Labor And Delivery Expert Witnesses

Labor and delivery 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 labor and delivery. The labor and delivery expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Forensic Medicine, Gynecology, Midwife, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrical Anesthesiology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Neel Arant, MS, CNM, PhD

Oakland, California
Midwife, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Labor and Delivery, Fetal Monitoring, High Risk Ob, perinatal HIV, Shoulder dystocia, antepartum, postpartum, postpartum hemorrhage, women's health.
I am a doctorally prepared Certified Nurse Midwife with over 20 years of experience in high volume, high risk midwifery and obstetrics practices in New York, California and Australia as a clinician and educator. I have a doctoral degree in global health focusing on perinatal HIV management and information technology. Currently I practice as a midwife hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente Oakland, California where I precept Obstetric and Gynecologic residents on the labor and delivery unit and am a co-lead of the Critical Events Team Training for Obstetric Emergencies training program.

Margaret "Lisa" A Browne, BSN OB-RNC Providence

valencia, California
Nurse, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Labor and Delivery, fetal monitoring, high risk Antenatal, Triage, postpartum, birth injury, standards of care, shoulder dystocia, obstetrical hemorrhage.
I have been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years providing inpatient care for laboring patients, many with high-risk pregnancies. I am currently employed full time in labor and delivery, managing patients during vaginal deliveries or cesareans. As needed, I fill in as a relief charge nurse. I am familiar with standards of care for my specialty. Current in certifications: Advanced Fetal Monitoring ACLS - Advanced Life Support NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program BLS - Basic Life Support AWHONN member

Aviv Herzlich, MD, FACOG

Manhattan Beach, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Ablation, Asherman, birth injury, Cerebral Palsy, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, failure to diagnose cancer, fibroids, HIE, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, infertility, miscarriage, Labor and Delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, preeclampsia, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, vacuum, VBAC
I am a board-certified OB/GYN practicing general Obstetrics & Gynecology at Torrance Memorial Physician Network. I provide prenatal care, labor and delivery, and gynecological services. Trained in Maimonides Medical Center, OBGYN residency program, NY. I also performed research and worked as a Medical Decision Support Protocols Developer and a Medical Department Director in the medical tech industry.

Nicole McCaughin, MSN, RNC, C-EFM, C-ONQS

Alamo, California
Nurse, Obstetrics & Gynecology - labor and delivery, labor and delivery nurse, obstetrics, high risk obstetrics, fetal monitoring, birth injury, antepartum, nursing license defense
Nicole McCaughin, MSN, RNC, C-EFM, C-ONQS Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, External Fetal Monitoring, Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety and Inpatient Antepartum Nursing. Currently working as a bedside labor and delivery nurse. As well as bedside practice worked as an adjunct faculty member teaching Women's Health at Ohlone Nursing College, Science Team Member for AWHONN, and Expert Practice Consultant for the Board of Registered Nursing. Published co-author of two Association of Women's Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Evidenced Based Guidelines. Published position statement that was printed in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing in March of 2020. Podium presentation at national AWHONN conference 2020. Synovia panelist speaker for the Joint Commission; meeting the measures symposium April 2021. Expert practice consultant and expert witness for the California Department of Consumer Affairs and the Board of Registered Nursing. Experienced...

Kimberly Paiva, RN

san diego, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Labor and Delivery, Fetal Monitoring, Obstetrics, HIgh Risk Antenatal, Mother Baby Care, Maternal Child Health, Fetal Monitoring, Perioperative Care
ACLS, BLS, NRP, RNC- Electronic Fetal Monitoring, RNC- Inpatient Obstetrics, Awhonn Advanced Fetal Monitoring, Awhonn Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructor, Awhonn Perinatal Orientation and Education Instructor. New grad and new hire preceptor. Clinical Documentation Committee. Policy and practice review.

Anne Shapiro, DO, MAS

San Diego, California
Anesthesiology, Obstetrical Anesthesiology - General, Main OR, Anesthesia, Spinal, Obstetric, Epidural, L&D, Neuraxial, Labor and Delivery
Dr. Shapiro is a board certified and licensed Attending Anesthesiologist with a Fellowship in High-Risk Obstetric Anesthesia.  She has been in practice for over 14 years and has placed her professional focus on Main OR Anesthesia and Labor & Delivery Anesthesia. She is sought for her opinion by Anesthesiologists, Surgeons and Obstetricians alike, as she is a realist who demonstrates good clinical judgement with a unique expertise within the field of Obstetric Anesthesia. 

