Robert A Ertner, MD Expert Witness
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cardiac anesthesia, airway trauma, intubation, operating room fires, positioning, central lines, airway management, regional anesthesia, ambulatory anesthesia, epidurals, spinal anesthesia, ICU sedation, preoperative assessment, general anesthesia, echocardiography


BS, BA, Texas Tech (Math, Physics, and Chemistry; MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences School of Medicine

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Board-certified, cardiovascular fellowship-trained (Emory University) anesthesiologist in full-time clinical practice. Certified in peri-operative transesophageal echocardiography. Over 17 years of experience in hands-on patient care and direction/supervision of CRNAs and medical students. • General anesthesia including: Induction and maintenance of anesthesia, ventilator management, intra-operative monitoring, management of emergence from anesthesia, and transportation to and from the operating room. • Airway management including endotracheal tubes, single-lung ventilation, and non-invasive techniques. • Epidural and spinal anesthesia. • Regional anesthesia. • Invasive Monitoring including central Lines, arterial Lines, and pulmonary arterial catheters. • Pre-operative assessment and post-operative patient management. • Echocardiography and ultrasound assessment. Areas of practice include: General, cardiovascular, thoracic, bariatric, orthopedic, trauma, obstetric and gynecological, vascular, urological, ophthalomological, ENT, colorectal, and neurosurgery. Significant experience doing out of OR cases including GI lab, interventional radiology, cardiac cath lab, CT and MRI, and ICU anesthesia. Diplomat of the American Society of Anesthesiology. Member of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. Member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Licensed in Texas, Georgia, Missouri, California, and Oregon. 8 years experience as an anesthesiology expert witness. Available for work with plaintiff or defense cases. Provides analysis of standard of care and causation. Substantial experience including written reports, deposition testimony, and trial testimony.