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Michael A Carlish, Ph.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carlsbad, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive evaluations, PTSD, fitness for duty evaluation, traumatic brain injury, abuse, capacity, conservatorship, competency, will contest, workplace violence, suicide prevention, standard of care, malpractice
Michael A. Carlish, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. He graduated with High Honors in Psychology from the University of California in Santa Barbara, received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and earned his doctorate degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, where he studied the relationship between humor and mental health. Dr. Carlish’s practice has centered around three populations: the severely mentally ill, Native Americans, and geriatric patients. Dr. Carlish put himself through graduate school by providing emergency mental health assessments in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals around San Diego County, and he continues to see patients in this setting on a regular basis. For the past twelve years he has assessed hundreds of severely mentally ill patients, evaluating suicidality, psychosis, and aggression. For the past four years, Dr. Carlish has acted as the primary testing ...
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Sharon Chernoff, PhD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Orange, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Child and Adolescent, Pediatric Psychology, IME, Chronic Pain, Fitness for Duty, Trauma, Traumatic Injury, Abuse, Autism, Standard of Care, Malingering, Malpractice
Sharon Chernoff, Ph.D., QME is a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in both California (PSY 27732) and Arizona (3494). Her forensic practice includes workers’ compensation evaluations as a QME, and serving as a consultant and expert witness in civil litigation. Dr. Chernoff received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego in the spring of 2000. She also completed a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. During her fellowship, Dr. Chernoff performed psychological assessments of chronic pain patients, neuropsychological assessments of heart, kidney, and liver transplant candidates, and also assessments of living-related liver donors. In addition to training in assessment, she trained with therapy populations in outpatient settings such as Scripps Clinic, Division of Mental Health in La Jolla, and Children’s Hospital of ...
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Cindy H. Feng, JD, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Petaluma, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - IME, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Standard of Care, Malpractice, Neuropsychological Testing, Accident, Personal Injury, Disability, Trauma, Abuse
Dr. Cindy H. Feng, J.D., Psy.D. received a B.A. in Asian Studies from Yale University in 2003, and graduated magna cum laude. She then went on to earn her J.D from Harvard Law School with a focus on Immigration Law in 2006. Dr. Feng than earned her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Profession Psychology in Piscataway, New Jersey in 2016. From 2016 to the present, she has been working as a Staff Psychologist for the California Department of State Hospitals in Napa, California. Dr. Feng has received the Pre-doctoral Fellow Award from the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program, the Graduate Scholar Merit Award from Rutgers University, and is a member of The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, New York State Psychological Association, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance, New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and The New Jersey Psychological Asso...
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Mohammad Hanizavareh, MD, ABPN Expedient Medicolegal Services

Orange, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - IME, Fitness for Duty, Disability, Sexual Offender Assessment, Competency, Mental Capacity, Standard of Care, Chronic Pain, Malpractice, Traumatic Injury, Abuse, Conservatorship
Dr. Mohammad Hanizavareh, M.D., Q.M.E, is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who began his work with Expedient Medicolegal Services in 2016. His interest in the intersection between Psychiatry and the Law began with his work in the Cuyahoga County Jail while in medical school and grew with his work in the Sacramento County Jail during his residency training. Since then, Dr. “Hani” has served throughout the state of California giving testimony in 1370, 2972, 1026, and various involuntary medication hearings. Dr. Hani is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator, meeting the needs of workers and employers by writing objective, fact-based analyses of work-place injuries and their sequelae. A Southern-California native, Dr. Hani began his post-graduate education at California State University, Fullerton, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, majoring in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. He pursued his interest in research there, participating in grant writing, presentations at national confer...
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Jeffrey Kropf Expedient Medicolegal Services

Claremont, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Competency, Risk Assessment, Institutional Standard of Care, Fitness for Duty, Traumatic Injury, Correctional Healthcare, Disability, Personal Injury, Abuse, IME, PTSD, Juvenile Evaluations, Cognitive Impairment,
Jeffrey Kropf, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in forensic and diagnostic mental health evaluations. As a consulting psychologist since 1991, Dr. Kropf has evaluated more than 1000 youths and young adults in community care and court-ordered placements. As a staff psychologist for the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) and the Department of Juvenile Justice from 1991 through 1999, he evaluated approximately 500 patients and offenders and provided expert testimony in hearings including W&IC 1800 hearings throughout the State. He joined the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) Unit at the time of its inception in 1999 and served as Senior Psychologist, Supervisor from 2001 through 2017. During this time, he conducted approximately 3000 forensic mental health evaluations including evaluations pursuant to PC 2962, PC 2972, and W&IC 7301 and provided expert testimony in support of his opinions in trial...
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Michael L. Levittan, PhD

Los Angeles, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, Custody, Child, Domestic, Violence, Parenting, School, Spousal, Anger
Dr. Levittan (“Dr. Michael”) is an experienced psychotherapist and expert witness who is devoted to his work with both treatment of patients and expert consultation and testimony with clients. He has been in practice as a psychotherapist for over 25 years and has provided expert testimony for over 18 years. His areas of specialization include: Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Parenting, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Anger Management; and School Violence. Additionally, Dr. Michael has lectured and taught seminars at UCLA Extension; National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI); International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT); Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect; California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; NEXUS Conference on Child Abuse; Grief and Loss Conference; Pasadena Hillside Children’s Home; U.S. Marines; L.A. Superior Court; Women’s Shelters; Loyola Marymount University; Association of Battere...
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Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, Homicide, Child Forensic Interviewing, workplace violence, risk assessment, IME, personal injury, trauma, PTSD, worker's compensation, employment discrimination, violence, mental health, forensic evaluation, psychological assessment
I have worked in academia as a professor for approximately 20 years. In that capacity, I engaged in research, teaching, mentoring/supervision, and clinical work, focusing on the psychological consequences of trauma, violence and victimization. During graduate school and internship, i received specialized training in forensic psychology. I have been practicing forensic psychology independently since receiving my first license to practice in 1998. In addition to my academic appointment, I also work regularly as an expert witness, legal consultant, and forensic psychologist in civil, family and criminal (civilian and military) cases. I have numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations and federally funded research grants. I have conducted many professional trainings for attorneys, other legal/court professionals, mental health professional, and medical professionals.
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Edwin H. Peng, MD, MBA Expedient Medicolegal Services

Rancho Cucamonga, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Juvenile, Child and Adolescent, IME, PTSD, Abuse, Personal Injury, Custody, Capacity, Standard of Care, Fitness for Duty, Competency, Conservatorship, Malpractice
Edwin Peng, MD, MBA, QME has been a board-certified psychiatrist since 2006. He has accumulated a breadth of experiences across a variety of clinical, cultural, and forensic settings reflective of his broad interests in the field of mental health. Dr. Peng graduated Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1994. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1998. After graduating, Dr. Peng completed his residency in General Psychiatry at Loma Linda Medical center in 2003. He went on to complete a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Southern California in 2005, serving as the Chief Fellow while there. Dr. Peng has vast experience dealing with patients in different stages of crisis and of different ages. He served as attending physician in the Los Angeles County General Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room for seven years educating residents and...
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Michael Ramirez, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Eureka, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - IME, neuropsychological testing, addiction, standard of care, suicide prevention, malpractice, abuse, trauma, fitness for duty, personal injury, capacity, competency, conservatorship, PTSD, malingering, criminal responsibility
Michael Ramirez, Psy.D., Q.M.E., has 22 years of experience that include consultation, psychotherapy, and forensic psychological examination combined with a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and advanced degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling and the Humanities. Dr. Ramirez is experienced in the treatment of Dual Disorders. In his private practice, he performs a range of forensic examinations, including consultative examinations for Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, and the Regional Center. Dr. Ramirez has experience working as a provider for a number of major health care service associations, including EAP, SAP assessment, and CID services. He has instructed students at the College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, Long Beach State University, University of Houston, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Alvin Community College) in addictions and psychology.
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Carlos Rodriguez, MD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Torrance, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychological Trauma, Capacity, Fitness for Duty, PTSD, Abuse, Depression, Disability, Anxiety Disorders, Medical Malpractice, Inpatient and Outpatient Standard of Care, Suicide Prevention
Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., Q.M.E., earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Psychobiology. He began to explore the mind/body connection and how it impacts our overall health. He pursued his interest in physical health by earning his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Rodriguez furthered his study of this integration during a residency in Adult Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He later went on to complete a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Harbor UCLA, serving as the Chief Fellow while he was there. After completing his training, Dr. Rodriguez worked in a variety of diverse settings. For over five years, he worked in an outpatient community mental health clinic. He treated children, adolescents, and adults with severe mental illnesses in an inner city community. This furthered his cultural appreciation and allowed for a greater unders...
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Christopher Simonet, PhD Expedient Medicolegal Services

El Cajon, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Suicide Risk Assessment, Malingering, Malpractice, Competency, Personal Injury, IME, Anxiety, Depression, Workplace Violence, Work Stress, PTSD, Competency, Abuse, Fitness for Duty
Christopher Simonet, Ph.D., Q.M.E., is a clinical and forensic psychologist with extensive experience in assessing and treating severe mental illness and sexual offenders. He has worked in the primarily in the forensic arena since 2000. Dr. Simonet has served as an independent evaluator for the San Diego Superior Court, as a consultant to the California Department of State Hospitals, a senior psychologist for the San Diego County Forensic Conditional Release Program (CONREP), and a psychologist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). He has evaluated, treated, and provided testimony for cases involving Insanity (PC 1026), Mentally Disordered Offender (PC 2962/PC 2972), Mentally Disordered Sex Offender (WIC 6331), Sexually Violent Predators (WIC 6600), and High-Risk Sex Offenders. Dr. Simonet earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, with High Honors, from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School ...
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John (Jay) Slosar, PhD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Irvine, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - adolescent psychology, child psychology, capacity and undue influence, Fitness for Duty, conservatiorship evaluations, developmental disabilities, workplace disputes, standard of care, malpractie, custody, abuse, PTSD, suicide prevention, IME, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain
Jay Slosar, Ph.D., Q.M.E., has been in private practice for 30 years as a licensed psychologist and provided direct clinical and consulting services in a variety of diverse settings. Dr. Slosar received his Bachelor’s Degree from Jacksonville University, earned his Master’s Degree from Wichita State University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Dr. Slosar is on the expert witness panel in juvenile, family and criminal law in Orange County, CA. He also provides forensic evaluations from court referrals, specializing in evaluating teenagers and young adults. His practice is located in Irvine, California. Dr. Slosar has worked and consulted for many companies and organizations, including: Health and Human Services Group, Young Life Enrichment Program, Family Solutions, Western Youth Services, Villa Millard Facility, and the Dawson Education Foundation. The services provided included: counseling, psychological evaluations, program design, staff train...
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Mark D. Wolkenhauer, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Redlands, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - IME, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Abuse, Competency, Mental Capacity, Traumatic Injury, Psychometric Testing, Malpractice, Malingering, Standard of Care, PTSD
Mark Wolkenhauer, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a forensic psychologist with extensive experience in treating and evaluating sexual offenders and individuals with severe mental illness. He continues to serve as an expert witness in both Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) and Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) civil commitment trials across the state. Licensed in California in 1997 (PSY 15147), Dr. Wolkenhauer has worked for the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH), as a unit psychologist at Patton State Hospital (PSH), and currently works for DSH as a Consulting Psychologist. He serves as a mentor and is part of the Quality Improvement Team in the Forensic Services Division. He was on the SVP panel as a contractor and performed hundreds of SVP evaluations and provided expert testimony. In private practice Dr. Wolkenhauer conducted PC 1370/1372 evaluations, was the director of the Inland Empire Sharper Future clinics, served as a mental health consultant for Job Corps, and provided consul...
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Justin Wasserman, MD The Pain Treatment Center of Greater Washington

Bethesda, Maryland
Pain Management - Medicine Expert Witness, Physical Medicine & Rehab Expert Witness - Addiction, narcotic, opioid, abuse, pain, back, spine, musculoskeletal, low back, neck, radiculopathy, headache, oxycodone, suboxone, pain management, RSD, buprenorphine, opioid addiction, fibromyalgia, headache, migraine,
I'm a physician in the Washington, DC area specializing in Pain Management and addiction medicine, with a parent specialty in Physical Medicine and Rhabilitation. I'm board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rhabilitation and Pain Medicine, and have over 22 years of experience in both specialties. I am known in the entire Washington, DC area as the "go to guy" for intractable chronic pain cases. In fact, most of my referrals come from other pain management doctors who send me their most challenging and complex patients. I have been listed as a Top Doctor in Washingtonian Magazine 7 times, including the most recent 2018 edition. Besides being an expert in the medical management of pain, I am also an expert in the treatment of opioid addiction. I'm certified by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency in the management of opioid addiction using buprenorphine. I have provided independent medical evaluations for many agencies over the years, and I have a long history of prov...
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Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP

Nevada
Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Expert Witness - Trauma, Stroke, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Heart Attack, MI, Hypertensive, Sepsis, Epidural Abscess, Appendicitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, GI Bleed, Torsion, Ectopic, Allergic Reaction, PE, Pulmonary Embolism, Lung Cancer, Abuse, Compartment Syndrome, Fracture, Overdose, Psychiatric Emergency
Dr. Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP is a national leader in emergency medicine. She is currently a clinical faculty attending emergency physician in the emergency medicine residency program at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. In additional to expertise in the academic environment, Dr. Stankus has experience and expertise in community emergency departments, urban tertiary care centers, free-standing emergency departments, and urgent care centers. Dr. Stankus began her career as an Army JAG Officer, acting as the hospital medical malpractice defense attorney at a large US Army teaching hospital. There, she sat on the risk management, peer review, quality improvement, medical records, performance improvement, medical ethics, and credentials committees. She was also a part-time military magistrate and earned her Airborne wings. Prior to law school, Dr. Stankus worked as a police officer, so has additional interest, expertise, and experience in criminal law a...
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Robert H. Schram, D.P.A. BARC Developmental Services

