Nurse Anesthetist Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of nurse anesthetist expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on nurse anesthetist and related issues. Nurse anesthetist 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 nurse anesthetist expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Crna, Airway Management, Pacu, Aspiration, Awareness, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, General Anesthesia, Nurse Anesthetist, Positioning, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Airway, Central Line Placement, Drug Effects, Endoscopy, and Endoscopy Anesthesia.

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Susan M. Thibeault, DNAP, CRNA

Branford, Connecticut
Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesiology - CRNA, hospital liability, airway, fire, aspiration, awareness, EMR/EHR Audit trails, capnography, dental, endoscopy, colonoscopy, intubation, non-OR anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care (MAC), overdose, oversedation, positioning, post anesthesia care unit, PACU, central line, propofol, sedation
Yale-trained nurse anesthetist leader in active clinical practice. Clinical experience includes both operating room and non-operating room procedures. Head of CRNA quality and safety for Yale New Haven Hospital – a 1,500+ bed level 1 trauma center. Has reviewed numerous adverse events for deviations from standard of care. Extensive public speaking experience.

Tara L MacLaren-Gibson, CRNA TMG Consulting Co

Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Outpatient surgery, plastic surgery, anesthesia for office dental procedures, endoscopy, airway management, orthopedic surgery, neuro surgery, pediatrics, General anesthesia, TIVA, pre-op evaluation, PACU, positioning
I am an actively practicing CRNA with over 18 years of clinical experience including anesthesia management for inpatient and outpatient surgery, endoscopy centers, and dental offices. I worked primarily at a 400 bed community hospital for 15 years before switching completely to an outpatient practice in 2020. I was a lead CRNA for 6 years and I have been the CRNA staffing manager for a small 1099 practice for 9 years. I facilitate all onboarding of CRNAs, as well as handle staffing, payroll, and other duties necessary. I have assisted in the development of an outpatient total joint program and worked on numerous QA projects and updated and reviewed anesthesia policies. I have served as a clinical preceptor for nurse anesthetist training programs, as well as some education for medical students. I also mentor nurses as they prepare for entrance into anesthesia programs. As a clinician and expert I will provide a thorough and detail oriented review of records, case preparation a...

Jill M Krystofinski, MSN, CRNA Burn Anesthesia Resources, LLC

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - STANDARD OF CARE: Airway, Aspiration, Awareness, Burn, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Drug Effects, Extubation, General Anesthesia, Hypoxia, Laser, Malpractice, Monitored Anesthesia Care, Narcotics, Opioids, Over Sedation, Paralytics, Pharmacology, Positioning. Propofol, Ventilation.
As an experienced expert witness, Jill’s 39-year healthcare career consists of: 1) 20 years as a board-certified CRNA active in all anesthesia areas, specializing in burn anesthesia. 2) 19 years of intensive care unit (ICU) critical care RN experience (CCRN certification). 3) Adjunct faculty member for four schools of nurse anesthesia. 4) Lecturer for anesthesia conference companies with national and international destinations. 5) Actively involved in anesthesia research studies. 6) Developer of anesthesia protocols in practice within her anesthesia department. As an experienced expert witness, Jill has reviewed numerous cases for deviations from the standard of care and provided reports that are concise and well-written. Jill has extensive public speaking experience and is dedicated to providing expert consultation services in a timely and informative manner.

Neil Buettner, BSN, CRNA

Cordova, Tennessee
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Anesthesiology, CRNA, Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, PACU, Surgery, Airway Management, Epidural Block, Endoscopy Anesthesia, GI Anesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia
I am an actively practicing CRNA with over 30 years of clinical experience including anesthesia management for inpatient or outpatient surgery including endoscopy. Additionally, I have significant experience in obstetrical anesthesia. My practice has been in a variety of institutional sizes with mostly CRNA-only models. I have served as a clinical preceptor for nurse anesthetist training programs. My experience as a clinician and expert will serve you well as an authoritative voice providing thorough records review, case preparation and expert witness services for plaintiff or defense that are based solely on merit. You can expect a speedy turn around as I provide you with a thorough analysis and a detailed report of my findings.

