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Expert in Non-operative and Operative Management of Spinal Disorders

Expert ID: 736125 Virginia, USA

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Board-certified neurosurgeon fellowship trained in treatment of spinal disorders. Excellent expert and witness with 20 years of experience.

RESEARCH FOCUS:
1. Complex spinal disorders
2. Bone Morphogenetic Protein
3. Resorbable polymers
4. Disc arthroplasty
5. Stem cell technology
6. PRP
7. BOTOX Cosmetic and Musculoskeletal

SPECIALTY: Spinal Surgery / Neurosurgery
: Age Management Medicine
: Bio-identical Hormone Therapy
: IV Therapy / Nutrition
: Aesthetic Medicine

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: M.D. - with Honors Subject: Medicine Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1989 Degree: Bachelors of Arts Subject: Chemistry, Cum Laude Institution: Kalamazoo College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Member Department: Responsibilities: Neurosurgeon/ Spinal Surgeon
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Medical Director Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2010 to 2018 Employer: HCA Reston Hospital Title: Division Chief/ Division of Spinal Surgery Department: Department of Surgery Responsibilities:
Years: 2003 to 2018 Employer: The Virginia Spine Institute Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2005 to 2014 Employer: The Spinal Research Foundation Title: Director of Research Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Emory University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Department of Neurosurgery Responsibilities:
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Emory NeuroSpine Institute Title: Spine Surgeon Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: Emory University Title: Clinical Instructor/Spine Fellow Department: Department of Neurological Surgery Responsibilities:
Years: 1999 to 2000 Employer: The University of Pittsburgh Title: Chief Resident - Neurosurgery Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1995 to 1999 Employer: Forbes Regional Hospital Title: Associate Staff Physician - Emergency Medicine Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Degenerative Spine Study Group (DSSG)
American College of Spine Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Lumbar Spine Study Group (LSSG)
Virginia State Medical Society
Medical Society Northern Virginia
Fairfax County Medical Society
North American Spine Society
Georgia Neurosurgical Society
ANSPAC
AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
American College of Surgeons, Associate Fellow
American Medical Political Action Committee
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Allegheny County Medical Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Medical Association
Licenses / Certifications
2019 Washington- District of Columbia Physician
2019 VA Board of Pharmacy Registered Physician for CBD/THC-A oil
2014 Certification in Age Management Medicine
2010 American Association of Neurological Surgeons
2006 American College of Spine Surgery
2005 American Board of Spine Surgery
2004 American College of Surgeons
2003 American Board of Neurological Surgery
2003 Commonwealth of Virginia – Physician
2000 State of Georgia - Medical Physician and Surgeon
1998 Medical Command Physician
1995 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania -Physician
1995 DEA Practitioner
1994 National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate
1993 Basic Cardiac Life Support – Provider
1993 Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Provider
1993 Advanced Trauma Life Support – Provider

SPECIALITY CERTIFICATION:
GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices Certification 2019
Allergan AMI Master Course Certification 2019
Advanced Hyaluronic Acid Filler Techniques Certification 2019 Tom Van Eijk Academy
NIH Clinical Research Training Certification 2019
American Association of Neurological Surgeons- Fellow 2010
American College of Spine Surgery- Fellow 2006
American Board of Spinal Surgery 2005
American College of Surgeons - Fellow 2004
American Board of Neurological Surgery (currently MOC) 2003
Professional Appointments
Vice-Chairman, Young Neurosurgeons Committee, AANS, 2 years
Chairman, Young Neurosurgeons Committee, AANS, 2 years
Annual Meeting Exhibits Chairman and Executive Committee, Joint Section of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Georgia Neurosurgical Society - Annual Meeting Chair
Institutional Review Board Member – Emory University
National and International:
Marshals Committee, AANS
Sergeant at Arms Committee, CNS
Registration Committee, CNS
Young Neurosurgeons Committee, AANS
AANS Marshals Committee
Scientific Program Committee, Joint Section of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Secretary, Young Neurosurgeons Committee, AANS
AANS Bulletin Advisory Board
North American Spine Society (NASS) Coding Committee
North American Spine Society (NASS) Continuing Education Committee
Lumbar Spine Study Group (LSSG)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Washington Committee
North American Spine Society (NASS) Spring Break Planning Committee
American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Executive Committee
American Association of Neurological Surgeons – Scientific Program Committee
American College of Surgeons, AANS Liaison to ACS Advisory Council
Degenerative Spine Study Group (DSSG)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons- Public Relations Committee
AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee
Awards / Recognition
Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctors
Castle-Connolly, Top Doctors
The Washingtonian, Top Doctors, 10 years
Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review “100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Spine Specialists in America”
Patients’ Choice Award, 7 years
Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review “100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Spine Specialists in America”, 5 years
“Spine Surgeon Leader to Know” Becker’s Spine Review
Consumers Research Council of America: Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, 4 years
Frist Humanitarian Award
National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2 years
Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2 years
Resident Teaching Award University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurosurgery
C. Gardner Child III Award for Excellence in Surgery, University of Michigan Department of Surgery
Edgar A. Kahn Award for Excellence in Neurological Surgery, University of Michigan Section of Neurosurgery
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Michigan Chapter
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Research Award
Kalamazoo College Honors Scholarship, 4 years
Dean's List, Kalamazoo College, 4 years
Varsity Letters - Intercollegiate Football, Kalamazoo College
Medical / Professional
Virginia Hospital Center, Active Medical Staff
Inova Fairfax Hospital, Active Medical Staff
Publications and Patents Summary
Grants: Research Support- 5, Course Faculty/ Invited Speaker- 68
Publications in Refereed Journals: 64
Contributed Publications: 21
Published Abstracts: 23
Presentations at Scientific Meetings: 62
Published Comments: 5

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Consultant for Medtronic, Memphis, TN
Training / Seminars
XI. POSTGRADUATE:

General Surgery Intern 7/1993-6/1994
Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Neurosurgery Resident 7/1994-6/1999
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Visiting Resident – Neurovascular Surgery 9/1998-12/1998
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Chief Resident 7/1999-6/2000
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fellow in Complex Spinal Disorders 7/2000-6/2001
Department of Neurological Surgery
Emory University/ The Emory Clinic
Atlanta, Georgia

Vendor Selection
International Conferences:
1. CNS/ Francophone Society Meeting, Paris, France. November 2002
Marketing Experience
EDITORSHIPS AND EDITORIAL BOARD:
1. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Spinal Research Foundation, 11 years
2. AANS Bulletin Editorial Advisory Board 2 years
3. Editor - AANS Young Neurosurgeons Newsletter 2 years
4. Topic Editorial Board, SpineUniverse, 10 years
5. Cervical Spine Expert Panel, NeckReference.com, 10 years
6. Spine Expert Panel, Backpain.com, 10 years

MANUSCRIPTS REVIEWER:
1. Reviewer, Neurosurgery, 2001-2005.
2. Reviewer, Pediatrics, 2001-2005.
3. Reviewer, Neurosurgical Focus, 2001-2007.

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