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Cardiovascular Medicine Medical Expert Witness


 

 

 

Expert Witness No.1942

 


QUALIFICATIONS
Master of Business Administration
Executive MBA Program
Xavier University

Doctor of Pharmacy
University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Summa Cum Laude
Ohio Northern University

WORK HISTORY

7/11/13 - present
Pharmacy Quality Assurance & Safety Manager
TriHealth Corporation
Cincinnati, OH

3/5/05 – present
Founder & CEO
Of an evidence-based, holistic clinical pharmacy with administrative and practice experience in integrative health and medicine in Cincinnati, hospital pharmacy, medication quality assurance & safety, academia, and the pharmaceutical industry.

9/27/01 – 7/11/13
Clinical Effectiveness and Safety Officer
Bethesda North Hospital Pharmacy
TriHealth Corporation
 
9/05/00 – 6/01
Administrative Director, TriHealth Integrative Health and Medicine Center
TriHealth Fitness Pavilion Suite 330
TriHealth Corporation

12/02/96 – 9/27/01
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Bethesda North Hospital
TriHealth Corporation

8/2/93 - 11/14/96
Drug Information Specialist/Scientist
The Procter & Gamble Company
Regulatory and Clinical Development
Oral Care & OTC Medicines (Medical Affairs)

6/3/88 - 7/25/90
7/29/91 - 11/93
7/95 – 6/02
Clinical Pharmacist
Kettering Memorial Hospital
Department of Pharmacy

9/78 - 5/27/88
Staff Pharmacist
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy

FACULTY/TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
1998 - 2009
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
Butler University
Indianapolis, Indiana

1997 - 2010
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Division of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine 2015 - present
Xavier Women’s MBA Association 2009 - present
American College of Medical Quality 2003 - present
American College of Health Care Executives 1999 - present
American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists 1983 - present
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 1976 - present


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2007 – 2009 Member Professional Advisory Board, GSH Healthy Women Healthy Lives Program
2007- 2014 Editorial Board, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Complementary and Alternative
Medicine Panel
2006 – present Editorial Board, Holistic Primary Care
2005 – present Editorial Board, Pharmacy Practice News, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Panel
2004 – 2008 Member Greater Cincinnati Health Council Patient Safety Committee
2003 – 2009 Member Professional Advisory Board, TriState Multiple Sclerosis Society
2002 - 2005 Catholic Health Initiatives National Anticoagulant Solution Team – Team Leader
2002 - present Member Professional Advisory Board, The Cancer Care Community, Cincinnati
2002 Rules Review Committee, Ohio State Board of Pharmacy

COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT
2008 – present Co-Chair TriHealth Anticoagulation Committee
2013 - present Chair TriHealth Medication Safety Committee
2000 – 2007 Member TriHealth Research Forum
1997 – 2007 Member TriHealth Investigational Review Board (IRB)
1996 - present Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, TriHealth Corporation

RESEARCH
2005 Principal Investigator, Validation of a Pilot Study Correlating Change in INR and Decreasing
The Coumadin Dosing Following Total Joint Arthorplasty or Hip Fracture Repair
2001 Principal Investigator, Prevalence of Dietary Supplement Use in a Suburban Hospital and a Family Practice Center
1999 - 2000 Co-Investigator, Ziracin in Treatment of Serious Infections Due to Glycopeptide-Resistant or Intermediate-Susceptible Gram-Positive Pathogens of Subjects Intolerant to or Failing Standard Therapy, Schering Plough Research Institute
1999 - 2000 Co-investigator, Phase II/III Study of Ziracin in the Treatment of Serious Infections Due to Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci, Schering Plough Research Institute
1998 - 1999 Principal Investigator, Open Study of Synercid For Emergency Use (Infections Due to Resistant Bacteria, Treatment Failure or in Treatment-Intolerant Patients), Rhone Poulenc Rorer
1990 Cost Effectiveness of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring In A Community Hospital
Intensive Care Unit. Grant funded by The Upjohn Company.
1990 Guided Design: A Clinical Paradigm for Interventional Communication Strategies. Initial funding through Ohio Northern University Undergraduate Faculty Development Summer Grant ($1500), Roche Labs ($500), and Upjohn ($1000).
1996 – 2007 IRB Review and Medication Logistics Management for ASSENT II, PRIMO CABG, CABG MEND, MACS, SELECT, CLEAR, IMS II, IMS III, various SWOG cancer trials.

EXPERIENCE RELEVANT TO MANAGEMENT
Attended Scripps Annual Dietary Supplement Conference, San Diego, CA, January, 2015
Trained at Catholic Health Initiatives Innovations for Clinical Excellence Leadership Conference, Colorado
Springs, CO, October 12-17, 2003
ACHE Teleconference on Capital Allocation: A Critical Success Factor for Competitive Performance
Cincinnati, OH, October 8, 2003

EXPERIENCE RELEVANT TO TEACHING 
E.W. Scripps Center for Integrative Health, Evidence-Based Dietary Supplement Conference,
La Jolla, California January, 2006
Reviewer: Complementary Therapies and Medicine 2004 - 2005
Premier Rational Choice Rx Program Subject Matter Expert Reviewer – Carbapenems/Thienamycins
2002
Certified, Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery. A National Certificate Program for Pharmacists,
APhA, CDC Approved 2000
Certified, Physical Assessment and History Taking Program, Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy
 

PUBLICATIONS
Available Upon Request

STATE/NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
6/17 Medical Marijuana: Is That Cannabis Dragon Really Magical, International
Christian Pharmacy Fellowship, Colorado Springs, CO
6/14 Using Comparative Databases To Analyze Clinical Practice Patterns and Drug Spend, Premier Breakthroughs, San Antonio TX
5/09 Nutrition and Dietary Supplements For Memory Health, Academy of Medicine and Union Institute Conference on Aging, Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH
9/06 Medication Use Safety. Weight-of-the-evidence approach to systems change. Innovations in Nursing Practice Conference. University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

OTHER PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
7/05 – 2/06    Subject matter expert, patent infringement and validation case defense.  Settled favorably out of court.  Prepared expert report on herbal product for women’s health, responded to plaintiff interrogatories.

2005    Subject matter expert, malpractice case, representing the defense.  Prepared brief on medications and sequence of events.  Settled favorably out of court.

GRANTS/AWARDS
Available Upon Request

STATE LICENSURE AS REGISTERD PHARMACIST
Ohio, Colorado, Illinois

VOLUNTEER WORK
2004 - 2005 Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) Member – Cincinnati Chamber Music Society
2006 –2007 United Way Chair, TriHealth Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

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