Hypoxia Expert Witnesses

Hypoxia 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 hypoxia. The hypoxia expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Brain Injury Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Medical Management, Neuropsychology, Nurse Anesthetist, Pain Management - Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Urgent Care Medicine.

Joseph J Barrows, MD Joseph J. Barrows, MD Inc.

Newport Beach, California
Anesthesiology, Medical Management - intubation, hematoma, informed consent, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, DVT, VTE, PE, capnography, brain damage, hypoxia, paralysis, narcotics, laryngospasm, ambulatory surgical center, ASC, medication error, positioning, central line, ventilation, aspiration, propofol, anticoagulation
Board-Certified Anesthesiologist in active clinical practice. 15+ years experience. Over 4,000 spinal surgical procedures performed. Anesthesiologist for U.S. Olympic and Red Bull athletes, the Los Angeles Kings, and U.S. Navy SEALs. Extensive teaching experience. 10+ years experience as Medical Director of an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) with duties including peer review and performance enhancement. Experienced expert witness. First person in family to attend college - worked way through college working construction and bartending. Excellent verbal communication skills.

Divya Chander, MD, PhD D. Chander LLC

San Francisco, California
Anesthesiology - difficult airway, intubation, brain injury / brain damage, hypoxia, hypotension, residual paralysis, narcotics, oversedation, aspiration, PACU, neurosurgical anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, awareness under anesthesia, brain monitoring, ENT anesthesia, Intraoperative visual loss, drug errors
Dr. Chander is a board certified anesthesiologist and neuroscientist (PhD). She served on the Stanford Anesthesiology faculty for 8 years. At Stanford, her areas of expertise and teaching included general surgery, neurosurgical, ENT/head & neck, orthopedic, and obstetric anesthesia. She has extensive experience with propofol sedation and total IV anesthesia, +/- brain monitoring, and difficult airway. She has trained residents in the OR, on labor & delivery, and through didactic teaching. Over the past several years, Dr. Chander continues to practice anesthesia at several Bay Area hospitals (including a level 1 trauma center). Dr. Chander has also co-founded 2 companies in the healthcare space, in neuro-ICU diagnostics, and creating a platform for integration for public health data. She served on a NASA task force for COVID19, and a global pandemic resilience task force, which she co-chaired and directed. In 2020, she was appointed a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. Dr. Chan...

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, ABPdN

Calabasas, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Undue Influence, Kernicterus, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment of children and adults. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. Findings of an evaluation come to life as part of the larger story of the examinee's life and circumstances. Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate litigation (including post-death determination of capacity and/or influence), employment, business, class action, disability determination, special education, and (limited) family and crimina...

Pejman Golpanian

Beverly Hills, California
Anesthesiology - Difficult Airway,Intubation,Brain Injury,Low Oxygen Sat,Hypoxia,Hypotension,Low Blood Pressure,Residual Paralysis,Narcotics,Aspiration,Allergic Reaction,Pregnancy,Epidural,Awareness,Drug Interaction,Errors,Positioning,Numbness,Ultrasound,Nerve Injury,Nerve Blocks,Fire,Recovery,Death,Coma,Throat,CPR
Dr. Pejman Golpanian is a highly experienced, board-certified Anesthesiologist actively practicing in Southern California. He currently practices and holds privileges at 40+ Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Facilities and multiple Hospitals in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Thousand Oaks areas. He has performed well over 10,000 successful anesthetic procedures and is highly trained in all aspects of anesthesiology including General anesthesia, Regional anesthesia with ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks, Neuro-axial spinal and epidural anesthesia, sedation with monitored anesthesia care, and local anesthesia. In addition to his practice in the operating room, Dr. Golpanian is also skilled in expert medical-legal review/analysis, report preparation, depositions, and expert witness testimony. He currently provides independent medical examinations, medical opinions, and evaluations for the Veterans Evaluation Services of America. Furthermore, Dr. Golpani...

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.

Michael C. Eves, DO Beachland Anesthesia

Vero Beach, Florida
Anesthesiology - Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Medical Director, Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Regional Anesthesia, Nerve Injury, Spinals, Peri-Operative Pain Management, Airway Management, Intubation, Extubation, Hypoxia, Appropriate Patient Selection, Orthopedic Anesthesia, Ambulatory Surgery
Qualifications -Board Certified Anesthesiologist in active clinical practice for the past 16+ years. Specialty areas of focus include ambulatory surgery with extensive experience in orthopedics, outpatient total joint replacements, ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks and ENT. -Medical Director, Chairman of Medical Executive Committee and Chairman of the Governing Body of Ambulatory Surgery Center in Vero Beach, FL. 6+ years at a high volume orthopedic and ENT surgery center. Developed and implemented policies and procedures for assessment of appropriate patient selection for outpatient surgery, safety and quality improvement initiatives, staff education and training and patient education activities. -Founding faculty member at the Orlando College of Osteopathic Medicine. Former faculty educator at Florida State University and University of Maryland responsible for education and training of medical students and SRNAs.

Karen M Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S SwallowStudy.com

Boston, Massachusetts
Speech-Language Pathology, Geriatrics - swallowing, swallowing disorders, dysphagia, oral, pharyngeal, esophageal, oropharyngeal dysphagia, vocal cords, vocal folds, larynx, aspiration, aspiration pneumonia, aspiration precautions, safety, strategies, choke, choking, asphyxiation, hypoxia, anoxia, stroke, dementia, neurological, paralysis
I am a medical Speech-Language Pathologist and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). I achieved this specialty certification in 2012. I have been a certified, licensed and practicing SLP since 1996, with licensure in Massachusetts from 1998 to current. I have worked with the adult and geriatric populations, specializing in dysphagia evaluation and management in long-term care, rehabilitation centers, and acute care with inpatients and outpatients. I am a 8-time award winner of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in recognition of excellence in continued professional study (as of June 2020). In September 2019, I won the first Hormel Health Labs Health Hero Award: https://www.hormelhealthlabs.com/resources/health-hero-advances-dysphagia-research/ I am the founder of www.SwallowStudy.com: Dysphagia Resource for Professionals and People with Difficulty Swallowing. I provide dysphagia expert consulting to companies and organizations thr...

Joel L. Goldberg, MD, FACEP, Clinical Assistant Professor Goldberg Medical Consulting

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Stroke, Pneumonia, Congestive Heart Failure, Myocardial Infarction, Sepsis, Obstetrical Emergencies, Foreign Bodies, Orthopedic Injuries, Gynecologic Emergencies, Trauma, Cellulitis, Cardiac Arrest, Pneumothorax, Pericardial Tamponade, Death, Hypoxia, Brain Damage, Hypoxic Encephalopathy, Fractures
Board Certified Emergency Physician (ABEM), Veteran of the United States Air Force, Rank of Major, Full time active clinical practice, Faculty of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Member of Michigan State Medical Society, Former Medical Director of EMS, Franklin County, North Carolina,

Eric Perry, DO, FCCA ASG PC

Franklin, Michigan
Anesthesiology - ASC, GI, IVF, Aspiration, arrythmia, hypotension, arrest, heart attack, vocal cords, pneumonia, informed consent, nerve blocks, airway trauma, stroke, extubation, hypoxia, sedation, central lines, postoperative, code, obstructive sleep apnea, dvt PE, drug error, narcotics, postioning, ventilation
I am a board certified Anesthesiologist with over 25 years of experience. I completed my residency at the University of Chicago, and am fellowship trained in anesthesia for Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery. After practicing in a large hospital, I started my own business/practice providing anesthesia services to outpatient surgery centers located throughout Michigan. In addition to my practice, I became a surveyor for AAAHC so that I could act as a consultant on standards of care and certification requirements at the centers I worked at. I also was an ACLS/BLS instructor, and gave lectures on Malignant Hyperthermia.

