Leslie J. Hutchinson, M.D., M.P.H., FACOEM, CHCQM, is a qualified expert in occupational medicine, toxicology, epidemiology and public health, chemical and biological weapons, and weapons of mass destruction obtained his MPH in epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the University of Cincinnati. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the Wright State University. He completed a residency in Clinical Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Emory University and is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He has 11 publications in the medical literature and has served for many years as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Emory University in Atlanta.
Currently, Dr. Hutchinson is CEO of HLM Medical Consultants, in which he has consulted extensively throughout the U.S. on medical causation and medical effects of chemical, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, biological agents, mold and mold toxins, explosive materials, and acute injury and cumulative trauma hazards. He has served for many years as an expert on chemical and biological weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. He has evaluated and resolved many situations with indoor air quality problems, sick building syndrome, and disease clusters. Dr. Hutchinson has a long record of successful use of risk communication methods to reduce and eliminate public outrage arising from public ideas about medical effects inconsistent with mainstream medical evaluations, and exaggerations and misunderstanding of medical risks arising from misleading or erroneous information
Areas of Expertise
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Hazardous Materials
- Independent Medical Examinations (I.M.E.)
- Industrial Hygiene & Mold
- Medical Toxicology
- Workers Compensation Insurance
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS, SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH, Baltimore, MD, Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology, 1990.
Honors: Delta Omega.
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Cincinnati, OH, Doctor of Medicine (MD), 1984.
Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha (junior year election.)
XAVIER UNIVERSITY, Cincinnati, OH, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Physics and Natural Sciences, 1978.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude in Honors Program, Xavier University Achievement Scholarship, Alpha Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi Sigma
(junior year election,) Xavier University Biology Prize.
Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM), 2001.
Specialty Board Certified in Preventive Medicine (Occupational), American Board of
Preventive Medicine, 1994.
Specialty Board Certified in Health Care Quality Management (CHCQM), American Board
of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, 2000.
Subspecialty Board Certified in Managed Care, American Board of Quality Assurance and
Utilization Review Physicians, 2000.
Licensed to Practice Medicine in Georgia, 1991 to present.
Licensed to Practice Medicine in California, 1989 to present.
Registered Hazardous Substance Professional, National Environmental Health Association
(NEHA), 1988 to present.
Designation in Environmental Risk Management, International Institute of Environmental
Risk Management, Southwest Texas State University, 1996 to 2004.
Certificate of Training in Medical Management of Chemical Weapons Casualties, U.S. Army
Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, 1997.
Certificate of Training in Medical Defense Against Biological Warfare, U.S. Army Medical
Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1997.
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: ACOEM (American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine), Member, 1993 to present.
NEHA, (National Environmental Health Association Member), 1993 to present.
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
MEDICAL INSTRUCTOR, “Toxic Chemical Training for Medical Support Personnel”–Medical Provider Course for Non-stockpile Chemical
Weapons Sites, ACE, 2003.
MEDICAL INSTRUCTOR, “Hospital Emergency Management–Concepts and Implications of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorist
Incidents”, Department of Homeland Security (originally Department of Justice,) 2002 to 2005.
COURSE DIRECTOR, “Perspectives in Environmental Health”, Career Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, Rollins School of Public
Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May 2001 to May 2009.
ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, Department of Environmental and
Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May 2000 to May 2009.
COURSE DIRECTOR, “The Public Health Impacts of War and Terrorism”, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins
School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, January 2000 to December 2003.
COURSE DIRECTOR, “Solid and Hazardous Waste Management”, Department of
Environmental Health Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, January 1999 to May 1999.
ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE INSTRUCTOR, “Environmental Risk Management Certification Course”, International Institute of
Environmental Risk Management, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, July 1996 to September 2004.
ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, Department of Environmental and
Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May 1992 to May 2000.
MEDICAL EXERCISE EVALUATOR AND INSTRUCTOR, Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP,) Department
of Homeland Security (originally Federal Emergency Management Agency,) 1998 to 2007.
COURSE DIRECTOR, "Perspectives in Environmental Health", Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of
Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, August 1991 to August 1998.
Instructor, Medical College Admission Test Preparation Program for Minority Students, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1987 to 1990.
INSTRUCTOR, Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center, Atlanta and Athens, Georgia. January 1986 to May 1992.
INSTRUCTOR, Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 1978 to March 1985.
