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Cataract Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No. 3146

 

HOSPITAL TRAINING & CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York

Adjunct Surgeon, 2000 – 2013 Astoria, NY

Astoria Medical, Dental & LASIK Center, June 2011 - 2012

Medical & Surgical Director of Ophthalmology Dept./LASIK services Peekskill, NY

The Westchester Medical Practice, February 2011 - Present Paramus, NJ

LASIKPlus Surgeon & Medical Director 2007 – January, 2011 Scarsdale, New York

Attending Physician in private practice, LASIK surgery/general ophthalmology, 2001 - 2007

Heritage Hospital, North Carolina/Lowry Ophthalmology, Raleigh, North Carolina

LASIK surgery/general ophthalmology and specialized training in LASIK surgery, 1998 - 2000

St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York

Chief Resident, July 1997 – June 1998

Ophthalmology Resident, July 1995 – June 1998

Transitional Intern, July 1994 – June 1995

MALPRACTICE/PEER REVIEW/IME EXPERIENCE

  • Expert consultant for the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct
  • Expert consultant for the New Jersey Medical Board
  • Expert consultant for Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA)
  • Expert consultant for Technical Assistance Bureau
  • Expert consultant for Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers (PRI)
  • Expert consultant for Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC)

EDUCATION/HONORS

  • American Medical Association, 2000
  • Physician's Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education with Commendation for Self-Directed Learning 
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine MD, 1994
  • Microbiology, Cardiac and Neuroscience Courses
  • Psychiatry and Family Medicine Clerkships
  • Albert Einstein Hospital
  • Laboratory Technician, 1989 - 1990
  • Fordham University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1989
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Dean’s List
  • William Steinbugler Award for the highest grade point average in biology in the class of 1989
  • Recognized for outstanding service to the Fordham community as an officer on Fordham Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

TEACHING POSITIONS

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Affiliate of New York Medical College

Teaching ophthalmology residents medical and surgical eye care, 2001 – 2005, 2010 - 2013

RESEARCH

  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine
  • Research Assistant, Departments of Ophthalmology & Rheumatology 1993
  • Analyzed the structure of corneal deposits in a family of patients with lattice dystrophy via gel
  • electrophoresis, confocal microscopy, and ELISA immunoglobulin techniques

PUBLICATIONS

Available Upon Request

PRESENTATIONS

  • Roundtable Discussion, "Use of Restasis in the Treatment of Dry Eye", May 21, 2009
  • Roundtable Discussion, "Use of Restasis in the Treatment of Dry Eye", December 15, 2009
  • Roundtable Discussion, "Use of Restasis in the Treatment of Dry Eye", July 20, 2010

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION

New York Medical License

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, Certified 1999,  Recertified 2009

LASIK CERTIFICATIONS

  • Hansatome Microkeratome
  • XP Microkeratome
  • VISX Star 4 Excimer Laser with IR Registration 
  • VISX CustomVue Treatments
  • Intralase 60 Hz Femtosecond Laser
  • Ziemer LDV Femtosecond Laser
  • LADARVISION 4000 Excimer Laser
  • LADARVISION 4000 CustomCornea Treatments
  • Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217Z Excimer Laser
  • Bausch & Lomb Technolas Zyoptix Treatments
  • Allegretto Wavelight Wavefront Optimized Excimer Laser, 400 Hz

REFERENCES     

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