Newborn Expert Witnesses

Newborn 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 newborn. The newborn expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Legal Nurse Consulting, Medical Legal Evaluations, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Radiology.

Naomi E. Lawrence-Reid, MD Doctoring Differently

San Diego, California
Pediatrics, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Pediatrician, Newborn, Nursery, Telemedicine, Child, Infant, Teenager, Racial, Bias, Veteran, Disability
An experienced pediatrician licensed in both California and Hawaii with over 10 years of post-graduate experience in general pediatrics, pediatric emergency and urgent care. I am an expert in the growth and development of children from birth to 18 years old and I have enthusiastically participated in defense expert witness testimony and case review in California. I have performed hundreds of well and sick child examinations and diagnosed and treated a wide variety of illnesses. My medical training has spanned Massachusetts, New York, and California and I am board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Over the past 4 years, I have explored and practiced rural pediatric medicine, newborn nursery care, telemedicine, and veteran disability examinations. My diverse experience as a clinician coupled with a personal interest in medical writing makes me uniquely suited to engage in medical expert witness work. I excel at maintaining effective communication with the law team and rem...

Richard J. Auerbach, MD, FAAP MD Consult Services

Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Pediatrics - Board Certified Pediatrician, Standard of care, Newborn, Development, Behavior, Asthma, ADHD, Pediatrics, Sexual / Child Abuse / Neglect, Vaccines, Custody, Meningitis Serious Bacterial Infections, Trauma, SIDS, RSV, GERD, dehydration, breastfeeding, weight loss, jaundice, Lyme tick disease, Sports
Richard Auerbach, MD has been a general pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics since 1998. He completed a chief residency and hospitalist year following training at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He remains active on staff at Danbury Hospital / Western CT Health Network. As an Associate Professor of clinical pediatrics through the Universities of CT and VT, and Ross University, he has taught countless medical students and residents, as well as participating in weekly CME activities. Recently, he and his wife, Julia Auerbach, MD JD, established MD Consult Services. The goal of this endeavor is to provide comprehensive medical opinions for case reviews and legal proceedings in the areas of Pediatrics (Richard) and Family Medicine (Julia). Both are Board certified in their respective fields and highly regarded in the communities in which they work. MDConsult Services has provided numerous comprehensive case reviews for attorneys. Both physicians are available fo...

Jared Friedman, MD

Miami, Florida
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Child, Toddler, Newborn, Teen, Adol, Pediatric, Emergency, ER, Trauma, Surgery, Abuse, Neglect, Sepsis, Respiratory, URI, Asthma, Pneumonia, Meningitis, Fever, Allergy, Concussion, Head Injury, SIDS, ADHD, Seizure, Tube, Sedation, Diabetes, DKA, Drugs, Abdominal Pain, Appendicitis, Fracture, Quality
*PEDIATRICS - BOARD CERTIFIED *PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE - BOARD ELIGIBLE *ACLS, ATLS, BLS, NRP, AND PALS CERTIFIED *PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN - Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital - Memorial Healthcare System - Hollywood, Florida *CLINICAL AFFILIATE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine - Florida Atlantic University (FAU) *MEDIAL DIRECTOR - Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, Florida *MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD - Hatzalah - Not-for-Profit Community-Based State-Certified EMT/Paramedic Organization in South Florida *CONCIERGE SERVICES AND EXPERT MEDICAL WITNESS *AUTHOR AND PRESENTER: Numerous Book Chapters, Journal and Magazine Articles, Podium and Poster Presentations, and CME Courses!

Marisa Palomino, BSN, CCRN, RNC-NIC, C-ELBW, C-NNIC

Lake Worth, Florida
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - NICU, neonatal, neonatal intensive care, transition, fetal loss, prematurity, birth asphyxia, birth trauma, birth defects, congenital abnormalities, premature, premie, low birth weight, nursery, newborn, newborn nursery, cool cap, baby, infant, central lines, NRP, exchange transfusion, NEC
• 14 years of Neonatal Intensive Care nursing experience (including bedside nurse, clinical manager, and assistant nurse manager positions) All experience in level III NICUs. • Four advanced Neonatal Nursing certifications: -Certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) -CCRN-Neonatal certification -Certification in Extremely Low Birth Weight infants (C-ELBW) -Certification in Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care (C-NNIC) • Extensive experience in providing direct patient to care to complex and critically ill neonates, including: ELBW infants, LBW infants, post-delivery stabilization, pre- and post-op surgical infants, cool cap, exchange transfusions, as well as, providing NRP resuscitation efforts to critically unstable neonates • Attends high-risk deliveries including post-delivery stabilization and resuscitation of the neonate • Vast know...

David A Rusk, MD Pediatric Associates, Inc.

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Pediatrics - Newborn, Infant, Adolescent, Neonatology, Vaccines, Diabetes, Meningitis, Emergency, General Pediatrics
David A. Rusk, MD is the president of Pediatric Associates, Inc. and is a board-certified pediatrician with 20+ years of experience in private practice. As a faculty member of the Indiana University School of Medicine and as a general pediatrician, Dr. Rusk has extensive educational expertise, having taught nurses, medical students and residents for 20 years. He has experience in case review, medical malpractice panels and courtroom testimony. As the founder of the pediatric diabetes outpatient program at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN, he has a particular area of expertise in outpatient diabetes management in addition to a broad fund of knowledge in pediatric care from birth through adolescence.

