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Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatrics, Pediatric Transport, Pediatric Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Non-accidental Trauma, Multiple Organ Failure, Drowning, Cardiac Arrest, Shock, Respiratory Failure, Coma, Tracheal Intubation, Central Venous, Aterial Line Placements, Tube Thoracostomy, Peritoneal Drains, Central Venous Dialysis Catheters, Lumbar Puncture, Barbiturate Coma,

Expert Witness No.596

California

Position:

2014-Present
Senior Consultant – Pediatric Critical Care
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

1985-2017
Medical Director, Critical Care Fellowship Program
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

1978-Present
Medical Director, Transport Services
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

1978-2014
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Units
Children’s Hospital and Health Center – San Diego

1984-2008
Associate Director, Trauma
Children’s Hospital and Health Center – San Diego
Senior Staff, Pediatrics and Anesthesia
Children’s Hospital and Health Center – San Diego
Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Anesthesia and Surgery – UCSD San Diego

Education:

University:
BA, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
1962-1966

M.D., Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
1966-1970

Post Graduate Education:

Internship:
University of Minnesota (Pediatrics)
1970-1971

Residency:
University of Minnesota (Pediatrics)
1971-1972

U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA (Pediatrics)
1972-1973

Fellowship:
Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA (Neonatology)
1973-1975

Stanford University, Stanford, CA (Anesthesiology)
1975-1977

Military Service:
U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA
(Staff Pediatrician)
1972-1973

Medical Licensee:
California

Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics, 1976
American Board of Anesthesiology, 1981
Pediatric Critical Care, 1987 – Re-certification, 2003

Other Certifications:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • ACLS
  • ATLS – Instructor
Membership in Societies:
  • Member, Editorial Board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • California Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • San Diego County Medical Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Southern California PICU Network
  • Education Committee, Southern California PICU Network
  • Society for Pediatric Trauma
  • American Academy of Pediatrics- Transport Medicine Section
  • Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium Steering Committee
Honors and Awards:
  • American Heart Association Scholar – 1962
  • BBB Biological Honorary – 1966
  • UCSD – Senior Pediatric Residents Clinical Teaching Award -1986
  • Poster Presentation Critical Care Society – Outstanding
  • Presentation for Clinical Research – 1989
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine National Meeting
  • Best Clinical Study – 1989
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Educational Scholarship Award – 1998
  • San Diego County Medical Society – Outstanding
  • Contributions in delivery of Emergency Care – 1990
  • America’s Best Doctors – 1993
  • America’s Best Doctors – 1999
  • San Diego “To Doctors” for 2006, 2007, 2008,2009,2010,2012
  • RCHSD Award for Outstanding Excellence in Critical Care
  • Name placed on Helicopter used for Transport Critical Patients

UCSD CRITICAL CARE FELLOWSHIP NAMED
BRADLEY PETERSON PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE FELLOWSHIP

Teaching:

Anesthesia at Senior Resident Level – 1978-1984 in O.R.
Pediatric Critical Care at Pediatric PGY4-PGY 6 Level at bedside
1977-2017
Didactic Weekly Pediatric Critical Care Conference 1980 – Present
Chairman, PICU Morbidity and Mortality Conference
1978-2017
Co-Chairman -Trauma Morbidity and Mortality Conference
1982 – 2004
Pediatric Transport Case Review, and Morbidity and Mortality
1985-Present

PUBLICATIONS
Available on full CV

Lectures at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

  • Diffuse Brain Swelling: Osmotic Therapy
  • Blunt Chest Trauma
  • Diastolic Function of Heart
  • Systolic Function of Heat
  • Management of Post Cardiac Bypass – Cardiac Dysfunction
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Near Drowning: Pathophysiology
  • Brain Death
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Non-conventional ventilation
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Lund Concept and Brain Swelling
  • Myocarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Low Stretch Ventilation
  • Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • History of Pediatric Critical Care
  • Renal Failure
  • Management of Hyperammonemia
  • Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation
  • BSER for Determination of Prognosis in Cardiac Arrest
  • CT Head for Determination of Prognosis in Near Drowning
  • Hypertonic Saline and Cerebral Pathophysiology
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