Internal Medicine Rheumatology Immunology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy, Triple Board Certified, Immunology, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis,


1973, The Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, Maryland

1965-1969, B.A, Princeton University, Cum Laude in Biology

1969, University Scholar


1994-Present, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology; School of Medicine

1992-Present, Medical Director, Fibromyalgia Rehabilitation Program, Medical Center, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehab

1986-Present, Medical Director, Medical Center, Beverly Hills

1987-1994, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

1984-1989, Acting Director, Division of Rheumatology, Medical Center, Los Angeles

1984-1985, Acting Director, 5N Rehabilitation Unit, Center for the Health Sciences

1984-1987, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

1982-1983, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

1979-1981, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of School of Medicine

1978-1979, Instructor, University School of Medicine, Director, Allergy Clinic, Boston City Hospital

1977-1979, Assistant Visiting Physician, Department of Medicine, City Hospital

1977-1978, Lecturer, Tufts University School of Medicine, Director, Arthritis Rehabilitation Unit, Hospital, Boston Harbor, MA

1976- 1979, Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Arthritis

1975-1977, Arthritis Foundation Fellowship in Rheumatology, Boston University School of Medicine

1975-1977, Thorndike Fellow in Medicine, Boston City Hospital

1974-1975, Resident in Medicine, University Hospital, Boston

1973-1974, Intern in Medicine, University Hospital, Boston

Cedars Medical Center, Attending




1981-Present, Private Practice of Rheumatology


2005-2008, Scientific Advisory Council of the National Osteoporosis Foundation

2005, Nominations Committee, ASBMR

2004, International Osteoporosis Foundation: Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA)

2004, representative, WHO working group on absolute risk of fracture. Brussells, Belgium

2004, Member International Scientific Committee, 2nd International Conference on Bone and Mineral Research and 4th International Osteoporosis Symposium, First WHO Collaborating Center Asian Regional Conference on Osteoporosis

2003-2005, ASBMR Professional Practice Committee, Ad hoc Member ASBMR Science Policy Committee, Member ASBMR Clinical Outreach Task Force

2003, Consultant to the Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases-National Resource Center

2002-2003, Member, Professional Practice Committee, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

2002, NOF NTF

2001-Present, Women’s Heath Resource Center

2001-2003, Charter Member, The Committee on Women’s Health, Medical Center

2000-Present, Member, Health Advisory Council

2000-2002, President, CN, A Clinical Research Organization

2000, Chairperson of CM Scientific Advisory Board

1999-Present, Member NOF Scientific Advisory Board and Education Committee

1999-Present, Board of Directors, CM Inc.

1998-1999, President, OSNET Inc., a Site Management Corporation

1997, Invited participant, NIH workshop on Atypical Illness in Women with Silicone Breast Implants

1996-1997, Chairperson ACRMBD & USG

1996, Participant, NIH workshop on Fibromyalgia

1996, NOF representative to Blue Shield re: reimbursement

1995-1996, American College of Rheumatology Task Force on Osteoporosis Marketing

1995, National Osteoporosis Foundation Delphic Committee on Costs of Osteoporosis

1995, Medical Advisory Board, American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association

1995-1997, Member AMA DATTA panel

1995-1997, Chairperson Silicone Related Disorders Study Group of American College of Rheumatology

1995-1996,Co-chair Fibromyalgia Task force, So. Cal. Arthritis Foundation

1995, National Osteoporosis Foundation Delphic Panel on Osteoporosis Fracture Attribution

1994-1995, President Silicone Related Disorders Research Study Group

1993-1996, Consultant to Batelle to Develop Health States in Osteoporosis

1991-Present, Medical Director Cedars Sinai Medical Center Fibromyalgia Rehabilitation Program

1991-1993, Member, Osteoporosis Quality of Life Study Group

1988-Present, Rehabilitation Advisory Committee, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

1983-Present, Southern California Rheumatism Society

1993-1995, Chairperson, Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Group, American College of Rheumatology

1987-1990, Southern California Arthritis Foundation Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee

1980, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Arthritis Foundation, Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, Professional Education Committee

Professional Societies

1990, Fellow, American College of Rheumatology
1987, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
1987, Phi Delta Epsilon
1980, Fellow, American College of Physicians
1975, American Federation for Clinical Research
1975, American Rheumatism Association

Specialty Boards

1980, Co-joint Board of Allergy & Immunology
1978, American Board of Rheumatology
1976, American Board of Internal Medicine

Editorial Boards

2005, Section Editor, Current Rheumatology Reports
2005, Future Rheumatology
2004, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Advisory Boards

Lilly Osteoporosis National Advisory Board
Alliance for Bone Health Council
Merck Rheumatology Advisory Board in Osteoporosis
Zolendronate Rheumatology Advisory Board (Novartis)
Amgen Osteoporosis Registry


Available upon request


Available upon request


Available upon request