Opioids Expert Witnesses

Opioids 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 opioids. The opioids expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Emergency Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, Environmental, Family Medicine, Hand Surgery, Insurance, Internal Medicine, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management - Medicine, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Michael T Rupp, PhD, RPh, FAPhA Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale

Glendale, Arizona
Pharmacist, Safety - Community Pharmacy, Quality, Safety, Medication Errors, Dispensing Errors, DUR, Patient Counseling, Workflow, Policies and Procedures, Management, Prescription Dispensing, Staffing & Workload, Opioids
Experienced consultant and expert witness specializing in chain and independent community pharmacy operations with emphasis on medication safety management and dispensing errors. Expertise includes staffing, workflow, policies & procedures and quality assurance. Credentials include community and hospital pharmacy practice experience, numerous peer-reviewed articles, and excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Jordan Lee Newmark, MD, QME Stanford University School of Medicine; Vituity; E&S Newmark Consulting Corp

Redwood City , California
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Chronic pain, acute pain, opioids, addiction, surgery, perioperative, human resources, interventional pain, trauma, medical staff office, interdisciplinary care, medical education
Dr. Newmark is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University, an Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine physician within Vituity, and the President & CEO of E&S Newmark Consulting focused on the practice of medicine, qualified medical evaluation, expert witnessing, career and academic development, and medical-leadership consulting. Prior to this, Dr. Newmark was the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology of Alameda Health System. The overall focus of Dr. Newmark's career has been to address national health issues through community and health system leadership and medical education, particularly surrounding the topics of perioperative and surgical care quality, opioid safety, addiction related care, pandemic and mass casualty response planning, and addressing health equity and bias in health care delivery. Dr. Newmark’s patient care and clinical interests include chronic and acute pain management, interdisciplinary / procedural pain treatment, team based approaches t...

Mario F. San Bartolome, MD, MBA, MRO, FASAM Arete Health

Roseville, California
Addiction Medicine, Family Medicine - Opioids, opiate, methamphetamine, overdose, alcohol, hallucinogens, cocaine, cannabis, club, drugs, illicit, drug rehabilitation, utilization management, drug policy, alcohol and drug treatment, drug intoxication, drug withdrawal, detoxification, drug testing appropriateness, pain
Dr. San Bartolome is board certified in addiction medicine and family medicine. He has extensive experience as a medical director at all levels of care in addiction treatment including detoxification. As a medical director, Dr. San Bartolome has been involved in policy making, setting protocols, utilization management and direct patient care in addiction medicine. Due to the nature of addiction, Dr. San Bartolome is experienced in pain management, mental health and use of psychotropic medications, and in other co-morbidities involving addiction. Dr. San Bartolome is a national expert, serving on committees for the American Society of Addiction Medicine and on the board of the California Society of Addiction Medicine. His experience in addiction medicine spans settings like hospitals, psychiatric units, emergency departments, outpatient clinics and as an administrative medical director of substance use disorders for a large health plan. In all of these settings and at various medical...

Ahmed Zaafran, MD

San Jose, California
Anesthesiology - gastrointestinal Anesthesiology, Trauma, Obstetrics and Gynecology, opioid management, benzodiazepine management, medication tapering, opioids, pain, acute pain, endoscopy, ERCP, operating room management, spine, back pain, cancer, airway management
Dr. Ahmed Zaafran is a highly experienced, board-certified Anesthesiologist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He recently held the post of assistant professor of anesthesiology (affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He reviews anesthesia-related cases for the California Medical Board and is immediate past director of QI/QA of anesthesiology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, where he oversaw the review of hundreds of anesthesia-related cases. He has extensive experience in expert witness testimony, including case file reviews and deposition. He is the former director of GI Endoscopic Anesthesia at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics. He has extensive academic and advocacy experience, including representation of the California Society of Anesthesiologists as an Alternate Delegate. He conducts regular live webinars on medical-related matters and has presented at world-renowned academic institutions nationally. ...

