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 Expert  727087

Expert in Oncology and the Related Business, Financial, Legal, Clinical and Legislative Matters

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Texas (TX)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Dr, Expert is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine and has over 25 years of experience in oncology and cancer center development. He trained and was on faculty at the MD Anderson Cancer Center prior to entering private practice in the North Texas region where he has been heavily involved in patient care and clinical research. He founded and was President and Chairman of The Centers for Cancer and Blood Disorders and has received national awards and recognition for organizational innovation and excellence. He has been extensively involved in business development and consults nationally with cancer centers as well as financial and legal organizations. He provides expertise for physicians, hospitals and financial and legal organizations in the areas of contract negotiations, organizational mergers, strategic planning, legal malpractice, corporate re-organization, data analysis and other oncology business related matters. He is a founder of the Oncology Circle, which performs extensive analysis of best-practice strategies and implementation of those strategies on a national level. He is a founder of Oncology Metrics which provides cancer-related services developed around large repositories of cancer related data for analysis and benchmarking. Expert is a pioneer in the clinical development of oncology-specific electronic medical/health records and consults widely in that area. He has served a numerous medically- related and unrelated boards and committees and is currently the President of the Texas Society of Medical Oncology.

business organization




contract negotiation


data analysis


electronic medical record


insurance contract


legal malpractice




medical database


mergers and acquisitions




strategic planning

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas;  Fort Worth, Texas;  Arlington, Texas;  Plano, Texas;  Garland, Texas;  Irving, Texas;  Grand Prairie, Texas;  Mesquite, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  and Carrollton, Texas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   DO   Medicine   Kansas City College of Medicine and Biosciences  
1969   BS   Biology, Chemistry and Sociology   Texas Wesleyan University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to





Chairman and Executive Director of Development


He oversees the organizational development of this company, its business management, contract relationships, investments and asset management.

1993 to 2009


The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders



President / Chairman / Medical Oncologist


He practices medical oncology and clinical research and was responsible for senior management decisions, development and oversight.

1980 to 1992


Regional Oncology-Hematology Associates



Medical Oncologist / President


He practiced medical oncology and was responsible for management decisions and development.

1977 to 1979


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Developmental Therapeutics


Instructor / Oncology Fellowship - Administrative Fellow


He was in medical oncology fellowship training, become faculty instructor and was investigator in several clinical research trials.

1974 to 1977


Botsford General Hospital


Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine Resident


Internal Medicine Resident.

Career Accomplishments:

He holds memberships in The American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, Texas Society of Medical Oncology (President-elect), Medical Group Management Association Oncology Executives), The Oncology Circle, Texas Medical Association, Cancer Education and Research Foundation of Texas, M.D. Anderson Associates (founding member), American Medical Informatics Association,


Expert is Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and holds medical licenses in Texas, Hawaii, Colorado, Michigan, Tennessee.

Professional Appointments

He is Board Chairman and Executive Director, Expert's Firm; Executive Director of Development, The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; President Communications Solutions, Inc.; President-elect, Texas Society of Medical Oncology; Board Member, University of North Texas Health Science Center Foundation; Board Member, Lubrication Engineers, Inc.; Past Board Chair, American Cancer Society; Editorial Board, Hematology & Oncology News and Issues; Assistant Professor Medicine, The University of North Texas Health Science Center; Past Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and M.D Anderson Cancer Center; Clinical Investigator, National Cancer Institute,


