Critical Care Expert Witnesses

Critical care 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 critical care. The critical care expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Communications, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Legal Nurse Consulting, Medical Management, Nephrology, Neurology, and Neurophysiology.

Julio R Garcia, WCC, ACHRN, FAPWCA Springhill Medical Center

Mobile, Alabama
Wound Care, Nurse - Hyperbaric Medicine, Diving Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine.
Julio Garcia started his career in medicine in 1984 as a 91B US Army Combat Medical Specialist. After six years of service in the US Army, he began his initial training in wound care at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, under the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Burns, Dr. Arnold Luterman. In 1990, served in air-medivac operations in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. After his service in the war, Mr. Garcia completed his bachelor in science in nursing from the University of Mobile. He furthered his training by specializing in Critical Care (Open Heart Recovery/SICU) Medicine and Emergency Medicine. In 1996, he began his full-time career in hyperbaric medicine and wound care. Since that time, he has been a program director for both monoplace and a multiplace facilities. Since 1999, he has managed the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama. In this position, his unit provides 24/7 critical care ...

Damon M DellAglio, MD, FACEP

Phoenix, Arizona
Emergency Medicine, Toxicology - Pharmacology, critical care, peer review, sepsis, trauma, overdose, poisoning, antidotes, occupational exposure, resuscitation, drug abuse, drug withdrawal
Toxicology training with the Emory University/ CDC Medical toxicology fellowship in Atlanta, GA. 16 years of practice in emergency medicine and 14 years as a medical toxicologist. Served as emergency department medical director of 2 emergency departments over 6 years. Have experience in expert witness review and testimony.

Ajay Mathur, MD

Scottsdale, Arizona
Anesthesiology - Airway Injury, Narcotic Prescriptions and Overdose, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest, Nerve Injury, Medication Errors, Sleep Apnea, Regional Anesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia, Cardiac Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Critical Care, Chronic Pain Management
Ajay Mathur M.D. has been a practicing anesthesiologist for over 15 years, and has working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years with extensive experience on both the medical and the business sides of healthcare. Dr. Mathur received invaluable training at some of the top institutions of the world, including Texas Medical Center at hospitals such as the DeBakey Heart Center, the Texas Heart Institute, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital. He has performed anesthetics in over 15,000 cases in a wide variety of case types and settings, including open heart surgery, neurologic surgery, obstetric cases and surgery, pediatric surgery, and regional anesthesia cases. He has performed anesthetics in over 30 hospitals, surgery centers, and offices. Dr. Mathur earned his A.B. in Government from Harvard University, and his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Mathur is available as an expert witness for medmal review for Plaintiff, Defense, ...

Andy S Barnett, MD

California
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Trauma, Stroke, Heart Attack, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Aeromedical transfer, EMS, Airway management, Torsion (ovarian/testicular), Ectopic Pregnancy, Rural Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Colon Perforation, Wrongful Death, Delayed Diagnosis, Litigation Defense, Insurance Claims Denial
-Experienced Third Party Claims and Independent Quality Assurance reviewer. -Experienced in preparing defense of litigation strategies for health system attorneys. -Full time Faculty Member at a major medical school. -Medical Director, Quality Assurance Director, National Clinical Steering Chair for a large national Urgent Care operations company. Chair of Health System Peer Review Committee. -Published author and lecturer on prehospital care and triage, emergent air medical transport, colorectal cancer emergencies, and a wide range of trauma and medical conditions which present to the emergency department and urgent care clinic--please refer to CV for a complete list. -I have the unusual combination of Board Certification in BOTH Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, having completed independent residencies in each specialty; this allows me to participate as an expert witness "of same specialty" in those states which require it. Particularly relevant when addressing standa...

