Child Abuse Expert Witnesses

Child abuse 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 child abuse. The child abuse expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Anatomic Pathology, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Child Abuse, Critical Care Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Education & Schools, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Forensic Pathology, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science, General Practice, and Hospitalist.

Stuart C Silverstein, MD, FAAP

Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - General Pediatrics, Child Abuse & neglect ,Newborn Care, Foster Care, Pediatric Standard of Care , Pediatrics, Pediatric Urgent / Emergency Care, Sexual Abuse, Child Neglect, Custody Evaluation , Lead exposure, Lead toxicity, Lead Poisioning ,Age assessment , Florida Expert Witness Certificate
Dr. Silverstein is an award-winning, Board-Certified pediatrician with over 30 years experience as a clinician and medical educator. His current practice includes providing pediatric emergency and urgent care in a highly populated urban setting. Dr. Silverstein has also supervised medical students, residents, and physician assistants in the pediatric emergency room. Served as a Preceptor for the Sacred Heart University Clinical APRN program and Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the New York Medical College. Dr. Silverstein is the author of several books including a Board Review Study Guide used by Pediatric Residents preparing for their specialty certification. Dr. Silverstein has experience providing medical consultation for plaintiffs, prosecutors, and defendants in civil, military and criminal cases. He is experienced in distinguishing between accidental and non – accidental injury, evaluating potential evidence of child neglect, and opining on the pedia...

Charles F Lorbeer, PhD, LCSW, LICSW, DABFC

Child Abuse, Social Work - Child custody, child abuse & neglect, suicide, medical management, social work malpractice, child protective services, mandated reporters, abuse investigations, suicide, addictions counseling, substance abuse services, foster care, adoption, academic management, medical management, guardianships.
● Call me now! (904) 287-8400! I am available to assist you immediately. You will love my genuine and empathetic style. I am able to present complex cases in a manner that is easy to understand and profound in their application to your case. ● NATIONAL EXPERT- cases in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. child removals, adoption, foster care, suicide, child abuse, sex abuse, social work malpractice, psychotherapy, guardianships, elder abuse, psychiatric management, psych hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical administration and custody related cases. ●Additional Information Dr. Lorbeer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Counselors. He spent 25 years at The UF Health Academic Medical Center; one of the largest and most prestigious hospitals in the nation, where he evaluated 1000s of psychiatric cases in the emergency room, and was administrator of the Univ of Florida's Family Med...

Robert Belfer, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Birmingham, Alabama
Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Appendicitis, Cardiac arrest, Sepsis, Testicular torsion, Meningitis, Child abuse, Trauma, Fractures, Pneumonia, Respiratory arrest, Cardiorespiratory arrest, Volvulus
Dr. Belfer is a Board-Certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine clinician with over 30 years of experience in caring for ill and injured children in tertiary care Pediatric Emergency departments. He is a frequent speaker both regionally and nationally in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; topics include: "Life-Threatening Infections", "Septic-Appearing Infant", "Non-Traumatic Surgical Emergencies", "Upper Airway Emergencies", "Sepsis", "Pediatric Resuscitation", "Pediatric Status Epilepticus and Febrile Seizures", "Evaluation of the Febrile Infant", "Pediatric Rashes", "Orthopedic Emergencies" and "Pediatric Appendicitis". Dr. Belfer is the HOST of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast [www.chop.edu/pempodcast] which currently has over 50,000 downloads from national and international listeners.

Steven Karidas, MD

Birmingham, Alabama
Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - Neuroradiology, Back & Spine Imaging, Body Imaging, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Imaging, Oncology, Cancer Imaging (missed cancer), Pediatric & Child Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Pulmonary, Demonstrative Evidence, MRI PET CT scan Ultrasound Mammography
With training from Yale and other top-tier schools, Dr. Steven Karidas is a Board-Certified, fellowship-trained expert in Diagnostic Radiology in active clinical practice who offers same-day (<24 hr) turnarounds on radiology consultations. Dr. Karidas has served as section head, lead radiologist consultant, and has two decades of experience in the field including both academic and private practices and both clinical and administrative positions. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology. Before completing his postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale - New Haven Hospital. Dr. Karidas received his MD from New York Medical College where he completed his Internship and Radiology Residency. Dr. Karidas provides expert consultation in body, neuroradiology, and msk for attorneys, insurance companies, vendors, and other clients both nationally and internationally. He is committed to providing quality consultations for independent reads, written reports, expert testimony, and other co...

Adel Shaker, MD, LLB, FCAP

Board Certified Anatomic & Forensic Pathologist - International Medical Legal Forensic Experts, LLC

Huntsville, Alabama
Forensic Pathology, Anatomic Pathology - Autopsy, independent medical examiner, autopsy review, cause of death, manner of death, wrongful death, nursing home death, medical malpractice, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, body assault, motor vehicle accident, work accident, toxicology, suicide, homicide, custody police death, jail
The area of expertise in which Dr. Shaker will be tendered is pathology, including but not limited to general pathology, Anatomic pathology, Clinical pathology, & Forensic Pathology. Over 30 years of experience as practicing, fully licensed pathologist with extensive training in forensic pathology & testifying as an expert witness in many cases. Earned his law degree and was involved in national and international high profile cases. He's fluent multilingual. Cases review include but not limited to autopsy review, cause and manner of death, wrongful death, police intervention and custody death, nursing home death and elder abuse/ neglect, wounds evaluation, occupational and industrial accidents, suicide, domestic violence, child/elder abuse, toxicology,drug overdose, sexual crime, firearm injuries, variable injuries/trauma and self inflicted wounds. I am available for a no-charge initial consultation (free screening of case).

Neil Kaura, MD

Tucson, Arizona
Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - Musculoskeletal Radiology, Emergency Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology, Vascular Radiology, Thoracic Radiology, General Radiology, Spine Radiology, Trauma, Child Abuse, MRI, CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Worker's Compensation, Sports Injury
Dr. Kaura is a diagnostic radiologist who is board certified by the American Board of Radiology who completed a musculoskeletal radiology fellowship from the University of Arizona Medical Center. He is an expert in general radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, and emergency radiology along with all other radiology disciplines. He is well-regarded and experienced in all imaging modalities, with expertise in cross sectional and plain film imaging. He has more than 10 years of experience in active clinical practice, including being Division Head of Musculoskeletal Radiology. Dr. Kaura previously held academic appointments at the University of Arizona Medical Center and the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Dr. Kaura is a personable, intellectual, knowledgeable, thoughtful, articulate, concise and influential public speaker. He prides himself on being very communicative and responsive with same day (<24 hour) turnaround times on radiology consultations.

Stephen D Chin, MD, FAAEM

Burlingame, California
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine, Medical Malpractice, Risk Management, Documentation Analysis, Quality Assurance, Medical Education, Trauma, Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Overdose
● Board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with over 25 years’ clinical experience. ● Over 10 years’ experience training Emergency Medicine physicians at a Level I Trauma Center. ● Current Quality Assurance Consultant for the Medical Board of California. ● Experience in Emergency Medicine Documentation Quality Assurance. ● Instructor for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Course. ● Clinical and Administrative Urgent Care experience including Medication Assisted Treatment. ● Published author in physical child abuse research. ● Award-winning public speaker. ● Experienced in providing expert witness testimony at both deposition and trial.

Alexandra Clarfield, PhD

Alexandra Clarfield, PhD

Auburn, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child Abuse, Cyber bullying, Defamation, Law Enforcement, First Responders, PTSD, Military Mental Health, Psychological Malpractice, Wrongful Termination, Disability Impairment, Immigration Evaluation, Workers Compensation, Workplace harassment, Workplace violence.
I have been providing Med-legal evaluations addressing allegations of Psychological/Psychiatric impairment/disability in the Workers' Compensation system for more than ten years. I hold experience with successful court testimony and deposition throughout Northern California and am highly proficient at analysis of all elements of data related to a case and identification of other issues that may be relevant to a claim. Attorneys on both sides have expressed appreciation that my reports offer opinions that are thorough but provided succinctly without digression into material that is superfluous. I am a licensed psychologist with extensive professional experience. In addition to an M.S. in Social Psychology from Vanderbilt University and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University, I completed training in cutting edge treatments for traumatic stress disorders including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. I completed in dept...

Ariel Cohen, DO

Leira Physician Services

California
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Airway, Appendicitis, Asthma, Child Abuse, Febrile Illness, Fractures, Elder Neglect, Procedures, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Simulation, Stroke, Wounds, Psychiatric Emergencies, Sedation, Trauma, Ultrasound, Non-accidental trauma, Newborn Care, Quality Improvement, Vascular access, Video laryngoscopy
I am dual board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine. I have 10 years of clinical experience and have worked in most emergency department settings including Academic/Level 1 trauma centers, community hospitals, rural critical access hospitals and hybrid settings. I also have 4 years of administrative experience. A few highlights from my CV include experience interim Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Quality Director, peer reviewer for private company, peer review committee member at academic center, pediatric child abuse liaison at academic center. In addition to chart review, I am an experienced writer and have authored a book chapter, case studies and research articles.

Suzanne M Dupee, MD

Manhattan Beach, California
Forensic Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Emotional Damages, IME. Independent Medical Examination, Child Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Female, Psychiatrist
Dr. Dupee is a triple board certified adult, child & adolescent, forensic psychiatrist. She has been retained in thousands of legal cases for civil (personal injury & employment), family (child custody evaluations, psychiatric evaluations of family law litigants, consultation), criminal, dependency (child abuse), courts as well as conducting insurance disability independent medical examinations & evaluations for the Medical, Dental & Veterinary Boards of California. Dr. Dupee has testified in hundreds of legal cases. She has been retained by plaintiffs and defense. She has extensive experience with evaluating PTSD.

Jeffrey M Dym, MD

Newport Coast, California
Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - Diagnostic radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, trauma, spine,fracture, herniated disc,emergency radiology, injury, child abuse, MRI, CT, Xray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, workers compensation, general radiology, neuroradiology, auto accident, pain, expert witness, motorcycle, automobile
Dr. Dym is Chair and Medical Director of the radiology department at Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. Dr. Dym has a very clear, concise method of communication imaging findings of potentially complex cases in a manner that is easy to understand. Dr. Dym has experience in expert witness case reviews, and has appeared at depositions and in court. Dr. Dym has presented at many lectures and conferences and is comfortable with public speaking. He is also a volunteer faculty member at The University of California, Irvine where he presents cases to radiology residents. In his free time, he enjoys camping, volleyball, biking, jogging and enjoys spending time with his family.

Dan L Field, MD, FACEP

MDexperts

Sacramento, California
Forensic Science, Emergency Medicine - Clinical Forensic Medicine, medical criminology, great bodily injury, case evaluation, case feasibility, injury, strangulation, domestic violence, child abuse, homicide, urgent care, medical chart, gunshot wounds, firearms, stab wound, cause of death, use of force
Dr. Field is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and has a master's degree in Forensic Science. His practice spans more than 30 years with experience and training in medical emergencies, trauma, stab wounds, gunshot wounds, motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, broken bones, police use of force, child abuse and injury care. Dr. Field, a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, serves the Sacramento County Sheriff SED (SWAT) team as a medical control officer. He has small arms training and previously held a federal firearms dealer license. Dr. Field also serves the California Medical Board as an Expert Consultant and Reviewer. As a Clinical Forensic Medical expert, Dr. Field testified or consulted on cases involving gunshot wounds, assault, domestic violence, fatal and nonfatal strangulation, mechanisms and physiology of strangulation, and evaluating claims of strangulation. Other areas include grave bodily injury, cause...

Jennie W Gary, MD, MPH, FAAP

Pasadena, California
Pediatrics, General Practice - Infants, Children, Teens, General Pediatrics, Primary Care, Outpatient, Newborns, Standard of Care, Evidence-Based Medicine, Development, Behavior, Failure to Thrive, Nutrition, Vaccines, child abuse, neglect, Allergies, Asthma, Obesity, Infections, Rashes, Genetics, Mental Health, Telemedicine
Dr. Jennie W. Gary is board-certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She works at a busy outpatient community pediatrics clinic as a general pediatrician, where she sees thousands of patients annually. She also has experience precepting and teaching pediatric residents. She participates in weekly CME activities and practices standard of care, evidence-based medicine according to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.

April Gould, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H

Ph.D. Criminologist - terrorism, hate crimes, DV

Park Dietz & Associates | Threat Assessment Group

Newport Beach, California
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Child Abuse - terrorism, intimate partner violence, cults, forensic interviewing, bullying, radicalization, child sexual abuse, risk assessment, statistics, hate crimes, child abduction and murder, threat assessment, grievances, bias-motivated crime, domestic violence, mass shootings, school violence prevention
Dr. April Gould is an expert on radicalization, extremism, ideological- and hate-motivated violence, and collective violence. This expertise derives from both her academic research and her personal experience interviewing and analyzing hard-to-reach and violent criminal populations. She is qualified to testify as an expert in cases in which individuals have been radicalized online or through group involvement and have acted on behalf of personal or collective grievances. She would effectively investigate, locate, and interview people who prefer to remain off the grid. Dr. Gould’s experience includes forensic interviewing, qualitative and quantitative research, and academic publishing involving over 9,500 cases involved in criminal and civil litigation. Dr. Gould has interviewed current and former terrorists, AB109 parolees, members of law enforcement, gang members, and victims of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. She has taught courses on violence risk assessment...

Jennifer Harrison

Therapy Partners of the Peninsula

Burlingame, California
Psychology, Mental Health - Trauma, Child Abuse, Psychopathology, Psychological Testing
Dr. Jennifer Myers Harrison, PsyD, ABPP, ATR-BC, is a seasoned Board Certified-Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in trauma and forensic psychology. Her profound expertise in these domains has made her a sought-after expert witness and a trusted resource for individuals and legal professionals seeking specialized knowledge. Dr. Harrison's dedication to trauma transcends clinical practice. As an expert witness, she has played a pivotal role, offering critical insights into the psychological consequences of traumatic events for children and adults. Her objective analysis of complex evidence and medical records and administering comprehensive psychological assessments have been instrumental in achieving just outcomes in trauma-related cases. Through her contributions, individuals who have suffered trauma receive the support and compensation they deserve. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of areas, including Personal Injury (Emotional or Mental Injury), Murphy Evaluation...

Naomi E Lawrence-Reid, MD

Doctoring Differently

San Diego, California
Pediatrics, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Pediatrician, Pediatrics, Child Abuse, Children, Newborn, Neonate, Neonatal, Nursery, Telemedicine, Emergency, Urgent care, Infant, Teenager, Veteran, Disability
- Board-certified Pediatrician, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, licensed in California. - 12 years post-graduate experience in general pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, child abuse, rural medicine, neonatal newborn medicine, and urgent care. - An expert in the growth and development of children from birth to 18 years of age. - Enthusiastically participated in physician expert witness testimony and case review across the U.S. - Medical training spanned Massachusetts, New York, and California.

Craig D McLaren

First Response Law Enforcement Consulting Group

Castaic, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Crowd Control, Use of Force/Excessive Force Inadequate/Negligent Security, Informants, Evidence Preservation, Chain of Custody, Sexual Assault, Drug Enforcement, Gangs, Surveillance, Vice, Prostitution, Gambling, Vehicle Pursuits, School Shootings, Workplace Violence
Vastly Experienced Police Expert, working for plaintiffs as well as the defense. Over 31 years as a Los Angeles Police Officer. Trained / Taught new officers, in the field, for 24 years in all facets of Police work. Including Use of Force and Use of Deadly Force. Personally involved in over 40 Uses of Force as well as being present at approximately 100 more. Certified Force Science Analyst, by Force Science Institute, which is a leader in law enforcement study. The Institute has conducted many research projects uncovering the scientific realities surrounding officer performance under stress, action/reaction time, memory, decision-making and more in complex, rapidly unfolding encounters. Worked celebrity security for the late Dean Martin for approximately two years, providing personal security as well as residential security. Expert in Vehicle Pursuits, having been involved in and receiving yearly training in pursuits. As well as training new officers in Vehicle Pursuit Tactics. E...

Alan L Nager, MD, MHA

Alan L. Nager, Pediatrics & Pediatric Emergency Medicine Expert

Calabasas, California
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medical Services, Legal Medicine, Injury, Acute Care, Newborn, Health Administration, Medical Record Review, Trauma, Child Abuse
Alan L. Nager, MD, MHA, has spent his over 30 year career at Children's Hospital Los Angeles; one of the largest and most prestigious children's hospitals in the nation, where he is the Director of Emergency and Transport Medicine. He is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC.) In addition, Dr. Nager has a Master of Health Administration from USC and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) from Pepperdine University School of Law. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Children's Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Residency and Pittsburgh Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Nager is a well-known, highly experienced and longstanding Expert Witness for Pediatric and Pediatric Emergency Medicine medical malpractice and personal injury cases, for plaintiff and defense, for over 20 years. Past cases include pediatrics, trauma, critical care, pediatric s...

Paula E. Rohde, MA, CPDM

Mission Viejo, California
Social Work - Social Worker Standard of Care, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Mandated Reporter, Juvenile Dependency, Placement, Warrants & Removals, Case Planning, Family Reunification, Foster Care Licensing, Group Homes, Child Abuse, Foster Homes, Shelter Care,
I have extensive experience working in public child welfare and human resources for the County of Orange, Social Services Agency. Child Welfare areas of expertise include dependency intake and investigations, out of home placement including group home, foster home, relative and shelter care placement, foster parenting recruitment, training, licensing and relative family approval. Experience has been in both a Senior Social Worker, Senior Social Services Supervisor and leadership capacity (Program Manager I & II ). I am trained in Trauma Informed Practice & Safety Organized Practice, knowledgeable of and proficient in the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System.

Helena Huckabee, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Emerge

Centennial, Colorado
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Trauma, Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disability, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, Colorado, California, Nevada, Florida, Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC)
I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral (BCBA-D). I have trained and worked in the field for over 30 years. I am founder and president of Emerge, which is a private practice clinic focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions with a specialty in serving those with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. I am board certified in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and a licensed psychologist in Colorado, Nevada and Florida. I also have an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC), authorizing me to practice in 33 States (see https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap for details). In addition to my credentials outlined above, I received additional post-graduate training in Pivotal Response Treatment at University of California Santa Barbara and in ABA at University of North Texas. I held administrative positions at and/or helped commence five treatment programs for young children with autism...

Kate Amber, MSc

ECCUSA (End Coercive Control USA)

Vernon, Connecticut
Psychology, Behavioral and Social Sciences - coercive control, domestic violence, child abuse, workplace bullying, batterers, battered women syndrome, grooming, coercion, psychological manipulation, psychological maltreatment, abuse, alienation, undue influence, consent, cults, toxic workplace, hostile workplace, psychological maltreatment
Kate Amber MSc is a researcher, speaker, trainer, consultant and turnaround expert in coercive control and domestic abuse/violence in the contexts of family abuse, human trafficking, gangs, extremist groups, religions, workplace abuse, and psychological maltreatment. She holds post graduate certifications in violence and abuse prevention executive leadership, and coercive control, and professional certifications in human rights, ADA advocacy, the Homicide Timeline, and the Danger Assessment. Ms. Amber is trained on the Safe & Together CORE Model at the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, and assesses cases for different types of abuse and the short and longterm risks involved for adults and children traumatized by it. Ms. Amber's Quicksand Model™ of Coercive Control (QSM™) is a synthesis of 70 years of research and theory on coercive and controlling abuse of power and the trauma it causes. Ms. Amber speaks, conducts research, and trains mental health, law enforcemen...

Joseph L.J. Schwartz, Psy.D

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Psychology, Mental Health - School Psychology, Criminal Forensic Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Clinical Forensic Psychology, Psychological Injury, Custody Evaluation, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Mental Status Review, Harassment, Capacity Evaluation, Competency Evaluation, Stalking
Dr. Joseph Schwartz has specialized in school, clinical and forensic psychology for over 30 years. He has conducted over 1000 Mental Health Evaluations and over 500 Independent Medical Exams. He has assisted attorneys addressing legal questions pertinent to high conflict co-parenting difficulties, domestic violence and abuse, violence and sex offender risk assessment, psycho-sexual issues, developmental disorders, learning disabilities, head injury, neuropsychological functioning, cognitive ability, psychological/emotional damages for Family Law, Criminal and Civil Court. He has provided expert advice and legal consultation regarding various parenting and psychological issues including: Psychological and Neuropsychological testing, Parenting Plans, Expert Witness testimony, School and Home evaluations. Currently, Dr. Schwartz maintains a Private Practice in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Since 1993 he has been Licensed in New York and Delaware where he was frequently called and asked to tes...

Santa J. Bartholomew, M.D., FAAP, FCCM

PME Consulting, LLC

Green Cove Springs, Florida
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), TBI, Child Abuse, Munchausen (MSP), Respiratory Failure, Burn Care, Sepsis, Shock, Post-Op Care, Congenital Heart Disease, COVID, Meningitis, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Craniofacial Disorders, Cardiac Arrest, ECMO, Pediatric Asthma, Poisoning
Dr. Santa J. Bartholomew (formerly Santa J. Johnston, M.D.) is an award-winning Pediatrician with more than 30 years of clinical experience, and is a distinguished medical educator serving as a Professor of Pediatrics at two esteemed medical universities. She is double-boarded by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care medicine. Her primary specialty has been Pediatric Critical Care medicine since 1990, and Dr. Bartholomew has practiced for decades in nearly every conceivable setting from state-of-the-art quaternary care centers, to large academic centers and level I trauma centers with very busy Pediatric Emergency Departments and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs). She has worked in many small and medium-sized community hospitals throughout the nation including Alaska, and has traveled around the world to serve patients in remote areas. Practice roles have consisted of Pediatric Intensivist, Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatric Emergency C...

Seth J. Crapp, MD, DABR CAQ

Crapp & Co. Medical Consultants

Tampa, Florida
Diagnostic Radiology, Pediatrics - Pediatric radiology, Child abuse, Non accidental trauma, diagnostic radiology, x-rays, radiographs, CT scans, fluoroscopy, radioactive substances, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MRI
Dr. Seth Crapp is a board-certified radiologist with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in pediatric radiology. He graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, & attended Meharry Medical College School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed an internship at Mount Auburn Hospital-Harvard Medical School affiliated program, & a radiology residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, FL, where he was Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Crapp has been a leader on several non-profit boards and is vice president of the Florida State Medical Association (National Medical Association). He has served on committees of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) & the American College of Radiology (ACR). Dr. Crapp is a 2017 Florida International University Torch Award recipient and Alumni Ambassador for Meharry Medical College with endowed sc...

Michael K. Davis, MD, MBA

Gainesville, Florida
Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology - child abuse, malpractice, neglect, child sexual abuse, gastroenterology, hepatology, liver, infants, newborns, missed diagnosis, respiratory, disease, infection, weight loss, malnutrition, weight loss
I am a board-certified general pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist, and pediatric hepatologist (liver disease) at a large state university in excellent standing. I am willing to serve as an expert witness to advocate for high-quality and safe medical care for children and their families. Most of my reviews have focused on protecting the rights of patients and families but I will consider all types of reviews. I have been in active practice for over 20 years and have never been the subject of any legal action. I have expertise in outpatient and inpatient pediatrics, missed diagnoses, child abuse, gastrointestinal disease, liver disease, respiratory disease, and infant care. With my MBA training I am also familiar with hospital and clinic processes. Rapid turn-around on case reviews and medical research. Call, text, or email for free 15-minute screening phone/Zoom consultation.

Kimberly Graziano, MD

Pelican Pediatrics

Sebastian , Florida
Pediatrics - Newborn, Infant, Children, Teenager, Adolescent, Primary Care, Newborn Nursery, Standard of Care, Billing and Coding, Newborn Discharge, Behavior, ADHD, Asthma, Vaccines, Child Abuse, Immunizations, RSV, GERD, Breastfeeding, Medication Errors, Custody, Puberty, Pediatrics
Dr. Kimberly Graziano is a Board Certified Pediatrician serving children from birth to 18. Dr. Graziano founded Pelican Pediatrics of Sebastian, Florida in 2005 and continues to serve the east central coast of Florida in active clinical practice. She is highly regarded in her community and is on staff at Sebastian River Medical Center. She practices evidence based medicine and is skilled at diagnostic dilemmas. Dr. Graziano understands current standards of care and provides opinions based solely on facts. She does work for both plaintiff and defense. She also is a Peer Reviewer for the State of Florida Department of Health. Dr. Graziano completed her training at the Ohio State University Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She enjoys teaching and considers expert witness work another opportunity to do so.

Edward S Morrison, D.O. FACOEP,FACEP

AOA.

Gulf Breeze, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - trauma, myocardial infarction, MI, heart attack, cardiac arrest, pneumonia, sepsis, aneurysm, stroke, pulmonary embolism, PE, epidural abscess, spinal abscess, EMTALA, overdose, sexual abuse, child abuse, pediatric emergency, airway management, ectopic pregnancy, respiratory distress, intubation
Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician in active clinical practice. Clinical Professor. Medical Director. Extensive EMS Experience – former Medical Director for Search & Rescue team, Medstar Ambulance and 911 Dispatch.

Geoffrey A Negin, MD

Fort Myers, Florida
Radiology, Neuroradiology - Brain and Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Head/Neck Imaging, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Personal Injury , Traumatic Brain Injury , Medical Malpractice, Child Abuse, Traumatic Injury , Birth Injury, Pediatrics, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, DTI. Neuroquant, PET Scans, Disc Herniations
Specializing in personal injury, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and child abuse imaging evaluation. Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology. CAQ (certificate of added qualification) in Neuroradiology granted by the American Board of Radiology. Senior Member of American Society of Neuroradiology. Fellowship Trained in Neuroradiology Actively practicing diagnostic radiology for 30+ years Performing medical legal radiology related case reviews for 25+ years for both plaintiff and defense Extensive experience in depositions and trial testimony. References relating to medical expert and trial testimony expertise are available upon request.

Charles E Teebagy, MD

South Florida Pediatric Partners

Lighthouse Point, Florida
Pediatrics, Child Abuse - Child abuse, Breast Feeding, Pediatric and Adolescent Vaccinations, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric accidents and poisonings, Pediatric custody battles, Crib Death, Puberty, Pediatric Medication Errors, ADHD, Anorexia
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science in the Charles E. Schmitt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University. Preceptor in the Physician Assistant Program-Keiser University. Clinical Voluntary Faculty/Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami

Naren T. Vellanki, MD

Orlando, Florida
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Medical Malpractice, Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, Inpatient Psychiatry, Baker Act, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Competency
Dr. Naren Vellanki is a double board certified psychiatrist who has board certification in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. He is currently working as an inpatient psychiatrist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Vellanki treat's both children and adults who are admitted to the psychiatric unit either on a voluntary or involuntary basis. He provides diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder, Autism spectrum disorder, Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. In addition, Dr. Vellanki is a court appointed psychiatrist for Orange county in Florida. He performs evaluations for both juveniles and adults in the criminal justice system to determine if a defendant is competent to stand trial. Educational background: Dr. Vellanki obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance at the Ohio State University in 2011. He completed his masters degree in bi...

Kenneth E DiNella, MD

Kenneth E. DiNella, MD, LLC

Americus, Georgia
Psychiatry - Child custody, emotional injury, competency to stand trial, insanity defense, will contests, psychiatric malpractice, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fitness for duty, psychopharmacology, child abuse, sexual harassment, guardianship, conservatorship, undue Influence, malingering, psychiatric
Duke trained, board certified psychiatrist with over 22 years professional experience, including chief of staff and medical director. Experienced expert witness in child custody, civil and criminal matters. Completed SEAK expert witness training courses. Teaching experience at Duke University Medical Center. Former Chief Outpatient Resident at Duke’s Psychiatric Residency program. Magna Cum Laude graduate (psychology major) of Vanderbilt.

Mark S McConnell, M.D.

Dr. Mark McConnell LLC

Boise, Idaho
Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist - ICU, Critical Care, Pediatric, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist, Inpatient, Medicine, Burnout, Telemedicine, LTACH, Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, Child Abuse, Malpractice, Anti-trust, Medical Staff, Tactical Medicine, Police, Aeromedical, Transport
I am quadruple boarded in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Adult Critical Care Medicine. Currently I practice as an Academic Hospitalist and Critical Care Physician associated with the University of Washington School of Medicine in Boise, Idaho. I completed my Adult Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center and my Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. I served as Medical Director of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Idaho for 10 years and have practiced both Pediatric Critical Care and Adult Critical Care for most of my 25 year career in multiple hospital settings ranging from suburban community hospitals to academic medical centers and government hospitals. I have experience with Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals also. I have a special interest in physician burnout and the intersection between burnout and patient safety. I have serv...

