Internal Medicine Expert Witness CA(S) 326676

Expertise Description

I have experience in diseases of the chest and internal medicine. My areas of expertise include thromboembolic disease, respiratory failure, pneumonia, pulmonary infections, chronic obstructive lung disease, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. I have prior expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Sudden Death, related to respiratory failure; Multi-organ System Failure; Pneumonia; Respiratory Failure; Pulmonary Embolism.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include smoke inhalation chemical inhalation.

Relevant Experiences

The issue of Ativan, Roxanol and Trazadone in COPD relates to their potential for depressed respiration and, in the case of Ativan, paradoxical agitation and confusion.

If a patient has severe COPD and has mutually accepted comfort care or hospice care then those medications can be appropriately provided for comfort.

However, if the patient desires aggressive care then the issue is one of risks v benefits, informed consent, educating the care givers for potential side effects and close monitoring.

All of this is clearly within the purview of any pulmonary specialists and is dealt with very commonly. Since COPD is so common and severely ill patients are frequently seen by pulmonary specialists this scenario is not unusual and is commonly dealt with by lung specialists.


MDSpecialist in Pulmonary Medicine

Licenses Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in hyperbaric medicine
National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate in Pulmonary Medicine
Diplomat in Critical Care Medicine

Awards & Affiliation

Government of British Columbia Scholarships
McGill University
Faculty of Medicine Research Scholarship
Francis B. Parker Pulmonary Research Fellowship Award
Cecil Lehman Mayer Travel Award

Primary Affiliation

American College of Physicians

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