Expertise DescriptionI have more than 10 years of experience in Pediatric and Neonatal-Perinatal medicine and a recognized national expert at assessing standards of quality and safe care, and implementation of “best practice” in neonatal medicine. I am a Medical Director, Quality and Performance Improvement, Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at a children’s hospital. I am also Director of Quality Improvement and Safety for the Division of Neonatology at a school of medicine. This includes leading all Root Cause Analyses for all adverse outcomes, serious hospital acquired infections, and serious safety events as well as leading and implementing corrective action. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at this school of medicine, I am an expert at assessing, implementing and teaching evidence-based medicine.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes cases of medical malpractice such as neonatal brain injury, respiratory failure, and acute kidney injury.
My consulting experience includes quality improvement in healthcare, adverse event analysis and corrective action, patient safety analysis, and national collaborative patient safety and outcome databases.
My professional experience includes Medical Director of a Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at a children’s hospital, Second Head of Quality and Performance Improvement at a health institute, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics.
I have over ten years of experience in Pediatrics, Neonatology. I am an expert in Perinatal Medicine and Newborn Critical Care including issues such as antenatal management, neonatal infection, and respiratory failure in newborns. I am currently the Interim Medical Director of the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at a prominent children’s hospital.
I have expertise in all aspects of care of premature infants. I have experience in assessing non-accidental trauma in newborns and infants.
|M.D.||Albany Medical College|
|M.M.Sc.||Clinical and Translational Research||Harvard Medical School|
|B.S.||Biology||Union College – Schenectady|
|Board certified – Pediatric medicine|
|Board certified – Neonatal-perinatal medicine|
|Medical License – State of California|