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 Expert  107800

Expert in Wound Healing, Combat Casualty Care, Hemostasis, Collagen, Pressure Ulcers, Keloid, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
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Expert's laboratory at The Wound Healing Center and the Laboratory of Tissue Repair has expertise in a variety of areas related to wound healing, tissue repair, chronic non-healing ulcers, and fibrosis. He and his staff have designed experiments to test basic responses to added mediators such as growth factors, steroids, and a variety of pharmacologic agents and dressings. To date, he has organized seven national meetings on wound healing. He has observed collagen production during fetal tissue repair, chronic wound healing, and by human smooth muscle cells during intestinal organogenesis. His studies are pursued in humans, animals, and cell cultures. Additionally, he is adept in the areas of surgical infections, lesions, wound irrigation, and veterinary wound healing.

Having over 40 years of experience in the area of tissue injury, inflammation, and repair, Expert has worked with injuries to tissues and organs throughout the body. He can answer detailed questions on connective tissue, granulation tissue, scar tissue, and fetal tissue as well as medical adhesion processes.

Expert's lab has designed and carried out a variety of human, animal, and cell culture studies to analyze the effect of growth factors on wound healing, epithelization, contraction, inflammation, and collagen metabolism. He is knowledgeable of endothelial cells as well as epithelial cells.

Expert has studied how keloid fibroblasts exhibit an altered response to TGF-beta.

The Laboratory of Tissue Repair has also been involved with a variety of industrial pharmaceutical companies in studies focused on the biology and biochemistry of chronic ulcer formation such as diabetic, pressure, and venous stasis ulcers. These studies have found an increased level of interleukin- beta and collagenase (MMP-1) in non-healing ulcers; once these wounds are treated with specialized hydroactive dressings, the levels are reduced and the ulcers begin to heal. The laboratory has also reported recently that proteases such as elastase are present in these chronic ulcers and these enzymes are capable of degrading topically applied agents such as PDGF and TGF-beta.


wound healing




collagen synthesis






wound care


wound dressing material


collagen research


chronic wound


human tissue repairing


cell culture


growth factor


chronic ulcer



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia;  Norfolk, Virginia;  Chesapeake, Virginia;  Richmond, Virginia;  Newport News, Virginia;  Hampton, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  Portsmouth, Virginia;  Lynchburg, Virginia;  and Suffolk, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Wound Healing and Management
Wound Healing, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Sterilization, Biomaterials, Tissue Banking, Medical...
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Business Development,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   Postdoc   Postdoctoral Position   NIH - Cancer Institute  
1969   Ph.D.   Biochemistry   Georgetown University  
1965   B.S.   Biochemistry   Mt. St. Mary's University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1972 to


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Professor of Biochemistry, Anatomy & Emergency Medicine


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a founding member of the Wound Healing Society (Secretary and Board of Directors 1989-94). He has also been a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and the Negus Award Committee for Excellence in Biochemical Research. At present, Expert is a member of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration. He is a senior member of the Wound Healing Society and a Fellow of the Johnson Center at VCU..

Professional Appointments

Expert is an editor for Wound Repair and Regeneration and has reviewed for Analytical Biochemistry, Collagen and Related Research, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Proceedings of Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Pediatric Research, International Journal of Radiation Biology, Laboratory Investigation, Connective Tissue Research, Science, Surgery, Annals of Surgery, and Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also served on several NIH study sections and served as a permanent member of the Surgery, Anesthesiology & Trauma Study Section of the General Medical Sciences Institute of the National Institute of Health. In addition, Expert has served as a consultant on the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration from 1993 to the present.


2005 Teaching Excellence Award for the VCU School of Medicine. 2007 The US Army Medical Research and Materiel Combat Casualty Care Research Program Award for Excellence. In 2015 he received the Simon Brute Medal from Mount Saint Mary's University in recognition of presented by the National Alumni Association of Mount St. Mary's University as recognition of the highest honor conferred upon an alum by the Association. Each recipient has distinguished himself through their careers, commitment to their community or service to their fellow man and whose recognition as a recipient of the award will bring honor to Mount St. Mary's University.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 190 scientific publications and 15 patents. His paper in the journal of Biochemistry is the 20th most quoted publication.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Wound Repair & Regeneration  
 - Journal of Translational Medicine  
 - Journal of Trauma  
 - Frontiers in Bioscience  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1997 to 2000   NIH   Served as a Permanent Member, Surgery, Anesthesia & Trauma Study Sect. Ad Hoc Study Section Reviewer   Review research proposals
1993 to   FDA   Consultant   General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
2010 to   NIH   CSR National Registry of Volunteer Reviewers  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Reviewed hospital records and patient depositions to prepare an Expert Witness statement used to settle out of court legal cases.
  • Assisted in the preparation of NIH and Department of Defense research proposals.
  • Consulted for Wound Care Products for TraumaCure and Oxygen Biotherapeutics
  • Reviewed a wide variety of research and development projects for industry and provided expert advice and guidance.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Background research into wound care technology.
  • Expert in needed for NIH SBIR grant application.
  • Wound management expert for consulting on wound treatmentand risk assessment.
  • Expert in in biologics manufactory to facilitate process development and optimization for mammalian cell colure.
  • Medical expert for consulting on wound care start up.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has reviewed several litigations involving cases in the area of wound healing, pressure ulcers and traumatic injuries and provided expert statements and depositions. All of the cases were settled out of court based upon his summaries.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in skin repair products for consulting on benefits of activin in skin repair.
  • Medical care expert for consulting on decubitus ulcer development.
  • Expert for consulting on soft tissue allografts - patent litigation.
  • Expert in wound healing for consulting on role of activin in wound healing.
  • Wound care expert for consulting on wound care.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
He is the director of the Laboratory of Tissue Repair and is also the lead inventor on Wound Stat, the most efficient hemostatic agent available.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has given many national and international lectures.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of wound healing promoting agents, growth factors, dressings, pharmaceuticals, and wound care products.

Other Skills and Services

He served five terms on the Board of Directors and as President of the Wound Healing Society from 2012-2013.


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