Quality Assurance Expert Witnesses

Quality assurance 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 quality assurance. The quality assurance expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Architecture, Construction, Construction Defects, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Engineering, Forensic Science, Manufacturing, Mental Health, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Nurse, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, and Pain Management - Medicine.

Phillip Beron, MD

Phoenix, Arizona
Radiation Oncology, Oncology - Radiation injury, quality assurance, radiation safety, delayed diagnosis, breast cancer, lung cancer, product liability, brain tumor, stereotactic radiosurgery, mesothelioma, prostate cancer, peer review, implant therapy, hospital safety, radiation side effect, cervix cancer, head and neck cancer
Phone: 310-709-4604 Email: [email protected] Active Board Certified Radiation Oncologist with extensive teaching experience. Chair of a National Radiation Oncology Quality Assurance Committee (ASTRO). Former Chief Quality Officer Dept of Radiation Oncology UCLA. Former Quality Officer David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Former Chief Quality Officer CTCA Radiation Oncology. Current APEX accreditation site surveyor Extensive experience in evaluating or developing programs for hospital safety, patient safety, and peer review in Radiation Oncology. Elected by my peers for the Top Doctor Award multiple years. Expert witness experience for both plaintiff and defense. Able to explain complex cases to juries and attorneys in easily understood terms. Easily reachable. 310-709-4604 (cell) [email protected]

Christopher Lavache C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC

Arizona
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Manager Expert, Estimator, Construction Scheduler, General Contractor Expert, Licensed General Contractor, Quality Assurance, Construction Defects, Schedule Delays and Impacts, Loss Control Advisor, Condominium, Commercial Office, High-End Residential
LICENSES/ CERTIFICATIONS: California State Contractors License B 537312 LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) Construction Quality Manager: CQM - NAVFAC/USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors SMAW - AWS Certified Welder ASTM Certified Property Condition Assessments 2018 Massachusetts Construction Supervisor 1982 – 1997 (Expired) 2009 - Present: Construction Expert Witness, Litigation Consultant, and Construction Manager, C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC. Construction expert witness testimony and litigation consulting services include forensic document analysis, standard of care, cost estimating, forensic site investigations, contract disputes, schedule delay/impact analysis, expert to expert negotiations, report preparation, change order/cost and claim management, water intrusion and construction/material defect consulting. Construction Consulting Services: Provide agency fee-only cons...

Janet G Attard, RN IV, RNC-MNN, CLNC, MBA, 1L The Legal Nurse Consultant Group

Danville , California
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology - High Risk Obstetric Care in the areas of L&D, Antepartum, Triage, Post Partum, and NICU. Legal Nurse Consulting, Standard of Care, Scope of Practice, Chain of Command, Communication, Team Work, Collaboration, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement, Administration Responsibility
Jan is recognized as a nationally-known Legal Nurse Expert with diverse expertise and 30 yr history as Maternal and Infant Nurse. Jan is a teacher mentor as 8th Edition NRP Mentor Instructor for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Jan has acted as VP Risk, Director Risk, Assistant Manager L&D, NICU, and Post Partum. Jan acts as Adjunct Professor for USF and Samuel Merritt University. Jan works full time as Registered Nurse in High Risk OB in L&D, NICU, and Post Partum. She is honored to act as an integral and collaborative member of the Litigation Team on behalf of Attorneys, Insurance Companies, and Hospital Groups. Jan works diligently for Attorneys, Health Care Organizations. and The California Board of Registered Nursing. Jan works as expert witness both for Plaintiff and Defense. The Legal Nurse Consultant Group under the direction of Jan Attard provides comprehensive, timely, thorough opinion for Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Medical Groups in the evaluation of Nurse ...

