Expert Qualifications

This expert received his medical degree from Wayne State University and an MSc in Environmental Health from the City University of New York. He completed his residency at Brown University and the Mayo Clinic, and he is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Occupational Medicine. In his current clinical role, he provides diagnostic and intervention advice to patients concerned with exposure to toxins. He also collaborates with clinical laboratory scientists and clinicians to create comparative effectiveness research for laboratory utilization practices. In the past, this doctor served as Interim Founding Dean, School of Public Health, at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. He was also the chair of the WVU Department of Community Medicine for 15 years, and director of WVU's Occupational Medicine residency program. His national leadership history includes service as Chair, Residency Review Committee in Preventive Medicine, and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He has also served as Chair, of the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Environmental Health Center and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He frequently acts as a consultant to industry, government, nonprofit organizations, and patient or community groups regarding occupational and environmental health, and public health interventions. He has served as a member of the West Virginia Governors Advisory Council on Substance Abuse, as well as to the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: West Virginia
  • M.S., CUNY/Hunter College
  • M.D., Wayne State University
  • Residency, Brown University and Mayo Clinic
  • Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified: American Board of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine
  • Former, Director, West Virginia University Occupational Medicine residency program
  • Current, Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, a respected West Virginia University

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