Gestational Diabetes Expert Witnesses

Gestational diabetes 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 gestational diabetes. The gestational diabetes expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Hospitalist, Nurse Practitioner, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Melissa G. Drake, MD

Santa Barbara, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - reproductive, high-risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, hysterectomy, laparoscopy, preterm labor, ectopic pregnancy, lactation, Caesarean section, incompetent cervix, hypertensive disorders, VBAC, TOLAC, malpresentation, shoulder dystocia, abnormal labor, gestational diabetes, obstetrical hemorrhage
I obtained my medical degree at the University of Arizona and completed residency training at George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, where I carried a medical license in three different jurisdictions (VA, MD, and DC). During this time, I worked at hospitals where 2,000 - 10,000 babies were delivered annually and gained experience in both low- and high-risk pregnancy, as well as obstetrical emergencies including shoulder dystocia, hemorrhage, amniotic fluid embolus, seizure, and stroke. My particular areas of interest include TOLAC/VBAC, cesarean section, labor pain relief, patient autonomy, and medical ethics. My strengths include a robust verbal persuasive ability, strong written and verbal communication skills, a tenacious work ethic, and the ability to solve problems creatively.

Harvey H Kasner, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACS

Towson, Maryland
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - OB, Obstetrics, OB/GYN, OBGYN, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, c-section, cesarean section, forceps/vacuum delivery, shoulder dystocia, birth injury, gynecology, hysterectomy, myomectomy, dilation & curettage (D&C), tubal ligation, laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, bowel & ureter injury
Over 20 years of professional experience, academic training, and a broad and in-depth knowledge of healthcare environments that allows me to review medical facts and provide a thorough, fair and impartial assessment of the subject of the legal action. I manifest strong interpersonal relations and draw on a wide range of communication skills to inform, engage and provide complete, objective, and helpful information to both defense and plaintiff attorneys. I draw on those same skills to provide testimony regarding the standard of care that is easily understood by all parties involved in the matter. I have greater than 10 years of experience serving as chairman and/or a member of a hospital or organization committee, such as hospital medical board, compliance committee, advisory committee, quality assurance/physician performance improvement committee and peer review committee. This experience, along with a master’s in business administration (MBA) with a focus in medical management, ...

Kristen E. Rawlett, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP University of Maryland, School of Nursing

Bel Air, Maryland
Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease, Lyme Disease, Stem-Cell Therapy, Long-term COVID, Breast Cancer, Fetal Death, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Myocardial Infarction, Thyroid Storm, Opioids, Cerebral Aneurysm, Gestational Diabetes
Dr. Rawlett is an established and highly regarded nursing expert in primary care, occupational health, substance use, health assessment, standards of care and health promotion. She has been a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner since 2000 and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as well as a leader in Nursing Faculty Governance. Experience witness experience includes approximately 20 cases with deposition and trial testimony focused on Nursing. Dr. Rawlett has been a Registered Nurse for 26 years and for 22 years she has taught nursing students at the doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate levels and helped develop current nursing curriculum. She has a full time appointment as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, a Nationally Ranked School of Nursing. Dr. Rawlett multiple peer-reviewed publications along with Research & Educational funding from NIH, AHRQ & Maryland Higher Education Commission.

James R Smith OB Case Reviews, LLC

Kensington, Maryland
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Pregnancy loss, miscarriage, birth defects, birth injury, incompetent cervix, preterm labor, twins, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, hypertension, fetal death in utero, cesarean section, VBAC, uterine rupture, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, placenta previa
I have an undergraduate degree in education, which makes me well suited to explain complex topics to a jury.

Lora Princ, MD, MBA

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics, Birth Injury, Obstetrical Complications, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Labor Management, VBAC, Preeclampsia, Gestational Diabetes, Macrosomia, Shoulder Dystocia, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Uterine Rupture, Labor Management, Birth Center, Midwife Deliveries, Vacuum deliveries, Labor Induction
I am a board-certified OBGYN and fellow of ACOG, in practice in the Minneapolis metro area since 2005. I received my MBA with a focus in healthcare management in 2022. I have worked in private practice as a clinic part-owner for 11 years and have been an OBGYN hospitalist since 2016 with a focus on high risk obstetrical patients. I am organized and efficient, and my MBA training has honed my ability to analyze data and extract both system and medical/ provider factors that are relevant for malpractice cases. My flexible schedule allows me to efficiently review large amounts of documents and create timely, thoughtful expert opinions. I am an OBGYN Medical Director and Department Chair with experience in peer reviews and credentialing. I work with medical students and residents and am a consultant to family medicine physicians, certified midwives, and community midwives. I am experienced in transfers from failed home births and birth centers with resulting complications. I have comp...

Kelly C Simkins, DO FACOG NCMP C-EFM

Gallatin, Tennessee
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Fetal monitoring, Vacuum delivery, induction of labor, VBAC, gestational diabetes, prenatal care, postpartum care, preterm labor, preeclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage. Menopause, gynecological office care, and endometrial ablation.
I am a board certified Ob/Gyn that has practiced since 2009. I work in a group practice outside Nashville, TN. I also practiced prior to this in Illinois and held some leadership positions. I currently practice both obstetrics and gynecology. This includes prenatal care, postpartum care, high risk pregnancies, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, induction of labor, VBAC/VTOL, and postpartum hemorrhage among others. I hold a certification from the National Certification Corporation in Electronic Fetal Monitoring. I also hold a certification in menopause as a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. I see patients with gynecological concerns both in the office and the hospital. I also see patients with menopause concerns and hormone replacement therapy. I perform gynecological surgery for multiple diagnosis. I have taken SEAK courses.

Katherine R Kula, MD

Purcellville, Virginia
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospitalist - Cesarean Delivery, TOLAC, VBAC, High Risk Obstetrics, Breech Delivery, Preeclampsia, Gestational Diabetes, Ectopic Pregnancy, Obstetrical Emergencies, Gynecology Emergencies, Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Postpartum Hemorrhage
I have practiced obstetrics and gynecology for the past 13 years. In the last ten years I have specialized in hospital based obstetrics and gynecology. This includes care of women with high risk pregnancies requiring hospital care, labor and delivery of both low and high risk women, obstetrical emergencies, postpartum care, emergency department consultations and emergency gynecologic surgery, as well as in-hospital obstetrics and gynecology consultations. I participated in the opening of a new obstetric emergency department at the facility where I work, and continue to see patients there. I also provide prenatal care for both low and high risk pregnancies in the hospital clinic. I have an interest in improving the quality of medical care and have been a member of a hospital wide clinical quality committee for the past three years.

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...