Robotic Surgery Expert Witnesses

Robotic surgery 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 robotic surgery. The robotic surgery expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Bariatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery, Legal Nurse Consulting, Nurse, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Urology, Sexual Health, Sports Medicine, and Thoracic Surgery.

Gaylene F Chartier, MSN, RN, LNC

Cave Creek, Arizona
Legal Nurse Consulting, Nurse - Surgeries: General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Urology Surgery, URO/GYN Surgery, GYN Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Transplants (Liver & Kidney) Surgery. Operating Room Nurse.
I have been an RN since 1999 in the operating room, both as a circulator, a scrub, and Perioperative Clinical Educator. My experience ranges from Level 1 trauma to outpatient surgery center. I have experience in the surgical specialties of cardiac, general, gynecology, orthopedic (spine) plastics, and urology. I also have assisted with the implementation of the DaVinci Robotic program in the specialties of cardiac, gynecology, and urology. I have been employed in Scottsdale, AZ since August 2009, where I perform the duties of scrub and circulator. I was promoted to Clinical Nurse Educator in April 2015 for Shea and Piper Perioperative Department (OR, pre-op, PACU, Endoscopy, and CSPD). In this position I educated staff in the newest technologies and remain current with policies and procedures. I also reviewed and updated policies for the hospital system. I was also the Laser Safety Officer for the Scottsdale campus. I have also successfully concluded several AORN: 101 Perioperativ...

Alexander R Marmureanu, MD UCLA

Hollywood, California
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery - Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Critical Care, VATS, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Medical Devices
CURRENT POSITIONS CEO & President, California Heart & Lung Surgery Medical Center Director Cardiothoracic Surgery St. Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood, CA Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Southern California Center in Culver City Dr. Alexander Marmureanu is a prominent board certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, with special expertise in the field of minimally invasive surgery where he pioneered and developed several techniques and procedures. In his 30 years of practice, he has been able to successfully treat some of the most complex and challenging heart and lung conditions with high rates of success. Dr. Marmureanu completed his General Surgery Residency and a Research Fellowship at New York University Medical Center (NYU) in New York City. He then continued his surgical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he was actively involved in the field thoracic and cardi...

ANNE MCADAM, RN,MSN

San Marcos, California
Nurse, Critical Care Surgery - Registered Nurse, PACU, post anesthesia complications, surgery, critical care, general surgery, plastic surgery, urology, OB-GYN, orthopedics, robotic surgery, laparoscopic, spinal surgery, pain procedures, eye surgery, ambulatory surgery, colorectal surgery, eye surgery, education, competencies
Anne McAdam has been a California registered nurse for 17 years and has served in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Ambulatory Post Anesthesia Care Unit. She also worked as a Nurse Educator in a women’s acute care unit and recovery room, where she trained nurses and contributed to the development and revision of nursing competencies and policies and procedures. In the recovery room, she worked in various capacities including bedside clinician, charge nurse and preceptor to students, new graduates and transferring nurses. In 2008, she worked as an adjunct faculty member at National University where she was a lecture professor for Medical Surgical Nursing III. She currently cares for a variety of inpatient and outpatient postoperative patients in an ambulatory care center recovery room.

Kamran Samakar, MD, MA, FACS, FASMBS University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery - Acute Care Surgery, Foregut Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Emergency Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Colon Surgery, Bowel Obstruction, Complications
Dr. Samakar is a board certified General Surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He completed a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Harvard Medical School where he was also a clinical instructor of surgery. He is currently a faculty member of the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine where he serves as a full-time surgeon & Associate Professor, researcher, and educator. Dr. Samakar is the Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program at USC Keck Medical Center. He holds a Master's degree in Bioethics and Health Law from the University of Pittsburgh and has been active in the study and practice of medical-legal issues for nearly 20 years. He has testified for both plaintiff and defense on multiple occasions with numerous depositions, trial testimony, and case reviews. Dr. Samakar's current areas of practice are Bariatric and Minimally Invasive...

Richard A Shapiro, MD, FACS San Fernando Valley Urology

Tarzana, California
Urology & Urological Surgery, Pediatric Urology - Urologic Oncology, Female Urology, Robotic Surgery, Male Infertility, Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Enlarged Prostate, Erectile Dysfunction, Pelvic Trauma, Urinary Stones
Dr. Shapiro graduated from University of Illinois with high honors. At Rush Medical School he was elected to AOA, National Medical Honor Society. He completed General Surgery and Urology training at UCLA then went to USC for advanced work in Urologic Oncology and Pediatric Urology. He is a Clinical Professor of Urology at USC and a fellow member of the American College of Surgeons. He maintains an active practice in Tarzana, CA and has extensive experience in oncology, female pelvic reconstruction, stone disease and robotic surgery for kidney, prostate and bladder cancer.

Hussna Wakily, MD

Oceanside, California
General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Colon Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Emergency Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Mesh surgery, Intestinal Obstruction, Adhesions, Gallbladder surgery, Bile Ducts, Perforations
Expert witness for general surgery with over 11 years of clinical experience. Fellowship trained at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery in Boston, MA. Top Doctor Award winner in 2019 and 2020 for General and Breast Surgery. Castle Connolly Award winner for 2019 and 2020 for General Surgery. Currently serving as editor for the Surgical Endoscopy Journal and Journal of Surigcal Research. Current hernia committee member for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). She is the Division Chief of General Surgery at TCMC. Experienced medical expert. Dr. Wakily offers accurate and thorough expert medical chart reviews and testimony for defense and plaintiff attorneys. Board certified, clinically active surgeon specializing in Acute Care/Emergency General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery and all aspects related to general surgery. She is an experienc...

Gaurav Bandi, MD

washington, District Of Columbia
Urology & Urological Surgery - Urologic Oncology (Bladder, Testis, Kidney and Prostate Cancer), Urinary Incontinence, Kidney stones, BPH, Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie's disease, Urethral Stricture, HOLEP, Urolift, Bladder and ureteral injury, Sling procedure, Urinary sphincter, robotic surgery, TURP, Penile implant, Mesh, laser
Dr. Bandi is a fellowship trained urologist who has been practicing academic urology since 2007. He completed his residency in Urology at Wayne State University and did a fellowing in endourology (robotics, laparoscopy and endoscopy) at Univeristy of Wisconsin. He has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and in various medical journals. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a member of the American Urological Association and Endourologic Society. He serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at Georgetown University and has been chosen as a "Top Doctor" by Washingtonian magazine. He has performed thousands of utilization reviews and routinely provides his services as an expert witness in medical malpractice cases. He is licensed in DC, MD and VA.

Issam A Halaby, MD, PhD

North Venice, Florida
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery - Wound Care, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Vascular and endovascular surgery, Hernia surgery, colon surgery, gallbladder surgery, Limb salvage, Abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery
Board Certified General Surgeon Active practice in General and Vascular Surgery Florida license Medical director of Wound Care center since 2005

Brian Matier, MD

Lutz, Florida
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Robotic surgery, colon surgery, laparoscopic surgery, colectomy, colonoscopy, rectal surgery, anal, anastomotic leak, intestinal, proctectomy, gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, anal and rectal surgery, proctology, fecal incontinence
Double Board certified in Colon & Rectal, and General Surgery with 9 years of practice experience. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Prior clinical academic appointment at University of Buffalo School of Medicine. Extensive training and experience in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery. Practice and experience includes all forms of colon and rectal surgery including colectomy, proctectomy, gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, anal and rectal surgery, proctology, and fecal incontinence. Legal experience includes testimony as a medical fact witness in criminal trial, and deposition (fact witness and defendant) in medical liability cases.

Elbridge F Bills, MD, FACOG

Alpharetta, Georgia
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics including Normal & High Risk; Gynecology including laparoscopic, reconstructive & robotic surgery: Gynecological ultrasound; Integrative Medicine, Hormone Therapy, Testosterone Therapy.
Full time clinical practice including all of the above areas. Emory Medical School MD. Additional edcuation: Master's in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine - University of South Florida School of Medicine.

Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS Kaiser Permanente Georgia

Smyrna, Georgia
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery - Minimally invasive surgery, general surgery, robotic surgery, gallbladder surgery complications, bariatric surgery, colon and rectal surgery, acute care surgery, upper and lower endoscopy, complex hernia surgery, bile duct injury, bowel injury, Medical error prevention, Patient safety, litigation.
Dr. Diarra is a fellow of the American Board of Surgery. He is a very experienced medical chart reviewer and expert witness. He has extensive experience in medical error prevention, patient safety and litigation for medical negligence. He testifies for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He is skilled in minimally invasive general surgery techniques, acute care surgery and trauma surgery. He completed an additional fellowship training in bariatric, advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and maintains a full time practice working as a minimally invasive general surgeon/robotic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta, Georgia. His passion involves advocating for advances in minimally advanced laparoscopic techniques to improve the lives of patients after surgery. Dr. Diarra works in a very efficient and effective manner and is easily accessible. Expert professional opinions expressed by Dr. Diarra are based on his own personal capacity and do not necessarily represent t...

