Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Board Certified Pediatrician Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrician, Board Certified Pediatrics, Board Certified General Preventive Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Review Cases For Merit, Administrative Medicine Medical Groups, Administrative Medicine HMO & Hospitals, Young Adult Medicine, College Health, STD, Pediatric Toxins, Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Public Health, Attorney, Medical Director, Managed Care, Medical Groups, Medical Administration, Child Abuse
Current: Medical Director for CA Medi-Cal Pediatrics, Anthem Wellpoint Health Plans
May 31, 2012 –
Medical Director for UM, CM for Anthem TX BCBS partnership, Austin, TX, 5/2012- 11/2015.
Also worked Pediatric cases in IN, WI,SC,W Va – Also cover adult cases as well including CBAS, all injectable and oral meds (including all Hep C meds) and some Medicare appeals. Lead NICU rounds and CCS rounds weekly and lead these nursing teams. Anthem Impact awards (2014, 2016).
Other recent positions:
Western Regional Medical Director for Care Management
Anthem Health Plan July 16, 2009 – March 23, 2012
Responsible for CA, CO and NV Commercial Care Management Programs (CM & DM) (and backup National Accounts)
Part of a major corporate effort to redesign high risk case management programs and prove effectiveness
Included efforts to more fully integrate care management of highest risk cases including Mental Health.
Impact award 2010
*Position eliminated in end of year cost-cutting 12/31/11 – 3 mo. severance
Most Recent Former Positions:
Consulting Medical Director: Anthem Blue Cross CA – Wellpoint
Woodland Hills, CA – 9/1/06 – 7/15/09 Full time UM and G&A consulting – Including transplant and High Dollar Pharma and difficult Pediatric and Adolescent cases.
International Care Network & Personal Care Consultants,
– utilization management for labor trusts, oversees insurance and foreign insurance cos. 5/01 – 7/15/09
Care1st Health Plan , – MediCal & Healthy Families Managed Care (200,000 insured lives) – Pediatrics, Grievances and Appeals and Emergency Care and Ambulance Transport Reviews, substitute for CMO when he is away, appear at arbitrations and mediations 4/02 – 7/15/09
Crescent Health Care, Anaheim, CA – Home infusion company – consulting medical director for Managed Care Issues 2005 – 2008
Also: UM Consulting, Medical-legal Consulting, Medical Editing & Medical Practice – Pediatric Locum Tennans & Urgent Care – see those sections below –
Also: Legal Private Practice (Continues)
PREVIOUS POSITION : Medical Director:
10/02 – 12/1/02 & 4/1/06 – 8/1/06 – Consulting; 12/1/02 – 4/1/06 = full-time.
Riverside Physician’s Network
Medical Director in charge of all aspects of medical management and developing physician based clinical and fiscal initiatives for this physician owned, Independent Practice Assn. with over 60 PCPs, 150 specialists and over 54,000 covered lives.
MLR reduced from 89% to < 75% in three years – profitability achieved.
Vice President & Chief Medical Officer (8/01 – 10/01) Consulting Medical Director (60% FTE) (11/00-8/01 & 10/01 – 12/01)
CMO Duties: Chair all Committees and in charge of all health service programs – report to BOD
Consultant Duties: In charge of Grievances and Appeals, Utilization Management, IPA Denial Review and Disease Management Program Development, and Pharmacy Program supervision – Chair UM Committee.
MediCal & Commercial Health Plan (50-50) – 100,000 insured lives.
*Company bankrupt due to owner mismanagement and fraud. Closed business with conservators and continued consulting with them after layoff. Owner and CFO now indicted and going to trial.
FORMER POSITION: Director of Clinical Research
12/15/99 – 4/29/00
Duties: Senior clinical medical advisor for Health Information Website involved in all aspects of site content development and clinical content quality assurance, along with some aspects of marketing.
Accomplishments: Lead an innovative, interdisciplinary team in developing some of the most sophisticated interactive health information modules for wellness and diseases conceived to this point in the development of health related sites on the Internet.
