Expert Qualifications

This expert in the biomechanics of the human spine earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Duke University, where he researched spinal trauma. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, the Orthopedic Trauma Association granted him the 'Best Paper' award for his work on spine trauma and the spine's response to loads. He has served as a reviewer for the both the 'Journal of Biomechanics' and 'Spine'. He has significant exposure to the clinical arena, having taught residents and fellows in orthopedic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He currently applies his knowledge as a consultant.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: Northern CA
  • BS, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
  • Published, ~20 peer-reviewed articles, 17 abstracts, 3 patents
  • Former, Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania
  • Former, Graduate Research Fellow, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
  • Former, Biomedical Engineering Researcher, Duke University
  • Former, Research Bioengineer, the Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX)
  • Former, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Former, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Northern California
  • Former, Mathematical Statistician, Veteran's Administration Health Care System
  • Former, Technology Manager & Informatics Chief, Veteran's Administration Health Care System
  • Current, Principal Engineer, a biomechanics consulting firm

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