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 Expert  728024

Expert in Mold Allergy, Water Damage Exposure, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a board-certified allergist-immunologist and has been retained as a medical expert witness in nearly 300 cases involving adverse health effects from water damage and mold exposure. He has also testified in at least 6 trials related to these issues. Expert obtained both his MD and BA (Chemistry) degrees from the Univerity of Vermont and attended Harvard College. His internal medicine training was obtained at Marquette Univerity (aka Medical College of Wisconsin) and his fellowship in allergy, immunology, & rheumatogy at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation at La Jolla, CA. He has been a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California at Irvine, CA since 1985. Expert has published many ariticles from original research in most of the major medical publications related to his specialty as well as in the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has also been listed as one of America's top allergists-immunologists in "Top Doctors" and "Top Physicians".

Conditions which may be linked to water damage/mold exposure include asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, fatigue, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic sinusitis, headaches, and dermatitis.




building-related disease


environmental illness

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   Fellowship   Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology   Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA  
1964   MD,   Medicine   University of Vermont  
1960   BA (Chemistry)   Chemistry   Univerisity of Vermont  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1972 to






Provide patient services, oversee management and human resource

Career Accomplishments:

Member: California Society of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology. Orange County Society of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology (President 1992). Fellow: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology.(emeritus fellow since 2011) American College of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology. American College of Chest Physicians.


Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (A conjoint board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics).

Professional Appointments

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, CA.


Voluntary Faculty Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology (approx 1995). American Chemical Society Freshman Achievement Award 1958,

Medical/Professional Internships

Rotating internship, Marquette University (aka Medical College of Wisconsin). Residency in Internal Medicine: Marquett University. Fellowship in Allergy, Immunology, & Rheumatology, Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, Ja Jolla, CA.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published original-research articles (not drug studies) in most of the major peer-reviewed journals related to his specialty of allergy and immunology as well as the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - A Patient's Practical Guide to Allergies and Asthma, California Society of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology.  
 - Allergy Proceedings  
 - Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology  
 - Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • A family of 5 started to become ill within weeks after their condo unit sustained water damage. Two of the children were found to have developed bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis, and another headaches and nasal nasal congestion. Skin testing confirmed the presence of allergic reactions to some of the molds detected in the condo. All of the 3 members who suffered allergic diseases started to improve within 2 months following vacating their condo. This sequence of events helped me to ascertain that there was a cause-effect link between their illnesses and water damage exposure. Since there will be future cost involved in treating these disease conditions, the attorneys were able to obtain compensation for their future treatments. The illnesses suffered by the other 2 family members were not considered to be causally related to their water damage exposure.
  • A 55 year-old woman was referred by her dermatologist for an intensely itchy skin rash which exacerbates within days after topical cortisone was stopped. Skin biopsy and blood tests were not helpful in reaching a diagnosis. The patient was given the option of taking cortisone, Cyclosporin, or UVB-NB phototherapy. She chose the UVB treatment and had responded quite well with nearly total clearing of her skin after about 10 weeks of phototherapy.
  • A 61 year-old physician's wife was seen for persistent nasal stuffiness and had been using Afrin nasal spray on a daily basis for over 5 years. During the examination, she also remarked that she did tend to get some breathing problem while swimming. Lung function test showed that she had a markedly reduce total capacity (FVC) and FEV-1/FVC. This case was remarkable in that she had very little respiratory symptoms at all.
  • A 45 year old housewife started to have recurrent bouts of pneumonia about 6 months ago. Each episode would last for about a week. Her history indicated that her house had sustained extensive water damage and her landlord had done nothing other than spraying the stained walls with bleach then painted over them. Her lung function test was normal as was the chest x-ray at the time we saw her. However her blood test for fungal precipitins was positive. We then requested copies of his old chest x-ray which did verified the presence of pneumonia on several occasions. Her history of water damage exposure and pneumonia episodes made us suspicious of the presence of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. This diagnosis was further supported by the presence of preciptin bands to atmospheric fungi. Obviously moving was not just an option for this patient but immediate remediation of the water damage solved the problem altogether.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Has been retained as a medical expert witness in nearly 300 cases of water damage/mold exposure. Has testified in court on at least 6 occasions over the past 4 years related to this area.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness mold allergy in children for consulting on expert witness for Defense.
  • Expert for consulting on clinical trial involving asthma biofeedback device.
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
Cantonese   Writing skills have decreased over the years. Used to be very proficient.
Spanish   Speak passable Spanish but nothing profound.

Market Research:
Working with patient care on allergy and immunology for over 4 decades.

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:

FEWA seminars.

Other Skills and Services

Allergy skin testing (both percutaneous and intracutaneous), lung function test, sinus sonograms, tympanograms, methacholine inhalation challenge (suspected asthma), provide estimate on future medical expenses based on life expectancy. In-house UVB-NB phototherapy for resistant cases of atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, itchy skin conditions, and skin pigment loss (vitiligo).


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