Robert G Schneider, MD JD

Westport, Connecticut
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Heart Attack, Emergency Room, Stroke, Chest Pain, Coronary Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Lung Disease, Taser, Nursing Homes, Expert Witness Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Opioids
Additional Information..... • Physician and Attorney well versed in standard of care issues, negligence, causation, injury and damages. For Plaintiff: how to avoid flawed cases; for Defendant: finding the flaw in Plaintiff's case. • Medical expert witness decades, over 300 cases reviewed, deposed 35-40 times, trial testimony 15-20 times. • Medical Malpractice. Personal Injury, Taser injury/death. Geriatrics, Nursing Homes, Underserved Populations. • Cited by CT Supreme Court as "a credible witness" in case of Blanchette v. Barrett 229 Conn. 256 (1994) • As attorney settled $1,000,000+ med mal case. • Board Certified in Internal Medicine. • Decades of practice Internal Medicine, subspecialty Clinical Cardiovascular Disease. • Teaching experience: Speaker at annual hospital house staff seminar on medical malpractice. Moderator at 2 day CT Bar Association seminar: Medicine for Lawyers. Clinical teaching house staff rounds in ICU and CCU. Taught CLE course for Rhode Island Bar A...

Alexandra Funk, PharmD, DABAT Funk Rothstein Toxicology Consulting

Tampa, Florida
Toxicology, Pharmacology- Clinical - Postmortem toxicology, overdose, poisoning, drugs of abuse, opioids, street drugs, prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, medication errors, ethanol, alcohol, DUI, marijuana, breastmilk drug transfer
Dr. Alexandra Funk is a board certified clinical toxicologist and licensed pharmacist with experience in toxicology, poison center management, pharmacology, emergency medicine, and hospital pharmacy practice. Dr. Funk regularly consults on toxicology cases in the state of Florida involving drugs of abuse, prescription medications, and over-the-counter medications in persons of all ages. Dr. Funk provides educational opportunities for both healthcare professionals and the lay public. Dr. Funk is actively involved as a member and in leadership roles within the organizations of American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, America's Poison Centers, and American Board of Applied Toxicology.

Lindsay Schaack Rothstein, PharmD, DABAT Funk Rothstein Toxicology Consulting

Jacksonville, Florida
Toxicology, Pharmacology- Clinical - Postmortem toxicology, overdose, poisoning, drugs of abuse, opioids, street drugs, prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, medication errors, alcohol, ethanol, DUI, marijuana, breastmilk drug transfer
Dr. Lindsay Schaack Rothstein is a board certified clinical toxicologist and licensed pharmacist with experience in toxicology, poison center management, pharmacology, emergency medicine, and hospital pharmacy practice. Dr. Schaack Rothstein regularly consults on toxicology cases in the state of Florida involving drugs of abuse, prescription medications, and over-the-counter medications in persons of all ages. She has current experience in emergency medicine pharmacy practice as well. Dr. Schaack Rothstein provides educational opportunities for both healthcare professionals and the lay public. Dr. Schaack Rothstein is actively involved as a member and in leadership roles within the organizations of American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, America's Poison Centers, American Board of Applied Toxicology, and the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Sudheer Potru, DO, D.ABA, FASAM

Atlanta, Georgia
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - opioids, opioid prescribing, overdose, addiction, suboxone, MAT, 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 addicted patient in the perioperative period; he is a question author for the American Board of Anesthesiology's Pain Medicine board exam and sits on numerous national anesthesia/pain committees. Dr. Potru has given talks at the American Society of Anesthesiologists conference, the American Academy of Pain Medicine national meeting, and multiple invited grand rounds presentations on anesthesiology, chronic pain and addiction, including at highly reputed institutions such as the Mayo Clinic. He has special interest in opioid safety/prescribing, opioid and other substance use disorders (addiction), and i...

Jerry Allen Spivey, Jr, MD, D.ABA, CIME Spivey Medical LLC

Greensboro, Georgia
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Addiction Medicine, Narcotics, Opioids, Fentanyl, Benzodiazepines, Spine, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Nerve Blocks, Facet Injection, Steroid injection, Epidural, Pharmacist
Multiple board certifications: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by American Board of Anesthesiology, Addiction Medicine by American board of Preventative Medicine, Certified Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Former owner and pharmacist in charge of successful independent pharmacy. Additional training as a pharmacist in diabetes education of patients, asthma education of patients and immunizations. All of this training was very helpful in medical school, residency and clinical practice.Left the successful pharmacy for medical school, residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain medicine. Since finishing my training a majority of time in interventional pain management. I became very proficient in performing the pain relieving procedures including but not limited to cervical, thoracic and lumbar translaminar and transforaminal epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation of medial branches, lateral branches and periphe...

