Airway Expert Witnesses

Airway expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on airway. The airway expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Fire, Legal Medicine, Nurse Anesthetist, Otolaryngology, Pain Management - Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck, Ultrasound, and Urgent Care Medicine.

Ariel Cohen, DO Leira Physician Services

California
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Airway, Appendicitis, Asthma, Child Abuse, Febrile Illness, Fractures, Elder Neglect, Procedures, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Simulation, Stroke, Wounds, Psychiatric Emergencies, Sedation, Trauma, Ultrasound, Non-accidental trauma, Newborn Care, Quality Improvement, Vascular access, Video laryngoscopy
I am dual board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine. I have 10 years of clinical experience and have worked in most emergency department settings including Academic/Level 1 trauma centers, community hospitals, rural critical access hospitals and hybrid settings. I also have 4 years of administrative experience. A few highlights from my CV include experience interim Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Quality Director, peer reviewer for private company, peer review committee member at academic center, pediatric child abuse liaison at academic center. In addition to chart review, I am an experienced writer and have authored a book chapter, case studies and research articles.

Akash Desai, MD, FACEP Desai Medical Inc

San Diego, California
Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine - Trauma, Cardiac Arrest, Myocardial Infarction, Electrocardiography, Diabetic, Torsion, Respiratory Failure, Intubation, Shock, Sepsis, CVC, Biliary, Block, Abscess, EMTALA, Airway, Narcotic Prescription, Seizure, Overdose, Stroke
Board certified emergency medicine physician in active clinical practice in California. The inaugural Director of Emergency Ultrasound at the University of California, San Diego East Campus, performing quality assurance, case review, and teaching for point-of-care ultrasound applications performed hospital-wide. Completed residency training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and fellowship training in Advanced Clinical Bedside Ultrasound at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. Experience as faculty instructor at national meetings for the American College of Emergency Physicians and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Published author on topics including health care power of attorney and point-of-care emergency ultrasound. Editor of the 2022 American Board of Emergency Medicine EM Model which outlines the official standards-of-training for emergency medicine residencies across the United States. Former Chair and Vice Chair of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association...

Pejman Golpanian, MD

Beverly Hills, California
Anesthesiology, Legal Medicine - airway, difficult intubation, brain damage, low oxygen, hypoxia, hypotension, blood pressure, paralysis, narcotics, aspiration, allergic reaction, pregnancy, epidural, awareness, drug interaction, positioning, numbness, ultrasound, nerve injury, nerve block, fire, recovery, death, laryngospasm, cpr
Dr. Pejman Golpanian is a highly experienced, board-certified Anesthesiologist actively practicing in California. He currently practices and holds privileges at 40+ outpatient ambulatory surgical centers, dental offices, and multiple Hospitals in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Thousand Oaks areas. He has performed well over 15,000 successful anesthetic procedures and is highly trained in all aspects of anesthesiology including general anesthesia, dental anesthesia (with a current dental anesthesia license), regional anesthesia with ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks, neuro-axial spinal and epidural anesthesia, and sedation with monitored anesthesia care. Dr. Golpanian is an active expert consultant for the Medical Board of California assisting investigators, prosecutors, and administrative law judges in understanding the medical aspects of a medical-legal case. He provides clinical expertise and testimony regarding the practice of medicine and can e...

Susan M. Thibeault, DNAP, CRNA

Branford, Connecticut
Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesiology - CRNA, hospital liability, airway, fire, aspiration, awareness, EMR/EHR Audit trails, capnography, dental, endoscopy, colonoscopy, intubation, non-OR anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care (MAC), overdose, oversedation, positioning, post anesthesia care unit, PACU, central line, propofol, sedation
Yale-trained nurse anesthetist leader in active clinical practice. Clinical experience includes both operating room and non-operating room procedures. Head of CRNA quality and safety for Yale New Haven Hospital – a 1,500+ bed level 1 trauma center. Has reviewed numerous adverse events for deviations from standard of care. Extensive public speaking experience.

Michael Ferraro, DO, MS

Stuart, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic, EMT, Falls, Ambulance, Refusals, Airway, CVA, DVT, PE, ER Holds, EMS, EMTALA, Fractures, Geriatric, HEMS, Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis, Spinal abscess, Stroke, Resuscitation, CPR, Aortic dissection, Appendicitis, Ectopic Pregnancy, Downtime Errors, MVA
Board-certified emergency medicine physician in full-time practice. Over 15 years of clinical experience caring for both adult and pediatric patients. Medical staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (adjunct) at Florida State University College of Medicine. Special interest and broad experience in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and prehospital care. Medical director of multiple EMT/Paramedic teaching programs. Medical Director of fire rescue agencies with more than 300+ paramedics. Served as a Firefighter/EMT before entering medical school. Clinical experience includes, but is not limited to,: airway complications, angioedema, tracheostomy complications, aortic dissection, appendicitis, disaster management, electronic medical record downtime errors, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian torsion, testicular torsion, pediatrics, intussusception, pyloric stenosis, meningitis, supracondylar fracture, emergency medical services, prehospital standard of care...

Jill M Krystofinski, MSN, CRNA

Florida
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Airway, Aspiration, Awareness, Burn, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Drug Effects, Extubation, General Anesthesia, Hypoxia, Laser, Malpractice, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Narcotics, Opioids, Over Sedation, Paralytics, Pharmacology, Positioning. Propofol, Ventilation.
As an experienced expert witness, Jill’s 39-year healthcare career consists of: 1) 20 years as a board-certified CRNA active in all anesthesia areas, specializing in burn anesthesia. 2) 19 years of intensive care unit (ICU) critical care RN experience (CCRN certification). 3) Adjunct faculty member for three schools of nurse anesthesia. 4) Lecturer for anesthesia conference companies with national and international destinations. 5) Licenses ( Alphabetical Order): Arizona; Arkansas; California; Florida; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Texas; 5) Actively involved in anesthesia research studies. 6) Developer of anesthesia protocols in practice within her anesthesia department. As an experienced expert witness, Jill has reviewed numerous cases for deviations from the standard of care and provided concise and well-written reports. Jill has extensive public speaking experience and is dedicated to providing expert consultation services in a timely and informative manner.

Joseph (Jay) H McIsaac, III, MD, MS, MBA, CPE, NACD.DC, FASA McIsaac Consulting, LLC

Port St. Lucie, Florida
Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology - Patient Safety, Trauma, Coagulopathy, BioEngineering, Cardiovascular, Monitoring, CBRN, Airway, Disasters, Quality, Hemorrhage, Massive Transfusion, Technology, Risk and Crisis Management, Temperature and Hypothermia Reduction, Resuscitation, Non-OR Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Risk Reduction.
Experienced expert witness in both plaintiff and defense work. Licensed in FL, NJ, CT, and PA. Presently a Clinical Professor at 2 medical schools: University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University. Senior Attending Anesthesiologist at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and the University of Connecticut Health Center. Pediatric, cardiovascular, trauma anesthesia expert. Board Certified in Anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology (lifetime certification) and also from the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons. Masters in biomedical engineering; MBA; Certified Physician Executive; Certified Corporate Director; Author, Educator, Inventor, and Disaster preparedness expert. Able to cross multiple domains and explain complex topics in plain language to a layman. Two books, 67 chapters, articles, editorials, and other publications. A well-known speaker at national and international professional meetings. He has presented and done si...

Brian R. Pisula, MD, FAAEM Brian Pisula MD LLC

Florida
Emergency Medicine - Care/assessment of prisoners, sepsis, heart attack/MI, trauma, airway, pulmonary embolism, stroke, meningitis, pneumonia, fractures, dislocation, ectopic pregnancy, testicular torsion, aortic dissection, allergic reaction, PA/NP standard of care, spinal abscess
Dr. Pisula is an emergency medicine physician with over 18,000 hours of clinical practice. During that time, he has evaluated over 35,000 patients in the Emergency Department setting. Dr. Pisula is experienced as an expert witness: o Provided reviews in 50+ cases since 2022 o Worked with both plaintiff and defense o Provided testimony at deposition and trial Dr. Pisula is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is experienced in multiple practice settings including level-one trauma centers, academic institutions, and low-resource facilities without broad specialty support. Dr. Pisula is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Mercer University and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has over 3,500 hours of teaching experience with residents and medical students. He also has administrative experience including current committee memberships medical and surgical quality. An example ...

Brian R. Pisula, MD, FAAEM Brian Pisula MD LLC

Valdosta, Georgia
Emergency Medicine - Care/assessment of prisoners, sepsis, heart attack/MI, trauma, airway, pulmonary embolism, stroke, meningitis, pneumonia, fractures, dislocation, ectopic pregnancy, testicular torsion, aortic dissection, allergic reaction, PA/NP standard of care, spinal abscess
Dr. Pisula is an emergency medicine physician with over 18,000 hours of clinical practice. During that time, he has evaluated over 35,000 patients in the Emergency Department setting. Dr. Pisula is experienced as an expert witness: o Provided reviews in 50+ cases since 2022 o Worked with both plaintiff and defense o Provided testimony at deposition and trial Dr. Pisula is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is experienced in multiple practice settings including level-one trauma centers, academic institutions, and low-resource facilities without broad specialty support. Dr. Pisula is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Mercer University and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has over 3,500 hours of teaching experience with residents and medical students. He also has administrative experience including current committee memberships medical and surgical quality. An example ...

Brian R. Pisula, MD, FAAEM Brian Pisula MD LLC

Illinois
Emergency Medicine - Care/assessment of prisoners, sepsis, heart attack/MI, trauma, airway, pulmonary embolism, stroke, meningitis, pneumonia, fractures, dislocation, ectopic pregnancy, testicular torsion, aortic dissection, allergic reaction, PA/NP standard of care, spinal abscess
Dr. Pisula is an emergency medicine physician with over 18,000 hours of clinical practice. During that time, he has evaluated over 35,000 patients in the Emergency Department setting. Dr. Pisula is experienced as an expert witness: o Provided reviews in 50+ cases since 2022 o Worked with both plaintiff and defense o Provided testimony at deposition and trial Dr. Pisula is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is experienced in multiple practice settings including level-one trauma centers, academic institutions, and low-resource facilities without broad specialty support. Dr. Pisula is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Mercer University and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has over 3,500 hours of teaching experience with residents and medical students. He also has administrative experience including current committee memberships medical and surgical quality. An example ...

Robert W Dolan, MD Beth Israel Lahey Health

scituate, Massachusetts
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck - Oncology, Facial Reconstructive Surgery, Tracheotomy, Airway, Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Septoplasty, Neck Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Parotid Surgery, Sialoendoscopy, Salivary disease, Neck Infections, Neck Masses, Hearing Loss, Vertigo, Anosmia/Smell Disorders, Nasal Disease
Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Board Certified Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Boston University Faculty

Thaddeus (Ted) J Krensavage, D.O.

Massachusetts
Anesthesiology - Airway, Cardiac arrest, Death, Shock, Paralysis, hypoxic brain injury, Apnea, Regional nerve block, Obstetric, Pediatric, Medication errors. Dental/teeth injuries, air embolus, central line injuries, nursing home abuse negligence, veterans disabilities, anesthesia negligence malpractice, Phlebology
Dr. Krensavage is a board certified anesthesiologist who has practiced in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas for 35 years. He has practiced at three area hospitals, Morton Hospital, Taunton MA, Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, MA and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence, RI. He is a veteran and also served in the United States Navy as a general medical officer and then as an anesthesiologist in the United Staten Navel Rezerve at USNH Portsmouth, VA. He has served as Chief of Anesthesia. He brings his decades of experience to his anesthesia expert witness consulting. Dr . Krensavage "seeks the truth" whether doing plaintiff or defense work. Plaintiff work Dr. Krensavage has experienced the loss of a loved one due to anesthesia negligence. He truly understands the patient and family need and RIGHT TO KNOW about the care a patient received. Defense work Dr. Krensavage also does defense work as he believes physicians also have a need and right to know that th...

Julie Rogers, MD, PhD, MA, D.ABA Expert Anesthesia, LLC

Duluth, Minnesota
Anesthesiology - trauma, orthopedic, regional, epidural, obstetric, ENT, neuro, pediatric, endoscopy, MRI, infection, fire, general anesthesia, outpatient, airway, ECT, ethics, consent, capacity, rural medicine, difficult airway, stroke, STEMI, ICU, nerve injury, acute pain, aspiration, awareness, cardiac arrest
Mayo Clinic educated and trained, Julie Rogers is a board certified anesthesiologist in her third year of private practice at a community hospital. She is an expert in obstetric, ENT, pediatric, ambulatory, orthopedic, cardiothoracic, plastic, neurosurgical, vascular, regional and monitored anesthesia care (MAC) anesthesia. Her current anesthesia practice is diverse, including all of these disciplines. She also teaches airway management to medical residents. Her background includes a PhD in science/pharmacology and a MA in ethics, which substantially deepen her expertise in anesthesiology. Her PhD work involved studying the mechanisms of drug molecules, which is integral to understanding anesthesiology. Her ethics specialties include informed consent, capacity determination and patient advocacy. She has published several peer reviewed papers as well as developed and taught courses in these areas. She has won awards for her many presentations. She has extensive writing ...

