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Expert in Work Disability Prevention, Management, and Evaluation

Expert ID: 727327 Florida, USA

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Expert has 26 years of experience in emergency medicine; clinical occupational and orthopedic medicine; medical direction of occupational medicine programs; workers compensation care and case management; disability prevention, evaluation, and management; worker health and productivity promotion; and Medical Review Officer and commercial motor vehicle operator certification activities.

Expert is in private clinical and consulting occupational medicine practice. He serves as a consultant physician to Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers (clinical medicine); Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (worker health and productivity enhancement and employee drug testing); AmTrust North America (workers compensation insurance); Science Applications International Corporation (chemical demilitarization); Navy Federal Credit Union (medical direction); the Medical Expert Panel program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; and several national utilization review organizations. He is active on the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practice Guidelines committee and Council of Scientific Advisors.

Expert is certified in Preventive (Occupational) Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine; certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners and the Medical Review Officer Certification Council; a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; and a Fellowship Candidate of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians.

Expert provides consulting services to the Johns Hopkins Health and Wellness Program in partnership with Pepsi Bottling Group and Dean Foods, Inc.; AmTrust North America; Navy Federal Credit Union; and Science Applications International Corporation. He serves as occupational medicine consultant on the Medical Expert Panels of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Orlando, Florida - Clearwater, Florida - Cape Coral, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Palm Bay, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Melbourne, Florida - Deltona, Florida

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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 Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2012 Employer: Garson M Caruso MD MPH PA Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities: Expert provides medical direction and consulting services on work disability prevention, management, and evaluation; worker health and wellness; utilization review; and chemical demilitarization.
Years: 2007 to 2010 Employer: Lakeview Occupational and Industrial Clinic PA Title: Medical Director Department: Occupational and Environmental Medicine Responsibilities: Expert provided 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 provided independent consulting services in peer and utilization review and care, case, and disability management.
Years: 2002 to 2012 Employer: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Title: Clinical Associate Department: Occupational and Environmental Medicine Responsibilities: Expert served as Associate Medical Director on a four-year, $900 million chemical demilitarization project for Bechtel, Inc. and as plant Medical Director for Lockheed and General Electric. He designed and managed programs for heat stress injury prevention, employee fitness for duty in toxic environments, and worker health and wellness. He currently supervises six onsite Employee Health and Wellness Centers in Florida and Pennsylvania and provides Medical Review Officer services.
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: Concentra Medical Centers Title: Center Medical Director Department: Occupational and Environmental Medicine Responsibilities: Expert provided clinical and administrative services including budgeting, operational, purchasing and training responsibilities and integration of clinical and marketing functions.
Years: 1992 to 2000 Employer: Pinnacle Health System Title: Staff Physician Department: Emergency Medicine Responsibilities: Expert was a staff physician, including 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: 1986 to 1992 Employer: Emergency Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania Title: Staff Physician Department: Emergency Medicine Responsibilities: Expert 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, and Pennsylvania; CIME (Certified Independent Medical Examiner); MRO (Medical Review Officer)
Professional Appointments
Chair, ACOEM Practice Guidelines Committee, Work Disability Prevention and Management
Awards / Recognition
ACOEM Occupational Health Achievement Award 2010 - 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, April 2008 special issue, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Depression in the Workplace

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
My current focus of research and practice applications is on the prevention and management of work disability, with a special emphasis on 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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