doctors Personal Injury Program.
Dr. Studin is credentialed by numerous licensure boards nationally to teach chiropractic continuing education in diagnosis, MRI, electrodiagnostics, spinal biomechanical engineering, accident reconstruction, impairment rating, head trauma, and other various topics. He is also recognized by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education in conjunction with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to render AMA Category 1 continuing education credits in the field of Spinal MRI Interpretation, Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Spinal Trauma Pathology, Orthopedics, and Impairment Rating to both chiropractors and medical doctors.
Dr. Studin is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic at the University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College teaching the basics of MRI Spine Interpretation, electrodiagnostics and triaging patients and an Adjunct Professor at both Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College in Clinical Sciences. He is also a former Adjunct Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Health Science and Technology teaching medical coding.
This background along with previously owning and administering a billing a company and numerous chiropractic and multi-disciplined practices has given him the expertise and credentials to support doctors in accurate coding and documentation while supporting practicing doctors to compliantly document to both prevent and/or prevail in either licensure or insurance prospective or retrospective audits.