General Surgery Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of general surgery expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on general surgery and related issues. General 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 general surgery expert witnesses testify regarding may include: General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Wound Care, Colonoscopy, Hernia Surgery, Colon Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Bowel Obstruction, Breast Cancer, and Cholecystectomy.

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Aaron E. Roth, MD, FACS

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.

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

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.

William J Suggs, MD FACS FASMBS Alabama Bariatrics

Decatur, Alabama
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery - Gastric bypass, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive, gastrointestinal, GI, sleeve, laparoscopic, morbidly obese, weight loss surgery, bariatrics, obesity
I am a full-time, board certified surgeon with a fellowship in bariatric surgery, specializing in complex bariatric cases. I have performed over 3000 bariatric operations including intragastric balloons, as well as many, many other related procedures. I also spend a considerable amount of time teaching, and am an associate professor of surgery at our regional medical school as well as serve as the Director of Medical Education for our hospital's medical student teaching program. I have reviewed over 30 cases in the last decade, have issued written reports, given numerous depositions, and testified in court as an expert witness. I have served on hospital peer-review committees and executive committees, the board of our state medical society and state board of medical examiners, published peer-reviewed articles, and am currently a surveyor for a national surgical quality accreditation program. I limit my expert witness services to bariatric surgery cases and general surgery complicati...

Joshua Barton, MD

Arizona
General Surgery, Obesity - Liver surgery, hepatic surgery, pancreas surgery, pancreatic surgery, bile duct, hepatobiliary, bariatric

Gaylene F Chartier, MSN, RN, LNC

Cave Creek, Arizona
Legal Nurse Consulting, Nurse - Surgeries: General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Urology Surgery, URO/GYN Surgery, GYN Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Transplants (Liver & Kidney) Surgery. Operating Room Nurse.
I have been an RN since 1999 in the operating room, both as a circulator, a scrub, and Perioperative Clinical Educator. My experience ranges from Level 1 trauma to outpatient surgery center. I have experience in the surgical specialties of cardiac, general, gynecology, orthopedic (spine) plastics, and urology. I also have assisted with the implementation of the DaVinci Robotic program in the specialties of cardiac, gynecology, and urology. I have been employed in Scottsdale, AZ since August 2009, where I perform the duties of scrub and circulator. I was promoted to Clinical Nurse Educator in April 2015 for Shea and Piper Perioperative Department (OR, pre-op, PACU, Endoscopy, and CSPD). In this position I educated staff in the newest technologies and remain current with policies and procedures. I also reviewed and updated policies for the hospital system. I was also the Laser Safety Officer for the Scottsdale campus. I have also successfully concluded several AORN: 101 Perioperativ...

Kari Jerge, MD, FACS

Arizona
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, General Surgery, EMS, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Abdominal Pain, Sepsis, Shock, Gallbladder Surgery, Appendix Surgery, General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Pre-Hospital Trauma Care, Burn Injury, Surgical Complications, Chart R
Kari F Jerge, MD, FACS is a general surgeon passionate about providing timely, objective expert opinions on medical malpractice cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. She is known for a particular gift for translating complex surgical disease processes and surgical decisions into language understandable by legal teams and juries. She has achieved dual Board Certified in General Surgery and Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. Dr Jerge has additional subject matter expertise elective and emergent general surgery, surgical critical care (ICU medicine), and trauma surgery. Her background includes extensive experience in pre-hospital care of trauma patients including care provided by Fire and EMS services before patient reaches hospital. She has been in independent practice for over 10 years in a variety of settings including rural, private, and large academic practices. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the premier professional society of surgeons. She is also a me...

Noor Saba Azimi, MD Eden Medical Center, Sutter health

castro valley , California
Trauma Surgery, General Surgery - colon and rectal surgery, Proctology
I have and continue to serve as the Trauma Director and Director of Acute Care Surgery for over a decade. I have held multiple leadership positions in my organization: Chair and Vice Chair of surgery for an aggregate of 8 years, Chaired the Quality review Committee for Surgery for 4 years, Chair the Quality review committee for Trauma Surgery for greater than a decade.

