Niran S. Al-Agba, MD, FAAP Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Pediatrics and Child Abuse

Specialty Focus:

General Pediatrics, Child Abuse, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistant, Pediatric Urgent care, Pediatric Emergency Care, Wrongful Death, Criminal Defense

Education:

BS Lyman Briggs Physiology, Michigan State University; MD, University of Washington School of Medicine; General Pediatric Internship, University of Colorado School of Medicine; General Pediatrics Resdiency, Denver Children's Hospital

Years in Practice:

22

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

7

Additional Information

My name is Dr. Niran Al-Agba and I am board-certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I have worked at a busy outpatient community pediatrics clinic as a general pediatrician for 22 years, where I see thousands of patients annually. Practicing in a rural area, I have extensive experience with urgent care and emergency care of children, including acute management of lacerations, fractures, asthma exacerbations, allergic reactions, medication reactions, foreign bodies, animal bites, MVAs, wound care and head trauma. I also teach and supervise medical students and family practice residents on a weekly basis. I attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the top-ranked medical school in primary care for the past 20 years. I trained in general pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and residency at Denver Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. I hold a dual adjunct faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, Washington. I teach Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training at Seattle Children's Hospital to physicians, nurses and other allied health personnel in the Pacific Northwest Region. I have served on the Admissions Committee at the University of Washington School of Medicine for more than 20 years. I serve as Adjunct Faculty at the Northwest Family Medicine Residency Program in Bremerton, WA, affiliated with the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health System: 5+ years. I have published a book on the subject of non-physicians working in healthcare titled, Patients at Risk: The rise of the nurse practitioner and physician assistant in healthcare. I am one of two national experts on data regarding nonphysicians working in supervised/unsupervised healthcare settings. I have been performing legal reviews since 2019. My goal is to provide comprehensive medical opinions for case reviews and legal proceedings. I have provided medical consultation for plaintiffs and defendants in civil, military, and criminal cases and have testified at trial successfully on a multitude of topics. I have considerable experience with regard to distinguishing between accidental and non-accidental trauma, evaluating potential evidence of child neglect, and opining on the pediatric standard of care.