Cardiothoracic Surgery Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of cardiothoracic surgery expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on cardiothoracic surgery and related issues. Cardiothoracic surgery expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these cardiothoracic surgery expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Ecmo, Aortic Dissection, Cabg, Tavr, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular, Iabp, Lung Cancer, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Aortic, Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Heart.

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Alexander R Marmureanu, MD UCLA

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery - Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Critical Care, VATS, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Medical Devices
CURRENT POSITIONS CEO & President, California Heart & Lung Surgery Medical Center Director Cardiothoracic Surgery St. Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood, CA Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Southern California Center in Culver City Dr. Alexander Marmureanu is a prominent board certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, with special expertise in the field of minimally invasive surgery where he pioneered and developed several techniques and procedures. In his 30 years of practice, he has been able to successfully treat some of the most complex and challenging heart and lung conditions with high rates of success. Dr. Marmureanu completed his General Surgery Residency and a Research Fellowship at New York University Medical Center (NYU) in New York City. He then continued his surgical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he was actively involved in the field thoracic and cardi...

Arie Blitz, MD MBA Arie Blitz MD MBA PLLC

Cardiothoracic Surgery - Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Valve, Aortic, Mitral, CABG, LVAD, ECMO, Aortic Dissection, Surgery, Heart, Cardiac, Cardiovascular, TAVR, SAVR
Dr. Arie Blitz is a UCLA-trained board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has held positions in both the academic and private practice spheres during his over twenty years in clinical practice. Dr. Blitz attended Cornell University for his undergraduate degree, Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his medical degree, and Case Western Reserve University for his MBA degree in healthcare finance. In leadership roles throughout his career, Dr. Blitz has taught fellow cardiac surgeons, residents, and medical students. He maintains a popular Youtube channel focused on teaching other cardiothoracic surgeons how to perform a wide variety of complex cardiac surgeries. His Youtube channel, Heartfixer100, has been a valuable resource to patients considering cardiac surgery. As an academic, he has given lectures on a wide variety of cardiothoracic topics at national and international meetings. Dr. Blitz has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on t...

Gary Ciment, PhD

California
General Surgery, Neurological Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Neurology, Urological Surgery, Hand Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology
Professor at Oregon Health and Science University. Course Director for Gross Anatomy Course. Teach anatomy to medical students and surgical residents

Alexander R Marmureanu, MD UCLA

Hollywood, California
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery - Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Critical Care, VATS, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Medical Devices
CURRENT POSITIONS CEO & President, California Heart & Lung Surgery Medical Center Director Cardiothoracic Surgery St. Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood, CA Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Southern California Center in Culver City Dr. Alexander Marmureanu is a prominent board certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, with special expertise in the field of minimally invasive surgery where he pioneered and developed several techniques and procedures. In his 30 years of practice, he has been able to successfully treat some of the most complex and challenging heart and lung conditions with high rates of success. Dr. Marmureanu completed his General Surgery Residency and a Research Fellowship at New York University Medical Center (NYU) in New York City. He then continued his surgical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he was actively involved in the field thoracic and cardi...

Joachim ("John") M Postel, MD, PhD

Los Angeles, California
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Surgery - Large experience in Heart valve repairs & replacement, surgery of aneurysms of the aortic root, ascending aorta, ascending aorta & transverse aortic arch, CABG, Ross procedure, endocarditis heart valves, Cox MAZE IV procedure, injury to the heart, LV- restoration, IABP, aortic dissection
I am a licensed physician and a Diplomat of THE AMERICAN BOARD OF THORACIC SURGERY. My cardiac surgical experience spans over 40 years and encompasses the broad spectrum of Adult Cardiac Surgery & Perioperative Critical Care. My residency in General Surgery was completed at the Univ. of Kansas, K.C., KS, followed by a residency in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Under the mentor-ship of Dr. Denton A. Cooley, I was taught complex cardiac surgical procedures, including transplantation and aortic surgery. Although the majority of my experience in clinical cardiac surgery occurred in private practice, I also served for several years as a faculty member of the University of South Florida. I was involved in laboratory as well as clinical research dealing with shock and published on the metabolism and pathophysiology of septic shock.

Sidonia Szem, F-NP, RN

San Diego, California
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - cardiac testing and interpretation, pacemakers, implantable loop recorder, EKG, Stress tests, CVL procedures, echocardiograms CV-ICU advanced therapies management: ECMO, IABP, CRRT, ventilator, Covid therapies, PPE and medication administration
11/2020- 10/2021 Heart and Wellness Center National City, CA F-NP outpatient cardiology clinic, affiliation with Sharp and local community: proficient in assessment, evaluation and treatment of any stage of HF, HTN, OSA, cardiomegaly syndrome, PVD/PAD. Independently performing complex cardiac testing and interpretation of tele monitoring, pacemakers, implantable loop recorder, EKG, Stress tests, CVL procedures, echocardiograms, pacemaker interrogation/treatment, prescription of vast cardiac medications and follow up visit scheduling. Comfortable with classifications/diagnosing of HF stages and treatment. Knowledgeable of most current HF recommendations and clinical research/trials and able to provide surgical cardiac clearance. Meticulous in primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention. 2003-2020 Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla, CA Following roles: RN (CV-ICU) Provide direct patient care w/h scope of practice that includes...

