Sadie Elisseou, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae


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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Internal Medicine and Behavioral and Social Sciences

Specialty Focus:

Internal medicine, primary care, malpractice, medical errors, delayed diagnosis, screening, trauma-informed, trauma, assault, abuse, neglect, maltreatment, violence, victim, survivor


BA, Brown University; MD, Brown University; Residency, Yale School of Medicine; Chief Residency, Yale School of Medicine

Additional Information

Board-certified Internal Medicine physician, practicing full-time primary care in the Boston VA Healthcare System. Earned both B.A. and M.D. through the 8-year Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at Brown University. Completed residency and chief residency at Yale School of Medicine. Currently a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and adjunct instructor at Boston University School of Medicine. Highly qualified expert witness for malpractice cases. Internationally recognized subject matter expert in trauma-informed care (TIC), an evidence-based framework for supporting trauma survivors that has been adopted by the legal field (see Law360 publications on this). Worked with award-winning attorneys in a high profile case to interview clients assaulted by their doctor, understand the scope of injuries, and help build a trauma-informed legal practice. Frequently invited to speak to national and international audiences. The nation's expert in trauma-informed physical examination, a framework for how clinicians should conduct exams to enhance patient safety. Dr. Elisseou's curriculum on this subject is now being taught at medical schools and healthcare institutions across the country as the new standard practice.