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Orthopaedic Surgery Hip Knee Leg Lengthening Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Orthopaedic Surgery Hip Knee Leg Lengthening, Shoulder, Tibial Deformities, Circular Fixation, Femur Extraction

 

 

 

EXPERT WITNESS No. 180

 

 

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Tel Aviv University, Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv, Israel, M.D., 1984

Internship

  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1988 – 1989, Rotating Internship 

Residencies

  • The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada, 1989 – 1993, Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty of Medicine

Fellowship

  • Sunnybrook Health Centre University of Toronto, Division of Orthopaedics, 1986 – 1988, Research Fellow
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Adult Reconstruction and Orthopaedic Trauma, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993-1994, Clinical Fellow

LICENSURE

  • California, 2007 
  • West Virginia, 2007
  • Ontario, Canada 1989
  • California X-Ray Supervisor and Operator: 
  • Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – BE – July 9, 2009
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Orthopaedic Surgery, FRCSC 1993
  • Israel: Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgery

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Academic appointments

  • Assistant Professor in Orthopedics, Full-time faculty, Orthopaedic Trauma, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, August 1, 2006 – May 2009
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, West Virginia University, 2004 – 2006

Other Employment or activity

  • Private clinical practice, 2009 – present
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles, California, 2006-2009
  • Private Practice, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada 1996-2003
  • Staff Consultant (Attending), Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Science Corporation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1994-1996
  • The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada, 1989 – 1993, Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty of Medicine
  • Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1986-1988 
    • Research Fellow
  • North American Assistant for Professor G. A.  Ilizarov, New York, Seattle, Houston, Chicago, Oct. – Nov. 1987
  • Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel, House Officer, 1985-1986
  • The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Visiting Fellow with Dr. R.B. Salter,  March – June 1986
  • Israeli Defense Forces, Special Forces, Medical Officer, 1982-1986, Captain

 

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

National:

  • American College of Surgeons: 2008 – present

Member

  • Association for the Study and Application of the Methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI North America), 1987 – present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1991
  • Associate Member
  • American Medical Association, 2003 –2006

International:

  • SICOT, 2002 – present
  • ASAMI NA 1989 – present

Canada:

  • The Canadian Orthopaedic Association, 1992 – present
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 1990 – present
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellow, 1994  – present

Israel:

  • Israeli Orthopaedic Association, 2001 – present

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS/CONSULTANCIES

  • California Pacific Medical Center, Attending, July, 2009 – present
  • Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Attending, San Mateo, California, July, 2009 – present
  • San Mateo Medical Center, San Mateo, California, 2009 – present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Full-time faculty, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California,  May   2007 – present
  • Staff Consultant (Attending), Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Fairmont, General Hospital, Fairmont, West Virginia, December, 2003 – July, 2006
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, West Virginia 
  • University, Morgantown, West Virginia, July, 2004 – August, 2006

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Use of Metal Glass Alloys in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Distraction Osteogenesis/Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Healing
  • Hip and Knee Arthroplasty 
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