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    Caron W. Jones, RN, MSN,CNM, FNP
    Caron Jones
    RN, MSN,CNM, FNP
    344 Singing Hills Drive
    Pittsboro NC 27312
    USA
    phone: 919-699-0766
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    Caron Jones, RN, MSN,CNM, FNP, serves as an Expert Witness for Nursing Litigation involving OB / GYN, L&D, ER, ICU / CCU, and Urgent Care cases. A Certified Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Jones has over 34 years of experience. Her practice includes 12 years of advanced practice serving Women and 13 years of Emergency Room, Trauma, Intensive care, Critical Care, and Labor & Delivery / Birth Center Management. She also has over 8 years of High Risk Obstetrics / Labor & Delivery, Emergency Room, and Trauma experience.

    Ms. Jones has been honored with the Outstanding Emergency Nurse award from the Peninsula Emergency Council and the Govenor’s Nomination for Most Outstanding Nurse for EMS.

    Memberships:
    • American College of Nurse Midwives
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • NC Chapter of American College of Nurse Midwives
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    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD
    Naperville IL USA
    phone: 630-373-2585
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    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD, is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at Edward Hospital in the Chicago area. With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she focused on the areas of Drug Delivery Systems and Ultrasonic Imaging.

    Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Demos served as Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia and was a member of the pediatric anesthesia team for many years. She has authored multiple manuscripts in the areas of liposomes, ultrasound contrast agents, and targeted therapies, and has a patent for her research and development of Acoustically Reflective Liposomes for Tissue Specific Ultrasonic Enhancement. She currently holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Airway Management
    • Failed Intubation
    • Epidural and Spinal Anesthesia
    • Obstetrical Anesthesia
    • General Anesthesia
    • Regional Anesthesia
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Surgical Fires
  • Drug Errors
  • Positioning Injuries
  • Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications
  • Sedation Complications Outside of the OR
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    6340 N. Campbell Avenue - Suite 200
    Tucson AZ 85718
    USA
    phone: 888-790-1399
    fax: 888-315-5705
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    ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS works with attorneys to provide 100% Board-Certified physicians and surgeons practicing at the professorial level at the nation's leading universities. From Stanford to Yale, and from every medical and surgical specialty, ELITE secures fulltime practicing high-level experts from the nation’s most respected medical institutions. Each specialist is truly unique – a Board Certified professor with a dedicated clinical practice, extensive publications, and top-tier credentials from a major U.S. medical center. When an ELITE expert aligns with your case, you have a powerful voice – ready to testify – on your side.

    ELITE offers:
    • Immediate access to top-tier university physicians and surgeons.
    • Cost-effective case analysis on a flat-fee basis.
    • Panels of expert witnesses for complex cases.
    • Independent Medical Examinations (IME) within a favorable radius of any location
    To minimize expense, ELITE charges a single flat fee for the expert’s initial case review and oral opinion. If the case is non-meritorious, your firm's out-of-pocket expenses are capped. If the case moves forward, then all of our experts utilize standardized terms and fees. ELITE remains available to streamline communications, provide strategic support, and handle the details.  Experts are hand-selected within 14 days and will review records and offer independent opinions shortly thereafter.

    Please visit our web site. You also are welcome to call us.  You'll speak directly with a physician and there is never a charge to discuss your case.

    We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next case.

    Dr. Burton Bentley II, M.D., FAAEM
    President, ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS, LLC.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Anesthesiology
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Critical Care
    • Dermatology
    • Ears, nose & throat (Otolaryngology)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Epidemiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Gerontology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Gynecology
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hospital medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Infectious Disease
    • Intensive Care (ICU) Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Neonatology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Orthodontics
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Perinatology
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
    • Podiatry
    • Psychiatry
    • Pulmonology
    • Radiology
    • Rheumatology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Toxicology
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
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    Elizabeth D'Alesio
    12 Mowry St.
    Mendon MA 01756
    USA
    phone: 508-561-2021
    Ms. Elizabeth D'Alesio has 30 years experience in ICU, including Medical, Surgical and Acute Care. She is ICU certified. She has managed the ICU and telemetry floor which includes bed monitoring. Ms. D'Alesio has also been involved with creating policy/procedure to meet JACHO requirements as well as ongoing recruiting of new ICU staff. She has served on the ethics committee for four years while in management.