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

Oluwole Fajolu, MD

Porter Ranch, California
Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery - Oncologic Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Portacath Insertions, Vascular Surgery, Pacemaker Implants, Oncologic Breast Surgery
I can provide expert witness in entire field of thoracic surgery and general surgery with 30+ years experience in both. I have been an expert reviewer for the CA State Medical Board for years. Board Certification: American Board of Surgery American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Edgar A. Gamboa, MD, FACS Edgar A Gamboa Medical Corp

Prunedale, California
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Gallbladder surgery, Appendicitis, Bowel Obstruction, Traumatic injuries, Emergency surgery, Wound care, Critical (ICU) care
Board-certified and Recertified, American Board of Surgery Fellow, American College of Surgeons Fellow, International College of Surgeons Fellow, SAGES, Society of American GastroEndoscopic Surgery Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California at San Diego Chair, Department of Surgery (North Hawaii Community Hospital, El Centro Regional Medical Center, Watsonville Community Hospital) Chair, Surgery Quality Review Committee (Watsonville Community Hospital) Trauma Surgeon, Level 1, Scripps Memorial Hospital at La Jolla & Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego Director, Surgical Emergency Services, Nassau County Medical Center Experienced in Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery, Radiofrequency, and Laser Endovenous Ablation, and in Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Jason Goodwin, RN, MS, MPH, CNOR

Granite Bay, California
Nursing Administration, General Surgery - AAAHC Surveyor, Professor of Nursing at Sacramento City College, Operating Room Nurse, Ambulatory Surgery Nurse, Legal Nurse Consultant, Life Care Planning, Perioperative Services Administration, Post Anesthesia Nurse, Procedural Sedation Nurse, GI procedures RN, CNOR, RN, Med Surg, Medical Devices
Clinical Experiences include:  Medical Surgical Nursing  Shock / Trauma Intervention  Procedural Services  Preoperative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Care  Procedural Sedation  Clinical Educator Operational / Leadership Experiences include:  2003 Iraqi War Veteran  Multi-site surgical venues - UC Davis Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente  Level 1 Trauma academic medical center – UC Davis Medical Center  Military – Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Operation Iraqi Freedom  Fee for service ambulatory surgery and procedural services – ABSMC Surgery Center  Clinic management – Perioperative Medicine Clinic, Kaiser Permanente -As a procedural department administrator and clinician, I have personally supervised the safe care in and around various procedures and operating room venues for 18 years, totaling approximately 300,000 individual patient encounters. As a Registered Nurse, Operating Room Manager, Director, and Administrator, I have extensive experience with reg...

Kari Jerge, MD, FACS

San Diego, California
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, General Surgery, EMS, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Abdominal Pain, Sepsis, Shock, Gallbladder Surgery, Appendix Surgery, General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Pre-Hospital Trauma Care, Burn Injury, Surgical Complications, Chart R
Kari F Jerge, MD, FACS is a general surgeon passionate about providing timely, objective expert opinions on medical malpractice cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. She is known for a particular gift for translating complex surgical disease processes and surgical decisions into language understandable by legal teams and juries. She has achieved dual Board Certified in General Surgery and Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. Dr Jerge has additional subject matter expertise elective and emergent general surgery, surgical critical care (ICU medicine), and trauma surgery. Her background includes extensive experience in pre-hospital care of trauma patients including care provided by Fire and EMS services before patient reaches hospital. She has been in independent practice for over 10 years in a variety of settings including rural, private, and large academic practices. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the premier professional society of surgeons. She is also a me...

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.

Karen K. Quirk, M.D. Forensic MED Experts

Calabasas, California
Vascular Surgery, General Surgery - Stroke, Amputation, Gangrene, Arterial Embolism, Dialysis Access, Leg/Arm Edema, Varicose Veins, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Claudication, Leg Ulcer, Aortic Aneurysm
Dr. Karen Kim Quirk, M.D. is Board Certified in General and Vascular Surgery. She earned her under-graduate degree from University of California at Berkley in 1998, where she was awarded a UC Regents Scholarship. Dr. Quirk earned her Medical Doctorate from the University of California at Irvine, School of Medicine in 2006. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at University of California at San Diego. Dr. Quirk is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Western University of Health Sciences and an attending staff at Community Memorial Hospital. Dr. Quirk has presented clinical papers at several meetings of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery and the Western Vascular Society and has authored and co-authored more than fifteen research papers and abstracts.

Kamran Samakar, MD, MA, FACS, FASMBS University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery - Acute Care Surgery, Foregut Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Emergency Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Colon Surgery, Bowel Obstruction, Complications
Dr. Samakar is a board certified General Surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He completed a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Harvard Medical School where he was also a clinical instructor of surgery. He is currently a faculty member of the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine where he serves as a full-time surgeon & Associate Professor, researcher, and educator. Dr. Samakar is the Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program at USC Keck Medical Center. He holds a Master's degree in Bioethics and Health Law from the University of Pittsburgh and has been active in the study and practice of medical-legal issues for nearly 20 years. He has testified for both plaintiff and defense on multiple occasions with numerous depositions, trial testimony, and case reviews. Dr. Samakar's current areas of practice are Bariatric and Minimally Invasive...

Hussna Wakily, MD

Oceanside, California
General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Colon Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Emergency Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Mesh surgery, Intestinal Obstruction, Adhesions, Gallbladder surgery, Bile Ducts, Perforations
Expert witness for general surgery with over 11 years of clinical experience. Fellowship trained at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery in Boston, MA. Top Doctor Award winner in 2019 and 2020 for General and Breast Surgery. Castle Connolly Award winner for 2019 and 2020 for General Surgery. Currently serving as editor for the Surgical Endoscopy Journal and Journal of Surigcal Research. Current hernia committee member for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). She is the Division Chief of General Surgery at TCMC. Experienced medical expert. Dr. Wakily offers accurate and thorough expert medical chart reviews and testimony for defense and plaintiff attorneys. Board certified, clinically active surgeon specializing in Acute Care/Emergency General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery and all aspects related to general surgery. She is an experienc...

Angel E Alsina, MD FACS FAASLD

Tampa, Florida
General Surgery, Hepatology - Liver Transplantation, Bile duct injuries, Portal Hypertension, Hepatitis C, Chronic Liver Disease, Organ Transplantation, Organ Donation, Liver Failure, Liver Oncology, Liver Cancer, Surgical complications, Correctional Medicine of liver diseases and hepatitis C, Drug-induced liver injuries
Trained at Harvard Department of Surgery, New England Deaconess program in Hepato-Biliary Surgery, liver surgery, and Liver Transplantation. American Board of Surgery certified. Fellow designation by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases ( AASLD). Collaborative Professor at University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine. Real world experience: • 24 years of hepato-biliary (liver) surgery and liver transplantation experience at a tertiary care, 1,010 bed teaching hospital. • Broad skills in general surgery, liver surgery, transplantation, hepatology , and hepato-oncology (liver cancer). Robotic surgery certified. • Directed liver transplantation and cancer programs for total of 20 years • Experienced in Hepatitis C. Principal investigator in Hepatitis C trials that resulted in drug approval. • Managed immunosuppression treatments long term in over 1,000 liver transplant recipients. • Leader of a multi-disciplinary liver cancer team. Conducte...

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

Mark W. Gordon, MD

Pembroke Pines, Florida
General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Wound Care,Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,Upper Endoscopy, Gastroscopy,Colonoscopy,Hernia,Libel,Credentials,Contracts,IME
Board certified in Surgery and Wound Care, member of numerous societies, extensive hospital leadership positions, teaching at local medical school. Current reviewer for state board of medicine, Medicare, independent review panels. Performs IMEs, disability determinations. Experienced with litigation in negligence(both defense and plaintiff) ,credentialing, dismissal, contracts, libel. CV on request.Extensive experience case evaluation, deposition, trials for 18 years. Defense, hospital/medical staff issues and plaintiff cases.

