Quality Improvement Expert Witnesses

Quality improvement 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 improvement. The quality improvement expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Diabetes, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Health Informatics, Hospitalist, Independent Medical Examinations, Medical Management, Midwife, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Risk Management.

Linda Cole, DNP, CNM, CNE, FACNM

Nikiski, Alaska
Midwife - Birth Center, Out-of Hospital Birth, Nurse-midwife, Freestanding Birth Center, Nurse-midwifery, antepartum, post-partum, L&D, Quality improvement, preeclampsia, fetal heartrate tracing, hospital transfer, hospital birth
I am a doctorally prepared certified nurse-midwife with 30+ years of practice in both hospital and birth center settings, and teaching midwives. My passion and area of expertise is the birth center model of care. I served as president of the American Association of Birth Centers and was lead editor of the only textbook in the U.S. devoted to the freestanding birth center model. I am a published author in professional nursing journals and am a fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Rishi Bhargava, MD FAAP FACEP

Rolling Hills Estates, California
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Pediatrics, Airway management, Appendicitis, Trauma, Transport Medicine, Sedation, Febrile illness, Sepsis, Asthma, Newborn Care, Quality Improvement, Tele-medicine, Meningitis, Dehydration, Abdominal pain, Fractures, Head Injury, Chest pain, Pain management, Resident Supervision, Allergic Reaction

Gabriella W Minera

Temecula, California
Emergency Medicine, Risk Management - Medical Education, Quality Improvement, Risk, STEMI, Stroke, Morbidity and Mortality, Airway, EMS, Spanish, community hospital
I have been in practice as an Emergency Medicine physician for 14 years now. I actively work full-time at a STEMI and stroke receiving community hospital. I am also core faculty for the UHS SoCal MEC residency program, actively teaching the next generation of Emergency Medicine doctors the standard of care. This involves performing bedside teaching, leading research projects, giving a wide-variety of lectures, and recruitment and interviews. I am the director of the morbidity and mortality lecture series, leading didactic sessions monthly and providing medico-legal risk evaluations. I present specific cases and topics on how to improve care, how to avoid documentation disasters, and how to make system-wide changes to improve practice management, patient outcome, and patient experience. I am also the Co-director of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee for Temecula Valley Hospital and the chairman of the Multidisciplinary Case Review Committee, which is a joint genera...

Mark Baker, MD, FACEP, FAMIA

Kailua, Hawaii
Emergency Medicine, Health Informatics - Emergency Medicine, Health Informatics, Clinical Informatics, Medical Records, Electronic Health Records, EHR, EMR, Alert Fatigue, Clinical Documentation, Quality Improvement.
Dr. Baker is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics. Clinical practice includes more than 30 years of emergency medicine. He was in the first group of physicians to become board certified in clinical informatics. He is on faculty at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and teaches a graduate level course in Health Informatics. He Is the Medical Informatics Director at his primary hospital and a past Chief-of-Staff. He coordinates the emergency department informatics committee for a four-hospital system and assisted with the Epic implementation for all four hospitals. He is licensed in Hawaii and California. He trained at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center and worked in California prior to moving to Hawaii. He has recent informatics training through Oregon Health and Science University.

Brad Eilerman, MD MHI

Union, Kentucky
Endocrinology, Diabetes - Adrenal, Cushing's Disease, Thyroid, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Parathyroid, Osteoporosis, DKA, Pituitary, Obesity, GLP-1, Addison's Disease, Population Health, Quality Improvement, Growth Hormone, Testosterone, Hypogonadism, Hormone, Hormone Replacement
I am a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky. I am a clinical endocrinologist and the Practice Lead of the St. Elizabeth Physicians Regional Diabetes Center. I am also the Clinical Director of Value-Based Performance and Director of Endocrinology Research for St. Elizabeth Physicians. I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. I am the Northern Kentucky course director for MD 824: Endocrinology and Reproductive Systems. I hold hospital privileges at the St. Elizabeth Hospitals in Northern Kentucky. I have post-graduate medical education in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism. I maintain an active board certification in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism. I have been in active clinical practice in Endocrinology for over 16 years. I see approximately 200 patients monthly treating Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and another 200 patients monthly for other endocrinologic diseases.

Michael P. Rock, MD, CPE, FACEP, FAAEM Emergency Physicians Professional Association

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Emergency Medicine, Medical Management - Stroke, Headache, Chest Pain, Pulmonary Embolism, Myocardial Infarction, Dissection, Abdominal Pain, Orthopedics, Sedation, Malpractice, Medical Direction, Quality Improvement, Process Improvement, Risk Management
I graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed Emergency Medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. I have been in clinical practice for 26+ years in high volume/acuity Emergency Departments in Minneapolis. In addition to clinical mastery, I have a wealth of additional experience in ED medical direction, physician leadership, case reviews for clinical quality, process improvement, and medical malpractice claims navigation. Please see the attached CV for additional details.

Clare Mock, MD, CPPS

Durham, North Carolina
Hospitalist, Independent Medical Examinations - Patient Safety expert, Inpatient Medicine, Hospital Operations, Physician Peer Review, Surgical co-management, Falls, Hospital transfers, Pre-litigation review, Medical Records review, Quality of care, Quality Improvement, Board Certified, pressure ulcers, Palliative care, Mortality, Perioperative
Dr. Clare Mock, MD, CPPS - Board Certified Physician and Nationally Recognized Patient Safety Expert Dr. Clare Mock is a distinguished board-certified physician with a specialty in patient safety, holding a Certified Patient Safety (CPPS) designation from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). With a commendable 15 years of experience, she has managed complex patient conditions in both leading academic medical centers and community hospital settings. Dr. Mock served as the Medical Director of an 83-bed hospital from 2017 to 2020. Education & Training: M.D., Cum Laude, Ohio State College of Medicine, 2009 (AOA Honoree) Internal Medicine Residency, Johns Hopkins, 2009-2012 Advanced training in Lean and Six Sigma management (Johns Hopkins), Human Factors Engineering (Johns Hopkins), and high-stakes communication (TeamSTEPPS Master Training at Duke University Hospital) Professional Experience: Medical Chart Review Expertise: Specializes in assessing standard of care and liab...