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Human and Veterinary Surgical Anatomy Expert

Technical Consultant #2399


Expertise

  • Veterinary and surgical anatomy in domestic species.
  • Animal and human anatomical variation studies, impacting medical device development and testing in success and failure.
  • Human anatomy.
  • Human and animal physiology, histology and pathology.
  • Canine cardiac anatomy and implications of pacemaker and cardiac catheter use in dogs in veterinary medicine and biomedical research.
  • Human cadaver dissection.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2016 - 2017

Project

  • Preparation of a technical report on the comparative anatomy of the human and porcine bowel that addressed some abnormal pathological findings at necropsy,For a biomedical research company in, St. Paul, MN).

Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon GA, 2013 - Present

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Division of Biomedical Sciences

  • Anatomy teaching faculty to medical students in the anatomy lab during cadaver dissections by 1st and 2nd year medical students.
  • Tutor for 1st and 2nd year medical students during various PBL (Problem based learning) sessions.
  • Teach a graduate level Embryology course to master students.

Director of the Anatomical Donor Program

  • Ensure that all donation forms/records are kept up-to-date with respect to changes in school, university, state and federal policies.
  • Serve as liaison between the donors, their families and MUSM.
  • Determine to accept or reject a donation, due to a physical or medical condition, e.g. presence of hepatitis, HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis at any time, MRSA infection present at death, etc.
  • Coordinate transfer of a donor from a medical facility to funeral home and then to medical school.
  • Monitor effectiveness of our embalming procedures/supplies and recommend any changes in chemistry or process by our contract morticians as necessary.
  • Coordinate use of cadavers for any MUSM-affiliated education program, Navicent Health or Coliseum residences, (other appropriate medical agencies).

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 2009 - 2012

Associate Professor, Department of Biology

  • Course Instructor for Undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology courses.
  • Course Instructor for Graduate Neuroanatomy and Advanced Skeletal Anatomy courses.
  • Course Instructor for Undergraduate Biology course and lab and Senior Capstone course.

Animal Care and Use Committee Member, 2004 - 2010

  • Served a three-year term as Chair of the Committee

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, 2003 - 2009

Instructor, Department of Biology, 2002 - 2003

Honors & Publications


Academic and Professional Affiliations

Article Reviewer

  • Anatomical Sciences Education Journal (ASE)
  • Anatomia Histologia Embryologia (AHE)
  • SOJ Veterinary Sciences

Publications

  • Author and Co-Author of articles in peer reviewed journals and text book chapters

Education

  • Ph.D. Veterinary Anatomy, Animal Science, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN
  • M.S. Veterinary Anatomy, Animal Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • B.S. Biology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
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