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 Apnea, Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Asthma, COPD, Narcolepsy, Insomnia, Cpap, Critical Care Medicine, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Embolism, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders, and Tinnitus.

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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 - Sleep Specialist, Sleep Apnea, Restless Legs Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Hypersomnia, Insomnia, Parasomnia, sleep walking, obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, REM behavior disorder, drowsy driving, COPD, emphysema, Asthma, Pulmonary Nodule, Lung Cancer, pneumonia, interstitial lung disease
Dr. Roy Artal is a multi board-certified pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist. Dr. Artal received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Southern California in 1991, and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine 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-VA Combined Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified in Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine, and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a former Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, is the Medical Director of an American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited sleep disorders center, a member of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Women's Guild Lung Institute Center of Excellence, a Fellow of both the American College of Ches...

Clarisse J Glen, MD

Sacramento, California
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - Respiratory Failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Septic Shock, Cardiac Arrest, Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Embolism, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pleural Effusion, Lung Cancer, Ventilator Management, Airway Management, Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, REM Behavior Disorder, Sleep Deprivation, Parasomnia
Dr. Glen is a quadruple board-certified physician specializing in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and has over 15 years of experience caring for adult patients. She has expertise in a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including intubation, bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, and the placement of central, arterial lines and chest tubes and is skilled at interpreting chest imaging, pulmonary function tests (PFTs), point-of-care ultrasound and sleep studies, among other areas. In her Sleep practice, she manages patients suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness due to a diversity of sleep disorders. She is passionate about excellence and is committed to delivering, and empowering others to deliver a high standard of medical care. She has served on her hospital's Quality Committee, contributing to the evaluation and enhancement of physician care standards, and is currently a consultant to the Medical Board of California, helping to shape t...

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, FAASM, 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 a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiologists, certified in both anesthesia and sleep medicine. After graduating with an undergraduate degree from Boston University he worked as a research volunteer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital division of sleep and circadian disorders from 1993-1995. He went on to complete his medical degree at Spartan Health Sciences University, residency in anesthesia at Maimonides Medical Center and finally, fellowship training in sleep medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has been practicing medicine for over 15 years. He has been involved in research projects in the field of sleep disorders including a recent publication in the journal of Sleep and Breathing. He is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine. He has presented research posters at both annual Society meetings in the past. He served on the advisory board for the inter-Society collaboration pre...

Jonathan P Lindman, MD, MBA Augusta ENT Allergy

Evans, Georgia
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine - Hearing loss, Tinnitus, Sleep apnea, Sinus surgery, Nasal injury, Sleep medicine, Airway obstruction, ENT complications, ENT causation, Loss of smell, Nosebleeds, Facial paralysis, Inspire, Septoplasty, Tonsillectomy, Hoarseness, ENT surgery, Balloon sinuplasty, Ear tubes, Tracheostomy, Allergies
Double Board-certified otolaryngologist and sleep medicine specialist with 18 years of medical and surgical ENT experience in private practice setting. Initial phone consultation is complementary. Provides thoughtful, detailed reports in a timely fashion.

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 & Transport Accidents, Aerotoxicity (Aerotoxic Syndrome), Covid-19, Firefighters, Police, Cardiovascular, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Sleep medicine, Chemical Sensitivities, Environmental Intolerances, Mold, Latex Allergy, Record Review, Causation Analyses, 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 225 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 and trial 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.

J. Andrew Berkowski, MD

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sleep Medicine, Telemedicine - Restless legs syndrome (RLS), Insomnia, Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Central sleep apnea (CSA), Drowsy driving, Sleep-related accidents, Shift work, Narcolepsy, Idiopathic hypersomnia, Oral appliance treatment, CPAP, Sleepwalking, Parasomnias, Sleep behaviors, Sleep deprivation, Daytime sleepiness
Andy Berkowski, MD is a double-board certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist who can provide his depth of knowledge to a variety of sleep-related situations in medical expert witness work. Dr. Berkowski earned an undergraduate degree in religious studies from Stanford University before attending medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit. He completed an internship at Henry Ford Hospital and residency in adult neurology at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He returned to Stanford for fellowship training at the renown Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. Following training, he spent seven years as an academic sleep physician at the University of Michigan and Cleveland Clinic before founding ReLACS Health in 2022. ReLACS Health is a direct specialty care clinic specializing in the personalized treatment of complex sleep conditions including restless legs syndrome (RLS) and insomnia disorder through telemedicine. In addition to his clinical work, Dr...

