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Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years of experience as professional Pharmacist and 6 years as an expert witness in: drug injury causation, pharmacy standards of practice and malpractice, drug-related medical malpractice, medication error event reconstruction, drug product liability, and drug-related civil defense. My expert witness experience includes consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes providing expert litigation consulting services in areas related to pharmacy, medical legal, regulatory, technology implementation/strategy, and healthcare related issues. I have consulted on over 75 projects and cases focusing in issues related but not limited to pharmaceutical care, pharmacy & drug response, safe medication practice, quality improvement initiatives, and pharmacy operations management.


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes Principle Consultant and Owner of a firm providing consulting services related to the profession of pharmacy including expert witness, internet, technology, and clinical applications and technologies. I work with startup and existing companies in varying areas of pharmacy and technology to provide business strategy, and guidance for optimum marketability. I also serve as an expert resource and consultant for the business and software development. A lead project was working on developing and marketing a product/service around a drug information database system. The system was designed to guide prescribing decisions based on patient specific conditions and parameters. I also Serve as an expert resource and consultant for a Software Development team. I work closely with project leads on software enhancement and new product development to identify competitive advantages within the product line. I define project objectives and provide guidance to assure effective user interfaces with medication safety a priority and within regulatory compliance.


Professional Experiences

I oversee a large complex tertiary care facility and provide leadership for the management of medications throughout the health care facility, guide the clinical and distributive services provided by the Pharmacy Department, and work with interdisciplinary groups and medical professionals to develop or modify rules, policies, and standards of practice, protocols, and other components of pharmacy-related patient care services. I analyze, summarize, and review clinical and financial data; report findings, determine trends/patterns, interpret results and/or make recommendations for improvements in practice/operations. As well as supervise subordinate personnel including: hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, validating competency and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions, and act as a resource for management and staff; provides professional and technical support within area of responsibility. I manage within department budget and be actively involved in its future planning.


Relevant Experiences

I am a pharmacist expert witness, with over fifteen years of experience as a pharmacist, and three years as an expert. I have testified in over 80 cases of various sorts.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
Pharm.D. University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy
B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology University of California San Diego

Licenses Certifications

Licentiate in Pharmacy: HI and CA
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BCLS)

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