Arnold W. Mackles, MD, MBA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Innovative Healthcare Compliance Group, Inc.
  • Phone: (561) 762-1906
  • Cell: (561) 762-1906
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Medical Management and Risk Management

Keywords/Search Terms:

Healthcare risk management, patient safety, patient falls, medical errors, surgical errors, medication errors, delay in treatment, credentialing, root cause analysis, healthcare handoffs, hospital acquired conditions, infections, pressure ulcers, nursing home abuse


MD, Univ. of Bologna; MBA, Nova Southeastern; BA, Syracuse University

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Additional Information

Patient Safety Expert Healthcare Risk Manager Keynote Speaker Arnold Mackles, MD, MBA is a nationally recognized expert on Patient Safety. The mission of Dr. Mackles’ healthcare career has been to provide access to the highest quality care; first, during his 23 years of practice as a neonatal physician and then, for the past 15 years, as a National Patient Safety Expert in all areas of medical practice. Dr. Mackles’ specific areas of expertise include: Prevention of Medical Errors, Risk Management, Healthcare Performance Improvement Strategies, Creating / Maintaining a Culture of Patient Safety Excellence, Healthcare Communication Protocols, Safe and Accurate Medication Delivery, Root Cause Analysis, Healthcare Technology, Medical Documentation, and Patient Safety in Hospitals. He places a strong focus on systemic problems inherent within organizations and with individual providers that result in adverse patient outcomes. Dr. Mackles plays many roles within the Healthcare space that include Expert Witness, Continuing Medical and Nursing Education Program Developer and Facilitator, Keynote Speaker, and Industry Consultant. As an Expert Witness and Consultant, Dr. Mackles’ fundamental philosophy is based on identifying root causation in the event of adverse patient safety circumstances and medical errors. He conducts in-depth organizational / facility evaluations, assesses strengths and weaknesses, provides key recommendations for sustainable and effective change, and provides methodologies for ensuring measurable results. His background as a Neonatologist, Patient Safety Expert Witness, Physician Reviewer, Author, and Presenter position Dr. Mackles as one of the nation’s top experts on the subjects of patient safety and risk management. He teaches and promotes new, cutting-edge subject matter, while researching emerging trends to ensure full compliance with healthcare protocols and policies to meet stringent client mandates and objectives. Dr. Mackles is a former hospital-based physician with more than 23 years of experience, specializing in neonatology. He was a Neonatologist / Pediatrician for Pediatrix Medical Group, Florida Regional Neonatal Associates, and St. Mary’s Hospital (all located in South Florida), between 1983 and 2005. His experience and background as a physician clearly exposed him to the challenges the medical profession faced and the need to significantly improve patient care to reduce medical errors. In 2006, Dr. Mackles made the decision to become a full time advocate for patient safety. He now travels the country as a speaker, trainer, and consultant to improve patient safety and reduce or eliminate avoidable medical errors. Dr. Mackles’ credentials include a Neonatology Fellowship from Cornell University Medical Center, a Pediatric Residency from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, a Medical Degree (MD) from the University of Bologna in Italy, an MBA Degree from Nova Southeastern University, and he received his Bachelor’s Degree (Pre Med) from Syracuse University. Dr. Mackles attained his Healthcare Risk Management Licensure through studies at the University of South Florida. He is a Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) awarded by Healthcare Compliance Resources (currently certified by the AAPC, Salt Lake City, UT). He has served as an Instructor and Program Developer for the Risk Management and Patient Safety Program at the University of Florida, and participated as an instructor and faculty member of the University of South Florida Distance Education Risk Management Licensure Program. Dr. Mackles is currently a physician reviewer for the monthly newsletter “Healthcare Risk Management,” published by Relias Learning (formerly AHC Media). He is also a member of the Publication’s Editorial Board. In addition, Dr. Mackles is the author of 10 accredited on-line continuing medical and nursing education courses on patient safety topics available through the Sullivan Group.