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Expert in Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology, Medical Mycology and Infectious Disease Research

Expert ID: 730884 California, USA

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Expert trained in Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Diego in 1982. Since then he has been a faculty member in Infectious Diseases at a major university. He is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America. He has practiced Infectious Disease for more than 30 years. He was a Medical Director of the Microbiology Laboratory at The San Diego VA Hospital, and currently serves as the Medical Director of the Clinical Microbiology Lab at UCSD from time to time. For many years he was the primary Infectious Disease consultant for the Bone Marrow transplant unit. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals regarding human receptors for bacterial lipopolysaccharide. He has also published extensively on coccidioidomycosis with an emphasis on the immunology of coccidioidomycosis. In addition to scientific publications he has four patents. He was part of the team that determined the genome sequence of Coccidioides. He has presented at scientific meetings around the world. He is presently focusing on research and teaching.

Expert has some experience in biomedical consulting and in expert testimony.
Serves as an expert witness for medical legal cases about five-ten times a year. Has recently been a consultant for biotech firms for FDA issues.

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: 1975 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: University of Alabama
Year: 1972 Degree: BA Subject: Biology Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1982 to 2018 Employer: VA Medical Center, San Diego Title: Professor Department: Pathology and Medicine, Infectious Diseases Responsibilities: He is a Medical Director of the Medical Microbiology Laboratory and a Staff Physician.

He is a Professor of Infectious Diseases

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
A.O.A. University of Alabama School of Medicine
1988 Member, Infectious Disease Society of America
1988 Member, American Association of Immunologists
1993-2003 Member, Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity
2006 Member, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2006 Fellow, Infectious Disease Society of America
Licenses / Certifications
He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He has a Medical Licence in California.

Certification:
1976 Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners
1979 - present Licensed, California State Board of Medical Examiners
1979 Board Certified American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Appointments
He has been an member of the Editorial Board of Infection and Immunity. He has served on many grant review panels.

National Committee Service:
1993 - 1996 Member, Infectious Diseases Merit Review Board, Department of Veterans Affairs
1996 - 2000 Member, Infectious Diseases/Immunology
Medical Research Advisory Board, Department of Veteran Affairs
2002, 2004, 2006 Ad Hoc Reviewer, NCFNI, NIAID, NIH
2016 Reviewer of NIAID SIBR grants
Medical / Professional
He was a medical Intern and Resident at UCSD. He was also Chief Medical Resident at UCSD. He was a research Associate the the Laboratory of Immunology, NIH.

Academic and Professional Positions:
July 1975 – June 1976 Medical Intern, University of California, San Diego
July 1976 – June 1977 Medical Resident, University of California, San Diego
July 1977 – June 1979 Research Associate, Laboratory of Immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, N.I.H.
July 1979 – June 1980 Chief Medical Resident, University of California, San Diego
July 1980 – June 1982 Fellow, Division of Infectious Disease, University of California, San Diego
July 1982 – June 1985 Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology and Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego
July 1982-Jan 2014 Associate Director, Microbiology Laboratory and Staff Physician, VA Medical Center, San Diego
July 1985 - June 1991 Assistant Professor of Pathology and Medicine in Residence, Division of Diego Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego
July 1987 - Present Member, Center for Molecular Genetics, University of California, San Diego
July 1991 – June 1998 Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine in Residence, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego
July 1992 – Jan 2014 Attending Physician, UCSD Medical Center
July 1998 – Jan 2014 Professor of Pathology and Medicine in Residence, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego
Jan 2014 – Present Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Medicine in Residence, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego
July 2003 – July 2005 Member, Bio safety Committee, Gen Probe, San Diego, CA
July 2004 - January 2015 Member, Graduate Program for Biomedical Sciences, University of California, San Diego
July 2004 –Present Member, Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego
July 2005 – December 2005 Sabbatical in Dr. William Fenical’s laboratory (antibiotic research)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 59 scientific publications, 15 book chapters and 4 patents

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been an expert witness in a number of cases. He has been involved in a variety of medical malpractice case and a few liability cases. Many of these have involved coccidioidomycosis or other fungal diseases. He has experience testifying and with depositions.

Expert Witness and Consulting in 2015 and 2016:
Expert work on patent litigation- reviewing literature and writing reports.
Expert microbiologist for several bio technologies company assisting with FDA reports and presentations.
Five to ten expert witness reviews per year.
Both plaintiff and defense work.
Training / Seminars
He has taught in the Medical School at UCSD and presented lectures on fungal diseases, meningitis, septic shock, anti-fungal drugs and many other topics. He recently has given lectures in Mozambique about the diagnosis of infections in AIDS. He has presented research talks all over the world.
Vendor Selection
Is an expert in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology with a wide range of expertise. He has both clinical and basic science accomplishments in Infectious Disease and experience as a consultant and expert witness.
Marketing Experience
He is qualified discuss antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, anti-fungal drugs, diagnostic tests for infectious diseases and infections in the immunocomprimised. His expertise would be useful for pharmaceutical companies and biomedical diagnostic companies.
Other Relevant Experience
Is an expert in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology with a wide range of expertise. He has both clinical and basic science accomplishments in Infectious Disease and experience as a consultant and expert witness.

Fields of Expertise

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