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    Debra Phairas
    President
    Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC

    461 Second Street, #229
    San Francisco, CA 94107-

    Phone: (415) 764-4800
    Fax: (415) 764-4802
    Email: dphairas@practiceconsultants.net
    www.practiceconsultants.net

    Specialties
    Medical Practice Valuations, Partnership Dissolutions, Medical Malpractice Cases Due to Practice or Risk Management.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS; MBA Graduate work, Health Services Administration.
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    Elliott M. Stein M.D.
    Director of Psychiatry
    Jewish Home of San Francisco

    302 Silver Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94112-

    Phone: (415) 672-9352
    Fax: (415) 586-9174
    Email: geripsych@aol.com
    www.elliottsteinmd.com

    Specialties
    I am available to serve as an expert witness, and provide legal and forensic consultation, medical record reviews, and assessments concerning psychiatric issues in older individuals, including testamentary capacity, contested wills and trusts, competence, undue influence, dementia, delirium, Alzheimer's, depression, anxiety, psychosis, nursing homes, assisted living, hospitals, psychotropic medication, Medicare.
    Degrees/Licenses
    M.D., licensed in CA and FL.
    Formal Education
    B.S., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 1965-1969; M.D., Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1969-1973; Internship and Residency, Psychiatry, Herrick Memorial Hospital, Berkeley, CA, 1973-1976.
    Reg/Lic
    Board Certified in Geriatric Psychiatry, Board Certified in Psychiatry.
    Previous/Current Position
    Director of Psychiatry for the Jewish Home of San Francisco. Previously in Private Practice of Geriatric and Older Adult Psychiatry in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida for 33 years. I have been Medical Director for the Community Mental Health Center of Miami Beach, Medical Director of an Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry program, and Medical Director of an Inpatient Mood Disorder program, as well as consulting at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and other facilities. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine.
    Honors/Awards
    Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 1997, given the Founder’s Award by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry for contributions to the field, only the 3rd recipient in 20 years. In 2001, given the Weinberg Memorial Award in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association, their highest award in Geriatric Psychiatry. ln 2003, was the first recipient of the Clinician of the Year Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. In 2004, given Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Miami School of Medicine. Listed in Best Doctors in America continuously since 1992. Board of Directors (1982-1985) and twice elected President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (1985-1987). Treasurer of the International PsychoGeriatric Association (1989-1993), on Board of Directors (1993-1997), and Member of the Task Force on Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, Northern California Psychiatric Society, American Geriatrics Society, Gerontological Association of America.
    Publications
    Author/co-author of multiple books and book chapters, and articles in the professional literature. Lecturer at local, regional, national, and international conferences. Recent publications include "Geriatric Psychiatric Outpatient Care: The Private Practice Model in the USA", in the textbook Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3rd Edition (2011), and "Does your client have testamentary capacity? Mental health and memory issues that affect estate planning." California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, 17 (2), 2011.
    Prior Expert
    Legal consultation regarding Geriatric Psychiatry matters in more than 30 cases. I have worked with attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
  • Dr. Diana Bubanja CLCP/CFCE
    Doctor of Physical Therapy
    Center for Career Evaluations, Inc.

    1330 Broadway, Suite 936
    Oakland, CA 94612-

    Phone: (510) 465-4111
    Alternate: (510) 703-6666
    Fax: (510) 465-9163
    Email: dbubanja@careerevaluations.com
    www.careerevaluations.com

    Specialties
    Life care planning of medical/disability & home care costs for the catastrophically & chronically injured for personal injury & malpractice cases; Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine return to work alternative & accomodations.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy; California Licensed Physical Therapist; Certified Life Care Planner; Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator.
  • Robert L. Weinmann MD

