Critical Care Medicine Expert Witnesses

Critical care medicine 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 medicine. The critical care medicine expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Medical Management, Nurse, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Medicine.

Alan C. Heffner, MD, FCCM

Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Critical care, Emergency, Infection, Sepsis, Shock, ECMO, Cardiac arrest, Airway, Intubation, Respiratory failure, Pulmonary embolus (PE), Anoxic brain injury, Central line
Alan C. Heffner, MD, is board certified in adult critical care and emergency medicine and practices at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, where he is Co-Director of Adult Critical Care, Medical Director of ECMO Services, and Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Heffner has extensive experience in hospital quality assessment review and clinical optimization of acute critical illnesses, including sepsis, PE, cardiac arrest and airway management. His healthcare system leadership in sepsis earned recognition with a Sepsis Heroes Award. Dr. Heffner is well published to include authorship in UpToDate and other leading emergency and critical care journals and textbooks. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Dr. Heffner is a well-recognized national speaker and instructor on acute critical illness. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Critical Care Medicine. Within the field of critical illness, special areas of expertise includ...

Karen L Geneau

Julian, California
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Nurse - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Critical Care Medicine,
Available for case evaluation, deposition and trial testimony in cases involving PICU/Pediatric standard of care.

James L Pearle, MD Western Pulmonary Medical Group, Inc.

Fullerton, California
Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine - occupational lung disease, hospitalist medicine, sleep apnea, apnea, COPD, asthma, asbestosis, critical care medicine, lung cancer, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis,medical malpractice
Asbestosis and Occupational Lung Diseases with national expertise and publications. Medical Malpractice. Sleep Disorders, Hyperbaric Medicine, Hospitalist, Pulmonary , Critical care and Internal Medicine. Former Medical Director Kindred Hospital, Former Hospital Chief of Staff, Director of Hospital Respiratory Therapy, President Western Pulmonary Medical Group, Inc, President Southern California Hospitalist Network, Independent Medical Examiner, President and Principal Investigator California Research Medical Group, Inc. (over 125 trials as PI), over 100 depositions and trials. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, Former Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Medicine. Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine Chairman, Physician Well-Being Committee, St. Jude Medical Center

Kathi L Waite, RN, MS, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, CLNC

Littleton , Colorado
Critical Care Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Nurse expert, critical care, brain injury, spine, stroke, wrongful death, Fall injury, critical care medicine, medical records review, standards of care, Nurse quality indicators, neurosurgery , post op care,
Forty (40) 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,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 45 cases, both plaintiff and defense, in 15 states. Clinical Experience Clinical nurse and relief-charge nurse in an 18 bed ICU, level 3 trauma center. Caring for patients post-op brain & spine, head & neck, oncology, ortho, thoracic, GI, and ...

Larry S. Wasser, M.D., FCCP Associated Pulmonologists of Western CT

BROOKFIELD, Connecticut
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease - Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Medical Malpractice, Urgent Care, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, COPD, Respiratory failure, Lung Cancer, Interstitial lung disease, Asbestosis, Post-operative management, Covid-19, Occupational lung disease
I am board-certified by the ABIM, in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care and am a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, as well a member of the American Thoracic Society. I am formerly an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I have 30 years of clinical experience specializing in Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asbestosis, Occupational Lung Disease, Respiratory failure, Sepsis, mechanical ventilation, Critical Care, Postoperative management, COVID-related pulmonary disease and Sleep apnea. I have been "hands-on", providing direct pulmonary patient care since 1986 and have had the opportunity to work in both an urban and rural settings, allowing me to gain an expansive clinical expertise. I am currently licensed in CT, NY, FL, PA, IN, OH, GA, CA, MI, NJ, VA, WI. I attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and did all of my residency and fello...

Brian E Angsten, MD Angsten Center for Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders, PA

Sarasota, Florida
Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Francis Averill, MD St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute

Clearwater, Florida
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, Clinical Research, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Parasomnias, Pulmonary Disease, Narcolepsy, Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis
Frank Averill, MD, is an award-winning, multi-boarded, Medical Director, Principal Clinical Investigator & Full-Time Founding Physician of St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute. With over 30 years of experience in medicine, he trained at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, as well as, the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He's multi-boarded in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care, & sleep medicine, and completed his specialty fellowship in allergy & immunology. Dr. Averill is a nationally renowned speaker on healthcare issues and has been featured on TV and radio. His name appears on listed in “America’s Top Physicians”, “Best Physicians in the United States”, “Best Physicians in Florida”, and Best Physicians in Tampa Bay”. Additionally, his medical research and dozens of published articles have received commendation and acclaim. With a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University School of Law, and a member of the Florida Bar sin...

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Florida
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases
Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Currently serving as an assistant professor at a major academic medical center with extensive experience in community settings. Licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Served as a medical officer in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Commander. Awarded 3 Navy Achievement Medals. Experienced in all settings: from the sands of Afghanistan, to the beaches of Okinawa, to academic centers, all the way to the rural South. Fluent in English and Spanish with formal training in medical Spanish. Well versed in critical care for the spectrum of life: precipitous deliveries, pediatric medicine, trauma, geriatric emergency medicine. Expert in airway emergencies with proficient use of a variety of modalities. Extensive experience in the transfer of patients: both at accepting facilities and rural facilities with limited resources. PADI Rescue Diver.

