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Ambulance Transferring Process, Benefit Determinations, Board Certified Emergency Medicine, Board Certified Emergency Medicine, Case Management, Credentialing, Elder Abuse, Emergency Medical Care, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Treatment And Active Labor Act, Emergency Room, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), EMTALA, Ethics, Experimental Care, First Aid, Gun Shot Emergency Care, Head Injuries, Health Care Regulations, HMO Liability, Hospital Credentialing, Hospital Liability, Hospital Quality Management Consultant, Informed Consent, Investigational Care, Malpractice, Managed Care Liability, Medical Bad Faith, Medical Board Expert, Medical Insurance Bad Faith Liability, Medical Insurance Companies, Medical Insurance Reimbursement Bad Faith, Medical Necessity Determinations, Medical Standards of Care, Medical Trauma, Medicine Quality Assurance Bad Faith, Merit Evaluations, Nurse Liability, Nursing home quality assurance, Paramedic, Paramedic Liability, Paramedic Liability Care, Paramedic Nurse Liability, Peer Review, Pre Hospital Care, PRO Organizations, Quality Assurance Bad Faith, Reimbursements, Reimbursements Issues, Risk Management, Risk Management, Sexual Assault, State Managed Care, Triage, Utilization Review, Utilization Review, Utilization Review Organizations, Workers Compensation,

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MEDICAL BOARDS/NATIONAL EXAMS: 

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Quality Assurance & Utilization Review (Health Care Quality Management)
    ABQAURP
  • California FLEX Exam
  • ECFMG

CURRENT EMERGENCY  MEDICINE PRACTICE    

KAISER MEDICAL CENTER
Emergency Medical Staff
May 2004-Present

ENCINO MEDICAL CENTER
Emergency Medical Staff
August, 2013-August 2015

QUALITY ASSURANCE             
UTILIZATION REVIEW                             
EXPERIENCE:    

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF
MEDICAL QUALITY
Chairperson, National Ethics & Professional
Policy Committee
September 1991 – Present

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF   LEGAL MEDICINE
Assistant Chairperson, National Ethics Committee
July 1996 – December 1998

AMERICAN  BOARD QUALITY ASSURANCE & UTILIZATION
REVIEW PHYSICIANS
Member, Ethics Committee
November 1990 – May 1992

DIVISION  OF WORKERS’
COMPENSATION STATE   OF CALIFORNIA
Consultant, Quality Assurance Standards
September 1993 – Feb. 2, 2001

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGED HEALTH CARE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Special Consultant on HMOs
April 1997 – May 25, 2002

MEDICAL  BOARD OF CALIFORNIA
Medical Expert/Consultant
July 1996 – May, 2000
February 2006 – Present

LUMETRA
Physician Expert Reviewer
Center  for Medicare & Medicaid Services
State Peer Quality Improvement & EMTALA  Medicare Organization

HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY GROUP INC.
Physician Expert Reviewer
State Peer Quality Improvement  Medicare EMTALA Organization
March 2009- Present

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF
EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS
Sub-Committee Chair
Economic Credentialing

BROTMAN MEDICAL CENTER
Member, Quality Assurance Committee
August 1992 – December 1995

BROTMAN MEDICAL CENTER
Member, Utilization Review Committee
February 1992 – December 1995

PRIVATE UTILIZATION
REVIEW ORGANIZATIONS

Physician Advisor
February 1987 – 2004

POST GRADUATE                           
TRAINING:

KERN MEDICAL CENTER
Residency / Emergency Medicine Program
July 1984 – June 1986

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
MEDICAL CENTER
Internship / Internal Medicine Program
July 1983 – June 1984
EDUCATION:      

UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
November 1978 – February 1983
Bologna, Italy

UNIVERSITY OF PERUGIA
Medical School
November 1976 – November 1978
Perugia, Italy

UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGNERS
Italian Language and Cultural Diploma
October 1975 – November 1976
Perugia, Italy

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
June 1971 – June 1973

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Psychology Major
June 1969 – June 1971

HONORS:
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Dean’s Honor List
June 1973

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:  

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Clinical Research on Arterial Hypertension
September 1975 – August 1976
Perugia, Italy

MEDIC ALERT  FOUNDATION, INC.
Member, Expert Panel
Professional Liability Cost Savings Research Study
February 1992 – April 1995

PUBLICATIONS

Available Upon Request

 

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:

  • Certified, Fellow American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  •  Certified, Fellow American College of Emergency Physicians,
  • Certified, Diplomat American Board of Emergency Medicine,
  • Certified, Fellow American College of  Medical Quality,
  • Certified, Diplomat American Board of Quality Assurance &
    Utilization Review Physicians,
  • California Medical License Number: Upon Request
  • California DEA Number: Upon

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP:

  •  Member, Board of Trustees, American College of Medical Quality
    September , 1991 – 2015
  •  Vice President, California Chapter, American College of Medical Quality
    1993 – 2003
  • Member, American College of Medical Quality
    1989 – Present
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency
    1989 – Present
  •  Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Medicine
    1999- 2001
  • Member, California Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians
    1984 – Present (except from 4/05-1/06)
  •  Member, National Council Against Health Fraud
    1993 – 2002
  •  Member, American Health Lawyers Association
    1993 – 1998 & 2011
  • Member, American College of Legal Medicine
    1994 – December 1998
  •  Member, Executive Board, The American College of Forensic Examiners
    January 1995 – January 1997
  • Member, Executive Board, Scientific & Technical Advisors, American Board
    of Forensic Examiner
  •  January 1995 – January 1997
  •  Member, Position Statement Committee, American Board Forensic Examiners
    January 1995 – January 1997
  •  Member, Public Justice
    August 1996 – 2002

 

FORMER EMERGENCY 
DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCE:

GREATER EL MONTE
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Emergency Medical Staff
Co-Director Emergency Department
May 1987 – November 1987

Emergency Medical Staff
October 1995 – April, 2004
CENTURY CITY HOSPITAL
November, 2005 –  August, 2008
CENTURY CITY DOCTORS HOSPITAL
October 1995 – April 1999
HUNTINGTON  BEACH HOSPITAL
October 1985 – June 1993
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
September  7, 1988 – April 1991
DOMINGUEZ MEDICAL CENTER
December 1, 1986- 1991
MEDICUS MEDICAL GROUP
January 1986 – February 1987
VALLEY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
November 1994-April 1996
CENTINELLA MEDICAL CENTER
April 1989 – August 1997
BROTMAN MEDICAL CENTER

LECTURES:

Available Upon Request

ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE:

American Arbitration Association
Certificate of Training
Arbitrator I Workshop
November 12 – 13, 2001

American Arbitration Association
Certificate of Training
Arbitrator II Workshop
November 6 – 7, 2002

American Arbitration Association
Listed on Roster of Neutrals
November, 2001 – Present

American Health Lawyers Association
Listed  on the Roster of Neutrals
2001, Various other Years and  Present

 

 

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EMTALA and Bad Faith as Additional Causes of Actions in Medical Malpractice Suits

Normally most attorneys when analyzing their potential malpractice cases just look at clinical violations in the application standard of care and if they are causally related to a bad outcome.  What many fail to realize is that there are two… Continue Reading

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