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Robert B. Weber, MD, FACC, QME
Culver City CA 90230
USA
phone: 310-558-9777 (Office)
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Robert Weber, MD, FACC, QME, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. A Cardiologist for almost 35 years, Dr. Weber is currently practicing clinical cardiology and is on staff at major Los Angeles teaching medical centers and cardiovascular centers of excellence (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Southern California Hospital).

Dr. Weber's practice encompasses the range of cardiovascular diagnostics and treatment. He has a particular interest in Cardiomyopathy and employs a combination of pharmacologic and integrative therapeutics. Dr. Weber completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Los Angeles and received his medical degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Mary’s Medical Center and the Hospital of Good Samaritan, and completed his cardiology fellowship at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

Litigation Support - Dr. Weber has over 10 years of experience performing approximately 250 Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs). He has been retained for his expertise 80 times. Approaching each case with impartiality, Dr. Weber's services are available to attorneys for both plaintiff and defendant.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Coronary Heart / Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Pericarditis
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
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    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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    366 Amsterdam Ave.
    #202
    New York NY USA
    phone: (347) 829-5674
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    Joshua A. Schwimmer, MD, FACP, FASN, is a Columbia-trained, double board-certified, full-time practicing Nephrologist and Internist based in New York City. He is on the medical staff at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. An award-winning physician-teacher of medical students and doctors, Dr. Schwimmer trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Schwimmer has published more than 30 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters; his scientific publications are cited in the medical literature and in textbooks; and his research has been presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Schwimmer is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. Degrees / Certifications: Nephrology Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Internal Medicine Residency, Strong Memorial Hospital. M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Board Certified in Nephrology. Board Certified in Internal Medicine. New York State Medical License. Awards / Honors: Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. Clinical Fellowship Award, National Kidney Foundation of NY and NJ. Clinical Fellowship Award, Kidney and Urology Foundation of America. Medicine Fellow of the Year Award for House Staff Teaching, Columbia University Medical Center. Human Values in Health Care Award, University of Rochester Medical Center. Phi Beta Kappa, Wesleyan University. Litigation Support - Dr. Schwimmer is a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) and internist (general medical doctor) available for expert witness consultations to both defense and plaintiff attorneys. His services include medical record review, causation determination, thorough reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. He has provided expert review and testimony in cases involving:

    • Acute Kidney Injury
    • Kidney Failure
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hyponatremia
    • Rhabdomyolysis
    • Electrolyte Disorders
    • Hypertension
    • Urinary Tract Infections
    • Pyelonephritis
    • End Stage Renal Disease
    • Dialysis
    • Other Medical Conditions
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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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    Minton Consulting
    Paul R. Minton, MD, FACC, FACP
    710 Bellemeade Pl
    Alpharetta GA 30004
    USA
    phone: 207-846-6555
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    Paul R. Minton, MD, FACC, FACP, has over 40 years of experience practicing medicine as a Cardiologist. Certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Minton is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and was Governor for the American College of Cardiology in Maine. Licensed to practice in Maine and Georgia.

    For his service, Dr. Minton has received the Distinguished Instructor Award from Tufts University School of Medicine and the Distinguished Service Award from the Northern New England Tri-State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Minton has lectured widely on subjects including:
    • Preventive cardiology
    • Cardiac diagnosis for physicians in training
    • Strategies in management of coronary heart disease and acute myocardial infarction
    • Congenital heart disease in the adult
    • Heart disease in women
    • Diagnosis and management of cholesterol disorders
    • The role of beta blockers and calcium channel blockers in cardiovascular disease management
    • Non-pharmaceutical approaches to wellness
    Litigation Support - Dr. Minton has been a consultant in Forensic Cardiology to the legal profession for over 35 years. His special interest is the impact of personal injury and psychosocial and work stress on the heart, and as factors in sudden death.

    Dr. Minton's cases involve: Standard of Care issues in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. His services are available to counsel representing Plaintiff and Defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary.
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    Kevin O. Griffiths, MD
    20 Clemson Court
    Rockville MD 20850
    USA
    phone: 202-436-1306
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    I have been a board certified Nephrologist in clinic practice for the last nine years with experience in Dialysis as well as Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease. I have devised and peer reviewed numerous treatment plans within the standard care for nephrology diseases.

    I am a Partner at Metro Renal Associates based out of Washington, DC. Also I am a Medical director at Fresenius Medical Care Southeast DC, one of the newest dialysis facilities in DC that provides not only in-center treatment but also home dialysis.

    I give lectures and seminars on the benefits of home hemodialysis as a spokesperson for Next Stage corporations. My clinical acumen has led to numerous awards. I have been chosen as America’s Top Physician in Nephrology by Consumer Research Council of America and as one of the “Top 10 Nephrologist” by the American Registry. I am a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). During my ASN membership, I have been selected to serve on the Practicing Nephrology Group and the Nephrology Diversity and Inclusion Work Group. At the conclusion of those committees, I was then selected and currently work on the American Society of Nephrology Workforce and Training Committee.

    Litigation Support - I have served as a case reviewer for nephrology cases for the last 9 years. Over the last four years, I have been retained for both defense and plaintiff in 20 cases (60% plaintiff and 40% defendant) with 9 depositions and 1 trial appearance. I have been able to garner plaintiff attorneys substantial settlements and help defense attorneys get favorable settlements. References are available if requested.
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    Matthew Lee
    MD, RPh, MS
    5700 Old Richmond Ave.
    Suite A-5
    Richmond VA 23226
    USA
    phone: 804-358-1492
    fax: 804-358-1491
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    Dr. Matthew Lee is a Physician, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist who also practices as an Expert Witness and Legal Strategy Consultant.

    Specific Benefits Include:
  • 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
  • Case Experience Includes:
  • 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
  • Dilaudid is a commonly used opioid narcotic analgesic in hospitals due to its potency and effectiveness in the management of acute pain. On occasion, patients may be administered too much Dilaudid resulting in an overdose.

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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.

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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
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  • 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.

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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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    John F. Norris, MD, FACC, FHRS
    516 Lakeview Road, Villa 5
    Clearwater FL 33756
    USA
    phone: 727-559-8785
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    John F. Norris, MD, FACC, FHRS is a multiply board certified Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist who trained under Douglas P. Zipes, MD, at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has practiced cardiac electrophysiology for more than 20 years in Clearwater, FL and has specialized in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention.

    Background - Dr. Norris has lectured extensively in Florida and as far away as Macedonia on the utilization of catheter ablation, device therapy and newer medications for the management of atrial fibrillation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society and spends most of his time in clinical practice as the head of Pinellas Arrhythmia Associates, PA. Dr. Norris has been extensively involved in the American Heart Association “Get With the Guidelines-Atrial Fibrillation” initiative.

    Dr. Norris has lectured extensively in Florida and as far away as Macedonia on the utilization of catheter ablation, device therapy, and anticoagulant medications for the management of atrial fibrillation.

    Litigation Support Dr. Norris offers complete Medical-Legal consulting services for cases involving Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Medical Devices. His services include comprehensive medical summary reporting, standard of care reporting, and expert witness testimony, and are available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Stroke
    • Sudden Death
    • Catheter Ablation
    • Medical Device Therapy
    • Coumadin
    • Eliquis
  • Pradaxa
  • Warfarin
  • Xarelto
  • Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable Defibrillators and AEDs
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    Michael J. Blumenkrantz, MD, FACP, FACN, CNSP
    2080 Century Park East
    Ste 1207
    Los Angeles CA 90067
    USA
    phone: 310-289-9824
    fax: 310-271-3659
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    Michael Blumenkrantz, MD, FACP, FACN, CNSP, has over 40 years of experience specializing in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Blumenkrantz is an internationally recognized expert in Internal Medicine, Dialysis, Kidney Disease, Total Parenteral Nutrition, and Nutrition. Achieving the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine (in residence) at UCLA, he has been in private practice for the past 30 years.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Blumenkrantz has been offering litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense for 15 years. Approximately 40% of his cases involve renal issues and the remainder are in the field of internal medicine. Dr. Blumenkrantz has been involved in 350 cases in the past 15 years and has been deposed approximately 120 times. He has testified at 30 trials and arbitrations.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Dialysis
    • Hemodialysis
    • Peritoneal CAPD
    • Kidney Disease
    • Obesity
    • Nutrition Support
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Critical Care
  • Hypertension
  • Long Term Geriatric Care
  • Medical / Legal Quality Assurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
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    Gerald W. Smetana, MD
    Yamins 102C
    330 Brookline Ave.
    Boston MA 02215
    USA
    phone: 617-667-2115
    fax: 617-667-9105
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    Gerald W. Smetana, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, is a General Internist with over 28 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, including Canada, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Japan, and Taiwan.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Smetana reviews cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has testified at deposition and trial as an expert more than 30 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.