Craig Best, DO, CLCP

Chicago, Illinois
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Pain Medicine, PM&R, Spinal Injections, Epidural Steroid Injection, Radiofrequency Ablation, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Auto Injury, IME, Life Care Planning, Life Care Planner, EMG/NCS, TBI, Brain Injury, Concussion, CRPS, Opioids, SCI, Spinal Cord Injury, CLCP
Dr. Best is board certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R, physiatry). He completed his PM&R residency at Rush University Medical Center and his Pain Medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. His clinical focus is primarily non-operative spine care as well as electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG/NCS). He has extensive experience in worker's compensation and personal/auto injury. He has conducted numerous partial permanent impairment (PPI) ratings, independent medical examinations (IME), record reviews, narrative reports, and depositions. Finally, he is a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP).

Leon M Gussow, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Toxicology, Emergency Medical Toxicology - Alcohol, Poisoning, opiates, opioids, Marijuana, Overdose, Cannabinoids, cannabis, intoxication, Drug Screening, Dram Shop, Drug Testing, Carbon Monoxide
Over 20 years experience providing consultation and expert witness testimony in cases involving topics including alcohol, marijuana, carbon monoxide, adverse drug effects, drug tests, and urine drug screens. Extensive teaching experience with the Toxikon Consortium Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program in Chicago. Fellow, American College of Medical Toxicology; Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine; Medical Consultant, Illinois Poison Control Center; Peer Reviewer, Clinical Toxicology; Peer Reviewer, Journal of Medical Toxicology; Peer Review, Emergency Medicine Journal; Peer Reviewer, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

James P Murphy, MD, MMM, DFASAM Murphy Pain Center

Louisville, Kentucky
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - Chronic pain, Pain Management, addiction, opioids, substance abuse, Suboxone, MAT, prescribing, controlled substance, DEA, medical board, regulations, Kentucky, Indiana
James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM, DFASAM is a nationally recognized physician leader and expert in Pain Management, Addiction Medicine and controlled substances prescribing. He is President of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine and is the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s delegate to the American Medical Association’s Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force. Dr. Murphy is founder and CEO of Murphy Pain Center located in New Albany, Indiana. In addition, he serves gratis as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is also a past president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Dr. Murphy’s credentials are exceptional: board certifications in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Addiction Medicine. He was awarded the distinction of Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine (DFASAM). His subspecialty Pain Medicine fellowship was at Minnesota’s renowned Mayo Clinic, where he also served on...

Daniel Mickool, R.Ph, M.S., Ed.D Drug Experts

Portland, Maine
Pharmacist, Family Medicine - Medication expert, diabetes, gastrointestinal, psychiatric, antibiotics, narcotics, black box warnings, recalled drugs, imported drugs, herbals, Joint Commission standards, kidney injury, opioids, medication errors, geriatric medications, carcinogenic drugs, falls, pharmacology/toxicology.
I am a practicing pharmacist, educator, researcher, and have been an invited speaker nationally and internationally in medical education, pharmacy practice and interprofessional collaboration. I am a contributing author to the Quatar Declaration commissioned by the WHO. I serve on the board of the Maine Pharmacy Association and I am a national delegate to the American Pharmacist Association. I have 34 years experience in my field, and hold academic appointments at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine (Family Medicine) and Husson University. I enjoy teaching in the classroom, the hospital and medical clinic settings where I provide expert drug information to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. I am an active member in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) and have been an invited conference speaker at STFM. I have numerous peer reviewed publications and poster presentations at pharmacy and medical conferences nationally and internationally. As a Pharmac...