Recognized as "Innovator of the Year" for Comprehensive Business Structure by Foley & Lardner Cancer Center Business Summit; Member Sigma Sigma Phi Medical Honor Fraternity; Received Legislative Proclamation from State of Texas Senate 2009; Received Special Proclamation from the City of Fort Worth, Texas 2009; Selected by American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation for documentary on leadership.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He consulted with a major private venture capitalist to analyze the valuation of potential risks and benefits of investing in the ongoing accounts receivables of a large national hospital organization for the purpose of developing a business in "factoring". Expert's findings were unfavorable and his recommendation was that his client should walk away. That was, in fact, the outcome and over the next 12 months, those receivables were found to be largely uncollectable and worthless.
  • He has consulted with multiple law firms involved in medical malpractice lawsuits. An example in the recent past involved a claim that a local physician group and hospital failed to make a timely diagnosis and appropriately treat a young woman with a rare form of head and neck cancer of the sinuses. Expert extensively reviewed the case as well as all available literature and found that the patient herself had symptoms for a lengthy time and by the time she was seen by the defendants, she had metastatic disease which gave her less than a 10% chance of surviving one year. Additionally, the correct disgnosis was made less than a month after the initial visit and the options offered were evidenced-based therapy or referral to a tertiary cancer for investigational therapy. She opted for the latter but expired a few weeks into her therapy. Expert's opinion clearly defined all of the facts as well as all available scientific information, including known treatment options and prognosis. The case was dropped by the plantiff, prior to trial, with the comment from the plaintiff's counsel that they had nothing to dispute Expert's opinion.
  • Another medical malpractice case involving him as an expert wittness involved a woman with known metastatic breast cancer who, after several months, informed her oncologist that she had been having rectal bleeding and rectal pain. Her physician checked for fecal occult blood which was positive and checked a CEA which was moderately elevated. She was referred to a gastroenterologist for colonoscopy. A colonoscopy was performed and no cancer in the colon was found, although she had severe inflamatory bowel disease with a severe stricture and friability and a bowel perforation occurred, was recognized immediately and treated appropriately. Unfortunately, she developed peritonitis and died. Expert reviewed all records, past and current, and found from a record from a prior physician that she was told that she has inflamatory bowel disease and surgery had been recommended. She failed to reveal that fact to any current physician or during any recent hospitalizations. In fact, she had used a personal questionaire and checked "no" to the question that asked about and problems with her bowels or colon. Expert gave a deposition and eventually trial testimony. Following his expert testimony, the plaintiff's asked for a meeting with the defendant's counsel and the end result was a settlement for $2500.
  • He has consulted numerous times on behalf of physician's groups and/or hospital groups for the purpose of directing negotiations for a potential joint venture or acquisition. One very recent example involved three individual physician groups and the prominent hospital in the community of 250,000 population. Two of the physician groups were medical oncologists and the third group were radiation oncologists. There was a second large hospital in town that announced that they were building a cancer center and would employ their doctors. Expert brought the physicians and hospital #1 together and developed and process whereby the physicians joined together under a single corporate structure and that structure had a long-term contract with the newco physician group whereby the doctors would provide all oncology services, management and oversight and the hospital would have the capital expense. Through fair market valuation structures, all parties "shared" in revenues and governance. The result was that the physicians were given long-term security and fair income structure and control and the hospital developed their cancer center which added to their credibiltiy and competitiveness. Hospital #2 elected not to go with their cancer center plans, at least as of this time..
  • He was involved in a case whereby a small physician-owned business developed a new company in conjunction with a large, publically-traded pharma company. The newco was ostensibly a group purchasing organization and was owned 60% by the pharma company and 40% by the physician business organization. The business structure was not working well and the physicians agreed to sell their 40% for a small amount but would continue to provide the same services to the newco on a contractual basis. The key was that both sides agreed that if there was any M&A activity that was consumated within 18 months, the physician's group would receive $3M. However, the list of potential suitors was made prior to the exchange of the 40% and both sides agreed to any M&A activity in question would involve a anme on that list. The physician's group leader asked several times if the pharma company was having any M&A discussions with anyone else other than the names on the list and the answer was always no. About 3 months later, the pharma company announced its intention to sell outright to another public company for almost $2B. The physician's group came back and demanded their $3M but were told that the buyer was not on the list so the had no obligation to pay that amount; however, in their SEC filings, discovered by Expert, they gave the transaction history, as required, and it appeared clear that the doctors were misled. The suit was filed by the physician group and underwent over two years of deposition and discovery. It went to trial in November 2007, in US Federal Court. Expert gave two days of testimony which included every aspect of the case. The final verdict was in favor to the plaintiff (the physician's group) with the charge of willful misrepresentation. The award was $3M plus costs which was upheld a year later in US Appeals Court. This case was by no means "cut and dried" and involved a very complex set of issues. Expert's insight into industry relationships, regulatory statutes and corporate and physician thinking proved to be invaluable.
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:
He has provided expert legal case reviews and opinions for numerous cases involving claims of medical malpractice, the majority of which have resulted im dismissal or settlement as a result of Expert's guidance. He has participated in a wide range of medically-related and non-related depositions as an expert wittness, fact wittness, plaintiff, defendant and legal consultant. He has provided testimony in county and state and federal civil, family court and bankruptcy court as well as US Federal District Court for plaintiff and defendant.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on bone Mmrrow transplant procedure and recovery process.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Hungary   Expert has been a consultant for Hungarian healthcare, in oncology, to assist them in transitioning into "private" and community-based oncology programs from which had been traditionally run by the university (the state). He has worked with the medical communities primarily in Budapest and Zalaegerszeg.
Canada   Expert works with a Canadian-based information technology company in the ongoing development of advanced electronic health record development.

Market Research:
He has been an industry thought leader for over 20 years. Expert and is a pioneer in advanced health information management and complex data analysis processes. He has founded, developed and managed state of the art, multidisciplinary cancer centers and has consulted on the development and/or expansion of others. Expert is integrally involved a numerous industry editorial boards and leadership organizations which analyze and project industry trends in technology, legislative statutes, financial and other components on healthcare. He has received numerous awards and recognition for complex innovation in the business on oncology-specific healthcare.

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:

Expert speaks and publishes in numerous national venues on topics including data analysis and benchmarking; the development of the modern community cancer center; the use genetic markers for cancer in high-risk patients; physician compensation and succession models; business models for cancer center success; electronic medical record software; financing development and expansion; buying, selling, merging and valuation; clinical pathways and guidelines; best practice behavior and many other topics related to clinical oncology and the business and legal aspects of cancer care models. He has presented testimony at The President's Cancer Council and other legislative bodies. His topics at the 2009 Cancer Center Business Summit are "The Anatomy of a Cancer Center Transaction" and "Negotiating the Deal Breakers".

Other Skills and Services

He provides expert consulting for various healthcare, legal and financial organizations. Those services include financial analysis involving merger, acquisition and/or investing activities; business analysis and organizational restructuring; oncology service line expansion; compensation and succession modelling; oncology-related joint ventures and partnerships; mediation and negotiation; data analysis with clinical, operational and financial benchmarking; medical malpractice for defendant and plaintiff representation. He has participated in numerous programs regarding mediation, negotiation, conflict/dispute resolution, leadership develop and is a participant in the Harvard Program on Negotiation and the "Good To Great" leadership program.


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