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Anesthetist Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1496

Florida

Education

1984 B.S.N. Magna Cum Laude Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
1990 M.Ed. (Adult Education) University of Southern Mississippi, Long Beach, Mississippi
1992 M.S.N. (Nurse Anesthesia) University of Texas at San Antonio, Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

Other Certifications

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor (current)
Basic Life Support (current)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (current)
Neonatal Resuscitation Course (not renewed)
Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum Instructor (not renewed)

Current Florida RN/CRNA License
Member, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Member, Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Member, American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers
AANA Board Certification

Employment History

President of a private anesthesia consulting company.  An anesthesia medical-legal consulting, training, risk management, peer review, and staffing company.

2005 - Present

Independent Contractor, cumulatively full-time at hospitals and surgery centers in the Tampa/Sarasota/Lakeland Florida area.  Currently credentialed to practice at the following:

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa
Doctors Hospital, Sarasota
Doctors Same Day Surgery Center, Sarasota
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland
Central Florida Surgery Center, Lakeland
Bartow Regional Medical Center, Bartow
Brandon Regional Medical Center, Brandon
Brandon Ambulatory Surgery Center, Brandon

2002-2005
Staff Nurse Anesthetist, Hospital in Florida (Via contract)
Provide all anesthesia services (general, regional, MAC, blocks) independently (all CRNA department) on all ages of patients.  Particular expertise in the following regional techniques: spinal, epidural, femoral nerve block, interscalene block, axillary block, retrobulbar block (only anesthesia provider at the facility providing this block).  Also responsible for scheduling, assisting with peer review, conscious sedation review.

1992-2002
Staff Nurse Anesthetist, Former Chief, Anesthesia Services, Major, United States Air Force
Responsible for manning, scheduling, administrative supervision of all anesthesia providers (including anesthesiologists), quality assurance, budgeting and procuring equipment.  Provide all anesthesia services (general, regional, MAC, blocks) independently.  Solo call provider for surgery and OB services. Stood down from Chief position to prepare for retirement and allow replacement to assume duties.
1992-2002, Locum tenens anesthesia services: community hospital in Florida.  Main OR and OB/Gyn services.  Regional Hospital in Florida, OB/Gyn services.

1997-1999
Locum Tenens anesthesia services: memorial hospital in South Carolina.  Level I Trauma Center, anesthesia care team (ACT) setting.  Provide all anesthesia services including OB and Trauma.  Rural memorial hospital in South Carolina, provide anesthesia for General Surgery, OB/Gyn.  Solo provider during scheduled hours and on-call.

1993-1996
Locum Tenens anesthesia services: general hospital in Florida.  Level I Trauma Center, ACT setting.  Provided primarily General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedic anesthesia services.
Hospital in Florida, Level II Trauma Center, ACT setting.  Provided all anesthesia services except OB.  Memorial hospital in Florida, provided in-house OB call in an ACT setting.

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