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Expert No. 150

Education

A.B. - May 1969
Rutgers College
New Brunswick, New Jersey

M.D. - May 1973
College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (CMDNJ) Newark, New Jersey

Accounting -1985-1986
Hillsborough County Community College
Tampa, Florida

J.D. - May 1993
College of Law
Stetson University
St. Petersburg, Florida

MPH -December 1993
College of Public Health University of South Florida (USF) Tampa, Florida

CHRM - March 1994
Healthcare Risk Manager Certification
American Institute of Medical Law
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa, Florida

Dale Carnegie Course-completion Sept. 1994
Tampa, Florida

Post Graduate Training

Straight Medical Intern CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey July 1973 - June 1974

Resident in Internal Medicine CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey July 1974 - June 1975
 
Chief Resident in Medical Emergency Department Resident Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit Resident Supervisor of Out-Patient Medical Services CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
July 1975 - June 1976

Chief Resident in Internal Medicine
CMDNJ/Veterans Administration Medical Center, Newark/East Orange,    New Jersey
July 1976 - June 1977

Resident in Endocrinology and Metabolism
CMDNJ/Veterans Administration Medical Center, Newark/East Orange,    New Jersey
July 1977 - June 1978
July 1980 - June 1981

Resident in Dermatology
New York University - Skin and Cancer Unit
New York, New York
July 1978 - June 1980

Fellow in Mohs Chemosurgery
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Willis I. Cottel, M.D., Program Director
July 1981 - June 1982

Fellow in Dermatopathology
Dept of Pathology
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Luis Alvarez, M.D. and Ashraf M. Hassanein, M.D., Program Directors
July 2005 – June 30, 2006

Board Certifications

Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners - July 1974
Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine - September 1979
Diplomate of American Board of Dermatology - November 1980
Diplomate of American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism-November 1985
Diplomate of American Board of Mohs Micrographic Surgery/Cutaneous Oncology-June1991* Diplomate of American Board of Quality Assurance/Utilization Review Physicians-Aug1993-1996* Diplomate of American Board of Healthcare Risk Management-October 1994*
Diplomate of American Board of Dermatopathology - 2010

* Non-ACGME

Current Work Titles
  • Provider Advisory Committee, Health Care- January 2009
  • Attending Physician, Center for Dermatology and Skin Surgery
Prior Work Titles/Experience
  • Medical Director, Physicians Consultant & Management Corporation, (PCMC)
  • Assistant Clinical Coordinator (ACC), Florida Peer Review Organization (PRO), Florida Medical
  • Quality Assurance, Inc. (FMQAI) 1993-4
  • Physician Reviewer for PRO, FMQAI 1993-5
  • Director, American Board of Risk Management 1993
  • Advisory Committee, Managing Managed Care, Division of Inga Elzy Practice Group 1990
Professional & Academic Societies
  • American College of Physicians (ACP) (2009) West Coast Dermatology Society (FWCDS)
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow (AAD) (2009)
  • American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, Fellow (2009) American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow (ASDS) (2009)
  • International Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS) International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP) Florida Medical Association (FMA) (2009) Hillsborough County Medical Society (2009)
  • Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (FSDDS) (2010) American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP)
Legal Professional & Academic Societies
  • American Bar Association 2003-2009
  • Florida Bar Association 2003-2011
  • Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers 2003-2005
  • American Trial Lawyers Association 2003-2005
Academic Appointments

Instructor in Medicine
CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
July 1974 - June 1978

Interviewer, Medical School Admissions Committee
CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
July 1976 - December 1977

Lecturer in Dermatopathology
Affiliate Associate Professor in Medicine (Dermatology) Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
2006-Current

Affiliate Associate Professor in Medicine (Dermatology) Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
July 1982-Current

Coordinator of Medical Legal Issues in Dermatology Course
University of South Florida, College of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Tampa, Florida
2000-2005, 2006

Coordinator of Advanced Dermatologic Surgery Course
University of South Florida, College of Medicine
 
Department of Medicine
Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Tampa, Florida
1983 – 1997

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
College of Public Health University of South Florida Tampa, FL
1995-1996

Coordinator, Dermatologic Surgery Training Program James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital Tampa, Florida
1982 - 1991

Member of The Medical Council of The Skin Cancer Foundation
June 1987 - 1996

Member of Florida College of Medical and Dental Careers Advisory Board
Tampa, Florida 1985 – 1987

Member, Social Program Committee, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and
Cutaneous Oncology
1987 - 1989

Director, Mohs Surgery Fellowship
Center for Dermatology and Skin Surgery, Inc.
1987 - 2010

Physician Reviewer for PRO July 1993 – 1995

Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Humana
February-April 1994

Member, Quality Assurance Committee, United Health Care
1998-2000

Member, Quality Assurance Committee, St. Augustine HMO
1999-2000

Chairperson, Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Committee, Physicians Consultant and
Management Corporation (PCMC), Ft. Lauderdale, FL January 1994 -1995

Chairperson, Dermatology Advisory Committee, PCMC January 1994 -1995

Member, Hillsborough County Medical Society Expert Witness Review Committee
November, 1994 -1996

Director, American Board of Healthcare Risk Management, Inc. April 1994 - 1995

Member, Managed Care Subcommittee, Florida Society of Dermatology (FSD) and Florida Society of
Dermatologic Surgeons, (FSDS) 1994-1996
 
Medical Director, Physicians Consultant & Management Corporation, (PCMC) 1993-1995

Assistant Clinical Coordinator (ACC), Florida Peer Review Organization (PRO), Florida Medical
Quality Assurance, Inc. (FMQAI) (1993-1994)

Director, American Board of Risk Management 1994

Member, Managed Care Committee, American Academy of Dermatology
1994-1997

Director, Managing Managed Care, Division of Inga Elzy Practice Group 1997-1999

Advisor and contributor, Managing Managed Care Bimonthly Newsletter, Division of Inga Elzy
Practice Group January 1994

Instructor in Medicine
CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
July 1974 - June 1978

Interviewer, Medical School Admissions Committee
CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
July 1976 - December 1977

Hospital Affiliations
  • University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida James Haley Veterans Hospital (2009)
Awards/Honors
  • Sutnik Award, American College of Chemosurgery - December 1981
  • National Dean's List - 1992-1993
  • Outstanding Student Award, USF, College Of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and
  • Management - May 1994
  • Personal Progress Award, Dale Carnegie Course - August 1994
  • Henry "Bud" Menn Memorial Lecturer-April 1995; FSDS Certificate of appreciation for 20 years of dedicated service Dept of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, USF
Professional Activities

Microbiologist
Middlesex General Hospital, New Jersey
1967 - 1969

Assistant to Director of International Medical Services
Schering Corporation, New Jersey
1969 - 1970

Attending Physician in Emergency Room
Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield, New Jersey
1975 - 1977
 
Consultant for Medical Publications, Didactic Systems, Inc. Garfield, New Jersey
1980 – 1981

Medical Director, Europahealth.com 2000-2001

Medical Director, Revim, LLC 2005-Resigned July 2006

Research Activities

Available Upon Request

Medical Editing/Review

Available Upon Request

Publications

Available Upon Request

Abstracts

Available Upon Request

Publications In Preparation

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