Surgery Expert Witnesses

Surgery expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on surgery. The surgery expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Medical Devices, Medical Management, Neurological Surgery, Nurse, and Nurse Anesthetist.

Henry H Barnard II, MD MSA Orthopedics

Alabama
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - Spine, Spine Surgeon, Surgery, Orthopedics, Back, Neck, Lumbar Spine
I am a fellowship trained, board certified Orthopaedic Spine surgeon with 30 years of clinical practice experience. I am familiar with the Workmen’s Compensation system in general, as well as conditions of the spine resulting from personal injury claims. I have participated in well over a hundred depositions pertaining to the treatment of these patients, and my opinions are usually definitive.

Morten O Jensen, PhD, DrMed Jexpert LLC

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Medical Devices, Biomedical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Biomechanics, Medical Equipment, Intellectual Property (IP), Patent Infringement, Inter Partes Review (IPR), Patent Invalidity, Surgery, Medical Malpractice, Medical Instrument, Prosthetic Device, Medical Device, Blood, Medical Electronics, Device Failure
Dr. Jensen has been retained by representation for both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving medical devices and equipment, including their failure modes, design/manufacturing issues, usage, and patent infringement. Dr. Jensen has been at trial and deposed several times and participated in on-site interrogations. Dr. Jensen’s educational background is from top ranked universities at the interface of engineering and medicine. He has more than two decades of academic and industry experience in both Europe and the US. He worked for six years with a global measurement, automation, and instrumentation provider in the company’s consulting services and business development departments. He has 17 years of faculty member experience at highly renowned universities in Europe and the US, winning numerous prestigious awards for his work with research, teaching, and service. The results from some of his work has been adopted by the FDA guidelines for designing certain medical devices. ...

ANNE MCADAM, RN,MSN

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

Jordan Lee Newmark, MD, QME Stanford University School of Medicine; Vituity; E&S Newmark Consulting Corp

Redwood City , California
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Chronic pain, acute pain, opioids, addiction, surgery, perioperative, human resources, interventional pain, trauma, medical staff office, interdisciplinary care, medical education
Dr. Newmark is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University, an Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine physician within Vituity, and the President & CEO of E&S Newmark Consulting focused on the practice of medicine, qualified medical evaluation, expert witnessing, career and academic development, and medical-leadership consulting. Prior to this, Dr. Newmark was the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology of Alameda Health System. The overall focus of Dr. Newmark's career has been to address national health issues through community and health system leadership and medical education, particularly surrounding the topics of perioperative and surgical care quality, opioid safety, addiction related care, pandemic and mass casualty response planning, and addressing health equity and bias in health care delivery. Dr. Newmark’s patient care and clinical interests include chronic and acute pain management, interdisciplinary / procedural pain treatment, team based approaches t...

Thomas Tyler, MD, PhD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Redwood City, California
Ophthalmology, Optometry - Vision Impairment, Ocular Disease, Diabetic Retinopathy, Neuroophthalmology, Sight Disorders, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Tear, Macular Degeneration, Optic Nerve, Eye Trauma, Eye Injury, Malpractice, Cataract, Glaucoma, Vision Loss, Surgery, Complications, Standard of Care, Blindness
Thomas Tyler, M.D., Ph.D., Q.M.E., is a board certified ophthalmologist, with extensive experience in the development of medical devices. Dr. Tyler is a graduate of University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Tyler is part of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. He hopes to bring expedient case resolution to any case presented to him as a qualified medical evaluator.

Steve C. Yun, MD

Orange, California
Anesthesiology, Oral Surgery - Anesthesia, Anesthesia malpractice, Anesthesiology malpractice, dental anesthesia, surgery, wrongful death, preoperative preparation, regional anesthesia, ambulatory anesthesia, office anethesia, PACU, airway management, propofol/diprivan, intubation injuries, oral surgery
Board-certified anesthesiologist with full-time clinical practice. Physician of Excellence Award. AAAASF Surveyor. Dental Board of CA Examiner. National High School Debate and Forensics champion.

Jacqueline Dibble, FNP- BC, APRN

Bethany, Connecticut
Otolaryngology, Nurse Practitioner - Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, ENT, Otolaryngology, Surgery, Family Nurse Practitioner
Jacqueline Dibble FNP-BC, I Worked as an RN for four years in Surgical Oncology as a floor nurse caring for patients post surgery after urological, endocrine, liver/pancreatic, and ENT surgeries. For the last 8 years I have worked as an APRN in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery. Experience in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery on the inpatient and outpatient setting and operating room. I have treated a wide variety of otolaryngology patients (Benign and cancer). I am currently still practicing at Yale New Haven Hospital/Smilow Cancer Center.

