Surgeon and Transplantation Expert 517628 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years of medical experience. I have worked as a Clinical Professor, Surgeon, and Chief of the Transplantation Division of a teaching hospital. My research interests include kidney laparoscopic transplantation, pancreas islet cell bioengineering, tissue transplant, ABO incompatible transplant, and immunosuppression. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

I entered USC’s undergraduate program in chemical engineering on a university academic scholarship. After graduating from USC, I was accepted at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; a short time later, I decided to specialize in transplant surgery. I also realized that I could use my surgical skills to serve my country by joining the National Guard. In 2004, I was sent to Walter Reed Hospital, where I did transplant surgery during the height of the first Iraq invasion during the current war. In April 2008, I was deployed to Al Kut, Iraq, about 20 miles from the Iranian border, where I was assigned to a “forward surgical team.” These teams are the first line of medical care for soldiers and civilians who have been injured during combat. I have worked as a university professor and surgeon at a major hospital.


Degree Subject Institution
M.D. The John Hopkins University
B.S. Chemical Engineering University of Southern California

Licenses Certifications

Medical License, California,
Medical License, Pennsylvania
Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Awards & Affiliation

Association for Academic Surgery
International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Los Angeles Surgical Society
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Transplant Surgeons