Extubation Expert Witnesses

Extubation 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 extubation. The extubation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Nurse Anesthetist, and Pain Management - Medicine.

Wolfgang Steudel, MD

California
Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease - Airway Management, Failed Intubation, Extubation, Aspiration, Endotracheal Tube, Laryngeal Mask, bypass, valve, Muscle Relaxants, Narcotics, Opoids, Hypoxia, Drug Effects, Heart Attack, Death, Brain Damage, Stroke, Respiratory Suppression, Ventilation, Coma, EMR, heart surgery, Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Steudel is a cardiovascular anesthesiologist with a background in lung research, and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. Dr. Steudel clinically active and specialized in cardiovascular anesthesia and difficult airway management, and will provide expert opinion and testimony on those, and other, anesthesia-related topics. Dr. Steudel is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists, and he was a long-standing member of the Editorial Board of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Steudel is clinically active and he is licensed to practice Medicine in the states of California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Tennessee, as well as in Germany.

Diana Ayubcha, DO, MS Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology - Nerve injury, brain damage, brain death, stroke, TIA, airway complication, teeth damage, chronic pain, acute pain, obstetric anesthesia, neurosurgery anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care, sedation, intubation, extubation, sedation, brain death
Dr. Diana Ayubcha is an Assistant Professor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania specializing in neuroanesthesia. At a highly specialized institution like Penn, she handles both standard and super-specialized neurosurgical cases including: minimally invasive craniotomies, awake craniotomies, stroke, surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, endovascular aneurysm repair and embolectomies. She manages complex airway issues in syndromic patients as well as those coming for revision neurosurgeries. Dr. Ayubcha is fellowship trained in neuroanesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. She was invited to stay on faculty and became the Associate Program Director of the neuroanesthesia program at the University of Pennsylvania. She assists with resident and fellow education curriculum in the neurosurgical intensive care unit and neurosurgical operating rooms. Dr. Ayubcha contributes to the medical legal team and lectures on medical legal issues to residents, fell...

Veena Graff, MD University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Penn Valley, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - General Anesthesia, Sedation, Intubation, Extubation, Airway, Difficult Airway, Trauma Anesthesia, Acute/Chronic/Peri-operative Pain Management, Regional Anesthesiology, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Epidural Anesthesia, Spinal Anesthesia, Orthopedic Anesthesia, Ultrasound guided procedures
Dr. Graff is board certified in both anesthesiology & pain medicine. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology & critical care at the elite, Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She supervises and teaches fellow physicians, resident physicians, medical students, and nurse anesthetists on a daily basis. Dr. Graff currently serves as the co-chair of the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Opioid Task Force, Inpatient Sector for all six hospitals under the health system. This task force focuses on reducing opioid-related harm for Penn Medicine's patients, promoting evidence-based opioid prescribing habits, and overseeing quality and safety metrics with opioid prescribing in the inpatient sector. Dr. Graff also holds an associate faculty position within the American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. Dr. Graff has substantial experience in public speaking and has been invited to lectu...

Taras Grosh, MD Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Regional Anesthesiology, Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Epidural Anesthesia, Spinal Anesthesia, Orthopedic Anesthesia, Ultrasound guided procedures, Nerve Injury, General Anesthesia, Sedation, Intubation, Extubation, Difficult Airway, Trauma,
Dr. Grosh is a board certified and fellowship trained assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia he is fellowship trained in Regional Anesthesia Acute Pain and Chronic Pain. Dr. Grosh is the Director of regional anesthesia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Chair of the Clinical Effectiveness Team as well as member of the OR Oversight Committee. Dr. Grosh is an expert in the field of regional anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, nerve injury, anesthesia for total joint arthroplasty including knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist as well as traumatology and airway management. Dr. Grosh also staffs Penn’s acute/chronic pain consult service creating care plans for patients with a history of opioid use disorder, acute on chronic pain, or chronic pain exacerbations. Dr. Grosh is part of Penn Medicine's Multidisciplinary Nerve Center identifying and treating refractory nerve in...

Jill M Krystofinski, MSN, CRNA Burn Anesthesia Resources, LLC

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Aspiration, Awareness, Burn Anesthesia, Burn Laser, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Drug Effects, Extubation, General Anesthesia, Hypoxia, Malpractice, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Muscle Relaxants, Narcotics, Opioids, Over Sedation, Pharmacology, Positioning, Propofol, Standards of Care
As an experienced expert witness Jill’s 37-year healthcare career consists of: 1) 19 years as a board certified CRNA active in all anesthesia areas, specializing in burn anesthesia. 2) 19 years of critical care RN experience (CCRN certification). 3) Faculty member for three schools of nurse anesthesia. 4) Lecturer for an anesthesia conference company with national and international destinations. 5) Actively involved in anesthesia research studies. 6) Developer of anesthesia protocols in practice within her anesthesia department. As an experienced expert witness Jill can provide reports that are concise and well written. Jill is dedicated in providing expert consultation services in a timely and informative manner.

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 ...

Wolfgang Steudel, MD

Cookeville, Tennessee
Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease - Airway Management, Failed Intubation, Extubation, Aspiration, Endotracheal Tube, Laryngeal Mask, bypass, valve, Muscle Relaxants, Narcotics, Opoids, Hypoxia, Drug Effects, Heart Attack, Death, Brain Damage, Stroke, Respiratory Suppression, Ventilation, Coma, EMR, heart surgery, Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Steudel is a cardiovascular anesthesiologist with a background in lung research, and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. Dr. Steudel clinically active and specialized in cardiovascular anesthesia and difficult airway management, and will provide expert opinion and testimony on those, and other, anesthesia-related topics. Dr. Steudel is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists, and he was a long-standing member of the Editorial Board of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Steudel is clinically active and he is licensed to practice Medicine in the states of California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Tennessee, as well as in Germany.

John C Lundell, MD

Garland, Texas
Anesthesiology - Difficult airway, drug interactions, hypotension, positioning, OR fires, nerve injury, intubation, recovery room, informed consent, nerve blocks, airway trauma, central venous catheter, stroke, extubation, hypoxia, sedation, central lines, postoperative, intraoperative code, obstructive sleep apnea
Award-winning anesthesiologist in active clinical practice. Yale-educated, Wake Forest-trained. United States Air Force veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom. Air Force Commendation Medal. Extensive teaching experience. Fellowship trained. Magna Cum Laude graduate of BYU, Board of Trustee’s Scholarship, Dean’s List. Multiple Five Star Spirit Awards for Excellence, Baylor University Medical Center. Completed SEAK expert witness training.

John Caputo, CRNA, MHS, BSN J & L Anesthesia Services

Bridgeport, West Virginia
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - CRNA, anesthesia, airway management, post anesthesia care unit, PACU, central line placement, needle placement, tube placement, falls, IV infiltration, awareness, epidurals, drug effects, hypoxia, propofol, intubation, extubation, aspiration, airway trauma, surgical positioning, tongue protection
CRNA leader. Clinical experience includes general anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, spinal and epidural anesthesia. Administrative experience includes documentation auditing, policies, bylaw compliance, root cause analysis, sentinel event investigation and patient safety. Experience with a wide range of practice settings including rural critical access hospitals, office-based anesthesia, medium sized hospitals, large hospitals, and university practices. Expert witness experience includes cases involving management of airways, awareness under anesthesia, IV infiltration, patient falls and epidurals. Extensive experience with chart review / auditing for quality assurance and adverse outcomes. History of presenting lectures on topics ranging from complications of epidural anesthesia, malignant hyperthermia to quality assurance / quality improvement. Currently a clinical preceptor for Excela Health School of Anesthesia for Nurses and the West Virginia University School of Nursing D...