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Expert Witness No.597

Nevada

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES

F.L.E.X.     1979
Board Certified Internal Medicine (Active)     1979 to Present
Board Certified American Board of Emergency Medicine – recertified October 1997 (Inactive)     1986 to 2012
ACLS    April 2015
PALS    April 2015
Nevada Medical Licensure –    Active
Georgia Medical Licensure –    Active

HOSPITAL STAFF

Valley Hospital Medical Center
620 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106    1978 to Present

Desert Springs Hospital    1978 to Present
2775 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center    1997 to Present
657 N. Town Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89134

Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center    1999 to Present
5400 Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89118

Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center    2007 to Present
6900 N. Durango Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89149

Mesa View Regional Hospital Medical Center    2004 to Present
1299 Bertha Howe Ave., Mesquite, NV 89024

Desert View Hospital    2005 to Present
360 S. Lola Ln., Pahrump, NV 89048

EDUCATION

Tulane University School of Medicine:                               
Internal Medicine Residency    1976 to 1979    

Medical College of Georgia
M.D. Degree    1972 to 1976

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Graduated with Honors in Psychology    1968 to 1972
Savannah High School, Savannah, Georgia
Graduated    1968

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Chief Medical Officer of the Valley Health System
5 Hospital system in Las Vegas, NV    2006 to 2012
Chief Quality Officer of the Valley Health System        2012 to Present
     Appointed by Governor Jim Gibbons to the Nevada State Board of Health    2008 to 2014
Medical Director for American Medical Response Ambulance Company    2000 to Present
Inducted to Savannah, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame    2011
Featured speaker at American College of Sports Medicine     2007
Featured speaker at Louisiana Association of Sports Trainers     2010
Featured speaker at NAMSS, Medical Staff Associations     October 2006, 2014
Motivational speaker for GAP Store Managers     January 2006
Chief of Staff, Valley Hospital Medical Center    1995 to 2002
Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board overseeing Pre-Hospital     1990 to 1995
Care in Clark County    2013 to Present
President of the Nevada Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians    1992 and 1993
Director of Emergency Services, Valley Hospital Medical Center     1988 to 1994
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Stars
(Triple A Baseball team of the San Diego Padres)    1990 to 1991
Chief Team Physician    1982 to 1990
Physician Consultant – City of Las Vegas Fire Department     1988 to 1992
Board of Directors of the American Heart Association     1988 to 1990
Assisted in development of Flight for Life Nursing program for Helicopter Medicine    
Program Director for biannual Nurse and Paramedic Conference in Clark County for 18 years    
JCAHO Consultant for B.B.R.N. in preparing hospitals for review
Expert witness in a number of medical litigation cases:
•    Pre-Hospital
•    Emergency Medicine
•    Boxing
Regional Director for EmCare – overseeing the Emergency Department contracts at 8 Hospitals    1998 to Present
Testified in the U.S. Senate before the Commerce Commission on boxing safety    1995 and 2001

BOXING CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES

Ringside Physician for greater than 250 major fights    Since 1980

Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board to the Nevada State
Athletic Commission Appointed by Governor Miller    1986 to 1998

Assistant Medical Director for the World Boxing Council    1996 to 2000

Medical Director for the North American Boxing Federation    1996 to 2000

Co-Medical Director for the Association of Boxing Commission    Dec. 2000 to present

Appointed by Governor Guinn to the Nevada State Athletic Committee    Aug. ‘00 to Nov. ‘05

Presented numerous lectures to boxing officials around the world

Was instrumental in reducing championship fights from fifteen to twelve rounds

Initiated the first mandated HIV testing in the world of sports

Was integral in the initial testing of anabolic steroids in boxing

Have appeared on HBO, Showtime, and ESPN as a recognized expert on boxing
and boxing related injuries

Have appeared on ABC Wide World of Sports talking about acute head injuries

Have worked with the NFL in terms of successive concussions and high profile quarterbacks

First Vice President of the Association of Boxing Commissioners    2003 to 2005

VP of Voluntary Anti-Doping Association – a world leader in drug testing for athletes
www.vada-testing.org

Chairman of NABF Medical Team    2014 to present

PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

Available Upon Request

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Clark County Medical Society

Nevada State Medical Association

Board of Governors, VHS

AWARDS RECEIVED

Won the National Science Fair – Southern Division – “Biochemistry of Respiration”    1967    

Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition (SNMIC) ‘Excellence in Healthcare Award’ recipient    October 2012

Physician Honoree of Las Vegas American Heart Association    May 2013

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