Sepsis Expert Witnesses

Sepsis 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 sepsis. The sepsis expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Aquatics Safety, Bariatric Surgery, Brain Injury Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, Document Examination, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, and Health Informatics.

Mahmood Alasmi, MD, MS, FAAP Neonatal experts, PLLC

BROWNSBORO, Alabama
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics - Neonatology, Perinatal Medicine, neonatal and perinatal injuries, birth trauma, pediatrics. neonatal intensive care units, NICUs, prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, congenital malformations (birth defects), sepsis, birth asphyxia, perinatal trauma
• Associate Professor of Pediatrics • Experienced Neonatologist for more than 20 years in both private and academic neonatology practices in all levels from Level 1 to Regional Medical Centers (Level IIIC). • More than 20 years’ experience as Medical Expert witness. . Director of Neonatal Services, Crestwood Medical Center, Huntsville, Alabama . Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, VCOM (2016-present) • Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Neonatologist, Doernbechoer Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon (2013-2014) • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Neonatologist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2009-2012) • Served as Medical Director for the last 15 years, revising and managing care management plans, for large medical institutions. • Director of Pediatrics/Neonatology, Baylor/Richardson Medical Center (2000-2001) • Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Trai...

Paul Louis, MD Medical Legal Consults

Alabama
Emergency Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Epidural Abscess, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Medical Necessity, Sepsis, Head trauma, EMTALA, Rape, Pyelonephritis, Veteran disability evaluator, PACT ACT, Urgent Care, Wound Care, COVID
Dr. Louis is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a full-time practitioner of emergency medicine at a community emergency department. He has had experience in a range of practice settings from urgent care facilities and free-standing emergency rooms to trauma centers. His patient population ranges from infants to elderly nursing home patients. He has experience diagnosing and treating multiple serious conditions and also has extensive experience working locum tenens in rural/critical access hospitals. In his career, he has supervised medical students, residents, PAs, and ARNPs. He is also a trained veteran disability evaluator. Website: https://medicallegalconsults.com Email: [email protected] Phone: (561) 445-6674 Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida, Magna Cum Laude, in Neurobiological Sciences Medical Degree: University of Miami. He is licensed in Florida and Indiana and has been in practice for over 20...

Ken Zafren, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

Anchorage, Alaska
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Trauma, Sepsis, Aneurysm, Appendicitis, Hypothermia, Frostbite, High Altitude, Prehospital Care
Board Certified - Emergency Medicine. Community hospital (Level II Trauma Center) and academic practice at Stanford University Medical Center (Level I Trauma Center). Emergency Programs Medical Director, State of Alaska. Experienced public speaker and expert witness. Available for consultation, chart review and testimony for plaintiff or defense.

Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

Arizona
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, nursing homes, long term care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciitis, infections, surgical site infections, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, consulting, insurance, case review, medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, bacterial or viral infections, outbreak management
Ramzi Asfour, MD, is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his 20+ years of extensive private practice, Dr Asfour has privileges at five California hospitals (Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda Hospital, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Eden Medical Center, and Mammoth Hospital). Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva in the HIV / AIDS department, developing training programs for doctors in HIV. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Asfour also advises hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and businesses on infection control, including outbreak control and COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr Asfour has experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide clear, independent opinions on matters involving: Medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciiti...

Damon M DellAglio, MD, FACEP

Phoenix, Arizona
Emergency Medicine, Toxicology - Pharmacology, critical care, peer review, sepsis, trauma, overdose, poisoning, antidotes, occupational exposure, resuscitation, drug abuse, drug withdrawal
Toxicology training with the Emory University/ CDC Medical toxicology fellowship in Atlanta, GA. 16 years of practice in emergency medicine and 14 years as a medical toxicologist. Served as emergency department medical director of 2 emergency departments over 6 years. Have experience in expert witness review and testimony.

Albert Fiorello, MD, RDMS, FAAEM, FACEP Sonora Emergency Medicine Consulting, LLC

Tucson, Arizona
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Trauma, Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Ectopic Pregnancy, Sepsis, Emergency Ultrasound
Dr. Fiorello is a residency trained, board certified, practicing emergency physician. He has been an attending physician since 1998 in the emergency department of a high-volume, academic, Level 1 trauma center. He has also worked for 4 years for the Indian Health Service in a small rural hospital ED. He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he is the Emergency Medicine Residency Director. He has years of experience reviewing cases as an outside consultant for the state medical board and his hospital’s quality and peer review committees. He is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer and former director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound. He has lectured in Emergency Medicine on the local, regional, and national level and has authored many abstracts, scientific articles, and book chapters in the field of Emergency Medicine and medical education.

Kari Jerge, MD, FACS

Arizona
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, General Surgery, EMS, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Abdominal Pain, Sepsis, Shock, Gallbladder Surgery, Appendix Surgery, General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Pre-Hospital Trauma Care, Burn Injury, Surgical Complications, Chart R
Kari F Jerge, MD, FACS is a general surgeon passionate about providing timely, objective expert opinions on medical malpractice cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. She is known for a particular gift for translating complex surgical disease processes and surgical decisions into language understandable by legal teams and juries. She has achieved dual Board Certified in General Surgery and Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. Dr Jerge has additional subject matter expertise elective and emergent general surgery, surgical critical care (ICU medicine), and trauma surgery. Her background includes extensive experience in pre-hospital care of trauma patients including care provided by Fire and EMS services before patient reaches hospital. She has been in independent practice for over 10 years in a variety of settings including rural, private, and large academic practices. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the premier professional society of surgeons. She is also a me...

Paul M. McHale, M.D. Integrity Medical Expert Witness Services

Tempe, Arizona
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Airway management, cardiac arrest, arrhythmias, trauma care, stroke care, hyperbaric medicine, psychiatric emergencies, Emergency Medical Services, Air Medical, ED management, MD & APP Education, EMTALA, Detox, Emergency department logistics, telehealth, triage, sepsis
I am a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician, with over 20 years of experience. After attending University of Minnesota, he completed residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. To this day, he continues to actively care for patients across a broad spectrum of ED’s, from a Level 1 Trauma Center with comprehensive Stroke & Cardiac care, to stand alone Emergency Departments & smaller hospitals that have far fewer available resources. Prior experience in case reviews and depositions, including both plaintiff & defense. Attended SEAK’s How to Start, Build & Run a Successful Expert Witness Practice & SEAK’s How to Excel as an Expert Witness in Medical Malpractice Cases. My initial interest in this career came after my own personal deposition, in which my lawyer remarked "you should look into being an expert witness". Expert Medical Witness work is an important part of my career, and one I expect to continue to grow. However, I am still an active physician and plan to ...

Matthew W Wright, MD, FACP Canyon State Medicolegal Consulting, LLC

Scottsdale, Arizona
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospital Medicine, Adult Hospital Medicine, Hospital Inpatient, Infections, Pneumonia, Electrolyte Abnormalities, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Sepsis, Falls, Stroke, Bedsores
I am a practicing hospitalist with over 18 years of patient care experience since completing a residency in the specialty of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City, UT. In addition, I hold a Doctor of Medicine degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Before this, I completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. I am board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. My initial certification was in 2004, and I recertified in 2014 with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. In 2016, I was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. I have served as an outside medical consultant for the Arizona Medical Board since 2016 and an outside medical consultant for the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners since 2018. I am currently licensed to practice medicine in Arizona and Montana.

Hilal S Abu-Zahra, MD

Loma Linda, California
Pediatrics, Hospitalist - Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospitalist, Newborn care, jaundice, kernicterus, Newborn resuscitation, Inpatient pediatrics, respiratory distress, viral infections, sepsis, pneumonia.
Dr. Abu-Zahra has 7+ years of experience as a practicing pediatric hospitalist in the Inland Empire in both community and academic hospital settings. Dr. Abu-Zahra provides consultation for chart reviews, expert witness depositions, and testimony. Dr. Abu-Zahra is double board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) in general pediatrics and pediatric hospitalist medicine and is a fellow of the American Association of Pediatrics (FAAP). Dr. Abu-Zahra graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of Maryland in Baltimore. He works in an academic children's hospital and a community hospital with newborn nursery, inpatient pediatrics and ER consults. Furthermore, Dr. Abu-Zahra works full time as a hospitalist in a tertiary care academic center and half time as an outpatient pediatrician in a clinic affiliated with a family residency program. Dr. Abu-Zahra is the former chair of pediatrics at two of the community hospitals. H...

Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

California
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, nursing homes, long term care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciitis, infections, surgical site infections, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, consulting, insurance, case review, medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, bacterial or viral infections, outbreak management
Ramzi Asfour, MD, is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his 20+ years of extensive private practice, Dr Asfour has privileges at five California hospitals (Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda Hospital, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Eden Medical Center, and Mammoth Hospital). Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva in the HIV / AIDS department, developing training programs for doctors in HIV. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Asfour also advises hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and businesses on infection control, including outbreak control and COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr Asfour has experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide clear, independent opinions on matters involving: Medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciiti...

Andy S Barnett, MD

California
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Trauma, Stroke, Heart Attack, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Aeromedical transfer, EMS, Airway management, Torsion (ovarian/testicular), Ectopic Pregnancy, Rural Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Colon Perforation, Wrongful Death, Delayed Diagnosis, Litigation Defense, Insurance Claims Denial
-Experienced Third Party Claims and Independent Quality Assurance reviewer. -Experienced in preparing defense of litigation strategies for health system attorneys. -Full time Faculty Member at a major medical school. -Medical Director, Quality Assurance Director, National Clinical Steering Chair for a large national Urgent Care operations company. Chair of Health System Peer Review Committee. -Published author and lecturer on prehospital care and triage, emergent air medical transport, colorectal cancer emergencies, and a wide range of trauma and medical conditions which present to the emergency department and urgent care clinic--please refer to CV for a complete list. -I have the unusual combination of Board Certification in BOTH Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, having completed independent residencies in each specialty; this allows me to participate as an expert witness "of same specialty" in those states which require it. Particularly relevant when addressing standa...

Peter C Benson, MD

Walnut Creek, California
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Room, Emergency Department, ER, Emergency Medical Services, EMS, ambulance, fire department, Hyperbaric Medicine, HBO, Diving Medicine, emergency intubation, myocardial infarction, stroke, sepsis, torsion, encephalitis, meningitis, foreign body, trauma, overdose, hemorrhage
I am currently working as a board certified, residency trained, Emergency Physician in a metropolitan trauma center in Northern California. My 15+ years of Emergency Medicine experience also includes several years of working in smaller, rural Emergency Departments. In addition, I also serve as the EMS medical director of a large fire department and provide medical oversight and quality control of over 300 paramedics and EMTs, including a busy helicopter EMS program. Over the last 8+ years I have been asked to provide expert opinions with regard to the standard of care in Emergency Departments, Urgent Care, and Prehospital (EMS) settings.

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

Dale H. Bull, MD, PhD

Rancho Santa Fe, California
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - Expert Witness, Neonatology, Perinatal Medicine, neonatal and perinatal injuries, birth trauma, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, NICUs, prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, congenital malformations (birth defects), sepsis, birth asphyxia, and hyperbilirubinemia.
Dr. Bull is a Board Certified Neonatologist, FAAP in full time practice at a large federal Hospital and perinatal regional referral center. He teaches medical students and residents at bedside and in the classroom. Dr. Bull is published in leading peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Bull provides expert witness review and testimony in matters of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine for both plaintiff and defense.

Kevin J. Donaghy, MD

Sacramento, California
Emergency Medicine - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA, Abdominal Pain, Airway Management, Allergic Reaction, Appendicitis, Ectopic Pregnancy, Foreign Body, Myocardial Infarction, MI, Ischemic Bowel, Pulmonary Embolism, PE, Stroke, CVA, TIA, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, SAH, Sepsis, Testicular Torsion, PA/Midlevel Supervision
I am a residency trained emergency physician and am board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. I have practiced emergency medicine for 19 years in community Emergency Departments.

Kari Jerge, MD, FACS

San Diego, California
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, General Surgery, EMS, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Abdominal Pain, Sepsis, Shock, Gallbladder Surgery, Appendix Surgery, General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Pre-Hospital Trauma Care, Burn Injury, Surgical Complications, Chart R
Kari F Jerge, MD, FACS is a general surgeon passionate about providing timely, objective expert opinions on medical malpractice cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. She is known for a particular gift for translating complex surgical disease processes and surgical decisions into language understandable by legal teams and juries. She has achieved dual Board Certified in General Surgery and Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. Dr Jerge has additional subject matter expertise elective and emergent general surgery, surgical critical care (ICU medicine), and trauma surgery. Her background includes extensive experience in pre-hospital care of trauma patients including care provided by Fire and EMS services before patient reaches hospital. She has been in independent practice for over 10 years in a variety of settings including rural, private, and large academic practices. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the premier professional society of surgeons. She is also a me...

Steven W Kohler, MD, FAAEM Lodestar Emergency Medicine Consulting, LLC

San Diego, California
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Stroke, Sepsis, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Dysrhythmias, Pulmonary Embolus, Respiratory Failure, Advanced Airway Management, Ectopic Pregnancy, Pediatric Emergencies, DKA, Closed Head Injury, COVID-19, Procedural Sedation, ED/Hospital Operations, Medical Education.
Dr. Kohler is a residency trained, board certified emergency physician currently in his 24th year of clinical practice at a high volume, high acuity tertiary care medical center in San Diego, CA. He was appointed and has served as both Assistant Chief and Chief of his emergency department as well as serving as the hospital Emergency Management Chair and ED delegate to the hospital Bioethics Committee. After many years of reviewing cases for the Emergency Department, Hospital Peer Review and Quality Improvement committees, he was appointed as founding core faculty to establish an Emergency Medicine Residency Program at his medical center. Among other duties, he was tasked with creating the Quality Improvement, Patient Satisfaction and Risk Management curricula for the residency program, which included a novel collaboration with University of San Diego School of Law to integrate medical malpractice didactics between emergency medicine residents and law students. He is listed as an exp...

Ana Kukulj

San Diego, California
Critical Care Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine - Nurse, Nurse practitioner, Neurology, Neurocritical care, Neuro pathophysiology, Palliative and Hospice care, Organ Donation, Postoperative Acute care (PACU), Medical Management, Pain management, Delirium, Acute/chronic Stroke care, Seizures, Infection control, Sepsis, Medical Billing, ACLS
I am a California Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner with 18 years of experience in critical care medicine. During my professional career I have experience in neurologic/surgical/trauma intensive care units (ICU) and postoperative anesthesia care units (PACU). My ICU experience has fine-tuned the ability to connect with families/patients/medical personnel and has optimized my critical thinking and decision-making process under stressful and chaotic circumstances. I also have 8 years of experience as an organ procurement coordinator, during which time I've had the privilege of presenting at national level conventions and community events. My audience included doctors, nurses, college students and general interested parties. The past 7 years I have practiced as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the ICU. We are the only Comprehensive Stroke Certified hospital in our county providing world renown care to patients with neurologic and cardiovascular illnesses. This experience has le...

Ross Levin, MD

Santa Barbara, California
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Trauma, Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, Ectopic Pregnancy, Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolism, Fracture, Pneumonia, Appendicitis, Ischemia, Torsion, AAA, Hemorrhage, Meningitis, Dissection, EMS
Dr. Levin is a full-time practicing Emergency Physician who provides consultation for chart reviews, expert witness depositions, and testimony. Dr. Levin is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and he completed his Emergency Medicine Residency training at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Levin is familiar with the standard of care for Emergency Physicians and physician extenders (physician assistants & nurse practitioners) working as emergency medicine providers. He can express opinions in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, negligence, standard of care, and causation. Dr. Levin is involved in both plaintiff and defense cases. He has work experience at a Level 1 trauma center, mid-sized community emergency department and a rural, critical access emergency department. He currently holds positions in the following hospital and County committees: Chest Pain Task Force, STEMI, Pre-hospi...

Mark S. Louden, MD, FAAEM, FACEP Mark Louden, MD

Fullerton, California
Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine - stroke, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, wound, airway emergency, resuscitation, pneumonia, sepsis, emergency, urgent, flight medicine, covid, cruise ship medicine, certified, internal, abdominal, pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, veteran, headache, neurological emergency
Educated and trained at top-rated universities and hospitals, double board-certified in both emergency medicine and internal medicine, and served as a flight surgeon and emergency physician in the United States Air Force. Expertise in emergency medicine from clinical experience at every level of emergency care, ranging from high-acuity academic level-one trauma centers, STEMI and comprehensive stroke centers, to smaller community and even rural hospitals. In addition to clinical practice, years of experience in administrative roles and faculty positions at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Miami School of Medicine have also contributed to a broad view of the practice of emergency medicine. This knowledge has also been applied in the medical-legal sphere; serving as an expert witness, logging numerous hours of experience reviewing case material and participating in deposition and trial work.

Joseph B. Marzouk, MD, FIDSA Infectious Disease Specialist

Oakland, California
Infectious Diseases - Infections in all medical Specialties, Sepsis, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, food poisoning, pneumonia, orthopedic infections, meningitis, surgical infections, wound infections, urinary tract infections, endocarditis, abdominal infections, abscess, septic arthritis, infection control
Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist in active practice; Extensive experience in medico-legal review for both plaintiffs and defense; Board Certified in Infectious Disease; HIV Specialist; Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at two Northern California Hospitals; Chief of Infectious Disease at Summit Medical Center. See CV for further details.

Thomas Baird McIlraith, MD, SFHM, CLHM Baird Medical Consulting

Davis, California
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospitalist, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infections, Pneumonia, Electrolyte abnormalities, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Sepsis, Shock, Falls, Stroke, Medical Necessity, InterQual, Milliman Care Guidelines (MCG)
Dr. McIlraith received his BS, and MD from the University of Wisconsin; and completed Internal Medicine Residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in 1999. In 2000, he was made the head of the hospitalist division in the South Sacramento Kaiser Permanente. He became the Chairman of Hospital Medicine at Mercy Medical Group in 2004. In the subsequent 12 years he grew the department from 12 to 84 hospitalists. He was elected to the MMG board of directors in 2009, and served as Treasurer from 2011 through 2016. Dr. McIlraith has been providing expert opinion services to defense and plaintiff clients since 2011. He has served on the The Doctors Company Hospital Medicine Advisory Board. Dr. McIlraith joined NAIP (now SHM) as a charter member in 1998 and has been active ever since. He was in the inaugural FHM class in 2009, the inaugural SFHM class in 2010, and the inaugural CLHM class in 2013. He was the 2016 recipient of the SHM Award of Excellence, and is...

Cynthia Pfeiffer, MD Cynthia Pfeiffer MD INC

Studio City , California
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Trauma, Pediatric Emergencies, Stroke, Sepsis, Septic Shock, Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolus, Respiratory Failure, Concussion, Head injury, Ectopic Pregnancy, Testicular Torsion, DVT, Procedural Sedation, Aortic Dissection.
Board certified emergency room physician with over ten years experience in full time clinical practice. Has work experience at level 1 trauma center, STEMI, comprehensive stroke centers, smaller community and rural hospitals. Licensed in California. ATLS, ACLS, PALS certified. Completed several SEAK expert witness training courses. Highly experienced in the field of sports medicine and concussions serving as team trauma physician for the Los Angeles Kings NHL hockey team and ringside physician for mixed martial arts combat sports. Knowledge and dedication have earned an outstanding reputation in her field recognized as physician of the year from her medical group in 2016 with multiple commendations for quality of care.

Marc S Plotkin, MD, FACEP

California
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Critical Care, Sepsis, Stroke, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Orthopedic Emergencies, Gynecological Emergencies, Respiratory Emergencies, Toxicology, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Psychiatric Emergencies, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Headaches,
I am Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and have become a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians. With over 23 years of experience practicing Medicine, I have functioned not only as an attending physician in a variety of Emergency Departments but also as an Administrative Chief and Educator. Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I have taught medical professionals extensively in both clinical and classroom environments, have taught community CPR, and take pride in my ability to make seemingly complex medicine simple to understand. My experience participating in various hospital committees such as Critical Care, Trauma, Sepsis, and Medical Executive, in addition to peer review and risk management responsibilities have further enhanced my knowledge of standards of care and todays Medical-Legal environment.

Aisha Shaheen, MD, MHA AWS Surgical, Inc.

Rolling Hills Estates, California
Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, ICU Medicine, Shock, Sepsis, Resuscitation, Cardiac arrest, Emergency airway, Intubation, Respiratory failure, COVID, Pneumonia, Pulmonary embolism (PE), Central line, Procedural complications, Infections, Tele-ICU, Medical records review
Dual board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery with additional certification obtained in Bariatrics Surgery. In active clinical practice focusing on Surgical Critical Care and ICU Medicine. Experienced as an ICU Medical Director as well as with quality improvement metrics and clinical optimization. I take care of general Medical and Surgical Critical Care patients in a variety of settings including academic, community, rural and tele-ICU. Able to provide objective expert opinions on medical malpractice cases. CV available upon request.

Daniel Z. Uslan, MD, MBA

Los Angeles, California
Infectious Diseases - Infection Control, Infection Prevention, Clostridium Difficile, Meningitis, Sepsis, Surgical Infection, Bacteria, Osteomyelitis, Pneumonia, Abdominal Infections, Endocarditis, Hospital Infections
Dr. Uslan is a board-certified infectious disease specialist and serves as clinical chief of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiologist at a major academic teaching hospital. Dr. Uslan has extensive experience with diagnosis, management, and treatment of a wide range of infectious diseases including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, meningitis, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Uslan has a particular interest in hospital infections, infections due to multi-drug resistant organisms, prevention of infections/infection control, and appropriate antibiotic use.

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

California
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Ezekiel Volkert, MD

Castro Valley, California
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist - Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Hypertension, Sepsis, Diarrhea, geriatrics

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

California
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Andrew Wittenberg, MD, MPH, FACEP

Long Beach, California
Emergency Medicine - Trauma, Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, Pregnancy/Ectopic, Ectopic Pregnancy, Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolism, PE, Aneurysm, Pneumonia, Appendicitis, Intubation, Ischemia, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Airway Management, Fracture, Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Dr. Wittenberg is the Medical Director of his Emergency Department and a national oral board examiner. He has 14+ years experience as a practicing emergency physician at both a major tertiary care center and a smaller community hospital. Dr. Wittenberg provides consultation for chart reviews, expert witness depositions, and testimony. Dr. Wittenberg is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). Dr. Wittenberg graduated from Temple University Medical School and completed his residency at Los Angeles County - USC Hospital. He currently works in Long Beach, CA at a 100,000 visit per year ER and also has experience at a community hospital with an ER census of 30,000 visits per year. Dr. Wittenberg also serves as the Medical Director of the ER, the Chair of the Quality Committee for his health system's physician society, as well as being significantly involved with the health system'...

Ken Zafren, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

California
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Trauma, Sepsis, Aneurysm, Appendicitis, Hypothermia, Frostbite, High Altitude, Prehospital Care
Board Certified - Emergency Medicine. Community hospital (Level II Trauma Center) and academic practice at Stanford University Medical Center (Level I Trauma Center). Emergency Programs Medical Director, State of Alaska. Experienced public speaker and expert witness. Available for consultation, chart review and testimony for plaintiff or defense.

Noah T Kaufman, MD Kaufman Medical Group, Inc.

Fort Collins, Colorado
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, heart attack, stroke, trauma, COPD, CHF, heart failure, PE, Pulmonary embolism, heart failure, elder, abuse, infection, dementia, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, MI, Hypertensive, Abscess, Appendicitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney, heart, lung, cellulitis, Death
Dr. Kaufman is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine until 2029 and has provided opinion and deposition on numerous difficult cases for both sides. He remains in the minority of physicians his age who have never personally been sued for medical malpractice. Dr. Kaufman is a frequent on-air Medical Expert for the Denver NBC and CBS affiliates (see video at www.kaufmanmedicalgroup.com). As a Peer Review committee member and 15 year hardened Emergency Medicine veteran Attending Physician, Dr. Kaufman has deep experience providing care at many different types of emergency medical practices and all different volumes and levels of acuity. Dr. Kaufman has experience teaching Emergency Medicine residents and medical school students. He has also written numerous published articles on physician networks/blogs. Letters of referral from attorneys available on request. There is no fee for an initial 30 minute discussion about your case.

Robert Leach, RN, MSN, ENP RL Consulting

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Emergency Medicine, Nurse Practitioner - MI, heart attack, CVA, stroke, CHF, congestive heart failure, PE, pulmonary embolus, pneumo/hemothorax, sepsis, epiglottitis, DKA, diabetic ketoacidosis, appendicitis, acute abdomen, GI bleed, traumatic brain injury, trauma, cervical spine injury, orthopedic injury, flight nursing, rural medicine
Emergency nurse practitioner. Experience in rural, community, and urban emergency/trauma centers as well as in urgent care settings. Rural experience includes being sole provider on site. Experienced flight nurse. Significant teaching and leadership experience. Contributing author to Mosby’s ENP Certification Exam Review Book. Former Nurse of the Year, Texas Nurses Association. U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. Experienced expert witness.

John P Lieberman, MD, CPHQ

Colorado Springs , Colorado
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - Sepsis, Postoperative Infections, Nursing Homes, Hospital Acquired Infections, Medical Device Associated Infections, COVID-19, C. Diff , Bacteremia, MRSA, VRE, Diabetic Infections, Hospital Acquired Pneumonia, Meningitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Spinal Infections, Catheter Related Infections, ICU
Over 20 years practicing clinical Infectious Diseases. In addition to clinical practice, I have embraced my roles as preceptor and teacher of medical students and medical residents. Furthermore, I have routinely dealt with highly complex patients, and have become highly skilled at breaking down complex medical situations into information patients and family can understand, and use for informed decision making. And as an Expert Witness I am ready to teach: I am ready to teach you, as well as opposing counsel if needed, at a deposition, and of course to a jury at trial. With over 11 years running a successful, 100% referral-based private practice, some of my proven skills include being highly reliable, service-driven and easy to work with. I am also detail-oriented and hard working, and an advocate for the truth; ready to put in the time and effort needed to be a credible Expert Witness, exceed expectations, and perform at the highest level possible.

Carli McGee University of Colorado

Denver, Colorado
Pediatrics, Urgent Care Medicine - Pediatric Urgent Care, Emergency, Telehealth, respiratory illness, gastrointestinal illness, headache, fractures, skin infections, sepsis, diabetic emergencies, new cancer diagnosis, head and neck injuries, appendicitis
Dr. McGee is experienced in the diagnosis and urgent/emergent management of common pediatric conditions including respiratory illness, gastrointestinal illness, headache, fractures, skin infections, sepsis, diabetic emergencies, new cancer diagnosis, head and neck injuries, appendicitis, and many others. She is experienced in multiple procedures including: procedural sedation, laceration repair, splinting, lumbar puncture, foreign body removal, incision and drainage, reduction of simple joint dislocations, intubation. She has worked in large academic institutions as well as in small satellite location with limited resources.

Nicholas Pasteur, MD Pasteur Consulting

Evergreen, Colorado
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - EMS,Heart Attacks,Cholecystitis/Cholangitis,CVA,PE/DVT,Appendicitis,Ectopic Pregnancy,Pneumonia Trauma,Testicular/ovarian Torsion,Sepsis,Aortic Dissection,SBO,Fractures,Shock,Cardiac Arrest,Overdose,Anaphylaxis,GI Bleeding,Spinal Epidural Abscess,Congestive Heart Failure,Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Jeffrey S. Schwartz, MD Colorado Pulmonary Associates

Denver, Colorado
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine - Occupational lung disease, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure, sepsis

Nadia Tereshchenko, MS, MD

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medicine,EMS,Paramedic,Emergency Physician,ER,ED,Urgent Care,Cardiac,Heart Attack, Stroke,Sepsis,Motor Vehicle Accident,EMT,Trauma, Fracture,Injury,Pneumonia,Dissection,Embolism, Seizure,Gun Shot Wound,Appendicitis,Torsion,Triage, Quality Assurance,Guidelines,Utilization Review
Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician with extensive experience working in Emergency Departments of various size and degree of specialization (Rural to Urban, Community to Tertiary) including specialized trauma, stroke and cardiac centers, nationwide. Prior experience as a Paramedic in a busy and high acuity 911 system. EMS Liaison Physician. Developed systems and guidelines for hypothermia and STEMI care with extensive knowledge of guidelines dictating appropriate care. Expertise in Health Care Improvement, Health Policy, Telemedicine, and Patient Decision Making. Actively licensed in CA, CO, OK, WY, PA, NE, NM, TX, ND, ID, FL, AL, MO, and LA.

Kathi L Waite, RN, MS, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, CLNC K. Waite Legal Nurse Consulting

Littleton , Colorado
Critical Care Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Nurse, critical care, brain injury, spine, stroke, sepsis, wrongful death, fall injury, critical care medicine, medical records review, standards of care, Nurse quality indicators, neurosurgery, post-op care, trauma, Post cardiac cath lab, pressure injury,
Forty (42) two years of professional experience in critical care nursing that includes 17 years of leadership and management responsibility in a variety of specialties including Surgical/Trauma ICU, Burn Trauma ICU, MICU/CCU, CVICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, and Neuro ICU – affiliated with major university teaching and research hospitals. As a former nurse manager, for 10 years, I had responsibility for program development, strategic planning, fiscal resources and budget allocation, personnel management, and care-delivery outcomes for the Neurosurgical ICU. Currently, practice as a level IV Clinical Nurse in the New UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital ICU. Since starting my legal nurse consulting business in 2017, I have reviewed and provided opinions on cases, both plaintiff and defense, in 15 states. Clinical Experience Clinical Charge nurse in an 18-bed ICU, level 3 trauma and primary stroke center. Caring for patient's post-op brain & spine, head & neck, oncology, ortho, thoracic,...

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

District Of Columbia
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Santa J. Bartholomew, M.D., FAAP, FCCM PME Consulting, LLC

Green Cove Springs, Florida
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), TBI, Child Abuse, Munchausen (MSP), Respiratory Failure, Burn Care, Sepsis, Shock, Post-Op Care, Congenital Heart Disease, COVID, Meningitis, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Craniofacial Disorders, Cardiac Arrest, ECMO, Pediatric Asthma, Poisoning
Dr. Santa J. Bartholomew (formerly Santa J. Johnston, M.D.) is an award-winning Pediatrician with more than 30 years of clinical experience, and is a distinguished medical educator serving as a Professor of Pediatrics at two esteemed medical universities. She is double-boarded by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care medicine. Her primary specialty has been Pediatric Critical Care medicine since 1990, and Dr. Bartholomew has practiced for decades in nearly every conceivable setting from state-of-the-art quaternary care centers, to large academic centers and level I trauma centers with very busy Pediatric Emergency Departments and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs). She has worked in many small and medium-sized community hospitals throughout the nation including Alaska, and has traveled around the world to serve patients in remote areas. Practice roles have consisted of Pediatric Intensivist, Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatric Emergency C...

Glenn Birnbaum, MD FACEP

Florida
Emergency Medicine - Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, MI, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, PE, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA, Appendicitis, AP, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, CVA, TIA, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, SAH, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Sepsis, Pneumonia, Infection, Infectious Diseases, ID,
Dr. Birnbaum is residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has practiced emergency medicine since 1989 and is in active clinical practice. Dr. Birnbaum’s academic and administrative experience includes serving as faculty for an emergency medicine residency training program, associate director of the Emergency Department of a major northern New Jersey medical center, and Corporate Secretary and Board Director for Emergency Medical Associates, a large regional Emergency Physician group in New Jersey and New York. Dr. Birnbaum has provided medical expert review in over 50 cases and testified at trial or deposition in over 20 cases since 1999.

Douglas Dillon

Florida
Emergency Medicine - Stroke, Sepsis, Trauma, Heart Attack, Heart failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Cellulitis, Dog Bites, Laceration repair, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Hypertension, Abscess, Appendicitis, High Altitude Medicine, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney Failure, Fracture Reduction, Rural Medicine,
Dr Dillon is a full-time practicing Emergency Physician with over 15 years experience in Level One Trauma Centers as well as Rural and Critical Access Medicine. Dr Dillon is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) after completing his residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He holds licenses in Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida. Dr Dillon is available as a consultant/expert witness for plaintiff or defense involving malpractice litigation arising from the emergency department. He has completed SEAK expert medical witness training.

