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Anatomic Clinical Forensic Pathology Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.841

California

College Education:

University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry - June 1969

Medical Education:

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

Postgraduate Training

1974 – 1975
Internship - Internal Medicine
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington

1975 – 1979
Resident - Clinical and Anatomic Pathology
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington

1981
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

Certification:

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

Licensing:

Active and current in California - California License No. – Available upon request

Medical Practice:

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.

Trial and Forensic Experience:

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).

Academic Appointments:

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.

Special Interests:

Forensic Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, and Hematopathology.

Military Service:

Retired Colonel, United States Army - 22 years service.

Medical Societies:

American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Fellow, Active

National Association of Medical Examiners, Active

California Society of Pathologists, Inactive

Los Angeles Society of Pathologists, Active

Professional Colleges:

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

Honors and Awards:

Boy Scouts of America
Eagle Scout
District Award of Merit
Silver Beaver Award
Vigil Honor (Order of the Arrow)
Founder’s Award (Order of the Arrow)

Military:

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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