International consultant in a successful second career. I am a former university professor and academic leader with a record of achievement. Broad knowledge of public health and medicine, occupational health and safety, and occupational and environmental medicine. Proven leadership skills. Excellent technical knowledge and analytical capacity.



MD, University of California at San Diego (Medicine)

MPH, The Johns Hopkins University (Public Health)

BS, University of Southern California (Biological Sciences)


All medical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital: occupational medicine, pulmonary medicine, internal medicine (Osler service)



International Consultant, sometimes d/b/a Occupational + Environmental Health & Medicine (sole proprietorship), 2008 – 2009 and 2015 – present

Vice President for Health/Safety, Environment and Sustainability,  Medical Advisory Services, Rockville MD (since October, 2010- 2014

Activities (incomplete list):

  • Organized set of scientific review meetings for a federal agency
  • Developed set of employment standards (respiratory) for New York Transit Authority
  • Strategic planning assistance for a health-related trade association
  • Provided support and consultation to Ministry of Labor of Turkey in strategic development of the national institute for occupational health and safety (ISGUM).
  • Supported redesign and strategic planning of occupational health service for Saudi Aramco (54,000 employees), project given new priority during divisional reorganization
  • Developed template for on-line sharps injury reporting system for a large medical center
  • Developed emergency rescue and medical management plan for potentially lethal events involving hydrogen sulfide toxicity
  • Provided healthcare and wellness services for employees of Federal Reserve, in Washington DC
  • Provided disability review services for Montgomery County (Maryland) and American Red Cross
  • Wrote toxicity profile on melamine and cyanuric acid for Public Health Canada
  • Interpreted data and consulted on analysis for largest “sick building” study (44 individual buildings, one employer; exhaustive environmental monitoring and health surveys)
  • Literature reviews and critical analysis on drinking water distribution system (chlorine effects, lead risk), stress in workplace and organizational change, health promotion programs, occupational health risks of firefighters, indoor environmental quality (including but not limited to indoor air quality)


George Washington University (various). 1999 – 2008. Professor, Department Chair, Clinical Division Director (Occupational Medicine & Toxicology), and academic Center Director. Research faculty appointment 2008 – 2009.

  • Turned around troubled department and restored it as a national leader in field in five years, within tight budget constraints and despite financial exigencies imposed by Medicare funding crisis of 1999 and aftermath
  • Saved threatened physician residency training program from closing and obtained accreditation for new cycle
  • Re-organized academic center of excellence with new mission and turned it into a service and outreach arm of department
  • Trained 900 employees of District of Columbia Department of Health in public health risks associated with weapons of mass destruction
  • Provided consulting services on environmental and occupational health to US government agencies, local agencies, local water utility
  • Evaluated health impact of elevated lead in drinking water, communicated regarding risk in public forums and media, managed major controversy on issue
  • Trained for corporate and public health agency personnel in risk communication
  • Chaired committee of the American Thoracic Society that redefined diagnostic criteria for asbestos-related disease


University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences. 1984 – 1998. Professor, Department Chair.

  • Initiated academic Occupational Health Program, managed it for 14 years
  • Served as department chair (acting), later Academic Chair for occupational medicine
  • Planned, obtained approval, and initiated Canada’s first Royal College-approved specialty training program in occupational medicine
  • Planned, organized, and initiated 5-year demonstration program in social marketing for injury prevention in city of 50,000, elements still operating fifteen years later
  • Created specialized center for community service and outreach, which operated successfully for seven years (until my departure)
  • Created innovative “continuous professional development” program for Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta, which continued for five years (until my departure)
  • Provided consulting services and technical assistance to numerous government departments and agencies (federal, provincial, local) and companies (mostly in oil and gas sector)
  • Recognized as innovative scholar and scientist (Killam Annual Professor award)
  • Identified error in highly-publicized cancer study that led to public correction


San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health. 1980 – 1984. Professor, Division Director.

  • Initiated, recruited seven faculty, designed three academic degree programs, and managed Division (equivalent to an academic department) of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Designed and initiated modern occupational health clinical and consulting services for a multispecialty group practice (Rees-Stealy Medical Group)
  • Managed academic relations with sister institution (University of California at San Diego), including joint programs in preventive and occupational medicine




  • Leadership: known as one of top leaders in my field, former President of major organizations and frequently cited
  • Vision: Considered a visionary thought-leader
  • Teaching: Highly popular teacher and mentor
  • Strategic planning and implementation of new initiatives: successfully started major academic programs in US and Canada that are still leaders in their fields, developed and successfully implemented strategic plan for large not-for-profit organization
  • Entrepreneurship: Initiated academic units at divisional level, initiated and restructured business units for service and outreach, initiated and revitalized academic degree programs
  • Team building and coalition building: developed highly successful small research teams and oversaw development of coalition for community-based injury prevention project for city of 50,000
  • Managing diverse groups of people: chaired three academic departments, with approx. 20, 60 and 100 members, ranging from professors, professional practitioners, students, and service staff
  • Communications: Won awards for writing; teacher and practitioner of risk communication (theory and practice); good media skills, experience in successfully countering media attacks and adverse publicity; experience in communicating under pressure (including testimony and legal depositions)
  • Research and scholarship: Senior scientist, author of high-impact research articles, written and edited books, currently a journal editor; as cochair, guided and helped manage a high-impact, 5-year, Can$14 million study on downwind health effects of emissions from oil and gas industry
  • Subject matter expert: occupational and environmental medicine, risk science, environmental health, health promotion and disease prevention, toxicology, sustainability
  • Medicine and health management: board-certified specialist in occupational medicine, pulmonary medicine, internal medicine, additional credentials in toxicology and environmental management specializing in air pollution



Licensed to practice medicine in CA, MD, District of Columbia, province of Ontario,

Board-certification or equivalent in medical specialties of internal medicine, pulmonary medicine (US), occupational medicine (US; fellowships in Canada, and UK) and holds recognized credentials for practice in toxicology and environmental management specializing in air pollution

Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT)

Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) specializing in Air Quality of the Institute for Professional Environmental Practice

Taking management training and MBA-level courses as feasible to advance management skills: as available; management experience at Saudi Aramco

Numerous awards, honors, and fellowships in professional societies (list available on request)



Past President, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

Past President, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (largest specialty society for occupational medicine in the world)

Past President, Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (network of 65 mostly academic medical units and about 15 pediatric environmental health specialty units)

Recent past Chair, 1) Risk Communication Specialty Group, 2) Risk Policy and Law Specialty Group, of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Current chair, SRA Occupational Health and Safety Specialty Group, SRA

Fellow, The Energy Institute (London)

Numerous other past offices and affiliations: List available on request



Over 250 articles and seven books: Bibliography available on request

Current editor-in-chief of Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health: An International Journal


Dual citizen, United States and Canada.