Expert is residency-trained and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, with further credentials in pharmacology and toxicology. He is also Board Certified in Addictions Medicine and served as Medical Director for an inpatient substance dependency treatment program for 18 years. He has served as Medical Director for the Emergency Department at a tertiary referral medical center for over 25 years, simultaneously serving as the Medical Director for the county EMS system. He is the managing partner of Bay Emergency Physician Specialists, Inc., with decades of expertise in contracted professional physician staffing. He has served as principal investigator in numerous trials devoted to study of biologics applicable to cardiovascular and neurological diseases.
Expert served as Principal Investigator for SCRAPE: a double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation of the efficacy of retapamulin 1% ointment applied twice daily for 5 days to infected wounds. The study was sponsored by Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities:
Tallahassee, Florida - Pensacola, Florida - Dothan, Alabama
Institution: Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
Institution: Emory University
Years: 1984 to Present
Title: Managing Partner
Responsibilities: He is the executive responsible for management of all operations of this physician staffing company.
Years: 1994 to 2009
Employer: Bay Medical Center
Title: Medical Director
Department: Division of Hyperbaric Medicine
Years: 1984 to 2009
Employer: Bay Medical Center
Title: Chairman and Medical Director
Department: Emergency Medicine
Years: 1989 to 1995
Agency: Department of Defense
Role: Contracted Staffing of ED for regional Air Force Base
Description: Expert contracted with the D.O.D. to provide physician staffing to the emergency department of the 325th Medical Group hospital at Tyndall Air Force Base.
Associations / Societies
American College of Emergency Physicians, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Florida College of Emergency Physicians, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, American Society of Addictions Medicine, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Bay County (Florida) Medical Society.
Licenses / Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine (1984-Present); Certified in Addictions Medicine through examination by the American Society of Addictions Medicine (1996); Medical Review Officer of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (Certified 1996); Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification (1983); Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (2004-Present).
Chairman, Florida College of Emergency Physicians annual CPC competition (2008-2010); Board of Directors, Florida College of Emergency Physicians (2007-Present); Appointed to Reuters International Consulting Group (2007-Present); Appointed Educator to Gerson Lehman Group Council of Advisors (2006-Present); Member, Joint Institutional Review Board of Bay County (2006-Present); Section Affairs Committee appointee, American College of Emergency Physicians (2003-2005); Principal Investigator of ADHERE Registry and ESIS Stroke Study (2000-2006); Member, Medical Advisory Panel, Woodbridge Holdings (1998-Present); Member, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, Gulf Coast Community College (1998-Present); Member, Practice Issues Committee, American Academy of Emergency Medicine (1998-Present); Joint Bay County Institutional Board (1995-1996); Secretary, Bay County Medical Society (1998); Board of Directors, Florida Chapter, American Heart Association (1987); and many more.
Awards / Recognition
Certificate of Recognition, Florida Medical Association (1999); Physician of the Year, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (1999); Outstanding Service Award, Bays Medical Society (1998); Physician's Recognition Award, American Medical Association (1985); Silver Tongued Orator Award, Society of Teachers of Emergency Medicine (1983); Winner of 'Outstanding Lectureship' Competition, Ohio ACEP Scientific Assembly (1983); Lange Medical Publications Scholarship Award (1979); Upjohn Foundation Scholarship Award (1977).
Medical / Professional
Residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1979-1982).
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published or co-authored two dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of Emergency Medicine.
Expert Witness Experience
Expert has served as an expert witness in several hundred cases of alleged medical negligence spanning more than 20 years.
Training / Seminars
He has delivered scores of professional presentations.
Expert has significant experience in revenue cycle management for emergency department and EMS operations; and in implementation of the electronic medical record platform.