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Clinical Pharmacologist Pharmacology Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.633

 

PRACTICE

Private Consultant in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Toxicology to Health Care, Education, Publishing, Industry, Government and Law.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Rush Medical College
  • Associate Professor (Pharmacology)
  • Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine (2004 – Present)
  • Course Director - Medical Pharmacology (2009 – 2015)
  • Rush University
  • Member of the Graduate College
  • Member – Institutional Review Board
  • Assistant Director of Pharmacy (October, 1976 - January, 1988)
  • Cook County Hospital, Chicago
  • Assistant Director of Pharmacy (1971-1976)

BOARDS

  • Diplomate - American Board of Clinical Pharmacology
  • September, 1992
  • www.abcp.net Diplomate - Board of Nutrition Specialists
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist
  • 1994 – 2010; Emeritus

FELLOW

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacology, 2002
  • American College of Nutrition, 2004

EDUCATION

GRADUATE

  • Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Science, Clinical Nutrition August, 1982
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) August, 1971

UNDERGRADUATE

  • University of Illinois College of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy June, 1969

 

ADVANCED TRAINING

  • Residency in Hospital Pharmacy, University of Illinois Research Hospitals. 
  • July, 1969-August, 1970.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacology

  • American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

  • American College of Nutrition
  • American Society of Pharmacy Law
  • American Pharmacists Association

LICENSURE

  • Registered Pharmacist - Illinois  

FACULTY AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Rush University Medical Center / Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
  • Instructor in Pharmacology 1979
  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacology 1983
  • Associate Professor of Pharmacology 2004
  • Facilitator Alternative Curriculum 1985-1999
  • Course Director - Medical Pharmacology 2009 – 2015

 

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, Il
  • Lecturer, Department of Medicine 2000 – 2014

 

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Chicago Medical School Intensive Board Review Course 1993
  • Intensive Board Review Course April, 1994
  • Clinical Pharmacology, private tutorials 1995

 

  • Meharry Medical College Department of Clinical Pharmacology,  Nashville, TN
  • Visiting Professor October, 1994

 

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
  • Food and Drug Law Guest Lecturer 1988-1995, 1998

 

  • University of Illinois College of Pharmacy
  • Clinical Instructor 1974-1976
  • Guest Lecturer 1988-1990
  • Clinical Associate Professor 2007 – 2014

 

  • Purdue University
  • Co Preceptor, Graduate Residency Program 1972-1974

 

  • Mercer University, College of Pharmacy
  • Guest Lecturer, Drug Misadventures Course 1998-2002

 

FACULTY AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center

Coordinator, Pharmacy Residency 1977-82 ,1985-86

 

Oakton Community College, Morton Grove, IL

Course Director Pharmacology for Nurses 1976-1984

 

Northern Illinois University - Department of Home Economics

Course Director Graduate Level Extension Faculty Pharmacology 1981,1984

and Nutrition

 

Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL

Adjunct Faculty Nursing Pharmacology 1976-1984

Chicago Board of Health

Pharmacology Update Course Director 1983-1984

 

Arc Ventures, Chicago, IL

Medical Board Review Course, Lecturer in Pharmacology 1989

 

Rosalind Franklin University

Basic Pharmacology for Physical Therapists, 8 hours        2014, 2015

                         

 

APPOINTMENTS

Consultant / President 1977 - present

Pharmaconsultant, Inc.

(Formerly Associated Pharmacist Consultants 1977-1994)

Consulting firm serving government, industry, educational and health care institutions, publishers, professionals, attorneys and individuals in areas of pharmacology, pharmacy practice, and nutrition.

Pharmacist / Pharmacologist 2007 - 2010

The Sullivan Group, Oak Brook Terrace, IL

Risk Management, Consulting and Education.

Pharmacologist 1977 - 2005

Illinois Department of Public Health, Generic Drug Technical Advisory Council.

Evaluate generic equivalency for submissions to Illinois Drug Substitution Formulary.

Pharmacist Consultant March 2006

Martin Avenue Pharmacy, Naperville.

Consultant

2002 – 2006, 2011

Alva-Amco Pharmacal Companies, Inc. Niles, IL

Pharmacist Consultant

2003 - 2005

Damer & Cartwright Pharmacy, Chicago.

Pharmacist / Staff

1988 – 2010

Staff Pharmacist provided by staffing agencies for pharmacies throughout Illinois, Medical Staffing Network, CoverageRx, Advocate Rx, Pharmaid

APPOINTMENTS

Home Care Pharmacist

2003 - 2004

Loyola Home Care Pharmacy. Hickory Hills, IL

Consultant

1995 - 2010

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Warminster, PA.

Consultant

1978 - 1990

Patient Prescription Information. Call Our Pharmacist, Bensenville, IL

Proprietary Drug Information Company providing commercial drug information to the public, law enforcement, Poison Control Centers.

Senior Scientist

1986 - 1996

Triodyne Engineering, Niles, IL

Forensic Pharmacology, Pharmaceuticals, and Drug Testing

Consultant

1990 - 1991

Quality Healthcare Resources (subsidiary of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHOOakbrook Terrace, Il. ). 

Pre survey consultations in Home Care Clinical Pharmacy Services.

Consultant

1990 - 1991

Pharmacy Management Systems. St. Louis, MO.

Drug Utilization Review.

Consultant Pharmacologist             

1987

Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals

Marketing, Education, and Public Aid Formulary Issues.

 

APPOINTMENTS 

Pharmacologist 1984- 1986

United Mine Workers of America, District 12.

Assess effects of drugs on mine workers.

Director

1983 - 1984

Chicago Center for Clinical Studies, Inc (subsidiary of Pharmakinetic Labs).

Established and directed activities in a contract ambulatory clinical pharmacology research center.

 

Consultant.

Medipak, Inc. (Winchester, VA.)

1991-2006 

Product development, Marketing, Advertising, Regulatory Affairs, Testing

 

Member

1983 -1984

Committee on Pharmacology Education. City of Chicago, Department of Health

Evaluation of minimum didactic and clinical pharmacology requirements for nurses.

 

Committee on Opiates in Surgery. American College of Surgery                               

2017

 

Consultant

1982-1983

Carstens Health Industries, Chicago, IL.

Forms and Drug System Development.

 

Consultant

1979- 1984

LyphoMed, Inc., Melrose Park IL

Technical Consultations in areas of prescription drug development, marketing, packaging, labeling, adverse reaction evaluations, and scientific information support.

 

APPOINTMENTS 

Consultant

1985- 1989

Quad Pharmaceuticals, Indianapolis, IN.

Technical Consultations in areas of prescription drug development, marketing, packaging, labeling, adverse reaction evaluations, and scientific information support.

 

Advisor

1985, 1986

Quality Assurance Panel, Upjohn Home Health Care. Chicago, IL

 

Consultant

Evangelical Services Corporation, Intertech Pharmacy Services. 1984- 1990

Professional Relations, Marketing, Clinical Consulting, Home Care, Long Term Care.

 

Member

American Pharmaceutical Association. Standards of Practice Committee. 1988- 1990

 

Consultant

1987, 1992

Drug Enforcement Agency. United States Attorney, Northern District, IL.

Pharmacology and Drug Prescribing

 

Consultant

1989- 1990

Pharmaceutical Card System (PCS) Drug Utilization Review Protocol Development.

 

Consultant

1991, 1996, 2009

McHenry County (IL) States Attorney

Pharmacology and Drug Testing

 

Consultant

1993

Village of Gurnee, IL Prosecutor.

Pharmacology and Alcohol Toxicology.

 

APPOINTMENTS 

Consultant

1989, 1990

DuPage County (IL) States Attorney Office.

