Tavr Expert Witnesses

Tavr 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 tavr. The tavr expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Interventional Cardiology.

Atul Madan, M.D., MBA, Asst Professor UCF College of Medicine.

VA-VA Consulting, LLC.

Kissimmee, Florida
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology - Pacemaker, ICD, TAVR, catheterization, STEMI, heart attack, balloon, stent, coronary dissection, perforation, TEE, valve disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, embolism, hypertension, aortic aneurysm, hyperlipidemia, stroke, sudden death, morbidity, standard of care, negligence.
Why should you choose me over anyone else for your next expert witness case? Well, I have been trained in Harvard affiliate teaching hospital, and have touched over 200,000 lives in the span of 23 years of my career. With my astounding education, experience, testimonials and the skill sets I will effectively deliver an evidence based, peer reviewed, thoroughly researched, honest, timely and concise opinion or a second opinion on your case. My conclusions will always be based on the merits and the facts of the case and will address the question of whether the physician departed from the established standards of care and if the adverse outcomes were the result of his/her acts of negligence in commissioning or omitting the expected level of care. Please feel free to call or text me at (516) 603-7177 for your next plaintiff or defendant case. For more details please refer to my CV and references are available on request.

Christina Vassileva, MD

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - mitral valve repair, mitral valve replacement, mitral valve surgery, valve repair, valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR, TAVI, coronary artery bypass, CABG, aortic aneurysm, atrial fibrillation
I completed medical school and general surgery at Johns Hopkins and subsequently finished my training in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac track at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2009. Throughout my training I have received multiple awards that distinguish my scholastic achievement. I am well versed in all aspects of cardiac surgery. I have special expertise in mitral valve repair. I also have experience with transcatherter aortic valve replacement. I have been involved on a national level in a number of professional organizations, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) as a member of the Quality Management Task Force as one of the participants in the development of the updated risk model in cardiac surgery, on which the STS risk calculator is based. In the American College of Cardiology (ACC), I have participated in a number of initiatives on patient-centered care and shared decision-making. In addition, I am one of two surgeons nationally t...

Jessica Blum, NP

Cortlandt Manor, New York
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Heart transplant Coordinator, lung transplant, robotic surgery, TAVR, ECMO, LVADs, CABG , Valvular disease, endocarditis, dissections, discharge Nurse practitioner, thoracic nurse practitioner, Cardiothoracic NP, Cardiothoracic Nurse practitioner
I have been an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for 10 years, I received my Masters degree from New York University in 2008. I started my career in nursing in 2005, when I worked in a Trauma Level One emergency room in New York City. Since graduating with my masters I have predominantly worked as a Cardiothoracic ICU Nurse Practitioner. I have managed patients both in the hospital and outpatient setting, specifically as a Heart Transplant Coordinator. I am trained to manage patients throughout there hospital course, pre/post surgery and the vast complications that arise. Spending time in the intensive care unit, step-down unit, consult service and discharge planning. I am also trained in ECMO/mechanical support management and have my FCCS and ACLS certifications. I also am part time faculty at Pace University where I am developing there Acute Care NP program and adjunct clinical faculty at New York University.

Stephanie Manheim, DNP

New York, New York
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - critical care, heart surgery, intensive care unit, lung surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, postoperative care, cardiovascular intensive care unit, TAVR, transfemoral aortic valve replacement, mitral clip, cardiothoracic nurse practioner
Certification in Cardiac Surgery-CSC- since 2008 I have over 20 years of clinical expertise in Cardiothoracic Surgery/Critical Care. I am an expert practitioner at my institution. I have been a clinical adjunct instructor for 5 years in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Rory Meyers School of Nursing. I have a wealth of knowledge in critical care/intensive care.

Jesse Raiten, MD, FCCM

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care Anesthesiology, Cardiac Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Airway and Dental Injury, Intubation, Thoracic Anesthesia, Respiratory Failure, Extubation, Medication Errors, Cardiac Arrest, Shock, Heart failure, Delirium, Sedation, ECMO, Sepsis, DVT, TAVR, Balloon Pump
- Professor with active practice at the University of Pennsylvania - Ivy League residency and fellowship trained (Columbia University) - Certificate in Patient Safety, Quality and Informatics Leadership from Harvard Medical School - Triple board certified (Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Advanced Perioperative Echocardiography) - Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Officer for Anesthesiology and Critical Care at large teaching hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Extensive experience managing high acuity patients in the operating room and ICU - Extensive experience in evaluation, assessment, and management of patient complications in anesthesiology and critical care settings - Extensive experience with resident physician and CRNA supervision, as well as directly providing anesthesia - Member of Patient Safety Committees, Mortality Review Committee, Clinical Effectiveness Team, Pharmacy Committee - More than 40 publications in top c...


Allentown, Pennsylvania
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), Heart valve repair/replacement, TAVR, TEVAR, MitraClip, thoracic aortic aneurysm, septal myectomy, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Impella, lung cancer surgery, chest wall surgery, empyema, aortic dissection, lead extraction, chest trauma
I am a cardiothoracic surgeon currently practicing at Lehigh Valley Health Network. I obtained my BA degree in Chemistry at the University of Chicago. After college, I then continued at the University of Chicago for medical school. I am currently the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 2017. My practice includes coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and replacements, aortic and aneurysm surgery, reoperations, TAVR, MitraClip, septal myectomy for HCM, ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, lead extraction, procedures for atrial fibrillation, and lung cancer surgery. I have been in practice since 2001.