James Rose, MD

Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Airway, Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, Stroke, Intubation, Aortic Dissection, Ectopic, Orthopedic Injury, Pediatric, Appendicitis, Trauma, Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Motor Vehicle Accident, Cauda Equina, Epidural Abscess, Myocardial Infarction, Ultrasound, Torsion, AAA, DKA
- American Board of Emergency Medicine Certified - Trained at Level 1 trauma center in New Orleans, LA - Experience at multiple trauma centers - Experience at several rural hospitals - Currently practicing full time in high volume, high acuity hospital - Currently practicing in rural ER as well - Supervise residents, NP's, PA's - Residency trained in point of care, bedside ultrasound - Member of American Academy of Emergency Medicine and American College of Emergency Physicians - Alpha Omega Alpha honors in medical school - Summa cum laude in undergraduate and medical school

Ariel Cohen, DO Leira Physician Services

Henderson, Nevada
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Airway, Appendicitis, Asthma, Child Abuse, Febrile Illness, Fractures, Elder Neglect, Procedures, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Simulation, Stroke, Wounds, Psychiatric Emergencies, Sedation, Trauma, Ultrasound, Non-accidental trauma, Newborn Care, Quality Improvement, Vascular access, Video laryngoscopy
I am dual board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine. I have 10 years of clinical experience and have worked in most emergency department settings including Academic/Level 1 trauma centers, community hospitals, rural critical access hospitals and hybrid settings. I also have 4 years of administrative experience. A few highlights from my CV include experience interim Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Quality Director, peer reviewer for private company, peer review committee member at academic center, pediatric child abuse liaison at academic center. In addition to chart review, I am an experienced writer and have authored a book chapter, case studies and research articles.

Jill M Krystofinski, MSN, CRNA

New Jersey
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Airway, Aspiration, Awareness, Burn, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Drug Effects, Extubation, General Anesthesia, Hypoxia, Laser, Malpractice, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Narcotics, Opioids, Over Sedation, Paralytics, Pharmacology, Positioning. Propofol, Ventilation.
As an experienced expert witness, Jill’s 39-year healthcare career consists of: 1) 20 years as a board-certified CRNA active in all anesthesia areas, specializing in burn anesthesia. 2) 19 years of intensive care unit (ICU) critical care RN experience (CCRN certification). 3) Adjunct faculty member for three schools of nurse anesthesia. 4) Lecturer for anesthesia conference companies with national and international destinations. 5) Licenses ( Alphabetical Order): Arizona; Arkansas; California; Florida; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Texas; 5) Actively involved in anesthesia research studies. 6) Developer of anesthesia protocols in practice within her anesthesia department. As an experienced expert witness, Jill has reviewed numerous cases for deviations from the standard of care and provided concise and well-written reports. Jill has extensive public speaking experience and is dedicated to providing expert consultation services in a timely and informative manner.

Jonathan Mazer, MD

Montclair, New Jersey
Anesthesiology - General Anesthesia, Sedation, Regional Nerve Block, Spinal, Epidural, Thoracic, Orthopedic, Obstetrics, Vascular, Endoscopy, Urology, Gynecology, Spine, Brain, Neurosurgery, Airway, Intubation, Interventional Radiology, Ambulatory, Ophthalmology, ENT/Otolaryngology, Plastics, PACU
Harvard-Trained. Board Certified in Anesthesiology. Previous case review experience. Published on neuraxial anesthesia. Presentation at a national conference on ambulatory anesthesia. Multiple poster presentations. Graduated from medical school with a distinction in research. Currently in private practice performing a wide variety of anesthetic cases (General Anesthesia, Sedation, Regional/Nerve Blocks, Spinal, Epidural, Thoracic, Orthopedic, Obstetrics, Vascular, Endoscopy, Urology, Gynecology, Spine, Brain, Neurosurgery, Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Ambulatory, Ophthalmology, ENT/Otolaryngology, Plastics, Adult, Pediatric, Out of OR). Both efficient and thorough with case review.

Geo Henderson, BC, CLI, AEMT-P GeoHenderson.com

Voorheesville, New York
Emergency Medical Services, Fire - Emergency Medical Services, EMT, Paramedic, Intubation, Standard of Care, Cardiac Arrest, Airway, Chemical Restraint, Refusal of Care, Violent Patient Management, Protocols, Trauma Care, Delay of Care, Sedation, Overdose, Wrongful Death, Negligence, Pediatric EMS, Ambulance Transport, Dispatch, EMS
Thank you for considering me as an expert witness resource for your firm. For over 34 years my career path has included public and private sector fire and emergency medical services. Extending into leadership, incident management, design and implementation of immersive educational scenarios, physician training, and emergency planning, I have experience in several widely varying and vastly different aspects of my profession. In addition to management of countless incidents in a broad array of emergency services, I have also mitigated events ranging in complexity from multiple alarm fires to mass casualty incidents. I am a paramedic supervisor for both a municipal, fire-based EMS system (260 EMS providers) and a county emergency medical services system (60 EMS providers) I have participated in the design and implementation of educational, operational, safety, quality improvement, standard of care and EMS policies and procedures for EMTs, paramedics and physicians. As an expert ...

Brian R. Pisula, MD, FAAEM Brian Pisula MD LLC

New York
Emergency Medicine - Care/assessment of prisoners, sepsis, heart attack/MI, trauma, airway, pulmonary embolism, stroke, meningitis, pneumonia, fractures, dislocation, ectopic pregnancy, testicular torsion, aortic dissection, allergic reaction, PA/NP standard of care, spinal abscess
Dr. Pisula is an emergency medicine physician with over 18,000 hours of clinical practice. During that time, he has evaluated over 35,000 patients in the Emergency Department setting. Dr. Pisula is experienced as an expert witness: o Provided reviews in 50+ cases since 2022 o Worked with both plaintiff and defense o Provided testimony at deposition and trial Dr. Pisula is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is experienced in multiple practice settings including level-one trauma centers, academic institutions, and low-resource facilities without broad specialty support. Dr. Pisula is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Mercer University and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has over 3,500 hours of teaching experience with residents and medical students. He also has administrative experience including current committee memberships medical and surgical quality. An example ...

Eric G Shaw, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAWM

Marcellus, New York
Emergency Medicine - Austere and Wilderness Medicine, Veteran & VA, Airway, Myocardial Infarction, Sepsis, Shock, Trauma, Ectopic, Testicular & Ovarian Torsion, Aneurysm, Pulmonary Embolism, Appendicitis, Aneurysm, Arterial Dissection, Stroke
21+ years’ practice as an emergency physician, including academic university hospitals, level 1 trauma centers, urban and rural community hospitals, overseas hospitals, VA hospitals, and austere military and wilderness environments. Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by American Board of Emergency Medicine. Subspecialty trained in Wilderness Medicine. Cumulative 14 years' leadership experience in Quality, Peer-Review, and Morbidity & Mortality. Expert medical witness with 4 years of experience, specializing in review of emergency department and veteran-related cases.

Andrew Williams, MD

New Rochelle, New York
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - ACLS, airway, cardiac arrest, appendicitis, sepsis, stroke, myocardial infarction, asthma, COPD, CHF
I am a board certified and practicing emergency medicine physician and faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I am available as a consultant/expert witness for plaintiff or defense involving malpractice litigation arising from the emergency department.

Randolph J. Cordle, MD Randolph Cordle Consulting

North Carolina
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Failure Diagnose, Appendicitis, Abuse, Sepsis, Resuscitation, Airway, Fever, Procedures, MI, Stroke, Fracture, Wounds, Urgent Care Medicine, Cruise Ship, Policy and Procedure, Trauma, Aeromedical Transport, Emergency Medical Systems, Consent Issues, Accidents.
Currently, I practice Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. I am triple board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and General Pediatrics and have over 26 years of clinical and administrative experience. I love to teach and have served as a Professor in both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine for many years. I also have recent Urgent Care and past Cruise Ship (Senior Physician) experience and can speak to standards of care in these areas. A few highlights from my CV include experience as a US ARMY Flight Surgeon, Division Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of three emergency departments, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Creator and Director, QA Director of Pediatric Division, QI Director Level One Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments, Pediatric Trauma Liaison, and International Educator with many publications. I have also authored dozens of policies and procedures for emergency departments, hospitals,...

Zachary Ginsberg, MD, MPP, FACEP Duke University Hospital

Durham, North Carolina
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Surgery - ICU, Intensive Care, Central Line, Intubation, Airway, Sedation, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Shock, ICU Delirium, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Appendicitis, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Aneurysm
Faculty at Duke University Hospital with dual appointment in Trauma and Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Actively practicing physician who works shifts in both the intensive care unit (ICU) and the emergency department. Able to provide a review of the Emergency Department and ICU components of a case given combination of training, board certification and clinical practice. One of only a small number of physicians who is Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and Surgical Critical Care Medicine. This provides a review of both components of care in a single expert for a more efficient review of a case. Educated at Brown and Harvard. Completed top Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center). Winner of several awards during training/education. Certified Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor. Regularly publishes.

Alan C. Heffner, MD, FCCM

Charlotte, North Carolina
Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Critical care, Infection, Sepsis, Shock, Toxic shock, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Hemorrhage, Cardiac arrest, Airway, Intubation, Respiratory failure, Pulmonary embolus (PE), Brain injury, Brain death, Stroke, Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), Central line, Procedure complication
Board certified adult critical care and emergency medicine physician with active clinical practice. ICU Medical Director, Co-Director of Adult Critical Care and Medical Director of ECMO Services. Professor and Faculty in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and Fellow in the American Academy of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM). Extensive experience in hospital clinical leadership, quality review and improvement, and clinical care optimization. Authorship in UpToDate and leading emergency medicine and critical care journals and textbooks. Guideline writer and reviewer. Numerous teaching awards as Instructor and Speaker. Healthcare system sepsis leader and awardee of the 2015 Sepsis Heroes Award. Experience as an expert medical reviewer since 2010. Special areas of expertise: severe infection, sepsis, shock, pulmonary embolus (PE), cardiac arrest, cardiovascular emergencies, ECMO, respiratory failure, emergency airway management and intubation, and proced...

Troy Pope, MD, FACEP

Weaverville, North Carolina
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, Airway, MI, Arrhythmia, Stroke, Intracranial Bleed, Meningitis, Epidural Abscess, Appendicitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Bowel Ischemia, Pulmonary Embolism, DKA, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Fracture, Foreign Body, Overdose, Psychiatric, PA, NP, EMTALA, EMR, NC, KY
I am American Board of Emergency Medicine certified with 18 years of experience and I continue full-time clinical work -- Experienced 17 different Emergency Departments of all sizes; from tertiary care centers to small 4-room rural ED's -- Communicate well with patients, administrators, lawyers and jurors -- Passionately evidence-based in clinical decision making -- Responsive and efficient -- 7 years of expert witness experience -- All types of cases considered -- Text is easiest. I'm Licensed in North Carolina, Kentucky, Oregon, California, Ohio and South Carolina; and local to Asheville, North Carolina.

Michael Loochtan, MD

Dublin, Ohio
Otolaryngology - Ear Nose & Throat, ENT, Laryngology, Larynx, Voice, Vocal Cords, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Hoarseness, Tracheostomy, Sinus Surgery, Airway, Jet Ventilation, Swallowing
Dr. Loochtan is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained laryngologist. He practices general otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and laryngology (voice, airway & swallowing) in private practice. Dr. Loochtan has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and currently serves as section chief of otolaryngology at a regional tertiary care hospital in Central Ohio.

Timothy Jones, MD, FACEP

Oklahoma
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, Airway, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrest, Appendicitis, Epidural Abscess, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Anaphylaxis, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, Syncope, TIA, SAH, Cauda Equina, Trauma, Aerospace Medicine, Aviation Medicine
Dr. Jones excels in distilling complex medical principles into readily understandable concepts targeted to judge, jury, and a non-medical audience. He is an effective communicator with extensive speaking experience on both the local and national stage. Dr. Jones is residency trained and board certified in emergency medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a full time EM clinician with over 25 years of practice experience. Dr. Jones is the former emergency medicine medical director at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth. He has reviewed over 3,000 emergency medicine cases and has a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of standard of care. He served many years as clinical assistant professor, department of surgery, division of emergency medicine, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) and was active in resident education. Dr. Jones has a broad clinical background and has practiced in multipl...