*Position suddenly eliminated due to loss of expected funding for this Internet start-up company, which, however still exists with materials developed still available on the web.
Medical Director & Director of Health Services
12/15/97 – 8/1/98
Great American Health Plan
Director of Health Services (essentially CMO) for this start-up MediCal (Medicaid) Managed Care Company. Responsible for QA, QM, UM, Credentialing, Pharmacy and Health Education Departments and involved in all other aspects of program development, contracting and community planning.
Accomplishments: In less than three months brought together a cohesive health services team, enabling GAHP to pass its first Calif. Dept. of Health Services Audit and developed processes to improve quality of care.
*GAHP was purchased by Universal Health – SD Med. Dir. position eliminated, 8/98
FORMER POSITION: Regional Medical Director
FHP Health Care
Responsible for San Diego area, Palm Springs and parts of Inland Empire/PS area 10/95 – 3/95; Orange County and Long Beach, Inland Empire/PS and parts of LA Counties 4/96 – 8/96, San Diego and Inland Empire/ PS 9/96 – 6/97
Substitute Medical Director for Northern CA – 12/95 – 6/97
All Prior Authorization review for all of California.
Member of HEDIS Improvement Comm, Inter-regional Benefit Interpretation Comm, So Cal QM Comm, Statewide Credentialing Comm,, So. Cal Claims Appeals Bd. and Calif. Government Affairs Comm. and California and company-wide Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees
Chair four sub-regional Health Care Advisory Committees,
Chair of Technology Assessment Committee for California responsible for Technology Assessment Program, 5/96- present
Director of Clinical Studies for California 3/96 – 5/96 and while no longer fully responsible due to reorganization, is the major medical director designer of clinical studies and preventive health guidelines.
Medical Director for California Organ Transplant Program, 12/95- present
Medical Director for Government Affairs 5/96 – 6/97
Member California and National Pharmacy & Therapeutics Comm. 9/966/97
Responsible for Physician and IPA liaison within assigned regions, as well as QM, Risk and Case Management reviews for Commercial and Senior Medicare risk HMO products.
During tenure as substitute Medical Director in No. Cal. responsible for all PPO + POS product oversight for State as well as regional UR, some case management, physician and IPA liaison plus credentialing.
Regional Medical Director – FHP Health Care (cont)
Kept California region afloat despite massive reorganization and personnel losses. For five months – only two medical directors for 920,000 members!
Helped revamp & streamline credentialing process.
Revised & reinstituted tech assessment program
Helped to develop and assure passage of CA tech assessment legislation
* Company bought by PacifiCare, 2/97 – position eliminated/replaced 4/5/97 – reduction-in-force and reorganization. Work-restricted severance pay for six months.
FORMER POSITION: Associate Medical Director, So. CA Market
3/94 – 4/94 – consulting, 5/94 – 7/95 – full time
Aetna Health Plans of California
Utilization and Quality Management chart reviews for HMO, POS, and PPO health insurance products.
Chair: Quality Management and Pharmacy Comms. Member of Credentialing Comm. – 9000 MDs/yr. reviewed.
Develop health education & community involvement programs for health plan members and employees.
Management liaison with Employee Activities Committee.
Assist Medical Director in full range of administrative and clinical duties; substituted for Medical Director when she was not available, including National P&T Committee.
Developed several epidemiological, evaluative and interventional studies to improve managed care performance.
Developed liaison with mental health provider including clinical studies.
Assisted national office in review of technology assessments and preventive health guidelines and programs.
Substituted for Medical Director on national Pharm & Therapeutics Comm.
Developed processes to streamline physician credentialing
Extensive experience preparing for NCQA review.
Able to rapidly learn processes and contribute fully to management in large, advanced market, despite no previous full-time management experience.
*Left to accept promotion to a Medical Director position with FHP.
FORMER FULL-TIME ACADEMIC POSITIONS:
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine,
Surgery & Preventive Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Director of Adolescent Medicine 10/1/91 – 2/28/94
Pediatric & Adult Emergency Room Faculty Part-time: 1/2/92 – 2/28/94; Full-time: 3/1/94 – 5/15/94 Departments of Pediatrics & Emergency Services
Assoc. Prof. in Pediatrics, Preventive Med, Medicine and Surgery Depts.
University–wide ER Supervisory Comm, Computer/IS Comm., P&T Comm.
Re-established Adolescent Medicine teaching and service component including Juvenile Justice and College health programs, enhanced community programs
Responsible for Pediatric ER program and Child Abuse Program oversight
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent and Preventive Medicine:
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 7/83 – 6/85
Research Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine.
Author of one of the earliest Robert Woods Johnson School-based Health Clinic grants for a high school in the poorest US Congressional District – Bronx, NY
1965-69 Hopkins School, New Haven, CT
1969-73 B.S.: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.:
Majors: Psychology, Political Science, Pre-Med,
Honors: Degree Cum Laude, 1973
GTU Honorary Scholarship (Merrit Finalists), 1969
Psi Chi (National Psychology Honor Society), 1973
Phi Sigma Alpha (Nat. PolySci Honor Soc), 1973
Mahoney Medal, Best Pre-Med in the Humanities, 1973
1973-77 M.D.; Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
1977-78 Pediatrics PL-1: University of California, Irvine,
Orange and Long Beach, CA
1978-80 Pediatrics PL-2,3: Children’s Hospital of Northern California, Oakland, CA. (Affil. Program: Univ. Calif. S.F.)
1980-81 M.P.H.: Univ. California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
Major: Maternal and Child Health, Minor: Epidemiology
1981-83 Adolescent Medicine Fellowship: LA Children’s Hosp.
(Affiliate Program: Univ. So. Calif.) Los Angeles, CA.
2002 – 2006
JD – Concord Law School, LA, CA – Passed CA Bar Exam first try – 7/06
ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
1983-85 Taught Pediatric and FP Residents from USC and UCLA affiliated programs on elective rotations in Adolescent Health Care, Loyola Marymount University Student Health Service.
1985-87 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent and Preventive Medicine: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, Research Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine.(full-time)
1988-89 Assistant Clinical Professor Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine – UCLA – taught in Adolescent Clinic, Cedars Sinai Hospital and Pediatric Wards, Clinics – Ventura County Medical Center.
1989-91 Attending Physician Pediatric Ward & Juvenile Hall: San Bernardino County Med. Center, paid part-time faculty position, Family Practice residency program
1990 -95 Clinical Assistant Professor Pediatrics & Medicine, Osteopathic College of the Pacific, Pomona, CA.
1991-94 Associate Prof: Pediatrics, Internal Med, Surgery & Preventive Med: UTMB Galveston, Galveston, TX (full-time – see above)
1995-97 Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Loma Linda Univ. Medical
School, Loma Linda, CA.
1996 – 2002 Assoc. Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UCSD Med School,
San Diego, CA (Adolescent Med Clinic Attending 1996- 97)
Full-time Private Practice – Pediatrics & Adolescent Med.
1987/7 – 1988/10
Children’s Medical Group, Thousand Oaks, CA
MD, Managing Partner
1988/10 – 1991/10 Pediatric Medical Group, Redlands, CA
MD, Managing Partner
Pediatric Clinic & Hospital Coverage
1979-81 Pediatric Walk-in Clinics, Kaiser Hospitals Oakland and Walnut Creek, CA
1981-85, Pediatric Walk-in Clinics and Overnight
+’89-91 Coverage including ER, Ward and Nursery Doctor, Kaiser Hospitals: Panorama City, Harbor City, and West Los Angeles, CA.
1981-83 Pediatric Walk-in Clinics, Kaiser Hospital, Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
1984 & 88 Pediatric Walk-in Clinics, Kaiser Hospital, Woodland Hills, CA (also brief locums).
1989-91 Pediatric Walk-in Clinics, Kaiser, Riverside, CA.
1988-89 Cigna Health Centers, Walk-in Clinics, Pasadena, West Covina, and Pomona, CA.
1988 Los Angeles County Pediatric, STD and TB clinics, Canoga Park and Van Nuys, CA.
1995-96 Pediatric Medical Group., Redlands, CA – night clinics
1996 – 2000 Pediatric Urgent Care – San Diego Children’s Hosp.
1996 – Pediatric Urgent Care – Sharp Rees Steely Med. Group.
San Diego, CA (also locum tennens coverage at several locations)
Pediatric Emergency Room
1980-81 Children’s Hospital of Northern CA, Oakland, CA (also Nursery and Adolescent Clinics).
1980-81 St. Lukes Hospital, San Francisco, CA (Also overnight Ward and Nursery/DR Coverage)
1981-83 Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (Also Overnight Ward Coverage)
1981-83 Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (Emergency Medical Systems Attending Physician)
1992-94 Pediatric and Adult Emergency Room Attending, Univ
TX Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
1998 – 99 Fill-in, Children’s Hospital San Diego, CA
Locum Tennans: Pediatric Private Practices
1980-81 Coverage provided to six different Pediatric Practices – Berkeley/Oakland area (list available)
1984 Kwook Huh, M.D., Porterville, CA, July.
1985 Carol Gill, M.D., Gilroy, CA, May.
1988 Moon Chung, M.D., Valencia, CA, May & Aug.
1988 Krisnan Goel, M.D., Turlock, CA, July.
1990 Herb Rhus, M.D. & Vickie Solonik, M.D. Moreno Valley, CA, Apr.-Sept.
1999 Marvin Gale, MD & Elaine Cohen, MD – Chula Vista, CA
Various Dates 4/99 – 8/99
Karen Hanten, MD – Alpine, CA 7/99
Cecelia Perez-McGraw, MD – National City, CA
8/99 & 3/01 – 5/01 (1 day/wk), 8/05 – 16/02
Shelter Island Pediatrics – San Diego, CA 12/99
2000 Sanchez Pediatrics – Chula Vista, CA 10/00 – 11/01 various dates
2002 Willie Rios, MD – Chula Vista, CA 3/01 – 3 days
2002 Sharp Rees-Steely Pediatrics – Chula Vista, CA
3/02 – 5/02 (60 – 80% time)
2002 Lassen Medical Group Pediatrics, Red Bluff, CA 4/29-5/10/02
Locum Tennans: Family Practice
1984 Victoria Sammler, M.D. Hollywood, CA, July & other dates in 1985.
1984 & 85 Lawrence Miller, M.D., Hawthorne, CA, Dec – Jan
1991 Tim Williamson, M.D., Ojai, CA, September
2000 Clinica Consuelo, Escondido, CA – August, parts of September
Urgent Care: (Family Practice/Emergency Room/Occupational Health)
1983 Euclid Urgent Care, Fullerton, CA, Aug.-Nov.
1983-85 The Health Care Center, Hawthorne, CA (included adult hospital ward night coverage)
1984 Community Urgent Care, Manhattan Beach, CA, June.
1999 Valley Immediate Care, Escondido, CA March – July
Occupational Health Clinics
1980 Overseas Medical Center, San Francisco, CA (Locum Tennans), July.
1980,84,85 Ship’s Surgeon, USS Independence, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug., July and June – total seven weeks
1981 Santa Rita Prison Clinic, Alameda County Prison, Santa Rita, CA.
1981 UC Berkeley Student Health Service, Per Diem.
1983-85 Loyola Marymount University SHS, Los Angeles, CA, Full Time.
1990-91 Univ. of Redlands SHS, Redlands, CA, MD Coordinator 1990, Per Diem.