Michael J. Blumenkrantz, MD, FACP, FACN,FASN, CNSP

Los Angeles, California
Nephrology, Internal Medicine - Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Clinical Nutrition, Hemodialysis, Dialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Critical Care, Geriatrics/Nursing Home, Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
FACP, FACN, CNSP, Distinguished Fellow American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Dialysis, Nutrition, BP, TPN, Extensive Research Background, Formerly Associate Prof Medicine (residence) UCLA, 80+ Publications, Visiting Professor & Lecturer 30+ Intl meetings, extensive experience med/legal (500 cases) articulate, call to discuss potential case

Zlatan Coralic, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

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

Fawaz Faisal, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Burbank, California
Neurology, Neurophysiology - Traumatic Injury, Nerve Pain, Seizures, Standard of Care, Critical Care, Disability, Back Pain, Stroke, Migraine, Tremor, Movement Disorder, Spine Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, TBI, Concussions, Spasticity, Muscle Weakness, Loss of Consciousness, Oxygen Deprivation, Surgical Complications
Dr. Fawaz Faisal is triple board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Sleep Medicine. He began his medical education at the University of Damascus in Damascus, Syria, graduating in 1986. He moved to California in 1987 where he completed his Neurology residency at Standford University Hospital. He then completed additional fellowships in Sleep Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology at UCLA. He has since served as an assistant clinical professor at UCLA for 20 years. Dr. Faisal holds hospital privileges at Providence St. Joseph Burbank, UCLA Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In addition he has been the president and medical director of Western Neurological Associates in Burbank since 2000. His practice has included treatment of epilepsy, headaches, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders and Dementia/Parkinson’s disease.

ANNE MCADAM, RN,MSN

San Marcos, California
Nurse, Critical Care Surgery - Registered Nurse, PACU, post anesthesia complications, surgery, critical care, general surgery, plastic surgery, urology, OB-GYN, orthopedics, robotic surgery, laparoscopic, spinal surgery, pain procedures, eye surgery, ambulatory surgery, colorectal surgery, eye surgery, education, competencies
Anne McAdam has been a California registered nurse for 17 years and has served in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Ambulatory Post Anesthesia Care Unit. She also worked as a Nurse Educator in a women’s acute care unit and recovery room, where she trained nurses and contributed to the development and revision of nursing competencies and policies and procedures. In the recovery room, she worked in various capacities including bedside clinician, charge nurse and preceptor to students, new graduates and transferring nurses. In 2008, she worked as an adjunct faculty member at National University where she was a lecture professor for Medical Surgical Nursing III. She currently cares for a variety of inpatient and outpatient postoperative patients in an ambulatory care center recovery room.

Marc S Plotkin, MD, FACEP

California
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Critical Care, Sepsis, Stroke, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Orthopedic Emergencies, Gynecological Emergencies, Respiratory Emergencies, Toxicology, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Psychiatric Emergencies, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Headaches,
I am Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and have become a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians. With over 23 years of experience practicing Medicine, I have functioned not only as an attending physician in a variety of Emergency Departments but also as an Administrative Chief and Educator. Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I have taught medical professionals extensively in both clinical and classroom environments, have taught community CPR, and take pride in my ability to make seemingly complex medicine simple to understand. My experience participating in various hospital committees such as Critical Care, Trauma, Sepsis, and Medical Executive, in addition to peer review and risk management responsibilities have further enhanced my knowledge of standards of care and todays Medical-Legal environment.

Kathi L Waite, RN, MS, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, CLNC K. Waite Legal Nurse Consulting

Littleton , Colorado
Critical Care Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Nurse, critical care, brain injury, spine, stroke, sepsis, wrongful death, fall injury, critical care medicine, medical records review, standards of care, Nurse quality indicators, neurosurgery, post-op care, trauma, Post cardiac cath lab, pressure injury,
Forty (42) two years of professional experience in critical care nursing that includes 17 years of leadership and management responsibility in a variety of specialties including Surgical/Trauma ICU, Burn Trauma ICU, MICU/CCU, CVICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, and Neuro ICU – affiliated with major university teaching and research hospitals. As a former nurse manager, for 10 years, I had responsibility for program development, strategic planning, fiscal resources and budget allocation, personnel management, and care-delivery outcomes for the Neurosurgical ICU. Currently, practice as a level IV Clinical Nurse in the New UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital ICU. Since starting my legal nurse consulting business in 2017, I have reviewed and provided opinions on cases, both plaintiff and defense, in 15 states. Clinical Experience Clinical Charge nurse in an 18-bed ICU, level 3 trauma and primary stroke center. Caring for patient's post-op brain & spine, head & neck, oncology, ortho, thoracic,...

Pamela R Noel, MD, MPH Amaris Medical Experts

Lutz, Florida
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - Amaris Medical Experts, LLC is a multi-specialty Network of Physicians in the field of Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Adult Medicine, Radiology, Cardiology, OB/GYN, Emergency, Pediatrics, Surgery, Heme/Onc, Psychiatry, Urology.
Dr. Pamela Noel graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and completed Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She also earned a graduate certificate in Infection Control and has a Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Practice at the University of South Florida. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Noel has served as an infectious disease expert witness, assisting attorneys in various infectious disease related legal cases. She has also performed many independent medical examinations for clients seeking disability insurance due to various acute and/or chronic medical conditions. Dr. Noel joined Infectious Disease Associates o...

Marc S Plotkin, MD, FACEP

Jupiter, Florida
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Critical Care, Sepsis, Stroke, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Orthopedic Emergencies, Gynecological Emergencies, Respiratory Emergencies, Toxicology, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Psychiatric Emergencies, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Headaches,
I am Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and have become a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians. With over 23 years of experience practicing Medicine, I have functioned not only as an attending physician in a variety of Emergency Departments but also as an Administrative Chief and Educator. Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I have taught medical professionals extensively in both clinical and classroom environments, have taught community CPR, and take pride in my ability to make seemingly complex medicine simple to understand. My experience participating in various hospital committees such as Critical Care, Trauma, Sepsis, and Medical Executive, in addition to peer review and risk management responsibilities have further enhanced my knowledge of standards of care and todays Medical-Legal environment.

Dr. Erin Rose, DNP, MSN, ACNP-BC Erin Rose & Associates, Inc.

Naples, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - emergency medicine,critical care,trauma,stroke, cardiac arrest,nurse practitioner,acute care, medication errors,legal consulting,urgent care, cardiovascular,sepsis,record tampering,spinal injuries,sexual assault,abuse and neglect,ICU,personal injury, nurse,standard of care,surgical site infections
Dr. Rose is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner experienced in critical care and emergency medicine. She has her doctorate degree and a subspecialty in cardiovascular. Her experience includes over 19 years of emergency, intensive care, flight nursing, and trauma (Level I & II). In addition to her clinical experience, she also holds an academic appointment as a professor at the University of South Alabama instructing both master's and doctorate courses. Dr. Rose has occupied the role of testifying expert and legal consultant on many cases with both plaintiff & defense including medical malpractice, mass tort, personal injury, worker’s compensation, product liability, and criminal cases across the United States. Legal consulting services include but are not limited to: screening cases for merit, medical record assessment, and case analysis, research and qualifying the validity of studies relied upon by all parties, interviewing plaintiff and defense clients/key witnesses/experts, a...

Natalia Solenkova, MD Natalia Solenkova MD PA

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care, ICU, Intensivist

Jeffrey C Wolkowicz, MD

Coral Springs , Florida
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine - Asthma, Reactive Airways Disease, COPD, Pneumonia, Lung Cancer, Bronchitis, asbestosis, Occupational Lung disease, sleep apnea, sepsis, ARDS, Critical care
I provide support to Litigators, IME's, record reviews + expert testimony for over 10 yrs. Have served as expert witness including testimony at depositions + in court to both plaintiff + defendants , in the fields of, Pulmonary + Critical Care Medicine, Pneumonia, COPD, sleep apnea, ARDS, Reactive Airways Disease, sepsis, lung cancer, asbestos + Occupational Lung diseases

Kenyetta Christmas, RN,MSN,ACNP-BC,CLNC Hough Medical Consulting LLC

Douglasville , Georgia
Critical Care Medicine, Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonary, Critical Care, Nursing, medical-surgical, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Hospital Medicine, Standards of Care, Sepsis, nurse practitioner students, NP/PA leadership, nurse practitioner standards of care
I am a Registered Nurse for 18 years, with her last 13 years serving as a Nurse Practitioner in a large tertiary medical center. My nursing career began working alongside patients in trauma, cardiovascular, neurosurgical, and general medical-surgical ICU. After obtaining a master’s in nursing and board certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, I have worked in various acute care settings such as trauma, hospital medicine, and various critical care units as a Nurse Practitioner. I currently serve as the Lead Nurse Practitioner of a team of NPs and PAs within my practice.

Marc S Plotkin, MD, FACEP

Georgia
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Critical Care, Sepsis, Stroke, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Orthopedic Emergencies, Gynecological Emergencies, Respiratory Emergencies, Toxicology, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Psychiatric Emergencies, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Headaches,
I am Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and have become a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians. With over 23 years of experience practicing Medicine, I have functioned not only as an attending physician in a variety of Emergency Departments but also as an Administrative Chief and Educator. Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I have taught medical professionals extensively in both clinical and classroom environments, have taught community CPR, and take pride in my ability to make seemingly complex medicine simple to understand. My experience participating in various hospital committees such as Critical Care, Trauma, Sepsis, and Medical Executive, in addition to peer review and risk management responsibilities have further enhanced my knowledge of standards of care and todays Medical-Legal environment.

Mark S McConnell, M.D. VAMC

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...

Linda L. Morris, Ph.D., APN, CCNS, FCCM Dr. Linda L. Morris, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
Critical Care Medicine, Nurse - tracheostomy specialist, critical care, respiratory nursing, adult nursing, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, nurse, acute care, medical malpractice, nursing standard of care, tracheostomy care, personal injury
Linda Morris is a certified clinical nurse specialist in critical care, who provides consultation and expert testimony in medical-legal cases. Over 30 years experience in health care, including positions in the clinical environment, education, and academia. Advanced practice nurse for respiratory care and tracheostomy specialist. Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology with the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Tracheostomy specialist and co-editor / author of the new book, Tracheostomies: The Complete Guide, 2nd Ed. (Morris & Afifi, 2021, Benchmark Health Publishing). Speaker who has developed and presented hundreds of formal and informal programs to numerous professional, civic, and community groups. Clinical consulting for tracheostomy patients (improving care; developing policies, protocols, teaching, etc.)

Gourang P. Patel, Pharm.D Critical Care Education

Chicago, Illinois
Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmacist - Medication, Error, Toxicology, Adverse Drug, Pharmacology, Clinical Trials, Pharmacy, Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit, Prescription, Prevention, Operating Room Medication Safety
Specialization of pharmacology and toxicology of medications utilized both in the hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Detailed analysis of medication errors, adverse drug reactions, and providing strategies for prevention. Particular focus on practice of pharmacy, medication side effects, and medication safety.

Kevin O Griffiths, MD, MPH, FASN Griffiths Renal Consulting

Bethesda, Maryland
Nephrology, Internal Medicine - Renal Transplant, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Critical Care, Hyperkalemia, Lupus, Renal Mass, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Renal Failure, Hyponatremia, Hyperkalemia, Medical Director, COVID experience
Education/Work Highlights • Owner/Partner of a leading nephrology practice based in the Greater Washington DC area • Graduated Stanford University, Rutgers University Medical School • Board Certified nephrologist with over 14 years of clinical practice providing care for dialysis, chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury patients • Provided medical director oversight at 2 high performing dialysis facilities • Executed and maintained high standards by following all CMS initiatives, guidelines, and safety protocols • Served as a key opinion leader at national events regarding hemodialysis and nephrology • Displayed high clinical acumen using evidence base medicine to teach medical residents and students My background as an expert witness over the last five years are below: • Reviewed over 80 medical malpractice cases for both plaintiff and defense attorneys • Demonstrated expertise at over 17 depositions • Testified at trial three times Awards. • Selected as ...

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.

Eric J. Kraut, MD, FACS Eric J Kraut MD LLC

Owings Mills, Maryland
Trauma Surgery, General Surgery - General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, abdominal surgery, hernias, laparoscopy, endoscopy, bleeding, sepsis, injuries, intestinal surgery, cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, diverticulitis, wounds, perforations, falls, motor vehicles crash, penetrating injuries, head injuries, missed injuries
I have been in practice for 25 years. I am an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University and I am board certified in general surgery and critical care. I have held many administrative positions which involved review of medical care. These include chief of surgery, trauma medical director, medical director of ambulatory surgery center, medical director and founder of a breast cancer center as well as educator of residents and students. I have had a broad experience in my career including both academic and private practices and levels 1, 2 and 3 trauma centers. I have maintained a broad range of skills. My career has included vascular, thoracic, oncologic, advanced laparoscopic and open procedures.

Donald J. LeBlanc, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CHFM, NREMT Delden Nurse Consulting

Paxton, Massachusetts
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care, Emergency Medical Services, Flight Nursing, Transport Medicine, Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Cardiac, Trauma, Nurse, Stroke, Standards of Care, Pediatrics, Pulmonary
I have 22 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse and have worked in a variety of settings. After proudly earning an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps I attended Fitchburg State College and graduated with my BSN. I started my career as a medical/surgical nurse and gained experience in orthopedics and telemetry. I was then fortunate to participate in a Critical Care Internship at Mount Auburn Hospital and worked in the Medical/Cardiac and Surgical Intensive Care Units as well as the Emergency Department. My career progressed by gaining employment in the Emergency Department at UMass Medical Center, the only Level 1 Emergency/Trauma Center in Central Massachusetts. Working as a Staff Nurse, I cared for a wide variety of conditions in the adult and pediatric emergency/trauma departments. My responsibility increased as I assumed the role of a Resource/Charge Nurse. After 5 years, in 2010, I was honored to accept a position as a Critical Care Flig...

William T McGee, MD, MHA University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Fiskdale, Massachusetts
Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist - Patient Safety, Shock, Critical Care, Vascular access, Central venous catheterization, SEPSIS, Intensive Care, Respiratory Failure, Resuscitation, Infectious disease, Nosocomial Infection, Iatrogenic Complications, Post-operative infections, Pharmaceutical, device industry, complications and death.
William T. McGee is a professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology @ the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a specialist in critical care medicine with interests in hemodynamic physiology, trauma, brain injury, ARDS, vascular access (pulmonary artery catheterization), sepsis, and nosocomial pneumonia. Dr. McGee has published over 150 papers, chapters and abstracts and has been the principal investigator for clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of new treatments for severe sepsis, MRSA and pneumonia. Presently his primary focus is on functional hemodynamics, physiologic optimization and the safety of central venous access. Dr. McGee was the lead enroller and author on the paper that reported the outcome of linezolid versus vancomycin for the treatment of MRSA pneumonia. Early in his career he was a finalist for the Cecil Lehman Mayer Research Award from the American College of Chest Physicians for his work examining the utility of pulmonary artery cat...

Ilan Mizrahi, MD

Brookline, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine - General anesthesia, Critical Care, Orthopedic anesthesia, General surgery, Endoscopy, Perioperative medicine, Preoperative assessment, PACU, Post-operative complications, Airway Management, Critical Illness, Spinal Anesthesia, Difficult Airway, Intensive Care, Shock, Sepsis, Resuscitation
Dr. Ilan Mizrahi is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified, anesthesiologist and critical-care intensivist who works at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mizrahi earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and critical care fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was recruited to work as faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital to provide anesthesia for various surgeries, and critical care in the surgical ICU. Since 2019 he has been the director of Quality Improvement in the Surgical ICU, and has reviewed over a hundred patient mortalities and numerous morbidities/safety-events. His current anesthesia practice includes caring for complex patients in general surgery, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, endoscopy, and interventional radiology. H...

Algis Baliunas, M.D. FAAEM

Saint Joseph, Michigan
Emergency Medicine - Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolus, Stroke, TPA, Airway Management, Trauma, Intubation, Orthopedics, COVID-19, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Critical Care
Dr. Baliunas is a board certified Emergency Physician who completed residency training at a busy Level I trauma center at an academic hospital. • He has acquired over 15 years of experience in emergency medicine in multiple practice settings. This includes clinical practice and teaching residents as an attending physician at a Level I trauma center, extensive experience practicing at a community Level II trauma center as well as multiple smaller community hospitals, including a small critical access hospital. His experience also includes supervision of medical students as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This has allowed him to have perspectives on appropriate practice in each of these settings in multiple states. • HIs medical legal experience includes expert witness case analysis for both plaintiff and defense, case review as a medical malpractice panelist for the Indiana Department of Insurance as well as experience as an expert witness in sexual ass...

