General Surgery Trauma Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Board Certified, General Surgery, Traumatology, Critical Care, Medical Examiner, Neurosurgical, Burn Intensive, Life Support, Anesthesiology, Human Nutrition, Bariatric Surgery, Parenteral Nutrition, Enteral Nutrition, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeon, Alimentary Tract, Surgical Infection, Endocrinology, Obesity Surgery, Tissue Tumors, Blunt Intestinal Trauma, Blunt Cardiac Injury, Vascular Invasion, Neural Invasion, Abdominal Abscesses, Histamine Blockers, Perforated Peptic Ulcer, Diagnostic Laparoscopy, Shattered Kidneys, Blunt Trauma, GI,


Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Doctor of Medicine (Magna Cum Laude)
State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Postgraduate Training

Resident in General Surgery (Chief Resident – 1982-1983) University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL

Fellow-Traumatology/Critical Care Medicine
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Baltimore, MD


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1978
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, 1984 (Recertified 1994, 2004)
Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care, 1987 (Recertified 1995, 2006)
Certification in Nutrition Support, 1996

Medical Licensure 

Available upon request.

Hospital Appointments

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, 1988-1989

The Ohio State University Hospitals and Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Columbus, OH
Co-Director, Surgical, Neurosurgical and Burn Intensive Care Units
Director, Nutrition Support Service, Attending Surgeon

Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, The Ohio State University Hospitals

Program Director, Residency Program in General Surgery, The Ohio State University Hospitals

Board of Directors, Comprehensive Weight Management Center, The Ohio State University Hospitals

Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH – Attending Surgeon

Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus, OH – Attending Surgeon

St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY Director, Division of Bariatric Surgery

Chairman, Department of Surgery; Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, Glen Cove , NY

Attending Surgeon, North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, Glen
Cove , NY

Affiliate staff, A Hospital at Glen Cove, Glen Cove , NY

Teaching Appointments

Assistant in Surgery

Instructor, Department of Surgery,
University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support,

American College of Surgeons, New Jersey & Ohio Faculties
NJ Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support Course and Instructor Workshop

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Brunswick, NJ

Visiting Professor, Department of Nutrition,
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Associate Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Chief, Section of Surgical Critical Care and Trauma, Department of Surgery, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Interim Director, Division of General Surgery,
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Associate Professor of Human Nutrition,
Ohio State University College of Human Ecology, Columbus, OH

Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition,
Ohio State University College of Human Ecology, Columbus, OH

Melton Center for Jewish Studies, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Professional Societies (Year elected)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (1997) American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (1988) American College of Chest Physicians – Fellow (1997) American College of Critical Care Medicine – Fellow (1990) American College of Surgeons – Fellow (1987)
American Federation for Clinical Research (1988)
American Institute of Nutrition (1993) American Medical Association (1983) American Obesity Association (1996)
American Physicians’ Fellowship for Medicine in Israel (1997) American Society for Bariatric Surgery (1997)
American Society for Clinical Nutrition (1993)
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (1984) Association for Academic Surgery (1984)
Central Surgical Association (1991)
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (1987) International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (1997)
International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care (1991) New York Surgical Society (2004)
North American Association for the Study of Obesity (1992)
Robert M. Zollinger Surgical Society (1990) Shock Society (1985)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (1991) Society of Critical Care Medicine (1984)
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1991) Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (1991)
Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (1991)
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (1989) Southeastern Surgical Congress – Fellow (1985) Surgical Infection Society (1987)
Warren H. Cole Society (1985)


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Journal Editor/Reviewer

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Summer 2011 Newsletter

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