Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Allergy, Skin Contact, Patch Testing, Allergic Skin Disease, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Allergy, Contact Allergy, Dermatology, Rubber, Latex, Hair Dye, Preservatives, Formaldehyde, Adhesives, Cement, Metals, Chromates, Plants, Medications, Cosmetics, Acrylics, Acrylates, Dyes, Clothing, Hair Care Products, Steroids, Cleansers, Shoes, Resins, Paints, Epoxy, Polyester, Plaster, Leather, Woods, Fiberglass, Occupational Skin Disease,
Expert Witness No.1371
1969-1973 Valedictorian Helix High School, La Mesa, California
1973-1977 Phi Beta Kappa University of California, San Diego, B.A
1977-1981 University of California, Los Angeles, M.D
06/1981 to 03/1982 Medical Center, Internal Medicine West Los Angeles (Wadsworth) Veterans Administration
04/1986 to 11/1986 Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology (Part-time, interrupted completion due to illness) University of California, San Diego
12/1986 to 06/1990 Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology University of California, San Diego
07/1990 to 06/1996 Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology University of California, San Diego
Postgraduate training was interrupted in 1982 and part-time after that due to illness.
During my UCSD dermatology residency, I trained with Howard I. Maibach, M.D. in the field of contact dermatitis at the University of California, San Francisco.
1986- Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
1987- California Medical License
1987- Drug Enforcement Administration License
Specialty Board Certification
2007- Recertification, American Board of Dermatology
1996- Certification, American Board of Dermatology
1996-Present University of California, San Diego. Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology. Current Title:Associate Clinical Professor, non-salaried
This is a tertiary referral practice located at the UC San Diego Division of Dermatology that is devoted to contact dertmatitis and occupational dermatology.
1977 Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, San Diego
1977 Summa Cum Laude, University of California, San Diego
2005 Robert W. Goltz Excellence in Teaching Award
University of California, San Diego
Division of Dermatology
EXPERT WITNESS / AGREED MEDICAL EXAMINER / CONSULTANT
1. I have served as an expert witness and as an agreed medical examiner in many cases involving contact dermatitis.
2. I have served as a consultant regarding metal allergy issues for AGA Medical Corporation, Plymouth, MN, a medical device manufacturer.
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Fellow, American Contact Dermatitis Society
San Diego Dermatological Society
Dozens of presentations and lectures about contact dermatitis for the UCSD and Balboa Naval Medical Center dermatology residency program and San Diego Dermatological Society meetings.
1997 to 2000- Latex-Safe Task Force
Expert 1371 was instrumental in designing a local medical centerâ€™s latex policies, with particular emphasis on glove selection and development of questionnaires for screening patients and employees for latex allergy.
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