Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Transplantation, Left Ventricular Support Devices, LVAD, General Surgery, Ventricular Assist Devices, Heart Transplantation, Lung Surgery, Thoracic Trauma, robotic valve, CABG procedures,

Expert Witness No.2106



Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons Medical Group 1986-2006
Sacramento, California

Medical Center Medical Staff 1986-Present

University of California School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA
Clinical Instructor of Surgery 1990-1996

Roseville Medical Center Medical Staff 1995-2000


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
BA Chemistry and Biology, 1975

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
MD, 1979

University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
General Surgery Residency, 1980-1984

University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
Cardiothoracic Fellowship, 1980-1984, Chairman John W. Kirklin, MD & Al D. Pacifico, MD

Certification & Licensure

State of California Medical License (active: 1986 – Present)
State of Alabama Medical License (inactive: 1980 – 2007)
State of Florida Medical License (inactive: 1987 – 1994)
UNOS Certified
DEA Certified
American Board of Surgery 1987
American Board of Thoracic Surgery 1988
American Board of Thoracic Surgery Recertification 1997 & 2008
Advanced Trauma Life Support UAB 1981
Cardiogenesis TMR Certification 1999
Abiomed BVS 5000 Certification 2005
St. Jude Symmetry Bypass Certification 2002


Community Hospitals, Sacramento, CA 1986-Present

Medical Center, Sacramento, CA Medical Director Heart Transplantation 1997-Present

Quality Review Board, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 1986-1995

Vice-Chief Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Department, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento 2003-2005

California Board Consultant and Expert Reviewer 2005-Present

Early Consultant Program 2007-Present

Scios Speaker Services 2005-2006

Cardiogenesis Corporation Director and Instructor Western US Region 1999 – 2006

A Thoracic Surgery Publication – Expert Reviewer 2008 – Present


American College of Cardiology
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Western Thoracic Surgical Association
The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
American Medical Association
California Medical Association
Sacramento-El Dorado Medical Society
John W. Kirklin Society
American College of Surgeons
American College of Chest Physicians
Southwestern Surgical Society

Honors & Awards

Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions Committee, University of Virginia Medical School
Lange Outstanding Medical Student Award
Fisher Scientific Scholarship Award