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Scripps Health
C. Michael Wright, MD, FACC, DABCL, FNLA
Del Mar CA USA
phone: 858-699-1958
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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, he 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.
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San Benito Cardiology Medical Corporation
Joseph L. Klapper, MD
Cardiologist
1700 Airline Highway #284
Hollister CA 95023
USA
phone: 831-524-7350
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Joseph L. Klapper, MD, is board certified in cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Klapper has over 21 years of experience in various cardiology practice settings. He is currently in practice in Northern, California.

Dr. Klapper has published books on cardiac issues for the worldwide public.

Dr. Klapper has over 14 years of experience in rendering unbiased opinions on diverse cardiac matters for Plaintiff and Defendants. He is experienced in giving reliable medical testimony at deposition and trial.

Dr. Klapper has held various medical staff appointments at hospitals in both Northern and Southern California including, Stanford University and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He attended medical school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and trained in New York.

Areas of Past & Current Testimony:
  • Missed Heart Attacks
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Blood Clots
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Stroke
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Blood Thinners
  • Personal Injury
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Heart Procedurese
  • Joseph Klapper, MD
    In The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Boosting Your Metabolism, noted cardiologist Dr. Joseph Lee Klapper takes readers from what the metabolism is and how it works through the many ways to raise it—including by what we eat and drink, both independently and in combination. Also, Dr. Klapper’s exercise plan helps readers to reduce fat and increase muscle, and his recipes show readers how delicious it can be to be a booster!
    Joseph Klapper, MD
    Dr. Klapper gives an in-depth yet accessible explanation of cholesterol levels—and explores ways to lower them. Weighing the pros and cons of a variety of approaches, including a holistic approach, Western medications, natural remedies, and new methods on the horizon, he then takes you step-by-step through a medically proven plan for shedding cholesterol points.
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    Administrator
    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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    Dr. Thomas J. Berger
    President
    2451 Brickell Ave., 12-C
    Miami FL 33129
    USA
    phone: 786-908-2438
    Dr. Thomas J. Berger, was board certified in 1981 as a cardiac surgeon by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has been involved, as an expert, in over 300 medical malpractice cases. Most of this experience has been since 1998, when his firm, Heart of the Matter Expertise, began to gain recognition, within the legal community, as the premier expert witness service for cases involving cardiac surgery and cardio-thoracic disease.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Cardiology
    • Surgery - General
    • Thoracic Surgery
    Mission Statement
    To see that the truth about every case, in which an associate of Heart of the Matter Expertise becomes involved, is uncovered and understood, whether this means assuring justice for a poorly treated patient or protecting the precious reputation of an unfairly accused physician.
    In 1998, problems with my vision forced me to retire from the active practice of cardiac surgery.

    Thomas J. Berger, MD
    In addition to his credentials in cardiac surgery, Dr. Berger is a Faulkner Award winning author. His first novel, Dueling in Death's Backyard, is a medical murder mystery based on his experiences as a surgery resident in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1970s. Any medmal attorney will benefit greatly from the knowledge of cardiac surgery, hospital politics, VA scandals and related topics to be gained effortlessly by enjoying this great story. There is even specific commentary in the novel about the so-called "medmal crisis" and the shameful response of some medical organizations to the challenge of substandard care by their members.
    Thomas J. Berger, MD, et al
    Dr. Berger is the author of the chapter "Your Medical Malpractice Expert: An Advocate For The Truth." This is an authoritative, insider's perspective on the best practices for utilizing and building relationships with medical malpractice experts. Featuring leading medical experts from across the country, these leaders guide the reader through the process of preparing and presenting expert witnesses testimony in court. The authors describe the medical records that are most important when formulating an opinion on a case and explain how experts analyze this data alongside scientific research in order to maintain credibility.
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    6440 N. Swan Road - Suite 100
    Tucson AZ 85718
    USA
    phone: 877-670-8625
    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 full-time 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. Why choose Elite?

    • 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 Our physician-led team will hand-select a top-tier, full-time practicing professor from a major U.S. university who will independently analyze your case. If the facts support your theory, your case will move forward with a leading expert witness who remains committed throughout all phases of litigation. Elite Medical Experts works directly with legal teams and does not accept inquiries from private parties. If you are not a legal professional, please ask your attorney to contact us on your behalf. Please call (877) 670-8625 to speak directly with a Board-Certified physician or nurse on our staff. There is no charge for the initial phone consultation and we will outline a strategic plan for moving forward. 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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    Anthony C. Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS
    1120 W. La Veta Ave.
    Suite 860
    Orange CA 92868
    USA
    phone: 714-509-8220
    fax: 714-289-4962
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    Anthony C Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Chang has 30 years of experience and special expertise in Congenital Heart Disease and Perioperative Care as well as Cardiomyopathy and Sudden Death in pediatric patients.

    Dr. Chang has a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from University of Miami School of Business and a master's degree in Biomedical Data Science from Stanford University. He also has a master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA, from which he graduated with the Dean’s Award for academic excellence.

    Dr. Anthony Chang's Being A Doctor Video
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    Dr. Chang has been offering litigation support services to the legal community for many years. His expertise is available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. Dr. Chang has been deposed and/or testified over 200 times since 1990.

