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Expert in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine

Expert ID: 735219 Hawaii, USA

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After graduating from his UCLA medical training with honors, Expert practiced hospital-based emergency medicine for twenty-seven years. His practice settings ranged from rural community hospitals to inner city trauma centers and university-affiliated teaching hospitals. During his career, he treated an estimated 120,000 emergency patients.

Expert served as a clinical assistant professor at UCLA School of Medicine, and as a faculty member in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. He was Director of Emergency Services at a California hospital for seven years. Expert is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine, and currently practices urgent care Telemedicine. Expert has limited experience providing expert testimony in medical malpractice cases, but the parties who have used his services have always prevailed in settlement or judgment.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: M.D. Subject: Medicine Institution: UCLA School of Medicine

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Staff Physician Department: Urgent Care
Responsibilities:
Expert is responsible for the remote evaluation and treatment of urgent care patients via web-based telehealth.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 2001 Employer: Hilo Medical Center Title: E.D. staff physician Department: Emergency Department
Responsibilities:
Expert was responsible for the evaluation and treatment of emergency patients. He undertook remote communication with, and direction of, paramedics. He was responsible for teaching during this time as well.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: Corona Regional Medical Center Title: E.D. staff physician Department: Emergency Department
Responsibilities:
Expert was tasked with the evaluation and treatment of emergency patients.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1993 Employer: Ridgecrest Community Hospital Title: Medical Director Department: Emergency Department
Responsibilities:
Expert was responsible for the following: Evaluation and treatment of emergency patients; hiring and supervision of Emergency Department physicians; and development of departmental policies.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Expert is licensed in Hawaii, California, Texas, Florida and New York. He is Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine.


Board Certification Certified by American Board of Emergency Medicine,1981 – 2027 Certified by American Board of Urgent Care Medicine, 2016 – 2024
Awards / Recognition
Upjohn Achievement Award for academic excellence, UCLA School of Medicine.
Medical / Professional
Clinical Experience:
Practiced hospital-based emergency medicine for 27 years, from 1974 until 2001. Practice settings ranged from rural community hospitals to inner city trauma centers and university-affiliated teaching hospitals.
Treated an estimated 120,000 emergency patients. Currently in active practice of Urgent Care Telemedicine since 2016.

Academic & Administrative Appointments:
UCLA Clinical assistant professor, Emergency Medicine, 1986-1991.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association, 1985-2001. Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor, American College of Surgeons,1985-2001 Director of Emergency Department, Ridgecrest Community Hospital, 1985-1993.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has served as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants in professional negligence cases involving Emergency Medicine. His experience in this capacity is still limited. However, whenever he provided expert testimony for a party in litigation, that party prevailed by settlement or jury trial.
Training / Seminars
Expert has accumulated over six hundred hours of Category I Continuing Education Credit in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine over the past five years.


Commitment to Continuing Education American Board of Emergency Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification* 600 hours of Category I education, focused on Emergency Medicine, 2016-2019. Passed written and oral re-certification exams in Emergency Medicine, 2016-2017, demonstrating comprehension of current standards of practice.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is skilled at articulating medical concepts in easily understandable, plain English.

Graduated Stanford University with honors. Graduated UCLA Medical School with Achievement Award for academic excellence. Elected president of AOA, an honors organization for Medical School graduates.

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