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 Expert  725882

Expert in Emergency Medicine; EMS and Aviation Medical Transport; International Medicine; Military Medicine

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
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Expert is a Board Certified and Residency Trained Emergency Physician. Has been working clinically since 2003, and was an Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine at Duke University for nearly two years. He is board eligible in Emergency Medical Services/Disaster Medicine.

He was a former US Army Flight Surgeon and he is a current Aerospace Medicine Physician in the US Air Force Reserves. He is the current Chief of Medical Staff and Senior Flight Surgeon at the 916th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. Expert has combat experience as a Battalion Flight Surgeon and Medical Director with 2-135th General Support Aviation BN, C Co MedEvac. He is also a former Chief of Aviation Medicine for Nebraska Army National Guard, and served as Medical Director for Critical Care Air Transport Team out of McChord AFB, WA.

Expert is an Emergency Physician dealing with EMS and communications daily. He was also a US Army Flight Surgeon who served as medical director of Air Ambulance company, 2-135th General Support Aviation Batallion. He is an Emergency Physician and former Army Flight surgeon familiar with US Civilian and Military Health Care systems. He also has international experience in New Zealand and Australian health care systems.

Expert has extensive clinical experience and medicolegal experience from his time spent in law school (did not finish degree in law). He deals with life and death decisions on a daily basis in the emergency department and consults colleagues and medical professionals with regards to medical ethics on a daily basis. Expert developed and implemented a tele-medicine program for flight medics and international healthcare personnel (Coalition Forces) working in austere environments in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Expert is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Board Eligible in Emergency Medical Systems (EMS). He has medical director experience as Battalion Flight Surgeon and Medical Director for Air Ambulance, C Co, 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion and as Chief of Aviation Medicine for State of Nebraska in the US Army National Guard. More recently, he is a current Aerospace Medicine physician and a Senior Flight Surgeon in the US Air Force Reserves and he served as Medical Director of the Critical Care Air Transport Team with the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at McChord AFB, WA.


clinical medicine


emergency medicine


aerospace physiology


emergency communication


health care system


medical ethics




emergency medical service


emergency response


disaster medicine


aerospace medicine


medical transportation

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Jacksonville, North Carolina;  Greenville, North Carolina;  and Concord, North Carolina.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2003   Doctorate in Medicine   Medicine   University of Nebraska Medical Center  
2000   Bachelor's of Science   Human Biology   Chadron State College   Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2013 to 2014


Duke University


Emergency Medicine


Assistant Professor


Expert worked clinically in the Emergency Department supervising and educating resident physicians, as well as managing critical patients and providing leadership to the department staff of physicians, nurses, technicians, and other health care professionals. He provided on-line medical direction to ground and air EMS personnel, and was involved in providing medical education to medical students, physician assistant students, and resident house staff.

2012 to




Emergency Department


Staff Emergency Physician


Expert is a staff emergency physician providing direct patient care and supervising resident physicians from Duke University as we care for America's servicemen and women.

2011 to




Aerospace Medicine


Aerospace Medicine Physician (Flight Surgeon), Critical Care Air Transport Team Physician (CCATT)


Expert works as an Aerospace Medicine physician as well as a Critical Care Air Transport Team Physician. He is currently the Chief of Medical Staff and a Senior Flight Surgeon.

2008 to 2012


Blackwater Medical Limited


Emergency Medicine


Director/Staff Physician


He worked as staff Emergency Physician as a locum tenens physican, also serving as the Director of the company.

2008 to 2009


Lakes District Health Board


Emergency Department


Staff Emergency Physician


He worked as a staff Emergency Physician, supervision of junior doctors.

2000 to 2009


US Army National Guard




Battalion Flight Surgeon


Expert worked as a Battalion flight surgeon; he was Medical Director for 2-135th General Support Aviation BN in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Expert served as the Officer in Charge of Aviation Medical Section, Medical Detachment, Nebraska Army National Guard.

2006 to 2008


Alegent Healthcare- Midlands Hospital


Emergency Department


Staff Emergency Physician


He worked as a staff Emergency Physician.

2003 to 2006


Summa Health System


Emergency Department


Resident Physician


He worked as a Resident Physician In-training in Emergency Medicine.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Fellow of both the American College of Emergency Medicine and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He is also a member of the Society of US Army Flight Surgeons.


Board Certification in Emergency Medicine. BLS, ACLS, ATLS.

Professional Appointments

Associate Professor, Duke University, Division of Emergency Medicine. Chief of Medical Staff, 916th AMDS, Seymour Johnson AFB. Past Director, Blackwater Medical Limited.


He is a combat decorated veteran, and is a recipient of the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and a Meritorious Service Medal.

Medical/Professional Internships

Internship and Residency in Emergency Medicine, Akron, OH- Summa Health System.

Publications and Patents Summary

1 Publication in Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Emergency Medicine  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2009   US Army National Guard   Battallion Flight Surgeon   Clinical Aviation Medicine, Administrative role as safety officer, policy development, protocols for flight medics, and liason with foreign medical officers.
2011 to   US Air Force Reserves   Aerospace Medicine, Critical Care Air Transport Physician (CCATT)   Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) is a three-person, highly specialized medical asset that can create and operate a portable intensive care unit (ICU) on board any transport aircraft during flight. It is a limited, rapidly deployable resource and a primary component of the Air Force's aeromedical evacuation (AE) system. The CCATT team consists of a physician specializing in an area such as critical care, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, etc., along with a critical care nurse and a respiratory therapist. The CCATT, with special medical equipment,can turn almost any airframe into a flying intensive care unit within minutes. The team is experienced in the care of critically ill or injured patients with multisystem trauma, shock, burns, respiratory failure, multiple organ failure, or other life-threatening complications. The complex, critical nature of patients in hemodynamic flux requires continual stabilization, advanced care, and may even require life-saving invasive interventions during transport.
2012 to   (Undisclosed)   Staff Emergency Physician   Supervison of Residents from Duke University; clinical and administrative medicine in the Emergency Department.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has an avid interest in Medicolegal Risk Management: Practices, Clinical Decision Making and Risk Stratification for colleagues in Emergency Department to help insulate and manage risk for litigation with regards to Medical Practice.
  • He set up a telemedicine program for flight medics in Al Kut, Iraq who were caring for an international contingent of soldiers in austere conditions.
  • He trained in jungle search and rescue training and set up screening clinics in Belize, Central America, and currently is working in New Zealand for more International Experience. He works as an American Consultant to practioners and students in training.
  • He has consulted colleagues and other healthcare providers with regards to medical practice on the international stage.
  • He has provided expert opinion and deposition testimony for an Aeromedical Transport case that is currently being litigated.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert attended Law School at Creighton University, but did not finish degree. Experience as consultant and expert witness for cases involving domestic violence, practice of emergency medicine, and aviation medicine.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness air ambulance standard of care.
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
2008 to 2011   New Zealand   Expert was a Staff Emergency Physician at Lakes District Health Board in Rotorua, New Zealand and a separate stint at Waikato District Health Board in Hamilton. He started and is Director for Blackwater Medical Limited, a NZ owned company involved in International Physician Staffing and Medical Consulting.
2005 to 2005   Belize   He worked as a volunteer in clinics and trained in search and rescue as a first responder.
2007 to 2007   Iraq   Expert worked as a clinician and consultant to foreign medical officers, cared for civillian and military casualties, and was medical director for a MedEvac aviation battalion. He flew almost 90 hours of combat missions and gained valuable field medical knowledge.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
He is dual Board Certified internationally with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a clinical Emergency Physician with experience in Medicolegal Risk Management, Military, Aviation and International Medicine.

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Additional Skills and Services:

Expert served as the Medical Director for MedEvac 2-135th GSAB C. Co and 1-111th AVN REG C. Co; he developed protocols for Flight Medics, provided continuing medical education, and implemented quality improvement reviews .

Other Skills and Services

Expert has a wealth of experience in International Medicine in Australasia- Australia and New Zealand.


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