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Board Certified Neurologist Neurology Adults Medical Expert Witness






Expert Witness No. 422


American Boards

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), 1981
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1975

Academic Appointments

Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology
University of California School of Medicine,
San Francisco 
1999 – Present

Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
University of California School of Medicine,
San Francisco 
1981 – 1999

Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California
Mare Island, Vallejo, California
2009 - Present

Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
University of California School of Medicine, Davis
1983 - 1999

Past-President (Member of the Executive Council)
Association of the Clinical Faculty
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
2006

President
Association of the Clinical Faculty
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
2005

President-Elect
Association of the Clinical Faculty
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
2004

Secretary
Association of the Clinical Faculty
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
2003

Treasurer
Association of the Clinical Faculty
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
2002

Neurology Clinical Faculty RePresentative
Association of the Clinical Faculty
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
1999 – 2001, 2007-Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology
Samuel Merritt College
Oakland, California
1990 – Present

Clinical Preceptor 
Health & Medical Apprenticeship Program
University of California, Berkeley
1985 - Present 

Neurological Consultant 
National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke 
National Institutes of Health 
Bethesda, Maryland 
1986 

Attending Physician/Consultant  in Neurology
Veterans Administration Medical Center 
Martinez, California 
1980 - 1999

Teaching Fellow in Neurology 
Boston University School of Medicine, 1976 – 1979
Education

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, A.B. (cum laude), 1972
Boston University School of Medicine, M.D., 1974 

Residencies and Internships

Boston University Affiliated Hospitals Training Program in Neurology 
Junior Assistant Resident in Neurology
Senior Assistant Resident in Neurology
Resident in Neurology 
July 1976 - June 1979 

Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Oakland, California
Internal Medicine 
June 1975 - June 1976 

Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Oakland, California
Internship in Internal Medicine 
June 1974 - June 1975 

Professional Associations

Fellow - American Academy of Neurology
1989 - Present

Member - American Academy of Neurology
1976 - Present

Member - Legal Affairs Sub-committee
American Academy of Neurology
1992 – 1997

Member - American College of Physicians
1980 - 1995

Member - American Society of Neurorehabilitation
1992 - 2003

Professional Appointments

California Neurology Society (formerly Assoc. of California Neurologists)
President, 2011-Present
Association of California Neurologists
Vice President
2010
Association of California Neurologists
Board of Directors
Director for Northern California
2009 – Present

San Francisco Neurological Society
Board of Directors
2009 - Present

Medical Director
Stroke Center of Excellence (JCAHO Certified)
John Muir Medical Center
Neurosciences Institute
Walnut Creek, CA
2003 - Present

Chairman - Medical Advisory Board 
Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
1992 - 1999
Member - 1987 - 2006 

Fellow - Stroke Council
American Heart Association
1991 - Present

Member - Medical Advisory Board 
Multiple Sclerosis Society - Northern California Chapter 
1988 - 2001 

Member - Medical Advisory Board
Easter Seal Society of the Bay Area
1998 - 2001

Member - Medical Advisory Board 
Stroke Support Group of Contra Costa County 
Walnut Creek and Concord, California 
1983 - Present 

Member - National Stroke Association
1992 - Present

Member - Neurology Advisory Committee
Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital
Kentfield, California
1991 - 1998

Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)
State of California
Industrial Medical Council
QME No. 003060
1991 - Present (Inactive)
Member - Neurology Panel
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
State of California - Department of Justice
1992

Medical Director
Alzheimer's Unit
Windsor Rosewood Treatment Center
Pleasant Hill, California 
1988 - 2011

Medical Director - Manor Care
Arcadia Alzheimer's Special Care Unit
Walnut Creek, California
1998 – 2001

Medical Director
Brain Injury Program
Guardian of Concord
1996 - 1999

Medical Director for Neurology
Paradigm Health Corporation
1001 Galaxy Way, Suite 300
Concord, CA 94520
1996 - 1999

Neurorehabilitation Consultant
Golden State Rehabilitation Hospital
San Ramon, California
1989 - 1995

Neurorehabilitation Consultant
Contra Costa Rehabilitation Center
Pittsburg, California
1993 - 1994
 
Medical Director
Neurocare, Inc.
Rehab Without Walls
Concord, California
1993

Medical Director
Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Golden State Rehabilitation Hospital
San Ramon, California
1989 - 1993

Medical Staff President
Golden State Rehabilitation Hospital
San Ramon, California
1990 – 1992

Medical Director
Alzheimer's Disease Program
Mt. Diablo Rehabilitation Center
Pleasant Hill, California 
1985 - 1989

Medical Director 
Head Injury Program
Mt. Diablo Rehabilitation Center
1983 – 1986

Hospital Affiliations

John Muir Medical Center
Walnut Creek, CA

Mt. Diablo Medical Center
Concord, CA

Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Walnut Creek, CA

The Medical Center at the
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Veterans Administration
Northern California System of Clinics
Pleasant Hill, CA

Licensure

California, 1975 - Present
Massachusetts, 1976-1979

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Neurology (1976 - Present)
American College of Physicians (1975 - 1995)
California Neurology Society (Formerly Assoc. of California Neurologists)
(1997 – Present)
California Medical Association (1979 - Present) 
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
(1979 - Present)
San Francisco Neurological Association (1980 - Present) 
American College of Legal Medicine (1992 - 1998)

Awards

J. Elliott Royer Award  – 2009
University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco
“For recognition of significant contribution to the advancement of neurology.”

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
2009 Heart of Gold Ball Medical Honoree

University of California School of Medicine,
San Francisco 
Outstanding Teacher in Clinical Preceptorship
(1987, 1988, 1989, 1992) 

Major Course Presentations

Available Upon Request

Special Professional Interests and Expertise

Head Injuries, Nerve Injuries, Seizure Disorders, Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, Stroke, Neurological Rehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis, Headache, Parkinson's Disease

Numerous lectures given to professional and lay audiences regarding these topics. 

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