    Ms. D'Alesio is currently employed at the Reproductive Science Center of Milford and Milford Regional Medical Center where she administers Conscious Sedation, assists physicians with pacemakers, arteriograms and picc lines for septic
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    Kristy Fisher
    18017 Chatsworth St. #402
    Granada Hills CA 91344
    USA
    phone: 818- 472-3325
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    Kristy Fisher, RNC-OB, BSN, CLNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant with experience in various fields and an emphasis on High Risk Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care. Having vast knowledge of JCAHO and state regulations pertaining to health care organizations, she is qualified to answer questions, research topics, and assist attorneys in developing and understanding medical-related issues in many types of cases.

    Ms. Fisher has supervisory experience in a high risk obstetrical unit. She is highly skilled in fetal monitor strip interpretation and has extensive knowledge of the electronic medical record.

    Kristy Fisher provides medical record review and other litigation support services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. She has the ability to explain medical concepts, verbally and in writing, in clear understandable terms.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Labor & Delivery
    • Birth Injury
    • Personal Injury
    • Toxic Torts / Environmental issues
  • Product Liability
  • Criminal Issues
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Class Action Suits
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    Steven T. Fogel, MD
    4904 Thornbrook Ridge
    Columbia MO 65203
    USA
    phone: 573-355-1429
    fax: 573-445-5076
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    Steven Fogel Obstetric Anesthesiology Expert PhotoSteven T. Fogel, MD, is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Fogel has been practicing Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine since 1991. Dr. Fogel also practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for 11 years. He is currently semi-retired from practice.

    Past Experience:
    • Director of Obstetric Anesthesia, University of Missouri School of Medicine's Women’s and Children’s Hospital
    • Former Assistant Director of Resident Education, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine's Women’s and Children’s Hospital
    • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine's Women’s and Children’s Hospital
    • Clinical Competence Committee, University of Missouri's Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    • Obstetric Operations Committee, University of Missouri-Columbia
    Litigation Support - Dr. Fogel provides expert witness services for counsel representing Plaintiff and Defense. His cases involve medical legal issues dealing with anesthesiology in general and/or obstetric anesthesia specifically. Dr. Fogel offers case review with or without deposition and/or trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Regional Anesthesia
    • Acute Pain Management
    • General Anesthesia
    • Anesthesiology Medical Malpractice
    • Obstetric Anesthesiology Medical Malpractice
    Author - Dr. Fogel has written numerous papers, accepted manuscripts, and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. He has authored book chapters, monographs, and articles on topics within his expertise including Peripartum Neurologic Complications, Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery, and Antenatal Hemorrhage.

    Lecturer and Moderator - Dr. Fogel served as an Anesthesia and Analgesia guest reviewer, moderating for such entities as the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Midwest Anesthesia Residents' Conference. In his role as mentor, he received the 2011 2nd place award for Oral Presentation on General Anesthesia and the 2012 2nd place award for Oral Presentation on Obstetric Anesthesia. Further, he twice won the annual resident's teaching award in the Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
    1/27/2015
    "Experts.com is proud to announce its distinguished new member, Dr. Steven T. Fogel. Practicing Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine since 1991, Dr. Fogel is available as an expert witness and consultant in matters relating to general and regional anesthesia, acute pain management, and anesthesiology medical malpractice."
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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
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    Rochester Hills MI USA
    phone: 248-464-7852
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    Rabbie K. Hanna, MD, specializes in Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Hanna is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He has special expertise in Robotic-assisted Surgery.

    Licensed to practice in Michigan, Dr. Hanna is a Member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), among others. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

    Dr. Hanna is an attending physician of Gynecologic Oncology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, in addition to Genesys Health System in Grand Blanc, MI and Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI.

    Areas of Specialization:
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Gynecologic Surgery
    • Endometrial Cancer
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Fallopian Tube Cancer
    • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Robotic Hysterectomy
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Leiomyoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Author - Dr. Hanna has published numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and abstracts on topics within his expertise.

    Speaker - Dr. Hanna has delivered Gynecologic Oncology seminars and presentations around the nation to such entities as the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and others.

    Honors and Awards - Throughout the years, Dr. Hanna has been recognized for his outstanding achievement and ability. Among many include the 2015 nomination for membership into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In 2012, he was honored with the “Outstanding Teaching Award” presented by the Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents and other teaching awards.
    3/2/2016 · Medical
    The primary management of hydatidiform moles remains surgical evacuation followed by human chorionic gonadotropin level monitoring. Although suction dilatation and evacuation is the most frequent technique for molar evacuation, hysterectomy is a viable option in older patients who do not wish to preserve fertility. Despite advances in chemotherapy regimens for treating malignant gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, hysterectomy and other extirpative procedures continue to play a role in the management of patients with both lowrisk and high-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia.

