Donato Borrillo, MD JD MS

Donato Borrillo, MD JD MS

Dr. Borrillo is a practicing physician, attorney, scientist, and decorated war veteran. He is also a sought-after national expert in medical and scientific causation, known for his even-handed approach. Dr. Borrillo has crafted theories in prominent national cases on both defense and plaintiff sides. Medical/scientific due diligence of regulated companies and medical/scientific discovery in litigated matters are the heart of Dr. Borrillo’s expertise. In addition, Dr. Borrillo is known for providing on-demand Medical Science Liaison services by engaging in scientific exchange with providers and KOLs around the country with regard to expanded uses for both approved and compounded drugs. His ability to provide legal analysis of medical and scientific research, biostatistics, and epidemiology is unmatched.

COMMENDATIONS, HONORS & AWARDS

  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Service Award
  • Kosovo Medal
  • Society of USAF Flight Surgeon’s Julian E. Ward Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art and Science of Aerospace Medicine
  • Resident of the Year Award (across civilian and all military branches)
  • Special Operations Flight Surgeon of the Year 30 Combat Sorties

EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

Doctor of Medicine, SUNY Buffalo, 1990

Masters of Science in Aerospace Medicine, NASA Grant Program, 1996

Aerospace and Occupational Medicine Residency
Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine by ABPM
Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

EMPLOYMENT
  • Medical Affairs Director/Medical Science Liaison, 2012-present
  • Medicolegal Consultant, 1990 – present
  • Independent Medical Expert, 1990 – present
  • Expert Witness, 1990 – present
  • Private medical practice, 2007 – present
    • Active staff privileges at:
      • Toledo Hospital
      • St. Luke’s Hospital
      • University of Toledo Medical Center
      • Blanchard Valley Hospital
      • University Hospitals of Cleveland, Bedford Hospital
      • Mercy Health Partners
  • Medical Director, FIAT-Chrysler, 2012 – 2016: Responsible for clinic staff and delivery of acute care, occupational medicine, OSHA, and wellness to 5,000 employees.
  • Chicago-Cook County Hospital ER Physician, 1990 – 1991
EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, Case Western Reserve School of Law, 1994

EMPLOYMENT
  • Partner, FDA & Medical Counsel, LLP, 2017 – present
  • Of Counsel, Zoll & Kranz, LLC, 2009 – present
  • Private Legal Practice, 1994 – 2009
  • Expert Witness, 1990 – present
EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Immunology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 1990

Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, Canisius College, 1986

EMPLOYMENT
  • Faculty Teaching Staff, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1999 – 2000
  • Adjunct faculty, Wright State University, 2002 – 2010
SERVICE RECORD
  • Major, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, Medical Corps, Flight Surgeon, Honorable Discharge, 1996-2001
  • Attorney, Judge Advocate General’s Office, 1996 – 2001
  • United States Air Force
    • Brooks AFB, Texas
      • Aerospace Medicine, 1997
    • Maxwell AFB, Alabama
      • Officer Training School, 1996
  • Captain, United States Army Reserve, Medical Corps. General Medical Officer, 256th Combat Support Hospital, 1992 – 1996
  • Founding member, Department of Homeland Security, 2001
  • Homeland Security Inauguration Medical Team Leader – January 20, 2017
  • Homeland Security Medical Team, Washington, DC, 2013–present
  • Homeland Security Hurricane Team, 2003–present
  • Ohio Disaster Medical Assistance Team, 2003–present
  • Borrillo, D. Dombrzykowski, D., Schwann, T., Ariss, S., and Sanders, K., “Hospital at Home: The Impact of Supply Chain Management on Readmission Reduction.” The Sixth Global Supply Chain Management Conference, UT and MSU, September 27, 2013, Dearborn MI.
  • Borrillo, D., Schwann, T., and Ariss, S.  “Effect of provider intervention and monthly scorecard reporting on home blood pressure and glucose telemonitoring: putting research into practice.” presented at the 2013 American Telemedicine Association annual conference in Austin Texas, May 2013.
  • Feldmeir, J., Borrillo, D., Moyer, T., “Chronic Radiation Enteritis; a case presentation of favorable response to hyperbaric oxygen therapy,” presented at the 2012 Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society conference in Phoenix, AZ June 2012.
  • Borrillo, D., DMAT Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; lessons learned, AsMA annual conference, May 5, 2006, Orlando Florida
  • Borrillo, D., Denial of Health Insurance and Medical Certification, are they mutually exclusive? FAA Aviation News, Nov/Dec 2005, pg 25.
  • Borrillo, D., FAA program helps pilots address alcohol abuse problems, Ohio State Bar Association, Law You Can Use, Daily Reporter Columbus Ohio, Aug 31, 2005. Also prinited in Trumbull Co. Legal News, Warren Ohio, see also Geauga Co. Maple Leaf, Chardon Ohio, see also Daily Court Reporter, Dayton, Ohio and Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Borrillo, D., Raising the Bar; Corporate standards for pilots, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 10, 12, 41-4 (winter 2003-4)
  • Borrillo, D., Hypertension Standards, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 6,7, 41-2 (summer 2003)
  • Borrillo, D., The HIMS program, tools for pilots recovering from alcoholism, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, p 10, 41:2 (summer 2003)
  • Miller, W. and Borrillo, D., KC-135 Operations and No-Go pill use while in garrison; when sustained operational flying becomes the norm. Aviat Space and Environ. Med., Abstract at May 2003 AsMA annual meeting; San Antonio
  • Borrillo, D., Bariatric Surgery and Medical Certification, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, p 6, 7, 02-4 (winter 2002)
  • Borrillo, D., The Peripheral Vascular System in Pilots: Beyond Deep Vein Thrombosis, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 7, 11, 02-2 (summer 2002)
  • Borrillo, D., and Mercer, L., “Rx for Health”, monthly articles on various Occupational Medicine Topics since December 2001, The Toledo Healthy Living News
  • Borrillo, D., Hyperbaric Medicine Review for the AME, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, p 8-9, 01-4 (winter 2001)
  • Borrillo, D., Immunizations and Flying, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, p 4, 00-4 (winter 2000)
  • Borrillo, D., et. al. , The Forgotten FAA Physical; ATC, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, p 3, 00-1 (Spring 2000). Reprinted with permission, Aviat, Space, and Environ. Med., vol 71:10, Oct 2000, pp 1065-1066.
  • Borrillo, D., Dispelling the 170-pound myth: unacknowledged Obesity as a Hazard to Flight Safety, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 4-5, 00-3 (Fall 2000).
  • Borrillo, D., “Herbal Medication and Flying”, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, p 10-11, 99-1(Spring 99). See also, FAA Aviation News, vol 39:3, p 15, Apr 2000.
  • Robb, D., Barton, T., Borrillo, D., Weiss, D. and Miller, Fatigue in KC-135 Tanker crews during sustained operations, Abstract 2000 AsMA meeting, Houston, Aviat space and Envir Med, Vol 71:3, p 343 (March 2000).
  • Borrillo, D. and Michaelson, R., Penetrating trauma in a pararecueman, and return to flying status. Abstract 2000 AsMA meeting, Houston.
  • Borrillo, D., Article Review, Volume No 2, Issue No 2 of the Orbitor, December, 1999
  • Borrillo, D., Consequences of Misdiagnosis, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, p 4, 99-4 (Winter 1999).
  • Borrillo, D., Raynaud’s Phenomenon and Flying, Aviat, Space, and Environ. Med., vol 71:5, May 2000, pp 550-551. Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 1, 3, 99-3 (Fall 1999).
  • Borrillo, D., Air Rage. Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 1, 11, 99-2 (Summer 1999).
  • Borrillo, D., Current status of international aviation law; a discussion of the impact on accident investigation and flight safety. Abstract 1999 AsMA meeting, Detroit.
  • Michaelson, R. and Borrillo, D., Use of nutritional supplements in rated and non-rated aircrew members; case studies and discussion. Abstract 1999 AsMA meeting, Detroit.
  • McKee, K. and Borrillo, D., Hyprebaric treatment of mild carbon monoxide poisoning. Abstract 1999 AsMA meeting, Detroit.
  • Lozano, D. and Borrillo, D., Stereopsis screening in USAF pilots; statistical analysis and discussion. Abstract 1999 AsMA meeting, Detroit.
  • Wolbrink, A., and Borrillo,D., “Airline use of Automatic External Defibrillators”, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 1,4,5, 98-2 (Summer 98). Reprinted with permission in Aviat, Space, and Environ. Med, 1999, 70:87-8.
  • Borrillo, D., Viagra use in pilots. Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, p 1, 10, 98-3 (Fall 1998). Reprinted with permission by USA Today.
  • Borrillo, D., “El Nino and the Pilot”, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pg 6, 98-2 (Summer 98).
  • Borrillo, D., and Lozano, D., “Weight and Balance-Diet Pills and Flying”, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 1,3, & 7, 97-3 (Fall 1997). Reprinted with permission in FAA Aviation News Journal, pp. 25-26, April 98.
  • Borrillo, D., and Phillips, C., “Flying Post Stapedectomy”, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 6-7, 97-2 (Summer 97).
  • Borrillo, D., “Pulmonary Embolism in a Pilot”, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, pp 6-7, 97-1 (Spring 1997). Reprinted with permission. Aviat Space Environ med 1998; 69:1011-2.
  • Borrillo, D., Dodge, R., Bishop, Cipolli, M., and Phillips, C, “Effect of Hyperbaric Exposure on Tumor Necrosis factor”, Chicago, AsMA 1997.
  • Borrillo, D., “Vertigo and Sleep Apnea in a Pilot, Case Report”, Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, US DOT FAA publication, 96-3, pp 6-7, 16 (Fall 1996).
  • Borrillo, D., “Effect of Hyperbaric Exposure on Tumor Necrosis Factor”, Thesis, WSU Graduate School, (1996).
  • Bealmear, P.M., Borrillo, et al, “Comparative Histology of the SCID/SCID Mouse vs C.B.-17, Balb/c +/+ & nu/nu, and C3H/HENSch Mice”, Microecology & Therapy, Vol. 20, pp. 271-278 (1990).
  • Borrillo, D.J., “Hyperplastic Islets of Langerhans in the Pregnant Nonobese SCID/SCID Mouse: effect on glucose metabolism”, Thesis, SUNY at Buffalo RPCI Graduate School (1990).
  • Borrillo, D.J. and Bealmear, P.M., “Hyperplastic Islets of Langerhans in the Pregnant Nonobese SCID/SCID Mouse”, Microecology & Therapy, Vol. 20, pp. 295-303 (1990).
  • Visiting Scholar, Cambridge University, England
  • Past President, Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society
  • Commercial, multi-engine IFR pilot ratings
  • PADI Certified for diving