Vince Faridani, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM

Florida
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospitalist, Sepsis, Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Respiratory Failure, Stroke, Renal Failure, GI Bleed, Patient Handoff, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronavirus [COVID], PPE [personal protective equipment], Advance Practitioner Supervision [Mid-Level, PA, NP]
Dr. Faridani is a U.S. trained, board-certified, internal medicine physician. He has been in clinical medicine for over 10+ years and practices as a Hospitalist. Throughout Dr. Faridani practice he has published over 2 dozen case reports that have been accepted, recognized, and presented at state and national conferences. Moreover, as a testimony to Dr. Faridani success in medicine he has been recognized as a Fellow by the American College of Physician and Society of Hospital Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Faridani is certified in wound care/hyperbaric management. He has served in a vast array of leadership roles. Dr. Faridani ensures all cases will be swiftly and thoroughly reviewed without delay. CV and References upon request. Please contact via email/text/phone. Expect return response in 1 hour or less.

Marc J Farraye, MD, FAAEM FarrayEMed Emergency Medicine Services, P.A.

St Augustine, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - MI, ACS, chest pain, head injury, fracture, appendicitis, stroke, TIA, SAH, SDH, infection, necrotic, sepsis, fracture, trauma, aortic dissection, epidural abscess, mesenteric ischemia, pulmonary embolism, meningitis, airway, standard of care, EMTALA, cauda equina, failure to diagnose, dizzy, asthma
Emergency Medicine (EM) Specialty Residency training at Shands-Jacksonville (FL) 'Level I' Trauma Center; Undergraduate education Dartmouth College; Medical school Georgetown University; Former US Naval 'Flight Surgeon'; American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Board-certified continuously since 2003; Clinical practice at multiple community-based hospitals of varying sizes in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia > 18 yrs; maintain active full-time practice of Emergency Medicine; Extensive expert experience with both Plaintiff and Defense aspects of medicolegal litigation; References available on request

Jared Friedman, MD

Miami, Florida
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Child, Toddler, Newborn, Teen, Adol, Pediatric, Emergency, ER, Trauma, Surgery, Abuse, Neglect, Sepsis, Respiratory, URI, Asthma, Pneumonia, Meningitis, Fever, Allergy, Concussion, Head Injury, SIDS, ADHD, Seizure, Tube, Sedation, Diabetes, DKA, Drugs, Abdominal Pain, Appendicitis, Fracture, Quality
*PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN - Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital - Memorial Healthcare System - Hollywood, Florida *CLINICAL AFFILIATE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PEDIATRICS- Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine - Florida Atlantic University (FAU) *MEDIAL DIRECTOR - Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, Florida *ON-LINE MEDICAL CONTROL/MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD - Hatzalah - Not-for-Profit Community-Based State-Certified EMT/Paramedic Organization in South Florida *STARDOC - PEDIATRIC VIP CONCIERGE SERVICES *EXPERT MEDICAL WITNESS IN EVERYTHING PEDIATRICS *AUTHOR AND PRESENTER: Numerous Book Chapters, Journal and Magazine Articles, Podium and Poster Presentations, and CME Courses! *PEDIATRICS - BOARD CERTIFIED *PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE - BOARD ELIGIBLE *PALS, ATLS, BLS, AND NRP CERTIFIED

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Florida
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases, trained VA disability evaluator, PACT ACT
Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Currently serving as an assistant professor at a major academic medical center with extensive experience in community settings. Licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Served as a medical officer in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Commander. Awarded 3 Navy Achievement Medals. Experienced in all settings: from the sands of Afghanistan, to the beaches of Okinawa, to academic centers, all the way to the rural South. Fluent in English and Spanish with formal training in medical Spanish. Well versed in critical care for the spectrum of life: precipitous deliveries, pediatric medicine, trauma, geriatric emergency medicine. Expert in airway emergencies with proficient use of a variety of modalities. Extensive experience in the transfer of patients: both at accepting facilities and rural facilities with limited resources. PADI Rescue Diver. Trained...

James R. Hocker, MD

Fernandina Beach, Florida
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - NICU, Neonatology, prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction, birth trauma, birth injuries, birth defects, sepsis, hypoglycemia, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, bilirubin encephalopathy, newborn resuscitation
-Board certified neonatologist who has practiced for 29 years in both private and academic practices. -Has worked in all levels of care from normal newborn nurseries to Level IV NICUs -Experience as a Medical Director of a Level IV NICU for 18 years -On faculty at University of Illinois College of Medicine for 28 years -Has worked with Advanced Practice Nurses, Residents and medical students at the bedside and in the classroom -Over 10 years of experience as Medical Expert Witness for both plaintiff and defense -Multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals

Brenda Jacobsen, BSN, BS, DO, FACOI, FACEP Jacobsen Medical PA

Pensacola, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist - Rural Medicine, Underserved, ACLS, ATLS, PALS, Residents, RN Supervision, Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism, DVT, Asthma, Airway Management, Intubation, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Heart Failure/CHF, Abdominal Pain, Hospital Medicine, Standard of Care, Sepsis/Septic Shock, EHR, COVID19
I am a former RN who wanted to learn more and be able to do more for her patients. I subsequently went back to college for my medical education. I am an osteopathic physician who does osteopathic manipulation. I did my residency through the Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System. I am dually board certified in Osteopathic Internal Medicine (AOBIM) and Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (AOBEM). I am a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists (FACOI) and a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). I have extensive experience traveling and I have worked in a variety of locations including many rural and underserved areas as well as in community hospitals and tertiary centers. I have extensive experience with the healthcare system as it relates to doctors, residents, PAs, NPs and nurses - across a wide variety of levels of care from the ED to the ICU. Licensed in Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, New York, Ohio and Virginia (Guam would need to be reactivated).

Paul Louis, MD Medical Legal Consults

Miami, Florida
Emergency Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Epidural Abscess, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Medical Necessity, Sepsis, Head trauma, EMTALA, Rape, Pyelonephritis, Veteran disability evaluator, PACT ACT, Urgent Care, Wound Care, COVID
Dr. Louis is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a full-time practitioner of emergency medicine at a community emergency department. He has had experience in a range of practice settings from urgent care facilities and free-standing emergency rooms to trauma centers. His patient population ranges from infants to elderly nursing home patients. He has experience diagnosing and treating multiple serious conditions and also has extensive experience working locum tenens in rural/critical access hospitals. In his career, he has supervised medical students, residents, PAs, and ARNPs. He is also a trained veteran disability evaluator. Website: https://medicallegalconsults.com Email: [email protected] Phone: (561) 445-6674 Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida, Magna Cum Laude, in Neurobiological Sciences Medical Degree: University of Miami. He is licensed in Florida and Indiana and has been in practice for over 20...

Brian R. Pisula, MD, FAAEM Brian Pisula MD LLC

Florida
Emergency Medicine - EMTALA, transfer, care/assessment of prisoners, sepsis, heart attack/MI, trauma, airway, pulmonary embolism, stroke, meningitis, pneumonia, fracture, dislocation, COVID-19, ectopic pregnancy, testicular torsion, aortic dissection, allergic reaction, AMA, capacity, PA/NP supervision, spinal abscess
Practicing full-time in Emergency Medicine for over 9 years. Has evaluated over 30,000 patients in the Emergency Department setting. Board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Experience in multiple practice settings including level-one trauma centers, academic institutions, and low-resource facilities without broad specialty support. Professorships in Emergency Medicine at Mercer University and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience with medical students and residents. Administrative experience including current committee memberships in trauma, medical quality, and surgical quality. Current medical license in Georgia and expert witness certificate in Florida. Experience as an expert witness: o Retained in 19 cases since May of 2...

Marc S Plotkin, MD, FACEP

Jupiter, Florida
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Critical Care, Sepsis, Stroke, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Orthopedic Emergencies, Gynecological Emergencies, Respiratory Emergencies, Toxicology, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Psychiatric Emergencies, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Headaches,
I am Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and have become a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians. With over 23 years of experience practicing Medicine, I have functioned not only as an attending physician in a variety of Emergency Departments but also as an Administrative Chief and Educator. Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I have taught medical professionals extensively in both clinical and classroom environments, have taught community CPR, and take pride in my ability to make seemingly complex medicine simple to understand. My experience participating in various hospital committees such as Critical Care, Trauma, Sepsis, and Medical Executive, in addition to peer review and risk management responsibilities have further enhanced my knowledge of standards of care and todays Medical-Legal environment.

Dr. Erin Rose, DNP, MSN, ACNP-BC Erin Rose & Associates, Inc.

Naples, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - emergency medicine,critical care,trauma,stroke, cardiac arrest,nurse practitioner,acute care, medication errors,legal consulting,urgent care, cardiovascular,sepsis,record tampering,spinal injuries,sexual assault,abuse and neglect,ICU,personal injury, nurse,standard of care,surgical site infections
Dr. Rose is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner experienced in critical care and emergency medicine. She has her doctorate degree and a subspecialty in cardiovascular. Her experience includes over 19 years of emergency, intensive care, flight nursing, and trauma (Level I & II). In addition to her clinical experience, she also holds an academic appointment as a professor at the University of South Alabama instructing both master's and doctorate courses. Dr. Rose has occupied the role of testifying expert and legal consultant on many cases with both plaintiff & defense including medical malpractice, mass tort, personal injury, worker’s compensation, product liability, and criminal cases across the United States. Legal consulting services include but are not limited to: screening cases for merit, medical record assessment, and case analysis, research and qualifying the validity of studies relied upon by all parties, interviewing plaintiff and defense clients/key witnesses/experts, a...

Kent C Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, FASCRS Sasse Surgical, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Florida
Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Bariatric Surgery Program Director, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hernia, Mesh, Obesity, Diabetes, Surgical Devices, Endoscopy, Endoscopic Dilation, Endoscopic stent, Gastric Balloon, Cancer Surgery, Wound Management, Sepsis, Colostomy, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication
Thought leader and 20+ years service as Medical Director of a Nationally Accredited Bariatric Center; Performed over 5,000 Bariatric Surgical procedures; Highly experienced expert case reviewer and witness with over 100 case reviews for Nevada State Medical Board and US Air Force; over 25 depositions and trials, Author of the books Outpatient Weight Loss Surgery and The type 2 Diabetes Cure, Inventor and patent holder of bariatric surgical device. Experienced surgeon in areas of bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, reoperative surgery, revisional surgery, hiatal hernia, wound care, biologics, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, Barrett's esophagus, hernia and mesh, endoscopic stenting, leaks, and solving complications. Top of class AOA medical school graduate from the University of California San Francisco, published research scientist, award-winning teacher and surgeon. San Francisco and Boston trained - UCSF General Surgery Residency, and Boston ...

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

Gainesville, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Florida
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Jeffrey C Wolkowicz, MD

Coral Springs , Florida
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine - Asthma, Reactive Airways Disease, COPD, Pneumonia, Lung Cancer, Bronchitis, asbestosis, Occupational Lung disease, sleep apnea, sepsis, ARDS, Critical care
I provide support to Litigators, IME's, record reviews + expert testimony for over 10 yrs. Have served as expert witness including testimony at depositions + in court to both plaintiff + defendants , in the fields of, Pulmonary + Critical Care Medicine, Pneumonia, COPD, sleep apnea, ARDS, Reactive Airways Disease, sepsis, lung cancer, asbestos + Occupational Lung diseases

Kenyetta Christmas, RN,MSN,ACNP-BC,CLNC Hough Medical Consulting LLC

Douglasville , Georgia
Critical Care Medicine, Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonary, Critical Care, Nursing, medical-surgical, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Hospital Medicine, Standards of Care, Sepsis, nurse practitioner students, NP/PA leadership, nurse practitioner standards of care
I am a Registered Nurse for 18 years, with her last 13 years serving as a Nurse Practitioner in a large tertiary medical center. My nursing career began working alongside patients in trauma, cardiovascular, neurosurgical, and general medical-surgical ICU. After obtaining a master’s in nursing and board certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, I have worked in various acute care settings such as trauma, hospital medicine, and various critical care units as a Nurse Practitioner. I currently serve as the Lead Nurse Practitioner of a team of NPs and PAs within my practice.

Vince Faridani, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM

Tifton, Georgia
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospitalist, Sepsis, Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Respiratory Failure, Stroke, Renal Failure, GI Bleed, Patient Handoff, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronavirus [COVID], PPE [personal protective equipment], Advance Practitioner Supervision [Mid-Level, PA, NP]
Dr. Faridani is a U.S. trained, board-certified, internal medicine physician. He has been in clinical medicine for over 10+ years and practices as a Hospitalist. Throughout Dr. Faridani practice he has published over 2 dozen case reports that have been accepted, recognized, and presented at state and national conferences. Moreover, as a testimony to Dr. Faridani success in medicine he has been recognized as a Fellow by the American College of Physician and Society of Hospital Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Faridani is certified in wound care/hyperbaric management. He has served in a vast array of leadership roles. Dr. Faridani ensures all cases will be swiftly and thoroughly reviewed without delay. CV and References upon request. Please contact via email/text/phone. Expect return response in 1 hour or less.

Morris F. Gitter, MD

Georgia
Emergency Medicine - Chest & Abdominal Pain,Myocardial Infarction,Appendicitis,Torsion,Hand & Finger Injuries,Headache,Meningitis,Bone,Fracture,Stroke,Wounds,Foreign Body,Ectopic Pregnancy,Infection,Sepsis,Respiratory Failure,Pulmonary Embolism,Aortic Aneurysm, Trauma,EMS,Poison,Head & Spine Injury,Urgent Care,Sports.
Dr. Morris F. Gitter is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine as having expertise in cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, abdominal, traumatic, neurologic, environmental, infectious, obstetric and pediatric emergency conditions. He has 20+ years of clinical experience at small and large community hospitals, including a Level 1 Trauma Center, while supervising physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents. He has also served as the Medical Director of a busy emergency department and as a member of Physician Credentialing and Medical Executive Committees performing peer reviews. He has completed a Seak Expert Witness Seminar and has performed multiple chart reviews as a legal consultant. He currently holds active medical licenses in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida and is certified in ATLS, ACLS, BLS, and PALS. He is responsive and available for consultation, chart review, and testimony.

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Georgia
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases, trained VA disability evaluator, PACT ACT
Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Currently serving as an assistant professor at a major academic medical center with extensive experience in community settings. Licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Served as a medical officer in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Commander. Awarded 3 Navy Achievement Medals. Experienced in all settings: from the sands of Afghanistan, to the beaches of Okinawa, to academic centers, all the way to the rural South. Fluent in English and Spanish with formal training in medical Spanish. Well versed in critical care for the spectrum of life: precipitous deliveries, pediatric medicine, trauma, geriatric emergency medicine. Expert in airway emergencies with proficient use of a variety of modalities. Extensive experience in the transfer of patients: both at accepting facilities and rural facilities with limited resources. PADI Rescue Diver. Trained...

Gregory E. Jones, MD

Douglasville , Georgia
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, decubitus ulcers, medical necessity, DVT, deep vein thrombosis, PE, pulmonary embolism, sepsis, septic shock, medical necessity, standard of care, respiratory failure, heart failure, heart disease, stroke, peri-operative management
Dr. Jones is board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has over 10 years of experience in Hospital Medicine. He is licensed in GA, SC, and TN. He received his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed his residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. He continues to practice as a Hospitalist in Georgia.

Lisa W. Lefkovits, MD, MPH Internal Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia
Internal Medicine, Document Examination - Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Failure to Refer, Medication Errors, Lab Reporting, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Venous Thrombosis, COVID-19, Supervision of Physician Extenders, Hypertension, Cancer Screening, Infections, Complications, Sepsis, Detailed Chart Review
Award-winning, Harvard-trained primary care physician. Extensive teaching experience: Emory Faculty (2001-Present), Former Harvard Faculty. Fellowship trained. Active clinical practice.

Kayur V Patel, MD, MRO, FACP, FACPE, FACHE, FACEP

Conyers, Georgia
Emergency Medicine, Medical Management - Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Hospital Administration, ED Medical Director, Hospital Negligence, Central Line Placement, Heart Attack, Appendicitis, Sepsis, Aneurysm, Blood Clots, Pneumonia, Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Thoracic Aortic Dissection (TAD), Hospital Standard of Care
Practicing Emergency Department Physician. Trained in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Highly experienced physician executive, with over 30 years of practical experience. Former Chief Medical Officer of a 278-bed Community Hospital in Terre Haute, former Medical Director for Emergency Medicine and Occupational Health, and current Chief Medical Officer of Proactive MD, which operates clinics for large employers. Frequent speaker on the subject of quality in healthcare. Extensive chart review experience focused on quality and adverse events. Special clinical interest in Pulmonary Embolism and Thrombolytics in an Acute Stroke. Serve as consultant to KEPRO, the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for more than 30 states. Primary responsibility is to review medical records to see whether they meet the Standard of Care. Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Physician Executives, and American College...

