Anticoagulation Expert Witnesses

Anticoagulation 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 anticoagulation. The anticoagulation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Cardiovascular Disease, Diagnostic Radiology, Electrophysiology, Hematology, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Interventional & Vascular Radiology, Medical Management, Oncology, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical, and Preventive Medicine.

Zlatan Coralic, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

San Francisco, California
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - medication safety, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, dispensing, toxicity, anticoagulation, emergency medicine, drug patent, drug labeling, drug administration, clinical pharmacy, pharmacy operations, opioids, adverse drug events, critical care, intensive care unit, resuscitation, clinical trials
Dr. Zlatan Coralic is a full-time practicing Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. He is also a Clinical Professor in the UCSF School of Pharmacy and in the Department of Emergency Medicine where he provides didactic and experiential training to pharmacy and medical students and residents. Dr. Coralic has published numerous peer-reviewed studies and book chapters. His research focuses on medication safety and efficacy and he has been involved in large multicenter clinical trials. Dr. Coralic is a frequently invited speaker at medical and pharmacy conferences. Dr. Coralic’s most recent expert witness work has been at the state and federal levels. He has provided reviews, opinions, depositions, and testimony in areas of standards of pharmacy care, medication safety, adverse drug events, and patent infringement.

Omar S Darwish, MS, DO The University of California, Irvine

Orange, California
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Board Certified Internal Medicine, Preoperative Medicine Specialist, Academic Hospitalist, Anticoagulation Expert
Dr. Omar S. Darwish is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a full-time practicing Hospitalist at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California. He received his residency training in internal medicine at St. Mary Medical Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has also completed a one-year chief year in Internal Medicine at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Dr. Darwish is available for expert witness consultations to both defense and plaintiff attorneys. He has provided expert review on cases that have involved sepsis, unexpected fall in the hospital, unexpected death, stroke, development of sacral decubitus ulcers, and cases of medical claims of medical necessity. He has also worked as a medical consultant in reviewing Veteran Disability Claims. Dr. Darwish has been the acting coordinator of the Morbidity and Mortality Conferences for the Department of Medicine since 2013. Therefore, as part of his job, he constantl...

Grace Lozinski, MD HealthAdvise

Newport Beach, California
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist - Pulmonary Diseases, asthma, inhalational disorders, DVT, lung infections, COPD, COVID, Aspiration Pneumonia. Disability, Cardiovascular Disease, Chest Pain, Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest, Pacemaker, Sepsis, Stroke, Anticoagulation, Blood Thinner,GI Bleed
Dr. Grace Lozinski, MD is an internist in Newport Beach, CA specializing in internal medicine (adult medicine) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). In her 24 years of experience, Dr. Lozinski has specialized in treating patients with Chronic Kidney disease, high cholesterol, Ischemic Heart disease, and hypertension. Dr. Lozinski served as Chief Quality Officer for a nationally ranked health care system in Southern California for five years. She provided clinical leadership over quality and optimization of clinical services. She has expertise in hospital operations and key initiatives such as patient safety, transitions of care, mortality reduction, readmission reduction and organizational process improvement. Education &Training Medical School New York Medical College class of 2000 Residency UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center Internal Medicine 2000-2003 Certification & Licensure CA State Medical License 2002-2025 American Board of Internal Medicine Profes...

Dimi Maffia, PharmD, BCCCP PharmD Consultation, Inc

San Diego, California
Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmacist - Toxicology, Pharmacist Standard of Care (Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics), Adverse Drug Events, Drug-Drug Interactions, Medication Safety and Errors, Pharmacogenomics, Anticoagulation, Antiarrhythmics, Antibiotic Stewardship, Medication-Related Surgical Complications, Opioid Safety
I currently practice as an Acute Care Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at VA San Diego Health Care System, and I have practiced in clinical pharmacy at 6 different healthcare systems. I obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of the Pacific and have been a registered pharmacist in California for 10 years. I completed 2 years of postgraduate pharmacy residency training at VA San Diego Health Care System, with the first year focusing on pharmacy practice in ambulatory care and inpatient hospital settings, including hospice and long-term care, and the second year specializing in critical care pharmacy. I am a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) and have held additional specialty clinical pharmacist positions in emergency medicine and critical care. I have clinical research experience in healthcare institutions and the pharmaceutical industry, having collaborated to conduct phase 2, 3, and 4 clinical trials and retrospective chart review. I currently...

Andrew Perugini, Pharm.D.

Watertown, Connecticut
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Clinical Pharmacist, Toxicology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Overdose, Opioid Overdose, Adverse Drug Events, Anticoagulation, Medication Error, Pharmacist Medical Malpractice, Drug Interaction, Pharmacokinetics, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Oncology, Intensive Care Unit, Alcohol,
Dr. Perugini is a pharmacist with 12 years of experience. He initially started his career in retail pharmacy and eventually moved to the hospital setting as a clinical pharmacist. He is an adjust assistant professor at several pharmacy schools in his state. He has worked his way up to the position of Pharmacy Supervisor/Clinical Coordinator at his practice site. He is a member of several system-wide committees to help establish new protocols or therapies and to investigate medication error events and ways to reduce future errors. His knowledge is extensive, encompassing a wide range of areas, including infectious disease, emergency medicine, critical care, anticoagulation, neurology, oncology, cardiology, extravasation and more. As mentioned before, he serves as the clinical coordinator at his hospital, ensuring that any new clinical initiatives are properly executed at his practice site. This includes providing education and participating in committees to discuss ways to improve pa...

Alexa J Basilio, PharmD, BCOP Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist

Tampa, Florida
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Pharmacotherapy, overdose, cancer, chemotherapy, drug interactions, drug safety, treatment side effects, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, supportive care, oncology, dispensing errors, opioid stewardship, allergic reactions, anticoagulation, blood thinners, hospital, infusion center
Alexa J. Basilio, PharmD, BCOP is a board-certified oncology pharmacist at Mckesson, The US Oncology Network. As the clinical pharmacy specialist, Alexa works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to optimize supportive care and manage acute and chronic toxicities of treatment for various types of disease states including cancer. Alexa has hands on experience compounding and dosing various drugs (sterile and unsterile preparations). In addition, she has experience with clinical trials and develops drug order sets and protocols. Alexa also educates the clinical staff on safety initiatives and pharmacotherapy considerations. As the pharmacy expert, Alexa provides expertise in the area of appropriate use of therapy (guideline- and evidence-based medicine, drug-disease match), drug safety (interactions, adverse reactions and effects, medication errors, overdose, inappropriate use or place of therapy), pharmacology (drug exposure, subsequent effects, pharmacoepidemiology, phar...

Eric J Berkowitz, MD, FACC, FHRS Cardiac Arrhtyhmia Service

Boca Raton, Florida
Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease - Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, Defibrillator, Extraction, Arrhythmia, Antiarrhythmic drug, Anticoagulation, Sudden Cardiac Death, Cardiac Arrest, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Stroke, Syncope, Cardiac Resynchronization, Echocardiography, Remote Monitoring
I am currently a board certified cardiac electrophysiologist practicing in South Florida. I am a partner at Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, which I joined after the completion of my training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Yale University/Yale-New Haven Hospital. I am also board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography and am board-eligible in critical care medicine. I currently practice all aspects of clinical and invasive cardiac electrophysiology, performing >500 device implants/replacements(PPMs, ICDs, SICDs, Leadless PPMs, ILRs, LAAO), >50 extractions(laser lead extraction) and >200 ablations(SVT, AF, VT) yearly. I remain involved in academic medicine and research, currently holding the title of Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor at FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

Carl A Dragstedt, DO, FACC Dragon Oaks Consulting, LLC

Alachua, Florida
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Sudden Cardiac Death, Cardiac Arrest, Chest Pain, Atrial Fibrillation, Anticoagulation, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, Aneurysm, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization, Blood Thinner, IME
Dr Dragstedt is a featured speaker and guest lecturer both domestically and internationally and has numerous academic publications in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is Board-Certified by the ABIM in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is a former full-time faculty member at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he now serves as an Adjunct Clinical Professor. He maintains licensure in Florida, New York, Arizona, and Georgia. He is a Peer Reviewer for the journal Clinical Cardiology and serves as a consultant for the Agency for HealthCare Administration for the State of Florida. Dr Dragstedt’s areas of expertise include all aspects of Cardiovascular Medicine across a broad array of clinical conditions. He provides Expert Review, Summary, Deposition, and Testimony on behalf of defense and plaintiff clients nationwide.

