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Cardiac Transplantation Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.2106

Licensure & Certification

  • State of California Medical License (active: 1986 - Present)
  • State of Alabama Medical License (presently inactive: 1980-2007) 
  • State of Florida Medical License (presently inactive: 1987-1994)
  • UNOS Certified
  • DEA Certified 
  • American Board of Surgery  1987
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery  1988
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Recertification 1997 & 2008
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support UAB 1981
  • Cardiogenesis TMR Certification 1999
  • Abiomed BVS 5000 Certification 2005
  • St. Jude Symmetry Bypass Certification 2002
  • American College of Cardiology 1988 – 2007
  • Society of Chest Pain Centers 2011–2014 

Professional experience

  • Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons Medical Group 1986-2006                      
  • Sutter Medical Center Medical Staff 1986-2015
  • Sutter Medical Center Emeritus Staff 2015- Present
  • University of California School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA                    
  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery 1990-1996
  • Roseville Medical Center Medical Staff 1995-2000

Education

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina                                
  • BA Chemistry & Biology, 1975
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia MD, 1979
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama                                 
  • General Surgery Residency, 1979-1984
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama Cardiothoracic Fellowship 1984-1986 Chairman John W. Kirklin, MD & Al D. Pacifico, MD                           

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Virgina Medical School Admissions Committee, 1978-1979
  • Lange Outstanding Medical Student Award 1976
  • Fisher Scientific Scholarship Award, 1972

Appointments

  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Ca Medical Staff 1986-2015
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Ca Emeritus Staff 2015
  • Medical Director Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart Therapy Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento 1997-2014
  • Medical Director Ventricular Assist Device Program, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento 2006-2014
  • Administrative Director for Chest Pain Center, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento 2010-2014
  • Quality Review Board, Sutter Medical Center Sacramento 1986-1995
  • Vice-Chief Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Sutter Medical Center Sacramento 2003-2005
  • Medical Board of California Consultant and Expert Reviewer 2005-Present
  • Norcal Early Consultant Program 2007-Present
  • Scios Speaker Services 2005-2006
  • Cardiogenesis Corporation Director and Instructor Western US Region 1999-2006
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery Publication – Expert Reviewer 2008-present
  • American Heart Association Board Member 2010 – 2014
  • American Heart Association Division Board President 2013 - 2014
  • Golden State Donor Services Medical Advisory Board 2010 – 2015 
  • UNOS Regional 5 Area Representative 2010 - 2014

Organizations

  • American College of Cardiology – Emeritus Member
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Sacramento-El Dorado Medical Society
  • John W. Kirklin Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Southwestern Surgical Society

Publications

Available upon request


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