Difficult Airway Expert Witnesses

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, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pain Management - Medicine, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

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...

Pejman Golpanian

Beverly Hills, California
Anesthesiology - Difficult Airway,Intubation,Brain Injury,Low Oxygen Sat,Hypoxia,Hypotension,Low Blood Pressure,Residual Paralysis,Narcotics,Aspiration,Allergic Reaction,Pregnancy,Epidural,Awareness,Drug Interaction,Errors,Positioning,Numbness,Ultrasound,Nerve Injury,Nerve Blocks,Fire,Recovery,Death,Coma,Throat,CPR
Dr. Pejman Golpanian is a highly experienced, board-certified Anesthesiologist actively practicing in Southern California. He currently practices and holds privileges at 40+ Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Facilities and multiple Hospitals in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Thousand Oaks areas. He has performed well over 10,000 successful anesthetic procedures and is highly trained in all aspects of anesthesiology including General anesthesia, Regional anesthesia with ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks, Neuro-axial spinal and epidural anesthesia, sedation with monitored anesthesia care, and local anesthesia. In addition to his practice in the operating room, Dr. Golpanian is also skilled in expert medical-legal review/analysis, report preparation, depositions, and expert witness testimony. He currently provides independent medical examinations, medical opinions, and evaluations for the Veterans Evaluation Services of America. Furthermore, Dr. Golpani...

Magdalena Bakowitz, MD, MPH

Boston, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine - 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. Preoperative assessments, postoperative care in PACU and intensive care.

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 the academic and community sites for Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). 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. R...

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...

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/Chronic/Peri-operative Pain Management, Regional Anesthesiology, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Epidural Anesthesia, Spinal Anesthesia, 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 and the division chief of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine at the elite, Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is also the fellowship program director for regional anesthesiology and acute pain 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 f...

Taras Grosh, MD Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Regional Anesthesiology, Nerve Injury, Pain Management, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Epidural Anesthesia, Spinal Anesthesia, Orthopedic Anesthesia, Ultrasound guided procedures, General Anesthesia, Sedation, Intubation, Extubation, Difficult Airway, Trauma,
Dr. Grosh is a board certified and fellowship trained assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia he is fellowship trained in Regional Anesthesiology Acute and Chronic Pain management. Dr. Grosh is the Director of Orthopedic Anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center overseeing clinical care of orthopedic surgical patients. Additionally, he is the co-chair of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center's Clinical Effectiveness Committee in which he oversees quality improvement and safety metrics for patients in the perioperative space. Dr. Grosh is an expert in the field of regional anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, nerve injury, anesthesia for total joint arthroplasty including knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist as well as traumatology and airway management. Dr. Grosh also staffs Penn’s acute/chronic pain consult service creating care plans for patient...

John C Lundell, MD

Garland, Texas
Anesthesiology - Difficult airway, drug interactions, hypotension, positioning, OR fires, nerve injury, intubation, recovery room, informed consent, nerve blocks, airway trauma, central venous catheter, stroke, extubation, hypoxia, sedation, central lines, postoperative, intraoperative code, obstructive sleep apnea
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, General Anesthesiology.
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.