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, Medical Management, Obstetrical Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

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...

Alex Zajac, MD A to Z Expert Witness Services

Wellington, Florida
Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology - General Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Neonatal Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest, Difficult Airway, Lost Airway, Hypoxia, Spine Surgery, Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC), Sedation, Medication Errors, Nerve Injury, Positioning
Award-winning dual board-certified anesthesiologist and pediatric anesthesiologist who trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Licensed in the state of Florida and works full-time as an anesthesiologist/pediatric anesthesiologist at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach International Surgery Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Extensive experience with medical direction; supervising certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified anesthesiologist assistants as well as solo practice. Multiple publications and grand rounds presentations. Dr. Zajac serves as a medical expert witness in the fields of anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology. Dr. Zajac can opine on standard of care and medical malpractice for either plaintiff or defense counsel and is adept in providing his expert opinion on events that occur during the perioperative time period. Unblemished record and highly responsive to emails and phone cal...

Christina N. Mack, MD Peake Anesthesia Consulting, LLC

Baltimore, Maryland
Anesthesiology - perioperative, anesthesia, anesthesiology, preoperative, postoperative, intraoperative, obstetrics, obstetric anesthesia, airway management, pain management
Detail-oriented anesthesiologist with experience providing anesthesia in hospital and outpatient settings. Subspecialty in anesthesia in the high-risk obstetric population.

Brinda B Kamdar, MD

Boston, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Regional Anesthesia, Spinal complications, Epidural Hematoma, Regional Anesthesiology, Obstetric Anesthesia, General Anesthesia, Nerve injury, Acute Pain Management, Spinals, Neuroanesthesia, Epidural complications, Acute Pain, Epidurals, Peripheral Nerve blocks, Compartment syndrome
Brinda Bharat Kamdar MD is a nationally recognized board certified anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (the original and largest Harvard teaching hospital) and chosen by her peers as one of "Boston's Top Doctors" in 2024 and 2023. She completed her medical training at the University of California at San Francisco in 2004 and anesthesia residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008. She is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, where she serves as Program Director for the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship and Associate Director of the Regional Anesthesia and Peri-operative Pain Service at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She serves as an associate editor for the Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine journal, and has been recognized for mentorship of faculty as the recipient of the MGH Faculty Clinical Mentorship Award in 2017 and 2022. Particular areas of interest are real-time lumbar and thoracic neuraxi...


New York, New York
Obstetrical Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology - obstetric anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, nerve block, regional anesthesia, outpatient anesthesiology, preoperative evaluation, postoperative care, general anesthesia, office based anesthesia, peripheral nerve injury, hypoxia, intubation, airway management, critical care, intensive care, monitoring
Dr. John Seitz is a New York City based anesthesiologist with over 16 years of experience as an actively practicing anesthesiologist in Manhattan. Dr Seitz received his bachelors degree at The University of Pennsylvania in Chemical Engineering with a minor in psychology. He did his anesthesiology training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He continued his career in New York and has been an attending anesthesiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital for the past 15 years on the upper east side of Manhattan. Dr Seitz is known for his communication skills and ability to quickly develop a rapport with his patients. His background in engineering, physics and psychology allows him to maintain a unique perspective on perioperative anesthesia care. Dr. Seitz while at Lenox Hill was known for his clinical acumen in obstetric anesthesia, anesthesia for ENT surgery, bariatric surgery, gynecologic surgery, endoscopy, plastic surgery, and orthopedic surgery. His ability to make qui...

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...

Chad R. Greene, D.O.

Nashville, Tennessee
Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology - General Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesia, Ambulatory Surgery, Spine Surgery, Dental Anesthesia, Obstetric anesthesia, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Sedation, Airway Management, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Eye Blocks, Epidural & Spinal Anesthesia, Medication Errors, PACU, Nerve Injury, Positioning, OSA
Board-certified, Vanderbilt-trained Anesthesiologist with academic, private practice and military medical experience. Past President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Resident Component and Member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Board of Directors. In full-time clinical practice with hands-on patient care and direction/supervision of CRNAs, residents, and medical students. • General anesthesia including: Induction and maintenance of anesthesia, ventilator management, intra-operative monitoring, management of emergence from anesthesia, and transportation to and from the operating room. • Airway management including endotracheal tubes, single-lung ventilation, and non-invasive techniques. • Epidural and spinal anesthesia. • Regional anesthesia. • Invasive Monitoring including central Lines, arterial Lines, and pulmonary arterial catheters. • Pre-operative assessment and post-operative patient management. • Echocardiography and ultrasound assessment...

Maria Sheikh, MD, MPH Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women

Houston, Texas
Obstetrical Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology - obstetric anesthesia, hysterectomy, deep sedation, spinal headache, regional anesthesiology, peripheral nerve blocks, neuraxial anesthesia, TAP block, local anesthetic systemic toxicity, failed intubation, central line complications, spinal, epidural, placenta accreta, egg retrievals, ultrasound
Dr. Maria Sheikh is a fellowship-trained obstetric anesthesiologist who specializes in the care of patients with high-risk pregnancies and those undergoing major and minor obstetric and gynecologic procedures (Cesarean section, cerclage, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, egg retrieval, etc). She is skilled in placing labor epidurals, spinals, and regional blocks for pain management, and invasive lines for monitoring high-risk patients. Dr. Sheikh is a passionate educator. She won Best Teacher of the Year in Obstetric Anesthesia two years in a row during her appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University. She also has extensive training in point-of-care ultrasound and has served as faculty instructor at several ultrasound workshops organized by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. In addition, she has traveled internationally to teach modern obste...