THORACIC SURGERY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-515065
This highly qualified expert has nearly 45 years of experience in the field of surgery. He earned his BS from the University of Florida and his MD from Tulane University. He completed an internship, surgery residency, and fellowship in cardiac and thoracic surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital. This expert is board-certified in surgery and specializes in cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery. He is active in his field as a member of several associations, including the ...
Expert Witness: E-124737
This board-certified and experienced expert earned his MD from Wayne State University. He then went on to complete an Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, as well as two Residencies in General and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery from Wayne State University. He is active in his field as a member of several professional organizations, such as the American College of Cardiology and the , Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Formerly, he was a Clinical Instructor and ...
Expert Witness: E-000569
This experienced surgeon is board certified and currently practices at a major medical institution in California. He has formerly held a thoracic surgery committee position, and is currently a surgical consultant for California medical board.
Expert Witness: E-063911
This double board certified expert earned his MD at New York University School of Medicine and completed post-graduate training at the nation's top medical institutions. His clinical practice encompasses all aspects of general thoracic surgery. He has special interests in thoracic malignancies including lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mediastinal and chest wall tumors. This expert has published over 25 papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals including the Annals ...
Expert Witness: E-071774
This highly qualified expert earned his MD and completed his Surgery residency and Thoracic Surgery fellowship from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. This expert is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Association for Academic Surgery. He has published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles, 4 ...
Expert Witness: E-051990
This board-certified expert earned his BA in History and BS in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his MD at Universidad Central del Caribe. He went on to complete a residency in General Surgery at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and another residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the LAC+USC Medical Center. Following his residencies, he completed a fellowship in Endovascular Surgery at the LAC+USC Medical Center. This ...
Expert Witness: E-008941
This highly qualified Cardiothoracic Surgery expert expert received his medical degree from Baylor College. He went on to Residency and Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the highly regarded New York University Medical Center. He is double board certified in both General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of numerous prestigious professional societies including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. This expert has one many ...
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-011429
This expert is the Chief of the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, as well as the director of congenital and pediatric cardiac surgery and a Calvin F. Barber Professor of Surgery at his institution. He is board certified in surgery, thoracic surgery and congenital heart surgery specializing in valve repair and reconstruction, neonatal cardiac surgery, hybrid procedures complex biventricular repairs, and adult congenital heart surgery.
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-008450
This double board certified, distinguished Professor of Thoracic Surgery is Fellow of both the American College of Surgery and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of multiple professionals societies including the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. This expert serves as a reviewer for multiple medical publications such as the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He also ...
Expert Witness: E-000374
This highly qualified and double board certified pulmonologist earned his BA at the University of Rochester and MD at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He complete residency training in pediatrics and fellowship training in pediatric pulmonary medicine at the University of North Carolina. This expert is a member of several professional organizations. He is a former Chair, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology at the American Academy of Pediatrics. This expert is a ...

THORACIC SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Faulty Stitch Causes Fatal Valve Replacement Surgery THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

Faulty Stitch Causes Fatal Valve Replacement Surgery

…  aortic valve compromised the ostium. An expert cardiothoracic surgeon was sought to review the records and opine on the standard of …

Patient Develops Fungal Infection Following Lung Surgery THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  mass in the right lung and the patient was referred to a thoracic surgeon. The thoracic surgeon ordered a CT and PET scan which …  of a malignant tumor. The surgeon recommended immediate surgery and performed a lobectomy. The lung tissue was sent for evaluation and …

Thoracic Surgery Expert Opines on Leak Following Esophagectomy THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly male with stage 2 colon cancer and stage 3 esophageal cancer. The plaintiff underwent a minimally invasive esophagectomy. His CT indicated a suspicious leak, although the surgeon was not convinced it was a threat. Patient is t …

Defective Surgical Warming Blanket Design Blamed for Severe Burns THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a man who was admitted for a gastric bypass and in preparation for the operation, a Snuggle Warm Blanket System was applied to his chest/upper body. At the end of the procedure, the warmer was removed and it was discovered that the patie …

Patient Suffers Severe Shoulder Injury During Surgery THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Suffers Severe Shoulder Injury During Surgery

…  his ability to move. The patient was diagnosed with severe thoracic outlet syndrome in his arm, and the thoracic surgeon treating him recommended that he undergo surgery to rectify the condition. Surgery was performed as recommended. During …

Patient Receives Unnecessary Lobectomy THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Receives Unnecessary Lobectomy

This case involves a male patient in his early sixties who underwent a routine chest x-ray. The x-ray revealed an area of density and a subsequent CAT scan was performed. The CAT scan revealed a nodular opacity in the right upper lobe and a PET scan was re …

Spinal orthopedic surgery expert witness on advises on post-surgical infection THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  spinal orthopedic surgery expert witness on advises on a case involving a forty-five year old male patient who underwent cervical fusion surgery. The patient from Rhode Island was discharged shortly following the …  no signs of any abscesses. Three hours later an MRI of the thoracic and lumbar spine was conducted which revealed an epidural spinal …

Patient paralyzed after misdiagnosis of an epidural abscess THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  spine infection. An MRI of the patient’s cervical and thoracic spines was ordered due to continued pain which now included neck and upper thoracic pain. The MRI of the cervical spine revealed an epidural abscess at C4-C6 levels requiring emergency surgery. After surgery the patient was ruled to be a permanent …