Travel Medicine Expert Witnesses

Travel medicine 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 travel medicine. The travel medicine expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Terrell J Swanson, MD, FAWM Swanson Emergency Medical Services

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Emergency Medicine - High altitude illness, hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, heat illness, heat stroke, dive injuries, arterial gas embolism, decompression illness, marine medicine, envenomations, travel medicine, animal attacks, acquired angioedema, ozone toxicity, physical/chemical restraints, stroke, sepsis
Terrell J. Swanson, MD, FAWM, has been an Emergency Medicine (EM) Physician for a total of 15 years. He has worked in a variety of settings including academic centers, trauma centers, and community hospitals as well as in rural settings. He also served as a core faculty physician at the HCA Florida Orange Park Emergency Medicine residency for 2 years, giving myriad lectures as well as publishing 2 articles (Ozone Toxicity and Acquired Angioedema).  He further specialized by completing a Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), which consists of expertise in areas such as dive injuries, high altitude illness (including high altitude pulmonary edema and high altitude cerebral edema), heat illness/heat stroke, hypothermia/frostbite, marine medicine, envenomations and animal attacks. He is also a Candidate for a Diploma in Dive & Marine Medicine (DiDMM).  Other areas of expertise include but are not limited to: dehydration, acquired angioedema, ozone toxicity, toxicology, EMTALA, inv...

Ira A Gurland, MD

East 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.

Paul M. Lantos, MD, MS Duke University School of Medicine

Durham, North Carolina
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Occupational Medicine - Lyme disease, COVID, malaria, typhoid, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tick-borne diseases, parasites, measles, pertussis, meningitis, bacterial infections, sepsis, fever, cytomegalovirus, infected animal bites, vaccines, travel medicine, epidemiology, institutional review board (IRB)
• Triple-boarded specialist in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine • Fellowship trained at Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health • COVID-19 experience, including case management, test interpretation, isolation and public health recommendations, personal and occupational protective measures, risk assessments for adults and children at risk of severe COVID-19, and return to work determinations for infected employees. • Clinical and academic expertise in vector-borne infectious diseases (e.g. infections carried by ticks and mosquitoes), zoonotic infections (transmitted from animals, e.g. rabies, bartonella, cat scratch and cat bite fever), and environmental infectious diseases. • Clinical and academic expertise in geographic and travel medicine, including clinical malaria and malaria prevention, travel vaccines, pre-travel counseling and risk assessments, post-travel evaluation, prevention and treat...

Lara Phillips, MD

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Emergency Medicine - Wilderness Medicine, humanitarian relief, disaster relief, rural medicine, environmental emergencies, in-flight emergencies, critical care, trauma, travel medicine, bites and stings, animal attacks, altitude medicine, poisonings, concussion, neurological emergencies, behavioral health, ophtho
Dr. Phillips is an Clinical Associate Professor of emergency medicine practicing in Philadelphia, PA. She achieved her B.S. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and completed her medical school and Emergency Medicine Residency training at Vanderbilt University. She then went on to complete a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where she spent several months rotating at a high altitude clinic in Nepal and providing disaster relief during the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Since then, she has been practicing full time in a busy Level 1 Trauma center in Center City, Philadelphia. Dr. Phillips also has experience rotating in rural Alaska and South Dakota through the Indian Health Service as well as international experience in Guyana and Nepal. She has assisted with numerous covid initiatives, serving as part of the Regional Congregate Care A...