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Expert in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Urogynecology, Female Incontinence, GYN Surgery, Laparoscopy

Expert ID: 730235 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert has been in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology for over 23 years. He has practiced in all types of settings including tertiary care/teaching hospitals, community based private practice, and very rural, undeserved areas.

During his career, Expert has delivered well over 5000 babies and encountered and managed virtually every type of obstetric complication. He has had a very active surgical practice and is well versed in minimally invasive procedures involving laparoscopic and hysteroscopic techniques. While he graduated his residency prior to the development of urogynecologic fellowships, he has had a special interest and large amount of experience in incontinence and prolapse procedures.

Expert has served as Medical Director of Women’s Health Connecticut, a large OBGYN practice encompassing 140+ physicians spanning the entire state of Connecticut. In that capacity, he was instrumental in developing practice guidelines for many obstetric and gynecologic conditions. He also was involved in quality improvement efforts and insurance contract negotiations.

Expert has lectured on numerous topics through his career at both the student and attending levels. He served as assistant Residency Director of the Danbury Hospital OBGYN Residency program. In that capacity he provided weekly lectures to the resident’s one wide array of OBGYN topics. He served as the OBGYN instructor for the Alderson and Broaddus College Physician Assistant training program. He is currently a clinical instructor for the Commonwealth Medical College of Pennsylvania. He has also lectured for several pharmaceutical companies on various urogynecologic topics.

Expert has served on numerous hospital committees including Peer Review, Ethics, and Medical Executive committees. He is currently the Vice-President of the medical staff of Schuylkill medical Center South Jackson. He has also performed numerous medical malpractice reviews and has testified as a medical expert on numerous occasions.


Expert was invited to evaluate and critique a new pelvic support mesh kit that was being developed by Gynecare before clinical trials were undertaken.Expert partook in aftermarket trials of Boston Scientific's Genesys Hydrothermablation Device for endometrial ablations.Expert has served a reviewer of medical malpractice cases for Medical Advisers, a consulting firm used by numerous attorneys.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Scranton, Pennsylvania - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Trenton, New Jersey - Camden, New Jersey - Wilmington, Delaware - Baltimore, Maryland

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Jefferson Medical College
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Science Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to 2011 Employer: A Woman's Care OBGYN Title: Physician Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for direct patient care providing all aspects of Obstetrical and Gynecologic care.
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: Women's Health Care Title: Physician Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for direct patient care providing all aspects of Obstetrical and Gynecologic care.
Years: 1989 to 2001 Employer: Candlewood Center for Women's Health Title: Physician Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for direct patient care providing all aspects of Obstetrical and Gynecologic care.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American College of OBGYN; American Urogynecologic Society; American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy
Licenses / Certifications
MD - Pennsylvania
Professional Appointments
Vice President Medical Staff Schuylkill Medical Center South Jackson; Past Medical Director of Women's Health Connecticut; Past Assistant Residency Director Danbury Hospital
Awards / Recognition
OBGYN Teacher of the Year Danbury Hospital OBGYN Residency Program
Medical / Professional
Internship Internal Medicine University of Connecticut; Internship and Residency OBGYN Danbury Hospital

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been actively consulting on potential litigation involving Obstetrics and Gynecology over the past 3 years. He has reviewed several dozen cases and been deposed numerous times in that time frame. He has testified as an Expert Witness and several occasions.
Training / Seminars
He served as Assistant Residency Program Director for the OBGYN residency at Danbury Hospital during which time he oversaw the educational component of the resident's training. He also served as Medical Director of Women's Health Connecticut where He developed protocols and practice management guidelines to help guide associated physicians and providers. He served as the OBGYN
Instructor for Alderson Broaddus College's Physician Assistant program. He is currently a clinical instructor for the Commonwealth Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Vendor Selection
In his capacity as Medical Director of Women's Health Connecticut, he was responsible for meeting with and evaluating potential vendors and implementing new products into associated practices.
Marketing Experience
He has served as a primary and sub investigator on clinical trials including both medications and medical devices. He has consulted on the development of new medical devices prior to their market approval.
Other Relevant Experience
He has served in both the clinical and administrative side of medical care and, therefore, has unique insight into how products will be viewed from both vantage points.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert is proficient in the medical use of the Spanish language. He had taken many years of Spanish in training and is comfortable conversing with patients.
Greek Expert is a first generation Greek American and can conversely have a conversation in Greek.

Fields of Expertise

dilatation and curettage, ectopic pregnancy, endometrial ablation, gynecologic surgery, gynecology, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, Pap smear test, tubal ligation surgery, urogynecology, laparoscopy, childbirth, obstetric surgical procedure, obstetrics, pregnancy, hysteroscope, obstetric delivery, family planning, infectious pregnancy complication, cardiovascular pregnancy complication, uterine artery embolism, vaginal hysterectomy, hysterotomy, fetal version, induced labor, obstetrical extraction, episiotomy, Cesarean section, colpotomy, cervical cerclage, vacuum curettage, male circumcision, salpingostomy, ovariectomy, reproductive sterilization, obstetrical analgesia, puerperal disorder, prenatal injuries, prolonged pregnancy, tubul pregnancy, polyhydramnios, placental disease, oligohydramnios, uterine rupture, uterine inversion, postpartum hemorrhage, placenta previa, placenta accreta, premature birth, dystocia, cephalopelvic disproportion, breech presentation, abruptio placentae, obstetric labor complication, nuchal cord, stillbirth, fetal death, chorea gravidarum, miscarriage, morning sickness, pregnancy complication, colposcopy, birth, intrauterine growth restriction, preterm labor, birth asphyxia, gestational diabetes, genital wart, high risk pregnancy, obstetric anesthesia, fetal heart monitoring, electronic fetal monitoring, fetal monitoring, gynecologic oncology, women's health, uterine cancer, birth injury, Perinatology, maternal fetal medicine, laparoscopic surgery, pregnancy hypertension, herpes simplex type 2, urodynamics, epidural anesthesia, fetal imaging, uterus, medical record, fertility, human papilloma virus, operating room standard, wart, medical software, toxic shock syndrome, urogenital surgery, antenatal diagnosis, medical malpractice evaluation, sexually-transmitted disease, birth control, endometrial tissue, endometriosis, osteoporosis, reproductive system disease, chorionic gonadotropin, oxytocin, forceps, clinical medicine

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