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Expert in General Anesthesia, Cardiac Anesthesia, Pain Management,Implementation of Electronic Medical Records

Expert ID: 727384 California, USA

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Expert is Director of Anesthesiology, Medical Director, and an Expert Medical Review Consultant for the State of California Medical Board. His medical practice includes all aspects of anesthesia including an active interventional pain management program and a cardiothoracic practice. Currently, he is a hospital committee member addressing healthcare reform policies, the Leapfrog Initiative and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiative which involves planning and implementing a hospital wide electronic medical records system. His extensive experience in medical informatics on the ASP platform and in data mining outcome studies for disease management has led him to cofound Naomi Systems, an FDA approved medical device company producing x-ray capture devices to digitize images for integration into PACS, practice management, EMR and billing systems.

In over 25 years of clinical practice, he uses his education, training and clinical experience to determine the standard of practice in Anesthesiology. He currently is chief of anesthesiology and manages the anesthesia department of 5 ambulatory surgical centers so he recognizes that variety of ways anesthesia can be practiced but also understands that there is standard in the community. It is this perception has has made him a frequently requested expert witness for the California Medical Board.


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In over 25 years of clinical practice, Expert uses his education, training and clinical experience to determine the standard of practice in Anesthesiology. He currently is chief of anesthesiology and manages the anesthesia department of 5 ambulatory surgical centers so he recognizes that variety of ways anesthesia can be practiced but also understands that there is standard in the community. It is this perception has has made him a frequently requested expert witness for the California Medical Board.

Reviewed patient records from the Medical Board of California to determine if the standard of care was breached in clinical cases involving anesthesia and testified at hearings to express his opinionsReviewed patient records from the defense and plaintiff attorneys to determine if the standard of care was breached in clinical cases involving anesthesia and testified at depositions to express his opinionsReviewed patient records from the defense and attorneys to determine if the standard of care was breached in clinical cases involving anesthesia and testified at hospital hearing to express his opinions

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Year: 1984 Degree: BS Subject: Biochemistry Institution: University of Califiornia Riverside

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Anesthesia Department: Anesthesia Department Responsibilities: Responsible for the daily administrative duties in the management of 16 operating room and the anesthesiologists who staff them. This includes addressing issues concerning maintenance of the anesthesia equipment, work flow, implementation of electronic medical records, standard of care and directing the quality review committee.
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Staff Anesthesiologist Department: Anesthesia department Responsibilities: As a staff anesthesiologist was responsible for staffing a room and providing anesthesia coverage. His cases not only included general anesthesia but also cardiothoracic anesthesia, neuro-anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia and pain management. He additionally covered the intensive care units as requested

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2003 to Present Agency: Medical Board of California Role: Expert Medical Reviewer Description: He reviewed charts to determine if the standard of care was breached in clinical cases involving anesthesia and testified at hearings to express his opinions

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to Present Country / Region: Taiwan Republic of China Summary: As a visiting lecturer has given brief lectures in anesthesia, practice management and pain management in Taiwan

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASA CSA
Licenses / Certifications
California Medical License
DEA license
American Board of Anesthesiologists
Professional Appointments
Vice president of the North American Taiwanese Medical Association

District representative for the California Society of Anesthesiologists
Awards / Recognition
Changemakers in Medicine, Medical Economics
Publications and Patents Summary
2 pending patent families for a future pipeline of 20-25 drugs Any respiratory depressant combined with respiratory stimulant. Additional patent filings to include claims for respiratory stimulant combinations with Fentanyl Patch, Oxycodone, Alprazolam, etc

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
As an expert medical reviewer for the State of California Medical Board, he has reviewed charts and prepared written statements for the medical board, testified at hearings and depositions. As an expert witness he has testified at hospital review board hearings, State of California Medical Board hearings and in deposition for litigation as both a defense and as a plaintiff's expert.
Marketing Experience
As a member of the steering committee of the Hospital he evaluated vendors for hospital wide electronic medical records and the procedure for implementation of the computer systems. As an owner and founder of NaomiSystems, Expert was an integral part in the development of an integrated medical records system and a PACS radiology system.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Taiwanese Proficient in speaking Taiwanese

Fields of Expertise

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