Andy S Barnett, MD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine

Specialty Focus: Trauma, Pre-hospital care, Aeromedical hospital transfer, Airway management, Sepsis, Stroke, Heart Attack, Appendicitis, Ovarian torsion, Testicular torsion, Ectopic Pregnancy, Rural emergency medicine, Critical care, Cancer emergencies, Colon Perforation, Standard of care, Defense of litigation

Education: MD, Duke University; BA, Harvard University

Years in Practice: 15


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-Experienced in preparing defense of litigation strategies for health system attorneys. Willing to work with plaintiff's OR defense attorneys. -Full time Faculty Member at a major medical school. -Medical Director, Quality Assurance Director, National Clinical Steering Chair for a large national Urgent Care operations company. Chair of Health System Peer Review Committee. -Published author and lecturer on prehospital care and triage, emergent air medical transport, colorectal cancer emergencies, and a wide range of trauma and medical conditions which present to the emergency department and urgent care clinic--please refer to CV for a complete list. -I have the unusual combination of Board Certification in BOTH Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, having completed independent residencies in each specialty; this allows me to participate as an expert witness "of same specialty" in those states which require it. Particularly relevant when addressing standard of care for a Family Physician working in the Emergency Department. -I have worked in every size of Emergency Department, from 2-bed rural facilities to large University Based Level 1 Trauma Centers, over the last 15 years. More than 20,000 patients evaluated and treated, and ongoing practice at a busy urban multi-specialty Hospital Emergency Department. -Longstanding member of Hospital Credentials Committee at local Level 1 Trauma Center -Experienced Third Party Claims and Independent Quality Assurance reviewer. -15 Years experience and ongoing practice as an endoscopist, over 5,000 procedures performed, primarily screening and diagnostic colonoscopies. Highly expert reviewer of colon injury cases presenting to the Emergency Department.