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Cardiovascular Surgeon Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1030



1992:  Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, LL.M. (Taxation)

1990:  University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, J.D.

1963:  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, M.D.  

1959:  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. B.S.  


Summa Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pittsburgh

Member of Distinction, University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association

Postgraduate Medical Training

1994-1995:  Resident in Plastic Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical Center,                   Worcester, MA                            

1993-1994:  Resident in Plastic Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

1992-1993:  Clinical & Research Fellow in Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh,
Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA                               

1968-1969:  Chief Resident in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

1964-1968:  Resident in General and Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh                                  
Medical Center Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA

1963-1964:  Surgical Intern, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 

Board Certification

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1964

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, 1969

Diplomate, The American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1969

Teaching Positions

1969-1987:  Clinical Instructor in Surgery, University of         Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1964-1968:  Teaching Fellow in Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Work Experience

1989:  Law Intern:  Grigsby, Gaca and Davies, Pittsburgh, PA, Primary areas of  involvement were in medical malpractice defense and estate planning.

Independent Consultant:  Review prospective medical malpractice
cases for both defense and plaintiff’s attorneys 1985 - Present

Cardiovascular Surgeon. Thoracic-Cardiovascular Associates, a three-
physician group, Pittsburgh, PA 1965 - 1987

Performed over 2700 open heart procedures

Performed the first coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) done in Pittsburgh

Performed one of the world’s first double valve/double CABG

Managed the financial affairs of this three-physician group

Designed compensation for group in concert with independent consultant

Hospital Staff Appointments

Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Director, Department of Surgery, 1975
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 1975

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Montefiore University Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA


Medical Licensure:  California,  Pennsylvania

Law Licensure:          California,  Pennsylvania,

Civic and Community Activities

Board of Directors, Pittsburgh Opera

Board of Directors, San Diego Opera

Professional Societies

American College of Surgeons (Fellow)

Pittsburgh Thoracic Surgical Society (Past President)

American Medical Association

Pennsylvania Medical Society

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery

Allegheny County Bar Association (Pennsylvania)

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

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