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Pediatric Critical Care Trauma Brain Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatrics, Pediatric Transport, Pediatric Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Non-accidental Trauma, Multiple Organ Failure, Drowning, Cardiac Arrest, Shock, Respiratory Failure, Coma, Tracheal Intubation, Central Venous, Aterial Line Placements, Tube Thoracostomy, Peritoneal Drains, Central Venous Dialysis Catheters, Lumbar Puncture, Barbiturate Coma,


Senior Consultant – Pediatric Critical Care
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

Medical Director, Critical Care Fellowship Program
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

Medical Director, Transport Services
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Units
Children’s Hospital and Health Center – San Diego

Associate Director, Trauma
Children’s Hospital and Health Center – San Diego
Senior Staff, Pediatrics and Anesthesia
Children’s Hospital and Health Center – San Diego
Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Anesthesia and Surgery – UCSD San Diego


BA, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

M.D., Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Post Graduate Education:

University of Minnesota (Pediatrics)

University of Minnesota (Pediatrics)

U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA (Pediatrics)

Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA (Neonatology)

Stanford University, Stanford, CA (Anesthesiology)

Military Service:
U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA
(Staff Pediatrician)

Medical Licensee:

Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics, 1976
American Board of Anesthesiology, 1981
Pediatric Critical Care, 1987 – Re-certification, 2003

Other Certifications:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • ACLS
  • ATLS – Instructor
Membership in Societies:
  • Member, Editorial Board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • California Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • San Diego County Medical Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Southern California PICU Network
  • Education Committee, Southern California PICU Network
  • Society for Pediatric Trauma
  • American Academy of Pediatrics- Transport Medicine Section
  • Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium Steering Committee
Honors and Awards:
  • American Heart Association Scholar – 1962
  • BBB Biological Honorary – 1966
  • UCSD – Senior Pediatric Residents Clinical Teaching Award -1986
  • Poster Presentation Critical Care Society – Outstanding
  • Presentation for Clinical Research – 1989
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine National Meeting
  • Best Clinical Study – 1989
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Educational Scholarship Award – 1998
  • San Diego County Medical Society – Outstanding
  • Contributions in delivery of Emergency Care – 1990
  • America’s Best Doctors – 1993
  • America’s Best Doctors – 1999
  • San Diego “To Doctors” for 2006, 2007, 2008,2009,2010,2012
  • RCHSD Award for Outstanding Excellence in Critical Care
  • Name placed on Helicopter used for Transport Critical Patients



Anesthesia at Senior Resident Level – 1978-1984 in O.R.
Pediatric Critical Care at Pediatric PGY4-PGY 6 Level at bedside
Didactic Weekly Pediatric Critical Care Conference 1980 – Present
Chairman, PICU Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Co-Chairman -Trauma Morbidity and Mortality Conference
1982 – 2004
Pediatric Transport Case Review, and Morbidity and Mortality

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Lectures at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

  • Diffuse Brain Swelling: Osmotic Therapy
  • Blunt Chest Trauma
  • Diastolic Function of Heart
  • Systolic Function of Heat
  • Management of Post Cardiac Bypass – Cardiac Dysfunction
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Near Drowning: Pathophysiology
  • Brain Death
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Non-conventional ventilation
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Lund Concept and Brain Swelling
  • Myocarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Low Stretch Ventilation
  • Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • History of Pediatric Critical Care
  • Renal Failure
  • Management of Hyperammonemia
  • Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation
  • BSER for Determination of Prognosis in Cardiac Arrest
  • CT Head for Determination of Prognosis in Near Drowning
  • Hypertonic Saline and Cerebral Pathophysiology