Michael F Nordsiek, DO

Brookhaven, Georgia
Urology & Urological Surgery - General urology, Urologic oncology, Robotic surgery, Endourology, Prostatectomy, Nephrectomy, Cystectomy, Prostate cancer, Kidney cancer, Bladder cancer, Penile implant, Kidney stones, Interstim, BPH, Ureteral injury, Bladder injury, Urinary incontinence
Michael F Nordsiek, DO is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons. He completed residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed further training as a fellow in urologic oncology with an emphasis on robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery at Carolinas Medical Center/Levine Cancer Institute, in Charlotte, NC. He has extensive experience in benign/general urologic conditions and oncologic conditions including: BPH, OAB, IC, kidney stones, stricture disease, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, infertility, hematuria, recurrent UTIs, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and testicular cancer.

Brett Cassidy, MD Aishling Obstetrics and Gynecology

Naperville, Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sexual Health - Essure, Hysterectomy, Cesarean section, Vaginal delivery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial ablation, Laparoscopy, Robotic surgery, IUD, Birth control, Pap smear, Heavy periods, C-section
Expert witness for Essure mass tort case in Federal Court in Philadelphia National proctor for Intuitive Surgical for Robotic hysterectomy

Rebecca S. Keith, MD

Barrington, Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy, Obstetric Triage/Emergency
An experienced private practice physician in the Chicago Suburbs, practicing general Obstetrics and Gynecology for 14 years followed by a Surgical Gynecology practice for 2 years. Currently, a member of the teaching faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, working in the capacity of an Obstetric Emergency Department Hospitalist and Attending Physician to resident physicians and medical students in the areas of Obstetric Triage and Gynecologic urgent and emergent care.

Kevin M. Lowe, MD, PhD

Champaign, Illinois
Oncology, General Surgery - Cancer surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pancreas Surgery, Liver surgery, Bile duct surgery, Gall Bladder surgery, Stomach surgery, Esophagus surgery, Retroperitoneal Sarcoma surgery, Robotic surgery
Dr. Lowe is an experienced, fellowship-trained cancer surgeon who focuses on diseases of the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, stomach, esophagus, small intestine and retroperitoneum. Dr. Lowe has been a member of the Army Reserves for sixteen years and has been deployed to Afghanistan four times. Dr Lowe has been awarded the Emerging Investigator Award 2019, Stephens Cancer Center; Faculty of the Year 2019 Carle General Surgery Residency, Teaching Awards for 2019 also include: Excellence in Professionalism, Excellence in Evidence Based Practice, Excellence in Non-operative teaching.

Sangtae Park, MD, MPH NorthShore University HealthSystem

Evanston, Illinois
Urology & Urological Surgery - Prostate Cancer, Robotic surgery, bladder cancer, testis cancer, kidney cancer, kidney stone, bladder stone, benign prostate hyperplasia, laparoscopic surgery, genital injury, ureter injury, bladder injury, ureter stone, ureteroscopy, laser surgery.
Expert training in medical school at UCSF, residency trained in urological surgery at UCSF, fellowship trained in ENDOUROLOGY, STONE surgery, Minimally invasive, ROBOTIC CANCER surgery at UT-Southwestern in Dallas. Clinical Professor at University of Chicago, training residents, medical students and fellows. Very busy clinically, academically productive with multiple current and past peer-reviewed medical articles. Member of our Institutional Surgery Quality and Safety Committee - to ensure evidence based medicine and ensure standard of care is being followed, NSQIP participant, member of our Institutional EMR (electronic medical record) committee, member of our institutional Pharmacologic and Therapeutics committee, instituted ERAS pathways for cancer surgery.

