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Expert Witness No. 39

Pennsylvania

CURRENT POSITION:

  • Professor
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
UNDERGRADUATE:

1970 1974
Bucknell University
B.S., 1974
Lewisburg, PA Chemistry

GRADUATE:

1974 1978
University of Pittsburgh
M.D., 1978
School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

1997-1999
West Virginia University
M.B.A., 1999
School of Business and Economics
Health Sciences Executive MBA Program
Morgantown, WV

POSTGRADUATE:

1978 1979
Mercy Hospital Internship Flex

1979 1981
Massachusetts General Hospital Resident,
Boston, MA Anesthesiology

1982 1983
Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship
Boston, MA
Critical Care Medicine and Neuroanesthesia

7/91-4/92
Sabbatical Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Courses:
University of Pittsburgh
Neuroscience I
Neuroscience II
Molecular Neurobiology

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS
ACADEMIC:

1979 1981
Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellow in
Boston, MA
Anesthesia

1981 1982
Harvard Medical School Instructor in
Boston, MA
Anesthesia

1982 1983
Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellow in Boston, MA Anesthesia

1983 8/88
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Assistant Professor
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Anesthesiology
Hershey, PA

9/88 1/90
University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor
School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology/CCM
Pittsburgh, PA

9/88 6/90
University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor
School of Medicine (Secondary Department of Neurologic Surgery Appointment)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

1/90 12/95
University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology/CCM
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

1/90-12/95
University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor School of Medicine (secondary Appointment)
Department of Neurologic Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

1/96-1/97
University of Pittsburgh Professor School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology/CCM
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

1/96-1/97
University of Pittsburgh Professor School of Medicine (secondary Appointment)
Department of Neurologic Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

1/97-2/01
West Virginia University Professor & Vice Chairman\
School of Medicine
Tenured, 1999\
Department of Anesthesiology\
Morgantown, West Virginia

1/97-2/01
West Virginia University Professor
School of Medicine (secondary appointment)
Department of Neurosurgery
Morgantown, West Virginia

7/1/98-2/01
West Virginia School
Clinical Professor of Osteopathic Medicine
Lewisburg, West Virginia

2/01-present
University of Pennsylvania
Professor
Department of Anesthesia
Philadelphia, PA

2/01-present
University of Pennsylvania
Professor
Department of Neurosurgery (secondary appointment)
Philadelphia, PA

NON ACADEMIC & ADMINISTRATIVE:

1981 1982
Massachusetts General Hospital Staff Anesthesiologist
Boston, MA

1981 1983
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Associate Staff
Boston, MA
Anesthesiologist

1981 1983
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Affiliate Staff
Boston, MA
Anesthesiologistbooks

1983 9/88
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Anesthesiologist
Hershey, PA

9/88 1/97
Presbyterian University Hospital
Staff Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology/CCM
DeSoto at O’Hara Streets
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

9/88 7/89
Presbyterian University Hospital
Director,Department of Anesthesiology/CCM Neuroanesthesia
DeSoto at O’Hara Streets
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

9/88 6/91
Presbyterian University Hospital
CCM Physician,
Department of Anesthesiology/CCM
Intensive Care Unit
DeSoto at O’Hara Streets
Neurotrauma
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

9/89 12/94
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Staff Anesthesiologist
One Children’s Place (University of Pittsburgh Epilepsy Center)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

7/91 1/97
Montefiore University Hospital Medical Director
Department of Anesthesiology/CCM
Neurosurgical
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Intensive Care Unit

7/91 1/97
Montefiore University Hospital
Staff Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology/CCM
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

1/97-present
Ruby Memorial Hospital Staff Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology
Morgantown, West Virginia

1/97
Department of Anesthesiology
Director of Neuroanesthesia
West Virginia University
Ruby Memorial Hospital
Morgantown, West Virginia

2/2001-2014
Department of Anesthesia
Director of Neuroanesthesia
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Section ChiefNeuro/ORL/Uro
Philadelphia, PA

7/2005-2007
Measey Medical Simulation Center
Director
School of Medicine
Office of Academic Affairs
University of Pennsylvania

7/2005-present
Neurocritical Care Program
Co-Director
Departments of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care, Neurosurgery, and
Neurology
University of Pennsylvania

2014-present
Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Director
Critical Care Program
Department of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE
SPECIALTY and OTHER CERTIFICATIONS:
  • 1969 Emergency Medical Technician-Pa
  • 1983 Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • 1985 Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • 1986 Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine Sub specialty
  • 1991 Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified
  • 1993 American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Continued Demonstration of Qualifications
  • 1999 Instructor, Fundamental Critical Care Support
  • 2003-2004 Patient Safety Leadership Academy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2005 Center for Medical Simulation Instructors’ Course, Harvard
  • 2007 Neurocritical Care subspecialty certification
  • United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. Expires 12/31/17
MEDICAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE:
  • 1979 Present Pennsylvania Medical License
  • 1979-1983 Massachusetts Medical License
  • 2000-2002 Ohio Medical License
  • 1996-2002 West Virginia Medical License
  • 2003-present HIPAA Privacy Education certification
  • 2005-present Patient Oriented Research Certification, University of Pennsylvania
  • Full Review Certification
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

