Ecmo Expert Witnesses

Ecmo 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 ecmo. The ecmo expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Legal Nurse Consulting, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pulmonary Disease.

Cidney Scott Hulett, MD, MPH

Little Rock, Arkansas
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease - Interventional Pulmonology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis, septic shock, respiratory failure, ECMO, central line, intubation, chest tube, bronchoscopy, EBUS, lung biopsy, critical care echocardiography, neurocritical care

Andreas Plackis, MD

Little Rock, Arkansas
Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Cardiac Anesthesia, Thoracic Anesthesia, ACLS, Airway Management, Arterial Line, Central Line, Awareness, Difficult Airway, Drug Error, ECMO, Heart Transplant, Hypotension, Hypoxia, Sedation, Nerve Block, Spinal Epidural, Preoperative, PACU, Positioning Injury, Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
Award-winning, double board-certified anesthesiologist and cardiac anesthesiologist. Vanderbilt residency and cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship trained. In full-time clinical practice with hands-on patient care and supervision of CRNAs and SRNAs. Provides care for the highest acuity patients practicing at the only heart transplant center in Arkansas. One of a select few Arkansas anesthesiologists providing TEE imaging guidance for structural heart interventions. Experienced and articulate public speaker and presenter with multiple publications and local/national presentations. Exemplary knowledge base as achieved a Top 1-3 percentile ranking nationally compared to peers in nearly all ABA licensing and training examinations. ---Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), ABA Specialty Certification in Anesthesiology, ABA Subspecialty Certification in Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology ---Diplomat in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, National Boa...

Jory Adam, PA-C, MPAS, MBA CaNPA Solutions

San Diego, California
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - heart, lung, thoracotomy, ICU, intensive care, minimally invasive, robotic surgery, vascular, esophagus, IABP, intra-aortic balloon pump, sternotomy, sternal closure, wound infection, ECMO, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation, pulmonary catheter, wound, central line, heart rhythm, cardiac arrest
I am an experienced (nearly 15 years), detail-oriented physician assistant well versed in managing patients with cardiac, lung, vascular and esophageal disorders. I manage patients from consultation, through the operating room and intensive care, all the way to the outpatient setting, and have exclusively worked in the specialty of adult cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Skilled as an operative first assistant, managing pre- and post-operative issues in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and hospital, I can explain what should happen if all goes well during a patient's hospital course and manage any untoward outcome. I have harvested over 1300 greater saphenous veins, first-assisted in thousands of cases, and hundreds of radial artery harvests and sternal closures. Cardiothoracic surgical cases are quite complex, with several different sub-procedures within the procedure. I can help make sense of this so that interested parties can have an accurate picture of what likely took pl...

Jeremy Laney, MD

Playa del Rey, California
Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease - Liver transplant, Cardiac Surgery, Pain management, Airway management, Sedation, Awareness under anesthesia, Echocardiography, Epidural, Intubation, ECMO, Heart Transplant, General Surgery, Life Support, Ventilaltion, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Lung Transplant, Surgery, ACLS, Ventilator
Board-certified, fellowship-trained anesthesiologist at Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California (USC). Received my Medical Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2016. Completed my residency in Anesthesiology at Los Angeles County + USC program. Completed fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Keck Medical Center of USC. Currently working full-time at Keck Medical Center of USC as a full time clinician and assistant professor. This is a high-volume surgical center with complex cases and requires teaching fellows, residents and medical students in anesthesiology. Well-educated on current literature in my field. Board certified in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (heart imaging). Provide anesthesia services for many types of surgical cases but specialize in cardiac and liver transplant. Ample clinical experience in other surgical cases (including outpatient). Expert witness experience since 2021 to clients all ...

Sidonia Szem, F-NP, RN

San Diego, California
Cardiovascular Disease, Nurse Practitioner - cardiac testing and interpretation, pacemakers, implantable loop recorder, EKG, Stress tests, CVL procedures, echocardiograms CV-ICU advanced therapies management: ECMO, IABP, CRRT, ventilator, Covid therapies, PPE and medication administration
I am originally from Slovakia. I completed my associate degree in nursing here and worked as a RN in the cardiovascular intensive care unit for 18 years. I hold a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degrees in nursing; most recent - Family NP (graduated in 2019). I obtained all my education and certifications in the USA. I have over twenty years of healthcare experience, eighteen of which were in leadership roles (interim manager, supervisor) combined with cardiovascular ICU nursing experience and PACU. I have been part of hospital teams working on prevention of hospital associated infections (medical devices, catheters, foleys, and skin issues). I actively participated in investigating root cause analysis of sentinel events in variety of medical settings. I also navigated (after accruing detailed medical and administrative facts) change in nursing workflow to avoid sentinel events in the ICU settings and improve hospital flow. I am proficient in using the general occurre...

Santa J. Bartholomew, M.D., FAAP, FCCM PME Consulting, LLC

Green Cove Springs, Florida
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), TBI, Child Abuse, Munchausen (MSP), Respiratory Failure, Burn Care, Sepsis, Shock, Post-Op Care, Congenital Heart Disease, COVID, Meningitis, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Craniofacial Disorders, Cardiac Arrest, ECMO, Pediatric Asthma, Poisoning
Dr. Santa J. Bartholomew (formerly Santa J. Johnston, M.D.) is an award-winning Pediatrician with more than 30 years of clinical experience, and is a distinguished medical educator serving as a Professor of Pediatrics at two esteemed medical universities. She is double-boarded by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care medicine. Her primary specialty has been Pediatric Critical Care medicine since 1990, and Dr. Bartholomew has practiced for decades in nearly every conceivable setting from state-of-the-art quaternary care centers, to large academic centers and level I trauma centers with very busy Pediatric Emergency Departments and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs). She has worked in many small and medium-sized community hospitals throughout the nation including Alaska, and has traveled around the world to serve patients in remote areas. Practice roles have consisted of Pediatric Intensivist, Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatric Emergency C...

Timothy G Carroll, MD, FAAP

Pensacola, Florida
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Transport, Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Sedation, Pediatric Cardiac Care, sepsis, cardiac arrest, resuscitation, ECMO
My name is Timothy Carroll and I I have extensive clinical experience in Pediatric hospital medicine, Pediatric emergency medicine and Pediatric critical care. I am focused on education as a professor of pediatrics and quality improvement. I was heavily involved in intra-collegiate debate and took 2nd in the country in the 1996 CEDA national debate championships. I attended medical school at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS and trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. I am board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. I have extensive clinical experience in Pediatric hospital medicine, Pediatric emergency medicine and Pediatric critical care. I practiced pediatric emergency medicine for 4 years at Children’s Medical Center Dallas which is the busiest pediatric ER in the country. I have been practicing pediatric critical care and hospital medicine for over 15 years at tertiary and qu...

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


Tallahassee, Florida
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - Aortic dissection, ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist device, TAVR (traanscatheter aortic valve replacement), CABG, surgery, shock, heart failure, aortic, mitral, tricuspid, aneurysm, cardiac, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, heart.
I am a very experienced, well published, well-versed cardiac surgeon who performs the full spectrum of cardiac surgery. My results are excellent. I have held many academic positions. I am well published in cardiac surgery, with over 80 national and international publications in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. I serve at the editorial board of the Aorta journal and I am reviewer of many prestigious cardiothoracic surgery journals. I frequently present at National and International meetings and I am asked to provide expert opinion in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Nicole Hinchley, BSN, RN, CCRN

Chicago, Illinois
Pediatric Cardiology, Nurse - Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric ICU, Pediatric Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care, Post Operative Nursing, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Travel Nurse, Ventilators, Central lines, Cath lab, ECMO, CRRT
6 years of experience as a registered nurse in the critical care setting with a focus in pediatric cardiology. Over two years of experience as a travel nurse with six contracts worked at four different hospitals and experience working with different agencies. Primary area of expertise in the pediatric cardiac intensive care setting with experience in the PICU, NICU, PACU, and acute care units.

Patricia A Penkoske, MD Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri
Critical Care Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery - pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric critical care, trauma, burns,sepsis, shock, peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysms, surgical infections, surgical complications,ecmo, ventricular assist devices, transplantation, surgical ethics, pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis
After completing Washington University School of Medicine, and training in general, cardiothoracic, and pediatric cardiac surgery, I embarked upon an academic career in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, and critical care. I am the author of many peer reviewed journal articles and abstracts and have presented at national and international meetings. I have participated in teaching and research in the medical school environment. My expert witness experience has been in the fields of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, both adult and pediatric, and also in the area of critical care.

Jessica Blum, NP

Cortlandt Manor, New York
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Heart transplant Coordinator, lung transplant, robotic surgery, TAVR, ECMO, LVADs, CABG , Valvular disease, endocarditis, dissections, discharge Nurse practitioner, thoracic nurse practitioner, Cardiothoracic NP, Cardiothoracic Nurse Practioner
I have been an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for 10 years, I received my Masters degree from New York University in 2008. I started my career in nursing in 2005, when I worked in a Trauma Level One emergency room in New York City. Since graduating with my masters I have predominantly worked as a Cardiothoracic ICU Nurse Practitioner. I have managed patients both in the hospital and outpatient setting, specifically as a Heart Transplant Coordinator. I am trained to manage patients throughout there hospital course, pre/post surgery and the vast complications that arise. Spending time in the intensive care unit, step-down unit, consult service and discharge planning. I am also trained in ECMO/mechanical support management and have my FCCS and ACLS certifications. I also am part time faculty at Pace University where I am developing there Acute Care NP program and adjunct clinical faculty at New York University.

