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 Expert  726502

Expert in Trauma Surgery, Sepsis, Medical Reimbursement, Bioethics


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert was board certified in Surgical Critical Care by American Board of Surgery in 1989. Since then, Expert devoted his entire professional activities to the care of the critically ill and the critically injured. Clinical and research activities include investigating Human MAB-T88, Gram-negative Sepsis, Murine Monoclonal Antibody, TNF, Treatment of Patients with Septic Shock, Antibiotics in Abdominal Trauma, Intraabdominal Sepsis and Nosocomial Infections, Abdominal Sonogram for Trauma, Hemothorax, Hemopericardium, etc. His most recent research activity demonstrates that the need for prophylactic inferior vena cava filters may be over rated in the trauma patients and should be evaluated. Expert has been invitied to give lectures regarding the care of the severley injured patients. Expert is the director of trauma in the Philadelphia area. In the shock trauma unit, he managed to reach nationally recognized goals in the prevention of hospital acquired infections and the control of blood glucose for the critically ill.
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abdominal injury

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critical care surgery

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cumulative trauma disorder

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injury

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trauma

Expert has a special interest in physicians reimbursement for medical care. Over the last 15 years he amassed significant knowledge about the complexity of the reimbursement and has been successful in his interaction with third party payers for the reimbursement for services denied. Expert is a member of the reimbursement committee of the National Foundation for Trauma Care and of the Billing and Coding committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. In both committees, Expert interacts with nationally renowned experts in billing and codings. Expert is involved in multiple projects related to his membership. In addition, Expert received his Executive MBA from Temple University Fox Business School.
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health care

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health care policy

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reimbursement


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1976   MD   Medicine   Damascus University School of Medicine   Top 15% of the class
2008   MBA   Executive Business Degree   Temple Unversity Fox Business school  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Surgery

 

Director of Trauma and Shock Trauma Unit

 

Expert manages the trauma service. He is responsible for the quality and the efficiency of care. He is the quality officer for the division of trauma and a member of the peer review committee. Expert writes and revises clinical and administrative protocols for the care of the injured and the critical ill in the emergency department, the operating room and the intensive care unit. Expert is also responsible for the billing activities and the recruitment of highly competent trauma surgeons.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians Fellow of the American Association of Surgery of Trauma Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine Memeber, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Boston Surgical Society New England Surgical Society

Licenses/Certifications

American Board of Surgery Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care Executive MBA Multiple certifications in minimally invasive procedures.

Professional Appointments

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgey, Temple University Director, Trauma and Shock Trauma Unit, Expert's Firm

Awards/Recognition

Surgical Teaching Award, Boston University, 1998

Medical/Professional Internships

Boston University 1982-1988


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored and co-authored over 16 peer-review journal articles, 2 books and over 14 presentations on his research related to his areas of expertise.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Trauma Nursing  
 - Critical Care Medicine  
 - CHEST  
 - Becker's Essentials of Surgery, Saunders  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1994 to 1999   VA Hospital   Director of Surgical ICU   Managment of the surgical ICU, screen patients in satellite hospitals for safety transfer to the Boston VA

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert assisted a local hospital in PA twice to prepare and to pass the state audit to become a trauma center. He reviewed the hospital trauma patients care, met with the hospital leadership and provided criticism for some aspects of care. Expert also provided the strategy to pass the audit.
  • Expert rendered opinions to attorneys about aspects of care and pertinence to the legal action.
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 has given several depositions as an expert witness, a treating physician as well as a defendant. He is very familiar with the legal proceedings as he played a proactive role in his own defense proving his attorney with significant information and strategic maneuvers. Expert has been on the stand multiple times as an expert witness or a treating physician and only once as defendant. Expert had a significant role in winning his 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.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
France   Expert speaks fluent French. He was educated in French schools and he understands the French culture which make him an asset for multi-national companies
Middle East   Expert's primary language is Arabic. He grew in the Middle East and he has a profound understanding of the local cultures and customs

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Arabic   Expert's primary language is Arabic. He grew up in the Middle East and he has a profound understanding of the local cultures and customs.
French   Expert speaks fluent French. He was educated in French schools and he understands the French culture which make him an asset for multi-national companies
German   Expert studied German while in Medical school, but he has not practiced it since he moved to the U.S.A. He is currently only able to read the language.

Market Research:
The practice of critical care and trauma involves the use of high tech instrumentations which requires knowledge of the cutting edge technology and the continuous communication with vendors and tech companies. Expert is very well informed in the utility of new technology in critical care medicine.

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

Expert developed a course in the 90's for the use of ultrasound in trauma (FAST) and he also gave multiple seminars locally in Boston, Philadelphia and Newark, DE discussing the care of the critically ill. He also made presentations in national meetings on the subject. He was invited to educate other trauma program directors and managers in PA about trauma centers billings rules and regulations

Other Skills and Services

Expert is interested in health care policy and finance. Although he has not published on the subject, his recently received his MBA and has insight on health care policy, allowing him to assist the health care industry on the subject.


 

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