Aortic Dissection Expert Witness

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Aortic dissection 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 aortic dissection. The aortic dissection expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Surgery, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Management, Physician Assistant, and Vascular Surgery.

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Ken Zafren, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

Anchorage, Alaska
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Trauma, Sepsis, Aneurysm, Appendicitis, Hypothermia, Frostbite, High Altitude, Prehospital Care
Board Certified - Emergency Medicine. Community hospital (Level II Trauma Center) and academic practice at Stanford University Medical Center (Level I Trauma Center). Emergency Programs Medical Director, State of Alaska. Experienced public speaker and expert witness. Available for consultation, chart review and testimony for plaintiff or defense.

Neil Doherty, MD Citrus Valley Cardiology

Glendora, California
Cardiovascular Disease - nuclear cardiology, pacemakers & defibrillators, cardiac catheterization, stents, endocarditis, stroke, chest pain, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolus, aortic dissection, atrial fibrillation, anti-coagulation, platelet inhibitors, lipids, cholesterol, hypertension, ICDs, morbidity & mortality.

Joachim ("John") M Postel, MD, PhD

Los Angeles, California
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Surgery - Large experience in Heart valve repairs & replacement, surgery of aneurysms of the aortic root, ascending aorta, ascending aorta & transverse aortic arch, CABG, Ross procedure, endocarditis heart valves, Cox MAZE IV procedure, injury to the heart, LV- restoration, IABP, aortic dissection
I am a licensed physician and a Diplomat of THE AMERICAN BOARD OF THORACIC SURGERY. My cardiac surgical experience spans over 40 years and encompasses the broad spectrum of Adult Cardiac Surgery & Perioperative Critical Care. My residency in General Surgery was completed at the Univ. of Kansas, K.C., KS, followed by a residency in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Under the mentor-ship of Dr. Denton A. Cooley, I was taught complex cardiac surgical procedures, including transplantation and aortic surgery. Although the majority of my experience in clinical cardiac surgery occurred in private practice, I also served for several years as a faculty member of the University of South Florida. I was involved in laboratory as well as clinical research dealing with shock and published on the metabolism and pathophysiology of septic shock.

Ken Zafren, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

California
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Trauma, Sepsis, Aneurysm, Appendicitis, Hypothermia, Frostbite, High Altitude, Prehospital Care
Board Certified - Emergency Medicine. Community hospital (Level II Trauma Center) and academic practice at Stanford University Medical Center (Level I Trauma Center). Emergency Programs Medical Director, State of Alaska. Experienced public speaker and expert witness. Available for consultation, chart review and testimony for plaintiff or defense.

Chris L Moore, MD Yale University

Guilford, Connecticut
Emergency Medicine - ultrasound, imaging, CT, diagnosis, pulmonary embolism, PE, aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm, myocardial infarction, infection
I am a Board Certified and practicing emergency physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven CT where I have practiced for the last 20 years. I completed my medical degree at the University of Virginia, my residency in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte NC, and an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago IL. I am Chief of the Section of Emergency Ultrasound in the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine and a Full Professor in the Clinician Scientist track at Yale School of Medicine. My research interests include ultrasound imaging, diagnosis, pulmonary embolism, aortic dissection, kidney stones, CT imaging, and incidental findings. My clinical practice includes the main YNHH hospital as well as the Saint Raphael's Emergency Department and the freestanding Shoreline Medical Center in Guilford CT. I have also practiced for four years at a community emergency department in Rutland Vermont. I have done expert reviews for t...

Robert M. Stark, MD Greenwich Hospital / Yale New Haven Health

Greenwich, Connecticut
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, Angina, Stroke, Syncope, Cardiac Arrest, Sudden Death, Stress Test, Echocardiogram, Congestive Heart Failure, Aortic Dissection, Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmia, Pulmonary Embolus, Anticoagulation, Coumadin, Valvular Disease
Dr. Stark is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He is in full-time practice in Cardiology and Internal Medicine, and has served on the Clinical Faculties at the Georgetown and Yale Medical Schools. He has 20 years’ litigation experience in state and federal jurisdictions. He has served as senior member of his state’s Medical Malpractice Claims Review Panel. Had responsibility for advising on defensibility of cases for Aetna Life & Casualty and CNA Insurance, as well as for individual law firms. Dr. Robert Stark is in full-time active practice of Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He is past-president of the Connecticut Society of Internal Medicine and Director of his hospital’s Cardiovascular Prevention Program. He teaches residents and medical students as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine – he also speaks frequently on cardiovascular topics for lay and professional groups as well as the media. Dr. Stark has had extensive litigation experience in state and f...

Glenn Birnbaum, MD FACEP

Florida
Emergency Medicine - Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, MI, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, PE, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA, Appendicitis, AP, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, CVA, TIA, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, SAH, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Sepsis, Pneumonia, Infection, Infectious Diseases, ID,
Dr. Birnbaum is residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has practiced emergency medicine since 1989 and is in active clinical practice. Dr. Birnbaum’s academic and administrative experience includes serving as faculty for an emergency medicine residency training program, associate director of the Emergency Department of a major northern New Jersey medical center, and Corporate Secretary and Board Director for Emergency Medical Associates, a large regional Emergency Physician group in New Jersey and New York. Dr. Birnbaum has provided medical expert review in over 50 cases and testified at trial or deposition in over 20 cases since 1999.

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

Newberry, 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.

Marc J Farraye, MD, FAAEM FarrayEMed Emergency Medicine Services, P.A.

St Augustine, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - MI, ACS, chest pain, head injury, fracture, appendicitis, stroke, TIA, SAH, SDH, infection, necrotic, sepsis, fracture, trauma, aortic dissection, epidural abscess, mesenteric ischemia, pulmonary embolism, meningitis, airway, standard of care, EMTALA, cauda equina, failure to diagnose, dizzy, asthma
Emergency Medicine (EM) Specialty Residency training at Shands-Jacksonville (FL) 'Level I' Trauma Center; Undergraduate education Dartmouth College; Medical school Georgetown University; Former US Naval 'Flight Surgeon'; American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Board-certified continuously since 2003; Clinical practice at multiple community-based hospitals of varying sizes in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia > 18 yrs; maintain active full-time practice of Emergency Medicine; Extensive expert experience with both Plaintiff and Defense aspects of medicolegal litigation; References available on request

SOTIRIS STAMOU, MD, PHD

North Redington beach, Florida
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - Aortic dissection, ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist device, TAVR (traanscatheter aortic valve replacement), CABG, surgery, shock, heart failure, aortic, mitral, tricuspid, aneurysm, cardiac, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, heart.
I am a very experienced, well published, well-versed cardiac surgeon who performs the full spectrum of cardiac surgery. My results are excellent. I have held many academic positions. I am well published in cardiac surgery, with over 80 national and international publications in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. I serve at the editorial board of the AOrta journal and I am reviewer of many prestigious cardiothoracic surgery journals. I frequently present at National and International meetings and I am asked to provide expert opinion in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Jonathon Allen, MD, FACEP

Atlanta, Georgia
Emergency Medicine - Airway Management, Central Line Placement, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Appendicitis, Epidural Abscess, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy,Trauma
Residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Full time emergency physician at a Level 2 Trauma Center in suburban Atlanta, Georgia with prior experience as a regional medical director for a multi-state emergency medicine contract management company. ACLS, PALS, and ATLS certified. Licensed in Georgia and Tennessee. Extensive experience with EMS, tactical/operational medicine, occupational medicine, government contracting, bedside diagnostic and procedural ultrasound, and flight medicine. Former flight surgeon in the Tennessee Air National Guard. Skilled in use of video laryngoscopy devices and difficult emergency airway management.

Seth P Womack, MD, FAAEM

Louisiana
Emergency Medicine, Medical Management - Airway Management, Central Line Placement, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Appendicitis, epidural abscess, aortic dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Medical Necessity, pediatric emergency, head trauma, billing, cost analysis, emergency trauma, trauma
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Full time practitioner of emergency medicine. Has work experience at a level 1 trauma center and its associated freestanding emergency room. Recognized by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine as having expertise in pediatric, trauma, neurological, and cardiac resuscitation. ATLS, ACLS, BLS, and PALS certified. ATLS course instructor. Completion of The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™. Undergraduate Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in biomedical engineering. Licensed in Louisiana and Texas. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses. Experienced flight physician. Skilled in utilization of video laryngoscopy for emergency airway management and in bedside ultrasound procedures.

Joel K Kahn, MD Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity

Bingham Farms, Michigan
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Myocardial infarction, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, sudden death, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, emergency medicine, preventive cardiology, cardiology
Graduate Summa Cum Laude University of Michigan School of Medicine Triple Board Certified Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology Health Care Hero, Crain's Business Detroit Authored over 100 peer reviewed medical articles and book chapters Fellow, American College of Cardiology Clinical Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine National TV appearances Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Dr. Phil, Joe Rogan and more Courtroom experience since 1991 Evenly balanced in plaintiff and defense reviews Active clinical practice and hospital privileges

Glenn Birnbaum, MD FACEP

New Jersey
Emergency Medicine - Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, MI, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, PE, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA, Appendicitis, AP, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, CVA, TIA, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, SAH, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Sepsis, Pneumonia, Infection, Infectious Diseases, ID,
Dr. Birnbaum is residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has practiced emergency medicine since 1989 and is in active clinical practice. Dr. Birnbaum’s academic and administrative experience includes serving as faculty for an emergency medicine residency training program, associate director of the Emergency Department of a major northern New Jersey medical center, and Corporate Secretary and Board Director for Emergency Medical Associates, a large regional Emergency Physician group in New Jersey and New York. Dr. Birnbaum has provided medical expert review in over 50 cases and testified at trial or deposition in over 20 cases since 1999.

Sandra L Boyd, PA-C

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania
Emergency Medicine, Physician Assistant - Pneumonia,Sepsis,Heart Attack, Aortic Dissection,Abcess,Cellulitis,Ketoacidosis,Diabetes,Drug Overdose,Opiod Abuse,DVT,Spinal,Shock,CVA,Stroke,TIA,COPD,Appendicitis,Cholecystitis,Ectopic Pregnancy,Endcarditiis,Shock,Kidney Stone,Bowel Obstruction,Dental,PE,AKA,Mid-Level,APP, Advanced Provider,NP,PA
I am a licensed Physician Assistant and currently practicing emergency medicine in 3 states and licensed in 5. Experience in Level I Trauma to Urgent Care. In addition to Emergency Medicine, I have experience in Surgical and Transplant Hospitalist Medicine. I am available for both Medical Expert and Legal Strategy/Research Assignments. I will provide a comprehensive review of all medical records involved in a case with not only medical analysis, but provide case strategy based on a detailed assessment of strength and/or weakness findings. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, I have over 25 years of senior-level business experience in Management Consulting and the Chemicals industries. Recently, I was one of the leading Plaintiffs and Lead Consultant to the retained legal team for unpaid emergency medicine services wages provided at 3 hospitals by 56 physicians and physician assistants. The case was favorably settled out of court. https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania...

James K. Wu, MD

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - Coronary artery bypass surgery, Heart valve repair/replacement, TAVR, MitraClip, thoracic aortic aneurysm, septal myectomy, Extracorporial membrane oxygenation, Impella, lung cancer surgery, empyema, aortic dissection, lead extraction, chest trauma
James K. Wu, MD MBA is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Lehigh Valley Health Network. He obtained his BA degree in Chemistry at the University of Chicago. He also continued to medical school at the University of Chicago where he received his MD degree. He currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 2017. Dr. Wu has been working as a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Lehigh Valley since 2001. His practice includes coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and replacements, aortic and aneurysm surgery, TAVR, MitraClip, septal myectomy for HCM, ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, lead extraction, atrial fibrillation/maze surgery, and lung cancer surgery.

Glenn Birnbaum, MD FACEP

Austin, Texas
Emergency Medicine - Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, MI, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, PE, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA, Appendicitis, AP, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, CVA, TIA, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, SAH, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Sepsis, Pneumonia, Infection, Infectious Diseases, ID,
Dr. Birnbaum is residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has practiced emergency medicine since 1989 and is in active clinical practice. Dr. Birnbaum’s academic and administrative experience includes serving as faculty for an emergency medicine residency training program, associate director of the Emergency Department of a major northern New Jersey medical center, and Corporate Secretary and Board Director for Emergency Medical Associates, a large regional Emergency Physician group in New Jersey and New York. Dr. Birnbaum has provided medical expert review in over 50 cases and testified at trial or deposition in over 20 cases since 1999.

Arie Blitz, MD MBA Arie Blitz MD MBA PLLC

Pharr, Texas
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Cardiac Surgery, Valve, Aortic, Mitral, CABG, LVAD, ECMO, Aortic Dissection, Surgery, Heart, Cardiac, Cardiovascular

Timothy Jones, MD, FACEP

Dallas, Texas
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, COVID, Airway, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrest, Appendicitis, Epidural Abscess, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Anaphylaxis, Critical Care, AAA, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, Syncope, TIA, SAH, Cauda Equina, TPA, Trauma
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 20 years of practice experience. He is a clinical assistant professor, department of surgery, division of emergency medicine, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). 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. Dr. Jones has a broad clinical background and has practiced in multiple settings from urban trauma and tertiary care refer...

Seth P Womack, MD, FAAEM

Tyler, Texas
Emergency Medicine, Medical Management - Airway Management, Central Line Placement, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Appendicitis, epidural abscess, aortic dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Medical Necessity, pediatric emergency, head trauma, billing, cost analysis, emergency trauma, trauma
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Full time practitioner of emergency medicine. Has work experience at a level 1 trauma center and its associated freestanding emergency room. Recognized by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine as having expertise in pediatric, trauma, neurological, and cardiac resuscitation. ATLS, ACLS, BLS, and PALS certified. ATLS course instructor. Completion of The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™. Undergraduate Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in biomedical engineering. Licensed in Louisiana and Texas. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses. Experienced flight physician. Skilled in utilization of video laryngoscopy for emergency airway management and in bedside ultrasound procedures.

Karla Lacayo, MD Alteon Health

Vienna, Virginia
Emergency Medicine - Heart Attack, Stroke, Sepsis, Airway Management, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Ectopic Pregnancy, Ovarian Torsion, Testicular Torsion, Appendicitis, Orthopedic Injuries, Medical Necessity, EMTALA, Medical Malpractice, Risk Management
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). 13 years of experience in Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Practices full time in a mid-sized community hospital, supervises physician extenders. Worked as the sole provider in free-standing Emergency Department. Expert in standard of care in Emergency Medicine. Can assist with case review, expert witness testimony, opinions on medical malpractice and negligence. Medical Director for the Emergency Department, Vice Chief of Staff for the Hospital. Serves on Credentials Committee, Quality Committee, Sepsis Committee, and Peer Review Committee. Graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, completed medical school at Northwestern University, and Emergency Medicine Residency at George Washington University. Licensed in Virginia. Fluent in Spanish.

Kedar S Lavingia, MD, RPVI

Richmond, Virginia
Vascular Surgery - aortic, aneurysm, vascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, gangrene, thoracic aneurysm disease, aortic dissection
Advanced Endovascular Aortic Fellowship, Beijing, China March 2019-May 2019, Aortic Fellow Stanford University, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Stanford, CA July 2017 - 2019, Fellow Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, Norfolk, VA July 2014 - July 2017, Senior Resident Eastern Virginia Medical School, Division of Vascular Surgery, Norfolk, VA July 2013 - June 2014, Clinical Research Fellow – Dissection and Aortic Remodeling Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery, Norfolk, VA July 2011 - June 2013, Intern, Junior Resident Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA June 2011, Doctor of Medicine University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA May 2004, Bachelors of Science – Major: Commerce; Concentration: Finance Dean’s List (five semesters)

Seth P Womack, MD, FAAEM

Wisconsin
Emergency Medicine, Medical Management - Airway Management, Central Line Placement, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Appendicitis, epidural abscess, aortic dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Medical Necessity, pediatric emergency, head trauma, billing, cost analysis, emergency trauma, trauma
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Full time practitioner of emergency medicine. Has work experience at a level 1 trauma center and its associated freestanding emergency room. Recognized by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine as having expertise in pediatric, trauma, neurological, and cardiac resuscitation. ATLS, ACLS, BLS, and PALS certified. ATLS course instructor. Completion of The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™. Undergraduate Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in biomedical engineering. Licensed in Louisiana and Texas. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses. Experienced flight physician. Skilled in utilization of video laryngoscopy for emergency airway management and in bedside ultrasound procedures.