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Expert in Burn Surgeon (Thermal, chemical, electrical, inhalation) - Adult and Pediatric; Steven-Johnson Syndrome-SJS, TENs and Complex Wounds

Expert ID: 735607 Ohio, USA

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Expert is Board-Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and fellowship trained in Burn and Burn Reconstruction (there is no Board Certification in Burns). As a clinically active surgeon, educator and researcher, he has over 10 years of experience with the majority in an administrative/directorial role. He is an internationally recognized burn surgeon with numerous research presentations, invited lectures and presentations.

He is a prolific public speaker/educator and is frequently called upon for media appearances, public education and outreach activities. Expert is active in international outreach and philanthropical activities related to burn care.

Medical Expert Fields: Burn Injuries (Thermal, Chemical, Electrical, and Smoke Inhalation) – Adult and Pediatric, Complex Wounds, Steven-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENs), Trauma, Surgical Critical Care.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2008 Degree: Fellowship Subject: Trauma/Critical Care Institution: University of North Carolina
Year: 2007 Degree: Fellowship Subject: Burn/Burn Reconstruction Institution: University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Year: 2006 Degree: Residency Subject: General Surgery Institution: Temple University/Conemaugh Medical Center

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Burn Surgeon Department: Responsibilities: Attending Surgeon with 100% of practice dedicated to burn, burn reconstruction and complex wound management in adult and pediatric patients. Academic appointment.
Years: 2013 to 2020 Employer: MetroHealth Medical Center Title: Director, Burn Center; Co-Director, Institute of Burn Ethics Department: Surgery Responsibilities: Attending Surgeon in the Division of Trauma/Critical Care/Burns with >80% of practice dedicated to burns and complex wounds. Remaining practice in trauma/critical care. Co-founded the Institute of Burn Ethics - the only group in the world dedicated to ethics in burn care.

A Level 1 Trauma Center and the only Verified Adult/Pediatric Burn/Trauma Center in state.
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: University of Arkansas/Arkansas Children's Hospital Title: Director, Burn Center; Assistant Professor of Surgery Department: Surgery Responsibilities: Director of the only burn center in Arkansas. Responsible for rekindling their research program, and revamped the program with updated pathways and guidelines. Successfully obtained Verification of the program (via American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons) - being one of the youngest Burn Directors in the US to achieve that goal.
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor of Surgery and Bioethics Department: School of Medicine Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, International College of Surgeons
Previous Chair, Education Committee, American Burn Association
Member, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified, General Surgery
Board Certified, Surgical Critical Care

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