    Abstract Aim: To evaluate clinical outcomes and identify factors predictive for recurrence in patients with 1988 (FIGO) stage IA uterine endometrioid carcinoma. Patients and Methods: Patients who underwent hysterectomy for stage IA carcinoma were identified in our database. Fisher's exact and ?2 tests were used to identify factors that influenced outcome. Survival plots were generated according to Kaplan-Meier product-limit method and the log-rank test was used to determine significance. Results: A total of 121 patients were identified.

    Purpose Uterine clear-cell carcinoma (UCCC) is a rare subset of type II endometrial carcinoma with a poor prognosis relative to the most common type of endometrioid carcinoma. Due to its rarity, there has been limited direct evidence of the efficacy of specific adjuvant therapy posthysterectomy in women with UCCC. We present a review of current literature regarding adjuvant therapy of uterine clear cell carcinoma.

    OBJECTIVE: To report on the perioperative outcomes after robotically assisted total hysterectomy for benign indications in a large patient population with predominantly complex pathology.

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    Harvey H. Lederman, MD
    8 Brentwood Dr.
    Poughkeepsie NY 12603
    USA
    phone: (914) 474-3453
    fax: (845) 462-4859
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    Harvey H. Lederman, MD, is a medicare enrolled Obstetrics & Gynecology physician in Poughkeepsie, New York. He graduated from medical school in 1972 and has 44 years of diverse experience in both Obstetrics / Gynecology.

    Dr. Lederman is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is licensed to practice in New York.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Lederman is available to serve as an expert for all cases involving Obstetrics and Gynecology. His expertise available to counsel representing plaintiff and defendant.

    Dr. Lederman's services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Medicare
    • High-risk Obstetrics
    • Cesarean Section
    • Birth Injury
    • Shoulder Dystocia
    • Sterilization
  • Contraception
  • Infertility
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Women's Health Issues
  • Bladder Repair
  • Incontinence
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    Rhonda Grallnick, R.N., B.S.N.
    President
    790 Penllyn Pike
    Suite 105
    Blue Bell PA 19422
    USA
    phone: 800-666-7045 or 800-355-1329/610-941-3980
    fax: 215-653-7382

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    Since 1983, Medical Advisors, Inc. / Technical Network Consulting Service has assisted in the selection of experts in several thousand cases. Working with plaintiff and defense bar, we have provided opinions and testimony which have resulted in competent preparation and in-court support for cases involving scientific, technical, engineering matters as well as medical malpractice, hospital negligence, personal injury, workers’ compensation, product liability and nursing homes. A detailed telephone consultation explores all aspects of your case. This simplifies the job of finding the right expert.
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    6555 Coyle Avenue, Suite 235
    Carmichael CA 95608
    USA
    phone: 800-403-1647 or 916-863-7301
    fax: 916-863-7206
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    MRK Medical Consultants provides Medical-Legal Evaluations to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client's situations. MRK provides a wide array of medical experts that offer objective review and analysis of personal injuries. Each stage of the process—research to review, analysis to opinion—is addressed in a comprehensive manner in order to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client’s situations. MRK has over forty board certified physician specialists and many with subspecialty certifications. MRK provides physician experts to the entire State of California, the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and Las Vegas, and we travel to many areas of the United States. Physical therapy, registered nurses, physician assistant and billing review consultants are available services MRK provides. Oncall MD's in office daily to discuss your needs if you are unsure of what expert you need.

    Dr. Edward YoungerEdward W. Younger, III, M.D., Medical Director of MRK Medical Consultants, specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. He has extensive experience in total joint replacement, as well as reconstructive surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. He was instrumental in bringing computer navigation technology to his hospital. He has served on the orthopedic trauma staff at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and serves on the Medical Executive Committee at Mercy San Juan. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the California Orthopedic Association.


    Dr. Michael KleinDr. Michael R. Klein, Jr., M.D., specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and is a founding member and the first Medical Director of Northern California Orthopedic Centers. He is a senior member of the medical staff at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and was involved with the development of the orthopedic section of the Level II Trauma Center.

    Dr. Klein is a clinical instructor at University of California, Davis, Medical Center, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association and the California Medical Association.

