Ernest P. Chiodo, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.S., C.I.H. is a physician, attorney, certified industrial hygienist, toxicologist and biomedical engineer. Dr. Chiodo is board certified in the medical specialties of internal medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine.
He actively practices both medicine and law with specialization in the medical and legal aspects of occupational and environmental disease including exposures to toxins, chemicals, heat, noise, lightning, electricity, lasers, radiation, mold exposures. He also has special expertise concerning automobile accident and fall injuries due to his Master of Science from Wayne State University in Detroit which is one of the leading international centers for research concerning vehicular injuries. He also has special expertise in building related disease issues due to his Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Health with Specialization in Industrial Toxicology from Wayne State University, board certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist, and licensure as a residential builder in the State of Michigan. He has served as both plaintiff and defense counsel in a number of cases involving toxic substances litigation including mass toxic tort cases. He has also been the lead expert witness in a number of high profile toxic tort cases including serving as the lead expert witness in a mass toxic tort case for Gerry Spence.
Dr. Chiodo received his Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College, his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) from Wayne State University School of Medicine, his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Wayne State University Law School, his Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from Harvard University School of Public Health, his Master of Science in Biomedical Enigeering (M.S.) from Wayne State University, his Master of Science in Threat Response Management (biological, chemical, and radiological defense) from the University of Chicago, and his Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Health with Specialization in Industrial Toxicology from Wayne State University. He has served as the Medical Director of the Detroit Health Department as well as Medical Director of the pension boards of the City of Lansing, Michigan. He currently serves as an assistant professor of internal medicine, family medicine, and public health at Wayne State University School of Medicine and has clinical privileges in the Henry Ford Health System. He is the Chairman of the Environmental Litigation and Administrative Practice Committee of the State Bar of Michigan and a Past-President of the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society.
He has a broad range of expertise including internal medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, public health and general preventive medicine, biomedical engineering, toxicology, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, and biostatistics. Recent cases have included mold, asbestos, benzene, manganese (welding fumes), PCBs., solvents, heavy metals, lightning, falls, and vehicular injuries.
Dr. Chiodo is the author of two books on toxic tort law including issues concerning admissibility of expert testimony under the Daubert rules. The books entitled Toxic Tort: A Guide to Toxic Substances Litigation in Michigan (2002) and Toxic Tort: Medical and Legal Elements (2004) are available through Amazon.com.