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

General Specialties:

Pediatrics and Child Abuse

Keywords/Search Terms:

General Pediatrics, Child Abuse Defense, Physical Abuse, Neglect, Failure to Thrive, Short Stature, Child Death, Pediatric Standard of Care, Non-Physician Standard of Care (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants).


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 Residency, Denver Children's Hospital

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My name is Dr. Niran Al-Agba and I am board-certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I work at a busy outpatient pediatrics clinic for 22 years. I see thousands of patients annually. As a rural pediatrician, I have extensive experience with urgent and emergency care of children, including abusive trauma, bruising, fractures, asthma, allergic reactions, drug allergy, removal of foreign bodies, animal bites, wound care and head trauma. I teach and supervise medical students and residents regularly. I graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine, the top-ranked school in primary care medicine 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) at Seattle Children's Hospital to physicians, nurses and other allied health personnel. I have served on the Admissions Committee at the University of Washington School of Medicine for more than 20 years. I am Adjunct Faculty at the Northwest Family Medicine Residency Program in Bremerton, WA. 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. I have testified at trial successfully on a multitude of topics. I have considerable experience evaluating allegations of child abuse and neglect and evaluating the pediatric standard of care in those cases.