Biomedical Expert 501488 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I 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

Expert Witness

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. 

Consulting Experience

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. 

Professional Experiences

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.  

Relevant Experiences

I have extensive knowledge of infusion pumps, their controls, and the patents regulating them.


M.D.College of Physicians and Surgeons
Graduate SpecialNeurophysiology and BiochemistryColumbia University
B.A.Biology and ChemistrySwarthmore College

Licenses Certifications

California Medical License
General Surgery
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

Primary Affiliation

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases