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, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics.

Alan C. Heffner, MD, FCCM

Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Critical care, Infection, Sepsis, Shock, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ECMO, Hemorrhage, Cardiac arrest, Airway, Intubation, Respiratory failure, COVID, Pulmonary embolus (PE), Brain injury, Stroke, Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), Central line, Procedure complication
Board certified adult critical care and emergency medicine physician Active clinical practice ICU Medical Director, Co-Director of Adult Critical Care Medical Director of ECMO Services Professor and Faculty in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Extensive experience in hospital clinical leadership, quality improvement and clinical optimization Numerous teaching awards as Instructor and Speaker Fellow in the American Academy of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) Healthcare system leadership in sepsis earning the 2015 Sepsis Heroes Award Authorship in UpToDate and leading emergency medicine and critical care journals and textbooks Special areas of expertise include severe infection, sepsis, shock, pulmonary embolus (PE), cardiac arrest, cardiovascular emergencies, ECMO, respiratory failure, and emergency airway management and intubation, procedures Experience as an expert medical reviewer in more than 75 cases since 2009

Sidonia Szem, F-NP, RN

San Diego, California
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - 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
11/2020- 10/2021 Heart and Wellness Center National City, CA F-NP outpatient cardiology clinic, affiliation with Sharp and local community: proficient in assessment, evaluation and treatment of any stage of HF, HTN, OSA, cardiomegaly syndrome, PVD/PAD. Independently performing complex cardiac testing and interpretation of tele monitoring, pacemakers, implantable loop recorder, EKG, Stress tests, CVL procedures, echocardiograms, pacemaker interrogation/treatment, prescription of vast cardiac medications and follow up visit scheduling. Comfortable with classifications/diagnosing of HF stages and treatment. Knowledgeable of most current HF recommendations and clinical research/trials and able to provide surgical cardiac clearance. Meticulous in primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention. 2003-2020 Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla, CA Following roles: RN (CV-ICU) Provide direct patient care w/h scope of practice that includes...

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...

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

SOTIRIS STAMOU, MD, PHD

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.

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
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.

Alan C. Heffner, MD, FCCM

Charlotte, North Carolina
Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Critical care, Infection, Sepsis, Shock, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ECMO, Hemorrhage, Cardiac arrest, Airway, Intubation, Respiratory failure, COVID, Pulmonary embolus (PE), Brain injury, Stroke, Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), Central line, Procedure complication
Board certified adult critical care and emergency medicine physician Active clinical practice ICU Medical Director, Co-Director of Adult Critical Care Medical Director of ECMO Services Professor and Faculty in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Extensive experience in hospital clinical leadership, quality improvement and clinical optimization Numerous teaching awards as Instructor and Speaker Fellow in the American Academy of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) Healthcare system leadership in sepsis earning the 2015 Sepsis Heroes Award Authorship in UpToDate and leading emergency medicine and critical care journals and textbooks Special areas of expertise include severe infection, sepsis, shock, pulmonary embolus (PE), cardiac arrest, cardiovascular emergencies, ECMO, respiratory failure, and emergency airway management and intubation, procedures Experience as an expert medical reviewer in more than 75 cases since 2009

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...

Timothy Carroll, MD, FAAP

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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 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 10 years and currently practice at Saint Francis Children’s in Tulsa, OK where I care for the sickest and most severely injured children in Oklahoma. I have extensive experience in all types of pediatric patients and therapie...

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
- Associate Professor with active practice at Ivy League Hospital (U.Penn) - Ivy League residency and fellowship trained (Columbia University) - 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 caliber journals, numerous book chapters - Internationally recognized speaker in critical ...

Arie Blitz, MD MBA Arie Blitz MD MBA PLLC

Weslaco, Texas
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Valve, Aortic, Mitral, CABG, LVAD, ECMO, Aortic Dissection, Surgery, Heart, Cardiac, Cardiovascular, TAVR, SAVR
Dr. Arie Blitz is a UCLA-trained board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has held positions in both the academic and private practice spheres during his over twenty years in clinical practice. Dr. Blitz attended Cornell University for his undergraduate degree, Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his medical degree, and Case Western Reserve University for his MBA degree in healthcare finance. In leadership roles throughout his career, Dr. Blitz has taught fellow cardiac surgeons, residents, and medical students. He maintains a popular Youtube channel focused on teaching other cardiothoracic surgeons how to perform a wide variety of complex cardiac surgeries. His Youtube channel, Heartfixer100, has been a valuable resource to patients considering cardiac surgery. As an academic, he has given lectures on a wide variety of cardiothoracic topics at national and international meetings. Dr. Blitz has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on t...

KAMNA JAISWAL, MD

SOUTHLAKE, Texas
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - PEDS, PED CRITICAL CARE, STROKE, CONGENITAL CARDIAC ANOMALIES, ECMO, BRAIN INJURY, TRAUMA, PICC LINES, RESPIRATORY FAILURE, CARDIAC ARREST, CODE, SEPSIS, ANTIBIOTICS, MENINGITIS, ORTHO, SCOLIOSIS, POST OP CARE, APPENDICITIS, INTUBATION,CHEST TUBE, ARTERIAL LINES, ONCOLOGY, HEMATOLOGY, SEDATION
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 Tulsa, OK 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 institution and I am also the director of pediatric stroke program there. I hold unrestricted license in states of Texas and Oklahoma and in active practice in both states. Ours is a teaching program and I am actively...

Joseph E Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM

Salt Lake City, Utah
Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery - extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO, extracorporeal life support, ECLS, mechanical circulatory support, MCS, intra-aortic balloon pump, IABP, walking, therapy, ventricular assist device, pVAD, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, intensive care, ICU, ventilation
Dr. Joseph E Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM, is a clinically active attending physician with dual board certification in both Emergency Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine, and is a leading international expert in the use and management of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest, and life support, with 90+ peer reviewed publications on PubMed. He has particular expertise in mechanical circulatory support devices (IABP/Impella/VAD), cardiogenic shock, heart failure, post-cardiothoracic surgery care. Dr. Tonna is an Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Utah with appointments in the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. He is the Section Head of Cardiothoracic Critical Care, the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular ICU/Cardiothoracic Critical Care, and the Associate Director of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Services. He works as an Attending Physician in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Car...