Surgical Complications Expert Witnesses

Surgical complications 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 surgical complications. The surgical complications expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecology, Hepatology, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Neurophysiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care, and Trauma Surgery.

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...

Fawaz Faisal, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Burbank, California
Neurology, Neurophysiology - Traumatic Injury, Nerve Pain, Seizures, Standard of Care, Critical Care, Disability, Back Pain, Stroke, Migraine, Tremor, Movement Disorder, Spine Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, TBI, Concussions, Spasticity, Muscle Weakness, Loss of Consciousness, Oxygen Deprivation, Surgical Complications
Dr. Fawaz Faisal is triple board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Sleep Medicine. He began his medical education at the University of Damascus in Damascus, Syria, graduating in 1986. He moved to California in 1987 where he completed his Neurology residency at Standford University Hospital. He then completed additional fellowships in Sleep Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology at UCLA. He has since served as an assistant clinical professor at UCLA for 20 years. Dr. Faisal holds hospital privileges at Providence St. Joseph Burbank, UCLA Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In addition he has been the president and medical director of Western Neurological Associates in Burbank since 2000. His practice has included treatment of epilepsy, headaches, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders and Dementia/Parkinson’s disease.

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...

Alexander Knezevic, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Los Angeles, California
Ophthalmology - Standard of Care, Traumatic Injury, Loss of Vision, Corneal Abrasion, Puncture Wounds, Subconjunctival Hemorrhage, Accidents, Blunt Force Trauma, Surgical Complications, Blurry Vision, Blindness, Detached Retina, Inflammation, Foreign Body, Reduced Vision
Dr. Knezevic completed his ophthalmology training at the prestigious Northwestern University, which has consistently been ranked one of the nation’s top medical schools by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Knezevic continued his surgical training at University of California - Irvine with a Fellowship in Corneal, Anterior Segment, & Refractive surgery. Dr. Knezevic has published many peer-reviewed articles, presented at national conferences, and written a number of book chapters on the topics of dry eye, corneal surgery, and cataract surgery. He has performed an extensive number of sight-saving surgeries abroad, and has been a visiting physician in both India and Nepal. He is motivated to pass his experience on to the next generation by teaching residents and medical students. He holds appointments as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at UCLA and Medical Staff at Cedars-Sinai.

Jacob Reznik, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Newport Beach, California
Ophthalmology - Standard of Care, Injury, Loss of Vision, Corneal Abrasion, Puncture Wounds, Subconjunctival Hemorrhage, Accidents, Blunt Force Trauma, Surgical Complications, Blurry Vision, Blindness, Detached Retina, Inflammation, Chemical Burns, Foreign Body
Jacob Reznik, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist, refractive surgeon specializing is modern, all laser cataract and refractive surgery and a founding partner at the Glaucoma Care Center. Dr. Reznik is a third generation physician and second generation ophthalmologist. Specializing as a cataract surgeon with more than 17,000 procedures completed to date. Dr. Reznik has contributed to multiple scientific studies including safety of modern refractive surgery, treatment of ocular infections and age-related macular degeneration. He has several scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals including Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Journal of Refractive Surgery and Expert Review Ophthalmology. He has presented his research findings at global and domestic conferences such as the International Congress of Genetics, American Academy of Ophthalmology National Meeting and the Wilmer Research Association. Dr. Reznik is a member of the American Academy of Ophtha...

Angel E Alsina, MD FACS FAASLD

Tampa, Florida
General Surgery, Hepatology - Liver Transplantation, Bile duct injuries, Portal Hypertension, Hepatitis C, Chronic Liver Disease, Organ Transplantation, Organ Donation, Liver Failure, Liver Oncology, Liver Cancer, Surgical complications, Correctional Medicine of liver diseases and hepatitis C, Drug-induced liver injuries
Trained at Harvard Department of Surgery, New England Deaconess program in Hepato-Biliary Surgery, liver surgery, and Liver Transplantation. American Board of Surgery certified. Fellow designation by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases ( AASLD). Collaborative Professor at University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine. Real world experience: • 24 years of hepato-biliary (liver) surgery and liver transplantation experience at a tertiary care, 1,010 bed teaching hospital. • Broad skills in general surgery, liver surgery, transplantation, hepatology , and hepato-oncology (liver cancer). Robotic surgery certified. • Directed liver transplantation and cancer programs for total of 20 years • Experienced in Hepatitis C. Principal investigator in Hepatitis C trials that resulted in drug approval. • Managed immunosuppression treatments long term in over 1,000 liver transplant recipients. • Leader of a multi-disciplinary liver cancer team. Conducte...

Robert A Beatty, MD

Hinsdale, Illinois
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Head Injury, Independent Medical Examinations, Misse Diagnosis, Neurological Damage, Neurological IME, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Surgery, Spine Injuries, Surgery Complications
Dr. Beatty provides expert witness testimony including neurosurgery malpractice for plaintiff and defense, emphasizing deviation from the standard of care, missed diagnosis and the avoidance and treatment of surgical complications. He performs IMEs in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. He is a founding member of the Illinois State Advisory Council on spinal cord and head injury.

Gerald R. Harpel, MD Medical Consulting

Cynthiana, Kentucky
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - OB Complications, Gynecology Complications, Surgical Complications, Medical Malpractice, Medical Record Keeping
Board Certified OB/GYN. Well-versed in standard-of-care issues referenced to obstetric and gynecology, involving surgical complications. Fellowship in ACOG, ACS. ICS. Expert chart review, Depositions, Court Room Testimony. I am available for either plaintiff or defense cases. I have attended SEAK’s course on Expert Witnessing.

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.

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...

Joseph R Zerbo, DO

Linwood, New Jersey
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spine Injury, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Surgical Complications, Spine Fracture, Radiculopathy, Spinal Instrumentation, Spine Infection, Cervical Fusim, Discography
Board Certified AOBOS, Pravate Practice since 1988, member North American Spine Society 1999

Roger S Lash, MD

White Plains, New York
Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology, Cataract, Cataract Surgery, Surgical Complication, Eye Surgery Complications
Ophthalmology, Cataract and anterior segment surgery, cataract and other eye surgery complications