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John D. Baker, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI
4790 Irvine Blvd. #105-141
Irvine CA 92620-1973
USA
phone: 877- 924-9009
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John D. Baker, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, is dual Board Certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Actively practicing, he has over 20 years of experience in Cardiology, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology.. Dr. Baker is currently the Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Invasive/Interventional Cardiology for Anaheim Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Baker provides evidence based opinions regarding the medical facts of each case, for attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include medical record review for causation, angiogram review, depositions, expert testimony, written reports with writing including statements of merit, case summary opinions, and affidavits.

Dr. Baker also has extensive experience in peer review, in his capacities as prior Chair of Invasive Cardiology, organizing and maintaining high quality accurate peer review for Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, and redesigning the process to meet the Joint Commission's (JCAHO) Standards. He performs guideline and evidence-based reviews and depositions in all areas of Cardiology nationwide.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Stents
  • PTCA
  • Pacemakers
  • Angioplasty
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Radiation Safety
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Rotablators
  • Laser Atherectomy
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    Gerald W. Smetana, MD
    Yamins 102C
    330 Brookline Ave.
    Boston MA 02215
    USA
    phone: 617-667-2115
    fax: 617-667-9105
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    Gerald W. Smetana, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, is a General Internist with over 28 years of experience in an academic primary care practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where he teaches internal medicine to medical house staff and also extensively to practicing clinicians in continuing medical education settings.

    Practicing in an outpatient setting, Dr. Smetana cares for a panel of patients that is weighted towards those with multiple chronic illnesses and high disease complexity. In addition to all aspects of office based general internal medicine, his areas of interest include Preoperative Medical Evaluation, Hypertension, and Headache.

    Dr. Smetana has been repeatedly selected as a Best Doctor in a national survey and has received a national award for scholarship in medical education. He publishes in the peer reviewed medical literature and medical texts, has edited textbooks, and has helped to develop national guidelines on topics in internal medicine. He has been invited to deliver seminars and presentations on various topics within his area of expertise nationally and internationally, including Canada, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Japan, and Taiwan.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Smetana reviews cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has testified at deposition and trial as an expert more than 30 times. He has reviewed several hundred medical malpractice cases over the past 10 years both for plaintiffs and doctors. Dr. Smetana also consults for risk management insurers. His primary care, record review, and medicolegal consultation services are available throughout the United States.
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    Michael A. Blumenkrantz, MD, FACP, FACN, CNSP
    2080 Century Park East
    Ste 1207
    Los Angeles CA 90067
    USA
    phone: 310-289-9824
    fax: 310-271-3659
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    Michael Blumenkrantz, MD, FACP, FACN, CNSP, has over 40 years of experience specializing in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Blumenkrantz is an internationally recognized expert in Internal Medicine, Dialysis, Kidney Disease, Total Parenteral Nutrition, and Nutrition. Achieving the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine (in residence) at UCLA, he has been in private practice for the past 30 years.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Blumenkrantz has been offering litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense for 15 years. Approximately 40% of his cases involve renal issues and the remainder are in the field of internal medicine. Dr. Blumenkrantz has been involved in 350 cases in the past 15 years and has been deposed approximately 120 times. He has testified at 30 trials and arbitrations.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Dialysis
    • Hemodialysis
    • Peritoneal CAPD
    • Kidney Disease
    • Obesity
    • Nutrition Support
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Critical Care
  • Hypertension
  • Long Term Geriatric Care
  • Medical / Legal Quality Assurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
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    Matthew Lee
    MD, RPh, MS
    5700 Old Richmond Ave.
    Suite A-5
    Richmond VA 23226
    USA
    phone: 804-358-1492
    fax: 804-358-1491
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    Dr. Matthew Lee is a Physician, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist who also practices as an Expert Witness and Legal Strategy Consultant.

    Specific Benefits Include:
  • Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base
  • Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more
  • Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one
  • Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury
  • Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
  • Case Experience Includes:
  • Criminal and Civil Cases
  • Anaphylactic Reactions
  • Overdosel
  • Wrongful Death
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Fentanyl Overdose
  • Dilaudid Overdose
  • Pharmacist Mis-Fills
  • Pharmacist Dispensing Errors
  • Pharmacy Standard of Care
  • Medication Adverse Effects
  • Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital)
  • Toxicology/Toxic Reactions
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace
  • Workplace Safety
  • Fit for Duty Testing
  • Dilaudid is a commonly used opioid narcotic analgesic in hospitals due to its potency and effectiveness in the management of acute pain. On occasion, patients may be administered too much Dilaudid resulting in an overdose.