Kaisa R. Ring

Saginaw, Michigan
Nurse, Legal Nurse Consulting - Critical Care, Intensive Care, Neuro Trauma ICU, Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, PACU
14 years clinical experience as an ICU nurse. 8 years of experience on Neuro Trauma at Level I Trauma Center. 6 years of experience as ICU travel nurse including 2 years of Covid Crisis work. 7 year history of expert witness and legal nurse consulting work for both plaintiff and defense.

Teddi Swidinsky, MD, FACS

Las Vegas, New Mexico
General Surgery - Rural General Surgery, Endoscopy, central venous access, critical care
13 years of community general surgery practice in mostly rural settings. Experienced in trauma, endoscopy, and bread and butter procedures. Critical care experienced as well. Previous chief of surgery and chief of staff. Currently involved in hospice as a medical director.

Kurt Dischner, MD, FACEP

Northport , New York
Emergency Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism, Critical Care, Stroke, Sepsis, Foreign Bodies, Fractures, Infections, Cardiac Arrest, Appendicitis, Airway Management, Urgent Care, PA & NP Supervision, Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Pain, Adult and Pediatric Cases.
I am a residency trained, board certified emergency medicine attending physician at a suburban emergency department. As the Associate Director of Emergency Services I assist with the management and leadership of the emergency department in addition to seeing patients. My duties include facilitating departmental policies & procedures, performance improvement and quality measures in the ED. I am published in the field of Emergency Medicine. I have prior experience performing medical expert consulting on case reviews with other law firms, medical consulting with a large consulting group and have court room experience.

Robert W. Irwin, MD Pulmonary and Critical Care Services

Troy, New York
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine - Pulmonary, respiratory therapy, critical care, Intensive care, Sleep medicine, Lung cancer diagnosis, Pulmonary embolism, Pneumonia, sepsis, Aspiration
Over 60 testimonies- trial and depositions. All aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Both plaintiff and defense. 5 federal case testimonies. Clinical experience - Pulmonary and Critical Care Services providing in patient and out patient diagnosis and care in Albany, Troy and Saratoga NY.

Erik C Lyons, MSN, NP-C, CCRN, CLNC

North Bellmore, New York
Nurse Practitioner, Electrophysiology - Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Arrhythmia, Pacemaker, Defibrillator, Nurse Practitioner, NP, Primary Care, Nursing, RN, Critical Care, CCRN, Legal Nurse Consultant, CLNC, Nursing Standards of Care, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Malpractice, Personal Injury, Toxic Tort, Wrongful Death, Work Injury.
Board certified Adult Health Nurse Practitioner. Independent Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC) / Nurse Practitioner Consultant to The Legal Profession and expert witness to both plaintiff and defense. Currently serves as the Nurse Practitioner in Electrophysiology / Cardiology at one of Long Island’s most prestigious and recognized Hospitals. Mastery level knowledge of heart rhythms / electrocardiography and all major manufacturers of intracardiac rhythm devices, including the analysis of pacemakers and defibrillators in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Serves as surgical first assist to the Hospital’s Chief of Cardiology and Director of Electrophysiology / Arrhythmia Services during device implantation and comprehensive rhythm studies / ablation procedures. Performs surgical skin closure for device implants and competent in Loop Recorder implantation. Extensive experience in Critical Care, Telemetry, and Medical Surgical Nursing with 8+ years of direct patient care, plus ma...

