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Board Certified Pulmonary Disease Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.555

 

  • Expert has over 30 years of hospital related experience involving clinical, operations and management in California.
  • He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine with a recent recertification by the Ameri-can Board of Emergency Medicine in 2014. 
  • He has run numerous Emergency departments, Urgent Care`s and Hospital “In House Emergency Coverage" for several Long Term Care facilities. He is in involved in Well-ness medicine.
  • He has served as Chairman of a Hospital Governing Board and was instrumental in ob-taining over $ 4,000,000 of state funding for such hospital. He is experienced in the Joint Commission survey process. He has much experience on hospitals Governing Boards.
  • Expert approached California Assembly Chairman Fabian Nunez and his staff regarding a proposed bill for uninsured Emergency patients which became AB2702. Expert spearheaded the effort and presented at both Senate and Assembly Health Committees in Sacramento. AB2702 was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger. 
  • Expert from 2005- 2014 was a Board member and subsequent co- manager of a 35 member physician group that was a significant owner in a four hospital chain in Orange County California. 

`DIPLOMAT AMERICAN BOARD EMERGENCY MEDICINE`

  • FELLOW AMERICAN COLLEGE EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS
  • AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • ATLS COURSE
  • ACLS INSTRUCTOR & PROVIDER 
  • DISASTER MEDICAL DIRECTOR DESIGNATE
  • ORANGE COUNTY
  • PRESIDENT: WESTERN ACUTE CARE PHYSICIANS, INC

 

PERSONAL

  • FIFTH GENERATION CALIFORNIAN
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
  • THIRD GENERATION UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GRADUATE
  • EDUCATION

 

  • A.A. DEGREE, FRESNO CITY COLLEGE 1968
  • (HIGHEST HONORS- ONE OF 3)
  • INTERCOLLEGIATE BASKETBALL: TEAM CAPTAIN 1968;  MOST IMPROVED 1967.
  • ALL CONFERENCE 1968; HONORABLE MENTION ALL CONFERENCE 1967
  • RAM FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 1967,1968
  • NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY 1968

 

  • B.S. BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE 1970
  • GRADUATION WITH HONORS
  • RESEARCH BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS
  • ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SCHOLARSHIP 1969,1970
  • THIRD GENERATION UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GRADUATE
  • PUBLISHED: VIROLOGY FEBRUARY 1971

 

  • GRADUATE SCHOOL: UC IRVINE
  • VIROLOGY: DEPT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY 1971

 

  • M.D., UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE 1974 
  • MOSBY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 1974
  • FRESNO COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 1971-74
  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP
  • AOA NATIONAL HONORARY SOCIETY
  • EXTERNSHIP HARBOR GENERAL UCLA

 

  • POST GRADUATE, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS
  • DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY 1976

 

 

FACILITES

  • PARK VIEW CLINIC, HOUSTON TEXAS 1975
  • INDUSTRIAL,GENERAL PRACTICE,SURGICAL ASSISTING

 

  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEMS
  • SACRAMENTO/WOODLAND/RIO LINDA-- 1976.

 

  • COSTA MESA MEMORIAL  1976-8 EMERGENCY DEPT
  • PART TIME

 

  • PALM HARBOR/GARDEN GROVE HOSPITAL 1976-- 2001
  • EMERGENCY, GENERAL PRACTICE THRU 1987, INDUSTRIAL 
  • GENERAL PRACTICE: GARDEN GROVE (1976-87).

 

  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL/WESTERN MEDICAL CENTER ANAHEIM
  • ER  DIRECTOR 1980-82

 

  • COLLEGE HOSPITAL COSTA MESA
  • ER DIRECTOR 1987-90

 

  • INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE DISNEYLAND
  • 1993-96.

