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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
General Specialties:Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology
Specialty Focus:Perioperative Medicine, Preoperative Clearance, Regional Anesthesia, Acute Pain Management
Education:B.S. Exercise Physiology (magna cum laude), The University of Toledo; M.D. , New York Medical College; Residency (Anesthesiology), The Massachusetts General Hospital; Fellowship (Pediatric Anesthesiology), Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Years in Practice:7
Experienced anesthesiologist, board-certified in both Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology. Harvard-trained at The Massachusetts General Hospital, fellowship trained in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The cornerstone of my high-volume practice is the continual progression of patient care based on evidence-based practices and careful analysis of outcomes. Shortly after joining the staff at Miami Valley Hospital South in 2016, I began to play a pivotal role in perioperative medicine, both within the hospital and in the larger context of the Premier Health system. Some specific projects to date include leading a team to establish an ambulatory total joint arthroplasty program, formation of a high-volume ENT service line that includes considerable pediatric volume, complete revision of the pre-anesthesia testing (PAT) program, remodeling of perioperative hip fracture protocols, and multimillion-dollar pharmacy cost-savings projects. I have also established two clinical rotations, training student CRNAs (SRNAs) in regional anesthesia and emergency medicine residents in advanced airway management & ultrasound-guided procedures. Specific to the quality and/or medicolegal aspects of medicine, I have considerable experience reviewing charts within the multi-disciplinary Clinical Review Committee at Miami Valley Hospital South. Since 2018 I have personally reviewed all surgical readmissions within 30 days of the surgery, typically on the order of 30-40 charts per month. As the Medical Director of Anesthesia and Perioperative Services, I also evaluate all cases that are red flagged for quality/legal review, and spend substantial time on quality improvement projects with at-risk clinicians. In addition, I sit on the Quality Committee for my anesthesia group, reviewing anesthesia conduct by over 50 physicians and 75 CRNAs.