Long Term Care Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of long term care expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on long term care and related issues. Long term care 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 long term care expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Long Term Care, Geriatrics, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Falls, Nursing Home, Wound Care, Dementia, Skilled Nursing Facility, Group Homes, Elder Abuse, Home Health , Lymphedema, Pressure Ulcers, and Covid 19.

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Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

Arizona
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, nursing homes, long term care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciitis, infections, surgical site infections, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, consulting, insurance, case review, medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, bacterial or viral infections, outbreak management
Ramzi Asfour, MD, is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his 20+ years of extensive private practice, Dr Asfour has privileges at five California hospitals (Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda Hospital, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Eden Medical Center, and Mammoth Hospital). Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva in the HIV / AIDS department, developing training programs for doctors in HIV. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Asfour also advises hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and businesses on infection control, including outbreak control and COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr Asfour has experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide clear, independent opinions on matters involving: Medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciiti...

Harold "Trey" Fairman III, AIF®, J.D., LL.M.

Arkansas
Insurance, Securities & Investments - Life Insurance, Premium Financing, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Life Settlement, Stranger Originated Life Insurance, STOLI, Investor Owned Life Insurance, IOLI, Standard of Care, TOLI, Long Term Care, 401k, Annuities, ILIT, Inforce insurance policy review, policy lapse, fiduciary oversight
I am a retirement plan and insurance expert uniquely qualified with decades of experience in the high-net-worth insurance and financial institution marketplace. I provide consulting and expert witness services regarding complex financial and insurance litigation matters to plaintiff and defense attorneys, as well as bank and investment company legal departments. I am experienced as a tax planner and an insurance broker in the high-net-worth market, with a focus on sophisticated life insurance and life settlement transactions. I am available for cases involving: Life Insurance (term, whole, universal, indexed, variable), Insurance Premium Financing, Inforce Insurance Policy Review / Policy Lapse, Life Insurance Settlements, Trust Owned Life Insurance ("TOLI"), Insurance Agent Standard of Care, Premium Financed Indexed Universal Life ("IUL") Insurance, Stranger Originated Life Insurance (aka "STOLI" and "IOLI"), 401(k) Fiduciary Oversight / Prudent Process, Disability Insurance a...

Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

California
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, nursing homes, long term care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciitis, infections, surgical site infections, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, consulting, insurance, case review, medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, bacterial or viral infections, outbreak management
Ramzi Asfour, MD, is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his 20+ years of extensive private practice, Dr Asfour has privileges at five California hospitals (Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda Hospital, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Eden Medical Center, and Mammoth Hospital). Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva in the HIV / AIDS department, developing training programs for doctors in HIV. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Asfour also advises hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and businesses on infection control, including outbreak control and COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr Asfour has experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide clear, independent opinions on matters involving: Medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciiti...

Harold "Trey" Fairman III, AIF®, J.D., LL.M.

San Marcos, California
Insurance, Securities & Investments - Life Insurance, Premium Financing, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Life Settlement, Stranger Originated Life Insurance, STOLI, Investor Owned Life Insurance, IOLI, Standard of Care, TOLI, Long Term Care, 401k, Annuities, ILIT, Inforce insurance policy review, policy lapse, fiduciary oversight
I am a retirement plan and insurance expert uniquely qualified with decades of experience in the high-net-worth insurance and financial institution marketplace. I provide consulting and expert witness services regarding complex financial and insurance litigation matters to plaintiff and defense attorneys, as well as bank and investment company legal departments. I am experienced as a tax planner and an insurance broker in the high-net-worth market, with a focus on sophisticated life insurance and life settlement transactions. I am available for cases involving: Life Insurance (term, whole, universal, indexed, variable), Insurance Premium Financing, Inforce Insurance Policy Review / Policy Lapse, Life Insurance Settlements, Trust Owned Life Insurance ("TOLI"), Insurance Agent Standard of Care, Premium Financed Indexed Universal Life ("IUL") Insurance, Stranger Originated Life Insurance (aka "STOLI" and "IOLI"), 401(k) Fiduciary Oversight / Prudent Process, Disability Insurance a...

Lisa A Gildred, BSN, RN Santa Barbara Legal Nurse Consulting

Buellton, California
Wound Care, Geriatrics - wound, pressure sores, pressure ulcers, nursing, long term care, home health, geriatrics, wound care nurse, assisted living, pressure injuries, falls
For the past 7 years I have been employed at a highly regarded outpatient wound care clinic in Goleta, CA. As one of the country’s leading wound care centers, I am very proud of the education and care which we provide. I feel confident that I can assist you in any cases where wound care management or gerontology is an issue. Prior to becoming a certified wound care nurse, I was providing wound care in the home as a home health/hospice nurse, as well as the various healthcare settings over the course of my career, including the ICU. I work efficiently in a timely manner and I am very familiar with electronic medical records from both acute care and long term care settings. I am confident that I can deliver a solid and competent testimony both on the witness stand and in depositions. I am board certified in the field of wound care and gerontological nursing.

Stanley W Goldenberg, RPH, FASCP Strom and Associates, LLC

Los Angeles, California
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Nursing Homes, Consultant Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy, Long-Term Care, American Society Consultant Pharmacist, Geriatric, Senior Care Pharmacist, Nursing Home Medication, Emergency Medication, Pain Medicine-Management
Stan served for eight years on the California Board of Pharmacy (BoP), 2001-2008, and was president of that board from 2004-2006. During his BoP service he was deposed and acted as an expert witness on behalf of the Board of Pharmacy for the California Attorney General’s Office. His experience includes ownership of Commerce Pharmacy, a closed-door institutional long-term care pharmacy from 1970-1996, which grew to service 13,000 nursing-home beds and from 1980-1990 he owned and operated 13 nursing homes (1700 beds) in the Los Angeles area. Today, Stan is the president of Downey Plaza Pharmacy Long-Term Care Division and Director of Long Term Care for ModernHealthLTC Pharmacy, and an Expert Witness in Pharmacy. He is currently a board member of the California Council for the Advancement of Pharmacy (CCAP – Long-Term Care Rx Advocacy Group) and is also a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He is a member of the California Pharmacists Association, the America...

Steven D. Kamajian, DO, CMD, FACOFP Solo Practitioner

Glendale, California
Nursing Homes, Hospice and Palliative Care - Geriatrics, Life Care Planning, Long Term Care, Managed Care & HMOs, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Homes, Personal Injury, Undue Influence
Experienced Expert. Speedy and Objective Records Reviews; Standard of Care, Causation and Damages Opinions, including Life Expectancy and Future Care Costs; Comprehensive Report Writing. Balanced plaintiff/defense work. References Available on Request. Dr. Kamajian has worked as a geriatrician, family physician, medical director, and hospice physician in Southern California since 1985. He is a past president and current board member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians - California (ACOFPCA), which is the state chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). Dr. Kamajian is a specialty peer reviewer in geriatrics, long-term care, and family medicine for ACOFPCA’s journal, Osteopathic Family Physician, which has a bi-monthly monthly print circulation of over 9,000. He attends to patients at several local skilled nursing facilities and multiple assisted living facilities. Dr.Kamajian is the Medical Director at Hillcrest Hospice in Bu...

Channa R. Kelly, LNHA, LMFT Fortitude Expert Witness and Consulting, LLC

San Diego, California
Nursing Home Administration, Geriatrics - Assisted Living, Geriatrics, Memory Care, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, RCFE, Assisted Living, MFT, NHA, LNHA, LMFT, Custodial Care, Title 22, Long Term Care, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Falls, Residential Care Facility
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administration Expert on the use of regulatory and accreditation standards, healthcare operations, and creation of systems to improve outcomes. Knowledgeable about regulatory compliance and standard of care. Experience with start-ups, existing communities, and new acquisitions. Specialized in Geriatric Community Management, including Memory Care. · 10+ years experience with Geriatric Population in an Administrative Role · Well versed with Title 22 and Federal Regulations for NHA and RCFE · Experienced Expert Witness in various States · Extensive experience with Geriatric population and Memory Care · Licensed Marital and Family Therapist · Behavioral Health experience in locked units and outpatient care · Physician Relationships and Community Relations

Jeff Stone, DO, MPH, FCCWS Wound Care Consultants

California
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - Nursing homes, pressure ulcers, bedsores, wound care, diabetes, ulcers, foot wounds, hyperbaric medicine, lymphedema, non healing wounds, wounds, venous ulcers, decubitus, geriatrics, hyperbaric oxygenation, decompression sickness, diabetic foot, decubitus, diabetic feet, Long Term Care
Dr. Stone's field of practice is Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He has over thirty- seven years of experience in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. A past president of the Texas Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Stone received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University. He completed a residency in aerospace medicine and a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and wound care at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base. While serving our country as an Army physician and flight surgeon, he received numerous honors including Senior Army Flight Surgeon Wings, promotion to the rank of Major, and the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Dr. Stone started his medical practice in Dallas in 1992 after serving our country for twelve years. He was credited with developing the U.S, Army’s Hyperbaric Medicine Program. He is certified in Hyperbaric M...

Cathy H. Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS, FAPTA Living Well With Dementia, LLC

Wilmington, Delaware
Physical Therapy, Geriatrics - Falls, Nursing Homes, Dementia, Functional Decline, Person-Centered Care, Standards of Care, Goals of Care, Long Term Care, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Resident Rights, Independent Living, Transfers, Restraints, Safety, Anti-psychotics, Home Health, Exercise, Pain
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist Geriatric Physical Therapy Thought Leader • President, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (APTA Geriatrics) • Past President, Delaware Physical Therapy Association (APTA Delaware) • Additional appointed or elected positions in o American Physical Therapy Association o APTA Geriatrics o APTA Delaware • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association • Additional awards including: o Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award (APTA) o Joe Lucca Service Award (APTA Delaware) o Lucy Blair Service Award (APTA) o Joan Mills Award (APTA Geriatrics) o Clinical Educators Award (APTA Geriatrics) • Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 1996 • Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer • 32 years clinical and academic teaching experience o Former faculty Universi...

MICHAEL A BRODIE, MBA, NHA MICHAEL BRODIE SENIOR PLACEMENT

PARKLAND, Florida
Long Term Care, Nursing Homes - Assisted Living, Adult Day Care, Independent Living, Alzheimer's, Memory Care Communities, Senior Living
I specialize in Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Assisted Living, with over 30 years experience in Independent and Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Day Care and Secured Units of Assisted Living. I have 17 years of service as an expert witness in Florida and several other states. My experience and references are available on request. I served for 9 years on the AJAS - the national Board of Jewish Senior Communities, and as the Board Chair of Elder Service Resource Networks,Board Chair of Jewish Family Service of Broward, on the Board of Monarch Care, FHCA, and on multiple committees of several local and state and professional organizations. I run a Senior Placement Company which keeps me in constant contact with over 150 Independent and Assisted Living Communities in SE Florida.

Kent A Edwards, PT,DPT,GCS,CLWT Brooks Rehab Home Health

Homosassa, Florida
Physical Therapy, Geriatrics - Elderly, lymphedema, home health care, Out-patient therapy, skilled nursing facility, nursing home, falls, assisted living facility, standards of care, orthopedics, sub-acute, rehabilitation, acute care, rehab, long term care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, FL licensed PT, APTA member
Doctorate in Physical Therapy Certified Lymphedema Manual Therapist Geriatric Clinical Specialist Home Health Care Expert National Speaker Clinical educator Physical therapy operations Management expertise in home health, out-patient and skilled nursing facilities Primary clinical/treating Physical Therapist with experience as an expert witness

Steven H. Selznick, DO, FAAFP, CMD Selznick Consulting

Longwood, Florida
Family Medicine, Geriatrics - Nursing Home Care, Long-Term Care, Assisted Living Facilities, Family Practice, Geriatrics, Osteopathic Medicine, Falls, Weight Loss, Wounds, Alzheimers Disease, Dementia, Depression, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Preventative Medicine,Cancer Prevention Screen
Board Certified-Fellow, American Board of Family Medicine. Medical Malpractice and Criminal Forensic expertise, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor St. Matthews University School of Medicine. Since 1983 I have been Medical Director of 11 Nursing Homes, Hospice Medical Director, Home Health Medical Director and Regional Medical Director of Medicare Replacement HMO. Full time clinical medical practice including supervising Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. As of March 2016, certified by Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Mediator.

Jeff Stone, DO, MPH, FCCWS Wound Care Consultants

Florida
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - Nursing homes, pressure ulcers, bedsores, wound care, diabetes, ulcers, foot wounds, hyperbaric medicine, lymphedema, non healing wounds, wounds, venous ulcers, decubitus, geriatrics, hyperbaric oxygenation, decompression sickness, diabetic foot, decubitus, diabetic feet, Long Term Care
Dr. Stone's field of practice is Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He has over thirty- seven years of experience in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. A past president of the Texas Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Stone received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University. He completed a residency in aerospace medicine and a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and wound care at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base. While serving our country as an Army physician and flight surgeon, he received numerous honors including Senior Army Flight Surgeon Wings, promotion to the rank of Major, and the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Dr. Stone started his medical practice in Dallas in 1992 after serving our country for twelve years. He was credited with developing the U.S, Army’s Hyperbaric Medicine Program. He is certified in Hyperbaric M...

Timothy Scott Beck, MD Third Opinion MD, LLC

Clayton, Georgia
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Failure to Diagnose, Infection, Out Patient Medicine, General Practice, Nursing Homes, Diagnosis, Standard of Care, Long Term Care, Preventive Care, Internist, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Malpractice, Elder Abuse, Prescribing Errors
Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Full-time practicing physician in General Internal Medicine since 2004. Licensed in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Past Medical Director for Multi-State Ambulatory Laboratory Services and Medical Director for Regional Geriatric Home Health Care Agency. Experienced Hospitalist. Assistant Clinical Professor Georgia Regents University Education. He specializes in general internal medicine. He has nine years of experience as an expert witness in cases involving failure to diagnose, medical malpractice, personal injury, prescribing errors, elder abuse and deviations from standard of care. He is available for medical records review, case disposition analysis, depositions and court testimonies.

Melissa Black, MD

Decatur, Georgia
Geriatrics, Family Medicine - long term care, nursing home, medical direction, academic medicine, geriatrics, elder abuse, long term acute care, hospital medicine, primary care
Board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine, with 13 years experience in long term care, nursing home medical direction, and academic medicine. Taught geriatric medicine fellows and residents for 10 years lecturing on topics such as dementia, delirium, falls, infections and polypharmacy in the elderly. Presently in private practice and serving as adjunct medical school faculty.