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

Elizaville, New York
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine - sinus, allergy, hearing, tumor, sleep apnea, tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness, otalgia, neck, cancer, thyroid, ear, nose, throat, lump, rhinitis, ENT
**ATTORNEYS ONLY. PATIENTS PLEASE DO NOT DIRECTLY COMMUNICATE: HAVE THE ATTORNEY COMMUNICATE!** 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. I finished my undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine with Bachelor of Science and Minor in History. My other trainings was at Madras Medical College, Chennai, India for medical school. I did Internal Medicine residency was at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. I completed Pulmonary/Critical care fellowship at NYU Langone Hospital in Mineola, NY. I had been in private practice for greater than 9 years seeing patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. I am currently doing predominantly critical care work and regularly involved with patient care. Current active medical licenses in North and South Carolina, California, Wyoming, Iowa, West Virginia and Georgia. Currently residing in Charlotte, NC.

Radhika S Breaden, MD, MPH, DABMS Sleep Medicine Pacific Sleep Progran

Portland, Oregon
Sleep Medicine
Award-winning Sleep Medicine Physician with over 15 years of experience, currently the Medical Director to one of the first and largest independent Sleep Medicine practices in the Pacific Northwest. I received my training at UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco with completion of my residency at Stanford University. I have extensive experience in the management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea as well as other sleep disorders including parasomnias with a background in Internal medicine. I have been featured in a Propublica documentary on the 2021 Respironics CPAP recall, an expert panel on the Respironics recall as well as multiple articles on the recall and its effects on patients. I currently serve on an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Policy committee and deliver lectures and education on both PAP and non-PAP treatments of obstructive sleep apnea to physicians both locally and nationally.

C. Gerard Petersen, M.D.

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Embolism, Occupational Lung Disease, COPD, Asthma, Reactive Airways Disease, Asbestos, Mold, Radon, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, CPAP, Narcolepsy, Commercial Driver's License, Motor Vehicle Accident
Board Certified: Pulmonary Disease - ABIM, Sleep Medicine - ABSM, Critical Care Medicine - ABIM, Internal Medicine - ABIM Dr. Petersen has been in clinical practice for more than 20+ years as a board-certified physician in the areas of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine. He has been an active member of his hospital network's peer review committee for 15+ years. He has provided medical-legal consultation on the topics of asthma, reactive airways disease, obstructive sleep apnea, CDL, sepsis, pneumonia, critical care and lung cancer for both plaintiff and defense counsel.

Frank L Brown, Jr, MD, MBA, FACP AMERICLIN FORENSIC CONSULTING

Bluffton, South Carolina
HMO, Medical Management - Accountable Care, HMO & Managed Care, Appeals & Grievances, Hospital & Provider Credentialing, Utilization/Medical Necessity, Healthcare Fraud/Abuse, Utilization Review, Qui Tam, Physician Quality of Care, Physician Sanctions, Defamation, Disruptive Physicians, Population Health, Sleep Medicine
AMERICLIN® FORENSIC CONSULTING (AFC) is a physician-led collaborative of skilled consulting clinical expert witnesses. There are currently over 50 clinicians in the AF network who seek to provide case-winning strategies for lawyers nationwide. Upon contacting us, we provide a no-charge consultation to discuss the case. Our full suite of services includes: • Free initial phone consultations with expert clinicians • Flat fee initial case reviews • Dynamic clinical case theory analysis and development Phone: (843) 949-0927 Email: [email protected] AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Accountable Care Organizations Appeals & Grievances Case Management Correctional Healthcare Disease Management Disruptive Physicians Elder Abuse Emergency Medicine Geriatrics Healthcare Fraud/Abuse HMO & Managed Care Hospital & Provider Credentialing Internal Medicine Medical Insurance Medical Necessity Patient Grievances and Appeals Patient Safety Pharmacy Pharmacology Physician Burnout Physician Credentiali...

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

Chad Paxson, D.O.

Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine - sleep disorders, sleep apnea, sleepwalking, parasomnia, CPAP, INSPIRE, intubation, central line, intubation, tracheostomy, airway management, ventilator management, sepsis, COVID-19, critical care, pulmonary disease, asbestos, asthma, COPD
Board certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care, sleep medicine and internal medicine through the ABIM. Fellowship trained at Louisiana State University and have been in both private and employed practice settings since 2012. Experienced and practiced in multiple states and various practice/hospital sizes from community settings to large tertiary referral centers in large cities. Currently sit on multiple hospital leadership committees including medical executive committee, pharmacy and therapeutics committee as well as take an active role in changes effecting our sleep medicine program to include sleep lab accreditation procedures, participating in the installation of an INSPIRE program and actively teach and hold the role of supervisor for our sleep nurse practitioner for the state medical board. Have been featured in Chattanooga’s Healthscope and interviewed on local area news on topics as they pertain to sleep medicine as well. Incorporating medical expert witnessing i...

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 20 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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