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Expert Witness No.1271


Clinical Practice of Medicine

A Hospital located in Birmingham, AL, 2004 to present. 
Director, Hepatitis Clinic.

Trace Crossings Medical Clinic, Hoover, AL, 2002 to 2006. General medicine, coverage.

Dover Community Clinic, NJ, 1992-1999. General medicine.

Dotoli Medical Group, Nutley, NJ  1989-1991. General medicine and hospital coverage.

Private Practice, Internal Medicine 7-87 to 12-88.

Medical Staff, Letterman Army Hospital, 1984-1987.

Internship and Residency 1980 to 1983. USF Medical Center Keesler.

Pharmaceutical Industry Experience

Southern Clinical & Regulatory, LLC, President, 1997 to 2006.

Vaxin, Inc.  Clinical Research Consultant. 2000 to present.

Emerging Technology Partners, Nov 1997 to Jan 2000,
Biotech division of Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Senior Vice President, Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs.

Immunomedics, Inc., Morris Plains, NJ  7-96 to 1-97; Vice President, Clinical Research.

PerImmune, Inc., Rockville, MD  7-95 to 7-96; Director, Departments of Medical Research, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Data Management.

Connaught Pasteur Merieux, Director of Clinical Research, Swiftwater, PA, 3-91 to 7-95
Hoffmann-La Roche, Associate Director of Clinical Research, Antibacterials 1-89 to 3-91

Clinical Research Experience 

Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, Birmingham, AL. Director of Hepatitis Clinic,
Written and currently conducting three IRB-approved investigator-initiated clinical protocols.

 Southern Clinical & Regulatory 2000 to 2008.

Emerging Technology Partners, Vaxin, and Tranzyme, as outlined above.

Letterman Army Institute of Research, Division of Blood Research, Staff Research
Physician 6-83 to 6-87.

Hoffman La Roche, Connaught, Immunomedics, PerImmune, as outlined above.

USAF Medical Center Keesler, Clinical Research Laboratory, Research Associate 6-80 to

Academic and Institution Affiliations: 

Wallace Kettering Neuroscience Institute, Kettering, OH, visiting Research Associate,

University of Alabama, Biomedical Engineering, 2002.

Clinical Assistant Professor, voluntary, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, 9-2007 to present

FDA Experience: 

Annual reports, and protocol presentations to CBER, CDER, NIH and NCI

Outside inspections of IND’s and NDA’s for corporate partners

Preparation of PMAs and 510K for in-vitro diagnostic devices

Preparation of  MAA and PLAs for radioimmuno diagnostic agents and ASI Preparation of INDs.

Undergraduate Education 

1968-1971 – Santa Monica College

1970-1972 – California State University, San Bernardino, (B.A., December, 1972)

Graduate Education 

1972-1973 – University of California, Riverside, Department of Plant Physiology

1973-1977 – University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Bacteriology,
 Ph.D. Microbiology, December 1977

Medical Education 

1976-1980 – University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, (M.D., June 1980) June

1980-June 1983 – Residency in Internal Medicine, USAF Medical Center, Keesler AFB, MS

Military Education 

Officers Candidate School, June 1976

Medical Indoctrination for Medical Service Officers, June 1980

Air Command and Staff College, graduate, June 1984

Biological Warfare Course, Ft. Detrick, MD

Biological Warfare refresher course, 1-05

Licensures and Certification 

National Board of Medical Examiners

Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine   9-13-1989




New York  


Professional Organizations 

American College of Physicians, Fellow, member since 1991

Association of Clinical Research Professionals, member since 2004

Medical Association of the State of Alabama, member since 2000

American College of Legal Medicine, member since 2007

Hospital Affiliations

2004-present Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, Birmingham, AL.  Active Staff with admitting privileges.
. Committees: Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Hospital Infection Control.
. Liaison between CGMH and Correctional Medical Services
. Former Medical Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Unit 

2004-present Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, AL. Active Non-Admit Staff, Department of Medicine


Available Upon Request

Articles Submitted to Peer-Reviewed Journals: 

Available upon request

Member of the Editorial Board: 

The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine


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