1992-94 Univ. Houston Clear Lake, weekly half-day GYN and General Medicine Clinic, Per Diem
2002/10 – 11 California State University San Marcos – 50% time locum tennans
1980-81 Oakland Children’s Hospital, NICU, per diem.
1984 San Diego Children’s Hospital, NICU, per diem.
1985 Hawthorne Memorial Hos., Hawthorne CA Design-Pediatric Inpatient Unit.
1985-87 Westchester Medical Center, Pediatric Physician Peer/Utilitization Review,Adolescent Psychiatry Ward Consults.
1985-87 Child & adolescent sexual abuse medical examinations, Westchester County, NY & NY Medical College
1985-87 Coordinator of Adolescent Health Section of Maternal and Child Health Course, NY Med. Coll.
1987-89 Blue Cross Southern CA, Pediatric Claims Review Consultant.
1988-91 Physical examinations and medical consultation on pediatric and adolescent patients, Charter Hospital of Redlands, Redlands, CA
1987-91 Continuing Education for Teachers “Adolescent Health Issues”, (4x/yr) California Luthern College, Thousand Oaks, CA.
1989-90 Design -nursing drug dispensing protocols, San Bernardino Cnty Juvenile Hall.
1989-90 Human Underwater Biology, lectures for course “Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Depth” CME on Chemical Dependency for Health Professionals.
1990 – Medico-legal Expert Consultation: Pediatric & Adolescent Med, and Managed Care Malpractice Cases with American Medical Forensics; Physicians for Quality; TASA; Medquest, etc. (plaintiff & defense)
1990-92 Medical advice column & features writing, San Bernardino Sun, weekly column “MD for Youth”.
1993-94 Adolescent Medicine Teaching & Clinics – Driscol Children’s Hosp., Corpus Christi, TX
1993-94 Medical Director, Galveston, TX Teen Health Center, HS & Junior High School-based Health Clinics
1994 Adolescent Health Issues Class, San Bernardino Cnty, CA Juvenile Probation officers
1993-1994 Annual CME lectures – Assoc. for Continuing Education Steamboat Spr.,
CO and The Osler Institute – see CME talks
1995 – Consultant on various Pharmaceutical Advisory Panels
1996-97 Clinical Affairs Director, Prometheus Labs, SD, CA,
1997- 01 VP & Chief Medical Officer, BOD Member, Trinity Hospice and Health Ventures, San Bernardino, CA (Company sold in 2001)
1997-99 Bd of Directors, Novator Inc., SD, CA – innovative bicycle technology
1998-99 UM review-Workman’s Comp & Grp. Health Cases-CCN Inc, SD, CA
1998-99 Consultant, UCLA Cent. for Health Policy Research, STDs & Managed Care
1999 – 06 Business & Health Faculty, University of Phoenix, SD, CA
1999 – Pediatric Utilization Case Review Nationwide: Medical Review Institute of America, PRN, MCMC, Covance, AMR, Permedion, MES and others
2001 – 14 Medical Education Committee, LA Care Health Plan
2001 – 09 See pg 1 – ICN, Care First Health Plan, LA Care Health Plan and Blue Cross
2002 – Consultant in Pediatrics, Adolescent & Preventive Medicine, CA Medical Board, Dental Bd. & Cosmetics Bd.
2009 -10 Consultant in Pediatrics – McKesson Inc. Interqual
2004 -11,15 Verimed Inc., Pediatrics Editor – NLM “ADAM” and other on-line health Encyclopedias, pharmaceutical consulting, and articles for WebMD.
