John M Deacon, MD, CWSP Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Wound Care

Specialty Focus:

Wound Care, Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Injury, Bed Sores, Decubitus Ulcers, Diabetic Ulcers, Retained Dressings, Arterial Ulcers, Venous ulcers, Burns, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospitals, Board and Care, Home Health, Hyperbaric Medicine


MD, New York Medical College; BA, University of California, San Diego; Residency, University of California, Davis

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Additional Information

I am an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of California and an experienced wound care expert witness since 2009 with over 100 cases reviewed. My testifying experience includes numerous depositions and at trial in both civil and criminal court. Fourteen years of experience as Medical Director of the nationally recognized Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, which sees over 14,000 wound visits per year with exceptional healing rates placing it in the top 5% of wound care centers in the USA. The center is one of the few in the nation with Disease Specific Certification in Wound Care by The Joint Commission. Fourteen years of experience as Medical Director of the inpatient wound service at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Certified Wound Specialist Physician and board certified in Emergency Medicine with subspecialty certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. I have reviewed many different types of wound related cases. Top 3 categories are facility acquired pressure injury, lower extremity wounds resulting in amputation, and retained wound dressings.