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Board Certified Pediatrician Oncology Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.488

Pennsylvania

Education
1976-1980
Degree:  B.A. Cum Laude, Biology    Temple University   Philadelphia, PA
1980-1984        
Degree:  M.D. Medical College of Pennsylvania   Philadelphia, PA


Postgraduate Education
1984-1987        
Pediatrics Internship and Residency
University of Michigan, CS Mott Children’s Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI

1987-1988        
Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Michigan, CS Mott Children’s Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI

June – Oct 1998        
Child Abuse Pediatrics training 
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Additional Training
July 2003    
Violent Crime Behavior, 80 hour course taught by the Academy Group Inc, under the direction of Roy Hazelwood, Behavioral Science Unit, FBI (ret)


Academic Appointments
5/2010 – 8/2011    
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville Medical School
Louisville, KY

8/2011 - 6/2013        
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Penn State Hershey, College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Board Certification
1988        
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
1995        
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics recertified
2007        
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics recertified
2009        
American Board of Pediatrics, Child Abuse Pediatrics subspecialty

 
Licensure
Pennsylvania  
Kentucky      

Professional Positions
1989-1994         
Geisinger Medical Group Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Dept of Pediatrics
Wilkes-Barre PA
1994-1996        
 Meadowbrook Inpatient Pediatric Services, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Willow Grove PA    
1996-1998    
Mercy Physicians Network, Wilkes-Barre PA
1998-2002    
Medical Director, Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern PA, Scranton PA    
2002- 2010    
Medical Director, Pegasus Child Advocacy Center, Carbondale PA 
2013 -2016    
The Academy Group Inc., associate and independent consultant
8/2013 -     
Executive Health Resources, Physician Advisor


Honors
1992    
Recipient, 1992 Merylene A. Stevenson Community Service Award, Luzerne County Children & Youth Services. In recognition of services provided to the abused and neglected children of Luzerne County, PA


Organizational Activities
1998-2015    
Member, PA Attorney General’s Medical-Legal Advisory Board

    
Graduate Medical Lectures and Symposia
Available Upon Request

Interdisciplinary Professional Teaching and Training
1996-1998    
Pediatrics Instructor, King’s College Physician’s Assistant Program, Wilkes-Barre PA
1996-1998    
Preceptor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Misericordia College, Dallas PA  
1997-1998    
Preceptor, Adolescent Medicine, VA Hospital Internal Medicine residency, Wilkes-Barre PA
2002    
Preceptor, Pediatric Clinical Clerkship, PA College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA
2002-2009    
Instructor and organizer, Annual Pegasus Conference on Child Maltreatment, Northeast PA
2003-2010    
Instructor, PA State Police Northeast Regional Training Center, semi-annual 3 day curriculum for investigators on Child Abuse & Neglect, and annual 3 hour Child Abuse module for Basic Criminal Investigation course
2010-2011    
Instructor, Louisville Metro Police Department, 3 hour Child Abuse module for Basic Criminal Investigation course
2010-2011    
KY Court of Justice Guardian Ad Litem Training Seminars, provision of State mandated instruction on Abusive Head Trauma for GAL attorneys, six sessions throughout KY  
4/24-4/27/12    
Instructor, PA State Police Academy Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect Investigation, Hershey PA April 24 – 27, 2012
3/20/2012    
“Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation” Social Work Education Series, PSHMC
5/10/2012    
“Recognition & Reporting of Child Abuse” Medical Group Education Day, PSHMG
5/15/2012    
“Frontline Recognition & Reporting of Child Abuse” Penn State’s Annual Trauma Symposium, Hershey PA  
1/28-1/31/13    
“Polyvictimization- Implications for Prosecutors”; “Vulnerability of International Adoptees”     co-presenter sponsored by the National District Attorney’s Association at the 17th Annual San Diego Conference on Child Maltreatment, San Diego CA
2/19/2013    
“Recognition of Abuse for CPS caseworkers in the field” 3 hour lecture for Franklin County Children & Youth Services caseworkers.
3/21/2013    
“A Crash Course on Child Abuse for Guardian Ad Litem and CYS Solicitors” presented at PA CYS Administrators and Solicitors Conference, State College PA.
4/10/2013    
“Child Sexual Abuse – Essential Knowledge for Youth Serving Professionals” presented at PA Council of Children, Youth, and Families Services Annual Spring Conference, Harrisburg PA
4/16/2013    
“Adolescent Sex Offenders” lecture for Pinwheels for Prevention, Adams County CAC 5th Annual Conference on Child Maltreatment, Gettysburg PA
7/23/2013    
“Crash Course on Physical & Sexual Abuse of Children” for PA Dept Public Welfare Bureau of Hearings & Appeals judges, Hershey PA (part of PA ChildFirst program)


Teaching and Instruction for Community Service Providers and the public
Available upon request

Service to Public and Private Organizations
1987-1988    
Member, Board of Directors, Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
1993-1994    
Member, Board of Directors, Ballet Theatre PA, Wilkes-Barre PA 
1995-2000       
 Luzerne County Multidisciplinary Team. Children & Youth Services, Wilkes-Barre PA
1995-1996        
Exec. Director, Bravo!Dance Company, Wilkes-Barre PA
2001                 
Marywood University Professional Exchange Program preceptor for Lina Kashyap PhD, Chair of Dept. of Family & Child Welfare, Mumbai India
2003-2010    
Member, Lackawanna County Child Death Review Team, Scranton PA
1998-2003    
Coordinator, Lackawanna County Child Death Review Team, Scranton PA
2004-2006        
Chairperson, PA Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams
2008                  
Member, Luzerne County Multidisciplinary Group for Children & Youth Services, 
Wilkes-Barre PA
2012 -2014      
Member, PA Family Support Alliance Board of Directors

Participation in Professional and Learned Societies
1998                  
PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics Child Abuse & Neglect Advisory Committee for EPIC-SCAN (Educating Physicians in their Community – Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect)
1998- 2015       
Member, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children    
2012- 2015    
Member, Ray E. Helfer Society
2013- 2016    
Member, Academy on Violence and Abuse

 

 

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