Aspiration Expert Witness

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Aspiration 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 aspiration. The aspiration expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Medical Management, Nurse Anesthetist, Nursing Homes, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics, and Speech-Language Pathology.

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Joseph J Barrows, MD Joseph J. Barrows, MD Inc.

Newport Beach, California
Anesthesiology, Medical Management - DVT / VTE, difficult airway, intubation, brain injury / brain damage, hypoxia, hypotension, residual paralysis, narcotics, oversedation, aspiration, PACU, neurosurgical anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, awareness under anesthesia, ENT anesthesia, Intraoperative visual loss, drug errors.
Medical Director and Senior Anesthesiologist of DISC Sports and Spine surgery center. Responsibilities include but not limited to monitor quality and appropriateness of medical care, serve as a medical leadership representative at standing medical staff meetings and on designated committees, oversee clinical peer review, develop and approve policies and procedures, manage physician relations and behavior/impairment issues, assist with clinical patient complaints, and provide performance improvement guidance and support to the entire staff at the Ambulatory Surgical Center. Prompt turn-around for all chart reviews and readily available for discussion via cell phone and/or email.

Divya Chander, MD, PhD D. Chander LLC

San Francisco, California
Anesthesiology - difficult airway, intubation, brain injury / brain damage, hypoxia, hypotension, residual paralysis, narcotics, oversedation, aspiration, PACU, neurosurgical anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, awareness under anesthesia, brain monitoring, ENT anesthesia, Intraoperative visual loss, drug errors
Dr. Chander is a board certified anesthesiologist and neuroscientist (PhD). She served on the Stanford Anesthesiology faculty for 8 years. At Stanford, her areas of expertise and teaching included general surgery, neurosurgical, ENT/head & neck, orthopedic, and obstetric anesthesia. She has extensive experience with propofol sedation and total IV anesthesia, +/- brain monitoring, and difficult airway. She has trained residents in the OR, on labor & delivery, and through didactic teaching. Over the past several years, Dr. Chander continues to practice anesthesia at several Bay Area hospitals (including a level 1 trauma center). Dr. Chander has also co-founded 2 companies in the healthcare space, in neuro-ICU diagnostics, and creating a platform for integration for public health data. She served on a NASA task force for COVID19, and a global pandemic resilience task force, which she co-chaired and directed. In 2020, she was appointed a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. Dr. Chan...

Okan Elidemir, MD West Florida Hospital

California
Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics - Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Failure, Mechanical Ventilation, Ventilator, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplantation, Pneumonia, Empyema, Pulmonary Bleeding (Hemorrhage), Aspiration, Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Black Mold, ARDS
Experienced expert witness, testified numerous times in matters related to pediatric pulmonology. Author of many peer reviewed publications and book chapters. Current title: Chief of Pulmonology at Nemours Children's Specialty Care - Pensacola, Professor of Pediatrics at Florida State University, Director of Cystic Fibrosis Center in Pensacola, Medical Director of Pediatric Respiratory Care at West Florida Hospital.

Johnica Eyvazzadeh, MD

Santa Rosa, California
Anesthesiology - quality, process improvement, director, outpatient surgery, office based surgery, sedation, propofol, airway, laryngospasm, difficult airway, aspiration, cardiac arrest

Wolfgang Steudel, MD

California
Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease - Airway Management, Failed Intubation, Extubation, Aspiration, Endotracheal Tube, Laryngeal Mask, bypass, valve, Muscle Relaxants, Narcotics, Opoids, Hypoxia, Drug Effects, Heart Attack, Death, Brain Damage, Stroke, Respiratory Suppression, Ventilation, Coma, EMR, heart surgery, Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Steudel is a cardiovascular anesthesiologist with a background in lung research, and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. Dr. Steudel clinically active and specialized in cardiovascular anesthesia and difficult airway management, and will provide expert opinion and testimony on those, and other, anesthesia-related topics. Dr. Steudel is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists, and he was a long-standing member of the Editorial Board of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Steudel is clinically active and he is licensed to practice Medicine in the states of California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Florida, as well as in Germany. He is currently a Senior Cardiothoracic Staff Anesthesiologist at FWB Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Trevor S. Sutton, MD, MBA, CPE ATS Enterprises, LLC

West Hartford, Connecticut
Anesthesiology - Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Thoracic Anesthesia, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Neuroanesthesia, Liver Transplant Anesthesia, Airway Management, Aspiration, Anesthesia Safety, Perioperative Quality, Trauma Anesthesia, Surgical Positioning, Perioperative Blood Pressure and Hemodynamic Management
Current Position and Qualifications: Assistant Professor University of Connecticut School of Medicine Assistant Professor Frank Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University Staff Anesthesiologist, Hartford Hospital and University of Connecticut Medical Center Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate, National Board of Echocardiography Past Academic Affiliations: Tufts Mediucal School (2008-2009); Brown University School of Medicine (1998-2008); Wwashington University School of Medicine (1995-1998) Recent Experience: Regional Medical Director, EmCare Anesthesia Services, North Division (2014-2016); Assistant Regional Medical Director, EmCare North Division (2013-2014); Anesthesia Chairman, St Mary's Hospital (2011-2013); President, Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists (2006-2008); Delegate, National Medical Association (2010-2012) Internship (Medicine): Massachusetts General Hospital Residency (Anesthesia) an...

