Endocrinology Internal Medicine Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Metabolism, Thyroid, Pituitary, Adrenal, Parathyroid, Osteoporsis, Metabolic Bone Disease, Hypercalcemia, Corisol, Thyroid Cancer, Hypopituitarism, Peer-Review, Medical Board, Medications, Diabetic Neuropathy, Diabetic Retinopathy, Hypoglycemia

Summary

I am a dual board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. I hold an active license in the State of California and have a full-time private practice. I have extensive experience in legal Consulting, depositions, trial testimony (including 402 expert hearings), jury education and strategy.

I have worked on numerous cases in diabetes (including cases related to exacerbation of pre-existing diabetes from injury, improper medication administration, hypoglycemia, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, defending unlawful job termination/discrimination claims related to diabetes, defense of diabetes-related criminal cases and others). Other areas of prior expert work in the field of Endocrinology include thyroid cancer, hypopituitarism, hypothyroidism, adrenal disease, product labeling and deceptive medical claims.

I have worked with attorneys across the United States for a variety of clients including employees, small and large business owners, landlords, physicians and hotels. In addition, I have consulted for the Attorney General, California Public Defender and the California State Medical Board.

In addition to full-time practice, I am the past Clinical Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a former instructor at the UCLA School of Medicine, and a founding member of the Cedars-Sinai Thyroid Cancer Center.
I have lectured at national symposia and authored numerous publications in the field of Endocrinology including Nature, Endocrine Practice, JAMA, Endocrine Pathol

Medical Practice

Private practice  Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Los Angeles California

Past Clinical Chief, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Clinical Instructor, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine Cedars-Sinai Cancer Thyroid Center of Excellence Education

Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. June 2006

National Institutes of Health K30 Clinical Research Fellow, 2005.

Human Participants Protection Certificate in Clinical Research, National Institutes of Health, 2005

Certificate in Clinical Investigation, UCLA General Clinical Research Center, 2004 Certificate in Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, National Institutes of Health, 2004
Resident in Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles California, 2004

Certificate in Human Subjects Protection Principles, Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2003

Doctor of Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 2001

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, 1993

Memberships

Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine

Diplomat of the American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Expert reviewer, Medical Board of California
Former Editorial Board Member, Clinical Nutrition Insight Former reviewer Journal of Bone and Mineral Research Honors
American Thyroid Association Fellow’s Track Recipient, Baltimore, 2005

National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program recipient, 2004 California Medical Assoc. Legislative Seminar grant recipient, Sacramento, 2001 Pathology Honors Program, University of Health Sciences, 1999
Honors

American Pediatric Society Research Fellowship 1998

Rutger’s University Fellowship for Advanced School of Alcohol and Drug Studies, 1998 Leichtling Oncology Research Award (deferred), 1998
Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Externship, 1998 Summer Research Fellow, Univ. Health Sciences, 1997 Cum Laude Honors, Loyola Marymount University, 1993
Outstanding Graduate in Department of Sociology, Loyola Marymount Univ 2003 Presenter, Santa Clara University Sociology Research Conference, 1993, 1994 Dean’s List, Santa Monica College, 1989

Lectures and Seminars

Identification and Treatment of Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 13th Annual Meeting and Symposium October 5, 2013

Hypothyroidism and the Importance of Patient-Physician Dialogue. Abbvie, Inc. Trump Soho, April 17, 2013

Management of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease in Patients Undergoing IVF Southern California Reproductive Center, June 13, 2011

The Conundrum of Normocalcemic Hyperparathyroidism Cedars-Sinai Thyroid Grand Rounds, March 24, 2011

The Spectrum of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Cedars-Sinai Thyroid Disease Symposium, Mar11, 2011

The Spectrum of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Cedars-Sinai Thyroid Disease Symposium, March 15, 2009

Osteoporosis: Not Just Your Grandmother’s Disease. Cedar’s-Sinai Center for International Health & Telemedicine. January 29, 2009
Osteoporosis Myths. Tarzana Medical Center Calcium Metabolism Symposium. November 11, 2008

Common Endocrine Issues in the Hospitalized Patient. Society for Hospital Medicine April 5, 2008

Key Concepts in Bone Mineral Densitometry Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Feb 28, 2008

Exploiting the Calcium-Sensing Receptor in the Management of Hypophosphatemic Osteomalacia. Harbor UCLA Endocrine Clinical Conference, November 7, 2007

The Top 10 Vitamin D Myths. West Los Angeles VA Hospital Endocrine Grand Rounds, Sept 28, 2007

A Fast Acting Goiter. Cedars-Sinai Thyroid Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Conference June 28, 2007

Osteoporosis Myths, Legends, Rumors and Lies. Cedars-Sinai Medical Grand Rounds, June 1, 2007

Hyperparathyroidism and Beyond: Expanding the Role of Calcium-Sensing Receptor Suppression. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Endocrine Grand rounds, Feb 13, 2000

Vitamin D Dysregulation Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Internal Medicine Grand rounds, January 11, 2007.

Gonadotropin Secreting Pituitary Adenoma with Ovarian Hyperstimulation. Cedars-Sinai Pituitary Center Interdisciplinary Pituitary Case Conference, November 28, 2006.

ABIM Endocrinology Review. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, June 19, 2006.

The Association of Vitamin D Insufficiency with a Declining Response to Bisphosphonates. Cleveland Clinic Bone Innovation Summit. May 4, 2006.

Principles of Bone Densitometry. Cedars-Sinai Endocrinology Teaching Seminar, May 1, 2006.

Familial Nonmedullary Thyroid Carcinoma. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Thyroid Cancer Grand Rounds, January 26, 2006.

Metastatic Pheochromocytoma: Management. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Center Interdisciplinary Conference, November 15, 2005.

Cinacalcet in the Management of FGF-23-Mediated Hypophosphatemia. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Bone and Mineral Working Group, September 26, 2005

Metastatic Pheochromocytoma: Clinical Presentation. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Center Interdisciplinary Conference, July 21, 2005.

What is “Off-Label?” UCLA K30 Journal Club, June 14th, 2005.

ABIM Endocrinology Review. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, May 30, 2005.

A Case of an Invasive Prolactinoma. Cedars-Sinai Pituitary Center Interdisciplinary Pituitary Case Conference, March 29, 2005.

Prolactinoma within a Rathke’s Cleft Cyst Invading Bone. Cedars-Sinai Pituitary Center Interdisciplinary Pituitary Case Conference, February 1, 2005.

Metabolic Bone Disease. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Medicine Grand Rounds, December 21, 2004.

Effect of Oral Alendronate on Bone Mineral Density. UCLA K30 Journal Club July 16, 2004

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