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Clinical Forensic Toxicology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Clinical Forensic Toxicology Manager, Pain Management Drugs, Quality Assurance, Atomic Absorption,

 

 

Expert Witness No. 3753

 

EXPERT 3753

CLINICAL/FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY MANAGER with extensive experience:

– Managed staff of over 31 people.

– Pain Management drugs.

– Full knowledge of Quality Assurance & Control in the field of Toxicology and Chemistry.

– Most of the auto analyzers, EIA, RIA, TLC, HPLC, GC, GC/MS, ICP/MS, LC/MS MS, Radioisotopes,  Fluorometry, Atomic Absorption.

– Over 23 years experience in the Forensic Toxicology and Clinical Chemistry.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

QUEST DIAGNOSTIC CORPORATION, Valencia, CA (2008-present)

California Laboratory Scientist III (CLS III)

Lead Technologist

 

– Research and development technology on drug abuse by LC/MS MS.

– Lead trainer of Chemistry and Toxicology of technicians and technologists.

– Analysis, extraction, and interpretation of Pain Management drugs by tandem MS MS.

– Responsible for protocol, compliance, and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

– Consultation/expert witness in Clinical/Forensic Toxicology, Pharmacokinetics and GC/MS data in over 50 cases in Federal, District and Circuit court in the state of California.

 

PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION, Culver City, CA (2007-2008)

Forensic Toxicology Manager

 

– Overall understanding of hair analysis for drug abuse.

– Understanding of urine analysis, oral fluid, sweat patch, and specimen matrix.

 

SPECIALTY LABORATORIES, Valencia, CA (2004-2007)

Toxicology Technical Supervisor

 

– Research/Development in new testing and method update (ICP/MS).

– Instrument maintenance and repair (ICP/MS).

– Provide in-service training and continuing education to staff.

– Conduct effective and open communication with staff.

 

QUEST DIAGNOSTICS (Formerly Unilab Corporation), Tarzana, California (1986-2004)

Clinical/Forensic Toxicology Manager (1994-2004)

Forensic Toxicology Supervisor (1986-1994)

 

Have set and directed SAMSHA/NIDA and Forensic drug testing laboratory. Assumed duty as Chief Forensic and Clinical Toxicologist, with many years of experience in technical management as Laboratory Director.

 

– Management of daily technical performance and quality assurance/control.
– Able to perform extensive bench work in Clinical/Forensic Toxicology.
– Research/Development in new testing and method update.

– Perform instrument maintenance and repair.
– Provide Clinical/Forensic interpretation and consultation.

– Provide in-service training and continuing education to staff.

– Supervision/management of staffing and productivity.

– Consultation/expert witness in Clinical/Forensic Toxicology, Pharmacokinetics and GC/MS data in over 50 cases in Federal, District and Circuit court in the state of California.

 

 

EDUCATION

M.S. Forensic Toxicology, University of Florida

B.S. Chemistry, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

 

License/Certification

Certified by American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT)

Licensed by State of California as Clinical Toxicologist Scientist

Licensed by Clinical Chemistry Scientist (ASCP)

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

– Responsible person (Director) of SAMSHA/NIDA laboratory and successfully set the laboratory to become certified by SAMSHA/NIDA.
– Have written many clear analytical procedures and instrument maintenance procedures (standard operating procedure – SOP) to meet the regulatory agency standards.
– Extremely cost conscious and resource efficient in setting up and maintaining laboratory operation.
– Aware of the regulations moral and business codes, either from local, state or the federal agents. These codes have been implemented into laboratory practice.
– Extensive experience and knowledge in resolving the daily problems in Clinical laboratory and Forensic Toxicology to assist Medical staff.
– Provide technical resource to laboratory and clients in area of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology.
– Matured management skills to implement projects, programs, motivate staff members, coordinate laboratory activity, and handle personnel problems fairly. Manage to the best utilization of manpower through proper organization.
– Promote in-service lectures and training for clients.
– The Toxicology and Medical technologists would gain benefits in learning more in depth of the procedures and instrumentation principles, various scientific disciplines, and knowledge in Clinical/Forensic Toxicology beyond their basic training.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

– Forensic Toxicology 1 & 2
– Xenobiotic Biotransformation and Molecular Mechanism of Toxicity
– General Toxicology and Toxic Substances
– Management Diploma – 30 hours
– HPLC course/water company
– GC/MS courses for HP, Finnigan, MAT
– National Institute On Drug Abuse (inspector program for NLCP) Baltimore, MD
– Professional practice in Toxicology: Cincinnati, OH

– LCMS/MS training by ABI/Sciex

ASSOCIATIONS

– Society of Forensic Toxicology

– California Association of Toxicologist

– International Association of Forensic Toxicologist (TIAFT)

 

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