Prematurity Expert Witnesses

Prematurity 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 prematurity. The prematurity expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Critical Care Medicine, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, and Pediatrics.

Mahmood Alasmi, MD, MS, FAAP Neonatal experts, PLLC

BROWNSBORO, Alabama
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics - Neonatology, Perinatal Medicine, neonatal and perinatal injuries, birth trauma, pediatrics. neonatal intensive care units, NICUs, prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, congenital malformations (birth defects), sepsis, birth asphyxia, perinatal trauma
• Associate Professor of Pediatrics • Experienced Neonatologist for more than 20 years in both private and academic neonatology practices in all levels from Level 1 to Regional Medical Centers (Level IIIC). • More than 20 years’ experience as Medical Expert witness. . Director of Neonatal Services, Crestwood Medical Center, Huntsville, Alabama . Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, VCOM (2016-present) • Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Neonatologist, Doernbechoer Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon (2013-2014) • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Neonatologist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2009-2012) • Served as Medical Director for the last 15 years, revising and managing care management plans, for large medical institutions. • Director of Pediatrics/Neonatology, Baylor/Richardson Medical Center (2000-2001) • Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Trai...

Dale H. Bull, MD, PhD

Rancho Santa Fe, California
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - Expert Witness, Neonatology, Perinatal Medicine, neonatal and perinatal injuries, birth trauma, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, NICUs, prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, congenital malformations (birth defects), sepsis, birth asphyxia, and hyperbilirubinemia.
Dr. Bull is a Board Certified Neonatologist, FAAP in full time practice at a large federal Hospital and perinatal regional referral center. He teaches medical students and residents at bedside and in the classroom. Dr. Bull is published in leading peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Bull provides expert witness review and testimony in matters of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine for both plaintiff and defense.

James R. Hocker, MD

Fernandina Beach, Florida
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - NICU, Neonatology, prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction, birth trauma, birth injuries, birth defects, sepsis, hypoglycemia, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, bilirubin encephalopathy, newborn resuscitation
-Board certified neonatologist who has practiced for 29 years in both private and academic practices. -Has worked in all levels of care from normal newborn nurseries to Level IV NICUs -Experience as a Medical Director of a Level IV NICU for 18 years -On faculty at University of Illinois College of Medicine for 28 years -Has worked with Advanced Practice Nurses, Residents and medical students at the bedside and in the classroom -Over 10 years of experience as Medical Expert Witness for both plaintiff and defense -Multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals

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, full body cooling, baby, infant, central lines, NRP, exchange transfusion, NEC
• 16 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, full body cooling, EEG monitoring, exchange transfusions, as well as, providing NRP resuscitation efforts to critically unstable neonates • Attends high-risk deliveries including post-delivery stabilization and resuscitation o...

Manika Sharma, MD, MBA, FAAP

Georgia
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - NICU, neonatology, NEC, cooling, prematurity
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship completed at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. General Pediatrics residency completed at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Have been in private practice for nearly a decade, now based in rural setting.

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

Boston , Massachusetts
Nurse, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - NICU Nurse Expert, Neonatal Nurse Expert, Infant Nurse, Newborn Nurse, Prematurity, Birth Injury, HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Injury), NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis), BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), Pre-Op and Post-op Care, Sepsis, Tracheostomies, Ventilators, Central Lines, IV complications, Surgery
17 years as a Neonatal ICU (NICU) nurse in a Level IV NICU (birth to 8 months) at a Harvard Medical teaching hospital. Actively at the bedside. Neonatal 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, wound care, 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 (PACU). Discharge planning and education. NRP and PALS certification. Cell #774.284.0244.

Nasim Gorji, DO, FAAP

Boston, Massachusetts
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Neonatology, NICU, prematurity, newborn, low birth weight, poor growth, growth restriction, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia), neonatal infection (sepsis), hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cooling, newborn resuscitation, birth trauma, birth injuries, birth defects
Nasim Gorji, DO, FAAP is a board-certified neonatologist with 10 years of experience in both large academic and community hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICU). She attends high risk deliveries, stabilizes these newborns in the delivery room, and cares for medically complex neonates for months after their birth. She also has extensive experience stabilizing critically ill neonates for transport to higher-level tertiary care hospitals. Dr. Gorji has served as an instructor of neonatal resuscitation and teaches medical providers how to care for neonates at birth. She is an educator with a long history of lecturing to fellows, residents, and medical students. She also served as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and the interim associate program director in a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship program in the Boston area.

Manika Sharma, MD, MBA, FAAP

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - NICU, neonatology, NEC, cooling, prematurity
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship completed at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. General Pediatrics residency completed at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Have been in private practice for nearly a decade, now based in rural setting.

Anthony J. Marino, MD Central Jersey Newborn Care

Princeton, New Jersey
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Neonatology, Expert Witness, Neonatology, Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine, Newborn Resuscitation, Neonatal and Perinatal Injuries, Jaundice, Birth Trauma, Prematurity, Sepsis, Birth Asphyxia, Brain Injury, NICU
Dr. Marino is a double board certified physician. He is a Board certified Neonatologist as well as maintaining a Board Certification in Pediatrics. He is in an active fulltime clinical neonatology practice with over 25 years as an attending physician. His interpersonal skills make him relatable to the medical students and residents he teaches at the bedside and in the classroom. He is also the Medical Director of the Maternal-Child Health division and serves as a consultant to the CEO of his Healthcare system. Dr. Marino has also been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Marino provides expert witness review and testimony in matters of Neonatal­ Perinatal Medicine for both plaintiff and defense.

Karen L Lefler, MSN/Ed, ARNP, 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
38 years of experience in the field of Neonatology/Newborn Care of which the past 29 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

Dustin D Flannery, DO, MSCE Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics - Neonatal infection, neonatal sepsis, group B strep, GBS, prematurity, premature, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, NICU, newborn, obstetrics
Dustin Daniel Flannery, DO, MSCE, is an attending neonatologist with more than 10 years of experience and double board certification in General Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He practices in both level 3 and level 4 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), attends high-risk deliveries and provides complex perinatal consultations, and also attends in the well newborn nursery. He is also an accomplished and funded clinical researcher with more than 50 publications/abstracts/book chapters to date in the field of neonatal infectious diseases. Dr. Flannery received a Bachelor of Science (BS) with Honors from Virginia Tech and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing a residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, he completed a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a...

Amy J Sloane, MD, MHS, FAAP Nemours Children's Health at Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - neonatal, sepsis, NICU, newborn, infection, obstetrics, prematurity, premature, HIE, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, NEC, necrotizing enterocolitis
Amy J Sloane, MD, MHS, FAAP is an Attending Neonatologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Nemours Children's Health at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship training program. Dr. Sloane is double board certified in General Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She practices in both academic and community level 3 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), attends high-risk deliveries, provides complex perinatal consultations, and also attends in the well newborn nursery. Dr. Sloane earned her bachelor's degree in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University, followed by a Masters of Health Sciences degree in Public Health (with a focus in Reproductive and Cancer Biology and a certificate in Maternal and Child Health) from the Johns Hopkins University School Bloomberg School of Public Health. She attended medical school at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, then...

Manika Sharma, MD, MBA, FAAP

Tennessee
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - NICU, neonatology, NEC, cooling, prematurity
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship completed at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. General Pediatrics residency completed at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Have been in private practice for nearly a decade, now based in rural setting.

Manika Sharma, MD, MBA, FAAP

Texas
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - NICU, neonatology, NEC, cooling, prematurity
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship completed at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. General Pediatrics residency completed at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Have been in private practice for nearly a decade, now based in rural setting.