|Fort Lee Office|
1608 Lemoine Ave, Suite 205
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
|Jersey City Office|
377 Jersey Ave, Suite 590
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Gerald W. Smetana, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, is a General Internist with over 31 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. Litigation Support - Dr. Smetana reviews cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has testified at deposition and trial as an expert more than 45 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.
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: