Infection Control Expert Witnesses

Infection control 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 infection control. The infection control expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Brain Injury Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations, Industrial Hygiene, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Medical Management, Nurse, Nursing Administration, Nursing Home Administration, Nursing Homes, and Products Liability.

Issa Ephtimios, MD, FRCPC, CIC, CPE

KELOWNA, British Columbia
Infectious Diseases, Independent Medical Examinations - INFECTION, WOUNDS, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, INFECTION CONTROL. ANTIBIOTICS STEWARDSHIP, SURGICAL SITE INFECTION, SEPSIS, SEPTIC SHOCK, INFECTION FOLLOWING SURGERY, DEATH CAUSED BY INFECTION, DEATH CAUSED BY SEPSIS, HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS.
FELLOW, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, CANADA BOARD CERTIFIED IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES (USA) BOARD CERTIFIED IN INFECTION CONTROL (USA) LICENSED IN FLORIDA, ALABAMA, ONTARIO, AND BRITISH COLUMBIA

Stacie Benedek RN, BSN, CIC

San Diego, California
Infectious Diseases, Nurse - surgical site infection, prosthetic joint infection, urinary tract infection, infection control, hospital acquired infection, pneumonia, bacteremia, epidemiology, sepsis, medical devise associated infection, outbreak, MRSA, VRE, Clostridium difficile, COVID-19
I am practicing as a Systemwide Infection Control Coordinator for Scripps Health in San Diego, CA which includes 5 acute care hospitals. I have 10+ years of experience in Infection Prevention and Control and Epidemiology as well as 8 years of experience as a bedside RN in the ICU and PACU. I am certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) credentialed by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. I have extensive experience in the evaluation of patients who develop hospital associated infections including surgical site infections, blood stream infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, MRSA, VRE, and Clostridium difficile. My job requires extensive operational, personnel, safety, nursing, and patient care expertise in multiple complex departments within the healthcare setting. I am detail oriented. I have the ability to breakdown complex medical conditions/terminology and make them understandable. Case worked on: Washington Post: “Sewage and Wa...

Ana Kukulj

San Diego, California
Critical Care Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine - Nurse, Nurse practitioner, Neurology, Neurocritical care, Neuro pathophysiology, Palliative and Hospice care, Organ Donation, Postoperative Acute care (PACU), Medical Management, Pain management, Delirium, Acute/chronic Stroke care, Seizures, Infection control, Sepsis, Medical Billing, ACLS
I am a California Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner with 18 years of experience in critical care medicine. During my professional career I have experience in neurologic/surgical/trauma intensive care units (ICU) and postoperative anesthesia care units (PACU). My ICU experience has fine-tuned the ability to connect with families/patients/medical personnel and has optimized my critical thinking and decision-making process under stressful and chaotic circumstances. I also have 8 years of experience as an organ procurement coordinator, during which time I've had the privilege of presenting at national level conventions and community events. My audience included doctors, nurses, college students and general interested parties. The past 7 years I have practiced as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the ICU. We are the only Comprehensive Stroke Certified hospital in our county providing world renown care to patients with neurologic and cardiovascular illnesses. This experience has le...

Joseph B. Marzouk, MD, FIDSA Infectious Disease Specialist

Oakland, California
Infectious Diseases - Infections in all medical Specialties, Sepsis, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, food poisoning, pneumonia, orthopedic infections, meningitis, surgical infections, wound infections, urinary tract infections, endocarditis, abdominal infections, abscess, septic arthritis, infection control
Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist in active practice; Extensive experience in medico-legal review for both plaintiffs and defense; Board Certified in Infectious Disease; HIV Specialist; Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at two Northern California Hospitals; Chief of Infectious Disease at Summit Medical Center. See CV for further details.

Daniel Z. Uslan, MD, MBA

Los Angeles, California
Infectious Diseases - Infection Control, Infection Prevention, Clostridium Difficile, Meningitis, Sepsis, Surgical Infection, Bacteria, Osteomyelitis, Pneumonia, Abdominal Infections, Endocarditis, Hospital Infections
Dr. Uslan is a board-certified infectious disease specialist and serves as clinical chief of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiologist at a major academic teaching hospital. Dr. Uslan has extensive experience with diagnosis, management, and treatment of a wide range of infectious diseases including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, meningitis, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Uslan has a particular interest in hospital infections, infections due to multi-drug resistant organisms, prevention of infections/infection control, and appropriate antibiotic use.

Jared Bane True Review, LLC

Marblehead, Massachusetts
Nursing Homes, Nursing Home Administration - COVID-19, Skilled Nursing, Registered Nurse, Falls, Pressure Wounds, Neglect, Abuse, defendant, plaintiff, Infection Control, Pandemic, Clinical, Medicare, CMS, DPH, Regulations, Policy and Procedure, Chart Review, Resident Safety, Patient Safety, Therapy, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Staffing
Nursing Home Leadership - 10+ Years in Nursing Home Leadership Roles - Executive Director – at multiple facilities - Operational excellence at multiple senior care and skilled nursing settings - 100+ bed, 300+ employee, $20M+ facilities both for-profit and non-profit COVID-19 Experience - Successfully managed and led a nursing home in Massachusetts through the COVID-19 crisis -Led facility infection control practices resulting in positive impact to COVID containment and mitigation - Additionally, resulting from Jared’s leadership, the facility scored 100% of DPH COVID-19 Infection Control Audit Regulatory Expertise - Expert at all aspects of Nursing Home Operation and Leadership - Knowledge of all Regulations including Abuse, Neglect, Substandard Care etc. - Expert in identifying Safe Provisions of Care and Appropriate Staffing Levels Expert Witness Experience - Specially trained as expert witness to provide best professional testimony available - Access to enhanced litigat...

John H Murphy, BSc MHSc MBA PhD ROH CIH MACE Resource EHS America, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts
Industrial Hygiene, Products Liability - Exposure, Legionnaires, Asbestos, Occupational Disease, Infection Control, COVID, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Respirators, Carbon Monoxide, Chemical Product Liability, Pesticides
Adjunct Professor - Occupational & Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Toronto Member, American College of Epidemiology Member, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Certified Industrial Hygienist (American Board of Industrial Hygiene) Registered Occupational Hygienist (Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists) Licensed Pesticide Applicator Licensed Asbestos Project Supervisor

F. Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

Henderson, Nevada
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, nursing homes, long term care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciitis, infections, surgical site infections, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, consulting, insurance, case review
Dr. Asfour has worked extensively in adult infectious diseases for the past 20 years. He has had more than 35,000 direct patient encounters. He has experience in reviewing cases for both the plaintiff and defense. Dr. Asfour is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. In addition to his work in the US seeing patients, he has worked for the World Health Organization. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. He is generally available on short notice and is an efficient worker with a short turn-around time for legal case review. He has extensive experience in treating patients and advising hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in Infection Control (Including outbreak management / COVID-19) and Antimicrobial Stewardship. He is willing to travel as needed. www.praxisid.com

Daniel J. Lantos, RN, MSN, CNML

Concord, North Carolina
Nursing Administration, Medical Management - Medication errors, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, central lines, infection prevention, infection control, CLABSI, CAUTI, pressure ulcers, bedsores, informed consent, HIPAA, staffing, delegation, scope of care, sedation, endoscopy, radiology, critical care, ICU
I am a Registered Nurse leader with a Master’s Degree and professional certification in Nursing Leadership. With strong bedside and management experience in Critical Care and procedural departments, I have dedicated many years to ensuring quality and compliance in high-performing patient care areas. This includes addressing patient care issues such as infection prevention, physical restraints, pressure ulcer prevention, patient falls, and procedural sedation; regulatory issues such as HIPAA, scope of care, delegation, and informed consent; and evaluating the circumstances around adverse events such as medication errors, patient misidentification, and incorrect execution of orders. I have precepted new hires, developed onboarding programs, and been extensively involved with hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary steps, and maintaining a just culture. I am comfortable and experienced with documentation audits and medical record chart review. I have been a Registered Nurse sinc...