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Expert in Functional Capacity Evaluation, Cost of Care, and Life Care Plans

Expert ID: 733619 Canada

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Background in metallurgical, welding, and quality engineering in steel manufacturing, fabrication, construction, heat treat, aerospace flight hardware, upstream / downstream oil and gas production & transmission (sour and sweet), and refining. Familiar with all welding and brazing processes, “hands-on” experience with SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, SAW, & RSW. Test bed design, metallurgical processing of alloy systems, welding metallurgy and technology, metallurgical failure analysis, specifications, extensive failure analysis using SEM, mechanical testing, and metallographic techniques. Fabrication of ground-based structures, pressure vessels and systems, maintenance and repair, and welding research. Alloys includes processing of most steels and stainless steels, aluminum, and titanium. Limited experience with copper, nickel, and magnesium alloys. Reviewed/developed, welding procedures in accordance with internationally recognized specifications. Extensive work with ABS, AMS, API, ASME, ASTM, AWS, MIL and FED welding codes and specifications, BSI, BV, CEN, DIN, DNV, JIS, ISO, NACE, welding procedures for pressure vessel, structural, and aerospace applications. Developed first internationally recognized qualification system for Electric Resistance Welded (ERW) pipe in support of ASME and API. Familiar with NDT of (MT, PT, RT & UT) used on castings, forgings, wrought shapes, weldments, and brazements, and vibration analysis on rotating equipment.

Diversified background includes metallurgical engineering, welding engineering, and quality engineering in steel manufacturing, fabrication, construction, heat treating, aerospace flight hardware, and oil and gas production and transmission (sour and sweet), and refining. Very familiar with all major welding and brazing processes including “hands-on” experience with SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, SAW, & RSW. Experience includes test bed design, metallurgical processing for many alloy systems, welding metallurgy, welding technology, metallurgical failure analysis, specifications, SPC, DOE, sampling, and extensive failure analysis using SEM, mechanical testing, and metallographic techniques. Fabrication of ground based structures, pressure vessels and systems, maintenance and repair, and welding research experience also included aerospace welding of flight hardware and ground support equipment. Alloy expertise includes familiarity with processing of most steels and stainless steels, aluminum, and titanium. Limited experience with copper, nickel, and magnesium alloys. Reviewed, and developed, many welding procedures in accordance with internationally recognized specifications. Extensive work included ABS, AMS, API, ASME, ASTM, AWS, military and federal welding codes and specifications, BSI, BV, CEN, DIN, DNV, JIS, ISO, NACE, welding procedures for pressure vessel, structural, and aerospace applications. Developed first internationally recognized qualification system for Electric Resistance Welded (ERW) pipe which supports ASME and API. Familiar with NDT and inspection techniques (MT, PT, RT & UT) used on castings, forgings, wrought shapes, weldments, and brazements, and vibration analysis on rotating equipment.

Diversified background in Metallurgical and Welding Engineering, and Quality Engineering in:
Steel Manufacturing and Fabrication - Oil & Gas (Sour & Sweet) Prod., Transmsn - Structural Steel & Aluminum Construction – Gas & Refinery Plants & Equipment (S&S) – Petrochemical Plants & Equipment - Marine Hardware – Subsea Pipelines & Equipment - Offshore Platforms Construction - Heat treating Alloy Systems – All Major Welding & Brazing Processes - Aerospace Flight & Transport Hardware – Metallurgical Processing and Coating – Pipe Manufacturing and Mill Survey - HFI Pipe Sour Gas Qualification Service – Vessels & Process Piping – Failure Analysis & Investigations – Forged Flanges, Fittings & Equipment – Specification Development - Fitness for Service (FSS) – Statistical Process Control (SPC) – NDE Systems–VT, MPT, DPT, UT, RT, ET– Technical Paper Presentation (NACE)

International Specifications: ABS, AMS, API, ASME, ASTM, AWS, BSI, BV, CEN, DIN, DNV, FED, ISO, JIS, MIL, NACE, NASA.

Expert's consulting and expert witness services include: Medical Legal Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAE); Medico-legal Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE); Cost of Future Care (CFC); Rebuttals and Medical File Reviews; and Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluations supplemented with Expert Testimony.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: Metallurgical Engineering Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Year: 1976 Degree: Certificate Degree Subject: Certified Welder in SMAW, GMAW Institution: Raytown Vocational School

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assessor Department: Rehabilitation Responsibilities: Expert's responsibilities include Medico-legal Functional Assessments, as well as Cost of Future Care and Life Care Plans (CFC); Functional Capacity Evaluations -- 1 and 2 day (FCE/FAE); Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluations (Brain Injury); Pre- and Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET); Rebuttals and Medical File Reviews; and Return to Work Services. (Extensive client list available upon request.)
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Functional Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Medical Legal Functional Capacity Evaluations & Cost of Future Care
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Functional Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Medical Legal Functional Capacity Evaluations, Cost of Care, Rebuttals, Medical File Reviews
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: KinActive Rehabilitation Title: FCE Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Functional Capacity Evaluations
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: FCE Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Functional Capacity Evaluations
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Functional Evaluator Department: Responsibilities: Medical Legal Functional Capacity Evaluations, Cost of Care, Medical File Reviews
Years: 2015 to 2017 Employer: Core Medical Clinic Title: Functional Evaluator Department: Responsibilities: Medical Legal Functional Capacity Evaluations
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Functional Evaluator Department: Responsibilities: Medical Legal Functional Capacity Evaluations, Combined IME functional testing with Physicians
QA specialist
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Functional Evaluator Department: Responsibilities: Medical Legal Functional Capacity Evaluations, Combined IME functional testing with Physicians
• Cost of Future Care Assessments, POETS, JDAs, QA specialist
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Functional Evaluator & Quality Assurance Department: Responsibilities: Medical Legal Functional Capacity Evaluations, Combined IME functional testing with Physicians
• Cost of Future Care Assessments, Former QA director, Designed and tested POETS for City of
Vancouver, VPD, & Vancouver Fire and Rescue.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Medisys Title: Functional Evaluator & Quality Assurance Department: Responsibilities: Medical Legal Functional Capacity Evaluations, Combined IME functional testing with Physicians
• Quality Assurance for all Assessor Reports
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: FCE Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Functional Capacity Evaluations
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Kinesiologist/Functional Evaluator Department: Responsibilities: Functional Capacity Evaluations (presently), prior: Pre offer employment testing - CN Rail, Canada
Post & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Years: 2011 to 2011 Employer: First Line Kinesiologists Title: FCE Consultant Department: Responsibilities: • Functional Capacity Evaluations
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Cedar Valley Physiotherapy Title: Kinesiologist/FCE Evaluator Department: Responsibilities: Functional capacity evaluations, WCB & ICBC Rehab & Gradual Return to Work Support Services
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: N/A Department: Responsibilities: Presently
• FCE, Cost of Care, Cognitive FCE, MFR, Rebuttals, ICBC Rehabilitation, Employer Medicals
Formerly
• Recreational Therapy, Active Rehabilitation, Community Therapy, Personal Training

Career Accomplishments

Medical / Professional
Expert has 12 years' of expertise in kinesiology.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has publications regarding medico-legal functional assessments. He has also been published in BC Paralegal Association Newsletter as a coauthor.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Polish Fluent

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