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General Orthopedic Spine Surgery Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Orthopaedic Spine, General Surgery

EDUCATION:

  • 1977-1978 – Tufts University, Medford, MA – Chemistry
  • 1978-1981 – Ohio State University, Columbus, OH-B.S. Biochemistry
  • 1981-1983 – Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, OH
  • 1983-1987 – Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH M.D.

TRAINING:

  • 1987-1988 – Internship, General Surgery (Rotating) – University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1988-1992 – Orthopaedic Surgery – University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

FELLOW:

  • 1992-1993 – Spine Surgery – Wiltse Spine Institute, Long Beach, CA – Leon L. Wiltse, M.D.
  • 1992-1993 – Spine Surgery – University of California, Irvine, CA – Sanford Anzel, M.D.
  • 1997-Present – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 1998-Present – American College of Surgeons

EMPLOYMENT:

  • 1993-2012 – The Indiana Orthopaedic Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2012-2015 – Community Physician Network, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2016-Present – Mercy Hospitals, Cincinnati – West, Jewish, Anderson, and Fairfield

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • 1987-Present – State of Ohio
  • 1992-2017 – State of California
  • 1993-2016 – State of Indiana
  • 1996 – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2006 – Recertified
  • 2014 – Recertified through 2026

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS:

  • 1992-1993 – Attending Staff – Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, CA
  • 1992-1993 – University of California, Irvine, CA
  • 2006-2012 – Volunteer Faculty – Indiana University Department of Orthopedic Surgery

CLINICAL ADVISOR/CONSULTANT:

2005

  • Medtronic Corporation
  • Stryker Medical Products
  • Blackstone Medical Inc.
  • Nuvasive Corporation

2012-2015

  • Biomet Spine

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

  • 1992-1993 – Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, CA
  • 1992-1993 – University of California, Irvine, CA
    • Veteran’s Hospital, Spinal Cord Injury, Long Beach, CA
  • 1993-2015 – Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield, IN
  • 1993-2016 – Community Hospitals of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1996-2014 – St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1993-2011 – Major Hospital, Shelbyville, IN
  • 1996-2012 – St. Francis Mooresville, Mooresville, IN
  • 1996-2012 – Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1996-2012 – St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, IN
  • 1998-2012 – Riverview Hospital, Noblesville, IN
  • 2000-2001 – Vice-Chairman – Department of Orthopaedics
    Community Hospitals of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2012-2014 – Director – Biologic Cost Analysis and Efficacy Group/Community Hosp.
  • 2016-Present – Mercy Hospitals -West and Fairfield, Cincinnati, OH

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Helix Biological Sciences Honorary
  • North American Spine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Freiberg Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Indianapolis Medical Society

PRESENTATIONS:
Available on full CV

AWARDS:

  • Top Doctors – Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, 1998
  • Top Doctors – Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, 2001
  • Angie’s List – Featured Surgeon, September 2012
  • Top Doctors – Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, 2014
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