    2040 Forest Avenue, Suite 4
    San Jose, CA 95128-

    Phone: (408) 292-0802
    Alternate: (408) 292-0804
    Fax: (408) 292-9574

    Specialties
    Neurology; EEG/EMG; Pain; Soft tissue; Back/neck; Head injury; Alterations in consciousness, e.g., epilepsy, seizure disorders; Cervical/lumbar radiculitis; Post-concussion; Headache; Wrongful death from brain injury; QME-AME Evaluations; Public policy on health care and managed care.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, MD.
    Formal Education
    BA, Yale University, 1957; MD, Med., Stanford University, 1962. MBA Program, Organizational Design and Management, 1987, San Jose State University.
    Reg/Lic
    Diplomate, American Board of EEG & Neurophysiology; Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management. Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Law Enforcement Experts.
    Previous/Current Position
    Chairman, Editorial Board, CLINICAL EEG; Editorial Board, American Journal of Pain Management; President, Union of American Physicians & Dentists IPA; Past President, American Medical EEG Assoc.; Formerly, Editorial Board, CLINICAL EVOKED POTENTIALS; Formerly Chief of Neurology and EEG, 106th General Hospital, USAMC; formerly, Chairman, Neurodiagnostic Committee, O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA. Formerly, clinical instructor in neurology, Stanford.
    Honors/Awards
    Listed in WHO'S WHO in America (Marquis); Listed in WHO'S WHO in Medicine and Healthcare (Marquis); Listed in WHO'S WHO in The World (Marquis); Listed in the WHO'S WHO in The West (Marquis). Citation, Governor, State of California; Citation, State of Rhode Island; Service Award, California Epilepsy Society; Publications Committee Award, Santa Clara County Medical Society; Citation, Congress of the United States (Resolution); Citation, Assembly, State of California.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Academy of Neurology; American College of Forensic Examiners; California Medical Association; Santa Clara County Medical Association; California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery; American Headache Society; American Academy of Pain Management; EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society, formerly, American Medical EEG Association; Union of American Physicians and Dentists.
    Publications
    "Post-traumatic Head Syndrome"; "How to Control Costs"; "Brain Death"; "Neurodiagnostic Testing Primer"; headache syndromes including migraine; carpal tunnel syndrome; over 100 pub./presentations including presentations to State Legislature, Congress, and at White House, Washington, D.C.
    Prior Expert
    Numerous testimony, plaintiff/applicant and defense. QME- Evaluations. Managed care, cost control, utilization review, peer review. IME - Independent Medical Evaluations.
  • Gloria M. Kardong M.D., DFAPA
    Board Certified Psychiatrist

    541 Cowper Street, Suite C
    Palo Alto, CA 94301-

    Phone: (650) 329-9465
    Fax: (650) 329-9869
    Email: info@gloriamkardongmd.com
    www.gloriamkardongmd.com

    Specialties
    PTSD, Sexual abuse/assault/harassment. Women's Health Care: Pregnancy and postpartum related disorders; oncology, infertility. Impaired doctors and attorneys. Medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, suicide.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MD; BA.
    Formal Education
    Residency, Chief Residency, Stanford University, 1987-1990. MD, University of Washington, 1986. BA, Stanford University, Program in Human Biology, University of Washington, 1981.
    Reg/Lic
    Board Certified Psychiatrist, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
    Previous/Current Position
    Stanford Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; California Medical Board Expert Consultant, 2010 to present; Private Practice of Psychiatry, 1990 to present; Stanford Schools of Law and Medicine, Expert Consultant, 2009 to present; Clinical Director, Women's Program, Oak Creek Hospital, San Jose, CA, 1991; Medical Director, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, 1990.
    Honors/Awards
    Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2006-present; Distinguished Service Award, 20 years, 2010; Stanford Adjunct Clinical Faculty.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Psychiatric Association; California Psychiatric Association; Northern California Psychiatric Society; American Medical Association; Santa Clara County Medical Association.
    Prior Expert
    Prosecution, Defense, Civil, Criminal, Federal, National, Local. Expert Consultant to Stanford Schools of Law and Medicine and California Medical Board. Full forensic services for attorneys as expert consultant and expert witness: In court testimony; preparation for trial; pre-trial case evaluation; file reviews, reports; depositions.
  • James E. Shepard M.D.
    President
    Shepard Medical Consultation

    1537 Fourth Street, Suite 14
    San Rafael, CA 94901-

    Phone: (415) 435-8354
    Fax: (415) 435-9257
    Email: jshepardmd@yahoo.com

    Specialties
    Expert analysis of medical diagnosis & treatment, Nephrology Dialysis & Internal Medicine. Expert witness kidney disease, dialysis, hypertension, Fluid & electrolyte problems. Transplantation. Medical Record evaluation.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA; MD.
    Formal Education
    B.A., Bio Chem, Wesleyan University, 1955; M.D., Medicine, Cornell Med, 1959.
    Reg/Lic
    Physician & Surgeon California Lic.# G8422.
    Previous/Current Position
    Former Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Director, Satellite Dialysis Marin; Founder & Director, Marin General Dialysis.
    Honors/Awards
    Sigma Xi, Honorary Society, Fellow, American College of Physicians; Board Certified Nephrology; Board certified & re certified Internal Medicine. Commended for Clinical Excellence in Nephrology by President of Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology at Internation Society of Nephrology Singapore 2005."
    Prof. Affil.
    Marin Medical Society, American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology. American College of Physicians. Who's Who.
    Prior Expert
    Chief of Medicine, Chief of ICU, President Marin Heart Association, Chairman Med Record Committee, Scientific Advisory Board N. California Kidney Association. Founded Marin County Acute & Chronic Dialysis Units.
  • David F. Goldsmith PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Human Science Department

