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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine

Specialty Focus:

Trauma, Stroke, Heart Attack, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Aeromedical transfer, EMS, Airway management, Torsion (ovarian/testicular), Ectopic Pregnancy, Rural Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Colon Perforation, Wrongful Death, Delayed Diagnosis, Litigation Defense, Insurance Claims Denial

Education:

MD, Duke University; BA, Harvard University

Years in Practice:

16

Additional Information

-Experienced Third Party Claims and Independent Quality Assurance reviewer. -Experienced in preparing defense of litigation strategies for health system attorneys. Willing to work with plaintiff's OR defense attorneys. -Full time Faculty Member at a major medical school. -Medical Director, Quality Assurance Director, National Clinical Steering Chair for a large national Urgent Care operations company. Chair of Health System Peer Review Committee. -Published author and lecturer on prehospital care and triage, emergent air medical transport, colorectal cancer emergencies, and a wide range of trauma and medical conditions which present to the emergency department and urgent care clinic--please refer to CV for a complete list. -I have the unusual combination of Board Certification in BOTH Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, having completed independent residencies in each specialty; this allows me to participate as an expert witness "of same specialty" in those states which require it. Particularly relevant when addressing standard of care for a Family Physician working in the Emergency Department. -I have worked in every size of Emergency Department, from 2-bed rural facilities to large University Based Level 1 Trauma Centers, over the last 15 years. More than 20,000 patients evaluated and treated, and ongoing practice at a busy urban multi-specialty Hospital Emergency Department. -Longstanding and current member of Hospital Credentials Committee at local Level 1 Trauma Center -15 Years experience and ongoing practice as an endoscopist, over 5,000 procedures performed, primarily screening and diagnostic colonoscopies. Highly expert reviewer of colon injury cases presenting to the Emergency Department.