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William J Suggs, MD FACS FASMBS

Decatur, Alabama
Bariatric Surgery Expert Witness, General Surgery Expert Witness - 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 1,800 bariatric surgeries 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 20 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, the state council on medical education, 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, upper GI/GERD surgery, or general surgery complications in the morbidly obese.
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Peter Goulden, MD FRCP PGCE Univerisity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, Arkansas
Diabetes Expert Witness, Endocrinology Expert Witness - Diabetic complications, Obesity, Diabetic Education, Metabolic Medicine, Thyroid, Adrenal, Pituitary, Testosterone
Board Certified. Diabetes Program Director & Associate Professor Clinician-Educator Tenure Track in Endocrinology since November 2012 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences having trained in the UK in London & Edinburgh. ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. Published articles and abstracts in field of expertise. Served as service line director for Endocrinology since 2015 and act as clinic medical director for the endocrinology service leading its clinical development. Successfully obtained $2.1 million of PCORI funding as co-PI. Provide six busy endocrinology clinics per week alongside inpatient consult service. I was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2011. My primary focus is on improving care quality via education of patients, medical and allied health professionals.
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Harvey L. Alpern, MD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Cardiovascular Disease Expert Witness, Internal Medicine Expert Witness - Disability Evaluations, Malpractice, Heart Disease, Myocardial Infraction, Cardial Stress, Congestive Heart Failure, Pacemaker, Obesity, Cardiac Stress Testing, Angioplasty, Diabetes, Stroke
Dr. Alpern earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California in 1964 and served two residencies, in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He then earned a Fellowship in Cardiology at St. George’s Hospital in London, England. Dr. Alpern has had a private practice in Cardiology since 1969. Dr. Alpern was an Assistant Clinical Professor of medicine at ULCA and was Attending Staff since 1970 and Clinical Chief of the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiology Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Alpern also served as Director of the Critical Care Unit and Chief of Staff at Century City Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Alpern is a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California and a Medical Expert for the Social Security Administration. He has participated in several medical research programs at the USC School of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai and St. George Hospitals. Dr. Alpern has presented and published thirty-eight...
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Joseph L. Klapper, MD

Silicon Valley, California
Cardiovascular Disease Expert Witness - Cardiology, Shortness of Breath, High Blood Pressure, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Cholesterol, Myocardial Infarctions, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Chest Pain, Obesity, Angina, Echocardiography, cardiac disorders with obesity, cardiac emergencies, cardiac intensive care
Dr. Klapper is board certified and re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Diseases (1998 and 2008). Dr. Klapper has also earned certifications for coronary CT angiography. Dr. Klapper has held hospital privileges and medical staff appointments at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as well as several Los Angeles area hospitals. In addition, he has held hospital privileges at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Klapper is in active cardiology practice in Northern California. Dr. Klapper has been providing opinions as a medical expert since 2003. Dr. Klapper has written two books for the public and serves in leadership roles as the Chief of Medicine at the hospital where he currently sees patients.
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Andrew D. Krasnoff, MD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Pediatrics Expert Witness - Adolescent Medicine, Vaccinations, Obesity, Infections, Injuries, Standard of Care, Concussions, Breast Feeding, Child Neglect, Child Health Disease
Andrew D. Krasnoff, M.D. is board certified in pediatrics. He attended Stanford University as an under-graduate and earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1981. He then served his Pediatric Internship, Residency and Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Krasnoff has had faculty appointments at both UCLA and USC and has also taught at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of LA and the Los Angeles Free Clinic. Dr Krasnoff was Chief Medical Officer for eight years at the Vista Del Mar Child Care Services and a pediatric consultant also for eight years at the Sherman Oaks Hospital Burn Center and is currently affiliated with the Tarzana/Encino Medical Center. He has contributed to articles on Pediatric Emergencys and Cystic Fibrosis.
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Sarah Lowenthal, MD

San Rafael, California
Family Medicine Expert Witness, Nutrition Expert Witness - Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Malnutrition, Underweight, Obesity, Starvation, Athletic Triad, Diet, Weight Loss, Exercise.
Dr. Lowenthal is a board-certified Family Physician with a sub-specialty in Eating Disorders. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed residency at UCSF. As the former Medical Liaison for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (Iaedp), she is one of a small number of primary care physicians nationwide who specializes in the medical management of eating disorders in children, adolescents and adults. With extensive knowledge of the medical, psychological and social aspects of eating disorders, Dr. Lowenthal treats patients at all levels of care including outpatient, IOP, PHP, residential and inpatient. She is the former Medical Director of Cielo House, a Bay Area based treatment program for patients suffering from eating disorders and has served as a medical consultant for Bay Area Eating Disorder Associates (BAEDA). She is an experienced speaker on the topic of eating disorders and malnutrition and has lectured to medic...
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IVY-JOAN MADU, MD, JD Diabetes Associated Medical Group

