Infectious Disease Expert Witnesses

Infectious disease 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 infectious disease. The infectious disease expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist, Long Term Care, Medical Management, Nurse, Pharmacist, and Pharmacology- Clinical.

Ira A Gurland, MD

Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID 19, HIV, AIDS, surgical infections, necrotizing fasciitis, prosthetic joint infection, diabetic foot infection, bacteremia, endocarditis, urinary tract infection, prostatitis, cellulitis, wound, vaccine, Lyme disease, antibiotics, fungal infections, bacterial infections, travel medicine.
I am a board certified infectious diseases physician and internist in active clinical practice in central New Jersey for 23 years. I have had the privilege of being retained for independent medical evaluations in a variety of cases. The goals of these examinations have included evaluating the merits of a case for trial, evaluating insurer’s liability, workman’s compensation and medical malpractice. Diagnoses involved in these matters have included COVID-19 infection, diabetic foot infection leading to limb loss, surgical site infections, necrotizing fasciitis, cellulitis, and many others. I have the ability to breakdown complex medical jargon and make it understandable. I am willing to provide redacted reports.

Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

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 fasc...

Andrew Perugini, Pharm.D.

Watertown, Connecticut
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Clinical Pharmacist, Toxicology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Overdose, Opioid Overdose, Adverse Drug Events, Anticoagulation, Medication Error, Pharmacist Medical Malpractice, Drug Interaction, Pharmacokinetics, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Oncology, Intensive Care Unit, Alcohol,
Dr. Perugini is a pharmacist with 11 years of experience. He initially started his career in retail pharmacy and eventually moved to the hospital setting as a clinical pharmacist. He is an adjust assistant professor at several pharmacy schools in his state. He has worked his way up to the position of Pharmacy Supervisor/Clinical Coordinator at his practice site. He is a member of several system-wide committees to help establish new protocols or therapies and to investigate medication error events and ways to reduce future errors. His knowledge is extensive, encompassing a wide range of areas, including infectious disease, emergency medicine, critical care, anticoagulation, neurology, oncology, cardiology, extravasation and more. As mentioned before, he serves as the clinical coordinator at his hospital, ensuring that any new clinical initiatives are properly executed at his practice site. This includes providing education and participating in committees to discuss ways to improve pa...

Vera Dvorak, MD TD&P Consulting Inc.

Silver Spring, Maryland
Medical Management, Long Term Care - Home Healthcare, Managed Care, Transitional Care Management, Medical Necessity Determination, Long-Term Care Planning, Evidence-Based Care Guidelines Expert, Patient-Centered Care Expert, Geriatric Services, Utilization Review, Medical Valuation, Infectious Disease
Vera Dvorak, MD, has broad and extensive experience in a continuum of care, with over 40 years working in diverse healthcare settings including home health services, palliative care, and hospice. She has also served as medical director in all of these areas. Dr. Dvorak has been a practicing physician, a managed care executive, a strategic member of corporate leadership, and vice president and medical director of hospital-based care coordination. She has been in charge of the appeals department in various managed care organizations; and is the founder of transitional care management for one of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Virginia. Dr. Dvorak’s focus has been on medical necessity determination, appropriate discharge disposition with defined short and long-term care needs. She has been a proponent of consistently applying evidence-based care guidelines to support clinical decision-making on a case-by-case basis and across the continuum of care to maximize the potenti...

Patricia J Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN, TCRN, CNRN Clinical Nurse

Natick, Massachusetts
Nurse - Medical-Surgical Nursing, Trauma, Infectious Disease, Clinical Nursing Care, Critical Care Nursing, Wound Care, Patient Safety, Patient Falls
Skilled hospital nurse clinician with 22 years of direct nursing care of patients with infectious diseases and trauma patients, including injuries and diseases related to neurologic, cardiac, renal, renal transplant, spinal, orthopedic and acute and chronic pain and oncologic diagnoses. Reviewed more than 80 cases in 8 years, written several reports, and been deposed about 10 times in person and video, both plaintiff and defense. Currently working in a hospital designated as a level 1 trauma center. Direct care experience with complex airways, cervical instability, multi-drain management, epidural abscesses, orthopedic hardware infections, invasive monitoring, complex wounds, pain management and surgical interventions from multiple services: orthopedics, neurology, general surgery, thoracic, infectious disease and gastrointestinal medicine. Co-chaired the American Nurse's Association (ANA) Scope & Standards of Practice, the nursing standards that guides nursing practice fo...

William T McGee, MD, MHA University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Fiskdale, Massachusetts
Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist - Patient Safety, Shock, Critical Care, Vascular access, Central venous catheterization, SEPSIS, Intensive Care, Respiratory Failure, Resuscitation, Infectious disease, Nosocomial Infection, Iatrogenic Complications, Post-operative infections, Pharmaceutical, device industry, complications and death.
William T. McGee is a professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology @ the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a specialist in critical care medicine with interests in hemodynamic physiology, trauma, brain injury, ARDS, vascular access (pulmonary artery catheterization), sepsis, and nosocomial pneumonia. Dr. McGee has published over 150 papers, chapters and abstracts and has been the principal investigator for clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of new treatments for severe sepsis, MRSA and pneumonia. Presently his primary focus is on functional hemodynamics, physiologic optimization and the safety of central venous access. Dr. McGee was the lead enroller and author on the paper that reported the outcome of linezolid versus vancomycin for the treatment of MRSA pneumonia. Early in his career he was a finalist for the Cecil Lehman Mayer Research Award from the American College of Chest Physicians for his work examining the utility of pulmonary artery cat...