HEART TRANSPLANT EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-098458
This expert is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology, with further cardiac specialty training in Congenital Heart Interventional Catheterization. His education began in Saudi Arabia where he trained and practiced as a pediatric cardiologist but then came to the states to gain US residency training in pediatrics, followed by fellowships in Neonatology and perinatal medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, and Cardiac ...
Expert Witness: E-342486
This highly qualified, board certified cardiologist has extensive professional experience. He specializes in complex heart disease, transplants and heart failure. This expert earned his BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his medicine internship and his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, this expert went on to complete a prestigious cardiology fellowship at the ...
Expert Witness: E-008596
This highly qualified expert graduated with Honors and Distinction in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. She completed her medical training at Harvard University and medical residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), followed by general cardiology training and advanced training in heart failure, heart transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, and echocardiography at UCSF. She then joined the faculty at UCSF while concomitantly earning a ...
Expert Witness: E-008673
This highly qualified Professor of Cardiac Surgery is double board certified in general and thoracic surgery. He completed Fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery, and Heart Transplant & Device Surgery at the prestigious UCLA Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as a member of multiple professional organizations including the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, and ...
Expert Witness: E-013734
This expert is the head of the Section of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery and the Co-Director of the Congenital Heart Center, at his university. His major clinical interests are in complex congenital heart defect repair. His research interests are in clinical and translational research and are supported by his role as the Co-Founder of the Michigan Congenital Heart Outcomes Research and Discovery (M-CHORD) program. He is the study chair of a 15-center randomized trial ...
Expert Witness: E-009654
This highly qualified expert is board certified in pediatrics with a sub-specialty in pediatric pulmonology, He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and belongs to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society. He has authored more than 150 publications in the pediatric pulmonology field, and has held a number of titles in the space. Currently, this expert is the medical director of pediatric pulmonology services at an area ...
Expert Witness: E-054026
This qualified expert of Nursing obtained her BSN magna cum laude from Carlow University, her MSN in Acute/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama. She is an ANCC board certified acute/critical care nurse practitioner and a certified Critical Care Registered Nurse and has certificates in Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life ...
Expert Witness: E-011536
This highly qualified oncology nurse earned his BSN, MS, and PhD in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds advanced certification as an oncology nurse (AOCN) and has practiced since 1997. He completed fellowship training at Harvard University and earned certification in Advanced Oncology and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This expert is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and is a member of several professional society including the Oncology Nursing ...
Expert Witness: E-009918
This highly qualified, double fellowship trained expert is highly active in both a clinical and academic setting. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and two fellowships, one in cardiothoracic surgery and one in pediatric cardiac surgery, at Indiana University and Emory university respectively. In his current clinical position, he is responsible for cardiac surgical patients in the CICU, the cardiac stepdown unit, and ...

HEART TRANSPLANT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Infant Requires Heart Assist Device Following Delayed Clinical Evaluation HEART TRANSPLANT Expert Case

This case involves a female infant who suffered pneumonia at 16 months of age. She was taken to the pediatrician’s office and seen by a nurse practitioner, not the pediatrician. The infant had a chest x-ray which was read as enlarged cardiac size. Clin …

Director of Nursing Opines on Inadequate Fall Prevention Protocols HEART TRANSPLANT Expert Case

This case involves a patient who suffered a fatal fall while under the care of the Defendant hospital. On the date of the incident in question, the patient was under observation in the hospital following a minor stroke and was listed as a known fall risk.  …

Oncology expert witness advises on fatal chemotherapy treatment with Adriamycin HEART TRANSPLANT Expert Case

…  feedback on a Ewing’s sarcoma patient who died from heart failure following chemotherapy treatment with Adriamycin. This case …  condition declined to the point where she required heart transplant surgery. Unfortunately, the patient passed away whilst on the …

Thoracic Surgery Results in Massive Intraoperative Bleed HEART TRANSPLANT Expert Case

…  intraoperative bleeding that caused massive strain on the heart tissue. The patient coded several times during the procedure but was able …  the patient required close monitoring for impending heart failure and was in need of a heart …

Heart Failure Due to Inadequate Monitoring of Toxic Chemotherapy Drug HEART TRANSPLANT Expert Case

…  long regimen of Adriamycin, which is known to be toxic to heart tissue. The patient presented to her oncologist’s office for several …  weakness and lethargy. The oncologist did not order a MUGA heart scan or further ECHO exams to monitor the patient’s deteriorating cardiac …  developed heart failure and required emergent heart transplant …

Afrin Medication Causes Cardiac Arrest in Young Child HEART TRANSPLANT Expert Case

Afrin Medication Causes Cardiac Arrest in Young Child

This case involves a young child with multiple cardiac issues. The mother of the patient called the cardiologist’s office after her child had been nasally congested for several days. There was a miscommunication between the mother, fellow in training, and …