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Surgery: Gynecological Surgery Expert Witnesses

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Gary S. Ciment, PhD
14010 Majestic Court
Lake Oswego OR 97035
USA
phone: 971-235-1628
fax: 503-598-8746
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Gary Ciment Anatomy Expert PhotoGary Ciment, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and has taught Human Anatomy and Human Neuroanatomy to medical students, residents and physicians for 25 years.

As an expert witness, he has worked with lawyers to offer clinical insights and to develop strategies for their cases, based on anatomical and neurological principles. Ignorance of these principles is often the root cause of medical and surgical malpractice. As a professional educator with numerous teaching awards, Dr. Ciment is also an expert at communicating complex issues in an easily understood fashion. His services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant.

Areas of Neurological and Surgical Specialization:
  • Anatomy of the Upper and Lower Limb
  • Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen
  • Anatomy of the Pelvis and Perineum (Groin)
  • Neuroanatomy of the Brain, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerves
  • Peripheral Nerve Damage
  • Central Nervous System Damage
Over the years, Dr. Ciment has served as a reviewer of NIH and NSF grants, as well as various private research organizations. He has served on the editorial board of several international journals, and has published extensively in the area of neurobiology.
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John J. Dougherty, MD, FACOG, MBA
Sinking Spring PA USA
phone: 484-336-4100
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John J. Dougherty, MD, FACOG, MBA, is Board Certified in Gynecology and Obstetrics. He specializes in High Risk Obstetrics and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Dougherty completed his residency training in general OB / GYN at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. Monmouth provided expansive experience in general and in high risk ob/gyn. Dr. Dougherty also received a very high volume of pelvic surgery training.

From residency, Dr. Dougherty joined 2 private group practices, one in Virginia, followed by another in Pennsylvania, and practiced as a general OB / GYN. Within each group, I focused mainly on high risk obstetrics and minimally invasive surgery.

After 12 years in private practice, Dr. Dougherty transitioned to academic medicine and became heavily involved with healthcare administration activities. He obtained his MBA from Lehigh University and took the lead on a variety of healthcare related projects. As associate residency program director of an OB/GYN residency, he is able to maintain his clinical skills while broadening his healthcare administrative experiences.

Dr. Dougherty has been a Fellow of the American Congress of OB/GYN since 2003. He serves as a representative of the Professional Practice Evaluation Committee and is Patient Quality and Safety Committee Chair.

Litigation Support - John J. Dougherty provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Routine Obstetrics
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Nicholas Fogelson, MD, FACOG
2506 SE 58th
Portland OR 97206
USA
phone: 503-771-1883
fax: 503-771-0438
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Nicholas Fogelson, MD, FACOG, has over 15 years of experience practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Fogelson is a nationally recognized expert in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He has extensive experience in all manners of gynecolologic surgery, including Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, as well as extensive experience in family planning and abortion procedures.

Dr. Fogelson is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He lectures on a national and international basis, and participates in a fellowship program for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

Background - Dr. Fogelson's career path has included academic appointments at several major universities, most recently at Emory University where he was the Associate Chief of Service for Obstetrics and Gynecology for Grady Memorial Hospital, and Chief of Service for Gynecologic Surgery. He has extensive experience in teaching and explaining complex ideas in medicine to both medical learners and laypeople, making him an outstanding expert witness that will make complex medical ideas clear to a jury and to retaining attorneys.

Litigation Support - Dr. Fogelson is proud to offer expert consultative services to both plaintiff and defense attorneys, believing that all parties deserve outstanding expert support in their legal disputes. In expert witness work, he focuses on providing interpretation of difficult medical information, interpretation of a given case in light of both typical and expert care, as well as thorough exploration of the academic literature as it may pertain to a given case. Dr Fogelson can also offer deep insight into cases that may occur within an academic environment, and how the involvement of trainees in care may affect a case, including review not only of care standards but also trainee supervision standards.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometriosis
  • Surgical Complications
  • Surgical Injury
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Bladder Injury
  • Ureter Injury
  • Bowel Injury
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Myomectomy
  • Abortion
  • Family Planning
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Equipment Developments