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 Expert  726894

Expert in Occupational Medicine, Fitness for Duty, Medical Issues in Regulated Industries, OSHA Evaluations


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert started his medical career in Family Medicine and this specialty was at least 50% of his practice for 20 years. He has been in full time practice in occupational medicine for the past 8 years. He completed specialty training in Occupational/Preventive Medicine and became board certified 6 years ago. Occupational medicine has been a substantial part of his practice for over 20 years. His occupational medicine practice has included evaluation and management of a wide variety of occupational injuries and illnesses, consulting work for a variety of industries as well as part-time medical directorship for occupational medicine departments in healthcare and manufacturing. With this type of practice, he has been able to remain familiar with the wide variety of occupational and general medical issues that were part of my training and certification. His practice also requires that he remains current with changes in regulatory guidelines and legal requirements that relate to occupational medicine.
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A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program

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asbestos safety

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byssinosis

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carpal tunnel syndrome

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chemical exposure

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chemical health hazard management

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clinical medicine

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employee drug testing

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environmental medicine

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ergonomics

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hand-arm vibration syndrome

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head injury

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human-health risk assessment

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injury prevention

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medical causation

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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occupational disease

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occupational epidemiology

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occupational exposure

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occupational health

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occupational injury

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occupational medicine

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occupational safety

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Occupational Safety and Health Act

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030

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personal protection equipment

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pneumoconiosis

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preventive medicine

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public health epidemiology

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respiratory protection

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vaccination

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workers compensation injury


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Duluth, Minnesota.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2002   MPH   Occupational Medicine/Preventive Medicine   Medical College of Wisconsin  
1978   MD   Medicine   University of Wisconsin   Alpha Omega Alpha honor society
1975   BA   Medical Sciences   University of Wisconsin   Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Occupational Medicine

 

Medical Director

 

He is responsible for directing the medical program for occupational services for regional employers and the internal occupational health department for the St. Luke's regional health care system that serves NW Wisconsin and NE Minnesota.

1994 to 2004

 

Aurora Health Care

 

Occupational Medicine and Family Medicine

 

Chief of Department of Family Medicine and site medical director for occupational medicine services

 

He practiced clinical and occupational medicine and served for 8 years as the Chief of the Department of Family Medicine. The latter position required supervision of clinical practice, development and implementation of quality improvement projects and organizing continuing education. His occupational medicine practice was both clinic based and as a subcontracted medical director to Delphi Automotive Systems at a facility manufacturing catalytic converters and electrical components. In that capacity he was responsible for programs in hearing conservation, ergonomics, safety, medical fitness for duty and medical liason to the Employee Assistance Program.

1988 to 1994

 

Milwaukee Industrial Clinic

 

Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine

 

Clinic physician

 

He was primarily responsible for the medical care of primary care clinic patients, but also provided care for acute occupational injuries and illnesses as well as medical evaluations for federally regulated industries.

1983 to 1988

 

Self

 

Family Medicine

 

Clinic physician

 

He provided primary care medical services in a medically underserved neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1981 to 1983

 

National Health Service Corps

 

Community Health Center

 

Clinic Physician

 

He provided general medical services in a medically underserved neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Central States Occupational Medicine Association Minnesota Occupational & Environmental Medicine Association American Academy of Family Practice Minnesota Medical Association Lake Superior Medical Association

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Medical Review Officer

Professional Appointments

Medical Director of St. Luke's Hospital System Occupational Medicine Program Member of Minnesota Medical Association Subcommittee on Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Awards/Recognition

AOA Medical Honor Society


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1981 to 1985   US National Health Service Corps   Physician   Providing primary care medical services to population in medically underserved area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2001 to 2004   FBI   Regional medical director   Organize & provide occupational medical services for agents out of Milwaukee Regional Office. This included fitness for duty evaluations, preventive medicine services, travel medicine and work injury & illness care.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Since 1994 he has worked with hospital based occupational medicine programs and has provided hazard recognition and remediation consultation to local industries including manufacturing, transportation, educational institutions, shipping, mining & health care.
  • In 1997 he set up an internal hearing conservation program for a 2400 employee manufacturing facility.
  • In 2005 he assisted a local medical group and mining company in setting up programs in hearing conservation, respiratory protection & medical monitoring and continues to serve as occupational medicine advisor.
  • In 2008 he helped develop a strategy for Great Lakes shipping companies in responding to US Coast Guard changes in medical requirements and licensing processes.
  • In December of 2008, he advised a 2000 employee health care system on adaptation to FMLA changes with focus on the questions of return to work and fitness for duty evaluations.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has occassionally provided depositions in contested medical care cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Occupational medicine expert for consulting on a civil trial.
  • Expert witness occupatinal therapist for consulting on medical legal record review.
  • Texas expert witness occupational therapy for consulting on Litigation.
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Market Research:
He has unique experience in working with the maritime industry around fitness for duty and coast guard medical qualification. He has had longstanding work in quality improvement and prevention of illness and injury in both healthcare and manufacturing. The St. Luke's program for employee influenza vaccination has been nationally recognized in JCAHCO publications.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He developed and delivered a half day seminar on prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries for the Northeast Region of the Minnesota Safety Council.


 

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