Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Kaiser Permanente Georgia
  • Phone: 404-561-7316
  • Cell: 404-561-7316
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery

Specialty Focus: Minimally invasive surgery, general surgery, robotic surgery, gallbladder surgery complications, bariatric surgery, colon and rectal surgery, acute care surgery, upper and lower endoscopy, complex hernia surgery, bile duct injury, bowel injury, Medical error prevention, Patient safety, litigation.

Education: BS Biology, Duquesne University; MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Minimally Invasive, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery Certification, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Years in Practice: >13

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: <5


Additional Information

Dr. Diarra is a fellow of the American Board of Surgery. He is a very experienced medical chart reviewer and expert witness. He has extensive experience in medical error prevention, patient safety and litigation for medical negligence. He testifies for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He is skilled in minimally invasive general surgery techniques, acute care surgery and trauma surgery. He completed an additional fellowship training in bariatric, advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and maintains a full time practice working as a minimally invasive general surgeon/robotic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta, Georgia. His passion involves advocating for advances in minimally advanced laparoscopic techniques to improve the lives of patients after surgery. Dr. Diarra works in a very efficient and effective manner and is easily accessible. Expert professional opinions expressed by Dr. Diarra are based on his own personal capacity and do not necessarily represent the views of Kaiser Permanente / The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG). Additional information available upon request.