Christopher D. Stewart, MSN, CRNA

Collierville , Tennessee
Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesiology - Cardiovascular anesthesia, Cardiothoracic anesthesia, Airway management, Obstetrical anesthesia, CRNA, Orthopedic anesthesia, Post anesthesia care unit, Intensive Care Nursing, Trans-esophageal ECHO, central line placement, Cardiology, Endoscopy anesthesia, arterial line placement, Epidural blocks
I am full time practicing CRNA with 18 years clinical experience in cardiovascular and cardiothoracic anesthesia practice. Nursing intensive care/trauma experience extends back to 1993. I have a vast thorough anesthesia experience in Obstetrical, Orthopedic, Neuro-Cranial and Spine, Trauma, ENT, Surgical Oncology, Endoscopic, and Pediatrics. Most of my career was Open Heart and Transplant anesthesia, which I have vast amounts of experience placing central lines, PA catheters, labor epidurals, arterial lines, TEE, pump and off pump cases. I was the Chief Cardiac Anesthetist for 10 years of my practice. I have been Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia for Virginia Commonwealth and Arkansas State University anesthesia programs. I been clinical instructor for University of Tennessee, Union University, and LMU anesthesia programs in Tennessee. I have a strong diverse clinical knowledge that allows me to serve you in reviewing vast amounts of clinical information and g...

Michelle M. Gaines, CRNA Gaines Medical Consulting

Austin, Texas
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, CRNA, Anesthetist
Michelle Gaines, owner of Gaines Medical Consulting , provides expert consultation in reviewing medical records and testifying expert services in anesthesia related cases. She is a practicing certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)> She started her career as an ICU nurse in a thirty-two bed medical/surgical ICU. Within two years of beginning her career she obtained her certification in critical care nursing (CCRN) and had preceptor and charge nurse duties. She attended graduate school at the University of Kansas where she obtained her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia. She presented her thesis, Narcotic Sparing Effects of Ketorolac in Cesarean Patients, at the annual national meeting of the AANA that year. Michelle started her career with an anesthesia group in central Texas. At that time she also taught paramedics at the associate degree level at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas . She also taught Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) to healthcare practitioners. During he...

Tangy Kincaid Thomas, MSN, CRNA, APRN The Tangy Group LLC

Forney, Texas
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - CRNA, general, trauma, bariatric surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology surgery, geriatric surgery, GI and endoscopy, ENT surgery, electrophysiology lab, thoracic surgery, pain management, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, general anesthesia, monitored anesthesia
I am a full time practicing CRNA with a combined 27 years of experience including 13 years of CRNA experience. In my role as a CRNA at a Level II Trauma center, I have provided nurse anesthesia services for a variety of surgical patients including trauma, bariatric, orthopedic, neurosurgery, urology, GI, general, cardiology, electrophysiology and chronic pain since 2009. Additionally, I have held a number of contract positions as a CRNA through independent contracting. I am proficient in airway management, intubation, sedation and placing invasive lines (arterial lines). I offer services as an expert in the field of anesthesia and cases involving surgical patients.


Weatherford, Texas
Anesthesiology - CRNA practice, CRNA scope, CRNA ethics, CRNA education, Nurse anesthesiology, nurse anesthetist, APRN education, academic misconduct, academic dismissal
Experienced CRNA who is passionate about anesthesia practice standards, education, and simulation. I am experienced in anesthesia education as full-time faculty and as an administrator. I have designed and delivered curriculum based on CRNA standards, ethics, and scope of practice. My academic work allowed me to create simulation programs based on anesthesia crisis resource management and skills training. I have chaired multiple doctoral projects relating to best practice for CRNAs and emerging science and research. The focus of my PhD dissertation was understanding and preventing academic misconduct in APRN education.

John Caputo, CRNA, MHS, BSN J & L Anesthesia Services

Bridgeport, West Virginia
Anesthesiology, Nurse Anesthetist - CRNA, anesthesia, airway management, post anesthesia care unit, PACU, central line placement, needle placement, tube placement, falls, IV infiltration, awareness, epidurals, drug effects, hypoxia, propofol, intubation, extubation, aspiration, airway trauma, surgical positioning, CPR / BLS / ACLS.
CRNA leader. Clinical experience includes general anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, spinal and epidural anesthesia. Administrative experience includes documentation auditing, policies, bylaw compliance, root cause analysis, sentinel event investigation and patient safety. Experience with a wide range of practice settings including rural critical access hospitals, office-based anesthesia, medium sized hospitals, large hospitals, and university practices. Expert witness experience includes cases involving management of airways, awareness under anesthesia, IV infiltration, patient falls and epidurals. Extensive experience with chart review / auditing for quality assurance and adverse outcomes. History of presenting lectures on topics ranging from complications of epidural anesthesia, malignant hyperthermia to quality assurance / quality improvement. Currently a clinical preceptor for Excela Health School of Anesthesia for Nurses and the West Virginia University School of Nursing D...
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