2011 Medmanagement Inc. – Medicare and Medicaid UM review
2000-2005 Care First Health Plan UM Consulting and fill in for XMO
2014 Care First Health Plan consulting reviewer UM – Medicare and MediCal
2015 – 2017 Consulting medial Director, Imperial County, CA FQHC Health Clinics
2019 – Medical Director Golden Health Initiative – interactive health care smart
phone and compter ap start-up company
Research Grants Awarded
Georgetown University Med. School, Summer Cancer Research Grant: 1974 (Unpublished Paper: “Effects of N-Nitrosamine on Frog Kidney”)
Rockefeller Grant, Kennedy Bioethics Institute, Georgetown U. Summer, 1973 (Conceived and began Summer Internship in Bioethics program which still exists – see listing for unpublished thesis below)
SE Texas AHEC 1993 – “Videotape Evaluation of Medical Student Interviews of Adolescents – Effects of Faculty Feedback” – $8000 – (with D. McCormick, M.D. & G. Rassin, M.S.W.)
Service Grants Written and Awarded
Primary author or co-author of the following successful health-care service grant applications:
Comprehensive School-based Health Clinic Grant (Morris High School, Bronx, NY and the New York Medical College Division of Adolescent Medicine) The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1987, $600,000/5 yrs.
Screening Adolescents for Psychosocial Problems at Family Planning Facilities – designed to help family planning facilities become referral centers to more comprehensive health care by using a rapid psycho-social needs interviewing system (the HEADSS System), Planned Parenthood of Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY and the New York Medical College Division of Adolescent Medicine, New York state Grant, 1987, $30,000/single year.
Comprehensive Adolescent Clinic, Greenburgh, NY Neighborhood Health Center and the New York Medical College Division of Adolescent Medicine, United Way of Westchester County, NY Grant, 1986 (renewal grant), $9,800/single year.
Responsible for significant sections of following successful service grants:
Primary Care Residency Training in Pediatrics with Community-based Emphasis (UTMB Pediatrics) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 1993 – $375,000/3yrs.
Expansion of School-based Health Clinics in Galveston TX (UTMB Pediatrics, Teen Health Center, Inc & Galveston County Health Dept.) – Texas State Health Dept. 1993 – $375,000/3yrs
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:
American Academy of Pediatrics:
Junior Fellow – 1977-1982
Fellow – 1982-
District 9, Ch. 2: Youth Comm. 1983-1985
District 9, Ch. 2: Special Populations Comm. 1983-1985
District 9, Ch. 2: Drug Abuse Comm. 1987-1988
Chair: Distr. 9, Ch. 2: Environmental Hazards Comm.
1984-1985; member, 1989-1991.
Council on Care of Children: Distr. 9, Ch. 2 8/84-5/85
Secretary: Chapt. 2, Ch. 2 Youth Comm. 1985-1987
Chair, Distr. 9, Ch. 2 Youth Comm, 1988-1991
Texas Pediatr. Society Adolescent Committee Member, 1992- 1994
Chapt. 4, CA School Health Committee 1998 – 2004
Physicians for Social Responsibility Member 1980-
Chief Pacific Regional Director, 1990
Chief SW Regional Director, 1993
Bd. of Directors Executive Committee, 1993
President Westchester, NY Chapter, 1986-1987
San Francisco Bay Area Steering Comm., 1980-81
Los Angeles Steering Comm., 1981-1983
Westchester, NY Steering Comm., 1985-1987
Inland Empire, CA Exec. Comm., 1990-1991
National Civil Defense Advisory Panel, 1982
National Psychosocial Advisory Panel 1985-87
House of Delegates, 1987, Mid-Atlantic Reg
Bd of Directors, 1990-1994 – Parliamentarian
National Environmental Task Force, 1992-93
Bd of Directors Executive Comm., 1993
Chair, BOD Policy and Legislation Committee, 1994
Society for Adolescent Medicine
Member, 1981-1984, Fellow, 1985 –
National Advocacy Committee 1994-98 & 2006 –
Website Committee 2006 – 2012
American Public Health Association, 1980 –
International Assn. for Adolescent Medicine, 1987 –
