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Physician Assistant Standard of Care Expert Witness

Keywords

Physician Assistant Standard Of Care, Physician Assistant, PA, Malpractice Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine, Clinic Management, ARC PA, NCCPA

Wisconsin

Expert Witness No. 2267

Education

University of Wisconsin School of Education - Madison, WI

Ph.D: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis 4.0 GPA in program.

School of Medicine and Public Health. Bachelor of Science - Physician Assistant, May, 1992.

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
Master of Education - Concentrations in International Development and Education Administration. Magna Cum Laude, June, 1989.

University of Nebraska, Omaha, NB
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, May, 2005.

Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor of Science - Double Major: Biology and Philosophy. Magna Cum Laude, June, 1984.

Educational Leadership and Academic Employment History

Health Profession Program Director
University of Wisconsin Medical School - Physician Assistant Program Madison, WI

Responsibilities included management of all aspects of a twenty four month PA program for sixty-six students including program accreditation, direct oversight of 12 faculty and staff, securing funding, managing budget, student admissions, and teaching both didactic and clinical curriculum. Annual budget of $1M. Accomplishments have included leading the program to the highest accreditation ranking in its history, development of the nation's only sustainable distance education program for PA certification, development of interdisciplinary partnerships and programs, acquisition and management of $1.5M in grant funding for new program initiatives, and leadership of the transition of the PA program from a bachelor's to a master's degree program. July 2001 through June, 2006.

Director of Clinical Education
University of Wisconsin Medical School - Physician Assistant Program, Madison, WI

Responsibilities included the development and management of student clinical preceptorships, oversight of clinical faculty, curriculum preparation, student clinical supervision and evaluation, classroom and on-site teaching, grant acquisition and management, faculty development, and professional research. Significant leadership role in program initiatives. Major accomplishments included the development of a network of 150 clinical preceptorship sites including the program's first international clinical opportunities and development of the program's first electronic database to manage clinical preceptor appointments, site availability and student assignments 1996 - July 2001.

Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education
University of Texas - Southwestern, Physician Assistant Program Dallas, TX

Similar duties and responsibilities as employed at the University of Wisconsin. Additional clinical work performed three-four days per month in adult ambulatory medicine at a community oriented primary care clinic. July, 1994 - October, 1996.

Director of Adult Basic Education Programs
Concilio Hispano Incorporated - Cambridge, MA

Responsibilities included the creation and management of English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, and Immigration Programs for Hispanics and other linguistic minorities; the writing of grant proposals to acquire Federal, State and private funding; contract negotiation; hiring, training and supervising full and part-time teaching staff and interns; preparation of contract fiscal and performance reports and ultimate responsibility for contract performance. 1989-1990.

Other Administrative Employment

Chief Executive Officer, Hillside Health Care International

Responsibilities included stateside oversight of operations of a mission clinic in Belize, Central America. Specific duties included the continued development of international health education programs for medical students, medical residents, physician assistant students, nurses and therapists from around the world; recruitment of long-term volunteer medical staff, physicians, nurses, therapists; public relations, fund raising; oversight of the Belizean clinic employees; collaboration with US and Belizean organizational partners including educational institutions, the Belize Ministry of Health, and NGOs; and the provision of leadership and reporting to the US board of directors. CEO from July, 2006 - June, 2007.

Professional Medical/Clinical Employment History

Emergency Room and Urgent Care Clinician
A Hospital Emergency Department located in Milwaukee, WI

Full time emergency medicine and urgent care clinical practice July - Nov. 2006 and Nov. 2007 to present. Forty hours average work in emergency medicine and urgent care per month. Part time emergency medicine and urgent care clinical practice from Jan. 1997 through June 2006 at the sites below.

A Hospital Emergency Department - Milwaukee, WI

A Hospital Emergency Department - Stoughton, WI

A Hospital Emergency Department - Janesville, WI

A Clinic Emergency Department - Monroe, WI

A Hospital Emergency Department - Madison, WI

A Memorial Hospital Emergency Department - Prairie du Sac, WI

Staff Physician Assistant
A Psychiatric Hospital located in Milwaukee, WI
Performance of physical exams and provision of consultation services to address the medical needs of inpatients - part time since October, 2007.

Clinic Manager and Clinician - Family Medicine Primary Care Clinic
The Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital - Milwaukee, WI
Responsibilities included the provision of all aspects of primary medical care to a complex patient population. Providers included six physicians, two physician assistants, a nurse and two medical assistants. Managerial responsibilities included the oversight of clinic staff including a physician assistant, nurse, medical assistants, scheduling of medical staff and providers, staff evaluations, ordering of supplies, patient tracking, development of patient care initiatives. This clinic closed due to cessation of the Milwaukee County "GAMP" insurance program at MCW. Dec. 2006 - Nov. 2007

Family Practice Clinician
Family Practice Medical Clinic, Branch of Central Plains Clinic Ltd., Beresford, SD
One of two full time certified Physician Assistants, working independently of direct MD supervision, managing the full spectrum of general practice patients in a rural, medically underserved setting - all aspects of family practice and primary care including emergency medical services. Basic radiology and laboratory evaluation also performed independently of support staff while on-call. Management of nursing home patients and weekly nursing home rounds included. MD on site and 10% chart review approximately one-half day per week. June, 1992 - June, 1994.

Other Teaching and Human Service Work Experience

Father Matignon High School,Cambridge, MA
Teacher: Ninth and Tenth grade theology. 1987-1988.

Our Lady of The Mountain Preparatory School, Anjara, Jordan
Teacher: English as a Second Language, grades 7-8, 1987. Completed while in Jesuit novitiate, 1986-1987.

St. John's College, Belize, Central America
Teacher: Eleventh grade mathematics and college physics. Coach: Managed the school
volleyball team to a championship. Scoutleader: Led a parish troop of thirty boys. 1984-1985.

Completed as part of the newly formed post-graduate Jesuit International Volunteer Program

Migrant Head-Start Project, Fairhope, AL
Staff: Interpreted Spanish for families at day camp for migrant workers' children, created programs to boost staff morale, supervised maintenance of facilities and grounds - 1982, 1983, 1984.

Boston College Jesuit International Volunteer, Mexico City, Mexico
Participated in social work research and community development projects with Jesuit,
Maryknoll and Sisters of Charity mission groups, 2.5 months during the summer of 1982.

Grant Acquisition and Management

Available Upon Request

Professional Activities, Scholarship, Leadership

Chief Clinical Instructor/Preceptor, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Emergency Department

Adjunct Clinical Faculty, University of WI - Madison Physician Assistant Program

Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

President - Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants, two terms, current Treasurer

President - Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants Foundation: 2003-2007

Board of Directors - Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants WI Representative, House of Delegates, American Academy of Physician Assistants, five terms

President - American Academy of Physician Assistants in Legal Medicine, currently

Executive Council, voting member - Department of Family Medicine, UW-Madison

Advisory Board Member - Task Force on Medical Education and Workforce of the Wisconsin Medical Society and Wisconsin Hospital Association

Committee Member - International Health Advisory Committee, UW Medical School Board Member - Hillside Health Care International, 1999-Present

Committee Member- Appeals and Grievances Committee, UW Medical School Chair PA, NP and CNM Utilization Task Force - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Partnerships for Training "WisTREC" Project, 1998-2002

Member - Governing Board (Steering Committee) and Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson "WisTREC" Project, 1998-2002

PA Program Representative - Wisconsin AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) System Consortia Chair - Association of Physician Assistant Programs, Midwest Region, 1998-99

Presentations and Publications

Available Upon Request

Other Honors, Abilities, Community Involvement

Assistant Scoutmaster - Boy Scout Troop 61

Youth Ministry Group Leader - Middle School Boys, St. Maria Goretti Church 2001-2005

Chair - Evangelization Committee, Saint Maria Goretti Church, Madison, 1999-2001

Chair - Advancement Committee and Treasurer, Cub Scout Pack 102, 2001-2004

International Medical Volunteer - Belize, 1999-2006

Member - Knights of Columbus, 1992 - 1996

Medical Director - Town of Beresford Volunteer Ambulance Service, 1992-94

Chair, United Way fundraising campaign for the town of Beresford, 1994

The Dr. Ben Lawton Memorial Student Scholarship Award - from the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants, 1991.

The Massachusetts Academy of Physician Assistants Student Scholarship Award, 1991

The State of Arizona Physician Assistant Academy Student Scholarship Award, 1991

The Albert McGuinn S.J. Award - for excellence in dual disciplines, Boston College, 1984

Order of Cross and Crown -excellence in academics/human service, Boston College, 1984

Alpha Epsilon Delta - pre-medical honor society, 1982-1984

First Place, History research paper, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute competition, 1981

Eagle Scout, National Eagle Scout Association, since 1979

Spanish communication ability

Significant computer/educational technology literacy

Certifications and License

National Commission on Accreditation of Certified Physician Assistants
Certification with Distinction - Continuous renewal since January, 1993
State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - PA License

US DEA Controlled Substances Prescribing Authorization
American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiothoracic Life Support, Former Instructor

American Heart Association, Instructor Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support

References

Available Upon Request.

 


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