Brian R. Pisula, MD, FAAEM Brian Pisula MD LLC

Valdosta, Georgia
Emergency Medicine - EMTALA, transfer, care/assessment of prisoners, sepsis, heart attack/MI, trauma, airway, pulmonary embolism, stroke, meningitis, pneumonia, fracture, dislocation, COVID-19, ectopic pregnancy, testicular torsion, aortic dissection, allergic reaction, AMA, capacity, PA/NP supervision, spinal abscess
Practicing full-time in Emergency Medicine for over 9 years. Has evaluated over 30,000 patients in the Emergency Department setting. Board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Experience in multiple practice settings including level-one trauma centers, academic institutions, and low-resource facilities without broad specialty support. Professorships in Emergency Medicine at Mercer University and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience with medical students and residents. Administrative experience including current committee memberships in trauma, medical quality, and surgical quality. Current medical license in Georgia and expert witness certificate in Florida. Experience as an expert witness: o Retained in 19 cases since May of 2...

Marc S Plotkin, MD, FACEP

Georgia
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Critical Care, Sepsis, Stroke, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Orthopedic Emergencies, Gynecological Emergencies, Respiratory Emergencies, Toxicology, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Psychiatric Emergencies, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Headaches,
I am Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and have become a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians. With over 23 years of experience practicing Medicine, I have functioned not only as an attending physician in a variety of Emergency Departments but also as an Administrative Chief and Educator. Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I have taught medical professionals extensively in both clinical and classroom environments, have taught community CPR, and take pride in my ability to make seemingly complex medicine simple to understand. My experience participating in various hospital committees such as Critical Care, Trauma, Sepsis, and Medical Executive, in addition to peer review and risk management responsibilities have further enhanced my knowledge of standards of care and todays Medical-Legal environment.

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

Georgia
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Georgia
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

David Talford, PA-C, MPAS

Nampa, Idaho
Physician Assistant, Urgent Care Medicine - Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Skin Cancer (Melanoma - Squamous Cell), University Clinical Faculty, Educator, Paramedic, Infection (Bacterial - Viral Fungal), Sepsis, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolism, Nurse Practitioner, NP PA
Mr. Talford, PA-C, MPAS is an experienced physician assistant clinician, PA educator & teacher. Expert opinion on standard of care is offered across the general spectrum of physician assistant practice. Areas of focus include, urgent care/emergency medicine, dermatology, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology and assists with referral when a particular disorder is outside scope of expertise. He provides chart review, analysis and testimony. As a published co-author in an international textbook on medical education; his work had been presented internationally and nationally on several occasions. Mr. Talford, graduated Alpha ETA from the Des Moines University Physician Assistant Program, and brings well apportioned perspective and insight into physician assistant & nurse practitioner (Advanced Practice Provider) standard of care. A nationally certified, Idaho licensed physician assistant to include 15 years’ experience of university appointment graduate level physician assistan...

Gregg Davis, MD, MBA Gregg Davis MD MBA Ltd.

Princeton, Illinois
Family Medicine, Nursing Homes - nursing home falls, nursing home death, nursing home abuse & neglect, nursing home decubitus ulcers, nursing home pneumonia, nursing home failure, nursing home fractures, skin ulcers, sepsis, pressure ulcers, aspiration, geriatrics, dehydration, dementia, cellulitis
I am a board-certified family physician with thirty-six years of clinical experience in the care of patients in office, hospital, emergency room, and nursing home settings. My skills include serving for thirty years as the medical director while providing direct care to thousands of patients at four skilled care nursing faculties. I am available to provide expert consultation should your firm need an experienced family physician to review a case, provide a certificate of merit, and provide testimony. I provide service to plaintiff firms, defense firms, and insurance companies.

Ronald Himmelman, MD

Glencoe, Illinois
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Toxicology - Stroke, sepsis, myocardial infarction, infections, trauma, medication side effects, drug testing, alcohol issues, intoxication, prison and jail medicine
I am Board-Certified in Internal Medicine as well, yet have exclusively practiced Emergency Medicine for the past 35 years, first in a county hospital setting, followed by working in a few private hospitals, where I practice presently. I am Board -Certified in Emergency Medicine since 1988 and have been recertified every 10 years since then, with the latest coming just two months ago. In addition, I have been Board-Certified in Medical Toxicology.

Jiggar Hindia, DO

O Fallon , Illinois
Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - ICU, intensive care, critical care medicine, central lines, intubation, airway emergencies, sepsis, resuscitation, shock, cardiovascular emergencies, COVID-19, physician leadership, critical care ultrasound
Dr. Hindia has several years of experience serving as an ICU medical director. He also serves as a tactical medical physician for a regional SWAT team and is an Instructor in Clinical Anesthesiology at a major academic institution. In addition, he has experience as a Chief Medical Officer and serves on numerous hospital committees. Board certified in internal medicine, critical care, and pending board certification in neurocritical care. Published in the Journal of intensive Care.

Raina M. Paul, MD, FAAP

Wilmette, Illinois
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics - Pediatrics, Sepsis, Septic Shock, Infection, Quality Improvement, Pediatric Emergency Management, Child Health, Sedation, Pediatric Trauma
Dr. Raina Paul is a board certified pediatric and pediatric emergency medicine physician. She completed her residency and fellowship in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, the number one children's hospital in the country for over a decade. She is currently the Director of Quality Improvement for the Advocate Children’s Hospital Emergency Departments and was the former Associate Medical Director at the Center for Excellence at Lurie Children’s/Northwestern hospital. She has authored several peer reviewed articles on pediatric sepsis and was an author on the most recent Pediatric American College of Critical Care Medicine and Surviving Sepsis Guidelines. She has been involved for over a decade in QI related research, especially surrounding pediatric sepsis. She led the Boston team as part of the rapid cycle Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) collaborative, was a steering committee member and data lead for the 25 hospi...

Michael J Hebert, M.S., PA-C M.J. Hebert Enterprises, LLC

Pineville, Louisiana
Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine PA, Urgent Care, APP, MLP, Mid-level Provider, Heart Atttack, CVA, Stroke, Heart Attack, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Kidney Stone, Sepsis, Ectopic Pregnancy, Pneumonia, laceration, fracture, dehydration, acute kidney injury, appendicitis
A 20 year Army Veteran, I have worked as a Physician Assistant in both Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care for 25+ years. I am a proud 1997 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the U.S. Army PA Program where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. I later obtained my Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. I am a retired Major from the Louisiana Army National Guard and have deployed overseas on two occasions. I last served as Deputy State Surgeon in charge of medical readiness for Louisiana troops. I currently split my time between working in a fast-paced emergency department and a high-acuity urgent care clinic in the central Louisiana area.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Louisiana
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Chirag Chaudhari, MD, FACEP

Ellicott City, Maryland
Emergency Medicine, Health Informatics - Airway management, cardiac arrest, pulmonary embolism, Covid, clinical informatics, epidural abscess, respiratory failure, triage, sepsis, stroke, trauma, hyperbaric medicine, ED management, credentials, aortic emergencies, pregnancy emergencies, psychiatric emergencies, arrhythmias, peer review
Dr. Chaudhari is a highly experienced emergency medicine physician with over 18 years in active clinical practice and over 8 years of experience as Department Chair. He finished his Emergency Medicine training at the University of Maryland and is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). He has extensive leadership and teaching experience and currently serves as the President of the Medical Staff. He is a certified Epic Physician Builder and is the Medical Director of Informatics. He serves as the Chair of the Peer Review committee, Sepsis committee, and University of Maryland System Emergency Medicine Risk Forum. He is privileged to also sit on the University of Maryland Medical System Claims Review committee and has extensive ED management experience. Dr. Chaudhari is familiar with the standard of care for Emergency Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Physician Assistants a...

Kevin W Chin, MD

Ellicott City, Maryland
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolism, Stroke, Trauma, Myocardial Infarction, MI, Alcohol Withdrawal, Cardiac Arrest, Airway Management, Central Line Placement, Hospital Transfer, Midlevel Supervision
Residency trained and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Full time community Emergency Medicine physician. Available witness for plaintiff or defense. Experienced clinician in multiple clinical settings from Level 1 Trauma to Free Standing ED. Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Experienced teacher of residents and medical students. Award winning speaker at Emergency Medicine conferences. Recipient of multiple academic scholarships.

Gabriel J Hauser, MD, MBA, FCCM, FAAP Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Rockville, Maryland
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - sepsis, cardiac arrest, resuscitation, pediatrics, critical care, pneumonia, respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, newborn, resuscitation, brain injury, infection, respiratory distress, stridor, heart failure, meningitis, child abuse, bronchiolitis, asthma, shock, airway obstruction, sedation
I am a practicing pediatric intensive care physician. I also practice pediatric sedation. I have practiced pediatric intensive care since 1989. I am professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In the past I have held the positions of Chief Medical Officer of St. Christopher Hospital for Children, Director of the Pediatric ICU Director of Pediatric Inpatient Services and Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, and in these roles I have dealt with the Standard of Care for pediatricians and pediatric specialists. I am board certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and am a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and College of Critical Care Medicine. I have been serving as expert witness for over 25 years. My areas of expertise are acute, emergency and critical care pediatrics and pediatric sedation.

Vipul M Kella, MD, MBA FACEP Medlegal Advisors

Potomac, Maryland
Emergency Medicine, Long Term Care - COVID, overdose, anaphylaxis, appendicitis, Medicare fraud, hospital administration, mental health, aortic dissection, sexual assault, myocardial infarction, wound care, fractures, negligence, sepsis, wound care, trauma, cardiac arrest, brain hemorrhage, stroke, medical devices, aneurysm
Dr. Vipul Kella is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician who has been practicing for 15 years and has served as a medical expert for 10 years. He has treated over 60,000- patients in rural, trauma, urban and academic emergency departments. He has over 10 years of experience as a hospital executive and expert witness. He has also consulted for healthcare systems and international companies on hospital safety, compliance, and regulatory standards. He has expertise in the following areas: Airway Emergencies Cardiac Arrest Cardiovascular Disease (myocardial infarction, aortic dissection) Drug Overdose Pulmonary Embolism Cerebrovascular Disease (stroke, aneurysms, brain hemorrhage Nursing Home and Assisted Living Care Medical Fraud and Abuse Sepsis Surgical Emergencies Automobile Injuries Mental Health Trauma Digital Health Dr. Kella provides patient care in the Adventist Healthcare system outside Washington DC.

Eric J. Kraut, MD, FACS Eric J Kraut MD LLC

Owings Mills, Maryland
Trauma Surgery, General Surgery - General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, abdominal surgery, hernias, laparoscopy, endoscopy, bleeding, sepsis, injuries, intestinal surgery, cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, diverticulitis, wounds, perforations, falls, motor vehicles crash, penetrating injuries, head injuries, missed injuries
I have been in practice for 25 years. I am an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University and I am board certified in general surgery and critical care. I have held many administrative positions which involved review of medical care. These include chief of surgery, trauma medical director, medical director of ambulatory surgery center, medical director and founder of a breast cancer center as well as educator of residents and students. I have had a broad experience in my career including both academic and private practices and levels 1, 2 and 3 trauma centers. I have maintained a broad range of skills. My career has included vascular, thoracic, oncologic, advanced laparoscopic and open procedures.

Ramin Pirouz, MD, JD Calvert Health Medical Center

Owings, Maryland
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine - Intubation, Central Lines, Arterial Lines, Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Chest tube placement, Cardiac Arrest management, Lung cancer, COPD, Asthma, Pulmonary Hypertension, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Sepsis, Cardiogenic Shock, Thoracentesis, Lumbar Puncture
After completing law school and medical school I completed my internal medicine training in Brooklyn, New York. I was voted resident of the year and upon completion of my residency was elected to be chief resident. I did a chief resident year and matched in a Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship program at George Washington University. Out of over 65 fellows I was voted Fellow of the Year by my peers and attending physicians. I began my professional career at a hospital in Maryland which is where I still work. I am the Director of Critical Care Medicine and have run the intensive care unit for 6 years now. I also see pulmonology consults in the hospital and have chaired the hospital COVID-19 response team. I perform bronchoscopies and endobronchial ultrasound procedures in the OR. I also have a private pulmonology practice which is part of a multispecialty group which operates nearby. I am active in the community and run a mobile free clinic serving uninsured patients. For my work...

Rebecca L. Smith, MD

Union Bridge, Maryland
Emergency Medicine - trauma, myocardial infarction, stroke, sepsis, ectopic pregnancy, respiratory failure, surgical emergencies, pediatric emergencies.
Dr. Rebecca Smith is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who has trained and worked in a variety of settings ranging from academic inner city institutions to rural community hospitals.

Ali Tabatabai, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery - Shock, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Respiratory Failure, Trauma Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Cardiac Surgical Critical Care, Physician Education, Resident Education, Resident Supervision, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), COVID 19
I am certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in Neurocritical Care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, and in Medical Critical Care by the American Board of Internal Medicine. My training includes successful completion of a residency in Internal Medicine, a fellowship in Trauma & Surgical Critical Care, and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. I am an associate professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. I am Medical Director of the Lung Rescue Unit (ECMO ICU) and the Biocontainment Team at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. My current clinical practice focuses on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support for Acute Respiratory Distress patients and Trauma Critical Care. I also have taken care of Medical, Surgical, and Cardiac Surgical Critical Care patients at a variety of academic and community ICU settings and tele-ICU settings.

Susan A Abookire, BSEE, MD, MPH

Boston, Massachusetts
Medical Management, Internal Medicine - Hospital Liability, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Administration, Peer Review, Delayed Diagnosis, Missed Diagnosis, EMTALA, Sepsis, Falls, Sexual Assault, Infection Prevention, Credentialing, Privileging, Anticoagulation, Wrong Site Surgery, Medication Error, Safe Discharge
Award winning and highly experienced patient safety physician executive. 20+ years of Hospital and Health System Administration Experience including Chief Quality Officer for 1,900 bed and 4,000 physician healthcare system. Founder and Former President of Society of Physician Quality Officers. Co-Founder and Senior Advisor: Harvard Medical School Quality and Patient Safety Fellowship. 20+ Years’ experience overseeing quality, patient safety, and developing procedures, policies, clinical guidelines and protocols. National and international teaching experience. Harvard educate and trained. Harvard Faculty. Past Vice-President, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Error. Extensive experience in developing programs for hospital quality, patient safety, and peer review and addressing issues such as Joint Commission Standards, Regulatory Quality Requirements, DNV Standards, Credentialing and Privileging, Medical Ethics, Infection Prevent...

Jared Bane, LNHA, MBA, CDP True Review, LLC

Marblehead, Massachusetts
Nursing Homes, Nursing Home Administration - Nursing Home, Nursing Homes, Dementia, Abuse, Pressure Wounds, Bed Sores, Neglect, Nursing Home Staffing, Wrongful Death, Fall and Fall Prevention, Failure to Prevent Accidents, Safety Hazards, COVID 19, Infection Control, Standards of Care, Nutrition, Dehydration, Sepsis, Affidavits of Merit
Nursing Home Leadership - 11+ Years in Nursing Home Leadership Roles - Executive Director – at multiple facilities - Operational excellence at multiple senior care and skilled nursing settings - 100+ bed, 300+ employee, $20M+ facilities both for-profit and non-profit COVID-19 Experience - Successfully managed and led a nursing home in Massachusetts through the COVID-19 crisis - Led facility infection control practices resulting in positive impact to COVID containment and mitigation - Additionally, resulting from Jared’s leadership, the facility scored 100% of DPH COVID-19 Infection Control Audit Regulatory Expertise - Expert at all aspects of Nursing Home Operation and Leadership - Knowledge of all Regulations including Abuse, Neglect, Substandard Care etc. - Expert in identifying Safe Provisions of Care and Appropriate Staffing Levels - Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification for Dementia Special Care Units and Sub-Acute Units Expert Witness Experience - Specially ...

Mary Ellen Bouve, RN, BSN, CCRN-N Boston Children's Hospital

Boston , Massachusetts
Nurse, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Neonatal Nurse, NICU Nurse, Pediatrics, Prematurity, Birth Injury, HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Injury), NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis), BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), Pre-Op and Post-op Care, Sepsis, Tracheostomies, Ventilators, Central Lines, IV complications, Wound Care, Home Care
15 years as a Neonatal ICU (NICU) nurse in a Level IV NICU (birth to 8 months) at a Harvard Medical teaching hospital. Actively at the bedside. Neonatal critical care certification. Experience with most medical and surgical diagnoses, including (but not limited to): birth injury, prematurity, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), chronic lung disease (CLD), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), IV infiltration/extravasation, wound care, abdominal wall defects, esophageal atresia, cardiac defects, neurologic disorders, metabolic disorders, rare genetic disorders, and multi system failure. Routinely care for patients on multiple modes of ventilation, and/or with tracheostomies, chest tubes, gastric tubes, and central lines. Post anesthesia care (PACU). Discharge planning and education. Home visits post discharge. Cell #774.284.0244.

