Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

surgical, surgical oncology, gastric bypass, open gastric bypass, obesity surgery, gastrointetinal surgery, body mass, breast cancer, pancreatic head ductal carcinoma, chemotherapy, colectomy, colitis, pneumothorax, sarcoma, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, GI,


Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
A.B. Major in Politics and Philosophy

•    Magna cum Laude with High Honors in Major
•    Dean’s List, all semesters
•    Phi Beta Kappa

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Surgical Training

Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
Categorical Surgery Resident

•    One year in bench research in Pediatric Surgery (1985)

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Honors & Awards

•    973 National Merit Scholar
•    1996, 1998 Surgical Educator of the Year, David Grant Medical Center
•    2001 Surgical Educator of the Year, University of California, Davis
•    2004 Surgical Educator Award, West Virginia University
•    2005 Nominated for WVU School of Medicine 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award
•    2007 Surgical Educator Award, West Virginia University
•    2007 Outstanding Surgical Attending, West Virginia University
•    2008 Surgical Faculty Educator of the Year, Mercy Medical Center Surgical Residency


•    California, issued 02/08/93, (inactive due to non-residency)
•    Missouri, issued 11/12/82, (inactive due to non-residency)
•    WV, issued 09/10/2001, (inactive due to non-residency)
•    Iowa, issued 07/11/2007

Board Certification

•    Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, 02/10/88
•    Recertified, December 2006

Present Positions

2007 onward
Medical Center
General Surgery Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Surgery, Des Moines University

College of Surgeons Oncology Group
Physician Member

Cancer Treatment Group
Vice Chairman, Surgery Advisory Committee (Breast and GI Malignancies)

National Board of Medical Examiners
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgical Oncology and Breast Surgery

Past Positions

WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown WV
Associate Professor of Surgery, Divisions of Oncologic and Bariatric Surgery
Director of Surgical Clerkship
Medical Director, WVU Surgical Obesity Program
Chairperson, Clerkship Directors Subcommittee
American College of Surgeons Cancer Liaison Physician

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington WV
Associate Professor of Surgery

University of California, Davis
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery Division
Surgical Oncology Division

David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA
(Tertiary medical center with free-standing categorical surgery training program)
Chief, Surgical Oncology

Attending, Hematology-Oncology Service

Cancer Liaison Physician
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Chairperson, Cancer Committee

Member, Education and Diagnosis Working Group, Department of Defense (DoD) Breast Cancer Prevention Group

Member, Ethics Committee

1987 -1990
USAF Medical Center Scott, Belleville, IL

Chairperson, Surgical Case Review/Blood Utilization Committee

Attending, Nutritional Support Team, Vascular Surgery Service

Member, Tumor Board


•    American College of Surgeons
•    American Society of Clinical Oncology
•    American Society of Breast Surgeons

Publications and Presentations

Available Upon Request