Opioid Prescribing Expert Witnesses

Opioid prescribing 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 opioid prescribing. The opioid prescribing expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pain Management - Medicine, Physician Assistant, Sports Medicine, and Urgent Care Medicine.

Paul Lynch, MD

Glendale, Arizona
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Pain Management/Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Blocks, Intrathecal Pumps, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Spinal Injections, Epidural, Cervical Injections, Radiofrequency, Anesthesia, Opioid Prescribing, Opioid Overdose
Dr. Lynch is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management physician and anesthesiologist, with 17 years’ experience treating all types of chronic pain conditions. Throughout his career, Dr. Lynch has been focused on providing comprehensive and evidenced-based treatment, with vigilant attention to the standard of care and best practices. He has managed pain practices in 15 different states and is currently licensed to practice in 7 states. Dr. Lynch continues to actively see patients in a clinical setting and perform interventional pain management procedures, including performing independent medical examinations. Dr. Lynch is also focused on research and the advancement of chronic pain treatment, publishing over 30 journal articles relevant to pain management, specifically regarding the use of interventional procedures and practice of comprehensive pain management with responsible opioid prescribing. He has taught extensively across the country to other physician...

Kathryn Maxwell, M.D.

San Diego, California
Family Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Urgent Care, Back Pain, Heart Attack, Stroke, DVT/PE, Pneumonia, COVID, Appendicitis, Diverticulitis, GI Bleed, Kidney Infection, Fractures, Falls, Injuries, Abscess, Cellulitis, Animal Bites, Opioid Prescribing, Medication Interactions, NP and PA Supervision, Telemedicine
As an award-winning Urgent Care Medicine and Family Medicine clinician, Dr. Maxwell has been practicing for 20 years, primarily in community medicine. She treats patients of all ages, from pediatric to geriatric, and educates patients to pursue and obtain their best health. She is well-versed in recognizing appropriate level of care, patient presentations that require a higher level of care, and potential missed diagnoses. She is knowledgeable about medication benefits, adverse effects, and drug interactions. Dr. Maxwell regularly supervises physician assistants and nurse practitioners by discussing cases and reviewing charts. She has ongoing experience in telemedicine. Board Certified, Family Medicine. Call Dr. Maxwell at 858 395 9854 to discuss your case.

Amy M. Zheng, MD, M.Phil., CHSE Amy Zheng Consulting

San Diego, California
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Opioid Prescribing, Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, CPR, Heart Attack/Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism/PE, Head Injury, Stroke/CVA, Aneurysm, Appendicitis, abdominal pain, Trauma, aortic dissection, Covid, Cauda Equina, epidural abscess, code blue, pneumonia, Insurance reimbursement, fraud
Since 2003, Dr. Zheng has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including academic teaching centers, VA healthcare system, community hospitals, and rural critical access hospitals. She is a frontline clinician in the Coronavirus Pandemic, working in five urgent care centers and two emergency departments in two counties. She is an expert in NP and PA supervision and the Medical Director of the Point Loma Nazarene University Physician Assistant Program. Dr. Zheng is the Medical Director of Quality at Sharp-Rees-Stealy, a multi-specialty medical group. Dr. Zheng is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Diego and University of California Riverside. Since 2013, she has led an annual teamwork exercise for 350 students and faculty from three professional schools, which have been featured by the San Diego Union-Tribune and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She has presented at scientific conferences on inter-professional collaboration and...

Melanie H Rosenblatt, MD Pain Management Strategies

Boca Raton, Florida
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Pain Management, Interventional Pain Management, Opioid prescribing, Addiction Medicine
Melanie Rosenblatt, MD, provides comprehensive medical and interventional pain treatment at Pain Management Strategies. She is dedicated to helping every person achieve optimal pain relief by identifying and treating the precise source of their pain. Dr. Rosenblatt graduated from SUNY@ Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York, then went on to complete her anesthesia residency and pain training at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York. She’s board-certified in anesthesiology, pain management, and addiction medicine. In addition to treating patients at her private practice, Dr. Rosenblatt served as the medical director of pain management for Broward Health North, a Level II trauma center from 2002-2017. She also served as the chairperson of the Credentials and Qualifications Committee from 2007-2016 and was a Medical Executive Board member during that time. Dr. Rosenblatt has worked closely with the DEA, FBI and local law enforcement to crack down on pill mill...

Sudheer Potru, DO, FASA, FASAM

Atlanta, Georgia
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - opioids, opioid prescribing, overdose, addiction, suboxone, MAT, alcohol, alcohol use disorder, anesthesiology, pain medicine, chronic pain, interventional pain, spinal injections, spinal cord stimulation
Dr. Potru is triple-board-certified in anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and addiction medicine; he is one of less than 25 clinicians across the country with this combination of certifications and has unique expertise as a result. Dr. Potru is a nationally recognized and well-published expert in the treatment of chronic pain and addiction as well as the treatment of the substance use disorder patient in the perioperative period; he sits on and is an active contributor to numerous national anesthesia/pain committees and working groups. Dr. Potru has given invited at multiple national conferences, including that of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine, as well as multiple invited grand rounds presentations on anesthesiology, chronic pain and addiction, including at highly reputed institutions such as Vanderbilt, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and others. He has ...

Stephanie L Burgess, MPAS, BS, PA-C Burgess Experts INC

Farmingdale, New York
Physician Assistant, Sports Medicine - Orthopedics, First Assist, Surgery, Opioid prescribing, pediatrics, adults, geriatric, lead PA
Over 10 years as a full time Sports Medicine/Orthopedic Physician Assistant assessing patients and performing surgery. Prescribing and monitoring opioid and other medications in pediatrics, adults and geriatric population.