Michael B. Jacobs, MD, MPH

Potomac, Maryland
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Interventional, Chronic Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulator, SCS, DRG, PNS, Pain Pump, Epidural, Radiofrequency, PRP, Stem Cells, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Nerve Injury, Post-Operative Pain, Work Injury, Opioids, Buprenorphine, Medical Marijuana, Causation, Impairment
Dr. Jacobs is board certified in Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Occupational Medicine. He served over 20 years as a Navy physician, including roles as director of Pain Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and specialty consultant to the Navy Surgeon General and White House. He now practices as an Interventional Pain Medicine physician for and is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs serves on the guidelines committee of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and is a fellow in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Jacobs has an active clinical practice, including the management of complex chronic pain conditions, such as failed back surgery syndrome (post-laminectomy syndrome), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), post-surgical pain (e.g hernia, joint replacement, nerve injury), and chronic joint, neck, and back pain. He perfo...

Kristen E. Rawlett, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP University of Maryland, School of Nursing

Bel Air, Maryland
Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease, Lyme Disease, Stem-Cell Therapy, Long-term COVID, Breast Cancer, Fetal Death, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Myocardial Infarction, Thyroid Storm, Opioids, Cerebral Aneurysm, Gestational Diabetes
Dr. Rawlett is an established and highly regarded nursing expert in primary care, occupational health, substance use, health assessment, standards of care and health promotion. She has been a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner since 2000 and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as well as a leader in Nursing Faculty Governance. Experience witness experience includes approximately 20 cases with deposition and trial testimony focused on Nursing. Dr. Rawlett has been a Registered Nurse for 26 years and for 22 years she has taught nursing students at the doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate levels and helped develop current nursing curriculum. She has a full time appointment as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, a Nationally Ranked School of Nursing. Dr. Rawlett multiple peer-reviewed publications along with Research & Educational funding from NIH, AHRQ & Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Tom Simopoulos, M.D., M.A. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Southborough, Massachusetts
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - opioids, spinal cord stimulator, radiofrequency procedures, spinal injections, complex regional pain syndrome, Persistent pain after injuries, interventional pain, criminal, fraud, CRPS, ablations, nerve injury, chronic pain, failed back surgery, over dose, personal injury, RSD, disc herniation
Thomas T. Simopoulos, MD, MA, is a Harvard trained and faculty pain management specialist at the Arnold Pain Management Center and an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is also an Associate Professor in Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School. He has multiple teaching awards by fellows in training and recognized as "Top Doctor" in the Boston area since 2017. Dr. Simopoulos attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He completed his postdoctoral training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Faulkner Hospital in Boston. Dr. Simopoulos holds a Masters of Arts degree in Biochemistry from Brandeis University in Waltham. He is board-certified in Anesthesiology with a Pain Medicine subspecialty. Dr. Simopoulos has strong clinical interests that include radiofrequency technology, intradiscal therapies and e...

Daniel Southren, MD, MBA

Boston, Massachusetts
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, RSD, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain, Opioids, Opioid Overdose, Utilization, Disability, Vertebral Augmentation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Anesthesiology
Dr. Daniel L Southren, M.D. is a Harvard-trained physician who is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He works in clinical development for a biotechnology company and maintains his anesthesia practice at a number of Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Southren completed his Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School and his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Michigan. He completed his M.D. and M.B.A. at Columbia University in New York City. His clinical expertise is in the treatment of acute and chronic pain patients with both malignant and non malignant pain diagnoses, and the practice of general anesthesiology. His ability to distill complex medical issues into coherent and accessible language has been at the core of his success as an educator, clinician and consultant. EXPERTISE: Interven...

Anthony H Guarino, MD GES, Inc.

Chesterfield, Missouri
Pain Management - Medicine - Injection Complications, Opioid, Improper medication management, Spinal and epidural injections, Spinal cord injury from an injection, Nerve injury, Radiofrequency neuroablation injuries, Spine laser surgery, Spinal endoscopic surgery, spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal pumps
Dr. Anthony Guarino is a nationally recognized pain management expert and a celebrated clinician, teacher, author and researcher. His interest in pain management began during his undergraduate work at Yale University, and developed further during graduate studies in religion at Yale Divinity School. He completed a medical degree at the University of Maryland, an internship in medicine at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and an anesthesiology residency and formal training in pain management at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Guarino served as director of pain management services for Washington University at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital for 21 years before accepting a new director position for Physician Partners of America in FL. He has over 20 years of experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys. The thoroughness of his work in combination with his ability to clearly communicate his findings to both attorneys and juries has lead him to have a very busy consulta...

