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Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Back Medical Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.1322


Colleges Attended

Los Angeles City College, 1954-56, Associate in Arts Degree
University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, 1956-60, Pharm.D.
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, 1961-65, M.D.


Rotating Internship, Los Angeles County General Hospital, Unit 1, USC Unit, June 1965 through June 1966


General Surgery – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, July 1966 through July 1967.
Orthopaedic Surgery – University of Miami Medical Center, including Jackson
Memorial Hospital, Variety Children’s Hospital, and the Veterans’ Administration Hospital of Miami, July 1966 through July 1970.

Private Practice

Solo Practice, San Francisco, California, 1970- 1971.

Group Medical Practice, Partnership in the Ross Valley Medical Clinic, Greenbrae, CA, 1971-1976.

Solo Practice:

Addition Oakland, California, office, 1978 to the present.
Addition San Francisco, California office, 1985 to the present.
Addition San Jose office, 1990 to the present.
Addition Modesto and Sacramento offices, 1995.
Addition Las Vegas, Nevada, office, 2000.
Currently in solo practice with offices in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Modesto, Sacramento, and Las Vegas, Nevada

Hospital Privileges:

St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 1995-present (Active Staff).

California Pacific Medical Center, Pacific, Children’s and Davies Campuses, San Francisco, CA, 1976-present (Courtesy Staff).

Special Appointments:

Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME), State of California Industrial Medical Council
Independent Medical Examiner (IME), U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration,  Office of Workers Compensation Programs
Medical Evaluator, Medical Board of California.
Medical Expert, Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals.
Medical Consultant (Licensing), Medical Board of California.
Rating Physician, State of Nevada, Department of Business & Industry, Division of Industrial Relations.
Medical Consultant for Spinal Center Development, U.S. Department of Defense.
Founder, Executive Director, Board of Directors, American Back Society, 1982-present
Editor, American Back Society Newsletter, 1982-present.
Former Member, Advisory Board, Back Aid Center of Miami, 1987-93
Member, Editorial Board, Chiropractic Report, 1990-present
Former Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Isokinetics and Exercise Science
Former Member, Editorial Board, SKOL Publications Back Letter

Academic Affiliations:

1971-1974 – Clinical Instructor, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

1974-1985 – Assistant Clinical Profession, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

1982 to the present – Actively involved in teaching and lecturing on the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, including the neck and back, at local, regional, national, and international scientific meetings, including college campuses.

Lifetime Member – U.C. Clinical Faculty Association, 1986.

Medical Societies (Local)

Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Society
Arizona Medical Association
California Medical Association
Clark County Medical Society
Nevada Medical Association
San Francisco Medical Society

State Licensure (Current Active Status)

California, 1966 to the present
Idaho, 1998 to the present
Nevada, 1998 to the present
Arizona, 2002 to the present

Board Certification:

Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, September 22, 1972.

Specialty Societies:

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellow, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Fellow, North American Spine Society
Founder and Executive Director, American Back Society
Fellow, International College of Surgeons
Active Member, California Orthopaedic Association


Chairman, Program Committee, American Back Society
Chairman, Committee on Surgery, American Back Society, 1995-2000
Former Member, Advisory Committee on Spine Center Development, U.S. Department of Defense
Former Member, Public Relations Committee, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Former Member, Credentials Committee, San Francisco Medical Society
Former Member, Credentials Committee, Medical Records Committee and Utilization Committee, Marin General Hospital
Former Member, Surgery Committee, Oakland Hospital
Former Member, Judicial Committee, Marin Medical Society
Former Member, Emergency Room Committee, Oakland Hospital
Former Member, Occupational Health Committee, Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Society
Former Member, Medical Advisory Council, Sutter Surgery Center, San Francisco, CA
Former Member, Task Force Committee, St. Francis Spine Center, San Francisco, CA

Continuing Medical Education

Total CME Category I Credits  (December 1, 2001-December 1, 2003)-  73
(24-month period)
Total CME Category II Credits - December 1, 2001-December 1, 2003   1,625

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