Neurosurgery Neuroradiology Spinal Injury Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery, Spinal Injury, Head, Cervical, Automotive, Coccidiomycosal Meningitis

EDUCATION

1958-1961
Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York

1961-1965
B.S.- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York

1965- 1969
M.D. – New York University School of Medicine,
New York, New York

1968
Oxford University Clinical School, Oxford, England

1970- 1971
University of Minnesota Graduate School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

EXPERIENCE

1966- 1969       
Research Assistant, Department of Neuroradiology, NY- Bellevue Medical Center, New York, New York

1969- 1970
Intern, University of Minnesota Hospitals,Minneapolis, Minnesota

1970- 1971
Surgical Fellow, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Laboratory of O.H. Wagensteen, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1971- 1972
Principal Investigator, Department – Experimental Surgery, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Assistant Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

1972- 1974
Principal Investigator, Neurobiology Section,Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute;Medical Officer, Defense Nuclear Agency; Medical Consultant, Dept. of Transportation

1974-1978
Resident, Neurosurgery Section, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Medical Consultant, Dept. of Transportation; Radiology Consultant, AFR

1978- 1979
Asst. Chief; Chief; Neurosurgery Section,Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, California

1979 – 1980
Chief Neurosurgeon, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services; Asst. Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland

1981- 1984
Asst. Clinical Professor, Neurosurgery Section,Stanford University School of Medicine.Attending Neurosurgeon, Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto VA Hospital

1984- 1997
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), Stanford University School of Medicine

1997- 2005
Clinical Professor of Surgery
(Neurosurgery), Stanford University School of Medicine

1983- 2005
Chief Neurosurgeon, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California

2005- 2012
Solo Practice Neurosurgeon, O’Connor, Good Samaritan, El Camino – Los Gatos Hospitals

CURRENT POSITIONS / ACTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

2009-2012
Surgical Review Committee, O’Connor Hospital           

2010-2012
Chief of Neurosurgery, Good Samaritan Hospital

2010-2012
Surgical Executive Committee, O’Connor Hospital

2012
Professional Performance Evaluation Committee (PPEC) Good Samaritan Hospital

MEDICAL LICENSURE

1970 -1976
Minnesota

1972- 1980
District of Columbia

1979- 1980
Maryland

1979- present   
California

MEDICAL BOARDS

1984 Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

American Medical Association  (1981-2010)

Santa Clara County Medical Society, Trauma Committee Member
(1981- 2005)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (1984-2012)

California Association of Neurological Surgeons (1986-2012)

San Francisco Neurological Society  (1983-2002)

Advisory Board – Northern California Regional
Spinal Injury System  (1985- 2005)

American Spinal Injury Association,  (1985-1995)

Joint Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care of AANS
(1990-2005)

MILITARY SERVICE

August 1971
First Lieutenant- Entered active duty,Minneapolis, Minn.

1971- 1972
Captain- Walter Reed Army Medical Center

1972-1973
Defense Nuclear Agency

1973-1974
Major-Defense Nuclear Agency

1974-1978
Walter Reed Army Medical Center

1978-1979
Lieutenant Colonel-Letterman Army Medical Center

1979-1999
Lieutenant Colonel -Independent Ready Reserve, U.S. Army Medical Corps

August 1999   
Honorable Discharge USAR (30 years service)

AWARDS

March 1961
Second Prize, New York City Science Fair

April 1974
Raymond P. Metcalf Award for Surgical Research, US Army Medical Department

June 1974
Joint Service Commendation Medal, Department of Defense

June 1974
Arch T. Colwell Merit Award for Original Technical Paper, Society of Automotive Engineers

November 1985
Commendation for Clinical Care, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

April 1986
Platinum Pen Award, San Jose Mercury Newspaper

July 1990
Commendation for Clinical Care, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

October 1999
Commendation, Zoe Lofgren, US Congress
re: SCVMC High School Summer Intern Program

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS: Upon Request

EXHIBITS & POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Upon Request

MEDICAL & SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: Upon Request

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