Clinical Toxicology Expert 519610 AL


Expertise Description

I am a toxicologist with over 20 years experience in the field of clinical toxicology. After a nearly 20 year career leading the Poison Control Center at a children's hospital of Philadelphia, which included consulting on toxicology cases from 21 counties in Pennsylvania and Delaware, I have worked as an independent consultant specializing in medical communications and providing consultation and expert witness testimony on cases such as: medication errors, medication adverse events, poisonings (accidental and intentional), pharmaceutical product liability, alcohol or drug-related motor vehicle accidents, carbon monoxide exposures, chemical exposures (including occupational-related exposures), and environmental issues.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

I have been involved in cases related to the interpretation of postmortem (autopsy) cases as they relate to drugs or chemicals, medication side effects/overdoses/interactions, chemicals, environmental toxins, and alcohol (dram shop cases). My current experience includes consultations with the retaining attorney and written reports, as needed, to opine on the matter at hand.


Consulting Experience

In addition to my work with attorneys as a consultant expert toxicologist, I also consult on projects related to continuing medical and pharmacy education, and fulfill the role as a medical writer for pharmaceutical and medical communications companies.


Professional Experiences

After a nearly 20 year career leading the Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which included consulting on toxicology cases from 21 counties in Pennsylvania and Delaware, I am presently an independent consultant specializing in medical communications and providing expert witness testimony on cases involving drugs, alcohol, and chemicals. When I am not running my full-time consulting business, I am teaching students at the University of Pennsylvania, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and fellow consultants about topics ranging from the in’s and outs of toxicology, medical writing, healthcare education, to starting a consulting business


Education

Degree Subject Institution
Pharm.D. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock AK
B.S. Pharmacy Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science – PhiladelphiaPennsylvania

Licenses Certifications

Pennsylvania: Registered pharmacist (R.Ph)
Diplomate, American Board of Applied Toxicology (D.ABAT)

Awards & Affiliation

Adjunct faculty: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
American College of Medical Toxicology
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
Association for Health Care Journalists
American Council on Science and Health

Primary Affiliation

American College of Medical Toxicology



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