Hutchinson LJ, Abraham JE. “An Explication of Risk Assessment.” Fifth Annual Conference on Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous
Materials, The Hazardous Materials Research Control Institute, Las Vegas, NV, April 1988.
Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Who Should be Making Environmental Health Policy in Your Community?” Cincinnati Health
Department, Bureau of Environmental Health Services, Cincinnati, OH, March 1990.
Hutchinson, LJ. “Hazardous Waste Incineration and Evaluation of Exposure to Dioxin, Furans, Phenols, and Pesticides.” 119th Annual
Meeting and Exhibit, American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA, November 1991.
Hutchinson LJ. “Lead Exposure, Toxicity, and Health Implications.” US EPA, Region IV, Atlanta, GA, January 1992.
Hutchinson LJ. “Pancreatic Cancer Cluster Investigation in Livingston, Montana.” Seminar Series, Emory University Rollins School of
Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Atlanta, GA, March 1992.
Hutchinson LJ. Environmental Health Seminar Including: "Examples of Environmental Health Effects," "Lead Exposure and Health
Effects," "Risk Assessment," and "Underlying Themes in Environmental Health Evaluation." Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati,
OH, September 1992.
Hutchinson LJ. “Human Health Evaluation of Indoor Air Problems.” Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VII,
Special Symposium, American Chemical Society, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division, Atlanta, GA, September 1995.
Hutchinson LJ. “Tuberculosis.” 60th Annual National Environmental Health Association Educational Conference, National Environmental
Health Association, Chicago, IL, July 1996.
Hutchinson LJ. “Medical Issues Associated with Chemical and Biological Warfare.” Chemical Weapons Warning Network Demonstration
Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, January 2000.
Hutchinson LJ, Leffingwell SS. “Chemical Weapons” Segments, “NationsBank/Sam Nunn Policy Forum.” In: “National Security for the
21st Century.” Georgia Institute of Technology Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA, February 2000.
Hutchinson LJ. “Cancers Associated with Dry Cleaning Agents.” 54th Annual Educational Conference, Ohio Environmental Health
Association, Columbus, OH, May 2000.
Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Discussion of Tabletop Simulation of Response to Terrorist Incidents Employing Weapons of Mass
Destruction.” Center for Emergency Response Technology, Instruction and Policy, Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory and Georgia
Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, November 2000.
Hutchinson LJ. “Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism.” US Forest Service Annual Safety and Health Managers’ Workshop, Denver, CO,
Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Bioterrorism: What is it? Are we prepared?” “Six Degrees of Separation” Series of Panel Discussions,
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, The Center for Southern Literature, Atlanta, GA, November 2001.
Hutchinson LJ. Invited Studio Panel Discussant: “Bioterrorism.” “Georgia Week in Review,” Georgia Public Television, Atlanta, GA,
Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Terrorism! What Can We Do?” Safety, Health, and Environmental Conference 2001, Georgia
Department of Labor, Savannah, GA, November 2001.
Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Mold and Mildew–Is It A Problem in Buildings?” Property Management Leadership Network National
Conference, General Services Administration, New Orleans, LA, June 2002.
Hutchinson LJ. “Biological Agents–Parts 1 and 2,” “Special Considerations in Multiple Casualty Incidents,” and “Chemical Agents”, 2002
Medical Conference, Kentucky CSEPP, Lexington, KY, August 2002.
Hutchinson LJ. “Radioactive and Biological Weapons Agent Incident Response.” American Industrial Hygiene Association, Ohio Valley
Section, Cincinnati, OH, October 2005.
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: medical causation
medical effects of chemicals
ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
mold and mold toxins
acute injury and cumulative trauma hazards
chemical and biological weapons and other weapons of mass destruction
indoor air quality problems
sick building syndrome
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: 50%
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: 50%
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)
Evaluation and Review
Testimony in Legal Proceedings (e.g., Depositions, Hearings, and Trials)
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $5,000.00 retainer billed initially and on a replenished retainer basis
$500.00/hour for case review, formulation of opinion, and litigation consultation
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $500.00/hour for case review
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $1,000.00/hour for testimony (e.g., depositions, hearings, and trials)
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $1,000.00/hour for testimony (e.g., depositions, hearings, and trials)
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: $250.00 for travel time from 214 Wynfield Way, Auburn, GA 30011, to location and back + expenses
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