Karla Lacayo, MD FACEP Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Heart Attack, Stroke, Sepsis, Airway Management, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Pulmonary Embolism, Aortic Dissection, Ectopic Pregnancy, Ovarian Torsion, Testicular Torsion, Appendicitis, Orthopedic Injuries, Medical Necessity, EMTALA, Medical Malpractice, Risk Management


BA, Dartmouth College; MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency, George Washington University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). 16 years of experience in Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Practices full-time in a mid-sized community hospital, and supervises physician extenders. Worked as the sole provider in free-standing Emergency Department. Expert in standard of care in Emergency Medicine. Can assist with case review, expert witness testimony, opinions on medical malpractice and negligence. Medical Director for the Emergency Department, Chief of Staff for the Hospital. Serves on Credentials Committee, Quality Committee, and Peer Review Committee. Graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, completed medical school at Northwestern University, and Emergency Medicine Residency at George Washington University. Licensed in Virginia. Fluent in Spanish.