ORANGE, California
Diabetes Expert Witness, Endocrinology Expert Witness - Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Ketoacidosis, Hyper-and Hypothyroidism, Thyroid cancer, Osteoporosis, Pituitary, Adrenal, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Testosterone, Hypogonadism, Hypercalcemia, Hyper-hypoparathyroidism, Prolactin, Steroids, Aldosterone, Cortisol, Obesity, insulin pumps, PCOS.
1. Univ of Southern California-trained Board-Certified Endocrinologist 2. Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 3. Juris Doctor (JD) 4. Active diabetes/endocrinology clinical practice since 1995 5. Hospital Practice 6. Clinical Research Principal Investigator 7. Board of Directors Lestonnac Free Clinics 8. Medical Director of a Home Health Nursing services Dr. Madu has reviewed numerous charts for appropriateness of care for trial attorneys and for the California Medical Board and has appeared in court as an expert witness several times. Dr. Madu is detail-oriented, efficient and is available.
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Milton Owens, MD

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Bariatric Surgery Expert Witness, Obesity Expert Witness - Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve, Morbidly Obese, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatrics, Obesity, Foregut Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Band
Dr. Owens is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Owens is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and Medical Board of California. He specializes in bariatric and general/abdominal surgery for people suffering from morbid obesity. Dr. Owens is currently Medical Director of Bariatrics at Chapman Global Medical Center, and Coastal Center for Obesity and is Chief of Surgery Chapman Global Medical Center. He is a current or past member of various professional societies. Dr. Owens has an extensive list of Academic Appointments ranging from 1974 to present. He has served on Editorial Boards and has more than 45 Journal Publications, published books, numerous Book Chapters and has appeared on TV and Radio. He has a patent for a Kidney Insulating Device which was granted in February 1980. For more information see: http://coastalobesity.com/Coastal-Center-For-Obesity-Information/Meet-Dr-Milton-Owens...
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Peter D Vash, MD, MPH

Los Angeles, California
Endocrinology Expert Witness, Obesity Expert Witness - Endocrinology, Type 2 Diabetes, the Overweight Condition and Obesity, Nutrition, Weight Loss Management, Diabetes Complications, Overweight Surgery Complications, Bariatric Surgery, Overweight and Obesity Complications, Obesity Medicine Complications
Peter D. Vash, MD, M.P.H., FACE., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, emeritus, at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA Medical Center, earned a Masters of Public health at the UCLA School of Public Health, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is a Past President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians; Board Certified in in Internal Medicine specializing in Endocrinology and Metabolism with an emphasis on Obesity Medicine. He is Diplomate and Board Certified in Obesity Medicine. Dr. Vash testified as an invited expert witness before a Senate Sub-Committee on Nutrition in Medical Schools and in Clinical Practice. He has served as an expert reviewer for the State of California Medical Board. He has extensive clinical experience treating overweight and obese patients, post bariatric surgical patients and patients with type 2 diabetes and those with diabetic complications. He Served on the Board of Shape Magazine whe...
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Tina M. Smith, MD, FAAP Tri-State Specialists

Sioux City, Iowa
Pediatrics Expert Witness - Preventive Medicine, Vaccines, Child Development, Newborn Care, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, General Practice, Pediatric Standard of Care, Asthma, Obesity, ADHD, Autism, Shaken Baby Syndrome
Dr. Smith is a board-certified pediatrician with over 10 years of experience in general pediatrics, including both outpatient and inpatient services. Her clinical areas of special interest include infant and well child care, vaccines, child development, ADHD, obesity, and asthma. She is licensed to practice medicine in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Dr. Smith is an experienced educator and public speaker, having taught students in many health care fields as well as parents and community members. In addition to her completion of 28 hours of SEAK Expert Witness training, Dr. Smith also has courtroom experience through her advocacy and volunteer experience as an Iowa Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children.
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PHILIP LEVIN, MD Bay West Endocrinology LLC

Baltimore, Maryland
Diabetes Expert Witness, Endocrinology Expert Witness - Diabetes, thyroid , osteoporosis, Hypoglycemia , Thyroid cancer, Hyponatremia, Pituitary Disorders, Cardiovascular, lipid disorders, Calcium disorders, Pharmaceutical Drug and Device safety, Clinical research, Obesity, Hormonal therapies, Testosterone , Workplace accommodations ,
Actively practicing in large Endocrinology group, Asst. Professor Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Director Institutional review board at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Extensive clinical medical research experience, Experienced with defense and plaintiff cases. Post MD Residencies and Fellowships at Yale Medical Center and affiliates, Georgetown University Medical Center, Ohio State Medical Center, NIH. Board Certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
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B. Gabriel Smolarz, MD, MS Homestead Medical Experts