Richard Scott Ellin, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine - Primary Care, Geriatric Medicine, Failure to Diagnose, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Anticoagulation, Diabetes, Lipid Disorders, Allergy and Asthma, Chronic Lung Disease, Preoperative Medical Evaluation, Preventive Medicine.
Diplomate ABIM since 1985, with Maintenance of Certification current. In my 35+ years of clinical practice, I have treated thousands of patients presenting with the full breadth of primary care issues, including acute and chronic illness, preventive medicine and geriatric medicine. I also have extensive leadership experience, having served in numerous leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta. I was Chief of Medicine for 4 years and Lead Physician at 2 different medical offices for over 10 years. I was on the Board of Directors of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group for 28 years, and served as Chair for 15 months. Since 2010 I have served as the Assistant to the Medical Director for Primary Care Recruitment, and as such I have interviewed and hired hundreds of primary care physicians.

Sanjiv S Modi, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Oncology, Hematology - Blood Clots, Anticoagulation, Cancer, Chemotherapy, Mesothelioma, Clinical Genetics, Hospice and Palliative Care

Richard A Hahn, MD, FACC FACP FCCP Community Health Network

Indianapolis, Indiana
Cardiovascular Disease - coronary artery disease, heart attack/ MI, rhythm disturbances/ arrhythmias, blood clots/ DVT/ PE, anticoagulation, high blood pressure/ hypertension, high blood cholesterol/ hyperlipidemia, EKG/ ECG/ electrocardiogram, stents/ PCI/ angioplasty, coronary artery bypass surgery/ CABG, heart disease
I enjoy performing detailed work, especially reviewing patient charts for medicolegal consultations. I have worked with both defense and plaintiff law firms, and have usually been successful in helping cases be settled rather than go to court. I have been engaged as an expert reviewer and witness since the mid-1990's, working with law firms, insurance companies, and social security disability. My goal is to apply my cardiovascular medical education, training, and experience in order to arrive at fair, impartial, and timely opinions for all parties concerned. My clinical responsibilities included complex inpatient and outpatient care; daily CCU, ICU, and ER interactions; medical director oversight of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and of the Congestive Heart Failure/ Healthy Hearts Clinic; and invasive procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. I am also enthused about medical research.

Susan A Abookire, BSEE, MD, MPH

Boston, Massachusetts
Medical Management, Internal Medicine - Hospital Liability, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Administration, Peer Review, Delayed Diagnosis, Missed Diagnosis, EMTALA, Sepsis, Falls, Sexual Assault, Infection Prevention, Credentialing, Privileging, Anticoagulation, Wrong Site Surgery, Medication Error, Safe Discharge
Award winning and highly experienced patient safety physician executive. 20+ years of Hospital and Health System Administration Experience including Chief Quality Officer for 1,900 bed and 4,000 physician healthcare system. Founder and Former President of Society of Physician Quality Officers. Co-Founder and Senior Advisor: Harvard Medical School Quality and Patient Safety Fellowship. 20+ Years’ experience overseeing quality, patient safety, and developing procedures, policies, clinical guidelines and protocols. National and international teaching experience. Harvard educate and trained. Harvard Faculty. Past Vice-President, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Error. Extensive experience in developing programs for hospital quality, patient safety, and peer review and addressing issues such as Joint Commission Standards, Regulatory Quality Requirements, DNV Standards, Credentialing and Privileging, Medical Ethics, Infection Prevent...

Paul A. Arpino, PharmD

Newton, Massachusetts
Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Regulation - Hospital, Outpatient Retail Pharmacy Practice, Standards of Pharmacy Practice, Medication Errors, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Interactions, Standard of Care, Anticoagulation, Controlled Substances, Pharmacy Standards, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Pharmacy regulations
Extensive knowledge in pharmacy practice, regulatory compliance, medication management and standards of pharmacy practice across a variety of patient care settings. Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS). Available as a consultant for both plaintiff and defense cases.

Jason B. Garlie, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS Garlie Medical Consulting

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease - pacemaker, implantable-cardioverter defibrillator, cardiac resynchronization therapy, heart block, cardiac catheter ablation, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, fistula, anticoagulation, stroke, ventricular tachycardia, sudden cardiac death
Dr. Garlie is an actively practicing Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist within a community hospital in suburban Minneapolis. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, and Internal Medicine. He was trained at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology under John Miller, MD at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Garlie is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society. His practice includes implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, as well as advanced cardiac catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions, and ventricular tachycardia.

Richard Scott Ellin, MD, FACP

Highlands, North Carolina
Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine - Primary Care, Geriatric Medicine, Failure to Diagnose, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Anticoagulation, Diabetes, Lipid Disorders, Allergy and Asthma, Chronic Lung Disease, Preoperative Medical Evaluation, Preventive Medicine.
Diplomate ABIM since 1985, with Maintenance of Certification current. In my 35+ years of clinical practice, I have treated thousands of patients presenting with the full breadth of primary care issues, including acute and chronic illness, preventive medicine and geriatric medicine. I also have extensive leadership experience, having served in numerous leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta. I was Chief of Medicine for 4 years and Lead Physician at 2 different medical offices for over 10 years. I was on the Board of Directors of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group for 28 years, and served as Chair for 15 months. Since 2010 I have served as the Assistant to the Medical Director for Primary Care Recruitment, and as such I have interviewed and hired hundreds of primary care physicians.


King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Atrial fibrillation, Anticoagulation, Sudden Cardiac Death, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Critical Limb Ischemia, Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiomyopathy, Myocardial Contusion in MVA, Chest Pain, Heart Failure, Vascular Medicine
• Board-certified, fellowship-trained physician specializing in cardiology and internal medicine. • Over 40 years’ experience in active cardiology and internal medicine practice. • Past director of Bryn Mawr Wound Care and Vascular Center. • Extensive teaching experience of medical residents and medical students. • Author of numerous cardiology publications. • Experienced expert witness on both plaintiff and defense cases. • Has been called upon to express opinions in the areas of myocardial infarction, myocardial contusion, ischemic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrest, and heart injury in motor vehicle accidents.

Paul B Lewis, MD University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Interventional & Vascular Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - medical communication, standard of care, vascular access, bleeding, embolization, vascular ultrasound, IVC filter, fibroid embolization, anticoagulation, biopsy, indications, prostate embolization, aneurysm, diagnostic error, delay in diagnosis, medical imaging, imaging interpretation
I am a fellowship-trained, board certified physician in diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology with over 6 years of practice. I practice in an academic setting in which I teach other physicians the techniques, rationale and standards of care in both diagnostic and interventional radiology. I work on the national level in the Society of Interventional Radiology and American College of Radiology. In those settings I work on continued medical education content review, quality initiatives and data analytics. My experiences a consultant and expert witness began in 2020 and now have included opining on the standards of care, evaluating cases for merit, performing blind reviews, providing second opinions, deposing and giving in court testimony on diagnostic radiology cases and/or interventional cases for plaintiff and defense attorneys. Your client has their trust in you. And with me, we work together to fulfill that trust. I communicate clearly to non-medical people about m...

Reed Brian Mitchell, MD Mid-Atlantic Medical Consulting

Midlothian, Virginia
Oncology, Hematology - Lung cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, clotting disorders, anemia, anticoagulation, bleeding disorders, hematology disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease, life-expectancy, expert witness, causation, delayed diagnosis
I have been practicing Hematology, Oncology, and Internal Medicine in Virginia since 1992. For 7 years I was Assistant Professor of Medicine at VCU and since then have been in private practice. I served on the management team of a 20+ physician private practice for 10 years, including 3 years as managing partner. I worked continuously over that time developing ways to make medical record keeping more accurate and concise, providing benefits to all who might need to access or understand a patient's medical records. I have reviewed a wide variety of cases with regard to standards, causation, liability, and life-expectancy. I enjoy analyzing complex and manifold medical issues, boiling them down to their essence, and providing, whether for medical, personal, or legal purposes, a coherent and concise analysis. Most importantly, however, I focus on the care of my patients. ● Board certified in Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine ● Assistant Professor of Medicine, Virginia Comm...