Sande O Okelo, MD, PhD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Pediatric Pulmonology and Public Health

Specialty Focus:

asthma, congenital lung diseases, pneumonia, lung disease of prematurity/infancy, chronic lung disease, respiratory distress/emergencies/failure, tracheostomy, tracheo/broncho-malacia, airway bleeding, toxic tort, smoke exposure


BA, Stanford University; MD, Case Western Reserve University; PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

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I am a clinically active Pediatric Pulmonologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I am board certified in Pediatric Pulmonology (fellowship at Johns Hopkins) and a PhD in Clinical Investigation (Johns Hopkins), so I am well-versed in epidemiology and its applications to medical care, public health, best practices and likelihood of various outcomes. My qualifications and breadth of experience make me highly qualified to serve as your medical consultant for most pediatric cases. I am an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA, where I am also the Division Chief (10+ years) and Director of the Pediatric Asthma Center of Excellence. I am also an active researcher, studying quality of asthma care and methods to optimize care and outcomes, with 50 published research papers. Given that I actively teach medical students and pediatric residents, I stay abreast of the current literature in the field, I and am intimately knowledgeable with the standards of care in treating pediatric respiratory disease and emergencies in all settings. My specific areas of expertise include asthma (pediatric and adult), congenital lung diseases, respiratory distress/failure, and epidemiology.