For 24 years my Occupational and Environmental Medicine clinical and consultation practice based in Nevada and California focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases in individuals and groups in industries, occupations, workplaces, homes, public buildings, and other environments where people are exposed to toxic or hazardous chemicals, physical or biological agents, and other pollutants.
My particular expertise and interest is occupational disease diagnosis, prevention and medical surveillance. In my current non-clinical role as Tesla Corporate Physician (Medical Director), I am involved at a strategic and tactical level with many facets of health, safety, environment, public health and disease prevention for electric vehicle (EV) automobile, lithium-ion battery and solar energy product manufacturing, recycling and deployment.
My academic contributions include serving as assistant clinical professor at University of California San Francisco (UCSF)-Occupational & Environmental Medicine residency program, and authoring and co-authoring chapters on Medical Surveillance and Workers' Compensation in LaDou & Harrison's Current Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 5th Edition. Recent original work and patent submissions have focused on development of Best Practices programs for aggregate analysis of metal biological monitoring data, and noise and audiometric data analysis.
My experience and insight into the challenges and needs for hazardous industries to effectively protect their employees' health led me to start Verdi Technology, Inc. and work with software programmers and a statistician to create webOSCAR, a web-based software system that automate and streamlines the process for companies to manage their health and safety compliance data and requirements.