Sleep Medicine Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of sleep medicine expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on sleep medicine and related issues. Sleep medicine 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 sleep medicine expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Critical Care Medicine, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, COPD, Ent, Internal Medicine, Lung Cancer, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Tinnitus, and Vertigo.

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Naveen Kumar, DO, FACS

Gilbert, Arizona
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine - ENT, Rhinology, Laryngology, Otology, Neurotology, Head and Neck Cancer, Facial Plastic Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Hoarseness, Vertigo, Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Apnea, Snoring, Scarring, Thyroid Surgery, Ear infections, Ear surgery, Vocal cord paralysis, Facial paralysis
Board certified Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Specializes in Rhinology (nose and paranasal sinus disease), Head & Neck Surgery, Thyroid surgery, Sleep Medicine, Implantable Nerve Stimulation for Sleep Apnea, and Laryngology (vocal cord surgery). Authored papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented research at national otolaryngology meetings.

Roy Artal, MD

Los Angeles, California
Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine - Internal Medicine, Hospitalist, Sleep Apnea, Restless Legs Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Hypersomnia, Insomnia, Parasomnia, COPD, Asthma, Pulmonary Nodule, Lung Cancer
Dr. Roy Artal is a board-certified pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist and Medical Director of Tower Sleep Medicine. Dr. Artal received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1991, and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine (UCLA) in 1995. Following medical school Dr. Artal completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship training at the Cedars-Sinai-UCLA Combined Fellowship Program. In addition to being Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases, he is also board certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, the Medical Director of Tower Sleep Medicine an American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited sleep disorders center, a member of the Cedars-Sinai Medic...

Brian E Angsten, MD Angsten Center for Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders, PA

Sarasota, Florida
Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Francis Averill, MD St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute

Clearwater, Florida
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Research, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Parasomnias, Narcolepsy, Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sleep Medicine
Frank Averill, MD, is an award-winning, multi-boarded, Medical Director, Principal Clinical Investigator & Full-Time Founding Physician of St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute. With over 30 years of experience in medicine, he trained at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, as well as, the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He's multi-boarded in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care, & sleep medicine, and completed his specialty fellowship in allergy & immunology. Dr. Averill is a nationally renowned speaker on healthcare issues and has been featured on TV and radio. His name appears on listed in “America’s Top Physicians”, “Best Physicians in the United States”, “Best Physicians in Florida”, and Best Physicians in Tampa Bay”. Additionally, his medical research and dozens of published articles have received commendation and acclaim. With a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University School of Law, and a member of the Florida Bar sin...

David C Brodner, MD

Boynton Beach, Florida
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine - Sinus Surgery, Traumatic Hearing Loss/Vertigo, Defense Base Act, DBA, Mold Exposure, Sleep Apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, sleep medications, sinusitis, balloon sinus dilation, Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT, snoring, tonsils, CPAP, driver fatigue, ear nose and throat, hearing loss, tinnitus, VA NEXUS.
Full time clinician double Board-Certified in both Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) – Head and Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine. Over ten years of consulting and forensic experience: expert witness for Plaintiff and Defense cases - traumatic hearing loss/vertigo, mold exposure, class-action tobacco/oil spill/3M, medical device patent, sleep deprivation accidents, and medical malpractice. Dr. Brodner also performs VA Nexus letters, utilization and disability review, IMEs (in-person and Zoom - Domestic and International), and Industry clinical research/R&D. National thought leader on Balloon Sinus surgery. Served on the Medical Advisory Board for Entellus Medical charged with developing and implementing a physician education program for teaching balloon sinus surgery to other ENT surgeons. Duties included lectures, small-group conferences, live demonstrations during surgery, webinars, and hands-on cadaver labs. Published original research on the safety and efficacy of bal...

