Wilderness Medicine Expert Witnesses

Wilderness 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 wilderness medicine. The wilderness medicine expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Aquatics Safety, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, and Family Medicine.

Todd Zoltan, MD, JD

Boulder, Colorado
Family Medicine - Urgent Care, Primary Care, Student Health, College Health, Heart disease, Cancer screening, Chronic medical conditions, Diabetes, Telemedicine, Failure to refer, Failure to diagnose, Wilderness Medicine.
Residency trained, board certified Family Medicine physician who is actively practicing in an outpatient setting. Full scope Family Medicine including pediatric, geriatric, acute and chronic medical management. This includes a wide range of conditions including cancer screening, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke care, sports injury, pneumonia, chest pain, abdominal pain, headache, depression, anxiety, pain management. Previous experience in College Health (3 years), Urgent Care (10 years), inpatient medicine (4 years). Current Air Force Reserve officer with active duty service both within the US and abroad.

Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH Surf Emergency Resources, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Aquatics Safety - Emergency Medicine, Drowning, Submersion, Lifeguarding, EMS, Wilderness Medicine, Water Safety, drowning resuscitation
I am an academic emergency physician in Florida with a focus in pre-hospital medicine. My primary areas of research and teaching are drowning resuscitation, drowning physiology, and water safety. I have an extensive background in open water lifesaving and teach nationally and internationally on drowning prevention, drowning resuscitation, and lifeguarding; additionally I have been involved in numerous national and international guideline publications. I have published numerous papers and book chapters on these topics and collaborate with an international network of drowning researchers. Within the hospital, my interests are critical care and trauma. I have been providing expert witness services specific to drowning physiology, resuscitation, and water safety since 2018.

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...

Andrew Nathanson, MD, FACEP, FAWM

Bristol, Rhode Island
Emergency Medicine, Aquatics Safety - Intubation, MI, Heart Attack, Stroke, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Epidural abscess, Aortic dissection, DVT, Pulmonary Embolism, Ischemia,Testicular Torsion, Fracture, Ectopic Pregnancy, head trauma, emergency trauma, Intracranial Hemorrhage. Wilderness medicine, Drowning, Sailing injuries, Surfing injury.
I am a Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 1994. I am a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, working full-time clinically at 2 at hospitals for the last 28 years. One, a busy urban academic trauma center, the other a community hospital. I attended Ivy league College and am professor at an Ivy league medical school. Over my career I have been: Director of Quality Assurance, Chair of Morbidity and Mortality conference, served on the BOD, led a Medical School course, served on Peer-Review committees for insurance companies, taught hundreds of Emergency Medicine Residents, and been recipient of numerous teaching and research awards. I have been a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Medicine since 1997. I lecture nationally on Error Reduction in emergency medicine, and internationally on Wilderness Medicine topics and have been a Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) since 2013 . I am the author of over a dozen peer-reviewed publications, a book, and ...

Aaron R. Billin, MD, MS, DABFM, FAAFP, MFAWM Aaron R. Billin, MD, PC

Cody, Wyoming
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Rural Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Public Health, Wilderness Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Indian Health Services, Search & Rescue
Aaron Billin, MD is a physician board certified in Family Medicine with 25 years of experience in rural emergency medicine and urgent care; especially with farmers, ranchers, and Native American populations. As a past president of the Wilderness Medical Society, he has many years of experience in wilderness medicine and search & rescue. Dr. Billin is interested in both plaintiff and defendant perspectives.