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Expert in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 30 years of clinical experience in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He is experienced in coronary artery bypass, initially performing it with cardiopulmonary bypass, but now doing over 80% "off-pump". He developed the largest beating heart surgery program in Wisconsin over the last ten years. Other areas of cardiac surgery are also relevant in that he does aortic root and valve replacements, mitral valve repair, and cardiac ablations for atrial fibrillation. Expert has also developed skills in minmally invasive thoracic surgery, including VATS lobectomy, and management of lung cancer. He has experience with the Electro-magnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy System, as well as Cyberknife therapy. In clinical research, he was a principal investigator for Thoratec Laboratories in the implantation of the Thoratec Ventricular Assist Device in the 1990's. He also assisted in the product development of the Coalescent U-Clip anastomotic device, and has given numerous presentations in the U.S. and Europe on the utility of the device. He is currently a consultant to Medtronic in its peer-to-peer surgeon education program, providing training in off-pum coronary artery bypass surgery. Additionally, he has done medical-legal case review and acted as an expert witness.

assisted circulation


cardiac surgery


cardiopulmonary bypass surgery


cardiovascular surgery


coronary artery bypass surgery


minimally invasive surgery


myocardial revascularization


surgical implant device


thoracic surgery



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Green Bay, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   M.D   Medicine   University of Florida College of Medicine  
1975   B.S.   Biology   Georgetown University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to 2011


West Suburban CardioThoracic Surgery



President/ CardioThoracic Surgeon


Principal owner of corporation

1995 to 2000


Infinity Heart Institute



CardioThoracic Surgeon


One of seven Milwaukee-based CardioThoracic surgeons. Full service cardiothoracic practice, plus cardiac transplantation in a private practice corporation.

1986 to 1995


Cardiac Surgery Associates



CardioThoracic Surgeon


Initial position after fellowship; one of 3 surgeons in a private practice group in Milwaukee.

2012 to 2016




Cardiothoracic Surgery


CardioThoracic Surgeon


Community hospital based Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Career Accomplishments:

Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Diplomate, American Board of Surgery; Diplomate, American Board of Thoracic Surgery; Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons.


Medical license - Florida, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Professional Appointments

Clinical Professor, Marquette University; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois (not current).

Medical/Professional Internships

Internship in Surgery, University of Illinois and Cook County Hospital; Residency in Surgery, University of Illinois and Cook County Hospital; Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Univ. of Illinois and Cook County Hospital.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consultant to Medtronic for peer-to-peer training of cardiac surgeons in off-pump coronary by-pass surgery.
  • Consultant to Medtronic for development and modification of cardiac stabilizing device.
  • Consultant to Coalescent Surgical for the development and modification of an anastomotic device, the U-Clip.
  • Participant in the Prevent-4 trial by Corgentech to assess novel treatment of saphenous vein grafts.
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 acted as an independent medical examiner for review of medical disability cases as well as malpractice cases. Consultant for case review of various medical-legal cases; occassional expert witness in selected malpractice cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on cardiovascular surgery.
  • Expert in ablation cardiology for litigation on possible medical malpractice.
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon for standard of care issues
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
2005 to 2005   Europe   Presentation of the U-Clip anastomotic device to surgeons in Holland, Belgium, and Greece (May, 2005). Presentation at EACTS, September, 2005, of the U-Clip experience.

Market Research:
Participated in the design and modications to the Coalescent U-Clip and Medtronic cardiac stabilizing platforms.

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:

Peer-to-peer surgeon training for off-pump coronary bypass surgery for Medtronic. Multiple presentations on the utility of the Coalescent (Medtronic) U-Clip anastomotic device.


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