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Allergic Skin Disease Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1371

 

EDUCATION

  • 09/1969 – 06/1973 Helix High School La Mesa, California Valedictorian
  • 09/1973 – 06/1977 B.A., University of California, San Diego Biology major Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • 09/1977 – 06/1981 M.D., University of California,Los Angeles, California

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • 06/1981 – 03/1982 Intern in internal medicine UCLA / West Los Angeles Veterans Administration
  • 04/1986 – 11/1986 Intern in medicine / dermatology University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
  • 11/1986 – 06/1990 Postdoctoral scholar / dermatology University of California, San Diego
  • 07/1990 – 06/1996 Resident in dermatology  University of California, San Diego
  • Postgraduate training was interrupted in 1982 and part-time after that due to illness.
  • During my UCSD dermatology residency, I trained with Howard I. Maibach, M.D. in the field of contact dermatitis at the University of California, San Francisco.

MEDICAL LICENSURE

  • 12/1986 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 04/1987 State of California, License G59947 Valid through 8-31-2018
  • 1987 Drug Enforcement Administration License #BS2629357 Valid through 2-28-2021

SPECIALTY BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • 10/1996 Certification, American Board of Dermatology Valid through 12-31-2006
  • 01/2007 Recertification, American Board of Dermatology Valid through 12-31-2016
  • 01/2017 Recertification, American Board of Dermatology Valid through 12-31-2026

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

08/1996 to present University of California, San Diego

Department of Dermatology

Current title: Associate Clinical Professor, non-salaried

This is a tertiary referral practice located at the UC San Diego Department of Dermatology that is devoted to contact dermatitis and occupational dermatology.

HOSPITAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

 

1997 to 2000 Latex-Safe Task Force, UCSD Medical Center

I was the sole physician on the Latex-Safe Task Force. In this position, I wrote UCSD Medical Center's latex policies for patient care and glove selection. I continue to periodically update the glove selection policy. I also wrote two questionnaires – one used for screening patients and the other for screening employees for latex allergy.

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

1997 to present Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology 1997 to present Member, San Diego Dermatological Society 1998 to present Fellow, American Contact Dermatitis Society

AWARDS

  • 1977 Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, San Diego
  • 1977 Summa Cum Laude, University of California, San Diego
  • 2005 Robert W. Goltz Excellence in Teaching Award University of California, San Diego Department of Dermatology

EXPERT WITNESS / AGREED MEDICAL EXAMINER / CONSULTANT

 

1. I have served as an expert witness and as an agreed medical examiner in many cases involving contact dermatitis.

2. I have served as a consultant regarding metal allergy issues for a medical device manufacturer.

 

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