Difficult Airway Expert Witness

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Difficult airway 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 difficult airway. The difficult airway expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Management, Pain Management - Medicine, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

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

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

Divya Chander, MD, PhD D. Chander LLC

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

Johnica Eyvazzadeh, MD

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

Dermot P Maher, MD MS MHS Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Washington, District Of Columbia
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Chronic pain, cancer-related pain, nerve injury, spine pain, low back pain, neck pain, post-operative pain, joint pain, anesthesia complications, epidural, opioid, narcotic, overdose, anesthesia, spinal cord stimulation, facet block, nerve block, difficult airway, pharmacology, drug interactions
Dr. Maher is an actively practicing, double board-certified, physician with additional graduate-level training in pharmacology and clinical trial design. Since 2017, he has served as the Medical Director for the Johns Hopkins Pain Management clinics in the Washington, DC metro area. He has served as a medical expert witness in over a dozen legal matters. Dr. Maher obtained his Medical Doctorate from Georgetown School of Medicine. He additionally completed graduate degrees in pharmacology from Georgetown Graduate School and clinical trial design from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and his pain management training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine in Boston. Since 2016, he has been a tenure-track assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has served on various faculty leadership roles. He has pub...

Roman Dudaryk, MD University of Miami/Ryder Trauma Center

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

Magdalena Bakowitz, MD, MPH

Boston, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease - Anesthesia, difficult airway, endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask, PACU, perioperative care, preoperative assessment, procedural sedation, epidural, spinal anesthesia, propofol, intensive care, crisis management
Triple-boarded Anesthesiologist with 13+ years of both academic, teaching, and private practice experience. Broad clinical skill set including the administration of anesthesia for general surgery, gynecology, eye surgery, otolaryngological surgery, the entire continuum of sedation, resuscitation, regional anesthesia for orthopedic surgery including peripheral nerve blocks, spinal and epidural anesthesia for surgery and childbirth, crisis management, care of the critically ill and of the cardiac patient.

David A Meguerdichian, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Natick, Massachusetts
Emergency Medicine - Trauma, Orthopedic Injuries, Difficult Airway, Emergency Procedures, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Procedural Sedation, Medical Simulation, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Cauda Equina Syndrome
Dr. David Meguerdichian is a board certified emergency medicine physician and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is an instructor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School and practices emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Meguerdichian is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center where he served as chief resident in his final year. Through his years in practice, Dr. Meguerdichian has educated hundreds of students and resident physicians. In his current role as the assistant medical director of the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, he has focused on the use of simulation to improve physician procedural skills, patient safety, and closed-loop physician communication. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and lectured on key topics in emergency medicine. Recently, Dr. Meguerdichian received the Ou...

Veena Graff, MD University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Penn Valley, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - General Anesthesia, Sedation, Intubation, Extubation, Airway, Difficult Airway, Trauma Anesthesia, Acute Pain Management, Regional Anesthesiology, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Epidural Anesthesia, Spinal Anesthesia, Peri-operative pain management, Orthopedic Anesthesia, Ultrasound guided procedures
Dr. Graff is board certified in both anesthesiology & pain medicine. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology & critical care at the elite, Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She supervises and teaches fellow physicians, resident physicians, medical students, and nurse anesthetists on a daily basis. Dr. Graff currently serves as the co-chair of the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Opioid Task Force, Inpatient Sector for all six hospitals under the health system. This task force focuses on reducing opioid-related harm for Penn Medicine's patients, promoting evidence-based opioid prescribing habits, and overseeing quality and safety metrics with opioid prescribing in the inpatient sector. Dr. Graff also holds an associate faculty position in the American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. Dr. Graff has substantial experience in public speaking and has been invited to lecture r...

John C Lundell, MD

Garland, Texas
Anesthesiology - Difficult airway, drug interactions, hypotension, positioning, operating room fires, nerve injury, intubation, recovery room, informed consent, epidurals, nerve blocks, airway trauma, central venous catheter, stroke, extubation, hypoxia, sedation, central lines, postoperative
Award-winning anesthesiologist in active clinical practice. Yale-educated, Wake Forest-trained. United States Air Force veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom. Air Force Commendation Medal. Extensive teaching experience. Fellowship trained. Magna Cum Laude graduate of BYU, Board of Trustee’s Scholarship, Dean’s List. Multiple Five Star Spirit Awards for Excellence, Baylor University Medical Center. Completed SEAK expert witness training.

STEFAN IANCHULEV, MD FASA

RICHMOND, Virginia
Anesthesiology - Cardiac Anesthesiology, Thoracic Anesthesiology, Vascular Anesthesiology, Difficult Airway, TEE, Billing
Dr. Ianchulev has graduated medical school from Germany and residency in the US. He completed Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic anesthesiology at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital and has been since practicing with focus on cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia. He dedicated his career on quality improvement and led many initiatives while at Tufts Medical Center. His recent appointment to Chief of Anesthesia department at the Veterans Administration hospital and Professor of Anesthesiology at VCU have paved the way for innovation and leadership toward safer and patient centered practice. Dr. Ianchulev has always put safety, knowledge and self-development for the benefit of the patient and healthcare first. He has shown excellent patient management skills and has fostered the bedside manners in the following generations. Actively involved in resident education, Dr. Ianchulev has leveraged innovation and technology to the betterment of skills and knowledge amon...

Frank Mazzeo, MD

Henrico, Virginia
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology - Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology, Airway, Sedation, Sedation by non-anesthesiologists, Dental Anesthesia, Neonatal Anesthesia, Difficult Airway, Obstetric Anesthesiology, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, ENT Anesthesia
I am Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology with a score in the 98th percentile. I completed my fellowship at the prestigious Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. I have extensive experience in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia as well as Office Based Anesthesia for Adult Dental and Pediatric Dental procedures in addition to routine and emergent pediatric and adult anesthesia cases. I either perform myself, or supervise, well over 1000 cases per year. I have worked in both the academic and private practice setting. During my career I have been the Chairman of Surgery as well as the Chairperson of QA committee where I reviewed hundreds of charts.