Expert Details

Life Expectancy Determination, Physician Life Care Planning, and Occupational Medicine

ID: 727327 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert has 35 years of experience in emergency and occupational medicine, the medical direction of occupational medicine programs, workers compensation care and case management, disability prevention, evaluation, management, worker health, product promotion, and Medical Review Officer and commercial motor vehicle operator medical certification activities. He has been a medical expert witness in Life Expectancy Determination, professional liability, and impairment and disability evaluation since 2012.

Expert is certified in Preventive (Occupational) Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine; as a physician Life Care Planner by the International Commission on Healthcare Certification; as a Medical Review Officer by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council; and as an Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (2009-2014). In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators.

Expert is in private clinical and consulting occupational medicine practice. He has provided medical direction and consultation and has reviewed thousands of complex disability and workers’ compensation claims. He is active on the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practice Guidelines committee.

Recent Works:
• Expert has transitioned to forensic and insurance medicine with a focus on Life Expectancy Determination, physician Life Care Planning, and workers compensation, and short- and long-term disability
• He no longer provides direct patient care in occupational medicine but collaborates with and supervises clinical mid-level practitioners at eight onsite worker health and wellness clinics in FL, NC, PA, and VA
• Expert has pervasive experience with complex case review and physician case management, including causation, exacerbation and aggravation, appropriateness of evaluation and care, impairment and disability determination, and apportionment
• He has developed expertise in forensic Life Expectancy Determination (with training from the American Academy of Insurance Medicine) and physician Life Care Planning and was qualified as a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) in June 2021
• Expert serves as an expert witness in medicolegal cases including general, occupational medicine, commercial driver licensing medical certification, professional liability, Life Expectancy Determination, and physician Life Care Planning
• He has been a Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) for workplace drug testing since 2008

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2004 Degree: MPH Subject: Public Health Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore, MD)
Year: 1984 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consulting Physician Department:
Responsibilities:
• Expert has transitioned to forensic and insurance medicine with a focus on Life Expectancy Determination, physician Life Care Planning, and workers compensation and short- and long-term disability
• Collaborates with and supervises clinical mid-level practitioners at eight onsite worker health and wellness clinics in FL, NC, PA, and VA
• Expert has very extensive experience with complex case review and physician case management, including causation, exacerbation and aggravation, appropriateness of evaluation and care, impairment and disability determination, and apportionment
• Developed expertise in forensic Life Expectancy Determination (with training from the American Academy of Insurance Medicine) and physician Life Care Planning, and was qualified as a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) in June 2021
• Expert serves as an expert witness in medicolegal cases including general occupational medicine, commercial driver licensing medical certification, professional liability, Life Expectancy Determination, and physician Life Care Planning
• He has been a Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) for workplace drug testing since 2008
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Clinical Associate Department: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Responsibilities:
Provides clinical occupational medical services, primarily in musculoskeletal injury, commercial motor vehicle operator certification, medical review officer activities, workers compensation care and case management, independent medical evaluation, and consulting services in worker health and wellness promotion. He provides independent consulting services in peer and utilization review and care, case, and disability management.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: Concentra Medical Centers Title: Center Medical Director Department: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Responsibilities:
Provided clinical and administrative services including budgeting, operational, purchasing and training responsibilities and integration of clinical and marketing functions.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1992 to 2000 Employer: Pinnacle Health System Title: Staff Physician Department: Emergency Medicine
Responsibilities:
Was a staff physician, including the provision of acute occupational medical care to employees of the City of Harrisburg, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, and other regional and national corporations, and clinical and didactic training of allied health providers, medical students, and residents.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1992 Employer: Emergency Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania Title: Staff Physician Department: Emergency Medicine
Responsibilities:
Was a staff physician, with extensive experience in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Fellow, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians and American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Licenses / Certifications
MD with licensure in Florida, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) 2021
Certified MRO (Medical Review Officer) 2008-present
CIME (Certified Independent Medical Examiner) 2009-2014
Professional Appointments
Chair, ACOEM Practice Guidelines Committee, Work Disability Prevention and Management
Awards / Recognition
ACOEM Occupational Health Achievement Award - Depression in the Workplace
Medical / Professional
Residency, Occupational Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
Residency, General Surgery, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1984-1986
Publications and Patents Summary
Chair, ACOEM Practice Guidelines Committee, Work Disability Prevention and Management; Co-editor, special issue, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Depression in the Workplace

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
The current focus of research and practice applications is on the prevention and management of work disability, emphasizing the psychosocial aspects of workers' compensation care and administration.
Other Relevant Experience
Extensive experience in medical and disability case and file review; Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME; American Board of Independent Medical Examiners); Certified Medical Review Officer (Medical Review Officer Certification Council).

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