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Pediatric Disabilities Expert Witness | Illinois

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This expert has been the Chief of Pediatrics at the Chicago Shriners Hospitals for Children since 1981, the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury program since its inception in 1983, and in 2005 became the Assistant Chief of Staff, Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and an MD from University of Illinois. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the Subspecialty of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. He is the immediate Past-President of the American Spinal Injury Association and Past-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine, as well as Past President of the Chicago Pediatric Society and the American Paraplegia Society. He is a Certified Life Care Planner. This expert has authored over 135 peer-reviewed journal articles, nearly 22 book chapters, and 356 presentations or posters and 20 instructional courses at national and international meetings. He is a Co-Editor of the newest textbook on SCI: Spinal Cord Injury in the Child and Young Adult.

Bio Snapshot

Location, IL
BA, Northwestern University
MD, University of Illinois
Internship, Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency, Yale New Haven Hospital
American Board of Pediatrics
National Board of Medical Examiners
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Subspecialty
Life Care Planning Pre-Certification, University of Florida
Certified Life Care Planner, ICHCC
Member, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, American Paraplegia Society/ASCIP
Member, American Spinal Injury Association
Member, Chicago Pediatric Society
Member, Illinois Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Institute of Medicine of Chicago
Member, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
Member, International Spinal Cord Society
Member, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical
Center and University of Chicago, Chicago
Former, Associate Attending Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Michael Reese
Hospital and Medical Center
Former, Assistant Program Director of Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Former, Program Director of Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Former, Consulting Pediatrician, Shriners Hospitals for Children
Former, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
Former, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, ALSM, University of Illinois
Former, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Rush Medical College
Current, Assistant Chief of Staff, top ranking children's hospital
Current, Chief of Pediatrics, top ranking children's hospital
Current, Professor of Pediatrics, top ranking medical college

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