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Expert in Neuropharmacology, Intoxication, Drug Abuse, Disability, Poisoning, Pharmacological Pain Management

Expert ID: 727450 Tennessee, USA

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From a background in behavioural pharmacology of opiate and non-opiate analgesic drug development and cognition-related drug effects, in both university and pharmaceutical industry basic and clinical research, ExpertLipman has thirty post-doctoral years of consulting experience. Particular interests include the pharmacology of stimulant, opiate and other intoxicant drug use and abuse as relates to pain management, criminal behavior, disability evaluation and drug-related behavior found in forensic (disability, civil, criminal) applications. Drug-drug, drug-disease and drug-food interactions are common consultations, and an understanding of idiosyncratic adverse drug effects are a special focus, particularly in the medical and psychiatric populations. IME consultations as relate to therapeutic or adverse drug effects either of premorbid or post-injury treatment are provided to assist neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and psychologists. Adverse Drug Effect reviews of premarketing or postmarketing surveillance may be undertaken for certain drugs of interest.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina - Asheville, North Carolina - Gastonia, North Carolina - Knoxville, Tennessee - Johnson City, Tennessee - Greenville, South Carolina

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: PhD Subject: Neuropharmacology Institution: University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales
Year: 1974 Degree: State Registered Biomedical Scientist Subject: Neuroscience Institution: National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London, England
Year: 1976 Degree: BSc, MIBiol CBiol Subject: Applied Biology Institution: Hatfield Polytechnic, Hertfordshire, England
Year: 1972 Degree: Advanced Level Certificates Subject: Biology, Physics, Chemistry Institution: Kitson College of Science, Leeds, England

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Manages and personally undertakes consultations in all areas of pharmacology consulting
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Clinical Professor Department: Psychiatry Department Responsibilities: Contributes to postgraduate psychiatry education, grand rounds, seminar development in continuing medical education
Years: 1996 to 2003 Employer: Neuroscience Toolworks Inc Title: President Department: Medical Device Development Responsibilities: Responsible for state, federal and shareholder-funded development of medical devices involved in pain assessment, symptom monitoring and analgesic drug effectiveness
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: Medical Toolworks Inc Title: Vice President Department: Medical Device Development Responsibilities: Responsible for state, federal and shareholder-funded development of medical devices involved in pain assessment, symptom monitoring and analgesic drug effectiveness
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: Molecular Geriatrics Inc Title: Group Leader Department: Pharmacology Responsibilities: In charge of testing and development of drugs to be used in treatment and prevention of neurodegeneration, dementia, alzheimer disease, cognitive impairment.
Years: 1983 to 1993 Employer: Vanderbilt University Medical School Title: Assistant Professor Department: Medicine and Surgery Responsibilities: Research and teaching in neurodegeneration, neurodiagnostics, neurotoxicity, uremic and metal-induced encepalopathy, brain glucose homeostasis, clinical pain measurement and treatment and chronic pain treatment.
Years: 1980 to 1983 Employer: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Title: Research Instructor Department: Anesthesiology and Biochemistry Responsibilities: Directed the Brain Research Institute of the Biochemistry Department, supervised students, laboratory, and performed research in clinical pain assessment and CSF endorphin measurement in pain patients
Years: 1976 to 1979 Employer: University of Wales Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant Department: School of Pharmacy Responsibilities: Assisted in pharmacology laboratory teaching of masters level students, assessment of drug effects in vivo and in vitro, in animal and human subjects.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1999 to 2004 Agency: National Institute of Neurological Disease Role: Principle Investigator Description: Developed a computerized method of institution-wide pain treatment monitoring for clinical use
Years: 1996 to 2000 Agency: State of Illinois Role: Grantee Description: Developed a medical device for measuring pain tolerance in pain patients
Years: 1995 to 1998 Agency: USPHS-NIH-NINDS Role: Principle Investigator Description: Research and development of pain measuring devices for analgesic and pain assessment

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institute of Biology (U.K.), Member, Chartered Biologist; American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Member; Society for Neuroscience, Member; International Brain Research Organization, Member; International Association for the Study of Pain, Member; American College of Nutrition, Fellow (recertified 2003); American College of Forensic Examiners, Fellow & Diplomate; American Board of Forensic Medicine, Diplomate; American Board of Psychological Specialties, Diplomate
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners ; Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine; Board Certification: American Board of Psychological Specialties: Psychopharmacology board; Board Certification: American Board of Psychological Specialties: Substance Abuse board; Board Certification: Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate of the American Board
of Disability Analysts; Registered Biomedical Scientist, England #BS17189 ; Registered: National Registry of Certified Pain Practitioners (in Neuropharmacology); Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist, Illinois.
Professional Appointments
Editorial Board member, The Forensic Examiner; Activity Director, Controversies in Pain Management Seminar Series, East Tennessee State University; Board Member: American Board of Forensic Examiners
Medical / Professional
Externship at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London (1974-5),
Postdoctoral studies at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences (1980-83)
Publications and Patents Summary
More than 30 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of forensic pharmacology, pain management, encephalopathy and addictive drug effects, four patents in the area of pain measurement.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Testifying forensic consultant and expert witness in State, Military and Federal courts of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, in forensic pharmacological matters and the effects of psychoactive drugs on human behavior.
Training / Seminars
Capital Litigation and Investigation Seminar, faculty, Lecturing on Mental Health Issues, Nashville, Tennessee, January 23-25, 1992; Faculty, New York State Defender Association in-service training -effects of drugs on the brain and behavior - Conference on drug and alcohol addiction, March 1993.; Faculty and lecturer in forensic neuropharmacology: Arkansas Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, continuing legal education training seminar, May 1995, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.; Lecturer: Drug Abuse, Drug Effects and the Law - Chemical Dependency and Chemical Abuse, Missouri State Public Defender System Annual Training Seminar, September 1997; Moderator: American Board of Psychological Specialties Abstract Presentations, Chronic Pain, Personality Attributes, Disability Evaluation, Iatrogenic Illness, New York, Oct 1999; Faculty: Relationship of Exposure to Toxic Substances and Intoxicants and Psychological Disorders. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Capital, Mental Health and Habeas seminar, Dallas Texas, April 2006; Faculty Presenter: Pediatric Grand Rounds, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, “ADHD/ADD treatment with stimulants – what are the effects on the normal brain?” 14 June 2006; Faculty: Biopsychology of pain, Psychiatry Resident Didactics, Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU, 2005, 2006, 2007; Organizing Committee: Seminar: Common Back Pain Syndromes and Treatment Options, Office of Continuing Medical Education, East Tennessee State University, Nov 16 2007; Chair and Moderator: Seminar series: Chronic Headache, Office of Continuing Medical Education, East Tennessee State University, Nov 2008; Chair and Moderator: Seminar series: Neuropathic Pain, Office of Continuing Medical Education, East Tennessee State University,
Vendor Selection
Experience at the intersection of drugs, medicines, pharmaceutics and the law provides a useful base to draw and refer experts in contiguous fields and to scope and employ methods and techniques for optimal problem resolution.
Marketing Experience
Experience in experimental design and interpretation of drug effects at both pre-clinical and clinical levels provides a valuable perspective that often broadens the narrow scope of a consutation client's initial perceived needs and provides new avenues of exploration and problem-solving resolution for the client.
Other Relevant Experience
Extensive and knowledgable experience with medical record review and pharmacy and prescription compliance analysis

Fields of Expertise

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