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Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Pediatrics
Specialty Focus: Evaluation and management of cancer and blood disorders in infants, children, adolescents and young adults, cancer causation, cancer delay in diagnosis, abnormal clotting, thrombosis, stroke, intracraneal bleeding, bone marrow failure disorders, histiocytosis, sarcomas, leukemias, lymphomas.
Education: BS, Universidad Michoacana, Morelia, Mexico; MD, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Michoacana, Morelia, Mexico; MS, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas, Houston; , Pediatrics, Cardinal Glennon Hospital for Children, St Louis, Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Years in Practice: 35
I provide expert witness case analysis and testimony in cancer and blood disorder in children, adolescents and young adults. I have 23 years experience as expert witness in medical liability cases for plaintiff and defense cases. The cases I am interested are failure to follow established clinical guidelines, adverse drug side effects, failure to follow chemotherapy guidelines, informed consent, lack of informed consent for fertility preservation procedures prior to chemotherapy in young adults, and analysis of medical errors on patient quality of life. I have experience and a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of bleeding disorders associated with or caused by hematological malignancies, specifically intracranial bleeding cases. Also intracranial bleeding in infants and children suspected to be victims of maltreatment. My interest in adolescents and young adults oncology medical liability cases started in San Antonio, Texas where I moved in 1992, I developed the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology program at the Methodist Children’s Hospital and the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology program at the Methodist Hospital and the Methodist Children’s Hospital, until I retired from active clinical practice on December 31, 2017. After retirement, I keep up to date on literature relevant to my specialty and continue to advise colleagues in the management of difficult cases. I am also an active member of the American Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO), where I also serve in the Practice Committee.