Michael Armstrong, Jr, MD is the founder and president of Richmond ENT, a private medical practice specializing in Ear, Nose and Throat disorders in Richmond, Virginia. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has successfully completed the Fellowship program of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Armstrong graduated with highest honors from Princeton University (1985) and from Duke University School of Medicine (1989), and then trained for 6 years at Johns Hopkins Hospital before returning to his home town in 1995.
Richmond ENT is an academically oriented private practice with an active research and teaching program. Dr. Armstrong is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and in the Department of Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University–Medical College of Virginia. His daily responsibilities include training family practice resident physicians and nurse practitioner students in the diagnosis and management of ear nose and throat disorders. Dr. Armstrong has been the principal investigator in more than 20 clinical trials evaluating new treatment options for ear, sinus and throat infections.
Litigation support: Dr. Armstrong has provided expert review on more than 85 cases and testified at least 18 times. He can generally review medical records and provide a verbal report within 7 days of record receipt. Dr. Armstrong has been most commonly retained for claims regarding
Dr. Farr Ajir, MD, MBA, FACS, CIME, CPE, is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon with more than 35 years of experience in the treatment of disorders of the Brain, Spine, and Peripheral Nerves. An award-winning physician, he is currently in private practice and a neurosurgeon on staff at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Ajir is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and California Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) with many years of leadership and administrative experience in healthcare delivery.
Litigation Support - As an expert neurosurgeon with decades of experience, Dr. Ajir offers services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. He is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CIME), performs IMEs, and provides expert reviews and medical-legal opinions. Dr. Ajir holds medical licenses in California, Colorado, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, and Utah.
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James P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS, is a Neurosurgical and Spine Specialist with over 47 years of experience treating brain tumors, aneurysms, metastatic disease, and other brain disorders through accurate diagnosis, precision medical procedures, and effective rehabilitation. Dr. Argires' expertise is in diagnosing brain and spine injury through comprehensive neurological exams that include advanced diagnostic imaging such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), and Arteriogram.
Background - Dr. Argires is a Graduate of the University of Alabama Medical School. He is a Member of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Past President of the PA State Neurosurgery Society and Mid- Atlantic Neurosurgery Society. Dr. Argires is currently on staff at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.
Litigation Support - Dr. Argires provides expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. His services include Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Medical Reviews, Narrative Reports, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary. His services encompass all phases of the medicolegal process, including evaluating whether the standard of care was met or breached, testifying in court, or assessing damages based on negligence and resulting injury.
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Ravi Durvasula, MD, Founder, is a physician, researcher, and leader who strives to improve the health of nations and individual patients. He started his journey in medicine at McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Canada.
After earning his medical degree, he went to Houston, Texas, to do specialty training in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. Next, Dr. Durvasula earned a prestigious appointment with the Yale University School of Medicine, completing sub-specialty training in Infectious Diseases before joining the faculty. During his training at Yale, Dr. Durvasula was associated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. At Yale, Dr. Durvasula developed internationally acclaimed research programs for controlling infectious diseases. With nearly $9 million in research funding and more than 150 published papers and conference presentations, the Durvasula Lab continues to play a pioneering role in global infectious diseases research and commercialization of new technologies.
A visionary leader, Dr. Durvasula has served in many senior administrative positions. As medical director at Yale, chief of medicine at the New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque, NM and his current position as Chairman of Medicine at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, he directs very large and complex medical operations. He remains an active clinician in the field of infectious diseases and maintains a practice as an expert witness in hospital and community-acquired infectious diseases and internal medicine.
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Suguna Pappu, MD, PhD, Founder, began her career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA, before adding medicine to her expertise. She earned a PhD in Operations Research from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Dr. Pappu then studied Neural (Brain) Networking approaches and Advanced Image Analysis for medical decision-making at the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Radiology.
For her groundbreaking work with the Yale University Image Processing and Analysis Group, Dr. Pappu was awarded a National Research Service Award fellowship for medical image analysis. Inspired by her transformative work in health care, Dr. Pappu earned a medical degree and pursued residency training in General Surgery at Yale. She went on to complete a second residency in Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM. Today, Dr. Pappu is an academic neurosurgeon at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and is involved in both research and patient care. Her research focuses on developing novel tools for assessment and management of Hydrocephalus and Traumatic Brain Injury. Many organizations have benefited from Dr. Pappu’s training in business systems and medicine, earning her senior medical leadership roles. Dr. Pappu has served as an expert witness in a variety of cases, including intra-cranial neurosurgery, spine surgery and neuro-trauma.
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