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American Bar Association Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1545

Utah

Education

1995, Masters in Public Health (MPH), University of Utah, School of Medicine
Emphasis: Informed consent, a cross-cultural perspective; ethical and legal issues in medicine

1990, Juris Doctor (JD), University of Utah, College of Law
Emphasis; Health Care Law; Constitutional Law

1983, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), University of Utah, School of Nursing

1979, Bachelor of Science in Hydrology, Utah State University

Emphasis: Quantitative And Qualitative Chemistry; Minor-Biology

Professional Experience

2000-present, Corporate Counsel, Production Company, Utah and Wyoming
Legal counsel for international production company representing Olympic and World Champion ice skaters, responsible for negotiating contracts with venues, skater, contractors and municipalities, employment and corporate issues

1999-present, Attorney at Law, Utah
Private practice limited to Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Defense of physicians, nurses and other health care providers, Professional Licensing Defense, Criminal Defense of Licensed Health Care Professionals, Health Care facility defense, Defense of Physicians and Health Care Providers in Fraud and Abuse Issues, Medicare and Medicaid Issues, Corporate Compliance Programs, Risk Management, Physician Practice formation and management, Health Care contracting, Health Care corporate matters

Represent state health care associations (Utah Nurses Association, Utah Health Care Association, Utah Association of Home Health Agencies); physicians, physician groups, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, physical therapists, psychologists, clinical social workers, home health agencies, long term care facilities, and other health care providers; Emphasis on risk management, education and prevention as well as defense

Corporate Compliance Program issues; Developed Model Compliance Programs for Physicians and Physician Groups; Utah Association of Home Health Agencies, Utah Health Care Association

Certified mediator of health care and environmental disputes; Certified by American Health Lawyers Association, IPBA, American Bar Association

1998, Shareholder/Attorney at Law, Firm in Utah, Health Care Division

1991-1998, Attorney at Law, Utah

Private practice with emphasis in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Defense of physicians, nurses and other health care providers, Professional Licensing Defense, Criminal Defense of Licensed Health Care Professionals, Health Care facility defense, Physician Practice formation and management, Health Care contracting, Health Care corporate matters, Defense of Physicians and Health Care Providers in Fraud and Abuse Issues, Medicare and Medicaid Issues

Represent; physicians, physician groups, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, physical therapists, psychologists, clinical social workers, home health agencies, long term care facilities, and other health care providers; Emphasis on risk management, education and prevention as well as defense

Certified mediator of health care and environmental disputes; Certified by American Health Lawyers Association, IPBA, American Bar Association

Corporate Compliance issues

1997-1998 Attorney Chairperson Pre-litigation Panels, Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

1990-1998, Adjunct Faculty
1999-2001, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, university in Utah, School of Medicine

Developed and taught a year long course in Law & Medicine for medical students, residents, and fellows as well as students in the MPH and MPA graduate programs; other courses: Issues in Health Care Law, Law for Health Care Providers, and Projects in Law and Medicine

Taught “The Social Context of Medicine and Public Health”

Department of Internal Medicine, university in Utah, School of Medicine, Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

Teach Grand Rounds and Noon Conferences for residents in internal medicine on legal medicine

University in Utah, School of Medicine

1997 Committee member for “Month 1 Program”, a transitional program for first year medical students

1997-1999 Small Group leader for first year medical school course, “The Patient in the Community”

1988-present, Corporate Counsel, Corporate Compliance Officer, critical care nursing services, Utah

Administrator and legal counsel for large independent nursing corporation with revenues exceeding several million dollars per year

Responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts with payors and health care entities, quality assurance and risk management, development of policies & procedures, staff education, and supervision of clinical staff

Clinical emphasis: Neuro Critical Care, Coronary Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, and Pediatric Intensive Care

1988-1991, Law Clerk, for an Attorney at Law in Utah

1985-1988, Registered Nurse, University of Utah Medical Center, Utah

Registered nurse in Neuro Critical care caring for trauma, neurosurgical and neurological patients

1986-1988, Registered Nurse, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Utah

Registered nurse in Medical Intensive Care Unit, cross trained for Surgical Intensive Care Unit

1984-1985, Registered Nurse, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Utah

Registered Nurse on Neurological Floor

1983-1984, Registered Nurse, St. Benedict’s Hospital, Utah

Registered nurse for out-patient dialysis unit

Speaking Engagements

Available upon request

Community Service

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Publications

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