Pain Management Expert 500814 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I 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

Professional Experiences

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. 

Relevant Experiences

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.


MDUniversity of Wisconsin Medical School
BSUniversity of Wisconsin

Licenses Certifications

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

Primary Affiliation

American Pain Society

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases