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 Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Nurse, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine, and Trauma Surgery.

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

Corona Del Mar, 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, Covid, mold exposure
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

Joseph E Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM

Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) / ECLS, Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS), intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), physical therapy, ventricular assist device (LVAD), cardiothoracic surgery, ventilation
HIGHLIGHTS: --Full Time Clinically active in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care --Tenured Associate Professor at high volume referral Tertiary Academic Medical Center --NIH Funded Researcher (>100 peer reviewed journal articles) --International Leader in ECMO/Critical Care --Authored Multiple Guidelines in ECMO/Critical Care --ICU Medical Director --Section Head of Critical Care --Medical Director of ECMO --Expert Witness since 2014 --Authored multiple reports/depositions. Effective reports, honest/direct assessments, rapid turn around, repeat clients. Dr. Joseph E Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM, is a clinically active attending physician with dual board certification in both Emergency Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine, and is a leading international expert in the use and management of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest, and life support, with 90+ peer reviewed publications on PubMed. He has particular expertise in emergency me...

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

Littleton , Colorado
Critical Care Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Critical care, brain, spine, stroke, sepsis, wrongful death, falls, med records review, standards of care, neurosurgery, post-op care, trauma, Cardiac Cath, pressure injury, abdominal, pain, overdose, respiratory, PACU, IR, vascular, heart failure, CRRT, dialysis, MI, intensive care, STEMI, CPI, EOL
Forty (43) three 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, Neuro ICU – affiliated with major university teaching and research hospitals. During my tenure as a nurse manager, I was entrusted with significant responsibilities. These included program development, strategic planning, fiscal resources and budget allocation, personnel management, and care-delivery outcomes for the Neurosurgical ICU. I successfully fulfilled these duties for a decade, demonstrating my leadership and management skills. Since establishing my legal nurse consulting business in 2017, I have been actively involved in reviewing and providing expert opinions on a wide range of cases. This includes both plaintiff and defense cases spanning 15 states. Clinical Experience Clinical Charge nurse in an 18-bed ICU, level ...

Larry S. Wasser, M.D. 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, Mold and environmental exposures 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 re...

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 - Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Research, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Parasomnias, Narcolepsy, Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sleep Medicine
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 EM, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases, trained VA disability evaluator, PACT ACT, federal cases, criminal cases, injury pattern review.
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. Trained...

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

Natalia Solenkova, MD, PhD, MLS FACP Natalia Solenkova MD PA

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, ICU, Intensivist, Septic shock, Shock, Cardiogenic Shock, ARDS, Acute respiratory failure, Hypertensive Emergency, post-operative patients, post-surgical patients, status epilepticus, multi-organ failure, stroke.
Dr. Solenkova is a critical care physician experienced in different ICU and hospital settings. She received her residency training from Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and critical care fellowship training from the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Solenkova is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Solenkova cares for patients in the medical ICU, coronary care unit, cardio-thoracic ICU, and surgical ICU. Her patients have various conditions that include but not limited to sepsis, septic shock, cardiogenic shock, acute respiratory failure, ARDS, pneumonia, intraabdominal infection, heart attack, stroke, status epilepticus, COPD exacerbation, acute kidney failure, and multi-organ failure. Dr. Solenkova also cares for patients on ECMO, post-cardiac surgery, post-abdominal surgery, post-vascular procedures, post-lung and heart transplants, and many others. She has experience practicing in academic institutions, community hospital...

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Georgia
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric EM, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases, trained VA disability evaluator, PACT ACT, federal cases, criminal cases, injury pattern review.
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. Trained...

Ned Okarter, MD MPH APEX MEDICINE, INC

Mableton, Georgia
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist - Hospitalist, ICU (Intensive Care Unit), Critical Care medicine, Sickle cell patients, stroke patients, ventilator care, COVID, hospitalized patients, heart attack patients, cardiovascular disease, decubitus ulcer issues, opiate abuse, Pulmonary embolism, Wound Care
I am a board certified Internal Medicine physician who currently works as a Hospitalist in Atlanta, GA. A Hospitalist is a physician who works in the inpatient setting of a hospital. Therefore, when sick patients visit the ER and its determined that they need to stay hospitalized, I get the call to take care of them (in the medical floors or ICU). Due to my full time schedule being "5 ON, 5 OFF" (five days of inpatient work followed by five days OFF of work), this allows me time to take on medical expert cases. Previous to my time in Atlanta, I have worked full time in New York City and New Jersey. In addition, I have taken on Locums assignments in several other states and cities. In previous summers, I have participated in medical missionary trips over seas - such as Jamaica and Nigeria. When I'm home from saving the world (LOL), I spend time with my wonderful family. I have two daughters (ages 7 & 3) and a son (15 months). However, my greatest asset is my dear wife! Not only is ...