David Lent, MD Southern Westchester Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Associates

New Jersey
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Hip Replacement, Knee replacement, joint replacement, robotic surgery, adult reconstruction, partial knee replacement, MAKOplasty, orthopedic trauma surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair
F.A.A.O.S. Board certified Dr David Lent is a board certified orthopedic surgeon licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida specializing in Joint replacement surgery and sports medicine. He has been in clinical practice in Westchester and the Bronx for the past 23 years at the Southern Westchester Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Associates. He is now chief of Orthopedic Surgery at St Johns Riverside Hospital and is head clinical director of the Westchester Orthopedic Center. Dr Lent is a world leader in robotic hip and knee replacement surgery (MAKOplasty) and travels the country extensively lecturing and instructing surgeons in robotics. Dr Lent has been featured in the Westchester Magazine as one of Westchester County’s “Top Doctors” and has been list in Castle and Connolly for over a decade. Over the past ten years, Dr Lent has become a leader in expert testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants. He specializes in case review prior to legal action as well as c...

Jessica Blum, NP

Cortlandt Manor, New York
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Heart transplant Coordinator, lung transplant, robotic surgery, TAVR, ECMO, LVADs, CABG , Valvular disease, endocarditis, dissections, discharge Nurse practitioner, thoracic nurse practitioner
I have been an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for 10 years, I received my Masters degree from New York University in 2008. I started my career in nursing in 2005, when I worked in a Trauma Level One emergency room in New York City. Since graduating with my masters I have predominantly worked as a Cardiothoracic ICU Nurse Practitioner. I have managed patients both in the hospital and outpatient setting, specifically as a Heart Transplant Coordinator. I am trained to manage patients throughout there hospital course, pre/post surgery and the vast complications that arise. Spending time in the intensive care unit, step-down unit, consult service and discharge planning. I am also trained in ECMO/mechanical support management and have my FCCS and ACLS certifications. I also am part time faculty at Pace University where I am developing there Acute Care NP program and adjunct clinical faculty at New York University.

David Lent, MD Southern Westchester Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Associates

New Rochelle, New York
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Hip Replacement, Knee replacement, joint replacement, robotic surgery, adult reconstruction, partial knee replacement, MAKOplasty, orthopedic trauma surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair
F.A.A.O.S. Board certified Dr David Lent is a board certified orthopedic surgeon licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida specializing in Joint replacement surgery and sports medicine. He has been in clinical practice in Westchester and the Bronx for the past 23 years at the Southern Westchester Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Associates. He is now chief of Orthopedic Surgery at St Johns Riverside Hospital and is head clinical director of the Westchester Orthopedic Center. Dr Lent is a world leader in robotic hip and knee replacement surgery (MAKOplasty) and travels the country extensively lecturing and instructing surgeons in robotics. Dr Lent has been featured in the Westchester Magazine as one of Westchester County’s “Top Doctors” and has been list in Castle and Connolly for over a decade. Over the past ten years, Dr Lent has become a leader in expert testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants. He specializes in case review prior to legal action as well as c...

Ray Sultan, MD FACS

Oceanside, New York
Urology & Urological Surgery - Urologic Injury, Urologic Complications, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Kidney Stone, Ureteral Injury, Bladder Injury, Incontinence, ED, BPH, Infertility, Robotic Surgery, Fistula, Prosthesis, Prostate laser, Delayed Diagnosis, Testicle, Scrotum Urology, Urologist
Dr. Sultan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, and a licensed board certified urologist with 14 years of clinical and surgical experience in a university, community and teaching hospital setting. Dr. Sultan received his bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University in 2002 where he graduated as valedictorian. He received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from NYU School of medicine where he was awarded the Samuel and Edgar H. Soifer Memorial Award for Excellence in Urology. He completed his postgraduate training in Surgery and Urology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey where he was awarded the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and received the top score on his in-service exam two years in a row. Dr. Sultan completed a mini infertility research fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He has contributed to numerous publications and abstracts in some of the top journals and conferences. He is well-versed in all aspects, surgical and n...

Peter Baik, DO Lodestar, LLC

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Thoracic Surgery - robotic surgery, thoracic oncology, cancer diagnosis and staging, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumor, lung cancer diagnosis, lung cancer diagnosis delay, lung cancer life expectancy
Dr. Baik is a board-certified general thoracic surgeon specializing in thoracic oncology and fellowship-trained in minimally invasive thoracic and esophageal surgery. He has performed more than 400 robotic thoracic procedures. He serves as an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also the Director of Osteopathic Education at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Baik has authored many publications and presented at many national, regional and local conferences. Dr. Baik is an active member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He practices in Tulsa, Oklahoma and in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Services Include: - Medical legal Record Review - Forensic analysis and reporting - Expert Witness Testimony - Telephone Conference/Meetings - Video Testimony