Tracheostomy Expert Witnesses

Tracheostomy 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 tracheostomy. The tracheostomy expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist, Medical Management, Nurse, Otolaryngology, Otology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Plastic Surgery, Public Health, and Sleep Medicine.

Sande O Okelo, MD, PhD UCLA

Culver City, California
Pediatric Pulmonology, Public Health - asthma, congenital lung diseases, pneumonia, lung disease of prematurity/infancy, chronic lung disease, respiratory distress/emergencies/failure, tracheostomy, tracheo/broncho-malacia, airway bleeding, toxic tort, smoke exposure
I am a clinically active Pediatric Pulmonologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I am board certified in Pediatric Pulmonology (fellowship at Johns Hopkins) and a PhD in Clinical Investigation (Johns Hopkins), so I am well-versed in epidemiology and its applications to medical care, public health, best practices and causality. My qualifications and breadth of experience make me highly qualified to serve as your medical consultant for most pediatric cases. I am an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA, where I am also the Division Chief (10+ years) and Director of the Pediatric Asthma Center of Excellence. I am also an active researcher, studying quality of asthma care and methods to optimize care and outcomes, with 50 published research papers. Given that I actively teach medical students and pediatric residents, I stay abreast of the current literature in the field, I am intimately knowledgeable with the standards of care in treating pediatric respiratory disease ...

Richard A. Beck, MD, FACS, FARS AOS

Jacksonville, Florida
Otolaryngology, Otology - Laryngology (voice/airway), Dysphagia (swallowing), Rhinology (nose/sinus), Sleep apnea (OSA), Otology (hearing/ear surgery), ENT causation, Geriatric ENT, Voice/Speech, Vocal cord paralysis, Tracheostomy, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Complications, ENT Complications, airway obstruction.
Dr. Richard A. Beck is a board certified Otolaryngologist (ENT) offering expert witness services with experience in testimony by deposition and at trial. He is a surgical expert in ear, nose, throat & airway. Over 20 years of expert witness practice, independent medical examination (IME) and case review. Expert review of causation in complex ENT cases. Credentials: Diplomate American Board of Otolaryngology, Fellow American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Fellow American College of Surgeons, Fellow American Rhinologic Society, Fellow American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology, Board Certified, FL Licensed, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS), American Heart Association ACLS / BLS Certification Dr. Richard A. Beck uses state-of-the-art testing and digital video examination equipment for diagnosis and documentation. Experience in complex case management for voice, swallowing, airway, sinus, and head & neck surgical cases. Available for IME, expert medica...

Jonathan P Lindman, MD, MBA Augusta ENT Allergy

Evans, Georgia
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine - Hearing loss, Tinnitus, Sleep apnea, Sinus surgery, Nasal injury, Sleep medicine, Airway obstruction, ENT complications, ENT causation, Loss of smell, Nosebleeds, Facial paralysis, Inspire, Septoplasty, Tonsillectomy, Hoarseness, ENT surgery, Balloon sinuplasty, Ear tubes, Tracheostomy, Allergies
Double Board-certified otolaryngologist and sleep medicine specialist with 18 years of medical and surgical ENT experience in private practice setting. Initial phone consultation is complementary. Provides thoughtful, detailed reports in a timely fashion.

Dr Linda L. Morris, Ph.D., APN, CCNS, FCCM Dr Linda L. Morris

Darien, Illinois
Critical Care Medicine, Nurse - tracheostomy specialist, critical care, respiratory nursing, adult nursing, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, nurse, acute care, medical malpractice, nursing standard of care, tracheostomy care, personal injury
Linda Morris is a certified clinical nurse specialist in critical care, who provides consultation and expert testimony in medical-legal cases. Over 30 years experience in health care, including positions in the clinical environment, education, and academia. Advanced practice nurse for respiratory care and tracheostomy specialist. Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Anesthesiology with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Tracheostomy specialist and co-editor / author of the new book, Tracheostomies: The Complete Guide, 2nd Ed. (Morris & Afifi, 2021, Benchmark Health Publishing). Speaker who has developed and presented hundreds of formal and informal programs to numerous professional, civic, and community groups. Clinical consulting for tracheostomy patients (improving care; developing policies, protocols, teaching, etc.)

Gary Huang, MD GH ENT Consultants

Omaha, Nebraska
Otolaryngology, Otology - vagal nerve stimulator, hypoglossal nerve stimulator, INSPIRE, tracheostomy, subglottic stenosis, cholesteatoma, stapes surgery, mastoid, sinus, bone anchored hearing aid, BAHA, CSF leak, parotid, cancer, tinnitus, hearing injury, temporal bone fractures, nose bleeds, epistaxis, thyroid
Dr. Huang is a Board Certified Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon in active full time clinical practice. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Illinois. He completed his Otolaryngology / Head and Neck residency at University Hospitals / Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Huang has headed the launch of new hypoglossal nerve stimulator (INSPIRE), bone anchored hearing aid implant, and vagal nerve stimulator programs and have given presentations on implantable devices and other topics. His practice consists of adult otologic surgery including cholesteatomas, stapes surgery, middle ear reconstruction, and mastoid surgery as well as surgery of the sinuses, thyroid, parathyroids, laryngology, and head and neck cancer.

Cheramie Thompson, MHA, BSN, RN, VWCN

Las Vegas, Nevada
Nurse, Medical Management - geriatrics, pediatrics, nursing homes, long term care, home health, home care, fall prevention, ICU, intensive care unit, psychiatric care, correctional healthcare, pressure sores & ulcers, wound care, skilled nursing facility, director of nursing, tracheostomy, hemodialysis
Award-winning nurse leader. Broadly experienced including: director of nursing at skilled nursing facility, wound care certified, pediatric homecare, director of nursing at an acute care hospital, acute care travel nurse, correctional nurse, and ICU nurse. Experience in psychiatric-geriatric care, ICU, medical-surgical, neurology, psychiatric and post-operative units.

Gaby Razzouk, MD Rochester Regional Health

Victor, New York
Hospitalist - Adult hospital Medicine, hospital acquired conditions, medication errors, pressure ulcers, post-ICU care, chronic respiratory failure, tracheostomy, prolonged mechanical ventilation, falls, delirium.
As a board certified hospitalist with a decade of work experience, I possess a diverse skill set that enables me to excel in patient care and clinical management. In addition to my clinical responsibilities, I have a passion for teaching and have actively participated in remediation of learner, and guiding their professional growth. Over the years, I have developed a nuanced understanding of hospital acquired conditions and effective strategies to minimize their occurrences, ensuring patient safety and promoting optimal outcomes. Furthermore, I have acquired proficiency in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), utilizing this valuable tool to aid in diagnosis and treatment decisions.

Erik B Hysinger, MD MSCE

Cincinnati, Ohio
Pediatric Pulmonology - asthma, pneumonia, premature lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic lung disease, hypoxemia, hypercarbia, tracheostomy, mechanical ventilation, tracheomalacia, bronchomalacia, pulmonary hemorrhage, hemoptysis, laryngomalacia, subglottic stenosis, aspiration, bronchoscopy, aspiration
Dr. Hysinger is a board certified Pediatrician and Pediatric Pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (ranked #2 by US News) with more than 10 years of clinical experience in Pediatrics. He completed his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a triple major in chemistry, math and biology. He remained at Vanderbilt for medical school and Pediatrics training. Following residency, Dr. Hysinger completed his Pediatric Pulmonology training at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he also obtained a Master's of Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hysinger joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2016 where he founded and serves as the Co-Director of the Cincinnati Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Center. While he has expertise in a general pulmonology such as asthma, pneumonia, bronchopulmonary dyspl...

Michael Loochtan, MD

Dublin, Ohio
Otolaryngology - Ear Nose & Throat, ENT, Laryngology, Larynx, Voice, Vocal Cords, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Hoarseness, Tracheostomy, Sinus Surgery, Airway, Jet Ventilation, Swallowing
Dr. Loochtan is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained laryngologist. He practices general otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and laryngology (voice, airway & swallowing) in private practice. Dr. Loochtan has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and currently serves as section chief of otolaryngology at a regional tertiary care hospital in Central Ohio.

Catherine Weng, MD

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery - hearing loss, loss of smell and taste, sinus disease, sinus surgery , head and neck surgery complications, facial fractures, facial trauma, injectables, cosmetic surgery, tinnitus, face lift, rhinoplasty, nasal trauma, thyroid surgery, vocal cord paralysis, hoarseness, tracheostomy, airway problems
Dr. Catherine Weng MD FACS is an expert in the fields of facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology. She holds board certifications by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. She has a special interest in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the nose and face. She has been in practice for over 7 years. She is well regarded by her peers and highly sought after by patients. Dr Weng is widely published having authored numerous book chapters and research articles the field offacial plastic surgery. She is a frequent reviewer for and invited commentary contributor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the premier journal of the Aesthetic Society and the American Society if Plastic Surgery. Fellow in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery – Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery – Rochester, NY Residency Otolaryngology: Case Western Reserve University Otolaryngology

Chad Paxson, D.O.

Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - sleep disorders, sleep apnea, sleepwalking, parasomnia, CPAP, INSPIRE, intubation, central line, intubation, tracheostomy, airway management, ventilator management, sepsis, COVID-19, critical care, pulmonary disease, asbestos, asthma, COPD
Board certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care, sleep medicine and internal medicine through the ABIM. Fellowship trained at Louisiana State University and have been in both private and employed practice settings since 2012. Experienced and practiced in multiple states and various practice/hospital sizes from community settings to large tertiary referral centers in large cities. Currently sit on multiple hospital leadership committees including medical executive committee, pharmacy and therapeutics committee as well as take an active role in changes effecting our sleep medicine program to include sleep lab accreditation procedures, participating in the installation of an INSPIRE program and actively teach and hold the role of supervisor for our sleep nurse practitioner for the state medical board. Have been featured in Chattanooga’s Healthscope and interviewed on local area news on topics as they pertain to sleep medicine as well. Incorporating medical expert witnessing i...

Michael S Schechter, MD, MPH Children Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University

Midlothian, Virginia
Pediatric Pulmonology - Cystic Fibrosis, asthma, respiratory failure, pneumonia, empyema, hemoptysis, ventilator, airway obstruction, bronchomalacia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, hypoxemia, aspiration, tracheostomy, interstitial lung disease, respiratory arrest, bronchiectasis, obstructive sleep apnea, ciliary dyskinesia
Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep, Children's Hospital of Richmond (CHOR) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU); Director of the VCU Cystic Fibrosis Center; Director of the CHOR Community Asthma Program; Past Chair of the Section of Pediatric Pulmonology of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); Associate Editor, AAP Handbook on Pediatric Pulmonology; Past Chair of the Pediatric Program Committee of the American Thoracic Society. Active Clinical Researcher with over 100 publications Knowledgeable in all kinds of neonatal and pediatric respiratory disease. Previous experience in general pediatrics