Sleep Apnea Expert Witnesses

Sleep apnea 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 sleep apnea. The sleep apnea expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Family Medicine, Intellectual Property, Life Care Planning, Medical Devices, Neurology, Obstetrical Anesthesiology, Occupational Medicine, Otolaryngology, Otology, Pain Management - Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease.

Ajay Mathur, MD

Scottsdale, Arizona
Anesthesiology - Airway Injury, Narcotic Prescriptions and Overdose, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest, Nerve Injury, Medication Errors, Sleep Apnea, Regional Anesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia, Cardiac Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Critical Care, Chronic Pain Management
Ajay Mathur M.D. has been a practicing anesthesiologist for over 15 years, and has working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years with extensive experience on both the medical and the business sides of healthcare. Dr. Mathur received invaluable training at some of the top institutions of the world, including Texas Medical Center at hospitals such as the DeBakey Heart Center, the Texas Heart Institute, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital. He has performed anesthetics in over 15,000 cases in a wide variety of case types and settings, including open heart surgery, neurologic surgery, obstetric cases and surgery, pediatric surgery, and regional anesthesia cases. He has performed anesthetics in over 30 hospitals, surgery centers, and offices. Dr. Mathur earned his A.B. in Government from Harvard University, and his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Mathur is available as an expert witness for medmal review for Plaintiff, Defense, ...

Roy Artal, MD

Los Angeles, California
Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine - Internal Medicine, Hospitalist, Sleep Apnea, Restless Legs Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Hypersomnia, Insomnia, Parasomnia, COPD, Asthma, Pulmonary Nodule, Lung Cancer
Dr. Roy Artal is a board-certified pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist and Medical Director of Tower Sleep Medicine. Dr. Artal received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1991, and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine (UCLA) in 1995. Following medical school Dr. Artal completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship training at the Cedars-Sinai-UCLA Combined Fellowship Program. In addition to being Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases, he is also board certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, the Medical Director of Tower Sleep Medicine an American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited sleep disorders center, a member of the Cedars-Sinai Medic...

Nelhs Betancourt, MD, MPH, DABT, CHCQM, CIME Nelhs Betancourt, M.D ., Inc.

Irvine, California
Occupational Medicine, Toxicology - Independent Medical Examiner, IME, Internal Medicine, Lung, Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Solvents, Chemical Exposures, Mold, Workers' Compensation, Bauxite, Toxicology, Diabetes, Stroke, Rheumatological Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Pulmonary Disease, Fit-For-Duty, Chronic Pain, Gastrointestinal Issues
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Toxicology, American Board of Independent Medical Evaluators, American Board of Quality Assurance Utilization Review Physicians, Board Certified Physician Advisor, Medical Review Officer, Certified Department of Transportation Medical Examiner, and certified in the use of the AMA Guides, for impairment determinations. Dr. Betancourt has numerous years of experience performing Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) within the scope of his credentials. His in-depth knowledge of Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Biochemistry and Toxicology, provide a solid framework to thoroughly investigate and determine causation and/or formulate recommendations, for return to work, FMLA issues, or long/short term disability benefits. Dr. Betancourt has performed IMEs addressing Ehlers-Danlos, heart disease (chronic and acute), diabetes with complications, pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal disease, cancer, strok...

James L Pearle, MD Western Pulmonary Medical Group, Inc.

Corona Del Mar, California
Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine - occupational lung disease, hospitalist medicine, sleep apnea, apnea, COPD, asthma, asbestosis, critical care medicine, lung cancer, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis,medical malpractice
Asbestosis and Occupational Lung Diseases with national expertise and publications. Medical Malpractice. Sleep Disorders, Hyperbaric Medicine, Hospitalist, Pulmonary , Critical care and Internal Medicine. Former Medical Director Kindred Hospital, Former Hospital Chief of Staff, Director of Hospital Respiratory Therapy, President Western Pulmonary Medical Group, Inc, President Southern California Hospitalist Network, Independent Medical Examiner, President and Principal Investigator California Research Medical Group, Inc. (over 125 trials as PI), over 100 depositions and trials. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, Former Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Medicine. Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine Chairman, Physician Well-Being Committee, St. Jude Medical Center

