Fetal Monitoring Expert Witness

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Fetal monitoring 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 fetal monitoring. The fetal monitoring expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Gynecology, Hospitalist, Midwife, Nurse, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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William T. Madland, MD

Alabama
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Neel Arant, MS, CNM, PhD

Oakland, California
Midwife, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Labor and Delivery, Fetal Monitoring, High Risk Ob, perinatal HIV, Shoulder dystocia, antepartum, postpartum, postpartum hemorrhage, women's health.
I am a doctorally prepared Certified Nurse Midwife with over 16 years of experience is high volume, high risk midwifery and obstetrics practices in New York, California and Australia as a clinician and educator. I have a doctoral degree in global health focusing on perinatal HIV management and information technology. Currently I practice as an Ob Hospitalist at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, California and Kaiser Permanente Oakland, California where I precept Obstetric and Gynecologic residents on the labor and delivery unit.

Margaret A. Browne, BSN OB-RNC

Valencia, California
Nurse, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Labor and Delivery, fetal monitoring, high risk Antenatal, Triage, postpartum, birth injury, standards of care, shoulder dystocia, obstetrical hemorrhage.
I have been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years providing inpatient care for laboring patients, many with high-risk pregnancies. I am currently employed full time in labor and delivery, managing patients during vaginal deliveries or cesareans. As needed, I fill in as a relief charge nurse. I am familiar with standards of care for my specialty. Current in certifications: Advanced Fetal Monitoring ACLS - Advanced Life Support NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program BLS - Basic Life Support AWHONN member

William T. Madland, MD

California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Nicole McCaughin, MSN, RNC, C-EFM, C-ONQS

Alamo, California
Nurse, Obstetrics & Gynecology - labor and delivery, labor and delivery nurse, obstetrics, high risk obstetrics, fetal monitoring, birth injury, nursing license defense
Nicole McCaughin, MSN, RNC, C-EFM, C-ONQS Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, Certified in External Fetal Monitoring, Certified in Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety. Currently working as a bedside labor and delivery nurse, up to date on current practice. As well as bedside practice work as an adjunct faculty member teaching Women's Health at Ohlone Nursing College, Science Team Member for AWHONN, and Expert Practice Consultant for the Board of Registered Nursing. Published co-author of two Association of Women's Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Evidenced Based Guidelines. Published position statement that was printed in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing in March of 2020. Podium presentation at national AWHONN conference 2020. Synovia panelist speaker for the Joint Commission; meeting the measures symposium April 2021. Expert practice consultant and expert witness for the California Department of Consumer Affairs and the Board of Registere...

Kimberly Paiva, RN

san diego, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Labor and Delivery, Fetal Monitoring, Obstetrics, HIgh Risk Antenatal, Mother Baby Care, Maternal Child Health, Fetal Monitoring, Perioperative Care
ACLS, BLS, NRP, RNC- Electronic Fetal Monitoring, RNC- Inpatient Obstetrics, Awhonn Advanced Fetal Monitoring, Awhonn Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructor, Awhonn Perinatal Orientation and Education Instructor. New grad and new hire preceptor. Clinical Documentation Committee. Policy and practice review.

Charles E Stoopack, MD

Carlsbad, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Birth injuries, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Monitoring, Labor Management, Shoulder Dystocia, Obstetrical Complications, Vacuum and Forceps Deliveries, VBAC, GYN Surgery Injuries, Operative Laparoscopy, Peer Review, General OB/GYN, Motor Vehicle Accidents during Pregnancy
Assistant Professor/Health Sciences Clinical Instructor UCSD Medical School. Recipient of The Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018. Named as a "Top Doctor" in 2004 San Diego Magazine and 1999 "Guide to Top Doctors," both as selected by physician peers. Board Certified, Fellow ACOG. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society at New York Medical College. Good appearance, jury friendly, articulate, credible and honest.

James G Tappan, MD JAMES G. TAPPAN, M.D.

San Mateo, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, LAPAROSCOPY, BIRTH INJURY, LABOR MANAGEMENT, FETAL MONITORING, OBSTETRICAL COMPLICATIONS, CEREBRAL PALSY, CESAREAN SECTION, GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERY COMPLICATIONS, VACUUM AND FORCEPS DELIVERY, ABORTION, SEXUAL ASSAULT.
BOARD CERTIFIED IN OB & GYN SINCE 1976 AND VOLUNTARILY RECERTIFIED ANNUALLY SINCE 1999; FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OB & GYN; FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS; EXPERT REVIEWER FOR THE MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA; TEACHING FACULTY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF OB-GYN AT THE DAVID GRANT USAF MEDICAL CENTER, TRAVIS AFB, FROM MAY 2006 TO MAY 2012; PROFESSIONAL STAFF, DEPT OB-GYN, BARSTOW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SINCE JUN 2012; MEDICAL STAFF, DEPT OB-GYN AT ALTA BATES SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER, BERKELEY, CA, 2016-2017; EXPERTISE IN PEER REVIEW, CASE ANALYSIS, WRITTEN REPORTS, AND TESTIMONY AT DEPOSITION AND TRIAL IN PLAINTIFF & DEFENSE MALPRACTICE CASES AND CRIMINAL CASES INVOLVING ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT; EVALUATION OF IMPACT OF ACCIDENTS ON PREGNANCIES; WILLING TO TRAVEL.

