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Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in opthalmology. My areas of expertise include all areas of general ophthalmology but most specifically cataract and intraocular lens surgery, YAG laser surgery, laser refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK), corneal surgery (transplants, collagen crosslinking, pterygium, intracorneal inlays, intracorneal ring segments/lntacs), phakic intraocular lenses, refractive lensectomy, and glaucoma medical/surgical management. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes malpractice in ophthalmology (both plaintiff and defense), particularly cataract, cornea, and laser vision correction; trauma/accidents; patent disputes regarding devices and pharmaceuticals.


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes doing consulting work for ophthalmic device and pharmaceutical
companies, expert witness legal work, and serving as a medical monitor for clinical trials.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being a partner ophthalmic surgeon in a large multi specialty private practice (having served as both the Director of the Ambulatory Surgery Center and as Managing Partner) as well as an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at a university. I perform a high volume of surgery (cornea, cataract, refractive), but also consult for ophthalmic companies, do legal expert work, teach, lecture, and publish.


Relevant Experiences

I have extensive experience with topical ophthalmic medications, have been involved in FDA clinical trials of the same, and have a knowledge of the effects of pH and concentration of such medications as it relates to their penetration into the aqueous.

I am certified on the Lensar system and I have one installed in one of our ASCs.

I am a cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery fellowship trained specialist with 17 years of experience in PRK/LASIK. I have performed over 18,000 laser vision correction procedures and am certified on several lasers to do so.

I am a partner in my practice and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at a major university. I teach, do research, and publish in the area of laser vision correction. I serve as a reviewer of numerous journals in the field . Please see my CV for details of all of my honors, awards, publications, societies, committees, research, consulting, etc.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.A. Mathematics Cornell University
M.D Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Licenses Certifications

Licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Board Certified in LASIK Surgery by the American Board of Eye Surgeons

Awards & Affiliation

Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award

Primary Affiliation

Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology



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