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 Expert  726576

Expert in Pulmonary and Critical Care Clinical Medicine


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Indiana (IN)
USA
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Expert is a busy clinical pulmonary physician who treats many patients with pulmonary diseases. He has been board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Diseases for nearly 20 years. He reads pulmonary function tests regularly, and is facile with respiratory physiology. He regularly reviews the pulmonary journals and attends pulmonary conferences, keeping abreast of the treatment of respiratory disease. He commonly treats bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung tumors, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, and many other lung diseases. He is familiar with occupational lung diseases and pneumoconiosis, having trained under William Rom, MD, who writes the definitive textbook in this area. He has coauthored a chapter in the International Labor Organisation (ILO) encyclopedia on respiratory irritants and lung disease.
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bronchitis

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lung disease

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bronchopneumonia

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chronic bronchitis

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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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lung tumor

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pneumoconiosis

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pulmonary medicine

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respiration disorder

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respiratory disease

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respiratory physiology

Expert has accumulated over 20 years of expertise in airway management and related respiratory skills. He has been certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support since 1988, and he is Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He did an extra year of critical care training at the University of Pittsburgh, honing airway, tracheal intubation, and acute care skills. Since fellowship he has been active in private practice, routinely putting these skills to work on patients with lung disease and breathing problems. He routinely reads pulmonary function tests and spirometry, correlating them with clinical patient problems on a daily basis. He prescribes bronchodilator therapy of various kinds every day. He routinely manages mechanical ventilators, handles ARDS and other forms of respiratory insufficiency. He has been an Instructor for the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support course, sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), since 2004. Expert has been active with the SCCM annually, going to continuing education conferences and chatting with other experts online at CCM-L. He is a locally recognized consultant with a busy clinical pulmonary and critical care practice. He also manages an administrative critical care practice, helping to develop and implement ICU policies and procedures.
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airway management

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breathing

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bronchodilator

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bronchodilator drug

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lung

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oxygen therapy

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pulmonary function test

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respiration

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respiratory therapy

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respiratory insufficiency

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spirometry

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tracheal intubation

Expert is an expert in intensive care medicine, deeply involved in the field over the past twenty years. He is actively board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine. He has been Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit in his practices in New York and in New Hampshire for the past ten years. He took a year of advanced critical care training at the University of Pittsburgh, and worked under experts including Ake Grenvik, Jim Snyder (author of the definitive textbook of oxgen delivery), Michael Pinsky, and Expert Crippen. Prior to that, he trained at Bellevue Hospital through New York University, where the Swan-Ganz catheter was originally conceived, and studied all the physiologic variables derived from the pulmonary artery catheter. He manages mechanical respirators, vasoactive medications, and all kinds of measuring devices on a daily basis. He also works to develop and implement critical care protocols, policies and procedures, and daily ICU plans of care. He has helped to develop Multidisciplinary critical care rounds in his hospitals, and routines coordinates care between various medical services. He teaches critical care as an instructor of the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) course. He is active with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and maintains contact with national experts through annual conferences and online through the ICU discussion group, CCM-L. He works with hospital administration and helps ensure compliance with the ICU Leapfrog criteria.
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intensive care medicine

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intensive care unit

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mechanical respirator

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oxygen delivery

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pulmonary critical care

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Swan-Ganz catheter

Expert has significant experience studying and managing pulmonary tuberculosis. He is actively certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Diseases. He spent 2 years in pulmonary fellowship at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, managing tuberculosis patients during the tuberculosis epidemic of the early 1990s. Then he spent another year attending the outpatient Chest Clinic, often managing outpatient tuberculosis. There he worked under experts William Rom, Timothy Harkin, and Stuart Garay, who subsequently wrote the definite textbook on tuberculosis. Many of these patients had multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Many of the patients were immune suppressed with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as well. Part of Expert's experience was running the inpatient pulmonary therapy unit for patients with tuberculosis. This was a locked ward containing some of New York City's worse TB cases. Expert did supportive research, both as a subject and investigator on the role of cytokine formation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, using bronchoalveolar lavage and ELISA techniques. As an outpatient tuberculosis physician, Expert worked with the Public Health Department of NYC and their Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) program. Subsequently, he has been in private practice as a pulmonary physician, treating many tuberculosis patients over the past 20 years.
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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pulmonary tuberculosis

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tuberculosis


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Louisville, Kentucky;  Owensboro, Kentucky;  Evansville, Indiana;  Bloomington, Indiana;  Terre Haute, Indiana;  and Clarksville, Tennessee.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1988   MD   Medicine   University of Miami School of Medicine   Research Distinction
1984   BS   Pre-Medical, Psychology   Duke University   Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to 2009

 

Portsmouth Pulmonary Physicians

 

Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine

 

Medical Director

 

Active clinical pulmonary and critical care medical practice, with administrative responsibilities in the intensive care unit.

2000 to 2007

 

Mid-Hudson FHC

 

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 

Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 

Director of Pulmonary and Critical care program. Taught residents and managed a busy pulmonary and critical care practice. Administrative responsibilities as Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit.

1998 to 2000

 

Northeast Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates

 

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 

Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician

 

Staff pulmonary and critical care physician.

1995 to 1998

 

MIMA

 

Pulmonary Medicine

 

Pulmonary physician

 

Staff pulmonary and critical care physician.

2010 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 

Associate Medical Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 

He is co-director of a busy referral center in southern Indiana, with a busy clinical practice treating all kinds of pulmonary diseases and critical illness.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Society for Medical Decision Making, American College of Physician Executives

Professional Appointments

Co-Medical Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Awards/Recognition

Recognized for superior teaching in 2003


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has seven publications and has presented over a dozen times in recent years.


Consulting Services:
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:
He has done expert consulting and given depositions following chart reviews.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Ards expert witness for consulting on ARDS wrongful death case.
  • Expert for counter top particle inhalation medical record review - pulmonary/respiratory claims.
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:
As an active clinician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, he has relevant insight into useful technologies and trends in this field.

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

Instructor of Fundamental of Critical Care Support course, sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Other Skills and Services

Special interest in decision-making and problems that critical care professionals face when arriving at correct or incorrect decisions. Environmental distractions, cognitive biases, misused heuristics, and provider fatigue are all areas of study and lecture.


 

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