End Of Life Care Expert Witnesses

End of life care 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 end of life care. The end of life care expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Nursing Homes, Nutrition, and Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine.

Rebecca M Lekim, D.O.

SAN RAMON, California
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist - End of life care, Palliative care, Hospice, Critical Care, Cardiovascular Disease, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Obesity, Gastroenterology, Geriatric Medicine, Infectious Disease , Neurology, Preventative Medicine, Perioperative Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Hematology, Oncology, Pulmonary Medicine
I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine and currently a full-time practicing Hospitalist in East Bay, California with 9 years of post-graduate experience. I completed Internal Medicine residency training at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in San Bernardino County, CA in 2018. My expertise lies in the hospitalized patient and hospital based acute care. I have been active in various Hospital committees and projects including but not limited to: Internal Medicine Quality Review Committee performing peer reviews, Quality Improvement Committee, and currently serve as Chair of Medical Records Committee. I am very efficient in record review and I take pride in my ability to educate non-experts. CV and Fee schedule available upon request CURRENT MEDICAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS American Board of Internal Medicine 2018 - Participating in Maintenance of Certification California State Medical License Drug Enforcement Administration Advanced Cardiac Life Support Basic Life Suppo...

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

California
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Mike Apostle, MD, MBA

Timnath, Colorado
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - military medicine, neglect, patient transport, hospice, EMTALA, toxicology, corporate practice of medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, end of life care, Disaster, EMS, delay of care, geriatric, HIPAA, austere environment, prehospital care, aviation, nursing home, transfer, wilderness
20 years of experience in emergency medicine and former EMS medical director. Currently on pause from clinical practice as I complete my JD.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

District Of Columbia
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Florida
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Georgia
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Monica L. Ott, MD

Lizton, Indiana
Geriatrics - Nursing Home, Dementia, Falls, Pressure Ulcers, Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, Decubitus, Palliative Care, End of Life Care, Antipsychotics
Board certified in Geriatrics and Family Medicine. Certified Medical Director through AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Past president of IMDA – the Indiana chapter of AMDA. Worked nine years in the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Indiana University, regularly teaching medical students, internal medicine residents, geriatric fellows and nurse practitioners working in nursing homes. SNF medical director since 2010. Currently SCC IN/IL/OH/KY market medical director for Optum.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Louisiana
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Phillip D Magidson, MD, MPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics - Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Older adults, Falls, Delirium, Trauma, Infections, Capacity, Sepsis, Dementia, Pain management, End of life care, Wound Care, Syncope, Functional decline, Pneumonia, Atrial fibrillation, Weakness, Urinary tract infection, Polypharmacy
I am a triple boarded emergency medicine physician, internist and geriatrician with extensive expertise in providing patient care at the bedside as well as administrative, educational, research and leadership experience in the academic emergency medicine and geriatric emergency medicine fields. I serve as an associate clinical director and director of geriatric emergency medicine of a busy, urban, Department of Emergency Medicine and am a member of the internal peer review committee. In these roles, I have had the opportunity to lead numerous clinical case reviews with an eye toward safety and quality improvement. With dual academic appointments as Assistant Professor of both Emergency Medicine and Medicine, I participate in the education of a wide variety of health sciences trainees including medical students, resident physicians and fellows. As such, I have lectured locally, regional and nationally on matters in general emergency medicine and geriatric emergency medicine with...

Larissa J. Lucas, MD, FACP, HMDC, CMD Expert Consulting Services

Marblehead, Massachusetts
Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care - Geriatric Medicine, Frail Elder Care, Post-Acute Transitions, Long-Term Care Facilities, Medical Director, End-of-Life Care, Clinical Education, Clinical Protocols, Health Care Advocacy, Health Care Policy, Patient-Centered Care, Chronic Disease, Health Care Technology, Clinical Research
Dr. Larissa J. Lucas, MD, FACP, HMDC, CMD, is a distinguished medical professional with extensive expertise spanning various domains of healthcare. With an MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and certifications as a Hospice Medical Director (HMDC) and Medical Director (CMD), Dr. Lucas is a sought-after expert in strategic healthcare change management, primary care, hospice care, and post-acute transitions. Dr. Lucas's career of over two decades encompasses roles as a General Internist, educator, and physician executive, showcasing her deep knowledge and skills in medical innovation, organizational management, and quality improvement initiatives. Her clinical experience ranges from primary care to hospice care, with a specific focus on providing high-quality care and achieving positive outcomes for frail elders and patients undergoing post-acute transitions. As the Medical Director at North Shore Physicians Group and several skilled nursing facilities, Dr. Lucas ...

Carmela Mancini, DO, MPH, FACP Expert Consulting Services

Marblehead, Massachusetts
Geriatrics, Nutrition - Direct Primary Care Physician, Personalized Care Expert, Assisted Living, Memory Care Unit Specialist, Dementia Management, End-of-Life Care, Hospitalist Expert, Medical Weight Loss, Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Public Health, Clinical Teaching Expert, Health Policy Analyst, Medical Researcher
Dr. Mancini is a distinguished medical professional with extensive experience and expertise in various domains of healthcare. Holding a DO and MPH degree, as well as being a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), Dr. Mancini is a sought-after expert in Direct Primary Care, Longitudinal Care, Dementia Management, Hospital Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health. As a Direct Primary Care Physician and owner of a private membership-based practice in Salem, MA, Dr. Mancini specializes in providing personalized and comprehensive medical care to elderly patients in Assisted and Independent Living Facilities and Memory Care Units. With a focus on managing complex medical problems and behavioral changes in dementia/Memory Care patients, Dr. Mancini excels in assessing patients for appropriate care settings and delivering in-home care to individuals with terminal illnesses. Dr. Mancini also serves as a Medical Director at the Weight Loss Center of the North Shore, offering ...

Sheila Trugman, MD Tree of Life Healthcare Associates

Worcester, Massachusetts
Geriatrics, Nursing Homes - Geriatrics, Pain Control at end-of-life, Assisted Livings, Long-term Care, Wound Care, Dementia, Hospice & Palliative Care, Advanced Directives, Delirium, End of Life Care, adult family medicine
Board certified in Family Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Care

Clevis T Parker, MHA, MD Parker Medical Associates PLLC

Las Vegas, Nevada
Hospice and Palliative Care, Family Medicine - Hospice & Palliative Care, End-of-life care, Advanced Medical Directives and DNR's, Malnutrition, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Elder Abuse, Ethics, Symptom Management, Assisted Living Facilities
Award-winning hospice physician with extensive expertise in hospice and palliative care medicine and regulatory/compliance issues. Double board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Parker completed his undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. He earned his M.D. from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA, where he served as co-chief resident his third year of residency. He later earned a master’s degree in Health Administration, with a specialization in Health Care Ethics, at St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 2014. Dr. Parker holds memberships in several organizations, including the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and currently serves as a Board Member on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Board of Directors, the Southern Nevada Senior Law Program and State of Nevada POLST Board.

JOHN SCULLY, PA-C SCULLY MEDICAL SERVICES LLC.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - NEUROSURGERY, EARS NOSE THROAT ENT, TRAUMATIC INJURIES, ACCIDENTS MOTOR, BACK NECK PAIN INJURIES, DISABILITIES, DEATH, PEDIATRICS, URGENT CARE, COVID, DIZZINESS, HEADACHES, BRAIN BLEEDS, END OF LIFE CARE, ASSUALT , NP PA, PSYCH, ANIMAL ATTACKS, NEGLECT DELAY IN CARE, COMPLIANCE
Mr. Scully has vast experience in emergency care with over seven years of practice as a certified physician assistant. He carries licensure in Nevada, its surrounding states, and also holds national accreditation. He has cared for some of the sickest patients extending to remote critical access areas. He has trained at the only level one trauma center in Nevada and has built a reputation with the local medical community as a trusted medical professional with a high degree of respect for his patients. Mr. Scully also has experience managing a high functioning free standing ER and Urgent Care facility where he was integral in ensuring all applicable laws were adhered to and patient treatment was the number one priority. Over the last three years he has expanded his expertise in critical care and operates with much autonomy. His training, competence, and relentless research allows him to be at the forefront of medicine. Mr. Scully has cared for thousands of patients and represented bo...

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

New Jersey
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

New York
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Beachwood, Ohio
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Elaine Goldhammer, MD ELG Expert MD, LLC

West Chester , Pennsylvania
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Pneumonia, COVID-19, diabetes, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, stroke, COPD, Infection, End of Life care, internal medicine, hospitalist specialization, pressure sores, heart failure
Elaine Goldhammer, MD, attended Jefferson Medical College for her Medical Degree and Tulane School of Medicine for her Residency. She has over 20 years of experience and knowledge and provides excellent medical care to her patients. She has worked at a top hospital near the Philadelphia area for over ten years, where she held leadership positions. Dr. Goldhammer continues to live in Pennsylvania, in the suburbs of Philadelphia. After taking a brief break from working full-time, she is now working again, full-time as a hospitalist, and enjoys practicing medicine again. Her medical and leadership experience has granted her the expertise and wisdom to care for people, and Dr. Goldhammer has a natural ease in having difficult conversations which will translate well to legal work. As a member of the Society of Hospitalist Medicine and an avid reader, she stays on top of best practices. Elaine is an excellent communicator, deeply respected by her colleagues, has an excellent reputa...

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Tennessee
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.