Anesthesia Expert Witnesses

Anesthesia 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 anesthesia. The anesthesia expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Dentist, Nurse Anesthetist, Oral Surgery, Pain Management - Medicine, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Samuel C Seiden, MD

Granite Bay, California
Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology - Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, medical informatics, electronic health records, wrong-side surgery, wrong patient surgery, wrong-procedure errors, patient safety, ambulatory surgery, airway, hypoxia, medical ethics
After training as a private pilot, Dr. Seiden noted many principles culturally rooted in aviation are missing from medicine. Things like routine and robust use of checklists, making system fixes to system problems, and read back of critical pieces of information. This lead to Seiden’s research in patient safety and subsequent publication of the highly cited paper on Wrong-Side/Site/Patient procedures in the Archives of Surgery. Seiden completed his residency at Stanford University and subsequent fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology at Children’s Memorial/Northwestern University. Seiden has practiced in academic and community practice locations, and with pediatric and adult patients. He also has an interest in medical informatics, and was the associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Lurie Children’s. As a highly trained expert in the electronic health record, Seiden has a unique ability to dissect information that may not be disclosed as part of discovery in the le...

Steve C. Yun, MD

Orange, California
Anesthesiology, Oral Surgery - Anesthesia, Anesthesia malpractice, Anesthesiology malpractice, dental anesthesia, surgery, wrongful death, preoperative preparation, regional anesthesia, ambulatory anesthesia, office anethesia, PACU, airway management, propofol/diprivan, intubation injuries, oral surgery
Board-certified anesthesiologist with full-time clinical practice. Physician of Excellence Award. AAAASF Surveyor. Dental Board of CA Examiner. National High School Debate and Forensics champion.

Harry M. Lehrer, D.M.D., M.S. Ed., C.F.E. Comprehensive Dental Services

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Dentist - Abscesses/Infections, Anesthesia, Bridges/Crowns, Broken Jaw, Crowns/Bridges, Dental Implants, Dental Infections, Dental Injuries, Dental Professor, Dental Prosthetics, Extractions, Fillings, Dental Forensics, Gums, Infections/Dental, Dental Implants, Jaw Fractures, Oral Surgery, Periodontal,TMJ/TMD
Dr. Lehrer received his D.M.D. degree from the University of Florida in 1984, and after associating as an associate in private dental practices, established a partnership in a dental practice in 1988. As a Member of the Academy of Sports Dentistry and a former college athlete, Dr. Lehrer philanthropically involved himself in the community by providing oral cancer screenings and fabricating protective mouth guards for all of the Nova Southeastern University athletes. Dr. Lehrer has been an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine since January 2002 in the departments of Cariology/Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery and a member of the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Lehrer currently contributes to organized dentistry by serving as an expert witness for the Florida Department of Health (Board of Dentistry) after his appointment in 2010 and was selected in 2009 as a peer reviewer of publications for the Academy of General Dentistr...

Magdalena Bakowitz, MD, MPH

Boston, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine - Anesthesia, difficult airway, endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask, PACU, perioperative care, preoperative assessment, procedural sedation, epidural, spinal anesthesia, propofol, intensive care, crisis management
Triple-boarded Anesthesiologist with 13+ years of both academic, teaching, and private practice experience. Broad clinical skill set including the administration of anesthesia for general surgery, gynecology, eye surgery, otolaryngological surgery, the entire continuum of sedation, resuscitation, regional anesthesia for orthopedic surgery including peripheral nerve blocks, spinal and epidural anesthesia for surgery and childbirth, crisis management, care of the critically ill and of the cardiac patient. Preoperative assessments, postoperative care in PACU and intensive care.

Daniel Southren, MD, MBA

Boston, Massachusetts
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain, Opioids, Opioid Overdose, Opioid Addiction, Vertebral Augmentation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Anesthesia
Dr. Daniel L Southren, M.D. is a Harvard-trained physician who is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He works in clinical development for a biotechnology company and maintains his anesthesia practice at a number of Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Southren completed his Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School and his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Michigan. He completed his M.D. and M.B.A. at Columbia University in New York City. His clinical expertise is in the treatment of acute and chronic pain patients with both malignant and non malignant pain diagnoses, and the practice of general anesthesiology. His ability to distill complex medical issues into coherent and accessible language has been at the core of his success as an educator, clinician and consultant. EXPERTISE: Interven...

