Cardiothoracic Surgery Expert 427803 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years of experience in the Medical field with specialty in Cardiothoracic Surgery. My extensive experience includes thoracic surgery, and preservation of donor lungs for lung transplantation and heart and lung transplantation. I have used video-assisted techniques for thoracic surgery. I also have had experience with living-donor lung transplantation, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, cardiac valvular disease, surgical therapy and staging of lung cancer, endovascular thoracic aortic surgery, and percutaneous aortic valve replacement. I do business development and clinical program building. I have over 25 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes undergoing surgical training at a major university, which involved five years of general surgery and three years of cardiothoracic, vascular and transplant surgery. I also spent a year conducting research in the university’s heart and lung laboratory. My research and clinical interests include minimally invasive heart and lung surgery, heart transplantation, living-related lung transplantation, adult cardiac surgery, coronary bypass surgery, valvular heart disease, disease of the thoracic aorta, lung cancer, and tumors of the chest wall and mediastinum. I was awarded a large grant from the American College of Surgeons to study immunohistochemistry in the staging of lung cancers.


Degree Subject Institution
M.M.M. USC Marshal School of Business
M.D. University of Colorado School of Medicine
B.A. Biology The Colorado College

Licenses Certifications

Medical License in California
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
Diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Awards & Affiliation

American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Primary Affiliation

American Association of Thoracic Surgeons