Positions

Professor
Pathology & Immunology and Orthopedic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Education

M.D. from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Advanced Training from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Certifications

American Board of Pathology
American Board of Pathology--Anatomic Pathology

Honors & Awards

The Skeleton Key
This is a documentary on patients with a rare condition known as Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. This documentary was awarded:
Wellcome Trust Award for Best Science and Medical Documentary 1999
Royal Television Society Award for Best Documentary 1999
International Image and Science Festival Grand Prize for Best Science Documentary Worldwide 1999
Association of British Science Writers Award for Best Science Documentary
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Awarded for performing autopsies and assisting the investigation of the Challenger shuttle disaster.
Commander's award for Civilian Service
Awarded for overseeing the medical digitization effort at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. The effort included overseeing $80 million in Congressional money over 4 years, Serving as the Contract Officer Technical Representative, and coordinating the efforts of 400+ employees in 3 states.
Superior Civilian Service Award
Awarded for assisting in the development of the new body armor that the military has fielded (first fielded in Kosovo). This new body armor has resulted in the saving of thousands of lives. The award resulted in a television interview and report by KHOU TV Houston.

Professional Interests

  • Orthopedic pathology
  • Medical Education

Professional Statement

I enjoy working with Orthopedic pathology specimens and the interactions between Orthopedic surgeons, Radiologists, and Pathologists.

I also enjoy teaching and am involved in both the foundations of basic science course and the term 3 Immunology and Pathologic Basis of Disease course at Baylor College of Medicine.

Selected Publications

Memberships

International Skeletal Society
Baylor College of Medicine - Curriculum Committee
Baylor College of Medicine - Promotions committee, Department
Baylor College of Medicine - Medical Student Promotion
Baylor College of Medicine - O’Neal/Spjut Award committee
Harris County’s Medical Examiner’s Office - Graduate Medical Education Committee
Baylor College of Medicine - Curriculum Committee