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Physicians Assistant Cosmetic Dermatology Medical Aesthetics Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Physicians Assistant, scope of practice, standard of care, regulations, aesthetics, medispas, injectables, box, fillers, laser, noninvasive procedures, PA C, Cosmetic Dermatology, Aesthetic Procedures, Family Practice, Occupational Medicine, Ophthamic Surgery, Womens Health, Plastic Surgery

FORMAL EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

MBA, Master of Business Administrative Sciences
Business and Management
The Johns Hopkins University

B.S., Bachelor of Science
School of Health Services
Health Associate Program
The Johns Hopkins University

B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Psychology and Biology
West Virginia University

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Physician Assistant by the State of California
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Aesthetic Specialist Practitioner
Concierge Aesthetics Inc. DBA: Facial Aesthetics Boutique
Medical Director
August 2009 to present

Clinical Medspa Aesthetics and Practice Management Consultant
(Multiple references available on request)
November 2001 to December 2009

Aesthetic Physician Assistant
•    First Assist Plastic Surgery and Laser Procedures
Aesthetic Surgery Associates, Dr. Robert Wald, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon  2001 to 2003
•    Advanced Injectables and Laser Procedures
Dr. Gregory Chernoff, Newport Beach

Dermatology Physician Assistant
First Assist Moh’s Surgery
Tien Q. Nguyen MD, Board Certified Dermatologist
November 2008 to March 2010

Allergan and Merz  Faculty Trainer
“Injecting With Confidence” workshops
November 2006 to November 2008

Private Aesthetic Training Procedures (beginner, intermediate and advanced techniques)
2006 to present

Surgical Ophthalmic Physician Assistant
First assist for cataract and ocular plastic surgery
SLO flourescein angiography
Eye Center of Orange County, Laguna Hills, California
July 1990 to August 1991

Clinical and Surgical Plastic Surgery Physician Assistant
Assistant to the Chief of Plastic Surgery, John Hoopes, MD
In-patient, surgical assist, outpatient clinic, reconstructive and private cosmetic services
Hospital rounds, admitting history and physicals, surgical assist, ER coverage and wound education
Division of Plastic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1977 to 1979

Assistant Professor
College of Allied Health Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, California
August 1995 to June 30, 2006

Medical-Legal Consultant
2003 to present
Serving for Plaintiff and Defense

Bareskin Medspa / Nu Image Medspa Newport Beach-per diem
September 2003 to 2005

Clinical Family Practice Physician Assistant
Caremore Medical Group / Dr. Charles Klingsberg, Fullerton, California
1996 to 2001

Clinical Occupational Medicine Physician Assistant
California Occupational Medical Practice / Dr. Wallace Chang
April 1995 to 1998

Clinical Family Practice Physician Assistant
Kaiser Permanente / Department of Family Practice
November 1993 to March 1995

Medical Consultant and Seminar Leader
Specialty CPT Coding
McVey Associates, Novato, California
1993 to 1994

Clinical Endocrinology Physician Assistant
Southwestern Medical Group / Dr. Benjamin Milchilker
Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Lake Forest, California
August 1991 to February 1993

Ophthalmic Physician Assistant and Practice Manager
Eye Center of Orange County, Laguna Hills, California
July 1990 to August 1991

Physician Assistant and Office Manager
Pacific Walk-in Medical Center, Irvine, California
June 1989 to May 1990

Urgent Care Physician Assistant and Practice Administrator
Family Care Medical Group, Huntington Beach, California
January 1988 to June 1989

Senior Physician Assistant
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Medical and Safety Services
August 1984 to October 1987

Director of Health Services
Goucher College Health Center, Towson, Maryland
August 1979 to August 1984

Clinical ED Physician Assistant
Emergency Department, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1975 to 1984 time

Clinical Plastic Surgery Physician Assistant
Division of Plastic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1977 to 1979

Director of Patient Advocacy-Clinical and Instructor
Emergency Department, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1975 to 1977

Instructor, Preceptor and Faculty Advisor
School of Medicine and School of Health Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
1975 to 1977

