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 Expert  726753

Expert in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Surgery of the Hand

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert is a board certified plastic surgeon with 20 years of experience and has surgical expertise with almost all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is also an expert in microsurgery and has used his training to transplant tissues from one part of the body to another to reconstruct traumatic as well as surgical defects. He is an expert in both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. Expert has testified in numerous legal cases.

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION: Expert has experience in the techniques of breast reconstruction and is familiar with common problems that occur during general breast reconstruction surgery such as breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast augmentation, mammary vein surgery and protocol, and transaxillary endoscopic-assisted breast augmentation.

HAND/FOOT SURGERY: He is familiar with microsurgery contribution to emergency hand surgery, reconstructing the hand with partial or multiple toe transplants, bypass revascularization of lower extremity, other upper and lower extremity re-plantation processes, Ilizarov distraction osteosynthesis in the lower extremity, digital replantation in infants and children, bone anchoring system in upper extremity reconstruction, foot and ankle trauma, treatment of mutilating hand injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, stable fixation of hand fractures, plating, and rigid fixation in toe-to-hand re-plantation.

SKIN/TRAM FLAP RECONSTRUCTION: He is familiar with management and using free flaps in surgery, scalp and forehead avulsion, and treatment of chronic osteomyelitis. He is also familiar with skin cancer management and surgical management of melanoma.

MUSCLE/TISSUE GRAFTING: He has clinical experience with microvascular muscle transplantation, muscle and myocutaneous flaps (trials on rats), microvascular transplantation of the Serratus Anterior muscle, facial re-animation, microsurgical replantation, transplants using quantitative fluorometry, chronic osteomyelitis with debridement caused by muscle transfer, re-planting the avulsed scalp, orthopedic surgery using soft-tissue reconstruction, vein grafting in the head and neck, calcified myonecrosis (necrotic damage to muscle tissue), compartment syndrome, and re-operative aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He has also presented several presentations and symposiums on topics such as Gracilis muscle in microsurgical transplantation and free tissue transfer.

WOUND HEALING: He has published articles on wound healing including specific topics such as wound salvaging after failed tissue transplantation, managing and reconstructing failed tissue transplantations and post-surgical management.

OTHERS: He is familiar with head and neck contour defects in transplantation, infections and problems with surgery, standard laboratory techniques using fluorescein measurement of digoxin levels and other serum assays used during reconstructive and transplantation surgeries, microvascular anastomosis, reconstruction of the esophagus and trachea, adrenal myelolipoma and endocrine dysfunction and hepatic tuberculosis.




breast implantation


breast reduction




hand surgery


intraoperative care


limb salvage








plastic closure


reconstructive surgery


scar tissue




skin injury


skin transplantation






tissue graft


tissue grafting


TRAM flap reconstruction




wound healing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Spokane, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1990   Fellowship   Microsurgery   Davies Medical Center, San Francisco  
1989   Residency   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery   University of California, San Francisco  
1987   Residency   General Surgery   University of Illinois-Cook County Hospital  
1982   MD   Medicine   University of Illinois College of Medicine  
1978   BA   Biology   St. Louis University   Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to






Private practice, plastic surgery, Spokane, WA

1990 to 1994


Buncke Clinic




Clinical and academic surgeon, provide training to residents and fellows in microsurgery and plastic surgery.

Career Accomplishments:

American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Society of Aesthetic Surgery American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery


State of Washington Medical License 1994 License Number MD 32173

Professional Appointments

Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane, WA Attending Staff 1994 to present Chairman, Department of Surgery 1996-1998 2002-2004 Member-at-Large, Executive Committee 1996-2007 Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA Attending Staff 1994 to present


Phi Beta Kappa St. Louis University 1977

Summa Cum Laude St. Louis University 1978

President's Award, Best Paper 1991 California Society of Plastic Surgeons 41st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Best Overall Paper 1993 California Society of Plastic Surgeons 43rd Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA

Medical/Professional Internships

General Surgery Residency, Cook County Hospital 1982-1987 Plastic Surgery Residency, Univ of Calif, San Francisco 1987-1989 Fellowship in Microsurgery, Davies Medical Center, San Francisco 1989-1990

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored or co-authored 29 medical papers in peer review journals and four chapters in surgical textbooks.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Thieme  
 - Elsevier Saunders  
 - Thieme  
 - The Journal of Trauma, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins  
 - Northwest Woman Magazine  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Approximate 40 case experience with review of records, deposition and court appearances.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Italian   Expert is proficient in Italian.

Additional Skills and Services:

Presented articles and lectured at local, national, and international meetings and symposia.


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