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Expert in Trauma Surgery, Sepsis, Medical Reimbursement, Bioethics

Expert ID: 726502 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert was board certified in Surgical Critical Care by American Board of Surgery in 1989. Since then, Expert devoted his entire professional activities to the care of the critically ill and the critically injured. Clinical and research activities include investigating Human MAB-T88, Gram-negative Sepsis, Murine Monoclonal Antibody, TNF, Treatment of Patients with Septic Shock, Antibiotics in Abdominal Trauma, Intraabdominal Sepsis and Nosocomial Infections, Abdominal Sonogram for Trauma, Hemothorax, Hemopericardium, etc. His most recent research activity demonstrates that the need for prophylactic inferior vena cava filters may be over rated in the trauma patients and should be evaluated. Expert has been invitied to give lectures regarding the care of the severley injured patients. Expert is the director of trauma in the Philadelphia area. In the shock trauma unit, he managed to reach nationally recognized goals in the prevention of hospital acquired infections and the control of blood glucose for the critically ill.

Expert has a special interest in physicians reimbursement for medical care. Over the last 15 years he amassed significant knowledge about the complexity of the reimbursement and has been successful in his interaction with third party payers for the reimbursement for services denied. Expert is a member of the reimbursement committee of the National Foundation for Trauma Care and of the Billing and Coding committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. In both committees, Expert interacts with nationally renowned experts in billing and codings. Expert is involved in multiple projects related to his membership. In addition, Expert received his Executive MBA from Temple University Fox Business School.

Expert assisted a local hospital in PA twice to prepare and to pass the state audit to become a trauma center. He reviewed the hospital trauma patients care, met with the hospital leadership and provided criticism for some aspects of care. Expert also provided the strategy to pass the audit. Expert rendered opinions to attorneys about aspects of care and pertinence to the legal action.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Damascus University School of Medicine
Year: 2008 Degree: MBA Subject: Executive Business Degree Institution: Temple Unversity Fox Business school

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Trauma and Shock Trauma Unit Department: Surgery Responsibilities: Expert manages the trauma service. He is responsible for the quality and the efficiency of care. He is the quality officer for the division of trauma and a member of the peer review committee. Expert writes and revises clinical and administrative protocols for the care of the injured and the critical ill in the emergency department, the operating room and the intensive care unit. Expert is also responsible for the billing activities and the recruitment of highly competent trauma surgeons.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1994 to 1999 Agency: VA Hospital Role: Director of Surgical ICU Description: Managment of the surgical ICU, screen patients in satellite hospitals for safety transfer to the Boston VA

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: France Summary: Expert speaks fluent French. He was educated in French schools and he understands the French culture which make him an asset for multi-national companies
Years: to Present Country / Region: Middle East Summary: Expert's primary language is Arabic. He grew in the Middle East and he has a profound understanding of the local cultures and customs

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
Fellow of the American Association of Surgery of Trauma
Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Memeber, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Boston Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society
Licenses / Certifications
American Board of Surgery
Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care
Executive MBA
Multiple certifications in minimally invasive procedures.
Professional Appointments
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgey, Temple University
Director, Trauma and Shock Trauma Unit, Crozer Chester Medical Center
Awards / Recognition
Surgical Teaching Award, Boston University, 1998
Medical / Professional
Boston University 1982-1988
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored and co-authored over 16 peer-review journal articles, 2 books and over 14 presentations on his research related to his areas of expertise.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has given several depositions as an expert witness, a treating physician as well as a defendant. He is very familiar with the legal proceedings as he played a proactive role in his own defense proving his attorney with significant information and strategic maneuvers. Expert has been on the stand multiple times as an expert witness or a treating physician and only once as defendant. Expert had a significant role in winning his case.
Training / Seminars
Expert developed a course in the 90's for the use of ultrasound in trauma (FAST) and he also gave multiple seminars locally in Boston, Philadelphia and Newark, DE discussing the care of the critically ill. He also made presentations in national meetings on the subject. He was invited to educate other trauma program directors and managers in PA about trauma centers billings rules and regulations
Marketing Experience
The practice of critical care and trauma involves the use of high tech instrumentations which requires knowledge of the cutting edge technology and the continuous communication with vendors and tech companies. Expert is very well informed in the utility of new technology in critical care medicine.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is interested in health care policy and finance. Although he has not published on the subject, his recently received his MBA and has insight on health care policy, allowing him to assist the health care industry on the subject.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Arabic Expert's primary language is Arabic. He grew up in the Middle East and he has a profound understanding of the local cultures and customs.
French Expert speaks fluent French. He was educated in French schools and he understands the French culture which make him an asset for multi-national companies
German Expert studied German while in Medical school, but he has not practiced it since he moved to the U.S.A. He is currently only able to read the language.

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