Obstetric Anesthesia Expert Witnesses

Obstetric anesthesia 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 obstetric anesthesia. The obstetric anesthesia expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology and Medical Management.

Ajay Mathur, MD

Scottsdale, Arizona
Anesthesiology - Airway Injury, Narcotic Prescriptions and Overdose, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest, Nerve Injury, Medication Errors, Sleep Apnea, Regional Anesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia, Cardiac Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Critical Care, Chronic Pain Management
Ajay Mathur M.D. has been a practicing anesthesiologist for over 15 years, and has working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years with extensive experience on both the medical and the business sides of healthcare. Dr. Mathur received invaluable training at some of the top institutions of the world, including Texas Medical Center at hospitals such as the DeBakey Heart Center, the Texas Heart Institute, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital. He has performed anesthetics in over 15,000 cases in a wide variety of case types and settings, including open heart surgery, neurologic surgery, obstetric cases and surgery, pediatric surgery, and regional anesthesia cases. He has performed anesthetics in over 30 hospitals, surgery centers, and offices. Dr. Mathur earned his A.B. in Government from Harvard University, and his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Mathur is available as an expert witness for medmal review for Plaintiff, Defense, ...

Divya Chander, MD, PhD D. Chander LLC

San Francisco, California
Anesthesiology - difficult airway, intubation, brain injury / brain damage, hypoxia, hypotension, residual paralysis, narcotics, oversedation, aspiration, PACU, neurosurgical anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, awareness under anesthesia, brain monitoring, ENT anesthesia, Intraoperative visual loss, drug errors
Dr. Chander is a board certified anesthesiologist and neuroscientist (PhD). She served on the Stanford Anesthesiology faculty for 8 years. At Stanford, her areas of expertise and teaching included general surgery, neurosurgical, ENT/head & neck, orthopedic, and obstetric anesthesia. She has extensive experience with propofol sedation and total IV anesthesia, +/- brain monitoring, and difficult airway. She has trained residents in the OR, on labor & delivery, and through didactic teaching. Over the past several years, Dr. Chander continues to practice anesthesia at several Bay Area hospitals (including a level 1 trauma center). Dr. Chander has also co-founded 2 companies in the healthcare space, in neuro-ICU diagnostics, and creating a platform for integration for public health data. She served on a NASA task force for COVID19, and a global pandemic resilience task force, which she co-chaired and directed. In 2020, she was appointed a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. Dr. Chan...

Kate M Cohen, MD South Shore Hospital

Weymouth, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology - Thoracic anesthesia, Obstetric anesthesia, Cardiac anesthesia, Regional anesthesia, Orthopedic anesthesia, General surgery, Neuraxial anesthesia, Critical illness, Preoperative assessment, Perioperative medicine, Postoperative anesthetic care, Echocardiogram interpretation
Dr. Kate Cohen is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist who works at South Shore Hospital. Kate received her undergraduate education at Barnard College. She majored in biochemistry and earned Magna Cum Laude with a distinction in research. She then attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she graduated with distinction in education and research. She was inspired by a mentor to pursue a career as an anesthesiologist, directly relieving people's pain and suffering on a daily basis. She completed her four-year anesthesiology residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Then, she pursued advanced subspecialty training in cardiothroacic anesthesiology. During this fellowship, Kate honed her ability to care for critically ill patients with severe heart and lung disease. She was recruited to work as faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital where her academic niche became the management of parturients with congenital or acquired cardiopulmonary disease. She also served as...

David N Flynn, MD, MBA

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Anesthesiology, Medical Management - Hospital Liability, Hospital Negligence, Mortality Prevention, Quality & Patient Safety, Quality Culture, Communication & Handoff Errors, Delayed & Missed Diagnosis, Early Warning Systems, Wrong Site Surgery, Medication Errors, Airway Management, Aspiration, Obstetric Anesthesia, Nerve Injury
David Flynn is a physician leader, anesthesiologist, and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Flynn served as the Lead Physician for Mortality Reduction at UNC Medical Center during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading numerous quality initiatives and collaborating with clinicians throughout the hospital to save lives through improved care. Under Dr. Flynn's leadership, risk-adjusted mortality decreased by more than 20% between 2020-21. His team was recognized with the UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Team Award for 2021 Prior to joining UNC, Dr. Flynn led Perioperative Quality Improvement at Mission Health, a multi-hospital system based in Asheville, NC. Under Dr. Flynn’s leadership, Mission Hospital launched real-time decision support and analytics software that improved clinical care pathway adherence, nearly eliminated antibiotic re-dosing errors, decreased opioid usage, and reduced post-operati...

Diana Ayubcha, DO, MS Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology - Nerve injury, brain damage, brain death, stroke, TIA, airway complication, teeth damage, chronic pain, acute pain, obstetric anesthesia, neurosurgery anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care, sedation, intubation, extubation, sedation, brain death
Dr. Diana Ayubcha is an Assistant Professor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania specializing in neuroanesthesia. At a highly specialized institution like Penn, she handles both standard and super-specialized neurosurgical cases including: minimally invasive craniotomies, awake craniotomies, stroke, surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, endovascular aneurysm repair and embolectomies. She manages complex airway issues in syndromic patients as well as those coming for revision neurosurgeries. Dr. Ayubcha is fellowship trained in neuroanesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. She was invited to stay on faculty and became the Associate Program Director of the neuroanesthesia program at the University of Pennsylvania. She assists with resident and fellow education curriculum in the neurosurgical intensive care unit and neurosurgical operating rooms. Dr. Ayubcha contributes to the medical legal team and lectures on medical legal issues to residents, fell...

Neelam Bandi, MD metropolitan anesthesia consultants

MCLEAN, Virginia
Anesthesiology - Airway Injury/management, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest, Medication Errors, Sleep Apnea, Regional Anesthesia (epidural/spinal/peripheral nerve blocks), Obstetric Anesthesia, OR fires, Positioning, Central lines, General Anesthesia, Preoperative assessment, Aspiration, Awareness
Dr. Bandi is a board certified anesthesiologist who has been practicing anesthesiology since 2009. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology. She performs utilization reviews and provides her services as an expert witness in medical malpractice cases. She is licensed in DC, MD and VA.