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Surgery: Gynecological Surgery Expert Witnesses

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Gary S. Ciment, PhD
14010 Majestic Court
Lake Oswego OR 97035
phone: 971-235-1628
fax: 503-598-8746
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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Nicholas Fogelson, MD, FACOG
2506 SE 58th
Portland OR 97206
phone: 503-771-1883
fax: 503-771-0438
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
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    Jane B. Peek, MD
    19404 South Lakeway Avenue
    Baton Rouge LA 70810
    phone: 225-751-6548
    Jane B. Peek, MD, has over 30 years of clinical and surgical Obstetrics and Gynecology experience. She specializes in pelvic surgery, infertility, high risk deliveries, and cancer screening.

    Dr. Peek is a Past Chief of Medical Staff and Chairman of the Credential's Committee at Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. She also served as a Past Chief of Ob-Gyn at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA.

    After leaving Women's Hospital after 30 years in practice, Dr. Peek started a new practice at the Baton Rouge General. She fully retired in December of 2014 but continues to mentor third year Tulane medical students. Dr. Peek has been a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tulane Medical School since 2010.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Peek provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Her services include medical record review, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • General Gynecology
    • Infertility
    • Wound Care
    • Gynecologic Surgery including Pelvic, Bowel, Urologic Complications
    • Pelvic Infections, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    • Cancer Screening for Female Patients