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 Expert  726694

Expert in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Pharmacology.

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Illinois (IL)
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Expert is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and Chicago in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, and is the medical director of Pediatric Ophthalmology for the Children's Hospital of Illinois. He is also a full-time pediatric ophthalmologist with the Expert's Firm in Peoria, Illinois. He has been the principle investigator on numerous Phase 3 and Phase 4 studies in the use of ocular fluoroquinolones in pediatric patients including ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and moxifloxacin. He has also done both Phase 3 and Phase 4 studies in ocluar anti-allergy medications involving olopatadine 0.1% ophthalmic as well as olopatadine 0.2% ophthalmic solutions.

Expert is currently one of the principle investigators in the Phase 2 clinical trials of intravitreal bevacizumab (AvastinTM) injections versus conventional laser surgery for vision-threatening retinopathy of prematurity.

Expert has served on the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Ophthalmology for over 10 years, as well as serving as Chair of this committee.

Expert has given over 170 presentations at various meetings. Some of the topics of his presentations include: Orbital Foreign Body in a 7 Year Old missed due to Concurrent Arachnoid Cyst, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Ocular Manifestations of Marfan's Syndrome, Direct Ophthalmoscopy for the Pediatrician, Efficacy and Safety of 0.5% Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution for the Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis, New Advances in Ophthalmic Fluoroquinolones, Treatment of the Red Eye, Differential Diagnosis and Management of the Red Eye, and Pediatric Ophthalmology. He has been teaching at the American Academy of Pediatric's National Conference and Exhibition for 27 years, and currently teaches the longest running workshop in AAP NCE history, Direct Ophthalmoscopy for the Pediatrician. This year will mark the 28th year in a row that this workshop has been presented.


pediatric ophthalmology



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Peoria, Illinois;  Springfield, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Decatur, Illinois;  Champaign, Illinois;  Bloomington, Illinois;  and Davenport, Iowa.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   Fellowship   Pediatric Ophthalmology   Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital  
1987   Residency   Ophthalmology   Yale University School of Medicine, Dept. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences  
1983   Internship   Internal Medicine   University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine  
1983   M.D.   Medicine   University of Louisville School of Medicine  
1979   M.S.   Anatomy   University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dept. of Anatomy  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to




Pediatric Ophthalmology


Pediatric Ophthalmologist


Expert is the full-time pediatric ophthalmologist for the Expert's Firm. His practice inludes all areas of pediatric ophthalmology as well as adult strabismus.

1988 to 2004


Louisville Children's Eye Specialists, P.S.C.



Pediatric Ophthalmologist


Expert was the full-time pediatric ophthalmologist, as well as ophthalmologist-in-chief for Louisville Children's Eye Specialists, P.S.C. His practice inluded all areas of pediatric ophthalmology as well as adult strabismus.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is associated with the following prestigious societies: the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, Peoria Medical Society, Illinois Pediatric Society, International Academy of Sports Vision, SEE, International and the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.


Expert has licensures to practice in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Massachusetts. He is also board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Professional Appointments

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has several academic appointments including Instructor and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and is currently the Associate Clinical Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics for the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He has held several professional office appointments including: a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisville Zoological Society, Chairman and Chair of the Nominations and Membership Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Chair-elected of the Section on Ophthalmology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Councilor on the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Program Chair of the Peoria Medical Society, and is currently the Vice-President of the Ophthalmology Foundation Board. He is also an active member of various committees in his affliated hospitals, universities and associations, holding several office appointments for each committee. He has also held several editorial appointments such as Editor of the Allergan International Pharmacology News, a member of the Editorial Board for Ophthalmology Management, and reviewer of several journals including Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, and Journal of the American Association For Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.


Expert's work has earned him several prestigious awards including the Physician's Recognition Award by the American Medical Association for the past 20 years, "An Apple From The Teachers Award" and the "Golden Apple Award" for outstanding service by a lay person to the students of the Jefferson County Public Schools, the Lifelong Education of the Ophthalmologist by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and most recently the Honor Award by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

He has several honorary memberships and recognitions including Pan American Association of Ophthalmologists, Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Men of Achievement, Two Thousand Notable American Men, Who's Who Among Executive and Professionals, Who's Who in America, and most recently Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

Medical/Professional Internships

Expert did his internship in internal medicine at the University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals and his fellowship in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. He finished his fellowship in Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital Boston in 1988.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 18 peer review publications, 6 professional non-peer review publications and 6 other publications including audio tapes and abstracts in the field of ophthalmology.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has experience working as a consultant for Alcon Laboratories, Inc., NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, RPS, Inc, as well as Santen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Pediatric.
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:
Has been an expert witness for both the prosecution and the defense in numerous cases of Abusive Head Trauma/Non-Accidental Trauma/Shaken Baby.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Pediatric opthomalogy expert for consulting on pediatric Opthomolagy issues.
  • Expert in international pediatric ophthalmologist for consulting on retinopathy of prematurity.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has given over 170 presentations at various meetings and seminars regarding ophthalmology.


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