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Internal Medicine

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* Internal Medicine/Geriatrics/Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Addiction Medicine/Medical Toxicology/Medical Directorships
* Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine
* Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF Medical School
* Director of Geriatric and Palliative Education at St. Mary's Medical Center (SF, CA) 2009-2016
* Additional Clinical Faculty Positions at USC and Touro School(s) of Medicine
* Part-Time Hospice Medical Director at Large Quad-County Hospice in SF Bay Area
* Testimonial Experience in over 200 cases and reviewed more than 1,500 files (including Medicare Audits for the Government), particularly in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury & Elder Abuse (including defense & plaintiff cases, respectively)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
* Adult Hospital Medicine & Hospitalist Care - Including facilities with Primary Care Training Programs
* Ambulatory Care - Including Internal Medicine & Geriatrics and experience supervising Mid-Level Practitioners
* Long-Term Care & Palliative Units - SNF, Sub-Acute Rehabilitation, Medical Directorships & Assisted Living (with Dementia)
* Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Home Care
* Elder Abuse Defense Cases
- Including criminal allegations of Homicide by "lay" caregivers
* Pain Management/Addiction Medicine
* Preventable Fall Injuries
* Wrongful Death
* Wound Care
* Ethical Consideration at the End-Of-Life (EOL)
* Treatment of the Immunosuppressed Host
* Medicare Certification
* Medical Board Violations by Physicians
* Contested Estate Matters Involving Challenges in Areas Surrounding Testimonial Capacity

* Forensic Criminal Defense Cases - Including civil allegations of elder abuse involving most levels of care and criminal charges of Homicide leveled against "lay" caregivers (Clinical Forensic Medicine)
* Extensive Work & Training with Mid-Level Practitioners
* Home Care
* Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) & Independent Living Facilities (ILF)
* DUI
* Medicare medical necessity cases
- Including criminal allegations of Medicare Fraud
* Government Witness for Department of Justice (DOJ)/FBI/Office of Inspector General (OIG) in cases of allegations of Medicare Fraud
* Clinical Forensics Medical & Toxicological determinations as MRO to testify in court

Education & Licenses


* Board Certified, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): 09/88-Present;
* Board Certified, Geriatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): 04/94-Present;
* Board Certified, Hospice & Palliative Medicine (ABHPM): 01/06-Present;
* Board Certified, American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), including Forensic Toxicology: 12/10-Present;
* Certified Medical Director (CMD), American Medical Director's Association (AMDA): 12/04-Present;
* Certified Hospice Med. Dir. (CHMD), Amer. Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine-08/09;
* Certified, American Academy of Home Care Physicians (AAHCP): 11/03-Present;
* Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP);
* Fellow, American Geriatrics Society (AGSF);
* Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM);
* Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM)
* Toxicology; Medical Review Officer Certification - MROCC: 2011;
* Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine (DABFM) 07/14 - Present;
* Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners (DABFE) 07/14 - Present;
* Certified Forensic Physician (CFP) 01/10 -Present;
* Certification, Wound Care - Advanced Debridement -Present