Arrhythmia Expert Witnesses

Arrhythmia 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 arrhythmia. The arrhythmia expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, and Medical Legal Evaluations.

Arash Bereliani, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.C. UCLA School of Medicine and Cedars Sinai Hospital Medical Center

Beverly Hills, California
Cardiovascular Disease - Heart attack, Myocardial infarction, Aortic aneurysm, Heart failure, arrhythmia, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiology, high blood pressure, HTN, stroke, CVA, embolism, Atrial fibrillation, sudden death
Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine Attending Cardiologist, Cedars-Sinai Hospital Medical Center Member, Center of Excellence, Cedars-Sinai Hospital Medical Center Medical Director, Beverly Hills Institute of Cardiology and Preventive Medicine BOOK AUTHOR: "Heart Attack, Will It Happen To Me?", Published in 2019, Celebrity Press. Fellow, American College of Cardiology, Member, American Heart Association Member, American Society of Preventive Cardiology, Member, American College of Physicians Member, American Medical Association. Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Sendhil Krishnan, MD Pacific Heart & Vascular

Orange, California
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology - Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular Medicine, Vascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Arrhythmia; Atrial Fibrillation; Pacemaker; Sudden Death; Cardiac arrest; Defibrillators; Syncope, Congestive Heart Failure, Myocardial infarction, PTCA, Angioplasty, Stent, Malpractice, aortic, mitral valve.
Dr. Sendhil Krishnan has provided expert witness and IME services for over 10 years and is experienced in everything from case review, to merit evaluation, and deposition testimony spanning over 50 cases (for both plantiff and defendants). He is a well-regarded interventional and general cardiologist with over 12 years of clinical practice experience. He has held numerous leadership positions, speaking arrangements, and publications in the field of cardiovascular diseases. His expertise extends from interventional cases (catherization, angioplasty, stents...etc) to peripheral endovascular interventions) and all aspects of the latest pacemaker and minimally invasive surgical technologies. Dr. Krishnan is committed to delivering unbiased, timely reports based on evidence based medicine and integrity. His preparation, meticulous attention to detail, and anticipation of opposing counsel's arguments allows him to be well prepared and composed during depositions or trial.

Philip E. Newman, MD

Newport Beach, California
Cardiovascular Disease - cardiology, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, hypertension, shock, stress testing, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, pre-op cardiac eval.
I'm a board certified cardiologist with 39 years of practice experience involving non-invasive, invasive and interventional cardiology. My initial position was as an academic cardiologist at a medical school, as Director of the cath lab and Acting Chief of Cardiology at a teaching hospital, with patient care, teaching and publishing responsibilities. Following 3 years in that position I was in fee-for- service practice for 7 years, then in practice combining fee for service and managed care patients for 22 years. Following Medical Residency, I served as a physician in the US Army Medical Corps as a Major in Vietnam from August '71-August '72, where I was awarded the Bronze Star, and at Fort MacArthur, Ca, from August '72-July '73. Over the last 37 years I have served as an expert witness in 170-175 malpractice cases, working with both plaintiff and defense sides, and I have received uniformly excellent feedback from all of the attorneys with whom I've worked. I a...

Mayer Rashtian, MD,FACC,FHRS Huntington Memorial Hospital

Pasadena, California
Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology - Arrhythmia,cardiac electrophysiology,pacemakers,cardiology,defibrillators,ICD, atrial fibrillation,flutte,ventricular tachycardia, cardiac ablations, device / leads complications ,life expectancy,congestive heart of failure,Esophageal Fistula,syncope,ECG,valvular heart disease,Medical Board inquiry
Currently, I serve as medical director of the cardiac electrophysiology (EP) department at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California. I have a very busy practice and provide all manner of arrhythmia services, such as complex ablations, pacemakers, and defibrillators, including biventricular devices. Additionally, I am extremely active in cardiac arrhythmia research activities and have participated in many cardiac device and sudden cardiac death trials. My CV is extensive. I have experience with recalls, defective leads, pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and ablation procedures. I am an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, USC, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at UCLA. I accept both defense and plaintiff cases, as my opinion addresses the case’s medical facts, which are not dependent upon the side of the retaining counsel. I have served as an expert witness for more than 50 cases over the past 10 years and have served as an ex...

Brooks Walsh, MD

New Haven, Connecticut
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Ultrasound, electrocardiogram, chest pain, heart attack, myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiac arrest, ACLS, pulmonary embolism, hypertension, aorta, dissection, pericardial effusion, tamponade, aneurysm, fibrillation, arrhythmia, resuscitation, Excited Delirium
Residency trained EM at Yale, boarded in EM, 10 + years experience urban environment. I am versed in all aspects of emergency medicine, but I have focused on cardiovascular problems in my research and education. I have published numerous academic articles and produced educational material about the use of the ECG and bedside ultrasound to diagnose cardiac and respiratory conditions, including MI, CHF, PE, pre-eclampsia with pulmonary edema, pericardial tamponade, pulmonary embolism, aortic dissection, coronary artery dissection, management of arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, evaluation of chest pain, evaluation of shortness of breath, and other cardio-respiratory problems. Additionally, I was a paramedic for 5 years before medical school, and maintain a relationship with EMS currently. I am prepared to discuss excited delirium and cardiac arrest in custody, whether in the ED or in the prehospital context.

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.

Thomas C Hilton, MD

Jacksonville Beach , Florida
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

Thomas C Hilton, MD

Georgia
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

Richard A Hahn, MD, FACC FACP FCCP

Indianapolis, Indiana
Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Legal Evaluations - 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.

Eric Schwam, MD, FACEP

Brewster, Massachusetts
Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Epidural, Abscess, Dissection, Embolism, Trauma, Infection, Sepsis, Cardiac Arrest, Aneurysm, Ectopic, Torsion, Fracture, Stroke, Overdose, Pneumonia, Arrhythmia, Meningitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Thrombosis, Appendicitis, Difficult Airway, Stevens Johnson, Seizure,Gangrene
Expert consultations to law firms and insurance companies regarding medical malpractice, criminal, and other personal injury cases. More than 150 medico-legal case reviews, 22 depositions and 3 trial testimonies. Over 34 years of emergency department clinical practice. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical Science at Brown Medical School. former Attending Physician, Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department/Level I Trauma Center. Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Board Certified in Emergency Medicine 1993-2021. Director of Quality Assurance Emergency Care Center of Sturdy Memorial Hospital Attleboro, MA for 28 years. Conducted over 1,500 Quality Assurance Case conferences, Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Tribunal Member. Certified by American College of Cardiology in EKG reading. Consultant to Worcester County District Attorney.

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

Thomas C Hilton, MD

New York
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

Thomas C Hilton, MD

North Carolina
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

Troy Pope, MD, FACEP

Weaverville, North Carolina
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, Airway, MI, Arrhythmia, Stroke, Intracranial Bleed, Meningitis, Spinal Abscess Hematoma, Appendicitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Bowel Ischemia, Pulmonary Embolism, DKA, Testicular Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic, Fracture, Foreign Body, Overdose, Psychiatric, PA, NP, EMTALA, EMR, NC, KY
I am American Board of Emergency Medicine certified with 16 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 -- 6 years of expert witness experience -- All genres 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.

Arvindh N. Kanagasundram, MD, FHRS Kfive Consulting

Brentwood, Tennessee
Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology - Arrhythmia, Pacemaker Implantation, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Defibrillation, Catheter Ablation, Atrial fibrillation , Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Supra-ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, Epicardial Access, Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, Wolff- Parkinson-White
Award Winning, Actively Practicing Electrophysiologist (which involves the diagnosis and treatment of electrical abnormalities (arrhythmias) of the heart). Dartmouth Educated. Cornell and Stanford Trained. Triple Board Certified (Electrophysiology, Cardiology, and Internal Medicine). Vanderbilt Faculty.

Thomas C Hilton, MD

Texas
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

David Turbay, MD David Turbay, MD PLLC

El Paso, Texas
Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology - Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, Sudden Cardiac Death, Left Ventricular Assist Devices, Pacemakers, Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Cardiac Catheterization, Vein Ablations, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Arrhythmia
Dr. Turbay is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases with additional certifications in Advanced Heart Failures, Pulmonary Hypertension, Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Cardiac Transplantation, and Cardiac Devices. He has over 17 years of experience in private practice, specializing in optimizing cardiac care for high risk patients with comorbid diabetes, obesity, complex arrhythmias, and peripheral vascular disease. He is an independent reviewer for cardiology cases for Dane Street applying guideline driven therapy across the nation, specializing in general cardiology, heart failure, cardiac transplant, and cardiac devices. Dr. Turbay is certified in clinical research offering his patients advanced therapies through clinical trails at his practice. Prior to his clinical training, he spent 5 years in basic research studying molecular biology and genetics. In his private practice, he applies genetic testing for a variety of cardiac diseases. As a native Spanish speaker, Dr. ...