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Expert in Emergency Medicine; EMS and Aviation Medical Transport; International Medicine; Military Medicine

Expert ID: 725882 North Carolina, USA

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Expert is a Board Certified and Residency Trained Emergency Physician. Has been working clinically since 2003, and was an Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine at Duke University for nearly two years. He is board eligible in Emergency Medical Services/Disaster Medicine.

He was a former US Army Flight Surgeon and he is a current Aerospace Medicine Physician in the US Air Force Reserves. He is the current Chief of Medical Staff and Senior Flight Surgeon at the 916th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and is responsible for administrative oversight of medical staff credentialing, privileging, and peer review processes. He also supervises Medical Staff regulations, the quality and scope of medical care, the utilization of medical resources, and medical policy and planning. Expert has combat experience as a Battalion Flight Surgeon and Medical Director with 2-135th General Support Aviation BN, C Co MedEvac. He is also a former Chief of Aviation Medicine for Nebraska Army National Guard, and served as Medical Director for Critical Care Air Transport Team out of McChord AFB, WA.

Expert is an Emergency Physician dealing with EMS and communications daily. He was also a US Army Flight Surgeon who served as medical director of two Air Ambulance companies of the 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion. He is an Emergency Physician and former Army Flight surgeon familiar with US Civilian and Military Health Care systems. He also has international experience in New Zealand and Australian health care systems.

Expert has extensive clinical experience and medicolegal experience from his time spent in law school (did not finish degree in law). He deals with life and death decisions on a daily basis in the emergency department and consults colleagues and medical professionals with regards to medical ethics on a daily basis. Expert developed and implemented a tele-medicine program for flight medics and international healthcare personnel (Coalition Forces) working in austere environments in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Expert is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Fellowship Board Certified in Emergency Medical Systems (EMS/Disaster Management). He has medical director experience as Battalion Flight Surgeon and Medical Director for Air Ambulance, C Co, 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion and as Chief of Aviation Medicine for State of Nebraska in the US Army National Guard. More recently, he is a current Aerospace Medicine physician and a Senior Flight Surgeon in the US Air Force Reserves and he served as Medical Director of the Critical Care Air Transport Team with the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at McChord AFB, WA.

