Surgical Infections Expert Witnesses
Surgical infections 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 infections. The surgical infections expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, and Wound Care.
Joseph B. Marzouk, MD, FIDSA Infectious Disease SpecialistOakland, 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.
Patricia A Penkoske, MD Washington University School of MedicineSt. 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.
Richard Snepar, MD, FACP, FIDSAEast Brunswick, New Jersey
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, sepsis, endocarditis, bacteremia, bacterial infections, virus, MRSA, urinary tract infections, surgical infections, sexually transmitted infections, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, prosthetic joint infections, spine infections, device-related infections, nursing home infections.
I am a board-certified infectious disease physician and internist. I am active in a busy clinical practice in New Jersey. I am an attending at three hospitals and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I have been doing expert medical reviews for over 10 years. I am comfortable evaluating the merits of a case both for plaintiff and defense. I am comfortable with deposition and trial testimony. Clinically I consult and manage infectious diseases in outpatients and hospitalized patients including the emergency room and ICU. I also consult and manage patients in long-term care facilities and nursing homes. These reviews have included but are not limited to: COVID-19, sepsis, septic shock, endocarditis, bacteremia, bacterial infections including MRSA, diabetic foot infections, urinary tract infections, surgical infections and complications of surgery, viral infections, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, spine infections, prostheti...
Ira A Gurland, MDEast Brunswick, New Jersey
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID 19, HIV, AIDS, surgical infections, necrotizing fasciitis, prosthetic joint infection, diabetic foot infection, bacteremia, endocarditis, urinary tract infection, prostatitis, cellulitis, wound, vaccine, Lyme disease, antibiotics, fungal infections, bacterial infections, travel medicine.
I am a board certified infectious diseases physician and internist in active clinical practice in central New Jersey for 22 years. I have had the privilege of being retained for independent medical evaluations in a variety of cases. The goals of these examinations have included evaluating the merits of a case for trial, evaluating insurer’s liability, workman’s compensation and medical malpractice. Diagnoses involved in these matters have included COVID-19 infection, diabetic foot infection leading to limb loss, surgical site infections, necrotizing fasciitis, cellulitis, and many others. I have the ability to breakdown complex medical jargon and make it understandable. I am willing to provide redacted reports.
Aaron E. Roth, MD, FACSNew Rochelle, New York
General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery - minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, anti reflux surgery, gastric surgery, gastro intestinal surgery, colon surgery, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernia surgery, wound care, surgical infections
In community practice since 1995 after surgical training at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York City followed by a fellowship at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center in surgical critical care. Board certified in general surgery with a certificate of added qualifications in surgical critical care. Bariatric surgery experience. Currently Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital.
Igor Melnychuk, MDAsheville, 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...
Shirin Mazumder, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, AAHIVSMemphis, 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...
Daniel Mendoza, MD, PhDPearland, Texas
Infectious Diseases - Sepsis, Meningitis, Encephalitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, COVID-19, HIV, 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 has taught 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.