Quality Expert Witnesses

Quality 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. The quality expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Arbitration/Mediation, Construction, Critical Care Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Engineering, Failure Analysis, General Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Nurse, Pharmacist, Products Liability, Safety, Trauma Surgery, and Urgent Care Medicine.

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.

Johnica Eyvazzadeh, MD

Santa Rosa, California
Anesthesiology - quality, process improvement, director, outpatient surgery, office based surgery, sedation, propofol, airway, laryngospasm, difficult airway, aspiration, cardiac arrest

Frederick C Anderson, PE Advantec Engineering LLC

Avon, Connecticut
Failure Analysis, Products Liability - Metallurgy, Materials Science, Forensic Engineering, Corrosion, Fatigue, Fracture, Pipe/Tube/PEX/CPVC, Valve, Bolt, Coupling, Boiler, Power Plant, Quality, Weld, Aerial Lift, Hoist, Wire Rope, Fire Protection, Plumbing, Construction Defects
Mr. Anderson is the founder of Advantec Engineering LLC and provides expert consultation, laboratory testing and analysis, and litigation support regarding materials failure analysis, forensic engineering investigations, corrosion, and structural analysis. He has more than forty years of professional engineering experience. Mr. Anderson has provided engineering support and/or testimony for cases involving product liability, industrial accidents and equipment failures, commercial and residential accidents and equipment failures, bridge structures, and aircraft, marine, and vehicle accidents. He has also provided expert testimony and/or litigation support in cases involving flow accelerated corrosion, stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue, pitting, weld defects, and fitness for service of large industrial components, commercial products, and consumer products. Mr. Anderson is especially skillful at translating highly complex and technical information into something understandable by ...

Donald L. Mellman, MD, MPH, MBA Donald L. Mellman, MD, Inc.

Westchase, Florida
Arbitration/Mediation, Neurological Surgery - Medical Staff, Hospital Relations, Quality, Risk Management, Ethics, Med Staff Credentialing, Hospital Policy and Procedure, Patient Safety, Independent Record Review, Medical Staff Issues, Utilization
26 years as private practice neurosurgeon. Chief Medical Officer in two teaching hospitals. Certified in healthcare compliance. IMEs. Medical-legal Experience: 2,500+ cases. Certified Independent Medical Examiner. Qualified court-appointed arbitrator. Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator.

Louis Vanacore, PE, PMP, CxP, CMRP J.B. Shepherd and Company

Marianna, Florida
Engineering, Construction - Management, Causal Analysis, Quality, Reliability, Safety, Design, Project Execution, Commissioning
LICENSES / CERTIFICATION: Florida Registered Professional Engineer License 14569 Project Management Professional (PMP) 1360434 Building Commissioning Professional Certification (BCxP) 8257201 Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) 151868 Florida General Contractors License CGC004831 (not active) Louis Vanacore is a Senior Associate Engineer with J.B. Shepherd and Company. Louis practices in the intersection of quality processes, design requirements, and management controls. Using a combination of awareness of system methodologies, human motivations, causal examination; a root cause for operational accidents, or product failures can be established. Louis’ broad and diverse experiences enable him to relate disparate information to establish the sequence of decisions, conditions, and actions which precipitate incidents. Louis’ experiences range from significant Federal government energy, military, and civil programs, industrial manufacturing, industrial proc...

Michael Boczar, D.O. FACEP University of Michigan

Clarkston, Michigan
Emergency Medicine - Credentialing, Quality, Patient Safety, Strangulation including Erotic Asphyxiation, EMS, Sepsis, Myocardial Infarction, Testicular Torsion, Pneumonia, MCOLES Training (Michigan Coalition of Law Enforcement Standards)
Dr. Boczar is a board certified (ABEM) Emergency Physician with over 28 years of post-graduate clinical experience working in a Level I Trauma Center. Currently he is Credentialing Chair and has served as Quality Chair of Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan. His role as Physician Advisor for Utilization Review requires the review of 1000+ cases/year. He is also involved in his hospital's Medical Legal Review Committee. In addition, Dr. Boczar has served as an Oral Board Examiner (ABEM) for several years. Dr. Boczar has previous expert witness/medical legal case review experience and has completed MCOLES training. He has served as an expert witness in numerous strangulation/erotic asphyxiation cases. Publications include book chapters as well as numerous journal articles. Additionally, Dr. Boczar has served as a Medical Director for a community hospital Emergency Department.