Issam A Halaby, MD, PhD

North Venice, Florida
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery - Wound Care, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Vascular and endovascular surgery, Hernia surgery, colon surgery, gallbladder surgery, Limb salvage, Abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery
Board Certified General Surgeon Active practice in General and Vascular Surgery Florida license Medical director of Wound Care center since 2005

Eric Kleinstein, MD, FACS MD LEGAL CONSULTANTS OF SOUTH FLORIDA, LLC

PARKLAND, Florida
General Surgery, Wound Care - General Surgery, Wound Care, Bedsores, Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Injury, Decubitus, Hernia, Mesh, Breast
Eric Kleinstein, MD is a Board Certified General Surgeon. He has been in practice in South Florida since 2002. Expertise in all aspects of General Surgery, as well as Wound Care. He has also reviewed many hernia and mesh cases. He has been Chief of Surgery at his hospital, as well as the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at University Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a Core Faculty member of the East Florida Consortium Surgical Residency Program, and Voluntary faculty at Broward Health General Surgery Residency Program at Coral Springs Medical Center. Podiatry residents have been rotating on his service since 2004. His forte is explaining medical terminology into layman's terms. Please email at [email protected]

Kenneth A Larson, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FABOM Center for Advanced Surgical Care

West Palm Beach, Florida
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Hernia, Gallbladder, Mesh, Lap Band, Colon, Intestine, Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Sleeve, Thyroid
Dr. Larson is a board certified general surgeon with an active clinical practice in south Florida since 2004. He has a subspecialty interest in bariatric surgery and regularly performs over 500 general surgery procedures annually in addition to over 125 bariatric (weight loss) surgery procedures annually. Dr. Larson has served as the medical director for a nationally recognized center of excellence in bariatric surgery and maintains a faculty appointment with the University of Miami. He has been reviewing medicolegal cases since 2008 and has recent and ongoing experience with case reviews, affidavits, depositions, and trial testimony.

Mark Liberman, MD, FACS

Naples, Florida
General Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Common Bile Duct Injury, Cholecystectomy, Melanoma Surgery, Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy,
Full time private practice surgeon, board- certified with a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery from Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles. Former Chief of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Naples,FL Castle Connolly Top Doctor, as chosen by peers, 2004-2022 (inclusive) Assist Clinical Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University Published more than 20 peer reviewed articles and 1 book chapter Retired Navy Captain I have reviewed 30-40 cases over the last decade and testified in court

Brian Matier, MD

Lutz, Florida
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Robotic surgery, colon surgery, laparoscopic surgery, colectomy, colonoscopy, rectal surgery, anal, anastomotic leak, intestinal, proctectomy, gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, anal and rectal surgery, proctology, fecal incontinence
Double Board certified in Colon & Rectal, and General Surgery with 9 years of practice experience. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Prior clinical academic appointment at University of Buffalo School of Medicine. Extensive training and experience in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery. Practice and experience includes all forms of colon and rectal surgery including colectomy, proctectomy, gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, anal and rectal surgery, proctology, and fecal incontinence. Legal experience includes testimony as a medical fact witness in criminal trial, and deposition (fact witness and defendant) in medical liability cases.

John G O'Brien, MD. FACS

Florida
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Hernia Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Gallbladder(Biliary) Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Wound Care, Abdominal Surgery including Bowel Obstructions, Appendicitis, Breast Cancer, Medical Malpractice, Surgical Oncology (cancer), Portocaths, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Operating Room.
Chief of the Medical Staff; Director of Trauma; Member of Physician Leadership Council; Past Owner of Surgical Center; Expert Witness & Disability & Peer Review Exp.

Patrick J. Regan, DO

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
General Surgery - General/Acute Care Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Experienced Expert Witness, Peer Review Chairman, Quality Committee Chairman, Standards of Care, Causation, Patient Safety, Operating Room Safety Standards, Operating Room Policies and Procedures, Sham Peer Review, Federal/State cases.
The Medical Expert Witness that you don't need a dictionary to understand! Dr. Patrick J. Regan has more than 25 years of experience in General Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Trauma Surgery and the Medico-Legal realm. Dr Regan has built programs and is in active surgical practice. Dr Regan is actively teaching and holds two academic appointments. He is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. In addition to his academic appointments , Dr Regan supervises other healthcare practitioners and is experienced in their scope of practice. Dr Regan also consults with the Prosecution Services Unit of the Florida Board of Medicine. He has extensive experience in the areas of Peer Review, Sham Peer Review, Bad Faith Peer Review and medical staff quality issues having served both as a member and as Chairman of various hospitals Peer Review Committees and Quality Committees. Dr Regan also does Peer Review for several nationally known locum tenens companies. Dr. Regan ...

