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Pharmacy Oncology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Pharmacy Oncology, Pharmacology, Oncology, Pharmaceutical Care Manager, Hematology Oncology, Pharmacist Supervisor, Formulary Development Management, Medication Policies, Medication Protocols, Pharmacokinetics Services, Pharmacokinetics Education, Investigational Drug Data, Hematology, Oncology,

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The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1982-1983

Department of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oncology Pharmacy Research Project:

Development of Controlled Release Chemotherapy from a

Polymeric Matrix Following Intra-abdominal Instillation

Creighton University, School of Pharmacy, Omaha, Nebraska 1980-1982

Degree Received: Doctor of Pharmacy, Magnum Cum Laude

Research Thesis: Stability of Dicloxacillin for Oral Suspension in Plastic Unit Dose Syringes

University of Wyoming, School of Pharmacy, Laramie, Wyoming 1976-1980
Degree Received: Bachelor of Science of Pharmacy

California State University at Fresno, Fresno, California 1971-1976
Degree Received: Bachelor of Arts in Zoology

Professional Experience

Assistant Director of Pharmacy, for Drug Information and Clinical Services 1986-Present
Pharmaceutical Care Manager: Hematology/Oncology Service Line

Major duties include provision of all pharmacy services required to provide pharmaceutical care to the Hematology/Oncology patient in both an inpatient and outpatient settings. Including but not limited to pharmacist supervision, formulary development/management, service line financial responsibility, and the development of medication policies and protocols. Drug Information/Clinical Services duties include defining and documenting clinical and drug information services as they relate to a major tertiary teaching hospital. Responsibilities include coordinating and supervising the activities of the Investigational Drug, Home Therapy, Drug Information Specialists, and Compounding pharmacists. Maintain and provide clinical pharmacy services, drug information, pharmacokinetics services, and educational programs. The preparation of a variety of reports including the pharmacy bulletin, pharmacy updates, and investigational drug data book. Prepare and participate in in-service education programs to various health disciples inside and outside the dual-institutions. Participate in hospital committees and Internal Medicine and Cardiology teaching programs.

Coordinator of Oncology Pharmacy Research and Drug Information Specialist, M.D. Anderson Hospital 1983-1986

Major Research Projects: Investigation of the Effectiveness and Pharmacokinetics of Mitomycin and FUDR Using Intra-abdominal Administration

Determination of Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics of Various Antineoplastic Agents Following Intra-pleural Administration

Chemical Deactivation Techniques for Carcinogenic and Mutagenic Medication for Safe Handling and Disposal

Stability and Compatibility of Various Antineoplastic Agents in Combination or Single Agents in a Variety of Delivery Systems

Development of Artificial Body Fluids to Supplement Apocrine Gland Function Destroyed Secondary to Chemotherapy of Irradiation

Development of an Effective and Non-toxic preparation for the Treatment of Stomatitis Secondary to Irradiation or Chemotherapy

Registered Pharmacist, Powers Pharmacy, August 1981-August 1982

Pharmacy Consultant/Ambulatory Care, Williams Care Manor/Powers Pharmacy, August 1981-August 1982

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1986-Present

Baylor University, College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology

Instructor of Dentistry, University of Texas, 1984-Present

M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Department of Dental Oncology

Instructor of Gynecology, University of Texas, 1983-Present

M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Department of Gynecologic Oncology

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine 1983-Present

Creighton University, College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy,1982-Present

Texas Southern University, School of Pharmacy

Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Pharmacy 1982-Present

University of Houston, College of Pharmacy


Rho Chi National Pharmacy Honors Society

Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists Research and Education

Foundation Award for 1988 "Pharmacy Dose Verification Procedure as Part of a Hospital Quality Assurance Program"

Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists 1994 "Innovative Practice Award"

Houston-Galveston Area Society of Hospital Pharmacists 1995 "Outstanding Pharmacist of the Year"

Texas Society of Health-system Pharmacists 1997 "Distinguished Service Award"

Military Appointment

Commander – U. S. Public Heath Service (Res)

American Cancer Society

Texas Division: Patient Outcomes Committee

Texas Division: Cancer Pain Control Subcommittee

Texas Cancer Pain Initiative

T.S.H.P State Representative: 1993 – Present

United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Member – 3rd International Symposium on Science for Peace: UNESCO-Hebrew University International School for Molecular
Biology and Microbiology, Nov. 8-13, 1998, Jerusalem, Israel

Member – 1997, 1st International Scientific Panel: Possible Consequences of the Misuse of Biological Sciences,
UNESCO International School of Science Ventro di Cultura Scientifica “A. Volta” Como, Italy

World Health Organization

Advisor – 1984, Evaluation of Chemical and Biological Warfare Injuries (Iran-Iraqi War)

Advisor – 1985, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Decontamination and Destruction of Carcinogens

Texa Department of Health

Member – Bioterrorism Advisory Committee 1999 – Present

Houston Medical Strike Team(HMST)

City of Houston Emergency Medical Services and Department of Emergency Preparedness, establish treatment plans and develop drug inventories and distribution systems to assist in the treatment of Mass Casualty Event secondary to Acts of Terrorism, Domestic Violence or Natural Disasters, 1996 – present

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Instructor – NATO Advance Workshop: September 18-22 1999, Smolenice, Bratislva, Republic of Slovakia, Bioterrrorism and
Chemical Agents – Domestic Preparedness

Texas-3 DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team)

Clinical Pharmacy Unit Leader 1995 – Present


Wyoming Board of Pharmacy

Nebraska Board of Pharmacy

Texas Board of Pharmacy

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiner

Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialties

Diplomate, American Board of Disability Analysts – Senior Analysts

Diplomate, American Academy of Certified Consultants and Experts

Professional Organization Membership

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Special Interest Group: Oncology

Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Chairman: Council on Alternative Practice
Editor: TSHP Newsletter 1998 – Present
Editor: TSHP Journal 1998 – Present

Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research & Education Foundation: Board of Directors 1997 – present

Texas Pharmacy Heritage Society: Board of Directors, 1997 – present

Gulf Coast Society of Hospital Pharmacists Education Committee Chairman: 1990-1993
Board of Directors: 1992-1996
Chairman: 9th Annual Fall Seminar 1994
President: 1996-1997

American College of Forensic Examiners Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialties

American Association of Integrative Medicine Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
Board of Directors – Pharmaceutical and Apothecary Sciences Advisory Board of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
International Society of Police Medicine/Surgeons