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Board Certified Ophthalmology Cornea Specialist Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.448

Illinois

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZED COMPETENCE

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Northwestern University Medical School.  Actively participates in the training of ophthalmology residents in addition to maintaining active research endeavors. Maintains an active and busy private practice in ophthalmology and has served as expert witness in numerous cases of potential medical malpractice involving ophthalmology. Represented both plaintiff and defense interests and always reviews cases with the understanding that opinion will be arrived at independently regardless of which side retains his services. He is always available to testify when such a request is made.

Ophthalmology Practice:

Expert’s Eye Associates                            
Chicago, IL
Park Ridge, IL

Specialty interest in Cornea and External Diseases    
Performed first permanent keratoprosthesis in Chicago
Among the first surgeons in Chicago and the first at Northwestern University to perform endothelial keratoplasty                                                                                    1994-present

Board Certification:
American Board of Ophthalmology            
1995-2005
2005-2015
2015-2025 

Professorship:
Northwestern University Medical School                    
Chicago, IL
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology 1997
Instructor of Clinical Ophthalmology, 1994-1997.
Adjunct faculty, Ethics and Human Values Program

Department Chairmanship
Division of Ophthalmology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lakeside
Division, Chicago                                
1999-2006

Awards:
Who’s Who in Medicine Higher Education                    
2015
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Recipient for Outstanding Contributions                         
to Ophthalmic Education, 2005
“America’s Top Ophthalmologists”, Consumers Research Council, 2004-2014
Lifetime Member, Kingston’s Registry of Who’s Who, 2001
Attending of the Year Teaching Award, Northwestern University Medical School, 2001
Kentucky Colonel, Commissioned by the Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2000
Paul Revere Silver Bowl, New England Ophthalmological Society, Boston, 1999
American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award With Distinction, 1999
Attending of the Year Teaching Award, Northwestern University Medical School, 1998
Attending of the Year Teaching Award, Northwestern University Medical School, 1996
Attending of the Year Teaching Award, Northwestern University Medical School, 1995
Fisons Travel Grant for Research in Ocular Microbiology and Immunology, Contact Lens                  
Association of Ophthalmologists, 1993
Charles Preefer Award for Research Excellence, Tufts University, 1991

Hospital Affiliations:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital                        
Chicago, IL
Golf Surgical Center                                 
DesPlaines, IL
Lutheran General Hospital                                     
Park Ridge, IL
Medical Training:
Wills Eye Hospital                                
Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease with Peter Laibson, M.D.        
1993-1994            
Tufts University, New England Eye Center                    
Boston, MA
Residency in Ophthalmology                        
1990-1993

Georgetown University and Fairfax Hospitals                    
Washington, D.C.
Internship                                
1989-1990
    
National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes Of Health
Internship Rotation in Neurology                         
Bethesda, MD
1990

Education:
Northwestern University Medical School                    
Chicago, IL
M.D., June 1989
President, Class of 1989; Founder, Student Program in Medical Ethics.

Northwestern University                            
Evanston, IL
B.S., June 1987
Honors Program in Medical Education; Concentrations; Philosophy,
History and Literature of Religions.

Associations:  

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Associate Member, The Cornea Society (formerly The Castroviejo Cornea Society)
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, Wills Eye Hospital Society
Member, Chicago Ophthalmological Society
Ophthalmic Associate, Research to Prevent Blindness


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