Tolac Expert Witnesses

Tolac 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 tolac. The tolac expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Hospitalist and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Melissa G. Drake, MD

Santa Barbara, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - reproductive, high-risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, hysterectomy, laparoscopy, preterm labor, ectopic pregnancy, lactation, Caesarean section, incompetent cervix, hypertensive disorders, VBAC, TOLAC, malpresentation, shoulder dystocia, abnormal labor, gestational diabetes, obstetrical hemorrhage
I obtained my medical degree at the University of Arizona and completed residency training at George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, where I carried a medical license in three different jurisdictions (VA, MD, and DC). During this time, I worked at hospitals where 2,000 - 10,000 babies were delivered annually and gained experience in both low- and high-risk pregnancy, as well as obstetrical emergencies including shoulder dystocia, hemorrhage, amniotic fluid embolus, seizure, and stroke. My particular areas of interest include TOLAC/VBAC, cesarean section, labor pain relief, patient autonomy, and medical ethics. My strengths include a robust verbal persuasive ability, strong written and verbal communication skills, a tenacious work ethic, and the ability to solve problems creatively.

Ian Ross Donald, MD

Ketchum, Idaho
Obstetrics & Gynecology - breech delivery, cesarean, ectopic, abortion complications, fetal monitoring, gestational diabetes, vehicle accidents in pregnancy,OB Hospitalist practice, Peer Review, PostPartum Hemorrhage, Preeclampsia, TOLAC, Shoulder Dystoia, vacuum and Forceps Delivery, Preterm Labor
Board Certified by ABOG, Diplomate of American Board of OBGYN, Certified Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology by Quebec College of Physicians and Surgeons, Board Certified by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, FRCS(C) I have practiced obstetrics and gynecology for the past 49 years. The first 19 years included the teaching faculty at UCLA and Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. I have worked in both city and rural facilities. In the last ten years I have specialized in hospital based obstetrics and gynecology. This includes care of women with high risk pregnancies requiring hospital care, labor and delivery of both low and high risk women, obstetrical emergencies, postpartum care and emergency department consultations and emergency gynecologic surgery. I have served as an expert witness for both defense and plaintiff for almost 40 years, including peer review, records review, expert witness reports, depositions, testimony at arbitration and in court. Areas of testim...

Mark L. de Fazio, MD, FACOG, C-EFM deFazio Obstetrics & Gynecology PC

Brooklyn, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Vaginal delivery, Cesarean Section, Fetal Distress, Shoulder Dystocia, Breast Cancer Screening and Detection, Uterine Perforation, Hysterectomy, Myomectomy, Laparoscopy, TOLAC, Uterine Rupture, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Cervical Cancer Screening and Detection, Post Menopausal Bleeding,
I am a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. I am an Attending physician at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College. My areas of expertise include all aspects of prenatal care and delivery, cesarean section, cervical and breast cancer screening and detection, postmenopausal bleeding, gynecologic surgery and general office practice.

Kimberly A. Bowman, MD, FACOG

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics, birth injury, birth trauma, asphyxia, HIE, shoulder dystocia, cesarean section, VBAC, TOLAC, hemorrhage, informed consent, preeclampsia, ectopic pregnancy, laparoscopy, high risk pregnancy, preterm labor, fetal monitoring, abnormal labor, cord prolapse, gestational diabetes, vacuum.
Board-certified OB/Gyn and Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. My OB/Gyn experience spans over 20 years in Oklahoma and includes faculty leadership roles with extensive teaching experience at the University of Oklahoma, national academic presentations, traditional OB/Gyn private practice, and OB hospitalist care managing obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. As an expert witness, I impartially advocate for truth and fairness based on the evidence. My goal is to provide a thoughtful and evidence-based perspective to all cases.

Shana Yeager, MD

North Richland Hills, Texas
Obstetrics & Gynecology - birth injury, TOLAC, VBAC, ectopic pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, maternal hemorrhage, cesarean section, shoulder dystocia, fetal monitoring, forceps, vacuum delivery, maternal morbidity and mortality
Board Certified since 2008 Medical Consultant for Medical Board of CA Clinical Assistant Professor, Western University of Health Sciences Experience in peer review, department chair, medical executive committee

Katherine R Kula, MD

Purcellville, Virginia
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospitalist - Cesarean Delivery, TOLAC, VBAC, High Risk Obstetrics, Breech Delivery, Preeclampsia, Gestational Diabetes, Ectopic Pregnancy, Obstetrical Emergencies, Gynecology Emergencies, Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Postpartum Hemorrhage
I have practiced obstetrics and gynecology for the past 13 years. In the last ten years I have specialized in hospital based obstetrics and gynecology. This includes care of women with high risk pregnancies requiring hospital care, labor and delivery of both low and high risk women, obstetrical emergencies, postpartum care, emergency department consultations and emergency gynecologic surgery, as well as in-hospital obstetrics and gynecology consultations. I participated in the opening of a new obstetric emergency department at the facility where I work, and continue to see patients there. I also provide prenatal care for both low and high risk pregnancies in the hospital clinic. I have an interest in improving the quality of medical care and have been a member of a hospital wide clinical quality committee for the past three years.