Arthur S. Dover, MD, DTMH
Certificate in Travel Health™, International
Society of Travel Medicine

(831) 722-2806 or 818-5632 fax (408) 599-3279

Central Coast California area


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U.S. citizen. married, 4 adult children.
Telephone (831) 722-2806,   fax (408) 599-3179  

Language skills
Spanish. fluent: spoken, reading, and written.
Portuguese. fluent: spoken, reading, and written.

1996-present: Travel and tropical medicine consulting services, Aptos, CA and Minden, Nevada

2010 to present: Medical advisor for human health initiatives, LiveLeaf Biosciences  Corporation, San Marcos, CA

2001 to 2007 Reviewer, Santa Cruz County Medical Review Committee

2005 to 2007: Assistant medical director, Physicians Medical Group of SC County

1975 to 2009: Private practice of pediatrics, Freedom, CA

1995 to 2009: Commissioner, Central Coast Alliance for Health. Commissioner. Establishment and direction of a managed care health services program for welfare recipients.

1989-1999: Medical examiner, Sexual Assault Response Team, Santa Cruz, CA

1995-1996: Medical director, Central Coast Provider Association. Evaluation of medical appropriateness of care and establishment of treatment guidelines. Director of quality assurance and utilization committees.

1992 to 1997: chairperson, Pediatric Services Committee, Interplast, Inc. Travel health consulting for international medical volunteer organization.
Team pediatrician: 19 medical missions in Central and South America and India

1987-1991: President, Central Coast Foundation for Medical Care. Responsible for physicians’ practice association, overseeing medical policy issues, quality of care issues, and financial operation.

1975: Consultant PRIMOPS health care project, evaluation of primary pediatric care program, Tulane University, Cali, Colombia.

1973-1975: Research associate, Tulane University-ICMR, Cali, Colombia. Responsible for analysis and publication of 2 major studies of the causes of infant mortality in Latin America. Conducted individual clinical research projects.

1973-1975: Teaching Assistant, Pediatrics, Universidad del Valle School of          Medicine, Cali, Colombia. Assisted direction of pediatric infectious diseases ward, taught medical students.

1969-1971: Medical Epidemiologist, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Center for Disease Control, U.S. Public Health Service, Atlanta, GA. Responsible for maintenance of domestic surveillance system for malaria and investigations of episodes of importations, introductions, and inductions. Preparation of epidemic and annual summary reports, education of professionals and public regarding malaria. Participated in Ascaris control program for native American population. Conducted investigations of endemic diphtheria, pediatric eosinophilia, and human babesiosis.

1970  Supervisor, serologic epidemiology project, Malaria Eradication                                         Program, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Six weeks of field work in cooperation with national malaria eradication program to collect background information for possible low concentration DDT spraying.

1966: Fellow in epidemiology, Tulane University-Universidad del Valle,                                  ICMRT, Cali, Colombia.

1967: Fellow in tropical medicine, Louisiana State University, ICMRT,
San Jose, Costa Rica.

2000   Diploma course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London School, UK
1972-1973    Resident in Pediatrics, Los Angeles County - University of Southern                       California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1971-1972    Resident in Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1968-1969    Intern in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
1964-1968    M.D University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1963-1964    M.S. Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL      
Thesis: Isolation and purification of deoxyribonucleic acid of the
Psittacosis agent.
1960-1963    B.S. Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Military Service

1969-1971 Assistant Surgeon, US Public Health Service, CDC, Atlanta, GA

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1969
American Board of Pediatrics, October, 1974
Special Purpose Examination (SPEX), 1992
Certificate in Travel Medicine, International Society of Travel Medicine, 2005
BLS, 01/2011
PALS, 6/20/2015

Medical Societies
American Medical Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
International Society of Travel Medicine

Medical Licensure
California, 1972, #G-22675  active
Georgia, 1970, #13382         active
Iowa, 1971, #18387              inactive
Nevada, 1993 #6785             active


Safety of a Bioactive Polyphenol Dietary Supplement in Pediatric Subjects with Acute Diarrhoea, Shafiqul A. Sarker, Shamima Sultana, Mark Pietroni, and Arthur Dover
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 387159

Rapid cessation of acute diarrhea using a novel solution of bioactive polyphenols: a randomized trial in Nicaraguan children’s. Dover, A, Patel, N, Park KT. PeerJ. 22015 May 21;3:e969.  eCollection 2015

Poster presentations: A Novel Botanical Product for Treatment of Diarrhea, ASCON VIII conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May, 2011 and International Society of Travel Medicine, Boston, May, 2011

Editor and translator, "Manual for the Care of the HIV-Infected Child", Spanish version, published 2001, The Fogarty Foundation

Editor and translator, "Clinical Care of the HIV-Infected Woman", Spanish version, 1999, The Fogarty Foundation.

Translator, "Clinical Care of the HIV-Infected Woman”, Portuguese to English 1998, The Fogarty Foundation.

Saravia, N. G., Dover, A. S., Mayoral, L. G., et al.  Serología en el diagnóstico diferencial del absceso amibiano del hígado.  Acta Médica del Valle 7:93-97, 1976.

Newell, K. N., Dover, A. S. Clemmer, D. I., et al. Diarrheal diseases in infancy, Cali Colombia:  I. Study design and summary of agents isolated. Bull Pan Am Health Org, 10:143-155, 1976.

Dover, A. S., Escobar, J. A., Dueñas, A. L., et al.:  Pneumonia associated with measles, JAMA 234:612-614, 1975.

Dover, A. S., MacMurray, D. N.:  Infecciones estafilocóccicas severas en niños hospitalizados.  Acta Médica del Valle 82-86, 1975. 

Dover, A. S., Rey, H.:  Salmonelosis epidémica en una sala de recién nacidos, Acta Médica del Valle 6:34-35, 1975.

Escobar, J. A., Dover, A. S.:  Concentraciones de electrolitos en el sudor de niños normales y desnutridos.  Acta Médica del Valle 6:80-81, 1975.

Freidman, C. T. H., Dover, A. S., et al.:  Epidemic malaria among heroin users. Am J Trop Med and Hyg 22:302-307, 1973.

Dover, A. S., Schultz, M. G.:  Transfusion-induced malaria.  Transfusion 11:353-357, 1972.

Walzer, P. D., Dover, A. S., Schultz, M. G.:  Malaria Surveillance in the United States and Puerto Rico - 1970.  J Infect Dis 125:194-196, 1972.

Dover, A. S.:  Malaria in college students. J Am Coll Health Assn 20:351-353, 1972.

Dover, A. S.:  A malaria outbreak in Texas, 1970.  South Med J 65:215-218, 1972.

Dover, A. S., Guinee, V. F.:  Malaria transmission with leukocyte component therapy. JAMA 217:1701-1702, 1971.

Dover, A. S.:  Imported malaria in Virginia.  Virginia Med Monthly 98: 271-375, 1971.

Dover, A. S., Western, K. A.:  Fatalities due to malaria in the United States, 1966-1969, J Infect Dis 121:573-375, 1970.

Kallick, C. A., Brooks, G. F., Dover, A. S. et al.:  A diphtheria outbreak in Chicago, IL. Med J May, pp. 505-512, 1970.

Participants' Report in Chicago Student Health Project, Chicago Student Health Project, Chicago, 1968, pp 53-65.