Glenda E Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP Medical Health Solutions.us

Frankfort, Illinois
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - Medical Management, Medical Utilization & Location of Care, Fraud & Abuse, Compliance, Medical Necessity, Medical Devices, Pharmacy Management, Genomics & Personalized Health, Insurance Reviews of Plan Benefits, Insurance Clinical Policy Reviews, Long Term Acute Care & Long Term Care,
Triple Board Certified physician executive/consultant, (Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine), with vast experience in medical necessity and utilization review. Over 12 years of experience in national insurance and payer companies. Has served as Medical Director for Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and interim CEO for Next Level Health Partners. Consultation services to companies and manufactures in various areas, (pharmacy, genomics, medical devices, medical management, utilization, etc.), regarding healthcare medical necessity, compliance and educational issues. Fraud and Abuse. Government plans: Medicare & Medicaid. Private insurers all plans: HMO, PPO, Specialty networks. Expert reviews and medical litigation support performed. Sub-specialty medical reviews in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Current license: Illinois; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Kentucky; New Mexico ...

Monica L. Ott, MD

Lizton, Indiana
Geriatrics - Nursing Home, Dementia, Falls, Pressure Ulcers, Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, Decubitus, Palliative Care, End of Life Care, Antipsychotics
Board certified in Geriatrics and Family Medicine. Certified Medical Director through AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Past president of IMDA – the Indiana chapter of AMDA. Worked nine years in the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Indiana University, regularly teaching medical students, internal medicine residents, geriatric fellows and nurse practitioners working in nursing homes. SNF medical director since 2010. Currently CCM Indiana market medical director for Optum.

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

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 as PA-C in Family practice with coverage in Emergency Department, urgent care, inpatient hospitalist, geriatric nursing home care, Post-partum and nursery, pediatrics, and first assist with surgeries/C-section Deliveries. Certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation Provider. Instructor for ACLS and PALS. Preceptor/Associate Instructor for PA students for multiple universities. Physician Assistant expert witness for greater than 20 years and over 55 cases.

Pia Spitzer, MSN/MSHCA, PHN, RN, FN-CSp Wise Alliance Consulting

Overland Park, Kansas
Long Term Care, Nursing Administration - Elder abuse, Elder neglect, Nursing Home abuse, Nursing professional malpractice, hospital, Home Health, Assisted Living, Nursing administration, Medication Errors, Nurse, Rehabilitation nurse, Legal Nurse Consultant, Nurse Life Care planning, Skilled Nursing Facility
Ms. Spitzer is a Legal Nurse Consultant. She is an Experienced Chief Nurse Executive, Hospital Director, and Corporate Consultant to multiple Skilled Nursing Facilities in the past, Director of Quality and Risk in a Rehabilitation hospital and experienced in all aspects of Administrative and internal clinical operations. Ms. Spitzer has 21 years of healthcare experience in various settings and has opined on multiple nursing issues as a Consulting Expert and as an Expert Witness. Ms. Spitzer has extensive knowledge of State and Federal Regulations as they apply to Long Term Care, acute care, and rehabilitation. As a Corporate Consultant, she was heavily involved in all aspects of clinical operations including survey preparations, plans of correction write ups, writing and updating policies and procedures, staffing issues, educating nursing staff on clinical skills, elder abuse allegations investigations and reporting, standards of care, and all other aspects of clinical care. Ms...

William A. Lybarger, Ph.D.

Shreveport, Louisiana
Developmental Disabilities - Mental Retardation, Nursing Homes, Long Term Care, Group Homes, Intellectual Disabilities
Dr. Lybarger provides Standard of Care opinions related to quality of care and treatment provided by health, education and human service agencies. He has extensive training and experience in health and human service management, special education, wrongful employment, security practices, gender/age/disability mix administration, quality assurance, performance management and regulatory compliance. His casework includes personal injury, wrongful death, no-lock facility management, deficient practices in nursing care centers, assisted living centers, therapeutic foster care, community and residential mental retardation programs, private psychiatric facilities, juvenile treatment, special education and human resource management. He has Chaired over 200 Standard of Care staffing’s related to personal Injury and wrongful death. Dr. Lybarger has provided deposition testimony 35 times, trial testimony seven times and has been retained in 125 cases. [1] Retained as an expert witness in...

Vera Dvorak, MD TD&P Consulting Inc.

Silver Spring, Maryland
Medical Management, Long Term Care - Home Healthcare, Managed Care, Transitional Care Management, Medical Necessity Determination, Long-Term Care Planning, Evidence-Based Care Guidelines Expert, Patient-Centered Care Expert, Geriatric Services, Utilization Review, Medical Valuation, Infectious Disease
Vera Dvorak, MD, has broad and extensive experience in a continuum of care, with over 40 years working in diverse healthcare settings including home health services, palliative care, and hospice. She has also served as medical director in all of these areas. Dr. Dvorak has been a practicing physician, a managed care executive, a strategic member of corporate leadership, and vice president and medical director of hospital-based care coordination. She has been in charge of the appeals department in various managed care organizations; and is the founder of transitional care management for one of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Virginia. Dr. Dvorak’s focus has been on medical necessity determination, appropriate discharge disposition with defined short and long-term care needs. She has been a proponent of consistently applying evidence-based care guidelines to support clinical decision-making on a case-by-case basis and across the continuum of care to maximize the potenti...