Stephen D Chin, MD, FAAEM

Burlingame, California
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine, Medical Malpractice, Risk Management, Documentation Analysis, Quality Assurance, Medical Education, Trauma, Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Overdose
● Board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with over 25 years’ clinical experience. ● Over 10 years’ experience training Emergency Medicine physicians at a Level I Trauma Center. ● Current Quality Assurance Consultant for the Medical Board of California. ● Experience in Emergency Medicine Documentation Quality Assurance. ● Instructor for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Course. ● Clinical and Administrative Urgent Care experience including Medication Assisted Treatment. ● Published author in physical child abuse research. ● Award-winning public speaker. ● Experienced in providing expert witness testimony at both deposition and trial.

Bradley C. Hammerstrom, AIA, NCARB The Diehl Group Architects, Inc.

Encinitas, California
Construction Defects, Architecture - Forensic Architecture, Destructive Testing, Site Inspections, Construction Defects, Building Envelope, Roofing, Fenestration, Waterproofing, Exterior Claddings, Construction Drawings, Contract Administration, Slip and Fall, Building Code, Peer Review, Quality Assurance, Testimony.
25+ years experience in construction defect litigation support and expert witness services for plaintiff and defense attorneys. Experience includes field investigations, water intrusion analysis, construction installation sequencing, code analysis, development of repair solutions, trial preparation and expert witness testimony. Projects include residential, commercial, and high rise in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Texas (licensed in 5 states). Experience also includes traditional architectural services for projects involving repair or reconstruction: architectural design, production of construction documents and contract administration. Experience includes consulting for architects and developers to provide peer-review of drawings, quality assurance site observations, evaluation of in-progress construction for conformance to the construction drawings and specifications and workmanship standards. AIA - American Institute of Architects NCARB - National council of Archit...

Christopher Lavache C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC

El Cajon, California
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Manager Expert, Estimator, Construction Scheduler, General Contractor Expert, Licensed General Contractor, Quality Assurance, Construction Defects, Schedule Delays and Impacts, Loss Control Advisor, Condominium, Commercial Office, High-End Residential
LICENSES/ CERTIFICATIONS: California State Contractors License B 537312 LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) Construction Quality Manager: CQM - NAVFAC/USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors SMAW - AWS Certified Welder ASTM Certified Property Condition Assessments 2018 Massachusetts Construction Supervisor 1982 – 1997 (Expired) 2009 - Present: Construction Expert Witness, Litigation Consultant, and Construction Manager, C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC. Construction expert witness testimony and litigation consulting services include forensic document analysis, standard of care, cost estimating, forensic site investigations, contract disputes, schedule delay/impact analysis, expert to expert negotiations, report preparation, change order/cost and claim management, water intrusion and construction/material defect consulting. Construction Consulting Services: Provide agency fee-only cons...

Tina L Wood, RN BSN CCRN CFRN

Arcata, CA, California
Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Quality Assurance, Staff Development, Trauma Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Critical Care Transport, Trauma Transport, Nursing Administration
I have forty (40) years of experience in Nursing. I started at the bedside on Ortho-Neuro and have progressed through Open Heart, Neurotrauma and surgery, multi system trauma and Critical Care. I have been a supervisor and an administrator in all areas of nursing that I have practiced. I have flown rotor and fixed wing air ambulance doing scene response and interfacility transfer. I have extensive experience as a clinical preceptor and a classroom instructor, for paramedics, nursing students and nurses. I have extensive experience in Emergency Preparedness as well as practical experience in administration and emergency preparedness during COVID. I have taught basic and advanced life support. I also have thorough experience with regulatory compliance, survey readiness (JCAHO, AOA, ACHC) as well as encyclopedic knowledge of the governmental requirements for acute care hospitals. I have developed, implemented and evaluated Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement programs for r...

Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, MPH Onward Counseling Group, LLC

Lake Worth, Florida
Substance Abuse, Mental Health - Behavioral Health, Patient Outcomes, Overdose, Quality Assurance, Policies and Procedures, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, Substance Use Disorder, Medication Assisted Treatment, Clinical Director, Chief Clinical Officer, Licensed Clinician, Compliance
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and have been in the field of Addiction and Mental Health for approximately 10 years. Recently, I oversaw approximately 20 treatment centers as the Vice President of Patient Outcomes of a large national Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Company. My role included compliance, policies and procedures, ensuring positive patient outcomes, and developing and implementing programs to ensure patient safety and ethical practices as well as clinical innovation. I worked as a clinical director and Vice President overseeing several facilities handling any litigation with in-house counsel and worked on multiple cases during my years at a previous company doing chart and case review, depositions and etc for various legal issues that arose over the many years that I was in clinical leadership. I am proficient in clinical charting and documentation review, compliance procedures for substance abuse an...

Joanne M Daprano, RPh, CGP

Baldwinsville, New York
Pharmacist, Pharmacology - Geriatrics, Pain Medication Management, Drug Interactions, Nursing Home Medical Management, Long Term Care, Medication Errors, Medication Monitoring, Adverse Drug Reaction, Nursing Homes-Drugs, Overdose, Quality Assurance, Consultant Pharmacist
Independent Consultant Pharmacist with more than 28 years of experience. Extensive knowledge of long-term care, medication management, standards of practice and medication errors. Specializing in dementia related behaviors, falls and pain management.

Bryan E Kurtz, MD Ellis Hospital - Emergency Med.

Saratoga Springs, New York
Emergency Medicine - Medical and Trauma Emergencies, EMTALA, Peer Review, Chest Pain, Airway Emergencies, Quality Assurance, Critical Care Medicine, Moderate Sedation, Child Abuse, Emergency Medicine Standards of Care, Patient Transfers
Bryan Kurtz MD is actively board certified in Emergency Medicine, having been so since 1998. He is as well residency trained in Internal Medicine. His current practice is entirely in the area of clinical Emergency Medicine at the present time. He as well practiced as a hospitalist 1998-2005. His administrative experience includes having served as the director for a nursing home facility as well as the interim director for a busy emergency department with a 27,000 annual volume. Dr. Kurtz as well has had extensive Quality Assurance and Peer Review experience having served on these hospital committees for over 10 years. He continues in an ongoing teaching capacity, instructing Family Practice residents clinically in the Emergency Department.

Stephen A Vitkun, MD, AM, MBA, PhD State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, New York
Anesthesiology, Pharmacology- Clinical - Clinical Research, Institutional Review Board, IRB, Business, Administration, Anesthesia Technology, Accreditation, ACLS, BLS, Paramedic Education, Dental Anesthesia, Quality Assurance, Airway Management/Intubation, Pre-Operative Evaluation, Difficult Airway, Sedation, Opioids, Hypoxia, General Anes
Clinical Research Institutional Review Board, IRB Business, Administration Anesthesia Technology Accreditation ACLS, BLS Paramedic Education Dental Anesthesia Airway Management/Intubation Pre-Operative Evaluation Quality Assurance Difficult Airway Sedation Opioids Hypoxia General Anesthesia

Bethany Pridgen, MFS The DEVAUS Group, LLC

Wilmington, North Carolina
Forensic Science, Toxicology - Controlled substances, DWI, DUI, retrograde extrapolation, driving while impaired, alcohol, drunk driving, cannabis, THC, marijuana, CBD, hemp, quality assurance, ISO 17025, laboratory management, laboratory accreditation, dram shop, back extrapolation, SFST, DRE, forensic lab policy, drug chemistry
Bethany has worked in the forensic science industry since 2005. Early in her career, she had the opportunity to open a new regional forensic science laboratory in southeastern NC. She began an 11 year journey and gained a career’s worth of experience as a laboratory director, quality assurance manager, laboratory scientist, grant writer and manager. She is a trained lead and technical assessor for ISO 17025:2017. She is extremely passionate about truth and justice and has learned that the legal system is not always fair. She has a strong desire to see people held accountable to high standards for their work when it affects the lives and freedom of others. She maintains high integrity in her work and interactions. She became very interested in the growing cannabis industry while working in the forensics world. She believes the cannabis testing industry has a lot to learn from the forensic science industry about how to self-regulate in a world where you are not regulated. She believe...

