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 Expert  726630

Expert in Academic Faculty Development, Leadership, Marketing, Medical Practice Management

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Texas (TX)
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Expert was the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, from 1986-1993. During his tenure, the Pediatric Department was awarded the Ambulatory Pediatric Association Outstanding Teaching Award. After retiring from the US Air Force, Expert joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska as a Pediatrician, a Pediatric Nephrologist, and a Pediatric Educator. He was at Nebraska from 1993-2003. In 2003, During his tenure at Nebraska he was the first ever Associate Chiar for Pediatric Education, established the first ever assessment methodology for vetting volunteer faculty, and took the Pediatric Third Year Clerkship from "dead last" to "first place" amongst all clerkships at Nebraska. He also completely revised all of the teaching programs for the Department and established Pediatrics as the "go to place" if you waned to learn how to train volunteer faculty to teach in their medical practice. Expert took over as the Department Chairman and Residency Program Director at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Amarillo. In this capacity he got the Department in the "black" and got the residency program off of probation. Expert was elevated to the Dean's Office in 2007 as the Assistant Dean for Curriculum Evaluation and the Associate Dean for Faculty Development. His greatest accomplishment in these positions was to lead the Texas Tech University School of Medicine through an extremely successful LCME re-accreditation. Expert was recruited in 2009 to join the University of Texas Health Sciences Center Regional Academic Health Center, Harlingen, Texas, as the Assistant Designated Institutional Official (director of graduate medical education) and the Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects (specifically to help guide the school through an LCME re-accreditation visit). He remained in the position until early 2015 when he transition to the Expert's University (UTRGV SOM). Expert is the past Associate Chief Medical Officer at Expert's University in Harlingen - a Federally Qualified Health Center, past Chief of Pediatrics, and the past Chief Medical Information Officer attesting to his broad knowledge and skills in not only practicing medicine but how to run a medical practice and an medical informatics operation. He is now a Professor of Pediatrics at the UTRGV SOM directing the clinical skills instruction for first and second year medical students as well as the course director for the renal module in year two of medical school. Along, the way Expert has established himself as a national leader in faculty development, especially developing academic faculty to embrace business principles in doing their job. He has published over 60 articles in the peer reviewed literature attesting to his skills as an academic leader with a strong business focus.

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Expert has more than 36 years experience in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. He obtained his training in general pediatrics at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He continued his training in Pediatric Nephrology at the University Of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis. He was the Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Chief of the Dialysis Unit at Wilford Hall from 1981-1986. From there, he became the Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. In addition, at Wilford Hall he was also the training program director and wrote the first ever curriculum for the Pediatric Residency Program as well as a case-based curriculum for teaching Pediatric Nephrology.

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Expert is an expert in career development for academic faculty. He has also done consulting work in professional development with the Boy Scouts and other local organizations. Specifically, Expert emphasizes having a personal mission statement, managing yourself in the concept of time, and a career plan that focuses on strength development. Expert is considered an expert in educational assessment having authored numerous peer-reviewed medical education publications on assessing program development and program change. He has also complete numerous workshops on conflict management and conflict resolution.

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Brownsville, Texas;  Mcallen, Texas;  and Harlingen, Texas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1976   MD   Medicine   University of Nebraska College of Medicine   With Distinction
1976   PhD   Medical Science   University of Nebraska Graduate College   With Distinction
2001   MBA   Business   University of Nebraska at Omaha  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2015 to


(Undisclosed University)






He is a Pediatrician and Pediatric Nephrologist, Course Director for Clinical Skills, and the Renal Medicine module within the medical school. He also conducts ongoing faculty development, and continues the practice of medicine in a clinic designed to provide medical care for adolescents who are triply diagnosed (Chronic Medical Condition, Psychiatric Issues, and Drug Use/Abuse).

2009 to 2015


(Undisclosed University)




Associate Medical Officer, Chief of Pediatrics, Chief Medical Information Officer


Su Clinica is a Federally Qualified Health Center. He reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer. He is responsible for supervising the Pediatric Practice, the Electronic Medical Record User's Group, as well as the overall implementation of performance improvement in the entire medical practice (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Women's Health). He is the senior Pediatrician in the Pediatric Department, thus he also provides oversight for the medical student and resident teaching in the health center.