Elizabeth A Lambeth, RN, BSN , MS

Louisiana Care Partners, LLC

Lafayette , Louisiana
Pediatrics, Psychology - Mental Health, Autism , Behavioral Issues, Trauma, Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Counseling , Birth Injuries , Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury

Ashley Saucier, MD, MHA, FACEP, FAAP

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - child abuse, pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric surgery, emergency medicine, child neglect , pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric ear nose and throat, pediatric orthopedics
My name is Ashley Saucier and I am board certified in Pediatric and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. I am a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics. I work 6-8 shifts per month in an academic pediatric emergency department. I have extensive experience in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric trauma. My expertise includes, but is not limited to pediatric trauma, abuse, injuries, common childhood illnesses, seizures, and chronic diseases. I teach and supervise medical students as well as residents (pediatrics and emergency medicine). I graduated from Louisiana Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and trained in pediatrics at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis at Lebonheur Children's Hospital. I worked in the private sector for three years following completion of my residency (6 months in primary care and 2.5 years in pediatric emergency medicine). I returned to Lebonheur for pediatric emergency med...

Duska J. Thurston, MD, FAAP

Bangor, Maine
Pediatrics, Child Abuse - child abuse, neglect, Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), Münchausen Syndrome (MSP), sports medicine, concussion, TBI, brain injury, medical clearance, return to play, newborn hearing, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) hearing loss, vaccines, child safety, burns, sepsis, meningitis, diabetes
I am a board certified pediatrician with 30 years of experience in both ambulatory and hospital pediatrics. I am experienced in child abuse and neglect as well as pediatric head trauma. I have additional expertise in newborn care, neonatal resuscitation, circumcision and birth injuries. I have been a Neonatal Advanced Life Support instructor for over 10 years and an instructor in Pediatric Advanced Life Support for 20 years. I received the "Special Achievement Award" for distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the academy from the American Academy of Pediatrics due to my work in child safety. Lastly, I am an experienced medical educator with multiple teaching awards. I am available for medical case review, written reports, deposition and testimony as well as pediatric life care planning.

Gabriel J Hauser, MD, MBA, FCCM, FAAP

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Rockville, Maryland
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - sepsis, cardiac arrest, resuscitation, pediatrics, critical care, pneumonia, respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, newborn, resuscitation, brain injury, infection, respiratory distress, stridor, heart failure, meningitis, child abuse, bronchiolitis, asthma, shock, airway obstruction, sedation
I am a practicing pediatric intensive care physician. I also practice pediatric sedation. I have practiced pediatric intensive care since 1989. I am professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In the past I have held the positions of Chief Medical Officer of St. Christopher Hospital for Children, Director of the Pediatric ICU Director of Pediatric Inpatient Services and Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, and in these roles I have dealt with the Standard of Care for pediatricians and pediatric specialists. I am board certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and am a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and College of Critical Care Medicine. I have been serving as expert witness for over 25 years. My areas of expertise are acute, emergency and critical care pediatrics and pediatric sedation.

Paola Vietoris, RN, BSN

DUNKIRK, Maryland
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - Pediatric Critical Care, Sedation, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Failure, Respiratory Failure, Sepsis, child abuse, Sepsis, Liver, Kidney, Pancreatic and Intestinal Transplantation, Sepsis, Peds Gastroenterology, Peds Hematology/Oncology, Seizures, Procedural Sedation, Pre-op and post-op surgical care
I am a full-time practicing RN with over 30 years' experience working in a pediatric ICU at a major medical institution in Washington, DC. My work primarily is with critically ill newborns and young adults. Skills and experience include caring for patients in multisystem organ failure, respiratory distress, respiratory failure, liver, small bowel, pancreatic and kidney transplant, neurological, pre-op and post-op surgical care, and neurosurgical diseases, infectious diseases, non-accidental trauma (NAT) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Consistent focus on evidence-based nursing care as well as other nursing standards. I am a licensed registered nurse (RN) with an unrestricted nursing license in 35 states and the District of Columbia. My extensive experience enables me to provide expert witness services to attorneys and other legal professionals. Available for consultation, case evaluation, deposition and testimony.

Brian Berman, MD

Children's Hospital of Michigan

Birmingham , Michigan
Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Pediatrics - anemia, sickle cell anemia, bleeding disorders, thrombosis, clotting disorders, thrombocytopenia, stroke, neonatal hemorrhage, coagulation disorders, bone marrow failure, thalassemia, newborn screening, pulmonary embolus, newborn jaundice, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, child abuse
I am a pediatric hematologist with decades of experience at two prominent children's hospitals. Fellowship training at Yale University. Currently in active practice and engaged in a variety of leadership responsibilities (Professor of Pediatrics at medical school). Former Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics at respected Midwestern medical school. Extensive CV (clinical research, administration and education). Experience in case reviews, depositions and testimony.I review cases with a sense integrity and "fair play". I passionately advocate when I believe that the position of the defense or plaintiff is justified and supportable. I have practiced for many years (in parallel to my hematology practice) as a hospital based physician seeing complex general pediatric patients referred to a tertiary children's hospital for evaluation and care. Hence, I am available to review complex cases across the spectrum of pediatric medicine. I am also available to review cases involving adults whose medical...

Dominic A Borgialli, DO, MPH

University of Michigan

Haslett, Michigan
Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Head Injury, PECARN, Trauma, Child Abuse, Opiate Use Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, Suboxone, Addiction Medicine.
I am a board certified (ABEM) emergency physician with over 22 years of post-graduate clinical experience working full-time in a Level I Trauma Center. I work half of my clinical time in our high acuity Pediatric Emergency Department. Academically, I train PA's, medical students, residents and fellows from multiple disciplines. I have been active in our specialty as an urgent care director, Board examiner (ABEM), and high-level clinical researcher. Prior to medical school I worked as an epidemiologist which gives me the skill set to critically assess the literature and apply it to legal cases. I have over 10 years of experience as an expert witness and completed SEAK expert witness training courses. I am board certified (AOA) in addiction medicine and work clinically as the medical director at two addiction clinics. I have extensive experience with the treatment of opiate use disorder as well as all other addictions. I have served as an expert for both defense and plaintiff ...