Dan Laird, M.D., J.D. Flamingo Medical Clinic

Las Vegas, Nevada
Pain Management - Medicine, Family Medicine - telemedicine, primary care, opioids, overdose, benzodiazepines, respiratory depression, apnea, pain management, pain medicine, pain relief, overdose, prescribing, medical necessity, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, hydromorphone, gabapentin, sleep apnea, hypoxia, anoxic brain damage, analgesia
Dr. Laird has more than 25 years of experience as a primary care and pain management physician. He has extensive experience safely prescribing opioids and is familiar with the consequences of not only over-prescribing, but also under-prescribing of opioids. Dr. Laird holds expertise in anesthesiology and the pharmacology of opioids, benzodiazepines, sedatives, hypnotics, and other sedating medications. He is also intimately familiar with how these medications interact to cause respiratory depression, airway obstruction, apnea, and overdose. Dr. Laird is familiar with the legal and medical issues related to allegations of overprescribing opioids. He is familiar with the standard of care with regard to urine drug testing (UDS) and the pros and cons of the same. Dr. Laird has expertise in the medical and legal aspects of addiction, physical and psychological dependence, withdrawal, diversion, misuse, and the management of opioid addiction. Though Dr. Laird is trained as both a physic...

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, ABPdN

Oklahoma
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Undue Influence, Kernicterus, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment of children and adults. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. Findings of an evaluation come to life as part of the larger story of the examinee's life and circumstances. Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate litigation (including post-death determination of capacity and/or influence), employment, business, class action, disability determination, special education, and (limited) family and crimina...

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

Pipersville, 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 39-year healthcare career consists of: 1) 20 years as a board-certified CRNA active in all anesthesia areas, specializing in burn anesthesia. 2) 19 years of intensive care unit (ICU) critical care RN experience (CCRN certification). 3) Adjunct faculty member for four schools of nurse anesthesia. 4) Lecturer for anesthesia conference companies 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 to providing expert consultation services in a timely and informative manner.

Dale E Panzer, MD Dale Panzer MD Forensic Psychiatry

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - TBI, concussion, mild TBI, infection, hypoxia, brain bleeds, delirium, dementia, testamentary capacity, undue influence, personal injury, PTSD, and malingering.
With dual Board Certification in Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr Panzer is amongst a select group of experienced forensic experts. He is further distinguished by completing residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fulfilling the intensive psychological training requirements for Active Membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association. For the past 13 years, Dr. Panzer has performed psychiatric consultation and treatment at a highly regarded regional brain injury medicine program. He has extensive treatment and evaluation experience with TBI and concussion patients and recently co-founded a concussion research collaboration with a local university functional imaging center (PET/SPEC/DTI MRI). His testimony experience includes TBI, concussion, mild TBI, infection, hypoxia, brain bleeds, PTSD, spinal cord injury, malingering, cognitive capacity, testamentary capacity and undue influence. He is Cli...

Chad R Greene, DO DR. CHAD GREENE DO PLLC

Nashville, Tennessee
Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology - Regional anesthesia, Intubation, Difficult Airway, Laryngospasm, Informed Consent, Brain Damage, Hypoxia, Paralysis, Narcotics, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Medication Error, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, PE, Positioning, Central Line, PACU, Aspiration, Sleep Apnea, Dental anesthesia, MAC
Dr. Chad R. Greene is a board-certified, Vanderbilt-trained Anesthesiologist with academic, private practice, military, and locum tenens experience. He serves as an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and actively practices in a busy trauma center as well as at multiple outpatient ambulatory surgery centers providing anesthesia care to pediatric, adult, and elderly patients across the full scope of anesthesia practice and surgical subspecialties. His specialty areas of focus include ambulatory surgery with extensive experience in orthopedics, spine surgery, pediatric anesthesia, outpatient total joint replacements, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, ENT and oral/dental surgery. Dr. Greene is a recognized physician leader on the national and state level having served on the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Board of Directors and as National President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) – RC. He has received numerous distinguished service awards in...

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...