Roger P Barton, MD, FAAP Acute and Intensive Care Pediatrics of Oklahoma, PLLC

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatric Cardiac Care, Pediatric Trauma, sepsis, septic shock, ECMO, Pediatrics, respiratory failure, Pediatric Transport
I have practiced for over 25 years in pediatric critical care medicine and have been medical director of Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis (Tulsa, OK) 20-bed tertiary care PICU since 1998. I am board certified in both Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and General Pediatrics. I have significant experience in pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiovascular surgical intensive care, pediatric emergency medicine, and pediatric hospital medicine. I am also well versed in both VV and VA ECMO and have directed our ECMO program (10 annual average cases) for over 13 years. As a Level 1 PICU, I have extensive experience with high frequency ventilation (HFOV), inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). I have been a medical advisor for Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC that is a quality database for over 180 PICU’s throughout North America used to assess quality and levels of care guidelines. I am a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at both Uni...

Lars-Kristofer N Peterson, MD

Havertown, Pennsylvania
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - Neurocritical Care, Airway management, Shock, Sepsis, ECMO, status asthmaticus, patient safety, medication safety, clinical ethics
Lars-Kristofer N. Peterson, MD HEC-C FAAEM FACEP, graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010, completed his emergency medicine (EM) residency (University of Rochester) in 2013, completed a critical care medicine (CCM) fellowship (University of Rochester) in 2015, and has been a practicing academic emergency medicine and critical care attending physician since. He is board-certified in EM, CCM, and neurocritical care. Additionally, he has earned the healthcare ethics consultant-certified (HEC-C) credential from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Peterson is an experienced educator. Peers, learners, patients, and their families recognize Dr. Peterson for his compassionate and clear explanations of complex medical topics. This compassion and clarity translate well to preparing and delivering material targeted to audiences without medical training. Dr. Peterson attends to complex, critically ill patients in emergency med...

Jesse Raiten, MD, FCCM University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care Anesthesiology, Cardiac Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Airway and Dental Injury, Intubation, Thoracic Anesthesia, Respiratory Failure, Extubation, Medication Errors, Cardiac Arrest, Shock, Heart failure, Delirium, Sedation, ECMO, Sepsis, DVT, TAVR, Balloon Pump
- Professor with active practice at the University of Pennsylvania - Ivy League residency and fellowship trained (Columbia University) - Certificate in Patient Safety, Quality and Informatics Leadership from Harvard Medical School - Triple board certified (Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Advanced Perioperative Echocardiography) - Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Officer for Anesthesiology and Critical Care at large teaching hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Extensive experience managing high acuity patients in the operating room and ICU - Extensive experience in evaluation, assessment, and management of patient complications in anesthesiology and critical care settings - Extensive experience with resident physician and CRNA supervision, as well as directly providing anesthesia - Member of Patient Safety Committees, Mortality Review Committee, Clinical Effectiveness Team, Pharmacy Committee - More than 40 publications in top c...

Brandy Seyller, RN, BSN Medical Case Consultants, LLC

Ladson, South Carolina
Legal Nurse Consulting, Nurse - COVID-19 crisis standard of care, COVID-19 impact on delivery of care spectrum, CVICU, ECMO Specialist, IABP, Impella, Heartmate, Centrimag, Cardiac Tamponade, Critical Care Registered Nurse, Stroke, NIHSS, Legal Nurse Consultant, Nurse Expert Witness, Medical Record Review, Medical Case Review
I am a Legal Nurse Consultant and Nurse Expert Witness with 20 years of experience caring for patients in a variety of Surgical Intensive Critical Care (ICU) specialty areas. My experience in nursing includes Cardiovascular Surgery, Coronary Care, Neuro-Surgical, Trauma and Surgical Intensive Critical Care and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Specialist. As a travel nurse for 7 years, I have a wide variety of exposure to different hospital system policies and operations as well as different platforms for documentation in the EHR. I have been reviewing medical records as an expert witness since 2017 and have consulted on over 30 cases. I have been deposed twice. I have been retained as an expert in critical care standards for matters involving nursing board disciplinary hearings. As an excellent communicator, I leverage my logic and analytical skills to delve deep into the records, identifying any strengths or potential deviations from the standard of care. I communica...


My name is Kamna Jaiswal. I am a pediatric critical care physician with over 11 years of experience. I have vast clinical experience with all types of critical and general pediatric conditions. I am currently in clinical practice at Dallas/FortWorth, Tx where we take care of the sickest patients with all forms of critical illness including respiratory failure, difficult airways, cardiac arrest, sepsis, septic shock, multi-organ system failure, congenital heart disease, trauma, renal failure, post operative care of the surgical, neurosurgical and orthopedic patients, pediatric stroke, oncology and hematology patients. I also have vast experience with ECMO in pediatrics. My particular area of interest is neuro critical care. I developed the pediatric stroke protocol at our previous institution and I was also the director of pediatric stroke program there. I hold unrestricted license in states of Texas and in active practice. Ours is a teaching program and I am actively involv...