Hepatobiliary Surgery Expert 517128

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years in the medical practice with a focus on Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery. My area of expertise is liver and pancreas cancer as well as bile duct injuries following cholecystectomy. I also have experience with bile duct cancer, cancer of the gall balder, islet cell transplantation, and liver cancer and disease. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

I am currently Chief of a Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, as well as Professor of Clinical Surgery and Professor of Pathology. I am also an Endowed Chair in Pancreatic Cancer.

Relevant Experiences

I have been in practice for 20 years. My area of expertise is liver and pancreas cancer as well as bile duct injuries following cholecystectomy. I have been involved in the treatment of around 150 of these cases. My publications include a paper on associated vascular injuries with bile duct injury.

I have served as an expert witness in California, New York, Missouri, Florida and Texas.

I have given a deposition many times and have also been involved in binding arbitration with the Kaiser Hospital system. Only one case I have been involved with has ever proceeded to trial.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Pharmacology Johns Hopkins Medical School
M.D. Johns Hopkins Medical School
B.S. Biology Stanford University
A.B. German Translation Stanford University

Licenses Certifications

Medical Licensure: CA
American Board of Surgery
Board Certification in Multi-Organ Transplantation

Awards & Affiliation

American College of Surgeons – Fellow
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Association of Academic Surgeons
Clinical Robotic Surgery Association
International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
International Liver Transplant Society
Longmire Surgical Society
Orange County Medical Association
Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Southern California Chapter – American College of Surgeons
Southwestern Surgical Congress