    MRK's Areas of Expertise:
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery / Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • General surgery / trauma
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • RN
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic Orthopedics
  • Neuropsychology
  • Podiatry
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Family Practice Anesthesiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical care
  • Otolaryngology
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    Jane B. Peek, MD
    19404 South Lakeway Avenue
    Baton Rouge LA 70810
    USA
    phone: 225-751-6548
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    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
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    6031 Shallowford Road, Suite 101
    Chattanooga TN 37421
    USA
    phone: 423-774-4912
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    Dr. Jessica Scotchie, MD is double board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), and is a member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI). She has been elected into America’s Best Doctors – two years in a row in 2013 and 2014 – recognizing only the top five percent of doctors.

    An active clinician, Dr. Scotchie spends more than 90% of her time with direct clinical care. She provides the most advanced medical and surgical care to patients suffering from infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, reproductive endocrine disorders (such as polycystic ovary syndrome and premature ovarian failure), abnormal menses, and menopause.

    Dr. Scotchie provides litigation support services to attorneys for both plaintiff and defense. Her services include medical record review for standard of care and causation issues.

    Specialties Include:
    • In Vitro Fertilization
    • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
    • Fibroids and Fibroid Surgery (myomectomy)
  • Endometriosis and Endometriosis Surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Premature Menopause
  • Preconception Testing and Genetic Screening
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    4100 Milam
    Houston TX 77006
    USA
    phone: 713-797-9200
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    James M. Wheeler, MD, MPH, JD, magna cum laude in Biology / Psychology from Harvard, is an OB/GYN trained at Baylor, with subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility at Yale. He is also a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale, focusing upon clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and health policy. He also earned his MPH at Yale majoring in Biostatistics, minoring in Maternal/Child Health. He graduated from the University of Houston Law Center with a JD in 2005, and was invited to join the Health Law division there. He has completed ADR training, having completed training programs separately in mediation, and arbitration.

    Dr. Wheeler is a former national officer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and served on several of their health policy committees including the Health Care Commission and the Hysterectomy Committee. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers on a wide array of topics in ob/gyn, with a particular emphasis on methodology. He has given over 200 invited lectures to ob/gyns, reproductive endocrinologists, radiologists, midwives, nurses, surgical technologists, law students et al. He sees himself first and foremost as a caregiver, and second to only that, as a teacher.

    Dr. Wheeler has consulted in several hundred medicolegal matters for over 20 years, mostly in ob/gyn, but including family practice, internal medicine and several of its subspecialties, general surgery and several of its subspecialties, and dermatology. He has been a testifying expert before the FDA for drugs and devices, and has testified before U.S. Congressional staffers on health policy issues. He reviews for attorneys from both plaintiff and defense bars, as well as insurance companies (e.g. Pro-Assurance), and health plans (e.g. Harvard Community Health Plan). He has helped with Board of Medicine reviews, and constructing/defending class action suits. The combination of his training in medicine, basic and clinical research, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and law make him a uniquely qualified person to review the complex issues of medicolegal cases.

    Dr. Wheeler is a qualified first-reviewer, and a convincing expert during testimony. He has never been excused from a case as insufficiently expert. He is committed to helping serve people, as a physician, as a reviewer and commentator, and certainly within their legal rights.

    Areas of expertise:
    • Gynecologic surgery
    • Forceps / Vacuum Uses/ Complications
    • Fetal Stress vs. Distress
    • Cesarean vs. Vaginal Birth
    • Shoulder Dystocia
    • Pregnancy induced Hypertension / HELLP Syndrome
    • Hysterectomy: Indications and Complications
  • Preterm Labor
  • Incompetent Cervix
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Leiomyomata Uteri
  • Infertility
  • Advanced Reproductive Technology (IVF)
  • A malpractice action requires the plaintiff to prove: (1) the defendant caregiver owed a duty of care to the plaintiff-patient, (2) the caregiver departed from that standard of care, and (3) that departure from the standard of care actually caused the injury claimed by the plaintiff. "Causation" 11; often the critical component in a malpractice action because the presence of a duty is often obvious, except perhaps in "Good Samaritan" cases, but the statutorily-required expert witnesses will argue about whether the caregiver departed from some standard of care. Because defining "causation" is difficult, there are interesting distinctions in legal versus medical, sociological, or philosophical concepts of cause-and-effect. Applying this difficult concept of "causation" to the very complex world of labor and delivery (L&D) does indeed beg the question, just how can causation be established?