    Georgetown University
    9504 Crosby Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-

    Phone: (202) 549-1019
    Alternate: (301) 589-8825
    Fax: (301) 589-8825
    Email: dfg27@georgetown.edu
    www.OccupationalEpi.com

    Specialties
    Occupational/environmental epidemiology, including Daubert and Havner/Robinson expertise; health hazards of silica, silicosis and cancer, pulmonary and auto-immune diseases; health effects of pesticides; asbestos; spray painting; cryotherapy devices; diesel exhaust; drugs and birth defects.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MSPH, PhD.
    Formal Education
    BA, Sociology, Antioch College, 1972; MSPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 1977; PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 1983.
    Previous/Current Position
    Faculty member, Georgetown University and George Washington University, School of Public Health, Visiting Epidemiologist, Veterans Administration, Washington, DC, University of SF, University of CA, San Diego/Davis Schools of Medicine; Senior Scientist, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA; Special Assistant for Risk Assessment, U.S. EPA, San Francisco, CA; Epidemiologist, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV; Staff Scientist, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC; GRA Occupational Health Studies Group, University of North Carolina; Environmental Epidemiologist, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC.
    Honors/Awards
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Traineeship.
    Prof. Affil.
    Served as consultant or peer-reviewer for many health journals, for NIH and CDC study sections, CA Dept. Health Services, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Office of the Surgeon General, International Agency for Research on Cancer, EPA, CDC-NIOSH; Society for Epidemiology Research; Society for Occupational and Environmental Health-Elected Board of Councilors; International Society for Environmental Epidemiology; International Epidemiology Association; Association for Occupational and Environmental Clinics; International Society for Exposure Science.
    Publications
    70+ Peer reviewed publications; International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Humans--Silica and Some Silicates. Volume 42. 1986, Lyon, France, Contributing author to Science on Witness Stand, OEM Press, Beverly Farms, MA, Guidoffi TL and Rose SG, Editors, 2001.
    Prior Expert
    20+ years of consulting on cases; California, Texas, Ohio, Oregon, Nevada, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Washington DC, Maryland, Louisiana and New York on silica, asbestos, construction, other hazardous exposures. Depositions, Daubert/Proposition 65 hearings, trial appearances for plaintiff and defense; Consultant to OSHA and NIOSH on the Silica dust standard.
  • Michael F. Sedrak M.D.
    Michael F. Sedrak, M.D., A Medical Corporation

    900 West Olympic Blvd., #31-J
    Los Angeles, CA 90015-

    Phone: (310) 728-0494
    Alternate: (310) 743-5599
    Fax: (619) 209-7888
    Email: mike@sedrak.org
    expert.sedrak.org

    Specialties
    Includes: bariatric/breast/general/laparoscopic surgery, burns, emergency, trauma, hernia, medical peer review, case analysis, medical malpractice (screen cases for merit, medical record review, medical bill auditing, standard of care evaluation, identify medical record tampering, identify adherence or deviation from standard of care).
    Degrees/Licenses
    M.D., CA and NY.
  • Jeffrey G. Light DDS
    Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

    2650 21st Street, Suite 3
    Sacramento, CA 95818-

    Phone: (916) 451-9400
    Fax: (916) 456-9157

    Specialties
    Specialist in prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics; Restorative dentistry; Dental malpractice; Oral implant prosthodontics; TMJ disorders; Atypical dental/facial pain; Cranial-mandibular-cervical dysfunction; Certified qualified medical examiner; Expert witness; Assistance in case presentation. Fellow, American College of Prosthodontists. Board Eligible.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, DDS, Lic. #30381 (CA), QME Lic. 003606.
  • Nora Ostrofe MBA
    Manager
    HSNO

    San Francisco Headquarters
    2200 Powell Street, Suite 590
    Emeryville, CA 94608-

    Phone: (510) 388-4415
    Alternate: (510) 740-0376
    Fax: (510) 740-0190
    Email: nostrofe@hsno.com
    www.hsno.com

    Specialties
    Professional, affordable economic loss valuation in business, personal injury (including medical malpractice), wrongful death, employment, and marital litigation. Offices in Southern California also.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, Economics, UCLA; MBA, St. Mary's College; Certificate in Accounting, UC Berkeley; Accredited Valuation Analyst, NACVA; Certified Earnings Analyst, AREA.
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