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Forensic Pathology Medical Examiner Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Pathology, Pathology Forensic, Forensic Pathology Examiner, Pathology Medical Examiner, Pathology Autopsy, Pathology Autopsies,

Expert Witness No.1132

New Jersey

Education:

College:                     
1956   B.A.,Columbia College,  Columbia University, NY

Medical School:      
1960   M.D., School of Medicine, University of Buffalo, NY

Internship:             
1960-61, Mixed Medical Internship, Montefiore Hospital, NY

Residency:             
1961-63, Assistant Resident (Pathology), Montefiore Hospital, NY,  (under Harry M. Zimmerman MD)
1963-64, Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY (under Raffaele Lattes MD)
1964-65, Senior Resident (Pathology), Englewood (NJ) Hospital, (under Raymond Gambino MD)

Boards:

1961   Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

1965   Diplomate, American Board of Pathology (AP)

1997   Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners

1997   Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine

Fellowships and Grants:

1957              National Science Foundation Summer Fellowship

1958 & 59      Erie County (NY) Heart Association: Summer Fellowships and Grants-in- Aid

1962-63         Fellowship, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NINDB),
                     National Institutes of Health (NIH) (while at Montefiore)

1963-64         Visiting Fellow, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) (while at P&S)

Military Service:

1966-68          Captain, United States Air Force Medical Corps (Capt, USAF MC) at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Washington DC

Academic Appointments:

1969-date        Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology,  College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York NY

1964-66          Assistant in Pathology, then Instructor,  College of Physicians & Surgeons,  Columbia University,  New York NY

1986               Visiting Professor, Waxman Institute Biomedical Sciences,  Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ  (Ph.D. Thesis Committee)

Hospital Appointments:

1968-71        Attending Pathologist, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison NJ
1969-86        Courtesy, Assistant Attending, and then Consultant Pathologist, Rahway Hospital, Rahway NJ
1973-92        Assistant, Associate, Attending, and then Consultant Pathologist, Memorial Medical Center, South Amboy NJ

Various:
"Consultant Pathologist:" Christ Hospital, Jersey City NJ;  East Orange General Hospital, East Orange NJ; 

John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison NJ; 

Mountainside Hospital, Montclair NJ;Montclair Community Hospital, Montclair NJ; 

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield NJ;

Overlook Hospital, Summit NJ; Rahway Hospital , Rahway NJ;

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ; St. Mary Hospital, Passiac NJ; 

St. Mary’s Hospital, Hoboken NJ;  St. Peter’s Medical Center, New Brunswick NJ;

Riverview Hospital, Red Bank NJ; Saint Michaels Medical Center, Newark NJ

Medical Examiner Appointments:

1969             “Competent Pathologist” Designation by Department of Law and
                    Public Safety,  Office of the State Medical Examiner,  Newark NJ

Various         "Consultant Pathologist" Monmouth (NJ), Essex (NJ), Union (NJ),  New York (NY),
                    Kings (NY) Counties.

Medical Licensure:

New Jersey, 1961   Active

New York, 1961      (Inactive)

California, 1965       (Inactive)

Laboratory Director Licensure:

New Jersey
New York (Inactive)
Federal:  Director-High Complexity Testing:

Positions:

1991-date     President and Chief Medical Officer, Consulting Group, Edison NJ

1991-date     Private Medical Practice (Pathology and Hematology), Rahway NJ

1973-91        Director and President,  Biopath Inc.,  Rahway NJ

1971-73        Director of Laboratories, Roche Clinical Laboratories, Subsidiary of Hoffman La Roche, (Now LABCORP),  West Caldwell NJ  (Now Raritan NJ)

1968-71        Co-Director of Laboratories and Blood Bank, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison NJ

1966-68        Chief Physician,  Biophysics Branch  and  American Registry of Pathology;
                    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP),   Washington  DC

1965-66        Assistant Pathologist, Englewood Hospital, Englewood NJ

Other Positions:

1994-96        Technical Consultant and Laboratory Director, Pavonia Medical Associates, PA, Jersey City NJ