Roman Dudaryk, MD University of Miami/Ryder Trauma Center

Miami, Florida
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine - difficult airway, resuscitation, equipment malfunction, aspiration, blood transfusion, medication errors, anticoagulation, blood thinners, central venous access complications, sedation, brain damage, hypotension, stroke
Dr. Roman Dudaryk has been a practicing anesthesiologist and intensivist for over 12 years. He is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Quality at the University of Miami in one of the largest anesthesiology departments in the country. His clinical practice is at Ryder Trauma Center, a leading trauma and acute care hospital where he specializes in resuscitation and care of the most severely injured and critically ill patients in the operating room and intensive care unit. Dr. Dudaryk holds board certifications in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. He has completed anesthesiology residency training at the University of Miami and a fellowship in critical care medicine at Duke University. He is an expert with national and international recognition in the areas of trauma anesthesiology, difficult airway, resuscitation, blood transfusion, coagulopathy, and alarm fatigue. He is an author of multiple peer-reviewed publicati...

Okan Elidemir, MD West Florida Hospital

Gulf Breeze, Florida
Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics - Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Failure, Mechanical Ventilation, Ventilator, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplantation, Pneumonia, Empyema, Pulmonary Bleeding (Hemorrhage), Aspiration, Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Black Mold, ARDS
Experienced expert witness, testified numerous times in matters related to pediatric pulmonology. Author of many peer reviewed publications and book chapters. Current title: Chief of Pulmonology at Nemours Children's Specialty Care - Pensacola, Professor of Pediatrics at Florida State University, Director of Cystic Fibrosis Center in Pensacola, Medical Director of Pediatric Respiratory Care at West Florida Hospital.

Wolfgang Steudel, MD

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease - Airway Management, Failed Intubation, Extubation, Aspiration, Endotracheal Tube, Laryngeal Mask, bypass, valve, Muscle Relaxants, Narcotics, Opoids, Hypoxia, Drug Effects, Heart Attack, Death, Brain Damage, Stroke, Respiratory Suppression, Ventilation, Coma, EMR, heart surgery, Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Steudel is a cardiovascular anesthesiologist with a background in lung research, and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. Dr. Steudel clinically active and specialized in cardiovascular anesthesia and difficult airway management, and will provide expert opinion and testimony on those, and other, anesthesia-related topics. Dr. Steudel is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists, and he was a long-standing member of the Editorial Board of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Steudel is clinically active and he is licensed to practice Medicine in the states of California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Florida, as well as in Germany. He is currently a Senior Cardiothoracic Staff Anesthesiologist at FWB Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Gregg Davis, MD, MBA Gregg Davis MD MBA Ltd.

Princeton, Illinois
Family Medicine, Nursing Homes - nursing home falls, nursing home death, nursing home abuse & neglect, nursing home decubitus ulcers, nursing home pneumonia, nursing home failure, nursing home fractures, skin ulcers, sepsis, pressure ulcers, aspiration, geriatrics, dehydration, dementia, cellulitis
I am a board-certified family physician with thirty-six years of clinical experience in the care of patients in office, hospital, emergency room, and nursing home settings. My skills include serving for thirty years as the medical director while providing direct care to thousands of patients at four skilled care nursing faculties. I am available to provide expert consultation should your firm need an experienced family physician to review a case, provide a certificate of merit, and provide testimony. I provide service to plaintiff firms, defense firms, and insurance companies.

Karen M Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S SwallowStudy.com

Boston, Massachusetts
Speech-Language Pathology, Geriatrics - swallowing, swallowing disorders, dysphagia, oral, pharyngeal, esophageal, oropharyngeal dysphagia, vocal cords, vocal folds, larynx, aspiration, aspiration pneumonia, aspiration precautions, safety, strategies, choke, choking, asphyxiation, hypoxia, anoxia, stroke, dementia, neurological, paralysis
I am a medical Speech-Language Pathologist and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). I achieved this specialty certification in 2012. I have been a certified, licensed and practicing SLP since 1996, with licensure in Massachusetts from 1998 to current. I have worked with the adult and geriatric populations, specializing in dysphagia evaluation and management in long-term care, rehabilitation centers, and acute care with inpatients and outpatients. I am a 7-time award winner of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in recognition of excellence in continued professional study (as of June 2020). In September 2019, I won the first Hormel Health Labs Health Hero Award: https://www.hormelhealthlabs.com/resources/health-hero-advances-dysphagia-research/ I am the founder of www.SwallowStudy.com: Dysphagia Resource for Professionals and People with Difficulty Swallowing. I provide dysphagia expert consulting to companies and organizations thr...

Michael S Schechter, MD, MPH Children Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University

New York
Pediatric Pulmonology - Cystic Fibrosis, asthma, respiratory failure, pneumonia, empyema, hemoptysis, ventilator, airway obstruction, bronchomalacia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, hypoxemia, aspiration, tracheostomy, interstitial lung disease, respiratory arrest, bronchiectasis, obstructive sleep apnea, ciliary dyskinesia
Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep, Children's Hospital of Richmond (CHOR) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU); Director of the VCU Cystic Fibrosis Center; Director of the CHOR Community Asthma Program; Past Chair of the Section of Pediatric Pulmonology of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); Associate Editor, AAP Handbook on Pediatric Pulmonology; Past Chair of the Pediatric Program Committee of the American Thoracic Society. Active Clinical Researcher with over 100 publications https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=schechter+ms Knowledgeable in all kinds of neonatal and pediatric respiratory disease. Previous experience in general pediatrics

Jill M Krystofinski, MSN, CRNA Burn Anesthesia Resources, LLC

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Aspiration, Awareness, Burn Anesthesia, Burn Laser, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Drug Effects, Extubation, General Anesthesia, Hypoxia, Malpractice, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Muscle Relaxants, Narcotics, Opioids, Over Sedation, Pharmacology, Positioning, Propofol, Standards of Care
As an experienced expert witness Jill’s 37-year healthcare career consists of: 1) 18 years as a board certified CRNA active in all anesthesia areas, specializing in burn anesthesia. 2) 19 years of critical care RN experience (CCRN certification). 3) Faculty member for three schools of nurse anesthesia. 4) Lecturer for an anesthesia conference company with national and international destinations. 5) Actively involved in anesthesia research studies. 6) Developer of anesthesia protocols in practice within her anesthesia department. As an experienced expert witness Jill can provide reports that are concise and well written. Jill is dedicated in providing expert consultation services in a timely and informative manner.

Okan Elidemir, MD West Florida Hospital

Texas
Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics - Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Failure, Mechanical Ventilation, Ventilator, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplantation, Pneumonia, Empyema, Pulmonary Bleeding (Hemorrhage), Aspiration, Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Black Mold, ARDS
Experienced expert witness, testified numerous times in matters related to pediatric pulmonology. Author of many peer reviewed publications and book chapters. Current title: Chief of Pulmonology at Nemours Children's Specialty Care - Pensacola, Professor of Pediatrics at Florida State University, Director of Cystic Fibrosis Center in Pensacola, Medical Director of Pediatric Respiratory Care at West Florida Hospital.

Neelam Bandi, MD metropolitan anesthesia consultants

MCLEAN, Virginia
Anesthesiology - Airway Injury/management, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest, Medication Errors, Sleep Apnea, Regional Anesthesia (epidural/spinal/peripheral nerve blocks), Obstetric Anesthesia, OR fires, Positioning, Central lines, General Anesthesia, Preoperative assessment, Aspiration, Awareness
Dr. Bandi is a board certified anesthesiologist who has been practicing anesthesiology since 2009. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology. She performs utilization reviews and provides her services as an expert witness in medical malpractice cases. She is licensed in DC, MD and VA.

Michael S Schechter, MD, MPH Children Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University

Midlothian, Virginia
Pediatric Pulmonology - Cystic Fibrosis, asthma, respiratory failure, pneumonia, empyema, hemoptysis, ventilator, airway obstruction, bronchomalacia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, hypoxemia, aspiration, tracheostomy, interstitial lung disease, respiratory arrest, bronchiectasis, obstructive sleep apnea, ciliary dyskinesia
Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep, Children's Hospital of Richmond (CHOR) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU); Director of the VCU Cystic Fibrosis Center; Director of the CHOR Community Asthma Program; Past Chair of the Section of Pediatric Pulmonology of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); Associate Editor, AAP Handbook on Pediatric Pulmonology; Past Chair of the Pediatric Program Committee of the American Thoracic Society. Active Clinical Researcher with over 100 publications https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=schechter+ms Knowledgeable in all kinds of neonatal and pediatric respiratory disease. Previous experience in general pediatrics