He has an avid interest in Medicolegal Risk Management: Practices, Clinical Decision Making and Risk Stratification for colleagues in Emergency Department to help insulate and manage risk for litigation with regards to Medical Practice.He set up a telemedicine program for flight medics in Al Kut, Iraq who were caring for an international contingent of soldiers in austere conditions.He trained in jungle search and rescue training and set up screening clinics in Belize, Central America, and currently is working in New Zealand for more International Experience. He works as an American Consultant to practioners and students in training.He has consulted colleagues and other healthcare providers with regards to medical practice on the international stage. He has provided expert opinion and deposition testimony for an Aeromedical Transport case that is currently being litigated.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Jacksonville, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: Doctorate in Medicine Subject: Medicine Institution: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Year: 2000 Degree: Bachelor's of Science Subject: Human Biology Institution: Chadron State College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Duke University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Emergency Medicine Responsibilities: Expert worked clinically in the Emergency Department supervising and educating resident physicians, as well as managing critical patients and providing leadership to the department staff of physicians, nurses, technicians, and other health care professionals. He provided on-line medical direction to ground and air EMS personnel, and was involved in providing medical education to medical students, physician assistant students, and resident house staff.
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Staff Emergency Physician Department: Emergency Department Responsibilities: Expert is a staff emergency physician providing direct patient care and supervising resident physicians from Duke University as we care for America's servicemen and women.
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Aerospace Medicine Physician (Flight Surgeon), Critical Care Air Transport Team Physician (CCATT) Department: Aerospace Medicine Responsibilities: Expert works as an Aerospace Medicine physician as well as a Critical Care Air Transport Team Physician. He is currently the Chief of Medical Staff and a Senior Flight Surgeon.
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: Blackwater Medical Limited Title: Director/Staff Physician Department: Emergency Medicine Responsibilities: He worked as staff Emergency Physician as a locum tenens physican, also serving as the Director of the company.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Lakes District Health Board Title: Staff Emergency Physician Department: Emergency Department Responsibilities: He worked as a staff Emergency Physician, supervision of junior doctors.
Years: 2000 to 2009 Employer: US Army National Guard Title: Battalion Flight Surgeon Department: Aviation Responsibilities: Expert worked as a Battalion flight surgeon; he was Medical Director for 2-135th General Support Aviation BN in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom serving as Director of Medical Evacuation Operations encompassing 60% of all Theater Evacuation; responsible for developing Standard Operating Procedures (Policy and Procedures), reviewing and modifying EMS protocols, and the direct medical support of over 1,000 aviation personnel. He developed and supported tele-medicine program for outlying forward operating base (FOB) medical personnel working in austere environments. Expert served as the Officer in Charge of Aviation Medical Section, Medical Detachment, Nebraska Army National Guard.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Alegent Healthcare- Midlands Hospital Title: Staff Emergency Physician Department: Emergency Department Responsibilities: He worked as a staff Emergency Physician.
Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: Summa Health System Title: Resident Physician Department: Emergency Department Responsibilities: He worked as a Resident Physician In-training in Emergency Medicine.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2000 to 2009 Agency: US Army National Guard Role: Battallion Flight Surgeon Description: Clinical Aviation Medicine, Administrative role as safety officer, policy development, protocols for flight medics, and liason with foreign medical officers.
Years: 2011 to Present Agency: US Air Force Reserves Role: Aerospace Medicine, Critical Care Air Transport Physician (CCATT) Description: Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) is a three-person, highly specialized medical asset that can
create and operate a portable intensive care unit (ICU) on board any transport aircraft during flight. It is a limited, rapidly deployable resource and a primary component of the Air Force's aeromedical evacuation (AE) system. The CCATT
team consists of a physician specializing in an area such as critical care,
emergency medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, etc., along with a critical care
nurse and a respiratory therapist. The CCATT, with special medical equipment,can turn almost any airframe into a flying intensive care unit within minutes. The team is experienced in the care of critically ill or injured patients with multisystem trauma, shock, burns, respiratory failure, multiple organ failure, or other life-threatening complications. The complex, critical nature of patients in
hemodynamic flux requires continual stabilization, advanced care, and may even
require life-saving invasive interventions during transport.
Years: 2012 to Present Agency: Veteran Affairs Role: Staff Emergency Physician Description: Supervison of Residents from Duke University; clinical and administrative medicine in the Emergency Department.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2008 to 2011 Country / Region: New Zealand Summary: Expert was a Staff Emergency Physician at Lakes District Health Board in Rotorua, New Zealand and a separate stint at Waikato District Health Board in Hamilton.
He started and is Director for Blackwater Medical Limited, a NZ owned company involved in International Physician Staffing and Medical Consulting.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Belize Summary: He worked as a volunteer in clinics and trained in search and rescue as a first responder.
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Iraq Summary: Expert worked as a clinician and consultant to foreign medical officers, cared for civillian and military casualties, and was medical director for a MedEvac aviation battalion. He flew almost 90 hours of combat missions and gained valuable field medical knowledge.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a Fellow of both the American College of Emergency Medicine and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.
He is also a member of the Society of US Army Flight Surgeons.
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certification in Emergency Medicine and Fellowship Board Certified in the subspecialty of Emergency Medical Services (EMS/Disaster Medicine). BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS.
Professional Appointments
Associate Professor, Duke University, Division of Emergency Medicine.
Chief of Medical Staff, 916th AMDS, Seymour Johnson AFB.
Past Director, Blackwater Medical Limited.
Awards / Recognition
He is a combat decorated veteran, and is a recipient of the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and a Meritorious Service Medal.
Medical / Professional
Internship and Residency in Emergency Medicine, Akron, OH- Summa Health System.
Publications and Patents Summary
1 Publication in Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert attended Law School at Creighton University, but did not finish degree. Experience as consultant and expert witness for cases involving domestic violence, practice of emergency medicine, and aviation medicine.
Training / Seminars
Expert served as the Medical Director for MedEvac 2-135th GSAB C. Co and 1-111th AVN REG C. Co; he developed protocols for Flight Medics, provided continuing medical education, and implemented quality improvement reviews .
Marketing Experience
He is dual Board Certified internationally with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a clinical Emergency Physician with experience in Medicolegal Risk Management, Military, Aviation and International Medicine.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has a wealth of experience in International Medicine in Australasia- Australia and New Zealand.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English

Fields of Expertise

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