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Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Malpractice Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Metabolic Bariatric Surgery, Dietitian, Bariatric Surgery Nutrition, Epidemiology, Sports Medicine, Medical Malpractice, Controlled Risk Insurance, Post Bariatric Surgical Care, Medical Surgical Patient Care, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Gastrointestinal Regulation, GI,

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Master of Public Health
Major:  Epidemiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1992-1997Doctor of Philosophy
Major:  Exercise Physiology and Human Performance
Minors:  Nutrition, Health Promotion
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
Master of Education
Majors:  Nutrition & Dietetics
University of Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, OH
Bachelor of Science
Majors:  Nutrition, Pre-Medicine
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

Professional Experience

Academic Experience
August 2008-present 
Clinical Assistant Professor.  A University, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, WA 
Sept. 2007-Dec. 2007
Sept. 2006-Dec. 2006 
Instructor: Exercise Science and Nutrition. University of Washington, Extension Certificate Program in Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA   
Sept. 1997-March 2000 
Core Nutrition Faculty, Instructor. Bastyr University, Department of Nutrition, Kenmore, WA

Dietetic, Exercise & Wellness Experience
April 2010-present A Company. Owner, sole proprietor. Services provided: bariatric nutrition expert, nutrition-focused expert witness consulting, bariatric and/or general nutrition education & lecturer, general nutrition counseling. 
April 2010-August 2010 
Medical Reviewer/Consultant/Expert Witness Controlled Risk Insurance Company (CRICO)/Risk Management Foundation (RMF). Malpractice Medical Program, Harvard Medical Institutions, Cambridge, MA

August 2008-present 
Clinical Inpatient Dietitian. Post-bariatric surgical care, medical-surgical patient care, critical care.  Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC), Tacoma, WA
April 2007-August 2009 
Clinical Inpatient Dietitian (per diem). Post-bariatric surgical care, medical-surgical patient care, critical care.  Franciscan Health System, St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, WA 
April 2007-August 2008 
Outpatient Dietitian; Bariatric Surgery Dietitian. Franciscan Health System, St. Francis Center for Weight Management, Federal Way, WA 
Sept. 2006-April 2007 
Clinical Inpatient Dietitian (per diem). Post-bariatric surgical care, medical-surgical patient care, critical care.  Franciscan Health System, St. Joseph’™s Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 
March 2001-Jan. 2008 
Group Exercise Instructor. YMCA Tacoma-Pierce County (Step, Active Older Adult, Women on Weights), WA 
March 2000-August 2002 
Nutrition consultant.  American Institute for Biosocial & Medical Research (AIBMR), Puyallup, WA
Sept. 1997 – March 2000 
Outpatient Dietitian/Supervisor for students.  Bastyr Natural Health Clinic, Seattle, WA 
July 1996- Aug. 1997
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Dietitian.  Montgomery County, OH 

June 1994- Feb. 1995 
Preventive Case Management Counselor, Corporate Wellness Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist.  Harris/ Hillesland Health Corporation, Toledo, OH
Post-Doctoral & Research Experience 
Available upon request.
Certifications & Organizations

Member: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN); abstract review committee (2010).
Member:  American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) 
Member: American Dietetics Association (ADA) 
Member: Washington State Dietetics Association (WSDA)
Member: South Sound Dietetics Association (SSDA)
1999- 2006, 2009  
Member: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
1998- present 
Certification: Washington State Department of Health; Certified Dietitian #DI00001069
1996- present  
Certification:  American Dietetic Association (ADA), Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

1992- present  
Certification:  American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Available upon request. 

Available upon request.



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