Keith Pelletier, PhD, MBA, MHS, CCP, LP Healthcare Consulting Firm

Bristol, Connecticut
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical Management - Wrongful death, cardiovascular, surgery, perfusion, and business,
My name is Dr. Keith J. Pelletier PhD, MBA, MHS, CCP, LP. I have been working in the healthcare industry for about 15 years in both clinical and administration roles. I have developed and led educational and simulation programs to educate and train new employees and students. I was awarded the “Top 100 Healthcare Leaders” award for the work and research that I do in healthcare. I have written many articles in medical journals and contributed writing chapters for medical textbooks too. I have consulted many companies and organizations regarding a wide variety of healthcare fields, and I have also served as an Expert Witness for court cases as well. I also am an educator and have been involved in teaching for over 20 years, and I am a Professor at a university where I teach courses, develop courses, serve on dissertation committees, mentor students, and serve on the social media marketing committee. I am available to serve as a consultant or Expert Witness in such fields as healthcare...

ROBERT E BLAIS, M.D.

Delray Beach, Florida
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
RESIDENCY GENERAL SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (FLORIDA) FELLOWSHIP CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY UNIV OF MIAMI US AIR FORCE MEDICAL SERVICE 1968-1970 Am. Board of Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery #3089, 3-77 original certification Professional Society Memberships: Florida Medical Association The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Palm Beach County Medical Association American Heart Association American College of Cardiology American College of Chest Physicians American College of Surgeons American College of Thoracic Surgery Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Trauma: During my residency in General Surgery and then fellowship in Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular surgery in Miami my clinical experience included a Level I trauma center. My practice years at Broward County General Hospital were intimately involved with Trauma in a Level I Center and in Palm Beach County at Delray Medical Center this is also a Level I center in which I have been very active in all of these in addition to usual surgic...

SOTIRIS STAMOU, MD, PHD

Tallahassee, Florida
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - Aortic dissection, ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist device, TAVR (traanscatheter aortic valve replacement), CABG, surgery, shock, heart failure, aortic, mitral, tricuspid, aneurysm, cardiac, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, heart.
I am a very experienced, well published, well-versed cardiac surgeon who performs the full spectrum of cardiac surgery. My results are excellent. I have held many academic positions. I am well published in cardiac surgery, with over 80 national and international publications in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. I serve at the editorial board of the Aorta journal and I am reviewer of many prestigious cardiothoracic surgery journals. I frequently present at National and International meetings and I am asked to provide expert opinion in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Richard K Freeman, MD

Oak Brook, Illinois
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery - Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, chest surgery, lung transplantation, cardiac surgery, aortic surgery,
Subject matter expert for cancers of the chest (lung, esophagus, mesotheliama), chest trauma, infections of the chest, lung transplantations and heart and aortic surgery. Director, Thoracic Surgery and Vice Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Fellow, American College of Surgeons and American College of Chest Physicians. Board Certified in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Patricia A Penkoske, MD Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri
Critical Care Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery - pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric critical care, trauma, burns,sepsis, shock, peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysms, surgical infections, surgical complications,ecmo, ventricular assist devices, transplantation, surgical ethics, pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis
After completing Washington University School of Medicine, and training in general, cardiothoracic, and pediatric cardiac surgery, I embarked upon an academic career in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, and critical care. I am the author of many peer reviewed journal articles and abstracts and have presented at national and international meetings. I have participated in teaching and research in the medical school environment. My expert witness experience has been in the fields of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, both adult and pediatric, and also in the area of critical care.

Jessica Blum, NP

Cortlandt Manor, New York
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Heart transplant Coordinator, lung transplant, robotic surgery, TAVR, ECMO, LVADs, CABG , Valvular disease, endocarditis, dissections, discharge Nurse practitioner, thoracic nurse practitioner
I have been an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for 10 years, I received my Masters degree from New York University in 2008. I started my career in nursing in 2005, when I worked in a Trauma Level One emergency room in New York City. Since graduating with my masters I have predominantly worked as a Cardiothoracic ICU Nurse Practitioner. I have managed patients both in the hospital and outpatient setting, specifically as a Heart Transplant Coordinator. I am trained to manage patients throughout there hospital course, pre/post surgery and the vast complications that arise. Spending time in the intensive care unit, step-down unit, consult service and discharge planning. I am also trained in ECMO/mechanical support management and have my FCCS and ACLS certifications. I also am part time faculty at Pace University where I am developing there Acute Care NP program and adjunct clinical faculty at New York University.

