Opthalmologist Macular Degeneration Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Ophthalmologist, Lasik, PRK, Medical Retina, Macular Degeneration, Oculoplastics, Cornea, Blepharoplasty, Botox, Fillers, Intravitreal Injections, Cataracts, Pterygium, Medical Coding, Ocular Trauma

EXPERIENCE

Capital Vision- Arlington, VA- Ophthalmologist and CEO
4/2008-3/2020
Ophthalmologist and medical director of successful solo ophthalmology practice specializing in personalized, quality eye care.
Manage and treat patients with dry and wet macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and other retinal diagnosis. Perform intravitreal injections and retinal lasers as indicated.
Evaluate and treat glaucoma patients. Order and review necessary tests. Provide medical, laser, and surgical treatment.
Perform “all laser” LASIK and other refractive surgeries with the latest technology
Market and perform cosmetic and functional oculoplastic and facial plastic procedures including blepharoplasties, neurotoxins, and fillers. Increased by oculoplastic patient volume by 20% annually.
Lead a dry eye clinic, specializing in medical and surgical treatments for dry eyes.
Evaluate and treat corneal diseases. Perform pterygium surgeries.
Provide routine and preventive eye exams, refractions, and contact lens fittings including specialty lenses.
Cover ocular emergencies for The Virginia Hospital Center and handle same day referrals and eye emergencies from local urgent care clinics.
Responsible for leadership and management of the practice including all employees and schedules.
Mentor and teach medical students and pre-health externs.
Manage and negotiate contracts with insurance companies and other payers to increase revenue and reduce costs. This resulted in a 30% increase in revenues in one year.
Implemented a telemedicine platform and perform telemedicine consultations. This allowed about 20% of patients who would otherwise note be able to come to the office to receive medical eye care.
Maintain excellent communication with patients, patent care coordinators, ophthalmic technicians, billing staff, referring doctors, and payers regarding patient care.
Ensure patients receive quality care at the most cost effective settings with utilization review.
Perform mock audits to ensure compliance with regulations.
Educate fellow physicians on providing quality eye care, research, and innovations in ophthalmic surgery through captivating presentations given locally and at national ophthalmic conferences (ASCRS and ARVO)

SEAK Medical Exerts- Medical Expert
1/2016-3/2020
Perform medical record review, independent medical opinions, and depositions as a consultant to attorneys in medical legal cases. Employed as contractor on a case by case basis.

QTC Medical – Ophthalmology Medical Examiner
12/2013-3/2020
Review medical records, perform eye exams, and complete disability benefits questionnaires for veterans.

The Hispanic Institute of Blindness Prevention -Alexandria, VA –
Ophthalmologist and Medical Director
2/2008- 9/2018
Provide medical and surgical ophthalmic care for the uninsured and low income patients.
Coordinate clinic set up and equipment.
Implement patient education and volunteer outreach programs within the community that assisted in providing medical care to thousands of patients.
Develop low cost programs to allow patients to have access to medical care.

The Princeton Eye Institute- Princeton NJ – Ophthalmologist
3/2004-3/2008
Provide medical and surgical ophthalmic care to patients in a private practice setting.
Educate patients about eye care prevention.
Communicate with patients, staff, and referring doctors about patient care.

Burlington County Eye Physicians -Burlington, NJ- Ophthalmologist
1/2005-3/2008
Provide medical and surgical ophthalmic care to patients
Collaborate with other physicians regarding practice management and patient care

Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceutical- Radnor, PA
6/1999-6/2000
Monitored safety and adverse events of Stage I and II clinical trials.
Responsible for writing clinical trial protocols and manuscripts.
Perform literature review and draft study reports for assigned studies to include any unanticipated adverse event reporting.

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Residency – Ophthalmology
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Internship – Transitional Medicine
The Chestnut Hill Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Medical School – MD degree
Drexel School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science/BS in Biology/Pre-Med
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Combined 6 year BS/MD program, Presidential Scholar – academic scholarship
Graduated with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and Magna Cum Laude,

Hamilton High School East
Hamilton, NJ
Class Valedictorian

CERTIFICATION

Board Certified – The American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2006
Recertification – MOC completed in 2012 – Valid until 2025

MEMBERSHIP

The American Academy of Ophthalmology
Women in Ophthalmology Society
Arlington Medical Society
Medical Society of Northern Virginia

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