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Ophthalmologist and Expert WitnessDr. Seymour P. Kern, B.E.E., M.D.

Expert in Lasik Laser Surgical Techniques, Presbyopia, Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Bio-medical Engineering for the Eye

Ophthalmologist,  Consultant Surgeon & Forensic Expert in Biomedical Engineering. 

Address:
Expert Witness in Ophthalmology
Biomedical and Eye Laser Technology
7040 Avenida Encinas, Suite 104
Carlsbad, CA 92011
USA
Tel. 760-494-1149
Fax 760-454-2489
(No Pager)
email: spk@mindsource.net
or info@mindsource.net


 

  • Ophthalmologist, Surgical Consultant and Biomedical Engineer.

  • Expert Eye Surgeon and Expert Witness.

  • Has performed over 15,000 eye surgeries: RK and Refractive Eye Lasers of all kinds, PRK, PTK, Lasik, Eye Cornea and Anterior Eye Segment, Cataracts and Retina. 

  • Expert in Lasik Laser Eye Surgical Techniques, Presbyopia, Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Anterior Segment, Bio-medical Engineering for the Eye.

  • Consultant on Intellectual Property Disputes regarding Patents, Trademarks and Copyright matters with regards to biomedical engineering and related sciences.
  • Insurance Issues, Bad Faith Denial of Claims. An experienced professional with broad technical knowledge. California Licensed Insurance Expert, specializing in bad faith claims denial cases. California Insurance License number OB80484

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Birthdate: August 7, 1941
Citizen: USA
Licensed: California, Pennsylvania, and Sydney, Australia.

EDUCATION AND HISTORY:

1956 -1959: Bronx High School of Science, New York City: H.S. Diploma

1959-1963: New York University, College Of Engineering, New York City: B.E.E. Cum Laude Electrical Engineering

1963-1967: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City: Basic medical sciences

1967 Summer: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass: Fellowship in Anesthesiology

1967-1969: College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Formerly Seton Hall): M.D.

1969-1970: Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Rotating Surgical Intern

1970 Summer: Wills Eye Hospital: Ophthalmology Basic Science Course

1970-1973: Eye Residency Programs:

  • United Hospitals of New Jersey
  • Newark Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • Martland Hospital
  • New Jersey College of Medicine & Dentistry

1983

  • Keratorefractive Society Course Chicago, Ill. & Denison, Texas (Dr. R. Schachar, Chairman): Diploma from Society
  • Vitrectemy Course Drs. Flore, Ober, Magiano. Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach
  • Phaeoemulsification Course Dr. Robert Sinskey. Santa Monica, Ca.
  • Radial Keratotomy Fyodorov School, Dr. Leo Bores, Director. Scottsdale, Arizona

1984

  • Radial Keratotomy Course Dr. Ronald P. Jensen. Los Angeles, California
  • Clinical & Basic Science Review University of Ophthalmology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1983 Basic & Clinical Science Course Review Section 1-11. American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Keratoplasty, Keratomileusis of Barraguer, Radial Keratotomy, & Ruiz Correction of Astigmatism Dr. Lee Nordan. San Diego, California
  • Lasers In Ophthalmology Beckman Lasers Institute & Medical Clinic, University of California-Irvine, California College of Medicine
  • Ocular Drug Therapy Update University of California-Irvine, California College of Medicine

1985

  • Radial Keratotomy Course Dr. Berkley. Houston, Texas
  • Radial Keratotomy Course Keratorefractive Society Meetings

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1963-95: Freelance Consultant, Bio-Medical Engineering, USA and Australia.

1972: Research Assistant and Consultant, Bio-Medical Engineering, Dept. of Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital and New Jersey College of Medicine

1975-76: Experimental Clinical Evaluation of C.A.B. and silicone contact lenses, private investigator.

1973-1982: Private Practice, Ophthalmologist, Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia

1977: Director, Willoughby General Medical and Professional Center, Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia

1973-1982: Managing Director and Consultant in Bio-Medical Engineering, Applied Life International, Pty. Ltd., Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia

1979-1984: Developer of Giro-Mirage: Gradient Index Refractive Optics-Molecular Index Refractive Comodative Gradient. Effect = Variable Focal Molecular Lens.

1984: "GIRO-MIRAGE: It's Effect and Optics", a paper presented to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, November, 1984, Atlanta, Georgia.

1983-1985: Medical Director of KERN EYE INSTITUTE - A Medical Group, Inc., Newport Beach, California.

1983-1985: Director of MIND, Inc. (MIND-Medical and Industrial Network Development) - a Think Tank Network.

1983-1994: Currently: Kern Eye Institute, A Medical Group - 15,000 refractive surgeries.
9339 Genessee Ave, Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92121

1994 to Present: Freelance Consultant, Ophthalmologist, BioEngineering, Pain Medicine

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

1962: Fellowship in Anesthesiology, (Consultant bio-medical engineering), Dept.of Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts.

1962: First prize award, National Engineering Competition. Institute of Electrical Engineering for winning paper "BICEPS", Bacteriologically Induced Chemo-Electrical Power Supply, an energy conversion system for powering electrical devices within the human body.

1969: First prize award, research paper on Huntington's Chorea, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

1978: Gold Medal, OCUCEPT Eye Fornixscope, a device useful in examining beneath upper eyelid without eyelid eversion. International convention of Inventions, Geneva, Switzerland.

INVENTIONS

1973: OCUCEPT(R): Eye Fornixscope. Device for examining the superior cul-de-sac of the upper eyelid without eye eversion.

1985: Patent: Variable Focal "Molecular Lens"

1985: Patent: Laser Keratomileusis with laser corneal tissue welding without sutures

PUBLISHED

"Kern's Rule of Fours," September, 1973 Archives of Ophthalmology:
Piece-wise continuous formula for predicting amplitude of accommodation as a function of age.

  • Ophthalmology Times
  • Ophthalmology - AMA
  • Archives of Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Surgery News
  • Journal of the AMA
  • Ophthalmology Times Publication - Article re: Dr. Kern's Treatment of Astigmatism and Hyperopia  1988

PAST ORGANIZATIONS AND HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Western Medical Hospital, Tustin, California
  • Garden Grove Medical Center Garden Grove California
  • Santa Ana Medical Center, Santa Ana, California
  • Doctors Hospital, Santa Ana, Ca.
  • Outpatient surgery: Edinger Magnolia Medical Center Westminster, California
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Harbor View Hospital, San Diego

CURRENT ACTIVE AFFILIATIONS

  • American Medical Association
  • Kerato-refractive Society
  • Contemporary Society of Ophthalmology
  • Mindsource Medical Network
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Consultants - OSC
  • Mindsource Forensic Medical Expert Witnesses

PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTOR

Mindsource Human Resources and Private Research Grants Matching Network Private Grants & Scholarship (Applications from all deserving private applicants will be reviewed for funding of scholarships, research, personal needs, financial hardships, etc.)

Expert Witness in Ophthalmology
Biomedical and Eye Laser Technology
7040 Avenida Encinas, Suite 104
Carlsbad, CA 92011
USA
Tel. 760-494-1149
Fax 760-454-2489
(No Pager)
email: spk@mindsource.net
or info@mindsource.net

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