Ariel Cohen, DO

Leira Physician Services

Henderson, Nevada
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Airway, Appendicitis, Asthma, Child Abuse, Febrile Illness, Fractures, Elder Neglect, Procedures, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Simulation, Stroke, Wounds, Psychiatric Emergencies, Sedation, Trauma, Ultrasound, Non-accidental trauma, Newborn Care, Quality Improvement, Vascular access, Video laryngoscopy
I am dual board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine. I have 10 years of clinical experience and have worked in most emergency department settings including Academic/Level 1 trauma centers, community hospitals, rural critical access hospitals and hybrid settings. I also have 4 years of administrative experience. A few highlights from my CV include experience interim Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Quality Director, peer reviewer for private company, peer review committee member at academic center, pediatric child abuse liaison at academic center. In addition to chart review, I am an experienced writer and have authored a book chapter, case studies and research articles.

Bryan E Kurtz, MD

Ellis Hospital - Emergency Med.

Saratoga Springs, New York
Emergency Medicine - Medical and Trauma Emergencies, EMTALA, Peer Review, Chest Pain, Airway Emergencies, Quality Assurance, Critical Care Medicine, Moderate Sedation, Child Abuse, Emergency Medicine Standards of Care, Patient Transfers
Bryan Kurtz MD is actively board certified in Emergency Medicine, having been so since 1998. He is as well residency trained in Internal Medicine. His current practice is entirely in the area of clinical Emergency Medicine at the present time. He as well practiced as a hospitalist 1998-2005. His administrative experience includes having served as the director for a nursing home facility as well as the interim director for a busy emergency department with a 27,000 annual volume. Dr. Kurtz as well has had extensive Quality Assurance and Peer Review experience having served on these hospital committees for over 10 years. He continues in an ongoing teaching capacity, instructing Family Practice residents clinically in the Emergency Department.

Michael Tunik, MD

NYU Grossman School of Medicine

NY, New York
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics - Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Research, Professor NYU SOM, Child Abuse, EMS for Children, Pediatric Resuscitation, Research Design, Statistics, Pediatric: Poisoning, Sepsis, Shock, Respiratory Failure, Critical Asthma, Neonatal Sepsis
Clinical Associate Professor at NYU Grossman SOM Attending Physician, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center Research Director for NYU Grossman SOM, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine 35 years of Clinical Experience as Attending Physician at NYU / Bellevue Bellevue Hospital Center - Level 1 Trauma Center, Re implantation Center, Stroke Center, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Cardiac Center. Pediatric Emergency Care Center, Pediatric Critical Care Center Research and Expertise in Pediatric EMS care, Pediatric Cardiac and Respiratory Arrest, Pediatric Neurological Emergencies, Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies. Published > 90 articles, 5 textbook chapters, and Co Editor of 5 EMS resource texts for EMS prehospital care of children. I have reviewed over 23 cases as an Expert in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. I have consulted for both Plaintiff and Defense. I have te...

Wayne S. Promisel

Compass Investigative Services

Leland, North Carolina
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Investigations, Child Abuse, School Safety, Sexual Assault/Exploitation, Domestic Assault, Death/Cold Cases, Victimology, Investigation Procedures, Multi-agency Investigations, Crisis Management, Police Ethics, Training and Education, Community Policing, Police Supervision, Title IX investigations
Twice retired law enforcement professional spanning forty-years with proven track record of investigating the most serious criminal offenses resulting in a foundation of legal knowledge and extensive courtroom testimony experience. Reputation and character led to specialty assignments in several investigation units following a promotion to rank of Sergeant. One previous certification as expert surrounding sexual abuse allegation within non-profit organization in Florida. Recipient of recognition and awards for accomplishments associated with networking, collaboration, and policy development within multi-disciplinary team and agency environments to implement law enforcement best practices for local, state, and federal initiatives. Provider of numerous trainings applying investigative practices as related to topics including victimology, child abuse/exploitation of children, sexual/domestic assaults, violent crimes and death, evidence collection/preservation, and courtroom testimo...

Michael Salitore, Ed.D.

Gresham, Oregon
Education & Schools, School Safety - School Standards of Practice, Special Education, School Safety, Child Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Behavior and Discipline, School Mental Health, Title IX and Staff Sexual Misconduct, District and School Administration, Restraint and Seclusion, Evaluation, Assessment, Disability, and Risk Management
Dr. Michael Salitore is an experienced educator serving in public education since 2003. I currently work at the Oregon Department of Education as a coordinator of an investigation unit responding to complaints of sexual misconduct of school staff. I have worked as a school psychologist, assistant principal, special education administrator, director of student services for rural and urban school districts, and adjunct faculty at Clackamas Community College and Portland State University. My background and expertise allow evaluation of and opinions regarding school and district: -Policies, procedures, guidelines, and implementation of standards and practices; -Recruitment, qualifications, hiring, and retention of teachers, specialists, and staff; -Training programs and requirements of teachers, specialists, and staff; -Duty for schools and school districts to provide a safe learning environment; -School administration, including governance, curriculum, interventions and instructiona...

DAVID F O'CONNELL, PH.D.,MP,CFMHE

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST- TESTING & EVALUATIONS

INDEPENDANT PRACTICE

WOMELSDORF, Pennsylvania
Forensic Psychology, Behavioral and Social Sciences - COMPETENCY, PERSONAL INJURY, WORK ISSUES, TESTIMONIAL CAPACITY, CHILD ABUSE, SENTENCING, FIREARMS, FITNESS FOR DUTY, ADDICTIONS-DUI/DRUGGED DRIVING, SEX OFFENDER, JUVENILE DECERTIFICATION, IMPAIRED PROFESSIONALS, CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY, POLICE EVALUATIONS, IME, MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. O'Connell has over 45 years as a practicing psychologist and 20 years as a forensic specialist. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Mexico. He is a board-certified forensic mental health evaluator-National Board of Forensic Evaluators. He is a DEA registered Medical Psychologist with prescriptive authority in New Mexico for over a decade. He holds a post- doctoral master's degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology. He is listed in The National Register of Health Service Psychologists and is a member of The American Board of Medical Psychology.He has worked in many inpatient and outpatient addictions treatment programs, prisons, hospital settings, and primary care medical practice.He has provided consultation to several organizations including the Schuylkill County Public Defender's Office,Berks County Bar Association,Pottsville Police Department, Schuylkill County Children & Youth Services, DuPont Corporation,The National Security Agency (NSA) and The Red Cross among many others....

Kate Wise, DNP

Mt Pleasant, South Carolina
Nurse Practitioner, Nurse - pediatrics, family medicine, inpatient, outpatient, critical care, urology, nephrology, child abuse, developmental disabilities, surgery, general practice, medical management, genetics, nutrition, obesity, pain management, radiology, physician assistant, spine surgery, pediatric urology, wounds
I am a board certified Family medicine nurse practitioner with over 16 years of experience in the nursing field. My background encompasses critical care, inpatient and outpatient nursing, family medicine, and extensive pediatric specialty experience. I have been requested as a guest speaker for both doctoral level students and various specialty conferences over the years. I am proficient in medical chart reviewing, and my work as both an RN and as a medical provider gives me a unique perspective to bring as an expert witness. My exceptional oral and written skills as well as outstanding time management serve as a significant benefit to the attorney and case at hand. I am enthusiastic to save the attorney both time and money while providing excellent expert witness services.

Craig D McLaren

First Response Law Enforcement Consulting Group

Texas
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Crowd Control, Use of Force/Excessive Force Inadequate/Negligent Security, Informants, Evidence Preservation, Chain of Custody, Sexual Assault, Drug Enforcement, Gangs, Surveillance, Vice, Prostitution, Gambling, Vehicle Pursuits, School Shootings, Workplace Violence
Vastly Experienced Police Expert, working for plaintiffs as well as the defense. Over 31 years as a Los Angeles Police Officer. Trained / Taught new officers, in the field, for 24 years in all facets of Police work. Including Use of Force and Use of Deadly Force. Personally involved in over 40 Uses of Force as well as being present at approximately 100 more. Certified Force Science Analyst, by Force Science Institute, which is a leader in law enforcement study. The Institute has conducted many research projects uncovering the scientific realities surrounding officer performance under stress, action/reaction time, memory, decision-making and more in complex, rapidly unfolding encounters. Worked celebrity security for the late Dean Martin for approximately two years, providing personal security as well as residential security. Expert in Vehicle Pursuits, having been involved in and receiving yearly training in pursuits. As well as training new officers in Vehicle Pursuit Tactics. E...

Adel Shaker, MD, LLB, FCAP

Board Certified Anatomic & Forensic Pathologist - International Medical Legal Forensic Experts, LLC

Texas
Forensic Pathology, Anatomic Pathology - Autopsy, independent medical examiner, autopsy review, cause of death, manner of death, wrongful death, nursing home death, medical malpractice, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, body assault, motor vehicle accident, work accident, toxicology, suicide, homicide, custody police death, jail
The area of expertise in which Dr. Shaker will be tendered is pathology, including but not limited to general pathology, Anatomic pathology, Clinical pathology, & Forensic Pathology. Over 30 years of experience as practicing, fully licensed pathologist with extensive training in forensic pathology & testifying as an expert witness in many cases. Earned his law degree and was involved in national and international high profile cases. He's fluent multilingual. Cases review include but not limited to autopsy review, cause and manner of death, wrongful death, police intervention and custody death, nursing home death and elder abuse/ neglect, wounds evaluation, occupational and industrial accidents, suicide, domestic violence, child/elder abuse, toxicology,drug overdose, sexual crime, firearm injuries, variable injuries/trauma and self inflicted wounds. I am available for a no-charge initial consultation (free screening of case).

Michael Burbridge, DO, FAAP, SFHM

Glen Allen, Virginia
Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatrics - Pediatric hospital medicine, newborns, child abuse, neonatal sepsis, resuscitation, jaundice, hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, neglect, asthma, respiratory failure, dehydration, protocols, guidelines, standard of care, COVID, meningitis, handoff, transition of care, vaccine, bronchiolitis, MIS-C
Experience: - Double board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and General Pediatrics - 20+ years experience - Award winning teacher with experience explaining complex medical topics - Associate Professor at multiple medical schools (George Washington University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine) - Pediatric Peer Review Committee chairman - Chief of pediatric medical staff, section chief, medical director, committee chair, site leader for several quality improvement projects - Expert witness in many child abuse and neglect cases, including deposition and trial testimony - Distinguished speaker at national society meetings and lecturer to attending physicians, residents, and medical students - Active clinical practice at community and academic hospitals and previous partner in private practice Education: - Wake Forest University Brenner Children’s Hospital - Nova Southeastern...

Kathryn J Lanthorn-Cardenas, EdD

Lanthorn Counseling & Forensic Evaluation

Yakima, Washington
Mental Health, Child Abuse - Trauma, Child abuse, child custody,Criminal, asylum, Competence Bilingual Spanish
Child mental health specialist Minority mental health specialist Board certified forensic mental health evaluator State Certified Spanish Interpreter

Dr. Richard J Stride, MBA, Psy.D., LPC, LMHC

Dr. Stride Forensic Services

Olympia, Washington
Mental Health, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Developmental Disabilities, Accidental Death, Child Custody, Competency, Jury Selection, Child Abuse, Ethics, Licensure & Practice, Professional Conduct, Memory, Diminished Capacity, Stand of Care, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Diagnosis, Law Enforcement, Fitness for duty, PTSD, IME
I have been providing forensic mental health services to law enforcement, attorneys and courts since 1996. I have been an expert witness and/or consulted in numerous cases. I provide precise, factual, influential, and professionally articulated services. I have experience in working with jury's and in countering other expert witnesses testimonies. I have been an expert and or consulted on cases related to child custody, competency, criminal behavior, developmental disability and work place harassment. I can, and have, created custom reports, issue specific professional reviews, and case specific consultations. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, Licensed Private Investigator, and a Licensed Mental health Counselor in Washington State I have been a Therapist, Clinical Operations Director, and Chief Executive Officer in Community Behavioral Health Agencies for over 25 years. I am a Specialist for Medicaid consultation with Children, Geriatric, and Developmental Di...