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- Phone: (408) 686-9590
- Website: www.zaafranconsulting.com
Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
Specialty Focus:gastrointestinal Anesthesiology, Trauma, Obstetrics and Gynecology, opioid management, benzodiazepine management, medication tapering, opioids, pain, acute pain, endoscopy, ERCP, operating room management, spine, back pain, cancer, airway management
Dr. Ahmed Zaafran is a highly experienced, board-certified Anesthesiologist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He recently held the post of assistant professor of anesthesiology (affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He reviews anesthesia-related cases for the California Medical Board and is immediate past director of QI/QA of anesthesiology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, where he oversaw the review of hundreds of anesthesia-related cases. He has extensive experience in expert witness testimony, including case file reviews and deposition. He is the former director of GI Endoscopic Anesthesia at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics. He has extensive academic and advocacy experience, including representation of the California Society of Anesthesiologists as an Alternate Delegate. He conducts regular live webinars on medical-related matters and has presented at world-renowned academic institutions nationally. Education and Training The University of Texas at Houston: Memorial Hermann, Lyndon B. Johnson, MD Anderson, Texas Heart Institute, Methodist Hospitals, Anesthesiology Residency; Houston, TX 08/2009-07/2012 Alameda County Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine-Highland General Hospital Preliminary Internal Medicine Program; University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine 06/2008-06/2009 Stanford University Graduate School of Business; Stanford Ignite-Global Innovations Programs 01/2013-03/2013 St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies 01/2004-05/2008 University of Texas, B.A. Biology, Austin, TX 05/1999-8/2003 Professional Experience Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine 03/2015-11/2021 Attending Anesthesiologist, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California 10/15/2015-08/2021 Director of Quality Improvement and Assurance, Department of Anesthesiology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 01/2018-01/2021 Director, Endoscopic GI Anesthesia, Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine 11/2012-10/2015 Attending Anesthesiologist, Stanford Head and Neck Anesthesia and Advanced Airway Management Program (SAAMP) 10/2012-10/2015 Medical Consultant, Central Claims Unit, California Medical Board 01/2015-Present Attending Anesthesiologist, Obstetrics and Gynecology Anesthesia, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine 09/2012-10/2015 Clinical Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine 09/2012-03/2015 Venture Project Mentor, Stanford University Graduate School of Business; Stanford Ignite-Global Innovations Programs 07/2017 Venture Partner, Spire Bioventures, International Life Sciences Consultancy and Global Mentoring 01/2015-2018 Professional Organizations Society of Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA) Alternate Delegate, District 4-California Society of Anesthesiologists Texas Society of Anesthesiologists American Society of Anesthesiologists Board Member, The American Festival for the Arts Teaching Workshops “Fiberoptic Intubation Techniques Station”, Stanford University Department of Anesthesiology Advanced Airway Management Course 11/16-17/2013 “Video Laryngoscopy and Airway Introducers Station”, Stanford University Department of Anesthesiology Advanced Airway Management Course 09/27-28/2014 “Video Laryngoscopy and Airway Introducers Station”, Stanford University Department of Anesthesiology Advanced Airway Management Course 09/2016 “Video Laryngoscopy and Airway Introducers Station”, Stanford University Department of Anesthesiology Advanced Airway Management Course 09/2017 Online Publications Zaafran, Ahmed. Travkina, Tatyana. “Blue Man….at Stanford?” Society for Head And Neck Anesthesia. 12 Aug. 2013. Web. 12 Aug. 2013.