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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine

Specialty Focus:

Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, myocardial infarction, appendicitis, retained foreign body, stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, failure, delay in diagnosis, trauma, sepsis, eclampsia, airway, acute, allergic, anaphylaxis, ectopic pregnancy, injury, trauma, bleeding, shock, fever, meningitis


M.D., David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

BROAD CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: Practiced hospital-based emergency medicine for 27 years, from 1974 until 2001. Practice settings ranged from rural community hospitals to inner city trauma centers and university-affiliated teaching hospitals. Treated an estimated 120,000 emergency patients, and was never required to pay a malpractice judgment or settle a claim. Currently in active practice of Urgent Care Telemedicine since 2016. ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE BACKGROUND: UCLA Clinical assistant professor, Emergency Medicine, 1986-1991. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association, 1985-2001. Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor, American College of Surgeons,1985-2001 Director of Emergency Department, Ridgecrest Community Hospital, 1985-1993. DUAL BOARD CERTIFICATION: Certified by American Board of Emergency Medicine,1981. Certified by American Board of Urgent Care Medicine, 2016. COMMITMENT TO CONTINUING EDUCATION: Participating in American Board of Emergency Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification. 600 hours of Category I education, focused on Emergency Medicine, 2016-2020. SERVICES: Dr. Dantes offers an initial telephone consultation without charge. If his services are retained, he will review pertinent medical records and formulate an opinion as to whether the standard of care was met, and whether any breach of duty directly contributed to an injury. According to feedback which Dr. Dantes has received from previous clients, he can identify the key areas of a case, formulate an authoritative opinion, and articulate this in a manner which is easy to comprehend. His objectivity is appreciated. Clients have mentioned that Dr. Dantes is frequently able to expedite a report, if it is time-sensitive, and that a jury would not object to his compensation, which is reasonable. TRAVEL FOR TESTIMONY: In the unlikely event that travel from Hawaii is required, Dr. Dantes will work with you to arrive at mutually-agreeable and affordable terms.