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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Medical Epidemiology, Asbestos, Chrysotile, Lead, Occupational Disease, Causation, Independent Medical Examinations (IME), Toxic Tort, Impairment, Fraud, Product Liability, Toxicology, Case Review, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Healthy Life Expectancy, Risk Management


MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine; MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin; ABPM Certified, American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine; ABIM Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Charles Yarborough, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, CIME, is president of CYHealthAssociates, LLC, a health consulting and research firm based in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Yarborough is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and also in Occupational Medicine. Licensed in several states and DC, he continues to see patients for these areas of medicine at company and community clinics. For litigation support he writes expert reports and was deposed and has testified mostly in asbestos and lead matters. Dr. Yarborough is on the medical staff of Johns Hopkins hospital in Bethesda and Inova Alexandria Hospital. Before joining Lockheed Martin as medical director in 2007 until 2015, he was senior managing scientist in New York City for an international engineering and health consulting firm, a company physician, and a doctor in private practice. For years he was a part-time Chief Physician at the VA Health Care System and medical consultant to USDOL on medical causation. Dr. Yarborough is an elected member of Delta Omega (the National Public Health Honors Society) and served as an appointed member of a health advisory committee for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reporting to its Director. He has been an advisor for an occupational medicine residency training program at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center and an Associate at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. For 2017-18 Dr. Yarborough serves as president for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). He received ACOEM President’s Award in 1997. As well as having published many articles, such as a systematic epidemiological review on asbestos and mesothelioma addressing the relative potency of chrysotile, and being a reviewer for prominent peer-reviewed medical journals, he is the editor of the Book Review column of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.