Michael H Tarlowe, MD, FACS, FASCRS Michael H. Tarlowe, MD, PC

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Colonoscopy, Hemorrhoids, Proctology, Hernia surgery, Anal Fissure, Anal abscess, Anal fistula, Anal cancer, Medical malpractice, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Anal warts, Pilonidal cyst
Dr. Tarlowe is board certified in both Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery, with more than 15 years experience. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Tarlowe maintains a full time private practice. He has reviewed and opined on dozens of cases, for both plaintiff and defense, including both medical malpractice and personal injury.

Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS Kaiser Permanente Georgia

Smyrna, Georgia
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery - Minimally invasive surgery, general surgery, robotic surgery, gallbladder surgery complications, bariatric surgery, colon and rectal surgery, acute care surgery, upper and lower endoscopy, complex hernia surgery, bile duct injury, bowel injury, Medical error prevention, Patient safety, litigation.
Dr. Diarra is a fellow of the American Board of Surgery. He is a very experienced medical chart reviewer and expert witness. He has extensive experience in medical error prevention, patient safety and litigation for medical negligence. He testifies for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He is skilled in minimally invasive general surgery techniques, acute care surgery and trauma surgery. He completed an additional fellowship training in bariatric, advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and maintains a full time practice working as a minimally invasive general surgeon/robotic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta, Georgia. His passion involves advocating for advances in minimally advanced laparoscopic techniques to improve the lives of patients after surgery. Dr. Diarra works in a very efficient and effective manner and is easily accessible. Expert professional opinions expressed by Dr. Diarra are based on his own personal capacity and do not necessarily represent t...

Brian S Myers, MD, FACS

Stockbridge, Georgia
General Surgery - LAPAROSCOPY, STOMACH, BOWEL OBSTRUCTION & TUMORS, COLON CANCER & DIVERTICULITIS, GERD, FUNDOPLICATION, PARAESOPHAGEAL HERNIA, DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA, ABDOMEN & INGUINAL HERNIA, ACHALASIA, ADRENAL TUMORS, SPLEEN, BILIARY, CHOLECYSTITIS, ZENKER'S DIVERTICULUM
A practising general surgeon with a particular emphasis on minimally invasive techniques in the state of Georgia since 1999, my practice covers the breadth of general surgery from the common (i.e. cholecystectomies) to the rare (pheochromocytomas). Serving in leadership positions and on medical committees where I review charts on a regular basis in order to make challenging decisions on colleague's conduct and judgement has given me the skills to expeditiously review charts and make well thought out grounded recommendations.

Joshua Barton, MD

Eagle, Idaho
General Surgery, Obesity - Liver surgery, hepatic surgery, pancreas surgery, pancreatic surgery, bile duct, hepatobiliary, bariatric

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

Kevin M. Lowe, MD, PhD

Champaign, Illinois
Oncology, General Surgery - Cancer surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pancreas Surgery, Liver surgery, Bile duct surgery, Gall Bladder surgery, Stomach surgery, Esophagus surgery, Retroperitoneal Sarcoma surgery, Robotic surgery
Dr. Lowe is an experienced, fellowship-trained cancer surgeon who focuses on diseases of the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, stomach, esophagus, small intestine and retroperitoneum. Dr. Lowe has been a member of the Army Reserves for sixteen years and has been deployed to Afghanistan four times. Dr Lowe has been awarded the Emerging Investigator Award 2019, Stephens Cancer Center; Faculty of the Year 2019 Carle General Surgery Residency, Teaching Awards for 2019 also include: Excellence in Professionalism, Excellence in Evidence Based Practice, Excellence in Non-operative teaching.

Tejas R Shah, MD, FACS, RPVI AMITA Health

Naperville, Illinois
Vascular Surgery, General Surgery - Vascular ultrasound, Endovascular surgery, venous disease, vein ablations,
Chief of Vascular Surgery St. Alexius Medical Center Director of Vascular Lab St. Alexius Medical Center Assistant Professor at University of Illinois Chicago

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

Jill M Ferry, RN, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ-EM

Portsmouth, Iowa
Physician Assistant, Family Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Geriatrics, Long term care, Pediatrics, Woman's Health, Hospitalist inpatient care, Urgent care, General surgery
Practicing Physician Assistant since 1995 with background in nursing. Graduated with Honors with master's degree in Physician Assistant studies in 1995. Board Certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since 1995. Employed fulltime in a Critical access hospital/clinic. Experience in Family practice with coverage in Emergency Department, urgent care, inpatient hospitalist, post-operative care, geriatric nursing home care, post-partum and nursery, pediatrics, and first assist with surgeries/C-section Deliveries. Certificate of added qualifications in Emergency Medicine (CAQ-EM) through NCCPA. Certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation Provider. Instructor for ACLS and PALS. Preceptor/Affiliate instructor for PA/NP students for multiple universities. Physician Assistant expert witness for greater than 20 years and over 70 cases.

