Dec. 14, 2006 — Internationally renowned cancer specialist Dr. Roy L. Schneider recently acquired new credentials that should prove to be an asset to the territory.
Last week Schneider attended the 23rd annual Controversies, Problems and Techniques in Surgery conference hosted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where he walked away with a specialized certification as an expert witness. The expert witness course guides surgeon specialists on the many facets of providing court testimony involving medical malpractice. He also participated in several lectures on controversial treatments of cancer and other diseases.
According to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's course description, "the medical expert witness course is devoted to teaching accurate and correct testimony by peers, with particular emphasis on the many integral ethical considerations of expert witness testimony."
Schneider, a physician for more than 35 years, also completed required courses in controversies in the management and treatment of liver cancer; problems in pancreatic surgery with emphasis on preoperative therapy for pancreatic cancer; controversies in surgery for trauma of solid organs, and the continuing inguinal hernia debates.
A professor of surgery since 1985 at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Schneider served as the vice chairman of the university's Department of Oncology and as associate director of its cancer center.
Schneider is the fifth elected governor of the territory and continues to live and practice medicine in the territory.
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