Septic Shock Expert Witnesses

Septic shock 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 septic shock. The septic shock expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonary Disease, Telemedicine, and Wound Care.

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.

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).

Kenneth G. Kalassian, MD, FCCP

Tampa, Florida
Critical Care Medicine - Critical care medicine, cardiac arrest, stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cardiogenic shock, ECMO, respiratory failure, pneumonia, COVID - 19, multiorgan failure, septic shock, pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Kalassian is quadruple board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care Medicine (ABMS and UCNS), Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine. He completed all of his medical training at Stanford University, including medical school, internship, residency and fellowships in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kalassian has practiced medicine for more than 25 years. He has practiced in academic medicine with faculty appointments at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Emory University, as well as in private practice and community hospital settings. Services Dr. Kalassian provides include: -Survey of case for merit -Medical chart review and analysis -Preparation for opposing expert deposition and cross-examination -Medical literature search -Expert witness testimony

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...