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Expert in Wound Healing, Combat Casualty Care, Hemostasis, Collagen, Pressure Ulcers, Keloid, etc.

Expert ID: 107800 Virginia, USA

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Expert's laboratory at The Wound Healing Center and the Laboratory of Tissue Repair has expertise in a variety of areas related to wound healing, tissue repair, chronic non-healing ulcers, and fibrosis. He and his staff have designed experiments to test basic responses to added mediators such as growth factors, steroids, and a variety of pharmacologic agents and dressings. To date, he has organized seven national meetings on wound healing. He has observed collagen production during fetal tissue repair, chronic wound healing, and by human smooth muscle cells during intestinal organogenesis. His studies are pursued in humans, animals, and cell cultures. Additionally, he is adept in the areas of surgical infections, lesions, wound irrigation, and veterinary wound healing.

Having over 40 years of experience in the area of tissue injury, inflammation, and repair, Expert has worked with injuries to tissues and organs throughout the body. He can answer detailed questions on connective tissue, granulation tissue, scar tissue, and fetal tissue as well as medical adhesion processes.

Expert's lab has designed and carried out a variety of human, animal, and cell culture studies to analyze the effect of growth factors on wound healing, epithelization, contraction, inflammation, and collagen metabolism. He is knowledgeable of endothelial cells as well as epithelial cells.

Expert has studied how keloid fibroblasts exhibit an altered response to TGF-beta.

The Laboratory of Tissue Repair has also been involved with a variety of industrial pharmaceutical companies in studies focused on the biology and biochemistry of chronic ulcer formation such as diabetic, pressure, and venous stasis ulcers. These studies have found an increased level of interleukin-beta and collagenase (MMP-1) in non-healing ulcers; once these wounds are treated with specialized hydroactive dressings, the levels are reduced and the ulcers begin to heal. The laboratory has also reported recently that proteases such as elastase are present in these chronic ulcers and these enzymes are capable of degrading topically applied agents such as PDGF and TGF-beta.

Reviewed hospital records and patient depositions to prepare an Expert Witness statement used to settle out of court legal cases.Assisted in the preparation of NIH and Department of Defense research proposals.Consulted for Wound Care Products for TraumaCure and Oxygen BiotherapeuticsReviewed a wide variety of research and development projects for industry and provided expert advice and guidance.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia - Norfolk, Virginia - Chesapeake, Virginia - Richmond, Virginia - Newport News, Virginia - Hampton, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Portsmouth, Virginia - Lynchburg, Virginia - Suffolk, Virginia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: Postdoc Subject: Postdoctoral Position Institution: NIH - Cancer Institute
Year: 1969 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Biochemistry Institution: Georgetown University
Year: 1965 Degree: B.S. Subject: Biochemistry Institution: Mt. St. Mary's University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1972 to 2018 Employer: University Title: Professor of Biochemistry, Anatomy & Emergency Medicine Department: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Responsibilities: Wound healing research; hemostasis; combat casualty care;chronic skin ulcers;medical student education

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1997 to 2000 Agency: NIH Role: Served as a Permanent Member, Surgery, Anesthesia & Trauma Study Sect. Ad Hoc Study Section Reviewer Description: Review research proposals
Years: 1993 to 2018 Agency: FDA Role: Consultant Description: General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
Years: 2010 to 2018 Agency: NIH Role: CSR National Registry of Volunteer Reviewers Description: Study section proposal reviews

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a founding member of the Wound Healing Society (Secretary and Board of Directors). He has also been a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and the Negus Award Committee for Excellence in Biochemical Research. At present, Expert is a member of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration.
He is a senior member of the Wound Healing Society and a Fellow of the Johnson Center at VCU..
Member of the National Academy of Inventors.
Professional Appointments
Expert is an editor for Wound Repair and Regeneration and has reviewed for Analytical Biochemistry, Collagen and Related Research, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Proceedings of Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Pediatric Research, International Journal of Radiation Biology, Laboratory Investigation, Connective Tissue Research, Science, Surgery, Annals of Surgery, and Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also served on several NIH study sections and served as a permanent member of the Surgery, Anesthesiology & Trauma Study Section of the General Medical Sciences Institute of the National Institute of Health. In addition, Expert has served as a consultant on the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration from 1993 to the present.
Awards / Recognition
Teaching Excellence Award for the VCU School of Medicine.
The US Army Medical Research and Materiel Combat Casualty Care Research Program Award for Excellence. In (Undisclosed)he received the Simon Brute Medal from Mount Saint Mary's University in recognition of presented by the National Alumni Association of Mount St. Mary’s University as recognition of the highest honor conferred upon an alum by the Association. Each recipient has distinguished himself through their careers, commitment to their community or service to their fellow man and whose recognition as a recipient of the award will bring honor to Mount St. Mary’s University.

SPECIAL AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND OTHER HONORS:
NIH Pre-doctoral Trainee: Georgetown University
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship: National Cancer Institute,
Laboratory of Physiology, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
Winner of Scholarship Contest, Senior Classification
of the Educational Foundation of the American Society of
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Inc.
Medical College of Virginia, School of Medicine
Outstanding Professor of Cell Biology
J.C. Phillips Outstanding Leadership Award
M-1 Medical Biochemistry Outstanding Teacher Award
Chief’s Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment
Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad
VCU School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award
The US Army Medical Research and Materiel Combat
Casualty Care Research Program Award for Excellence
BIOL-361-901; Best Basic Science Lecturer
M-1 Medical Biochemistry Outstanding Teacher Award
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Outstanding Teacher Award
Scientific Foundations of Medicine Outstanding Teacher Award
Foundations of Disease Outstanding Teacher Award
Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Founders Award
The Simon Bruté Medal
Wound Healing Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Member of the National Academy of Inventors.
Medical / Professional
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
Anatomy and Emergency Medicine (Tenured).
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery,
& Biochemistry (Tenured).
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical College of Virginia 1979 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Biochemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical College of Virginia 1972 - 1979
Member, Hand Management Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical College of Virginia 1980 - 1991
Member, Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical College of Virginia 1977 - Present
Director of the Laboratory of Tissue Repair 1972 – Present
VCURES Senior Fellow,
Director Wound Healing Section 1999-- Present
Medical Biochemistry Course Director 2009 to Present
VCU School of Medicine Curriculum Council 2010 to 2014
VCU School of Medicine Clinical Subcommittee 2014 to 2017
Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee 2014 to Present
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has over 200 scientific publications and 15 patents. His paper in the journal of Biochemistry is the 20th most quoted publication.
20th Most Cited Article in Biochemistry; 1,510 citations.
25 Grants (past and present)
37 Major committee member
166 Invited Lectures
43 Journals (Past and present reviewer)
US Patent No. (Undisclosed), B2 "Hemostasis of Wounds Having High Pressure Blood Flow Using Kaolin and Bentonite"

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has reviewed several litigation involving cases in the area of wound healing, pressure ulcers and traumatic injuries and provided expert statements and depositions. All of the cases were settled out of court based upon his summaries.
Training / Seminars
Expert has given many national and international lectures.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of wound healing promoting agents, growth factors, dressings, pharmaceuticals, and wound care products.
Marketing Experience
He is the director of the Laboratory of Tissue Repair and is also the lead inventor on Wound Stat, the most efficient hemostatic agent available.
Other Relevant Experience
He served five terms on the Board of Directors and as President of the Wound Healing Society

MEMBERSHIP - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:
Knights of Columbus - Council
Inside Guard
Treasurer
Financial Secretary
Honorary Life Member
Foster Parents Program for Newborns, Richmond Diocese
Catholic Family Services (approved)
Host Family, Irish Children's Summer Program
Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad - EMT-B
Emergency Vehicle Operator
Squad Leader / Attendant in Charge
Vice President
Crew Lieutenant
Captain of the Night Crews
Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor
Life Member
Deputy Chief
Staffing Lieutenant

Fields of Expertise

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