Alan C. Heffner, MD, FCCM

Charlotte, North Carolina
Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Critical care, Infection, Sepsis, Shock, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ECMO, Hemorrhage, Cardiac arrest, Airway, Intubation, Respiratory failure, COVID, Pulmonary embolus (PE), Brain injury, Stroke, Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), Central line, Procedure complication
Board certified adult critical care and emergency medicine physician Active clinical practice ICU Medical Director, Co-Director of Adult Critical Care Medical Director of ECMO Services Professor and Faculty in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Extensive experience in hospital clinical leadership, quality improvement and clinical optimization Numerous teaching awards as Instructor and Speaker Fellow in the American Academy of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) Healthcare system leadership in sepsis earning the 2015 Sepsis Heroes Award Authorship in UpToDate and leading emergency medicine and critical care journals and textbooks Special areas of expertise include severe infection, sepsis, shock, pulmonary embolus (PE), cardiac arrest, cardiovascular emergencies, ECMO, respiratory failure, and emergency airway management and intubation, procedures Experience as an expert medical reviewer in more than 75 cases since 2009

Daniel J. Lantos, MSN, RN, CNML

Concord, North Carolina
Nursing Administration, Medical Management - Medication errors, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, central lines, infection prevention, infection control, CLABSI, CAUTI, pressure ulcers, bedsores, informed consent, HIPAA, staffing, delegation, scope of care, sedation, endoscopy, radiology, critical care, ICU
I am a Registered Nurse leader with a Master’s Degree and professional certification in Nursing Leadership. With strong bedside and management experience in Critical Care and procedural departments, I have dedicated many years to ensuring quality and compliance in high-performing patient care areas. This includes addressing patient care issues such as patient falls, pressure ulcer prevention, physical restraints, infection prevention, and procedural sedation; regulatory issues such as HIPAA, scope of care, delegation, and informed consent; and evaluating the circumstances around adverse events such as medication errors, patient misidentification, and incorrect execution of orders. I have precepted new hires, developed onboarding programs, and been extensively involved with hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary steps, and maintaining a just culture. I am comfortable and experienced with documentation audits and medical record chart review. I have been a Registered Nurse sinc...

Cathy A Vaughan, PharmD

Durham, North Carolina
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Medication safety, Medication errors, Hospital and ambulatory pharmacy practice, Pharmacy standards, Quality assurance, Adverse drug reactions, Drug interactions, Dispensing errors, Prescribing errors, Drug overdose, Drug monitoring, Critical care
Dr. Vaughan has been in practice as a clinical pharmacist since 2002. She has experience in both the ambulatory and hospital setting. Current practice setting is in a large academic medical center. Dr. Vaughan has expertise in a number of pharmacy practice areas including drug information, medication policy, medication safety, quality improvement, pain medicine, and critical care. She has served as an expert consultant since 2012. Dr. Vaughan has experience reviewing cases related to dispensing and prescribing errors, drug monitoring, adverse effects, drug interactions and compatibility, drug overdose, and pharmacy practice standards.

Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS, FICS

Akron, Ohio
Trauma Surgery, Critical Care Surgery - Burn, Chemical Burn, Electrical Burn, Wound, TENS, SJS, Trauma, Critical Care, Steven Johnson Syndrome, Thermal Burn, Fire, Scald
Dr. Khandelwal is an internationally recognized, clinically active burn surgeon with over 12 years of experience, and has been in the administrative/director role of a burn center for over 10 years. He is currently the Chief, Division of Burn Surgery and Director of the Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute at Akron Children's Hospital and has academic appointments at Northeast Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Khandelwal clinical expertise includes burns, complex wounds, trauma and critical care. He has multiple publications as well as national and international lectures/presentations at various conferences. As evidenced by multiple media appearances, he is a prolific public speaker and engages audiences well. Dr. Khandelwal has 10 years of experience as an expert witness for both plaintiff and defense. Dr. Khandelwal is the Co-founder and one of the Medical Directors of Camp Karma - India's first and only recreationa...