    Areas of Specialization:
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Sudden Death
    • Cardiac Intensive Care
    • Heart Failure
  • Postoperative Care
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Public Health
  • Sports Medicine
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  • A world-renown leader in pediatric cardiology innovation, Dr. Chang is a member of the grant review committee for pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health. Respected in his field, Dr. Chang is a member the board of directors for the American Heart Association. Providing leadership in education, he has served with the faculty of UCLA School of Public Health (eMPH program) and has taught global health for UCLA’s eMPH. He also teaches pediatric cardiology to cardiology fellows and holds a volunteer faculty appointment at the UCLA School of Medicine.

    A prolific author, Dr. Chang is the chief editor of the textbook Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care and the past president-elect of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS). He is the chief editor of the textbook Heart Failure in Children and Young Adults. He is a regular reviewer for “Circulation,” “Pediatric Critical Care Medicine,” “Critical Care Medicine,” and numerous other journals.

    Dr. Chang has been voted “Physician of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association and also selected as one of America’s “Top Doctors,” “Top Pediatricians,” and “Best Cardiologists” by several organizations.

    View Dr. Chang's Consulting Profile.
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    Anthony Chang, MD, et al
    This is an academic dividend of the popular Pediatric Cardiology Review biannual course that was started by Dr. Chang and Dr. Eidem. The book contains over 875 questions & answers and is geared toward pediatric cardiologists taking the boards or maintenance of certification, pediatricians, and cardiologists interested in freshening their skills. It provides hundreds of questions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of the fetus, infant, child, and adult with congenital heart diseases.
    Anthony Chang, MD, et al
    This unique resource provides today's state-of-the-art guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure in children and adolescents. Contributions from the fields of surgery, intensive care, pediatrics, and cardiology emphasize a balanced, team approach to heart failure management.
    Anthony Chang, MD, et al
    A distinguished list of contributors from some of the major international centers covers this specialty like never before. With recent advances in ultrasound technology and pharmacology the expertise required to care for a critically ill child with heart disease takes an integrated approach with a multidisciplinary team and central focus. This resource provides comprehensive discussions of pertinent cardiac issues in the ICU setting with emphasis on perioperative care.
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    Dr. Joseph S. Carey
    Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
    3475 Torrance Blvd., Ste B
    Torrance CA 90503
    USA
    phone: 310-540-1011
    fax: 310-326-3994
    Dr. Joseph S. Carey, M.D. is a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon. He has served as a Clinical Professor at UCLA and is currently Clinical Professor of Surgery at UC Irvine. Since entering private practice, he has held appointments as Chairman of the Thoracic Surgery Sections at Santa Monica and Saint Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, and Torrance Memorial Hospital and Providence-Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. He currently has active staff privileges at Torrance Memorial, Providence-LCOM, Harbor-UCLA and Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach.

    Dr. Carey has served as a member of the National Database and Standards and Ethics Committees of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and has served on the Society's Council on Quality Assurance and Patient Advocacy. As a member, he has addressed quality issues in thoracic surgery programs at a national level, and has served as visiting reviewer at hospitals in California as well as other states. He has managed quality improvement programs funded by private foundations, and has published papers on practice standards and processes of care in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.
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    Alexander Marmureanu, MD
    100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 321
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    USA
    phone: 310-208-4400
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    Alexander R. Marmureanu, MD, is a prominent Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, with a special expertise in the field of minimally invasive surgery where he developed and pioneered several techniques and procedures. He maintains a busy and active cardiothoracic surgery practice performing over 400 surgical cases per year with outstanding results.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Marmureanu provides expert witness case review for issues involving Cardiothoracic Medical Malpractice. His services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Education and Background Experience - Dr. Marmureanu completed his General Surgery Residency and a research fellowship at New York University Medical Center in New York City. He continued his surgical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, also in New York City, where he was actively involved in the field of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery research. His cardiothoracic surgery fellowship was completed at UCLA, where he continued to practice as UCLA faculty/Clinical Instructor, and then joined Cedars Sinai Medical staff.

    Achievements - Dr. Marmureanu is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and has authored numerous research papers and clinical publications. He has built several very successful cardiothoracic surgery programs, and appeared as guest speaker on numerous TV and radio shows discussing the benefits of cutting edge surgical techniques as well as the advantages of minimally invasive surgery for the thoracic and cardiovascular patients. He is a member of multiple organizations Boards and committees, both nationally and internationally.

    View Dr. Marmureanu's Consulting Profile.
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    Andrew J. Manganaro, MD, Inc.
    Andrew J. Manganaro, MD
    1821 Schnebly Road
    Xenia OH 45385
    USA
    phone: 937-725-0003
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    Andrew J. Manganaro, MD has been a board certified Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon for more than 25 years. He has experience in all areas of adult cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery, and has cared for more than 10,000 patients in his practice.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Manganaro has more than 15 years of experience in medical expert opinions for both plaintiffs and defendants. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, Michigan, Delaware, New Mexico, Illinois, New York, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Pulmonary Surgery
    • Esophageal Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery