University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry - June 1969
1970 – 1972
University of South Dakota School of Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Medicine - June 1972
1972 – 1974
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha,
Nebraska, Doctor of Medicine - May 11, 1974
1974 – 1975
Internship - Internal Medicine
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington
1975 – 1979
Resident - Clinical and Anatomic Pathology
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington
Army Aviation Medicine Basic Course (Flight Surgeon’s School)
1982 – 1984
Forensic Pathology - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology - on the job training and Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office, Baltimore, MD - formal training
Diplomate - American Board of Pathology, Board Certified in:
Anatomical and Clinical Pathology, May 1979
Forensic Pathology, May 1987
Diplomate - The American Board of Forensic Examiners
Board Certified Forensic Examiner, June 1995
Diplomate - The American Board of Forensic Medicine
Board Certified in Forensic Medicine, February 1996
Certified Medical Investigator, CMI-V, October 2003
American College of Forensic Examiners International
Active and current in California - California License No. – Available upon request
October 2007 – Present: Laboratory Co Medical Director, A Community Hospital in Hollywood, California.
October 2007 – Present: Laboratory Co Medical Director, A Community Hospital in Norwalk, California.
December 2006 – Present: Staff pathologist, A Private Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
March 2002 – Present: Owner and Director of a Private Pathology Medical Group.
April 1998 – Present: Staff pathologist, A Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
April 1998 – April 2003: Staff pathologist and Laboratory Co-Medical Director, A Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
June 1997 - March 1998. Staff pathologist and Laboratory Co-Medical Director, Hollywood Community Hospital, Hollywood, California.
April 1997 - July 1997: Medical Director, Thompson Memorial Medical Center, Burbank, California.
August 1996 - July 1997: Staff pathologist and Laboratory Co-Medical Director, Thompson Memorial Medical Center, Burbank, California.
July 1996 - July 1996: Locum Tenens as general pathologist at Phoenix General Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona.
December 1995 - July 1996. Riverside County California Coroner’s Office: Forensic Pathologist.
March 1992 – February 2002: Private consultation business.
June 1992 - December 1995: Laboratory Medical Director, Bay Harbor Hospital, Harbor City, California.
July 1994 – February 1995: Deputy Medical Examiner for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office (Part time).
July 1991 - June 1992: Pathologist, Regina Medical Complex, Hastings, Minnesota, and Assistant Medical Examiner, Minnesota Regional Coroner’s Office.
August 1990 - May 1991: Deputy Commander for Clinical Services and Staff Pathologist, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, Louisiana.
May 1985 - August 1990: Locum Tenens at City and County of Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office.
November 1984 - August 1990: Staff Pathologist and Forensic Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The following outlines all positions held during my tenure at Tripler:
November 1984 - October 1986: Medical Director - Autopsy Service.
July 1985 - August 1990: Assistant Chief, Department of Pathology.
July 1985 - October 1986: Director of Residency Training Program.
August 1987 - August 1990: Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine Service (Blood Bank).
January 1988 - August 1990: Regional Medical Examiner, Pacific Region, Armed Forces Medical Examiners System.
January 1989 - August 1990: Medical Director, Medical Center Quality Assurance Program, Tripler Army Medical Center.
March 1981 - October 1984: Forensic Sciences Branch, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.
The following outlines duties and job titles held while on the Institute staff:
March 1981 - December 1982: Staff Pathologist, Aerospace Division.
January 1983 - June 1984: Associate Chief, Aerospace Division.
July 1984 - October 1984: Forensic Pathology Fellow, Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office, Baltimore, Maryland.
October 1979 - January 1981: Assistant Chief, Department of Pathology, Silas B. Hayes Army Community Hospital, Fort Ord, California.
July 1979 - September 1979: Acting Chief, Department of Pathology, Silas B. Hayes Army Community Hospital, Fort Ord, California.
Court testimony - 150 criminal and civil trials - experience split between US Government or State’s witness, plaintiff and defense witness.
Depositions - 200 - experience split between plaintiff and defense witness.
Forensic Autopsies – > 2,600
Total Autopsies – 3,600 plus (combined forensic and medical autopsies).
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of Hawaii School of Medicine, 1985-1990.
National University, Anaheim Campus, Instructor in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Odontology, 1994 and 1995.
Forensic Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, and Hematopathology.
Retired Colonel, United States Army - 22 years service.
American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Fellow, Active
National Association of Medical Examiners, Active
California Society of Pathologists, Inactive
Los Angeles Society of Pathologists, Active
American College of Forensic Examiners, Life Fellow, Active
American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Member, Active
College of American Pathologists, Fellow, Active
American College of Physician Executives, Inactive
Boy Scouts of America
District Award of Merit
Silver Beaver Award
Vigil Honor (Order of the Arrow)
Founder’s Award (Order of the Arrow)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Flight Surgeon’s Badge/Wings
Joint Services Commendation Medal
Outstanding Achievement Award, Society of U. S. Army Flight Surgeons
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