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Expert in Drowning Physiology and Resuscitation

Expert ID: 735816 Florida, USA

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Expert is a board certified, academic emergency medicine physician with a practice focus in pre-hospital medicine. His areas of interest in education and research are drowning resuscitation and water safety. He has 2 decades of experience with open-water lifesaving as a lifeguard, instructor, and medical director. Additional qualifications include:

- Numerous peer-reviewed articles and original research focused on drowning, including lead author on national organizational practice guidelines
- Author of multiple book chapters on drowning resuscitation and lifeguarding
- Lectures and teaches internationally on the topics of drowning resuscitation and surf-related injuries
- Collaborates with the leading international researchers in the fields of drowning prevention and resuscitation
- Manages a drowning-specific research blog
- Medical director for open-water lifeguard agency
- Director of international lifeguard training organization
- Legal expert witness experience for cases concerning drowning physiology, resuscitation, and water safety

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, FL

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: DO, MPH Subject: Doctor of Osteppathic Medicine, Master in Publish Health Institution: Nova Southeastern University
Year: 2014 Degree: Emergency Medicine Residency Subject: Institution: University of Florida-Jacksonville

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Department: Emergency Medicine Responsibilities: Management of Emergency Department including critical care, resuscitation, and trauma center. Oversight of residents.
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Deputy Medical Director Department: Responsibilities: Oversight and education of critical care flight nurses and paramedics
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Medical Director Department: Responsibilities: Development of medical protocols for ocean lifeguards

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Board of Emergency Physicians (2015-Present)
American College of Emergency Physicians (2014-Present)
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certification in Emergency Medicine (2014), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (2011), Master of Public Health (2011)
Professional Appointments
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida (2014-Present)
Deputy Medical Director, TraumaOne Flight Services (2015-Present)
Honorary Member, International Drowning Researchers Alliance (2015-Present)
Medical Director, Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue (2015-Present)
Medical Advisor, Volunteer Life Saving Corps (2015-Present)
Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, UF Jacksonville (2013-2014)
Awards / Recognition
Duval County Medical Society Philip H. Gilbert Young Physician Leadership Award
Special Information Publisher’s Association: Best Instructional Reporting, Drowning in the adult population: Emergency department resuscitation and treatment. Emergency Medicine Practice
Distinguished Young Faculty Member (UF-Jacksonville Emergency Medicine)
Pediatric ICU 2nd Year Resident of the Year (UF-Jacksonville Emergency Medicine)
First Year Resident of the Year (UF-Jacksonville Emergency Medicine)
Patient Satisfaction Award (UF-Jacksonville Emergency Medicine)
Medical / Professional
Board Certification, Emergency Medicine (2015)
Emergency Medicine Residency completion (2014)
Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine (2013)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has been lead author or collaborator on over 20 international publications on drowning, including original research, book chapters, and practice guidelines

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Retained in multiple cases, both plaintiff and defense, concerning drowning physiology, resuscitation, lifeguarding, and water safety.

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