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Board Certified Internal Medicine Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1841

Personal Information

  • Title: Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Keck School of Medicine
  • University of Southern California
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology

Education

  • Colleges/Universities St. John's College
  • Great Books
  • Annapolis, Maryland
  • B.A.  1974
  • University of Chicago
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Divisional Master's Program in the Social Sciences
  • Biopsychology
  • Thesis: Sex Differences in the Lateralization of Human Cerebral Functions (advisor: Jerre Levy, Ph.D.)
  • M.A.  1978
  • Medical School Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  Cleveland, Ohio.  
  • M.D.  1982
  • Internship University Hospitals.  Cleveland, Ohio
  • Assistant Resident in Medicine and Neurology   1982-1983

Residencies

McLean Hospital.  Clinical Fellow.  

Harvard Medical School.  Psychiatry.  1983-1985

 

Harvard Longwood Medical Area Neurology Program.  Clinical Fellow.  

Harvard Medical School.  Neurology.  1985-1988; Chief Resident, Beth Israel Hospital  1987-1988

 

Fellowship

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine.  Los Angeles, California.  Behavioral Neurology.  1988-1990

 

Selected Honors and Awards 

  • Recognition for leadership, American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists, 2004
  • Medical Student Teaching Award, 2010
  • Department of Neurology
  • University of Southern California

Licensure

  • Massachusetts Board of Regulation in Medicine.      1984-1989
  • State of California License 1988-
  • Certifications Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners.  1983-
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.  Neurology.  February 8, 1991 
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.  Psychiatry.  May 10, 1993 
  • Certified Neurorehabilitation Specialist, 
  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation. April 15, 1994
  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic 
  • Medicine. 1997-
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified 
  • Instructor; American Academy of Certified 
  • Brain Injury Specialists. 2001 –
  • Certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry 
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties; September 30, 2006. 

 

Professional Background

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor in Neurology.  University of California at Los Angeles.  Los Angeles, California.  1988-1990
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Southern California School of Medicine.  Los Angeles, California.  1990-1998
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.  
  • Los Angeles, California.  1998-2003
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.  
  • Los Angeles, California.  2003-
  • Specific Teaching Responsibilities
  • Director of the Neurology Residency Education Program.  Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  Downey, California.  1992-96
  • Visiting Professor, Neuroimaging and Behavior, Department of Psychology Graduate Program, Brigham Young University. 1999-2001
  • Neurological and Mental Status Examination instructor for all Year IV Medical Students, USC Keck School of Medicine. 1998 –
  • McLean Hospital/Harvard Task Force on Governance.  1984
  • Pre-Medical Advisory Committee and Non-Resident tutor in Medicine. Winthrop House, Harvard College.  1984- 1988
  • Physician's Well Being Committee.  Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  9/90-
  • Common Data Base Committee, California Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Centers.  7/1/91 – 97
  • Chairman, Research Committee, California Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Centers (USC, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC San Francisco, UC Davis at Berkeley, UC Sacramento, Stanford) 7/1/91 to 6/30/92.  Committee Member 1990-1998.
  • Residency and Education Committee, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Department of Neurology.  
  • 8/1/92 - 01
  • Acting Chair, Department of Neurological Sciences.  Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  Downey, California.  1992-1993
  • Chairman, Bioethics Resource Committee.  Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  Downey, California.  1996-1997
  • Member, Research Committee of the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  1996-1998
  • Chairman: American Academy of Neurology Committee on Practice Parameters for Post-concussive Syndrome 2001 –
  • Member of the Board, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, 2001-
  • Chairman, Program Committee, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, 2002-
  • Chairman, Corporate Advisory Council, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, 2002-
  • Roster of Terrorism Experts, United Nations, 2004 - 
  • Member, International Scientific Committee,
  • International Academy of Law and Mental Health, 2005-
  • Member, Committee on Research,
  • American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2006 – 

 

Professional Activities

  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
  • Director of the TBI/Neuropsychiatry Clinic.  1998-2012
  • Director of Neurobehavior.  1990-98
  • Director of the Neuro-Medicine Clinic.  1990-1997
  • Co-Director, Geriatric Neurology Clinic.  1994-1997
  • Director, Neuropsychiatry Clinic, 1999 –
  • University of Southern California; The Doctors of USC
  • NFL Neurologic Care Program
  • Leader of Western U.S. Center, 2010-2013

Selected Invited Presentations

Available Upon Request

Society Memberships

Local

  • Southern California Psychiatric Society.  1988-

National

  • American Academy of Neurology.  1986-
  • Section of Behavioral Neurology.  1989-
  • Geriatric in Neurology Section.  1991-
  • Executive Committee, Behavioral Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience Section.  2000 -
  • Chair, Committee on Practice Parameters for Post-concussive Syndrome 2001 –03
  • American Society for Neurorehabilitation.  1993-
  • American Psychiatric Association.  1986- 
  • Massachusetts Psychiatric Society.  1986-1988
  • American Neuropsychiatric Association.  1996-
  • Research Committee, 2008 --
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science.  1996-
  • American Psychological Society.  1997-
  • Association for Psychological Science.  2004 -
  • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry 2008-
  • American Academy for Psychiatry and the Law, 2008 --