Phillip Nye, MD, FASA Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Services of Florida LLC

Vero Beach, Florida
Sleep Medicine, Anesthesiology - Obstructive sleep apnea, Postoperative effects and complications associated with anesthesia and surgery on patients with sleep apnea, Anesthesia safety.
Dr. Phillip Nye is double board certified in both sleep medicine and anesthesia with the American Board of Anesthesiology. He became a sleep medicine specialist after witnessing various complications associated with undiagnosed/untreated sleep apnea in patients undergoing elective surgeries. He has an interest day-time sleepiness, (hypersomnia, common in patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea) which can delay cognitive function and result in slow motor response time. As an anesthesiologist he is also a strong proponent for opioid sparing and regional anesthesia techniques. Dr. Nye completed an ACGME accredited fellowship training program in sleep medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is trained to diagnose and treat all sleep disorders in both adults and children. He is the Founder and medical director of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine Services of Florida. He has been in private practice for the past 16 years. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiol...

William A Wells, MD Augusta ENT & Allergy

Evans, Georgia
Otolaryngology, Trauma Surgery - Sinus Surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty, Sleep Medicine, Cancer within the Head and Neck, Otology, Plastic Surgery within the Head and Neck, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Medical Devices, Endocrine Surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery, Allergy and Immunology, Audiology
Co-Investigator on multiple medical device clinical trials. National and International speaker on minimally-invasive Rhinology treatments. Medical Device Consultant; Chief Medical Officer

Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM Cambridge Occupational Medicine

Newton, Massachusetts
Occupational Medicine, Toxicology - Truck Accidents, Transport Accidents, Covid-19, Coronavirus, Firefighters, Cardiovascular, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Sleep medicine, Chemical Sensitivities, Environmental Intolerances, Mold, Latex Allergy, Record Review, Causation Analyses, Fitness for Duty, Disability, Heavy Metals, Toxicology
Dr. Kales is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is Professor & Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and has produced over 200 publications. He is the Chief of Occupational Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Kales has conducted numerous IMEs, chart reviews and has served as an expert for various Governmental Agencies, Insurance Companies, Corporations and Attorneys. He is Board-certified in both Occupational Medicine and was previously trained and certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Kales' reports are timely, objective and yield scientific, objective, consistent, convincing opinions. He also has significant experience with deposition testimony.

Gary L. Stanton, MD Gary Stanton, MD, PC

Concord, Massachusetts
Neurology, Sleep Medicine - Pain Medicine/Management, Clinical Neurophysiology, Acupuncturist, radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, low back pain, headache, migraine, vertigo, multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy, seizures, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, EEG, EMG.
Gary Stanton, M.D. graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1977. He has been in continuous practice as a neurologist since completing a neurology residency and EMG fellowship at Boston University in 1983. He is board certified in neurology, pain medicine, sleep medicine, clinical neurophysiology (EMG, EEG), and medical acupuncture. His expert witness practice includes independent medical examinations, review of medical records, and testimony by deposition and at trial. His neurology, pain medicine, and sleep medicine practice includes the possibility of treatment with medical and auricular acupuncture. He has trained in acupuncture at Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, and at the University of Paris XIII Faculty of Medicine. He has lectured on acupuncture extensively in the United States and internationally. He has published articles on acupuncture in medical journals.

Robert W. Irwin, MD Pulmonary and Critical Care Services

Troy, New York
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine - Pulmonary, respiratory therapy, critical care, Intensive care, Sleep medicine, Lung cancer diagnosis, Pulmonary embolism, Pneumonia, sepsis, Aspiration
Over 60 testimonies- trial and depositions. All aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Both plaintiff and defense. 5 federal case testimonies. Clinical experience - Pulmonary and Critical Care Services providing in patient and out patient diagnosis and care in Albany, Troy and Saratoga NY.

Michael Kortbus, MD, FACS

Red Hook, New York
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine - sinus, allergy, hearing, tumor, sleep apnea, tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness, otalgia, neck, cancer, thyroid, ear, nose, throat, lump, rhinitis, ENT
Dr. Kortbus offers many years of experience in expert witness, testimony, independent chart review, product development, and more. Dr. Kortbus has served as expert witness in court and elsewhere (EBT, deposition) for legal and industry clients. References and CV available on request.

