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Specialties & Experience
General Specialties:Cardiovascular Disease
Specialty Focus:cardiology, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, hypertension, shock, stress testing, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, pre-op cardiac eval.
Education:AB, Brown University; MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine; Medical Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospitals; Fellowship in Cardiology--noninvasive, invasive, and interventional--5 years, University of Wisconsin affiliated hospitals (3 years); Loma Linda University Med Ctr (2 years)
Years in Practice:39
I'm a board certified cardiologist with 39 years of practice experience involving non-invasive, invasive and interventional cardiology. My initial position was as an academic cardiologist at a medical school, as Director of the cath lab and Acting Chief of Cardiology at a teaching hospital, with patient care, teaching and publishing responsibilities. Following 3 years in that position I was in fee-for- service practice for 7 years, then in practice combining fee for service and managed care patients for 22 years. Following Medical Residency, I served as a physician in the US Army Medical Corps as a Major in Vietnam from August '71-August '72, where I was awarded the Bronze Star, and at Fort MacArthur, Ca, from August '72-July '73. Over the last 37 years I have served as an expert witness in 170-175 malpractice cases, working with both plaintiff and defense sides, and I have received uniformly excellent feedback from all of the attorneys with whom I've worked. I am currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiology engaged in part-time clinical practice and the teaching of Post- Doctoral fellows in cardiology at the University of California Irvine/VA Hospital, Long Beach, California.