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 Expert  723969

Expert in Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Pain Management

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California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert specializes and is highly qualified in issues related to pain and suffering, pain management, prescribing of pain medications, pain management procedures & spinal injections, the diagnosis and treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD or CRPS), non- surgical treatment of back and neck pain, and the effects of pain and pain medications (e.g. opiods) on decision making. His training in pain management, anesthesiology, and psychiatry, together with experience and board certifications in these three fields provides him with unique qualifications to assess issues related to pain and suffering, pain management and pain medications.

He currently holds 7 medical positions at a combination of locations including one web-based company, a consulting firm, a university, and two hospitals; one being a specialized cancer treatment hospital. He has expertise in psychiatry, pain management and anesthesiology.

The expert has conducted extensive research on topics such as: Common Ethical Problems in Pain Management; Determination of Seizure Duration in ECT; Use of lithium to prolong the sleep deprivation response in depressed patients and High-dose vs. low-dose tricyclic antidepressants for the treatment of neuropathic pain. He has authored or co-authored several books on psychiatry and pain.

Additional areas of work include lymphocyte function in major depression; effect of somatization on global pain impairment; treatment of erythromelalgia with intrathecal hydromorphone and clonidine; neuropathic pain; pathophysiology; pharmacologic therapies for neck pain.






anesthetic drug


antipsychotic drug


epidural anesthesia


general anesthesia


general anesthetic


inhalation general anesthesia


local anesthetic


pain management




family medicine


primary care


spinal anesthesia


reflex sympathetic dystrophy


pain medication




lower back pain

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  and San Bernardino, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1978   Bachelor of Arts   Human Biology   Stanford University   with Distinction
1982   Doctor of Medicine   General   U.C. San Francisco, School of Medicine  
1985   Resident in Psychiatry /Chief Resident in Psychiatry, Adult Inpatient   Neuropsychiatric Institute   UCLA  
1993   Resident in Anesthesiology   Anesthesiology   UCLA  
1994   Fellow in Pain Management   Anesthesiology   Beth Israel Hospital - Harvard School of Medicine  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2001 to


(Undisclosed University)



Director of Pain Management


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2000 to







1998 to 2001


Saint John's Health Center



Director of Pain Management


Career Accomplishments:

American Pain Society; American Society of Regional Anesthesia; American Academy of Pain Medicine; American Medical Association; California Medical Association; International Association for the Study of Pain; International Spinal Injection Society; Los Angeles County Medical Association; The Pain Medicine Journal Club Journal, Lippincott-Raven.

Professional Appointments

Expert has spoken professionaly at dozens (60+) regional and national conferences on areas of expertise; Sub-section Editor--Forensic Pain Management: The Journal of Pain Medicine; Editorial Board: Journal of Cancer Pain and Symptom Palliation; Editorial Board: SpineUniverse.com.; Cases of the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center, An Internet Journal.


Award of Excellence for the USC/Norris CARE Team - Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative; Listed: Consumer's Guide to Top Doctors (15 mentions); Certified Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator;

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 3 books published, and 34 other professional publications.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role  
1993 to   California Department of Health   Certified Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Fluoroscopy expert for consulting on whether improperly administered fluoroscopy could cause damage to nerves in shoulder during lower back surgery.
  • Pain management pump legal expert for consulting on pain pump/ pain management med-malpractice case.
  • Pain management expert in Los Angeles for consulting on oral steroids prescribed as a form of pain management.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:

Speaker: Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management - California Association of Neurological Surgeons; Planning Advisor and Speaker: Management of Pain Disorders: Basic Principles - California Medical Association Conference: Pain, Palliation, & Politics; Speaker: Ethics and Pain Medicine - Los Angeles County Medical Association, Dinner Symposium; Lecturer: Pain Management in Primary Care - American Academy of Family Medicine; Keynote address: Cancer Pain & Palliative Medicine - 11th Annual UCD Pain Management Conference, San Francisco, CA


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