Keith Pelletier, PhD, MBA, MHS, CCP, LP Healthcare Consulting Firm

Bristol, Connecticut
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical Management - Wrongful death, cardiovascular, surgery, perfusion, and business,
My name is Dr. Keith J. Pelletier PhD, MBA, MHS, CCP, LP. I have been working in the healthcare industry for about 15 years in both clinical and administration roles. I have developed and led educational and simulation programs to educate and train new employees and students. I was awarded the “Top 100 Healthcare Leaders” award for the work and research that I do in healthcare. I have written many articles in medical journals and contributed writing chapters for medical textbooks too. I have consulted many companies and organizations regarding a wide variety of healthcare fields, and I have also served as an Expert Witness for court cases as well. I also am an educator and have been involved in teaching for over 20 years, and I am a Professor at a university where I teach courses, develop courses, serve on dissertation committees, mentor students, and serve on the social media marketing committee. I am available to serve as a consultant or Expert Witness in such fields as healthcare...

Henry H Barnard II, MD MSA Orthopedics

Florida
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - Spine, Spine Surgeon, Surgery, Orthopedics, Back, Neck, Lumbar Spine
I am a fellowship trained, board certified Orthopaedic Spine surgeon with 30 years of clinical practice experience. I am familiar with the Workmen’s Compensation system in general, as well as conditions of the spine resulting from personal injury claims. I have participated in well over a hundred depositions pertaining to the treatment of these patients, and my opinions are usually definitive.

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

Pamela R Noel, MD, MPH Amaris Medical Experts

Lutz, Florida
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - Amaris Medical Experts, LLC is a multi-specialty Network of Physicians in the field of Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Adult Medicine, Radiology, Cardiology, OB/GYN, Emergency, Pediatrics, Surgery, Heme/Onc, Psychiatry, Urology.
Dr. Pamela Noel graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and completed Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She also earned a graduate certificate in Infection Control and has a Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Practice at the University of South Florida. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Noel has served as an infectious disease expert witness, assisting attorneys in various infectious disease related legal cases. She has also performed many independent medical examinations for clients seeking disability insurance due to various acute and/or chronic medical conditions. Dr. Noel joined Infectious Disease Associates o...

SOTIRIS STAMOU, MD, PHD

Tallahassee, Florida
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - Aortic dissection, ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist device, TAVR (traanscatheter aortic valve replacement), CABG, surgery, shock, heart failure, aortic, mitral, tricuspid, aneurysm, cardiac, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, heart.
I am a very experienced, well published, well-versed cardiac surgeon who performs the full spectrum of cardiac surgery. My results are excellent. I have held many academic positions. I am well published in cardiac surgery, with over 80 national and international publications in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. I serve at the editorial board of the Aorta journal and I am reviewer of many prestigious cardiothoracic surgery journals. I frequently present at National and International meetings and I am asked to provide expert opinion in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Henry H Barnard II, MD MSA Orthopedics

Albany , Georgia
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - Spine, Spine Surgeon, Surgery, Orthopedics, Back, Neck, Lumbar Spine
I am a fellowship trained, board certified Orthopaedic Spine surgeon with 30 years of clinical practice experience. I am familiar with the Workmen’s Compensation system in general, as well as conditions of the spine resulting from personal injury claims. I have participated in well over a hundred depositions pertaining to the treatment of these patients, and my opinions are usually definitive.

David M McKalip, MD David M McKalip, MD, LLC

Cartersville, Georgia
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - surgeon, neurosurgeon, surgery, spine, neck, brain, injury, IME, CME, review, trial, travel, Atlanta, neurological surgeon, georgia
A Board-certified neurological surgeon with over 22 years of clinical practice, Dr. McKalip has extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical management of spine, peripheral nerve, and brain disorders. Dr. McKalip takes a very conservative approach to surgery and finds non-surgical options generally provide the lowest cost and greatest benefit to patients. He prefers to reserve advanced surgical therapies for cases in which they provide clear benefit to the patient. His surgical results have been excellent, with minimal complications, and his professional liability profile is favorable. Dr. McKalip has been trained in medical and legal records review and independent medical evaluation by SEAK, Inc. He has expensive experience in Workers Compensation evaluations of patients who present after personal injury incidents. He served on the Quality Improvement Workgroup of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and on the Board of the Florida Medical Association and has se...

