Critical Care Surgery Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of critical care surgery expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on critical care surgery and related issues. Critical care 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 critical care surgery expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Sepsis, Critical Care Surgery, Shock, Trauma, Cholecystectomy, Critical Care, Laparoscopic Surgery, Resuscitation, Appendectomy, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Central Lines, Ecmo, Eye Surgery, General Surgery, and Hernia.

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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

ANNE MCADAM, RN,MSN

San Marcos, California
Nurse, Critical Care Surgery - Registered Nurse, PACU, post anesthesia complications, surgery, critical care, general surgery, plastic surgery, urology, OB-GYN, orthopedics, robotic surgery, laparoscopic, spinal surgery, pain procedures, eye surgery, ambulatory surgery, colorectal surgery, eye surgery, education, competencies
Anne McAdam has been a California registered nurse for 17 years and has served in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Ambulatory Post Anesthesia Care Unit. She also worked as a Nurse Educator in a women’s acute care unit and recovery room, where she trained nurses and contributed to the development and revision of nursing competencies and policies and procedures. In the recovery room, she worked in various capacities including bedside clinician, charge nurse and preceptor to students, new graduates and transferring nurses. In 2008, she worked as an adjunct faculty member at National University where she was a lecture professor for Medical Surgical Nursing III. She currently cares for a variety of inpatient and outpatient postoperative patients in an ambulatory care center recovery room.

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.

Aisha Shaheen, MD, MHA AWS Surgical, Inc.

Rolling Hills Estates, California
Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, ICU Medicine, Shock, Sepsis, Resuscitation, Cardiac arrest, Emergency airway, Intubation, Respiratory failure, COVID, Pneumonia, Pulmonary embolism (PE), Central line, Procedural complications, Infections, Tele-ICU, Medical records review
Dual board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery with additional certification obtained in Bariatrics Surgery. In active clinical practice focusing on Surgical Critical Care and ICU Medicine. Experienced as an ICU Medical Director as well as with quality improvement metrics and clinical optimization. I take care of general Medical and Surgical Critical Care patients in a variety of settings including academic, community, rural and tele-ICU. Able to provide objective expert opinions on medical malpractice cases. CV available upon request.

Kathi L Waite, RN, MS, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, CLNC K. Waite Legal Nurse Consulting

Littleton , Colorado
Critical Care Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Nurse, critical care, brain injury, spine, stroke, sepsis, wrongful death, fall injury, critical care medicine, medical records review, standards of care, Nurse quality indicators, neurosurgery, post-op care, trauma, Post cardiac cath lab, pressure injury,
Forty (42) two years of professional experience in critical care nursing that includes 17 years of leadership and management responsibility in a variety of specialties including Surgical/Trauma ICU, Burn Trauma ICU, MICU/CCU, CVICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, and Neuro ICU – affiliated with major university teaching and research hospitals. As a former nurse manager, for 10 years, I had responsibility for program development, strategic planning, fiscal resources and budget allocation, personnel management, and care-delivery outcomes for the Neurosurgical ICU. Currently, practice as a level IV Clinical Nurse in the New UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital ICU. Since starting my legal nurse consulting business in 2017, I have reviewed and provided opinions on cases, both plaintiff and defense, in 15 states. Clinical Experience Clinical Charge nurse in an 18-bed ICU, level 3 trauma and primary stroke center. Caring for patient's post-op brain & spine, head & neck, oncology, ortho, thoracic,...

