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Expert in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Over two decades experience in academic and clinical pediatrics. General pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency medicine, Outpatient and Primary Care Pediatrics; Pediatric Trauma;

Expert has identified the following as a detailed list of expertise, specialties and interests in the medical field of pediatrics which he has spent many years developing through private and academic center practice:

Recognition of signs and symptoms; Accurate diagnosis; Appropriate diagnostic testing; Proper interpretation of laboratory and radiologic findings; Response to abnormal vital signs; Medical management of pediatric patients.

Expert has identified the following specific areas of extended professional expertise: Pediatric Infectious Diseases (including but not limited to - Management of Febrile Infants and Children, Sepsis, Meningitis, Pneumonia, Cellulitis, Complications of varicella, Urinary tract infections and pyelonephritis);

Respiratory Illness (including but not limited to - Respiratory distress, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Croup); Pediatric Resuscitation;

Pediatric Trauma (including but not limited to - Major multisystem trauma, Orthopedic injury and fracture, Animal, Wound Managment, Penetrating trauma, Eye, Child abuse);

Neurologic Issues (including but not limited to - Closed head injury, Seizures, CNS Events, VP Shunt failure);

Gastrointestinal (including but not limited to - Gastroenteritis and dehydration, Vomiting, Intussusception, Appendicitis, Abdominal mass, GI obstruction, Reye Syndrome); Diabetic ketoacidosis; Hematologic (Sickle Cell Disease, Anemia, ITP, Presentation of Leukemia, Tumors); Cardiac (Arrhythmias, Congenital heart disease, Endocarditis.)

Former Director of Clinical Research for academic department. Conducted clinical trials. Member of Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Editor of National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)

Worked with complex biomedical vocabularies to merge into one large medical thesaurus

Have conducted medical research for twenty years: Randomized clinical trials; Retrospective studies; Evaluation of new diagnostics; Evaluation of new therapies; Epidemiologic studies of childhood diseases; Epidemiology of infection; Behavioral interventions.


clinical medicine


emergency medicine




primary care


diabetic ketoacidosis


pediatric infectious disease


clinical research


medical lexicon development


medical research


pediatric trauma


pediatric hematology


gastrointestinal radiology



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Richmond, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1995   Selected courses   Program in Public Health   George Washington University  
1982   Fellow   General Pediatrics   Undisclosed  
1980   Resident   Pediatrics   Undisclosed  
1977   MD   Undisclosed   University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore,  
1973   BA   Undisclosed   Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to




Emergency Medicine


Associate Professor


Provide clinical care and supervise junior physicians in busy urban emergency department. Teach research methods. Conduct clinical research.

2000 to 2007





Clinical Consultant and Policy Advisor


Consultant in medical informatics; health policy; science policy; preparedness; patient safety

1982 to 1988





Attending Physician


Diagnose and treat hospitalized children. Deliver care to outpatients. Teach medical students and resident physicians. Conduct clinical research.

Career Accomplishments:

Active District of Columbia Medical License, Inactive Pennsylvania Medical License; Board Certified in Pediatrics

Professional Appointments

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine


Awarded multiple foundation, governmental, and pharmaceutical contracts and grants.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 24 journal publications, has contributed 13 chapters in various books/texts and has made over 40 presentations at major conferences/professional gatherings.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2004 to   US Dept of Health and Human Services   Senior Medical Advisor   Prepare briefs for senior departmental officals. Provide advice regarding federal health and science policy. Review pending Congressional testimony.
2002 to 2004   AHRQ   Policy and Quality Assurance Director   Help develop an electronic reporting system for adverse medical events that could be used by federal health agencies.
2000 to 2002   NIH   Medical Informatics Specialist   Edit the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) for the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
1985 to 1987   CDC   Director of Surveillance and Epidemiology   Provide methodologic advice to cooperative agreement designed to understand and ultimately reduce injuries to urban residents.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Department of Defense--Helped in selection process for electronic patient safety reporting systemsHelped develop quality assurance guidelines for pediatric emergencies
  • District of Columbia Department of Health--Wrote report on "SARS Risk Analysis for the Nation's Capital" and briefed the department.
  • National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics--Data needs for assessing surge capacity
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Two decades of medical review. Ten depositions. Eight court appearances.
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Additional Skills and Services:


Other Skills and Services

Helped develop adverse event reporting system for use by federal agencies.


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