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 Expert  724603

Expert in Disorders of the Spine: Trauma, Degenerative Conditions, Tumors, Infections, Surgery


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Colorado (CO)
USA
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Expert is a board-certified internationally respected orthopedic surgeon with over 33 years of clinical experience as a spine specialist, treating common and complex spinal disorders. He received his medical degree and orthopedic training at the University of Toronto in Canada, and subsequently trained in London, England and Hong Kong. Prior to his last position as Full Professor on the Faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, he held the rank of Full Professor at the University of Toronto where he was the Director of the Spine Trauma Unit, the largest in Canada.

Expert has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and has authored chapters in 27 textbooks as well as writing a textbook on spinal fractures. He has lectured extensively including more than 300 presentations, many as a visiting professor at colleges, universities and orthopedic societies throughout the world. He recently presented a 3 part lecture series at a prestigious in Colorado.

Expert has been involved in research throughout his career both in basic science & clinical studies. He has developed a spinal instrumentation device for use in anterior spinal surgeries & holds several patents related to spinal devices.

He has held national and international appointments on the Executive Boards of the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine, the North American Spine Society and the Scoliosis Research Society. He currently serves on the editorial boards of two respectable publications.

Expert has traveled to third world countries providing humanitarian aid, rendering medical care to the injured including the war-torn regions of Croatia.

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spina bifida

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spinal column

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spinal cord

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spinal fusion

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spinal implant device

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spine

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spine injury

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spine surgery

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surgery

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surgical implant device

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ankylosing spondylitis

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neurological trauma

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spine disorder

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failed back surgery


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Arvada, Colorado;  and Boulder, Colorado.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   MD,   Medicine   Univ. of Toronto  
1971   FRCS(C)   Orthopedics   Univ. of Toronto  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to 2006

 

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Orthopedics

 

Professor

 

Surgical Practice, teaching, research

1991 to 1994

 

University of Texas

 

Orthopedics

 

Assoc. Professor

 


1973 to 1991

 

University of Toronto

 

Orthopedics

 

Professor

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Medical Advisory Committee, Canadian Paraplegic Association 1981-84; Executive Scoliosis Research Society 1995-7; Trustee, AO Foundation 1990-95; Executive Board, International Society For Study of the Lumbar Spine; (US Representative - Central) 1992-93; Member Collaborative Education Committee, North American Spine Society 1996-98;

Licenses/Certifications

Certification of Appreciation, Canadian Paraplegic 1985 Association (Ontario Branch)at Lyndhurst Hospital, Toronto; Medical Licensures: Texas - 1978; Florida - 1984-2000; Colorado - 1998-

Professional Appointments

Executive Board, North American Spine Society (Canadian Representative) 1990-91; Board of Directors, Scoliosis Research Society 1990-93; Executive Board, International Society For Study of the Lumbar Spine (Canadian Representative) 1983-86 (US Representative) 1992-94 Member Honors and Awards Committee North American Spine Society 1994-95 Chairman, International Affairs Committee, Scoliosis Research Society 1995-97 Director, Board of Directors, American College of Spine surgery 2002-4

Awards/Recognition

Volvo Award for Best Basic Science Research Study, 1984 International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. Best Spinal Paper of the Orthopaedic Trauma 1987 Association Meeting: Baltimore, Maryland. Neurological Outcome following Surgery for Thoracic and Lumbar Fractures. Best Spinal Paper of the Orthopaedic 1988 Trauma Association Meeting,Dallas, Texas. Second year in a row. Preliminary Results of the AO Internal Fixator for Spinal Fractures.

Medical/Professional Internships

Internship, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1966-67. Orthopaedics Residency: St. Joseph's Hospital, July 1967-Dec, 68; Senior Resident, Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital, Jan. 1969-June 70; Chief Resident, Sunnybrook Hospital, July 1970- December 1970 Hospital for Sick Children Jan.-July 1971; Research and Clinical Fellow Sunnybrook Medical Centre “The Study of Autoimmunity in Degenerative Disc Disease of the Spine" 1971-72; Research Fellow, Northwick Park Hospital London, England 1972-73; Research Fellow, St. Mary's Hospital Hong Kong 1973


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Hundreds of journals, textbook chapters, books, articles, etc.

He has developed a spinal instrumentation device for use in anterior spinal surgeries & holds several patents related to spinal devices.


Consulting Services:
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:
Numerous depositions as expert witness for defense & plaintiff - malpractice & personal injury
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on laminectomy/spinal fusion litigation case.
  • Expert for consulting on orthopedic surgery on the neck and failure to maintain a airway.
  • Expert for consulting on wrongful death / medical malpractice case.
  • Expert in medical malpractice for consulting on a single vehicle accident.
  • Orthopedics Expert for opinion as to causation of the plaintiff's injuries, the nature of the injuries, treatment and potential recovery .
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
1979 to 1979   Quito, Ecuador   Symposium on Surgery in Rheumatoid Arthritis with Lectures on Principles of Surgery, the Hip Joint and the Spine. Central University, Quito, Ecuador. November 5-7, 1979.
1991 to 1993   Croatia   Has traveled to third world countries providing humanitarian aid, rendering medical care to the injured including the war-torn regions of Croatia.

Market Research:
Spinal instrumentation development including patents

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:
Training/Seminars

Febraury 14, 1974- Auto-Immune Aspects in Orthopaedic Surgery, Research Seminar,Sunnybrook Medical Centre. Hundreds of seminars, lectures, presentations, classes.

Lecture series on spinal conditions.


 

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