Expertise DescriptionI have more than 20 years experience as a Physician with expertise in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. I have experience with pain management employing multiple modalities including medications, pain prevention, procedures, and integrative medicine. I have extensive knowledge of all types of pain including post operative pain, cancer pain, spine pain, and chronic pain syndrome. I am also active in teaching research, pain prevention, anesthesia, and pain advocacy. I have prior expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.
Areas of Expertise
My professional experience includes being an Associate Clinical Director of Pain Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia, with prior experience in Private Practice, and as a Staff Anesthesiologist, Flight Surgeon, and General Medical Officer.
I am a board certified pain physician with added qualifications in acupuncture. I have given presentations to the American Association of Pain Medicine on acupuncture and reviewed numerous papers on the study of acupuncture for the Journal of Pain.
I am fellowship trained pain physician and have practiced pain medicine full time since 2001. I am currently on faculty at two prominent universities. I am a subject matter expert for the Medical Board of California where I provide expert testimony on the use of opioid medications. I provide lectures on the use of the state’s prescription monitoring programs and practice compliance for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Program for long acting opioids for physicians and pharmacists in the state for the Medical Board. I have also given similar lectures at national medical meetings. I have authored chapters on use of chronic opioid therapy.
|MD||University of Wisconsin Medical School|
|BS||University of Wisconsin|
|State of California Medical License|
|State of California X-Ray Supervisor and Operator|
|Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology|
|ABA Added Qualifications in Pain Management|
|Interventional Pain Physician|
Awards & Affiliation
|American Pain Society|
|American Society of Anesthesiologists|
|American Society of Interventional Pain Practitioners|
|American Society of Regional Anesthesia|
|International Neuromodulation Society|
American Pain Society
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