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Surgical Physician Assistant Cardovascular Thoracic Expert Witness

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Surgical, Surgical Physicians Assistant, Surgical Physicians Assistant, PA, PA Cardovascular Physicians Assistant, Thoracic Physicians Assistant

Expert Witness No.520

Florida

EDUCATION:
   
1977 - 1979   
Bachelor of Science in Medicine, Physician Assistant Program
College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
   
1976 - 1977   
Graduate Studies in Medical Science
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
   
1972 - 1976   
Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Medicine
Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
   

WORK EXPERIENCE:

   
1992 - Present
Surgical Physician Assistant
President, Southeastern Clinical Services, Inc.
Orlando, Florida
   
1988 - Present   
Clinical Research Director
President, Southeastern Clinical Research Consultants, Inc.
Orlando, Florida
   
1979 - 1992   
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Physician Assistant
Cardiovascular Surgeons, P.A.
Orlando, Florida
   

BOARDS, CERTIFICATIONS, and LICENSURE:

1979 Florida License
1979 National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants;
1980 Passed Proficiency Exam in Surgery for Physician Assistants;
1986 Passed National Recertification Examination for Physician
1992 Assistants (PANRE)
           

ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS:

   
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

  • Fellow, 1979 – Present
  • Surgical Congress, Vice-Chairman, 1987 – 1989
  • Surgical Congress, Chairman, 1989 – 1995
  • Surgical Congress Delegate to AAPA House of Delegates, 1990 – 1995
  • Task Force on Recertification, 1990 – 1991
  • AAPA/NCCPA Work Group on Recertification, 1991 – 1992
  • Task Force on Specialty Physician Assistants, 1992 – 1993
  • President’s Advisory Group on Third-Party Coverage, 1995 - 1998
  • Member, International Affairs Committee, 2004 – Present

Physician Assistant Foundation (PAF)

  • Leadership Program Committee, 1996-1997
  • Member, Board of Trustees, 1997 - 2004
  • Vice-President, Board of Trustees, 1999-2001
  • President, Board of Trustees, 2001-2003
  • Immediate Past President, 2004
  • Chair, Board Development Committee, 2004
  • Member, Programs Committee, 2004 – Present

American Heart Association, Central Florida Chapter (AHA)

  • Member, 1980 – Present

Associates of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)

  • Member, 1988 – Present

Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants (ANSPA)

  • Fellow, 1997 – Present

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

  • Associate Member, 2000 – Present

Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (APACVS)

  • Co-Founder and Charter Fellow Member, 1981 – Present
  • Founding President, 1981 – 1985
  • Board of Directors, 1981 – 1994
  • Honorary Fellow – 1995

Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA)

  • Fellow, 1979 – Present
  • Florida Delegate to AAPA House of Delegates, 1988 – 1989, 1996 – 2000
  • Professional Reimbursement Committee, 1992 – Present
  • President, 1996 – 1997
  • Trustee, FAPA Foundation, 2000 – 2002        

Florida Citrus Sports Association (FCSA)

  • Member, 1986 – Present
  • Associate Board of Directors, 1999-Present
  • Team Selection Committee 
  • Medical Committee

        
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

  • Associate Member, 1990 – Present

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)

  • Associate Member, 1985 – Present

University of Florida, President’s Council (UF)

  • 1992 – Present   

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS – MEDICAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS:

Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, Florida
Florida Hospital Medical Center, Orlando, Florida
Health Central Hospital, Orlando, Florida
Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, Florida (Orlando Health)
Osceola Regional Hospital, Kissimmee, Florida
(Names of multiple ambulatory surgical facilities available on request)
            

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION:

1995 Completion of Elektra/ISG Viewing Wand Course in Neurosurgery; Toronto, Canada

1997 Completion of Workshop on Neuroanatomy, St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis,        Missouri

2006 Neurosurgical Intraoperative Navigation Course, Spine/Cranial Surgery Denver, Colorado

APPOINTMENTS:

1995 – 1996   
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Clinical Practice Expert Panel (CPEP); Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA)

1996- 1998       
Expert Witness

2009 – Present               
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

1997 – 1998               
Advisory Committee, Miami-Dade Community College,
Physician Assistant Program

