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This page contains 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, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these cardiothoracic surgery expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Aortic Dissection, Cabg, Cardiac Surgery, Ecmo, Lung Cancer, Thoracic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Tavr, Aortic, Cardiac, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular, Esophageal Cancer, Heart, and Lung Surgery.

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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, General Surgery
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 cardiovascular surgery research. He completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2002. He continued to practice as UCLA Faculty, before joining Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and also becoming Director of several Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs in Los Angeles. ...

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, General Surgery
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 cardiovascular surgery research. He completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2002. He continued to practice as UCLA Faculty, before joining Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and also becoming Director of several Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs in Los Angeles. ...

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.

Stephanie Manheim, DNP

Connecticut
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - critical care, heart surgery, intensive care unit, lung surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, postoperative care, cardiovascular intensive care unit, TAVR, transfemoral aortic valve replacement, mitral clip, cardiothoracic nurse practioner
Certification in Cardiac Surgery-CSC- since 2008 I have over 20 years of clinical expertise in Cardiothoracic Surgery/Critical Care. I am an expert practitioner at my institution. I have been a clinical adjunct instructor for 5 years in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Rory Meyers School of Nursing. I have a wealth of knowledge in critical care/intensive care.

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

North Redington beach, 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.

Zulfikar A Sharif, MD

Kentucky
Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Robotic surgery, Robotic thoracic surgeon, Pulmonary surgery, Esophageal surgery, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Mediastinal surgery, Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Lung surgery
Board certified Thoracic Surgeon

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.

Stephanie Manheim, DNP

New York City, New York
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease - critical care, heart surgery, intensive care unit, lung surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, postoperative care, cardiovascular intensive care unit, TAVR, transfemoral aortic valve replacement, mitral clip, cardiothoracic nurse practioner
Certification in Cardiac Surgery-CSC- since 2008 I have over 20 years of clinical expertise in Cardiothoracic Surgery/Critical Care. I am an expert practitioner at my institution. I have been a clinical adjunct instructor for 5 years in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Rory Meyers School of Nursing. I have a wealth of knowledge in critical care/intensive care.

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.

Zulfikar A Sharif, MD

Columbus, Ohio
Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Robotic surgery, Robotic thoracic surgeon, Pulmonary surgery, Esophageal surgery, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Mediastinal surgery, Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Lung surgery
Board certified Thoracic Surgeon

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
James K. Wu, MD MBA is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Lehigh Valley Health Network. He obtained his BA degree in Chemistry at the University of Chicago. He also continued to medical school at the University of Chicago where he received his MD degree. He currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 2017. Dr. Wu has been working as a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Lehigh Valley since 2001. 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.

SHARON JOHNSON, RN, ALNC

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Nurse, Cardiothoracic Surgery - cardiac surgery recovery nurse, management of chest tubes, pacemakers, pacer wire removal, central and peripheral IV access, epidurals, drains, nasogastric tubes, heart rhythms, blood thinners, IV medication’s, infections, falls, blood clots, sepsis, heart-cath recovery
Twenty years of experience recovering Open-Heart surgeries in CVICU and CV Progressive Care. I am certified with a PCCN, which shows the ability to provide care for the acutely ill adult patient. Another certification is CSU-ACLS, which is advanced life support after cardiac surgery. Other Certifications: ACLS- Acute Cardiac Life Support; BLS- Basic Life Support; ALNC- Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant PCCN- Adult Progressive Care Nurse

Arie Blitz, MD MBA Arie Blitz MD MBA PLLC

Pharr, Texas
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Cardiac Surgery, Valve, Aortic, Mitral, CABG, LVAD, ECMO, Aortic Dissection, Surgery, Heart, Cardiac, Cardiovascular

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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