Genetics Expert Witness CA 539045

Expertise Description

I have worked the field of genetics and pediatrics for more than three decades. My areas of expertise includes chromosome abnormalities; craniofacial disorders; cytogenetics; developmental disorders; down syndrome; dysmorphology/syndrome identification; genetic counseling; gynecology; hereditary cancer; infant and newborn developmental disorders; integrated genetics; medical genetics; neuromuscular disorders; as well as new and traditional genetic testing technologies. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for over 15 years as a genetics expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Degree Subject Institution
M.D. Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Piscataway NJ
M.S. Human Genetics Sarah Lawrence College – Bronxville NY
B.A. Anthropology University of Rochester – Rochester NY
B.S. Microbiology University of Rochester – Rochester NY

Licenses Certifications

Medical licensure: Hawaii, California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
American Board of Medical Genetics – Clinical Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Genetic Counseling – Diplomat and Charter Member
American Board of Medical Genetics – Genetic Counseling

Awards & Affiliation

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center – Certificate of Appreciation for Unparalleled Dedication to Patient Care
County of Santa Clara Employee Excellence Award
Exceptional Person Award from Exceptional Parent Magazine for work with Chromosome Deletion Outreach – a national parent support group for children with rare chromosomal abnormalities
Avrum Katcher/Paul Winokur Resident Teaching Award