Discipline
Expertise

Senior Aerospace Medical Consultant and Flight Surgeon specializing in accident reconstruction through injury pattern analysis; aerospace medicine and pathology; crew and passenger medical standards; airman certification procedures; human/physiological factors; and forensic, toxicology, and aviation physiology.  Has participated in numerous aircraft accident investigations related to crashworthiness, hypoxia, drug effects, and identification or remains.

Academic Background

  • Resident, Pathology, Wilford Hall, USAF Hospital, Lackland AFB, Texas, 1975 – 1979
  • Resident, Aerospace Medicine, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas, 1973 – 1975
  • M.D., Preventive Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1973
  • M.S., Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1973
  • D.V.M., Veterinary Medicine, University of Iowa, Ames, Iowa, 1967

 

Registration

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pathology, Forensic Pathology, 1982
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1980
  • Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, 1978
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Iowa, 1974

Professional Experience

  • Senior Aerospace Medical Consultant, RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, Maryland, 2006 – present
  • Senior Aerospace Medical Consultant, rti/FTI, Annapolis, Maryland, 2003-2006
  • Senior Medical Consultant, FTI Consulting, Annapolis, Maryland, 1997-2003
  • Branch Manager, Certification Appeals and Research Branch, Office of Aviation Medicine, AAM-1, Washington, DC, 1993 – present
  • Special Assistant to the Federal Air Surgeon, Federal Aviation Administration, 1988-1993 and 2003-present
  • Chairman, Department of Forensic Sciences, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1985 – 1988
  • Registrar – Hyperbaric Registry, American Registry of Pathology, 1987 – 1988
  • Registrar – Forensic Pathology Registry, American Registry of Pathology, 1985 – 1988
  • Chief, Division of Aerospace Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1982 – 1985

 

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Senior Aviation Medical Examiner; Medical Review Officer – Industry Drug Program, Federal Aviation Administration, 1989
  • Representative, FAA, TriService AeroMedical Research Panel, 1988 – 1990
  • Military Consultant, US Air Force Surgeon General in Aerospace Pathology, 1987 – 1993
  • Consultant, Aviation Pathology, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 1987 – 1988
  • Consultant to the Surgeon General in Pathology, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 1985
  • Secretary, Joint Committee of Aviation Pathology, 1984 – 1988
  • Representative, AFIP, TriService AeroMedical Research Panel, 1984 – 1988
  • Aerospace Medical Association (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences 1982 – 1988
  • American Medical Association, 1974 – 1993
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists (Fellow)
  • Association of USAF Flight Surgeons
  • Air Force Association
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
  • International Society of Air Safety Investigators

Teaching Activities

  • Aircraft Accident Investigation, Pathology Aspects, Reno, Nevada, May 2001
  • Faculty Senate Comparability Committee, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, 1988 – 1993
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1986 – 1993
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine Environmental & Occupational Health, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, 1983 – 1993
  • Lecturer, Aviation Pathology, National Transportation Safety Board, 1987
  • Lecturer, Forensic Pathology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1987 – 1993
  • Course Director, Advanced Forensic Pathology, Quantico, VA, 1988
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