Steven B Levine, MD

Milford, Connecticut
Otolaryngology - Allergy, Audiology, Ear, Ear Disorders, Ear Nose & Throat, Endoscopic and Balloon Sinus Surgery, ENT, ENT Causation, ENT Complications, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Hearing, Hearing Loss, Hearing/Ear Surgery, Laryngology, Neck Surgery, Otology, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Tinnitus
Award-winning board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head & Neck Surgeon (Ear, Nose & Throat). Former Yale, Cornell and Penn faculty. Medical degree from University of Rochester and residency at University of Pennsylvania. National and international invited speaker with publications related to hearing, sinus, allergy and throat disorders. Patent holder in hearing diagnostic device. Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 19 consecutive years. Leadership positions at state and national medical societies. Experienced expert witness (both deposition and trial).

Francis Averill, MD St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute

Clearwater, Florida
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Research, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Parasomnias, Narcolepsy, Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sleep Medicine
Frank Averill, MD, is an award-winning, multi-boarded, Medical Director, Principal Clinical Investigator & Full-Time Founding Physician of St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute. With over 30 years of experience in medicine, he trained at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, as well as, the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He's multi-boarded in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care, & sleep medicine, and completed his specialty fellowship in allergy & immunology. Dr. Averill is a nationally renowned speaker on healthcare issues and has been featured on TV and radio. His name appears on listed in “America’s Top Physicians”, “Best Physicians in the United States”, “Best Physicians in Florida”, and Best Physicians in Tampa Bay”. Additionally, his medical research and dozens of published articles have received commendation and acclaim. With a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University School of Law, and a member of the Florida Bar sin...

David C Brodner, MD

Boynton Beach, Florida
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine - Sinus Surgery, Traumatic Hearing Loss/Vertigo, Defense Base Act, DBA, Mold Exposure, Sleep Apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, sleep medications, sinusitis, balloon sinus dilation, Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT, snoring, tonsils, CPAP, driver fatigue, ear nose and throat, hearing loss, tinnitus, VA NEXUS.
Full time clinician double Board-Certified in both Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) – Head and Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine. Over ten years of consulting and forensic experience: expert witness for Plaintiff and Defense cases - traumatic hearing loss/vertigo, mold exposure, class-action tobacco/oil spill/3M, medical device patent, sleep deprivation accidents, and medical malpractice. Dr. Brodner also performs VA Nexus letters, utilization and disability review, IMEs (in-person and Zoom - Domestic and International), and Industry clinical research/R&D. National thought leader on Balloon Sinus surgery. Served on the Medical Advisory Board for Entellus Medical charged with developing and implementing a physician education program for teaching balloon sinus surgery to other ENT surgeons. Duties included lectures, small-group conferences, live demonstrations during surgery, webinars, and hands-on cadaver labs. Published original research on the safety and efficacy of bal...

Roman Kesler, DO, CLCP Medical Center Clinic

Pensacola, Florida
Life Care Planning, Neurology - Life Care Plan, TBI, Stroke, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders
Dr. Kesler has more than 20 years of clinical practice experience in neurological disorders from soft tissue injuries to catastrophic neurological conditions. In addition to clinical experience, Dr. Kesler has experience with worker’s compensation, disability file reviews, IME and expert opinion. Dr. Kesler is an ICHCC Certified Life Care Planner and Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology and Sleep Medicine. Comprehensive LCPs and IMEs are formulated using evidence based medicine in conjunction with extensive clinical experience to provide solid foundation for any case, plaintiff or defense.

