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, Long Term Care, Midwife, Nursing Home Administration, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

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

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.

Edward J. Steward, LNHA, FACHCA True Review

Eliot, Maine
Nursing Home Administration, Long Term Care - LNHA, Expert, True Review, Leadership Development, Team Building, Experienced, Change Management, Operations Management, Building Renovation, Interim Leadership, Quality Improvement, Regulatory Oversight, Risk Management, Maine, Nursing Home Administration, Regulatory Compliance, Quality Improvement
Edward J. Stewart brings a wealth of experience and exceptional leadership skills that make him an outstanding candidate to represent your case. His extensive tenure as an executive director overseeing multiple skilled nursing facilities demonstrates his proficiency in managing diverse teams and complex healthcare operations. Edward's commitment to maintaining a 5-star rating for one facility over a 6-year period, achieving the AHCA Silver Award for Quality, and successfully leading a $16 million renovation showcases his dedication to quality care and facility improvement. His track record of achieving and exceeding company targets, reducing staff turnover rates, and implementing effective rehabilitation programs highlights his ability to enhance operational efficiency and foster a positive care environment. With a background in social work, a graduate certificate from Harvard University, and active memberships in prestigious healthcare associations, Edward J. Stewart is well-equipp...

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

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Emergency Medicine - Clinical Care, Medical Direction, Clinical Operations, Process Improvement, Quality Improvement, Physician Leadership
I graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed Emergency Medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, a founding program in the specialty. I have been practicing clinically for 26 years and have over 2 decades of experience in Emergency Department medical direction, operations, quality improvement, and process optimization. Over the last 6 years, I had the opportunity to oversee 250 emergency physicians across 11 Emergency Departments, in 5 healthcare systems, with annual visits exceeding 600K. I have extensive experience with Emergency Medicine case reviews for clinical quality/standard of care. My work schedule is presently 100% clinical.