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This page contains pharmacology- clinical expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on pharmacology- clinical and related issues. Pharmacology- clinical 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 pharmacology- clinical expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Medication Errors, Drug Interactions, Overdose, Toxicology, Decubitus Ulcers, Drug Overdose, Pharmacy Law, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Standards, Wrongful Death, Adverse Drug Reactions, Controlled Substances, Critical Care, Drug Interaction, and Drug Toxicity.

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Gourang P. Patel, Pharm.D Critical Care Education

Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmacist - Medication, Error, Toxicology, Adverse Drug, Pharmacology, Clinical Trials, Pharmacy, Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit, Prescription, Prevention, Operating Room Medication Safety
Specialization of pharmacology and toxicology of medications utilized both in the hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Detailed analysis of medication errors, adverse drug reactions, and providing strategies for prevention. Particular focus on practice of pharmacy, medication side effects, and medication safety.

Rodney G. Richmond, MS, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP The Mackenzie Group, LLC

Searcy, Arkansas
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Nursing homes, geriatric pharmacist, alcohol, recreational drugs, drug interactions, opioid pain management, hospital pharmacy, drug levels, medication errors, pharmacy law, toxicology, pharmacy standards of care
Pharmacy Standards of Care (nursing home/long-term care, acute care, hospice, home health); Pain Management; Geriatric Drug Therapy Management (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, psychoactive medications, psychotropic drug reactions, polypharmacy); Clinical Pharmacy Services (drug information services, patient assessment & counseling); Drug Safety/Misadventure (interactions, adverse reactions, medication errors, death/overdose, product liability); Pharmacology (causal relationship between drug exposure and subsequent effects, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacokinetics); Pharmacy Operations (3rd-party payment, managed care, controlled substance/narcotics, drug distribution systems, pharmacoeconomics). Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2011- ) Harding University College of Pharmacy Clinical Consultant Pharmacist (1995-2011) The Mackenzie Group, LLC Assistant Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics (1992-94) University of Pittsburgh Clinical Assistant Professor (1991-92) Yale University Sch...

Jimmy Skaggs, PharmD JG Skaggs & Associates

Benton, Arkansas
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - antibiotic allergies, prescription delivery, opioid stewardship, benzodiazepines, drug-induced QT prolongation, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), fluoroquinolones, hazardous drugs, medications in pregnancy/lactation, pharmacokinetics, Pradaxa, DUI/DWI, warfarin, vaccines, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
Dr. Skaggs is a pharmacist expert experienced in retail and hospital pharmacy. He manages a retail pharmacy, serving as pharmacist in charge. He has provided didactic and experiential education to Doctor of Pharmacy students, case-based learning to Physician Assistant students, and education to practicing physicians and nurses. He has served as an expert and consultant since 2015. Memberships/Certifications: -American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) - Member -American Pharmacists Association (APhA) - Member -Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Lab Director -APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Certificate -National Institutes of Health (NIH): Protecting Human Research Participants Certification

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

Beverly Hills, 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...

Kimberly Ann Hoffmann, PharmD, APh, BCPP, BCGP Pacific Pharmacy Practice PC

Bakersfield, California
Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmacist - Substance Abuse, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Geriatric medicine, Pharmacy Practice
I have experience in most aspects of pharmacy practice and have been involved in cases handling substance misuse, inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, geriatric medicine, home infusion pharmacy, hospice, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy both clinical and administrative pharmacy, and rural healthcare. I have been a pharmacist for 30 years, and I am also a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Pacific.

Anthony P Morreale, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, FASHP Morreale Consulting

La Jolla, California
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Pharmacogenomics, Medication Safety, Pharmacy Management, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Regulation, Pharmacy Research, Controlled Substances, Practice Standards, Internal Medicine, Prescribing Errors, Drug Interactions
Since his decades long pharmacy career began in 1983, Dr. Morreale has demonstrated his professionalism and expertise as a clinician, manager and leader in pharmacy. He has over 20 years of direct patient care experience as a clinical pharmacist in both acute and ambulatory care. In addition, he has decades of experience as a pharmacy manager, leader and executive. Dr. Morreale has been engaged as a business consultant, quality reviewer for standards of practice, and has served as an expert in medical legal cases. Dr. Morreale has expert knowledge and experience in nearly all areas of pharmacy practice including but not limited to: • Regulatory, operational and clinical pharmacy standards of practice for large health systems. • Drug absorption, metabolism, excretion, outcomes, and adverse effects of both pharmaceuticals and street drugs. • Application of patient genomics to therapeutic response and toxicities of various medications. Qualifications and Achievements *Doctor of Ph...

