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Internal Physical Medicine Expert Witness

Keywords

Internal Physical Medicine, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Sports Spinal Injuries, Board Certified Internal Physical Medicine, IME Board Certified, Occupational Injuries, Head Injuries, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Catastrophic Injuries, Life Care Planning, Pressure Ulcers, Decubitis Ulcers,

Pennsylvania

Expert Witness No.494

Pennsylvania

Education And Training

1972 – 1978
University of Michigan Medical School Inteflex Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan
M.D. – 1978

1978 – 1979
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Internship

1978 – 1981
Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

1980-1981
Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Chief Resident – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Electromyography Review Course, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio – July 1979

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii – November 1979

Arizona Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona – April 1980

Upper and Lower Extremity Prosthetics Course, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois – June 1980

Disability Evaluation Course – The Extremities, State of Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, Columbus, Ohio – July 1980

Electromyography Review Course, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio – July 1980

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Washington, D.C. – October 1980

A Day in the Lab with Justus Lehmann Course, Harper Hospital, Detroit, Michigan – November 1980

Upper and Lower Extremity Orthotics Course, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois – December 1980

American Spinal Injury Association Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana – March 1981

Electromyography Review Course, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio – July 1982

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Houston, Texas – November 1982

Chessie Occupational Medicine, Greenbrier, West Virginia – November, 1983

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Los Angeles, California – November 1983

American Mining Congress, Phoenix Arizona – September 1984

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts – October 1984

Chessie Occupational Medicine Seminar, Greenbrier, West Virginia – November 1984

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri – October 1985

Arthritis Disability Assessment Seminar, Sioux Falls, South Dakota – October 1985

Industrial Health Foundation Seminar, Orlando Florida – December 1985

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland – October 1986

“Leadership Development”, Association of Academic Physiatrists Spring Meeting, San Diego, California – February 1987

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Orlando, Florida – October 1987

Managing Hospital in the ‘90’s, Joint China – Unites States Conference, Beijing, China – November 1987

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Seattle, Washington – November 1988

Associations of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona – March 1989

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, San Antonio, Texas – November 1989

Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, Tampa, Florida – March 1990

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona – October 1990

Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, San Diego, California – March 1991

Occupational Rehabilitation Course:  Focus on Low Back Dysfunction, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas – April 1991

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Washington, D.C. – October 1991

Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, Orlando, Florida – February 1992

“Successful Strategies of the Physiatrist’s Practice”, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 1992

Annual Alumni Scientific Day/The Carl H. Marquette Lectureship, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 1992

Fourth Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico Section Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Humacao, Puerto Rico – September 1992

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, San Francisco, California – November 1992

Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, San Francisco, California – November 1992

Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico – March 1993

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Meeting, Denver, Colorado – June 1993

Ninth Annual Alumni Scientific Day, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 1993

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida – October 1993

Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida – October 1993

“Looking to the Future: Trends and Treatment Options in the 21st Century”, The 7th Annual Guest Lectureship on Brain Injury, Bryn Mawr Rehab, Malvern, Pennsylvania – October 1993

Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida – November 1993

Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, Albuquerque, Mew Mexico – March 1993

Behavior Management Training, Bryn Mawr Rehab, Malvern, Pennsylvania – December 1993

Basic Statistics with Statistical Process Control, AIR Academy, Bryn Mawr Rehab, Malvern, Pennsylvania – March 1994

International Rehabilitation Medicine Association VII Conference, Washington, D.C. – April 1994

Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation Meeting, Anaheim, California – October 1994

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Anaheim, California – October 1994

Clinical Management of Persons with Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities, Embreeville, Pennsylvania – April 1995

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Orlando, Florida – November 1995

Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupations Rehabilitation Annual Scientific Session and Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia – October 1996

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Chicago, Illinois – October 1996

Ethical Issues in Primary Care, Lake Area Health Education Center Conference, Erie, Pennsylvania – December 1996

Evaluation Center Training, HEALTHSOUTH Training Meeting, Newark, New Jersey – August 1997

Third International Symposium of Pain (SIMBIDOR), Sao Paulo, Brazil – September 1997

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia – November 1997

Brain Injury Association National Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – November 1997

Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, San Antonio, Texas – February 1998

Ninth National Educational Conference, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Dallas, Texas – April 1998

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Bureau of Workers’ Compensation IRE Physician Briefing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – June 1998

Sports Medicine Symposium of the Young Athlete, Monroeville Pennsylvania – June 1998

II Simposio Multidisciplinary de Lesoes por Esforcos Repetitivos, Sao Paulo, Brazil – August 1998

Community Blues Conference, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pennsylvania – September 1998

The Total Case Manager V: Case Management into the Next Millennium, Northeast Ohio Case Management Network (NEOCMN), Cleveland, Ohio – May 1999

First Annual Rex H. Newton, M.D. Distinguished Lectureship, Allegheny County Medical Society, HEALTHSOUTH, March 2000

Current Trends in Head Injury, Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Medical Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – October 2000

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, San Francisco, California – November 2000

II Simposio Multidisciplinary de Losoes por Esforcos Repetitivos, Sao Paulo, Brazil – May 2002

NIH Consensus Development Conference on Total Knee Replacement, National Institute of Health, Natcher Conference Center, Washington, D.C. – December 2003

Purdue Pharma LP Regional Speaker Training Program – Sponsored by Purdue Pharma – Boston Massachusetts  - April 2005

Certification And Licensure

Specialty Certification

1982
American Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Certified in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

1996-2001
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, Certified in Independent Medical Examinations

1998
Fellow, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians

1998
Impairment Rating Evaluation Physician, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Medical Licensure

1979 – 1984     State of Ohio
1981 – Present     State of Pennsylvania
1985 – 1987     State of Alabama
1987 – 1992     State of Illinois
1992 – 1996     State of Maryland
2005 – Present     State of West Virginia
2005 – Present     State of Ohio - Reactivated

Professional Experience

Previous Medical Staff, Administrative and Clinical Positions

1979-1981
Medical Consultant, State of Ohio Industrial Commission, Medical Division, Columbus, Ohio

Medical Consultant, Social Security Disability Determination Bureau, Columbus, Ohio

1981-1985
Medical Director, Outpatient Department, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Attending Physician, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1982-1983
Medical Director, State of Ohio Industrial Commission, Rehabilitation Division, Columbus, Ohio

1985-1986
Director, MedCORE Services, Lakeshore MedCORE Clinic, Lakeshore Rehabilitation Complex, Birmingham, Alabama

Attending Physician, Lakeshore Rehabilitation Complex, Birmingham, Alabama

1986
Medical Director, Outpatient Services, Lakeshore Rehabilitation Complex, Birmingham, Alabama

1986-1987
Associate Medical Director, HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Center, Birmingham, Alabama

Attending Physician, Medical Center East Hospital Birmingham, Alabama

1986-1987
Medical Director, Medical Center East Rehabilitation Unit, Birmingham, Alabama

1987-1991
Medical Director and Residency Program Director, Schwab Rehabilitation Center, Chicago, Illinois

Attending Physician, Schwab Rehabilitation Center, Chicago, Illinois

Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Consulting Medical Staff, LaRabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

1989-1991
Team Physician, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

Consulting Medical Staff, California Gardens Nursing Center, Chicago, Illinois

1990-1991
Consulting Medical Staff, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Vice President, Medical Affairs Schwab Rehabilitation Center, Chicago, Illinois

1991-1993
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Malvern, Pennsylvania

1991-1994
Medical Director, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Malvern, Pennsylvania

1992-1995
Attending Physician, Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

1992-1996
Consulting Medical Staff, Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli, Pennsylvania

Consulting Medical Staff, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

April 1993 – July 1993
Acting Medical Director, Maryland General/Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center, Baltimore Maryland

1993-1996
Consulting Medical Staff, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1996-1997
Attending Physician, HEALTHSOUTH Great Lakes Rehabilitation Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania

Attending Physician, HEALTHSOUTH Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation, Erie, Pennsylvania

Medical Director, HEALTHSOUTH Great Lakes Rehabilitation Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania

