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Autopsy Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No. 2471

Education and Training 

Undergraduate - Hunter College, City University of N.Y. Bachelor of Arts, 1969.

Graduate - Autonomous University of Guadalajara Doctor of Medicine, 1972.

Postgraduate -
Rotating Internship - Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Medical Center, 1973.
Pathology Residency - Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 1973 - 1976.
Clinical Immunopathology Fellow - U of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Pathology,1977.
Juris Doctor Degree - Abraham Lincoln University, School of Law, 1997-2001.
University of Florida, Forensic Toxicology Masters Degree, 2004.
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, Graduate Diploma in Toxicology, 2005.

Certification, Licensure and Fellowship

American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical) 1977
American Board of Preventive Medicine 2006
Medical Licenses: California, 1977
Pennsylvania, 1975
Q.M.E.

Appointments and Positions

1978-1979
Upjohn Laboratory Procedures, Co-Director

1978-1987
Diagnostic Pathology Associates, Director

1980-present
Medical Director at a local medical center

1980-present
Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Encino-Tarzana Medical Center

1999-present
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

2001-present
Director - Toxicology Laboratory

2007-present
Providing Forensic Autopsy Services

Honors 

Scholarship - Autonomous University of Guadalajara
Fellow of the American Cancer Society
Fellow of the College of American Pathologists
Award Mayor Bradley for Senior Health Care Program
Centro de Amistad Award for donated services to Latino Community
County of L.A. Supervisor Mike Antonovich award for public service
City Attorney Office Award for Services to Victims of Crime
Keck USC School of Medicine, Pathology Professor of the Year (2002, 2004)

Special Interests

Pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease
Mechanistic toxicology
Causation analysis

Professional Activities 

Teaching Fellow, School of Cytotechnology of the University Health Center of  Pittsburgh, 1974 to 1977.

Associate Laboratory Instructor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 1974 to 1977.

Guest Lecturer, Ca State Univ. - Advanced Immunology Review, August 1978.

Regular Lecturer, University of So. California, School of Medicine, 1983 -1984.

Postgraduate Fellowship Training, Olive View Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1988-1989.

Career Consultant, California State University at Northridge, 1989-present.

Centro de Amistad Physician Consultant for abused women and children, 1986-present.

Lecturer Valley Presbyterian Hospital - Health Education Center - Hispanic Prenatal Care Program, 1993.

Human Resource Center, Inc. - President - a non-profit community clinic serving the indigent and elderly, 1984-1996.

Chabad of the Valley - A non-profit organization - volunteer staff physician serving indigent community members , 1981-present.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank - local director of distribution center - San Fernando Valley, 1995.

Consultant - Contributing Forces for Battered Women, 1995-present.

Research 

Available upon request.

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies

American College of Forensic Examiners
College of American Pathologists, Diplomate
Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery

Publications

Available upon request.

USC Keck School of Medicine 2004 - 2007 Teaching

2004:
Gynecologic Pathology, Colon Cancer, Non-neoplastic Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System, Cardiovascular Disorders, Obstructive Uropathy, Markers of Tissue Inflammation; Abn. of Blood Supply, Neoplasia; Laboratory Manifestation of Cancer

2005:
Gynecologic Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Obstructive Uropathy; Neoplasms of Kidney Ureter & Prostate, Opportunistic Infections of the lung, Neoplasia, Pancreas, Laboratory Manifestations of Cancer; Parathyroid and Bone Pathology, Ovary, Testis, Uterine tumors, Disease of the Breast, Colon Cancer & Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diseases of the Liver

2006:
Diseases of the Endocardium and Cardiac Valves, Diseases of Myocardium and Pericardium, Nephrotic/Nephritic Syndrome, Obstructive Uropathy and Cystic Disease, Neoplasms of the Urinary Tract, Respiratory Infections of the Lung, Respiratory/AIDS, Interstitial Lung Disease, Abnormalities of Blood Supply, Neoplasia, Pathology of the Adrenal Gland, Pathology of the Thyroid Gland

2007:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Non-Neoplastic Disease of Bones and Joints, Tumors of Mesenchymal Origin, Diseases of the Endocardium and Cardiac Valves


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