Echocardiography Expert Witnesses

Echocardiography 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 echocardiography. The echocardiography expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, and Preventive Medicine.

Robert A Ertner, MD

Chico, California
Anesthesiology - cardiac anesthesia, airway trauma, intubation, operating room fires, positioning, central lines, airway management, regional anesthesia, ambulatory anesthesia, epidurals, spinal anesthesia, ICU sedation, preoperative assessment, general anesthesia, echocardiography, organ donation
Board certified anesthesiologist in full-time clinical practice. Completed cardiac anesthesia fellowship at Emory University. Diplomat of the National Board of Echocardiography. Award-winning teacher with substantial education experience. Licensed in Texas, Georgia, Missouri, and California. Part time experience in Emergency Room and Neonatal ICU during residency. Locum Tenens experience. Part time experience providing care for terminally ill patients making organ donations.

Philip E. Newman, MD

Newport Beach, California
Cardiovascular Disease - cardiology, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, hypertension, shock, stress testing, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, pre-op cardiac eval.
I'm a board certified cardiologist with 39 years of practice experience involving non-invasive, invasive and interventional cardiology. My initial position was as an academic cardiologist at a medical school, as Director of the cath lab and Acting Chief of Cardiology at a teaching hospital, with patient care, teaching and publishing responsibilities. Following 3 years in that position I was in fee-for- service practice for 7 years, then in practice combining fee for service and managed care patients for 22 years. Following Medical Residency, I served as a physician in the US Army Medical Corps as a Major in Vietnam from August '71-August '72, where I was awarded the Bronze Star, and at Fort MacArthur, Ca, from August '72-July '73. Over the last 37 years I have served as an expert witness in 170-175 malpractice cases, working with both plaintiff and defense sides, and I have received uniformly excellent feedback from all of the attorneys with whom I've worked. I a...

Thomas C Hilton, MD

Jacksonville Beach , Florida
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

Barry Kusnick, MD Barry A. Kusnick, MD P.A.

Ormond Beach, Florida
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - General & Interventional Cardiology, Coronary Interventions, Cardiac Catheterization, Peripheral Angiography & Intervention, Rotational Laser & Extraction Atherectomy in Coronary & Peripheral Interventions, Inpatient/Outpatient care, Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echo, Nuclear Cardiology
Dr. Kusnick is an actively practicing Cardiologist with over 30 years of experience. He holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Kusnick has held long-term academic positions at Tulane University School of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He also co-founded Louisiana Heart Hospital and was the Cardiovascular Service Line Director there. Dr. Kusnick did his Interventional training at Tulane University Medical School, and was invited to join the faculty where he spent the next several years teaching, doing research, providing clinical care to patients, and cath lab innovations. During his term at Tulane, he started the Transradial Catheterization and the Peripheral Interventional programs, he also had the opportunity to participate in several landmark clinical trials. Dr. Kusnick provided both expert opinions and expert testimony during his time at Tulane and in private practice. He has pro...

Christopher Wenger, DO, FACC, FNLA

Florida
Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Medicine - General cardiology, Preventive cardiology, Coronary artery disease, Chest pain, Echocardiography, Stress testing, Acute coronary syndrome, Heart attack, Myocardial infarction, Atrial fibrillation, Cholesterol, Lipids, Hypertension.
-Board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Adult echocardiography, and Clinical lipidology. -Award-winning clinical physician. -Award-winning physician educator. -Published author in various medical journals. -Active committee member of two national medical organizations. -Experienced speaker to the public, media, and medical professionals on various topics of cardiovascular and preventive medicine, clinical lipidology, and industry-sponsored pharmacotherapy. -Currently serving as the medical director of preventive cardiology for a health system that spans 5 counties in Pennsylvania.

Thomas C Hilton, MD

Georgia
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

David I Koenigsberg, MD

Lincolnwood, Illinois
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology - Interventional Cardiology, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Coronary Stent Placement, Emergency Angiography, Intraaortic Balloon Pumps, MI, Balloon Angioplasty, Clinical Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization, Echocardiography, Cardiac Emergencies
Interventional Cardiologist on university hospital staff, on interventional call for acute myocardial infarctions (heart attacks), with experience performing coronary artery stenting in an emergency setting, as well as emergency angiography and balloon angioplasty. Private clinical practice in General Cardiology, diagnosing and treating heart disease, including echocardiography. Board Certified Internal Medicine, and in subspecialty Cardiovascular Disease and in subspecialty Interventional Cardiology.

Anne Ford, MD, FACC Community Health Network

Carmel, Indiana
Cardiovascular Disease - Cardiology, Noninvasive Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiac Stress Testing, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Heart Attack, Valvular Heart Disease, Preventative Cardiology, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension management, EKG
Board Certified Noninvasive Cardiologist Dr. Anne Ford is passionate about cardiovascular imaging including echocardiography, 3D transesophageal echocardiography, & nuclear cardiology. She provides excellent cardiovascular care to an underserved region with high acuity patients. Dr. Ford enjoys cardiac critical care, congestive heart failure, valvular disease, preventative cardiology & coronary artery disease management. She is also innovative with medical informatics technology. She serves as the Echo Champion at Community Hospital Anderson. She commonly lectures to educate patients, nurses, and other cardiologists. She has performed multiple medical review panels for the State of Indiana. Dr. Ford is known for her attention to detail, problem solving, quick turn around times, & clear explanations of evidence based medicine.

Christopher Wenger, DO, FACC, FNLA

Michigan
Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Medicine - General cardiology, Preventive cardiology, Coronary artery disease, Chest pain, Echocardiography, Stress testing, Acute coronary syndrome, Heart attack, Myocardial infarction, Atrial fibrillation, Cholesterol, Lipids, Hypertension.
-Board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Adult echocardiography, and Clinical lipidology. -Award-winning clinical physician. -Award-winning physician educator. -Published author in various medical journals. -Active committee member of two national medical organizations. -Experienced speaker to the public, media, and medical professionals on various topics of cardiovascular and preventive medicine, clinical lipidology, and industry-sponsored pharmacotherapy. -Currently serving as the medical director of preventive cardiology for a health system that spans 5 counties in Pennsylvania.

Timothy J. McDermott, MD Osage Beach Cardiology,LTD

Linn Creek, Missouri
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease - Chest pain,angina,coronary artery,heart failure,heart attack,vascular medicine,claudication,stent,atherectomy,pacemaker,ICD,sudden death,nuclear cardiology, atrial fibrillation,cardiac arrest,PTCA,Angioplasty,echocardiography,shortness of breath,arrhythmias,HTN,Assist device,ECG,endovacular medicine
* Dr. McDermott is an experienced Interventional and general cardiologist with over 25 yrs clinical practice in Interventional cardiology, endovascular medicine and critical limb ischemia, general cardiology, echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, pacemaker implantation, implantable defibrillators (ICD) including biventricular devices, and leadless pacemakers. Dr. McDermott has particular interests in the management of complex and high risk patients with a wide spectrum of cardiovascular disease. * He is committed to ongoing education in these areas of interest. * Dr. McDermott has board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease, subspecialty Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac pacing, and physician interpretation vascular ultrasound. * Dr. McDermott is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. He is currently licensed in Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, ...

Diana Anca, MD Weill Cornell Medicine

New York , New York
Anesthesiology - Cardiac Anesthesiology, Electrophysiology, Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (off -site locations: Interventional Radiology,GI suite,MRI,EP,Echocardiography)
Fellowship trained,Echo-board certified cardiac anesthesiologist National and International invited speaker Book chapters and publications on Anesthesia for Electrophysiology procedures and Anesthesia on off-site locations

David A. Friedman, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC, FACP Northwell Health

Valley Stream , New York
Cardiovascular Disease - Heart failure, general cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear & exercise stress testing, and sports cardiology.