Ali Djalilian, MD University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Ophthalmology, Optometry - Cataract, surgery, Pterygium, keratoconus, Cornea Ophthalmology, Optometry, Retina, eye burn, dry eye, chemical, product liability, patent, ocular injury, non lethal projectile injury, paint or pepper ball, MDL
Renowned expert in ophthalmology and corneal surgery. University of Illinois at Chicago professor with expertise in severe corneal injuries (e.g., chemical, burns, flash grenade, ammonia, chlorine, pepper spray, bear spray, paint balls, etc). He is an expert in corneal wound healing disorders, corneal surgery and transplantation. He is an internationally recognized leader and instructor in the management of complex corneal diseases with more than 150 papers and book chapters published. He is also editor-in-chief of the most respected journal related in ocular surface disease. He has interacted with the FDA on clinical studies and has run international clinical trials for treatment of ophthalmologic diseases. He understands the complexity of intellectual property, device, and medication litigation as well as MDL and class action cases. He has been involved in personal injury, medical malpractice, etc. cases on both plaintiff and defense sides. He performs independent medical exam...

Aldo A. Arpaia, MD, FACP Consultants In Medicine

New Providence, New Jersey
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Preoperative Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Ambulatory Medicine, Nursing Home, Surgery, Diabetes, Heart disease, CHF, Stroke
Board certified in Internal Medicine/ Geriatrics and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Arpaia has almost 30 years of academic and private practice experience in hospital, ambulatory medicine and nursing homes. His clinical acumen has both the breath and depth to review clinical cases within his specialties. Dr. Arpaia has reviewed and produced reports in a variety of clinical cases utilizing evidenced based medicine and best practices that have resulted in favorable outcomes for clients. His objective, straight forward and concise reports are clear and provide the information clients seek. Providing expert consultation for attorneys, insurance companies, and third parties, Dr. Arpaia is committed to providing quality service with written reports, expert testimony, and consulting services as needed. Email or simply call to discuss your case, we are eager to help!

Aldo A. Arpaia, MD, FACP Consultants In Medicine

New York
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Preoperative Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Ambulatory Medicine, Nursing Home, Surgery, Diabetes, Heart disease, CHF, Stroke
Board certified in Internal Medicine/ Geriatrics and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Arpaia has almost 30 years of academic and private practice experience in hospital, ambulatory medicine and nursing homes. His clinical acumen has both the breath and depth to review clinical cases within his specialties. Dr. Arpaia has reviewed and produced reports in a variety of clinical cases utilizing evidenced based medicine and best practices that have resulted in favorable outcomes for clients. His objective, straight forward and concise reports are clear and provide the information clients seek. Providing expert consultation for attorneys, insurance companies, and third parties, Dr. Arpaia is committed to providing quality service with written reports, expert testimony, and consulting services as needed. Email or simply call to discuss your case, we are eager to help!

Henry H Barnard II, MD MSA Orthopedics

South Carolina
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - Spine, Spine Surgeon, Surgery, Orthopedics, Back, Neck, Lumbar Spine
I am a fellowship trained, board certified Orthopaedic Spine surgeon with 30 years of clinical practice experience. I am familiar with the Workmen’s Compensation system in general, as well as conditions of the spine resulting from personal injury claims. I have participated in well over a hundred depositions pertaining to the treatment of these patients, and my opinions are usually definitive.

Kate Wise, DNP

Mt Pleasant, South Carolina
Nurse Practitioner, Nurse - pediatrics, family medicine, inpatient, outpatient, critical care, urology, nephrology, child abuse, developmental disabilities, surgery, general practice, medical management, genetics, nutrition, obesity, pain management, radiology, physician assistant, spine surgery, pediatric urology, wounds
I am a board certified Family medicine nurse practitioner with over 16 years of experience in the nursing field. My background encompasses critical care, inpatient and outpatient nursing, family medicine, and extensive pediatric specialty experience. I have been requested as a guest speaker for both doctoral level students and various specialty conferences over the years. I am proficient in medical chart reviewing, and my work as both an RN and as a medical provider gives me a unique perspective to bring as an expert witness. My exceptional oral and written skills as well as outstanding time management serve as a significant benefit to the attorney and case at hand. I am enthusiastic to save the attorney both time and money while providing excellent expert witness services.