Cathy A Vaughan, PharmD

Durham, North Carolina
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Medication safety, Medication errors, Hospital and ambulatory pharmacy practice, Pharmacy standards, Quality assurance, Adverse drug reactions, Drug interactions, Dispensing errors, Prescribing errors, Drug overdose, Drug monitoring, Critical care
Dr. Vaughan has been in practice as a clinical pharmacist since 2002. She has experience in both the ambulatory and hospital setting. Current practice setting is in a large academic medical center. Dr. Vaughan has expertise in a number of pharmacy practice areas including drug information, medication policy, medication safety, quality improvement, pain medicine, and critical care. She has served as an expert consultant since 2012. Dr. Vaughan has experience reviewing cases related to dispensing and prescribing errors, drug monitoring, adverse effects, drug interactions and compatibility, drug overdose, and pharmacy practice standards.

Jodel Jencks, BSN, RN Jodel Jencks Consulting LLC

Sisters, Oregon
Nurse - Correctional, Healthcare, Operations, Administration, Quality assurance, Nursing
Healthcare professional with over 25 years in the industry. Over 20 years of experience in the area of Correctional Healthcare including nursing, administration, and operations. Areas of focus include staff training and development, policy, and quality assurance with compliance. Experienced in implementing quality correctional healthcare programs that are consistent with state and local health services regulations and statutes and NCCHC standards.

Mike Simard, PE, PMP, CEP PACED Engineering Inc

Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Engineering, Manufacturing - Engineering Design, Manufacturing Processes, Manufacturing Costs, Industrial Construction, Heavy Machinery, Project Management, Capital Cost Estimating, Quality Assurance, Industrial Safety, Process Scale-up, Pilot Plant, Biomass, Supercritical Fluids, and Slurry Pumping.
Expertise in engineering design, manufacturing processes, manufacturing costs, industrial construction, heavy machinery, project management, capital cost estimating, quality assurance, and industrial safety. Specific technical skills in industrial plant construction, pilot plants, process scale-up, commissioning & testing, and troubleshooting. Specific technical skills in biomass handling, slurry pumping, supercritical fluids, mixing systems, liquid/solid separation, control valves, compressed-air systems, material handling, and mechanical systems. Experienced expert witness in testimony and report writing, retained by both plaintiff and defense counsels, in cases involving manufacturing process design, facility decontamination/relocation, and industrial accidents. Over 30 years of experience in process design and manufacturing for start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in power generation, biomass conversion, and building material industries. Education includes BSME, MSME, and MBA. L...

Justin B Boge, DO, DABA, MHA, MS, BS Chamuel, LLC

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Nerve epidural joint injections, quality assurance, risk management, ketamine, cannabis, marijuana, opioids, rhizotomy, radio frequency ablation, Chronic Pain, postoperative pain, Spinal Cord stimulator, pain pump, CRPS/RSD, interventional medical management, injury, infection, paralysis, death
Award winning teacher and lecturer, double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesia (ABA). Dr. Boge received a Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), medical school scholarship from the US Air Force (1996-2000). Dr. Boge has worked in Risk Management and Quality Assurance as an Active Duty Pain and Anesthesia physician with the US Air Force. Dr. Boge also served as an Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (2006 to 2016). Dr. Boge has over 23 years of experience reviewing medical records and practicing pain and anesthesia medicine. Dr. Boge has experience in report writing, deposition and courtroom testimony. Dr. Boge recently completed a master’s in health care administration (MHA) from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (December 2021), utilizing his veteran Post 9-11 scholarship. He answers phone calls/emails promptly and is respectful of deadli...