Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years of experience in the Biomedical field with expertise in Bioengineering and Advanced Surgical Technologies. I have experience with a variety of mechanical and energy-imparting devices used to manipulate and modify tissues within the body without the need for large incisions. I have investigated a variety of laser applications for cardiovascular, ophthalmologic, orthopedic, urologic, and neurosurgical procedures. I serve on several study sections, evaluating state-of-the-art medical imaging technology, cancer therapeutics, and a wide range of medical devices. I am an expert on image-guided therapies, imaging equipment, minimally invasive surgical procedures, and medical device development. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes patent infringement, patent defense, patent enablement and obviousness, and medical malpractice, including errors in judgement, lack of education, poor training, and uninformed consent.
My consulting experience includes securing patent rights for excimer laser ablation, performing a combination of laboratory studies and consulting services. I have generated scientific reports.
My professional experience includes Director of Engineering Education and Executive Board Member, with prior experience as Co-Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Director in Laser Research and Technology Development, Assistant Director of Surgery, Attending Surgeon, Director of Laser Surgery and Surgical Research, Attending Surgeon in Trauma Service, Director of Laser Surgery, Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Visiting Associate in Mechanical Engineering.
I have extensive knowledge of infusion pumps, their controls, and the patents regulating them.
|M.D.||College of Physicians and Surgeons|
|Graduate Special||Neurophysiology and Biochemistry||Columbia University|
|B.A.||Biology and Chemistry||Swarthmore College|
|California Medical License|
|X-Ray Operators License|
|The American Board of Surgery|
|American College of Surgeons|
Awards & Affiliation
|American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)|
|American Heart Association|
|American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE)|
|American Medical Association (AMA)|
|American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery|
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases