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Profession: Physician (MD or DO)

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

License: California

Additional Information: I am a board certified general surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC. I also serve as the Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program as well as Clinical Nutrition at Keck USC. My clinical practice encompasses full spectrum general surgery, acute care surgery, and bariatric surgery. I have a extensive experience in quality assurance, utilization, peer-review, medmal, and standard of care. I serve as the quality officer for the department of surgery and am active in research, teaching, and administration.

Education: MD-University of Minnesota and MA-University of Pittsburgh

Years in Practice: 6 to 15 years

Current Hospital Privileges (Excluding Courtesy): Keck Hospital and University of Southern California (USC)

Number of file reviews previously performed: 100+ file reviews

Average monthly hours in direct patient care: 41 to 80 hours