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Our Biomechanical, Biomedical, Medical, Dental and Nursing Group includes professionals with experience involving medical malpractice; environmental and occupational exposures; epidemiology; toxicology; pharmacology; psychology; psychiatry; cardiology; neurology; OB/GYN; fertility; physical therapy; ophthalmology; oral/dental surgery; geriatrics; medical equipment failures and defects; prosthetic and orthotic product defects and failures; standards of care, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities; and patient procedures. These experts are supported, as needed, by our Certified Industrial Hygienists' (CIHs'); and Environmental, Occupational, and Human Factors experts.
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Timothy S. Allen, MD;
Psychologist
Dr. Allen has over 10 years of experience as a Psychologist. His expertise includes psychology; traumatic brain injury; medical malpractice; standard of care; suicide; informed consent; medical ethics; worker’s compensation; medical licensure review; fitness for duty; dangerousness assessment; competency to stand trial; criminal responsibility; employer consultation – workplace violence; post-traumatic stress disorder; accommodation for standardized examinations (ADA); mood disorders; child custody evaluations; child testimony; antidepressants; personality disorders; insanity defense; anxiety disorders; repressed memories; psychopharmacology; depression; psychiatric evaluations; telepsychiatry; effects of cocaine; effects of carbon monoxide poisoning; anxiety disorders; panic disorders; and antisocial personality disorders.

Dr. Allen is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and he has received Fellow Status from the American Psychiatric Association. His awards include The Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award; The Abraham Wikler Outstanding Resident Award; and The Jansen Excellence in Psychiatry Award.
 
Robert Belloto, Jr., RPh, PhD, CGP, FASCP
Pharmacology Expert
Dr. Belloto has over 25 years of experience in toxicology consultations concerning drug effects and opinion letters; drug information consultations, depositions, opinion letters, and court testimony in pharmacy and medical malpractice cases; medication therapy management services to patients and pharmacies; nursing home consulting services to pharmacies by reviewing patient charts in nursing homes and making recommendations concerning drug therapy, adverse reactions and drug therapy monitoring; drug information services for physicians and nursing staff; and contract instructional services for pharmacy students and technicians.

Bob is an Ohio and Pennsylvania Licensed Pharmacist and a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. He is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists; the American Heart Association; the American Mathematical Society; the American Pharmacists Association; the American Society for Quality; the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists; the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists; the American Statistical Association; the Mathematical Association of America; The Ohio Academy of Science; the Ohio Pharmacists Association; and the Sigma Xi Society for the Scientific Detection of Crime.
 
William M. Bisordi, MD, FACP;
Gastroenterology/Internal Medicine Expert
Dr. Bisordi has over 35 years medical experience specializing in gastroenterology/internal medicine. His expertise includes Gastroenterology; hepatology; internal medicine; Esophagus: surgery, endoscopic procedures, GERD, perforation, cancer, varices; Stomach: ulcer, NSAIDS, cancer, H.pylori; Small intestine: Crohn's disease, malabsorption, obstruction; Colon: perforation, polyps, cancer, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis; Anal: rectal disease- hemorrhoids, fissures, cancer, sexually transmitted disease ; Liver: cirrhosis, metastatic cancer, metabolic disease, hepatitis; Gall bladder: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, cholecystitis; and Pancreas: ERCP, pancreatitis, malignancy.

Dr. Bisordi's Certifications include The American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976; The American Board of Gastroenterology, 1977; and The National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate, 1974; Recertified, 1992.

Dr. Bisordi's Appointments include:
Fellow ( Life Member), American College of Physicians, 1978- present; Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York Medical college, 1992-2006; Board of Directors, Westchester Medical Center, Secretary,1997- 2003; Board of Directors, Hemophilia Association of New York, 1998-2001; Chairman Quality Care Committee, Westchester Medical Center, 1998- 2003; Westchester County Health Care Corporation Liaison to New York Medical College Board of Trustees, 1998-2003; Medical Malpractice Conference Committee, Westchester Medical Center, 1998- 2003; Executive Performance Improvement Committee, Westchester Medical Center, 1998- 2003; Medical Affairs Chairman, Westchester Hemophilia Committee, 1977- 2001; Chief of Gastroenterology, Sound Shore Medical Center, 1991-1992; Attending Physician, Sound Shore Medical Center, 1977-1994; and Attending Physician, Mt. Vernon Hospital, 1977 -1994.

Dr. Bisordi's Memberships include The American College of Physicians, Fellow 1978; The American Gastoenterological Association; and The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Senior Member.
 
Dr. Theron Blickenstaff, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Medical, Occupational, and Environmental Expert
Dr. Blickenstaff has almost 20 years experience related to environmental, occupational, and industrial health and safety, including chemical exposure; premature mortality assessments; indoor air quality (Sick Building Syndrome); mold; disability and worker fitness-for-duty assessments; worker sensitivities; epidemiology; cancer causation; risk assessments; and MSDS’s.

Theron is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM), a member of the Tennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
He has provided support for Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, toxic tort, and product and premises liability cases.  His involvement has included review of records, verbal and written reports, affidavits, depositions, and expert testimony.
 
 
Marianne H. Boeing, RN, MSN, CLCP
Nursing Expert

Ms. Boeing has nearly 30 years experience involving nursing and 10 years of life care planning experience.  Her experience includes patient care and nursing practices, including medical facility "standard-of-care" procedures; assess individuals with severe, catastrophic disabilities determining needs for care, equipment and services; conduct research trans-disciplinary consultation; produce Life Care Plans: expertise includes spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, birth injuries; chronic diseases; dysrhythmia monitoring; organ transplantation needs, amputation/prosthetic needs, and high-tech home and facility care issues; case management services to implement Life Care Plans; total patient care in critical care units, including medical, surgical, cardiac and telemetry.

Marianne is a Certified Life Care Planner and is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support.  She is a member of the International Academy of Life Care Planners; the American Association of Critical Care Nurses; and the Northeast Ohio Case Management Network.

 
Donato J. Borrillo, MD, JD
Medical and Human Factors Expert
Mr. Borrillo has more than 15 years experience as a medical doctor and has held a Doctor of Jurisprudence for more than 10 years.  His experience includes aerospace medicine, including human factors, medical certification, sudden incapacitation, time of useful consciousness, aviation accident investigation; occupational medicine, including IMEs, Med Review Officer drug screen questions; hyperbaric medicine, including carbon monoxide exposure and treatment and dive accidents; wound care, including decub wound prevention/healing, chronic wound care, diabetic wound care; and FAA training and evaluations.

Donato received much of his training in the US Air Force, where he was awarded the Julian E. Ward Memorial Award by the USAF Society of Flight Surgeons.  He is an Associate Fellow in the Aerospace Medical Association; a member of the Undersea Hyberbaric Medical Society, the American College of Occupational and Environ Medicine; the Airplane Owners and Pilot Association, the Ohio State Bar, and the Toledo Bar Association.
 

Diane S. Brown, RN
Patient Health Care Expert

Ms. Brown has over 25 years experience involving patient health care including acute and critical care nursing; coronary care; post-operative open-heart surgery; assisted-living care; nurse training and supervision; LCC standards; federal, state and local regulations; and nursing home and long-term care.

Diane's certifications and training include Certification for Survey and OBRA Compliance; Tuberculosis Update and Certification; Basic Intravenous Therapy; Nurse Aide Program Director Training; and numerous other certifications and attendance at continuing education seminars and courses.

 
Christine Bruning, MSN, RN;
Nursing Expert
Ms. Bruning has over 20 years experience as a nurse, specializing in OB labor and delivery and their complications. Additional experience includes patient care; nursing practice; perinatal woman's health; nursing management and leadership; clinical research and practice; postpartum care; nursery care; birth center deliveries; childbirth education; caring for newborns; pediatrics; and medical surgery.

Chris is a member of The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and The Zeta Theta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing).

Chris has also taught many nursing courses and has developed documentation and curriculums for several accrediting agencies, including The Ohio Board of Nursing and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
 
Michael Burnstein, MD
Medical Psychiatry Expert
Mr. Burnstein has nearly 20 years experience in psychiatry.  His experience includes forensic psychiatry; child and adolescent psychiatry; competency determinations; insanity evaluations; commitment to hospitalization; danger and suicide assessments; independent psychiatric evaluations; medical malpractice; mental health law; sexual harassment; correctional facility and prison mental health; restraint and seclusion of patients; school mental health, special education; mental retardation, autism, asbergers syndrome; family violence; post-traumatic stress disorder; disability evaluations/ workers compensation.

Michael is a Certified Forensic Examiner and a Consulting Forensic Examiner for the Michigan Department of Community Health.  He holds a Certification in Child Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; a Certification in Adult Psychiatry, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; a Certification in Psychiatry, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; a Licentiate of the Medical College of Canada; and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners (Canada).  He is a member of the Michigan Council of Child Psychiatry; the Michigan Psychiatric Society; the American Psychiatric Association; and the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians; the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Examiner in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Examiner in Adult Psychiatry; and the American Psychiatric Association Committee on Psychiatry and Mental Health in the Schools.
 
George W. Cyphers, LPC, CRC, CDMS
Vocational and Life Care Planning Expert
Mr. Cyphers has nearly 30 years in rehabilitative services.  His experience includes Life Care Planning; evaluation of economic loss; lost income; loss of earning; worklife expectancy; vocational testing, rehabilitation evaluation; work capacity evaluations including physical testing;  transferable skills analysis; ergonomic modification; clinical guidance, training, case consultation; review and interpret medical and psychological data; develop and implement rehabilitation plans; managing difficult workers; counseling ethics; childhood development disorders. 

George is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association; National Rehabilitation Counselor Association; American Rehabilitation Counseling Association; and the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.  He holds numerous certifications including Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; the Commission of Certification of Disability Management Specialist: Certified Disability Management Specialist; and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board: Licensed Professional Counselor.
 
Robert J. Devers, Psy D;
Child/School Psychologist
Mr. Devers has over 20 years experience as a psychologist, specializing in child mental health. His expertise includes juvenile justice system; child death reviews, including SIDS; school/emergency crisis response; physical interventions; motivational interviewing; bi-polar diagnoses and treatment; historical trauma/inter-generational oppression; medical/physiological bases of addictions; child sexual abuse treatment; cognitive behavioral treatment OCD, PTSD; head start mental health provider training; working with eating disorder clients; dynamics of step families; treatment of abused and neglected children; disruptive behavioral disorders treatment; behavior management/recipient rights; treatment of developmentally disabled sexual offenders; therapeutic interventions with children; and FAS & FAE diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Devers' Professional Affiliations/Committee work includes: The American Psychological Association – Member in Good Standing; The Child Death Review Committee – Chippewa County; The Chippewa, Mackinaw, Schoolcraft County Crisis Response Debriefing Team; The American Indian Providers Network (Michigan); and The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians – QI, Controlled Substance Committee.

Dr. Devers' Professional Training and Certifications include: REBT Primary Certificate Program – Albert Ellis Institute; Forensic Treatment – National Child Advocacy Center; Crisis Prevention and Intervention – CPI; Critical Incident Debriefing – Basic Certification in Mitchell Model; Team Training: Child Death Review – MDCH Certified SIDS Counselor; Solution Focused Therapy; Gate Keeping in Managed Care; Total Quality Management; Emergency/Crisis Services training; WRAP Around Services Concept; Physical Intervention – Basic and Advanced; and Basic Life Support.
 
Lisa A. Ferrara, D.Eng
Biomedical Engineer
Mrs. Ferrara has nearly 20 years experience in biomedical engineering, including several years in the Department of Neurosurgery with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  Her expertise includes musculoskeletal injuries, brain injuries, soft tissue injuries, trauma induced injuries, spinal disorders and the biomechanics of spinal trauma.  Biomechanical behavior of the brain, head injuries, defective helmets and associated brain injuries, spinal injuries, etiologies that affect the central nervous system, sensory loss, child abuse, shaken baby syndrome, and the effects of substance abuse on the brain.

Lisa is a member of the American Society for Testing Materials; the North American Spine Society; the International Biomechanics Society; and the Biomedical Engineering Society.  She has nearly 20 years' experience in presenting lectures or articles regarding Biomedical Engineering, especially spinal issues.  Lisa has authored more than 60 book chapters.
 
Harvey W. Halbertstadt, MD
Forensic Psychiatrist/Psychologist
Dr. Halbertstadt's experience includes child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry; competency determinations; marriage and family counseling; sexual exhibition, rape, and trauma; police harassment; employer harassment; bank robbery; depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems; homicide; posttraumatic stress disorder; emotional impairment; closed head injuries; arson; embezzlement; factitious disorder; spousal abuse; custody issues; stalking; command hallucinations; addictions; kleptomania; gambling and substance abuse; insanity pleas; and hypnosis.

Harvey is certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, the American College of Forensic Medicine, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.  He is a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, the American Association of Quality Assurance and Peer Review Physicians, the American Psychiatric Association, the Michigan Psychiatry Society, the Michigan State Medical Society, and the Oakland County Medical Society.

Harvey is an Editorial Board Member of the publication for Oakland County Medical Society Members, and is the Managing Editor of the Newsletter for Chairing Committee for The Michigan Psychiatric Society.  He also sits on the Oakland County Medical Legal Committee; is a Psychiatric Consultant to several schools and a residential home for disturbed children; is a psychiatric member of a group practice of oncologists; and is a past Secretary and Board Member of Royal Oak Physician Group of William Beaumont Hospital.  Harvey has been elected to the legislative Assembly of Michigan State Medical Society; and is a Member of the Michigan Peer Review Organization and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Southeast Michigan.
 
