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 Expert  726840

Expert in Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in emergency medicine and occupational medicine with a subspecialty in medical toxicology. His academic research include investigating hydroxocoblamin cyanide antidote and intravenous silibinin for Amatoxin induced hepatic failure. His publications include original papers on topics such as naloxone use, amanita poisoning, alcohol testing, osmolal gap, dermal myiasis, methyl bromide - risk and benefits, benzene, marijuana smokers, mephenytoin/phenytoin, arsenic poisoning, acute methyl bromide poisoning, Chinese rodenticide, poisoning and drug overdose and estrogen effect and other topics in the field of emergency medicine, occupational medicine and medical toxicology.

His experience specific to emergency medicine include certification by the National Boards as well as contract experience with an emergency physicians medical group at his current hospital. His experience also includes holding several appointments by the State Department of Industrial Relations including medical examiner and expert reviewer for several boards. He has held several community service titles including President of a medical society and community healthcare network, panalist and co-sponsor for the CFSCC, and community member on the Integrated Pest Management Departmental Advisory Group, the Health Dept. and Medical Reserve Corps.

His experience specific to medical toxicology and occupational medicine include 30 years of clinical training in clinical toxicology in an emergency department. He also completed a fellowship in toxicology, served as a consultant to a poison center and was a medical director for an occupational health center. He is board certified by the American Board of Medical Toxicology.

Expert has numerous legal experiences in deposition and trials related to emergency medicine, occupational medicine and medical toxicology since 1997. He has served as a treating MD, referral and expert consultant, expert ER plaintiff and consultant plaintiff on the cases.


chemical exposure


chemical toxicology


clinical medicine


clinical toxicology


drug abuse


drug toxicology


emergency department


emergency medicine


environmental medicine


environmental toxicology


hazardous material


industrial chemical toxicology


industrial toxicology


medical causation


medical toxicology


occupational medicine


occupational toxicology




toxic substance


toxicological hazard






alcohol toxicology

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Hayward, California;  and Sunnyvale, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Toxicology, Cyanide, Toxic Metals, Environmental Health,...
Causation Analysis, Product Safety, Litigation Support
Toxicology and Radiation Effects
Toxicology, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   MD   Medicine   USC School of Medicine  
1976   BA and MS   Organic Chemistry   Northwestern University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1981 to






Career Accomplishments:

Expert is affiliated with the American Chemical Society, Medical Association, Committee on Environmental and Occupational Medicine, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, Hazardous Materials Advisory Council, American College of Occupational, Environmental Medicine, American College of Medical Toxicology, Western Occupational and Environmental Medicine and American College of Legal Medicine.


He is licensed by the Physicians and Surgeon's of California, the National Board, the P.A. Supervisor, and the Disaster Service. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Medical Toxicology as a Diplomate. He is also certified as a Medical Review Officer in Occupational and Environmental medicine. He is licensed to practice in the state of California.

Professional Appointments

Expert has several professional appointments including hospital appointments as honorary staff member, consulting staff member, medical examiner for emergency medicine and medical toxicology and expert reviewer. He has also served as President of a medical society and a Healthcare Network and co-sponsor a regional conference. He has also served as a medical director for a regional occupational health center.


Expert is a lifetime member of the Alpha Gamma Chapter, Phi Lambda Upsilon National Honorary Chemical Society and has been awared the Salerni Collegium.

Medical/Professional Internships

Expert completed his internship at Valley Medical Center in 1977 and his residency in Emergency Medicine and Surgery at General Hospital in 1980.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 18 publication in the field of medical toxicology and occupational medicine.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has served on 16 legal depositions and trials as a treating MD, referral consultant, expert toxicology plaintiff, consultant plaintiff, expert ER plaintiff, and treater plaintiff.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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  • Expert witness occupatinal therapist for consulting on medical legal record review.
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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:
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Language Skills:
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Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has given numerous lectures on toxicology and drug related topics to county sheriffs' and firefighters' departments, community hospitals and healthcare events. He also prepared a lecture on chemical terrorism-VX poisoning in Japan.


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