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Adult Pediatric Otolaryngology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Otolaryngology, Adult and Pediatric, Facial Plastic Surgery, Ear, Nose, and Throat, Tinnitus, Sudden hearing loss, Facial Trauma, Noise induced hearing loss, Airway Fire, Facial Nerve Injury, Vocal Cord Injury,

Expert Witness No. 3738

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
   
October 2009 - Present

Private University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor, Director of Education
Chief of Private University Otolaryngology
Private University Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Otolaryngology Assistant Residency Director

July 2009 - October 2, 2009   
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, General Otolaryngology
Springfield, Missouri

August 2007 - February 2009   
Facial Plastic Surgery, Private Practice
Franklin, Tennessee

July 2006 - August 2007   
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri

EDUCATION

1990 - 1994   
Bachelor of Science
History/Secondary Education
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

1995 - 1997   
Master of Arts, Technical/Scientific Writing
Thesis: Patient & Physician Communication Using the Internet
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

1997 - 2001   
Doctorate of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR 

2001 - 2002   
Internship
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department of General Surgery, Little Rock, AR

2002 - 2006   
Residency
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Little Rock, AR

ACADEMIC POSITIONS/EMPLOYMENT

October 2009 – Present   
Private University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
Director of Education
Assistant Residency Director

Chief of Private University Otolaryngology
Private University Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

2012 - Present  VMS Portfolio Advisor
2012 - Present  VMS III Promotions Committee, A UNIVERSITY School of Medicine
2012 - Present  Chief of A UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Otolaryngology
2010 - Present  Faculty Affiliate Advisor, Baston College, A UNIVERSITY School of Medicine
2009 - Present  Director of Education A PRIVATE University, Department of Otolaryngology
2010 - Present  Distinguished Educator, Turning Point Technologies
2007 - 2009  Co-physician director a private practice facial plastic clinic
2006 - 2007  Physician Liaison, Acclarent, Inc., Trialing balloon sinuplasty, coordinating resident and
                      staff education of this emerging technology
1997 - 2001  University of Arkansas, College of Medicine, Honor Council, President 2000-2001 

UNIVERSITY & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS / COMMITTEES

October 2009 - present  Private University Hospital, Nashville, TN
October 2009 - present  Private Children’s Hospital, Nashville, TN
October 2009 - present  Government Medical Center, Nashville, TN
October 2009 - present  Private Medical Center, Nashville, TN
October 2007 - present  Private Medical Center, Franklin, Tennessee
2006 - August 2007  Attending, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
2006 - August 2007  Attending, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO
2006 - August 2007  Attending, VA Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

Faculty Mentoring, (Pediatric Otolaryngology), 2013 - Present
Physicians Advisory Council, Private University Medical Group, 2013 - Present
General Otolaryngology Education Committee (AAO-HNS), 2010 - 2014
Physician Resource Committee (AAO-HNS), 2010 - 2014
Allergy and Immunology Committee (AAO-HNS), 2007 - 2009
SIPAC Committee (AAO-HNS), 2007 - 2009

MEDICAL LICENSURE & BOARD CERTIFICATION

2007 - present  Tennessee Medical License
2007 - present  American Board of Otolaryngology

HONORS & AWARDS

  • GIVEME Educational Grant, Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 2009.
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery In-service Award 2005.
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Resident Research Grant, 2003.
  • Faculty Key Award, 2001.
  • Honors in Research, Doctorate of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 2001.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, 2001.
  • Barton Scholarship, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2000.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:  Available Upon Request

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES/ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Member
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Associate Member
  • The Triologic Society, Application in Process, 2014

PRESENTATIONS:  Upon Request

PUBLICATIONS/POSTERS: Upon Request

COURSES/EDUCATION

  • Triologic Society, Combined Sections Meeting, Miami FL, 2014
  • Program for Educators in the Health Professions, Harvard Macy Institute, Boston, MA, January 8-18, and April 29-May 4, 2012.
  • Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office EVOLVE Professional Educational Training Program, Acclarent, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, January 2011.
  • The How and When of Communicating Adverse Outcomes and Errors, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, March 4-5, 2010.
  • Evolve Professional Education Program; trained in: Cadaveric Model Work with Acclarent Devices and in Radiologic Safety and in the use of all products. Acclarent, Inc., November 2006.
  • Introduction to Allergy and Immunology, with practicum. Guest speaker: Dr. John Krouse; sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UAMS, May 2006.
  • Endoscopic Repair of Frontal Sinus and Orbital Floor Defects, with practicum. Dr. E. Brad Strong; sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UAMS, May 2006.
  • The Temporal Bone Course, with practicum. Sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UAMS, March 2006.
  • Techniques in Oral Cavity Reconstruction with Free Flaps, with practicum. Guest speaker: Dr. Neil Futran; sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UAMS, February 2006.
  • The Basic Course, with practicum. American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Part I of II courses that outline an otolaryngic prospective on allergy. July 2005, Quebec City, Quebec.
  • Current Concepts in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, with practicum. Bi-annual course sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UAMS, Spring 2005.
  • Basic Principals and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management. Introductory course for residents, with practicum. Synthes, AO North America, Denver, CO, August 2005.
  • Ultrasound guidance of FNA of the thyroid gland, with practicum.  Guest speaker, Dr. Donald Bodenner; sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UAMS, February 2005.
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Introductory Resident Instructional Course, with practicum; Dallas, TX, Spring 2004.

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