Toxicology Expert Witness AZ 508554


Expertise Description

I am a pharmacology and toxicology expert with more than 10 years of experience in consulting services related to all aspects of forensic, environmental, clinical and general toxicology. Working with attorneys, insurance clients, corporations, and law enforcement agencies to provide impartial evaluation involving drug effects, overdose, toxic chemical exposure, medical malpractice associated with drug therapy, poisoning, and the role of drugs, alcohol, or chemical exposure in civil and criminal litigation. I have significant experience in immunoassay screening techniques, (EMIT, EIA, TLC, ELISA), as well as confirmation and quantization using GC/MS, and LC/MS/MS. I also have a comprehensive knowledge of the theory and application of organic analytical chemistry including extortion theory. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for over a decade as a toxicology expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

Wrongful death cases – methadone, fentanyl patch, oxycontin and other opiates and opioids; intoxication cases – alcohol, heroin, marijuana, cocaine; lead and other heavy metal toxicity; DUI, DWI; toxicological cause-and-effect relationships, adverse pharmaceutical events, effects of illicit drug use, human health risk assessment, hazard evaluations, environmental assessments, R&D analyses, and economic impact analyses.


Consulting Experience

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and CAP laboratory consultant; consulting on drug-drug interactions and consulting work on disposition of toxic drugs and chemicals in human; proper interpretation of mass spectral data and identification or absence of drugs from human biological fluid samples.


Professional Experiences

Supervisor, manager and assistant director in multiple forensic and clinical toxicology laboratories, including the Director of R&D section of a lab. I have multiple years of experience working in medical examiner's office as well as police department crime laboratory. I am also a client liaison, including clients such as attorney's office and courts.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Toxicology St. John’s University – Queens NY
B.S. Toxicology St. John’s University – Queens NY

Licenses Certifications

Chemistry Specialist C(ASCP), from ASCP BOC

Awards & Affiliation

American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Society of Forensic Toxicologists
American Board of Forensic Toxicology

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Clinical Pathologists



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