Expertise DescriptionI have over 25 years experience in emergency medicine, pre-hospital care, emergency medical care, experimental and investigational therapy, triage, EMS, medical trauma, first aid, head injuries, hospital liability, nurse liability, paramedic, paramedic liability, HMO and managed care liability, health care regulations, medical malpractice, elderly care, elder abuse, medical standards of care, medical necessity determinations, benefit determinations, quality assurance, nursing home quality assurance, utilization review, peer review, risk management, case management, JCAHO credentialing, informed consent, ethics, arbitrations, EMTALA, and medical insurance reimbursement / bad faith. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Medical Malpractice; Bad Faith; Credentialing; EMTALA.
My consulting services include: drafting and adoption of national standards in medical quality management; lectured for medical malpractice insurance companies regarding managed care systems and impact on physicians' performance and the liability issues involved; advised and formulated the Certification Standards for the new Health Care Organizations (HCOs); special consultant for the Department of Managed Health Care which regulated Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs); reviewer for the California Medical Licensing Board; reviewer for Health Care Advisory Group that is responsible for overseeing patient care and EMTALA issues; consults with providers of medical care regarding justifiable, accountable, defensible, and documented medical decision-making; lectures on appropriate development and implementation of practice parameters / guidelines, physician credentialing / profiling issues / report carding, medical necessity and benefit determinations, and standards of care.
|MD||Medicine and Surgery||University of Bologna|
|BA||Psychology||University of California|
|Fellow American Academy of Emergency Medicine|
|Fellow American College of Emergency Physicians|
|Diplomat American Board of Emergency Medicine|
|Diplomat American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians|
|California Medical License|
Awards & Affiliation
|Dean's Honor List|
|University of California|
American College of Medical Quality
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases