Michelle M. Gaines, CRNA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

CRNA Standards Expert

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Gaines Medical Consulting
  • Phone: (512) 466-5222

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Anesthesiology and Nurse Anesthetist

Keywords/Search Terms:

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, CRNA, Anesthetist


Bachelor Science Nuring, University of Tulsa; Master Science Nurse Anesthesia, University of Kansas

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Michelle Gaines, owner of Gaines Medical Consulting, provides expert consultation in reviewing medical records and testifying expert services in anesthesia-related cases. She is a practicing certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)> She started her career as an ICU nurse in a thirty-two-bed medical/surgical ICU. Within two years of beginning her career, she obtained her certification in critical care nursing (CCRN) and had preceptor and charge nurse duties. She attended graduate school at the University of Kansas where she obtained her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia. She presented her thesis, Narcotic Sparing Effects of Ketorolac in Cesarean Patients, at the annual national meeting of the AANA that year. Michelle started her career with an anesthesia group in central Texas. At that time she also taught paramedics at the associate degree level at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. She also taught Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) to healthcare practitioners. During her twenty-seven years in nurse anesthesia, Michelle has worked in many different care settings including tertiary care hospitals, rural hospitals, rural surgery centers, suburban surgery centers, suburban hospitals, and doctor office suites. Michelle's provider history includes delivering anesthesia for open heart surgery, trauma, neurology, labor and delivery, orthopedics, general surgery, sexual transition, and well-child surgery. She has worked in team anesthesia care models and independently. Her practice also includes regional anesthetics. Michelle has served as chief nurse anesthetist. Currently, she enjoys mentoring new hires. When not in the operating room or at her desk reviewing cases you can find her and her miniature bernadoodle out for a walk.