General Orthopedic Surgeon Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

General Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Certified, Spine, Hip, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow, Foot, Knees, IME, Ankle

EDUCATION

Fellowship: Awarded Fellowship from the International Academy of Independent Medical Examiners.

Fellowship: Awarded Fellowship from the American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery.

Fellowship: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Director: Edward Percy, M.D.

Residency: Garden City Hospital, Garden City, Michigan Orthopedic Surgery
August 1983 to August 1987

Internship: Garden City Hospital, Garden City, Michigan
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, General Surgery, OB/GYN & Pediatrics August 1982 to August 1983

Medical School: North Texas State University, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Fort Worth, Texas, Doctor of Osteopathy, 1982

MEDICAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Independent Medical Exams Disability Evaluations and Forms Depositions
Case Reviews

STATE LICENSES

Arizona License AZ 2097 California License CA 20A17298

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Orthopedic Surgery: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Effective: 9/26/91

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Abrazo Health Hospital, Scottsdale
Honor Health Hospitals, Sunnyslope and Scottsdale

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
Arizona Osteopathic Association
Maricopa County Orthopedic Surgeons Society American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians American College of Sports Medicine
North American Spinal Society

SPORTS AFFILIATIONS

Phoenix Roadrunners, professional hockey team, 1992 – 1993
Trainer’s Assistant, Phoenix Suns, National Basketball Association, 1969 – 1974

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

Midwestern University as Associate Professor, Clinical off site, 1997 – present
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona, Adjunct Professor, 2009 – present Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1997 – present
Clinical Professor Orthopedic Surgery Midwestern University Community Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
Podiatry Resident Teaching Program, 1992 -1999

Baptist Hospital Family Practice Program, Phoenix Arizona Orthopedic trainer, 1995 – 2001
Western College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona, California Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Good Samaritan Hospital Family Practice Orthopedic trainer, 1995 – 1996
Israel Spinal Meeting: Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy Indications, Israel, 2006

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Certification-International Academy of Independent Medical Examiners 2002 Certification – Endoscopic Laser Spine Surgery 2000
Board Certification, Orthopedic Surgery, 1991 Certification, Basic Course in A-O, Phoenix, Arizona, 1989
FLEX (Federal Licensing Examination and Medical Jurisprudence) National Boards – Parts I, II, III

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1st World Congress Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeons, Faculty/Teacher: Dec. 2000 Senior Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, 1986 – 1987
Director, Orthopedic Educational Program, 1986 – 1987
Mead-Johnson Grant for study on “A Five to Fifteen Year Follow-Up on Adolescent Knee Injuries”

Wayne State University, anatomy course, completed January to May 1984 Fellowship, Institute of Human Fitness; Fort Worth, TX, 1980 – 1982 Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ, Dean’s List, 1974 – 1976
Librarian Assistant, North Texas State University, Fort Worth, TX 1980 – 1982 Physical Therapy Aide/Assistant, Bell Road Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1975 – 1978

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Shoulder/Arm Abductor Splint Immobilizer, patent Crutch Pack, patent
Foot Roller (Medical Advisor), Sunbelt Products

CONSULTANT

JOSPT – The Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy (Reviewer of articles) Arizona Osteopathic Association, Board of Examiners (Orthopedic Consultant)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Team of Physicians for Students 1987-present Shriner’s Hospital for Pediatrics 1995-present
Phoenix Union High School District Orthopedic Surgeon, 1992 – 1996 American Academy of Pediatrics, Arizona Chapter
McDonald’s Gymnastic International Competition, 1988
Team physician, Garden City High School (West) Garden City, Michigan, 1982 – 1983 Team physician, Independence High School, 1988 to 1996
Rock n Docs – 1997 – 1998, Band to assist sick children to heal Ronald McDonald House, volunteer

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