Jiggar Hindia, DO

O Fallon , Illinois
Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - ICU, intensive care, critical care medicine, central lines, intubation, airway emergencies, sepsis, resuscitation, shock, cardiovascular emergencies, COVID-19, physician leadership, critical care ultrasound
Dr. Hindia has several years of experience serving as an ICU medical director. He also serves as a tactical medical physician for a regional SWAT team and is an Instructor in Clinical Anesthesiology at a major academic institution. In addition, he has experience as a Chief Medical Officer and serves on numerous hospital committees. Board certified in internal medicine, critical care, and pending board certification in neurocritical care. Published in the Journal of intensive Care.

Jiggar Hindia, DO

Missouri
Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - ICU, intensive care, critical care medicine, central lines, intubation, airway emergencies, sepsis, resuscitation, shock, cardiovascular emergencies, COVID-19, physician leadership, critical care ultrasound
Dr. Hindia has several years of experience serving as an ICU medical director. He also serves as a tactical medical physician for a regional SWAT team and is an Instructor in Clinical Anesthesiology at a major academic institution. In addition, he has experience as a Chief Medical Officer and serves on numerous hospital committees. Board certified in internal medicine, critical care, and pending board certification in neurocritical care. Published in the Journal of intensive Care.

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.

Chandar R Abboy, MD Chandar Abboy MD PLLC

Charlotte, North 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. I finished my undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine with Bachelor of Science and Minor in History. My other trainings was at Madras Medical College, Chennai, India for medical school. I did Internal Medicine residency was at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. I completed Pulmonary/Critical care fellowship at NYU Langone Hospital in Mineola, NY. I had been in private practice for greater than 9 years seeing patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. I am currently doing predominantly critical care work and regularly involved with patient care. Current active medical licenses in North and South Carolina, California, Wyoming, Iowa, West Virginia and Georgia. Currently residing in Charlotte, NC.

Misty Faavesi, RN

Rockwell, North Carolina
Emergency Medical Services, Nurse - Emergency Medicine, helicopter nurse, medevac nurse, transport nurse, air ambulance, trauma, emergency transport, stroke, intubation, cardiac arrest, trauma, ventilator, Left Ventricular Assist Device, LVAD, intensive care, ICU, resuscitation, Critical Care Medicine, airway management, heart attack
Emergency Medical Helicopter Nurse in active clinical practice. Former critical care transport nurse. Additional nursing experience to include ICU and emergency room. Certified as both a Flight Registered Nurse and Emergency Nurse.

C. Gerard Petersen, M.D.

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Embolism, Occupational Lung Disease, COPD, Asthma, Reactive Airways Disease, Asbestos, Mold, Radon, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, CPAP, Narcolepsy, Commercial Driver's License, Motor Vehicle Accident
Board Certified: Pulmonary Disease - ABIM, Sleep Medicine - ABSM, Critical Care Medicine - ABIM, Internal Medicine - ABIM Dr. Petersen has been in clinical practice for more than 20+ years as a board-certified physician in the areas of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine. He has been an active member of his hospital network's peer review committee for 15+ years. He has provided medical-legal consultation on the topics of asthma, reactive airways disease, obstructive sleep apnea, CDL, sepsis, pneumonia, critical care and lung cancer for both plaintiff and defense counsel.

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric EM, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases, trained VA disability evaluator, PACT ACT, federal cases, criminal cases, injury pattern review.
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. Trained...

Stancie Rhodes, MD RML Consulting LLC

Daniel Island, South Carolina
Trauma Surgery, General Surgery - Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Emergency Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Trauma Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Neuro Critical Care, Mechanism of Injury, Critical Care Medicine, Wound Care, Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Bowel Obstruction, Bowel Perforation, Adhesions
19 years of surgical experience working in Level I & Level II trauma centers. Responsible for the care of severely injured patients and complex General Surgery patients from initial resuscitation to discharge, including the Intensive Care Unit. Board Certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care. Experience testifying in several States about the care of the injured patient and the mechanism of injury. ABS Board Certification, Surgery ABS Board Certification, Surgical Critical Care UCNS Board Certification, Neurocritical Care ATLS Instructor Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) Instructor Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) Instructor Hyperbaric Medicine Principles and Practice, ABQAURP

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Tennessee
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric EM, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases, trained VA disability evaluator, PACT ACT, federal cases, criminal cases, injury pattern review.
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. Trained...

Joseph E Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM

Salt Lake City, Utah
Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) / ECLS, Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS), intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), physical therapy, ventricular assist device (LVAD), cardiothoracic surgery, ventilation
HIGHLIGHTS: --Full Time Clinically active in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care --Tenured Associate Professor at high volume referral Tertiary Academic Medical Center --NIH Funded Researcher (>100 peer reviewed journal articles) --International Leader in ECMO/Critical Care --Authored Multiple Guidelines in ECMO/Critical Care --ICU Medical Director --Section Head of Critical Care --Medical Director of ECMO --Expert Witness since 2014 --Authored multiple reports/depositions. Effective reports, honest/direct assessments, rapid turn around, repeat clients. Dr. Joseph E Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM, is a clinically active attending physician with dual board certification in both Emergency Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine, and is a leading international expert in the use and management of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest, and life support, with 90+ peer reviewed publications on PubMed. He has particular expertise in emergency me...