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Nephrology Internal Medicine Scleroderma Nursing Home Medical Director Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Board Certified, Scleroderma, Nursing Home Medical Director,

PRESENT POSITION

Nephrologist and Internal Medicine
Private Practice, 1998-present

CEO, Medical Director, and Partner
Private Dialysis Center
Chicago Heights, IL, 2003-2005

CEO, Medical Director, and Partner
Private Dialysis Center,
Chicago Heights, IL, 2005 to present

CEO, Medical Director, and Partner
Community Dialysis Center

Harvey, IL, January 2008-present

PAST WORK

  • Medical Director, Midwest Renal Care, 2001-2003
  • Medical Director, Burnham Terrace 1996-2000
    Introduced in-house peritoneal dialysis, average census 2 patients.
  • Medical Director, St. Margaret Hospital Dialysis Unit, Hammond, IN 1992-1994
  • Medical Director, Orland Dialysis Unit, 1992-1998
  • Medical Director, Edgewater Hospital Dialysis Unit, Chicago, IL  1981-1986
  • Partner, Olympia Fields Internal Medicine, aka Horizon Health Care, 1986-1998
  • Hospitalist, Ingalls Hospital – covering 26,000 patients, 1997-1999
  • PODS leader, responsible for quality assurance, utilization review, and precertification of inpatient and outpatient care for 6000 commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid recipients
  • Member, Medical Management and Finance Committee, Ingalls Provider Group
  • Member, Quality Assurance, Accord/Catholic Hospital Association, Chicago, IL
  • Member, Board of Directors, St. James PHO
  • Utilization review physician, St. James Hospital
  • Lecturer, Chicago Medical School, 1981-1988
  • Medical Director, Imperial Nursing Home, Hazel Crest, IL, 2000-2008
  • Medical Director, Mercy Health Care, Homewood, IL, 2004-2006

HOSPITALS

  • Ingalls Hospital, Harvey, IL
  • MetroSouth Hospital, Blue Island, IL, formerly known as St. Francis Hospital
  • South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest, IL
  • St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields, IL
  • St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond and Dyer, IN
  • Trinity Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Nephrology fellow, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, includes third year of research in lymphocyte profiling in transplant medicine 1978-1981

Straight internal medicine residency, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL  1975-1978

M.D. degree, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1975

B.A. with Honors, Swathmore College, Swathmore, PA  1971

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

MEDICAL LICENSURE

  • Illinois
  • Indiana

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Diplomate, American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Internal Medicine

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