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:
Dr. Robert Evans, PhD, is a Licensed School Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral sciences, including completing over 100 Child Custody Evaluations. Dr. Evans serves as a consultant to the medical, legal, and law enforcement community in Florida on Psychological and Educational matters. He consulted with Orange County Public Defender with cases involving arrest and incarceration of children. He has also provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefings to victims of crime in the Central Florida area.
Litigation Support - Dr. Evans specializes in Parental Alienation cases which are commonly among those classified as High Conflict Divorce cases and he has written a book on Parental Alienation. He provides litigation support to counsel for both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include support with hearing / trial preparations, review of current evaluations, and support during and after the litigation process.
Dr. Evans has given sworn testimony as a Forensic Psychology expert witness in NY, IA, IL, PA, GA, FL ID, CO, OH, TX, TN, LA, MA, MD, MO, NC, SC, WA, and OR.
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Jerald L. Cook, MD, FACOEM, is Board certified in Occupational Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine. With additional experience in Environmental Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. Cook has broad background experience, serving such industries as nuclear power, firefighters, healthcare workers, police officers, veterinarians, public service, transportation, military and veterans, warehousing and retail, environmental engineering, business services, and federal government. DDr. Cook is currently the Senior Medical Officer of the Occupational Health Department at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has served in various leadership and subject matter expert roles within his specialty. He provides OSHA compliant medical surveillance examinations, FMCSA certification examinations, and manages federal workers’ compensation injuries and illnesses.
Michael Armstrong, Jr, MD is the founder and president of Richmond ENT, a private medical practice specializing in Ear, Nose and Throat disorders in Richmond, Virginia. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has successfully completed the Fellowship program of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Armstrong graduated with highest honors from Princeton University (1985) and from Duke University School of Medicine (1989), and then trained for 6 years at Johns Hopkins Hospital before returning to his home town in 1995.
Richmond ENT is an academically oriented private practice with an active research and teaching program. Dr. Armstrong is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and in the Department of Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University–Medical College of Virginia. His daily responsibilities include training family practice resident physicians and nurse practitioner students in the diagnosis and management of ear nose and throat disorders. Dr. Armstrong has been the principal investigator in more than 20 clinical trials evaluating new treatment options for ear, sinus and throat infections.
IME support: Dr. Armstrong has provided expert medical review on more than 85 cases and testified at least 18 times. He can generally review medical records and provide a verbal report within 7 days of record receipt. Independent Medical Examinations can be scheduled within two weeks, and a written report provided within 48 hours after reciept of all information. Dr. Armstrong has been most commonly consulted for claims regarding