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Profession: Physician (MD or DO)

Current ABMS or AOA Board Specialty and Subspecialty Certification(s): Otolaryngology

License: California

Additional Information: Board-certified otolaryngologist with nearly ten years of general utilization reviews including thousands of commercial/Medicare hospital concurrent reviews/appeals, pre-authorizations and appeals for procedures, medications, and outpatient services, also specialty reviewer for ENT procedures and services. Extensive compliance background as onsite lead clinical support for multiple state regulatory audits. Six years experience in patient safety reviews/quality oversight. VA Comp & Pension reviews for service-connected ENT disabilities. Prior Yale Otolaryngology faculty and private practice.

Education: M.D.-Boston University School of Medicine, M.B.A.-California State University at Monterey Bay, and B.A. Biology-Brown University

Years in Practice: 6 to 15 years