Chandar R Abboy, MD Chandar Abboy MD PLLC

Charlotte, North Carolina
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease - Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, Sepsis, Septic Shock, ICU care, Mechanical Ventilation, Lung masses and nodules, ARDS, Pneumonia, COPD, Asthma, Life Support, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, sleep disorders, Pulmonary Embolism, Lung Cancer
Quadruple boarded in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. Undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine with Bachelor of Science and Minor in History. Medical Education at Madras Medical College, Chennai, India. Internal Medicine residency was at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Pulmonary/Critical care fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. I have been in private practice for greater than 9 years seeing both inpatient and outpatients. I have also been teaching medical students and residents. I am currently doing predominantly critical care work and regularly involved with patient care. Current active medical licenses in North and South Carolina and Georgia. Currently residing in Charlotte, NC.

C. Gerard Petersen, M.D.

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Black Lung, Occupational Lung Disease, Asthma, Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Commercial Driver's License, Motor Vehicle Accident
Board Certified: Internal Medicine - ABIM Pulmonary Disease - ABIM Critical Care Medicine - ABIM Sleep Medicine - ABSM

Jonathan J Halford, MD Medical University of South Carolina

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Neurology, Psychiatry - seizure, epilepsy, EEG, neurophysiology, sleep medicine, general neurology, headache, neuropathy, encephalopathy, psychiatry, head trauma, memory disorders, stroke
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. Staff Neurologist at Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Medical Center. Board certified in Neurology, Psychiatry, Epilepsy, Sleep Medicine, and Clinical Neurophysiology. Practiced general neurology, epilepsy subspecialty, and clinical neurophysiology clinical care since 2003. Multiple publications in neurology, epilepsy, EEG and sleep medicine.

William A Wells, MD Augusta ENT & Allergy

South Carolina
Otolaryngology, Trauma Surgery - Sinus Surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty, Sleep Medicine, Cancer within the Head and Neck, Otology, Plastic Surgery within the Head and Neck, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Medical Devices, Endocrine Surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery, Allergy and Immunology, Audiology
Co-Investigator on multiple medical device clinical trials. National and International speaker on minimally-invasive Rhinology treatments. Medical Device Consultant; Chief Medical Officer

Merrill S. Wise, MD Merrill S Wise

Memphis, Tennessee
Sleep Medicine, Pediatric Neurology - sleep, sleep disorders, excessive sleepiness, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, motor vehicle accidents and sleep, post-traumatic hypersomnia, commercial drivers and sleepiness, complex sleep behaviors, polysomnography, sleep studies, sleep medications
Board certified neurologist and full-time sleep medicine specialist (Board certified) who evaluates and manages the full range of sleep disorders in children, adolescents and adults; focus on excessive sleepiness and hypersomnia, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, accident risk and sleep disorders, cognitive impairment, post-traumatic hypersomnia, and complex sleep behaviors. Active in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) including board of directors 2010-2016, participation on numerous national committees and task forces including the AASM Standards of Practice committee, numerous publications related to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, and prior academic appointments at Baylor College of Medicine (1998-2006) and University of Alabama at Birmingham (1991-1998). In practice since 2006 in Memphis, TN, a large quadra-modal transportation and shipping hub (world hub and headquarters for FedEx) with thousands of pilots, air traffic controllers, commercial driver...

Suzette K Mikula, MD Mikula Expert ENT, LLC

Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine - Chronic sinusitis sleep medicine, endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty, functional rhinoplasty, obstructive sleep apnea, allergic rhinitis
Certified in Allergy through American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Fellowship trained in Rhinology and Facial plastics Board certified in sleep medicine

Kevin Joseph, DO Pediatric Neurology of the Pacific Northwest

Seattle, Washington
Pediatric Neurology, Sleep Medicine - Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Concussion, Head injury, Headaches, Hypoxic brain injury, Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy, Cerebral palsy, Perinatal asphyxia, Birth asphyxia, Seizures.
Board-certified Pediatric Neurologist with subspecialty certification in Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine. Over 15 years of experience in clinical Child Neurology including teaching students and residents. Previously was active duty US Army and served as Chief of Child Neurology at Madigan Army Medical Center and deployed to Iraq. Residency training was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Children's National Medical Center, and the National Naval Medical Center.
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