Holicong, Pennsylvania
Safety Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - School safety, discrimination, wrongful death, workplace issues, guardianship, workplace safety, nonprofit, mental illness, mental retardation, abuse, special education, risk management, vocational rehabilitation, employee handbook, personnel injury, policies, procedures, protocols
In addition to my formal education I have Certificates from: The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in Finance; University of Penn Medical School in Medical Ethics and Decision Making; Ford Motor Company in Dispute Resolution; PA Department of Public Welfare and Desales University in Leadership. For forty years I have direct work experience with: vocational rehabilitation, standard of care, special education, risk management, workplace safety, workplace abuse, discrimination, wrongful death, policies and procedures, personnel matters, business operations, employment, exploitation, guardianship, early intervention, business operations, employee issues, residential long term care, budgeting, fiscal analysis, pension/trust fund management and investment, production line management, marketing, writing, fundraising, new program start-up, long range and strategic planning, teaching and training, supervision, public speaking, arbitration, mediation, conflict management/dispute reso...
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Randolph J. Cordle, MD Randolph Cordle Consulting

Fort Mill, South Carolina
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Emergency Medicine Expert Witness - Failure Diagnose, Appendicitis, Abuse, Delay, Sepsis, Resuscitation, Airway, Fever, Performance, Retained, Policy, Procedure, Intussusception, Torsion, Fracture, Arrest, Meningitis, Trauma, Sedation, Injured, Error, Pediatric, Infant, Emergency, Death, Aneurism, Myocardial, EKG, Wound, Anaphylaxis
I am a triple board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and General Pediatrics physician with over 20 years of clinical and administrative experience. I am a Professor in both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. A few highlights from my CV include US ARMY Flight Surgeon, Division Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of three emergency departments, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Creator and Director, QA Director, QI Director, Pediatric Trauma Liasion, many publications, as well as authoring dozens of policies and procedures for emergency departments, hospitals, EMS agencies, and government entities. I thrive on education and love to teach as evidenced by the number of talks I have given World Wide and my engagements with both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. My experiences working with these boards and from clinical work in hospitals of all sizes and types has given me a uniqu...
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Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP

Texas
Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Expert Witness - Trauma, Stroke, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Heart Attack, MI, Hypertensive, Sepsis, Epidural Abscess, Appendicitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, GI Bleed, Torsion, Ectopic, Allergic Reaction, PE, Pulmonary Embolism, Lung Cancer, Abuse, Compartment Syndrome, Fracture, Overdose, Psychiatric Emergency
Dr. Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP is a national leader in emergency medicine. She is currently a clinical faculty attending emergency physician in the emergency medicine residency program at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. In additional to expertise in the academic environment, Dr. Stankus has experience and expertise in community emergency departments, urban tertiary care centers, free-standing emergency departments, and urgent care centers. Dr. Stankus began her career as an Army JAG Officer, acting as the hospital medical malpractice defense attorney at a large US Army teaching hospital. There, she sat on the risk management, peer review, quality improvement, medical records, performance improvement, medical ethics, and credentials committees. She was also a part-time military magistrate and earned her Airborne wings. Prior to law school, Dr. Stankus worked as a police officer, so has additional interest, expertise, and experience in criminal law a...
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Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP

Gig Harbor, Washington
Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Expert Witness - Trauma, Stroke, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Heart Attack, MI, Hypertensive, Sepsis, Epidural Abscess, Appendicitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, GI Bleed, Torsion, Ectopic, Allergic Reaction, PE, Pulmonary Embolism, Lung Cancer, Abuse, Compartment Syndrome, Fracture, Overdose, Psychiatric Emergency
Dr. Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP is a national leader in emergency medicine. She is currently a clinical faculty attending emergency physician in the emergency medicine residency program at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. In additional to expertise in the academic environment, Dr. Stankus has experience and expertise in community emergency departments, urban tertiary care centers, free-standing emergency departments, and urgent care centers. Dr. Stankus began her career as an Army JAG Officer, acting as the hospital medical malpractice defense attorney at a large US Army teaching hospital. There, she sat on the risk management, peer review, quality improvement, medical records, performance improvement, medical ethics, and credentials committees. She was also a part-time military magistrate and earned her Airborne wings. Prior to law school, Dr. Stankus worked as a police officer, so has additional interest, expertise, and experience in criminal law a...
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