Heart Failure Expert Witnesses

Heart failure 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 heart failure. The heart failure expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, and Public Health.

Arash Bereliani, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.C. UCLA School of Medicine and Cedars Sinai Hospital Medical Center

Beverly Hills, California
Cardiovascular Disease - Heart attack, Myocardial infarction, Aortic aneurysm, Heart failure, arrhythmia, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiology, high blood pressure, HTN, stroke, CVA, embolism, Atrial fibrillation, sudden death
Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine Attending Cardiologist, Cedars-Sinai Hospital Medical Center Member, Center of Excellence, Cedars-Sinai Hospital Medical Center Medical Director, Beverly Hills Institute of Cardiology and Preventive Medicine BOOK AUTHOR: "Heart Attack, Will It Happen To Me?", Published in 2019, Celebrity Press. Fellow, American College of Cardiology, Member, American Heart Association Member, American Society of Preventive Cardiology, Member, American College of Physicians Member, American Medical Association. Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Anthony C Chang, MD, MBA, MPH Children's Hospital of Orange County

Laguna Beach, California
Pediatric Cardiology, Public Health - Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Sudden Death, Cardiac Intensive Care, Heart Failure, Postoperative Care, Pulmonary Hypertension, Adult with Congenital Heart Disease, Public Health, Sports Medicine
Training and attending service at the three top pediatric heart programs. Editor of textbooks Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care and Heart Failure in Children and Young Adults with expertise in congenital Heart Disease and Perioperative Care as well as cardiomyopathy and sudden death in pediatric patients

Joseph L. Klapper, MD

Pacific Grove, California
Cardiovascular Disease - cardiology, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, hypercholesterolemia, myocardial infarction, diabetes, heart disease, chest pain, angina, coronary disease, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, cardiac emergencies, hypertension, troponin
Dr. Klapper is board certified and re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Diseases (1998 and 2008). Dr. Klapper has also earned certification for coronary CT angiography. Dr. Klapper has held hospital privileges and medical staff appointments at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as well as several Los Angeles area hospitals. In addition, Dr. Klapper has held hospital privileges at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Klapper is in active cardiology practice in central California. Dr. Klapper has been providing opinions as a medical expert since 2003. Dr. Klapper has written two books for the public and has served as the vice chief and chief of medicine at Hazel Hawkins hospital. Dr. Klapper has participated in peer review, insurance coverage for cardiac issues and has provided opinions regarding cardiac problems and service connected veterans.

Meldon Levy, MD, FACC

Los Angeles, California
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Cardiology, Ischemic Heart Disease, Chest Pain, Angina, Heart Failure, Stroke Prevention, Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Transthoracic Echocardiogram, Transesophageal Echocardiogram
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, Certified by the National Board of Echocardiography in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Kelsey Flint, MD, MSCS University of Colorado; Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

Denver, Colorado
Cardiovascular Disease - heart failure, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, myocardial infarction, hypertension, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation, chest pain, cardiac rehabilitation, coronary artery disease, transplant, left ventricular assist device, echocardiogram, electrocardiogram
I am an academic cardiologist at the University of Colorado and Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. I am board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (i.e. General Cardiology) and Advanced Heart Failure with clinical expertise in the performance and interpretation of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, electrocardiogram interpretation, heart monitor interpretation, interpretation of troponin values, atherosclerosis, pre-operative cardiac risk assessment (cardiac clearance), diagnosis and surveillance of aortic aneurysm, assessment of advanced heart failure and need for heart transplant and/or left ventricular assist device (LVAD), inpatient, ICU (intensive care unit) and outpatient (clinic) cardiovascular care as well as the performance of cardiology electronic consultations and virtual clinical visits (cardiology telemedicine). I am a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Colorado, and have expertise in educating medical students...

Noah T Kaufman, MD Kaufman Medical Group, Inc.

Fort Collins, Colorado
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, heart attack, stroke, trauma, COPD, CHF, heart failure, PE, Pulmonary embolism, heart failure, elder, abuse, infection, dementia, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, MI, Hypertensive, Abscess, Appendicitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney, heart, lung, cellulitis, Death
Dr. Kaufman is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine until 2029 and has provided opinion and deposition on numerous difficult cases for both sides. He remains in the minority of physicians his age who have never personally been sued for medical malpractice. Dr. Kaufman is a frequent on-air Medical Expert for the Denver NBC and CBS affiliates (see video at www.kaufmanmedicalgroup.com). As a Peer Review committee member and 15 year hardened Emergency Medicine veteran Attending Physician, Dr. Kaufman has deep experience providing care at many different types of emergency medical practices and all different volumes and levels of acuity. Dr. Kaufman has experience teaching Emergency Medicine residents and medical school students. He has also written numerous published articles on physician networks/blogs. Letters of referral from attorneys available on request. There is no fee for an initial 30 minute discussion about your case.

Brooks Walsh, MD

New Haven, Connecticut
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Ultrasound, electrocardiogram, chest pain, heart attack, myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiac arrest, ACLS, pulmonary embolism, hypertension, aorta, dissection, pericardial effusion, tamponade, aneurysm, fibrillation, arrhythmia, resuscitation, Excited Delirium
Residency trained EM at Yale, boarded in EM, 10 + years experience urban environment. I am versed in all aspects of emergency medicine, but I have focused on cardiovascular problems in my research and education. I have published numerous academic articles and produced educational material about the use of the ECG and bedside ultrasound to diagnose cardiac and respiratory conditions, including MI, CHF, PE, pre-eclampsia with pulmonary edema, pericardial tamponade, pulmonary embolism, aortic dissection, coronary artery dissection, management of arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, evaluation of chest pain, evaluation of shortness of breath, and other cardio-respiratory problems. Additionally, I was a paramedic for 5 years before medical school, and maintain a relationship with EMS currently. I am prepared to discuss excited delirium and cardiac arrest in custody, whether in the ED or in the prehospital context.

Douglas Dillon

Florida
Emergency Medicine - Stroke, Sepsis, Trauma, Heart Attack, Heart failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Cellulitis, Dog Bites, Laceration repair, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Hypertension, Abscess, Appendicitis, High Altitude Medicine, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney Failure, Fracture Reduction, Rural Medicine,
Dr Dillon is a full-time practicing Emergency Physician with over 15 years experience in Level One Trauma Centers as well as Rural and Critical Access Medicine. Dr Dillon is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) after completing his residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He holds licenses in Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida. Dr Dillon is available as a consultant/expert witness for plaintiff or defense involving malpractice litigation arising from the emergency department. He has completed SEAK expert medical witness training.

SOTIRIS STAMOU, MD, PHD

Tallahassee, Florida
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - Aortic dissection, ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist device, TAVR (traanscatheter aortic valve replacement), CABG, surgery, shock, heart failure, aortic, mitral, tricuspid, aneurysm, cardiac, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, heart.
I am a very experienced, well published, well-versed cardiac surgeon who performs the full spectrum of cardiac surgery. My results are excellent. I have held many academic positions. I am well published in cardiac surgery, with over 80 national and international publications in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. I serve at the editorial board of the Aorta journal and I am reviewer of many prestigious cardiothoracic surgery journals. I frequently present at National and International meetings and I am asked to provide expert opinion in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Gregory E. Jones, MD

Douglasville , Georgia
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, decubitus ulcers, medical necessity, DVT, deep vein thrombosis, PE, pulmonary embolism, sepsis, septic shock, medical necessity, standard of care, respiratory failure, heart failure, heart disease, stroke, peri-operative management
Dr. Jones is board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has over 10 years of experience in Hospital Medicine. He is licensed in GA, SC, and TN. He received his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed his residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. He continues to practice as a Hospitalist in Georgia.

Gabriel J Hauser, MD, MBA, FCCM, FAAP Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Rockville, Maryland
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - sepsis, cardiac arrest, resuscitation, pediatrics, critical care, pneumonia, respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, newborn, resuscitation, brain injury, infection, respiratory distress, stridor, heart failure, meningitis, child abuse, bronchiolitis, asthma, shock, airway obstruction, sedation
I am a practicing pediatric intensive care physician. I also practice pediatric sedation. I have practiced pediatric intensive care since 1989. I am professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In the past I have held the positions of Chief Medical Officer of St. Christopher Hospital for Children, Director of the Pediatric ICU Director of Pediatric Inpatient Services and Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, and in these roles I have dealt with the Standard of Care for pediatricians and pediatric specialists. I am board certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and am a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and College of Critical Care Medicine. I have been serving as expert witness for over 25 years. My areas of expertise are acute, emergency and critical care pediatrics and pediatric sedation.

