John W. Cowden, M.D., Professor and Chairman

Mason Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri-Columbia
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
Web Site
Phone: 573-882-1029
Fax: 573-882-8474

Dr. Cowden is board certified in Ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include cornea and external diseases of the eye, cataracts, refractive surgery, Excimer laser surgery, scanning electron microscopy of corneal endothelium, and corneal wound healing.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri-Columbia
Residency in Ophthalmology-Walter Reed Army Medical Center 1969, Cornea and External Ocular Diseases-University of Florida 1973,
Fellow-American College of Surgeons 1979,
Fellow-American Academy of Ophthalmology 1971,
Medical Director Heartland Eyebanks,
Licensed in Missouri and Michigan

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Association, Boone County Medical Society, Cornea Society, Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Refractive and Cataract Surgeons, Eyebank Association of America, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pan-American Ophthalmology Association, Microbiology and Immuniology Group, American University Professors of Ophthalmology, Internaional Society of Refractive Surgery,

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Ophthalmology Residency Program Director,
Professor of Ophthalmology specific ares of instruction in corneal diseases and surgery including corneal transplantation, refractive surgery (LASIK etc), Taught courses at academy and state ophthalmology society meetings, also teach refractive surgery to residents from eight midwest universities.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: NO

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: About 60

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Corneal or intraocular infections, Injuries of the eye, Corneal damage from excessive medications
Complications from refractive surgery (LASIK)
Failure to diagnose, unnessary surgery of the eye

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 15-20%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 80-85%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 30-40

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 10/31/2005

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 10+

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 4

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20+

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Review of medical records, Medical expert examination with report, Workmans compensation cases,

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $800/hr

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $400/hr

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $1000/hr

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $2000/hr (minimun 2 hrs)
$6000/day

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses $250/hr
Retainer $1200
Cancellation of deposition within 24 hrs-$1000
Cancellation of trial within 24 hrs-$1500

References

David L.Kahn,P.A.
1451 West Cypress Creek Road, Ste 300-82
Ft. Lauderdale,FL 33309
(954) 462-6390

Anita Kidd
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
One Metropolitan Square,Ste 2600
St. Louis,MO 63102
(314) 621-5070 ext7024

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