Infections Expert Witness

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Infections 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 infections. The infections expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emergency Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Long Term Care, Medical Legal Evaluations, Medical Management, Nurse, Nursing Homes, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, and Urgent Care Medicine.

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Shishir Shah, DO, CWS, ABPM

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona
Wound Care, Long Term Care - skin, injuries, surgical wounds, burns, pressure ulcers, wounds, diabetic, venous ,ulcers, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care, elder abuse, workman compensation, burn, hyperbaric oxygen, infections, neglect, causation, medical devices, telemedicine, regenerative medicine, bed sores, scar,
Key Opinion Leader in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine with over 15 years expert deposition and trial experience in multiple states. Over 85,000 wound encounters. Key roles have included medical director oversight of several level 1 hospital trauma wound programs, 5 community hospital wound programs, and over 15 SNF/LTACHs. Co-implemented one of the largest wound care /hyperbaric clinical delivery models in the U.S. and worked in several advisory roles for hospitals, startups, pharmaceutical/medical device companies, California workman’s compensation and utilization review panels (over 6,000 chart reviews). In addition, I remain academically active as the Clinical Adjunct Professor at Midwestern Medical School and Creighton Medical School - providing training to medical students, and residents. Licensed in CA, AZ,TX, OH. Voted Top Doc Phoenix Magazine.

Matthew W Wright, MD, FACP Canyon State Medicolegal Consulting, LLC

Scottsdale, Arizona
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospital Medicine, Adult Hospital Medicine, Hospital Inpatient, Infections, Pneumonia, Electrolyte Abnormalities, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Sepsis, Falls, Stroke
I am a practicing hospitalist with over 16 years of patient care experience since completing a residency in the specialty of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City, UT. I hold a Doctor of Medicine degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Before this, I completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. I am board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. My initial certification was in 2004, and I recertified in 2014 with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. In 2016, I was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. I have served as an outside medical consultant for the Arizona Medical Board since 2016 and an outside medical consultant for the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners since 2018. I am currently licensed to practice medicine in Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota.

Jerrold S. Dreyer, MD Jerrold S. Dreyer, MD, FACP, Inc.

Sherman Oaks, California
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - Infections of all specialties, HIV/Aids, septic shock, meningitis, endocarditic, osteopmyelitis, diarrhea

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.

Thomas Baird McIlraith, MD, SFHM, CLHM Baird Medical Consulting

Davis, California
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospitalist, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infections, Pneumonia, Electrolyte abnormalities, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Sepsis, Shock, Falls, Stroke, Medical Necessity, InterQual, Milliman Care Guidelines (MCG)
Dr. McIlraith received his BS, and MD from the University of Wisconsin; and completed Internal Medicine Residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in 1999. In 2000, he was made the head of the hospitalist division in the South Sacramento Kaiser Permanente. He became the Chairman of Hospital Medicine at Mercy Medical Group in 2004. In the subsequent 12 years he grew the department from 12 to 84 hospitalists. He was elected to the MMG board of directors in 2009, and served as Treasurer from 2011 through 2016. Dr. McIlraith has been providing expert opinion services to defense and plaintiff clients since 2011. He has served on the The Doctors Company Hospital Medicine Advisory Board. Dr. McIlraith joined NAIP (now SHM) as a charter member in 1998 and has been active ever since. He was in the inaugural FHM class in 2009, the inaugural SFHM class in 2010, and the inaugural CLHM class in 2013. He was the 2016 recipient of the SHM Award of Excellence.

Susan E. Wozniak, MD, MBA, FAPWHc, FAIHM, CMD

Delaware
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - pressure ulcers, wound care, diabetic ulcers, burns, lymphedema, non-healing wounds, venous ulcer, geriatrics, long term care, pressure sores, hyperbaric medicine, skin injuries, surgical wounds, infections, neglect, causation, medical devices, telemedicine, bed sores, decubitus ulcers
Dr. Wozniak practices in post-acute care medicine & geriatric surgery. She has a special interest in wound care prevention, diagnosis and treatment. She maintains an active wound care clinical practice. She is published in peer reviewed medical journals and regularly presents at national and international wound conferences. She is Fellow-Certified from the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing. She is a Certified Medical Director by the American Board of Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine. She has reviewed many different wound related cases; the top 3 categories: 1. Facility acquired pressure injury, 2. Delayed wound diagnosis and management, 3. Wound causation & nursing home breaches in wound prevention protocols.

David L Pick, MD

Weston, Florida
Urgent Care Medicine, Family Medicine - Urgent Care Standard of Care, Urgent Care Malpractice, Nurse Practitioner Supervision, Physician Assistant Supervision, Wrongful Death, Chest Pain, Abdominal Pain, Headaches, Fractures,Orthopedic injuries, Foreign Bodies, Infections, Pediatrics,urgent care medicine
Dr. Pick received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is board certified in Family Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.In addition he is board certified in Urgent Care Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Pick has practiced urgent care medicine for over twenty years. He is a founding member of the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine and a founding board member of the Urgent Care College of Physicians.

Ronald Himmelman, MD

Glencoe, Illinois
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Toxicology - Stroke, sepsis, myocardial infarction, infections, trauma, medication side effects, drug testing, alcohol issues, intoxication, prison and jail medicine
I am Board-Certified in Internal Medicine as well, yet have exclusively practiced Emergency Medicine for the past 35 years, first in a county hospital setting, followed by working in a few private hospitals, where I practice presently. I am Board -Certified in Emergency Medicine since 1988 and have been recertified every 10 years since then, with the latest coming just two months ago. In addition, I have been Board-Certified in Medical Toxicology.

Susan E. Wozniak, MD, MBA, FAPWHc, FAIHM, CMD

Baltimore, Maryland
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - pressure ulcers, wound care, diabetic ulcers, burns, lymphedema, non-healing wounds, venous ulcer, geriatrics, long term care, pressure sores, hyperbaric medicine, skin injuries, surgical wounds, infections, neglect, causation, medical devices, telemedicine, bed sores, decubitus ulcers
Dr. Wozniak practices in post-acute care medicine & geriatric surgery. She has a special interest in wound care prevention, diagnosis and treatment. She maintains an active wound care clinical practice. She is published in peer reviewed medical journals and regularly presents at national and international wound conferences. She is Fellow-Certified from the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing. She is a Certified Medical Director by the American Board of Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine. She has reviewed many different wound related cases; the top 3 categories: 1. Facility acquired pressure injury, 2. Delayed wound diagnosis and management, 3. Wound causation & nursing home breaches in wound prevention protocols.

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

Ellen Bondar, MD Art of Medicine, P.C.

Brooklyn, New York
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospital Medicine, Infections, Pneumonia, Electrolyte Abnormalities, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Sepsis, Falls, Stroke, Thromboembolic phenomena, gastrointestinal bleeding, chronic obstructive lung disease, congestive heart failure, Renal diseases, inflamatory bowel disease, oncology
I am an internist with over 15 years of clinical experience in the hospitalist medicine as well as ambulatory care. I am board certified in the Internal Medicine and Focused Hospital Medicine Practice. I had started my expert witness practice in 2009. Since then I have reviewed and generated reports of a variety of clinical cases on the side of plaintiffs, as well as defendants. I have also testified in depositions.

Kurt Dischner, MD, FACEP

Northport , New York
Emergency Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism, Critical Care, Stroke, Sepsis, Foreign Bodies, Fractures, Infections, Cardiac Arrest, Appendicitis, Airway Management, Urgent Care, PA & NP Supervision, Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Pain, Adult and Pediatric Cases.
I am a residency trained, board certified emergency medicine attending physician at a suburban emergency department. As the Associate Director of Emergency Services I assist with the management and leadership of the emergency department in addition to seeing patients. My duties include facilitating departmental policies & procedures, performance improvement and quality measures in the ED. I am published in the field of Emergency Medicine. I have prior experience performing medical expert consulting on case reviews with other law firms, medical consulting with a large consulting group and have court room experience.

Herschel Lessin, MD The Children's Medical Group, PLLC

Poughkeepsie, New York
Pediatrics, Medical Legal Evaluations - General pediatrics, General Pediatric care, Pediatric Standard of Care, Pediatric expert, Community pediatrics, Outpatient pediatrics, Board Certified, Newborn, infant, adolescent, infections, hip dysplasia, respiratory illness, Pediatric emergencies, documentation, nursery, pediatric expert
Dr. Herschel Lessin has been a full-time practicing Pediatrician since 1982 and has served as an expert witness in Pediatric malpractice litigation since 1987, working for both plaintiff and defense. Trained at Stanford and Yale, Dr. Lessin has experience in case review as well as both deposition and trial testimony. He a founding member and Vice President of one of the larger US single specialty Pediatric practices with 8 locations and 24 clinicians, His practice includes children from birth through college. Dr. Lessin is active on a national policy level, having been co-lead author on several American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements and technical reports, as well as being a member of the authoring committee on several others. He is co-editor of the 2019 AAP ADHD Toolkit. He reviews a majority of AAP policy statements making comments for possible revision as needed. He has been a member of the Committee on Practice/Ambulatory Medicine and the Payer Advocacy Advisory Commit...

