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Primary Area of Expertise

Hospital Administration & Procedures

Expert Witness Profile

Expert Witness: Retained by plaintiff and defense attorneys since 1989 in over 30 states and Washington, D.C. as an expert in hospital administration who renders opinions after assessing complaint, hospital policies and procedures, medical staff bylaws and regulations, Joint Commission Standards, medical records, depositions, etc.

Consultant: Has assisted hospitals and health systems with accelerating their performance improvement efforts. Speaks, writes, and consults on ethical issues in health care.

Background Highlights: Served as director of two academic medical centers: Emory University Hospital and Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. Author or co-author of over 200 publications, including ones addressing clinical errors and management mistakes. Faculty appointments have included Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, and the University of California. Is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past member of its Leadership Advisory Committee. Has served as a member of American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize Committee since 2004. Recipient of American Hospital Association’s Award of Honor in 2009 and an Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award in 2012. Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health (Hospital Administration), and Doctor of Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) degrees are from the University of California, Berkeley.

Education & Licenses

Bachelor of Science, Masters of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health