Zev N Kornfield, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine
  • Phone: 917-428-7932
  • Cell: 917-428-7932

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Cardiac Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Cardiac Critical Care, Transesophageal Echo, Critical Care Anesthesiology, Surgical Critical Care, intubation, General Anesthesia, shock, difficult airway, cardiac arrest, Resucitation, heart failure, central line, pulmonary artery catheter


MD, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine; Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Critical Care Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital-Washington University in St Louis; Cardiac Anesthesiology, Barnes Jewish Hospital-Washington University in St Louis

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Dr. Kornfield is a board-certified, actively practicing Cardiac Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. In his roles as Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Intensive Care Unit and Co-lead of the Cardiac Surgery Performance Improvement Initiative at a large quaternary care teaching hospital of the University of Pennsylvania he oversees quality improvement and safety metrics for patients. Dr. Kornfield is Ivy League Educated, completing his B.S. at Columbia University and his M.D. and Anesthesia Residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kornfield completed double fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St Louis. He is Triple board certified in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Advanced Perioperative Echocardiography. Dr. Kornfield is an expert in the fields of Cardiac Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, Transesophageal Echocardiography and General Anesthesia. He has extensive experience managing high acuity patients in the operating room and ICU and in the evaluation, assessment, and management of patient complications in anesthesiology and critical care settings. Dr. Kornfield has extensive experience with resident physician and CRNA supervision, as well as directly providing anesthesia. Dr. Kornfield has co -authored several journal articles and a book chapter in the fields of critical care medicine and cardiac surgery.