Expertise DescriptionI 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.
Areas of Expertise
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.
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.
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.
|MD||Medicine||Jefferson Medical College|
|California Medical License|
|Anatomic and Clinical Pathology|
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|
College of American Pathologists
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases