Valvular Heart Disease Expert Witnesses

Valvular heart disease 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 valvular heart disease. The valvular heart disease expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Cardiovascular Disease, Correctional Healthcare, Electrophysiology, Internal Medicine, and Interventional Cardiology.

Philip E. Newman, MD

Newport Beach, California
Cardiovascular Disease - cardiology, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, hypertension, shock, stress testing, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, pre-op cardiac eval.
I'm a board certified cardiologist with 39 years of practice experience involving non-invasive, invasive and interventional cardiology. My initial position was as an academic cardiologist at a medical school, as Director of the cath lab and Acting Chief of Cardiology at a teaching hospital, with patient care, teaching and publishing responsibilities. Following 3 years in that position I was in fee-for- service practice for 7 years, then in practice combining fee for service and managed care patients for 22 years. Following Medical Residency, I served as a physician in the US Army Medical Corps as a Major in Vietnam from August '71-August '72, where I was awarded the Bronze Star, and at Fort MacArthur, Ca, from August '72-July '73. Over the last 37 years I have served as an expert witness in 170-175 malpractice cases, working with both plaintiff and defense sides, and I have received uniformly excellent feedback from all of the attorneys with whom I've worked. I a...

Mayer Rashtian, MD,FACC,FHRS Huntington Memorial Hospital

Pasadena, California
Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology - Arrhythmia,cardiac electrophysiology,pacemakers,cardiology,defibrillators,ICD, atrial fibrillation,flutte,ventricular tachycardia, cardiac ablations, device / leads complications ,life expectancy,congestive heart of failure,Esophageal Fistula,syncope,ECG,valvular heart disease,Medical Board inquiry
Currently, I serve as medical director of the cardiac electrophysiology (EP) department at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California. I have a very busy practice and provide all manner of arrhythmia services, such as complex ablations, pacemakers, and defibrillators, including biventricular devices. Additionally, I am extremely active in cardiac arrhythmia research activities and have participated in many cardiac device and sudden cardiac death trials. My CV is extensive. I have experience with recalls, defective leads, pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and ablation procedures. I am an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, USC, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at UCLA. I accept both defense and plaintiff cases, as my opinion addresses the case’s medical facts, which are not dependent upon the side of the retaining counsel. I have served as an expert witness for more than 75 cases over the past 13 years and have served as an ex...

Benjamin F. Wong, MD

Rochester, Minnesota
Cardiovascular Disease - General Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, CHF, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Stress Testing, Cardiac Arrest, Valvular Heart Disease, Cholesterol, Hypertension
Benjamin Wong, MD is a Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified, adult non-invasive cardiologist with 10+ years of direct, hands-on inpatient and outpatient clinical experience. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University (BA degree) and earned his MD from Cornell University. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN followed by a general cardiology fellowship in New York. After returning to Mayo Clinic for an Advanced Adult Echocardiography fellowship, he was employed as a full-time Mayo Clinic attending cardiologist for 8.5 years. During his time at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wong served as the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory for the Southwest MN region of the Mayo Clinic Health System. Dr. Wong is detail-oriented and excels at explaining complex heart issues in easily understandable terms. He has been recognized by peers for being a dedicated and dependable team-player.

Michael Sassower, MD FACC FSCAI

New Hartford, New York
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology - Interventional cardiology, structural heart, cardiovascular disease, cardiology, atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, stent, peripheral vascular disease, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, valvular heart disease
Dr. Sassower is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He has been in clinical practice for almost 30 years. He was admitted to the Honors Program In Medical Education 6 year medical program at Northwestern University. He completed a BS in Medical Science from Northwestern University and received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Sassower completed his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship as well as his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School where he was also a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Medical Director of the Structural Heart Disease Program at Mohawk Valley Health System. He has expertise in clinical cardiology, Interventional Cardiology (including atherectomy, stenting, thrombectomy), Impella LVAD placement, Structural Heart disease device management (Watchman, TAVR, Mitraclip), peripheral vascular intervention including atherectomy and...

Benjamin F. Wong, MD

New York
Cardiovascular Disease - General Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, CHF, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Stress Testing, Cardiac Arrest, Valvular Heart Disease, Cholesterol, Hypertension
Benjamin Wong, MD is a Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified, adult non-invasive cardiologist with 10+ years of direct, hands-on inpatient and outpatient clinical experience. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University (BA degree) and earned his MD from Cornell University. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN followed by a general cardiology fellowship in New York. After returning to Mayo Clinic for an Advanced Adult Echocardiography fellowship, he was employed as a full-time Mayo Clinic attending cardiologist for 8.5 years. During his time at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wong served as the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory for the Southwest MN region of the Mayo Clinic Health System. Dr. Wong is detail-oriented and excels at explaining complex heart issues in easily understandable terms. He has been recognized by peers for being a dedicated and dependable team-player.

Edna McKinstry, MD HealthAdvise

Cary, North Carolina
Internal Medicine, Correctional Healthcare - Pulmonary Diseases, asthma, inhalational disorders, DVT, pulmonary embolism, lung infections. Disability ,Cardiovascular Disease, Chest Pain, Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest, Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, Defibrillator, ICD, Valvular Heart Disease
Dr. Edna S. Wong McKinstry is an internist in Asheville, North Carolina and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mission Hospital-Asheville and Moberly Regional Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. Dr. Edna S. Wong McKinstry has expertise in treating chronic diabetes, heart failure, and obesity. Training Medical School Ross University School of Medicine Class of 2007 Residency University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson Internal Medicine 2008-2012 Certifications & Professional Memberships American Board of Internal Medicine Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP)