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Expert No. 2792

Professional Experience

2013 – Present    
Chief Medical Officer

2005 – 2012        
CareNex Health Services
Chief Medical Officer

1996 – Present        
President, Managing Partner, Valley Neonatology Medical Associates

2014 - Present        
Medical Director NICU
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

2014 – Present               
Interim Medical Director, NICU 
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills, CA
1997 – 2014                  
 Medical Director, NICU
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center 
1997 – 2014        
Medical Director, High Risk Infant Clinic

1990 – 1995        
Partner, Attending Neonatologist
California Critical Children’s Care Medical Group
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

1989 – 1990        
Attending Neonatologist 
Huntington Memorial Hospital


1987 – 1989        
Cedars – Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Neonatology Fellowship

1984 – 1987        
White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Pediatric Residency

1982 – 1983        
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Glendale, CA
Fifth Pathway

1979 – 1982        
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Degree of Medical Surgeon

1974 – 1975        
University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway 
Junior Year Abroad Program

1972 – 1977        
University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Bachelor of Science, Biology

Board Certification
Diplomat of American Board of Pediatrics, March 5, 1989
Diplomat in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, September 6, 1991

State of California, January 13, 1966

ECFMG – July 1982
Flex – June, 1983
Pediatric Written Boards – September, 1987
Pediatric Oral Boards – March, 1989
Neonatal – Perinatal Boards – September, 1991

Current Hospital Affiliations    
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, CA
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, Glendale, CA
Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale, CA
Research Experience and Publications
Available upon request.  

Honors, Awards, and Community Service

2014 – Present               
Providence St Joseph Hospital Foundation Community Board

2014 – Present               
Chair Hospital Community Board Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center                      
2013 – 2014                    
Chair Credentials Committee Glendale Memorial Hospital 
2011 – 2012         
Chief of Staff Glendale Memorial Hospital Glendale Memorial Hospital

2009 -2010         
Vice Chief of Staff Glendale Memorial Hospital
2009 – 2010                     
Chair Medical Staff Performance Committee

2007 – 2008         
Secretary Treasure Glendale Memorial Hospital
Chair Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
2007 – 2014         
Co-Chair Root Cause Analysis Committee Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

1997 – 2014                  
Chair Perinatal Committee Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

Guest Appearance – “Los Angeles Ahora: channel 34 KMEX.  Topic: Vitamin Overdose
Instructor – White Memorial Medical Center Parenting Class (Spanish)
Chief Resident, White Memorial Medical Center, Pediatric Residency Program – 1986-87.

Guest Speaker – Los Angeles chapter Shaareh Tzedek Hospital, Israel.  Topic:  Current Advances in Neonatology.

Program Director, Pediatric Noon Conferences, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA
Clinical Physician, BPD / Apnea Clinic, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, CA

English and Spanish (fluent)

References - Furnished upon request




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