2009 to 2015


(Undisclosed University)


Regional Dean's Office


Assistant Designated Institutional Official


He is responsible for oversight of all the residency training programs in the Rio Grande Valley (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine) including bringing to fruition additional residency programs (e.g Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology).

2007 to 2009


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Amarillo


Dean's Office


Assistant Dean for Curriculum EvaluationDepartment Chairman/Residency Program Director


He was responsible for leading the entire medical school through an extremely successful reaccreditation process and directed much of the redesign of the medical school's curriculum.

2003 to 2007


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center




Department Chair/Program Director


He took over a failing department as well as a residency program that was on probation. He got the Department in the "black", recruited new faculty, and within 18 months of starting had the residency program fully accredited. He was responsible for managing a budget in excess of $10 million.

1999 to 2003


University Of Neraska Medical Center


University Medical Assocaite


Compliance Director


He was responsible for oversight of a 450 physician practice's medical complaince program with direct supervision of 10 compliance auditors.

1993 to 1999


University Of Nebraska Medical Center




Associate Chair for Pediatric Education and Clerkship Director


He was responsible for all of the educational program of the Department of Pediatrics and managed a budget in excess of $1 million. He was also recruited to redesign all of the medical student education programs in the Department of Pediatrics at UNMC. He supervised 2 employees and managed 140 individual medical students each year. He also provided management oversight for the 4th year medical student courses in Pediatrics that encompassed more the 50 inidividual student experiences each academic year.

1986 to 1993


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences




Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education


He was responsible for directing all of the Pediatric teaching programs and courses for the USUHS F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine.

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of Sigma Xi and Alpha Omerga Alpha. He is also a Fellow of the American Acaemcy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American College of Physcian Executives.


He is licensed to practice medicine in Texas and Nebraska. He is certified as a Physcian Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. He is also board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology.

Professional Appointments

Professor of Pediatrics, Expert's University: 2015 - present. Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio: 2009-2015. Assistant Designated Institutional Offical, UTHSCSA RAHC (Harlingen): 2009-2015. Director of Academic Special Projects, UTHSCSA RAHC (Harlingen): 2009-2015. Associate Chief Medical Offier, Su Clinica: 2009-2015. Chief Medical Information Officer, Su Clinica: 2009-2015. Professor of Pediatrics (with tenure), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - 2006 to 2009. Co-Founder and Board Member, Children's Association for Maximum Potential (campcamp.org): 1979-present.


Outstanding Pediatric Teacher (awarded by TTUHSC Pediatric Residents) - 2009. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Dean's Educational Innovation Award (Awarded in recognition of the development and introduction of a new program or process that has contributed significantly to helping the School of Medicine meets its educational mission, given June 7, 2006) - 2006. America's Top Pediatricians - 2004. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Teaching Academy (elected position based upon teaching excellence, faculty development, and educational scholarship) - 2004. Outstanding Faculty Award, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo, Department of Pediatrics (Presented by the house staff for outstanding service and teaching - 2004. Distinguished Teaching Award, Creighton-Nebraska Universities Health Foundation Pediatric Residency Program (Award from the combined residency Pediatric and Medicine/Pediatrics House-staff) - 2003. CGEA Laureate, Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Association of American Medical College (Peer nominated for outstanding leadership, service and scholarship and contributions as a medical educator within the central region of the United States) - 2002. Teacher of the Year, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE (Selected by third year medical student class) - 1997. Ambulatory Pediatric Association Outstanding Teaching Award (National nomination by peers) - 1991. Teacher of the Year, Department of Pediatrics, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX (Selected by House Officers) - 1983 & 1984. Outstanding Pediatric Student, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE - 1976. Upjohn Award, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE (Student who contributed most to campus and college) - 1976. Distinguished Service to Faculty, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Amarillo (elected by faculty) - 2008. Life Member, Cambridge Who's Who - 2010. Life Member, Prestige Who's Who - 2006. Honorary Walk Chairman, March of Dimes Walk America - 2006. Life Member, National Registry of Who's Who - 2001. Member, Lexington Who's Who - 1999. Founding Board Member Award, Children's Association for Maximum Potential -1999. Above and Beyond Award, Children's Association for Maximum Potential - 1989. Vigil Honor, Order of the Arrow - BSA - 1985 Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America - 1984. Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America - 1959.

