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,

Licensure & Certification

    • State of California Medical License (active: 1986 – Present)
    • State of Alabama Medical License (presently inactive: 1980-2007)
    • State of Florida Medical License (presently inactive: 1987-1994)
    • UNOS Certified
    • DEA Certified
    • American Board of Surgery Certification 1987
    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification 1988
    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Recertification 1997 & 2008
    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Recertification Exam Completion 2019
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support UAB 1981
    • Cardiogenesis TMR Certification 1999
    • Abiomed BVS 5000 Certification 2005
    • St. Jude Symmetry Bypass Certification 2002
    • American College of Cardiology 1988 – Present – Emeritus Status
    • Society of Chest Pain Centers 2011–2014

Professional Experience

    • Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons Medical Group 1986-2006
    • Sutter Medical Center Medical Staff 1986-2016
    • Sutter Medical Center Emeritus Staff 2016 – Present
    • University of California School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA Clinical Instructor of Surgery 1990-1996
    • Roseville Medical Center Medical Staff 1995-2000

Education

    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina BA Chemistry & Biology, 1975
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia MD, 1979
    • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama General Surgery Residency, 1979-1984
    • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama Cardiothoracic Fellowship 1984-1986 Chairman John W. Kirklin, MD & Al D. Pacifico, MD

Awards & Honors

    • Phi Eta Sigma
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • University of Virgina Medical School Admissions Committee, 1978-1979
    • Lange Outstanding Medical Student Award 1976
    • Fisher Scientific Scholarship Award, 1972

Appointments

    • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Ca Medical Staff 1986-2015
    • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Ca Emeritus Staff 2015-Present
    • Medical Director Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart Therapy Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento 1997-2015
    • Medical Director Ventricular Assist Device Program, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento 2006-2015
    • Administrative Director for Chest Pain Center, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento 2010-2015
    • Quality Review Board, Sutter Medical Center Sacramento 1986-1995
    • Vice-Chief Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Sutter Medical Center Sacramento 2003-2005
    • Medical Board of California Consultant and Expert Reviewer 2005-Present
    • Norcal Early Consultant Program 2007-Present
    • Scios Speaker Services 2005-2006
    • Cardiogenesis Corporation Director and Instructor Western US Region 1999-2006
    • Annals of Thoracic Surgery Publication – Expert Reviewer 2008-present
    • American Heart Association Board Member 2010 – 2014
    • American Heart Association Division Board President 2013 – 2014
    • Golden State Donor Services Medical Advisory Board 2010 – 2015
    • UNOS Regional 5 Area Representative 2010 – 2015

Organizations

    • American College of Cardiology – Emeritus Member
    • 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

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