American College of Physician Executives 1994 –2008
American College of Legal Medicine – 2003 – ; Fellow: 3/07 –
Marketing Comm. – 2004 – 2008
COMMUNITY SERVICE – NON_PROFIT BOARDS
Children’s Advocacy Institute, Univ. of San Diego Law School, Board of Advisors 2006 –
George Mark House, model pPediatric Hospice, Transitional and Respite Care facility, Fremont, CA 2011- 2017
BOARD CERTIFICATION & PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY FELLOWSHIPS
National Medical Boards Certification, #181248, 1978
American Board of Pediatrics Certification, #043491, 1981 –
Board Certified – Adolescent Medicine – 11/94 -09
Board Certified – Preventive Medicine – 11/98- 2019
Recertified – Adolescent Medicine – 4/00 – did not renew; 2009 – eligible
Recertified – Preventive Medicine 2009
American Ht. Assn. CPR, Neonatal Resuscitation Certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support- 1993 – 1994 (PALS Instructor), recertified: NN Resuscitation, 5/2002
American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow since 11/82
Society for Adolescent Medicine, Fellow since 9/85
American College of Legal Medicine, Fellow since 2/07
California Med. License, 1978 –
Texas Medical License, 1992 – 1995 & 1998 –
N. Y. State Med. License, 1985-1988 (inactive)
Drug Enforcement Agency, Expires 9/20
Passed CA Bar, 7/06 – Licensed to practice law in California, 12/06, (inactive as of 2/1/2020)
International Health Experience
Pediatrician: Hardecker Children’s Clinic, Nassau, Bahamas, 4-5/77
In-Flight M.D.: Southeast Asian Refugee Transports, 9/79, 12/80
Medical Director: International Rescue Committee Medical team Sa Kao and Khao i Dang Refugee Camps, 11/79-12/79
Resident, Pediatric Neurology, Montreal Children’s Hospital Montreal, Canada, 3/80
Advisory Board: Operation Survival (Thailand/Somalia Refugee Relief), 1981
Medical Advisor: California Medical Teams(Thailand Refugee Relief) 1981
Medical Observer: Concern – Honduran Refugee Camps, 3/82
Pediatrician: LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa, 8/82-9/82
Pediatrician: Albert Schweitzer Hosp., Deschapelles, Haiti, 12/86
Advisory Bd. – Institute on War & Children 1988 – 1994
Advisory Bd. – Doctors for Global Health 1994 –
Physicisn for barrio clinics in Cabo San Lucas, Baja Cal, Mexico – Doctors of Charity – 10/96 –
LA Chidrens Hosp Teaching Exchange Program with Children’s Hosp, Ulan Batar, Mongolia, July, 1997
International Medical Conferences
International Pulmonary Medicine: Kyoto, Japan, 7/78 with extension medical visit to the People’s Republic of China
International Association for Adolescent Health(IAAH): Jerusalem, Israel, 7/83
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War: Seminar on Children and Nuclear War, Helsinki, Finland, 6/84 & extension for research -Soviet Union
IPPNW (as above) Budapest, Hungary, 7/85
IAAH: Sidney, Australia, 3/87
Psychology and Peace Research, Rome, Italy, 10/89
IPPNW Stockholm, Sweden 6/91
IAAH Montreaux, Switzerland, 7/91
Fifth South Amer. Conf. on Adolescents, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 5/93
IAAH, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 3/95
International Care Network: Aruba, N.A. – 12/01
IAAH, Lisbon, Portugal, 5/05
French (Very Good)
American Sign Lang., Russian, German, Italian (All Beginning Level)
Latin – 2yrs
Combined Continuing Medical & Legal Education Presentations
The Evolving Legal Status of the Medical Staff
American College of Legal Medicine, Orlando, FL 3/07
Legal Consent in Adolescents: Considering the First Vaccine Against an STD
American College of Legal Medicine, Houston, TX 3/08
Legal (and some other) Barriers to Contraception Access in US Adolescents
American College of Legal Medicine, Austin, TX 2/16
Legal and Medical Questions Around Children and Youth and Legalization of Marijuana. American College of Legal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV 2/17