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Acute Cardiac Care Medical Expert Witness


 

 

Expert Witness No. 1343

  • Expert is Clinical Pharmacy Manager at a Privately Named Hospital. 
  • He holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a Doctor of Pharmacy and Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Utah.  Completed a two-year clinical pharmacy residency at the University of Utah Medical Center. 
  • He was President and Founding Dean of the appalachian College of Pharmacy and helped establish the Nevada College of Pharmacy. 
  • As Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), Expert 1343's researchlet to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insitute National Heart Attack Alert Program and Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Cardiac Care. 
  • He Pioneered the use of PCA for sickle cell vaso-occlusive pain crisis in emergency medicine, adn is the only pharmacist, to date, to serve on the National Advance Cardiac Life Support Committee. 
  • Expert led the development of ASHP Supplemental Standards and learning Objectives for Residency Training in Critical Care Pharmacy and directed the first ASHP- accredited Critical Care Pharmacy Residency.
  • Other service commitments include membership in the USP Critical Care Advisory Board and the FDA Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Sciences. 
  • Expert has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and has authored several books and book chapters.
  • Foreign Language: Fluent in Spanish

EDUCATION & TRAINING

June 1981 - June 1983

  • Clinical Pharmacy Residency, University of Utah Medical Center,Salt Lake City, Utah

June 1981- June 1983

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (GPA 4.00),University of Utah,Salt Lake City, Utah

December 1981- June 1983

  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology,University of Utah,Salt Lake City, Utah

September 1976 - May 1981       

  • B.S. Pharmacy (Cum Laude),Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

LICENSURE

  • Virginia 
  • Utah 
  • Pennsylvania 
  • West Virginia RP 

 

CERTIFICATION 

  • September 1983 – June 2010 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Provider)
  • October 1984 – May 2000 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Instructor)

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

January 2014 – Present

Director of Clinical Services and Analytics

  • Correctional Pharmacy Services, Westwood Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia 

December 2013 – Present

  • Director of Clinical Content Development,Virginia Beach, Virginia

January 2000 – Present

President and CEO

  • Private Pharmacy Consultants, Mechanicsville, Virginia

October 2010 – January 2014

Clinical Pharmacy Manager 

  • Department of Pharmacy Service, Cabell Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia

March 2007 – February 2010

Director and Clinical Coordinator

Pain Management Specialist

  • Department of Pharmacy Services, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia

June 2006 – July 2008

  • Director of Multicultural Research and Development, Healing Our Village, LLC, Bowie, Maryland

July 2006 – February 2007

Medical Science Liaison (Part-Time)

  • Nitro-Med Pharmaceuticals, Boston, Massachusetts

December 2005 – February 2007

  • Pharmacist in Charge, Rite Aid Corporation, Colonial Beach, Virginia

September 1999 – June 2001

Research Director

  • Commonwealth Health Benefits, Inc., Richmond, Virginia

January 1998 – December 2002

Clinical Pharmacy Consultant

  • Center for Health Information, Chesapeake, Virginia

October 1991 – December 1997

Director, Research Services

  • Center for Long Term Care Research & Education,  Chesapeake, Virginia

August 1985 – June 1996

Clinical Coordinator

  • Critical Care Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia Hospital,Richmond, Virginia

July 1983 - July 1985

Pharmacy Unit Coordinator

  • Adult Intensive Care Unit, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

June 1982 - June 1983

Poison Control Center Pharmacist

  • University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

August 1981 - June 1983

Clinical Pharmacy Resident

  • University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

January 1981 - May 1981

Registered Pharmacist

  • Thrift Drug Company, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

May 1978 - December 1980

Pharmacy Intern

  • Thrift Drug Company, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

March 2011 – Present

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosciences

  • Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia

June 2004 – January 2006

Founding Dean and Professor 

  • Appalachia College of Pharmacy,University of Appalachia,Grundy, Virginia

July 2001 – June 2004

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

  • Nevada College of Pharmacy, Henderson, Nevada

September 2000 – June 2001

Associate Professor of Pharmacy

  • Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia

September 1989 – March 2000

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

  • Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

September 1989 – March 2000

Associate Professor of Pharmacy

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

August 1985 - August 1989

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

July 1983 - July 1985

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

  • University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, Omaha, Nebraska

