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Ada Expert Witness


Expert No. 1384
 


Credentials ___________________________________________________________________

•    Board-Certified, General Preventive Medicine & Public Health, American Board of Preventive Medicine
•    Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
•    Medical Licensures:  State of Ohio, State of Vermont, DEA, Buprenorphine waiver

Professional Experience _________________________________________________________

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, AT A STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
  State of Ohio, July 2011 to Present (Full-Time)
•    Provide direct patient care to 1400 inmates 
•    Manage outpatient referrals
•    Provide healthcare-related advice to the Warden
•    Supervise mid-level providers
•    Perform infirmary rounds

REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR, VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
  CorrectCare Solutions, May 2010 to June 2011
•    Supervise medical and mental health services for eight state-managed correctional facilities, covering approximately 2000 inmates and 75 medical staff
•    Advise Commissioner on relevant healthcare-related issues and policies impacting upon the   Department of Corrections 
•    Direct state-wide Continuous Quality Improvement efforts
•    Assist in the implementation of psychiatric telemedicine services
•    Manage physicians and providers; recruit and mentor new providers, monitor patient care and utilization of resources, perform peer reviews, and redirect or discipline difficult staff in order to maintain a positive environment for patients and co-workers
•    Cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships with the Vermont Board of Medicine and the University of Vermont; act as liaison between correctional facilities and community providers
•    Assist with maintenance of accreditation by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care
•    Develop research-based clinical practice guidelines, and oversee drug formulary
•    Assist in the development and maturation of electronic medical records
•    Provide direct patient services to inmates, including primary care and pain management
•    Execute multiple tasks as assigned by the Department of Corrections

REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR, MAINE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
 Correctional Medical Services, April 2009 to April 2010 (Full-Time)
•    Directed and managed medical services at 11 correctional facilities, covering 2200 inmates 
•    Cultivated and maintained good working relationship with key officials at the Maine Department of Corrections 
•    Oversaw utilization management; responsible for reducing the number of unnecessary emergency room referrals and specialty consultations, while still maintaining high quality, evidence-based patient care
•    Organized provider continuing education seminars
•    Conducted peer reviews; assist with interview and recruitment of provider candidates
•    Reorganized old treatment protocols and develop new ones, including Hepatitis C Protocol and Pain Management Program
•    Provided direct patient services to inmates, including primary care and pain management

PRIMARY CARE / OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN 
Corporate Health Solutions, May 2001 to March 2009 (Full-Time)
•    Helped launch a private physician practice with my spouse, who is also a physician; built a clientele supported by 70% referral business
•    Provided adult primary care and treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses; performed pre-placement physicals, DOT physicals, and immigration examinations
•    Performed minor surgical procedures, joint injections, and cardiac stress testing
•    Served as Plant Physician for two large corporations in the central Ohio area
•    Prepared complex reports for the Ohio BWC, managed care organizations, third party administrators, and attorney firms to assist with utilization management and the administration of claims

URGENT CARE PHYSICIAN Westar Urgent Care, Immediate Health Associates, 2002 to 2003 (Full-Time)
•    Diagnosed and treated minor emergencies
•    Triaged more acute cases to tertiary medical centers

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN  OhioHealth HealthPartners, 2001 to 2002 (Full-Time)
•    Diagnosed and treated acute and chronic work-related injuries and illnesses for employees of Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
•    Served as Plant Physician for the Honda of America Mfg., Inc. East Liberty Plant

PROCEDURALIST AND PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN The Ohio State University Student Health Center, 2001 (Part-Time, as needed) 
•    Performed minor surgical procedures, including excision of lesions, debridement, wound repair, and wound revision
•    Developed official policies for wound care guidelines

MEDICAL DIRECTOR (PER DIEM)  Columbus City Health Department, 2000 to 2001 (Part-Time, as needed)
•    Oversaw the Columbus City Health Department Sexual Health Clinic, providing vacation coverage for the Medical Director

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN  Correctional Medical Services, 1998-1999 (Part-Time)
•    Diagnosed and treated inmates for correctional facilities in Tampa, Florida
•    Took sabbatical 5/99 to 6/99 for relocation to begin residency

Training ______________________________________________________________________

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH – Columbus, OH PGY2 / PGY3 General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 1999-2001 (Full-Time)
Projects and Rotations:  Occupational Health, OhioHealth; Health Hazard Analysis, Techneglas; Wellness and Executive Physicals, The Ohio State University; Managed Care, United Healthcare; Maternal Mortality, Ohio Department of Health; Domestic Violence, Ohio Department of Health; Fiscal Management, Ohio Department of Health; Legislative Analysis, Ohio Department of Health

ORLANDO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER – Orlando, FL
PGY3 General Surgery, 1997-1998 (Full-Time)

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA – Charlottesville, VA
PGY1 / PGY2 General Surgery, 1995-1997 (Full-Time)

Education ____________________________________________________________________

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH – Columbus, OH
M.P.H. Public Health, 2001

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA – Charlottesville, VA
M.D. Medicine, 1995

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY – Williamsburg, VA
B.S. Biology (Minor Chemistry), 1991

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