William T McGee, MD, MHA University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Fiskdale, Massachusetts
Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist - Patient Safety, Shock, Critical Care, Vascular access, Central venous catheterization, SEPSIS, Intensive Care, Respiratory Failure, Resuscitation, Infectious disease, Nosocomial Infection, Iatrogenic Complications, Post-operative infections, Pharmaceutical, device industry, complications and death.
William T. McGee is a professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology @ the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a specialist in critical care medicine with interests in hemodynamic physiology, trauma, brain injury, ARDS, vascular access (pulmonary artery catheterization), sepsis, and nosocomial pneumonia. Dr. McGee has published over 150 papers, chapters and abstracts and has been the principal investigator for clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of new treatments for severe sepsis, MRSA and pneumonia. Presently his primary focus is on functional hemodynamics, physiologic optimization and the safety of central venous access. Dr. McGee was the lead enroller and author on the paper that reported the outcome of linezolid versus vancomycin for the treatment of MRSA pneumonia. Early in his career he was a finalist for the Cecil Lehman Mayer Research Award from the American College of Chest Physicians for his work examining the utility of pulmonary artery cat...

David A Meguerdichian, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Natick, Massachusetts
Emergency Medicine - Trauma, Orthopedic Injuries, Difficult Airway, Emergency Procedures, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Procedural Sedation, Medical Simulation, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Cauda Equina Syndrome
Dr. David Meguerdichian is a board certified emergency medicine physician and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is an instructor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School and practices emergency medicine at the academic and community sites for Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Dr. Meguerdichian is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center where he served as chief resident in his final year. Through his years in practice, Dr. Meguerdichian has educated hundreds of students and resident physicians. In his current role as the assistant medical director of the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, he has focused on the use of simulation to improve physician procedural skills, patient safety, and closed-loop physician communication. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and lectured on key topics in emergency medicine. R...

Ilan Mizrahi, MD

Brookline, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine - General anesthesia, Critical Care, Orthopedic anesthesia, General surgery, Endoscopy, Perioperative medicine, Preoperative assessment, PACU, Post-operative complications, Airway Management, Critical Illness, Spinal Anesthesia, Difficult Airway, Intensive Care, Shock, Sepsis, Resuscitation
Dr. Ilan Mizrahi is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified, anesthesiologist and critical-care intensivist who works at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mizrahi earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and critical care fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was recruited to work as faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital to provide anesthesia for various surgeries, and critical care in the surgical ICU. Since 2019 he has been the director of Quality Improvement in the Surgical ICU, and has reviewed over a hundred patient mortalities and numerous morbidities/safety-events. His current anesthesia practice includes caring for complex patients in general surgery, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, endoscopy, and interventional radiology. H...

Charles G Murphy, MD CGM PEM Consulting, PLLC

Boston, Massachusetts
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Abdominal Pain, Appendicitis, Community Hospital ER, Emergency Trauma, Fractures, Head Trauma, Pediatric Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Sepsis, Torsion, Trauma, Urgent Care Pediatrics, Wound Care
I have been practicing Pediatric Emergency Medicine since 2006. I have had the opportunity to work in a range of hospital settings - from a local academic community hospital to a quaternary Children's Hospital. I am currently practicing at Tufts Medical Center/Tufts Children's Hospital in Boston, MA. Beyond my clinical work - my current responsibilities include medical education on the resident, medical student and physician assistant levels. I have testified in court and pride myself on my meticulous review of cases as well as an accurate, honest assessment of the case with regards to the standard of care.

William R. Phillips, Jr, MD Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospital Medicine, Hospitalist, Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT/PE, Respiratory Failure, Heart Failure, Electrolyte Abnormalities, Encephalopathy, Delirium
Board-certified attending physician in active clinical practice in Hospital Medicine Harvard Medical School teaching faculty Specializing in the care of hospitalized patients who have serious conditions that often require coordination of care with other specialties Extensive teaching experience with students, residents, and other attendings, including international teaching experience

Eric Schwam, MD, FACEP

Brewster, Massachusetts
Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Epidural, Abscess, Dissection, Embolism, Trauma, Infection, Sepsis, Cardiac Arrest, Aneurysm, Ectopic, Torsion, Fracture, Stroke, Overdose, Pneumonia, Arrhythmia, Meningitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Thrombosis, Appendicitis, Difficult Airway, Stevens Johnson, Seizure,Gangrene
Expert consultations to law firms and insurance companies regarding medical malpractice, criminal, and other personal injury cases. More than 150 medico-legal case reviews, 22 depositions and 3 trial testimonies. Over 34 years of emergency department clinical practice. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical Science at Brown Medical School. former Attending Physician, Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department/Level I Trauma Center. Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Board Certified in Emergency Medicine 1993-2021. Director of Quality Assurance Emergency Care Center of Sturdy Memorial Hospital Attleboro, MA for 28 years. Conducted over 1,500 Quality Assurance Case conferences, Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Tribunal Member. Certified by American College of Cardiology in EKG reading. Consultant to Worcester County District Attorney.

Benjamin A. White, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Falmouth, Massachusetts
Emergency Medicine - Airway Management, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrest, Stroke, Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolism, Appendicitis, Allergic Reaction, Emergency Procedures, Foreign Bodies, Trauma, Fracture
Benjamin A. White, MD is a board-certified emergency physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Operations, and the chair of the ED Operations Committee, at MGH. Dr. White is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP), where he serves on the Emergency Medicine Practice Committee. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM), where he serves as the Co-chair of the Operations Management Committee, and a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), where he serves on the ED Administration and Clinical Operations Committee. Dr. White received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He then completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR), where he ...

Algis Baliunas, M.D. FAAEM

Saint Joseph, Michigan
Emergency Medicine - Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolus, Stroke, TPA, Airway Management, Trauma, Intubation, Orthopedics, COVID-19, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Critical Care
Dr. Baliunas is a board certified Emergency Physician who completed residency training at a busy Level I trauma center at an academic hospital. • He has acquired over 15 years of experience in emergency medicine in multiple practice settings. This includes clinical practice and teaching residents as an attending physician at a Level I trauma center, extensive experience practicing at a community Level II trauma center as well as multiple smaller community hospitals, including a small critical access hospital. His experience also includes supervision of medical students as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This has allowed him to have perspectives on appropriate practice in each of these settings in multiple states. • HIs medical legal experience includes expert witness case analysis for both plaintiff and defense, case review as a medical malpractice panelist for the Indiana Department of Insurance as well as experience as an expert witness in sexual ass...

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.

Ayman Founas, DO, FACP, FHM

Dearborn, Michigan
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Standard of care, Pneumonia, congestive heart failure, sepsis, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, gastrointestinal bleed, stroke, renal failure, coronary artery disease, covid-19, diabetes, electrolyte abnormalities, respiratory failure, heart attack, fall, cardiopulmonary arrest, cellulitis
I am a board-certified internal medicine physician and have been practicing as a full-time hospitalist for over 6 years. I am active in my hospital and medical group's peer review committee. I have experience in reviewing cases for an independent peer review organization. I also serve in my hospital's resuscitation advisory committee which reviews policies and procedures related to in hospital cardiac and respiratory arrests. I am a fellow in Hospital Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Gregory Gafni-Pappas, DO, FACEP

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Emergency Ophthalmology, Airway Management, Myocardial Infarction, Epidural Abscess, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis, Testicular Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Emergency Trauma, Emergency Bedside Ultrasound, Urgent Care, Billing and Cost Analysis, Emergency Department Operations
Dr. Gafni-Pappas is residency-trained and board-certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a full-time practitioner of emergency medicine working in a high-volume level 1 tertiary care academic trauma center and a smaller community hospital where he is the Emergency Department Associate Medical Director and Trauma Director. He also has significant experience in urgent care medicine, having been the medical director of a high-volume urgent care. He is the current President and a board member of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians. He is part of the Core Faculty, Ultrasound Faculty, and previous Assistant Program Director for the University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency. He serves as a Councilor from the state of Michigan for the American College of Emergency Physicians yearly council meeting. He is a Co-Section Editor of the Ophthalmology Section as well as a chapter author for CorePendium (an emerg...

Joel L. Goldberg, MD, FACEP, Clinical Assistant Professor Goldberg Medical Consulting

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Stroke, Pneumonia, Congestive Heart Failure, Myocardial Infarction, Sepsis, Obstetrical Emergencies, Foreign Bodies, Orthopedic Injuries, Gynecologic Emergencies, Trauma, Cellulitis, Cardiac Arrest, Pneumothorax, Pericardial Tamponade, Death, Hypoxia, Brain Damage, Hypoxic Encephalopathy, Fractures
Board Certified Emergency Physician (ABEM), Veteran of the United States Air Force, Rank of Major, Full time active clinical practice, Faculty of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Member of Michigan State Medical Society, Former Medical Director of EMS, Franklin County, North Carolina,

Ryan W. Dailey, MD Dailey Medical Consulting, PLLC

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist - Sepsis, Resuscitation, Cardiac Arrest, ACLS, Ventilator Management, ARDS, Acute Respiratory Failure, Respiratory Arrest, Overdose, Toxic Ingestion, Coma, Brain Death, Volume Status, Cardiogenic Shock, Multiple Organ System Failure, Alcohol Withdrawal, Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium, ICU Management
I am providing critical care medical expert witness and file review services with particular interest in sepsis management and resuscitation of critically ill or arresting patients. As a student I earned honors designation in multiple rotations and Alpha Omega Alpha designation. As a resident I was repeatedly identified by my peers as a top resident in teaching and clinical skill. I am Board Certified in both critical care medicine and internal medicine by the ABIM. I formerly worked as an intensivist for 9 years in a community hospital that is part of the largest hospital network in Minnesota, and currently work as a hospitalist for a medium sized community hospital. Further, I've led sepsis and resuscitation committees achieving award-winning patient outcome results within the state and nationally, both at my local hospital and within the larger network. Under my leadership as Medical Director, we implemented evidence-based best practices in multiple areas that led to system-best ...

Jiggar Hindia, DO

Missouri
Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - ICU, intensive care, critical care medicine, central lines, intubation, airway emergencies, sepsis, resuscitation, shock, cardiovascular emergencies, COVID-19, physician leadership, critical care ultrasound
Dr. Hindia has several years of experience serving as an ICU medical director. He also serves as a tactical medical physician for a regional SWAT team and is an Instructor in Clinical Anesthesiology at a major academic institution. In addition, he has experience as a Chief Medical Officer and serves on numerous hospital committees. Board certified in internal medicine, critical care, and pending board certification in neurocritical care. Published in the Journal of intensive Care.

Patricia A Penkoske, MD Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri
Critical Care Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery - pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric critical care, trauma, burns,sepsis, shock, peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysms, surgical infections, surgical complications,ecmo, ventricular assist devices, transplantation, surgical ethics, pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis
After completing Washington University School of Medicine, and training in general, cardiothoracic, and pediatric cardiac surgery, I embarked upon an academic career in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, and critical care. I am the author of many peer reviewed journal articles and abstracts and have presented at national and international meetings. I have participated in teaching and research in the medical school environment. My expert witness experience has been in the fields of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, both adult and pediatric, and also in the area of critical care.

Michael Barker, MD

Kalispell, Montana
Hospitalist - Hospital Medicine, Hospitalist, Medical Malpractice, Adverse Drug Reactions, Chronic Lung Disease (COPD), Cirrhosis, Deep Venous Thrombosis, Dosing Errors, GI Bleed, Hospital Negligence, Hypoglycemia, Kidney Infection, Medication Errors, Overdose, Pancreatitis, Pneumonia, Sepsis
As a full-time hospitalist working at a regional referral hospital, I have extensive experience managing patients with complex disease states. I am current with latest advancements and improvements in care and am focused on optimizing treatment and delivering highest quality of care. By mentoring resident physicians, I have cultivated the ability to communicate complex medical issues clearly and concisely.

Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

Henderson, Nevada
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, nursing homes, long term care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciitis, infections, surgical site infections, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, consulting, insurance, case review, medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, bacterial or viral infections, outbreak management
Ramzi Asfour, MD, is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his 20+ years of extensive private practice, Dr Asfour has privileges at five California hospitals (Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda Hospital, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Eden Medical Center, and Mammoth Hospital). Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva in the HIV / AIDS department, developing training programs for doctors in HIV. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Asfour also advises hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and businesses on infection control, including outbreak control and COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr Asfour has experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide clear, independent opinions on matters involving: Medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciiti...

Douglas Dillon

Nevada
Emergency Medicine - Stroke, Sepsis, Trauma, Heart Attack, Heart failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Cellulitis, Dog Bites, Laceration repair, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Hypertension, Abscess, Appendicitis, High Altitude Medicine, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney Failure, Fracture Reduction, Rural Medicine,
Dr Dillon is a full-time practicing Emergency Physician with over 15 years experience in Level One Trauma Centers as well as Rural and Critical Access Medicine. Dr Dillon is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) after completing his residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He holds licenses in Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida. Dr Dillon is available as a consultant/expert witness for plaintiff or defense involving malpractice litigation arising from the emergency department. He has completed SEAK expert medical witness training.

Noah T Kaufman, MD Kaufman Medical Group, Inc.

Nevada
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, heart attack, stroke, trauma, COPD, CHF, heart failure, PE, Pulmonary embolism, heart failure, elder, abuse, infection, dementia, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, MI, Hypertensive, Abscess, Appendicitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney, heart, lung, cellulitis, Death
Dr. Kaufman is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine until 2029 and has provided opinion and deposition on numerous difficult cases for both sides. He remains in the minority of physicians his age who have never personally been sued for medical malpractice. Dr. Kaufman is a frequent on-air Medical Expert for the Denver NBC and CBS affiliates (see video at www.kaufmanmedicalgroup.com). As a Peer Review committee member and 15 year hardened Emergency Medicine veteran Attending Physician, Dr. Kaufman has deep experience providing care at many different types of emergency medical practices and all different volumes and levels of acuity. Dr. Kaufman has experience teaching Emergency Medicine residents and medical school students. He has also written numerous published articles on physician networks/blogs. Letters of referral from attorneys available on request. There is no fee for an initial 30 minute discussion about your case.

Kent C Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, FASCRS Sasse Surgical, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Reno, Nevada
Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Bariatric Surgery Program Director, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hernia, Mesh, Obesity, Diabetes, Surgical Devices, Endoscopy, Endoscopic Dilation, Endoscopic stent, Gastric Balloon, Cancer Surgery, Wound Management, Sepsis, Colostomy, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication
Thought leader and 20+ years service as Medical Director of a Nationally Accredited Bariatric Center; Performed over 5,000 Bariatric Surgical procedures; Highly experienced expert case reviewer and witness with over 100 case reviews for Nevada State Medical Board and US Air Force; over 25 depositions and trials, Author of the books Outpatient Weight Loss Surgery and The type 2 Diabetes Cure, Inventor and patent holder of bariatric surgical device. Experienced surgeon in areas of bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, reoperative surgery, revisional surgery, hiatal hernia, wound care, biologics, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, Barrett's esophagus, hernia and mesh, endoscopic stenting, leaks, and solving complications. Top of class AOA medical school graduate from the University of California San Francisco, published research scientist, award-winning teacher and surgeon. San Francisco and Boston trained - UCSF General Surgery Residency, and Boston ...

Glenn Birnbaum, MD FACEP

New Jersey
Emergency Medicine - Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, MI, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, PE, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA, Appendicitis, AP, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, CVA, TIA, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, SAH, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Sepsis, Pneumonia, Infection, Infectious Diseases, ID,
Dr. Birnbaum is residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has practiced emergency medicine since 1989 and is in active clinical practice. Dr. Birnbaum’s academic and administrative experience includes serving as faculty for an emergency medicine residency training program, associate director of the Emergency Department of a major northern New Jersey medical center, and Corporate Secretary and Board Director for Emergency Medical Associates, a large regional Emergency Physician group in New Jersey and New York. Dr. Birnbaum has provided medical expert review in over 50 cases and testified at trial or deposition in over 20 cases since 1999.

