Expert reviewer; expert witness; deposition and trial experienced; OB/GYN; medical malpractice; medical record review; HMO liability; managed care; laser surgery; operative laparoscopy; tobacco liability; high-risk obstetrics; gynecology; cesarean section; birth injury; shoulder dystocia; Erb's palsy; sterilization; contraception; infertility; hysteroscopy; hysterectomy; women’s health issues; bladder repair; incontinence; credentialing; trial testimony; deposition testimony; medical staff administrative issues; peer review; academic appointments at: University of California, Riverside; Western University, Pomona; Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: MEDICAL SCHOOL:
University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois 8/74 - 6/75;
University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois 8/75 - 6/78 Degree: M.D.;
University of Arkansas Hospital Little Rock, Arkansas
Internship-OB/GYN 7/78 - 6/79
Residency-OB/GYN 7/79 - 6/82;
BOARD CERTIFIED- 12/06/84;
Bachelor's degree (Summa cum laude; Valedictorian) in Information Technology from California Baptist University 1999;
Elected to ALPHA CHI (national honor society);
All four core exams passed toward NT 4.0 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer status; Microsoft Certified Product Specialist, 1998-date:
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: MEDICAL SOCIETIES and ASSOCIATIONS:
ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA (medical honorary)- elected 1977;
AMERICAN COLLEGE OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 1979- date;
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 1974- date;
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF FORENSIC OB/GYNS 1998- date
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LAW, MEDICINE, & ETHICS 1987- 2001;
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 1987- date;
Surveyor for CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION / INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL QUALITY Hospital
and Medical Staff Survey Committee (Consolidated Accreditation and Licensure Survey), 1991-
date; recipient of 10-year service award 2001;
RIVERSIDE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY 1987- date
-Professional Liability Committee 1990- date
-Chairman, 1992 - 1998
-Committee on Maternal and Child Health 1990- 1999;
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 2001-date
-Medical Legal Committee 2001-date;
RIVERSIDE/SAN BERNARDINO OB/GYN SOCIETY 1989- date;
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION GYNECOLOGIC LAPAROSCOPISTS 1986- date;
Diplomate of AMERICAN BOARD OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 1984;
Member, Board of Directors, RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN IPA 1989-1994
-Vice President, 1992 - 1994
-Chairman, Subcommittee to study Conflict of Interest/ Confidentiality for Board Members and Employees 1992
-Utilization Review Committee 1989-1997
-Medical Review Committee 1989-1996;
Past member of CHICAGO, ILLINOIS STATE, and PEORIA MEDICAL SOCIETIES;
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Certification in Continuing Medical Education;
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Physician's Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education 1993-1997;
Member, Board of Directors, INLAND EMPIRE OB/GYN IPA, 1997-2001
-Vice-Chairman, 1998-2001 -Scope of Services and Compensation Committees;
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVES 1998-2000
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: TEACHING and OTHER SPECIALTY EXPERIENCE:
Medical student and resident teaching 1978 - date, including extensive practical and didactic instruction;
Clinical Associate- University of Illinois School of Medicine at Peoria, Illinois, 1982 - 1987;
Co-Director of Family Practice Residency in OB/GYN at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois 1982 - 1987;
Frequent CME lecturer, Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois 1982 - 1987;
Frequent in-service lecturer for nursing staff, Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois 1982 - 1987;
Built, owned, and operated STEPHANIE, a gourmet French-influenced restaurant in Peoria,
Illinois, 1984-1987 (recipient of Wine Spectator's Best of Awards of Excellence);
Started Home Medical Diagnostics, a mail-order medical test company, 1986;
Presentations on HPV, Cervicography, Operative Laparoscopy, and Laser Surgery, Riverside, California, 1987 - 1990;
Conceived, owned, and operated PURPLE TOES, a fine wine shop in Riverside, 1988-1990;
Preceptor for University of California, Riverside Medical School, 1990-1998;
Medical Student Promotions Committee 1997-2001 (UCR Medical School);
Member, UCR Medical School Curriculum Oversight Committee, 1998- 1999;
Clinical Professor, University of California, Riverside Medical School, 1997-date;
Asst. Course Coordinator, Introduction to Patient Care, University of California, Riverside
Medical School, 1997-1998;
Medicolegal expert- deposition and trial experienced;
Peer reviewer for California Medical Assn.;
Past Sr. Vice President, Business Systems and Training, Inc.;
Medical speaker for Glaxo Wellcome Pharmaceuticals;
Clinical Preceptor, Physician Assistant Program, Western University of Health Sciences;
Teaching faculty, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center;
Assistant Clinical Professor, Western University of Health Sciences
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: General and high-risk obstetrics; office and operative gynecology; operative laparoscopy; laser surgery; gynecologic cancers; OB/GYN peer review; accidents during pregnancy
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: approximately 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: approximately 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 30 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consultation, medical or administrative record review, report generation, attorney education, deposition testimony, trial testimony. I am fluent with PowerPoint and am available to develop computer/projector presentations for juries.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Current rate is $295 per hour, subject to change
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Current rate is $295 per hour, subject to change
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Current rate is $375 per hour, subject to change, with variable minimums plus travel time and expenses
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Current rate is $375 per hour, subject to change, with 4-hour or 8-hour daily minimum (depending on circumstances and distance), plus travel time and expenses
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: deposition and trial testimony, once scheduled, is subject to cancellation fee
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