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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Internal Medicine and Hospitalist

Specialty Focus: Restricted to: preoperative, postoperative, perioperative, complication, risk assessment, noncardiac surgery, troponin, anticoagulation, venous thromboembolism (VTE), pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), prophylaxis

Education: MD, University of Monterrey; MS, Rutgers - The Graduate School; AB, Rutgers College

Years in Practice: 37

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 3


Additional Information

I am Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine , former Director of the Medical Consult Service at Jackson Memorial Hospital, & Medical Director of the UHealth Preoperative Assessment Center & Medical Consult Service at the University of Miami Hospital. Prior to that, I was Chief of General Internal Medicine & Associate Medical Director for Performance Improvement at SUNY Downstate & Director of the Preop Medical Consultation Clinic & Medical Consult Service at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn,NY. After receiving my medical degree from the University of Monterrey, I completed my residency in internal medicine at SUNY-Downstate. I am a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP) & senior fellow of the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM). My clinical & research interests include perioperative medicine, particularly cardiac risk, venous thromboembolic disease, and anticoagulation. I am a nationally-recognized expert in perioperative medicine & a frequently requested speaker. I have given over 400 CME lectures including grand rounds & presentations at numerous national meetings (ACP, SHM, SGIM, IARS). In 2017, I received the SHM Award for Excellence in Teaching. I am the author/editor of several books-Perioperative Medicine (Springer,2011), Perioperative Medicine-Just the Facts (McGraw Hill,2006), section editor for medical consultation in Comprehensive Hospital Medicine (Elsevier,2007), & am editing a new book on Perioperative Medicine for McGraw Hill & ACP. I wrote the chapter on Preop Evaluation for Goldman/Cecil's Textbook of Medicine and co-authored multiple topics in UpToDate. I also wrote numerous book chapters and articles for peer-reviewed journals (Ann Intern Med, J Hosp Med, JGIM, Heart, & Anesthesiology). I have been named in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in the New York Metro area annually (1997-2011) & was also listed in New York Magazine's Best Doctors (2010-2011).