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Neurosurgery Spine Oncology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Neurosurgery, Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Spinal Surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation cranial

Expert Witness No.40

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgery ABNS (11/2015-Present)
  • Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgery FAANS (11/2015-Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons FACS (10/2017-Present)

LICENSURE

Active:
California- 9/2006-Current

Inactive:
New Mexico- 09/2011-07/2015
Maine- 08/2016-2018
Virginia- 10/21/2016-2018
North Dakota- 2/2017-2018
Maryland-10/2011- 2018

EDUCATION

College Education:

  • University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • UCR/UCLA Biomedical 7-year Accelerated B.A./B.S./M.D. Program
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • University Honors Program
  • Placement into Advanced Spanish
  • Mentor: Chancellor and Professor Raymond Orbach PhD
  • Emergency Medical Technician Licensure: EMT-B (Riverside, CA)
    1998-1999 (1 year)

Harvard University Summer Program (Boston, MA)
6/1999-9/1999 (3 months)
Senior Year High School Summer Program
General Chemistry with Lab
Mentor: Professor James Davis PhD

Harvard University Summer Program (Boston, MA)
6/2000-9/2000 (3 months)
Organic Chemistry with Lab
Mentor: Professor Ault Addison PhD

Harvard University Summer Program (Boston, MA)
6/2002-9/2002 (3 months)
Audited Java and Karel++ Computer Programming

Medical School Education:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
9/2001-6/2005 (4 years)
Mentor: Ulrich Batzdorf MD, Neil Martin MD, Dennis Malkasian MD PhD

Surgical Education:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: American Brain Tumor Association Fellowship
6/2002-12/2002 (6 months)
Mentor: Keith Black MD
Microsurgery: Rat Internal Carotid Artery and Femoral Artery/Vein Catheterization
Stereotactic Brain Tumor Implantation in Rats

UCLA Medical Center Neurosurgery SubInternship (Los Angeles, CA)
7/04-8/04 (1 month)
Mentor: Ulrich Batzdorf MD, Neil Martin MD

USC Medical Center Neurosurgery Sub-Internship (Los Angeles, CA)
8/04-9/04 (1 month)
Mentor: Steven Giannotta MD, Michael Apuzzo MD

UCLA Medical Center: Fellowship in Cadaveric Skull Base Microsurgery and Surgical Anatomy (Los Angeles, CA)
Mentor: Dennis Malkasian MD, PhD and Donald Becker MD
6/2004-9/2006 (2 years)

TRAINING

Surgical Internship Training:
UCLA Medical Center General Surgery Internship (Los Angeles, CA)
6/2005-6/2006 (1 year)

Neurosurgical Residency Training:

University of New Mexico Medical Center Neurosurgical Residency (Albuquerque, NM)
6/2006-6/2012 (6 years)
Mentor: Howard Yonas MD (Chairman), David Sklar MD (Associate Dean GME)

University of New Mexico Veterans Affairs(VA) Hospital: Neurosurgery Chief Resident (Albuquerque, NM)
1/2009-7/2009 (6 months)

University of New Mexico Medical Center: Neurosurgery Chief Resident (Albuquerque, NM)
Leadership: Surgical and Administrative
6/2011-6/2012 (1 year)

University of New Mexico Medical Center: Enfolded Neurosurgical Interventional Radiology Fellowship (Albuquerque, NM)
Mentor: Christopher Taylor M.D.
6/2008-1/2009 (6 months)

University of New Mexico Medical Center Department of Orthopedic and Hand Surgery: Fellowship in Microsuture Advanced Training Laboratory(Albuquerque, NM)
11/2010-5/2011(6 months)
Mentor: Moheb Moneim MD (Chairman Emeritus Orthopedic Surgery)
Training in Rat Femoral Artery Anastomotic Microsuture Techniques
(Side-Side, End-Side, Backwall First, Frontwall First)

University of New Mexico Medical Center Department of Orthopedic and Hand Surgery: Enfolded Fellowship in Peripheral Nerve Surgery(Albuquerque, NM)
4/2011-5/2011 (1 month)
Mentor: Moheib Moneim MD (Chairman Emeritus Orthopedic Surgery)

Neurosurgical Instructorship/Fellowship:

Hopkins University Medical Center Assistant Professor/Instructor and Fellow in Spine Surgery and Spinal Oncology (Baltimore, MD)
2012-2013 (1 year)
Clinical and Research Instructorship and Fellowship
Mentor: Ziya Gokaslan MD, FACS (Vice-Chair Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins)
Faculty Instructor Privileges

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group- Neurosurgery Department (Los Angeles, CA)
7/2013-8/2015
Attending Neurosurgeon
Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation cranial and Spinal
Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit—CA (2013-Present)
Mentor: Richard Williams MD

Locums (CompHealth)

Desert Spine and Neurosurgical Institute (Palm Springs, CA)
Locums Neurosurgeon
04/18/16-08/31/16
Covering Level 2/3 Trauma
Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation cranial & Spinal

Peninsula Regional Medical Center (Salisbury, MD)
Locums Neurosurgeon
9/2/16-9/14/16
Covering Level 2/3 Trauma
Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation
cranial and spinal

Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor, ME)
Locums Neurosurgeon
10/3/16-10/17/16, 10/30/16-11/14/16, 11/28/16-2/13/17
Covering Level 2/3 Trauma
Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation
cranial & spinal

Mercy Medical Center (Redding, CA)
Locums Neurosurgeon
11/15/16-11/28/16
Covering Level 2/3 Trauma
Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation
cranial and spinal

University of California at Riverside (Riverside, CA)
2/16/2017-Present
Assistant Professor III of Neurosurgery
Specialty: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary
tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally
invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation
cranial and Spinal
Active Staff, Riverside Community Hospital-8/10/2017
Faculty Neurology UC Riverside 8/2017-Present

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