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Expert in Image Guided and Robotic Surgery Design, Neurosurgery, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has developed technology involving image guided neurosurgery, robotic surgery, and computerized stereotactic techniques, and has been awarded patents for (1) measurement of cerebral blood flow by computerized tomography, (2) method and apparatus for interrelating the positions of a stereotactic headring and stereoadapter apparatus, (3) noninvasive stereotactic apparatus and method for relating data between medical devices, (4) system for concurrent video and reconstructive surgical views (Videotactic surgery), (5) method and apparatus for stereotactic robotic hair transplantation, and (6) audible feedback from positional guidance systems for image guided surgery (Audiotactic surgery). He has founded two companies devoted to developing robotic surgery. Expert is neurosurgeon with 32 years of operating room experience and has chaired two university departments of neurosurgery, as well as holding other positions. He is a world recognized expert in stereotactic neurosurgery, image guided neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery, the use of brain stimulation devices and techniques, and brain tumor surgery. He has consulted for companies that produce neurosurgical instruments and devices.


brain surgery


medical device


medical instrument


nerve stimulator




neurosurgical procedure


surgical instrument


biomedical instrumentation


robotic surgery


image guided surgery


functional neurosurgery

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas;  Pasadena, Texas;  Beaumont, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Baytown, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Sugar Land, Texas;  Port Arthur, Texas;  Galveston, Texas;  and Missouri City, Texas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1955   BA ,   Pre-med, Zoology   Univ of Pennsylvania   Pendleton Fellowship
1959   MS Experimental Neurology   Applied Neurophysiology   Temple Medical School  
1959   MD   General medicine   Temple Medical School   Pennsylvania Senatorial Scholarship
1970   PhD   Neurophysiology   Temple University and Msx Planck Institute   NIH Fellowship
1967   Board Certified in Neurosurgery   Neurosurgery   Temple Medical School   Board Certification

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to





Scientific Director


Founded two companies concerned with robotic surgery. Consult with companies developing and selling image guided surgical devices and cardiac device Medico legal consultation

1983 to 2001




Private practice of neurosurgery




Surgery and care of neurosurgical patients, development of methods and devices for stereotactic or image guided surgery

1975 to 1983


University of Texas Medical School at Houston




Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery


Care of neurosurgical and trauma patients Research in neurophysiology and head trauma Running program with five neurosurgeons, two engineers, 15 research and 9 administrative personnel, managing NIH grants

1972 to 1975


University of Arizona Medical School




Assoc Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery


Developing neurosurgeon in new medical school, recruiting and training faculty, neurophysiologyl and neurosurgical research, running program with three neurosurgeons, 6 administrative personnel

1968 to 1972


Cleveland CLinic Foundation




Staff Neurosurgeon


Clinical care of neurosurgical patients, training neurosurgical residents, research in cardiovascular physiology

1967 to 1968


Max Planck Institut fur Hirnforschung, Frankfurt, Germany


Vestibular physiology


Postdoctoral research fellow


Research in vestibular (balance) physiology

1962 to 1968


Temple Medical School






Training in neurosurgery, research in neurophysiology and stereotactic surgery

1960 to 1962


United States Naval Reserve


Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda


Medical Officer, LT


Research in nerve and blood vessel involvement in frostbite

Career Accomplishments:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American and World Societies of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (Past-President of both), AMA, Texas Medical Association,


Medical License - Texas Certified by American Board of Neurosurgery 1970

Professional Appointments

Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology, Baylor Medical College, Board of Trustees of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Editor of journal Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery


Pendleton Scholarship, Pennsylvania State Scholarship, NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Spiegel-Wycis Medal in stereotactic neurosurgery, Temple Alumni Medal 2005

Medical/Professional Internships

Internship - Grace Hospital, Detroit Residency - Temple Medical School, Philadelphia

Publications and Patents Summary

Editor in Chief - Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 27 years Publications - 186 journal articles, 3 books including one just going into second edition Editor of 2 series and 32 proceedings 7 issued patents and 13 patent applications pending

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - McGraw-Hill  
 - Karger  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1960 to 1962   US Naval Reserve   Medical Officer   Research in frostbite
1975 to 1980   NINCDS   Study section member   Review and evaluation of grant applications, with recommendation about funding
1975 to 1976   Natl Inst of Drug Abuse   Ad hoc study section member   Review and evaluation of grant applications, with recommendation about funding
1975 to 1980   ASTM   Chairman   Headed committee for voluntary industrial standards, Committee for Neurosurgical Implants, Stereotactic Surgery

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consultant, Medtronic, development and use of image guidance system. Met quarterly with engineers to evaluate devices from surgeon's standpoint, 1998-2000
  • Consultant, Radionics, design and development of stereotactic devices to be used with their stereotactic apparatus
  • Founded Restoration Robotics, Inc., Mountain View, CA, in 2006, based on his patent to develop robotic hair transplantation surgery
  • Founded Suture Robotics, Inc., Houston, TX, in 2997, to develop hand held robot for surgical suturing
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:
Expert witness and consultant in medical malpractice suits concerning neurosurgery, image guided surgery, head or spinal trauma for defendant surgeons and medical device companies
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on stereotactic surgery patent litigation case.
  • Neurosurgery medical legal expert san francisco for consulting on Neurosurgery.
  • Expert for consulting on laminectomy/spinal fusion litigation case.
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:
Founded two companies in 2005 and 2006 to develop robotic surgical devices Consulted for three companies in development of surgical devices

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:

Hands-on course for neurosurgeons learning stereotactic surgery Lecturer in series of lectures in interstitial chemotherapy for brain tumor Visiting professor at more than 30 institutions Designing and teaching neurological science course in two medical school Over 300 lectures in neurosurgical and medical device topics

Other Skills and Services

Have developed over a dozen surgical procedures Editor of journal, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, for 35 years Have written extensively, including two major textbooks, in the field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, management of pain, and other aspects of neurosurgery, including head trauma


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