Kenneth G. Kalassian, MD, FCCP

Tampa, Florida
Critical Care Medicine - Critical care medicine, cardiac arrest, stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cardiogenic shock, ECMO, respiratory failure, pneumonia, COVID - 19, multiorgan failure, septic shock, pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Kalassian is quadruple board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care Medicine (ABMS and UCNS), Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine. He completed all of his medical training at Stanford University, including medical school, internship, residency and fellowships in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kalassian has practiced medicine for more than 25 years. He has practiced in academic medicine with faculty appointments at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Emory University, as well as in private practice and community hospital settings. Services Dr. Kalassian provides include: -Survey of case for merit -Medical chart review and analysis -Preparation for opposing expert deposition and cross-examination -Medical literature search -Expert witness testimony

Robert Raggi, MD Robert Raggi, MD, PC

Hillsboro Beach, Florida
Medical Management, Legal Medicine - Hospital Negligence, Neonatal & Prenatal Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Orthopedics Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Medicine Management, Dispute Resolution, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Risk Management, Fraud, Vascular Surgery
30 year leadership experience in Quality Management, Director, Chairman and Chief Medical Officer in broad scope of Health Care Facilities. These include University Centers, Community, Rural, Ambulatory Surgical Healthcare facilities and Hospitals. Experience in setting up new ambulatory centers, 24/7 Neonatal Service, 24/7 Intensivist Critical Care Service, 1st Community Hospital in Nation to achieve The Joint Commission Patient Blood Management Certification, Medical Legal consultant, physician mentor, University teaching, National Committee on Closed Claim Review and management of 550 medical staff.

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Georgia
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases
Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Currently serving as an assistant professor at a major academic medical center with extensive experience in community settings. Licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Served as a medical officer in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Commander. Awarded 3 Navy Achievement Medals. Experienced in all settings: from the sands of Afghanistan, to the beaches of Okinawa, to academic centers, all the way to the rural South. Fluent in English and Spanish with formal training in medical Spanish. Well versed in critical care for the spectrum of life: precipitous deliveries, pediatric medicine, trauma, geriatric emergency medicine. Expert in airway emergencies with proficient use of a variety of modalities. Extensive experience in the transfer of patients: both at accepting facilities and rural facilities with limited resources. PADI Rescue Diver.

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.

Ee Lin Wan, MD

Medford, Oregon
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine, Infections, Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Respiratory Failure, Renal Failure, Stroke, GI Bleed, Myocardial Infarction, Chest Pain, Diabetes, Covid, Internal Medicine, hospitalist, evidence based medicine, EBM, Hospital medicine, rural, suburban, community
Ee Lin Wan, MD is a hospitalist with more than 12 years of experience managing the medical care of inpatients over the age of 18. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She prides herself in high-quality expert witness consulting services and prompt turnaround time. She is highly reliable and has the ability to meet tight deadlines, if needed. With a special interest in providing quality care and practicing Evidence Based Medicine, Dr. Wan has coordinated the quarterly Case Discussions on Mortality and Morbidity for the past 5 years at her hospital. Prior to her medical career, Dr. Wan worked as a journalist for various magazines and newspapers. She has the unique ability to explain complex medical jargons and procedures in a manner that a lay person could understand. She has served as a preceptor for medical and nursing students. Dr. Wan has also built several websites including the website for her hospitalist group. In addition to her clinical practice, she serves as th...

C. Gerard Petersen, M.D.

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Black Lung, Occupational Lung Disease, Asthma, Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Commercial Driver's License, Motor Vehicle Accident
Board Certified: Internal Medicine - ABIM Pulmonary Disease - ABIM Critical Care Medicine - ABIM Sleep Medicine - ABSM

Chandar R. Abboy, MD Chandar Abboy MD LLC

Greer, South Carolina
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease - Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, Sepsis, Septic Shock, ICU care, Mechanical Ventilation, Lung masses and nodules, ARDS, Pneumonia, COPD, Asthma, Life Support, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, sleep disorders, Pulmonary Embolism, Lung Cancer
Quadruple boarded in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. Undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine with Bachelor of Science and Minor in History. Medical Education at Madras Medical College, Chennai, India. Internal Medicine residency was at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Pulmonary/Critical care fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. I have been in private practice for greater than 9 years seeing both inpatient and outpatients. I have also been teaching medical students and residents. I am currently doing predominantly critical care work and regularly involved with patient care. Current active medical licenses in North and South Carolina and Georgia. Currently residing in Greer, South Carolina.

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases
Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Currently serving as an assistant professor at a major academic medical center with extensive experience in community settings. Licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Served as a medical officer in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Commander. Awarded 3 Navy Achievement Medals. Experienced in all settings: from the sands of Afghanistan, to the beaches of Okinawa, to academic centers, all the way to the rural South. Fluent in English and Spanish with formal training in medical Spanish. Well versed in critical care for the spectrum of life: precipitous deliveries, pediatric medicine, trauma, geriatric emergency medicine. Expert in airway emergencies with proficient use of a variety of modalities. Extensive experience in the transfer of patients: both at accepting facilities and rural facilities with limited resources. PADI Rescue Diver.