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    Richard S. Ellin, MD, FACP
    8140 Jett Ferry Rd.
    Atlanta Georgia 30350
    USA
    phone: 770-714-5634
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    Richard S. Ellin, MD, FACP, has been Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since September of 1985. Dr. Ellin has over 30 years of primary care Internal Medicine clinical experience. He is licensed to practice in both Georgia and North Carolina.

    Dr. Ellin earned his MD and residency training from Emory University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia, and Medical Association of Atlanta. He has been honored with the distinction of "America’s Top Physicians Award" from 2011-2016.

    Litigation Support - In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Ellin served for 4 years as Chief of Medicine for TSPMG, currently a 500+ member physician group. In that capacity, he has performed dozens of Peer Reviews and Quality Assurance Evaluations. Dr. Ellin's ideal client engagement includes counsel for both plaintiff and defendant, or others seeking a comprehensive, thorough, balanced, state-of-the-art review of patient records, applying current community standards of care for Internal Medicine specialists.

    Areas of Primary Care Internal Medicine Expertise:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic Respiratory Diseases, COPD, Asthma
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Other Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • Preoperative Medical Evaluation
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    Georgine Nanos Jorgensen, MD, MPH
    6331 Silverbush Creek
    San Diego CA 92130
    USA
    phone: 858-583-1740
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    Georgine Nanos Jorgensen, MD, MPH, is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from George Washington University and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Boston University.

    Dr. Jorgensen is a Family Physician in clinical practice with excellent oral and written communication skills. She has experience treating a pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient population with a wide range of conditions and presentations including: high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, infections, influenza, chest pain, pneumonia, headaches, back pain, depression, anxiety, ADHD, pain management, gynecologic issues, early pregnancy complications, alcohol dependency, tobacco abuse, skin rashes, abdominal pain, cough, and sinus and ear issues. She regularly perform screening for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Jorgensen has been providing expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant since 2005. Her cases involve Medical Malpractice and Medical Standard of Care. She is committed to delivering thorough, high-quality, and timely medical record review, written reports, along with rock solid testimony on the stand and in depositions. Dr. Jorgensen is fluent in English and Greek.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Women's Health
    • Depression / Anxiety
    • Failure to Diagnose
    • Failure to Refer
    • Cancer Screening
    • Cancer Detection
    • Heart Attack
    • Stroke
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Supervision of Physician Assistants
  • Trauma
  • Pneumonia
  • Wound Care
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
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    Haney Mallemat, MD
    Baltimore MD 21228
    USA
    phone: 917-723-9299
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    Haney A. Mallemat, MD has over 15 years of experience specializing in Emergency Medicine. He is certified by the American Boards of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - Critical Care, and Echocardiography.

    Dr. Mallemat currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He was honored with receiving the Outstanding Teaching Attending Award for the years 2012, 2013, and 2015.

    Dr. Mallemat is also an editor for such publications as Critical Care Medicine, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and the British Medical Journal. He has published over 40 articles and delivered over 160 lectures to emergency medicine associations around the world, including the United States, Canada, Argentina, Vietnam, South Africa, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Mallemat provides expert witness services in cases involving Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound, and Echocardiography. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary. Dr. Mallemat's expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Aspiration
    • Pneumonia
    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis
    • COPD
    • Mediastinial Mass
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pleural Effusions
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sepsis
  • Pregnancy Trauma / Critical Care
  • Pacemakers and Defibrillators
  • Ultrasound Images
  • Life Support
  • Ventilation
  • Resuscitation
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    Minton Consulting
    Paul R. Minton, MD, FACC, FACP
    710 Bellemeade Pl
    Alpharetta GA 30004
    USA
    phone: 207-846-6555
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    Paul R. Minton, MD, FACC, FACP, has over 40 years of experience practicing medicine as a Cardiologist. Certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Minton is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and was Governor for the American College of Cardiology in Maine. Licensed to practice in Maine and Georgia, Dr. Minton continues to practice half time at a clinic in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

    For his service, Dr. Minton has received the Distinguished Instructor Award from Tufts University School of Medicine and the Distinguished Service Award from the Northern New England Tri-State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Minton has lectured widely on subjects including:
    • Preventive cardiology
    • Cardiac diagnosis for physicians in training
    • Strategies in management of coronary heart disease and acute myocardial infarction
    • Congenital heart disease in the adult
    • Heart disease in women
    • Diagnosis and management of cholesterol disorders
    • The role of beta blockers and calcium channel blockers in cardiovascular disease management
    • Non-pharmaceutical approaches to wellness
    Litigation Support - Dr. Minton has been a consultant in Forensic Cardiology to the legal profession for over 35 years. His special interest is the impact of personal injury and psychosocial and work stress on the heart, and as factors in sudden death.

    Dr. Minton's cases involve Medical Negligence and Standard of Care issues in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. His services are available to counsel representing Plaintiff and Defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary.