Professional Membership and Experience
Hospital Positions at Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Woodland Hills:
Director – Continuing Medical Education,Department of Surgery from 1987 tlll 2009 Designing weekly educational conferences for Surgery Department – invited guest Speakers discussion of morbidities and mortalities, Quality Assurance, etc.
Member – Bioethics Committee for over 15 years.
Involved in discussing and often times resolving difficult bioethical issues e.g. End of Life; family and physicians conflicts with respect to medical care: cultural and Religious conflict issues with Medicare, etc.
Member Cancer Committee for over 15 years.
Design of algorithms that ensured less time from diagnosis to treatment of cancers. This resulted in patient’s satisfaction, and measurable better outcomes; especially in breast cancer.
Chair – Biweekly Chest Conference where as the Head of Thoracic Surgery, discussing and Determining management of diverse chest conditions with Pulmonologists, Radiologist, Pathologists, Oncologists and Internists.
Hospital on Staff: Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys March 2012 to present
Practice Litigation Support for Attorneys December 2009 to present
Expert Surgical Consultant to the Medical Board of California December 2009 to present
Expert Case Review for the Medical Board of California December 2009 to present
Skllled Wound Care – Consultant on Wounds, Gastrostomy, and Dermatologic Conditions 07/2012 to present