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This page contains obesity expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on obesity and related issues. Obesity expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these obesity expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Obesity, Diabetes, Bariatric Surgery, Hypoglycemia, Testosterone, Adrenal, Bariatrics, Endocrinology, Gastric Bypass, Insulin Pumps, Morbidly Obese, Osteoporosis, Sleeve, Thyroid, and Thyroid Cancer.

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William J Suggs, MD FACS FASMBS

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 2,200 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 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, 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 complications in the morbidly obese.

IVY-JOAN MADU, MD, JD Diabetes Associated Medical Group

ORANGE, California
Endocrinology, Diabetes - 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.

Milton Owens, MD

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Bariatric Surgery, Obesity - 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...

Peter D Vash, MD, MPH

Los Angeles, California
Obesity, Endocrinology - 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...

Kent C Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, FASCRS Sasse Surgical, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Florida
Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Program Director, Hernia, Mesh, Obesity, Diabetes, Devices, Endoscopy, Cancer, Wound, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication
Published expert, experienced busy surgeon in areas of bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, reoperative surgery, revisional surgery, hiatal hernia, wound care, biologics, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, Barrett's esophagus, hernia and mesh, endoscopic stenting, leaks, and solving complications. AOA medical school graduate, author, research scientist, diligent, responsive, and effective. San Francisco and Boston trained at the top institutions, University faculty, Bariatric Program Director for national center of excellence for over fifteen years, case reviewer for Nevada State Medical Board, and as U.S. Air Force case reviewer. Prior expert opinions and testimony have provided tremendous value, helped people, and won cases.

Joshua Barton, MD

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

PHILIP LEVIN, MD Bay West Endocrinology LLC

Baltimore, Maryland
Diabetes, Endocrinology - 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

Mitchel Holliday, EdD, RDN, CDCES, FAND Prison Food Consulting

St. Charles, Minnesota
Nutrition, Correctional Healthcare - Food Allergy, Obesity, Diabetes, Malnutrition, Foodborne Illness, Dietitian and Dietician, Wound Care, Menu Analysis, Prison and Jail, Hunger Strike, Food Safety ,Dysphagia, Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Holliday has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for over 14 years. For more than 12 of those years Dr. Holliday has helped to enhance the nutrition care of the United States largest correctional system and has a broad range of correctional dietetic experience including: • Health and food service project management • Procedure development • Quality and process improvement • Working with senior executive staff and attorneys on correctional nutrition-related public health and medical issues • Administrative remedies • Foreign and domestic intergovernmental legal and budgetary communications including, Senatorial, Congressional, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and Office of the President Responses Dr. Holliday also has experience consulting with private law firms, state attorney general offices, and public health offices on correctional dietetics practices. He has conducted research and authored numerous publications and presentations on correctional pub...

Kent C Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, FASCRS Sasse Surgical, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Reno, Nevada
Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Program Director, Hernia, Mesh, Obesity, Diabetes, Devices, Endoscopy, Cancer, Wound, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication
Published expert, experienced busy surgeon in areas of bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, reoperative surgery, revisional surgery, hiatal hernia, wound care, biologics, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, Barrett's esophagus, hernia and mesh, endoscopic stenting, leaks, and solving complications. AOA medical school graduate, author, research scientist, diligent, responsive, and effective. San Francisco and Boston trained at the top institutions, University faculty, Bariatric Program Director for national center of excellence for over fifteen years, case reviewer for Nevada State Medical Board, and as U.S. Air Force case reviewer. Prior expert opinions and testimony have provided tremendous value, helped people, and won cases.

Peter Goulden, MD, FRCP, PGCE, CIME

Bronxville, New York
Diabetes, Endocrinology - Diabetes, Endocrinology, Diabetic complications, Obesity, Diabetic Education, Metabolic Medicine, Thyroid, Adrenal, Foot ulcers, Testosterone, Hypoglycemia, Insulin Pumps
Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME) by A B I M E Track record in leadership roles: Medical Director Mount Sinai Morningside & West; U.A.M.S. Service Line Lead for Endocrinology, West Kent Diabetes Champion & Network Chair, U.K., Internal Medicine Residency Training Program Director, U.K., Royal College Tutor, U.K. Nine year’s experience as an academic endocrinologist at University & V.A. hospitals in addition to six years of experience as a clinical leader in endocrinology in the U.K. Over $2 million in grant funding. A.B.I.M. Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 2016 (Faculty A.C.G.M.E. Pathway) A.B.I.M. Board Certified in Endocrinology since 2017 (Faculty A.C.G.M.E. Pathway) Dual U.K. Board Certified in Endocrinology & Diabetes / Internal Medicine since 2006 15 years clinical experience in academic endocrinology, obesity & diabetes Leadership roles within hierarchical and multidisciplinary teams Proven effectiveness as a clinical educator at an academic medic...

Timothy D Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, HCEDS Medical University of South Carolina

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - 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 Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, where he has a private practice and conducts research. He has achieved board certifications in general, child/adolescent & forensic psychiatry, & addiction medicine. He is: Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry; Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders; Founding member/former president of the Eating Disorders Research Society; author of >170 articles/book chapters on many topics in psychiatry, including eating and related disorders, psychopharmacology, neurobiology, posttraumatic stress, dissociation & 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 & Treatment ...
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