Expert in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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.
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.
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 - Kenosha, Wisconsin
|Year: 1979||Degree: M.D||Subject: Medicine||Institution: University of Florida College of Medicine|
|Year: 1975||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Biology||Institution: Georgetown University|
|Years: 2000 to 2011||Employer: West Suburban CardioThoracic Surgery||Title: President/ CardioThoracic Surgeon||Department:||Responsibilities: Principal owner of corporation|
|Years: 1995 to 2000||Employer: Infinity Heart Institute||Title: CardioThoracic Surgeon||Department:||Responsibilities: One of seven Milwaukee-based CardioThoracic surgeons. Full service cardiothoracic practice, plus cardiac transplantation in a private practice corporation.|
|Years: 1986 to 1995||Employer: Cardiac Surgery Associates||Title: CardioThoracic Surgeon||Department:||Responsibilities: Initial position after fellowship; one of 3 surgeons in a private practice group in Milwaukee.|
|Years: 2012 to 2016||Employer: MCW Community Physicians||Title: CardioThoracic Surgeon||Department: Cardiothoracic Surgery||Responsibilities: Community hospital based Cardiothoracic Surgeon|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2005 to 2005||Country / Region: Europe||Summary: 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.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Fellow, American College of Surgeons;
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery;
Diplomate, American Board of Thoracic Surgery;
Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Medical license - Florida, Illinois, and Wisconsin.|
|Clinical Professor, Marquette University;
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois (not current).
|Medical / Professional|
|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.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|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.|
|Training / Seminars|
|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.
|Participated in the design and modications to the Coalescent U-Clip and Medtronic cardiac stabilizing platforms.|