2000 – Present       
The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem
           
Invested August 2000

  • 2000 - Officer (OLJ)
  • 2002 – Commander (CLJ)
  • 2005 - Knight (KLJ)
  • 2005 - Assistant Grand Hospitaller, International
  • 2009 - Grand Prioral Hospitaller, Grand Priory of America

2002 - Present   

  • Florida Hospital Healthcare System, Orlando, Florida
  • Member, Allied Health Professionals Credentials Committee         

   
2006 - Present            

  • Florida Hospital, Orlando Division
  • Chair - Allied Health Professional Staff
  • Member - Physicians Technology Committee
  • Member - Operating Room Committee
  • Member - Patient Safety and Quality Committee
  • Member - Robotics Committee

AWARDS:

1989 John W. Kirklin, M.D. Award by the American Association of Surgeons Assistants for Excellence in Cardiovascular Surgery

1995 Honorary Fellow, Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery

1997 Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
2003
     
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants

HUMANATARIAN MEDICAL MISSIONS:

2003 Kyrgyzstan - American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation- Heart to Heart International

2004 Georgia - American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation- Heart to Heart International

2005 Tajikistan - American Academy of Family Physicians Foundations- Heart to Heart International

2006 Moldova - American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation- Heart to Heart International

2010 India - Order of St. Lazarus and Rising Star Outreach- Leprosy Village Program

PUBLICATIONS:
Available Upon Request

PRESENTATIONS:
   
“Pathophysiology of Hypertension”
American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
   
“Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms”
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants Winter Conference
Orlando, Florida

“The American Experience of Physician Assistants”
Royal College of  Surgeons of England
London, England

“Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms”
American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference
San Francisco, California

“Physician Assistants – An Overview “
University  of  Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Winter  Conference
St. Thomas, USVI

“Physician Assistants – An Overview”
Managed Care Network Conference, Group Health Association of America  (GHAA)
Orlando, Florida

“Reimbursement Issues for Entrepreneur PAs”
American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Low Molecular Weight Heparin”
Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Meeting
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

“Deep Venous Thrombosis and Low Molecular Weight Heparin”
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants Regional Meeting   
Ocala, Florida

“Physician Assistants – An Overview”
American College of Surgeons, New Jersey Chapter Winter Meeting
Princeton, New Jersey

“Business of Medicine Seminar”
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants Winter Conferences
Florida

“Reimbursement Issues for Surgical PAs”
Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery Annual Conference
Boston, Massachusetts

“Erythropoietin and Anemia, An Overview”
American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada

“Cardiovascular Graft Techniques”
Ethicon EndoSurgery, Inc.,
Cincinnati, Ohio

“Reimbursement Issues for Surgical Physician Assistants”
American College of Surgeons
New Orleans, Louisiana

“Reimbursement and Managed Care Review”
Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida

“Erythropoietin and Anemia in the Surgical Patient”
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference   
Orlando, Florida

“Physician Assistants as Administrators”
American Academy of Physician Assistants, Southeastern Regional Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia

“Civil War Medicine – An Historical Perspective”
American Academy of Physician Assistants, Annual Conference
New York, New York

“Civil War Medicine - An Historical Perspective”
American Academy of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery Annual Conference
San Diego, California
   
“Reimbursement and Managed Care Review”
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida; February, 1997
St. Petersburg, Florida

“The Role of Epoetin Alfa as a New Surgical Tool”
American College of Surgeons
Orlando, Florida

“Current Reimbursement Issues for PAs”
American Association of Surgical Physician’s Assistants
Orlando, Florida

“Erythropoietin and Anemia in the Surgical Patient”
Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants
Hartford, Connecticut

“Current Reimbursement Issues for PAs”

  • Georgia Academy of  Physician Assistants; Jekyll Island, Georgia
  • AAPA Annual Conference; Boston, Massachusetts
  • FAPA Summer Conference; West Palm Beach, Florida
  • FAPA Summer Conference; Marco Island, Florida

“Setting up a PA-owned Practice”
Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery
Tampa, Florida

“Physician Assistants in American Health Care”
Athens Diabetes Association / Hygeia Hospital
Athens, Greece

“Pain Talk - Communicating with Patients in Pain”
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Orlando, Florida

Newsletter Summer 2013

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