Expertise DescriptionI 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
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.
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.
|Ph.D.||Pharmacology||Johns Hopkins Medical School|
|M.D.||Johns Hopkins Medical School|
|A.B.||German Translation||Stanford University|
|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|