Andy S Barnett, MD

Portland, Oregon
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Trauma, Stroke, Heart Attack, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Aeromedical transfer, EMS, Airway management, Torsion (ovarian/testicular), Ectopic Pregnancy, Rural Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Colon Perforation, Wrongful Death, Delayed Diagnosis, Litigation Defense, Insurance Claims Denial
-Experienced Third Party Claims and Independent Quality Assurance reviewer. -Experienced in preparing defense of litigation strategies for health system attorneys. -Full time Faculty Member at a major medical school. -Medical Director, Quality Assurance Director, National Clinical Steering Chair for a large national Urgent Care operations company. Chair of Health System Peer Review Committee. -Published author and lecturer on prehospital care and triage, emergent air medical transport, colorectal cancer emergencies, and a wide range of trauma and medical conditions which present to the emergency department and urgent care clinic--please refer to CV for a complete list. -I have the unusual combination of Board Certification in BOTH Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, having completed independent residencies in each specialty; this allows me to participate as an expert witness "of same specialty" in those states which require it. Particularly relevant when addressing standa...

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.

Roberto A. Lopez-Freeman, MD

Highland Village, Texas
Emergency Medicine, Communications - Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Airway Management, Central Line Placement, Critical Care, Emergency Stabilization, Stroke, Appendicitis, Epidural Abscess, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Medical Necessity, Aortic Dissection, Pediatric, Head Trauma, Emergency trauma
Board Certified Physician in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Full time emergency medicine practitioner. Work experience at a level 1 trauma center as well as in Community Hospitals and Freestanding Emergency Rooms. Recognition by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and American College of Emergency Physicians as having expertise in trauma, pediatric, neurological, and cardiac resuscitation. Residency Training Completed at the University of Cincinnati, the first Emergency Medicine Residency Program in the country. Medical Degree from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Undergraduate BA in Biology from Occidental College. Active Medical License in Texas. Flight Physician Experience with University of Cincinnati Health Air Care & Mobile Care. Skilled in utilization of video and direct laryngoscopy for emergency airway management and in bedside ultrasound procedures. Extensive experience in Electronic Health Record use, particularly in EPIC.

Paul Trinquero, M.D. Riverside Regional Medical Center

Newport News, Virginia
Emergency Medicine, Medical Management - Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Critical Care, Emergencies, Airway, Pulmonary Embolism, Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, Ectopic Pregnancy, Sepsis, Obstetric Emergencies, Pediatrics, Ultrasound Guided Procedures, IV access, Evacuation, EMS, Air Transport, Wilderness Medicine, Minor emergencies, Psych
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Works full time in Emergency Medicine 15+ shifts per month. Medical Director for the Emergency Department at USAF Hospital Langley (2021-Present). Emergency Physician at Riverside Regional Medical Center, a Level 2 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center (2021-Present). Extensive experience with Critical Care Air Transport (CCATT) and Tactical Critical Care Evacuation Team (TCCET). Deployed as Critical Care Evacuation Physician, Special Operations Task Force North & West Africa and Lead MEDEVAC Physician and Medical Advisor for Senior Leadership Summit for Special Operations Command Africa, Flintlock Exercise, Mauritania. Educational experience as Physician Assistant Rotation Coordinator, USAF Hospital Langley (2021-Present) as well as Instructor & Evaluator: Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), EMT Refresher Course, 633d Medical Group, Langley AFB. Committee Experience and Quality Improvement ...

Andy S Barnett, MD

Washington
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Trauma, Stroke, Heart Attack, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Aeromedical transfer, EMS, Airway management, Torsion (ovarian/testicular), Ectopic Pregnancy, Rural Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Colon Perforation, Wrongful Death, Delayed Diagnosis, Litigation Defense, Insurance Claims Denial
-Experienced Third Party Claims and Independent Quality Assurance reviewer. -Experienced in preparing defense of litigation strategies for health system attorneys. -Full time Faculty Member at a major medical school. -Medical Director, Quality Assurance Director, National Clinical Steering Chair for a large national Urgent Care operations company. Chair of Health System Peer Review Committee. -Published author and lecturer on prehospital care and triage, emergent air medical transport, colorectal cancer emergencies, and a wide range of trauma and medical conditions which present to the emergency department and urgent care clinic--please refer to CV for a complete list. -I have the unusual combination of Board Certification in BOTH Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, having completed independent residencies in each specialty; this allows me to participate as an expert witness "of same specialty" in those states which require it. Particularly relevant when addressing standa...