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, Emergency Medical Services, Industrial Hygiene, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Long Term Care, Medical Management, Nurse, Nursing Administration, Nursing Home Administration, Nursing Homes, and Products Liability.

Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

Arizona
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, medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, bacterial or viral infections, outbreak management
Ramzi Asfour, MD, is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his 20+ years of extensive private practice, Dr Asfour has privileges at five California hospitals (Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda Hospital, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Eden Medical Center, and Mammoth Hospital). Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva in the HIV / AIDS department, developing training programs for doctors in HIV. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Asfour also advises hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and businesses on infection control, including outbreak control and COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr Asfour has experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide clear, independent opinions on matters involving: Medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciiti...

Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

California
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, medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, bacterial or viral infections, outbreak management
Ramzi Asfour, MD, is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his 20+ years of extensive private practice, Dr Asfour has privileges at five California hospitals (Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda Hospital, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Eden Medical Center, and Mammoth Hospital). Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva in the HIV / AIDS department, developing training programs for doctors in HIV. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Asfour also advises hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and businesses on infection control, including outbreak control and COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr Asfour has experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide clear, independent opinions on matters involving: Medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciiti...

Stacie Benedek, RN, BSN, CIC

San Diego, California
Infectious Diseases, Nurse - Surgical site infection, MRSA, VRE, Clostridium difficile, COVID-19, prosthetic joint infection, bacteremia, urinary tract infection, fungal infections, bacterial infections, infection control, Hospital acquired infections, medical device associated infection, hospital acquired pneumonia, PACU, ICU
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 Water Leaks in Hospital Operating Rooms Cited in Lawsuit over Patient’s Death” Feedback from attorney: “I cannot thank you enough for all of...

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.

Delcina Augustin Doreus, DrPh, MPA, RN-BSN

Tampa, Florida
Emergency Medical Services, Long Term Care - Dementia, Urgent Care, Hospice, Palliative, Policy & Procedure, Documentation, Intravenous access, Prison RN, Nurse Manager, Spinal Cord, Nurse Educator, Hospital Protocol Expert, Evidence Base Care, Diabetes prevention Educator, Veteran's Health, Women's Health, Infection Control, wound Care
Relevant Information about my experiences I ensure administrative support and guidance while providing oversight for care delivery by enforcing the ICARE value. Developing policies and procedures I Collaborate with executive nursing leadership to contribute to strategic planning, innovation, recruitment, and retention of nurses. Responsible for assuring compliance with Joint Commission and other internal/external regulatory agencies and implementing actions to meet established performance measures. Telephone Care Line Nurse Educator/ Care Coordination Educator/ Clinical Nurse Educator/ Ambulatory Care (Out Patient Clinics, Specialty Clinics such as dialysis, bariatric, rheumatoid, etc.)- Emergency Care, Long Term Care I create competency-based programs for nursing staff with a focus on improvement of skills and retention of knowledge I develop educational activities (which include remediation, certification, mentoring, life s...

Jared Bane, LNHA, MBA, CDP True Review, LLC

Marblehead, Massachusetts
Nursing Homes, Nursing Home Administration - Nursing Home, Nursing Homes, Dementia, Abuse, Pressure Wounds, Bed Sores, Neglect, Nursing Home Staffing, Wrongful Death, Fall and Fall Prevention, Failure to Prevent Accidents, Safety Hazards, COVID 19, Infection Control, Standards of Care, Nutrition, Dehydration, Sepsis, Affidavits of Merit
Nursing Home Leadership - 11+ 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 - Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification for Dementia Special Care Units and Sub-Acute Units Expert Witness Experience - Specially ...

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

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, medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, bacterial or viral infections, outbreak management
Ramzi Asfour, MD, is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his 20+ years of extensive private practice, Dr Asfour has privileges at five California hospitals (Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda Hospital, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Eden Medical Center, and Mammoth Hospital). Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva in the HIV / AIDS department, developing training programs for doctors in HIV. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Asfour also advises hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and businesses on infection control, including outbreak control and COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr Asfour has experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide clear, independent opinions on matters involving: Medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciiti...

Daniel J. Lantos, MSN, RN, 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 patient falls, pressure ulcer prevention, physical restraints, infection prevention, 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...