Marcin A Jankowski, DO, MBA, FACS, FACOS, CHSE, CPHQ

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion, Abdominal Pain, General Surgery, Colon Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Sports Injury, Sepsis, Brain Death, Pulmonary Embolism (PE), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pre-hospital Care, Burn Injury, Standard of Care, Surgical Complications, Chart Rev
I am a Trauma Surgeon, Surgical Critical Care Intensivist and a General Surgeon. I am double board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and have over 15 years of clinical Trauma, Critical Care and General/Emergency Surgery experience. Over the years, I have served as the Medical Director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at two different Trauma Centers. I have significant clinical and administrative leadership experience and have lead numerous peer and quality group review committees and group case reviews. Currently, I serve as the Director of Surgical Outcomes and Research and help to lead several initiatives related to peer surgical case review as well as patient quality and safety. I also have significant experience in reviewing and evaluating surgical cases for complications, errors, appropriate management and care as well as serving as an expert witness in numerous medical-legal cases. I have a breadth of experience in graduate and undergraduate medic...

Anthony J. Marino, MD Central Jersey Newborn Care

Princeton, New Jersey
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Neonatology, Expert Witness, Neonatology, Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine, Newborn Resuscitation, Neonatal and Perinatal Injuries, Jaundice, Birth Trauma, Prematurity, Sepsis, Birth Asphyxia, Brain Injury, NICU
Dr. Marino is a double board certified physician. He is a Board certified Neonatologist as well as maintaining a Board Certification in Pediatrics. He is in an active fulltime clinical neonatology practice with over 25 years as an attending physician. His interpersonal skills make him relatable to the medical students and residents he teaches at the bedside and in the classroom. He is also the Medical Director of the Maternal-Child Health division and serves as a consultant to the CEO of his Healthcare system. Dr. Marino has also been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Marino provides expert witness review and testimony in matters of Neonatal­ Perinatal Medicine for both plaintiff and defense.

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.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

New Jersey
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Andrew Williams, MD

New Jersey
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - ACLS, airway, cardiac arrest, appendicitis, sepsis, stroke, myocardial infarction, asthma, COPD, CHF
I am a board certified and practicing emergency medicine physician and faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I am available as a consultant/expert witness for plaintiff or defense involving malpractice litigation arising from the emergency department.

Ellen Bondar, MD

Brooklyn, New York
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Hospital Medicine, Infections, Pneumonia, Electrolyte Abnormalities, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Sepsis, Falls, Stroke, Thromboembolic phenomena, gastrointestinal bleeding, chronic obstructive lung disease, congestive heart failure, Renal diseases, inflamatory bowel disease, oncology
I am an internist with over 15 years of clinical experience in the hospitalist medicine as well as ambulatory care. I am board certified in the Internal Medicine and Focused Hospital Medicine Practice. I had started my expert witness practice in 2009. Since then I have reviewed and generated reports of a variety of clinical cases on the side of plaintiffs, as well as defendants. I have also testified in depositions.

Kurt Dischner, MD, FACEP

Northport , New York
Emergency Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism, Critical Care, Stroke, Sepsis, Foreign Bodies, Fractures, Infections, Cardiac Arrest, Appendicitis, Airway Management, Urgent Care, PA & NP Supervision, Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Pain, Adult and Pediatric Cases.
I am a residency trained, board certified emergency medicine attending physician at a suburban emergency department. As the Associate Director of Emergency Services I assist with the management and leadership of the emergency department in addition to seeing patients. My duties include facilitating departmental policies & procedures, performance improvement and quality measures in the ED. I am published in the field of Emergency Medicine. I have prior experience performing medical expert consulting on case reviews with other law firms, medical consulting with a large consulting group and have court room experience.

Robert W. Irwin, MD Pulmonary and Critical Care Services

Troy, New York
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine - Pulmonary, respiratory therapy, critical care, Intensive care, Sleep medicine, Lung cancer diagnosis, Pulmonary embolism, Pneumonia, sepsis, Aspiration
Over 60 testimonies- trial and depositions. All aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Both plaintiff and defense. 5 federal case testimonies. Clinical experience - Pulmonary and Critical Care Services providing in patient and out patient diagnosis and care in Albany, Troy and Saratoga NY.

Paul Louis, MD Medical Legal Consults

New York
Emergency Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Epidural Abscess, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Medical Necessity, Sepsis, Head trauma, EMTALA, Rape, Pyelonephritis, Veteran disability evaluator, PACT ACT, Urgent Care, Wound Care, COVID
Dr. Louis is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a full-time practitioner of emergency medicine at a community emergency department. He has had experience in a range of practice settings from urgent care facilities and free-standing emergency rooms to trauma centers. His patient population ranges from infants to elderly nursing home patients. He has experience diagnosing and treating multiple serious conditions and also has extensive experience working locum tenens in rural/critical access hospitals. In his career, he has supervised medical students, residents, PAs, and ARNPs. He is also a trained veteran disability evaluator. Website: https://medicallegalconsults.com Email: [email protected] Phone: (561) 445-6674 Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida, Magna Cum Laude, in Neurobiological Sciences Medical Degree: University of Miami. He is licensed in Florida and Indiana and has been in practice for over 20...

Vijay Prasad, MD, MPH

Brooklyn, New York
Emergency Medical Services, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - pediatric transport, pediatrics, ambulance, air ambulance, helicopter ambulance, prehospital care, paramedics, EMS, CPR, PALS, NRP, Airway Management, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Head Trauma, Motor Vehicle Trauma, Respiratory Failure, Sedation Failure, Seizures, Sepsis, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
Dr. Vijay Prasad is a Board Certified Pediatrician with Special Qualification in Pediatric Emergency Transport. He served as an attending physician on the Alan Purwin Emergency Transport Team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for five years, where he specialized in the medical care of critically ill and injured neonatal and pediatric patients to higher levels of care via fixed wing, rotor wing and ground ambulance transport. This unique position gave him experience with specialized transport medical equipment and protocols designed specifically for transport. He has previously authored review articles on Pediatric Transport practices geared towards educating Emergency Medicine physicians and has significant case review experience as a lead in Morbidity and Mortality conferences. He is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) Currently, he practices as a pediatrician in New York City, and holds an ...

Linda Siegel, MD

New York, New York
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care - Pediatrics, sepsis, respiratory failure, ARDS, multi-organ system failure, pediatric sedation, cardiac arrest
I am a practicing pediatric intensivist with 25 years experience. I am currently an assistant professor of medicine at Cohen Children’s Medical Cemter in New York. I am board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Palliative Medicine. I have extensive experience in caring for infants and children with all forms of critical illness including respiratory failure, ARDS, multi-organ system failure, congenital heart disease, trauma, renal failure, and liver failure. I have cared for children after bone marrow transplant as well as liver and kidney transplants and children on ECMO. I have experience in chart review and with depositions.

Ashvin Tadakamalla, MD, MBA AKT, PLLC

Buffalo, New York
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - Perioperative Medicine, Stroke, Seizure, Sepsis, COVID, Pneumonia, COPD, Asthma, Shock, Respiratory Failure, Renal Failure, Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Atrial fibrillation, Pulmonary Embolism, DVT, Hepatic Failure, Electrolyte-Acid-Base abnormality, GI Bleed, Cauda Equina, TBI
Award winning Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician with 10 years experience as a Hospitalist. I have been a Hospitalist Leader for the past 6 years at a Level 1 trauma, academic medical center. Leadership role involves being the Director of a 45 FTE Hospitalist Group, Associate Chief of Internal Medicine and Physician Advisor. Completed Prelim General Surgery Residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital (affiliated with Wayne State University, Michigan) and Categorical Internal Medicine residency from McLaren Hospital, Michigan State University at Flint, Michigan. To advance my leadership skills, I obtained MBA with a certificate in Health Sector Management from Duke University. Recognized multiple times as Program Director of the Month and have led my team to be awarded Program of the Month on multiple occasions. Received an award from Department of Psychiatry, University at Buffalo for Outstanding Service in providing medical consultative support to psychiatrists.

Michael Tunik, MD NYU Grossman School of Medicine

NY, New York
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics - Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Research, Professor NYU SOM, Child Abuse, EMS for Children, Pediatric Resuscitation, Research Design, Statistics, Pediatric: Poisoning, Sepsis, Shock, Respiratory Failure, Critical Asthma, Neonatal Sepsis
Clinical Associate Professor at NYU Grossman SOM Attending Physician, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center Research Director for NYU Grossman SOM, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine 35 years of Clinical Experience as Attending Physician at NYU / Bellevue Bellevue Hospital Center - Level 1 Trauma Center, Re implantation Center, Stroke Center, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Cardiac Center. Pediatric Emergency Care Center, Pediatric Critical Care Center Research and Expertise in Pediatric EMS care, Pediatric Cardiac and Respiratory Arrest, Pediatric Neurological Emergencies, Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies. Published > 90 articles, 5 textbook chapters, and Co Editor of 5 EMS resource texts for EMS prehospital care of children. I have reviewed over 23 cases as an Expert in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. I have consulted for both Plaintiff and...

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

New York
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

New York
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Andrew Williams, MD

New Rochelle, New York
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - ACLS, airway, cardiac arrest, appendicitis, sepsis, stroke, myocardial infarction, asthma, COPD, CHF
I am a board certified and practicing emergency medicine physician and faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I am available as a consultant/expert witness for plaintiff or defense involving malpractice litigation arising from the emergency department.

Mark Winther, MD, FACEP New York Physicians Medical Legal Consulting, LLC.

Albany, New York
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Sepsis, septic shock, heart attack, myocardial infarction, TIA, stroke, airway management, necrotizing fasciitis, fracture management, appendicitis, testicular torsion, ectopic pregnancy, pulmonary embolism, suicide, overdose, allergic reactions, cardiac arrhythmias, trauma care, telemedicine
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Experienced Clinician and Expert Witness, Department Chair and Hospital Medical Director, ED Director, Urgent Care Medical Director. Emergency Medicine Residency Trained; Columbia Medical School Faculty Developed physician assistant and nurse practitioner emergency medicine fellowship. ATLS, ACLS, BLS, and PALS certified X-License DEA Certification Trained EMT, EMS Medical Director Experience in Level II Trauma Center, rural and critical access hospitals and urgent care centers. Interests: Sepsis/Septic Shock, MI care, resuscitation, airway management, telemedicine, quality oversite and training of physician assistants (PA-C), and nurse practitioners (NP) in emergency care. Skilled in utilization of video laryngoscopy for emergency airway management Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses. *Responsive and Easily Accessible by phone or email within one day

Chandar R Abboy, MD Chandar Abboy MD PLLC

Charlotte, North Carolina
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease - Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, Sepsis, Septic Shock, ICU care, Mechanical Ventilation, Lung masses and nodules, ARDS, Pneumonia, COPD, Asthma, Life Support, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, sleep disorders, Pulmonary Embolism, Lung Cancer
Quadruple boarded in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. Undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine with Bachelor of Science and Minor in History. Medical Education at Madras Medical College, Chennai, India. Internal Medicine residency was at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Pulmonary/Critical care fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. I have been in private practice for greater than 9 years seeing both inpatient and outpatients. I have also been teaching medical students and residents. I am currently doing predominantly critical care work and regularly involved with patient care. Current active medical licenses in North and South Carolina and Georgia. Currently residing in Charlotte, NC.

Timberly E. Booker, MD Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Charlotte , North Carolina
Emergency Medicine - Aortic Dissection, Aortic Aneurysms, Appendicitis, Ectopic pregnancy, Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, Sepsis, Intracranial bleeds, Pulmonary Emboli, Testicular Torsion, Pneumonia, Fractures
Dr. Booker is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician and has been practicing medicine for 16 years. She has worked in Level 1 trauma hospitals, free standing Emergency Rooms, suburban and urban community hospitals. Dr. Booker can be utilized to provide expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff or defendant. She is licensed in North Carolina and, if called, can present an honest and unbiased opinion on Emergency Medicine Medical Malpractice and Negligence cases.

Randolph J. Cordle, MD Randolph Cordle Consulting

North Carolina
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Failure Diagnose, Appendicitis, Abuse, Sepsis, Resuscitation, Airway, Fever, Urgent Care, Cruise Ship, Policy and Procedure, General Pediatrics, Trauma
I am a triple board-certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and General Pediatrics Physician with over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience. I am a Professor in both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. I also have Urgent Care and Cruise Ship (Senior Physician) experience. A few highlights from my CV include US ARMY Flight Surgeon, Division Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of three emergency departments, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Creator and Director, QA Director, QI Director, Pediatric Trauma Liaison, International Educator, many publications, as well as authoring dozens of policies and procedures for emergency departments, hospitals, EMS agencies, and government entities. I thrive on education and love to teach as evidenced by the number of talks I have given World Wide and my engagements with both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. My experiences working with...

Zachary Ginsberg, MD, MPP, FACEP Duke University Hospital

Durham, North Carolina
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Surgery - ICU, Intensive Care, Central Line, Intubation, Airway, Sedation, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Shock, ICU Delirium, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Appendicitis, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Aneurysm
Faculty at Duke University Hospital with dual appointment in Trauma and Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Actively practicing physician who works shifts in both the intensive care unit (ICU) and the emergency department. Able to provide a review of the Emergency Department and ICU components of a case given combination of training, board certification and clinical practice. One of only a small number of physicians who is Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and Surgical Critical Care Medicine. This provides a review of both components of care in a single expert for a more efficient review of a case. Educated at Brown and Harvard. Completed top Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center). Winner of several awards during training/education. Certified Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor. Regularly publishes.

Alan C. Heffner, MD, FCCM

Charlotte, North Carolina
Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Critical care, Infection, Sepsis, Shock, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ECMO, Hemorrhage, Cardiac arrest, Airway, Intubation, Respiratory failure, COVID, Pulmonary embolus (PE), Brain injury, Stroke, Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), Central line, Procedure complication
Board certified adult critical care and emergency medicine physician Active clinical practice ICU Medical Director, Co-Director of Adult Critical Care Medical Director of ECMO Services Professor and Faculty in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Extensive experience in hospital clinical leadership, quality improvement and clinical optimization Numerous teaching awards as Instructor and Speaker Fellow in the American Academy of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) Healthcare system leadership in sepsis earning the 2015 Sepsis Heroes Award Authorship in UpToDate and leading emergency medicine and critical care journals and textbooks Special areas of expertise include severe infection, sepsis, shock, pulmonary embolus (PE), cardiac arrest, cardiovascular emergencies, ECMO, respiratory failure, and emergency airway management and intubation, procedures Experience as an expert medical reviewer in more than 75 cases since 2009

Roy R Keys, MD FACEP FAAEM

Pinehurst, North Carolina
Emergency Medicine - Plaintiff, defense, sepsis, stroke, myocardial infarction, failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, pulmonary embolism, chest pain, abdominal pain, foreign body, aneurysm, torsion, pneumonia, standard of care, deviation, competency, overdose, ectopic, error, arrest, ectopic, medication, failure treat
I have been reviewing cases and testifying as an ER expert since 1995. I am residency trained and board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. My focus is on general community emergency medicine. I have had teaching appointments as community faculty at 3 major universities. I have covered emergency departments ranging from 9,000 visits per year to almost 70,000 visits per year as well as Veterans Affairs certified Geriatric ED. I have reviewed cases and testified for plaintiff, defendant, product liability, corporate liability, criminal and for the North Carolina medical board. I am fair, honest, hard working, and articulate and show great attention to detail. I have reviewed and/or testified in Florida, Washington DC, Indiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee and for the North Carolina Medical Board. I work full time but recently have less clinical responsibilities and enjoy this type of work. Firms...

Karen L Lefler, MSN/Ed, NNP-BC, LNC ACP Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner - Newborn,HIE,brain inury,Birth Injury,bowel perforation,central line,Prematurity,low birth weight,umbilical catheter,PICC,sepsis,hypoglycemia,bilirubin,resuscitation,chest tube,intubation,arterial line,body cooling,home birth,respiratory failure,asphyxia,medication error,jaundice,encephalopathy
36 years of experience in the field of Neonatology/Newborn Care of which the past 27 years as a Board-Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, primarily functioning in the maximum level of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (Level IV). Areas of expertise include EPI (Extremely Preterm Infants), brain injury (therapeutic hypothermia/body cooling), birth injury, infants with respiratory failure, congenital heart disease, neonatal resuscitation, pediatric/cardiothoracic surgical infants, ECMO (heart lung bypass) high-risk deliveries, routine newborn care, newborn developmental follow-up and neonatal transport

Igor Melnychuk, MD

Asheville, North Carolina
Wound Care, Infectious Diseases - Sepsis, septic shock, surgical infections, prosthetic joint infections, necrotizing fasciitis, COVID-19, lymphedema, hospital infection, pressure ulcer, bedsore, diabetic foot ulcer, leg ulcer, leg amputation, retained wound dressings, wound vac, burns, nursing homes, assisted living, cause of death
I am actively practicing Wound Care and Infectious Diseases and have over a decade of experience in both areas. I have worked in a variety of practice settings and am knowledgeable about corresponding standards of care. I provide expertise and have testified in both Wound Care and Infectious Disease-related cases. I teach medical students and perform peer reviews for one of the leading national wound care journals, "Advances in Skin & Wound Care." Besides being Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and CMET-Certified in Wound Care, I am also Board Certified in Internal Medicine. In addition, I hold certifications in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Lymphedema Therapy. I ranked in the top 10% of doctors in training nationally and have stayed current with general medical topics throughout my career as a subspecialist. In 2022, I received a national award for Outstanding Contributions to Wound Care. While being detail-oriented, I am able to see the big picture of a case. I am apt at ana...

Alfred A. Pirro, MD

Hampstead, North Carolina
Critical Care Medicine - ICU Management, Medication Errors, Sepsis, Resuscitation of Critically Ill Patients, Ventilator Management, Medical Chart Review and Analysis, Intubation and Extubation, Diagnostic Error Case Review, Hand-off Communication, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Hospital Protocol Development
Twenty-two years of experience providing diagnoses and treatment services in a wide variety of settings as a critical care and hospitalist physician with 15 years as a ICU director. I have written policy and procedure; served on numerous committees including Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Patient Safety and Quality Oversight, Physician Advisor for Case Management, Code Blue/RRT, Clinical Advisory, and Morbidity and Mortality Review.

Troy Pope, MD, FACEP

Weaverville, North Carolina
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, Airway, MI, Arrhythmia, Stroke, Intracranial Bleed, Meningitis, Spinal Abscess Hematoma, Appendicitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Bowel Ischemia, Pulmonary Embolism, DKA, Testicular Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic, Fracture, Foreign Body, Overdose, Psychiatric, PA, NP, EMTALA, EMR, NC, KY
I am American Board of Emergency Medicine certified with 16 years of experience and I continue full-time clinical work -- Experienced 17 different Emergency Departments of all sizes; from tertiary care centers to small 4-room rural ED's -- Communicate well with patients, administrators, lawyers and jurors -- Passionately evidence-based in clinical decision making -- Responsive and efficient -- 6 years of expert witness experience -- All genres of cases considered -- Text is easiest. I'm Licensed in North Carolina, Kentucky, Oregon, California, Ohio and South Carolina; and local to Asheville, North Carolina.

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

North Carolina
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Donald Wickline, MD, FACEP DW MD Consulting, PLLC

Greensboro, North Carolina
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Cardiac Emergencies, Neurologic Emergencies/Stroke, Sepsis, Airway Emergencies, COVID-19, Orthopedic Emergencies, Toxicology, Peer Review/Risk Management/QA, Administration, Patient Communication, Patient Experience, Medical Defense
-Board certified Emergency Physician (American Board of Emergency Medicine) with over a decade of experience in a variety of clinical settings (Urban, Community, Academic, Rural) -Extensive experience in peer review/risk management/QA -Excels in patient communication and has taught extensively on the value of connecting with patients -Licensed in North Carolina, Ohio and Texas but available nationwide -Previous expert witness training/courtroom experience

John R. Corker, MD John Corker MD Consulting

Cincinnati, Ohio
Emergency Medicine - Medical Resuscitation, Respiratory Distress, Airway Management, Sepsis, Shock, Allergic Reactions, Adverse Medication Side Effects, Traumatic Injuries, Blood Transfusion, Stroke, Seizures, Neurocognitive Emergencies, Pre-Operative Surgical Emergencies, Heart Attack, Unstable Cardiac Dysrhythmias
Highly trained in the global and critical medical care of both routine and very sick patients. Board certified in Emergency Medicine, having completed residency training in the busiest ER in the United States. Fellowship-trained in Health Policy, having lived and worked on Capitol Hill. Actively practicing Emergency Medicine in Ohio and Texas, while simultaneously involved in the training of medical students and resident physicians. Extensive experience in public speaking, broadcast and print journalism, and leadership in organized medicine.

Caleb M. Habeck, MD, FAAP

Akron, Ohio
Pediatrics - Pediatrics, Hospitalist / Inpatient, Newborn, Infant, Adolescent, Jaundice, Newborn resuscitation, Hypoglycemia, Circumcision, Respiratory distress, Sepsis, Pneumonia, Sexual / Child abuse / Neglect, Asthma, Standard of care, Development, Behavior, Vaccines, Serious bacterial infections (SBI), SIDS
I am a clinically active full-time Pediatric Hospitalist employed by Akron Children’s Hospital. In my practice, I have worked at multiple regional hospitals, both academic and community-based, in the Northeast Ohio region, including Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Boardman, Warren, and Dover. I primarily see patients in inpatient pediatric units with experience diagnosing and treating sick and injured pediatric patients with a high level of care. I have also cared for a significant number of neonates in Level I Well Newborn nurseries and Level II Special Care nurseries. I do circumcisions regularly as well as newborn resuscitations for all neonates that are delivered under my care. I am board certified in Pediatrics. I was born, raised, and have remained in Ohio - I graduated Cum Laude from The University of Akron with my B.S. in just 2 years, followed by my M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and my residency in Pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital. I often teach...

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Beachwood, Ohio
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Roger P Barton, MD, FAAP Acute and Intensive Care Pediatrics of Oklahoma, PLLC

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatric Cardiac Care, Pediatric Trauma, sepsis, septic shock, ECMO, Pediatrics, respiratory failure, Pediatric Transport
I have practiced for over 25 years in pediatric critical care medicine and have been medical director of Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis (Tulsa, OK) 20-bed tertiary care PICU since 1998. I am board certified in both Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and General Pediatrics. I have significant experience in pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiovascular surgical intensive care, pediatric emergency medicine, and pediatric hospital medicine. I am also well versed in both VV and VA ECMO and have directed our ECMO program (10 annual average cases) for over 13 years. As a Level 1 PICU, I have extensive experience with high frequency ventilation (HFOV), inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). I have been a medical advisor for Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC that is a quality database for over 180 PICU’s throughout North America used to assess quality and levels of care guidelines. I am a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at both Uni...

Timothy Carroll, MD, FAAP

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Transport, Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Sedation, Pediatric Cardiac Care, sepsis, cardiac arrest, resuscitation, ECMO
My name is Timothy Carroll and I I have extensive clinical experience in Pediatric hospital medicine, Pediatric emergency medicine and Pediatric critical care. I am focused on education as a professor of pediatrics and quality improvement. I was heavily involved in intra-collegiate debate and took 2nd in the country in the 1996 CEDA national debate championships. I attended medical school at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS and trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. I practiced pediatric emergency medicine for 4 years at Children’s Medical Center Dallas which is the busiest pediatric ER in the country. I have been practicing pediatric critical care and hospital medicine for over 10 years and currently practice at Saint Francis Children’s in Tulsa, OK where I care for the sickest and most severely injured children in Oklahoma. I have extensive experience in all types of pediatric patients and therapie...

Ernest B Foster, II, MD, PhD

Newcastle, Oklahoma
Emergency Medicine - Stroke, Sepsis, Cardiac arrest, Pulmonary embolism, fracture reduction, fracture, cardiopulmonary arrest, code, coding, neurologic deficits, CPR, ATLS, trauma, MVC, arthrocentesis, chest tube, central venous line, lumbar puncture, central line, intubation, cricothyrotomy, foreign body removal
I obtained my PhD in human physiology from Auburn University in 2008. While there I performed and published research regarding control and regulation of growth hormone and IGF-1 as well as regulation of the HPA axis. I obtained my medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012 and subsequently completed Emergency Medicine residency there in 2015. I am Board Certified with the American Board of Emergency Medicine as of 2018. I have been a practicing emergency medicine attending physician since 2012. I am employed by a physician group in Norman, Oklahoma and am a member of the core faculty for the Emergency Medicine residency program affiliated with Oklahoma State University. I serve as the Research Director for the residency program. I opened a private medical spa in 2017 that I own and oversee that performs noninvasive cosmetic procedures, hormone replacement, medical weight loss, etc.

Andy S Barnett, MD

Portland, Oregon
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Trauma, Stroke, Heart Attack, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Aeromedical transfer, EMS, Airway management, Torsion (ovarian/testicular), Ectopic Pregnancy, Rural Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Colon Perforation, Wrongful Death, Delayed Diagnosis, Litigation Defense, Insurance Claims Denial
-Experienced Third Party Claims and Independent Quality Assurance reviewer. -Experienced in preparing defense of litigation strategies for health system attorneys. -Full time Faculty Member at a major medical school. -Medical Director, Quality Assurance Director, National Clinical Steering Chair for a large national Urgent Care operations company. Chair of Health System Peer Review Committee. -Published author and lecturer on prehospital care and triage, emergent air medical transport, colorectal cancer emergencies, and a wide range of trauma and medical conditions which present to the emergency department and urgent care clinic--please refer to CV for a complete list. -I have the unusual combination of Board Certification in BOTH Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, having completed independent residencies in each specialty; this allows me to participate as an expert witness "of same specialty" in those states which require it. Particularly relevant when addressing standa...

Kristen A Harris, FNP Advanced Practice Medical Legal Consulting

Portland, Oregon
Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine - Family Medicine, Sepsis, Stroke, MI, heart attack, Infection, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism (PE), Medication Error, falls, urgent care, failure to refer, cancer, torsion, abscess, appendicitis, pneumonia, drug toxicity, aortic dissection, failure to diagnose, ectopic pregnancy, EMTALA
Board certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) in active clinical practice. Extensive emergency room experience as well as outpatient clinical experience in family practice, pediatrics, urgent care and telemedicine. Highly experienced expert witness. Licensed in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Florida

Kisha M. Martin, MD

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Emergency Medicine, Medical Management - Medical Administration, Department Chair, Sepsis, Stroke, Soft tissue infection, Appendicitis, Myocardial Infarction, Cholecystitis, Bowel Obstruction, Pneumonia
I am a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician for 13 years treating adult, pediatric, adolescent and elderly patients. I have worked in an academic and community setting and have served as medical director and/or Department Chair for over 6 years. I have extensive experience in Peer Review having initiated Peer Review Committees in 2 different health systems and served on Peer Review Committees (Departmental and Hospital) for more than 7 years.

Jesse Raiten, MD, FCCM University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care Anesthesiology, Cardiac Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Airway and Dental Injury, Intubation, Thoracic Anesthesia, Respiratory Failure, Extubation, Medication Errors, Cardiac Arrest, Shock, Heart failure, Delirium, Sedation, ECMO, Sepsis, DVT, TAVR, Balloon Pump
- Associate Professor with active practice at Ivy League Hospital (U.Penn) - Ivy League residency and fellowship trained (Columbia University) - Triple board certified (Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Advanced Perioperative Echocardiography) - Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Officer for Anesthesiology and Critical Care at large teaching hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Extensive experience managing high acuity patients in the operating room and ICU - Extensive experience in evaluation, assessment, and management of patient complications in anesthesiology and critical care settings - Extensive experience with resident physician and CRNA supervision, as well as directly providing anesthesia - Member of Patient Safety Committees, Mortality Review Committee, Clinical Effectiveness Team, Pharmacy Committee - More than 40 publications in top caliber journals, numerous book chapters - Internationally recognized speaker in critical ...

Jennifer Repanshek, MD

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Emergency Medicine - Emergency, Trauma, Toxicology, Respiratory distress, Cardiac, Standard of care, Stroke, Procedural education, Airway management, Wound management, Sepsis
I am a board-certified emergency Medicine physician with over 12 years of clinical experience at a high acuity academic Level 1 trauma center as well as multiple community emergency departments in the Philadelphia region. I graduated from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and went on to complete an Emergency Medicine residency at Temple Hospital. I then worked as faculty at Temple Hospital with a focus on resident education, airway and procedural management, and medical simulation. I currently continue to work there in a per diem capacity while also working at several Philadelphia-area community hospital. I have extensive experience with pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients, am published in several Emergency Medicine textbooks and journals, and routinely speak at national medical conferences.

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Andrew Nathanson, MD, FACEP, FAWM

Bristol, Rhode Island
Emergency Medicine, Aquatics Safety - Intubation, MI, Heart Attack, Stroke, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Epidural abscess, Aortic dissection, DVT, Pulmonary Embolism, Ischemia,Testicular Torsion, Fracture, Ectopic Pregnancy, head trauma, emergency trauma, Intracranial Hemorrhage. Wilderness medicine, Drowning, Sailing injuries, Surfing injury.
I am a Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 1994. I am a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, working full-time clinically at 2 at hospitals for the last 28 years. One, a busy urban academic trauma center, the other a community hospital. I attended Ivy league College and am professor at an Ivy league medical school. Over my career I have been: Director of Quality Assurance, Chair of Morbidity and Mortality conference, served on the BOD, led a Medical School course, served on Peer-Review committees for insurance companies, taught hundreds of Emergency Medicine Residents, and been recipient of numerous teaching and research awards. I have been a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Medicine since 1997. I lecture nationally on Error Reduction in emergency medicine, and internationally on Wilderness Medicine topics and have been a Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) since 2013 . I am the author of over a dozen peer-reviewed publications, a book, and ...

Courtney Brady, M.D. Brady Medical Consulting, LLC

Charleston, South Carolina
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist - hospital medicine, hospice/palliative care, DVT, PE, afib, bed sores, covid, sepsis, falls, causation, standard of care, medical complications, decubitus ulcers, pulmonary embolism, geriatric care, chronic medical diseases, acute medical conditions
Originally from New York City, Dr. Brady spent her undergraduate years in the Northeast, attended Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, and then made her way to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston to complete her residency in Internal Medicine. She has been board-certified in Internal Medicine since 2003 and has practiced clinical medicine since that time. Dr. Brady spent several years in the outpatient general internal medicine setting before transitioning to become an inpatient academic hospitalist in 2007. She had also concomitantly worked as a hospice medical director from 2019 to 2021. Dr. Brady has in-depth knowledge of primary care, chronic medical conditions, acute illness requiring intensive inpatient hospitalization, palliation, and management of terminal medical diseases and general geriatric care. Dr Brady's niche as it pertains to being a medical expert will be focused on hospital medicine. She has particular interests in cases concerni...

Randolph J. Cordle, MD Randolph Cordle Consulting

Fort Mill, South Carolina
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Failure Diagnose, Appendicitis, Abuse, Sepsis, Resuscitation, Airway, Fever, Urgent Care, Cruise Ship, Policy and Procedure, General Pediatrics, Trauma
I am a triple board-certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and General Pediatrics Physician with over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience. I am a Professor in both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. I also have Urgent Care and Cruise Ship (Senior Physician) experience. A few highlights from my CV include US ARMY Flight Surgeon, Division Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of three emergency departments, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Creator and Director, QA Director, QI Director, Pediatric Trauma Liaison, International Educator, many publications, as well as authoring dozens of policies and procedures for emergency departments, hospitals, EMS agencies, and government entities. I thrive on education and love to teach as evidenced by the number of talks I have given World Wide and my engagements with both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. My experiences working with...

Morris F. Gitter, MD

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Emergency Medicine - Chest & Abdominal Pain,Myocardial Infarction,Appendicitis,Torsion,Hand & Finger Injuries,Headache,Meningitis,Bone,Fracture,Stroke,Wounds,Foreign Body,Ectopic Pregnancy,Infection,Sepsis,Respiratory Failure,Pulmonary Embolism,Aortic Aneurysm, Trauma,EMS,Poison,Head & Spine Injury,Urgent Care,Sports.
Dr. Morris F. Gitter is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine as having expertise in cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, abdominal, traumatic, neurologic, environmental, infectious, obstetric and pediatric emergency conditions. He has 20+ years of clinical experience at small and large community hospitals, including a Level 1 Trauma Center, while supervising physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents. He has also served as the Medical Director of a busy emergency department and as a member of Physician Credentialing and Medical Executive Committees performing peer reviews. He has completed a Seak Expert Witness Seminar and has performed multiple chart reviews as a legal consultant. He currently holds active medical licenses in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida and is certified in ATLS, ACLS, BLS, and PALS. He is responsive and available for consultation, chart review, and testimony.

