Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine Expert 517433 NE

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years of experience in the field of Medicine with my primary specialty in Pulmonary Disease, with additional specialty in Critical Care Medicine. My research interests include Agricultural Medicine and Occupational Pulmonary Disease. I have experience with Amyotrophic Sclerosis, Bronchiectasis, Bronchiectasis without Acute Exacerbation, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Hypoxemia, Occupational Lung Disease, Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Sarcoidosis. I have over 30 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes work on a variety of agriculture related files (worker’s compensation and otherwise), mold exposures files and inhalation toxicology files from many different settings. I have testified in court and have been deposed many times. I have been hired both by attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits.

Consulting Experience

I have informally served as a consultant to a number of attorneys who were working to understand the medical aspects of occupational exposures. I have also supported attorneys in this way who were defending other physicians against medical malpractice.

Professional Experiences

I began my career in this area during my fellowship, when I started doing research in lung disorders related to work in production agriculture, with a focus on grain dust and the hog confinement barn environment. I have had a clinical practice with that topic as a main focus since I joined the faculty of a university medical center in 1988. I subsequently earned an MPH with a concentration in occupational health from the university.


Degree Subject Institution
M.P.H. Occupational Medicine University of Michigan
M.D. Medicine Washington University
B.A. Zoology/German University of Nebraska

Licenses Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners, Parts I, II, and III
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary), 1988
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care), 1991, 2009
Medicine and Surgery License, State of Nebraska

Awards & Affiliation

Member, American Lung Association Fellowship Review Committee
American Thoracic Society
American Public Health Association
Public Health Association of Nebraska
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

Primary Affiliation

American Public Health Association