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Physical Medicine Ligament Injuries Physiatrist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Physical Medicine Ligament Injuries, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Knee Fractures, Low Back Pain, Lumbar Spine Disorders, Meniscus Injury, Motor Neuron Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Pain Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Myopathies, Neuromuscular Disorders, Orthopedic Injuries, Orthotic Devices, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Palliative Care, Peripheral Neuropathies, Post Polio Syndrome, Pressure Ulcers, Prostheses, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatological Disorders, Rotator Cuff Injury, RSD, Shoulder Injury, Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injury, Sports Medicine, Supervision Of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Language Pathologists, Stroke, tendonitis, Vascular Diseases, Vestibular Disorders, Wounds, Physical Medicine,

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Professional Experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:

A Private Rehabilitation & Healthcare Facility, N.Y.  Medical Director of this Nursing Home, October, 2007-present (Via services I provide for Park Avenue Medical Associates, P.C.).

Physician in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Medicine at a Private Medical Center, July 2004 - Present.

Advanced Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation, P.C., Roslyn Heights, N.Y.  Consultant to medical practices and health care organizations/insurance companies.  Litigation support services provided to plaintiff and, defense counsel and insurance companies/disability insurance company, April 2004 - Present.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers of New York, Inc., New York City and Long Island.  Medical Director, January 2000 - April 2004.  Responsible for the professional, administrative, and organizational aspects of the adequacy and quality of patient care.  Chairperson of Quality Improvement Committee.  Developed and revised policy and procedures governing patient care, and regarding the appointment of clinical staff, the assignment of their clinical privileges, and the reappointment of clinical staff.  Supervised clinical staff.  Provided direct patient care.

Private Practice - Consultant serving multiple locations in New York City Metropolitan Area, November 1994  - December 1999.

Current Hospital Affiliations:

A Private Rehabilitation & Healthcare Facility, N.Y.
Physician, Division Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Department of Medicine, 2004 - Present.

The Parkway Hospital, Forest Hills, N.Y.
Physician, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, February 1996 - Present.

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, July 1995 - Present.
Note:  Jackson Heights Hospital Division of this Medical Center closed in December 1996.

Prior Hospital and Nursing Home Affiliations:

Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, N.Y.
Physician, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, July 1995 - December 1998.
Note:  Little Neck Community Hospital Division of this hospital closed in December 1996.

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Haverhill, Massachusetts
Medical Director, Ambulatory Care Services, August 1993 - October 1994.

Wingate at Andover Rehabilitative and Skilled Nursing Residence, Andover Massachusetts.
Consultant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1993 - 1994.

Methuen Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Methuen, Massachusetts
(Subsequently known as Mariner Health Care.)
Consultant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1993 - 1994.

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jersey
Attending Physician, July 1991 - August 1993.

Graduate Medical Education:

Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Included rotations at Temple University Hospital and Moss Rehabilitation Hospital.

Included extensive training in Electrodiagnosis.
Resident Physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Post-graduate Years Three and Four, July 1989 - June 1991.

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York.
(An Academic Campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.)

Resident Physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Year Two, July 1988 - June 1989.

Nassau County Medical Center - Clinical Campus, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Health Sciences Center, East Meadow, New York.

Internship in Internal Medicine, Post-graduate Year One, July 1986 - June 1987.

Medical School Education:

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
M.D. degree granted May 1986.
Dates of attendance: August 1982 - May 1986.

College Education:

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
B.A. degree in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, granted June 1981.
Dates of attendance:  September 1977 - June 1981.

Academic Appointments:

Instructor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, 1991 - 1993.

Course Director, Orthotics:  A Comprehensive Course, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jersey, December 1992.

Continuing Medical Education:

State of the Art Treatments of Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Hands on and Multimedia Approach, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, May 2006.

Spasticity Management: A Workshop Demonstrating the Use of Botulinum Toxin, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, December 2005.

Botulinum Neurotoxin: Improving Functional Outcomes in Spasticity and Problematic Muscle Overactivity, University of South Florida College of Medicine. Course conducted in Manhattan, New York, November 2005.

Spinal Procedures Workshop, via The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, October 2005.

Pri-Med Updates; Primary Care Medicine Update, Brooklyn, New York, October 2005.

Pri-Med Updates; Primary Care Medicine Update, Westchester, New York, September 2005.

“Headache Mini-Fellowship”, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, May 2005.

Risk Management Excess and Premium Reduction Course and Home Study Project, via Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (medical malpractice insurance company), Long Island, New York, April 2005.

2004 Geriatric Rehabilitation Self Assessment Examination for Practitioners, The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, December 2004.

Facilitated Positional Release, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York,
June 2004.

Focal Chemodenervation for Muscle Overactivity Including Spasticity in the Upper Motorneuron Syndrome-Regional Training Workshop, via The Institute for Medical Studies.  Workshop held in New York City, New York, May 2004.

Risk Management Excess and Premium Reduction Course and Home Study Project, via Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (medical malpractice insurance company), Long Island, New York, February 2004.

