ORC Expert Advisory Services ORC International

  home    |    find an expert    |    request an expert    |    join our network    |    about us     expert login  
Expert Consulting and Expert Witness Services
  search tips 
Share this page:  Send to LinkedIn Send to Facebook Tweet This Email Print

 Expert  726849

Expert in Obstetrics and Gynecology, GYN Surgery, including Robotics, Patient Safety

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Kentucky (KY)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

Listed with other top experts in: 

Expert has over 25 years of clinical experience in managing complicated high risk pregnancies and complex gynecologic surgical procedures. He has enjoyed a very busy private clinical practice in addition to directing a residency training program in obstetrics and gynecology. He also has the experience of administering a national quality review program in obstetrics and gynecology for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has administered the activities of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the areas of professional liability, risk management, and patient safety, quality assessment, practice management, coding and nomenclature, and health economics. He has served as an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has voluntarity been recertified as a specialist on a yearly basis. He is a designated Senior Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and has served as a member of the Ultrasound Accreditation activity of that organization. He directs the ultrasound laboratory in a busy private practice of Ob-Gyn, comprising the management of over 1500 pregnancies and deliveries per year. This unit consists of three state of the art ultrasound machines and registered sonographers.

He also has significant experience in evaluating medical legal claims related to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology. He has served as a member of a claims review panel for a number of professional liability insurers in addition to directing the activities of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in this area.


abruptio placentae


antenatal diagnosis


cephalopelvic disproportion


cervical cerclage


Cesarean section


chorea gravidarum


dilatation and curettage




ectopic pregnancy


endometrial ablation






fetal monitoring


fetal version


gynecologic surgery


high risk pregnancy


induced labor


intrauterine growth restriction


maternal fetal medicine


obstetric labor complication


obstetric surgical procedure


obstetrical analgesia


obstetrical extraction






pemphigoid gestationis


placenta accreta


placenta previa




postpartum hemorrhage


pregnancy complication


prenatal injuries


prolonged pregnancy


puerperal disorder






therapeutic abortion


tubal ligation surgery


vaginal hysterectomy


fetal imaging

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Bloomington, Indiana;  Lexington, Kentucky;  Louisville, Kentucky;  Owensboro, Kentucky;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  and Hamilton, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1973   M.D.   Medicine   University of Louisville School of Medicine  
1969   BA   Chemisty, Psychology   University of Louisville   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to







provide obstetrical and gynecological care to patients, including the management of high risk pregnancies, complex gynecological surgical procedures, including minimally invasive procedures ( particularly robotics), as well as office gynecological services and well women's health care. Direct the ultrasound facility, supervise nurse practitioners.

Serve as volunteer faculty for residents and medical students at the University of Louisville, and University of Kentucky Schools of Medicine

1993 to 1999


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists






Direct activites on a national basis of programs related to physician education, quality assessment, professional liability, health economics and practice management, in addition to developing educational programs, editing publications related to practice issues. Supervise staff in support of these activities. Interface with large volume of volunteer medical professionals in the production of educational documents related to ob-gyn practice. Provide information for governmental agencies related to the above issues, including testimony to congressional or administrative bodies.

1990 to 1993


St, Vincent Hospital and Health Care System


Medical Education


Director, Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Develop and supervise educational and training program for graduate medical education in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Recruit and supervise attending faculty for supervision and instruction of residents, ensure compliance with national training and education guidelines, prepare residents for successful transition to practice. Interact with directors of other training programs both within the institution and nationally. Develop medical student curriculum for thrid year medical students in obstetrics and gynecology for Indiana University School of Medicine

1977 to 1990


Louisville Ob-Gyn Associates





private practice of obstetrics and gynecology//faculty at University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Career Accomplishments:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( Fellow)--multiple regional and national offices, committee chairmanships, commission, task forces, congressional testimony, post graduate faculty at courses, etc.

American Medical Association..... Ky Medical Association--board of trustees, representative to House of Delegates

Greater Louisville Medical Association--Judicial council, President, Chairman of Board of Directors, multiple committee chairmanships, task forces, and offices. Editorial Board of Louisville Medicine.

Louisville Ob-Gyn Society.....president

Ky Ob-Gyn society--president

Examiner....American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

United States Navy Reserve


Licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Kentucky, Indiana, and D.C.

Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology, recertified annually

Professional Appointments

Editorial boards: Louisville Medicine; Ob-Gyn Management, NAACOG Journal, Acog Today


William McMurtry Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine,

John McCain MD Fellowship in Governmental Issues

ACOG National District Service Award

Ky Medical Association Medical Educator Award

University of Louisville Outstanding Faculty Award

Unviersity of Louisville Outstanding Senior Award

Multiple Awards, Citations, Medals, Ribbons for service with USMC as Naval Reserve Medical Officer both in combat and during peacetime.

Medical/Professional Internships

University of Louisville, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Publications and Patents Summary

Over 20 publications, numerous lectures, and numerous editorials

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1989 to 1992   HCFA   consultant   Member of Resource Based Relative Value Scale Development Work Group
1994 to 1995   Republican Party   Consultant   health care consultant for platform for the republican party working committee
1986 to 1987   Jeffeson County KY   Consultant   Develop revisions for new Emergency Medical Services in Jefferson County, KY

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Assisted hospitals in evaluating the quality of care of both the entire department of obstetrics and/or gynecology as well as the quality of care provided by individual providers. Hospitals range in size from just a few beds to large university teaching hospitals.
  • Risk management evaluation of private practices of obstetrics and gynecology related to specific conditions or issues or a general evaluation of patient safety and liabiity risk.
  • evaluation of potential professional liability claims in the area of obstetrics and gynecology with particular emphasis on compliance with accepted standards of care of physicians or nurses, and the issues of causation of injury. Evaluation of methods of reducing this risk and legal exposure in the future.
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:
Congressional hearing testimony, State legislature hearing testimony, Peer review panels for insurance companies, Consultant for numerous professional liability cases, review case file, appropriate literature, deposition and trial testimony, both in State and Federal 'Court.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Ultra sound images/pre natal perspective of OB.
  • Expert in A/P repair & vaginoplasty for standard of care case.
  • Expert for consulting on hysterectomy gone wrong.
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
1994 to 1996   United Kingdon   Worked with representatives of ReInsurance Groups for excess coverage of basic professional liability coverage written by American Company.

Develop partnership for computerized informed consent program between reinsurers and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Serve as member of International Committee for nomenclature related to Obstetrics and Gynecology

1990 to 1991   Kuwait   Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
1996 to 1996   Copenhagen, Denmark   participated in International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Education Program

Market Research:
extensive experience with national medical organizations including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, The American Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, etc.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Multiple postgraduate courses and educational seminars related to the practice of ob-gyn, risk management, health economics, coding and nomenclature, professional liability, high risk pregnancy, ultrasound

Other Skills and Services

Patient safety issues, including perinatal safety, robotics in medical practice, professional liability, quality review, office practice management consulting.


Need the right expert?  We can help!

home       find an expert       request an expert       join our network       about us

Intota is now ORC Expert Advisory Services