1978 1987, 2005-12
American Medical Association
1979
American Society of Anesthesiologists
2004-2012
Adjunct member Ethics Committee
1981
Society of Critical Care Medicine
1986 1988
Subcommittee on Ethics
1983
Massachusetts General Hospital Alumni Association
1983-
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists
1983
Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
1984-88
Education Committee
1996-98 Nominating Committee
2006-
Council Member
2008-12 Vice President for Communications
2012-13 Secy Treasurer
2013-14 Vice President, Education
2014-15 President Elect
2015-16 President
2016-17 Immediate past president
2012-2014
SNACC fellowship task force
2010-2015
SNACC communications committee
2012-2015
SNACC Neurocritical care special interest group
1984 1987
Closed and Low Flow Anesthesia Systems Society
1986 1995 2001-
Pennsylvania Society of Critical Care Medicine
Founding Member, Council Member, President
1986-1992
Chairman, Scientific Program Committee
1986 1988
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
1986
Society for Neuroscience
1987 1991
American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
1987 1988
Publication Committee
1987 1988
Chairman, Education Committee
1989 1992
Society for Neurotrauma
1990-
Association of University Anesthesiologists (elected)
2001-2005
Educational Advisory Board
2002-
Newsletter Editor
2013-
Chair of the Communications and Website Committee
2003-2009
Treasurer
1991
American College of Critical Care Medicine (elected)
1992 1996
Pittsburgh Neuroscience Society
1997-2001
West Virginia State Society of Anesthesiologists
1999-2001
West Virginia State Medical Association
2001-2004
National Healthcare Cost and Quality Association
2004-
Society for Medical Simulation
2005-
Neurocritical Care Society
Council Member-2006-9
2012-2014
Neurocritical Care Society Liaison Committee
2014-2016
UCNS co-chair certification committee
2010-
John Morgan Society (elected)
2015-2016
American Society of Anesthesiologists
2016-
FNCS Selection Committee

HONORS

1970
Gulf Oil Corporation Scholarship
1973
Omnicron Delta Kappa Honorary Society
1976
Excellence in Research Award, AMSA-UTMB National Student
Research Forum
1978
Kinderer Award in Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh
1985
Parker B. Francis Award in Anesthesiology
1990
Association of University Anesthesiologists (elected)
1991
Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine (elected) FCCM
1995
Resident preceptor (EH Sinz)
ASA resident research essay award, 2nd place
SNACC Young Investigator Award
W PA Society of Anesthesiologists, resident research essay award 1st prize
2010-
John Morgan Society-University of Pennsylvania Honorary Society(elected)
2014
Fellow, Neurocritical Society (elected) FNCS
2018
IARS Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award
2018

Editorial
Referee
  • Anesthesiology 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1997-present
  • Critical Care Medicine 1988, 1990, 1991, 2012
  • Journal of the American Medical Association 1988
  • Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 1989, 1991, 1995
  • Stroke 1989, 1991
  • Spinal Cord Research Foundation Grants 1991
  • Veteran’s Administration Grant 1991, 1997, 1999
  • Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology 1991-present
  • Editorial Board 1993-present
  • Journal of Clinical Monitoring 1993
  • International Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 1993
  • Ben Franklin Grant 1993, 1994
  • Resuscitation 1994
  • Consultant, National Institutes of Health 1996
  • Anesthesia and Analgesia 1997-present
  • Associate Editorial Board 2006-2008
SERVICE:

University and Medical School
Pennsylvania State University: Hershey Medical Center:
Committees

1984-1988
Adult Critical Care Complex Committee
1984-1988
Chairman, CPR Subcommittee of the Adult Critical Care Complex Committee
1984-1988
Emergency Care Unit Committee
1985
patient Monitoring Equipment Task Force
1985
Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Emergency Care Unit Committee on Internal Disaster Planning
1983-1988
Education Committee, Department of Anesthesia
1986-1988
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
1986-1988
Chairman, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
1986-1988
Antibiotic Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Hospital Appointments

1983-1988
Associate Medical Director, Department of Respiratory Care
1987-1988
Triage Officer Adult Critical Care Complex 1984-1986
1987-1988
Co-director Intermediate Care Unit

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Committees

1988-1989
Executive Committee, Department of Anesthesiology, Presbyterian-University Hospital
1988-1990
Task Force on Intraoperative Imaging, Presbyterian-University Hospital
1988-1997
Research Committee, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology/CCM
1989-1990
Medical Audit Committee, Trauma Services, Presbyterian-University Hospital
1991-1993
Neurology Chair Search Committee
1991-1997
Chairman, Montefiore University Hospital NICU Q/A Committee

Hospital and University Appointments

1988-1989
Director Neuroanesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology/CCM Presbyterian-University Hospital
1988-1997
Presbyterian-University Hospital – privileges in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
1988-1994
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – privileges in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
1991-1997
Montifiore University Hospital – Privileges in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
1988-1997
Director, Neurologic Anesthesia and Supportive Care Program, Department of Anesthesiology, CCM, University of Pittsburgh
1988-1997
Member, University of Pittsburgh Epilepsy Center
1988-1997
Consultant, International Resuscitation Research Center
1988-1992
Member, Brain Resuscitation Clinical Trials Steering Committee; International Resuscitation Research Center
1989-1997
Member, Center for Clinical Neurophysiology; Director ICU Monitoring
1991-1992
Neurology Chair Search Committee
1991-1997
Medical Director, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, Montifiore University Hospital and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
1991-1995
Montefiore University Hospital, ICU Committee
1991-1997
Chairman, NICU Q/A Committee, UPMC

West Virginia University School of Medicine
Committees

1997-2001
Academic Standards Committee
1997-1998
Student Centered Committee
1997-2001
Chair, Education Committee, Dept of Anesthesiology
1997-2001
Chair, Research Committee, Dept of Anesthesiology
1997-1998
Curriculum Committee
1999-2000
Chair, Promotion and Tenure committee, Dept of Anesthesiology
1999-2000
Promotion and Tenure committee, Dept of Neurosurgery

Hospital and University Appointments

1997-2001
Director of Neuroanesthesia
997-2001
Clinical privileges Ruby Memorial Hospital
1998-2001
Attending intensivist surgical intensive care
1999-2001
Attending intensivist pediatric intensive care

University of Pennsylvania
Committees
HUP & UPHS

2001-present
Block Leaders Committee
2003-2004
Patient Safety Leadership Academy
2005-
Co-Director Neurocritical Care program
2013
CoChair: NeuroICU Support Services/Resource Team

Department of Anesthesia

2001-present
Director Neuroanesthesia
2001-present
Chair’s Advisory Committee
2001
Substance Abuse Committee
2001-present
COAP committee
2002
Chair, New Clinical Business Committee. Report filed Oct 15, 2002
2004
Chair Recruiting Committee
2004
Pain Director Search Committee

University of Pennsylvania

2004-2005
Medical Simulation Task Force
2005-2007
Medical Director, Measey Medical Simulation Center
2016-2018
Patent Policy Appeals Advisory Board

Hospital Appointments

2001-present
Block Chief Neuroanesthesia, ORL, Urology
2001-2010
Operating Room Coordinator

National and International Committee Work:

1983-present
Education Committee, Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care
1986- 1992
Council Member, Pennsylvania Society of Critical Care Medicine
1987-1988
Chairman, Education Committee, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
1987-1989
Chairman, Scientific Program Committee Pennsylvania Society of Critical Care Medicine
1987-1989
Publication Committee, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
1987-1990
Academic Coordinator, Annual Meetings of the Pennsylvania Society of Critical Care Medicine
1987-1994
Subcommittee on Ethics, Society of Critical Care Medicine
1988- 1992
Editor, “The Forum,” in triannual Newsletter of the Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
1988- 1992
Committee on Panels, American Society of Anesthesiologists
1990-1991
President, Pennsylvania Society of Critical Care Medicine
1996
Clinical Neuroscience Subcommittee, American Society of Anesthesiologists
1998-1999
Newsletter task force Association of University Anesthesiologists
2002-present
Newsletter editor, Association of University Anesthesiologists
2004
Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health: Special Emphasis Panel/Initial Review Group 2004/05 ZHL1 CSR-G (M1)
2004-2008
Membership Committee, Neurocritical Care Society
2004-2010
Treasurer, Association of University Anesthesiologists
2008-2010
Board of Directors, Neurocritical Care Society
2010-2012
Nominating Committee, Neurocritical Care Society
2010-2012
NASA Bed Rest Experiment DSMB, Space Life Sciences Directorate at NASA Johnson Space Center
2011-2013
Organizing Committee, Neurocritical Care Society
2013 Chair of the 40th Anniversary Meeting Task Force, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
2012-2013
Secretary-Treasurer, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
2013-2014
VP for Education and Scientific Affairs, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
2014-2015
President Elect, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
2015-2016
President, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
2015-2016
ASA Committee on Specialty Societies Members
2016-2017
Immediate Past President, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Community Activities

1967-1970
Hospital Volunteer (Redcoat), Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, PA
1967-1978
Emergency Medical Technician (Volunteer), Mutual Aid Ambulance Service, Greensburg, PA; West Hempfield Rescue 14, Adamsburg, PA
1970-1974
Emergency Medical Technician and Fireman First Class (Volunteer), John Cameron Fire Department, Lewisburg, PA
1970-1974
Athletic Trainer (Football, Swimming, Track), Bucknell University, department of Athletics, Lewisburg, PA
1986-1988
Sponsor Young Astronauts program Derry School District, Hershey, PA
1988-1992
Indian Guides and Indian Princesses, South Hills Area YMCA
1996-2000
Indian Guides and Indian Princesses, South Hills Area YMCA
1994, 1995, 2007-2013
Great race, City of Pittsburgh, participant (and finisher)
2010-present
Member, UPenn Anesthesia Running Team


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