Emergency Medicine Physician Drowing Water Safety Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Emergency Medicine Physician, Board Certified, Pre-Hospital Medicine, Drowning Resuscitation, Water Safety, Drowning, Submersion, Drowning Physiology, Aquatic Safety, Lifeguarding

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Chest Pain Center Jul 2014 – Present
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville

Deputy Medical Director, Outreach, Education, and Training Mar 2016-Present
Trauma One Flight Program
UF Health Jacksonville

Medical Director Jun 2016 – Present
Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue

Co-founder, Director Jul 2007 – Present
Lifeguards Without Borders (non-profit)

Aquatics Sub-council Member Sep 2018 – Present
American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council

Expert Witness/Consultant Jan 2018 – Present
Drowning physiology, rescue, and resuscitation

Honorary Member Oct 2015 – Present
International Drowning Research Alliance

Medical Advisor (Board of Directors) Oct 2015 – Present
Volunteer Lifesaving Corps (Jacksonville Beach, FL)

Lead Instructor Oct 2013 – Present
Surfing Medicine International

Board of Directors Member Jan 2016 – Present
Surfers Medical Association

Education

Emergency Medicine Residency (Chief Resident) Jun 2014
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
May 2011
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ft Lauderdale, FL

Master of Public Health
May 2011
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ft Lauderdale, FL

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
May 2006

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Other Activities

Course Director
UF-Mayo EMS Conference Jun 2019
Surf Medicine: 101 (Jacksonville Beach, FL) Jun 2019
Surf Medicine: 101 (Jacksonville Beach, FL) Feb 2019
CPR For Parents (Jacksonville, FL) Dec 2018
CPR For Parents (Jacksonville, FL) Nov 2017
CPR For Parents (Jacksonville, FL) Aug 2017
UF-Mayo “State of the Art Critical Care for EMS“ Conference Feb 2017
UF-Mayo “State of the Art Critical Care for EMS“ Conference Jun 2016
“Hands Only CPR”, WJCT [Radio Interview] (Jacksonville, FL) May 2019
Trauma Liaison, UF Health Jacksonville Department of Emergency Medicine Current
Committee Chair
UF Health Jacksonville STEMI Quality Committee Current
UF Health Jacksonville Critical Care Outreach Committee Current
Web Master Current
www.lifeguardswithoutborder.org
www.drowninglit.com
www.jaxems.com
Reviewer, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine May 2019
Reviewer, PLOS ONE Dec 2018
Consultant, “Supervising swimmers to save lives” by Sarah Miller (UF OpenLines) Jul 2018
Reviewer, Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine Mar 2018
Reviewer, PLUS ONE Jan 2018
Consultant, “Water Safety: Drowning prevention strategies that could save a life” Jul 2017
by Seka Palikuca (www.doctorsthatdo.org)
“Water Safety and CPR”, WJXT News [TV Interview] (Jacksonville, FL) Jul 2017
Consultant, “Death By Floatie: Why You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off Kids And Ocean
Toys” by Diana Hembree (www.forbes.com) Jul 2017
Consultant, “What Every Parent Needs to Know About ‘Dry Drowning’”
by Emily Page Hatch (www.babble.com) Jul 2017
Consultant, “Why Using the Term ‘Dry Drowning’ Could Do More Harm Than Good”
by Jesslyn Shields (www.howstuffworks.com) Jun 2017
Reviewer, Emergency Medicine Practice Jul 2017
Lead Physician, 2017 Gate River Run (Jacksonville, FL) Mar 2017
“Lightning injuries”, First Coast News [TV Interview] (Jacksonville, FL) Feb 2017
Reviewer, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine Jan 2017
Hands-Only CPR Training Leader (Jacksonville, FL) Jan 2017
NAEMT EMS Safety Course (Orlando, FL) Jul 2016
“Water Safety”, WJXT News [TV Interview] (Jacksonville, FL) Jul 2016
Principal Investigator
Siemens D-Dimer DVT/PE Exclusionary Sample Collection Project Mar 2016
Lead Physician, 2016 Gate River Run (Jacksonville, FL) Mar 2016
Consultant, Drowning Rescues: The Danger Isn’t Over When You’re Saved Jun 2015
by Mary Purcell (www.safebee.com)
Race physician, 2015 Gate River Run (Jacksonville, FL) Mar 2015
“CPR”, Alert Diver Magazine [Interview] (www.alertdiver.com) Mar 2015
“Firework Safety”, WJXT News [TV interview] (Jacksonville, FL) Jul 2014
Race physician, 2013 Gate River Run (Jacksonville, FL) Mar 2013

Awards

Duval County Medical Society 2019 Philip H. Gilbert Young Physician Leadership Award Oct 2019
Special Information Publisher’s Association: Best Instructional Reporting Jun 2016
Drowning in the adult population: Emergency department resuscitation
and treatment. Emergency Medicine Practice.
Distinguished Young Faculty Member (UF-Jacksonville Emergency Medicine) Jun 2015
Pediatric ICU 2nd Year Resident of the Year (UF-Jacksonville Emergency Medicine) Jun 2013
First Year Resident of the Year (UF-Jacksonville Emergency Medicine) Jun 2012
Patient Satisfaction Award (UF-Jacksonville Emergency Medicine) Aug 2011

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