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / POSITIONS

NATIONAL
1.    American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Fellow member since 1975
2.    Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), member
3.    PANCE Committee Test Member, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 1999 to 2010
4.    Association of Physician Assistant Programs (PAEA), member
5.    Chair, Judicial and Ethical Affairs Committee, SDPA, 2005-2006
6.    Chair, Judicial Affairs Committee, AAPA, 2004-2007
7.    Judicial Affairs Committee member, AAPA, 2002-2004
8.    Conference Education Planning Committee (CPEC) AAPA, 2000 to 2002
9.    American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Physician Assistant Foundation, Scholarship Comm. 2007-2008
10.    American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Advisor, Organizational development to constituent organizations, special interest groups and caucuses, 2008 to 2012

STATE
1.    California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA), Immediate Past President, 2006-07
2.    California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA), President, 2005-2006
3.    California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA), Chair, Political Action
4.    California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA), Director-at-Large, 2000-2004
5.    California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA), State Delegate, 2003 to 2010
6.    Co-Founder and Vice-President, California Dermatology Physician Assistant Society (CDPAS)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

American Medical Women’s Association and National Osteopathic Women
Physician’s Association

*Certificate honoring “Extraordinary Women in Medicine” in recognition of extraordinary dedication and service, May 1, 1997
*Nominated for 1999-2000 Outstanding First-Year Student
*Advocate Award Campaign, National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition, Jan. 2000.
*Nominated for AAPA Distinguished Fellow Recognition Program

AESTHETIC SKILLS

Evaluate and treat patients for both upper and lower face with Botox, Dysport and Xeomin:

•    Glabellar frown lines
•    Horizontal forehead lines
•    Crow’s feet –lower lid
•    ”Bunny” lines of the nose
•    Down-turned mouth: depressor angular orbis
•    Platysmal Bands, Horizontal Necklace Lines
•    Pebbly “Peau D’orange” Chin
•    Hypertrophic, inferior orbiculartis or ”jelly roll”
•    Brow lift (medial and lateral)
•    Nasal tip elevation
•    “Gummy” smile
•    Peri-oral lines of the lip
•    Infraorbital-Hypertrophic orbicularis
•    The male brow
•    Asymmetirc brow height
•    Masseter reduction & TMJ pain relief
•    Hyperhidrosis

Evaluate and treat skin conditions with medical grade chemical peels and medically supervised skin care systems
•    Obagi Nu-Derm and CRX systems
•    VIPeel – moderate chemical peel
•    Obagi Blue Peel- moderate to deep peel
•    Obagi Blue Radiance peel- light, superficial peel
•    Glycolic and Salicylic peels- acne and aging skin
•    The Perfect Peel – moderate chemical peel
Laser technology: Lumenis, Candela, Cutera, Syneron, Palomar, Alma, Sciton, Thermage, Fraxel, Fractionated CO2 /DOT Smartxide CO2 , Exilis,, Velashape, Ulthera, Smoothbeam
•    IPL: Photo skin rejuvenation
•    Hair removal
•    Acne
•    Facial and Leg vein ablation
•    Tattoo removal
•    Fractional resurfacing
•    Photodynamic therapy
•    Radiofrequency treatments
•    Body fat contouring
•    Skin tightening
Soft tissue augmentation and volume replacement for upper and lower face including tear trough deformity: Radiesse, Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra and Artefill

•    Lip augmentation (vermilion border and upper and lower lip volume)
•    Philtrum
•    Nasolabial folds
•    Mandibular grooves (Jowls), pre-jowl sulcus
•    Marionette lines/oral commissures
•    Chin augmentation
•    Cheek augmentation
•    Tear trough deformity, naso-jugular groove
•    Brow lift  / augmentation
•    Temples
•    Nasal sculpting
•    Hand rejuvenation
Uncomplicated Spider and Reticular Vein Treatments
•    1064 YAG and IPL lasers
•    Sclerotherapy injections

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation
Anesthesia using local infiltration, digital & regional nerve blocks, oral nerve blocks and tumescent anesthesia
Routine minor surgery dermatology procedures
•    Suturing (primary and secondary closures), skin biopsies (excisional & incisional), shave biopsies, I&D,
cryotherapy, electrodessication, photo light therapy.

MEDIA

Available upon Request

JOURNALS AND PUBLICATIONS

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