Maria P Balatzis, MSN, RN-BC, CNE-cl Nurse Expert Consulting Services

Perry Hall, Maryland
Nurse, General Surgery - Acute Care Inpatient Nursing, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, Surgical-Oncological Nurse, Gastrointestinal Surgical Nurse, Legal Nurse Consulting
ANCC Board Certified in Medical Surgical Nursing ANCC Board Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator

Eric J. Kraut, MD, FACS Eric J Kraut MD LLC

Owings Mills, Maryland
Trauma Surgery, General Surgery - General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, abdominal surgery, hernias, laparoscopy, endoscopy, bleeding, sepsis, injuries, intestinal surgery, cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, diverticulitis, wounds, perforations, falls, motor vehicles crash, penetrating injuries, head injuries, missed injuries
I have been in practice for 25 years. I am an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University and I am board certified in general surgery and critical care. I have held many administrative positions which involved review of medical care. These include chief of surgery, trauma medical director, medical director of ambulatory surgery center, medical director and founder of a breast cancer center as well as educator of residents and students. I have had a broad experience in my career including both academic and private practices and levels 1, 2 and 3 trauma centers. I have maintained a broad range of skills. My career has included vascular, thoracic, oncologic, advanced laparoscopic and open procedures.

John G O'Brien, MD. FACS

Maryland
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Hernia Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Gallbladder(Biliary) Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Wound Care, Abdominal Surgery including Bowel Obstructions, Appendicitis, Breast Cancer, Medical Malpractice, Surgical Oncology (cancer), Portocaths, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Operating Room.
Chief of the Medical Staff; Director of Trauma; Member of Physician Leadership Council; Past Owner of Surgical Center; Expert Witness & Disability & Peer Review Exp.

Kate M Cohen, MD Faulkner Hospital

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology - Thoracic anesthesia, Obstetric anesthesia, Cardiac anesthesia, Regional anesthesia, Orthopedic anesthesia, General surgery, Neuraxial anesthesia, Critical illness, Preoperative assessment, Perioperative medicine, Postoperative anesthetic care, Echocardiogram interpretation
Dr. Kate Cohen is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist who works at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Kate received her undergraduate education at Barnard College. She majored in biochemistry and earned Magna Cum Laude with a distinction in research. She then attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she graduated with distinction in education and research. She was inspired by a mentor to pursue a career as an anesthesiologist, directly relieving people's pain and suffering on a daily basis. She completed her four-year anesthesiology residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Then, she pursued advanced subspecialty training in cardiothroacic anesthesiology. During this fellowship, Kate honed her ability to care for critically ill patients with severe heart and lung disease. She was recruited to work as faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital where her academic niche became the management of parturients with congenital or acquired cardiopulmonary disease. S...

Ilan Mizrahi, MD

Brookline, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine - General anesthesia, Critical Care, Orthopedic anesthesia, General surgery, Endoscopy, Perioperative medicine, Preoperative assessment, PACU, Post-operative complications, Airway Management, Critical Illness, Spinal Anesthesia, Difficult Airway, Intensive Care, Shock, Sepsis, Resuscitation
Dr. Ilan Mizrahi is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified, anesthesiologist and critical-care intensivist who works at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mizrahi earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and critical care fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was recruited to work as faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital to provide anesthesia for various surgeries, and critical care in the surgical ICU. Since 2019 he has been the director of Quality Improvement in the Surgical ICU, and has reviewed over a hundred patient mortalities and numerous morbidities/safety-events. His current anesthesia practice includes caring for complex patients in general surgery, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, endoscopy, and interventional radiology. H...

