Multi State Map Search Image Request an Expert and get a Free 15 Minute Qualifying Conference Call
Position:

If "Other"
please specify:
Type of Witness Needed: 
Specialties of Expert Needed:
Type of Case:
Short Description of the Case:
Geographical Preference
for the Expert Needed:
Time Frame needed to find Expert
Please be specific
(i.e., two days, one week)

Please Check The Human Verification Checkbox Before Submitting




Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1248

 

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery ABNS (11/2015-Present)
Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (11/2015-Present)
Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2015-Present)

________________________________________

LICENSURE

Active:
California- 9/2006-Current
Maryland-10/2011-Current
Maine- 08/2016-Current
Virginia- 10/21/2016-01/31/2018

Inactive:
New Mexico- 09/2011-07/2015

    ________________________________________            
EDUCATION
 

Elementary Education:

Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian Elementary School (Los Angeles, CA)
-September 1985-June 1994 (10 years)
-Languages: English and Armenian
-Mentor: Principal Keshishian PhD

High School Education:

Providence High School (Burbank, CA)
    -September 1994-June 1998 (4 years)
    -National Blue Ribbon School
    -Media/Communications Program Video Production and Editing
    -Advanced Placement Academic Scholar
    -National Honor Society
    -Spanish National Honor Society
    -Mentor: Sister and Principal Lucille Dean

Brown University Summer Program (Providence, RI) 
-Junior Year High School Summer Program
-Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology
-Calculus

Stanford University: Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)
(Los Angeles, CA)
-Advanced Physics
        -Senior year high school

College Education:

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
        -UCR/UCLA Biomedical 7-year Accelerated B.A./B.S./M.D. Program
        -Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
        -Golden Key National Honor Society
        -University Honors Program
        -Placement into Advanced Spanish
        -Mentor: Chancellor and Professor Raymond Orbach PhD

Emergency Medical Technician Licensure: EMT-B (Riverside, CA)
        -1998-1999 (1 year)

Harvard University Summer Program (Boston, MA)
        -6/1999-9/1999 (3 months)
        -Senior Year High School Summer Program
        -General Chemistry with Lab
        -Mentor: Professor James Davis PhD
        
Harvard University Summer Program (Boston, MA)
        -6/2000-9/2000 (3 months)
        -Organic Chemistry with Lab
        -Mentor: Professor Ault Addison PhD

Harvard University Summer Program (Boston, MA)
        -6/2002-9/2002 (3 months)
        -Audited Java and Karel++ Computer Programming 


Medical School Education:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
        -9/2001-6/2005 (4 years)
    -Mentor: Ulrich Batzdorf MD, Neil Martin MD, Dennis Malkasian MD       
                   PhD

Surgical Education:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: American Brain Tumor Association Fellowship
-6/2002-12/2002 (6 months)
-Mentor: Keith Black MD
-Microsurgery: Rat Internal Carotid Artery and Femoral Artery/Vein      
 Catheterization
-Stereotactic Brain Tumor Implantation in Rats

UCLA Medical Center Neurosurgery SubInternship (Los Angeles, CA)
-7/04-8/04 (1 month) 
-Mentor: Ulrich Batzdorf MD, Neil Martin MD 

USC Medical Center Neurosurgery Sub-Internship (Los Angeles, CA)
-8/04-9/04 (1 month)
-Mentor: Steven Giannotta MD, Michael Apuzzo MD

UCLA Medical Center: Fellowship in Cadaveric Skull Base Microsurgery and Surgical Anatomy (Los Angeles, CA)
-Mentor: Dennis Malkasian MD, PhD and Donald Becker MD
        -6/2004-9/2006 (2 years)

TRAINING


Surgical Internship Training:

UCLA Medical Center General Surgery Internship (Los Angeles, CA)
-6/2005-6/2006 (1 year)

Neurosurgical Residency Training:

University of New Mexico Medical Center Neurosurgical Residency (Albuquerque, NM)
-6/2006-6/2012 (6 years)
-Mentor: Howard Yonas MD (Chairman), David Sklar MD (Associate   
       Dean GME)

University of New Mexico Veterans Affairs(VA) Hospital: Neurosurgery Chief Resident (Albuquerque, NM)
-1/2009-7/2009 (6 months)

University of New Mexico Medical Center: Neurosurgery Chief Resident (Albuquerque, NM)
-Leadership: Surgical and Administrative
-6/2011-6/2012 (1 year)

University of New Mexico Medical Center: Enfolded Neurosurgical Interventional Radiology Fellowship (Albuquerque, NM)
-Mentor: Christopher Taylor M.D.
-6/2008-1/2009 (6 months)

University of New Mexico Medical Center Department of Orthopedic and Hand Surgery: Fellowship in Microsuture Advanced Training Laboratory(Albuquerque, NM)
-11/2010-5/2011(6 months) 
-Mentor: Moheb Moneim MD (Chairman Emeritus Orthopedic Surgery)
-Training in Rat Femoral Artery Anastomotic Microsuture Techniques       
(Side-Side, End-Side, Backwall First, Frontwall First)

University of New Mexico Medical Center Department of Orthopedic and Hand Surgery: Enfolded Fellowship in Peripheral Nerve Surgery(Albuquerque, NM)
-4/2011-5/2011 (1 month)
-Mentor: Moheib Moneim MD (Chairman Emeritus Orthopedic Surgery)

Neurosurgical Instructorship:

Hopkins University Medical Center Assistant Professor/Instructor and Fellow in Spine Surgery and Spinal Oncology (Baltimore, MD)
-2012-2013 (1 year)
-Clinical and Research Instructorship and Fellowship
-Mentor: Ziya Gokaslan MD, FACS (Vice-Chair Neurosurgery at        Johns Hopkins)
-Faculty Instructor Privileges

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group- Neurosurgery Department (Los Angeles, CA)
-7/2013-8/2015
-Attending Neurosurgeon
- Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary  
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally     
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation 
cranial and Spinal
-Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit—CA (2013-Present)
-Mentor: Richard Williams MD

Locums (CompHealth)

Desert Spine and Neurosurgical Institute (Palm Springs, CA)
-Locums Neurosurgeon
-04/18/16-08/31/16
-Covering Level 2/3 Trauma
-Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation cranial & Spinal

Peninsula Regional Medical Center (Salisbury, MD)
-Locums Neurosurgeon
-9/2/16-9/14/16
-Covering Level 2/3 Trauma
-Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary      
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally 
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation 
cranial and spinal

Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor, ME)
-Locums Neurosurgeon
-10/3/16-10/17/16, 10/30/16-11/14/16, 11/28/16-2/13/17
-Covering Level 2/3 Trauma
-Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary 
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally 
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation 
cranial & spinal

Mercy Medical Center (Redding, CA)
-Locums Neurosurgeon
-11/15/16-11/28/16
-Covering Level 2/3 Trauma
-Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary 
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally 
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation 
cranial and spinal

University of California at Riverside (Riverside, CA)
-2/2017-Present
-Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
- Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary  
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally     
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation 
cranial and Spinal
-Mentor: Samer Ghostine MD, FAANS (Chair of Neurosurgery at UCR)

LANGUAGE & COMPUTER SKILLS

Language Skills:

Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English, Armenian, Spanish

Computer Skills:

Familiar with the following hospital software: Epic, Meditech, Powerchart, PACS

Newsletter ArchiveExpert Witness Directory of Categories
Consolidated Forensic Experts BBB Business Review
Medical Expert Witness, Technical Expert Witness, Court Testimony. Copyright © 1995-2017
Consolidated Forensic Experts (a CA corp.)/dba Consolidated Consultants Company
289 Church Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910