Curriculum Vitae

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Work experience


July 1990-       Private Practice, Absolute Foot Care, Chula Vista, CA

Current             Solo practice with emphasis in forefoot reconstructive surgery, diabetic   limb salvage, lower extremity vascular disease, orthopedic foot and ankle disease, pediatric and adolescent foot pathology, wound care, computerized gait analysis, digital radiography, and electronic medical records.


1995-               Reo Vista Wound Care Team, San Diego, CA

Current            Involved with weekly rounds on wound care patients in long-term care facility.  Responsible for assessing, recommending, and treating chronic wounds in diabetic post-surgical patient population, and a variety of non-podiatric related wounds in conjunction with the Medical Director and wound care consultant as part of the wound care team.

Indian Health Service Rincon, Pauma Valley, CA. Santa Ysabel, CA

10,000 patient population. Ongoing care for diabetic patients: palliative diabetic foot care, education, charcot foot, trauma, minor and major surgeries. Lectures to medical staff on diabetes foot care and diabetic foot disease.

Borrego Springs Medical Center, Borrego Springs, CA

Under served desert patient population. Clinic focused on variety of patients ranging from end stage diabetics to major foot pathology.

Mesa Valley Grove Senior Clinic, Lemon Grove, CA

Treated foot ailments in senior population with mental or physical incapacitation or chronic end-stage disease.

Sharp Senior Health Clinic, San Diego, CA

General senior population, diabetic foot care, lower extremity vascular disease, orthopedic and palliative care.


2004 -2006      University Of Pheonix, San Diego, CA


1989-1990       Villa View Community Hospital, San Diego, CA

Surgical Residency in podiatric forefoot reconstructive surgery

1989                College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa

                  Doctor of Podiatric Medicine                                                             

1987                College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa

                  Baccalaureate of Science

1978                The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

                        Baccalaureate of Science, Physician Assistant

Community Service:

2009                Lecturer, Whittier Diabetes Institute, Chula Vista, CA

                        ÒCommon Diabetic Foot AilmentsÓ

2008                Medical Team, Taking Control of Your Diabetes Symposium, San

                        Diego Physician Participant Diabetic Foot Screening

1998                Medical Team, San Diego, CA

                        San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon

1998                Lecturer, Scripps Hospital Chula Vista, CA

                        Diabetic Nurse Educators, ÒDiabetes and the footÓ

1997                Chula Vista Community Foot Screening, San Diego, CA

                        Sharp Hospital Health Fair

1993-1995       Chairman, Shoes for the Needy, San Diego, CA

                        San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society

1995-2000       Chula Vista Senior Foot Screening, San Diego, CA

                        Thousand Trails Senior Park

1990-1995       Lecturer, San Diego, CA

                        Scripps Chula Vista Hospital and Sharp Community Medical Center; ÒOh,

                        My aching feetÓ

Professional Societies:

2009               Member, Wound Healing Society

1993-               Member, San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society


1990-               Member, California Podiatric Medical Society


1900-               Member, American Podiatric Medical Society


Professional Offices / Committees:

2006                Honorary Chairman PhysicianÕs Advisory Board

                        PhysicianÕs for Health Care Reform

1998                President, San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society

1995-1997       Vice President, San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society

1993-1995       Secretary, San Diego County Podiatric medical Society

1987-1988       President, Des Moines, IA

                        U.O.M.H.S. Sports Medicine Club

1987                Chairman, Des Moines, IA

                        Trimove-a-Thon: Fund raiser for mentally and physically handicapped


1987                Secretary, Des Moines, IA

                        U.O.M.H.S., Podiatric Orthopedic Club


2004                Bravo Award, San Diego, CA

                        Scripps Mercy Hospital of Chula Vista

1997                Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Olympic Committee

1996                Humanitarian Award, Lions Club International

1996                Certificate of Appreciation, Chula Vista Police Officers Association

1996                Certificate of Appreciation, San Diego, CA

                        San Diego Sockers, for disadvantaged children

1978                Kindness of Patients Award, Silver Spring, MD

                        Holy Cross Hospital

1978                Deans List, Washington, D.C.

                        The George Washington University

1974                Meritorious Mast, Quantico, VA

                        For outstanding achievement and devotion as Hospital Corpsman, United

                        States Navy / United States Marine Corps

1972                Academic Scholarship, Nassau County Heart Association

Licenses and Certifications:

State Licenses:

1998-               California, Podiatry and PhysicianÕs Assistant


Inactive           Florida and Maryland


2009                Fellow American Professional Wound Care Association

1997                Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine

1994-               Board Certified American Academy of Podiatric Orthopedics


Board Certified American Academy of Pain Management

1995-               Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California


1990-               X-ray CertificationState of California


2004                CPR


1994                Diabetes and Your Feet, Health-Health and wellness journal from 

                        Sharp Health Care, winter 1994

1991                Epidural Morphine as an adjuvant to the treatment of Pain in a 

                        Patient with Acute Inflammatory Radiculopathy Secondary to 

                        Guillarn-Barre Syndrome, The Journal of Foot Surgery, VOLUME 

                        30, NUMBER 3, 1991

Principal Investigator Experience in Clinical and Research Studies:

2009-            HP-828-101


                      To compare HP-828-101 to standard of care for the management of 

                      partial thickness wounds, evaluated using the Bates Jensen Wound 

                      Assessment Tool (BWAT).

                      Secondary objectives are comparison of the proportion of subjects

                      with the wound closure by day  22, comparison of pain assessed 

                       using a VAS, and evaluation of moist wound environment as per

                       the BWAT

                      Study Design:

                       Wounds will be limited to one or two common types which are seen

                       in facilities familiar with clinical research.

                       A comparator approach for each wound type, so that HP-828-101

                       can be evaluated against current standards of wound care.

2008-2009   MATRIX:  A Phase 2b Study of GAM501 in the Treatment of Diabetic 

 foot ulcers in the lower extremities.                        


The Phase 2b MATRIX research study will study the effects of Exellarateª (GAM501) (Ad5PDGF-B/bovine Type I collagen gel) in men and women for the potential treatment of neuropathic non-healing diabetic foot ulcers.  GAM501 is an investigational product designed to stimulate the process of wound healing.  

Study Design

The MATRIX research study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, comparator arm (Standard of Care) safety and efficacy study to evaluate GAM501 (Ad5PDGF-B/bovine type I collagen gel) that is topically administered once or twice over the course of the study.  

2006-2007       3M Study on Tegaderm-AG Mesh-study patients with chronic diabetic foot ulcers           response to silver dressings.

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