Dysphagia Expert Witnesses

Dysphagia 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 dysphagia. The dysphagia expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Audiology, Food, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Long Term Care, Nutrition, and Speech-Language Pathology.

Cynthia Fuller, CCC-SLP Third Opinion MD, LLC

Clayton, Georgia
Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology - Aspiration, Dementia, Malnutrition, Speech Pathology, Speech Therapy, Neuro-Degenerative Diseases, Audiology, Dysphagia, Nursing Homes, Stroke, Choking, Geriatric, Parkinsons, Swallowing Disorders, Dehydration, Head Injury, Rehabilitation, TBI, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Hypoxia
Licensed in Speech Pathology/Audiology for more than 44 years with specialized experience in dysphagia evaluation and treatment, dementia management, Parkinsons and Stroke rehabilitation, head injury rehabilitation in acute: skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, outpatient clinic settings. Served as clinical specialist for rehabilitation corporations and developed protocol and web seminars for swallowing, dementia management, hearing impaired, staff-in services and workshops. Available for medical records and other documents review, case disposition analysis and video depositions and testimonies.

Neal C. Buddensiek, MD, DNBPAS, HMDC, CMD, WCC Post Acute Medical Expert

Roseville, Minnesota
Long Term Care, Internal Medicine - Assisted Living, COVID-19, Choking, Dysphagia, Elopement, Falls, Geriatrics, Hospice Care, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Medical Malpractice, Motorized Mobility Scooter Collision, Nursing Homes, Post-Acute Care, Safety, Suicide, Pressure Injury, Pressure Ulcers, Wound Care, Wrongful Death
17+ years practicing Internal Medicine, 12+ years practicing as an attending physician in post-acute care. Expert in long-term care medical and administrative oversight (8 skilled nursing facility medical directorships; 1000+ resident chart reviews for safety and quality control). Expert in assisted living medical and administrative oversight (5 assisted living facility medical directorships; 500+ resident chart reviews for safety and quality control). Expert in hospice medical and administrative oversight (2 hospice agency medical directorships; average daily census 400+ hospice patients, 3 Midwestern states). Five years teaching Internal Medicine residents and nurse practitioners about nursing home and residential care. Chief Medical Officer for one of the largest Catholic Long-Term Care/Senior Living companies in the United States (26 skilled nursing facilities comprising 2,100+ beds, 28 assisted living facilities comprising 2,100+ units, 5 Midwestern states). Holds active medica...

Mitchel Holliday, EdD, RDN, CDCES, FAND Holliday Consulting, LLC

St. Charles, Minnesota
Nutrition, Food - Food Allergy, Obesity, Diabetes, Malnutrition, Foodborne Illness, Dietitian/Dietician, Wound Care, Menu Analysis, Jails and Prisons, Hunger Strike, Food Safety, Dysphagia, Clinical Nutrition, Long Term Care, Correctional Healthcare, Food Safety, Nursing Homes, Public Health, Pressure Ulcer
Dr. Holliday has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for 18 years. For the past 15 of those years Dr. Holliday has helped to enhance the nutrition care of the United States largest correctional system and has served as the Chief of Nutrition and Dietetics for the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 2013. In 2021, he was selected by the U.S. Surgeon General to serve as the Chief Dietitian Officer for the United States Public Health Service. Dr. Holliday has extensive experience and knowledge working with government senior executive staff and attorneys on in-depth nutrition and dietetic matters and providing foreign and domestic intergovernmental legal and budgetary communications including, Senatorial, Congressional, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and Office of the President responses. Dr. Holliday has numerous peer-reviewed publications, extensive international and national public speaking experience, and experience consulting with private law firms, stat...

Marc K Taormina, MD FASGE AGAF FACG FACP Midwest GI Health

Lee's Summit , Missouri
Gastroenterology, Hepatology - Colonoscopy, polypectomy, colon cancer screening, Colón cancer, esophageal cancer, dysphagia, esophageal dilation, Crohns disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, esophageal reflux, hiatal hernia,gallbladder disease, perforation,cirrhosis, jaundice, outpatient cancer, abdominal pain
I am a seasoned actively practicing clinician in the private practice of outpatient consultative gastroenterology/hepatology. I have been working in a collaborative GI practice with mid-levels ( APRN & PA-C ) since 1999. I am a member of the Missouri Prescription Drug monitoring task force, the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, and I continue active certification through the ABIM in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. I am the medical director of the Midwest Physicians Surgery Center, an endoscopic ambulatory surgery center accredited by JCAHO and a recipient of the ASGE Certificate of Unit excellence in quality and outcomes. We embrace new technology in gastroenterology including AI. I am current in ACLS/BCLS certification, maintain active medical staff status at Lee's Summit Medical Center and membership in the Missouri State Medical Association and AMA. I am a veteran of the US Army Medical Corps- 1980-85. I am an outside medical consultant for t...

Kristine Carlson

Charlottesville, Virginia
Speech-Language Pathology - dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-linguistic deficits, swallowing, swallowing disorders, stroke, aspiration, aspiration pneumonia, choking, swallow strategies, aspiration precautions
I am an ASHA-certified and Virginia-licensed medical Speech-Language Pathologist currently working in the acute care setting at University of Virginia with 20 years of experience. Over the course of my career, I have also worked in the skilled nursing, sub-acute, long-term acute care, acute rehab, and outpatient settings w/ adults 18+ with primary focus on dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-linguistic disorders, and dysarthria. Please see my CV for further details about my career.