General Anesthesia Expert Witnesses

General anesthesia 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 general anesthesia. The general anesthesia expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Anesthesiology, Biomedical Engineering, Nurse Anesthetist, Obstetrical Anesthesiology, and Pain Management - Medicine.

Robert A Ertner, MD

Chico, California
Anesthesiology - cardiac anesthesia, airway trauma, intubation, operating room fires, positioning, central lines, airway management, regional anesthesia, ambulatory anesthesia, epidurals, spinal anesthesia, ICU sedation, preoperative assessment, general anesthesia, echocardiography, organ donation
Board certified anesthesiologist in full-time clinical practice. Completed cardiac anesthesia fellowship at Emory University. Diplomat of the National Board of Echocardiography. Award-winning teacher with substantial education experience. Licensed in Texas, Georgia, Missouri, and California. Part time experience in Emergency Room and Neonatal ICU during residency. Locum Tenens experience. Part time experience providing care for terminally ill patients making organ donations.

Bruce Reitman, MD

Anaheim, California
Anesthesiology - General anesthesia, regional anesthesia, critical care, respiratory therapy, airway management, positioning injuries, surgical recovery
23 years of experience in all areas of anesthesia including regional anesthesia, ambulatory, critical care

Sasha M Demos, MD, PhD Dupage Valley Anesthesiologists

Naperville, Illinois
Anesthesiology, Biomedical Engineering - Airway Management, Failed Intubation, Epidural and Spinal Anesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia, General Anesthesia, Surgical Fires, Drug Errors, Positioning Injuries, Regional Anesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications, Sedation Complications Outside of the OR
Board certified anesthesiologist and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at a large community hospital. PhD in Bioengineering with research and publications in the areas of liposomes, ultrasound contrast agents, and targeted therapies. Administrative experience has provided involvement in the areas of quality, drug diversion prevention and risk management. Extensive experience in airway management, prevention of surgical fires, general, obstetrical, pediatric, thoracic, neuro, regional, and ambulatory anesthesia as well as sedation outside of the operating room.

David Rehn, MD

Naperville, Illinois
Anesthesiology - General anesthesia,Pediatric anesthesia,Regional anesthesia,Obstetrical anesthesia,Spinal and epidural anesthesia,Ambulatory anesthesia,Office-based anesthesia,Airway management,Failed intubation,Positioning injuries,Medication errors,Operating room fires,Preoperative assessment and testing,
Board certified anesthesiologist with more than 20 years of experience in practice. Since completing residency training at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals I have provided anesthesia care in a large suburban hospital, three ambulatory surgery centers as well as the office setting. My experience includes, but is not limited to, general, pediatric, obstetrical, ambulatory, vascular, neuro, and endoscopy anesthesia. I also have extensive experience in regional anesthesia including spinal, epidural and ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks.

David Preiss, MD PhD

Newton, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology, Endoscopy, Procedural sedation, Physiology, Biomedical engineering, Airway management, Ambulatory anesthesia, Preoperative assessment, General anesthesia, Anesthesia information management systems (Epic)
I am a Harvard trained physician with a background in biomedical engineering. I completed a PhD focused on designing respiratory equipment based on innovative physiological principles. I have been awarded 7 patents and have published 20 papers in the field. I have also developed an expertise in medical IT and electronic medical information systems, including Epic. I have practiced in diverse clinical environments, including academic, private and community. My areas include general surgeries, neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, ambulatory, plastics, gastrointestinal, endoscopy, interventional radiology and other procedural sedations.

John G Alexander, MD

Frontenac, Missouri
Anesthesiology - General anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Monitored Anesthetic Care, Invasive Monitoring, Airway Management, Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia, High Risk Patient, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Emergency, Intraoperative Awareness, Positioning, Postoperative
John G. Alexander, M.D., was re-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 2010 after obtaining primary certification in 2000. He was also certified by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in 2017. He has medical licenses in the states of MO, IL, IN, and GA.

Attila Kerner, MD, MS

Saint Louis, Missouri
Anesthesiology, Ambulatory Surgery Centers - Intubation, Positioning, Preoperative Assessment, Airway Trauma, Regional Anesthesia, PACU, General Anesthesia, Operating Room Fire, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Epidural Anesthesia, Spinal Anesthesia, Operating Room Safety
Board certified anesthesiologist with over 15 years of experience. Trained at Washington University in Saint Louis. Abundant experience in all subspecialty areas. Abundant teaching and working / clinical experience at Saint Louis University Hospital, a large level one trauma center where I oversee the preoperative anesthesia clinic, as well as teach resident physicians, and provide subspecialty anesthetic care in areas including but not limited to: trauma, transplant, cardiac, and neuro anesthesia. I am also well versed with regional ultrasound guided anesthesia, as well as epidural and spinal anesthesia. Abundant experience in multiple clinical settings including private practice, teaching hospitals, and surgery centers. Well versed with supervising and medically directing CRNAs and AAs.

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.

Jason B Ochroch, MD University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology, general anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care (MAC), perioperative and airway emergencies, acute pain medicine, acute on chronic pain, multimodal analgesia, opioid-sparing anesthesia, regional anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, epidural and spinal anesthesia, nerve catheters
Dr. Jason Ochroch is a board-certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty fellowship training in regional and orthopedic anesthesia and acute pain medicine. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. - Maintains full clinical practice as an attending anesthesiologist and on the inpatient Acute Pain Medicine service - Extensive experience with regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks - Expert in evidence-based best practice medicine, having completed University of Pennsylvania’s Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics program - Active researcher and first author with 10+ peer-reviewed publications, along with numerous national and local presentations - Peer reviewer in several academic journals - Anesthesiology lead for hospital geriatric hip fracture team - Anesthesiology lead for ambulatory surgical center perioperative emergency simulations

David A. Gutman, MD, MBA, FASA - Anesthesiology Expert Witness Ethical Patient Advocacy LLC.

Charleston, South Carolina
Obstetrical Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology - Obstetrical Anesthesiology, Spinal Epidural Nerve Block, Nerve Damage Paralysis, Cesarean Section, Uterine Atony Post Partum Hemorrhage, Labor Delivery, Birth Trauma, Blood Patch Headache, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest, Difficult Airway Intubation, Lost Airway Hypoxia, General Anesthesia
Anesthesiology expert witness. Board certified anesthesiologist with fellowship training in obstetrical anesthesiology. Only anesthesiologist on SEAK with higher level obstetrical anesthesia sub-specialization. Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in full-time clinical practice at the tertiary academic medical center - Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Extensive experience working solo in locum tenens and with medical direction; supervising medical students, residents, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Multiple publications, grand rounds, and book chapters. Four state licenses including New York, South Carolina, California, and New Hampshire. Unblemished record and incredibly responsive to emails and phone calls. Happy to arrange a complimentary phone call or Zoom session to introduce myself or discuss any anesthetic matter. Website: www.DoctorDavidGutman.com Email: [email protected] Phone: (843)732-4449 Case Expertise: My clinical focus i...

Neelam Bandi, MD metropolitan anesthesia consultants

MCLEAN, Virginia
Anesthesiology - Airway Injury/management, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest, Medication Errors, Sleep Apnea, Regional Anesthesia (epidural/spinal/peripheral nerve blocks), Obstetric Anesthesia, OR fires, Positioning, Central lines, General Anesthesia, Preoperative assessment, Aspiration, Awareness
Dr. Bandi is a board certified anesthesiologist who has been practicing anesthesiology since 2009. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology. She performs utilization reviews and provides her services as an expert witness in medical malpractice cases. She is licensed in DC, MD and VA.