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Expert in Radiation Therapy, Radioactive Materials, Medical Physics, Gamma Knife, Brachytherapy

Expert ID: 733980 North Carolina, USA

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Expert has worked in the field of Medical Physics for over 30 years. He completed his Post-Doctoral Training at Yale University Medical School where he later joined the faculty for several years doing research in Radiation Therapy. Moved to Wake Forest University Medical School in 1990 where he eventually became Chief Physicist and Department Vice Chairman. Co-Director of WFU Gamma Knife Program.
Was recruited to Novant Health in 2003 to become Corporate Chief Physicist, overseeing Physics and Dosimetry for all their Radiation Oncology departments.

I am the founder and President of a company that provides Medical Physics and Radiation Safety service to hospitals in the area, including one Veterinary radiation oncology department.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina - Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Gastonia, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Roanoke, Virginia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellowship Subject: Radiation Therapy-Medical Physics Institution: Yale University School of Medicine
Year: 1986 Degree: PhD Subject: Bio-Physics Institution: Syracuse University
Year: 1980 Degree: BS Subject: Physics Institution: Muhlenberg College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to 2018 Employer: Novant Health Title: Corporate Chief Physicist Department: Radiation Oncology Responsibilities: Responsible for the Physics and Dosimetry at 6 Radiation Oncology Departments in NC and VA
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Wake Forest University School of Medicine Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Radiation Oncology Responsibilities: Responsible for the Physics and dosimetry service for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and it's 4 "regional practice" hospital
Years: 2005 to 2012 Employer: Wake Forest University School of Medicine Title: Associate Professor and Chief Physicist Department: Department of Radiation Oncology Responsibilities: Responsible for the Physics and dosimetry service for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and it's 4 "regional practice" hospital
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: Wake Forest University School of Medicine Title: Associate Professor, Chief Physicist and Department Vice Chairman Department: Department of Radiation Oncology Responsibilities: Responsible for the Physics and dosimetry service for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and it's 4 "regional practice" hospital
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Wake Forest University School of Medicine Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Radiation Oncology Responsibilities: Responsible for the Physics and dosimetry service for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and it's 4 "regional practice" hospital
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Wake Forest University School of Medicine Title: Administrative Coordinator of Outreach Physics Department: Physics Section/Radiation Oncology Dept Responsibilities: Responsible for the Physics and dosimetry service for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and it's 4 "regional practice" hospital
Years: 1997 to 2004 Employer: Wake Forest University School of Medicine Title: Assistant Professor Department: Department of Radiation Oncology Responsibilities: Responsible for the Physics and dosimetry service for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and it's 4 "regional practice" hospital
Years: 1990 to 1997 Employer: Bowman Gray School of Medicine Title: Assistant Professor Department: Department of Radiology Responsibilities: Radiation therapy
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Yale University School of Medicine Title: Associate Research Scientist Department: Department of Therapeutic Radiology Responsibilities: I ran a research laboratory investigating the development of a novel 3-dimensional radiation detection system
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: Yale University School of Medicine Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow Department: Department of Therapeutic Radiology Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1986 Employer: Syracuse University Title: Research Assistant Department: Physics Department Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1983 Employer: Syracuse University Title: Teaching/Research Assistant Department: Physics Department Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1981 Employer: Syracuse University Title: Teaching Assistant Department: Physics Department Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Association of Physicists in Medicine- Since 1986; President and Chairman-of-the-Board of South-East Chapter, Member of AAPM Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of AAPM Administrative Council, Chairman of AAPM Membership Committee, Editor of AAPM Newsletter, Member of numerous other committees
Licenses / Certifications
Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
Awards / Recognition
Distinguished Service Award from AAPM
Fellowship in AAPM
AAPM Chapter Appreciation Award
Medical / Professional
Authorized Medical Physicist in the state of North Carolina
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has nearly 100 published peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters in journals such as "Medical Physics", "International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics", "Radiosurgery", and "Radiation Research". More information available upon request.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
I gave a deposition for a legal case involving the installation of a linear accelerator which was challenged by a competing health care system.
I was involved with a case involving a tobacco company, radioactive materials in cigarette smoke and cancer
I was involved in a case between a hospital and its staff regarding safe staffing levels in Radiation Oncology Department
Training / Seminars
Leksell Gamma Knife Training Course (1999) and Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion Upgrade Training Course

Expert has participated in over 60 lectures, speeches, exhibits, films, etc. More information available upon request.

Fields of Expertise

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