Sandra Wilkinson, CNM,RNP,SANE Wilkinson Byrne Forensic Nurse Consultants

Meade, Kansas
Midwife, Forensic Medicine - Fetal heart rate monitoring, forensic nurse examiner, prenatal, intraoartum postpartum management, labor and delivery, nurse practitioner gynecology, contraception management, Strangulation expert.
Midwife who has delivered over 12000 babies. Registered Nurse. Nurse Practitioner. Forensic nurse in more than 4000 sexual assaults/child sexual & physical abuse exams . Clinical teacher at both USC and UCLA. Experienced expert witness in both criminal and civil cases As of September 2019 i have testified both in civil and criminal cases approximately 80 times. Testified both in Superior court, Family court both for plaintiff/prosecution and defense. Been deposed in both criminal and civil cases approximately 18 occasions. I have 43 years experience as a nurse midwife and nurse practitioner, 20 years as a forensic nurse examiner. I have been a presenter at conferences in USA ,India and Australia on human trafficking and gynecolological dermatology.

Dianne H. Quadros, CNM, MSN

Hanson, Massachusetts
Midwife, Nurse Practitioner - Nurse-Midwifery, Obstetrics, Labor and Delivery, Fetal Monitoring, obstetric nursing, labor management, nursing
I have worked on labor and delivery units since 1984. I have been practicing full-scope Nurse-Midwifery since 1990 and have concentrated my experience in intrapartum management. I celebrated my 5000th delivery in the fall of 2019. I have been a member of the Cesarean Section Review Committee for my practice since 2014 where I, along with the other two obstetrician members, review every primary Cesarean Section record and fetal heart tracing for opportunities for improvement.

John P Brennan, MD John P. Brennan MD PC

Brooklyn, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - labor and delivery, preeclampsia, endometriosis, fibroids, fibroids in pregnancy, cervical insufficiency, miscarriage, postpartum hemorrhage, uterine rupture, brachial plexus injury, shoulder dystocia, birth injury, cesarean section, VBAC, ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy
Dr. John P. Brennan MD has been in active clinical practice for 30 years. Trained at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board Certified American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Chairman of Hospital-wide Quality Assurance Committee for 10 years. Residency Program Director for 5 years. Medical Student Clerkship Director for 7 years. Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Katie Roberts

New York, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nurse - Labor and Delivery, Birth Injury, Postpartum, Antepartum, Hemorrhage, Neonatal Resuscitation
I am a highly motivated Dual Masters prepared Professional Registered Nurse with over thirteen years of clinical experience, over 12 of which have specialized in Labor & Delivery. I still practice clinically, and have climbed the hospital's "clinical ladder" to now be recognized as an expert-level nurse. Throughout my nursing career, I've also taken on roles in quality improvement and research. I’ve brought my work to a national conference and plan to publish the results of my research study within the next year. Nurses play a pivotal role at the frontline, witnessing areas where care can be improved and advocating for system-level changes. My dedication to nursing research stems from the belief that it should play a central role in shaping the best methods of delivering care. In my role as a Registered Nurse, I excel in patient care, assessment, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Serving as Charge Nurse and Preceptor, I've demonstrated multitasking and flexibility in high-press...

Anne Shapiro, DO, MAS

New York
Anesthesiology, Obstetrical Anesthesiology - General, Main OR, Anesthesia, Spinal, Obstetric, Epidural, L&D, Neuraxial, Labor and Delivery
Dr. Shapiro is a board certified and licensed Attending Anesthesiologist with a Fellowship in High-Risk Obstetric Anesthesia.  She has been in practice for over 14 years and has placed her professional focus on Main OR Anesthesia and Labor & Delivery Anesthesia. She is sought for her opinion by Anesthesiologists, Surgeons and Obstetricians alike, as she is a realist who demonstrates good clinical judgement with a unique expertise within the field of Obstetric Anesthesia. 

Elizabeth Gray Uzzle, MS, RN, CNM, NP Uzzle Consulting Inc

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Midwife, Nurse - Nurse-Midwife, Nurse-Midwifery, Midwife, Obstetrical Nursing, Breastfeeding, Fetal Monitoring, Lactation, Contraception, Birth Injury, HIE, L&D Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Perineal Lacerations, Shoulder Dystocia, Obstetric Triage, Lactation, Infant feeding, Postpartum, Midwifery, Nursing, NEC
Georgetown University Trained RN and Nurse-Midwife/Nurse Practitioner After my last deposition, the senior attorney said, "you knocked it out of the park!" If you are seeking an expert witness who makes your case a priority, respects your deadlines and responds to your questions day or night look no further. Having attended over 5,000 births as a CNM, (and raised 3 strong-willed children) I am unshakable on the witness stand, yet juries find me relatable. Strong experience with deposition and testimony on subjects including: Shoulder Dystocia, Fetal Monitoring, Birth Center Complications, HIE, and Labor Management. Currently employed as hospitalist CNM for large regional health system. Additionally I have: Practiced in a free-standing birth center Been an AWHONN instructor in fetal monitoring Taught Neonatal Resuscitation Served as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for OB Served on Maternal Mortality Committee for State of Maryland Served as lead for obstetric policy and procedu...