Expert Qualifications

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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