Medical Director, HEALTHSOUTH Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation, Erie, Pennsylvania

Member, Board of Governors, HEALTHSOUTH Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation, Erie, Pennsylvania

Active Medical Staff, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania

Associate Medical Staff, Metro Health Center, Erie, Pennsylvania

North Shore Clinical Associates Member, Erie, Pennsylvania

Acting Administrator during August, HEALTHSOUTH Great Lakes Rehabilitation Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania

1997-2001
Division Chief, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services, Suburban General Hospital, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

1998-1999
Medical Director Oncology Program, HEALTHSOUTH Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Member, Senior Health Services Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Member, Provider Criteria Committee, Community Blue Policy Council for the Western Region, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

July 1999 – 2001
Medical Director, Expedited Reviews, Murrysville, Pennsylvania

June 2000 – September 2000
Interim Medical Director, Rehabilitation Unit, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

November 2000
Suburban General Hospital board of Directors. Building and Grounds Committee; Strategic planning & Capital Development Committee of the Board of Directors

January 2003 – December 2004
Medical Director, Spine Solutions, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

April 1997 – May 2005
Member, Board of Governors, HEALTHSOUTH Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Active Medical Staff, HEALTHSOUTH Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Medical Director, HEALTHSOUTH Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

November 2003 – May 2005
Member, Physician Advisory Board, HEALTHSOUTH, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Regional Medical Director, HEALTHSOUTH, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Current Medical Staff, Administrative and Clinical Positions

July 1997 – Present
Consulting Medical Staff, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

September 1997 – Present
Active Medical Staff, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

November 1997 – Present
Active Medical Staff, Suburban General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 1998 – Present
Consulting Medical Staff, St. Francis Nursing Center East, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 1999 – Present
Consulting Medical Staff, Manor Care Nursing Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

July 2000 – Present
Admitting Privileges, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Academic Appointments

Available upon request

Editorial Experience

1991 – Present
Manuscript Reviewer, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

1993 – Present
Manuscript Reviewer, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Honors & Awards

1980 – 1981
Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

March 1989
Master of Ceremonies, 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner, Association of Academic Physiatrists, Phoenix, Arizona

June 1993
Speaker, Farewell Dinner for Graduation Seniors in Ohio State University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

October 1993
Physician Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education, American Medical Association

1995 – 1996
Qualifying Examination Reviewer, American Board Independent Medical Examiners

1996
Physician Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education, American Medical Association

April 1996
Rex Newton, M.D. Award, Pennsylvania Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for “Endometriosis Presenting as Piriformis Syndrome: A Case Report”.

September 1997
Inaugural Presenter, Professor Satiko Tomikawa Imamura Institute of Physical Medicine

August 1999
Physician Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education, American Medical Association

October 1999
HEALTHSOUTH Medical Director Award for Medical Staff Expansion

August 2001
Physician Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education, American Medical Association

November 2003
HEALTHSOUTH Medical Leadership and Clinical Excellence Award

November 2004
HEALTHSOUTH Medical Leadership and
Clinical Excellence Award

Past & Present Professional Committees

Available upon request

Membership In Professional And Scientific Societies

Available upon request

Accreditation And Examination Experience

1987 – 1994
Medical Surveyor, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

1988 – 1992
Member, Physician Advisor Panel, Celtic Life Insurance Company

May 1988
Guest Oral Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rochester, Minnesota

1990 – 1997
Item Writer, Self-Assessment Examination, Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

May 1990
Guest Oral Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rochester, Minnesota

May 1992
Guest Oral Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rochester, Minnesota

1994 – 1995
Examination Item Writer, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

May 1994
Guest Oral Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rochester, Minnesota

1995 – 1997
Examination Item Writer, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

May 2001
Guest Oral Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rochester, Minnesota

May 2004
Guest Oral Examiner.  American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Rochester, Minnesota

Lectures For Medical Students & Residents

Available upon request

Medical Presentations

Available upon request

Publications, Abstracts, Book Chapters And Medical Journal Articles

Available upon request

Community Medical Activities

Available upon request

Consulting Activities

Available upon request

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