Neil Buettner, BSN, CRNA

Cordova, Tennessee
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Anesthesiology, CRNA, Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, PACU, Surgery, Airway Management, Epidural Block, Endoscopy Anesthesia, GI Anesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia
I am an actively practicing CRNA with over 30 years of clinical experience including anesthesia management for inpatient or outpatient surgery including endoscopy. Additionally, I have significant experience in obstetrical anesthesia. My practice has been in a variety of institutional sizes with mostly CRNA-only models. I have served as a clinical preceptor for nurse anesthetist training programs. My experience as a clinician and expert will serve you well as an authoritative voice providing thorough records review, case preparation and expert witness services for plaintiff or defense that are based solely on merit. You can expect a speedy turn around as I provide you with a thorough analysis and a detailed report of my findings.

Daniel J. Aldrich, MD Lakepointe Orthopaedics

Heath, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery - shoulder, knee, fracture, injury, accident, surgery
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Dr. Aldrich received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame. He attended medical school at The Chicago Medical School, and then completed a five-year orthopedic residency at Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, followed by a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine in Aspen, CO. He is a board certified general orthopedic surgeon, with special interest in knee and shoulder. He has been in practice for 23 years, and has experience with case reviews, expert opinions, depositions and trial preparation.

Arie Blitz, MD MBA Arie Blitz MD MBA PLLC

Weslaco, Texas
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Valve, Aortic, Mitral, CABG, LVAD, ECMO, Aortic Dissection, Surgery, Heart, Cardiac, Cardiovascular, TAVR, SAVR
Dr. Arie Blitz is a UCLA-trained board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has held positions in both the academic and private practice spheres during his over twenty years in clinical practice. Dr. Blitz attended Cornell University for his undergraduate degree, Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his medical degree, and Case Western Reserve University for his MBA degree in healthcare finance. In leadership roles throughout his career, Dr. Blitz has taught fellow cardiac surgeons, residents, and medical students. He maintains a popular Youtube channel focused on teaching other cardiothoracic surgeons how to perform a wide variety of complex cardiac surgeries. His Youtube channel, Heartfixer100, has been a valuable resource to patients considering cardiac surgery. As an academic, he has given lectures on a wide variety of cardiothoracic topics at national and international meetings. Dr. Blitz has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on t...

STEPHEN M. COHEN, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS VA MEDICAL CENTER

CHESTERFIELD, Virginia
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - COLON CANCER, COLONOSCOPY, DIVERTICULITIS, BOWEL OBSTRUCTION, BLEEDING, FECAL INCONTINENCE, CONSTIPATION, HEMORRHOIDS, NUTRITION, CHOLECYSTITIS, APPENDICITIS, LARGE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION, SMALL BOWEL OBSTRUCTION, ASCITIS, ABSCESS, ANAL FISTULA, RECTAL, SURGERY, POLYPS, INFLAMMATION, ADHESIONS, CROHN'S
In his new position, Dr. Stephen Cohen is leading the way for improved surgical care for those who have served our great country. Dr. Cohen has joined the surgical team at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Furthermore, Dr. Cohen will join the faculty as a full-time colon and rectal surgeon to help teach, train, and educate the young physicians who comprise the backbone of the VA organization. Dr. Stephen Cohen was the first Board certified colon and rectal surgeon for the southern crescent area in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of his patients traveled long distances to receive his high quality care, due to his unique ability to put patients and family at ease during difficult and often stressful times. Dr. Cohen is an innovator, pioneer, and pacesetter of emerging, developing, and innovative colorectal techniques. He is active in teaching, educating, and collaborating with physicians both domestically and internationally, in which his...

Jessi Ryan, MSN, RN

Ferndale, Washington
Nurse, Nursing Administration - ambulatory care center, asc, outpatient surgery, day surgery, PACU, post op, pre-op, surgery, surgical nurse, surgery nurse, director of nursing, infusion nurse
I have been a nurse in outpatient surgery (Surgery Centers and Hospital) for 10 years. I have worked in several different establishments which adds variety to my experiences. Most of my experience has been in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC). I have worked bedside for 7 years including outpatient infusions for a variety of patients. The last 3 1/2 years I have been a supervisor for an ASC and moved up to Director of Nursing where I learned more than I could hope for during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have been through AAAHC and CMS surveys with passing scores and high kudos. I have worked while earning two degrees along with my American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification. I have passed the AORN ASC Administrator Training Course and am always interested in broadening my knowledge level. At this time I am taking Legal Nursing Courses in hopes to be certified soon.