Ee Lin Wan, MD

Medford, Oregon
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine, Infections, Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Respiratory Failure, Renal Failure, Stroke, GI Bleed, Myocardial Infarction, Chest Pain, Diabetes, Covid, Internal Medicine, hospitalist, evidence based medicine, EBM, Hospital medicine, rural, suburban, community
Ee Lin Wan, MD is a hospitalist with more than 12 years of experience managing the medical care of inpatients over the age of 18. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She prides herself in high-quality expert witness consulting services and prompt turnaround time. She is highly reliable and has the ability to meet tight deadlines, if needed. With a special interest in providing quality care and practicing Evidence Based Medicine, Dr. Wan has coordinated the quarterly Case Discussions on Mortality and Morbidity for the past 5 years at her hospital. Prior to her medical career, Dr. Wan worked as a journalist for various magazines and newspapers. She has the unique ability to explain complex medical jargons and procedures in a manner that a lay person could understand. She has served as a preceptor for medical and nursing students. Dr. Wan has also built several websites including the website for her hospitalist group. In addition to her clinical practice, she serves as th...

James C Post, MD, PhD, MSS, FACS

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Medical Management - Infections, Operating room fires, Quality and Patient Safety, Tonsillectomy, Airway Management, Pediatric Meningitis, Bacterial Biofilm Infections, Hospital Standard of Care, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Liability, Transfer, Discharge, Ethics, Safety
Full time actively practicing and teaching subspecialist in pediatric otolaryngology with Board-certification in Otolaryngology. Chief Quality Officer for Allegheny General Hospital, a 631-bed quaternary institution in Pittsburgh, PA. Over 30 years’ experience in military medicine, including as Commander of multiple hospitals. Extensive overseas experience, including 2 tours in Afghanistan. Former Green Beret medic and light weapons expert– HALO and SCUBA qualified. PhD in Human Genetics, with over 25 years’ experience in medical research, with an emphasis on human gene discovery and bacterial biofilms and their role in human health. Trained in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Otolaryngology, University of Florida, and fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Over 300 national and international scientific presentations and meetings organized, with over 150 peer-reviewed papers and chapters. Professor, Otolaryngology, Microbiology...

Susan E. Wozniak, MD, MBA, FAPWHc, FAIHM, CMD

Pennsylvania
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - pressure ulcers, wound care, diabetic ulcers, burns, lymphedema, non-healing wounds, venous ulcer, geriatrics, long term care, pressure sores, hyperbaric medicine, skin injuries, surgical wounds, infections, neglect, causation, medical devices, telemedicine, bed sores, decubitus ulcers
Dr. Wozniak practices in post-acute care medicine & geriatric surgery. She has a special interest in wound care prevention, diagnosis and treatment. She maintains an active wound care clinical practice. She is published in peer reviewed medical journals and regularly presents at national and international wound conferences. She is Fellow-Certified from the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing. She is a Certified Medical Director by the American Board of Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine. She has reviewed many different wound related cases; the top 3 categories: 1. Facility acquired pressure injury, 2. Delayed wound diagnosis and management, 3. Wound causation & nursing home breaches in wound prevention protocols.

SHARON JOHNSON, RN, ALNC

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Nurse, Cardiothoracic Surgery - cardiac surgery recovery nurse, management of chest tubes, pacemakers, pacer wire removal, central and peripheral IV access, epidurals, drains, nasogastric tubes, heart rhythms, blood thinners, IV medication’s, infections, falls, blood clots, sepsis, heart-cath recovery
Twenty years of experience recovering Open-Heart surgeries in CVICU and CV Progressive Care. I am certified with a PCCN, which shows the ability to provide care for the acutely ill adult patient. Another certification is CSU-ACLS, which is advanced life support after cardiac surgery. Other Certifications: ACLS- Acute Cardiac Life Support; BLS- Basic Life Support; ALNC- Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant PCCN- Adult Progressive Care Nurse

Susan E. Wozniak, MD, MBA, FAPWHc, FAIHM, CMD

Texas
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - pressure ulcers, wound care, diabetic ulcers, burns, lymphedema, non-healing wounds, venous ulcer, geriatrics, long term care, pressure sores, hyperbaric medicine, skin injuries, surgical wounds, infections, neglect, causation, medical devices, telemedicine, bed sores, decubitus ulcers
Dr. Wozniak practices in post-acute care medicine & geriatric surgery. She has a special interest in wound care prevention, diagnosis and treatment. She maintains an active wound care clinical practice. She is published in peer reviewed medical journals and regularly presents at national and international wound conferences. She is Fellow-Certified from the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing. She is a Certified Medical Director by the American Board of Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine. She has reviewed many different wound related cases; the top 3 categories: 1. Facility acquired pressure injury, 2. Delayed wound diagnosis and management, 3. Wound causation & nursing home breaches in wound prevention protocols.