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Expert in Tropical Medicine, Hospital associated infections, Vaccines, Statistics

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New York (NY)
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Expert is an active hospital epidemiologist working to prevent infections in the hospital setting. Currently, he is a principal investigator on a project to control line related bacteremia outside intensive care units. Other areas of concentration include Clostridium difficile infection, surgical space infections, hand hygiene compliance, and statistical and data methods in areas with small occurrence rates.

Expert received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1986 and completed his residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and infectious disease.

As a specialist in travel and tropical medicine, Expert has prepared numerous conferences and has presented on various topics such as preparing for international travel as well as how to care for returning travelers, on blood and line infections, the basics of antibiotics, caring for long term fevers, preventing nosocomial infections and how to treat sepsis.

He is well versed in childhood vaccination, the principles of vaccines and how to improve vaccinations as well as assessing adult immunization. He is familiar with lyme disease and various other diseases caused by ticks. He has attended lectures and is knowledgeable about new diagnostic tests for hepatitis C as well as the new antibiotics and infectious disease updates in the medical field.


infection prevention


hospital epidemiology

As a board certified Infectious Disease specialist, Expert is active in diagnosing and treating infections in hospital and office settings. Tropical medicine is an area of special interest, including preparing persons for travel and treating problems when they return. Expert teaches medicine in the university setting in the US, and travels regularly to Africa to lecture on Infectious Disease.

As an infectious disease expert, Expert has been the director of the Infectious Disease Unit at his affiliated hospital since 1992. He is familiar with tuberculosis and HIV infection and infectious disease morbidity and mortality. He is educated on wound care and wound care infections. He is always conscious of ways towards better infection control inside and outside of a clinic. He is currently analyzing clinical, research, epidemiologic and other healthcare problems using an exploratory data analysis device. He continues to promote efforts in advancing physicians and healthcare workers of hospital associated infections through various analysis and data reports.

He is currently assisting a research project investigating vaccines and antivirals, including vaccines for smallpox, influenza, RSV, pertussis and pneumococcal disease in order to evaluate the epidemiology and immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases in humans.


infectious disease diagnosis


infectious disease treatment


tropical medicine

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Buffalo, New York;  Rochester, New York;  Syracuse, New York;  and Niagara Falls, New York.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1986   MD   Medicine   Jefferson Medical College   Summa Cum Laude
1982   BA   Chemistry and Biology   Bluffton University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to


(Undisclosed University)


Highland Hospital


Hospital Epidemiologist


Expert is also the Director of the Infectious Disease Unit, overseeing all clinical and research practices on infectious diseases. He also manages infectious control in his unit and hospital.

Career Accomplishments:

Infectious Disease Society of America, Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Christian Medical and Dental Association, American Committee of Arboviruses, Mennonite Medical Association


Board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in infectious disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical licensure in the state of New York

Professional Appointments

Associate professor, Director of Infectious Disease Unit, Hospital Epidemiologist, Medical Director of Passport Health, Attending physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital, member of the Communicable Disease Advisory Group, member of the Leadership Team of an area Mennonite fellowship, International Medicine Faculty Advisor


University of Rochester Research Award, NIH Training Grant Clinical Award, Lawrence Kohn Senior Teaching Award

Medical/Professional Internships

Internal Medicine Residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, completed in 1989; Fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, completed in 1992.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published several original scientific articles, books, letters and various other manuscripts on tropical medicine, hygiene and infectious diseases.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Vaccine expert witness for consulting on Vaccine Injury.
  • Hepatitis C expert witness for consulting on source of Hepatitis C.
  • Expert for consulting on Medical Malpractice - hospital acquired infection.
  • Expert witness on tropical disease for consulting on Trichanosis from pork served to clients at restaurant in Washington, DC.
  • Expert in wake forest microbiology research associate center for environmental medicine environmental monitoring staff immunologist for consulting on Vaccine Litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on Lyme, micotoxin, autoimmmune, ANA, Thyroid.
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
2004 to 2005   Democratic Republic of Congo   Expert was a visiting professor at the Medical University of South Africa, training Rural Family Medicine Residents at 4 training centers.
1996 to 1996   Mali   Expert attended a conference and lecture on the Principles of Vaccination Timinmg (in French), a conference on improving childhood vaccination in Bamako, Mali.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   He is able to communicate, include formal lectures, in French.

Additional Skills and Services:

Every two years Expert travels to Africa to lecture on antibiotics and the management of infections as a visiting professor.


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