Craig A Nachbauer, MD, RPVI, MBA North Country Thoracic and Vascular

Plattsburgh, New York
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery - Thoracic Surgery, Wound Care, Phlebology, Non-invasive Vascular Testing, Lung Cancer
Dr. Craig Nachbauer is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has practiced thoracic and vascular surgery since 1991. He is experienced in medical record review, determinations of standard of care, and deposition and testimony in medical malpractice cases. Dr. Nachbauer received his thoracic surgery residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals. After a fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University, he completed his training as Clinical Associate in Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. Currently, Dr. Nachbauer is in private practice, specializing in thoracic and vascular surgery. He was former medical director of the University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Wound Center.

Jacob Schaff, MD

Harrison, New York
Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery - COVID, COVID-19, cardiac anesthesia, thoracic anesthesia, preoperative, perioperative, clearance, ablation, TAVR, cath lab, echocardiography, testing
- Vanderbilt and Columbia educated and trained physician - Director of Cardiac Anesthesiology at White Plains Hospital - Professional specialization in cardiac (open-heart), thoracic, and cath lab (TAVR, MitraClip, Watchman, radiofrequency ablations, etc) - Board certification in anesthesiology and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) - Frequent care and assessment of patients with COVID in the OR and procedural ICU - Published specialist and national speaker on perioperative medicine, pre-surgical testing, and risk assessment - Completed ivy-league course in leadership, public speaking, and the business of medicine - Extensive leadership experience with creation and development of programs o Planned and opened a new pre-operative assessment clinic from the ground up o Designed and implemented a new cardiac anesthesia service line

Gary Ciment, PhD

Lake Oswego, Oregon
General Surgery, Neurological Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Neurology, Urological Surgery, Hand Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology
Professor at Oregon Health and Science University. Course Director for Gross Anatomy Course. Teach anatomy to medical students and surgical residents

JAMES K WU, MD

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - Coronary artery bypass surgery, Heart valve repair/replacement, TAVR, MitraClip, thoracic aortic aneurysm, septal myectomy, Extracorporial membrane oxygenation, Impella, lung cancer surgery, empyema, aortic dissection, lead extraction, chest trauma
I am a cardiothoracic surgeon at Lehigh Valley Health Network. I obtained my BA degree in Chemistry at the University of Chicago. I then continued at the University of Chicago for medical school. I am currently the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017. His practice includes coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and replacements, aortic and aneurysm surgery, TAVR, MitraClip, septal myectomy for HCM, ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, lead extraction, atrial fibrillation/maze surgery, and lung cancer surgery.

Arie Blitz, MD MBA Arie Blitz MD MBA PLLC

Weslaco, Texas
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Valve, Aortic, Mitral, CABG, LVAD, ECMO, Aortic Dissection, Surgery, Heart, Cardiac, Cardiovascular, TAVR, SAVR
Dr. Arie Blitz is a UCLA-trained board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has held positions in both the academic and private practice spheres during his over twenty years in clinical practice. Dr. Blitz attended Cornell University for his undergraduate degree, Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his medical degree, and Case Western Reserve University for his MBA degree in healthcare finance. In leadership roles throughout his career, Dr. Blitz has taught fellow cardiac surgeons, residents, and medical students. He maintains a popular Youtube channel focused on teaching other cardiothoracic surgeons how to perform a wide variety of complex cardiac surgeries. His Youtube channel, Heartfixer100, has been a valuable resource to patients considering cardiac surgery. As an academic, he has given lectures on a wide variety of cardiothoracic topics at national and international meetings. Dr. Blitz has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on t...

Joseph E Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM

Salt Lake City, Utah
Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery - extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO, extracorporeal life support, ECLS, mechanical circulatory support, MCS, intra-aortic balloon pump, IABP, walking, therapy, ventricular assist device, pVAD, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, intensive care, ICU, ventilation
Dr. Joseph E Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM, is a clinically active attending physician with dual board certification in both Emergency Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine, and is a leading international expert in the use and management of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest, and life support, with 90+ peer reviewed publications on PubMed. He has particular expertise in mechanical circulatory support devices (IABP/Impella/VAD), cardiogenic shock, heart failure, post-cardiothoracic surgery care. Dr. Tonna is an Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Utah with appointments in the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. He is the Section Head of Cardiothoracic Critical Care, the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular ICU/Cardiothoracic Critical Care, and the Associate Director of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Services. He works as an Attending Physician in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Car...

Gary Ciment, PhD

Washington
General Surgery, Neurological Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Neurology, Urological Surgery, Hand Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology
Professor at Oregon Health and Science University. Course Director for Gross Anatomy Course. Teach anatomy to medical students and surgical residents
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