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My Background


Residency in Internal Medicine | UMDNJ-University Hospital | Newark, NJ | July 1986-June 1989

MD Degree | UMDNJ | Newark, NJ | September 1981-December 1985

Bachelors of Science, Biology | Penn State University June 1978-February 1980

Lafayette College | September 1975-June 1977


DEA License| Oregon BS1500784

Washington FS6004460

UPIN | E57953

NPI | 1366486912

Oregon MD19990

Washington MD60022444

New Zealand MD | 63867 | Permissible to expire

New Jersey MD | 51504 | Relinquished due to relocation

Pennsylvania MD | 041390 | Relinquished due to relocation

Board Certification Internal Medicine | 1995; Recertified 2012

BLS | 2/2019

ACLS | 2/2019

ATLS | 10/2018

PALS | 5/2018


ED Staff Physician: Emergency Room & Hospitalist Coverage

Columbia Basin Hospital, Ephrata, Washington                                                                   October 2016- March 2021

  • Rural Emergency Department with 5,000 annual visits

  • Single coverage 24-hour shifts

  • No specialist coverage

  • Responsible for ED care, transfers and admitting patients

  • Hospitalist coverage for limited admissions

ED Staff Physician: Emergency Room

Forks Community Hospital, Forks, Washington

  • Rural Emergency Department with 6,000 annual visits                                          December 2016-June 2016

  • Single coverage 24-hour shifts

  • Surgical, Anesthetist, OB backup

ED Staff Physician: Emergency Room

Ocean Beach Hospital, Ilwaco, Washington                                                                   May 2016-October 2016

  • Rural Emergency Room with 10,000 annual visits

  • Single coverage 24-hour shifts

  • Surgery, anesthetist backup; responsible for ER care, transfers and admitting orders

Volunteer Medical Service 

Lamap, Vanuatu                                                                                                                     January 2016

  • Worked with Troppodoc, a small NGO, supplying medical services for remote, indigenous natives on islands where no medical service is available       

Intermittent work for International ISOS as a locums physician from September 2014 until September 2015, mostly serving expatriates who are working and/or traveling in areas where the health care facilities do not meet international standards

  • Oversee local physicians

  • Routine exams and vaccinations

  • Health maintenance of chronic problems

  • Minor emergencies

  • Major emergencies, including stabilization and evacuation to appropriate facilities

  • Inpatient management of short term admissions

Staff Physician              

Saigon ISOS, Saigon, Vietnam                                                                                September 2014-April 2015            

Chief Medical Officer
Yangon ISOS Clinic, Mayanmar                                                                            April-May 2014; May 2015

Staff Physician

Nauru Island                                                                                                  December 2014-January 2015

  • Refugee processing center for the Australian government 

  • Employed through ISOS

ED Staff Physician: Emergency Room

Southern Coos Hospital, Bandon, Oregon                                          June-September 2014; June-October 2013

  • Supplying ED coverage as well as hospitalist responsibilities

ED Staff Physician: Emergency Room

Curry General Hospital, Gold Beach, Oregon                                                                               August-October 2014

Medical Officer: Emergency Room

Taupo Hospital, Taupo, New Zealand                                                                           July 2012-March 2013

  • Single coverage Emergency Room with approximately 10,000 visits per year

  • Included medical ward responsibilities at night and on weekends

Staff Physician: Emergency Room

Forks Community Hospital, Forks, Washington                                                                    April 2009-July 2012

  • Rural Emergency Room with approximately 6,000 visits per year with four hour transfer

 time to medical center

  • Single coverage with 48 hour shifts

  • OB, surgery and anesthetist backup; responsible for all evaluation, ER care, transfers 

and admitting orders

Staff Physician: Emergency Room

Ocean Beach Hospital, Ilwaco, Washington                                                                    January 2010-July 2012

  • Rural Emergency Room with 8,000 annual visits

  • Single coverage 24 hour shifts

  • Surgery, anesthetist backup; responsible for ER care, transfers and admitting orders

Staff Physician: Emergency Room & Hospitalist Coverage

Willipa Harbor Hospital, South Bend, Washington                                                              June 2010-July 2012

  • Rural Emergency Room with 4,000 annual visits

  • Occasional weekend coverage 

  • Anesthetist backup; responsible for Emergency Room coverage as well as Hospitalist care

Staff Physician

Lower Columbia Clinic, Astoria, Oregon                                                                        January 2011-Present

  • Private family practice clinic treating approximately 20 patients per day

  • Provide occasional coverage for Dr. Thomas Duncan during his vacations


Seaside Urgent Care, Seaside, Oregon                                                                    January 2007-August 2008

  • Urgent care with approximately 11,000 visits in 18 months of operation

  • Opened urgent care from scratch, functioning as a free-standing ER, providing

outpatient care, IV therapy, X-ray and simple fracture/casting, as well as 

providing short-term primary care for patients who were between providers 

  • Performed physicals for DOT, fire and police departments

  • Business was forced to close due to opening of three urgent care by two hospitals in community

Staff Physician

McMinnville Immediate Care, McMinnville, Oregon                                                     January-September 2009

  • Urgent care facility serving approximately 30 patients per day

Staff Physician: Emergency Room & Hospitalist

Mark Reed Hospital, McCleary, Washington                                                                     April 2009-May 2010

  • Emergency Room consisting of 4 ER beds and 4 hospital beds with no specialty backup

  • Provided care, stabilization and transfer for anyone who walked in for 36-72 hour shifts

Staff Physician: Emergency Room          

North Coast Emergency Physicians, staffing Columbia Memorial Hospital ER, Astoria, Oregon

                                                                                                                           July 2006-February 2007

  • Level III trauma Emergency Room with 15,000 visits per year

  • Coverage by OB, surgery, ENT, urology and anesthetists

Physician Advisor: Fire Departments

Fire Departments, Seaside and Gearhart, Oregon                                                    January 2004-January 2006

  • Physician advisor for the two local volunteer fire departments

  • Responsibility included chart review and STAT consultations

  • Occasionally called to scenes to assist primary responders

Staff Physician:  Emergency Room

Providence Seaside Hospital, Seaside, Oregon                                                                  July 1996-July 2006

  • Emergency Room with approximately 10,000 annual visits per year 

  • Single coverage 24 hour shifts

  • Coverage provided by OB, surgery and anesthetists

Staff Physician: Emergency Room

Forbes Metropolitan Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania                                              December 1990-June 1996

  • Forbes Regional saw approximately 50,000 patients per year

  • Single to triple physician coverage

  • Partner in twelve physician group covering two hospitals

Staff Physician: Emergency Room

Shadyside Hospital/Sewickley Valley Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania                                         August -December 1990

Staff Physician: Emergency Room

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Patterson, New Jersey                                                                  June 1989-June 1990

  • High volume, fast-paced inner city Emergency Room with double coverage


New York City Department of Health, Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases,

            New York, New York                                                                                           January-June 1986

  • Job held between Medical School and Residency, prior to becoming a licensed MD

  • Responsible for organizing epidemiologic studies as well as assisting staff physicians

In the various public health facilities of NYC

References Available Upon Request

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