Contact this Expert Witness
- Company: Center for Advanced Interventional Spine Treatment
- Phone: 616 499-5595
- Cell: 616 499-5595
Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
General Specialties:Pain Management - Medicine and Anesthesiology
Specialty Focus:Acute/chronic pain, Spinal pain, Widespread pain, Complex Regional Pain, Central sensitization, Vertebral fractures, Failed spine surgery, Diagnosis, Meaningful treatment, Substance abuse, Spine injections, Facet joint ablations, Vertebral augmentation, Nerve blocks, Intrathecal drug systems.
Education:MD, Medical College of Ohio
Years in Practice:35
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:0
I was born and in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Ohio. I went to college and medical school in Ohio. My post-graduate training took place in Cleveland, Ohio. My wife is a physician, and we have 3 adult daughters, and 1 grandson. I am a board-certified anesthesiologist with three sub-specialty certifications in pain management. My sub-specialty certifications were granted by the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the World Institute of Pain. Upon certification by the World Institute of Pain I received the title, Fellow Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP). My career comprises numerous diverse roles. Clinically I have evaluated and treated acute and chronic painful conditions in private practice and Veterans Health Administration. I served on the Opioid Safety Initiative Committee for the Veterans Health Administration. I have presented at Grand Rounds as a pathology fellow and pain management physician. I am an Associate Professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine serving as a preceptor in Clinical Epidemiology/ Evidence Based Medicine, and clinical skills. I have ongoing service on the North American Spine Society’s Research Committee serving as a section leader for numerous Clinical Guidelines, and Evidence Based Medicine Committee. I was a member of the AMA Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement, Measurement Advisory Committee. I am currently a member of the CMS, Wisconsin Physician Services, Carrier Advisory Committee.