C. Michael Wright, MD, FACC, DABCL, FNLA, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Clinical Lipidology. With 30 years of experience, his main interest and focus is in preventing cardiovascular disease through a combination of lifestyle interventions, sophisticated risk assessment and, when appropriate, judicious use of medications.
Litigation Support - Dr. Wright has been providing medical expert witness consultative services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant for over five years. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony. Dr. Wright's cases include issues of: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine - Clinical Lipidology - Preventive Cardiology
Background - Dr. Wright is currently a Cardiologist in private practice at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Scripps Center for Executive Health, and a Staff physician at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. Dr. Wright completed his cardiovascular fellowship at UCSD.
From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Wright founded and served as CEO of the LifeScore Clinic. During this time, he performed over 15,000 comprehensive assessments on clients from all over the world. Dr. Wright combined sophisticated body imaging with extensive lab work, often including genetic testing and advanced biomarker testing. His published research, 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals, is the most comprehensive CT database. It demonstrates that standard chest CTs can be used to accurately predict cardiovascular mortality by quantifying the calcium in the coronary arteries.
Dr. Wright is a voluntary Clinical Professor at UCSD, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, where he mentors post doctoral students and assists with research papers on data collected at LifeScore Clinic. He is also on the LipoScience Advisory Panel and Speaker Panel where he counsels on the various density lipoprotein (LDL) particles in the blood and provides physicians and their patients with information to personalize management of risk for heart disease.
Arie Blitz, MD, MBA, FACC, is a Cardiac Surgeon with 20 years of experience performing the full spectrum of cardiac surgery with excellent outcomes.
Background - Internationally renowned for his expertise, Dr. Blitz has held academic positions as the Professor and Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to that, he was Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation Program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland.
An accomplished speaker and author, Dr. Blitz has been invited to present his findings annually at international conferences, including the Clinical Update in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine for Cardiac Surgery, and The New Orleans Conference for Cardiac Surgery. He has one of the world's most-viewed cardiac surgery video site (all surgeries personally performed and narrated by Dr. Blitz). See: www.youtube.com/heartfixer100/.
Education / Training: - Undergraduate: Cornell University - Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine - MBA: Weatherhead School of Case Western Reserve - JD (2020): Purdue Global University online
Litigation Support - Dr. Blitz has 5 years of experience as a medical expert. His services include medical record review for causation and medical malpractice, thorough reporting, deposition, and trial testimony as needed. Dr. Blitz's expertise covers the full range of cardiac surgery, including: