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Expert in Nutrition and Nutrition Education; Metabolism and Obesity

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Expert is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine as well as the College of Canadian Family Physicians. He received his MD from McGill University in 1989 and completed his resident training in family medicine in 1991 at St. Mary's Hospital, Montreal, Quebec. He practiced as a Primary Care Physician for 3 years before practicing as an inpatient and outpatient care and emergency care as a family physician and attending staff until 2000. In 2000, he began to a special focus on diabetes and obesity management as a family physician and continues today to focus on diabetes and weight loss as a practicing family physician.

Expert has been teaching in the area of nutrition for almost 10 years at a major university. Some of his previous research interests have been in the area of folic acid and homocysteine, as well as specific diet therapies for treating obesity. Expert has run a successful, multi-disciplinary weight loss group and currently publishes a quarterly nutrition newsletter that covers all areas of nutrition. He has been interviewed on numerous radio talk-shows and news channels and featured on numerous newspaper articles regarding his knowledge on nutrition, dieting and obesity. He has given numerous lectures and presentations at various universities nationwide regarding nutrition, obesity prevention and treatment as well as weight loss maintenance and management.

DIET (Diet therapy, dietary supplement, dieting, weight loss): Expert's expertise involve understanding and presenting various weight loss diets - why they work and why they fail, involuntary weight loss, OTC weight loss pills (prescription controversies), understanding the signs and symptoms of weight change, educating and supporting programs for improved diet and weight management for community dwelling adults with intellectual disabilities, and numerous other topics related to various aspects of dieting and weight loss. He is also familiar with the process of planning and implementing group weight loss programs.

OBESITY (bariatrics, treatment, anti-obesity agent): Expert has experience working on cases involving pediatric obesity, preventing obesity, treating obese patients, Type 2 diabetes, diabetes management, nutrition and childhood obesity, overweight and obesity management for primary care clinicians, current trends and practice of obesity, chronic disease management of obesity, and other specific topics concerning obesity management and prevention.

NUTRITION (clinical nutrition, human nutrition, infant nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition assessment, nutrition disorder, nutrition labeling): Expert has experience in teaching and/or treating patients with cases involving nutrition such as the role of nutrition in preventing cancer, organic food, nutrition in pregnancy, fish and fish oils - the health risks and benefits, simple nutrition, antioxidants, nutritional benefits of drinks, snack bars and nutrition, medication and drug interaction in nutrition, disease prevention regarding nutrition, evaluating the adolescent calorie/fat menu at fast food restaurants compared to other restaurants, travel nutrition, and nutrition for children (particularly for their growing brains). He has also developed and published an integrated nutrition curriculum for medical students and nutritional education in the undergraduate medical curriculum.

ANEMIA (nutritional anemia, iron-deficiency, folic acid deficiency): He has published and researched various vitamin deficiencies, nutritional anemia, fat-soluble vitamins, homocysteine, vitamins and heart disease and several other cases concerning anemia and vitamin deficiencies.




diet therapy


dietary supplement






obesity treatment


anti-obesity agent


weight loss




clinical nutrition


human nutrition


infant nutrition


sports nutrition


nutrition assessment


nutrition disorder


nutrition labeling


nutritional anemia


iron-deficiency anemia


folic acid deficiency anemia

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1989   MDCM   Medicine   McGill University  
1985   Med-P   Health Sciences   McGill University  
1984   DCS   Health Sciences   Marianopolis College   Dean's Honor Roll

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to


(Undisclosed University)


Family Medicine


Associate Professor in Clinical Family Medicine


Practices clinical medicine; supervises trainees, cares for patients in the hospital and office setting. Teaches, researches and publishes.

2004 to


(Undisclosed University)


Health Insurance


Medical Director of Campus Care


Administers a medical insurance product for over 10,000 University students and their dependents annually; adjudicates on medical claims, promulgates and disseminates medical policies.

1998 to 2000


Families First of the Greater Seacoast




Medical Director


Medical Director for a medical clinic; ambassador for the community health center.

1994 to 1998


St. Joseph Family Medical Centers, Inc.




Family Doctor


Community physician with hospital privileges caring for patients both in hospital and in the office setting; attended to nursing home patients.

1991 to 1994


CLSC Jardin Du Quebec




Family Doctor


Community physician; doing urgent care and home care

Career Accomplishments:

Member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, the Canadian College of Family Physicians, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)


Licensed in the states of IL and AZ, as well as in Canada.

Professional Appointments

Member of a medical advisory board for Trivita, Inc. based in Scottsdale, AZ.


Won a teaching award in 2005 from the Council for Teaching Excellence at the Expert's University for his nutrition teaching.

Medical/Professional Internships

McGill University Family Medicine Residency, 1991

Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous articles and publications in the field of nutrition and obesity.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulting Member for Gerson Lehrman and Gerson for past 4 years; similar for Medacorp - both American based medical groups.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in label review for a new product release.
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 witness for standard of care in family medicine and hospital care in state litigation
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • I need an expert witness regarding copper deficiency for consulting on Copper Deficiency.
  • Infant nutrition expert and expert witness on store brand infant formula.
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
1991 to   Canada   Expert has practiced in Canada as a physician in family medicine, home care and emergency care.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Raised in Montreal, Canada, fluent in French and English.

Additional Skills and Services:

Developed educational module on smoking cessation advice for the American Medical Association; created an educational module on homocysteine and gave lectures across North America on this topic.


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