Vipul M Kella, MD, MBA FACEP Medlegal Advisors

Potomac, Maryland
Emergency Medicine, Long Term Care - COVID, overdose, anaphylaxis, appendicitis, Medicare fraud, hospital administration, mental health, aortic dissection, sexual assault, myocardial infarction, wound care, fractures, negligence, sepsis, wound care, trauma, cardiac arrest, brain hemorrhage, stroke, medical devices, aneurysm
Dr. Vipul Kella is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician who has been practicing for 15 years and has served as a medical expert for 10 years. He has treated over 60,000- patients in rural, trauma, urban and academic emergency departments. He has over 10 years of experience as a hospital executive and expert witness. He has also consulted for healthcare systems and international companies on hospital safety, compliance, and regulatory standards. He has expertise in the following areas: Airway Emergencies Cardiac Arrest Cardiovascular Disease (myocardial infarction, aortic dissection) Drug Overdose Pulmonary Embolism Cerebrovascular Disease (stroke, aneurysms, brain hemorrhage Nursing Home and Assisted Living Care Medical Fraud and Abuse Sepsis Surgical Emergencies Automobile Injuries Mental Health Trauma Digital Health Dr. Kella provides patient care in the Adventist Healthcare system outside Washington DC.

Marc Shepard, MD

Rockville , Maryland
Internal Medicine, Long Term Care - Long term care, Nursing home, pressure ulcer, decubitus ulcer, Falls, internal medicine, Heel ulcer
I have extensive experience in internal medicine and long-term care, serving as staff physician and then medical director of the Rock Creek Manor Nursing Home from 1986-2011, and the Jeanne Jugan Residence from 1982-present. From 2012-2019,I worked with Medstar Physician Group as part of a multi-specialty practice. I also served as the principal investigator for several clinical trials as part of the Medstar Health Research Institute. In addition to my work as a practicing physician, I have over a decade of experience serving as an expert witness in cases regarding internal medicine, nursing homes, long-term care and geriatric care. I have traveled across the country to provide expert testimony in high-profile cases.

David Friedler, LMHC, MPH David Friedler, LMHC, LLC

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Mental Health, Long Term Care - Standard of Care: Regulatory Compliance, Wrongful injury, Regulatory Standard of Care, Psychiatric Hospital; Long Term Care, Nursing Homes, Group Homes, Assisted Living, Drug Alcohol Treatment Facilities CARF, Joint Commission, Hospital Regulation, Heath Care Regulation, Policy Compliance,
David Friedler, LMHC, MPH, LNHA , CNHA Emeritus has been employed as a psychotherapist and administrator in the long term care, clinical and behavioral health treatment arena for more than forty years. David Friedler’s substantial clinical and administrative expertise has been within the realm of employment as either a clinician or clinical director or administrator in nursing home care, psychiatric hospitals and drug and alcohol treatment facilities. He is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Massachusetts, as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire. He is a Certified Nursing Home Administrator Emeritus, Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators, Life Member of The Academy, ACHCA, and a Mentor for the ACHCA. Mr. Friedler has a particular specialty pertaining to treatment facility regulations, policies, and operational oversight of such treatment facilities. Specifically Mr...

Alon Neidich, MD

Boston, Massachusetts
Wound Care, Long Term Care - Pressure injuries, nursing home, trauma, post-acute care, COVID-19, diabetic ulcers, burns, lymphedema, non-healing wounds, venous ulcer, decubitus ulcers
Dr. Neidich is board certified in Internal Medicine and completed three years of General Surgery residency as well. He works as an active clinician in diverse practice settings including acute hospital, long term acute care, skilled nursing, nursing home and emergency room. Expertise in pressure injuries / sores and wound care. He maintains an active wound care clinical practice. He is published in peer reviewed medical journals. Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has experience reviewing a wide range of cases including facility acquired pressure injuries, wound management and post-acute care infection and wound protocols and best practices.

Sheila Trugman, MD Tree of Life Healthcare Associates

Worcester, Massachusetts
Geriatrics, Nursing Homes - Geriatrics, Pain Control at end-of-life, Assisted Livings, Long-term Care, Wound Care, Dementia, Hospice & Palliative Care, Advanced Directives, Delirium, End of Life Care

Neal C. Buddensiek, MD, DNBPAS, HMDC, CMD, WCC Post Acute Medical Expert

Roseville, Minnesota
Long Term Care, Internal Medicine - Assisted Living, COVID-19, Dysphagia, Falls, Geriatrics, Hospice Care, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Homes, Post-Acute Care, Safety, Pressure Injury, Pressure Ulcers, Wound Care, Wrongful Death
16+ years practicing Internal Medicine, 10+ years practicing as an attending physician in post-acute care. Expert in long-term care medical and administrative oversight (8 skilled nursing facility medical directorships; 1000+ resident chart reviews for safety and quality control). Expert in assisted living medical and administrative oversight (5 assisted living facility medical directorships; 500+ resident chart reviews for safety and quality control). Expert in hospice medical and administrative oversight (2 hospice agency medical directorships; average daily census 400+ hospice patients, 3 Midwestern states). Five years teaching Internal Medicine residents and nurse practitioners about nursing home and residential care. Chief Medical Officer for one of the largest Catholic Long-Term Care/Senior Living companies in the United States (26 skilled nursing facilities comprising 2,100+ beds, 28 assisted living facilities comprising 2,100+ units, 5 Midwestern states). Holds active medica...

