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Board Certified Radiologist, American Board of Radiology, American Board of Nuclear Medicine, Radiology Informatics, Patient Safety Diagnostics, Radiation Equipment Safety, Radiology IT Management, Managed Care, Nuclear Medicine, General Surgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Intensive Care, Nuclear Physicians,

Expert Witness No. 174

New York

Experience

1998 – Present
A HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
Brooklyn, NY
Department of Radiology

Director of A Downstate Radiology Informatics 1999 – present
Director of Radiology, Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) 2004 – 2010. 150 physician and technical staff performed ~ 220,000 exams per year, vendor management and cost reduction. Negotiating team for the New York City Health and Hospitals (HHC) – wide PACS support contract. Developed on-line physician scheduling system. Developed and managed multiple quantitative performance and quality performance metrics. Reduced incomplete exam metric 60%.
Consultant, UPB Radiology Business Manager. Reduced billing costs 30%. 2010 projected increase in free cash flow 4x.
President, Brooklyn Radiological Society.
Chief, Department of Radiology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare Center, Brooklyn campus, 7/03 to 8/04. General management of the physician and technical staff, including productivity and quality assurance. Member, radiation safety committee.
Director of Ultrasound University Hospital of Brooklyn 7/99 – 4/03.

KCHC Committees

Informatics Committee
Patient Safety Committee and Diagnostic CQI Committee
Coordination of Services Committee
Critical Values Committee
Radiation Equipment Safety Committee

University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) Committees
Radiology IT Management Committee
UHB/UPB Managed Care Committee
Healthcare Information Management (HIM)
HIM IT Subcommittee
HIM Telecommunications Subcommittee
HIM IT Physician IT Subcommittee
Environment of Care Committee

University Physicians of Brooklyn (UPB) Committees
UPB Finance Committee
UPB Managed Care Committee
UPB Clinical Practice Management Plan Committee

1995 – 1998
ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL
QUEENS, NY
Department of Imaging Services
Director of Nuclear Medicine service. Developed and implemented new imaging protocols.
Medical education coordinator. Developed curriculum for rotating medical students, provided supervision and evaluation.
Blood Bank Committee.
Training, Education and Certification
2004-2006
COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL
New York, NY
MBA, Finance. Co-founded the EMBA Healthcare Industry Club.
1994-1995
NEW YORK HOSPITAL-CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER New York, NY
Fellowship in cross sectional imaging including CT, MRI and ultrasound.

Training, Certification, and Education

1990 – 1994
NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE
Valhalla, NY
Radiology residency. Rotations at Westchester County Medical Center, Metropolitan Medical Center, Lincoln Hospital and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

1988 – 1990
ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Bronx, NY
Nuclear Medicine residency. Chief resident 1989-1990. Rotations in clinical nuclear medicine, laboratory work, PET and echocardiography.

1987-1988
BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER
New York, NY
Surgery internship. Rotations in general surgery, urology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and surgical intensive care.

1983 – 1987
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Buffalo, NY
AT BUFFALO
School of Medicine
Electives included radiology anatomy, honors biophysics, radiology at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, and urology at New England Medical Center. Membership on Human Values and Ethics Committee, Residency Forum, creator Dermatones singing group.

1979-1983
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

1979-1983.
Communications major with chemistry minor. Member, Mask and Wig Club Graduate Club, Arts House, Anacrusis magazine photography editor, Daily Pennsylvanian reporter.

American Board of Radiology June, 1994

American Board of Nuclear Medicine December, 1991

Related Experience

1985
New York City Department of Health New York, NY
Infectious Disease Outbreak Team
Edemiological analysis and infection control measures in New York City.

1984
Dent Neurological Institute
Buffalo, NY
Summer research fellowship studying use of MRI vs. CT in diagnosis of Binswanger’s encephalopathy.

1983
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Medical Image Processing Group
Image processing software work in digital subtraction angiography.

Professional Societies

Brooklyn Radiological Society (Current President), New York Roentgen Society, Society of Nuclear Medicine, American College of Nuclear Physicians, Radiological Society of North America, American Medical Association.

Publications

Available upon request.

Other Research Activities

Multicenter Investigation of Hematuria, 2001 lead by Erich Lang, MD,
Tulane University

KCHC Sentinel Lymph Node Trials – November, 1998 to present.
Developed scintigraphic and intraoperative protocols for detecting and evaluating sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer.

rBPI Phase III Trial – April, 1999. Provided radiographic
interpretations.

KCHC Prognostic Factors in Laparascopic Cholecystectomy Project -May, 1999. Provided sonographic interpretations.

Copyrights

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