Vbac Expert Witnesses

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

William T. Madland, MD

Alabama
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Amy Sarver, MD

Cave Springs , Arkansas
Obstetrics & Gynecology - obgyn, shoulder dystocia, fetal birth injury, VBAC, Cesarean section, vacuum delivery, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, hysterectomy, maternal birth injury, fibroids, ectopic pregnancy, hormones, failure to diagnose cancer
Board certified, expert witness experience

Peyman Banooni, MD

Beverly Hills, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - obgyn, shoulder dystocia, fetal birth injury, VBAC, Cesarean Section, Endometriosis, Vacuum Delivery, Laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, Hysteroscopy, Hysterectomy, Essure, Maternal Birth Injury, Fibroids, Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Ectopic Pregnancy, Infertility, Hormones
Dr. Banooni is a board ceritified ob/gyn with over 15 years of experience. He is currently in private practice practicing obstetrics and gynecology. His areas of emphasis are minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, high risk obstetrics, and office related procedures. He has experience as an expert witness in legal cases and has also served as an expert for the medical board of California. He has served on the peer review committee at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for over 2 years. In addition, Dr Banooni is involved in clinical research as the primary investigator for multiple FDA trials.

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.

Aviv Herzlich, MD, FACOG

Los Angeles, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Ablation, Asherman, birth injury, Cerebral Palsy, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, failure to diagnose cancer, fibroids, HIE, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, infertility, miscarriage, Labor and Delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, preeclampsia, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, vacuum, VBAC
I am a board-certified OB/GYN practicing general Obstetrics & Gynecology at Torrance Memorial Physician Network. I provide prenatal care, labor and delivery, and gynecological services. Trained in Maimonides Medical Center, OBGYN residency program, NY. I also performed research and worked as a Medical Decision Support Protocols Developer and a Medical Department Director in the medical tech industry.

William T. Madland, MD

California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Charles E Stoopack, MD

Carlsbad, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Birth injuries, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Monitoring, Labor Management, Shoulder Dystocia, Obstetrical Complications, Vacuum and Forceps Deliveries, VBAC, GYN Surgery Injuries, Operative Laparoscopy, Peer Review, General OB/GYN, Motor Vehicle Accidents during Pregnancy
Assistant Professor/Health Sciences Clinical Instructor UCSD Medical School. Recipient of The Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018. Named as a "Top Doctor" in 2004 San Diego Magazine and 1999 "Guide to Top Doctors," both as selected by physician peers. Board Certified, Fellow ACOG. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society at New York Medical College. Good appearance, jury friendly, articulate, credible and honest.

Shana Yeager, MD

Temecula, California
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

Wendy S Humphrey, MD

Naples, Florida
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - shoulder dystocia, fetal birth injury, VBAC, Cesarean Section, Endometriosis, Forcep/Vacuum Delivery, Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy/Hysterectomy, Maternal Birth Injury, Labor Management & Induction, Fibroids, Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Ectopic Pregnancy
Board Certified and licensed to practice in Florida and Ohio. Private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology for 30 years. Practiced in single specialty groups of between 3-7 physicians. Presently have two academic appointments as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Central Florida and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Also practicing gynecology at 3 outpatients clinics. Served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and served on multiple hospital committees including Credentials and Department Quality Assurance Committee. Experienced in public speaking and has authored publications. Areas of expertise include gynecology, high risk obstetrics, contraception management and complications, shoulder dystocia, cancer diagnosis and screening, maternal and fetal birth injury, gynecologic surgery, VBAC, pelvic organ prolapse, cesarean section, labor management, fetal monitoring, breech, forc...

Sarah Bradley, MD

Rockford, Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology - OB Hospitalist, OB Emergency Department, vaginal delivery, c-section, postpartum hemorrhage, preeclampsia, VBAC, fetal heart monitoring
I am a board-certified OB/GYN currently working as the lead for a group of OB Hospitalists at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL. I have been a practicing OB/GYN for over 10 years. I provide care for women with both low and high-risk pregnancies, including all phases of antepartum, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. I evaluate and manage obstetric patients in our OB Emergency Department, manage all postpartum complications, and provide obstetric consultations to other departments within the hospital. I teach medical students and residents. In addition to my clinical work, I hold physician leadership roles both locally and nationally. I have completed the SEAK expert witness training course.

William T. Madland, MD

Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Susan L. Warner, MD, FACOG MCWHC

Evanston, Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics, Gynecology, Obstetrical Complications, Fetal Heart Monitoring, Labor Management, VBAC, Forceps, Pre-eclampsia, Shoulder Dystocia, Cesarian Section, Uterine Rupture, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Office OBGYN, Ectopic Pregnancy, Breast, PAP monitoring. Hysteroscopy, Ablation
I am a board certified OBGYN with over 30 years clinical experience in a teaching institution (the same institution where I was chief resident) in Evanston, IL (outside of Chicago). I am Chief of Gynecology/Womens Health at Northwestern University Student Health Services. I have served on the Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality committee for over 15 years. I have taught and worked with medical students, residents, certified nurse midwives and am the gynecologist at Northwestern University student health. I have served as a medical expert in OBGYN and have reviewed a countless number of cases over the past 10 years. I believe I have a strong attention to detail and am able to explain the complicated nature of medicine in a way that the listener can understand. Jurors have found me to be friendly, honest and credible. I address each case timely and comprehensively. I am available for either plaintiff or defense cases and have attended the SEAK course on Effective Expert Witness.

James R Smith OB Case Reviews, LLC

Kensington, Maryland
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Pregnancy loss, miscarriage, birth defects, birth injury, incompetent cervix, preterm labor, twins, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, hypertension, fetal death in utero, cesarean section, VBAC, uterine rupture, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, placenta previa
I have an undergraduate degree in education, which makes me well suited to explain complex topics to a jury.

William T. Madland, MD

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Lora Princ, MD, MBA

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics, Birth Injury, Obstetrical Complications, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Labor Management, VBAC, Preeclampsia, Gestational Diabetes, Macrosomia, Shoulder Dystocia, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Uterine Rupture, Labor Management, Birth Center, Midwife Deliveries, Vacuum deliveries, Labor Induction
I am a board-certified OBGYN and fellow of ACOG, in practice in the Minneapolis metro area since 2005. I received my MBA with a focus in healthcare management in 2022. I have worked in private practice as a clinic part-owner for 11 years and have been an OBGYN hospitalist since 2016 with a focus on high risk obstetrical patients. I am organized and efficient, and my MBA training has honed my ability to analyze data and extract both system and medical/ provider factors that are relevant for malpractice cases. My flexible schedule allows me to efficiently review large amounts of documents and create timely, thoughtful expert opinions. I am an OBGYN Medical Director and Department Chair with experience in peer reviews and credentialing. I work with medical students and residents and am a consultant to family medicine physicians, certified midwives, and community midwives. I am experienced in transfers from failed home births and birth centers with resulting complications. I have comp...

John P Brennan, MD John P. Brennan MD PC

Brooklyn, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - labor and delivery, preeclampsia, endometriosis, fibroids, fibroids in pregnancy, cervical insufficiency, miscarriage, postpartum hemorrhage, uterine rupture, brachial plexus injury, shoulder dystocia, birth injury, cesarean section, VBAC, ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy
Dr. John P. Brennan MD has been in active clinical practice for 30 years. Trained at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board Certified American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Chairman of Hospital-wide Quality Assurance Committee for 10 years. Residency Program Director for 5 years. Medical Student Clerkship Director for 7 years. Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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, VBAC, Uterine Rupture, 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.

William T. Madland, MD

New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Davinci robot, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, vaginal birth after cesarean, VBAC, vacuum, fetal monitoring, cesarean hysterectomy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, fibroids, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, bowel injuries, brachial plexus injury
Multiple award-winning OB/GYN in active clinical practice. 20 years of clinical experience. Has delivered over 4000 babies and performed over 250 robotic gynecologic surgeries. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Staff. Extensive teaching experience. University of Minnesota Faculty. Winner of Resident Teaching Award. Experienced Medical Director and Residency Site Co-Director. Completed multiple SEAK expert witness training courses.

Brendan Carroll, MD, FACOG Carroll Medical Consulting, LLC

Portland, Oregon
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics, OB, OB Hospitalist, fetal heart monitoring, vacuum delivery, birth asphyxia, birth trauma, preeclampsia, shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage, VBAC
- OB/GYN trained at Vanderbilt and Tulane University Medical Centers - Transitioned to the Obstetric Hospitalist sub-specialty after 16 years in an OB/GYN private practice to implement an OB/GYN Hospitalist Program - Physician Lead OB/GYN Hospitalist and OB/GYN Medical Director in an urban, community hospital in Portland, OR - OB/GYN Board Certified, a Fellow in ACOG, and President of the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) - Twice served as Chairman of OB/GYN committees and has been either a member or chaired OB/GYN Peer Review Committees for more than 16 years - Program Chair of Electronic Fetal Monitoring Case Review Program - Consultant with National OB/GYN Hospitalist Consulting Group, assisting hospitals start or improve OB/GYN Hospitalist programs and/or Obstetrics Emergency Departments - Obstetric consultant to Nurse Midwives, Family Medicine physicians and residents - Providing expert case reviews and expert witness services for Obstetr...

Kelly C Simkins, DO FACOG NCMP C-EFM

Gallatin, Tennessee
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Fetal monitoring, Vacuum delivery, induction of labor, VBAC, gestational diabetes, prenatal care, postpartum care, preterm labor, preeclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage. Menopause, gynecological office care, and endometrial ablation.
I am a board certified Ob/Gyn that has practiced since 2009. I work in a group practice outside Nashville, TN. I also practiced prior to this in Illinois and held some leadership positions. I currently practice both obstetrics and gynecology. This includes prenatal care, postpartum care, high risk pregnancies, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, induction of labor, VBAC/VTOL, and postpartum hemorrhage among others. I hold a certification from the National Certification Corporation in Electronic Fetal Monitoring. I also hold a certification in menopause as a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. I see patients with gynecological concerns both in the office and the hospital. I also see patients with menopause concerns and hormone replacement therapy. I perform gynecological surgery for multiple diagnosis. I have taken SEAK courses.

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.

Jennifer P. Reason, DO, FACOG

Melfa, Virginia
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospitalist - induction of labor, VBAC, cesarean section, breech presentation, twins, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord prolapse, fetal monitoring, placental abruption, obstetrical hemorrhage, vacuum deliveries, prenatal care, birthing center transfers, preterm labor, HELLP
I am a Board Certified OBGYN since 2014, and have been in practice since 2012. In the first six years of my career I worked in a small group serving a rural, underserved population in Virginia. This practice was remote from any tertiary care hospital, and I gained experience early in my career in managing high risk situations when patients presented unstable for transfer. Since then, I have been employed as an OB Hospitalist, and have worked in leadership roles in larger hospitals that average about 2000 or more deliveries per year. I also work in my former residency program as an academic OB hospitalist, with an even higher volume and acuity of patients. Since becoming an OB hospitalist, I have developed an interest in quality and safety improvement. I have led and participated in several initiatives in this area. I have experience in leading peer review meetings at the department and medical staff level to discuss opportunities for improvement in patient care. I also ha...