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Georgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, CNOR 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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Kirsten Turkington, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, CNLCP, AFN-BC is a highly experienced, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, licensed to practice since 1998. Dr. Turkington received a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2014, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 1998, and dual Bachelor degrees (BS -- Psychology & BSN -- Nursing) in 1994. She is the owner, operator of North Scottsdale Health, PLLC. Dr. Turkington is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Forensic Medical Expert. She has over 20 years of active clinical experiences as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is one of less than 75 board certified Advanced Forensic Nurses internationally. Dr. Turkington's clinical background encompasses adult, adolescent, pediatric, and geriatric cases across Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Neurosurgery.
Keely Buesing, MD, FACS, is double board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and practices in a university-affiliated medical center as a Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgeon.
Background Experience- Dr. Buesing currently holds various positions on staff at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is Associate Professor in the Department of General Surgery, Director of Emergency General Surgery, Co-Director of the Virtual OR Skills Lab Curriculum, and trains residents in the performance of general and trauma surgical procedures.
Dr. Buesing has also received multiple grants and led collaborative investigations, researching Microbubble Oxygen Therapy for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. She is a reviewer for the American Journal of Surgery and on the Performance Improvement Committee for TNMC's Emergency General Surgery.
Litigation Support - Dr. Buesing understands and respects the methodology of medicolegal investigations, and is steadfast in her dedication to providing succinct, focused and analytical consultation or expert opinion to the fact-finder. She offers her expert opinion and testimony to defense and plaintiff attorneys.
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Medicolegal Consulting Services:
I am a board-certified emergency medicine physician. I have been called upon to express opinions in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, negligence, standard of care, and causation. I am involved in both plaintiff and defense cases, and expert witness work accounts for less than 5% of my total income. My qualifications include: o Award-winning emergency medicine physician in active practice with 25+ years clinical experience. o Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, regularly lecturing medical students and teaching clinical medicine in the ED. o Current VP of company that staffs 35 emergency departments, overseeing more than 800 ER providers in risk management and quality assurance issues o Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) o Past President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians o Medical Director of California Highway Patrol o Extensive publication and speaking experience in the area of emergency medicine o Experienced expert witness
Experienced emergency physician, teacher, public speaker and veteran offers consultation, chart review and testimony as an expert witness for plaintiff, prosecuton, or defense regarding litigation arising from or involving the Emergency Department. 20+ years of experience as a medical expert with qualification as an expert witness in emergency medicine at trials in the States of California, Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Florida.
Kenneth A. Stein, MD
Board Certified Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine
Subspecialty Certified in NeuroCritical Care
Kenneth A. Stein, MD, ABPS, ABIM, UCNS, is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine (a Level 1 Trauma Center). Dr. Stein currently practices Emergency Medicine and Critical Care / Intensive Care Medicine. For 20 years, Dr. Stein was an Emergency Physician at St. Anthony's Medical Center of St. Louis, one of the busiest emergency departments in the State of Missouri.
Dr. Stein has extensive experience in providing medical-legal expert services, having reviewed over 500 cases (both plaintiff and defense) and having given testimony over 200 times. Dr. Stein furnishes an unbiased opinion on medical malpractice/negligence cases. He also provides medical opinion concerning causation. Dr. Stein does not guarantee a favorable outcome but provides an honest assessment.
Dr. Stein has lectured nationally, and consults in the area of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Product Development and Marketing.
Dr. Stein reviews cases (for both Plaintiff and Defense) of alleged Medical Malpractice / Negligence in areas including:
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