Sadie Elisseou, MD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Internal Medicine and Behavioral and Social Sciences

Keywords/Search Terms:

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.