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Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a medical director with expertise in clinical chemistry, toxicology, blood banking, cytology, surgical pathology, microbiology and molecular pathology. My experience also includes research interests in iatrogenic diseases and therapeutic drug monitoring. My expertise also includes: kidney cancer and anatomic pathology practice focuses on medical disease of kidney and liver. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Medical Malpractice; Cancer misdiagnosis; Therapeutic misadventures; Adverse reactions to drugs and toxins; Toxicology; Forensic death investigations; Liver and kidney related diseases.


Consulting Experience

My consulting services include Medical director commercial clinical laboratories; Medical director hospital laboratories; Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and CAP laboratory consultant; Medical billing; Medical director CME.


Relevant Experiences

I have provided testimony in many depositions and trials.

I am a clinical pathologist with 40 years of commercial and hospital laboratory experience in drug and alcohol testing. I have performed autopsies and interpreted toxicology reports for the Coroner's Office. As a hospital-based pathologist, I chaired the pharmacy and therapeutics committee for 20 years.

I have testified in a number of cases where alcohol and drugs have adversely affected the judgment, reaction time, and difficulty with concentration of the injured party in a motor vehicle accident. I was a lecturer on recognition of drug abuse for the DEA.

I have specialty boards in Immunopathology and directed hospital blood banks for over 30 years. I have served on the board of directors of a blood bank for 8 years and am currently on a scientific advisory board.

I have 38 years of experience in the interpretation of toxicology testing.

I have directed clinical laboratories that perform toxicology testing. I understand lan send outs and am familiar with urine drug testing.

I chaired the pharmacy and therapeutics committee of a major tertiary care hospital for 20 years.

I have provided over 300 depositions and 200 trial testimonies over the past 38 years.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
MDMedicineJefferson Medical College

Licenses Certifications

California Medical License
Board Certified
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Special Competence
Immunopathology

Awards & Affiliation

Mosby Scholarship Book Award
William C. Felch Award
Alliance Continuing Medical Education
Golden Staff Award
Sharp Cabrillo Hospital
Physician Recognition Award
San Diego Magazine

Primary Affiliation

College of American Pathologists


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