Shana Yeager, MD

Temecula, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - birth injury, TOLAC, VBAC, ectopic pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, maternal hemorrhage, cesarean section, shoulder dystocia, fetal monitoring, forceps, vacuum delivery, maternal morbidity and mortality
Board Certified since 2008 Medical Consultant for Medical Board of CA Clinical Assistant Professor, Western University of Health Sciences Experience in peer review, department chair, medical executive committee

Samuel Taylor, MD Comprehensive Women's Health

Valdosta, Georgia
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Review of birth injuries, cerebral palsy, fetal monitoring, labor management, shoulder dystocia, vacuum and forceps deliveries, VBAS
Dr. Taylor has practiced medicine for over 30 years and provides clinical and surgical care to obstetric and gynecology patients. In addition to delivering babies, Dr. Taylor performs lararoscopic, vaginal and abdominal hysterectomies, surgery for stress and urinary incontinence, surgery for vaginal prolapses, endometrial ablations (for heavy periods), laparoscopic tubal ligations, Essure tubal occlusions, hysteroscopies (for abnormal bleeding), and treatments for ectopic pregnancies. Dr. Taylor has a special interest in high risk obstetrics and infertility.

William T. Madland, MD

Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Therese O'Connor, MD

Elmhurst, Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Birth injury, Shoulder dystocia, Management of labor, Cesarean section, Maternal mortality, Postpartum hemorrhage, Use of Pitocin, Stillbirth, Fetal monitoring, Gynecology, Menopausal hormone replacement therapy, Postmenopausal bleeding, Abnormal Pap smear
For over thirty years, I have practiced obstetrics and gynecology. Throughout my career, I have been involved in the hospital risk management (now "patient safety") committee. I reviewed cases identifying areas where the hospital might have been vulnerable from a medical-legal standpoint. I also participated in root case analyses after medical mistakes were identified. Now, after obtaining training from SEAK, I am using my experience as a legal consultant and expert witness.

William T. Madland, MD

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Wesley S Blank, MD, MS, FACOG

Rye Brook, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - Obstetrics, Gynecology, Obstetrical Complications, Gynecological Complications, Surgical Injuries, Office Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Monitoring, Labor Management, Shoulder Dystocia, VBAC, Cesarean Section, Uterine Rupture, Ectopic Pregnancy, Circumcisions
I am a board certified obstetrician gynecologist with over 30 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of clinical environments: private practice, HMOs, hospital clinics, community hospitals, and university teaching centers. I have served as a medical expert in OB/GYN since 1994, both for the plaintiff and for the defense. My education and experience enable me to extract and analyze the information in each case, discovering and understanding its merits. I am able to communicate key points in a succinct, understandable manner, both orally and in writing. My commitment to being a medical expert ensures that I address each case timely and comprehensively. As an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, I taught OB/GYN residents and medical students, both in the clinical setting and with lectures.

William T. Madland, MD

New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Julie Thomas, M.D.

Lewisville, Texas
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Laparoscopy, Birth Trauma, HIE, Shoulder Dystocia, Ob Complications, Forceps, Cesarean, TOLAC, High Risk Ob, Preeclampsia, Ectopic, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Preterm Labor, Endometrial Ablation, Essure, Post Op Complications, Placental Abruption, Fetal Monitoring, Stillbirth, Hysteroscopy, Hysterectomy
I am a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist with 20 years experience in private practice now working full time as an OB Hospitalist. In the past I have participated in hospital governance including serving as chair of my department, performed peer review, and sat on the medical executive committee. I feel comfortable with public speaking and pride myself in being able to explain the complicated nature of medicine in a way that the listener can understand. My experience and skills will allow me the expertise to review with a keen eye complex medical cases within the obstetrics and gynecological field.

Jennifer P. Reason, DO, FACOG

Melfa, Virginia
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospitalist - induction of labor, VBAC, cesarean section, breech presentation, twins, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord prolapse, fetal monitoring, placental abruption, obstetrical hemorrhage, vacuum deliveries, prenatal care, birthing center transfers, preterm labor, HELLP
I am a Board Certified OBGYN since 2014, and have been in practice since 2012. In the first six years of my career I worked in a small group serving a rural, underserved population in Virginia. This practice was remote from any tertiary care hospital, and I gained experience early in my career in managing high risk situations when patients presented unstable for transfer. Since then, I have been employed as an OB Hospitalist, and have worked in leadership roles in larger hospitals that average about 2000 or more deliveries per year. I also work in my former residency program as an academic OB hospitalist, with an even higher volume and acuity of patients. Since becoming an OB hospitalist, I have developed an interest in quality and safety improvement. I have led and participated in several initiatives in this area. I have experience in leading peer review meetings at the department and medical staff level to discuss opportunities for improvement in patient care. I also ha...

Lindsay B McDevitt, MSN, RN, RNC-OB

Bellingham, Washington
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nurse - Nursing, Fetal Monitoring, Labor and Delivery, Expert Witness, Triage, Antenatal, Medical Malpractice, Postpartum, Birth Injury, Cesarean Section, High-Risk OB, Maternal Newborn
Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, Member of AWHONN, Experience in Nursery, triage, Charge Nurse, Office setting, and Operating Room.