 

  • ANAHEIM GENERAL HOSPITAL: CO- DIRECTOR EMERGENCY SERVICES
  • 2001 TO 2007

 

  • TUSTIN GENERAL HOSPITAL: CO- DIRECTOR URGENT CARE/EMERGENCY SERVICES:  2001 TO 2007

 

  • BELLFLOWER HOSPITAL: CO-DIRECTOR EMERGENCY SERVICES 2002 TO 2007

 

  • LA METROPOLITAN URGENT CARE: DIRECTOR 2003-2004

 

  • KINDRED HOSPITAL SANTA ANA: “IN HOUSE EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN CONTRACT” 2005 TO 2007

 

  • KINDRED HOSPITAL WESTMINISTER “IN HOUSE EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN CONTRACT” 2006-2007

 

  • LA METROPOLITAN CONTRACT HOLDER/  ER DIRECTOR 2011-2013

 

  • COMMUNITY & MISSION HOSPITAL HUNTINGTON PARK: ER DIRECTOR/ CONTRACT HOLDER 2007- 2013

 

  • PACIFIC ALLIANCE MEDICAL CENTER 2012- PRESENT
  • CONTRACT HOLDER/ DIRECTOR

ACTIVITIES

  • ACLS INSTRUCTOR  SINCE 1977
  • ACLS COURSE DIRECTOR SINCE 1977
  • ER SERVICES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 1979,DIRECTOR 1988-91,1998- 2001 GARDEN GROVE HOSPITAL/ VICE CHAIRMAN 1984-87.
  • ER SERVICES CHAIRMAN/DIRECTOR 1980-82 GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL.
  • ER SERVICES CHAIRMAN/ ER DIRECTOR COLLEGE HOSPITAL COSTA MESA 1987-90.
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GARDEN GROVE HOSPITAL 1980,1981,1985, 1986,1988-1991, 1998 TO 2000.
  • REPRESENTATIVE ICU / CRITICAL CARE COMMITTEES- MULTIPLE YEARS(ALL HOSPITALS).
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL 1981-1982.
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WESTERN MEDICAL CENTER ANAHEIM 1982.
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE COLLEGE HOSPITAL COSTA MESA 1988-90.
  • PARAMEDIC LECTURE SERIES FROM 1977-- MULTIPLE
  • PARAMEDIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE VARIOUS MEETINGS SINCE 1977.
  • ER REPRESENTATIVE FOR JOINT COMMISSION, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FIRST HOUR INSPECTION ETC. AT GARDEN GROVE HOSPITAL, WESTERN MEDICAL CENTER, COLLEGE HOSPITAL COSTA MESA.
  • MEDICAL & NURSING STUDENT TEACHING--- VARIOUS TO CURRENT
  • FAMILY PRACTICE COMMITTEE MEMBER- 1976-86 VICE CHAIR 1979-80,EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE 1980-81,1985-6.
  • FIRE& SAFETY/ DISASTER DRILL REPRESENTATION- VARIOUS
  • CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE COLLEGE HOSPITAL COSTA MESA 1989-90.
  • TEAM PHYSICIAN: UNITED STATES WOMEN`S BASKETBALL A.A.U. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1977
  • CONSULTANT LOS AMIGOS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 1979-83.
  • TEAM PHYSICIAN `COP BOWL` 1979-1985.
  • TEAM PHYSICIAN GARDEN GROVE POLICE DEPT BASKETBALL TEAM 1979-92.
  • AMERICAN COLLEGE SPORTS MEDICINE 1984-86.
  • CONSULTANT AMI HOSPITAL RE: 1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS (OLYMPIC DESIGNATE HOSPITAL- WRESTLING, CYCLING, MODERN PENTATHLON).
  • PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST: OLYMPIC VILLAGE U.S.C. 1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS
  • PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST: BASKETBALL 1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS
  • MEDICAL INSPECTIONS: 1984 WINTER OLYMPICS SARAJEVO
  • SPEECH: OVERVIEW OF 1984 WINTER& SUMMER OLYMPICS
  • PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST: 1986 POLICE OLYMPICS-- TRACK & FIELD
  • DISASTER MEDICAL DIRECTOR COURSE 1989-- IST COURSE GIVEN NATIONALLY
  • TEAM PHYSICIAN BOLSA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 1989-92.
  • BASKETBALL COACH: BOLSA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL GARDEN GROVE 1989-92, GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP 1992- JV HEAD COACH.
  • INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE DIRECTOR 1987-90 COLLEGE HOSPITAL COSTA MESA
  • DIRECTOR INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE GARDEN GROVE HOSPITAL 1988- 2001.
  • MEDICAL DIRECTOR ACLS CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT: SUPERIOR/ MED TRANS AMBULANCE 1987-1997/ CONSULTANT MED TRANS LA 1994-5.
  • CONSULTANT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DISNEYLAND 1991-2.
  • ER DIRECTOR GARDEN GROVE HOSPITAL: DEPT OF THE YEAR 1991.
  • 1994 WINTER OLYMPICS LILLIEHAMMER NORWAY: RADIO TV BROADCAST REPORTS  
  • 1988 WINTER OLYMPICS CALGARY CANADA
  • 1996 SUMMER OLYMPICS ATLANTA GEORGIA
  • 2008 SUMMER OLYMPICS BEJING CHINA
  • INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE DISNEYLAND 1993-1996
  • TEAM PHYSICIAN/CONSULTANT PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA NATIONAL JUNIOR WOMEN`S TEAM U.S. TOUR SUMMER 1998.
  • TEAM PHYSICIAN/CONSULTANT TRENDSETTERS INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL 1997-2002
  • PHYSICIAN  CONSULTANT: L.A. SUMMER PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE 1997 TRENDSETTERS INTERNATIONAL.                                       
  • HONOREE: CITY OF GARDEN GROVE 1994: MEDICAL SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.
  • CONSULTANT PINEHILL ASSOCIATES: MEDICAL PRODUCTS/ INVENTIONS/ HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS 1996 TO PRESENT
  • EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR GARDEN GROVE HOSPITAL 1998 TO 2001
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GARDEN GROVE HOSPITAL 1998 TO 2001
  • MEDICAL CONSULTANT SEAPORT INSURANCE SINCE 1999 REGARDING LIABILITY INSURANCE
  • MEDICAL CONSULTANT SEAPORT INSURANCE FOR CONFERENCES IN SINCE  2000 INCLUDING  PRIMED, CAL ACEP, SOCEP ETC.
  • PHYSICIAN CONSULTANT CHINESE OLYMPIC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM SUMMER 2000 CALIFORNIA TRAINING
  • TEAM PHYSICIAN ANAHEIM ROADRUNNERS AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (ABA) TEAM LA SUMMER PRO LEAGUE 2000
  • INSTRUMENTAL IN DEVELOPING CAP MPT MALPRACTICE INSURANCE PROGRAM  AND AWARENESS OF ISSUES SPECIFIC FOR ER PHYSICIANS
  • PRESIDENT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ACUTE CARE PHYSICIANS MEDICAL GROUP 
  • CONTRACT HOLDER AS PART OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ACUTE CARE PHYSICIANS MEDICAL GROUP FOR TUSTIN, ANAHEIM GENERAL HOSPITAL AND BELLFLOWER HOSPITAL  2001 TO 2007
  • CO- CHAIR MEDICINE DEPARTMENT TUSTIN GENERAL HOSPITAL 2001-2002.
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TUSTIN GENERAL HOSPITAL 2001 TO 2007.
  • CO- DIRECTOR EMERGENCY SERVICES ANAHEIM GENERAL HOSPITAL 2001 TO 2007.
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ANAHEIM GENERAL HOSPITAL 2001 TO 2007.
  • PRESENTATION COBRA/EMTLA ANAHEIM GENERAL HOSPITAL RETREAT 4/11/2002
  • ARTICLE CAL ACEP MAY 2002 MONTHLY PUBLICATION “ THE EVER PRESENT MALPRACTICE CRISIS”
  • VICE CHIEF OF STAFF TUSTIN HOSPITAL 2002- 2007.
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS TUSTIN HOSPITAL 2002- 2007.
  • CO-DIRECTOR EMERGENCY SERVICES BELLFLOWER HOSPITAL 2002- 2007. 
  • CHAIRMAN ER COMMITTEE BELLFLOWER HOSPITAL 2002 TO 2007.
  • TEAM PHYSICIAN CHINESE  NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC BASKETBALL TEAM SUMMER TOUR 2003
  • SPONSOR BENEFIT GAME CHINESE JUNIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM VS ORANGE COUNTY PARAMEDIC ALLSTAR TEAM 2003.
  • URGENT CARE DIRECTOR LA METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL 2003-4.