Regional Symposium on Expert Techniques in the Management of Spasticity, New York, New York, January 2004.

Common Disorders of Lumbar Spine and Lower Limb: An Evidence Based Approach, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, September 2003.

Clinical Update: Botulism Toxin Type A in the Treatment of Back Pain and Muscle Spasm, University of South Florida College of Medicine.  Course conducted in Manhattan, New York,
July 2003.

Essentials of Pain Management for the Practicing Clinician, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Long Island, New York, June 2003.

Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation:  Care Throughout the Continuum, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, March 2003.

Eighth Annual Clinical Neurophysiology Principles and Practice, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, December 2002.

Common Disorders of the Cervical Spine and Upper Limb:  An Evidenced Based Approach, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, September 2002.

Electrodiagnosis Program, New York University Post-Graduate Medical School, New York, New York, March 2002.

Spine and Sports Medicine in the 21st Century, Hospital for Special Surgery and the Weill Medical     College of Cornell University, New York, New York, March 2002.

An Osteopathic Approach to Lower Back Pain, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, February 2001.

A Comprehensive Introductory Course on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and High Velocity Low Amplitude Techniques, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, November 1999.

The 16th Annual Conference on Evoked Potentials and the 4th Annual Conference on Clinical Electrotherapy and Electrodiagnosis held at The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, June 1997.

Chronic Pain Grand Rounds, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Course held in Queens, New York, December 1996.

Recent Advances in the Treatment of Low Back Pain - International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Hospital for Joint Diseases and New York University Post-Graduate Medical School, New York, New York, June 1996.

Low Back Pain Symposium 1996, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, May 1996.

Electromyography in Clinical Practice, Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida,
March 1996.

Common Orthopaedic Problems in Children, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, November 1995.

American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physician’s Clinical Training Program, Chicago, Illinois, March 1994.

Primary Care Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1993.

Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology:  A High Intensity Review, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, March 1993.

Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School.  Course held in East Hanover, New Jersey, March 1992.

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Annual Course in Electrodiagnosis, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1991 and April 1990.

Sixteenth Annual Comprehensive Review of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York University Post-Graduate Medical School, New York, New York, April 1991.

Annual Prosthetics Course (encompassing upper extremity and lower extremity prosthetics), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 1991 and March 1990.

Inter-University Lower Extremity Orthotics Course, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 1990 and December 1989.

Lower Limb Prosthetic Course, New York University Post-Graduate Medical School, New York, New York, May 1989.

Specialty Board Status:

Board Certified, Governing Body of American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
May 1992.

Medical Licensure:

Physician’s Licenses have been obtained in the states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Certificate in 1987.

State of New York Workers’ Compensation Rating - CPMR - including authorization to conduct Independent Medical Examinations (IME’s) and to treat injured workers.

Professional Experience:

(Other than Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation):

Per diem employment as a House Physician at various community hospitals in New York City, New York (1987 - 1988), and as a physician performing pre-employment History and Physicals at the New York City Transit Authority, Brooklyn, New York (1987) - per diem employment during the season the Transit Authority hired their employees.

House Physician, Astoria General Hospital, Queens, New York.  Currently known as The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, October 1987 - September 1989 (part-time employment).

Actuarial Trainee, National Health and Welfare Mutual Life Insurance Association, New York, New York, March 1982 - July 1982.

Credit Analyst, Credit Interviewer, and Collections Officer, Household Finance Corporation, Brooklyn, New York, June 1981 - February 1982.

Honors and Awards:

Member of Queens Volunteer Leadership Council of the American Diabetes Association, Queens, New York, 2000 - 2003.

Support Group Facilitator, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Queens and Long Island, New York, 2000 - 2001.

Lecturer in association with the Arthritis Foundation: “Living with Fibromyalgia”, Long Island, New York, 2000.

Guest Panelist on “Let’s Talk Sports” discussing Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radio station WCCN, Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 1993.

Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Member of Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society.

Member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

B.A. degree in Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, conferred with distinction of Magna Cum Laude.

Memberships in Professional Organizations:

Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, November 1992.

Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1988 - Present.

Member, Medical Society of the State of New York, 1995 - Present.

Member, Medical Society of the County of Queens, 1995 - Present.

Member, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1988 - 2001.

Member, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 1993 - 2002.

Member, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1988 - 1989 and
1996 - 1999.

Member, International Spinal Injection Society, 1996 - 1998.

Member, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1988 - 1990.

Member, Philadelphia Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1989 - 1991.

Member, American Medical Association, 1987 - 1991.

Member, Pennsylvania Medical Society, 1990 - 1991.

Member, Philadelphia County Medical Society, 1990 - 1991.

Committee Memberships:

Chairperson, Quality Improvement Committee, Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers of New York, Inc., January 2000 - April 2004.

Physician Representative of the Utilization Review Committee, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1994.

Physician Representative of the Medical Records Committee, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1994.

Physician Representative of the Library Committee, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1993 - 1994.

Physician Representative of the Credentials and Privileges Committee, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jersey, 1991 - 1993.

Resident Physician Representative of the Utilization Review Committee, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989 - 1990.

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