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  • Additional States: New York
  • Company: Children's Hospital of New Orleans
  • Phone: (914) 419-0533
  • Cell: (914) 419-0533
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Specialty Focus:

Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric respiratory distress, Pediatric resuscitation, Pediatric laceration repair, recognition of child abuse, pediatric sepsis, pediatric appendicitis, pediatric meningitis.

Education:

BS, Cornell University, College of Human Ecology; MD, St. Georges University School of Medicine

Years in Practice:

7

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

1

Additional Information

I have worked in a variety of pediatric emergency departments in the Northeast and Southeast United states and have a unique perspective as my area of focus is quality and safety. I completed a residency in general pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY in 2012, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine / Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, graduating in 2015. During my training I worked as a moonlighter in a small community emergency room in the Bronx (North Central Bronx Hospital) and one on the upper west side of Manhattan (St. Luke's Roosevelt). After 6 years of training in large inner city trauma centers I started my first job as the medical director of a small pediatric emergency department within a larger health system (Ochsner) in New Orleans, LA. Some of my responsibilities in that role in addition to my clinical work included safety and quality improvement, review of all deaths and adverse outcomes in the pediatric emergency department, and management of patient complaints. I currently work at Children's Hospital of New Orleans, a large pediatric tertiary care and trauma center. My role outside of my shifts is "clinical lead for patient safety, quality and experience". Duties include reviewing all return visits to the ED within 48 hours, all patient deaths and intubations, and reviewing all patient complaints and grievances. Additionally I have had multiple media experiences (radio and television) and am comfortable with public speaking. I have served as an expert witness (testifying via zoom) on one previous trial involving medical treatment of juvenile offenders during the COVID pandemic.