Dermatology Allergy Skin Doctor Expert Witness

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, Medical Doctor

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

Postdoctoral scholar
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.

Medical Licensure

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

Faculty Appointments

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


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.

Professional Societies

Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Fellow, American Contact Dermatitis Society
San Diego Dermatological Society

Invited Lectures

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.

Professional Committees

1997 to 2000- Latex-Safe Task Force
Expert 1371 was instrumental in designing a local medical center’s latex policies, with particular emphasis on glove selection and development of questionnaires for screening patients and employees for latex allergy.


Available Upon Request