Troy L. Spilde, MD

Springfield, Missouri
General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery - General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Pediatric Surgery

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

Sheila M Preece, MSN, NP-C

Derry, New Hampshire
Trauma Surgery - General Surgery, Urgent Care, Emergency Preparedness
Global Disaster Response

Marcin A Jankowski, DO, MBA, FACS, FACOS, CHSE, CPHQ

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion, Abdominal Pain, General Surgery, Colon Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Sports Injury, Sepsis, Brain Death, Pulmonary Embolism (PE), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pre-hospital Care, Burn Injury, Standard of Care, Surgical Complications, Chart Rev
I am a Trauma Surgeon, Surgical Critical Care Intensivist and a General Surgeon. I am double board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and have over 15 years of clinical Trauma, Critical Care and General/Emergency Surgery experience. Over the years, I have served as the Medical Director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at two different Trauma Centers. I have significant clinical and administrative leadership experience and have lead numerous peer and quality group review committees and group case reviews. Currently, I serve as the Director of Surgical Outcomes and Research and help to lead several initiatives related to peer surgical case review as well as patient quality and safety. I also have significant experience in reviewing and evaluating surgical cases for complications, errors, appropriate management and care as well as serving as an expert witness in numerous medical-legal cases. I have a breadth of experience in graduate and undergraduate medic...

John G O'Brien, MD. FACS

Newton, New Jersey
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Hernia Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Gallbladder(Biliary) Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Wound Care, Abdominal Surgery including Bowel Obstructions, Appendicitis, Breast Cancer, Medical Malpractice, Surgical Oncology (cancer), Portocaths, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Operating Room.
Chief of the Medical Staff; Director of Trauma; Member of Physician Leadership Council; Past Owner of Surgical Center; Expert Witness & Disability & Peer Review Exp.

Emil Shakov, MD Specialty Physicians NJ, PC

Freehold, New Jersey
General Surgery, Wound Care - Emergency general surgical care. Medical Aesthetics.
I am a board certified general surgeon with expertise in the field. I have many years of experience for IMEs, case reviews, medical necessity, causality, and worker's compensation.

Teddi Swidinsky, MD, FACS

Las Vegas, New Mexico
General Surgery - Rural General Surgery, Endoscopy, central venous access, critical care
13 years of community general surgery practice in mostly rural settings. Experienced in trauma, endoscopy, and bread and butter procedures. Critical care experienced as well. Previous chief of surgery and chief of staff. Currently involved in hospice as a medical director.

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.

Peter Nnaemeka, MD

New Rochelle, New York
General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery

John G O'Brien, MD. FACS

New York
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Hernia Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Gallbladder(Biliary) Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Wound Care, Abdominal Surgery including Bowel Obstructions, Appendicitis, Breast Cancer, Medical Malpractice, Surgical Oncology (cancer), Portocaths, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Operating Room.
Chief of the Medical Staff; Director of Trauma; Member of Physician Leadership Council; Past Owner of Surgical Center; Expert Witness & Disability & Peer Review Exp.

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.

Michail Shafir, MD, MPH, FACS

New York, New York
General Surgery, Oncology - Surgical Oncology, Carcinoid, Neuroendocrine Tumor, Melanoma, Cancer Clinical Trials, Breast Cancer

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.

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

Shannon M Foster, MD FACS

READING, Pennsylvania
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, Ethics in Surgery, Trauma Prevention, Quality, Performance Improvement, Clinical Services, Credentialing, Physician Leadership, Mentorship, Self-contracting
Shannon Marie Foster MD FACS is originally from Akron Ohio and completed her undergraduate education at the University of Akron. She remained in Ohio to pursue her medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Relocation to Rochester Minnesota allowed completion of both General Surgery Residency and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Whilst at Mayo, administration and leadership opportunities, as well as community outreach and advocacy became a focus of her training and extra clinical efforts which continue to this day. Dr. Foster worked at Reading Hospital Trauma Center from 2009-2020. She was integral to the development of the Acute Care Surgery line and the growth of the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care programs, leading trauma clinical services and performance improvement initiatives. She also served as the physician liaison for all Outreach, Prevention and EMS services. Activity in the medical staff leadership arena included appointments on b...

