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Board Certified Ophthalmology Ophthalmologist Eye Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.447

Arizona

Education

Kansas University
1968-1969

Wichita State University
B.A. in Biology, Magna cum laude
1969-1972

Baylor College of Medicine
1972-1975

Internship
1975-1976
Wesley Medical Center Wichita, Kansas
One year in internal medicine residency in lieu of an internship

Residency
1976-1979
University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals Dallas, Texas
Ophthalmology Residency

Board Certification

Diplomate of American Board of Ophthalmology, May, 1981

American Board of Eye Surgery
Subspecialty Classification in Cataract - Implant Surgery, Oct., 1990

Research

During medical school, I assisted with electron microscopic and photographic work at Baylor College of Medicine.  This was done in the microbiology section of the Department of Ophthalmology.

Publications

Available upon request

Teaching Positions

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1981 to 1997

Chairman Ophthalmology Section (WMC), 1983

Lectures

Available upon request

Awards

1971 - Chemistry Honor Award at Wichita State University
1972 - Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity
1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994 - Physician’s Recognition Award

Organizations

Available upon request

Licensure

Texas
Kansas
Arizona
DEA

Professional Courses

Available upon request

Scientific Meetings

External Disease Symposium
TOA External Disease Conference
American Academy of Ophthalmology Convention
TOA Glaucoma Symposium
American Academy of Ophthalmology Convention
Texas Retina Associates Conference
5 University of Texas Ophthalmology Bimonthly Conferences each year
TOA Ocular Trauma Symposium
Clinical Applications of New Diagnostic Procedures - Ophthalmology Seminar
Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology 1980, Annual Meeting
American Intraocular Implant Society Meeting - Los Angeles, California
University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology Section
Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology 1982
American Intraocular Implant Society Annual Meeting
Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology 1983
Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology 1984 Annual Meeting
Great Plains Ophthalmological Society
Audio Digest Ophthalmology cassette learning course every two weeks since 1981 to present.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Medical Malpractice Seminars - San Diego, California
Medical Malpractice Seminar - Kansas Medical Society and KaMMCO Refractive Surgery Seminar
Medical Malpractice Seminar - KaMMCO
National Eye Conference - Medical Care International Palm Springs
Medical Malpractice Seminar - KaMMCO
American Academy of Ophthalmology
1993 National Eye Conference - Medical Care International
Innovations in Anterior Segment Surgery
Medical Malpractice Seminar - KaMMCO - Wichita, Kansas, Medical Malpractice Seminar
Annual Ophthalmology Conference - Columbia HCA
Medical Malpractice Seminar - KaMMCO
Innovations in Ophthalmology - Chiron Vision
Annual Ophthalmology Conference - Columbia HCA
Medical Malpractice Seminar - KaMMCO
Allergan Meeting on Alphagan

Practice

Private practice of ophthalmology from 1979 until December, 1997.  Surgical cases still performed into 1999.  Practice sold and doing teaching, peer review, consulting, and volunteer charity work since January, 1998 until present.  Moved to Arizona in May, 2003.

Legal Testimony

Expert 447 will review medical records for insurance companies and attorneys.  For insurance companies, this is normally to render opinions as to the appropriateness of procedures, billings, and coding for charges they are evaluating.  For attorneys, he will review medical records for both plaintiff and defendant cases in the specialty of ophthalmology only.  Expert 447 has reviewed attorney cases from the following states:  Kansas, Texas, California, Illinois, Virginia, Colorado, and Missouri.  He has given expert testimony at trials in Kansas, Missouri, and in Virginia as well as depositions in several of these states.  This work is performed very infrequently and only because it is of interest to him, but it is not something he pursues actively, and it is a minimal part of my annual income.  Expert 447 reviewed about a dozen malpractice related cases since late 1997, and probably 2/3 were plaintiff cases, and 1/3 were defense cases.  Two of these resulted in depositions or trials.

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