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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Anesthesiology

Specialty Focus:

Acute Pain Management, Regional Anesthesia, Transplant Anesthesia, NORA (Non-OR Anesthesia), Difficult Airways, Critical Care Medicine, ACLS, BLS, Code Blue Emergencies, Level 1 Trauma management, Narcotics, Neuromuscular Blockers, Simulator Training and Moderate Sedation.

Education:

Intern in General Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Resident in Anesthesiology , University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Fellowship in Critical Care Anesthesiology/Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation

Years in Practice:

15

Additional Information

I am a Board-Certified fully practicing Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Since this is a teaching hospital, training residents helps me keep up-to-date and stay current in knowledge and practice evidence-based medicine. I have over 15 years of clinical experience and have won many teaching awards like "Golden Apple Award" or "Red Sash Award" and "Educational Excellence Award" presented to me by residents, students, and the College of Medicine. Last year I became a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA). The FASA designation is the "highest acknowledgment that recognizes years of dedication to exceptional education, leadership and commitment to the specialty" as per American Society of Anesthesiologists website. I am also Critical Care Fellowship trained at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Foundation and was Critical Care Board Certified and practiced Critical Care Medicine 2006 to about 2016. UAMS provides care to the highest acuity patients from the state and surrounding areas. It is the only level one trauma center in Arkansas and the only one that does liver transplantations. I provide anesthesia for a variety of cases like liver transplants, kidney transplants, vascular surgery. thoracic, obstetric, neurosurgical, ENT, outpatient, GI, radiology, Cath Lab, Electroconvulsive therapy, etc. I serve or have served on many committees such as Director of Liver Transplantations, Maintenance of Certification Assessment (MOCA) Simulation Course Director, Code Blue, Rapid response Teams. For many years I have been named in Arkansas Times Best Doctors in Arkansas List in Anesthesiology and also in Critical Care Medicine. I have also served on national committees, have been an Anesthesiology question editor and writer, and an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology.