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 Expert  730233

Expert in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology Drugs, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Cardiac Medical Devices


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a board certified cardiac electrophysiologist (cardiologist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all cardiac rhythm disorders) with over 20 years experience as a clinical investigator, IRB Chair, and high volume implanter of cardiac rhythm devices. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Dept of Cardiology at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. He participated in trials of implantable devices for congestive heart failure. He has spoken worldwide on the subject of sudden cardiac death and implantable defibrillators for the prevention of sudden death, having been a clinical investigator in studies pertaining to this. Expert has served on major company medical device marketing advisory boards. He has been a key opinion leader for pharma companies with respect to antiarrhythmic drugs. Expert was also a clinical investigator for pacemakers incorporating the piezoelectric accelerometer in seminal studies. He has served as consultant to medical device companies in the areas of field clinical sales and marketing. He is a consultant in the mobile health sector involving remote monitoring of patients, telehealth, and mobile phone based applications. Expert has done clinical trials involving implantable devices to prevent infection of other devices, and serves on IT committees of the Heart Rhythm Society.
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anti-arrhythmia drug

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arrhythmia

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artificial cardiac pacemaker

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atrial flutter

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auricular fibrillation

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bradycardia

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brugada syndrome

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calcium channel

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cardiac arrest

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cardiac arrhythmia

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cardiac electrophysiology

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cardiac sinus arrest

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cardiomyopathies

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clinical medicine

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clinical research

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clinical study

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congestive heart failure

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death

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defibrillation

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defibrillator

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heart

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heart block

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heart disease

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heart rate monitor

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implantable defibrillator

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implantable device

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long QT syndrome

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medical device clinical research

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medical device marketing

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pacemaker control

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pacemaker lead

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patient monitoring sensor

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potassium channel blocker

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pre-excitation syndrome

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premature cardiac complexes

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sick sinus syndrome

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sinus arrhythmia

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tachyarrhythmia

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tachycardia

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telemedicine

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transvenous lead

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ventricular fibrillation

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cardiology

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cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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cardiovascular diagnostics

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clinical trial

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ehealth

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electrocardiography

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electrophysiology catheter

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health care

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medical device

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medical diagnostic test

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natural cardiac pacemaker

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physiological monitoring

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remote sensing technology (medicine)

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wireless health


Show Only Primary Areas of Expert Consulting

Secondary Expertise
antimicrobial coating, antimicrobial medical device, cardiac care, cardiac valve, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular drug therapy, clinical protocol, Drug Information Association, electronic medical record, Good Clinical Practice, home health care, implant coating material, implantable defibrillator battery, internal medicine, medical informatics, outcomes research, parasystole, piezoelectric crystal, vasodilator, ventricular dysfunction, ventricular flutter

Basic Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Scranton, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Camden, New Jersey.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1991   Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow   Cardiology   Presbyterian-Univ of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA  
1988   Residency and Chief Medical Resident   Internal Medicine   Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY   Outstanding Second and Third Year Resident
1984   MD   Medicine and Surgery   University of Bologna, Italy   With honors
1977   BA   Biology   Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

CEO

 

Consultant to medical device companies, Pharma, hospitals and medical societies, educating and advising them on mobile health technologies. He serves as Sr Medical Advisor to Happtique.

1991 to 2011

 

Associated Cardiologists, Harrisburg, PA

 

Cardiac electrophysiology

 

Director and Cardiologist

 

Establishment of an EP division, establishment of all clinical guidelines and protocols. Establishment of pacemaker and ICD outpatient clinics, institution of remote monitoring protocols, and establishment of atrial fibrillation clinic. Patient care to patients with cardiac rhythm disorders.

1988 to 2011

 

Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA

 

Cardiac Electrophysiology

 

Director

 

Established the first cardiac EP lab in Harrisburg. High volume procedural lab including pacemaker and implantable defibrillator implants, catheter ablation, and EP studies.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow of: American Heart Association,American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Member of the Health Information Management Systems Society

Licenses/Certifications

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Active medical license in Pennsylvania

Professional Appointments

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine

Member, IT Committee, Heart Rhythm Society

IRB member, PinnacleHealth System, Harrisburg, PA

Awards/Recognition

US News and World Report Best Doctor Designation, 2012

Top 10 cardiologists to follow on Twitter.

Top 10 health care technology blogs to follow.

Medical/Professional Internships

Internship/Residency 1984-88, Maimonides Medical Ctr, Bklyn, NY. Best Second and Third Yr Resident Award

Fellowship in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. Presby-Univ of PA Med Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 1988-91


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Over 60 publications as author or coauthor.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Heart Rhythm  
 - J Interv Card Electrophysiology  
 - Curr Opinions in Cardiology  
 - In: Horowitz LN, Ed. Current Management of Arrhythmias.Philadelphia: B.C. Decker  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to 2011   CMS: Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee   Cardiology Representative   Member of committee who submitted expert opinion regarding submissions in the cardiovascular arena.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert consults medical device and Pharma companies on the benefits and implementation techniques of mobile health technologies.
  • He was on the Physician Marketing Advisory Board of Guidant for five years, offering advice for positioning and pricing of new pipeline technologies. He gave talks to physician groups on evidence-based guidelines and utilization of implantable defibrillator therapy for primary prevention of sudden death. Expert gave seminars (with material written by him) to the public about sudden death awareness.
  • Expert lectures nationally about the benefits of mobile health technologies. He lectures at professional IT conferences, patient advocate groups, and medical professional society national conferences.
  • Expert has been an expert consultant for medical malpractice cases involving cardiac arrhythmias and electrophysiology procedures.
  • Expert consults for mobile health companies in the areas of remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and mobile apps.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has consulted as an expert reviewer for medical malpractice cases involving cardiac arrhythmias, implantable cardiac rhythm devices (pacemakers, implantable defibrillators) and electrophysiology procedures.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Cardiac electrophysiology expert witness for consulting on med mal defense.
  • New jersey Cardiac Electrophysiologist expert Witness for consulting on icd implantation and informed consent.
  • Expert in implantible pacemakers &Cardiac Defibrilators for "False Claims Act" case.
  • Cardiologist expert witness for consulting on civil case involving cardiac arrest of prisoner.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1978 to 1984   Italy   Attended medical school at the University of Bologna, Italy
2005 to   Europe   Expert is a founding member of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society. He has been on the faculty at the annual sessions for years and is involved in the organizational process. He is has served on the faculty of the European Society of Cardiology's annual sessions as well.
2009 to   China   Expert lectured at the People's First Hospital in Shanghai as well as in Beijing on atrial fibrillation and implantable defibrillators.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
Italian  

Market Research:
His experiences in complete life cycle phases of medical device trials, reimbursement (was on a Medicare Advisory Committee), and regulatory (as chair of an IRB for over 12 years) are all invaluable in assessing medical device development. He is a renowned expert in the area of mobile health technologies.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has developed training programs and given seminars for clinical sales and engineering employees of medical device companies, regarding sales techniques, marketing, customer interaction skills.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has been involved in researching and presenting vendors in the mobile health arena to large device companies for partnerships as well as to hospital systems.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has many strategic relationships with medical device companies that, coupled with his extensive clinical experience, gives him a unique perspective in the areas of medical devices. He has a keen awareness of the marketplace and barriers to adoption of technology. The identification of pain points and anticipating customer concerns are his strengths.


 

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