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- Company: Khawaja Expert Review Services
- Phone: (845) 820-2343
Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
Specialty Focus:Hospitalist, COVID-19, sepsis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, myocardial infarction, cancer, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney failure, cirrhosis. PLEASE NOTE: I accept only MEDICAL MALPRACTICE cases from LAW FIRMS - no 3rd party recruiters, no pro se requests.
Education:B.A. Political Science, Duke University; M.D., University of Chicago; Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Years in Practice:18
Following my medical education at University of Chicago and residency at UNC, I have spent 18 years in real-life hospitalist practice. I've worked at hospitals ranging from 50 to 400 beds, in various different settings, regions, and employment models. I was a Hospitalist Medical Director for a regional medical center for 8 years, serving as the health system's subject matter expert in hospital medicine. I'm currently in full-time clinical practice at a regional medical center, continuing to expand my fund of knowledge and body of experience. I have deep and extensive understanding of the various drivers of liability risk for hospital physicians: - Rising physician workload and understaffing - The expanding definition of the scope of hospitalist practice - Patient handoffs and shift-to-shift continuity of care - Communication and integration of input among multiple specialists - Collaboration with, and oversight of, NP's and PA's - Pressure to reduce hospital resource utilization, length-of-stay, and ED time-of-stay - Reliance on flawed EMR and CPOE platforms I know from the inside how hospital care can go wrong despite the best intentions, and by the same token, how care provided by hospitalists can be perceived as substandard when the reality is demonstrably the opposite. I provide honest, well-supported, persuasive opinions, with a track record of dependability and efficiency.