Ramzi Asfour, MD Praxis Infectious Diseases

Henderson, Nevada
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - COVID-19, nursing homes, long term care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciitis, infections, surgical site infections, infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, consulting, insurance, case review, medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, bacterial or viral infections, outbreak management
Ramzi Asfour, MD, is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his 20+ years of extensive private practice, Dr Asfour has privileges at five California hospitals (Alameda County Medical Center, Alameda Hospital, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Eden Medical Center, and Mammoth Hospital). Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva in the HIV / AIDS department, developing training programs for doctors in HIV. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Asfour also advises hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and businesses on infection control, including outbreak control and COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr Asfour has experience working with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide clear, independent opinions on matters involving: Medical malpractice, standards of care, sepsis, necrotizing fasciiti...

Cheramie Thompson, MHA, BSN, RN, VWCN

Las Vegas, Nevada
Nurse, Medical Management - geriatrics, pediatrics, nursing homes, long term care, home health, home care, fall prevention, ICU, intensive care unit, psychiatric care, correctional healthcare, pressure sores & ulcers, wound care, skilled nursing facility, director of nursing, tracheostomy, hemodialysis
Award-winning nurse leader. Broadly experienced including: director of nursing at skilled nursing facility, wound care certified, pediatric homecare, director of nursing at an acute care hospital, acute care travel nurse, correctional nurse, and ICU nurse. Experience in psychiatric-geriatric care, ICU, medical-surgical, neurology, psychiatric and post-operative units.

Margo Kunze, RN, CDP

Belmar, New Jersey
Long Term Care, Nursing Homes - assisted living, skilled nursing home, Memory Care units, care management, quality reviews, policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, electronic health records, pain management, fall prevention, state and federal regulations, medication safety, risk management, group homes, geriatrics.
Experienced nurse consultant with over 30 years of experience supervising operations in long-term care (nursing homes) and assisted living facilities. Areas of focus include regulatory compliance, policies and procedures, quality control, electronic health records, service/care planning, and staff management. Certified Assisted Living Administrator (ret). Certified Dementia Practitioner, Former Clinical Research Coordinator. Published author. Invited speaker.

Jeff Stone, DO, MPH, FCCWS Wound Care Consultants

New Mexico
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - Nursing homes, pressure ulcers, bedsores, wound care, diabetes, ulcers, foot wounds, hyperbaric medicine, lymphedema, non healing wounds, wounds, venous ulcers, decubitus, geriatrics, hyperbaric oxygenation, decompression sickness, diabetic foot, decubitus, diabetic feet, Long Term Care
Dr. Stone's field of practice is Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He has over thirty- seven years of experience in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. A past president of the Texas Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Stone received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University. He completed a residency in aerospace medicine and a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and wound care at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base. While serving our country as an Army physician and flight surgeon, he received numerous honors including Senior Army Flight Surgeon Wings, promotion to the rank of Major, and the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Dr. Stone started his medical practice in Dallas in 1992 after serving our country for twelve years. He was credited with developing the U.S, Army’s Hyperbaric Medicine Program. He is certified in Hyperbaric M...

Joanne M Daprano, RPh, CGP

Baldwinsville, New York
Pharmacist, Pharmacology - Geriatrics, Pain Medication Management, Drug Interactions, Nursing Home Medical Management, Long Term Care, Medication Errors, Medication Monitoring, Adverse Drug Reaction, Nursing Homes-Drugs, Overdose, Quality Assurance, Consultant Pharmacist
Independent Consultant Pharmacist with more than 28 years of experience. Extensive knowledge of long-term care, medication management, standards of practice and medication errors. Specializing in dementia related behaviors, falls and pain management.

Sandra L Kobel, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® Kobel Financial Planning

Rochester, New York
Financial - CFP, CLU, ChFC, Financial Planning, Retirement, Registered Investment Advisor, Investments, Insurance, Financial Products, Securities, Retirement Planning, Income Planning, Asset Allocation, Long-Term Care
Sandra L. Kobel is an independent Certified Financial Planner®, Chartered Life Underwriter® and Chartered Financial Consultant® specializing in retirement planning. Her experience in a variety of capacities leads to a diverse and comprehensive knowledge base in the financial services industry and personal planning. Her boutique firm, Kobel Financial Planning, advises clients on retirement decisions - how to structure a successful, secure retirement through investments, asset allocation, income planning, long-term care, life insurance and estate planning. Ms. Kobel began her career at State Mutual of America, marketing a variety of financial products. This experience led to a robust, diverse, and comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of multiple financial products and their applications. At Capital Analyst Planning Group, she worked as an independent contractor, providing comprehensive financial planning to executives and businesses owners. At a 70-person regional CPA fi...