Vanessa R. Heckman, RN, MSN, CNP, CLNC
Nursing Expert
Ms. Heckman has more than 10 years experience in nursing.  Her expertise includes medical malpractice cases; independent medical examinations and histories; summarize, translate, and interpret medical records; identify causation issues; assess damages/injuries; analyze research studies; identify need for Life Care Planner; family practice, urgent care, and retail medicine; neonatal intensive care; medical-surgical; home health; pediatrics; office nursing; assess, diagnose, and treat acute illnesses; patient and family education; suturing, eye examinations, and foreign body removal, splinting, and reading X-rays; pelvic exams and newborn assessment; lab result and X-ray reviews.  Vanessa is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
 
Laurence A. Jacobs, MD, FACOG;
Ob/Gyn – Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Expert
Dr. Jacobs has over 30 years experience in reviewing medical records; gynecologic laparoscopy surgery complications (bowel, bladder, or blood vessel); infertility, in-vitro fertilization, and reproductive endocrinology; multiple pregnancies and tubal ectopic pregnancies; fertility drugs, miscarriages, and pelvic infections; and endometriosis and pelvic adhesions.

Dr. Jacobs' Professional Associations include:
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow (FACOG); Chicago Gynecologic Society; American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). He is also on the Medical Advisory Board of The American Fertility Association (Formerly the AIA).
 
Loretta J. Kaes, RN, C, BSN, CALA, LNHA
Assisted Living and Nursing Home Expert
Ms. Kaes has over 15 years experience as a Nurse and as a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Health Care Professional including assisted living and nursing home administration, operations, supervision, and practices; “standard-of-care” procedures; development of policies and procedures; quality assurance nursing practices; mental health units; care and treatment of geriatric residents; state and federal agency inspections; subacute care units; physical restraints; psychoactive medications; geriatric assessments; emergency room operations; surgical intensive care units; and rehabilitation nursing.

Loretta is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America; The New Jersey Office on Ageing; The Assisted Living Nurses Association; and The Home Care Association of New Jersey.

She also has the following Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Registered Nurse Diploma; Gerontological Nurse Certification; 1991; Certified Assisted Living Administrator NJ; 1999; and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator NJ; 1996.
 
Theodore D. Kessis, PhD
DNA and Biology Expert
Dr. Kessis has more than 25 years experience in biology, including DNA and biology issues; Molecular Microbiology; Immunology; Gynecologic Pathology; Infectious Disease; Virology; and Pathobiology. 

Theodore holds a doctorate in Molecular Biology and Virology from The Johns Hopkins University.  He is a recipient of the Frederik B. Bang Award, as well as the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.
 
Robert C. Krause, MS, EMT-P, CFI;
Emergency Medical Services Expert
Mr. Krause has over 20 years experience in emergency medical services as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) performing Emergency Medical Services (EMS). His experience includes emergency vehicle driving operations; EMS chart and protocol reviews; EMS, EMT, and paramedic policies, procedures, and standards of care; emergency communications procedures; fire department operations, ambulance operations, fire department training procedures; fire suppression tactics; fire, rescue, and extrication operations; law enforcement policies and procedures; safety and security training; emergency medicine, including pediatric; medical records review; first responder training; OSHA compliance; water safety; telecommunications; respiratory and cardiac arrest; chemical agents, including WMD's; school violence and security; and workplace violence.

Bob is a member of The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF); The International Society of Fire Service Instructors; The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM); The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); The National Association of EMS Educators; The National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch (NAEMD); The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO); The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS); and The National Flight Paramedics Association. Bob has given over a dozen EMS and EMT presentations nationally and internationally, and has contributed to several medical publications and professional journals.
 
Margo Bonnell Kunze, RN;
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Expert
Patient health care; assisted living and nursing home administration, operations, supervision, and practices, including “standard-of-care” procedures; clinical care consultation; quality improvement programs; quality audit tools; regulatory compliance; state survey preparation; problem identification and solutions; state and federal inspections; Achieve EMR Training; Federally mandated MDS (Minimum Data Set); OBRA regulatory compliance; Folstein Mini Mental Status Examination; restraints; psychoactive medications; Alzheimer’s disease; Dementias; geriatric health care; chemotherapy and pain management; data collections systems and tools; hospice activities; in-home respite care; Home Medical Alert Systems; falls management; medication management.
 