Veena Graff, MD University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - General Anesthesia, Intubation, Extubation, Airway, Opioid management, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Acute and Chronic Pain Management, Chronic Pain syndromes, Regional Anesthesiology, Nerve Blocks, Epidurals, Spinals, Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic guided procedures
Dr. Graff is board certified in both anesthesiology & pain medicine. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology & critical care and the division chief of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine at the Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is also the fellowship program director for regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine. She supervises and teaches fellow physicians, resident physicians, medical students, and nurse anesthetists on a daily basis. Dr. Graff currently serves as the perioperative pain management lead for the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Opioid Task Force, for all six hospitals under the health system. This task force focuses on reducing opioid-related harm for Penn Medicine's patients, promoting evidence-based opioid prescribing habits, and overseeing quality and safety metrics with opioid prescribing in the perioperative and inpatient sectors. Dr. Graff als...

Jill M Krystofinski, MSN, CRNA

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Airway, Aspiration, Awareness, Burn, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Drug Effects, Extubation, General Anesthesia, Hypoxia, Laser, Malpractice, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Narcotics, Opioids, Over Sedation, Paralytics, Pharmacology, Positioning. Propofol, Ventilation.
As an experienced expert witness, Jill’s 39-year healthcare career consists of: 1) 20 years as a board-certified CRNA active in all anesthesia areas, specializing in burn anesthesia. 2) 19 years of intensive care unit (ICU) critical care RN experience (CCRN certification). 3) Adjunct faculty member for three schools of nurse anesthesia. 4) Lecturer for anesthesia conference companies with national and international destinations. 5) Licenses ( Alphabetical Order): Arizona; Arkansas; California; Florida; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Texas; 5) Actively involved in anesthesia research studies. 6) Developer of anesthesia protocols in practice within her anesthesia department. As an experienced expert witness, Jill has reviewed numerous cases for deviations from the standard of care and provided concise and well-written reports. Jill has extensive public speaking experience and is dedicated to providing expert consultation services in a timely and informative manner.

Thaddeus (Ted) J Krensavage, D.O.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Anesthesiology - Airway, Cardiac arrest, Death, Shock, Paralysis, hypoxic brain injury, Apnea, Regional nerve block, Obstetric, Pediatric, Medication errors. Dental/teeth injuries, air embolus, central line injuries, nursing home abuse negligence, veterans disabilities, anesthesia negligence malpractice, Phlebology
Dr. Krensavage is a board certified anesthesiologist who has practiced in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas for 35 years. He has practiced at three area hospitals, Morton Hospital, Taunton MA, Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, MA and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence, RI. He is a veteran and also served in the United States Navy as a general medical officer and then as an anesthesiologist in the United Staten Navel Rezerve at USNH Portsmouth, VA. He has served as Chief of Anesthesia. He brings his decades of experience to his anesthesia expert witness consulting. Dr . Krensavage "seeks the truth" whether doing plaintiff or defense work. Plaintiff work Dr. Krensavage has experienced the loss of a loved one due to anesthesia negligence. He truly understands the patient and family need and RIGHT TO KNOW about the care a patient received. Defense work Dr. Krensavage also does defense work as he believes physicians also have a need and right to know that th...

Randolph J. Cordle, MD Randolph Cordle Consulting

Fort Mill, South Carolina
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Failure Diagnose, Appendicitis, Abuse, Sepsis, Resuscitation, Airway, Fever, Procedures, MI, Stroke, Fracture, Wounds, Urgent Care Medicine, Cruise Ship, Policy and Procedure, Trauma, Aeromedical Transport, Emergency Medical Systems, Consent Issues, Accidents.
Currently, I practice Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. I am triple board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and General Pediatrics and have over 26 years of clinical and administrative experience. I love to teach and have served as a Professor in both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine for many years. I also have recent Urgent Care and past Cruise Ship (Senior Physician) experience and can speak to standards of care in these areas. A few highlights from my CV include experience as a US ARMY Flight Surgeon, Division Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of three emergency departments, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Creator and Director, QA Director of Pediatric Division, QI Director Level One Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments, Pediatric Trauma Liaison, and International Educator with many publications. I have also authored dozens of policies and procedures for emergency departments, hospitals,...

