Board-certified both in internal medicine and cardiology, Dr. Stark is in full-time active clinical practice. He teaches interns and residents in the Yale-affiliated training program, and serves as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at the New York Medical College. He previously served as president of the Connecticut Society of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Stark graduated with honors from Harvard Medical School and completed a cardiology research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) in Bethesda, Maryland. He has expertise in preventive cardiology and the factors that predispose to heart disease: diabetes, smoking, stress, hypertension and certain issues of lifestyle. It’s a sad fact that one-half of all U.S. males will die of coronary heart disease. Dr. Stark has given frequent presentations on these topics for lay and professional groups, as well as for the media. He was also architect of the new Cardiovascular Prevention Program at his hospital.
Dr. Stark has had extensive litigation experience, having served as senior member of his state Medical Malpractice Review Panel. He had responsibility for assessing defensibility of cases for Aetna Life & Casualty and CNA Insurance, in addition to individual law firms. Over the past 20 years, he has given deposition and trial testimony in more than 125 cases. Dr. Stark firmly believes that an ability to communicate effectively is of key importance in law as it is in medical teaching.
- Internal Medicine
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Board-Certified, Internal Medicine & Cardiovascular Disease
M.D. – Harvard Medical School
Licensure – Connecticut, New York
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Past President, Connecticut Society of Internal Medicine
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Georgetown & Yale Medical Schools
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College
Invited lectures for professional and lay audiences – cholesterol metabolism & preventive cardiology.
- 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: >125
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Cardiology, Critical Care, Internal Medicine
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: 75 – 80% Plaintiff
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: 80 -90 depositions
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: March 5, 2020
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: 60 – 70 occasions
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: 60 -70 trials
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: 25 years
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Records Review
Independent Medical Exams (IME)
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $350 Rate to consult with attorney
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $350 Hourly rate to review
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $600 Rate to provide deposition
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $600 Rate to provide testimony at trial
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Travel, at cost.
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