Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, FASHP, FASCP is a Professor Emeritus of Pharmacotherapy with over 30 years of pharmaceutical experience. Dr. Skaer's research and professional experience includes pharmacy practice, chronic pain, mental health, substance abuse, and complementary and alternative medicine. She is licensed pharmacist in California, Idaho, and Washington. Dr. Skaer’s current research involves the use of mindfulness and multiple family group problem solving for the Treatment of Chronic Pain in those with high risk of Opioid Use. Her plans are to expand this intervention to manage chronic insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents, American Indians, veterans, and other populations. Other research interests include chronic pain, comorbid mental illness in chronic disease, depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, mindfulness, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharamcoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology. Her research has been supported by over $3.2 million in grants from foundations and pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Skaer has published 110 professional abstracts, 82 research papers, 43 review articles, and 6 book chapters. She serves on the editorial boards of 3 medical professional journals, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders, and Pain Studies and Treatment. Dr. Skaer's publications have appeared in numerous journals including, Drugs, Clinical Drug Investigation, PharmacoEconomics, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, American Journal of Medicine, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, and the New England Journal of Medicine among others. View Dr. Skaer's Expert Witness Profile.
Richard M. Sobel, MD, DFAPA, has over 30 years of experience practicing Adult Psychiatry and Pain Management / Medicine. His specialty focus is in Pain Medicine, for which he has sub-specialty board certification, Psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology. Dr. Sobel believes in a collaborative, mutually-respectful doctor-patient relationship when recovering from mental illness and daunting chronic pain. His treatments include Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, Pain management, including medication monitoring, and Suboxone. Specialty Areas:
Dr. Sobel is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical School. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Sobel is immediate Past President and continues to serve on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, one of six regional chapters of the American Pain Society. He is a Representative of the Pennsylvania Psychiatry Society to the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices and Pain Management Work Group of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. In 2014, Dr. Sobel was the recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College and, in 2013, was nominated Practitioner of the Year by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society. View Dr. Sobel's Expert Witness Profile.
Luke A. Probst, BS, PharmD, BCPS, is a Pharmacist with over 30 years of practice experience in Community Pharmacy, Nursing Home, Home Infusion, and Hospital Pharmacy Environments. Background - The majority of Dr. Probst's career has been in tertiary care academic medical centers with an emphasis on pediatric pharmacy practice. He has held positions ranging from staffing / operations to clinical specialist to director. His academic activities include the training of nurses and physicians through various multidisciplinary activities including lectures, grand rounds, and symposium presentations related to Medication Safety and Drug Therapy. Dr. Probst's research activities involve medication use and translational research Dr. Probst has been an invited lecturer at local, state, and national pharmacy, nursing, medical, and children’s hospital association related conferences. He is a member of the Institutional Review Board at an academic medical center, editorial consultant for several pharmacy publications, and primary or co-author for a number of peer reviewed publications. Litigation Support - Dr. Probst's patient care practices in pediatric pharmacy services yield a unique level of expertise in Pharmacotherapy-related litigation. As evidenced by ongoing certification as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, his skills related to drug therapy management in adults and children are well validated. He provides expert consultation and witness services including deposition for both plaintiff and defendant cases. Expert Consultation and Witness Qualifications:
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Dr. Stein is Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor St. Louis University Emergency Medicine / Critical Care Physician at Mercy Hospital South. Has lectured nationally on Pain Management, In litigation support Dr. Stein furnishes an unbiased opinion on medical malpractice and negligence cases, not guaranteeing a favorable outcome but providing an honest assessment.
Over 400 cases reviewed.
Testified over 150 times (Deposition and trial)
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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
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
Drew N. Kelner, PhD, is a classically trained Biochemist with 30 years of experience in the Biopharmaceutical Industry as both a hands-on scientist and scientific leader in process, analytical, and formulation development, product commercialization, and product quality assessment.
During his long tenures at Bayer and Amgen, Dr. Kelner had the privilege of participating in the development, registration and/or lifecycle management of 15 biological drugs (9 BLAs), including Epogen, Neupogen, Aranesp, Neulasta, Prolia, Kogenate (Factor VIII), and Vectibix. He has deep experience in the development of biologicals for oncology and immune disorders, including Imlygic, the first licensed oncolytic virus for melanoma, and Blincyto, the first licensed immunotherapy (for leukemia) using a bifunctional ("BITE") antibody. His experience covers all aspects of biopharmaceutical product development, with proven expertise in the commercialization of manufacturing and quality operations for biopharmaceuticals, as well as extensive experience with global regulatory filings at all stages of the product lifecycle. Dr. Kelner’s development and commercialization experience cover both innovator (including first-in-class) therapeutics as well as multiple biosimilars.
Litigation Support - As President of Colorado Biotechnology Consultants, Dr. Kelner has experience as an expert consultant for Biopharmaceutical Patent Infringement and Trade Secrets litigation. He has written multiple declarations (U.S.) and Affidavits (Canada), largely around issues related to biosimilar patent infringement, leveraging his vast knowledge of the scientific literature and experience as a process development leader in both establishing intellectual property while designing ways around existing patents to enable unencumbered process and product development (where feasible).
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Kelner's scientific expertise covers all aspects of bioprocess development and commercialization, including extensive expertise in regulatory filings on a global basis. His areas of expert knowledge include Protein Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, and Protein Pharmacokinetics.
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