THYROID SURGERY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-058001
This associate professor was recruited to his current institution in Upstate New York to establish a program in Endocrine Surgery. His practice is restricted to the management of patients with benign and cancerous conditions affecting the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands; he performs hundreds of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal operations per year. After his residency in General Surgery, he pursued further subspecialty training during a premier Endocrine Surgical ...
Expert Witness: E-286951
This highly qualified expert received his BS in biology from Indiana University at Bloomington and his MD from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He then completed his internship in general medicine and a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University. He has conducted extensive research and published papers on pediatric airway disorders, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, laryngeal cancer & sinus ...
Expert Witness: E-051253
This board certified expert earned a BA from Wesleyan University and MD from Stanford University. Residency and fellowship training were completed at Stanford University and University of California- San Francisco, respectively. His commitment to research and education is evidenced by 80+invited lectures and presentations, 40+ original peer reviewed articles, 3 book chapters and serving as a reviewer for 7 surgical journals. He is actively involved in mentoring, ...
Expert Witness: E-009815
This expert is a board-certified, fellowship-trained head and neck oncologic surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard University and his medical degree from New York University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA Medical Center and thereafter completed the NIH-accredited advanced training fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical ...

THYROID SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

ENT Doctor Removes Parathyroid Glands Unnecessarily THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

ENT Doctor Removes Parathyroid Glands Unnecessarily

…  hypercalcemia and was ultimately diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. A sestamibi scan shows a parathyroid adenoma of the “posteroinferior aspect of the left thyroid lobe.” Some months later, surgery unsuccessfully located the problematic hyperparathyroid glands, …

Otolaryngology Expert Opines on Lack of Appropriate Imaging THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

Otolaryngology Expert Opines on Lack of Appropriate Imaging

…  a patient who was diagnosed by his otolaryngologist with thyroid cancer. As a result of these findings, the physician performed a thyroidectomy on the patient. However, the physician failed to perform …

Patient is Killed by Undiagnosed Thyroid Condition THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

Patient is Killed by Undiagnosed Thyroid Condition

This case takes place in Maryland and involves a female patient who collapsed while running a 5k nonprofit fundraising race for charity. She was admitted to a local hospital where she received a complete cardiac workup that revealed an irregular heartbeat. …

Orthopedic surgery expert witness discusses spinal surgery that resulted in chronic pain THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

…  orthopedic surgery expert witness opines on a case where a patient was left with chronic …  patient with a past medical history of hypertension, hyperthyroidism and back pain. The patient presented to her primary care physician …  orthopedic surgeon performed a subsequent kyphoplasty. The surgery appeared to go well with no complications during the procedure. …

Intubation by Anesthesiologist Severely Damages Vocal Cords THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

Intubation by Anesthesiologist Severely Damages Vocal Cords

…  was determined that the trauma from the tube damaged the thyroid cartilage, causing a loss of oxygen and had a severely negative impact on the patient’s voice. The surgery was never completed, and the patient’s quality of life decreased …

Cardiology Expert Witness Opines on Side Effects of Amiodarone THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

…  therapy. Additional laboratory work also revealed that her thyroid hormone levels were low and her liver enzymes were elevated. It was …  to treat her arrhythmia. A few months later, her thyroid and liver function tests returned to baseline. However, she still …

General Surgery Expert Witness Discusses Hypocalcemia in Patient THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

…  ordered laboratory testing which revealed elevated thyroid hormone levels. An ultrasound of the neck showed multiple nodules in …  a total thyroidectomy to treat her thyroid cancer. After surgery, the woman experienced symptoms of severe calcium depletion.  Although …

Otolaryngology Expert Witness Comments on Thyroidectomy Complications THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

…  dry skin, brittle hair, and decreased heart rate. Her thyroid gland was found to be enlarged on physical examination. Laboratory …  extensive inflammation requiring a thyroidectomy. After surgery, the woman experienced difficulties speaking and had hoarseness in her …

Medical Expert Witness Discusses Urgent Care Center’s Diagnosis THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

…  the urgent care center. Her past medical history included thyroid cancer and primary hyperparathyroidism, which were both treated …  scheduled for resection of the pheochromocytoma. After surgery, she required care with a cardiologist to address the cardiac damage …