Brian R. Pisula, MD, FAAEM Brian Pisula MD LLC

Tennessee
Emergency Medicine - Care/assessment of prisoners, sepsis, heart attack/MI, trauma, airway, pulmonary embolism, stroke, meningitis, pneumonia, fractures, dislocation, ectopic pregnancy, testicular torsion, aortic dissection, allergic reaction, PA/NP standard of care, spinal abscess
Dr. Pisula is an emergency medicine physician with over 18,000 hours of clinical practice. During that time, he has evaluated over 35,000 patients in the Emergency Department setting. Dr. Pisula is experienced as an expert witness: o Provided reviews in 50+ cases since 2022 o Worked with both plaintiff and defense o Provided testimony at deposition and trial Dr. Pisula is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is experienced in multiple practice settings including level-one trauma centers, academic institutions, and low-resource facilities without broad specialty support. Dr. Pisula is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Mercer University and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has over 3,500 hours of teaching experience with residents and medical students. He also has administrative experience including current committee memberships medical and surgical quality. An example ...

Richard N. Bradley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

PEARLAND, Texas
Emergency Medical Services - AED, Aeromedical, Airway, Ambulance, Defibrillator, Disaster, Emergency Medical Service, Emergency Medical Technician, First Responder, Gurney, Helicopter, Hurricane, Medical Control, Out-of-hospital, Paramedic, Pre-hospital, Rescue, Transfer, Transport, Ventilator
Richard N. Bradley, MD has met the highest training standards by being fellowship trained and board certified in Emergency Medical Services by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He recently retired as a Professor of Emergency Medicine from the McGovern Medical School, where he founded and led the Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine, created the school’s EMS Fellowship, and designed and led a medical student seminar on EMS and Disaster Medicine. He continues in active service as an EMS Medical Director for several EMS Agencies. He started his career as an EMT in 1980 and practiced as a paramedic in California for six years before medical school. In addition to practicing as a paramedic in three states, he also has over twenty years’ experience as a volunteer firefighter. He is a member of the First Aid Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. He currently serves as a member of the National EMS Advisory Council, where he chairs the Equitable C...

Timothy Jones, MD, FACEP

Dallas, Texas
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, Airway, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrest, Appendicitis, Epidural Abscess, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Anaphylaxis, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, Syncope, TIA, SAH, Cauda Equina, Trauma, Aerospace Medicine, Aviation Medicine
Dr. Jones excels in distilling complex medical principles into readily understandable concepts targeted to judge, jury, and a non-medical audience. He is an effective communicator with extensive speaking experience on both the local and national stage. Dr. Jones is residency trained and board certified in emergency medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a full time EM clinician with over 25 years of practice experience. Dr. Jones is the former emergency medicine medical director at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth. He has reviewed over 3,000 emergency medicine cases and has a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of standard of care. He served many years as clinical assistant professor, department of surgery, division of emergency medicine, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) and was active in resident education. Dr. Jones has a broad clinical background and has practiced in multipl...

Jill M Krystofinski, MSN, CRNA

Texas
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Airway, Aspiration, Awareness, Burn, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Drug Effects, Extubation, General Anesthesia, Hypoxia, Laser, Malpractice, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Narcotics, Opioids, Over Sedation, Paralytics, Pharmacology, Positioning. Propofol, Ventilation.
As an experienced expert witness, Jill’s 39-year healthcare career consists of: 1) 20 years as a board-certified CRNA active in all anesthesia areas, specializing in burn anesthesia. 2) 19 years of intensive care unit (ICU) critical care RN experience (CCRN certification). 3) Adjunct faculty member for three schools of nurse anesthesia. 4) Lecturer for anesthesia conference companies with national and international destinations. 5) Licenses ( Alphabetical Order): Arizona; Arkansas; California; Florida; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Texas; 5) Actively involved in anesthesia research studies. 6) Developer of anesthesia protocols in practice within her anesthesia department. As an experienced expert witness, Jill has reviewed numerous cases for deviations from the standard of care and provided concise and well-written reports. Jill has extensive public speaking experience and is dedicated to providing expert consultation services in a timely and informative manner.