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Interventional Cardiologist Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Cardiac Catheterization Invasive Medical Expert Witness

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Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization, Invasive Interventional cardiology

Expert No. 1543

California

CERTIFICATIONS

BOARD CERTIFIED DIPLOMAT -AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE – CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE SUBSPECIALTY EXAMINATION 11/1997, Recertified 11/2007

BOARD CERTIFIED DIPLOMAT -AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE – INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE SUBSPECIALTY – EXAMINATION 11/1999, Recertified 11/2008

DIPLOMAT AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, BOARD CERTIFICATION 9/1991

DIPLOMAT NATIONAL BOARD OF MEDICAL TRAINING
PART I -9/1985, PART II -4/1987, PART III- 3/1988

APPOINTMENTS / PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Appointed Task Force Member – American College of Cardiology – Cardiac Care Committee -June 2009 to Present
  • Director of Invasive/Interventional Services Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories -Anaheim Memorial Medical Center – October 2003 to July 2009
  • Director of Invasive/Interventional Services Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories -Anaheim Regional Medical Center July 2009 to Present
  • Chair – Invasive/ Interventional Cardiology – Anaheim Memorial Medical Center – October 2003 through September 2007
  • Director – Invasive/Interventional Cardiology Services – Pacific Cardiovascular Associates -January 2000 to Present
  • FACP – Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  • FACC – Fellow of the American College of Cardiology FSCAI – Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • MD – Medical Doctor – University of Southern California Medical School 6/1987
  • Active Hospital Staff Appointments, Invasive/Interventional Cardiology – North and South Orange County: Anaheim Regional Medical Center,
  • Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center, Garden Grove Medical Center, Mission Hospital, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Saddleback
  • Memorial Medical Centers, South Coast Hospital.

EDUCATION

Post Doctoral: University of Chicago Medical Center
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Chicago, IL 7/94 -6/95

Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
Cardiologist – Cardiology Fellow Year III
Torrance, CA 7/93 – 6/94

St. Mary Medical Center
Cardiology Fellow, Years I and II
Long Beach, CA 7/91 – 6/93

Los Angeles County / USC Medical Center
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Physician Post Graduate II – III
Los Angeles, CA 7/90 – 6/91 7/88-6/90

Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Santa Clara Internal Medicine Physician Post Graduate I Santa Clara, CA 7/87 – 6/88

Medical:

  • University of Southern California School of Medicine Medical Doctor
    Los Angeles, CA 7/83 – 6/87
  • Outstanding in introduction to Clinical Medicine
    (no formal honors given) Years I & II
  • Outstanding in Pediatrics, Medicine I, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Honors -Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
  • Honors -Medicine II
    Undergraduate: University of Southern California
    B.S. in Biological Sciences, graduated in 1983

High School:
Los Angeles High, Los Angeles California, graduated in 1979

1980-1982
Off-Campus Housing Coordinator

1980-1982
Resident Advisor/ Teaching Assistant (Summer)

1981-1983
Health Professionals Preparation Program

1981 – 1983
President/Founder of University Student’s Cooperative Organization

1982
Course Instructor -Physics (Summer) for the Health Sciences

POST -GRADUATE PRACTICES

7/95 – 8/95 Community Hospital (Locum Tenens) – Red Bluff, CA
9/95 – 10/95 Cardiovascular Care Medical Group (Locum Tenens) – Sacramento, CA
10/95 – 6/98 Lakeland Regional Medical Center – Clark & Daughtrey Medical Group – Lakeland, FL
(Interventional /Invasive Cardiologist)

6/98 – 7/99
Regional Cardiology Associates – Sacramento, CA
(Interventional/ Invasive Cardiologist)

8/99 – Present
Pacific Cardiovascular Associates -Long Beach/ Orange County CA
(Interventional/Invasive Cardiologist -Director Invasive/Interventional Services)

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

State of California Physicians & Surgeons License Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) License State of Illinois Physician License Fluoroscopy Supervisor Certification State of Florida Physician License

PROCEDURAL EXPERIENCE

Central Line Placement Techniques, Internal Jugular, Anterior, Posterior, Anteromedial, Femoral and Subclavian Approaches
Pulmonary Artery Balloon Tipped Catheter Placement Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography (Femoral, Radial and Brachial Approaches)
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty Intracoronary Stent Placement (Multiple Stent Designs)

PROCEDURAL EXPERIENCE
Directional Coronary Atherectomy Rotational Coronary Atherectomy (Rotablator) Aortic Valvuloplasty Inoue Balloon Mitral Commissurotomy Myocardial Biopsy Intraaortic Balloon Placement Permanent (Dual and Single Chamber) Pacemaker Implantation Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker Placement Cardioverter/Defibrillator Implant or Change Electrophysiology studies and RF Ablation Excimer Laser Atherectomy Alcohol Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Peripheral and Renal Angiography and Intervention

FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

McKensie Foundation Medical Student Award National Medical Fellowship Program California Graduate Fellowship Research Grant -St. Mary Foundation

SPECIAL HEALTH CARE ACTIVITIES

  • Excimer Laser Physician Proctor/Instructor Southern California – Spectranetics Corporation, Current
  • Rotational Atherectomy Physician Proctor/Instructor Southern California – Boston Scientific, Current
  • Physician Reviewer – Center for Health Dispute Resolution/ Maximus – California and National, 2004 to Current
  • Chair – Weekly Cardiac Catheterization Conference Pacific Cardiovascular Associates and Physician Journal Club 10/00 to Present
  • Chair – Weekly Cardiac Catheterization Conference, Anaheim Memorial (Now Anaheim Regional) Medical Center October 2003 to 2010 Advanced
  • Cardiac and Life Support Instructor/ Course Director St. Mary, USC and Cedar-Sinai Medical Centers
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service -Australia
  • Pediatric Neurology -Sydney, Australia
  • Volunteer -Skid Row Clinic

ORGANIZATIONS/ACTIVITIES

Cardiology Best Practice Representative – Memorial Care
Orange County Medical Association
FAA Licensed Private Pilot – Instrument Airplane Rating
American Medical Association

Student Activities: Founder/Organizer of Medical Spanish course
Word Processing, Computer Assisted Education for Medical
Students, 1984-1986

Student Government: Class Representative, 1983-1984
AMSA -Computers in Medicine and International Health
Events Chairman – USC School of Medicine Class of 1987
Honor Council Member – USC School of Medicine Class of 1987
California House Officers Society Member 1987-1988
Santa Clara Valley Medical Society Member 1987-1988

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Upon Request
BIBLIOGRAPHY / PUBLICATIONS : Upon Request

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