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Clinical Excellence Award, Pharmacy Systems, Inc., 2012 
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Mary Washington Hospital, 2008
  • Manager of the Quarter, Mary Washington Hospital, December 2007
  • Winner, American Diabetes Foundation 2003 Fund Raiser
  • Fellow, American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, 1996
  • Fellow, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, 1993
  • Young Alumni Award, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1991
  • The Merck Sharp & Dohme Outstanding Achievement in the Profession of Pharmacy, 1991  
  • Who's Who in Hispanic Americans, 1991
  • Three-Year Service Award, American Heart Association, Virginia Affiliate, 1989
  • Scientific Merit Award for Research, Omaha Mid-West Clinical Society, 1984
  • The Merck Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Pharmacy Research, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, 1983
  • The Grace P. Swinyard Memorial Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, 1982
  • The Smith, Kline and French Laboratory Award for Superior Achievement in Clinical Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1981
  • Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society, Alpha Tau Chapter, 1980
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy Education Foundation Scholarship, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1980

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES:

January 2011 – June 2013

Editor in Chief

  • Cabell Capsule, Department of Pharmacy, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia

January 2007 – March 2010

Editor in Chief

  • Dispensing Notes, Department of Pharmacy Services, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia

January 1990 – July 2000

Editorial Board Member

  • The American Journal of Emergency Medicine

January 1994 – December 2002

Editorial Board Member

  • Resuscitation

December 1993 – June 1995

Editorial Board Member

  • Nursing Home Medicine

December 1991 - June 1994

Editor, Pharmacology Section

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Textbook, American Heart Association, Dallas, Texas

August 1988 – December 1998

Editorial Board, Critical Care Column

  • Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy

January 1992 – July 1994

Contributing Editor

  • Currents in Advanced Cardiac Life Support

December 1985 - June 1986

Editor, EMS Beacon

Peer Reviewer for: Annals of Emergency Medicine

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
  • Resuscitation
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • American Journal of Managed Care

COMMITTEES:

November 2010 – December 2013

Secretary, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

  • Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia

April 2010 – July 2010

Secretary, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

  • Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Spotsylvania County, Virginia

March 2007 – March 2010

Secretary, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

  • Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia

March 2007 – March 2010

Secretary, Medical Error Review Committee

  • Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia

January 1998 – February 2008

Member, PharMerica National P& T Committee

September 1999 – July 2000

Member, Evidence Evaluation Committee for Emergency Cardiac Care, AHA National Center 

June 1991 – June 1998

Member, Critical Care Advisory Board

  • United States Pharmacopeial Convention.

January 1994 – December 1998

Member, FDA Pharmaceutical Sciences Committee

  • Food and Drug Administration

July 1994 – July 1997

Chairman, Post-Graduate Education and Training Committee

  • Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University 

May 1994 - May 1995

Member, Graduate Student Advisory Committee for Jennifer A. Elder, Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, Biostatistics Department, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

July 1993 – July 1995

School of Pharmacy Representative, University Council, Virginia Commonwealth University 

January 1993 – July 1993

Member, Task Force on Post-Graduate Programs, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University

July 1992 – July 1994

Member, Residency Major Project Committee, Department of Pharmacy Services, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

March 1992 – December 1994

Chairman, Code Blue Quality Assurance     Subcommittee, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

December 1991 – January 1992

Member, Technology Assessment Task Force, Society for Critical Care Medicine, Anaheim, California

June 1991 – June 1993

Chairman, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University

April 1990 - June 1992

Member, Education Committee, Virginia Society of Hospital Pharmacists

November 1989 – August 1999

Member, Code Blue Committee, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

March 1990 - April 1990

Chairman, PharmD Program Didactic Offerings Committee

  • School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University

July 1988 - June 1992

Chairman, Residency Major Project Committee, Department of Pharmacy Services, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

July 1988 - June 1989

Member, Clinical Practice Affairs Committee, American College of Clinical Pharmacy

February 1988 - June 1993

Member, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Committee, American Heart Association - National

August 1987 - June 1990

Member, Curriculum Committee - Doctor of Pharmacy Program, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University

December 1985 - June 1989

Member, Emergency Cardiac Committee, Richmond Metropolitan Council, American Heart Association

August 1984 - July 1985

Member, Omaha Midlands Emergency Medical Services Council

August 1984 - July 1985

Member, Membership Committee, Nebraska Society of Hospital Pharmacists

January 1984 - July 1985

Secretary, Committee on Postgraduate Pharmacy Education and Training Pharmaceutical Services Department, University of Nebraska Medical Center

August 1983 - July 1985

Member, Clinical Research Committee, University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy

August 1983 - July 1985

Member, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Committee, University of Nebraska Medical Center

August 1983 - July 1985

Member, Grade Appeals Committee, University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists

Funded research & educational grants, Scientific papers, Scientific abstracts, Books,Book chapters,Major contributions in publications credited to a committee, Review articles, Published continuing education materials, Educational tapes, videocassette, and web-based seminars, Invited presentations and key note addresses

Available in full CV

 

 

 

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