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Expert in Nutrition and Nutrition Education; Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity; Pediatric and Adult Inpatient Hospital Care

Expert ID: 726721 Illinois, USA

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Expert is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine as well as the College of Canadian Family Physicians. He received his MD from McGill University in 1989 and completed his resident training in family medicine in 1991 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec. He practiced as a Primary Care Physician for 3 years before practicing as an inpatient and outpatient care and emergency care as a family physician and attending staff until 2000. In 2000, he began to a special focus on diabetes and obesity management as a family physician and continues today to focus on diabetes and weight loss as a practicing family physician.

Expert has been teaching in the area of nutrition for over 10 years at a major university. Some of his previous research interests have been in the area of folic acid and homocysteine, as well as specific diet therapies for treating obesity. Expert has run a successful, multi-disciplinary weight loss group and currently publishes a quarterly nutrition newsletter that covers all areas of nutrition. He has been interviewed on numerous radio talk-shows and news channels and featured on numerous newspaper articles regarding his knowledge on nutrition, dieting and obesity. He has given numerous lectures and presentations at various universities nationwide regarding nutrition, obesity prevention and treatment as well as weight loss maintenance and management.

DIET (Diet therapy, dietary supplement, dieting, weight loss): Expert’s expertise involve understanding and presenting various weight loss diets - why they work and why they fail, involuntary weight loss, OTC weight loss pills (prescription controversies), understanding the signs and symptoms of weight change, educating and supporting programs for improved diet and weight management for community dwelling adults with intellectual disabilities, and numerous other topics related to various aspects of dieting and weight loss. He is also familiar with the process of planning and implementing group weight loss programs.

OBESITY (bariatrics, treatment, anti-obesity agent): Expert has experience working on cases involving pediatric obesity, preventing obesity, treating obese patients, Type 2 diabetes, diabetes management, nutrition and childhood obesity, overweight and obesity management for primary care clinicians, current trends and practice of obesity, chronic disease management of obesity, and other specific topics concerning obesity management and prevention.

NUTRITION (clinical nutrition, human nutrition, infant nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition assessment, nutrition disorder, nutrition labeling): Expert has experience in teaching and/or treating patients with cases involving nutrition such as the role of nutrition in preventing cancer, organic food, nutrition in pregnancy, fish and fish oils - the health risks and benefits, simple nutrition, antioxidants, nutritional benefits of drinks, snack bars and nutrition, medication and drug interaction in nutrition, disease prevention regarding nutrition, evaluating the adolescent calorie/fat menu at fast food restaurants compared to other restaurants, travel nutrition, and nutrition for children (particularly for their growing brains). He has also developed and published an integrated nutrition curriculum for medical students and nutritional education in the undergraduate medical curriculum.

ANEMIA (nutritional anemia, iron-deficiency, folic acid deficiency): He has published and researched various vitamin deficiencies, nutritional anemia, fat-soluble vitamins, homocysteine, vitamins and heart disease and several other cases concerning anemia and vitamin deficiencies.

Expert is a board-certified family medicine physician with 25 years of inpatient hospital experience. Has worked in various hospitals, both community and urban/academic institutions. Has admitting privileges to hospitals for the past 25 years. Teaches resident physicians for the past 18 years. Knowledgeable in all areas of hospital care, including specialty units (Intensive Care, Dialysis, Labor and Delivery, Emergency Department, Medical and Surgical Wards).
Expert is now a full professor in clinical family medicine effective summer 2018.

Consulting Member for Gerson Lehrman and Gerson for past 10 years. Consulting Member for Guidepoint Global.Consulting Member for LEK, Inc.Consulting Member for Maven Institute.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: MDCM Subject: Medicine Institution: McGill University
Year: 1985 Degree: Med-P Subject: Health Sciences Institution: McGill University
Year: 1984 Degree: DCS Subject: Health Sciences Institution: Marianopolis College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to 2020 Employer: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Title: Professor in Clinical Family Medicine Department: Family Medicine
Practices clinical medicine; supervises trainees, cares for patients in the hospital and office setting. Teaches, researches and publishes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor in Clinical Family Medicine Department: Family Medicine
Practices clinical medicine; supervises trainees, cares for patients in the hospital and office setting. Teaches, researches and publishes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Medical Director of Campus Care Department: Health Insurance
Administers a medical insurance product for over 10,000 University students and their dependents annually; adjudicates on medical claims, promulgates and disseminates medical policies.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Private Practice Title: Medical Director Department: Medicine
Medical Director for a medical clinic; ambassador for the community health center.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1998 Employer: Private Practice Title: Family Doctor Department: Medicine
Community physician with hospital privileges caring for patients both in hospital and in the office setting; attended to nursing home patients.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1991 to 1994 Employer: CLSC Jardin Du Quebec, Community Health Centers Title: Family Doctor Department: Medicine
Community physician; doing urgent care and home care
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Medical Director Department: Clinical Strategy
Review of medication requests
Formulating clinical strategy for the enterprise
Support for clinical endeavors

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1991 to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: Has practiced in Canada as a physician in family medicine, home care and emergency care.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, the Canadian College of Family Physicians, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed in the states of IL, NY and AZ, as well as in Canada.
Professional Appointments
Former Member of a medical advisory board for Trivita, Inc. based in Scottsdale, AZ.
Awards / Recognition
Won a teaching award from the Council for Teaching Excellence at the University of Illinois at Chicago for his nutrition teaching.
Top Doctor designation from Chicago Magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Limited.
Medical / Professional
McGill University Family Medicine Residency
Publications and Patents Summary
Numerous articles and publications in the field of nutrition and obesity.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness for standard of care in family medicine, nutrition and hospital care in state litigation
Training / Seminars
Developed educational module on smoking cessation advice for the American Medical Association; created an educational module on homocysteine and gave lectures across North America on this topic.
Is a national speaker for various Continuing Medical Education companies, including Symposia Medicus, University at Sea, Osler Institute.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Raised in Montreal, Canada, fluent in French and English.

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