Athol W. Morgan, MD, MHS One Heart, LLC

Ellicott City, Maryland
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Cardiology, Hypertension, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure

William R. Phillips, Jr, MD Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospital Medicine, Hospitalist, Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT/PE, Respiratory Failure, Heart Failure, Electrolyte Abnormalities, Encephalopathy, Delirium
Board-certified attending physician in active clinical practice in Hospital Medicine Harvard Medical School teaching faculty Specializing in the care of hospitalized patients who have serious conditions that often require coordination of care with other specialties Extensive teaching experience with students, residents, and other attendings, including international teaching experience

Timothy J. McDermott, MD Osage Beach Cardiology,LTD

Linn Creek, Missouri
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease - Chest pain,angina,coronary artery,heart failure,heart attack,vascular medicine,claudication,stent,atherectomy,pacemaker,ICD,sudden death,nuclear cardiology, atrial fibrillation,cardiac arrest,PTCA,Angioplasty,echocardiography,shortness of breath,arrhythmias,HTN,Assist device,ECG,endovacular medicine
* Dr. McDermott is an experienced Interventional and general cardiologist with over 25 yrs clinical practice in Interventional cardiology, endovascular medicine and critical limb ischemia, general cardiology, echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, pacemaker implantation, implantable defibrillators (ICD) including biventricular devices, and leadless pacemakers. Dr. McDermott has particular interests in the management of complex and high risk patients with a wide spectrum of cardiovascular disease. * He is committed to ongoing education in these areas of interest. * Dr. McDermott has board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease, subspecialty Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac pacing, and physician interpretation vascular ultrasound. * Dr. McDermott is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. He is currently licensed in Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, ...

Douglas Dillon

Nevada
Emergency Medicine - Stroke, Sepsis, Trauma, Heart Attack, Heart failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Cellulitis, Dog Bites, Laceration repair, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Hypertension, Abscess, Appendicitis, High Altitude Medicine, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney Failure, Fracture Reduction, Rural Medicine,
Dr Dillon is a full-time practicing Emergency Physician with over 15 years experience in Level One Trauma Centers as well as Rural and Critical Access Medicine. Dr Dillon is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) after completing his residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He holds licenses in Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida. Dr Dillon is available as a consultant/expert witness for plaintiff or defense involving malpractice litigation arising from the emergency department. He has completed SEAK expert medical witness training.

Noah T Kaufman, MD Kaufman Medical Group, Inc.

Nevada
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, heart attack, stroke, trauma, COPD, CHF, heart failure, PE, Pulmonary embolism, heart failure, elder, abuse, infection, dementia, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, MI, Hypertensive, Abscess, Appendicitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney, heart, lung, cellulitis, Death
Dr. Kaufman is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine until 2029 and has provided opinion and deposition on numerous difficult cases for both sides. He remains in the minority of physicians his age who have never personally been sued for medical malpractice. Dr. Kaufman is a frequent on-air Medical Expert for the Denver NBC and CBS affiliates (see video at www.kaufmanmedicalgroup.com). As a Peer Review committee member and 15 year hardened Emergency Medicine veteran Attending Physician, Dr. Kaufman has deep experience providing care at many different types of emergency medical practices and all different volumes and levels of acuity. Dr. Kaufman has experience teaching Emergency Medicine residents and medical school students. He has also written numerous published articles on physician networks/blogs. Letters of referral from attorneys available on request. There is no fee for an initial 30 minute discussion about your case.

David A. Friedman, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC, FACP Northwell Health

Valley Stream , New York
Cardiovascular Disease - Heart failure, general cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear & exercise stress testing, and sports cardiology.

Maurice E. Varon, MD Sands Constellation Heart Institute-Rochester Regional Health

Rochester, New York
Cardiovascular Disease - Cardiology, Stress Testing, Heart Failure, Clinical Cardiology, Echocardiography, Coronary Disease, Arrhythmias, Nuclear Stress Testing, Valve Disease, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Heart Attack

David L Fairbrother, MD

Greenville, North Carolina
Pediatric Cardiology - Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Sudden Death, Cardiac Intensive Care, Heart Failure, Postoperative Care, Adult with Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Arrhythmia, Pacemaker, Defibrillator, Syncope, Electrophysiology, Cardiomyopathy
Attending in both private practice and academic medicine. Additional fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology with expertise in arrhythmias, syncope, device management, and sudden death. Significant experience with pediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease, perioperative care, and cardiomyopathy.

