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Colon Cancer Surgeon Medical Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

colon cancer, rectal cancer, colorectal cancer, colon surgery, colorectal surgery,colonoscopy, inherited colon cancer, anal diseases, hemorrhoids, colon, rectum, rectal

Expert No. 1436

Tennessee

EDUCATION:

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, December, 1992
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Doctor of Medicine, 1999
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Residency in General Surgery, 1999 to 2004
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology 2004 to 2005
  • The Western Pennsylvania Hospital/Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2005 to 2006

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

  • National Boards, Parts I-III, Completed 2000
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, March 23, 2005, Recertified December, 2014
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Recertified May, 2016

MEDICAL LICENSURE:

  • Texas, February, 2005
  • Tennessee, February, 2006

HOSPITAL AND FACILITY APPOINTMENTS

  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Centennial Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Decatur County Regional Hospital, Parsons, TN
  • St Thomas Midtown Surgery Center, Nashville, TN
  • Centennial Surgery Center, Nashville, TN

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Healthcare Economic Committee, Member 2007 to Present
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Healthcare Economics Committee, Vice-Chairman 2013 to 2017
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Standards Committee, 2010 to 2014
  • American Medical Association, Advisor to the Current Procedural Technology (CPT) Committee
  • Tennessee Medical Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Tennessee Medical Association, Insurance Issues Committee, Member 2007 to 2015
  • Tennessee Medical Association, Membership Committee, 2011 to 2012
  • BlueCross Payer Simplification Advisory Panel, 2013 to 2015BlueCross Physician Services Advisory Panel, 2014 to 2015
  • Nashville Academy of Medicine, Member 2006-2015
  • Nashville Academy of Medicine, Membership Committee, Chairman 2012-13
  • Nashville Academy of Medicine, Board of Directors, 2012-2015
  • Nashville Academy of Medicine, Treasurer 2015
  • Lynch Syndrome International, Board Member, 2013-Present
  • Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer, Member 2007-Present
  • International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumors (InSiGHT), Member 2010-Present
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine Alumni Council, Member 2014-2015
  • Tennessee Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Secretary/Treasurer 2014-Present
  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital Surgical Advisory Committee, 2015 to Present
  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital Clinical Event Oversight Committee, 2012 to 2015
  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Surgeon Champion, 2012-2014
  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital Medical Ethics Committee, 2009-2014
  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, 2008 to 2015
  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital Clinical Resource/Utilization Management Committee, 2008-2014
  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital Medical Staff President Nominating Committee, 2007
  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital Infection Prevention Committee, 2006-2009
  • St Thomas Midtown Hospital Cancer Registry Quality Review Coordinator, 2006-07
  • Alive Hospice Medical Ethics Committee, 2009-2013
  • St. Thomas Colorectal and GI Update Co-Course Director 2008 – Current

PROFESSIONAL PEER REVIEW

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Associate Editor, 2014 – Present
Star Reviewer, 2019

  • World Journal of Colorectal Surgery, Invited Manuscript Reviewer, 2014-15
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Invited Manuscript Reviewer, 2012 – Present
  • Annals of Surgery, Invited Manuscript Reviewer, 2019 – Present

LABORATORY RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, May, 1991 to August, 1991. Preceptor: Bergein F. Overholt, M.D.

HONORS

  • Vitals Top Doctor 2014-2019
  • Vitals On-time Award 2014-2019
  • Castle-Connolly Top Doctors 2013-2019
  • Vitals Patients Choice Award 2012-2019
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2012-2019

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
LECTURES TO HOSPITAL, STAFFS, LAY GROUPS

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