Phillip Nye, MD, FASA Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Services of Florida LLC

Vero Beach, Florida
Sleep Medicine, Anesthesiology - Obstructive sleep apnea, Postoperative effects and complications associated with anesthesia and surgery on patients with sleep apnea, Anesthesia safety.
Dr. Phillip Nye is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiologists, certified in both anesthesia and sleep medicine. After graduating with an undergraduate degree from Boston University he worked as a research volunteer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital division of sleep and circadian disorders from 1993-1995. He went on to complete his medical degree at Spartan Health Sciences University, residency in anesthesia at Maimonides Medical Center and finally, fellowship training in sleep medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has been practicing medicine for over 15 years. He has been involved in research projects in the field of sleep disorders including a recent publication in the journal of Sleep and Breathing. He is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine. He has presented research posters at both annual Society meetings in the past. He served on the advisory board for the inter-Society collaboration pre...

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

Elliot Lieberman, M.D.

Highland Park, Illinois
Otolaryngology - Allergy, ear disorders, hearing loss, tinnitus, ear infections, facial nerve injury, cerebrospinal fluid leak, endoscopic and balloon sinus surgery, facial trauma, vocal cord paralysis, laryngology, sleep apnea, snoring, head and neck surgery
Dr. Lieberman is a board certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon and member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He earned a Bachelor of Science (Sc.B.) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Honors at Brown University. He then received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Subsequently, he completed his General Surgery internship and Otolaryngology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary. He maintains an active practice in Illinois and provides expert medical opinions in all areas of ear, nose and throat. He has particular clinical interest and expertise in ear disorders and sinus problems. His reviews are concise, thorough and prompt.

Shivon Abdullah, MD

Bettendorf, Iowa
Anesthesiology, Obstetrical Anesthesiology - Difficult Airway, Hypotension, hypoxia, heart attack, stroke, Nerve Injury, Nerve Block, OR fires, intubation, extubation, recovery room, informed consent, airway trauma, central venous catheter, sedation, central lines, arterial lines, postoperative, intraoperative complications, sleep apnea
Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Licensed in 3 states. Diverse practice experience. I have been practicing Anesthesiology since 2015 in various settings and in three states, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. I have an unrestricted license to practice medicine in those above states as well as I'm Missouri. Experience with community and academic medicine. Top academic performance throughout my training career including medical school and residency. Twice recipient of Resident Academic Award from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Anesthesiology. Experience as clinical teaching faculty with the University of Indiana School of Medicine. My practice is diverse and includes perioperative of adult and pediatric patients in and out of the operating room for various surgical indications and procedures. I also provide anesthetic care for remote and non surgical indications such as anesthesia sedation for imaging and psychiatric procedures. My practice inclu...

Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM Cambridge Occupational Medicine

Newton, Massachusetts
Occupational Medicine, Toxicology - Truck Accidents, Transport Accidents, Covid-19, Coronavirus, Firefighters, Cardiovascular, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Sleep medicine, Chemical Sensitivities, Environmental Intolerances, Mold, Latex Allergy, Record Review, Causation Analyses, Fitness for Duty, Disability, Heavy Metals, Toxicology
Dr. Kales is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is Professor & Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and has produced over 200 publications. He is the Chief of Occupational Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Kales has conducted numerous IMEs, chart reviews and has served as an expert for various Governmental Agencies, Insurance Companies, Corporations and Attorneys. He is Board-certified in both Occupational Medicine and was previously trained and certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Kales' reports are timely, objective and yield scientific, objective, consistent, convincing opinions. He also has significant experience with deposition testimony.

Dan Laird, M.D., J.D. Flamingo Medical Clinic

Las Vegas, Nevada
Pain Management - Medicine, Family Medicine - telemedicine, primary care, opioids, overdose, benzodiazepines, respiratory depression, apnea, pain management, pain medicine, pain relief, overdose, prescribing, medical necessity, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, hydromorphone, gabapentin, sleep apnea, hypoxia, anoxic brain damage, analgesia
Dr. Laird has more than 25 years of experience as a primary care and pain management physician. He has extensive experience safely prescribing opioids and is familiar with the consequences of not only over-prescribing, but also under-prescribing of opioids. Dr. Laird holds expertise in anesthesiology and the pharmacology of opioids, benzodiazepines, sedatives, hypnotics, and other sedating medications. He is also intimately familiar with how these medications interact to cause respiratory depression, airway obstruction, apnea, and overdose. Dr. Laird is familiar with the legal and medical issues related to allegations of overprescribing opioids. He is familiar with the standard of care with regard to urine drug testing (UDS) and the pros and cons of the same. Dr. Laird has expertise in the medical and legal aspects of addiction, physical and psychological dependence, withdrawal, diversion, misuse, and the management of opioid addiction. Though Dr. Laird is trained as both a physic...

