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Surgical Pathology Cytopathology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Cytopathology, Pathology,Pathology Blood Bank,Gastrointestinal Pathology ,Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,Transfusion Medicine

Expert Witness No.714

Professional Experience:

2013-Present   Director, Cytopathology, Department of Pathology

                        Senior Attending Pathologist, Surgical Pathology & Blood Bank

                        New York Presbyterian/Queens, NYP Health System

9/15/2012        Senior Attending Pathologist

                        Department of Pathology

                        New York Presbyterian/Queens, NYP Health System

2010-2012       Medical Director, Fine Needle Aspiration Clinic

                        Associate Director, Division of Cytopathology,

                        Department of Pathology, North Shore-LIJ Health

                       Gastrointestinal Pathology Subspecialty Service, North Shore-LIJ

2009-2012       Coordinator, Research, Division of Cytopathology

                       North Shore-LIJ Health System

1999-2012       Attending Surgical Pathologist and Cytopathologist

                        Long Island Jewish Medical Center; New Hyde Park, NY


 2015    Certification by the College of American Pathologist as Inspector Team Leader

2014    Certification by the College of American Pathologist as Inspector Team Member

2010    Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Certification by the College of American Pathologist

1999    American Board of Blood Bank / Transfusion Medicine

1998    American Board of Cytopathology

1997    American Board of Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


New York State Medical License: 216723, expires 4/30/2017.

Pennsylvania Medical License: MD-057611-L, not active.

Faculty Appointments:

2009-2012       Assistant Professor, Hofstra University Medical School

2003-2009       Adjunct Professor, Hofstra University

2000-present   Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Post-Graduate Training:

7/98-12/98      Hematopathology Externship

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Director: L. Jeffrey Medeiros, M.D.


7/97-6/98        Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Director: Benjamin Lichtiger, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.


7/96-6/97        Surgical Pathology Fellowship

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Director: Alberto G. Ayala, M.D.


7/95-6/96        Cytopathology Fellowship

Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Director: Leopold G. Koss, M.D.


7/92-6/95        Pathology Residency

PGY-2 to 4, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Montefiore-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Appointment as Chief Resident , 1994-1995, Anatomic Pathology

7/91-6/92        PGY-1. Anatomic Pathology

New York University.  New York, NY


1984-1990       Doctor of Medicine

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (Honors Diploma)

1978-1983       Chemistry Technologist

                        ORT Secondary School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Professional Society Memberships:

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

College of American Pathologists (CAP), Fellow Member

American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)

Teaching and Supervision:

Interdepartmental Tumor Boards on GYN, Breast, Thoracic and General, New York 


Interdepartmental Multidisciplinary Monthly Thyroid Tumor Board, Long Island Jewish

Intradepartmental Weekly Cytology Conference, Long Island Jewish

Interdepartmental Multidisciplinary Weekly Gastrointestinal Tumor Board, North Shore-Long Island Jewish

Interdepartmental Monthly Genitourinary Tumor Board, Long Island Jewish

Interdepartmental Weekly Tumor Board, Radiation Oncology, Long Island Jewish

Teaching and Supervision of Pathology Residents, Long Island Jewish

Teaching and Supervision of Cytopathology Fellow, Long Island Jewish

Work Initiative:

2012-present   Cytopathology & Surgical Pathology Quality Assurance & Inspection                               preparation. Patient Blood Management

2009-2012       Performance of Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspirations of Thyroid with the Radiology Department at LIJ and with the NSUH-LIJ Endocrinology Department at the Lake Success Quadrangle

2009-2012       Development of Service Plan for the Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Clinic: Evaluation of Ultrasound Equipment, medical record organization and review-modification of the various necessary patient forms and records for the New Pathology FNA Service.

2009-2012       Research Project Coordinator for the NSUH-LIJ Division of Cytology, including summary of status, assistance, modification, evaluation and development of proposed projects, involving motivated residents and staff members in new and ongoing publications.


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