Timothy Scott Beck, MD Third Opinion MD, LLC

North Carolina
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Failure to Diagnose, Infection, Out Patient Medicine, General Practice, Nursing Homes, Diagnosis, Standard of Care, Long Term Care, Preventive Care, Internist, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Malpractice, Elder Abuse, Prescribing Errors
Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Full-time practicing physician in General Internal Medicine since 2004. Licensed in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Past Medical Director for Multi-State Ambulatory Laboratory Services and Medical Director for Regional Geriatric Home Health Care Agency. Experienced Hospitalist. Assistant Clinical Professor Georgia Regents University Education. He specializes in general internal medicine. He has nine years of experience as an expert witness in cases involving failure to diagnose, medical malpractice, personal injury, prescribing errors, elder abuse and deviations from standard of care. He is available for medical records review, case disposition analysis, depositions and court testimonies.

Carol A. Rupe, MD WoodSong Consulting

Littleton, North Carolina
Family Medicine, Long Term Care - Women's' Health, Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoporosis, Depression, Dementia, Hospital Inpatient, Nursing Home, Geriatrics, Migraine, PA and NP Supervision, Institutional Care
Family Physician (30+ years), Assistant Clinical Professor, National Speaker, Family Clinical Medicine, In-patient Medicine, Long-term Care

Jennifer T. Szakaly, MA, CMC, NMG

Charlotte, North Carolina
Geriatrics, Guardianship/Conservatorship - Elder abuse, disability, senior, healthcare power of attorney, healthcare advocate, social work, care management, case management, long-term care, assisted living, memory care, guardian, nursing home, assessments, cognitive impairment, dementia, conservator, exploitation, elder fraud
I opened up a care management company in Charlotte, NC in 2005 following the completion of my Master of Arts degree in Gerontology. I lead a team of nurses, social workers, gerontologists, and counselors to advocate for older adults and their family caregivers. For the past 15 years, I have served as a private guardian for older individuals who have been adjudicated in our court system. I serve as a Board Member of the North Carolina Guardianship Association and am a member of the National Guardianship Association. I became certified as a guardian in 2017 and am currently one of only 52 National Master Guardians in the country. This is the highest professional designation that can be attained by guardians and it requires extensive demonstration of competencies in a variety of areas, a comprehensive exam, and at least 15 years of experience in the field of guardianship. In our routine work as both care managers and guardians, we conduct clinical assessments of older adults and person...

Donia Anderson, RN

Hicksville, Ohio
Nursing Home Administration, Nursing Homes - Skilled nursing facility, assisted living, long term care, geriatrics, residential care facility, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, director of nursing, group homes, risk management, policies and procedures, antipsychotics, side effects, emergency room, ICU, compliance, infection
Nursing Home Administrator and Award-winning Director of Nursing. Broad clinical experience includes Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing and Floor Nurse. Long Term Care, Community Hospital, Emergency Room, and ICU experience.

Sharon A Covey, OTD, OTR/L The Center for Stroke and Hand Recovery Inc.

Solon, Ohio
Occupational Therapy, Long Term Care - Rehabilitation Services, Outpatient Occupational Therapy, Skilled Nursing Facility Occupational Therapy, Home Health Occupational Therapy, Stroke Rehabilitation, Geriatric Rehabilitation
Expert witness services provided for both prosecution and defense. Doctorate level research and thesis in the Ethics of Occupational Therapy with focus on Skilled Nursing Facilities and Long-Term Care. Owner of outpatient therapy clinic with the focus on specialty care for neurological injuries and conditions including stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

Patricia A Maisano, RN, DHs, CCM, FAACM, PCGM, NCG, ABDA Varna LLC.

Mendenhall, Pennsylvania
Geriatrics, Developmental Disabilities - Special needs trust, Brain injury - birth, Long term care, Nursing, Nursing homes, Pediatric physical med & rehab, Psychiatry, Medical management, Elder abuse/predatory behavior, Psychology, Mental health, Memory impairment, Hospice/palliative care, Undue Influence
I have a history of more than 40 years in nursing, and more than 20 years of those years has been as an experienced witness. I have done every aspect of case work, between meditations, arbitration, closed hearings and hearings / trials with and without a jury. The nature of these cases have been med malpractice, standards of care (both medical and psychological), abuse of the elderly ( financial and physical) and the life needs of these groups. I have done both plaintiff and defense I was on the forefront of case management in the very early 80's and one of the first providers of advocacy for the elderly and disabled. I have been recognized as a matter expert in nursing, life care, and issues of disability. I created the first national franchise ( IKOR) in the area of Advocacy, which covered the major cities in the US. I created the software for IKOR, Datikor. Datikor addressed HIPPA. I have also worked with attorneys as a consultant when have been considering cases and when t...

