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Colon Rectal Surgery Abdominal Trauma Gallbladder Colorectal Cancer Medical Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Colon Cancer, Abdominal Surgery, General Surgery, Colon Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Anal Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care, Bowel Resection, Diverticulitis, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Gallbladder Surgery, Appendectomy, Wound Infection, Ulcers, GI Bleeding, ERCP, Colorectal

Expert Witness No. 709

Employment

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Lewisburg, West Virginia
Associate Professor May 2016 – present

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Ronceverte, West Virginia Director
Acute Care Surgery October 2014 – present

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center Richmond, VA
MOD
Colon and Rectal Surgery August 2015 – present

Atlanta Colon and Rectal Surgery Atlanta, Georgia
July 1994 – October 2014

Associate Clinical Professor Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine July 1998 – October 2014

EDUCATION:

MASTERS OF BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION    Walden University
2011-2013

FELLOWSHIP:    Colon and Rectal Surgery Cleveland Clinic Florida
3000 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Chairman: David G. Jagelman, M.D.
Steven D. Wexner, M.D. 1992-1994

INTERN/RESIDENCY:    General Surgery
Boston University Medical Center 88 East Newton Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02118 Chairman: Ed Spatz, M.D.
1987-1992

MEDICAL SCHOOL:    University of California, LA
Los Angeles, California 90025 Degree: Medical Doctor
1983-1987

COLLEGE:University California, Riverside Riverside, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science Biomedical Science 1980-1983
Honors: Dean’s Honor List

MEDICAL LICENSE:

  • State of North Carolina, 2015-Present State of Ohio, 2015-Present
  • State of Iowa, 2015-Present
  • State of West Virginia, 2014-Present State of Georgia, 1994-Present
  • State of Florida, 1992-Expired State of California, 1988-Expired
  • State of Massachusetts, 1988-Expired

CERTIFICATION:

  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners: July 1988
  • General Surgery- Certification
  • Initial- 04 May 1993 / End Date: 01 Jul 2003
  • Recertification: 19 Oct 2001/ End Date: 01 Jul 2013
  • Recertification: 06 Dec 2011/ End Date: 01 Jul 2023
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery- Certification # 335 Initial: Sep 1996
  • Recertification: 01 Jan 2007/ End Date: 31 Dec 2016
  • Recertification: 12 May 2016/End Date: 31 Dec 2026

    AWARDS/HONORS:

  • Dean’s Honor List-UCR
  • Chief Resident’s Appreciation Award-Best all Around, 1988-1989
  • Administrative Chief Resident, 1991-1992
  • Life Styles Southern Arc Magazine- www.lifestlyesmagazine.net –voted Top Colon and Rectal Surgeon for 2006 and 2007
  • Top Docs for Colon/Rectal surgery Lifestyles Magazine May 2009
  • Top Doctor for Atlanta Magazine for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Fellow American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

ACTIVE STAFF PRIVILEGES

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
202 Maplewood Ave, Ronceverte, WV 24970

Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC
1201 Broad Rock Bvd, Richmond, VA 23224

FACULTY

  • World Congress of Compression Anastomosis (WCCA) Inaugural Symposium- January 27-28, 2012
  • Industry and physician driven organization to teach new technology Write, produce, and edit the lecture for surgeon education
  • Honorable Editor, Medcrave online (MOJ Surgery, Gastroenterology/Hepatology)
  • MedCrave is an Open Access Publishing website that contains ample scientific research information on categorized topics. MedCrave is a huge Online Publishing Library, where anyone can view, share and download research papers

    LEADERSHIP POSITIONS –

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV 2016-present

  • Surgical Discipline/Course Advisor
  • Lectures to 1st and 2nd year students
  • CS1 Abdominal exams
  • Open lab
  • OSCE
  • Development of 3rd and 4th year curriculum, lectures, and Campus Visits
  • Creation of videos for educational days

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte, WV (122 beds) 2014-present

  • Peer Review Committee
  • Quality Improvement Committee
  • Patient Safety Committee – Chairperson
  • Infection Control Committee – Chairperson
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Committee
  • Chairman of Surgery, September 2016

Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, GA (331 Bed)

Chairman, Department of Surgery    2013-2014

  • Transformational health care change agent
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Surgery Department and operating  room
  • Help to direct the hospital and administration with research, personnel, and education to improve the access, quality, and efficiency of the surgical process
  • Ensures that administrative, Joint Commissions regulations, and quality measures are followed appropriately
  • Strong advocate of evidence-based medicine
  • Improved efficiency with changing the operating room block utilization process Helped to implement the electronic medical record system
  • Physician champion for surgical services
  • Integral part of the Robotic surgery venture for Clayton County

Medical Director, Spivey Station Surgery Center    2005-2014 Jonesboro, GA
(4 OR’s, 3 Minor rooms)

Administrative and faculty committees Continuing medical education for staff

Implementation of quality and electronic medical records Peer Review liaison
Helped change the culture to a ‘team’ approach
Directly guided new surgeons to expand surgical volume Leader in indigent care for the community

Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery    2000-02, 2009-13

Led the peer-review process
Physician champion and leader for the implementation of EMR Expanded the communication network

Chairman, Peer Review Committee    2000-02, 2009-13

Chairman, CME Committee
2009-2014
Developed weekly lecture series for medical students Monthly presentations on surgical issues and diseases

Physician Liaison, VAC
2010-2014

Established as the physician decision-maker for innovative technology Organized monthly meetings for streamlined utilization

Chairman, Oncology Committee    2011-2013

Organized and recruited physicians for monthly presentations Increased attendance by 50%
Led the way for integration with Emory for joint conferences Continued to support the tumor registry

MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE-CONSULTATION-SPEAKERS PANEL

ONGOING RESEARCH

Retrospective Evaluation of Veritas® Collagen Matrix used Prophylactically and in Parastomal Hernia Repair (REPAIR)

An Extended Pain Relief Trial Utilizing the Infiltration of a Long Acting Multivesicular Liposome Formulation of BupiVacaine, EXPAREL: A Phase 3b Health Economic Trial in Adult Patients Undergoing Open Colectomy.

The PARSC trial, a prospective study for the assessment of recurrence risk in stage 11 colon cancer patients using ColoPrint.

Veritas® In Non- Bridging Ventral Hernia Repair (VIBE)

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