 

  • CONTRACT HOLDER KINDRED HOSPITAL SANTA ANA  2005- 2007 FOR INPATIENT EMERGENCY COVERAGE

 

  • WESTERN ACUTE CARE PHYSICIANS INC. , PRESIDENT.
  • CONTRACT HOLDER KINDRED HOSPITAL WESTMINISTER  2006- 2007 FOR INPATIENT EMERGENCY COVERAGE. 
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS, FOUNDING MEMBER COAST ADVANTAGE IPA COMMENCING 2006.
  • ER DIRECTOR CONTRACT HOLDER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HUNTINGTON PARK FEBRUARY 2007---2013
  • GOVERNING BOARD CMHHP 2007 TO 2013
  • CHAIRMAN CMHHP GOVERNING BOARD 2008 TO 2010.
  • CONTRACT HOLDER VISTA HOSPITAL PERRIS HOSPITALIST EMERGENCY PROGRAM 2009 TO 2011
  • SUCCESSFUL ASSEMBLY BILL SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR 2008, AB2702 PROVIDING CHHP PHYSICIANS FUNDING FOR UNINSURED PATIENTS; SPONSORED BY SPEAKER NUNEZ
  • INSTRUMENTAL MEETING WITH CMAC OBTAINING DISTRESSED HOSPITAL FUNDING FOR CHHP 2008, 2009 PROVING ER AND GOVERNING BOARD INPUT.
  • ASSISTED RICARDO LARA`S CANDIDACY WITH FUNDRAISER AND HOSPITAL MEETINGS FOR 50TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT, FORMER DISTRICT DIRECTOR FOR SPEAKER NUNEZ 
  • HOSTED BILL JONES, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, AT MY HOUSE FOR HIS GOVERNORS RUN VS GREY DAVIS 2001.
  • NETWORKED WITH LOCAL CITY MANAGERS TO SUPPORT AB 2702 AND DISTRESSED HOSPITAL FUNDING 2007 FORWARD INCLUDING CUDAHY, SOUTH GATE, MAYWOOD, VERNON ETC AS WELL AS STATE SENATOR CALDERONS STAFF AND OTHERS.
  • PRESENTED TO ASSEMBLY AND SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEES IN SACRAMENTO  FOR AB 2702 IN 2008
  • MET CMA, CMA BOARD MEMBERS, CAL ACEP LEGISLATIVE BRANCH PLUS LOBBYISTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH AB 2702 AS WELL AS WORKING WITH SPEAKER NUNEZ STAFF TO ASSIST AB 2702
  • HEAD COACH MCS 6TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM 2010- UNDEFEATED SEASON
  • CONTRACT HOLDER LOS ANGELES METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SINCE JANUARY 2011- 3 / ER DIRECTOR.(HOSPITAL CLOSED)
  • CONTRACT HOLDER PACIFIC ALLIANCE MEDICAL CENTER  2012—CURRENT
  • ABEM BOARD RECERTIFICATION 2014

 

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