Medical/Professional Internships

Fellow, American College of Physician Executives. Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; Member, Texas Chapter. Member, Academic Pediatric Association. Member, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Member, Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Educational Affairs and Group on Resident Affairs. Member, Sigma Xi. Member, Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces

Publications and Patents Summary

Total Peer Reviewed Publications - 61: Manuscripts – 37; Books/Chapters – 6; Books Edited – 3; Monographs – 1; Abstracts - 14.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Academic Psychiatry, 2009; 33 (6), 478-483  
 - Medical Education, 2007; 41: 550-555  
 - JAMA 2005; 294 (9): 1034-1042.  
 - J Cardiovasc Management 2003; March  
 - Precepting Medical Residents in the Office, RadcliffePublications, pp 14-15  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1976 to 1993   US Air Force   Pediatrician   He was a Pediatric Resident from July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1979. He was a Pediatric Nephrology Fellow from July 1, 1979 - June 30, 1981. He was a staff Pediatrician and Pediatric Nephrologst as well as the Pediatric Residency Program Director at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from July 1, 1981 - June 1, 1986. He was the Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Education for the Department of Pediatrics, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, USUHS, June 1986 - August 1993
1991 to 1993   National Instiitute of Health   Member of the NIGMS Council   Member, National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
2002 to   HRSA (BuHPR)   Grants Reviewer   Grants Review Panelist, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Services Resource Administration (Faculty Development, National Research Service Awards, and Bioterrorism Continuing Education Grants).
1984 to   US Air Force   Consultant to the Surgeon General   Military Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General, Pediatric Nephrology.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Military Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General, Pediatric Nephrology.
  • Member, Research in Medical Education (RIME) Planning Committee, Association of American Medical Colleges (4-year appointment, nationally selected; serves as editorial board to prepare the yearly RIME Supplement to Academic Medicine).
  • Founding Member, Alliance for Clinical Education Executive Committee; (National consortium of representatives from all clerkship director organizations in North America); President, 1999-2004; Chair, 1994-1995.
  • Member, CBX Blueprinting Committee, National Board of Medical Examiners; (Invited appointment - established “blueprint” for current Step 2 computer-based examination).
  • Consultant to Australian Radioisotopes on developing a marketing plan for Asia and developing business plans for producing two new nuclear medicine products.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has testified primarily in Pediatric and Pediatric Nephrology cases (3 times), He has been called to testify in a child abuse case that was eventually setteled out of court. He has also given depositions in Pediatric Nephology cases. His specific expertise in Pediatric kidney disease is urinary tract infections and urologic abnormalities that lead to chronic renal insufficiency. He has also been deposed in a case involving previously undetected hypertension that led to loss of renal function.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2001   Australia   “Australian Radioisotopes: A Strategy for Marketing in Asia”, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Sydney, Australia, April 9-20, 2001; A thesis in partial fulfillment of the Master's In Business Administration degree.
2003 to 2003   Australia   “A Marketing Plan for Brachytherapy Seed Production”, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Sydney, Australia, January 28 - February 12, 2003.
1999 to 1999   Nicaragua   MCURDY FA. The One-Minute Preceptor. (A two-hour workshop presented at Hospital Escuela “Oscar D. Rosales” (HEODRA), Leon, Nicaragua, March 17, 1999.
1999 to 1999   Nicaragua   MCCURDY FA. Giving Effective Feedback: A Core Skill for Faculty. (A two-hour workshop presented at Hospital Escuela “Oscar D. Rosales” (HEODRA), Leon, Nicaragua, March 17, 1999).

Market Research:
He is an expert in Pediatric Education and knows precisely what it takes to be a successful Pediatric teacher/academician.

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Additional Skills and Services:

He designed and developed the Administrative Colloquium. It is a year long course for faculty and administrative staff with the specific aim of the course being to improve the administrative skills of these two groups within academic medical centers. He has presented many workshops at national/international meetings on topics that range from personal management skills (e.g writing a personal mission statement, taking charge of your career) to teaching skills and research (e.g. microskills of clinical teaching, writing for success). He also designed and implemented a highly successful faculty development initiative for community-based clinical teaching faculty across the entire 10 county region of Texas referred to as the Rio Grande Valley.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He established Pediatric dialysis services and upgraded the entire dialysis unit at Wilford Hall. He has innumerable "contacts" in the academic community and is a resource to anyone who wants to improve their teaching skills and/or take charge of thier own career.

Other Skills and Services

He is a superb "personal coach", negotiator, and conflict manager.


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