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 Expert  726927

Expert in Coding Reimbursement; RBRVS, Skin Cancer, Electronic Health Records

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New York (NY)
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Expert completed his B.S./M.D. in conjunction in 1977 at Albany Medical College. He continued his education in management and policy receiving a M.S. in 1995 and was certified in Labor/Management Studies in May of 1996. After receiving his M.D. degree, he completed his internship in internal medicine in 1982 and his resident training in dermatology in 1985. He obtained the Chief Resident position during his final year of residency. He completed additional fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Surgery in 1986 at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and the Am. Board of Laser Surgery. He has been practicing internal medicine with a subspecialty in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic surgery for the past 23 years.

Expert has run a Mohs surgery fellowship program since 1993 and a procedural dermatology fellowship since 2003. He is an editor of the textbook "Surgery of the skin: Procedural Dermatology" and has published papers in the area. He is on the editorial board of the journal of Dermatologic Surgery and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. A member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery. He has represented organized dermatology at the AMA Resource Based Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) since 2003 and has been active in the RUC as PEAC representative prior to this.

He founded and ran an institution's first Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery unit at a major teaching hospital in Texas. He has also hosted and been Program Director for a regional weekly radio show for two years. He has been featured on several TV shows and videos regarding his expertise on dermatology issues. He has been invited to participate in several leadership forums hosted by the American Academy of Dermatology Association. He currently hold an academic appointment as a Director of the Procedural Dermatology Fellowship at his university and is a practitioner at his own private dermatologic surgery firm. He is also an attending physician at four major teaching hospitals in New York.

As a member of the Board of Directors as well as his experience as Chairman and/or Director of various Dermatologic committees and clinics, Expert has extensive experience in various aspects of dermatology including the industry/production business aspect and the medical aspect. He has helped with the clinical practice management planning process for several dermatology departments and is familiar with external communication methods to promote dermatologic surgery. He is familiar and experienced with computer and informatics, coding and reimbursement as well as health care finance in terms of practical medicine.

As a practicing physician and dermatologist, he has assessed, analyzed and diagnosed several dermatologic conditions. He has also provided medical consulting services to patients with various dermatologic conditions at several hospitals in NY, VT and TX.

He is also involved in the academic aspect of dermatology, serving as clinical professor and associate professor of Dermatology at various medical schools and teaching hospitals. He has also been involved in the educational technology committee of several dermatology associations promoting new and advanced scientific technology for the advancement of dermatologic studies and treatment.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1995   MS   Management and Policy with certificate in Advanced Labor Relations   SUNY Stony Brook  
1981   MD   Medicine   Albany Medical College  
1981   BS   Biology (6 year program with Albany Med)   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute   Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

2005 to






Career Accomplishments:

Academy of Sciences, American Medical Association, Dermatological Photographic Society, Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery, a regional Dermatological Society, and county Dermatology Society, Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons, State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American College of Physician Executives, Facial Plastic Surgery Society, Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America, American Telemedicine Association, and Skin Cancer Foundation, Noah Worcester Dermatological Society.


He is licensed to practice in the states of NY, Texas and Washington and is certified as a diplomate by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Laser Surgery

Professional Appointments

He has held and still holds several professional appointments including President, member of the Board of Directors and Chair as well as Vice Chairman of several national dermatology associations and their committees including the Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society. He is a manuscript reviewer for six different dermatology-related journals and has been on several editorial, scientific and corporate advisory boards.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has given over 338 lectures and presentations including one research presentation in Rome, Italy; he also over 10 research collaborations including 3 research awards and 3 scientific exhibits. He has 26 poster publications, 1 patent, 5 book publications, 1 audiovisual presentation and over 100 other publications in peer-review and abstract form in his area of expertise.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to 2009   HCFA-CMS   PEAC and RUC member   One of the 26 who define medicare relative values.

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