Robert Christensen, MD

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology - Anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, patient safety, cardiac arrest, pediatric perioperative cardiac arrest, alternate site anesthesia, non-operating room anesthesia, CPR, PALS, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pediatric advanced life support
As an academic pediatric anesthesiologist, I have more than a decade of experience providing care for patients, with a particular interest in non-operating room anesthesia such as sedation for radiation therapy and voiding cystourethrogram. My research focuses on pediatric perioperative cardiac arrest, so I have reviewed hundreds of cases from various national databases. I regularly teach our fellows, residents, medical students and other learners.

Ruchir Gupta, MD Stony Brook School of Medicine

New Jersey
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Anesthesia, Airway/Difficult Airway, Sedation/ Propofol (Diprivan), Sedation by non-anesthesiologist practitioner, Life Care Planning, Acute Pain Management, Postoperative Pain Management, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Office Anesthesia, CPR, Central Lines, Trauma Anesthesiology, Critical Care Surgery
Board Certified Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in full clinical practice at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Lead for the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program. He has worked as part of the Quality Assurance (QA) committee where he reviewed hundreds of charts and offered his opinion on the anesthetic care of various patients. He is also an author of 2 anesthesia books and over a dozen book chapters and was recently awarded a grant to study the effects of a new pharmaceutical drug on airway pressures. He is also the Section Editor for the Perioperative Medicine Journal. Dr. Gupta has over 5 years of experience reviewing records and has been trained by SEAK as an expert medical witness. Dr. Gupta enjoys teaching, lecturing, and writing about anesthesia. He is a talented debater and lecturer and has given national presentations in the field of Anesthesiology. He is an expert in all areas of anesthesia including patient safety, perioperative ...

Neal Gerstein, MD FASE

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Anesthesiology - airway, airway management, anesthesia, anesthesiology, trauma anesthesiology, cardiac anesthesia, thoracic anesthesia, perioperative echocardiography, anesthesia for general surgery, anesthesia for urologic surgery, anesthesia for surgery, anesthesia for ENT surgery
Currently, general faculty member and cardiac anesthesia division member at a busy Level I trauma/referral center, caring for the entire cohort of high-acuity adult perioperative / surgical procedures, including: trauma surgery, neurosurgery, urology, ENT, cardiovascular (cardiopulm-bypass cases), thoracic, general surgery, gynecologic surgery, orthopedics, cardiac catheterization / structural heart procedures, interventional radiology, and GI. Former division chief of cardiac anesthesia (2009-21). Actively involved in anesthesia research, editorial board work, and medical / anesthesiology education/ teaching.

Ruchir Gupta, MD Stony Brook School of Medicine

New York, New York
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Anesthesia, Airway/Difficult Airway, Sedation/ Propofol (Diprivan), Sedation by non-anesthesiologist practitioner, Life Care Planning, Acute Pain Management, Postoperative Pain Management, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Office Anesthesia, CPR, Central Lines, Trauma Anesthesiology, Critical Care Surgery
Board Certified Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in full clinical practice at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Lead for the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program. He has worked as part of the Quality Assurance (QA) committee where he reviewed hundreds of charts and offered his opinion on the anesthetic care of various patients. He is also an author of 2 anesthesia books and over a dozen book chapters and was recently awarded a grant to study the effects of a new pharmaceutical drug on airway pressures. He is also the Section Editor for the Perioperative Medicine Journal. Dr. Gupta has over 5 years of experience reviewing records and has been trained by SEAK as an expert medical witness. Dr. Gupta enjoys teaching, lecturing, and writing about anesthesia. He is a talented debater and lecturer and has given national presentations in the field of Anesthesiology. He is an expert in all areas of anesthesia including patient safety, perioperative ...

John Caputo, CRNA, MHS, BSN J & L Anesthesia Services

Bridgeport, West Virginia
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - CRNA, anesthesia, airway management, post anesthesia care unit, PACU, central line placement, needle placement, tube placement, falls, IV infiltration, awareness, epidurals, drug effects, hypoxia, propofol, intubation, extubation, aspiration, airway trauma, surgical positioning, tongue protection
CRNA leader. Clinical experience includes general anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, spinal and epidural anesthesia. Administrative experience includes documentation auditing, policies, bylaw compliance, root cause analysis, sentinel event investigation and patient safety. Experience with a wide range of practice settings including rural critical access hospitals, office-based anesthesia, medium sized hospitals, large hospitals, and university practices. Expert witness experience includes cases involving management of airways, awareness under anesthesia, IV infiltration, patient falls and epidurals. Extensive experience with chart review / auditing for quality assurance and adverse outcomes. History of presenting lectures on topics ranging from complications of epidural anesthesia, malignant hyperthermia to quality assurance / quality improvement. Currently a clinical preceptor for Excela Health School of Anesthesia for Nurses and the West Virginia University School of Nursing D...