Bariatric Surgeon Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

General Surgery, Colon Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy, Hernia Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Breast Surgery, Gastric Surgery, Intestinal Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Varicose Veins, Bowel Surgery, Gastro Intestinal Endoscopic, Bariatric Surgery, Colonoscopy, Esophago Gastroscopy, Advanced Laparoscopy, Pacemaker Insertion, GI, Medical Doctor





Expert Witness No. 559



Secondary School: Miami Beach Senior High School
Mami Beach, Florida  (June 1962)

University:  Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
B.A. Biology  (1962-1965)
December 1965

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
M.Ed. Science Education  (1966-1967)
June 1967


Free University of Brussels
Brussels, Belgium  (1967-1971)

University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Doctor of Medicine (MD)  (1971-1973)
June 1973


Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Straight Surgical Internship  (July 1973-June 1974)


Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
General Surgery  (July 1978-June 1982)


American Board of Surgery  (February 14, 1985)
Recertification  (October 21, 1994) (October 17, 2003)  (December 12, 2013-12/01/2025)


Senior Fellow
American College of Surgeons


French (fluent)
German (Basic)
Spanish (Medical Terminology)
October 2005- Present        Private Surgical Practice                                                                


April 2014, Dec. 2015        St. Joseph’s Hospital,  Lewiston, Idaho
February 2015            Sage West Hospital, Riverton, Wyoming
Nov. 2014, March 2015    West Park Hospital,  Cody, Wyoming
Nov.2014, March 2015    Powell Valley Hospital, Powell, Wyoming
Feb-March 2014        Craig Memorial Hospital, Craig, Colorado
January 2014            San Rafael Hospital, Trinidad, Colorado   
2012                Miner’s Colfax Hospital, Raton, New Mexico
September 2012-2013        St. Luke’s Medical Center, McCall, Idaho
November 2010-2013        Attending Surgical Staff, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
October 2008-October 2010    Attending, Surgical Staff, Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO                                                                         

September 2004-April 2012    Attending, Staff Surgeon, VA Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO                                                                          
October 1984-May 2004    Attending Surgical Staff, Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Bch, FL
1991-May 2004        Attending Surgical Staff, Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, FL
1992-May 2004        Attending Surgical Staff, Florida Hospital Ormond, Ormond Beach, FL
2004                Chief of Staff, Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL


2006-2012            Utilization & Quality Assurance Reviewer
Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC)
01/2013-04/2015        Utilization & Quality Assurance Reviewer
Triad HealthCare/MEDSOULTIONS/CareCorE
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor Of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
  2008-Present            Colorado Disaster Management Assessment Team
Federal HHS(Colorado DMAT-2)
  2004                Chief of General Surgery, Task Force Medical Falcon
Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo
Past                ATLS Course Director
Past                ATLS State Faculty
2010-Present            ATLS Provider
2009-Present            BLS  
2010-Present            ACLS
2013-Present            PALS
2009-2012            ADLS
2008-2011            ABLS
1996-2004            Member, Florida State Committee on Trauma
Florida State Subcommittee on Disaster Management
1983                Chairman, USA MEDDAC Nurnberg International Trauma Symposium

Volusia County Medical Society Disaster Subcommittee

Florida Medical Association Subcommittee on Disaster Management


1969-1971            Belgian-American International Cultural Exchange Scholarship
1972-1973            Health Professions Scholarship


July 1972- October 1984    Discharge: Honorable
1972-1973            Senior Medical Student Program
July 1973-June 1974        Army Surgical Internship
Tripler Army Medical Center,  Honolulu, Hawaii
1974-1975            Commander, USA NATO Health Clinic
Pruem, Federal Republic of Germany
1975-1978            Commander, USA NATO Health Clinic, Brussels, Belgium
July 1978 – June 1982    General Surgery Residency
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
July 1982- October 1984    Staff Surgeon, USA MEDDAC Nurnberg
Nurnberg, Federal Republic of Germany APO  NY
June 1983- October 1984    Chief, General Surgery Service USA MEDDAC Nurnberg
Nurnberg, Federal Republic of Germany APO NY
Sept. 1990-June 1991        Colonel, Active Duty, Washington, D.C. and Saudi Arabia
Desert Shield and Desert Storm
1992                Discharge/Retirement: Honorable (04/2002)
Diplomat, Army Command & General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS
Dec. 1994-Dec. 1996        Commander, 73rd Field Hospital  Columbus, Georgia  
Commander, 345th Combat Support Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
1996                Diplomat, US Army War College,  Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
1997-1998            Special Staff Officer to the Commander,  332nd Medical Brigade
Nashville, Tennessee
1998-2000            Special Staff Officer, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations,        
Army Operations Ctr, Directorate of  Military Support, Army, Pentagon
April 2002 – May 2004    Chief, General Surgery Service 345th Combat Support Hospital and NAAD Jacksonville, Florida
Retired Reserves
May 2004- Present        Mobilization in Support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)
2004                Staff Surgeon, USA MEDDAC Wuerzburg
Wuerzburg, Federal Republic of Germany
2004                Chief, General Surgery, Task Force Medical
                Falcon, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo
2010                Staff Surgeon, Landstuhl Med. Cen.
June 2010            Return to Retirement


2002        Legion of Merit                2004    NATO Medal
1996                Meritorious Service Medal            2004    Global War on Terrorism
1991        Kuwaiti Defense Medal            2004    Kosovo Campaign Medal
1982        Reserve Officers Medal            1982     Officers Medal
1994        Meritorious Unit Commendation (SWA)    1991    Kingdom of Kuwait Medal   
1992        S.W. Asia Freedom Medal            1972, 1991, 2004   National Defense Medal
2004, 2010     Army Achievement Medal            1974, 1978, 1984    Overseas Medal
1988, 1992    Army Reserve Component Achievement     1978, 1990    Army Commendation Medal    



American College of Surgeons (Senior Fellow)
Society of American Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopic          
Surgeons (SAGES)
American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS)                                                                     
American Medical Association
Colorado Medical Society
Florida Medical Association
Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces
Association of Military Surgeons of the USA (AMSUS)
Reserve Officers Association (ROA)
Senior Army Reserve Commanders Association
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)


Colonoscopy                Advanced Laparoscopy
Esophago-Gastroscopy        Pacemaker Insertion

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:                         

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VOLUNTEER WORK:                       

Operation MEDSHARE: University of Miami
School of Medicine
Port au Prince, Haiti

Homeward Bound Homeless Shelter
Grand Junction, Colorado