Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dental Malpractice , Failure to Diagnose, Nerve Injuries and Paresthesia, Anesthesia and Sedation, Trauma, Orthognathic Surgery, Dental Implants, Oral Pathology , Infection, Impacted Teeth, Temporomandibular Disorders, Osteonecrosis, Dental Forensics , Patent law, Plaintiff and Defense,

EDUCATION

1966-1970
The Albany Academy

1970-1974
St Michael’s College, BA Cum Laude

1974-1978
Columbia University, DDS

2003-2007
Union Graduate College, MBA with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

1978-1979
Internship, General Dentistry, St Clare’s Hospital, Schenectady NY

1979-1981
Residency and Chief Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Long
Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

1981
Fellowship in Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Victoria Hospital, East
Grinstead, Sussex, England

MILITARY SERVICE

1988-90
Lt Commander, PRIMUS Unit of Albany Medical Center, US Naval Reserve

CURRENT AND PAST POSITIONS

1982-2011
Private Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Schenectady, NY

1988-1993
Director of Dental Education and Oral Surgical Services, St Clare’s
Hospital, Schenectady, NY

1989-1993
Chief, Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, St Clare’s Hospital

1988-2002
Co-Director, Cleft Palate Center, St Clare’s Hospital

2003-2004
Oral Surgery Consultant, New York State Department of Health

2008-2011
Business Consultant in Healthcare, Millennium Business Communications

2011-2017
Associate Professor, Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, VCU
School of Dentistry and VCU Medical Center

2017-present
Professor, Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, VCU
School of Dentistry and VCU Medical Center

LICENSURE

1978-2011
New York State (Eligible in all Northeast Regional Board States)

2011-
Virginia

BOARD CERTIFICATION AND HONORARY FELLOWSHIPS

1982-
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1991-
Fellow, American College of Dentists

2016-
Fellow, International College of Dentists

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

1982-2011
Attending, St Clare’s Hospital, Schenectady NY (currently merged with and part of the Ellis Hospital campus)

1982-99
Attending, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady NY

1982-98
Consultant, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Schenectady NY

1988-2001
Consultant, Veterans Administration Hospital, Albany NY

2011-
Attending, MCV Hospitals, Richmond VA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

1978-
Member, American Dental Association

1978-
Member, Psi Omega Fraternity

1982-
Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1982-2011
Member, New York State Dental Society and local affiliates

1983-2011
Member, New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1984-2002
Member, Schenectady County Dental Study Club

1983-
Fellow, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1990-2006
Member, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

1992-2006
Member, American Medical Writers Association

1996-2006
Member, American Association of Dental Consultants

2001-
Member, Health Volunteers Overseas

2011-
Member, Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BOARD APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTED OFFICES

1987-93 Board of Directors, St Clare’s Hospital Foundation

1989-96 Board of Directors, New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1991-95 Board of Directors, Albany Academy Alumni Association

1992-96 Delegate, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1993-96 Professional Review Board, Center for the Disabled, Albany NY

1994-96 National Advisory Board, AAOMS National Insurance Company

1994-95 President, New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1996-2005 Board of Trustees, Albany Academy for Girls

1996-98 Board of Directors, OMSPAC (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgeons Political Action Committee)

1999-2014 National Advisory Board, OMS National Insurance Company

2001-2011 Alternate Delegate, American Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

2005 Business Advisory Council, Friends of New York Racing (a non-profit dedicated
to the improvement of thoroughbred racing and related businesses in New York)

2010-2012 Board of Trustees, Foundation for Ellis Medicine

2016- Board of Directors, Dentistry @ VCU

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

1984-91 Cancer Committee, Ellis Hospital

1985 Committee on Professional Ethics, Fourth District Dental Society

1987-89 Chairman, Scientific Programs, New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1987-89 Ambulatory Care Committee, Ellis Hospital

1988-93 Medical Education Committee, St Clare’s Hospital

1989-93 Operating Room Committee, St Clare’s Hospital

1988-99 Credentials Committee, St Clare’s Hospital

1990-93 Surgical Review Committee, St Clare’s Hospital

1991-93 Cancer Committee, St Clare’s Hospital

1991-93 Ad Hoc Committee for Anesthesia Standards and Criteria, Ellis and St Clare’s Hospitals

