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 Expert  722927

Expert in Biomaterials: Biocompatibility, Pathology, Devices


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
USA
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Expert is a D.V.M. with a Ph.D. in veterinary pathology. He is also board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. As part of his Ph.D. research training he was involved in the characterization of several spontaneous large animal models of musculoskeletal disease. As faculty member at major university's comparative medicine research center he used, developed, further characterized, refined, and validated several animal species for animal research. He has participated in the grant review process for the U.S. government, pharmaceutical companies, and the U.S. Army, and has assisted in the Spanish translation of "The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals" for the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, he has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Centers of Research Resources, and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal diseases. As an industry and private consultant he has had the opportunity to be involved in research projects that have required regulatory protocols, standard operating procedures, and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) for auditing review. These projects have been for several pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device companies. His role for each has been broad and has depended on need; but has ranged from basic experimental design, animal model selection and number, randomization, drug delivery, pharmacokinetics, implant and device efficacy testing, to regulatory toxicology for FDA approval of drugs or devices. The experiences have also allowed him to understand animal model endpoint evaluation tools that include biostatistical analyses, clinical chemistry and hematology, histopathology, histomorphometric analysis, immunohistochemistry, and molecular pathology. Lastly, his years of experience allows him to conduct surgical, chemical, genetic, and/or transgenic animal experimentation, and he has conducted necropsies (animal autopsies) on almost every single animal species available for research, including mice, rats, pigs, non-human primates, sheep, and cattle. Examples of recent work includes the evaluation of biomedical devices, implants, and cements with or without molecules or cells for cartilage repair, bone conduction, fracture repair, cardiovascular disease and new stent technology, pharmaceutical drug development and testing, nutraceutical toxicity and efficacy, and the prevention and treatment of metastatic breast and uterine cancer.
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animal disease model

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animal model development

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biomedical device

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bone conduction

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cardiovascular disease

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drug development

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drug screening

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fiber-reinforced composite structure toxicity

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histopathology

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musculoskeletal disease

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pathogenesis

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pathology

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pharmaceutical research

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rat

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rat pathology

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veterinary disease

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veterinary pathology

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animal drug testing

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animal study

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animal model

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animal research

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cartilage disease


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina;  Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Gastonia, North Carolina;  Concord, North Carolina;  and Roanoke, Virginia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   DVM   Veterinary Medicine   Kansas State University  
1986   PhD   Pathology (Veterinary)   Kansas State University  
1992   Board Certified   Veterinary Pathology   American College of Veterinary Pathology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Owner

 

As owner of Expert's Firm, Expert provides consultation to pharmaceutical, biomaterial, academic, and goverment agencies.

1998 to 2004

 

Charles River Laboratories

 

Ohio Division

 

Senior Pathologist

 

He was Director of a North Carolina Pathology Division that was connected with the Ohio Division. He provided pathology services for clients seeking toxicologic, efficacy, and safety evaluations.

1986 to 1998

 

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

 

Comparative Medicine/Pathology

 

Associate Professor

 

Expert was Director of post-doctoral training, NIH RO-1 Grant Principal Investigator, and pharmaceutical company Grant Investigator.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert's professional memberships are with: Society of Toxicologic Pathology (2001 to present); Orthopaedic Research Society (2001 to present); American College of Veterinary Pathologists (1992 to present); Colegio Médicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico (1983 to present); Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (1983 to present).

Licenses/Certifications

He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (1992); is licensed in Veterinary Medicine, State of Kansas (1983) and is licensed in Veterinary Medicine, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (1983).

Professional Appointments

Expert is President of the non-profit Student Emergency Relief Association, Inc. (2004 to present); and Advisory Board Member, Bennett Partners, LLC (2003 to present).

Awards/Recognition

He is a member of the NCRR-NIH Study Group, Comparative Medicine Review Committee, SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award), July 2005; member of the NIAMS-NIH Special Study Group, October, 2004; member of the NCRR-NIH Study Group, Comparative Medicine Review Committee, SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award), June 2004; and editorial board member, The Infectious Disease Review Journal, 1999-2001.

Medical/Professional Internships

Expert was an NIH Fellow, Department of Comparative Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1986-1987.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 40 publications and two patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to 2005   NCRR-NIH   Reviewer and Member   Expert was a member of the NCRR-NIH Study Group, Comparative Medicine Review Committee, SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award), July 2005
2004 to 2004   NIAMS-NIH   Reviewer and Member   He was a member of the NIAMS-NIH Special Study Group, October, 2004.
2004 to 2004   NCRR-NIH   Reviewer and Member   Expert was a member of the NCRR-NIH Study Group, Comparative Medicine Review Committee, SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award), June 2004.
1998 to 2000   NCRR-NIH   Reviewer and Member   He was a Permanent Member of the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) – National Institutes of Health (NIH), Study Group, Comparative Medicine Review Committee, 1998-2000.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • As a pathologist, Expert has provided consultation for anatomic histopathology and evaluation of clinical and post-mortem data; on-site necropsy support for the evaluation of gross tissue changes; worked with multidisciplinary teams, either in the initial scientific development (discovery) or the pre-clinical evaluation (regulatory safety and/or efficacy); and conducted peer review of pathology data reports provided by other laboratories.
  • He has provided animal model development assistance; study design recommendations and advice for safety, toxicology, and efficacy; GLP and non-GLP animal studies; assisted with the evaluation, review, and preparation of study protocols; and provided sponsors with a written pathology report to be presented to FDA agencies or as part of the application packages.
  • Expert has served as an expert witness or company sponsor at the FDA.
  • He has served as an expert witness for litigation and civil cases that required pathology and veterinary expetise.
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Expert Witness:
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 1995   Bogor, Indonesia   Expert was a visiting professor providing pathology training and continuing education courses at the Institut Pertanian Bogor.
1998 to 1998   Bogor, Indonesia   He was a visiting professor providing pathology training and continuing education courses at the Institut Pertanian Bogor.
1997 to 1997   Milan, Italy   Expert visited the Pharmacia facility to provide guidance and consultation in bone and cartilage ongoing studies.
1997 to 1997   Zurich, Switzerland   He was a visiting professor providing pathology training and continuing education courses at the University of Zurich Veterinary School.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert is fluent in Spanish, his first language.
Italian   Expert is capable of communicating with Italian researchers (he can speak and read the language).

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert is able to provide basic pathology lectures designed to assist sponsors in the understanding of: histotechnology, histopathology, and in vivo biodevice evaluation.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has participated in the development of several drug and device formulations presented to the FDA.

He would be able to evaluate results from animal pre-clinical studies conducted as part of any FDA application.

As part of his advisory role to Bennett Partners LLC, Expert is able to coordinate executive board member instrument evaluations and analyses.


 

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