Toxicology Expert Specializing in Adverse Human Health Effects of Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

Technical Consultant #1909


Expertise

  • Toxicologist with forensic board certifications in medicine and forensic examinations.
  • Toxic exposure investigations, including analytical protocol, referral of autopsy material for analyses, environmental and occupational health risk assessments and site assessment and causation determination.
  • Toxic tort defense or plaintiff evaluations, reports, affidavits and expert testimony.
  • Chemical causation assessments with written reports based upon scientific, peer-reviewed methodology.
  • Criminal matters - forensic toxicological assessment and toxicological cause of death.
  • Industrial health and safety assessments.
  • Environmental exposure assessment and testing.
  • Petroleum product toxicity - considerable experience as an expert in the Gulf Oil BP evaluations.
  • Over 24 years of laboratory experience.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Expert testimony, reports and affidavits of merit.
  • Plaintiff vs. Defense experience approximately 65:35.
  • Approximately 27 years of depositions, hearings, mediations and trial experience.

Experience

Undisclosed Companies

Chief Toxicologist, 1990 - Present

  • Impartial toxicological evaluations involving chemical exposures, alcohol ingestion, intentional poisons, carcinogens, pharmaceuticals, pyrolysis products, heavy metals, organic chemicals, petroleum product toxicity and drugs of abuse.
  • Analytical protocol, referral of autopsy material, environmental and occupational health risk assessments.
  • Site assessment and causation determination.

Laboratory Director, 1993 - Present

  • Established a clinical and environmental toxicology laboratory licensed under the NYS DOH and NYS ELAP agencies.

Department of Medicine, 1988 - Present

  • Assistant Professor

Onondaga Co. Health Department, Syracuse, NY, Chief Toxicologist, 1988 - 1993

  • Responsible for municipal and civil risk assessment, evaluation of environmental exposures and design and execution of environmental monitoring studies.
  • Advise and communicate with the Office of the Environment/County Executive and legislative subcommittees with respect to public health and environmental health issues.
  • Provided specialized analyses to the medical examiner's office upon request.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • New York Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program license and New York State Department of Health.
  • National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
  • New Jersey DEPE Laboratory Director, license
  • South Carolina, Department of Health, license
  • Asbestos Inspector, EPA Certification
  • OSHA 29, CFR1910
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society Associate Member
  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • National Myositis Association Medical Advisory Board Member
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Society of Automotive Engineering Member
  • The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists Member

Additional Activities

  • State Department of Toxicology, Indianapolis, IN
  • Strong Memorial Hospital, NIH Clinical Research Center, Rochester, NY
  • Highland Hospital, Special Determinations Laboratory, Rochester, NY

Awards

  • Sigma Xi Research Competition, Fifth place
  • Sigma Pi Alpha Scholastic Honor Society

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of many publications, abstracts, treaties and peer reviewed journals.

Education

  • Ph.D. Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • M.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology, State University of New York, Geneseo, NY
  • B.S. Biology, State University of New York at Geneseo, NY
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