Pediatric Endocrinology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Endocrinology Pediatric, Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinology Hormones, Diabetic Thyroid Problems, Growth, Diabetes, Short Stature, Puberty, Adrenal Glands, Cholesterol, Glucose, Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Calcium, Hypocalcaemia, Glandular, Growth Hormones, Tumors, Thyroid, Pituitary, Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinology,

EDUCATION/ POST GRADUATE TRAINING

  • 1991-1994
    Fellowship, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
    Schneider Children’s Hospital, The Long Island Campus of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    New Hyde Park, New York
  • 1988-1991
    Internship/Residency – Department of Pediatrics
    Schneider Children’s Hospital, The Long Island Campus of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    New Hyde Park, New York 1984-1988 Doctor of Medicine
    University of South Florida College of Medicine
    Tampa, Florida
  • 1981-1984
    Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Summa cum laude
    University of Miami
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1980-1981
    Yeshiva University
    New York, New York

LICENSURE

  • June 1994
    Florida:
  • October 1990
    New York:
  • June 1994
    DEA

CERTIFICATION

  • November 1998
    American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
    Recertified 1999-2005; Recertified 2006-2016
  • August 1997
    American Board of Pediatrics
    Subspecialty Board of Pediatric Endocrinology; Recertified 2014-2024
  • November 1991
    American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, Initial
  • June 1989
    National Board of Medical Examiners

HONORS

  • 2010
    Consumers’ Research Council of America, America’s Top Pediatricians
  • 2000-Present
    Designated “Key Opinion Leader” (KOL) I Areas of Growth & Puberty by Genentech, Pfizer, and Novo Nordisk.
  • 1998
    National Cooperative Growth Study, 12th Annual Investigators Meeting, Poster Abstract on “The Effectiveness of Bone Age Studies in Differentiating Short Stature Due to Growth Hormone Deficiency Versus Constitutional Delay of Growth.” (One of two winners)
  • 1997
    Florida Medical Association, Certificate of Recognition
    Broward County Medical Society, Appreciation for Educational and Professional Services Rendered to Children, Teenagers, the Homeless, the Indigent, Elderly, and the Medically Indigent
  • 1993
    Summer School for Young Pediatric Endocrinologists in Training, Cosponsored by: Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and The European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
  • 1983
    Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • 1982
    Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1979
    Chapel of Four Chaplains Community Service Award

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2000-Present
    Private Practice, Samuel Freedman, M.D., PA
    The Endocrine Center
    Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • 1994-2000
    Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
    Hollywood, Florida
    Pediatric Endocrinologist, Pediatric Specialty Center
  • 1984
    Key Pharmaceuticals, Medical Research and Development Dept.
    North Miami Beach, Florida
  • 1982
    Miami Heart Institute
    Miami Beach, Florida
    Laboratory Research Assistant
    July – September

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 2005-Present
    Staff Physician
    West Boca Medical Center
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • 2000-Present
    Staff Physician, Memorial Hospital West
    Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • 1994- Present
    Staff Endocrinologist, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
    Hollywood, Florida
  • 1994-Present
    Staff Physician
    Memorial Regional Hospital
    Hollywood, Florida

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • 2019-Present
    Appointment to Pediatric Endocrine Society Practice Management Committee
  • 2017-Present
    Clinical Clerkship Faculty
    Dept. of Pediatrics
    Greater Miami Health Education and Training Center (GMHETC)
  • 2017-Present
    OPKO Pharmaceuticals
    Clinical Trial Long Acting Growth Hormone
  • 2015-Present
    Affiliate Faculty Appointment
    Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
    Florida Atlantic University
  • 2011-Present
    Education Committee Member, Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • 2009-2017
    Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    (April 2009-March 2017)
  • 2006-2009
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    (April 2006-March 2009)
  • 2000-2010
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    Nova Southeastern Osteopathic School of Nursing
  • 2000-2009
    KIGS, Kabi International Growth Study, Clinic Investigator
    Pfizer/ Pharmacia Upjohn
  • 1998-2008
    Serono Pharmaceuticals, Post-Marketing Surveillance Study
  • 1998
    Recipient Research Grants from Pharmacia, Serono and Eli Lilly: Determination of Referral Practices of General Pediatricians for the Diagnosis of Short Stature
  • 1997-2000
    Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
    Nova Southeastern University of Osteopathic Medicine
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1994-2011
    National Cooperative Growth Study (NCGS) and Genentech
    Clinical Investigator

MEDICAL EXPERT TESTIMONY

  • 1994-Present
    Please see list under separate cover

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Florida Endocrine Society
  • The Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Governor’s Children’s Initiatives Committee
  • AMA – American Medical Association
  • FMA – Florida Medical Association
  • BCMA – Broward County Medical Association

ADVISORY BOARDS

  • Serono Pharmaceuticals – Growth Hormone – (2013 – 2016)
  • Novo Nordisk – Growth Hormone – (2013 – Present)
  • Sandoz Pharmaceuticals – Growth Hormone – (2013 – 2015)
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society – Education Committee – (2011 – 2016)
  • Genentech – Growth Hormone – (2010 – 2016)
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals – Supprelin LA – (2013 – 2016)
  • Pfizer – Growth Hormone – (2010 – Present)
  • AbbVie – Lupron Depot – (2013 – Present)
  • Arbor Pharmaceuticals – Triptodur – (2016 – Present)

CONSULTATION

  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals 2000 – Present
  • Novo Nordisk 2010 – Present
  • AbbVie 2013 – Present
  • Arbor Pharmaceuticals 2016 – Present

 

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