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 Expert  726884

Expert in Congenital Heart Disease, Kawasaki Disease, Endocarditis Prophylaxis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a pediatric cardiologist at a large metropolitan pediatric institution for over 40 years. He has served as medical director of pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory for a number of years until 2006. He has undertaken thousands of diagnostic and interventional catheterizations. He currently rotates as a reader of pediatric echocardiograms. His current interests include long-term follow-up of patients who recovered from Kawasaki disease with coronary artery sequelae, and transitioning pediatric cardiac patients into adult cardiac centers. He is currently a Co-Director of Adult Congenital Heart Program at Expert's University. Expert served on American Heart Association Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease, and collaborated with writing of a number of practice guidelines on Kawasaki disease, rheumatic fever and infective endocarditis.

congenital heart defect


congenital heart disease


mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome


rheumatic heart disease

BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS: Expert has served on American Heart Association Committee to write guidelines on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of bacterial endocardits. He has also personally treated at least 50 cases of endocarditis.

CARDIAC TAMPONADE: As a former invasive cardiologist, he is keenly familiar with sign, symptoms and pathophysiology of acute and chronic cardiac tamponade. He has testified on two occasions as an expert witness on this subject.

CARDIAC VALVE DISEASE/VALVAR HEART DISEASE: As pediatric cardiologist he has treated numerous patients with congenital and acquired diseases of heart valves.

CARDIOMEGALY: He has screened many patients referred for cardiomegaly, and know pitfall and nuances of this clinical findings.

CARDIOMYOPATHIES: He has personally diagnosed and managed various types of cardiomyopathies in his practice.

ECHO-PLANAR IMAGING: He is exposed daily with echocardiograms of patients with simple and complex cardiac diseases.

VENTRICLE OUTFLOW OBSTRUCTION: In his practice he has diagnosed and managed many patients with obstructions of right or left ventricles.

VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION: He is familiar with the various ways heart function can deteriorate and can find optimal therapies to mitigate or reverse these problems.


bacterial endocarditis


cardiac tamponade


cardiac valve disease






echo-planar imaging


valvular heart disease


ventricle outflow obstruction


ventricular dysfunction

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1960   MD   Medicine   Indiana University School of Medicine  
1956   BA   Zoology and Chemistry   Wabash College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1968 to






Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus


He does outpatient consultations and follow-up evaluation on patients from birth to 21 years at the Expert's Firm. He also interprets echocardiograms.

2006 to


(Undisclosed University)


Cardiovascular Medicine


Volunteer Faculty


He sees adult patients with congenital heart disease at USC Healthcare Consultation Center as well as Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Career Accomplishments:

American College of Cardiology American Heart Association Western Society of Pedaitric Cardiology


California medical license

Professional Appointments

Professor Emeritus Department of Pediatrics University of Southern Clifornia Keck School of Medicine Attending physician, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Attending physician, USC University Hospital


Alpha Omega Alpha, 1960 Philip E. Rothman Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1974 American College of Cardiology Scientific Exhibit, 1981 (Second Place Award for Excellence) Distinguished Achievement Award, American Heart Association Greater LA Affiliate, 1983 Distinguished Service Award, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 1992

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published 64 peer-review articles, 22 book chapters and 4 books

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Circulation published online  
 - The New England Journal of Medicine  
 - Circulation  

Consulting Services:
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 has served as expert witness in approximately 33 civil (malpractice) litigations. Roughly half of these cases were on behalf of the Defence. The remainder for the Plaintiffs. He takes pride in carefully preparing for each case and is able to maintain poise during testimonies and cross examinations.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Rheumatic heart valve disease expert witness for consulting on Phen fenn class action application.
  • Expert cardiologist for consulting on workman's comp litigation case.
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
Japanes   He is a native of Japan, and spent his frist 19 years in the country. He is completely fluent in the language.
Spanish   He has taken two semesters of lessons in spoken and written Spanish. Through his work he deals with Spanish-speaking patients on daily basis, and seldom requires a translator.


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