John G O'Brien, MD. FACS

Pennsylvania
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Hernia Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Gallbladder(Biliary) Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Wound Care, Abdominal Surgery including Bowel Obstructions, Appendicitis, Breast Cancer, Medical Malpractice, Surgical Oncology (cancer), Portocaths, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Operating Room.
Chief of the Medical Staff; Director of Trauma; Member of Physician Leadership Council; Past Owner of Surgical Center; Expert Witness & Disability & Peer Review Exp.

Stancie Rhodes, MD RML Consulting LLC

Daniel Island, South Carolina
Trauma Surgery, General Surgery - Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Wound Care
19 years of surgical experience working in Level I & Level II trauma centers. Responsible for the care of severely injured patients and complex General Surgery patients from initial resuscitation to discharge, including the Intensive Care Unit. Board Certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care. Experience testifying in several States about the care of the injured patient and the mechanism of injury. ABS Board Certification, Surgery ABS Board Certification, Surgical Critical Care UCNS Board Certification, Neurocritical Care ATLS Instructor Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) Instructor Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) Instructor Hyperbaric Medicine Principles and Practice, ABQAURP

william J harb, MD the colorectal center

Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Proctology, Hemorrhoids, Fecal Incontinence, Anal Fistula, Diverticulitis, Inherited Colon Cancer
I am a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon in private practice since 2006. My practice is limited to colon and rectal surgery. I have extensive expertise in proctology and anorectal surgery, including hemorrhoidal disease, fecal incontinence, and have a busy colonoscopy practice. I have additional expertise in the field of inherited cancers, particularly inherited colon and rectal cancers. Genetic testing is an integral part of my practice and while that is mainly gastrointestinal cancers, I have experience with the genetics of many other inherited cancer syndromes, including breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer syndromes. I have spent many years on the board of a major non-profit organization dedicated to educating people on Lynch Syndrome and inherited cancer syndromes.

Joshua Barton, MD

Texas
General Surgery, Obesity - Liver surgery, hepatic surgery, pancreas surgery, pancreatic surgery, bile duct, hepatobiliary, bariatric

John G O'Brien, MD. FACS

Utah
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Hernia Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Gallbladder(Biliary) Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Wound Care, Abdominal Surgery including Bowel Obstructions, Appendicitis, Breast Cancer, Medical Malpractice, Surgical Oncology (cancer), Portocaths, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Operating Room.
Chief of the Medical Staff; Director of Trauma; Member of Physician Leadership Council; Past Owner of Surgical Center; Expert Witness & Disability & Peer Review Exp.

STEPHEN M. COHEN, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS VA MEDICAL CENTER

CHESTERFIELD, Virginia
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - COLON CANCER, COLONOSCOPY, DIVERTICULITIS, BOWEL OBSTRUCTION, BLEEDING, FECAL INCONTINENCE, CONSTIPATION, HEMORRHOIDS, NUTRITION, CHOLECYSTITIS, APPENDICITIS, LARGE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION, SMALL BOWEL OBSTRUCTION, ASCITIS, ABSCESS, ANAL FISTULA, RECTAL, SURGERY, POLYPS, INFLAMMATION, ADHESIONS, CROHN'S
In his new position, Dr. Stephen Cohen is leading the way for improved surgical care for those who have served our great country. Dr. Cohen has joined the surgical team at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Furthermore, Dr. Cohen will join the faculty as a full-time colon and rectal surgeon to help teach, train, and educate the young physicians who comprise the backbone of the VA organization. Dr. Stephen Cohen was the first Board certified colon and rectal surgeon for the southern crescent area in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of his patients traveled long distances to receive his high quality care, due to his unique ability to put patients and family at ease during difficult and often stressful times. Dr. Cohen is an innovator, pioneer, and pacesetter of emerging, developing, and innovative colorectal techniques. He is active in teaching, educating, and collaborating with physicians both domestically and internationally, in which his...

John G O'Brien, MD. FACS

Virginia
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Hernia Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Gallbladder(Biliary) Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Wound Care, Abdominal Surgery including Bowel Obstructions, Appendicitis, Breast Cancer, Medical Malpractice, Surgical Oncology (cancer), Portocaths, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Operating Room.
Chief of the Medical Staff; Director of Trauma; Member of Physician Leadership Council; Past Owner of Surgical Center; Expert Witness & Disability & Peer Review Exp.

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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