Keely Buesing, MD, FACS MediWitness, LLC

Florida
Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery - Trauma, Hernia, Mesh, Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Bowel Obstruction, Bowel Perforation, Adhesions, Abdominal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Emergency Surgery
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery General Surgery, exp 12/2024 American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care, exp 12/2024 Academic Appointment: Associate Professor of Surgery Sub-Specialty: General Surgery Surgical Critical Care Trauma Surgery Acute Care Surgery Graduate: University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Thomas J. Esposito, MD, MPH OSF Healthcare

Brimfield, Illinois
Critical Care Medicine, Trauma Surgery - Critical Care Surgery, Emergency Medical Services, General Surgery, Public Health, Telemedicine, Wound Care

Keely Buesing, MD, FACS MediWitness, LLC

Iowa
Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery - Trauma, Hernia, Mesh, Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Bowel Obstruction, Bowel Perforation, Adhesions, Abdominal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Emergency Surgery
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery General Surgery, exp 12/2024 American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care, exp 12/2024 Academic Appointment: Associate Professor of Surgery Sub-Specialty: General Surgery Surgical Critical Care Trauma Surgery Acute Care Surgery Graduate: University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Ali Tabatabai, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery - Shock, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Respiratory Failure, Trauma Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Cardiac Surgical Critical Care, Physician Education, Resident Education, Resident Supervision, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), COVID 19
I am certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in Neurocritical Care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, and in Medical Critical Care by the American Board of Internal Medicine. My training includes successful completion of a residency in Internal Medicine, a fellowship in Trauma & Surgical Critical Care, and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. I am an associate professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. I am Medical Director of the Lung Rescue Unit (ECMO ICU) and the Biocontainment Team at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. My current clinical practice focuses on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support for Acute Respiratory Distress patients and Trauma Critical Care. I also have taken care of Medical, Surgical, and Cardiac Surgical Critical Care patients at a variety of academic and community ICU settings and tele-ICU settings.

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.

Keely Buesing, MD, FACS MediWitness, LLC

Omaha, Nebraska
Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery - Trauma, Hernia, Mesh, Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Bowel Obstruction, Bowel Perforation, Adhesions, Abdominal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Emergency Surgery
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery General Surgery, exp 12/2024 American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care, exp 12/2024 Academic Appointment: Associate Professor of Surgery Sub-Specialty: General Surgery Surgical Critical Care Trauma Surgery Acute Care Surgery Graduate: University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Ruchir Gupta, MD Stony Brook School of Medicine

New Jersey
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Anesthesia, Airway/Difficult Airway, Sedation/ Propofol (Diprivan), Sedation by non-anesthesiologist practitioner, Life Care Planning, Acute Pain Management, Postoperative Pain Management, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Office Anesthesia, CPR, Central Lines, Trauma Anesthesiology, Critical Care Surgery
Board Certified Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in full clinical practice at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Lead for the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program. He has worked as part of the Quality Assurance (QA) committee where he reviewed hundreds of charts and offered his opinion on the anesthetic care of various patients. He is also an author of 2 anesthesia books and over a dozen book chapters and was recently awarded a grant to study the effects of a new pharmaceutical drug on airway pressures. He is also the Section Editor for the Perioperative Medicine Journal. Dr. Gupta has over 5 years of experience reviewing records and has been trained by SEAK as an expert medical witness. Dr. Gupta enjoys teaching, lecturing, and writing about anesthesia. He is a talented debater and lecturer and has given national presentations in the field of Anesthesiology. He is an expert in all areas of anesthesia including patient safety, perioperative ...

Ruchir Gupta, MD Stony Brook School of Medicine

New York, New York
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Anesthesia, Airway/Difficult Airway, Sedation/ Propofol (Diprivan), Sedation by non-anesthesiologist practitioner, Life Care Planning, Acute Pain Management, Postoperative Pain Management, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Office Anesthesia, CPR, Central Lines, Trauma Anesthesiology, Critical Care Surgery
Board Certified Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in full clinical practice at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Lead for the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program. He has worked as part of the Quality Assurance (QA) committee where he reviewed hundreds of charts and offered his opinion on the anesthetic care of various patients. He is also an author of 2 anesthesia books and over a dozen book chapters and was recently awarded a grant to study the effects of a new pharmaceutical drug on airway pressures. He is also the Section Editor for the Perioperative Medicine Journal. Dr. Gupta has over 5 years of experience reviewing records and has been trained by SEAK as an expert medical witness. Dr. Gupta enjoys teaching, lecturing, and writing about anesthesia. He is a talented debater and lecturer and has given national presentations in the field of Anesthesiology. He is an expert in all areas of anesthesia including patient safety, perioperative ...