Francis (Frank) J Sabatino, M.D., FACEP

Colts Neck, New Jersey
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department, Emergency Room, Urgent care, Fast Track, Standard of Care, Quality, ABEM, FACEP, Residency Trained, Airway Management, Chest pain, Myocardial Infarction, Trauma, Testicular Torsion, Epidural Abscess, Press Ganey, Sepsis, Ultrasound
I am a board certified Emergency Medicine physician with 10 years of full time clinical experience. I have practiced emergency medicine in both academic and community settings with annual volumes from 35k to over 100k per year. I am a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). I have experience as teaching faculty for multiple emergency medicine residency training programs as well as medical students. In addition, I have experience with teaching undergraduate courses with a focus on introduction to basic terminology. I hold a New York State License.

Erica Duff, RN, MSN, CNL, CCRN

Brooklyn, New York
Nurse, Critical Care Surgery - Intensive Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU, Surgical ICU, Cardiovascular Disease, ECMO, RVAD, LVAD, Impella, IABP, CRRT, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Liver Transplant, Kidney Transplant, CABG, Valvular Disease, Robotic Surgery, Tracheostomy, Education, Quality, Regulatory
I have been a registered nurse for over seven years. I began my nursing career in 2014 and have worked primarily with cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery patients (acute, stepdown and intensive care). I received my Masters degree from Sacred Heart University in 2016. I have over three years of experience in the intensive care unit caring for cardiothoracic surgery patients, general surgery patients and transplant patients. I worked as a bedside ICU nurse throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in a large New York City hospital. I currently work as the Clinical Resource Nurse on a cardiothoracic surgery ICU focusing on nurse education, quality measures and regulatory aspects of healthcare. I am trained to manage patients throughout their hospital course, pre/post surgery, direct admits from the OR and recovery from open heart surgery and transplant surgery. I am also trained in mechanical circulatory support devices such as ECMO, Impella, Intra-aortic Balloon Pump, LVAD and RVAD. I am co...

Zachary DePriest, PA-C, MS, CAQ-EM

Canal Fulton, Ohio
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Risk management, peer review, quality, standards of care and deviations, evidence-based medicine
I am a practicing senior PA-C with 15 years of emergency medicine and urgent care experience in tertiary, academic, and community emergency departments and urgent care centers. I am also the Director of Education & Staff Development for one of the largest emergency medicine groups nationally. I sit on the Clinical Risk Management Committee for this company and have developed several didactic programs regarding risk mitigation for various high-risk EM topics and regularly lecture and moderate emergency medicine conferences and skills workshops. I also co-chair the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Quality Committee at a large University Hospital system. I am boarded by NCCPA with a CAQ in emergency medicine as well. Additionally, I hold clinical adjunct faculty positions at three local universities in Ohio. I routinely educate students and am responsible for the clinical orientation and training of new PAs/NPs regionally as well as remediation and education due to quality concerns.

Shannon M Foster, MD FACS

READING, Pennsylvania
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, Ethics in Surgery, Trauma Prevention, Quality, Performance Improvement, Clinical Services, Credentialing, Physician Leadership, Mentorship, Self-contracting
Shannon Marie Foster MD FACS is originally from Akron Ohio and completed her undergraduate education at the University of Akron. She remained in Ohio to pursue her medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Relocation to Rochester Minnesota allowed completion of both General Surgery Residency and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Whilst at Mayo, administration and leadership opportunities, as well as community outreach and advocacy became a focus of her training and extra clinical efforts which continue to this day. Dr. Foster worked at Reading Hospital Trauma Center from 2009-2020. She was integral to the development of the Acute Care Surgery line and the growth of the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care programs, leading trauma clinical services and performance improvement initiatives. She also served as the physician liaison for all Outreach, Prevention and EMS services. Activity in the medical staff leadership arena included appointments on b...