John R Filip, MD, FAPWCA, FSVMB

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Atrial fibrillation, Anticoagulation, Sudden Cardiac Death, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Critical Limb Ischemia, Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiomyopathy, Myocardial Contusion in MVA, Chest Pain, Heart Failure, Vascular Medicine
• Board-certified, fellowship-trained physician specializing in cardiology and internal medicine. • Over 40 years’ experience in active cardiology and internal medicine practice. • Past director of Bryn Mawr Wound Care and Vascular Center. • Extensive teaching experience of medical residents and medical students. • Author of numerous cardiology publications. • Experienced expert witness on both plaintiff and defense cases. • Has been called upon to express opinions in the areas of myocardial infarction, myocardial contusion, ischemic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrest, and heart injury in motor vehicle accidents.

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 ...

Charles S Wade, MD CL Wade Enterprises LLC

DOWNINGTOWN, Pennsylvania
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Cardiologist, Myocardial infarction, Heart Failure, Hospitalist, Heart attack, Hypertension, Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Hemorrhage, Cardiomyopathy, QT Prolongation, Major Bleeding
Dual American Board of Internal Medicine Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Demonstrated excellence in cardiac imaging by passing Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology subspecialty boards. Dr. Wade is a physician expert employed in full-time clinical practice at Mainline Health with the Lankenau Heart Group. Over a decade of clinical experience all over the world. Expert in all forms of stress testing, cardiac procedures, cardiac imaging and post-MI care. Special experience in consultative cardiology, outpatient, CCU, cardiac imaging, diastolic heart failure and cardio-oncology. Strong forensic skills with excellent reasoning abilities. Can handle the largest of medical records and toughest of cases. Current faculty at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences with experience as clinical faculty in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. Prior active naval service with federal, public and private healthcare experience. ...

Asifa R Ashraf, MD

Arlington, Texas
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist - Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Sepsis, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Diabetes, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombus, Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure, Cirrhosis, GI bleed, Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Renal Diseases
I am a board certified Internal Medicine Physician, working as a hospitalist for the past 4 years. I am licensed in the states of California and Texas. I was trained at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. I currently work with both medical students and residents. In teaching future doctors, I focus on importance of compassionate bedside manner and importance of communication with patients and families in terms they can understand. As part of my hospitalist duties, I serve on multiple committees reviewing patient charts, including sepsis committee and antimicrobial stewardship committee. Commonly treated conditions include: Heart Failure, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Respiratory Failure, Sepsis, DVT/PE, cirrhosis, GI bleeds, renal failure, electrolyte abnormalities, alcohol withdrawal, COVID 19 and others.

Douglas Dillon

Park City, Utah
Emergency Medicine - Stroke, Sepsis, Trauma, Heart Attack, Heart failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Cellulitis, Dog Bites, Laceration repair, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Hypertension, Abscess, Appendicitis, High Altitude Medicine, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney Failure, Fracture Reduction, Rural Medicine,
Dr Dillon is a full-time practicing Emergency Physician with over 15 years experience in Level One Trauma Centers as well as Rural and Critical Access Medicine. Dr Dillon is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) after completing his residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He holds licenses in Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida. Dr Dillon is available as a consultant/expert witness for plaintiff or defense involving malpractice litigation arising from the emergency department. He has completed SEAK expert medical witness training.

Matthew Schumaecker, MD, FACC, FASNC Matthew Schumaecker MD Consulting LLC

Roanoke, Virginia
Cardiovascular Disease - Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Arrest, Clinical Informatics, Information Technology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT, Cardiac Computed Tomography, Echo
Dr. Schumaecker is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Virginia Tech and has over 15 years of experience in clinical practice and teaching. An experienced public speaker, he is known for being able to explain complex medical concepts in a simple and highly articulate manner. He has won several teaching awards for this over his career. He holds five board certifications including Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Informatics, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography. He has served on committees for several professional societies including the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.