David A. Mayer, M.D., D.A.B.S., F.I.C.S.

Huntington, New York
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery - general surgery,vascular surgery,bariatric surgery, breast cancer, trauma surgery, critical care and laparoscopic surgery expert.
General surgery,vascular surgery,bariatric surgery, breast cancer, trauma surgery, critical care and laparoscopic surgery expert. Chairman of Surgery Emeritus, Associate Professor of Surgery. Over 25 years experience as medical expert witness in all jurisdictions.

Aaron E. Roth, MD, FACS

New Rochelle, New York
General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery - minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, anti reflux surgery, gastric surgery, gastro intestinal surgery, colon surgery, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernia surgery, wound care, surgical infections
In community practice since 1995 after surgical training at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York City followed by a fellowship at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center in surgical critical care. Board certified in general surgery with a certificate of added qualifications in surgical critical care. Bariatric surgery experience. Currently Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital.

Zachary Ginsberg, MD, MPP, FACEP Duke University Hospital

Durham, North Carolina
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Surgery - ICU, Intensive Care, Central Line, Intubation, Airway, Sedation, Resuscitation, Sepsis, Shock, ICU Delirium, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Stroke, Appendicitis, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Aneurysm
Faculty at Duke University Hospital with dual appointment in Trauma and Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Actively practicing physician who works shifts in both the intensive care unit (ICU) and the emergency department. Able to provide a review of the Emergency Department and ICU components of a case given combination of training, board certification and clinical practice. One of only a small number of physicians who is Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and Surgical Critical Care Medicine. This provides a review of both components of care in a single expert for a more efficient review of a case. Educated at Brown and Harvard. Completed top Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center). Winner of several awards during training/education. Certified Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor. Regularly publishes.

Meade Palmer, MD, MPH, FACS Wake Forest Health Network

High Point, North Carolina
General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery - Minimally Invasive, Laparoscopic, Abdominal, Hernia, Stomach, Small intestine, Bowel, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Anal, Appendix, Hemorrhoid, Gall Bladder, Thyroid, Parathyroid Surgery, Cholecystectomy, Fissure, Fistula, Colonoscopy, Polyp, EGD, Mesh, Gastrostomy, PEG, Tracheostomy, Critical Care
Board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. Active clinical practice with 25+ years of experience. Fellowship-trained endoscopist, Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School affiliation. Instructor of physician assistants, medical students, and surgical residents. Fellow of American College of Surgeons. Experience as risk retention group claims committee chairman, hospital quality, safety and credentials committee member and state board reviewer of standards of care. Retired Major, US Army reserve medical corps and volunteer mission surgeon.

Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS, FICS

Akron, Ohio
Trauma Surgery, Critical Care Surgery - Burn, Chemical Burn, Electrical Burn, Wound, TENS, SJS, Trauma, Critical Care, Steven Johnson Syndrome, Thermal Burn, Fire, Scald
Dr. Khandelwal is an internationally recognized, clinically active burn surgeon with over 12 years of experience, and has been in the administrative/director role of a burn center for over 10 years. He is currently the Chief, Division of Burn Surgery and Director of the Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute at Akron Children's Hospital and has academic appointments at Northeast Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Khandelwal clinical expertise includes burns, complex wounds, trauma and critical care. He has multiple publications as well as national and international lectures/presentations at various conferences. As evidenced by multiple media appearances, he is a prolific public speaker and engages audiences well. Dr. Khandelwal has 10 years of experience as an expert witness for both plaintiff and defense. Dr. Khandelwal is the Co-founder and one of the Medical Directors of Camp Karma - India's first and only recreationa...

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

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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