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 Expert  724859

Expert in Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
He routinely performs ablation for atrial fibrillation

ablation threshold


clinical neurophysiology

He routinely performs vascular anastomoses during surgery


He routinely uses cardiopulmonary bypass in many forms

assisted circulation


extracorporeal circulation


heart-lung machine



He routinely anticoagulates and reverses anticoagulation

blood coagulation



He performs coronary bypass grafting

bypass surgery



He routinely uses cardiopulmonary bypass, LV assist and ECMO


He routinely uses cardioplegia


He is a cardiac surgeon

cardiopulmonary bypass surgery




surgical staple


suture thread

He is a cardiothoracic surgeon





thoracic surgery

He routinely uses cardiovascular diagnostic testing

cardiovascular diagnostics

He is the director of cardiovascular research at Expert's Firm

cardiovascular research

He is a cardiovascular surgeon

cardiovascular surgery


cardiovascular system

He routinely manages coagulation and anticoagulation

comparative hemostasis

He routinely implants these devices


implantable defibrillator


surgical implant device

He invented endoscopic ablation for atrial fibrillation

minimally invasive surgery


cardiac surgery


long QT syndrome


cardiac care


cardiac critical care


cardiac ablation


cardiac electrophysiology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Cardiac Surgery, Heart Transplant, Coronary Artery Bypass,...
Cardiothoracic Surgery, ECMO, SWOG, CPB, Ischemic and...
Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiovascular Imaging
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1990   MD   Medicine   Columbia  
1990   PhD   Electrophysiology   Columbia  
1983   BA   Biochemistry   Harvard   Magna cum laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2006 to





Director of Research


2003 to 2006


Worcester Polytechnic Inst.


Biomedical Engineering


Affiliate Associate Prof


2002 to 2006


University of Massachusetts



Associate Professor of Surgery


2002 to 2006


UMass Memorial Med Ctr



Attending Surgeon, Active Staff; Director of CT Surgery Research & Education


2002 to 2003


James Cook Hospital



Honorary Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon


1999 to 2002


Stony Brook University



Assistant Professor of Surgery, Physiology & Biophysics


1999 to 2002


University Hospital



Attending Surgeon, Active Staff


Career Accomplishments:

Fellowships: American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Surgeons, American Heart Association.

Society Memberships: Association for Academic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering Society, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, IEEE Section on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, New York Society for Thoracic Surgery, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Society for Critical Care Medicine, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Society of University Surgeons.


National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Abiomed BVS-5000 ventricular assist device; Cardica C-port XA automatic distal anastomosis device; Chase Medical TriSVR ventricular remodeling device; Edwards transmyocardial laser revascularization device ; Guidant FLEXView endoscopic atrial dissection device; Guidant HeartString proximal anastomosis device; Thoratec HeartMate ventricular assist device.

Full license New York; Full license Massachusetts; Full license Federal DEA.

Professional Appointments

Chairman, Committee on Young Surgeons, American College of Surgeons Brooklyn/Long Island Chapter; Junior Faculty Development Chairman; Glycemic control task force Chairman.

Scientific Advisory Boards: AF Innovation Center, Cleveland Clinic; Boston Scientific Corporation, Cardiac Surgery/Ablation ECI Biotech, Inc.; MedicalCV, Inc.; Raptor Ridge Corporation; SuturTek, Inc.


David Scherf Scholar of the New York Academy of Medicine; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Affiliate Travel Award, American College of Cardiology; Surgeon of the Year Award, Surgical Residency Program, Stony Brook University; Award of Excellence, Glycemic Task Force, UMass Memorial Medical Center; Award of Excellence, Cardiac Surgery, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Medical/Professional Internships

Research Assistant in Pharmacology Columbia University Summers 1980-1983; Clinical Fellow in Surgery Harvard Medical School July 1990-Dec 1998; Intern in General Surgery Deaconess Hospital July 1990-June 1991; Resident in General Surgery Deaconess Hospital July 1991-June 1994; Chief Resident in General Surgery Deaconess Hospital July 1994-June 1995; Research Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery Harvard Medical School July 1995-June 1996; Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery BI Deaconess Medical Ctr July 1996-June 1998; Chief Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery BI Deaconess Medical Ctr June 1998-Dec 1998

Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous abstracts, presentations, articles, book chapters, reviews, research papers, etc.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Blackwell Futura  
 - Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences  
 - Journal of Surgical Research  
 - Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to   FDA   Medical device reviewer   Provided clinical consultation for FDA during evaluation of medical devices for marketing approval

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Scientific advisory boards (several medical device companies)
  • Principal investigator on pre-clinical trials (several medical device companies)
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Pacemaker-Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators-Cardiac Rhythm Therapy.
  • Data Encryption Standard Expert for consulting on new DES clinical and marketing perspectives.
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 ablation cardiology for litigation on possible medical malpractice.
  • 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.
  • Medical device expert for consulting on the failure of a ventricular assist device.
  • Expert in cardiac surgery for litigation case involving possible unnecessary defibrilator implantation and subsequent removal.
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:
Surgical therapy of cardiac arrhythmias, Effect of inflammation on electrical conduction in the heart, Mechanisms, prevention and treatment of postoperative atrial fibrillation, Genetic alterations in atrial fibrillation, Pharmacologic mechanisms of myocardial preconditioning, Electrophysiology of ischemic and pharmacological preconditioning, Development and implementation of myocardial replacement materials.

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:

Dozens of seminars and symposiums


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