Susan A Abookire, BSEE, MD, MPH Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Phone: 617-549-9405
  • Cell: 617-549-9405
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Medical Management and Internal Medicine

Specialty Focus: Hospital Liability, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Administration, Peer Review, Delayed Diagnosis, Missed Diagnosis, EMTALA, Sepsis, Falls, Sexual Assault, Infection Prevention, Credentialing, Privileging, Anticoagulation, Wrong Site Surgery, Medication Error, Safe Discharge

Education: MD, Harvard Medical School; MPH, Harvard School of Public Health; BSEE, University of Washington

Years in Practice: 20+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 21


Additional Information

Award winning and highly experienced patient safety physician executive. 20+ years of Hospital and Health System Administration Experience including Chief Quality Officer for 1,900 bed and 4,000 physician healthcare system. Founder and Former President of Society of Physician Quality Officers. Co-Founder and Senior Advisor: Harvard Medical School Quality and Patient Safety Fellowship. 20+ Years’ experience overseeing quality, patient safety, and developing procedures, policies, clinical guidelines and protocols. National and international teaching experience. Harvard educate and trained. Harvard Faculty. Past Vice-President, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Error. Extensive experience in developing programs for hospital quality, patient safety, and peer review and addressing issues such as Joint Commission Standards, Regulatory Quality Requirements, DNV Standards, Credentialing and Privileging, Medical Ethics, Infection Prevention, Medication Safety, Anticoagulation Safety, Wrong Site Surgery, Patient Discharge, Patient Admission, and Patient Transfer. Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Remains clinically active as a part time attending physician. Experience as Chief Medical Officer. Former electrical engineer working as aviation engineer in the aerospace industry. Experienced expert witness - have reviewed dozens of cases and testified at both deposition and trial.