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 Expert  724700

Expert in Cardiac Surgery, Heart Transplant, Coronary Artery Bypass, Valves, atrial fibrillation, LVAD


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He has expertise in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), mitral valve repair/replacement, aortic valve replacement, aortic aneurysm repair, surgical treatment of heart failure with cardiac transplantation and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) for Bridge To Transplant and Destination Therapy.

Expert also has a particular interest in minimally-invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery via a mini-thoracotomy approach rather than the traditional sternotomy incision.

Expert has authored over 50 papers in peer-reviewed surgical journals as well as 15 book chapters, has edited a text book on The Surgical Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure, and has presented at over 20 international cardiothoracic surgery conferences, including the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the New York Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He has served as a consultant to companies such as Intuitive Surgical, Genzyme, Estech, and Johnson & Johnson.

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allograft

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ambulatory surgery

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anastomosis

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anatomical lumen

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annuloplasty

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artificial cardiac pacemaker

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assisted circulation

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autograft

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biocompatibility testing

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biomedical instrumentation

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blood coagulation

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blood transfusion

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bypass surgery

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cannulation

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cardiac catheterization

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cardioplegia

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cardiopulmonary bypass surgery

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cardiovascular diagnostics

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cardiovascular research

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cardiovascular surgery

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catheterization

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colorectal surgery

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cryosurgery

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gastrointestinal surgery

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extracorporeal circulation

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heart-lung transplant

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human tissue transplantation

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implantable defibrillator

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lymph node excision

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microsurgery

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minimally invasive surgery

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organ transplantation

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oxygenator

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sternotomy

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surgical implant device

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surgical transplantation

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thoracic surgery

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tissue and organ harvesting

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vascular surgery

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cardiac surgery


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1995   B.A.   Biology, Music   University of Pennsylnavia   Summa Cum Laude
1999   M.D.   Medicine, Surgery   Albert Einstein College of Medicine   Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
2005   General Surgery Residency   General Surgery   Mount Sinai Medical Center  
2007   Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency   Cardiothoracic Surgery   NYU Medical Center   Chief Resident
2007   Cardiac transplant, Mechanical Assist Devices   Cardiac transplant, LVADs   (Undisclosed)   Attending surgeon

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Attending surgeon

 

Perform coronary artery bypass grafting, mitral valve repair/replacement, aortic valve surgery, heart transplants, LVADs

2005 to 2007

 

NYU Medical Center

 

Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

 

Coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair/replacement, aortic aneurysm repair, pacemakers.

2003 to 2008

 

Gerson Lehrman

 

Consulting

 

Top 5% Leader Consultant

 

Consultant to over 200 companies, hedge fund managers, portfolio managers, financial advisors...


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) Nominated Member; American Medical Association (AMA); New York Medical Society (NYMS); International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT); Legislative Affairs Committee, American Medical Students Association (AMSA)

Licenses/Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of General Surgery

Professional Appointments

Editor, Circulation. New York Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Environmental Society President

Awards/Recognition

Model United Nations Delegate; Yale University Model Knesset Delegate; Vice President, Sigma Delta Rho University Pre-Med Honor Society;

Honors in Clinical Clerkships: General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Family Medicine; Alpha Omega Alpha; Distinction in Vascular Surgery Research Diploma; Association for Academic Surgery Student Research Award; John Hancock Young Composer's Competition

Medical/Professional Internships

Internship- General Surgery- The Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Over 100 publications and presentations in the field Surgery and Cardiac Procedures. Editor of textbook: Atlas of Surgical Treatment of Advanced Cardiac Failure. Author of over a dozen book chapters. Presented at over 20 national and international meetings, including AHA, AATS, STS, ISHLT, NYSTS.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Humana Press Inc  
 - Karger Publishers  
 - Elsevier Publishers  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Over 200 consults with Gerson Lehrman on numerous areas of cardiac surgery and cardiology: mitral valve, aortic valve, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotics, heart transplant, lung transplant, LVADs, intra-aortic ballon pumps, Abiomed, Thoratec, anticoagulation, cardiopulmonary bypass.
  • Consultant to Estech, Intuitive Surgical, Genzyme, Johnson and Johnson, Thoratec, Abiomed.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in cardiac surgery for consulting on bovine heart valve surgery standard of care which caused a stroke.
  • Expert in cardiac surgery for litigation involving medical malpractice.
  • Expert witness in cardiology of heart valves for consulting on timing of heart valve surgery for a litigation case.
  • Medical device expert for consulting on the failure of a ventricular assist device.
  • Expert for consulting on failure of arterial bypass grafts.
  • Expert in cardiac surgery for litigation case involving possible unnecessary defibrilator implantation and subsequent removal.
  • Heart surgery expert witness for consulting on obtaining an opinion report.
  • Electrophysiologist for litigation involving pacemakers & defibrillators.
  • Expert in implantible pacemakers &Cardiac Defibrilators for "False Claims Act" case.
  • Cardiac surgery expert witness for consulting on mitral valve repair - case is against Patrick McCarthy MD.
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 an expert in LVADs - left ventricular assist devices, heart transplant, mitral valve surgery, aortic valve surgery, closure of ASD and VSD, and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

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

Teaches the LVAD implant seminar at Expert's Firm, where surgeons from around the country come to learn how to implant VADs. He also teaches minimally invasive valve surgery - through small key hole incisions.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Works closely with companies like Thoratec and Abiomed in developing heart assist devices.

Other Skills and Services

Has done over 200 consults for Gerson Lehrman, as well as private consulting work for Johnson and Johnson, Estech, Medronic, and Intuitive Surgical.


 

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