Emergency Room Trauma Physician Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Board Certified, Board Certified Attending Emergency Medicine, Physician Medical Review, Internal Medicine, Medicare, Emergency Room Physician, Adolescent, Adult, Critical Care, Pain Management, Trauma, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Bio Medical Product Development, Dialysis, Boxing Physician, Medical Doctor

Present Position

July 2001-Present
Associate Medical Director of Emergency Medicine
A Hospital in a Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

August 2007- Present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
A Medical College of a University
A Collaboration of Hospitals

Physician Advisor
A Hospital in a Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

Medical Director, Case Management
A Hospital in a Texas Medical Center, Houston TX

August 2007- Present
NFL Team On-field Team Emergency Physician

October 2003-Present
Chairman Medical Center Disaster Response
A Texas Medical Center

December 2005-Present
Chairman Pandemic Flu Task Force
A Texas Medical Center

January 2005-Present
Internal Medicine Educational Coordinator
A Hospital Residency Program

October 2008-Present
Chairman and CEO
A Private Company
At a Dialysis Clinic

September 2003- Present
Designated Doctor on an Approved Doctor List
Texas Workman’s Compensation Commission

Previous Position

March 2000-July 2001
Assistant Medical Director of Emergency Services
Memorial-Hermann Southwest Emergency Department

November 1997 – March 2000
Medical Director
St. Louis Fire Department

July 1997 – March 2000
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine

Board Certification

June 1998
American Board of Emergency Medicine

Post Graduate Training

June 1994 – June 1997
Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Texas Health Sciences Center – Houston
Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical School

August 1990 – May 1994
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Graduate School

June 2006 – March 2007
Jones School of Business
Rice University
Certificate in Healthcare Management

August 1989 – May 1990
St. Louis University School of Medicine

Undergraduate School

August 1985 – May 1989
Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Professional Appointments

October 2003- Present
Chairman A Medical Center Disaster Committee
Houston, Texas

October 2001-Present
Medical/Disaster Response Chief
A local Hospital

January 26 & 27, 1999
Physician to Pope John Paul II
Papal Visit, St. Louis, MO

January 26 & 27, 1999
Medical Director
St. Louis Fire Department
Papal Visit, St. Louis, MO

August 7-10 1999
Physician to National Governors Association
Physician to United States Governors and families
National Governor’s Conference, St. Louis, MO

July 3, 4, 5, 1998 & 1999
Medical Director, Fair St. Louis
St. Louis Fire Department, Deployment

August 1999 to 3/2000
Member, Board of Directors
Missouri College of Emergency Physicians

August 1999 to 3/2000
Alternate Counselor
American College of  Emergency Physicians

June 1999 to Present
Medical Director
A Company for Weapons of Mass Destruction,
Multimedia Training

October 1998 to 3/2000
Member, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Disaster Committee
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

November 1998 & 1999
Physician,  “Gun’s and Hoses”
Firefighters vs. Police, Amateur Boxing
Annual Charity Fundraiser

September 1999 to 3/2000
Medical Consultant, American Red Cross
Disaster Services Division, St. Louis, MO

May 1996 – June 1997
Chief Resident
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas – Houston


A local Hospital  MethOD Optimization

A local Hospital ER CMPI committee

A local Hospital CMPI Steering Committee

A local Hospital Sedation MSQM
Vice Chairman

A local Hospital Credentials Committee

A local Hospital Medicine QM/Peer Review

2006- 2008
The Methodist Hospital Pharmacy Formulary (MUFE)

The Methodist Hospital Disaster Medical Response Chief

1/2008 – Present
A local Hospital Nominating Committee

The Methodist Hospital Cardiology CMPI

A local Hospital Medical QM Subcommittee

A local Hospital Patient Safety Committee
A local Hospital JCAHO Committee

Chairman, Memorial-Hermann Southwest Disaster Cmte

Memorial-Hermann Southwest Trauma Committee

Barnes-Jewish Asthma Design Team
1999 BJH Quality Award Winner

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Disaster Committee

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Admission Re-engineering

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Revenue Enhancement Committee

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Bed Control Committee

Advisory Board Advance Disaster Life Support (ADLS)
Army Air National Guard
Col. M. Hayek, M.D., Commander

Bi-State Disaster Management Assistance Team (DMAT)
Member, Board of Directors

St. Louis City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA)
Disaster Drill Planning Committee

Professional Affiliations

1991 – Present
Fellow American College of Emergency Physicians

1997 – Present
Missouri College of Emergency Physicians

Fellow American Academy of Emergency Medicine

1998 – Present
National Association of EMS Physicians

1998 – 3/2000
Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)
Member, Board of Directors

1998 – 3/2000
Designee, Missouri ACEP  EMS Committee

1997 – 3/2000
St. Louis Emergency Physicians Association

1990 – Present
American Medical Association

1998 – Present
American Amateur Boxing Association, Physician

1994 – 1997
Texas College of Emergency Physicians

1994 – 1997
Harris County Medical Society

1990 – 1994
Missouri State Medical Association

1990 – 1994
American Medical Students Association

Honors and Awards

August 1998
Missouri State EMS of the Year Award
St. Louis Fire Department
Bureau of EMS

May 1994
Missouri Chapter American College of Emergency
Physicians:  R. R. Hannas, M.D. Award

May 1994
St. Louis University School of Medicine Admissions
Committee:  Certificate of Appreciation

Professional Certifications

November 1998
Integrated Emergency Management Training for
Special Event: Papal Visit
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Management Institute
Emmitsburgh, MD
September 1998
Trainer:  Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Disaster Response
United States Department of Defense

September 1998
Field Planning Expert: United States Department of Defense
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
Disaster Response Table-Top

National  Executive of Emergency Medical Dispatchers
National Association of Emergency Medical Dispatchers

May 1996 – Present
Advanced Trauma Life Support – Instructor

November 1997 – 3/2000
Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Medical Director

July 1994 – Present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Instructor

July 1994, July 1996
Pediatric Advanced Life Support

July 1994, July 1996
Neonatal Advanced Life Support

Teaching Appointments

1997 – 3/2000
Medical Director
St. Louis Fire Department
EMT Certification Course
Continuing Education
ACLS Course
BTLS Course
PHTLS Course

May 1996 – Present
Advanced Trauma Life Support – Instructor

July 1994 – Present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Instructor

1995 – 1997
Instructor/ Lecturer
Houston Paramedic Continuing Education
Houston area Paramedics, Flight
Paramedics, and Flight

1995 – 1996
Instructor/ Lecturer
San Jacinto Community College, Houston TX
Premedical/ Allied medical students


Survey of EMS of Fellowships, a Ten Year Follow-Up
Poster Accepted NAEMSP Annual Conference
January 6, 2000

Ongoing Projects:
IM Decadron in Adult Asthma
Vasopressin vs Epinephrine in Pre-Hospital Adult Cardiac Arrest
Cellular Phone 911 Use in EMS Dispatch

Activities and Interests
Licensed Private Pilot, Golf, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Snow Skiing, Rock Climbing
Member, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity – Tulane University Ch


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