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Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Pediatric Otolaryngology and Medical Management
Specialty Focus: Infections, Operating room fires, Quality and Patient Safety, Tonsillectomy, Airway Management, Pediatric Meningitis, Bacterial Biofilm Infections, Hospital Standard of Care, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Liability, Transfer, Discharge, Ethics, Safety
Education: BS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; PhD, Dept. of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA; Masters in Strategic Sciences, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA
Years in Practice: 25
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 5
Full time actively practicing and teaching subspecialist in pediatric otolaryngology with Board-certification in Otolaryngology. Chief Quality Officer for Allegheny General Hospital, a 631-bed quaternary institution in Pittsburgh, PA. Over 30 years’ experience in military medicine, including as Commander of multiple hospitals. Extensive overseas experience, including 2 tours in Afghanistan. Former Green Beret medic and light weapons expert– HALO and SCUBA qualified. PhD in Human Genetics, with over 25 years’ experience in medical research, with an emphasis on human gene discovery and bacterial biofilms and their role in human health. Trained in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Otolaryngology, University of Florida, and fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Over 300 national and international scientific presentations and meetings organized, with over 150 peer-reviewed papers and chapters. Professor, Otolaryngology, Microbiology & Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Professor, Otolaryngology and Microbiology, Temple University School of Medicine. Former President of Allegheny Singer Research Institute and reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, with experience in research disputes and authorship issues. Licensed in PA and FL. Multiple honors and awards, including Best Doctors in America, 1999-present, John Gorrie Award, Hamburg Fellow, Edmund Prince Fowler Award, Order of Military Medical Merit, Army Surgeon General 9A Proficiency Designator, and Bronze Star. Experienced expert witness.