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Clinical research scientist Resume

Desired Industry: Biotech SpiderID: 4724
Desired Job Location: Sunnyvale, California Date Posted: 1/12/2006
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: now
Desired Wage:
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Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: MD Willing to Relocate:

I am a general surgeon who, over the past 20 years, started and developed a very successful solo private practice in San Jose, California. While being successful in my practice, I have also been active in our hospital medical staff leadership, chairing and participating in key committees, organizing programs, updating protocols and working with my colleagues to support our hospital and provide excellent surgical care to our community. My website:

Unfortunately, over the past 5 years I have experienced a progressive deteriorate in my hearing acuity despite using increasingly powerful hearing aid appliances and equipment for the hearing impaired. While I can hear and understand conversations under normal circumstances, I have found it increasingly difficult to function safely and effectively in situations unique to surgeons. I therefore have decided to retire from my surgical practice and instead seek opportunities within the health science realm that will allow me to apply my experience, fund of knowledge, organizational and interpersonal skills that have helped me be so successful as a practicing surgeon. While I acknowledge that this will be a profound change in my career practice paradigm, I also believe that I have much insight to contribute, much energy and enthusiasm to apply to projects and products that eventually may be used clinically.

My practice has been rewarding and immensely satisfying. I enjoy challenges, am easy to work with and my insight, judgement and demeanor have earned the respect of my colleagues. My decision to leave clinical practice is not based on "burnout" or disgruntlement or exasperation with insurance companies, nor have I been forced to retire because of lack of patients or a series of misadventures that might suggest incompetence. My decision is a preemptive one, based upon my genuine concern for the safety my patients going forward and the fact that I am still young enough and versatile enough to adapt to a new career environment and remain a useful contributor to my life's work.


BORN: Newark, New Jersey, October 15, 1955.

PRIMARY EDUCATION: Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. 1973.

COLLEGE: Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. A.B., Major in Chemistry, June, 1977.

GRADUATE SCHOOL: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—The New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey. M.D. May, 1981

ACADEMIC HONORS: Alpha Omega Alpha, New Jersey Medical School Chapter. March, 1981.

July 1, 1981 - June 30, 1982: Internship in General Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, New York, New York.

July 1, 1982 - June 30, 1986: Residency in General Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, New York, New York.

July 1, 1985 - June 30, 1986: Chief Resident, General Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, New York, New York.


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners (#245511), July, 1982.

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery (#32295), April, 1987; Recertified December, 1995, October 2004.

Fellow, American College of Surgeons, October, 1992.

Qualified Medical Examiner, California Department of Industrial Relations Industrial Medical Council, November, 2002.


New York State (#154008), 1982.

California (#G56645), 1985.

Peru (Colegio Medico Peruano, #21791), 1988.


Profesor Invitado, Universidad Peruano Cayetano Heredia, Faculdad de Medicina,
Lima, Peru. October, 1988 - January, 1989.

Instructor in Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York. July 1, 1985 - June 30, 1986.

Instructor in Surgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. July 1, 1985 - June 30, 1986.


O’Connor Hospital, San Jose, California. Active Staff, General Surgery.

Regional Medical Center, San Jose, California. Courtesy Staff, General Surgery.


American College of Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons
San Jose Surgical Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
California Medical Association
Santa Clara County Medical Association
The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine


Chairman, Department of Surgery, O’Connor Hospital, San Jose, California. January- December, 1998.

Chairman, Credentials Committee, O’Connor Hospital, San Jose, California. January- December, 1998; Chairman 2002 through March 2004.

Member, Board of Directors, Physician's Foundation for Medical Care, San Jose, California, September, 1997 – 1999.

Emergency Room Schedule and Utilization Review Coordinator for General Surgery, O’Connor Hospital, San Jose, California, 1989 – 2003.

Qualified Medical Examiner, Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Unit, 2000- present.

Expert Witness in General Surgery, medico-legal case review regarding medical malpractice and Community Standard of Care. 1989 - present.

Coordinator, Department of Surgery JCAHO Current Clinical Competence and Criteria-Based Credentials Project, O’Connor Hospital, San Jose, California. 1997.

Certified Medical Reviewer, Medical Board of California. 1997.

Chairman, General Surgery Section, O’Connor Hospital, San Jose, California. January, 1993- December, 1995.

Representative for O’Connor Hospital Medical Staff, Santa Clara County Medical Association Council. 1991 - 1994.

Member, Santa Clara County Medical Association Insurance Review Committee and Budget Committee. 1986 - 1994.

Columnist, Santa Clara County Medical Association Bulletin, published monthly. 1994 - 1995.

Editorial responses regarding health care issues published in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The San Jose Mercury News, The American College of Surgeons Bulletin, the California Medical Association California Physician Magazine.


Medical Director and Trauma Consultant, “Operation SnowCap”, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and Department of State, Narcotics
Assistance Unit, American Embassy, Lima, Peru. July, 1988 - January, 1989.

President’s Award, O’Connor Hospital Medical Staff 1997-1998.

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