Medical Ethics Bioethics Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Medical ethics, bioethics, medical malpractice, medical errors, medical privacy, medical confidentiality, medical wrongful death, wrongful birth, genetics, assisted reproductive technologies, nursing home abuse, health care ethics, clinical ethics

Professional Experience

2009 The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Canada, Director of Ethics

2007 A private company in Pittsburgh, PA

Healthcare Consulting - Independent Contractor

2007 Gateway Hospice, Pittsburgh, PA

Community Education Specialist-Independent contractor

2005-2008 The Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Philosophy

Courses taught in Department of Philosophy: Ethics, Philosophy, and World Religions.

2005-2007 Regional Interfaith Chaplaincy Services, Pittsburgh, PA 

Director of Spiritual Care

2001-2005 Heartland Hospice, Pittsburgh, PA

Director of Spiritual Care

1997-2000 Family Hospice, Pittsburgh PA

Director of Spiritual Care

1997-1999 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA
Trauma and Emergency Department Interfaith Chaplain

1992-1996 Mount Aloysius College, Cresson PA


Courses taught in Department of Philosophy: Philosophy,

Anthropology, Human Geography, World Religions and Ethics.

1992-1995 Greater Johnstown School District, Johnstown PA

SpeechDebate Team Coach/Long Term Substitute

Speech Team Coach

ESL Instructor

Social Studies Long Term Substitute

1989-1991 Producers Link Marketing Center, Non Profit Economic Development Program, Cairo,


National Director

As Executive Director with a local staff of fifty, managed national not-for-profit, income-generating

program for rural women

Wrote proposals for grants and received funding in excess of $1.5 million dollars from the European

Union’s Third World Development Fund

Developed and implemented organizational policies and procedures

Oversaw the distribution of micro-capitol grants to women’s cooperatives

Coordinated all the marketing strategies for the agency

Transitioned the program into local direction and control


2008-2009 Post-Doctoral Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellowship, University of Toronto,
Joint Centre for Bioethics.  Clinical rotations; Trillium Health Centre, North York General Hospital, Mt.
Sinai Hospital and Community Care Access Centre Central.
2007 DHCE, Doctor of Health Care Ethics, Center for Health Care Ethics, Duquesne University,
Pittsburgh, PA.

Thesis: A Comprehensive Curriculum for a Graduate Level Course Exploring Byzantine Christian
Methodological Approaches to Health Care Ethics.
Supervisor: Dr. Aaron Mackler, Chair, Center for Health Care Ethics, Duquesne University.

1997 Master of Arts, Department of Theology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Specialization in Clinical Chaplaincy
Thesis: Comparative Analysis of Clinical Pastoral Frameworks
Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Malloy, Department of Theology,
Duquesne University.

1987 Master of Public and International Affairs, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs,
University of Pittsburgh.
Specialization in Economic and Social Development
Thesis:  Population Migration and Employment Trends in Kenya
Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Eaton, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh.

1985 Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Eastern Mennonite University.

Special Clinical Training and Experience

1999-2000 Clinical Ethics Residency, St. Francis Medical Center.
500 Hours of Clinical Supervision.

1997 Clinical Pastoral Education, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
1250 Hours of Clinical Supervision.

Professional Associations

Member, Canadian Bioethics Society
Member, Society of Christian Ethics
Associate Member, Society of Jewish Ethics.
Member, Hastings Center
Member, American Society of Bioethics and the Humanities
Member of Working Group on Professionalisation, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Member of Working Group of Accreditation, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto


Fluent in spoken Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
Doctoral level completion of Hebrew

Masters level completion of New Testament Greek


Available upon request


Available upon request

Presentations and Juried Conferences

Available upon request

Lectures and Educational Seminars

Available upon request