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, Medical Management, Nurse, Otolaryngology, Otology, and Pediatric Pulmonology.

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...

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

Chicago, 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 20 years experience in health care, including positions in the clinical environment, education, and academia. Advanced practice nurse for respiratory care and tracheostomy specialist. Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology with the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Tracheostomy specialist and co-editor / author of the new book, Tracheostomies: The Complete Guide (Morris & Afifi, 2010, NY: Springer). 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.)

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.

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.

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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=schechter+ms Knowledgeable in all kinds of neonatal and pediatric respiratory disease. Previous experience in general pediatrics