1992-96, 99-00       Cytopathologist,  Accumed Laboratory,  New Brunswick NJ

1991             Acting Director of Laboratory and Blood Bank, Memorial Medical Center, South Amboy NJ

1990-91        Laboratory Director,  Medical Care Center at Woodbridge, Woodbridge NJ

1974-87        Medical Director,  Plasma-Tec Ltd.,  Jersey City NJ

1973-81        Associate Pathologist, South Amboy Memorial Hospital, South Amboy NJ

1969-71        Consultant and Associate Medical Director, Elizabeth Biochemical Laboratory, Division of Warner Lambert, Morris Plains and Elizabeth NJ

1969-92        Consultant,  International Technidyne Corp,  Edison NJ

1968-69        Co-Director of Laboratories and Blood Bank, Rahway Hospital, Rahway NJ

Professional  Memberships  (current/active):

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

American College of Forensic Examiners (Life Fellow)

American College of Physician Executives

American Medical Association (Life Member)

American Medical Informatics Association

American Society for Clinical Pathology (Fellow)

Association of Clinical Scientists (Fellow)

College of American Pathologists (Fellow)

Medical Society of New Jersey

Middlesex County (NJ) Medical Society

New Jersey Society of Pathologists

Professional  Memberships (former/inactive):

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association of Blood Banks

National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards

New York Academy of Science

Professional Activities:

American Association of Blood Banks: 1970 – Blood Bank Inspector

American Society for Clinical Pathology:

1964-69        Faculty or Co-Director for numerous workshops and tutorials on blood gases, pH, microchemistry, and laboratory management (with Drs. Gambino, Siggaard-Andersen, and others)

1976-date     Advisory Councilor for New Jersey

College of American Pathologists:

1978-84        Quality Assurance Service Committee

1980-82        Hematology Resource Committee (QAS Liaison Member)
                    College of American Pathologists (cont’d):

1982-86        Hematology Resource Committee (Regular Member)

1980-82        Coagulation Resource Committee (QAS Liaison Member)

1996-date     Inspector, Laboratory Accreditation Program

1999-date     House of Delegates, Alternate Delegate

Medical Society of New Jersey:

1986             Criterion Subcommittee

1999-01        Member, Planning Committee, Medicine 2000, 2001

1999             Co-chair, theme committee for Medicine 2000

New Jersey Society of Pathologists:

1970-97        Quality Control Committee

1970-1999    NCCLS Delegate/Librarian

1978-83        Regional Quality Control Program (Chair)

1976-date     Legislative Committee

1976-date     Independent Laboratory Committee
1980-83-86-89-93-96-99-03    Elected to Executive Committee

1986-date     Professional Relations Committee (Vice Chair)

2001-date     Delegate to New Jersey Association of Medical Speciality Societies

Middlesex County Medical Society:

1976             Legislative Committee.

1976             Medical-Legal Liaison Committee

1982             Legislative Committee (Chair)

1983             Medical Defense and Insurance Committee (Chair)

Miscellaneous:

1977             Extramural Inspector, New Jersey State Department of Health Laboratories

1994-date     Professional Advisory Panel, Medical Laboratory Observer

Managed Care Activities:

Central Jersey Individual Practice Association, PA  (CJIPA)

1979             Incorporator

1979-date*    Board of Directors
                    Secretary-Treasurer
                    Executive Committee
                    Finance Committee
                    Reimbursement Committee

1986-date*    Membership and Credentials Committee (Chair)
                    Utilization and Quality Assurance Committee
                    Managing Director
                    Associate Medical Director
                    Negotiating Committee
                    PHCA representative (alternate)

*2000-date    “Managing Director”, Corporate Dissolution
NOTE:  Negotiations and other interactions have included  HeathWays-Aetna,  CoMed-Total Health of New York-Cigna,  Physicians Health Care Associates,  US Lifecare,  Preferred Health Strategies (PHS),   Sanus-NYLCare-Ethix,  Liberty Health Care,  CHN and others.   Also served on Sanus/NYLife credentials committee.

Continuing Education:

Greater than 50 hours category 1 for all years, Certificates awarded by AMA or MSNJ triennially.    

Publications

Available upon request.

(Current references, and lists detailing CME activities, hospital committee activities, and presentations/lectures available upon request)

Groups

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