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 Expert  724750

Expert in Oculoplastics and Neuro-ophthalmology

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Primary expertise in neuro-ophthalmology, orbital disease and surgery and oculoplastics. Board-certified in neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics. Research expertise and legal consulting in the above areas as well. Currently running a private practice.







eye enucleation


eye evisceration


eye injury


oculoplastic surgery




orbital evisceration


orbital surgery



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1992   Residency   Ophthalmology   Walter Reed Army Medical Center  
1988   Internship   Surgery   Letterman Army Medical Center  
1987   MD   Ophthalmology   George Washington University   AOA
1983   BA   Biology   University of California, San Diego   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2007 to 2007


Stanford University School of Medicine




Associate Clinical Professor


2004 to 2007


UC San Francisco School of Medicine




Associate Clinical Professor


1999 to 2004


Drexel University College of Medicine




Assistant Professor


1995 to 1998


Walter Reed Army Medical Center




Director, Surgical Neuro-Ophthalmology, Orbital Disease and Plastic Reconstruction


1993 to 1998


Assistant Clinical Professor


Department of Surgery


Uniformed University of the Health Sciences


1999 to 2004


Allegheny General Hospital




Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Orbital Disease and Plastic Reconstruction / Fellowship Director


Career Accomplishments:

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Fellow, North-American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society; Member, AMA; Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Member, International Orbital Society; Member, California Academy of Ophthalmology; Founder and Member, Bay Area Neuro-ophthalmology Society; Founder and Member, Surgeons in Neuro-ophthalmology; Member, Women in Ophthalmology; Member, Biomedical Engineering Society; Member, California Medical Society.


California State Medical License; American Board of Ophthalmology; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners.

Professional Appointments

1998-present American Board of Ophthalmology; Oral Board Examiner 2000-2004 North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS); Fellow 2000-2004 NANOS; Member, Scientific committee 2001-2003 Pittsburgh Pirates; Team Ophthalmologist 2003-2004 Pennsylvania Medical Society (PMS); Alternate Delegate 2003-2004 PMS; Member, Commission on Communications and Technology 2003-present NANOS; Member, AAO Symposium and Subspecialty Day committee 2003-present AAO, Curriculum committee/ 2003-present AAO, Neuro-ophthalmology/Orbit Knowledge Based Panel to guide the Curriculum development for Board recertification examination 2004-present NANOS; Member, CME committee 2005-present NANOS; Member, Research committee 2005-present California Ophthalmology Society; Member, Legislative Affairs committee 2006-present NANOS; Member, Fellowship/Credentials committee 2006-present AAO Prop Development for Neuro-ophthalmology/Orbital Disease Subsection of the Oral Board Examination 2006-present AAO International Faculty Registry 2006-present AAO Leadership Development Program 2007 CAO Legislative Affairs, Vice Chairman 2007 Editorial Board, Neuro-Sciences Section; Ophthalmology Surgery News 2003-2004 Associate Editor, The Bulletin (Allegheny County Medical Society's monthly journal to members) 1995- present Ad hoc reviewer for Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology and Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Archives of Neurology 2007 Editorial Board, Ocular Surgery News


1983 National Service Ribbon, George Washington University (GWU); 1987 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, GWU; 1988 Superior Unit Award, Letterman Army Medical Center; 1989 Army Commendation Medal, McDonald Army Medical; Center 1991 National Defense Service Medal, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC); 1992 Best Resident's Paper, WRAMC Biennial Meeting; 1993 Best Fellow's Paper, North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society; 1993 Superior Unit Award, WRAMC; 1998 Meritorious Service Medal, WRAMC; 2000 Who's Who in Medicine, Who's Who in American Women; 2002 Merrill Reeh Pathology Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstruction Surgeons (ASOPRS); 2003 Elected to International Orbital Society; 2003 American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award; 2005 Star Award of Excellence, UCSF; 2005 America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical LTD; 2006 Star Award of Excellence, UCSF; 2006 AAO Leadership Development Program.

Medical/Professional Internships

1987-1988 Letterman Army Medical Center Intern Surgery; 1989-1992 Walter Reed Army Medical Center Resident Ophthalmology; 1992-1993 Walter Reed Army Medical Center Fellow Neuro-ophthalmology; 1994-1995 Allegheny General Hospital Fellow Neuro-Orbit/Plastic Reconstruction.

Publications and Patents Summary

She has published 28 peer-reviewed publications, 14 invited reviews, co-authored 30 book chapters, and co-authored a book on orbital disease.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
She is experienced in giving depositions on behalf of plaintiffs in malpractice suits.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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Additional Skills and Services:

She is co-director of the Annual Bay-Area Ophthalmology Course at Stanford University School of Medicine.


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