1989-2011 Malpractice Claims Review Committee, Fourth District Dental Society

1993-96 Chairman, Dental Review Committee, Center for the Disabled, Albany NY

1994 Credentials Committee, House of Delegates, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1995-98 National Steering Committee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation (40 + 5 Campaign)

1996-2000 Utilization Review Committee, St Clare’s Hospital

2005-07 Risk Management Committee, OMS National Insurance Company

2007-14 Finance Committee, OMS National Insurance Company

2009-14 Constitution and Bylaws Committee, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

2012- 14 Risk Management Committee, VCU School of Dentistry

2013-16 Curriculum Committee, VCU School of Dentistry

2013-17 Steering Committee, VCU School of Dentistry

2013- Administrative Committee, VCU School of Dentistry

2014- 15 University Council, VCU School of Dentistry representative

2014- 15 Faculty Affairs Committee, Virginia Commonweath University

2014- Chair, Faculty Search Committees (3 committees for Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery recruitment)

2014-16 Committee on Predoctoral Education and Training, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

2018- Promotion and Tenure Committee, VCU School of Dentistry

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

1978-79 Research Associate, Facial Pain Clinic, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery

1981-82 Clinical Instructor, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

1982-2002 Attending in Oral Surgery, St Clare’s Hospital Dental Residency Program

1988-93 Director of Dental Education and Oral Surgical Services, St Clare’s Hospital Dental Residency Program

1991-2005 Instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association

2011- Associate Professor, VCU School of Dentistry and VCU School of Medicine

2017- Professor, VCU School of Dentistry and VCU School of Medicine

YEARLY SEMINARS TO RESIDENT STAFF (1988-2001)

Trauma: Dentoalveolar and Soft Tissue

Trauma: Mandibular Fractures

Trauma: Maxillary and Midface Fractures

Exodontia: Routine and Surgical Techniques

History, Physical Assessment and Hospital Records

Surgery for Endosseous Implants

Coagulation and Bleeding Disorders

An Overview of Orthognathic Surgery

A Clinicopathologic Review of Tumors in Children

Diagnosis and Management of Common Mucosal Pathology

Differential Diagnosis of Trismus

A Clinicopathologic Review of Giant Cell Lesions

Differential Diagnosis of Central Lesions of the Jaw Bones

Miscellaneous Clinicopathology Conferences

COURSES DIRECTED AT VCU SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

Oral Surgery Clinical Rotation

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Urgent Care Clinic

Medical Management and Emergency Care for the Dental Patient

Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

CONTINUING EDUCATION

1984-2011 Over 1200 hours on registry with the New York State Dental Association

2011-present Over 500 hours CME or CDE completed

AWARDS & MISCELLANEOUS

1980 Certificate of Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Writing, Long Island Jewish Hospital

1987 Spokesperson, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1988- Oral Surgery Consultant for numerous local and regional Law Firms (specific references available on request)

1989- Honorary Physician member, New York State Police Benevolent Association

1993-95 State Coordinator for Health Care Reform, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1993-96 Co-Chairman, New York State, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Political Action Committee

1994 Attended Plenary Sessions of Governor’s Health Care Advisory Board (New York State) as an invited dental representative

1999-2010 Site Reviewer for Office Anesthesia Programs, New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

2003 Listed in Who’s Who in America

2004 Listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

2008 Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma (International Honor Society for Schools of Business)

2010 Author of Shedrow, A Novel
Named one of the three best medical thrillers of 2010 by Suspense Magazine
Winner, National Indie Excellence Award
Finalist, ForeWord Book of the Year Award

2013 ADEA Specialty Professor of the Year Award (conferred by the students of VCU School of Dentistry)

2013 Editorial Board, Advances in Stomatology

2014- Reviewer, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

2015- Elected to Faculty Section of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society)

2015 Recipient of Dean’s Faculty Excellence Award (for Excellence in Didactic Teaching)

2016 Consultant for Virginia Board of Dentistry

2016 Consultant for Veterans Administration

2017 ADEA Specialty Professor of the Year Award (conferred by the students of VCU School of Dentistry)

2018 Daniel M. Laskin Award for Outstanding Predoctoral Educator, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

 

 

 

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