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Podiatrist Foot Surgeon Ankle Surgery Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Podiatric Foot Ankle Orthopedic Board Certified, Podiatry, Podiatrist, Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics, AAHC Accreditation Expert, JCAHO Accreditation Expert, Medical Practice Business Expert, Podiatry Coding, Podiatry Compliance, Sports Medicine, American Medical Athletic Association, Arthroscopy, Pain Management, Cripple, Vascular Diagnosis, Food Deformities, Joint Prosthetics, Prolotherapy, Foot Problems, Podiatric, Foot Orthopedist, Ankle Orthopedist, Foot Medicine, Foot Pediatrics, Ankle Pediatrics, Podiatric Foot, Prolotherapy,

Expert Witness No. 444

Illinois

COLLEGE:

City University of New York, graduated 7/75, B.A. in pre-med & science.

MEDICAL EDUCATION:

Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine graduated 7/79. B.S. & D.P.M.

PRIVATE PRACTICES:

Director Since 2010

HOSPITAL & SURGICAL AFFILIATIONS:

Glen Oaks Medical Center, Glen Dale Hts, IL – Podiatry Staff 1997-2011-Resigned
Resurrection Health Care Surgery Center, Chicago, IL, 1999-2011-Resigned
Weiss Memorial Hospital-Podiatry staff Chicago, Il 2009-2013-Resigned
Elmhurst Medsurge,  Elmhurst, IL, 60126, Director since 1999
Advocate Illinois Masonic –Podiatry Staff Chicago, Il since 2006

SOCIETIES:

Member American & Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
Member of the National & Midwest Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery.
Member of American College of Sports Medicine.
Member of American Medical Athletic Association.
Member of Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council.

CREDENTIALS:

Fellow-American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedists, since 1991.
Fellow-Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery, since 1980.
Fellow- American Institute of Foot Medicine, since 1987.
Fellow-American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics, since 1998.
Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgery-A.B.M.S.P., since 1987. Recertified 8/08 till 3/31/2020
Board Certified in Podiatric Foot & Ankle Orthopedics-A.B.P.M. 1991. Recertified 12/2013 till 12/2023
Board Certified in Pain Management-A.A.P.M., since 1990. Life Member Presently Certified
Chairman of Podiatry at Bethany Hospital 1992-2010.
Life Member & Clinic Advisor of the American Running Association, since 1990
—which merged with International Institute of Race Medicine in 2017—Active Member
American Podiatric Medical Assoc.-Diabetes Advisory & Network Committees 1995
Certified in Laser Surgery- by Wenske Laser Center, Ravenswood Hospital,1 991.
Certified in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy – by Doctor’s Hospital, 1991.
Certified Preceptorship Director-Scholl College of Podiatry 1993-2006
Clinical Instructor – Department of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University 10/2007 to present
Assistant Professor of Surgery- Academy of Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Surgery-12/2006-2011

LICENSURE:

  • Illinois-1979-present
  • California-1979-retired
  • New York-1981-retired
  • Utah- 2007-present

OTHER:

Consultant for Humana Insurance- 2010-2015, 2018
Intensive training in AO International Fixation of the Foot & Ankle-Switzerland 1995.
Intensive training in Crippled Children’s Orthopedic Foot Deformities-Baja project-1996.
Intensive Training in Joint Prosthetics in the Foot; Vascular Diagnosis Training;
Current Advanced CPR Cert; Speaker for Academy Lectures, seniors & other groups.
Official Podiatrist- Viking Ski Shop, Chicago Since 1996
Administrator & Director of Elmhurst Medsurge, LTD-AAAHC accredited 1999-2016
Director AnkleNFootCenters, LLC, 2015-Present
Practice Management Consultant & Advisor in establishing & accrediting an ambulatory surgery center
Submission Review Editor-Orthopedic Research Online Journal-Crimson Publishers—7/2017
Submission Review Editor- Clinical Group Journals- OMICS publishing group—5/2018
Chief Editor-Orthopedic Research Online Journal-Crimson Publishers—11/2018

Red Belt- Shidokan Karate 2nd Dan Black Belt –Tae Kwon Do
Advanced Skier, including Heli-Skiing Certified Advanced Open Water Diver

PUBLICATIONS:

Availability upon request

CONSULTING

Insurance & Medicare/Medicaid Compliance, Procedural & Diagnostic Coding
Private Major Insurance companies
Accreditation with JACHO & AAHC
Chart Review
Compliance– HIIPA, OSHA, etc.
Expert witness in podiatric legal matters regarding treatment & insurance- 70% reduction of a $730,000 demand–11-2013
Formation or improvement of private practice, group or surgery center
Construction of new practice or surgery center- to achieve accreditation
Consultant in practice growth, cost savings, webpage development
Online Expert for Foot & Ankle Orthopedics, Surgery & Sports Medicine questions- AllExperts – 2009-2015


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