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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology

Specialty Focus:

Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, medical informatics, electronic health records, wrong-side surgery, wrong patient surgery, wrong-procedure errors, patient safety, ambulatory surgery, airway, hypoxia, medical ethics


MD, University of Chicago; BA, Brown University; Anesthesia Residency, Stanford University; Pediatric Anesthesia, Children’s Memorial/Northwestern University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

After training as a private pilot, Dr. Seiden noted many principles culturally rooted in aviation are missing from medicine. Things like routine and robust use of checklists, making system fixes to system problems, and read back of critical pieces of information. This lead to Seiden’s research in patient safety and subsequent publication of the highly cited paper on Wrong-Side/Site/Patient procedures in the Archives of Surgery. Seiden completed his residency at Stanford University and subsequent fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology at Children’s Memorial/Northwestern University. Seiden has practiced in academic and community practice locations, and with pediatric and adult patients. He also has an interest in medical informatics, and was the associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Lurie Children’s. As a highly trained expert in the electronic health record, Seiden has a unique ability to dissect information that may not be disclosed as part of discovery in the legal medical record.