Dan Laird, M.D., J.D. Flamingo Medical Clinic

Las Vegas, Nevada
Pain Management - Medicine, Family Medicine - telemedicine, primary care, opioids, overdose, benzodiazepines, respiratory depression, apnea, pain management, pain medicine, pain relief, overdose, prescribing, medical necessity, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, hydromorphone, gabapentin, sleep apnea, hypoxia, anoxic brain damage, analgesia
Dr. Laird has more than 25 years of experience as a primary care and pain management physician. He has extensive experience safely prescribing opioids and is familiar with the consequences of not only over-prescribing, but also under-prescribing of opioids. Dr. Laird holds expertise in anesthesiology and the pharmacology of opioids, benzodiazepines, sedatives, hypnotics, and other sedating medications. He is also intimately familiar with how these medications interact to cause respiratory depression, airway obstruction, apnea, and overdose. Dr. Laird is familiar with the legal and medical issues related to allegations of overprescribing opioids. He is familiar with the standard of care with regard to urine drug testing (UDS) and the pros and cons of the same. Dr. Laird has expertise in the medical and legal aspects of addiction, physical and psychological dependence, withdrawal, diversion, misuse, and the management of opioid addiction. Though Dr. Laird is trained as both a physic...

Craig R. Brown

Merrimack, New Hampshire
Insurance, Environmental - Bad Faith, Liability Insurance, Reinsurance, D&O, Claims Made and Occurrence Policies, Runoff, Insurance Fraud, Workers Compensation, Risk Management, Claims Adjusting, Opioids, Construction Defect, Asbestos, Talc, Glyphosate, Sports Injury, Sexual Abuse, Lead Paint, Mold, MTBE, Implants, Silica.
As in-house counsel at a third-party administrator testified numerous times as a fact witness and designated PMK regarding insurance and reinsurance issues. In 2021, testified as expert in successful multi-million dollar D&O arbitration and worked as independent consultant to runoff investors. Formerly Vice President of seven insurance companies. Over the past 36 years, litigated or arbitrated insurance, reinsurance and/or bad faith in over 30 states and four countries. Partner in two prominent national law firms representing various insurers and reinsurers as national counsel. Presented at numerous seminars in US and UK put on by DRI, Perrin, PLRB/LIRB. AIRROC, American Conference Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, Practicing Law Institute, Mealey's, CPCU Society, and home builders' associations regarding insurance, reinsurance, torts and related issues.

Adam J Carinci, MD, MBA University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Rochester, New York
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Workers Compensation, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain, Opioids, Opioid Abuse, Opioid Overdose, Opioid Addiction, Fraud, IME
Dr. Adam J Carinci, M.D., M.B.A is a nationally recognized and sought after clinician, speaker and expert witness with over a fifteen years of pain medicine experience. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of Pain Management and Director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has been involved in over 100 cases as an expert witness for both plaintiff (35%) and defense (65%). He has qualified as an expert witness in both s...

Kai Sturmann, MD

Massapequa, New York
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, airway management, trauma, personal injury, workplace injury, pain control, analgesia, toxicology, alcohol, alcohol intoxication, alcohol withdrawal, opioids, opioid overdose, opioid addiction / dependence, opioid withdrawal, inter-facility patient transfer
EM residency trained and ABEM Certified. 30+ years full-time clinical and academic Emergency Medicine practice. Former EM residency Program Director (Mount Sinai / Beth Israel / Albert Einstein, NYC). Former Chairman / Director of high volume / high acuity emergency departments (NYC and Long Island). 30+ years experience/service in medico-legal consultation.

Asif Ilyas, MD,MBA,FACS

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - vaccine injury, nerve damage/compression, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, brachial plexus, opioids, narcotics, pill mills, trauma, fractures, compartment syndrome, amputation, scarring, arthritis, infection, MRSA, trigger finger, tendonitis, epicondylitis, medical device design, causation, disability
Thought leader, prolific researcher, and dedicated educator. Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Holds a Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Active clinical practice at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia focusing on hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and nerve injuries. Completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Temple University Hospital and his Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a Harvard Fellow. Holds the rank of Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University. Serves as the Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship Program Director as well at Jefferson. Previously served as an Assistant Professor at the Temple University Hospital and Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School. Recipient of numerous honors and awards, including being annually recognized by Castle & Connolly Top Doctors for Philadelphia. Received multiple teaching ...

