Georgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a Columbia University trained nurse researcher with over 40 years of broad Clinical Nursing experience and 25 years of senior leadership in Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Home Health organizations. She also has 20 years of Surgical Nursing and Operating Room experience. Dr. Persky has expertise in the micro issues in nursing for adult patient care and the broad management, quality, and regulatory issues in hospitals.
Background Experience - Dr. Persky served as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for the past 25 years and most recently at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Patient Care Services, Risk and Quality Management and Patient Satisfaction for a 750-bed academic hospital. She directed a $200 million budget with 33 patient care units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2,000 patient care employees.
Litigation Support - As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Quality Reviewer, Dr. Persky has investigated hundreds of Malpractice and Injury cases as a quality reviewer and can assist in legal case review with chronologies, timelines, and evidence-based reports. She has testifying experience in malpractice and personal injury cases, as well as, with human resource and employee discrimination with an ability to attest to standards of care in clinical litigation. Dr. Persky's services are available to attorneys for the plaintiff and defense seeking an expert in nursing and patient care with a strong understanding of how heath care organizations work.
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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:
Peter A. Crosby has over 35 years experience in the Medical Devices Industry. He has been the CEO of six medical device companies (public and private) in four countries, and has been a member of the board (including chairman of the board) of over 10 companies.
Mr. Crosby is an accomplished entrepreneur and company builder, and has brought many medical device products to the world market. In 2017, he retired as CEO from Mainstay Medical, after spending over 8 years as the founding CEO, doing several rounds of financing, taking the company public in Europe, and bringing Mainstay’s ReActiv8 to market in Europe. Although he continues to work with the company on a consulting basis, he has shifted his focus to helping other companies grow, as a board member, advisor, and in interim management.
With a university education in Biomedical Engineering, Mr. Crosby is the inventor on over 30 US patents and applications pending. He has managed the intellectual property portfolio of several companies. His clinical domain experience includes ophthalmology, otolaryngology, cardiology, cardiac surgery, orthopedics, pain management, anesthesia, and intensive care.
Litigation Support - Mr. Crosby has served as an expert witness in many cases including product liability, intellectual property (patent disputes), and commercial contracts disputes. He has testified in three cases in which the outcome hinged on interpretation of “commercially reasonable efforts.” Mr. Crosby's services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant.
Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Medical Device / Product Liability Head and Spine Injury Cases in Motorcycle, Bicycle Collisions, Protective Helmet Liability Accident Reconstruction / Failure Analysis - Serious Personal Injury and Trauma Analysis / Injury Biomechanics: Automotive, Traffic Safety, Aircraft Crashes, Train Crashes, Forklift Turnovers, Elevator Failures, Sports Impacts, Sports, Recreational and Safety Equipment, Sports and Industrial Injuries, Ergonomics, Repetitive Stress Cases, Slips and Falls