Dermatology Physician Assistant Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Physician Assistant, Botox, Sclerotherapy, Laser, Fillers, Injectables, Chemical Peels, Dermatology



UNMC / USC Keck School of Medicine, PA-C Study
Masters degree – MPAS, Physician Assistant Studies – Dermatology-2003

Physician Assistant Education

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine-1995
Bachelor of Science – Physician Assistant Practice

Undergraduate Education

University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology-biology-1992


California State License
Board Certification:
American Academy of Physician Assistants
California Academy of Physician Assistants


University of Southern California + County USC Medical Center
1997 – 2000

Department of Emergency Medicine

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Care
1998 – 2001

Dr. Michael McGuire – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Wilshire Aesthetics – Dr Harvey Abrams / Dr Marc Mani
2001 – 2004

Pacific West Dermatology – Dr Julian Omidi
2002 – 2006

Dermatology and Surgical Groups of SCV – Dr Bradford Klein
2001 – 2006

Jason B. Diamond, MD, INC.
2006 –2009

Dr Julia Tatum-Hunter – per Diem
2007 – present

Alma Lasers, Inc. – Clinical educator / trainer
2006 – present – internet webcast – dermatology
2008 – present

Valerie Luethge – Stern, PA-C, MPAS / SP – Dr Marc Mani
2007 – present


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Los Angeles County Mid-level Practitioners Society
  • ASLMS – America Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • ABLS – Advanced Board Certification
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • USC Alumni Association


Injection techniques – facial – upper and lower facial areas as well as hyperhidrosis

Many solution types, techniques

IPL, IPL-RF, Gentle Yag, Gentle Lase, Lumenis Lightsheer, Fraxel, Portrait, Alma Harmony system, including ACCENT, Soprano, ST, IPL and Er:Yag resurfacing,Nd:Yag.

Fillers / Injectables
Zyderm, Zyplast, Cosmoderm, Cosmoplast, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Juvederm, Artefill, Evolence

Chemical Peels
AHA, Beta, Jessners, TCA 20-50%, retinoic “yellow” peels


  • Warner – Chilcott Pharmaceuticals
    Dovonex / Doryx Speaking engagements-2004+
  • Doak Pharmaceutical Company
    In service pharmaceutical sales rep teaching-2005
  • Alma Laser Corporation – Laser Educator / Trainer-2006+
  • USC Keck School of Medicine – PA admissions / interview process-2006 +
  • Legal case reviewer – malpractice litigation-2007+
  • Extra Entertainment – TV segment on ALMA Lasers-2009
  • – dermatology professional personality-2009

References Available upon request