Bradley B Block, MD ENT and Allergy Associates

Melville, New York
Otolaryngology - voice, sleep apnea, sinusitis, pediatrics, hearing loss, nasal, septum, laryngeal, sinonasal, cough, tonsil

Michael Kortbus, MD, FACS

Red Hook, New York
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine - sinus, allergy, hearing, tumor, sleep apnea, tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness, otalgia, neck, cancer, thyroid, ear, nose, throat, lump, rhinitis, ENT
Dr. Kortbus offers many years of experience in expert witness, testimony, independent chart review, product development, and more. Dr. Kortbus has served as expert witness in court and elsewhere (EBT, deposition) for legal and industry clients. References and CV available on request.

Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA, FAAP Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, Texas
Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesia, Neonatal Anesthesia, PDNV, HCM, Healthcare IT, PONV, Pediatric Research, Patient Safety, PALS, CPR, Sleep Apnea, Opioids
Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA, FAAP is a board certified Anesthesiologist, subspecialty board certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist, at Texas Children's Medical Center. Arvind currently holds the title of Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics. I have trained at some of the top children's hospitals in the country (Cincinnati, Miami, TCH, Dallas). I stay on top of current practice through educational and clinical initiatives. I am happy to provide an objective, structured analysis of any cases you bring to me. I don't have an inclination towards a particular side- I see my role is to provide you a fair assessment for the fee you pay to me.

Gregory W Flolid, MBA Flolid Consulting LLC

Austin, Texas
Medical Devices, Intellectual Property - Infusion Pumps, Sleep Apnea, CPAP, Humidification, Oxygen Concentrators, Oxygen Conserving Devices, Breathe Detection, Electronic Cigarettes, Instrumentation, Sensing, Patent (IP) Cases, Product Liability Cases
Profile: * Medical Device, Automotive and Industrial product development experience since 1987. * Granted 4 US patents * Experience with patent cases since 2004. Areas of expertise: Peristaltic and Syringe Infusion Pumps, Sleep Apnea or CPAP Devices, Oxygen Concentrators, Oxygen Conserving Devices, Breathe Detection, Electronic Cigarettes, Sensing, Gas and Diesel Engine Control Engineering experience: Electrical engineering, System Engineering, Product Development Leadership, Manufacturing, Testing, Circuit Simulations, 6 Sigma Black Belt, Design Control, Risk Management, Failure Analysis, Technology Development Primary Area of Expertise: Medical Devices, Electronics

Kevin F Wilson, MD ENT Specialists

Draper, Utah
Otolaryngology, Otology - ENT, ear, nose, throat, allergy, sinus, sleep apnea, snoring, sleep surgery, sinusitis, ear infection, hearing loss, tinnitus, ear ringing, dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, nasal fracture, facial fracture, thyroid, thyroid surgery, loss of smell, voice, hoarseness
Dr. Wilson is a board-certified comprehensive otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, specializing in and practicing the full breadth of the ENT field. He graduated from the highly-respected Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and completed residency training at the University of Michigan. He was then on faculty at the University of Utah for seven years and started a comprehensive allergy practice in the department, teaching and mentoring many students and residents. He has been growing a busy private practice since then. He has performed many independent medical examinations and chart reviews for workers compensation and disability cases. He has served as an expert witness in many malpractice, personal injury, and workplace injury cases, including five expert witness depositions for the 3M hearing loss litigation. Dr. Wilson has authored 20 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as review articles, book chapters, and poster presentations at national meetings. ...