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases, trained VA disability evaluator, PACT ACT
Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Currently serving as an assistant professor at a major academic medical center with extensive experience in community settings. Licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Served as a medical officer in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Commander. Awarded 3 Navy Achievement Medals. Experienced in all settings: from the sands of Afghanistan, to the beaches of Okinawa, to academic centers, all the way to the rural South. Fluent in English and Spanish with formal training in medical Spanish. Well versed in critical care for the spectrum of life: precipitous deliveries, pediatric medicine, trauma, geriatric emergency medicine. Expert in airway emergencies with proficient use of a variety of modalities. Extensive experience in the transfer of patients: both at accepting facilities and rural facilities with limited resources. PADI Rescue Diver. Trained...

Heather L Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Tennessee
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - military medicine, sepsis, stroke, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, emergency orthopedic care, geriatric emergency medicine, airway emergencies, critical care medicine, addiction medicine, covid, criminal cases, trained VA disability evaluator, PACT ACT
Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Currently serving as an assistant professor at a major academic medical center with extensive experience in community settings. Licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Served as a medical officer in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Commander. Awarded 3 Navy Achievement Medals. Experienced in all settings: from the sands of Afghanistan, to the beaches of Okinawa, to academic centers, all the way to the rural South. Fluent in English and Spanish with formal training in medical Spanish. Well versed in critical care for the spectrum of life: precipitous deliveries, pediatric medicine, trauma, geriatric emergency medicine. Expert in airway emergencies with proficient use of a variety of modalities. Extensive experience in the transfer of patients: both at accepting facilities and rural facilities with limited resources. PADI Rescue Diver. Trained...

Shirin Mazumder, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, AAHIVS

Memphis, Tennessee
Infectious Diseases - Osteomyelitis, necrotizing fasciitis, cellulitis, surgical infections, blood stream infections, infections in immunocompromised hosts, COVID-19, urinary tract infections, transplant infectious disease, HIV, brain abscess, pneumonia, sepsis, staphylococcal infections, streptococcal infections, fungi.
Dr. Mazumder holds active board certifications in infectious disease and internal medicine and is in active clinical practice for over a decade. She is a tenured associate professor of medicine at a large academic teaching hospital and also serves as the program director of the infectious disease fellowship training program. She received her medical degree from Rush Medical College, completed internal medicine residency at Rush and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Mazumder has extensive experience with a various infectious diseases including osteomyelitis, prosthetic joint infections, diabetic foot ulcers, sepsis, COVID-19, pneumonia, HIV, surgical site infections, urinary tract infections, central nervous system infections, fungal infections, staphylococcal infections, blood stream infections, endocarditis, infectious due to multi-drug resistant organisms and infection control. She has published over 30 articles in various med...

Jonathan Wiesen, MD

Tennessee
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine - Ethics, End of Life, Sepsis, Shock, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, ICU, life support, mechanical ventilation
My areas of expertise include: Critical Care Medicine (Cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics, respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and septic shock); Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma, COPD, Smoking related diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung transplantation); Biomedical Ethics (End of life, conflict resolution, triage). I have received a number of teaching and research awards for my academic work at the Cleveland Clinic. I have extensive academic experience with over 75 publications including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts.

Asifa R Ashraf, MD

Arlington, Texas
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist - Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Sepsis, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Diabetes, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombus, Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure, Cirrhosis, GI bleed, Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Renal Diseases
I am a board certified Internal Medicine Physician, working as a hospitalist for the past 4 years. I am licensed in the states of California and Texas. I was trained at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. I currently work with both medical students and residents. In teaching future doctors, I focus on importance of compassionate bedside manner and importance of communication with patients and families in terms they can understand. As part of my hospitalist duties, I serve on multiple committees reviewing patient charts, including sepsis committee and antimicrobial stewardship committee. Commonly treated conditions include: Heart Failure, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Respiratory Failure, Sepsis, DVT/PE, cirrhosis, GI bleeds, renal failure, electrolyte abnormalities, alcohol withdrawal, COVID 19 and others.

Glenn Birnbaum, MD FACEP

Austin, Texas
Emergency Medicine - Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, MI, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, PE, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA, Appendicitis, AP, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, CVA, TIA, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, SAH, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Sepsis, Pneumonia, Infection, Infectious Diseases, ID,
Dr. Birnbaum is residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has practiced emergency medicine since 1989 and is in active clinical practice. Dr. Birnbaum’s academic and administrative experience includes serving as faculty for an emergency medicine residency training program, associate director of the Emergency Department of a major northern New Jersey medical center, and Corporate Secretary and Board Director for Emergency Medical Associates, a large regional Emergency Physician group in New Jersey and New York. Dr. Birnbaum has provided medical expert review in over 50 cases and testified at trial or deposition in over 20 cases since 1999.

Archit Gulati, M.D.

Austin, Texas
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Pulmonary embolism, torsion, anaphylaxis, trauma, ectopic, EMS, flight, helicopter, air ambulance, cardiac arrest, intubation, appendicitis, heart attack, myocardial infarction, syncope, code, sepsis, respiratory failure, sedation, stroke
I am a practicing emergency medicine physician in Texas. I am board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and have been practicing emergency medicine since 2013. I attended the Baylor College of Medicine on a full academic scholarship, graduating to the University of Chicago where I completed my specialty training in emergency medicine and have been practicing in Texas ever since. I have experience treating patients in major hospitals, freestanding emergency rooms, on ambulances and on commercial and helicopter critical care air transports. I have served on the board of directors for the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, for an EMS agency in Rochester, NY, as well as for a freestanding emergency medicine group in Texas. I serve on the ethics committee for multiple hospitals in Austin, TX. I currently practice at one of the largest and busiest hospitals in Austin, Texas as well as freestanding emergency rooms in the area and also serve as...

KAMNA JAISWAL, MD

SOUTHLAKE, Texas
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - PEDS, PED CRITICAL CARE, STROKE, CONGENITAL CARDIAC ANOMALIES, ECMO, BRAIN INJURY, TRAUMA, PICC LINES, RESPIRATORY FAILURE, CARDIAC ARREST, CODE, SEPSIS, ANTIBIOTICS, MENINGITIS, ORTHO, SCOLIOSIS, POST OP CARE, APPENDICITIS, INTUBATION,CHEST TUBE, ARTERIAL LINES, ONCOLOGY, HEMATOLOGY, SEDATION
My name is Kamna Jaiswal. I am a pediatric critical care physician with over 11 years of experience. I have vast clinical experience with all types of critical and general pediatric conditions. I am currently in clinical practice at Tulsa, OK where we take care of the sickest patients with all forms of critical illness including respiratory failure, difficult airways, cardiac arrest, sepsis, septic shock, multi-organ system failure, congenital heart disease, trauma, renal failure, post operative care of the surgical, neurosurgical and orthopedic patients, pediatric stroke, oncology and hematology patients. I also have vast experience with ECMO in pediatrics. My particular area of interest is neuro critical care. I developed the pediatric stroke protocol at our institution and I am also the director of pediatric stroke program there. I hold unrestricted license in states of Texas and Oklahoma and in active practice in both states. Ours is a teaching program and I am actively...

Timothy Jones, MD, FACEP

Dallas, Texas
Emergency Medicine - Sepsis, Airway, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrest, Appendicitis, Epidural Abscess, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Anaphylaxis, Ischemic Bowel, Stroke, Syncope, TIA, SAH, Cauda Equina, Trauma, Aerospace Medicine, Aviation Medicine
Dr. Jones excels in distilling complex medical principles into readily understandable concepts targeted to judge, jury, and a non-medical audience. He is an effective communicator with extensive speaking experience on both the local and national stage. Dr. Jones is residency trained and board certified in emergency medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a full time EM clinician with over 20 years of practice experience. He is a clinical assistant professor, department of surgery, division of emergency medicine, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). Dr. Jones is the former emergency medicine medical director at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth. He has reviewed over 3,000 emergency medicine cases and has a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of standard of care. Dr. Jones has a broad clinical background and has practiced in multiple settings from urban trauma and tertiary care refer...

Sajid Khan, MD

Houston, Texas
Emergency Medicine - Airway Management, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Appendicitis, Sepsis, Aneurysm, Pulmonary Embolism, Testicular Torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Pneumonia, Fractures
I am a board-certified emergency medicine physician and author of The Ultimate Emergency Medicine Guide, a comprehensive review book that is the highest-rated and most up-to-date text for Emergency Medicine physicians preparing to certify. I am a member of AOA (the only national medical honor society in the world), served as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UMKC, and have worked in a variety of settings: from inner-city level 1 trauma centers serving 100,000 patients/year to 3-bed rural EDs. I’ve spent time as a Medical Director, Oral Boards examiner, and ACLS instructor. I am ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified. I am licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, and Texas. I comply with the ACEP Expert Witness Guidelines and will provide an honest and unbiased opinion on medical malpractice/negligence cases. I am available for consultation, chart review, and testimony for...

Daniel Mendoza, MD, PhD

Pearland, Texas
Infectious Diseases - HIV, Sepsis, Meningitis, Encephalitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, COVID-19, Osteomyelitis, Endocarditis, Multidrug Resistant (MDR) infections, Surgical Infections, Prosthetic Joint Infections, Epidural Abscess, Urinary Tract Infection, C. difficile, MRSA, Tuberculosis, Typhus, Histoplasmosis.
Dr. Mendoza is a board-certified infectious disease specialist. He teaches clinical infectious diseases to medical students and physicians in training. His expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of serious infections, such as HIV, sepsis, pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis, meningitis, COVID-19, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis. He is also experienced in infections that are difficult to diagnose or to treat, such as infections due to mycobacteria, multidrug resistant organisms, histoplasma and MRSA. Dr. Mendoza has received important awards in recognition of his academic contributions, including a national award from the American Society for Microbiology. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and he has delivered presentations to national scientific conferences. Dr. Mendoza is committed to providing evidence-based and unbiased expert opinions.

Douglas Dillon

Park City, Utah
Emergency Medicine - Stroke, Sepsis, Trauma, Heart Attack, Heart failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Cellulitis, Dog Bites, Laceration repair, Meningitis, Aneurysm, Dissection, Hypertension, Abscess, Appendicitis, High Altitude Medicine, GI Bleed, Torsion, kidney Failure, Fracture Reduction, Rural Medicine,
Dr Dillon is a full-time practicing Emergency Physician with over 15 years experience in Level One Trauma Centers as well as Rural and Critical Access Medicine. Dr Dillon is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) after completing his residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He holds licenses in Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida. Dr Dillon is available as a consultant/expert witness for plaintiff or defense involving malpractice litigation arising from the emergency department. He has completed SEAK expert medical witness training.

Eric Gilbert, MD

Salt Lake City, Utah
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Trauma, Heart Attack, Stroke, Sepsis, Mental Health Emergencies, Shock, Infection, DIssection, Fracture
I am a board certified residency trained emergency medicine physician currently practicing full time in a level I trauma center and community hospital. I also have 14 years experience as a physician administrator in multiple roles including department chair. I trained at the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine. I am available for general consultation, chart review, and expert witness services

Corey Heitz, MD

Salem, Virginia
Emergency Medicine - Medical Resuscitation, Respiratory Distress, Airway Management, Sepsis, Shock, Allergic Reactions, Adverse Medication Side Effects, Traumatic Injuries, Blood Transfusion, Stroke, Seizures, Neurocognitive Emergencies, Pre-Operative Surgical Emergencies, Heart Attack, Unstable Cardiac Dysrhythmias.
After residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC, Dr. Heitz earned board certification in EM and spent 10 years working in Level 1 Trauma centers in Ohio and Virginia prior to his current position at a busy, high-acuity community emergency department in Salem, Virginia. He has spent 13 years training medical students and residents in emergency medicine as well as other specialties, specifically performing high-fidelity simulated cases to prepare physicians for the care of critically ill and injured patients. During his time in academic medicine, he gained extensive public speaking experience.

Karla Lacayo, MD Alteon Health

Vienna, Virginia
Emergency Medicine - Heart Attack, Stroke, Sepsis, Airway Management, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Ectopic Pregnancy, Ovarian Torsion, Testicular Torsion, Appendicitis, Orthopedic Injuries, Medical Necessity, EMTALA, Medical Malpractice, Risk Management
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). 13 years of experience in Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Practices full time in a mid-sized community hospital, supervises physician extenders. Worked as the sole provider in free-standing Emergency Department. Expert in standard of care in Emergency Medicine. Can assist with case review, expert witness testimony, opinions on medical malpractice and negligence. Medical Director for the Emergency Department, Vice Chief of Staff for the Hospital. Serves on Credentials Committee, Quality Committee, Sepsis Committee, and Peer Review Committee. Graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, completed medical school at Northwestern University, and Emergency Medicine Residency at George Washington University. Licensed in Virginia. Fluent in Spanish.

Franco Musio, M.D., FACP, FASN, FACA Franco Musio. M.D. Medical Consulting Group, LLC.

OAKTON, Virginia
Nephrology, Internal Medicine - Sepsis, Renal Cell Cancer, glomerulonephritis, hyponatremia, chronic renal failure, vasculitis, rapidly progressive renal failure, hemodialysis, anemia, atypical HUS, TTP, bleeding diathesis, acute kidney injury, hypertension, stroke, pyelonephritis, electrolyte disorders, end stage renal disease
1. Clinical Staff/Chief Nephrology Clinic; Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1995-1998) 2. Decorated Physician; US Army; Lieutenant Colonel 3. Multiple previous academic appointments - currently Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine - Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus with ongoing teaching and supervisory responsibilities 4. Senior Partner; Nephrology Associates of Northern Virginia - full time clinical nephrology practice (1998-2021) 5. Currently Associate Chief Medical Correspondent WVGB 94.5 FM (Beaufort, SC) and world wide by internet application - multiple types of programming responsibilities 6 Multiple committee and medical staff roles at Inova Fairfax Hospital (Annandale, Virginia) to include Chief of Nephrology Division and Medical Director of the inpatient Hemodialysis Unit (1998-2021) 7. Medical Director of two DaVita Hemodialysis units (1998-2021) 8. Multiple medical society Fellowships, medical journal editorial board membership...

Paul Trinquero, M.D. Riverside Regional Medical Center

Newport News, Virginia
Emergency Medicine, Medical Management - Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Critical Care, Emergencies, Airway, Pulmonary Embolism, Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, Ectopic Pregnancy, Sepsis, Obstetric Emergencies, Pediatrics, Ultrasound Guided Procedures, IV access, Evacuation, EMS, Air Transport, Wilderness Medicine, Minor emergencies, Psych
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Works full time in Emergency Medicine 15+ shifts per month. Medical Director for the Emergency Department at USAF Hospital Langley (2021-Present). Emergency Physician at Riverside Regional Medical Center, a Level 2 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center (2021-Present). Extensive experience with Critical Care Air Transport (CCATT) and Tactical Critical Care Evacuation Team (TCCET). Deployed as Critical Care Evacuation Physician, Special Operations Task Force North & West Africa and Lead MEDEVAC Physician and Medical Advisor for Senior Leadership Summit for Special Operations Command Africa, Flintlock Exercise, Mauritania. Educational experience as Physician Assistant Rotation Coordinator, USAF Hospital Langley (2021-Present) as well as Instructor & Evaluator: Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), EMT Refresher Course, 633d Medical Group, Langley AFB. Committee Experience and Quality Improvement ...

Andy S Barnett, MD

Washington
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Trauma, Stroke, Heart Attack, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Aeromedical transfer, EMS, Airway management, Torsion (ovarian/testicular), Ectopic Pregnancy, Rural Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Colon Perforation, Wrongful Death, Delayed Diagnosis, Litigation Defense, Insurance Claims Denial
-Experienced Third Party Claims and Independent Quality Assurance reviewer. -Experienced in preparing defense of litigation strategies for health system attorneys. -Full time Faculty Member at a major medical school. -Medical Director, Quality Assurance Director, National Clinical Steering Chair for a large national Urgent Care operations company. Chair of Health System Peer Review Committee. -Published author and lecturer on prehospital care and triage, emergent air medical transport, colorectal cancer emergencies, and a wide range of trauma and medical conditions which present to the emergency department and urgent care clinic--please refer to CV for a complete list. -I have the unusual combination of Board Certification in BOTH Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, having completed independent residencies in each specialty; this allows me to participate as an expert witness "of same specialty" in those states which require it. Particularly relevant when addressing standa...