Timothy Scott Beck, MD Third Opinion MD, LLC

South Carolina
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Failure to Diagnose, Infection, Out Patient Medicine, General Practice, Nursing Homes, Diagnosis, Standard of Care, Long Term Care, Preventive Care, Internist, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Malpractice, Elder Abuse, Prescribing Errors
Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Full-time practicing physician in General Internal Medicine since 2004. Licensed in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Past Medical Director for Multi-State Ambulatory Laboratory Services and Medical Director for Regional Geriatric Home Health Care Agency. Experienced Hospitalist. Assistant Clinical Professor Georgia Regents University Education. He specializes in general internal medicine. He has nine years of experience as an expert witness in cases involving failure to diagnose, medical malpractice, personal injury, prescribing errors, elder abuse and deviations from standard of care. He is available for medical records review, case disposition analysis, depositions and court testimonies.

Jayesh B Shah, MD TIMEO2 Healing Concepts, LLC

San Antonio, Texas
Wound Care, Long Term Care - Hyperbaric Medicine, Pressure Ulcer, Arterial Ulcer, Diabetic Ulcer, Unusual Wounds, Lymphedema, Geriatrics, Amputations, Nursing Homes, Venous Ulcer, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Bed Sores, Long Term Care, Pressure sores, wound care medical director
Award winning wound care and hyperbaric physician in active clinical practice. Columbia trained. Numerous leadership roles in multiple medical societies including Former Chair for the American College of Certified Wound Specialists. Extensive public speaking experience – well over 150 invited presentations. Multiple time contributing author to Wound Care Certification Study Guide. Assistant Chief Editor, American College of Clinical Wound Specialist Journal. Awards include the Paul J. Sheffield Education Award for Lifetime Dedication to Education in the Field of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, The Jefferson C. Davis Award for Excellence in Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine, and the Carolyn Sue Ray Memorial Award for Excellence in Hyperbaric Medicine. Experienced Medical Director for wound care services at two different facilities. Research interest in unusual wounds, transcutaneous oxygen studies, limb salvage, wound healing, offloading, prevention of ulcer recurrence, veno...

Jeff Stone, DO, MPH, FCCWS Wound Care Consultants

Plano, Texas
Wound Care, Nursing Homes - Nursing homes, pressure ulcers, bedsores, wound care, diabetes, ulcers, foot wounds, hyperbaric medicine, lymphedema, non healing wounds, wounds, venous ulcers, decubitus, geriatrics, hyperbaric oxygenation, decompression sickness, diabetic foot, decubitus, diabetic feet, Long Term Care
Dr. Stone's field of practice is Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He has over thirty- seven years of experience in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. A past president of the Texas Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Stone received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University. He completed a residency in aerospace medicine and a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and wound care at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base. While serving our country as an Army physician and flight surgeon, he received numerous honors including Senior Army Flight Surgeon Wings, promotion to the rank of Major, and the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Dr. Stone started his medical practice in Dallas in 1992 after serving our country for twelve years. He was credited with developing the U.S, Army’s Hyperbaric Medicine Program. He is certified in Hyperbaric M...

Jeffrey Kaphengst, BS Kaphengst Consulting LLC

Dousman, Wisconsin
Long Term Care, Developmental Disabilities - Assisted Living, HCBS, Group Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Adult Family Homes, Adult Day Services, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Brain Injury, Mental Illness, Physical Disabilities, Assisted Living Standard of Care, Residential Care for Adults & Children w/ Disabilities.
15 years experience as a trained Client Rights Specialist for a multi-state human services organization, conducting and supervising thorough investigations of client abuse, neglect, misappropriation, injuries of unknown origin, and caregiver misconduct. Collaborated with regulatory authorities, protective services agencies, and law enforcement, conducting investigations, interviews, and documenting findings in formal written investigation summaries. Held the position of state advocacy association Director, engaged with the state Department of Human Services, Division of Medicaid Services, Division of Quality Assurance, and Bureau of Assisted Living. Membership in advisory committees and workgroups to establish best practices, quality improvement, and excellence in home and community-based services (HCBS) and assisted living programs throughout the state.

Jeffrey G. Nicholson, PA-C, PhD, M.Ed, MPAS, DFAAPA PA Experts Network

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Physician Assistant, General Practice - Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine, Pain Management, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurology, Nurse Practitioner, Expert Witness Referrals, PAs, NPs, and RNs, nurse, sitter, nursing home, long term care, assisted living, memory care, EMT, CRNA, CNM, PT.
Dr. Nicholson is a 30 years practicing PA, PA Educator and experienced legal consultant. He can testify himself for PAs and NPs as well as provide other PA, NP and RNs. Malpractice case merit review, expert witness, deposition and testimony for all medical specialties. Dr. Nicholson is a recognized leader in the PA profession and recognized expert on PA malpractice. He can either help you personally or provide the right expert, usually within 24 hours. Current CV Highlights: Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants; President, American Academy of Physician Assistants in Legal Medicine; Membership Commission, AAPA; Delegate, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants; Board of Directors, Hillside Health Care International Mission Clinic; Adjunct Clinical Faculty, University of Wisconsin – Madison PA Program Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Marquette University PA Program Fellow, Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants President, PA Experts Netwo...
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