International

  • International Society for Research on Aggression. 2003 – 
  • International Society of Political Psychology, 2004-
  • Caucus of Concerned Scholars, Committee on Altruism and Ethical Action, 2005 – 
  • International Academy of Law and Mental Health, 2004-
  • International Peace Research Association, 2005 – 
  • Conflict Resolution Group, 2005 –
  • Peace Science Society International, 2006 – 
  • Global Advisory Board: Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network, 2007 –

Consultantships

  • Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders Journal 
  • Neurology Abstracts Editor.  1990-1991
  • Book Reviews.  1991-  ; Reviewer.  1994-
  • Neurology Reviewer 1992-
  • Recognition as frequent ad hoc reviewer.  
  • Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, Behavioral Neurology;
  • Reviewer  1991-
  • Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders; Reviewer 1998-
  • Journal Watch, Neurology; Reviewer 1999-
  • Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society;
  • Reviewer 2002-
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society; Reviewer 2002-
  • Aggressive Behavior; Reviewer 2003-
  • Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews; Reviewer 2004- 
  • International Journal of Law and Psychiatry; Reviewer 2004-
  • International Studies Quarterly; Reviewer 2005-
  • Conflict Management and Peace Science; Reviewer 2005-
  • Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence; Reviewer 2007-
  • The Forensic Examiner; Reviewer, 2007- 2011
  • Journal of Peace Research; Reviewer 2008-
  • Critical Studies on Terrorism; Reviewer 2009-
  • Frontiers in Forensic Psychiatry; Reviewer 2011-
  • Frontiers in Sports Neurology; Reviewer 2011 -
  • Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; Reviewer, 2011 -
  • Global Journal of Political Science and International Relations; Reviewer 2011 -
  • Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Reviewer, 2012 –
  • Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences; Reviewer
  • 2013 -
  • Politics and Life Sciences; Reviewer, 2014 -
  • African Security Review; Reviewer, 2014 -
  • Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry; Reviewer, 2014 – 
  • Georgetown Journal of International Affairs; Reviewer, 2014 – 
  • European Journal of International Relations; Reviewer, 2014 –
  • Justice Quarterly; Reviewer 2015 –
  • American Psychologist; Reviewer 2016 –  
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation; Reviewer, 2016 - 
  • Member, Expert Panel, Dementia Needs Assessment Case Study and Physician Surveys, American Academy of Neurology. 2000-2001.
  • Member, Dementia Dissemination Advisory Committee, American Academy of Neurology. 2000-2001
  • Chairman, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Committee on Program Evaluation 2002-
  • Chairman, Corporate Advisory Committee, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, 2002-
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Individual Causes, 
  • Club de Madrid Summit on Terrorism, March 2005
  • Director, NATO Advanced Research Workshop
  • Social and Psychological Factors in the Genesis of Terrorism
  • Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy; September 14-17, 2005
  • Member, Global Advisory Board, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 2005-
  • Consultant on Terrorist Behavior, Migma Systems, Inc., in NASA SBIR Topic (A1.03),  “Aviation Security Technologies”
  • Consultant on Terrorism and Mass Transit
  • Los Angles County Sheriff’s Dept. 2005-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Forensic Examiner, 2006-11
  • Study Group, National Science Foundation, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Social and Behavioral Dimensions of National Security, Conflict, and Cooperation. Washington, D.C., December 8-9, 2008.
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
  • Anti-Aging Games, LLC., 2009-2011
  • Developmental Psychology, Reviewer, 2012-
  • International Interactions, Reviewer, 2012- 
  • PsycCRITIQUES, Reviewer, 2012-
  • International Journal of Epidemiology, Reviewer, 2013-
  • Psychiatric Annals, Reviewer 2013 -
  • American Journal of Psychiatry, Reviewer, 2014-

Research Activities

Major Areas of Research Interest

1. Traumatic brain injury 

 

2. Evolutionary, social, and political psychology

 

3. Aggression and violence

 

4. Morality, criminal responsibility, and brain function

 

  • Research Grants
  • Cerebral Blood Flow in Alzheimer's Disease:  Response to Cognitive Activation
  • Aging and Dementia
  • National Research Service Award Training Grant
  • Cerebral Blood Flow in Alzheimer's Disease: Response to Cognitive Activation
  • Interictal Behavioral Correlates of Complex Partial Seizures:  Pre- and Post-Lobectomy
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America
  • Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Center
  • State of California Department of Health Services
  • Tacrine for the management of agitation in Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Alzheimer's Association Faculty Scholar Award
  • Magnetic resonance imaging correlates of neuropsychological features of dementia.
  • Social and Psychological Factors in the Genesis of Terrorism
  • NATO Advanced Research Workshop, 9/14-17/2005 Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy 
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