Curriculum Vitae

Education:
1992 MD, Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA
1988 BS, Biology, Tulane University New Orleans, LA
Post Graduate Education and Training
2008 -2012 Residency – Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
2001 - 2002

U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon Training, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Naval Air Station Pensacola/Whiting Field

1998-1999

Residency – Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

1998 - 1999

Visiting Resident, Head and Neck Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

1993 - 1996

Internship – General Surgery, Charity Hospital and Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, Louisiana

Medical Licensures 
Active - Louisiana
Active - US Virgin Islands
Specialty Board Certification 
American Board of Otolaryngology, Certificate Number 22287
FAA Certification
2002 Private Pilot, Airplane Single Engine Land  
Employment History 
2018-Present Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA
2012-Present Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon, Virgin Islands Ear, Nose & Throat US Virgin Islands
2001-2013 Naval Flight Surgeon, U.S. Navy Medical Corps
Professional Society Memberships
American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Aerospace Medical Association
Society of U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons
Military History
U.S. Navy Medical Corps - Active Duty, Lieutenant Commander(O-4)
2002-2005 Senior Flight Surgeon/Senior Regional Flight Surgeon, Carrier Air Wing FIVE
Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan, USS Kitty Hawk CV-63,
  • Medical department head for 10 squadrons including dependents aboard Naval Air Facility Atsugi.
  • Responsible for medical readiness and aero-medical evacuations while  deployed on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk during 490 days at sea and 7 deployments to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf, including Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Representative of all forward-deployed Naval Flight Surgeons in the 7th Fleet.
Yokosuka, Japan
 2005-2007 Group Surgeon/Officer In Charge, Marine Aircraft Group 39
  • Director of medical department of 10 physicians and 46 enlisted Navy Hospital Corpsmen providing aviation medicine and medical readiness support for 5000 Marines in 15 squadrons aboard
Camp Pendleton, CA
U.S. Navy Medical Corps - Selected Reserve/IRR, Commander(O-5)
2007-2008 Flight Surgeon, Marine Helicopter Light Attack Squadron 775, Marine Aircraft Group 46 Camp Pendleton, CA
2008-2013 Medical Officer, Operational Health Support Unit Bethesda, Detachment I Baltimore, MD
2013-2015 Individual Ready Reserve
2015 Honorable Discharge
Research
1997 Research Associate Advisor Charles Berlin, Ph.D., Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory of the South New Orleans, LA
2009-2010 Identification of hair cell-specific markers in the mouse inner ear. Advisor Ronna Hertzano, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Andrew S. Johnson, M.D., Gavin M. Gassen, M.D., John J. Ferrara, M.D., Steven M. Steinberg, M.D.,  Larry H. Hollier, M.D., Lewis M. Flint, M.D. “The Role of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: Sphincterotomy versus Common Bile Duct Exploration as a Primary Technique in the Management of Choledocholithiasis.” American Surgeon.  February 1993.
Presentations
“The Role of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: Sphincterotomy versus Common Bile Duct Exploration as a Primary Technique in the Management of Choledocholithiasis.” presented to the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, Gold Medal Candidate, Atlanta, Georgia, May 31- June 3, 1992.
“Lessons from inner ear hair cell-specific expression profiles.”  Presented at the Maryland Society of Otolaryngology Annual Resident Research Competition.  April 20, 2010.
Professional Courses and Conferences
2019 American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA
2018 10th Annual Tulane Symposium of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery New Orleans, LA
2018 Advanced Surgical Techniques in Obstructive Sleep Apnea St. Louis, MO
2018 American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA
2016 Advanced Rhinology 2016: Endoscopic Surgery and Allergy St. Petersburg, FL
2016 American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting San Diego, CA
2016 Johns Hopkins University 3rd Annual Atlantic Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Update San Juan, PR
2016 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, NARAC 2016 Update In Rhinology and Allergy St. Thomas, USVI
2015 Second Caribbean Pediatric and Adolescent Otolaryngology Conference San Juan, PR
2015 American College of Surgeons, Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Course Dallas, TX
2014 American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting Orlando, FL
2014 American Rhinologic Society, Summer Sinus Symposium Chicago, IL
2013 American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine Board Review Course Denver, CO
2013 American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Basic Course in Allergy and Immunology Squaw Valley, CA
2012 American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Advanced Course in Allergy and Immunology  Squaw Valley, CA
2012 Penn Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Course, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
2012 Penn Rhinoplasy Course, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
2011 First Annual Rising Chief Boot Camp, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Simulation Center Philadelphia, PA
2011 American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA
2010 Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course, House Ear Institute Los Angeles, CA
2010 Basic Course in Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Dallas, TX
2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting San Diego, CA
2009 Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course, Carolina Ear Research Institute Raleigh, NC
2009 Foreign Body Pediatric Airway Endoscopy Course, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
2009 AO Basic Principles and Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and, Reconstruction Alexandria, VA
2008 Pediatric Otolaryngology Update, Stanford University School of Medicine Palo Alto, CA