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Liver and Kidney Pediatric and Adult Transplant Surgery Expert Witness | California

Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified board certified expert has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years. Residency ad fellowship training were completed at Loma Linda University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, respectively. He is actively involved in research and education: the expert serves on countless medical and surgical committees dedicated to the improvement of health care outcomes and physician education, is a reviewer and editor for many prestigious transplant journals, and has been awarded in recognition for his contributions to the specialty. The expert has authored over 250 original peer reviewed articles and abstracts and has lectured at over 150 conferences and symposia. Currently, he is the Chief of Clinical Transplantation, the Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation and a Professor of Surgery at a highly ranked university affiliated medical center.

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Location: CA
BS, Instituto Centro Americano Adventista, Alajuela, Costa Rica
MD, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Residency, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Board Certification: General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Member, International Society of Pediatric Surgical Oncology
Member, Latino Physicians of California
Member, International Pediatric Transplant Association
Member, Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Member, European Society of Surgery Division of Organ Transplant
Member, European Association for the Study of the Liver
Member, European Society of Surgery - Transplantation
Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Member, Santa Clara County Medical Association
Member, American College of Physician Executives
Member, The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Member, The International Society for Organ Preservation
Member, California Medical Association
Member, The Transplantation Society
Member, American Society of Transplantation
Member, American Society of Transplant Physicians
Member, San Bernardino County Medical Society
Member, Southwestern Surgical Society
Member, San Francisco Surgical Society
Member, Western Association of Transplant Surgeons
Member, American Society of General Surgeons
Member, American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Member, American Society of Liver and Pancreas Surgery
Member, American Medical Association
Publications, 35+ scientific presentations, 105+ original peer reviewed articles, 11 books, 25+ abstracts, 150+ invited lectures
Former, Professor of Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Former, Organ Allocation Co-Chairman, SCOPC
Former, Director, Transplantation Program, San Bernardino County Medical Center
Former, Courtesy Staff, Redlands Community Hospital
Former, Director, Transplantation Institute, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Former, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis
Former, Transplant Surgeon, California Pacific Medical Center
Former, Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Current, Chair, Surgical Site Infection Task Force, Major Western University
Current, Chair, Blood Transfusion Committee, Major Western University
Past, Faculty Senate Chair, School of Medicine Stanford University
Current, Associate Medical Director, donor network
Current, Professor of Surgery, Major Western University
Current, Chief of Clinical Transplantation, Major Western University
Current, Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, Major Western University

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