Lisa H Hutchison, MD, FAAP, FACR Pediatric Radiology, Neuroradiology and Fetal MRI Consult

Leawood, Kansas
Radiology, Pediatrics - Neonate, brain injury, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, child abuse, ultrasound, sonography, hip dysplasia, newborn, magnetic resonance imaging, neuroradiology, neuroimaging, and midgut volvulus, accidental trauma, general pediatric imaging, residency program director, fellowship program director
•Deposed and/or testified in 30+ cases over 25 years •FAAP, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics •FACR, Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR). Less than 10% of radiologists meet qualifications. •Committee on Child abuse, Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) •Full Professor, University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine •Chair for 10 years+, Radiology Board Exams, Pediatric Section, American Board of Radiology (ABR) •Wide range of practice expertise including neonatal, general pediatric, neuro and fetal imaging. •Able to provide testimony regarding timing of bone and brain injuries in inflicted and accidental trauma using ultrasound, CT, MRI and x-rays. •Able to assist with timing of hypoxic ischemic injuries in newborns based on ultrasound, CT and MR imaging •Chair of Radiology Department for 10 years+ Univ of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) •Co-Editor and Author, Caffey's Textbook of Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 12th-14th editions. •Author,...

Gabriel J Hauser, MD, MBA, FCCM, FAAP Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Rockville, Maryland
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - sepsis, cardiac arrest, resuscitation, pediatrics, critical care, pneumonia, respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, newborn, resuscitation, brain injury, infection, respiratory distress, stridor, heart failure, meningitis, child abuse, bronchiolitis, asthma, shock, airway obstruction, sedation
I am a practicing pediatric intensive care physician. I also practice pediatric sedation. I have practiced pediatric intensive care since 1989. I am professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In the past I have held the positions of Chief Medical Officer of St. Christopher Hospital for Children, Director of the Pediatric ICU Director of Pediatric Inpatient Services and Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, and in these roles I have dealt with the Standard of Care for pediatricians and pediatric specialists. I am board certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and am a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and College of Critical Care Medicine. I have been serving as expert witness for over 25 years. My areas of expertise are acute, emergency and critical care pediatrics and pediatric sedation.

Mary Ellen Bouve, RN, BSN, CCRN Boston Children's Hospital

Boston , Massachusetts
Nurse, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Neonatal Nurse, Pediatric, NICU, Newborn, Prematurity, Birth Injury, HIE, NEC, BPD, Home Care
15 years as a Neonatal ICU (NICU) nurse in a Level III/IV NICU (birth to 6 months). Actively at the bedside. Critical care certification. Experience with most medical and surgical diagnoses, including (but not limited to): birth injury, prematurity, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), chronic lung disease (CLD), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), IV infiltration/extravasation, abdominal wall defects, esophageal atresia, cardiac defects, neurologic disorders, metabolic disorders, rare genetic disorders, and multi system failure. Routinely care for patients on multiple modes of ventilation, and/or with tracheostomies, chest tubes, gastric tubes, and central lines. Post anesthesia care. Discharge planning and education. Home visits post discharge.

Lisa H Hutchison, MD, FAAP, FACR Pediatric Radiology, Neuroradiology and Fetal MRI Consult

Missouri
Radiology, Pediatrics - Neonate, brain injury, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, child abuse, ultrasound, sonography, hip dysplasia, newborn, magnetic resonance imaging, neuroradiology, neuroimaging, and midgut volvulus, accidental trauma, general pediatric imaging, residency program director, fellowship program director
•Deposed and/or testified in 30+ cases over 25 years •FAAP, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics •FACR, Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR). Less than 10% of radiologists meet qualifications. •Committee on Child abuse, Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) •Full Professor, University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine •Chair for 10 years+, Radiology Board Exams, Pediatric Section, American Board of Radiology (ABR) •Wide range of practice expertise including neonatal, general pediatric, neuro and fetal imaging. •Able to provide testimony regarding timing of bone and brain injuries in inflicted and accidental trauma using ultrasound, CT, MRI and x-rays. •Able to assist with timing of hypoxic ischemic injuries in newborns based on ultrasound, CT and MR imaging •Chair of Radiology Department for 10 years+ Univ of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) •Co-Editor and Author, Caffey's Textbook of Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 12th-14th editions. •Author,...

Leticia Guerra-Scheib, MSN, RN, CLNC

Las Vegas, Nevada
Nurse, Legal Nurse Consulting - labor & delivery, OB, obstetrics. postpartum, nursery, newborn., fetal heart monitoring
Leti has been a nurse for 13 years in labor and delivery, postpartum, and nursery. She has worked as a travel nurse in more than 5 states and is up to date on current practices. Leti is also a clinical educator and a legal nurse consultant.

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...

Karen L Lefler, MSN/Ed, NNP-BC, LNC ACP Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner - Newborn,HIE,brain inury,Birth Injury,bowel perforation,central line,Prematurity,low birth weight,umbilical catheter,PICC,sepsis,hypoglycemia,bilirubin,resuscitation,chest tube,intubation,arterial line,body cooling,home birth,respiratory failure,asphyxia,medication error,jaundice,encephalopathy
35 years of experience in the field of Neonatology/Newborn Care of which the past 26 years as a Board-Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, primarily functioning in the maximum level of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (Level IV). Areas of expertise include EPI (Extremely Preterm Infants), brain injury (therapeutic hypothermia/body cooling), birth injury, infants with respiratory failure, congenital heart disease, neonatal resuscitation, pediatric/cardiothoracic surgical infants, ECMO (heart lung bypass) high-risk deliveries, routine newborn care, newborn developmental follow-up and neonatal transport