Jack H Raber, Pharm.D. Clinipharm Services

Seal Beach, California
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Pharmacy Law,Pharmacy Practice,Pharmacy Standards,Prescription Benefits,Prescription Fraud,Pharmacist Discipline,Pharmacy Malpractice,Adverse Drug Reactions,Hospital Pharmacy,Nursing Home Pharmacy,Controlled Substances,Drug Interactions
I am a pharmacist with 45 years of both practice and management experience in a variety of clinical settings. Since 1993, I have provided expert witness services and litigation support in over 150 cases throughout the country in matters specifically related to pharmacy malpractice, pharmaceuticals-related hospital and medical malpractice, prescription benefit fraud, waste, and abuse, as well as assistance in disciplinary proceedings against pharmacists and pharmacies. I have also participated in compliance audits of federally-sponsored health plans where it pertains to pharmaceutical services. I am currently an instructor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. My areas of expertise for teaching purposes include site-specific pharmacy practice guidelines, community pharmacy risk management, hospital pharmacy risk management, prescription drug benefits, pharmacy services in skilled nursin...

Robert L Copeland, MS, PhD

Washington, District Of Columbia
Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmaceutical Research - Forensic Pharmacology, Toxicology
I am an Associate Professor and Chair; as well as Chair of the Medical IRB. As a forensic pharmacologist, my role is to analyze, assess, review, and support the attorney's position. My area of expertise includes a broad range of cases such as blood alcohol level (BAL), DUI, adverse drug reactions to medicines, overdose of medicines, drug interactions, and personal injury resulting from an exposure to medicines, effects from drug abuse or industrial chemicals, and induction of cancer by chemicals. I have provided written reports and in the case of a trial, I have testified to clearly explain the findings in the court. I view my role as a forensic pharmacologist involving helping the attorney in preparing a cross-examination of the expert on the opposite side.

Amina Ghalyoun, PharmD, BCACP Aletheia Consulting Services

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - forensic pharmacist, pharmacy fraud, medical use necessity, formulary, overdose, dispensing error, drug litigation, medical malpractice, wrongful death, controlled substance, internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, women's health, geriatrics, diabetes, insurance
Broadly experienced, board certified clinical pharmacist. Extensive experience treating patients under scope and collaborative of practice agreements as a mid-level provider for the VA, academic, and urban community institutions. 4 years of high-volume retail experience. Licensed to practice in Illinois and Florida. Vast experience in medical necessity and quality. Substantial formulary review experience. Treating experience includes inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth. Peer Reviewer: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Extensive public speaking experience.

Aaron L Hilliard, PhD Health Matters EMPT

Jacksonville, Florida
Pharmacology- Clinical, Toxicology - Health & Safety, Medication Adverse Effects, Chemicals, Hazardous Materials, Public Health, Toxic Exposure, Medication Errors, Environmental Exposure, Sanitation, Litigation Support, Pesticides, Wrongful Death.
Experienced forensic toxicologist with degree in pharmacology and toxicology. Areas of expertise include medical matters involving pharmaceuticals, alcohol, adverse drug reactions, medication errors, and recreational drugs. Environmental expertise includes: certification in sanitation, Health & Safety, Lead exposure, toxic chemical exposure, hazardous waste, groundwater contamination, superfund cleanup, and risk analysis.

Alexa J. Basilio, PharmD, BCOP Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist

Atlanta , Georgia
Oncology, Pharmacology- Clinical - Pharmacotherapy, overdose, medical errors, cancer, medical oncology, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, drug safety, treatment-related side effects, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical trials, supportive care
Alexa J. Basilio, PharmD, BCOP is a board-certified oncology pharmacy specialist at Emory University Hospital. As the oncology clinical pharmacy specialist, Alexa works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to optimize supportive care and manage acute and chronic toxicities of cancer treatment for various types of malignancies including melanoma, sarcoma, gastrointestinal, breast, gynecological, CNS, lung, neuroendocrine, genitourinary, and many others. Alexa has hands on experience compounding and dosing the chemotherapy for oncology patients. In addition, she is involved with clinical trials and develops oncology order sets and protocols. Alexa also educates the clinical staff on safety initiatives and oncology pharmacotherapy considerations. As the oncology pharmacy expert, Alexa provides expertise in the area of appropriate use of therapy (guideline- and evidence-based medicine, drug-disease match), drug safety (interactions, adverse reactions and effects, medication ...

Aaron L Hilliard, PhD Health Matters EMPT

Georgia
Pharmacology- Clinical, Toxicology - Health & Safety, Medication Adverse Effects, Chemicals, Hazardous Materials, Public Health, Toxic Exposure, Medication Errors, Environmental Exposure, Sanitation, Litigation Support, Pesticides, Wrongful Death.
Experienced forensic toxicologist with degree in pharmacology and toxicology. Areas of expertise include medical matters involving pharmaceuticals, alcohol, adverse drug reactions, medication errors, and recreational drugs. Environmental expertise includes: certification in sanitation, Health & Safety, Lead exposure, toxic chemical exposure, hazardous waste, groundwater contamination, superfund cleanup, and risk analysis.

Nakia M. Shaw, Pharm.D McArthur's Apothecary

Douglasville, Georgia
Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmacist - pharmacy regulations, pharmacy standards of care, pharmacist medical malpractice, drug utilization reviews, medication errors, adverse drug reactions, Medicare and Medicaid
Dr. Shaw (Pharm-D) is a Board-Certified Doctor of Pharmacy with a specialization in numerous disease states. He has a specialization certification in Nuclear Medication. Dr. Shaw is also a Reviewing Medical Officer/Independent Practitioner for The Department of Labor/Federal Occupational Health (nationally and state specific). Dr. Shaw has been a Reviewing Adjudication Officer for Healthcare for the State of Georgia for CMS/Medicaid through the Dept of Health and Human Services Dr. Shaw has been in practice as clinical/compound/adjudication pharmacist since 1999 in many diverse settings including hospital, hospital transitional care, community clinic, critical care, compounding, and retail. In addition Dr. Shaw has served in a variety of leadership roles that have contributed to his experience as an expert witness. In particular, Dr. Shaw has extensive experience reviewing cases related to diagnostic errors, pre and post-operative management, hospital in-patient treatment, hospital...

Amina Ghalyoun, PharmD, BCACP Aletheia Consulting Services

Illinois
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - forensic pharmacist, pharmacy fraud, medical use necessity, formulary, overdose, dispensing error, drug litigation, medical malpractice, wrongful death, controlled substance, internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, women's health, geriatrics, diabetes, insurance
Broadly experienced, board certified clinical pharmacist. Extensive experience treating patients under scope and collaborative of practice agreements as a mid-level provider for the VA, academic, and urban community institutions. 4 years of high-volume retail experience. Licensed to practice in Illinois and Florida. Vast experience in medical necessity and quality. Substantial formulary review experience. Treating experience includes inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth. Peer Reviewer: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Extensive public speaking experience.

Gourang P. Patel, Pharm.D Critical Care Education

Inverness, Illinois
Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmacist - Medication, Error, Toxicology, Adverse Drug, Pharmacology, Clinical Trials, Pharmacy, Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit, Prescription, Prevention, Operating Room Medication Safety
Specialization of pharmacology and toxicology of medications utilized both in the hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Detailed analysis of medication errors, adverse drug reactions, and providing strategies for prevention. Particular focus on practice of pharmacy, medication side effects, and medication safety.

Karen M. Ryle, MS, RPh Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy

Quincy, Massachusetts
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Experience in Retail, Community and Hospital Pharmacies. Medication Errors, Wrongful Death, Prescription Drug Abuse, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Drug Overdose, Opioid Use Disorder, Pharmacy Standards of Practice, Pharmacy Law, Pharmaceutical Standard of Care, Drug Interactions.
Extensive knowledge in Board of Pharmacy Regulations, Pharmacy Standards of Practice, Prescription Drug Abuse, MS Degree in Drug Regulatory Affairs, over 30 years of experience in community pharmacy and hospital practice, Member of the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy for 15 years. Testified in Civil and Federal Court.

Joseph S. Bertino, Pharm.D Bertino Consulting

Schenectady, New York
Pharmacology, Pharmacology- Clinical - Clinical pharmacology, toxicology, drug interactions, side effects, drug safety, drug labeling, drug-food interaction, alcoholism, drug abuse & addiction, medication errors, medication systems, lack of drug response, overdosing and underdosing.
Dr. Bertino has an extensive record of publications and clinical experience in drug therapy. He is a Diplomat, American Board of Clinical Pharmacology. Prompt, completely referenced expert service in all area of clinical pharmacology and pharmacy practice. In addition to clinical pharmacology expertise, he has substantial experience in hospital, community, nursing home, and other practice settings.