Jill M Krystofinski, MSN, CRNA Burn Anesthesia Resources, LLC

Pipersville, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Aspiration, Awareness, Burn Anesthesia, Burn Laser, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Drug Effects, Extubation, General Anesthesia, Hypoxia, Malpractice, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Muscle Relaxants, Narcotics, Opioids, Over Sedation, Pharmacology, Positioning, Propofol, Standards of Care
As an experienced expert witness Jill’s 39-year healthcare career consists of: 1) 20 years as a board-certified CRNA active in all anesthesia areas, specializing in burn anesthesia. 2) 19 years of critical care RN experience (CCRN certification). 3) Faculty member for four schools of nurse anesthesia. 4) Lecturer for an anesthesia conference company with national and international destinations. 5) Actively involved in anesthesia research studies. 6) Developer of anesthesia protocols in practice within her anesthesia department. As an experienced expert witness, Jill can provide reports that are concise and well-written. Jill is dedicated to providing expert consultation services in a timely and informative manner.

Allison A. Muller, Pharm.D, D.ABAT, FAACT Acri Muller Consulting, LLC

Aston, Pennsylvania
Toxicology, Pharmacology- Clinical - opioids, carbon monoxide, marijuana, impairment, DUI, drugs, medication errors, overdose, postmortem toxicology, toxicity, medications, drug testing
Board-certified toxicologist. Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Registered pharmacist. Over 20 years’ experience in the field of clinical toxicology. Two decades as a clinical toxicologist and managing director at the Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, consulting on toxicology cases from 21 counties in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Expert witness experience has involved cases related to alcohol, drugs of abuse (ie, opioids, marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, cocaine), carbon monoxide, medication errors, and postmortem toxicology. Extensive teaching experience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Richard M Sobel, MD Jefferson Medical School

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Psychopharmacology, Worker's Compensation, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Compex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neuropathic Pain, Trauma, Opioids, Addiction, Medication
Specialty focus: Pain Medicine (for which I have sub-specialty board certification) psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology. Academics: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical School. Recipient of two resident teaching awards. Leadership: President of Greater Philadelphia Pain Society (local chapter of the American Pain Society) 2013-2015 Special skills: (1) Communication: I have lectured extensively on the management of depression and chronic pain to both large and small audiences. (2) Organization: I manage a large solo practice using a computer-based practice management system which I wrote and have updated for over 20 years.

Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA, FAAP Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, Texas
Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesia, Neonatal Anesthesia, PDNV, HCM, Healthcare IT, PONV, Pediatric Research, Patient Safety, PALS, CPR, Sleep Apnea, Opioids
Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA, FAAP is a board certified Anesthesiologist, subspecialty board certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist, at Texas Children's Medical Center. Arvind currently holds the title of Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics. I have trained at some of the top children's hospitals in the country (Cincinnati, Miami, TCH, Dallas). I stay on top of current practice through educational and clinical initiatives. I am happy to provide an objective, structured analysis of any cases you bring to me. I don't have an inclination towards a particular side- I see my role is to provide you a fair assessment for the fee you pay to me.

Jennifer E Souders, MD Souders Independent Medical Consultations PLLC

Seattle, Washington
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - toxicology, impairment, prescription, drugs, opioids, cannabis/marijuana, alcohol, criminal, DUI/DWI, felony, civil, personal injury, dram shop, overdose
I am a physician (M.D.) who is Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. As a consultant in forensic/legal cases, my main area of focus involves the clinical toxicology of prescription medications, recreational drugs and substances of abuse, marijuana/cannabis, and alcohol. My training and education include the interpretation of clinical and forensic toxicology test results in multiple matrices, including blood, urine, serum, hair, and nails. In addition, my training and education include safe opioid prescribing procedures, interpretation of prescribing records, assessment of patient responses to prescribed opioids, and overdose prevention education and practices. Unlike non-physicians who review toxicology test results in forensic cases, as a clinician I am able to read, interpret, and testify on the contents of medical records. I understand that the presence of a positive test result does not necessarily constitute the presence of impairment or obs...