Charles S Wade, MD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Cardiologist, Myocardial infarction, Heart Failure, Hospitalist, Heart attack, Hypertension, Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Hemorrhage, Cardiomyopathy, QT Prolongation, Major Bleeding


Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Dartmouth College; Doctor of Medicine, Rush Medical College; Internal Medicine Residency, Naval Medical Center San Diego; Cardiology Fellowship, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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Dual American Board of Internal Medicine Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Demonstrated excellence in cardiac imaging by certifications in Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology subspecialty boards. Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Teaching experience with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Naval Medical Center Portmsouth and Lankenau Heart Group. Vast COVID-19 Experience. Dr. Wade is a physician expert employed in full-time clinical practice at Mainline Health with the Lankenau Heart Group. Designated Master Clinician with extensive experience in teaching nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, interns, residents and fellows. Over a decade of clinical experience all over the world. Expert in all forms of stress testing, cardiac procedures, cardiac imaging and post-MI care. Special experience in consultative cardiology, outpatient, CCU, cardiac imaging, diastolic heart failure and cardio-oncology. Naval service with vast experience in COVID-19 including COVID-19 cardiomyopathy, long COVID and sudden cardiac death related to COVID-19 medications. Expertise in analysis of adverse events and sentinel events. Extensive knowledge of pharmacology and medication reactions. Broad clinical knowledge base with heavy experience in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, Cardiac MRI, Nuclear Cardiology, Stroke, Major bleeding, Sudden cardiac death, Syncope, Ischemic heart disease, Fatal heart attack, Atrial fibrillation, Adverse Drug Events, Occupational Cardiology experience. Strong forensic skills with excellent reasoning abilities. Can handle the largest of medical records and toughest of cases. Current faculty at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences with teaching experience in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, MainLine Healthcare Paoli Hospital). Prior active naval service with federal, public and private healthcare experience. Overseas military experience and specialization in military death and adverse outcome investigations. I was a key hospitalist on USNS COMFORT's response to COVID-19 in New York City March 2020-May 2020. I leveraged my early experience in COVID to becoming an expert in sudden cardiac death, COVID cardiomyopathy and long COVID. As a Naval officer from September 2003- June 2022 I served in many leadership roles including Department Head, Acting Director for Cardiology, Acting Director of Medical Services for an overseas hospital and Medical Department Head of a ship USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43). I served a total of 15 years active Naval service and several additional years of Inactive Ready Reserves at Rush Medical College. During my time in the military, I distinguished myself with 1 Joint Commendation Medal for service at Walter Reed National Military Center. I received 2 additional Naval Commendation Medals for sustained superior performance of duties. In addition, I received Overseas and Humanitarian service medals for my service at Naval Hospital Naples and USNS COMFORT respectively. While on my final tour at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, I was awarded the academic rank of Master Clinician. I was also in charge of the Cardiology education for hundreds of military physician trainees in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Transitional Interns, Psychiatry interns, etc. It was my honor to serve to the best of my ability. When I left active Naval service, I joined MainLine Healthcare / Lankenau Heart Group as a General Cardiologist employed in full-time practice of inpatient/outpatient Cardiovascular Diseases. I have continued to educate physician's assistant students, nurse practitioner students, and have have provided additional clinical education to approximately 8 employed nurse practitioners. I pride myself on providing superior patient-based care with a focus on outcomes and patient safety