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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Ophthalmology and Optometry

Specialty Focus:

Cataract, surgery, Pterygium, keratoconus, Cornea Ophthalmology, Optometry, Retina, eye burn, dry eye, chemical, product liability, patent, ocular injury, non lethal projectile injury, paint or pepper ball, MDL

Education:

MD, University of Minnesota; Residency, University of Minnesota; Fellowship, Cincinnati Eye Institute; Fellowship, National Eye Institute

Years in Practice:

20

Additional Information

Renowned expert in ophthalmology and corneal surgery. University of Illinois at Chicago professor with expertise in severe corneal injuries (e.g., chemical, burns, flash grenade, ammonia, chlorine, pepper spray, bear spray, paint balls, etc). He is an expert in corneal wound healing disorders, corneal surgery and transplantation. He is an internationally recognized leader and instructor in the management of complex corneal diseases with more than 150 papers and book chapters published. He is also editor-in-chief of the most respected journal related in ocular surface disease. He has interacted with the FDA on clinical studies and has run international clinical trials for treatment of ophthalmologic diseases. He understands the complexity of intellectual property, device, and medication litigation as well as MDL and class action cases. He has been involved in personal injury, medical malpractice, etc. cases on both plaintiff and defense sides. He performs independent medical examination upon request. He is an innovative surgeon (multiple pending or granted patents) with exceptional presentation skills with the ability to describe complex medical subjects in non-technical terms.