Pharmacology and Drug Testing

 

Consultant

1987, 1988

Cook County (IL) States Attorney Office.

Pharmacology and Drug Testing

 

Consultant

1987

Chicago Police Department, Drug Diversion Unit.

Pharmacology and Drug Prescribing

 

Consultant

1985, 1990

Chicago Transit Workers Amalgamated Engineers & Maintenance Workers Union

Pharmacology and Drug Testing

 

Consultant

1987

Doretti Pharmacies, Mt. Prospect, IL

Long Term Care Facilities and Planning

 

Consultant

1984 - 1987

Peiser's Inc., Hillside, IL

Professional, Clinical and Marketing Affairs for HiTech Home Care Supplier.

 

Consultant

1987 -1988

Dermalab, Bensenville, IL.

Pharmacology, Regulatory Affairs, and Marketing.

 

Consultant

1985, 1987

Becton Dickinson, Fairfield, New Jersey.

Clinical Research and Testing, Drug Delivery Devices. Professional Education.

 

APPOINTMENTS 

Consultant

1985, 1986

C.R. Bard.

Marketing and Product Development, Drug Delivery Devices.

 

Consultant

1986, 1988, 1993

Illinois Attorney General (Chicago).

Prescription Fraud. Alcohol Toxicology.

 

Consultant

1986- 1988

Baxter Labs , American Edwards Division.

Clinical Research

 

Consultant

1976 - 1979

Illinois Department of Mental Health

Survey pharmacy services state mental health facilities.

 

Consultant

1976, 1980, 1995, 1996, 2017

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Consultant and Expert Witness for State in Controlled Substance Prescribing and Dispensing, Medical and Pharmacy Disciplinary Cases.

 

EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING

Editor in Chief / Founding Editor

1987 - 2000

Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

 

Contributing Editor

2002 - 2006

Pharmacy Practice News. McMahon Publishing Group, New York

Author of monthly column analyzing pharmacist errors resulting in litigation.

 

Consulting Editor

2000 - 2002

Technomic Publishing, Lancaster, PA.

Identify, recruit, and review book manuscripts in the area of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Practice.

 

Contributing Editor

1994 - 1995

Nursing Drug Alert. Critical Care.

Articles on how to identify and avoid adverse drug reactions. Directed towards critical care nurses. 

Editorial Board

1993 -1995

Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. JB Lippincott Co.

 

Editorial Board

1994 - 2015

American Journal of Therapeutics.

 

Editorial Board

2004 - 2005

Hospital Pharmacy Regulation Report, HcPro. Marblehead, MA.

 

Editor

1985 - 1990

Infusion (Adverse Reactions Column). Shugar Publications, New York NY

 

Editor

1987 - 1990

Illinois Council of Hospital Pharmacists.

Keep Posted Newsletter.

 

EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING

Editor

1980 - 1984

Lyphomed Nutritional Newsletter.

 

Editor

1983 - 1985

Perspectives in Pharmacy. MacMillan Professional Journals. Chicago, IL.

 

Editorial Board

1988, 1993

Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements and Experts. Nashville, TN.

 

Contributing Editor

1989 - 2002

Drug Topics Suppl (Hospital Pharmacist Report). Medical Economics.

 

Referee

1989

The Annals of Pharmacotherapy

 

Referee

2004

Neuroscience

 

Referee

1987,  1990

Hospital Drug Therapy Journal: The Journal for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Members.

 

Referee and Contributing Editor

1992

Hospital Pharmacy , Lippincott.

 

Referee

2007

American Journal of Psychiatry

 

Special Contributor

1988- 1990

American Medical Association Drug Evaluations.

 

AWARDS

American Society of Pharmacy Law

March, 2001

Larry Simonsmeier DuPont Legal Writing Award 

“The NABP Produces Mixed Results: A Legal And Clinical Analysis Concerning The Recent NABP Model Act And Rules Initiative Towards Pharmacy Technicians.” American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting.  

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