Princeton, New Jersey
Diabetes Expert Witness, Endocrinology Expert Witness - diabetes, diabetic complications, diabetic ketoacidosis, ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia, diabetes management, obesity, bariatrics, weight loss, thyroid, adrenal, osteoporosis
Dr. Smolarz is dual board-certified in Endocrinology and Obesity Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). He trained at the University of Pennsylvania for Endocrinology, and is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He volunteers teaching medical students and internal medicine residents and has won numerous teaching and clinical excellence awards. He is an active full member of the medical staff at Penn Medicine at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital. Additional areas of interest and expertise include type I and type 2 diabetes, thyroid cancer and nodules, fine needle biopsy (special certification in neck ultrasound - ECNU), parathyroid and calcium disease, frailty fractures (co-developed the fracture liaison service at the hospital), testosterone and hypogonadism, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), as well as general hospital medicine and internal medicine. He has published his research in pee...
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Elana R. Rosman, M.D.

Forest Hills, New York
Diabetes Expert Witness, Endocrinology Expert Witness - Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Osteoporosis, Pituitary, PCOS, Adrenal disorders, Hypoglycemia, Insulin, Hypogonadism, Testosterone, Calcium metabolism, Thyroid cancer, Prolactin, Obesity, Lipid disorders, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid biopsy/FNA
Dr. Rosman is a licensed board-certified endocrinologist with 8 years of clinical experience in a university/teaching hospital setting as well as in private practice. Dr. Rosman received her bachelor’s degree from McCaulay Honors College in 2005 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from NYU School of Medicine in 2010 where she was awarded the Endocrine Society Student Achievement Award as well as the Joseph E. Constantine Award for Best Thesis in Ob/Gyn. She completed her postgraduate residency training in Internal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital followed by her fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to maintaining a busy private practice, Dr. Rosman is an Assistant Professor of Medicine on the teaching staff of NYU School of Medicine where she precepts fellows-in-training in their clinical duties and gives lectures on the various topics of endocrinology both at N...
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Natalie S Schwartz, MD MS FACE CPE CDE

Oyster Bay Cove, New York
Endocrinology Expert Witness, Internal Medicine Expert Witness - Diabetes, insulin, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, thyroid disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer/nodule, pituitary, prolactin, parathyroid/ calcium, electrolyte disorders, metabolic bone disorders, osteoporosis, gynecomastia, testosterone, obesity, PCOS, hypertension
Over 15 years experience, performing medical expert case reviews for, both defense and plaintiff, attorneys, the NYS Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Department of Health. Served as Senior Vice President, Quality Management, Accreditation, and Performance Improvement of a NYC acute care hospital, directly overseeing the departments of risk management, infection control, and quality. Experience as Chief of Endocrinology Clinics and Director, Primary Care for over 19 years Medical Director of Ambulatory Services Continuous active clinical practice, for over 30 years, in prominent academic teaching hospitals with direct patient care in the fields of endocrinology and internal medicine Certified Diabetes Educator- Program Director/Quality Coordinator Diabetes Self Management Education Services Certified Physician Executive of Medical Management- Executive management team Chief Population Health Officer of NYC acute care community hospital - responsible for impleme...
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Shannon L. Hillier, DO, MPH Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Brain Injury, Adult, Military/Veterans/First Responders, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Obesity, Psychopharmacology, Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Neuropsychiatry
Dr. Shannon Hillier DO, MPH is a SEAK-trained, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified, psychiatry expert and United States Navy veteran (separated as Lieutenant Commander and psychiatrist). She specializes in adult psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders to include those specific to military and first responders such as: PTSD, TBI (including blast injuries), Depression, Anxiety, Nightmares, and detection of possible malingering. She is Vice Chair of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hillier is also Medial Director for OSU’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Hillier provides IME, expert witness, and consultation services nationally to plaintiff and defense attorneys.
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Maureen E. Mays, MD, MS, FACC Preventive Primary Care ~ Select

Portland, Oregon
Family Medicine Expert Witness, Preventive Medicine Expert Witness - Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipidology, Preventive Cardiology, Dyslipidemia, Atherosclerosis, Metabolic Syndrome, Stroke Prevention, Hypercholesterolemia, PCSK9-inhibitors, Statins, Obesity
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Timothy D Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, HCEDS Medical University of South Carolina

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Medical malpractice: plaintiff and defense cases. Trauma-related disorders: PTSD/complex PTSD, dissociative disorders. Mood disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, food addiction, obesity, ADHD, OCD. Child-adolescent & adult psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology.
Dr. Brewerton is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, where he is also in private practice. He is board certified in general, child/adolescent and forensic psychiatry, as well as addiction medicine. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry; a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders; former president of the Eating Disorders Research Society; author of approximately 150 articles/book chapters on various topics in psychiatry, including eating and related disorders, psychopharmacology, neurobiology, posttraumatic stress, dissociation and the effects of childhood sexual/physical abuse; Editor of the Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach (2004), Co-editor of Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Perspectives (2014). Dr. Brewerton has re...
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