Ophthalmic Surgical Consultant Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Ophthalmic Surgical Consultant, Board Certified Medical Examiner, Surgery, Ophthalmologic, Neuro Ophthalmology, Neuro Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic surgery, Ocular anesthesia, Trauma, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Diabetes, Aging, Vision Loss, Workers Compensation, Sports Injuries, Chemical Reactions, Drug Reactions, Visual Aspects of Criminal Cases, Injuries on the High Seas, Ocular Trauma, Product Liability, Auto Accidents, Board Certified Ophthalmology

Work History

  • 1984-86: Kasner & Fisher, P.A.
  • 1986-2018 Director, Kendall Eye Institute
  • 1989-1993: Surgical Consultant, Homestead Airforce Base
  • 2018-2020: Senior Surgeon, Neuro-ophthalmology, Ziv Hospital, Tzfat, Israel
  • 2020: Medical Ophthalmology and Neuro-ophthalmology, Michael Levine, M.D., PA, Boynton Beach, Fl
  • 1989-Present: Ophthalmology Consultant, United States Coast Guard, Miami Beach, Special Medical Examiner for State of Florida

Undergraduate Education

  • 1971-1975: Michigan State University (Lyman Briggs Science College), Bachelor of Science with High Honors

Graduate Education

  • 1975-1979: Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Doctorate of Medicine 1995-1997: Nova SouthEastern University, Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution

Medical Internship

  • 1979: Sinai Hospital of Detroit

Ophthalmology Residency

  • 1980-1983: Sinai Hospital of Detroit
  • 1982-1983: Director of the Ocular Physiology Laboratory and Neuro-ophthalmology Department, Sinai Hospital of Detroit

Fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology

  • 1983-1984: The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of Miami

Research

  • 1972: Michigan State University, “Aerosols & Lung Disease”
  • 1973: Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Pathology Summer Research Fellow
  • 1974: Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Cardiac Surgery Summer Research Fellow
  • 1975: Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Psychiatry Summer Research Fellow
  • 1978: Jefferson Medical College, “Design for A Computerized Coronary Intensive Care Unit”
  • 1982: Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Research Grant – “Glaucoma and Hypothyroidism”
  • 1985: University of Miami Microsugery Laboratory – Research “CO2 Laser Wound Closure and the Treatment of Corneal Astigmatism”
  • 1985-86: IOLAB Corporation, Chief Investigator for FDA Core Multi-Center Study of Transscleral Yag Laser Cyclophotocoagulation in the Treatment of Glaucoma
  • 1985-86: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Chief Investigator Human Research Protochol for Study of Transscleral Yag Laser Cyclophotocoagulation in the Treatment of Glaucoma 1985-88: Bio-Quantum Corporation, Chief Investigator for Carbon Monoxide and CO2 Laser Scapels
  • 1985-88: Bio-Quantum Corporation, Chief Investigator for Carbon Monoxide Laser for Sutureless Wound Closure
  • 1992: Stortz Instruments, Designer of “Subtenon’s Ocular Anesthesia Cannula”
  • 1997: Agency for Health Care Administration State of Floriday, Designed Model for Managed Care Ombudsman Program
  • 1997: Nova SouthEastern University, “A Study of Medical Conflict Resolution at Baptist Health Care Systems of South Florida”
  • 1998: Alcon Laboratories, Azopt Glaucoma Drops Comfort Study
  • 1999 Alocril Community Ocular Allergy Study
  • 2000: Daisy BB Gun Company, A Study of the Effects of Accidental Discharges of BBs on Human Globes

Ophthalmic Equipment Design

  • Cadwell Portable Ocular Electrophysiology Computer (Model # 7200) Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Diovide Laser Scapels (Bio-quantum, Inc)
  • Subtenon’s Ocular Anesthesia Cannula (Stortz, Inc.)

Academic Teaching Positions

  • 1982-83: Director Neuro-ophthalmology Department and Ocular Electrophysiology Laboratory, Sinai Hospital of Detroit
  • 1985-86: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Clinical Instructor
  • 1985: Jackson Memorial Hospital Neurology Department, Clinical Instructor 1986-88: Miami Dade Medical Campus, Clinical Instructor
  • 1986-88: Miami Dade Optician School, Faculty Board Member
  • 1987-88: Miami Dade Optometic Review Course, Coordinator & Instructor
  • 1988: JCAPO Ophthalmic Technician Regional Update Course, Director 1989-Present: Miami Dade Optician School, Clinical Instructor
  • 1993-1995: University of Miami Medical School, Ethics & Medicine Instructor
  • 1995: Miami Dade Medical Campus, Ophthalmic Assistant Instructor
  • 1997-2000: Florida International University, Adjunct Professor – Medical Research & Writing
  • 1999-Present: InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry, Clinical Professor

Profession Associations

  • Heed Fellowship Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association of Physicians and Surgeons American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics Bioethics/Health Law Working Group, Shepard
  • Law School National Institute of Quality Assurance
  • Medical Ethics Committee Baptist Health Care Systems
  • Israeli Medical Society

Hospital & Medical Affiliations

  • Baptist Hospital Emeritus Staff
  • South Miami Hospital Emeritus Staff
  • United States Coast Guard Miami Beach Station, Consulting Ophthalmologist United States Air Force Southern Command, Consulting
  • Ophthalmologist Homestead Reserve Airforce Base, Consulting Ophthalmologist
  • Florida International University Football Program, Consulting Ophthalmologist Clinical Professor, InterAmerican University, Puerto Rico
  • Ophthalmologist and Neuro-ophthalmology Ziv Hospital, Tzfat, Israel

Awards and Honors

  • 1983: Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Best Scientific Paper
  • 1983: Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Saul Sugar Award
  • 1983: Heed Scholarship Award to study neuroophthalmology
  • 1998: Papal Blessing, in gratitude for medical services to Miami Catholic Archdiocese 1999: American Academy of Ophthalmology Lifetime Achievement Award for Continuing Medical Education

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Florida Workers Compensation Certification Board

License

  • State of Florida
  • State of Israel Medical License

 

 

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