Thomas C Hilton, MD

New York
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

Jacob Schaff, MD

New York, New York
Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery - COVID, COVID-19, cardiac anesthesia, thoracic anesthesia, preoperative, perioperative, clearance, ablation, TAVR, cath lab, echocardiography, testing
- Vanderbilt and Columbia educated and trained physician - Director of Cardiac Anesthesiology at White Plains Hospital - Professional specialization in cardiac (open-heart), thoracic, and cath lab (TAVR, MitraClip, Watchman, radiofrequency ablations, etc) - Board certification in anesthesiology and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) - Frequent care and assessment of patients with COVID in the OR and procedural ICU - Published specialist and national speaker on perioperative medicine, pre-surgical testing, and risk assessment - Completed ivy-league course in leadership, public speaking, and the business of medicine - Extensive leadership experience with creation and development of programs o Planned and opened a new pre-operative assessment clinic from the ground up o Designed and implemented a new cardiac anesthesia service line

Maurice E. Varon, MD Sands Constellation Heart Institute-Rochester Regional Health

Rochester, New York
Cardiovascular Disease - Cardiology, Stress Testing, Heart Failure, Clinical Cardiology, Echocardiography, Coronary Disease, Arrhythmias, Nuclear Stress Testing, Valve Disease, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Heart Attack

Christopher Wenger, DO, FACC, FNLA

New York
Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Medicine - General cardiology, Preventive cardiology, Coronary artery disease, Chest pain, Echocardiography, Stress testing, Acute coronary syndrome, Heart attack, Myocardial infarction, Atrial fibrillation, Cholesterol, Lipids, Hypertension.
-Board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Adult echocardiography, and Clinical lipidology. -Award-winning clinical physician. -Award-winning physician educator. -Published author in various medical journals. -Active committee member of two national medical organizations. -Experienced speaker to the public, media, and medical professionals on various topics of cardiovascular and preventive medicine, clinical lipidology, and industry-sponsored pharmacotherapy. -Currently serving as the medical director of preventive cardiology for a health system that spans 5 counties in Pennsylvania.

Thomas C Hilton, MD

North Carolina
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

Christopher Wenger, DO, FACC, FNLA

York, Pennsylvania
Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Medicine - General cardiology, Preventive cardiology, Coronary artery disease, Chest pain, Echocardiography, Stress testing, Acute coronary syndrome, Heart attack, Myocardial infarction, Atrial fibrillation, Cholesterol, Lipids, Hypertension.
-Board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Adult echocardiography, and Clinical lipidology. -Award-winning clinical physician. -Award-winning physician educator. -Published author in various medical journals. -Active committee member of two national medical organizations. -Experienced speaker to the public, media, and medical professionals on various topics of cardiovascular and preventive medicine, clinical lipidology, and industry-sponsored pharmacotherapy. -Currently serving as the medical director of preventive cardiology for a health system that spans 5 counties in Pennsylvania.

Thomas C Hilton, MD

Texas
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiology, internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine,echocardiography,acute coronary syndrome, sudden cardiac death,chest pain, congestive heart failure,atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease,arrhythmia,hypertension
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four years with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Hilton completed a three year cardiology fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a non-interventional board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he has practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists since 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and as Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He has experience in research with over 30 publications. Special interests include heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. He is the former Chairman of the Board of CardioStart International with whom he travelled to 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. Finally, Dr. Hilton has worked part tim...

Matthew Schumaecker, MD, FACC, FASNC Matthew Schumaecker MD Consulting LLC

Roanoke, Virginia
Cardiovascular Disease - Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Arrest, Clinical Informatics, Information Technology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT, Cardiac Computed Tomography, Echo
Dr. Schumaecker is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Virginia Tech and has over 15 years of experience in clinical practice and teaching. An experienced public speaker, he is known for being able to explain complex medical concepts in a simple and highly articulate manner. He has won several teaching awards for this over his career. He holds five board certifications including Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Informatics, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography. He has served on committees for several professional societies including the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.