Electrophysiology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Director of Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular medicine, Electrophysiology internal medicine, Electrophysiology Cardiovascular disease, cardiac, Cardiology Electrophysiology, General Cardiology, EP, Advanced Heart Failure

Expert Witness No.735

New York

PRESENT TITLE: Professor of Medicine
Director of Cardiovascular Education
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program

EDUCATION:

A.Undergraduate
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
New York City, NY
Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
Date Awarded 05/1979

B.Graduate and Professional
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
New York, NY
Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
Date Awarded 05/1981

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
New York, NY
Engineering Science Doctorate (Chemical Engineering) Date Awarded 05/1985

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY
Doctor of Medicine
Date Awarded 05/1990

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:

A. Internship and Residencies
COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
New York, NY

Internship in Internal Medicine
07/1990-06/1991

COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
New York, NY

Residency in Internal Medicine
07/1991-06/1993

COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
New York, NY

Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease
07/1993-06/1996

COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
New York, NY

Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
06/1996-07/1997

B. Research Fellowships – N/A

C. Postdoctoral Appointments

COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
New York, NY
Cardiology – Endocrinology Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
06/1985- 07/1986

MILITARY: N/A

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Chemical Engineering
Columbia University Columbia University (School of Engineering and Applied Science)
Teaching Assistant
9/1980- 8/1981

Chemical Engineering
Columbia University Columbia University (School of Engineering and Applied Science Graduate Graduate Research Assistant
9/1981- 5/1984

Internal Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Clinical Instructor
7/1997 – 6/1998

Internal Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
6/1998 – 6/2007

Internal Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical School
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
06/2005-06/2013

Internal Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical School
Clinical Professor of Medicine
06/2013-09/2017

Department of Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Professor of Medicine
10/2017-Present

Department of Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Director, Cardiovascular Education
10/2017-Present

Department of Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
06/2018-Present

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
New York, NY
Clinical Instructor
07/1997-06/1998

COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
New York, NY
Associate Attending
07/01/1998-06/2007

New York Methodist Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
Assistant Attending
Director Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
07/1998-06/2004

University Hospital of Brooklyn SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY
Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Section
06/2005 – 08/2016
Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
06/2005-Present

Lutheran Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
Attending Physician
07/2007-06/2011

Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, NY
Attending Physician
07/2005-06/2011

Victory Memorial Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
Attending Physician
8/2005 – 06/2011

Mt. Sinai
New York City, NY
Attending Physician
06/2017-Present

Mt. Sinai Queens
Astoria, NY
Attending Physician
06/2017-09/2017

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ
Attending Physician
10/2017-Present

OTHER EMPOYMENT OR MAJOR VISITING APPOINTMENTS: N/A

PRIVATE PRACTICE:
Brook Island Medical Associates
Brooklyn, NY
08/2004-06/2005

LICENSURE:

New York State – Medical Doctor- 1/12/31/2017
New Jersey State – Medical Doctor- 06/30/2019

DRUG LICENSURE:

DEA: 12/31/2019

CERTIFICATION:

Diplomate in Internal Medicine – 12/2017
Diplomate in Cardiovascular Disease – 12/2028
Diplomate in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology – 12/2019
Diplomate in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation – 12/2024

MEMBERSHIPS, OFFICES AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

American College of Cardiology
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
1999-Present

American College of Physicians
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
1999-Present

American Society of Angiology
Fellow of the American Society of Angiology
2001-Present

Heart Rhythm Society
Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society
2012-Present

HONORS/AWARDS:

Grant-in-Aid Recipient
Roche
6/1997

ACC Young Investigator of the Year
New York Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
5/1996

Who’s Who in Medicine
Strathmore’s
6/2002

Best Doctors Award
New York Magazine
2003, 2004

Top Doctors
Castle Connolly
2013-2019

BOARDS OF DIRECTORS/TRUSTEES POSITIONS: N/A

SERVICE ON NATIONAL GRANT REVIEW PANELS, STUDY SECTIONS, COMMITTEES: N/A

SERVICE ON MAJOR COMITTEES:

A.International
N/A

B.National

Phi Lambda Upsilon: Gamma Chapter
Vice President
05/1981-05/1983

Knoll Pharmaceuticals
Advisory Board
1999-2001

BARD
Advisory Board
1999-2000

Baxter Pharmaceuticals
Advisory Board
2000-2003

Medtronic, Inc.
Advisory Board
2015 – Present

Medtronic, Inc.
Chairman – Educational Study Section on Pacing and Defibrillation
2012-2014

Heart Rhythm Society
Co-Chairman – Section on Ventricular Tachycardia Management
05/2016

C. Medical School/University

Downstate Medical School
Admissions Committee Member
2005-Present

D. Hospital

New York Methodist Hospital
Research Committee Member
1999 – 2004

New York Methodist Hospital
Internal Review Board
2000 – 2004

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
QA Committee
2005 – Present

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
OR Committee Member
2006 – Present

E. Department
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Departmental QA Committee
2005-Present

F. Editorial Boards (Journal Name, Inclusive Dates)

Cardiology
Associate Editor
2009-Present

G. AdHoc Reviewer

PACE – 1999 – Present
American Heart Journal 1998 – Present
Cardiology 2007-Present
Heart Rhythm Journal 2013-Present
Angiology – 1998-Present

SERVICE ON GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMITTEES:

Disparities Grant Advisory Committee
2015-2017

SERVICE ON HOSPITAL COMMITTEES:

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
QA Committee
2005 – Present

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
OR Committee Member
2006 – Present

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:

Maggie Dixon Classic Tournament
Madison Square Garden
Sudden Cardiac Death and Cardiovascular Health Education
2009-2010

Brooklyn Tabernacle
Health Fair
2005-2009

SPONSORSHIP (Primary Mentorship) OF CANDIDATES FOR POSTGRADUATE DEGREE:
N/A

SPONSORSHIP (Primary Mentorship) OF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS:
N/A

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES: (Teaching effectiveness should be addressed in nominating letter)

A.Lectures or Course Directorships

SUNY Downstate Medical School

2nd Year Arrhythmia Course
Review of Pharmacologic Agents Used in Arrhythmia Management
Introduction to the Interpretation of the 12 Lead ECG
8 hours per year
2005- Present

Cardiovascular Board Review
16 hours per month
2005-Present

EP Conference
1.5 hours per week
2005-Present

ECG Conference
1.5 hours per week
2005- Present

B.Research Training

SUNY Downstate Medical School

Journal Club
1 hour per month
2005- Present

CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

New York Methodist Hospital
Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Section
Cardiac Critical Care Rounds
Telemetry and Inpatient Cardiology Service Rounds
Cardiology Consult Service
1998-2005

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory and Section
CCU Rounds
Inpatient Cardiology Service Rounds
Cardiology Consult
Arrhythmia Service Consults
2005-Present

GRANT SUPPORT:
Available on Full CV

PUBLICATIONS:
Available on Full CV

PRESENTATIONS:
Available on Full CV

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