Luke A. Probst, PharmD, BCPS Forensic Pharmacy Experts

Manlius, New York
Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmacist - Pediatric Pharmacist, Prescribing Error, Drug Interaction, Drug Toxicity, Overdose, Pharmacy Error, Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reaction, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Standards, Pharmacy malpractice, Drug Allergy
Dr. Probst is a consultative expert for medical litigation cases requiring pharmacological expertise. He has extensive pharmacy experience - including pediatrics - in academic medical centers and other practice settings, and he can opine on standard of care issues associated with medication errors. In addition to maintaining a hospital based pharmacy career, he has co-authored several dozen articles, reviews manuscripts for several journals, has taught in nursing and medical courses, and delivered presentations at local, state and national meetings. He has maintained Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist designation since 1998, is an active member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists, and former member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Cathy A Vaughan, PharmD

Durham, North Carolina
Pharmacist, Pharmacology- Clinical - Medication safety, Medication errors, Hospital and ambulatory pharmacy practice, Pharmacy standards, Quality assurance, Adverse drug reactions, Drug interactions, Dispensing errors, Prescribing errors, Drug overdose, Drug monitoring, Critical care
Dr. Vaughan has been in practice as a clinical pharmacist since 2002. She has experience in both the ambulatory and hospital setting. Current practice setting is in a large academic medical center. Dr. Vaughan has expertise in a number of pharmacy practice areas including drug information, medication policy, medication safety, quality improvement, pain medicine, and critical care. She has served as an expert consultant since 2012. Dr. Vaughan has experience reviewing cases related to dispensing and prescribing errors, drug monitoring, adverse effects, drug interactions and compatibility, drug overdose, and pharmacy practice standards.

Allison A. Muller, Pharm.D, D.ABAT, FAACT Acri Muller Consulting, LLC

Aston, Pennsylvania
Toxicology, Pharmacology- Clinical - opioids, carbon monoxide, marijuana, impairment, DUI, drugs, medication errors, overdose, postmortem toxicology, toxicity, medications, drug testing
Board-certified toxicologist. Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Registered pharmacist. Over 20 years’ experience in the field of clinical toxicology. Two decades as a clinical toxicologist and managing director at the Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, consulting on toxicology cases from 21 counties in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Expert witness experience has involved cases related to alcohol, drugs of abuse (ie, opioids, marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, cocaine), carbon monoxide, medication errors, and postmortem toxicology. Extensive teaching experience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Frank L Brown, MD, FACP, FRSM, FCP(E) THE COMMUNICATION ACADEMY

Bluffton, South Carolina
Medical Management, Pharmacology- Clinical - Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Credentialing, Disruptive Physicians, Drug Dosing, Electronic Medical Records (EHR), Healthcare Fraud & Abuse, MCO, Medical Devices, Medicaid, Medical Staff Affairs, Patient Safety & Quality, Pharmacology, Quality Measurements, Risk Management, Standards of Care
Over 30 years of experience in the national health insurance industry with increasing executive levels of responsibility in physician management, systems integration, mergers and acquisitions, and extramural affairs. Companies have included Oxford Healthplans, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Wellpoint, Anthem and Cigna. Responsible for the profit and loss performance of Accountable Care Organizations throughout the country with aggregate system revenue of over $1 billion. Metrics managed included average length of stay, discharge and readmission rates, pharmacy management, comprehensive quality and patient safety, emergency department visits, mental health management, and fraud & abuse by doctors and patients. Developed several systems for the improvement in the efficiency of case management, population health management, physician profiling, patient engagement, patient satisfaction, emergency care, disaster readiness, patient grievance & appeals, and patient safety. Awarded patents ...

Alexander Shepherd, MB ChB, PhD, FRCP, FAHA Clinpharm

San Antonio, Texas
Pharmacology- Clinical, Internal Medicine - Drug adverse effect, drug toxicity, poisoning, drug overdose, prescribing, mechanism of drug action, drug Interaction, drug dose, poly-pharmacy, malpractice, drug reaction, drug patent,
I am a Board certified internist and PhD clinical pharmacology expert in drug action and effect with over 35 years of experience. I have been retained in almost 400 legal cases, for both defendants and plaintiffs, usually in medical malpractice cases in which adverse drug effects or actions are involved. I also have extensive expertise in drug litigation and patent disputes. In cases where drug prescribing, dosing, adverse effects and drug interactions are in question, I provide standard-of-care expert witness testimony. I am Board certified in Clinical Pharmacology and in Internal Medicine. I have been Chairman and Executive Director of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, President of the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and have been on multiple national committees. I teach and practice Clinical Pharmacology and Internal Medicine in an academic and clinical setting.
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