Richard Frank Lavi, MD, FAAAAI, FAAP;
Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Expert
Dr. Lavi's medical practice includes allergies, asthma, immunology, and associated symptoms/syndromes; plant molecular biology; special needs children; plasma cell myositis; T-cell immunodeficiency; nutrition; rheumatoid arthritis; and immune dysfunction.

Dr. Lavi's Certifications and Licenses include Board Certification in Internal Medicine, 2004-2014; Board Certification in Allergy/Immunology, 2006-2016; Board Certification in Pediatrics, 2007-2014; and Ohio Medical License 35-081866.

Dr. Lavi's Memberships include The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI); The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), Fellow; The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM); The American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow; The Cleveland Allergy Society, Vice President 2011-2012; The Robert A. Good Immunology Society, current member; and The Bromenn Regional Medical Center Institutional Review Board, 2007-2008.
 
Caryn A. Leifer, BA, RN, LNC, CALA;
Assisted Living and Nursing Home Expert
Ms. Leifer has over 15 years experience as a nurse and as a nursing home and assisted living health care professional including administration, operations, supervision, and practices; “standard-of-care” procedures; assisted living facilities inspections; assisted living regulations including nursing, pharmacy medication pass, dietary (kitchen cleanliness and resident nutritional status), and building maintenance, activities, etc; deficiencies and complaints; plans of corrections; dispute resolutions; federal (CMS), and state regulations; geriatric units; medication including insulin injections; nursing standards of practice; and nurse training.

Caryn has numerous Certifications including NJ Certified Assisted Living Administrator; Certified Federal Surveyor of Nursing Homes; Train the Trainer Instructor Workshop; and Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant.
 
Margo L. Logan;
Child/Daycare and Developmentally Disabled Adults Expert
Ms. Logan has over 30 years experience as a child and daycare expert and also a manager and teacher for Developmentally Disabled Adults. Her experience and expertise includes child care; daycare center administration, management, and practices, including standard-of-care; Child Protective Services (CPS) Litigation Consultant; trainer on child care government regulations; early childhood, elementary, and high school special needs programs; licensed child care investigator; foster care; developmentally disabled adults; family home child care; state child care management systems; Department of Early Learning (DEL) training; Independent Living Programs; and drug and alcohol issues.

Margo's Professional Affiliations include Chair, Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Chamber of Commerce, Yakima; Co-Chair, Personnel Committee Children's Home Society; Chair, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee, Seattle; Secretary, Washington State Chapter Board of the NASW, Seattle; NASW National Delegate, Washington State Chapter, Las Vegas and Washington, DC; Member, Statewide Customer Service Committee, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), 2000; Chair, Region 6 Customer Service Committee, DSHS, 2000; and Quality Improvement Child Care Orientation Committee, 2000.
 
Lawrence S. Mayer, MD, MS, PhD;
Medical and Epidemiology Expert
Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer has over 40 years experience as a Medical Health Physician with special expertise in Epidemiology and Biostatics. His expertise includes Epidemiology and Biostatistics; statistical data analysis; study and model review; valuation of epidemiological studies and clinical trials; meta-analysis; evaluation of causal content of epidemiological studies; drug and medical development and regulation; product liability; occupational and environmental exposures; medical malpractice; toxicology; cardiology; OB/GYN; surgery; psychiatry/neuropsychiatry; internal medicine; disease prognosis; biomedical informatics; multiple regression; time series modeling; stochastic processes; multivariate analysis; statistical inference; public policy; and energy analysis.

Dr. Mayer has over 100 publications and presentations. He is a Member of The Society of Epidemiological Research; The Society of Environmental Epidemiology; The Royal Statistical Society; The Society for Medical Decision Making; The American Statistical Association; The Biometrics Society; The Institute for Mathematical Statistics; The Psychometric Society; The Econometric Society; and The American Association for the Advancement of Science
 
Norman S. Miller, MD, JD, PLLC
Medical Expert
Dr. Miller has more than 25 years experience in the medical field, including psychiatry; addictions; medical malpractice; product liability; medications; neurology; criminal responsibility; independent medical evaluations; detoxification; and alcohol and drug addition, abuse and treatment.

Norm has been named as one of America's Top Doctors by The Best in American Medicine numerous times.  He has completed residencies in psychiatry, neurology, pathology, and internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in clinical pharmacology and has received his Jurist Doctorate.  He is licensed to practice both law and medicine in Michigan and has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Psychiatry, and Neurology.

He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry Medical Education Committee and is a past member of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism, the Assoc. for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists, and the American Psychiatric Association.  Norm currently sits on the admissions interview board for the College of Human Medicine, the Promotion and Tenure Committee, the Curriculum Development Group, and the Faculty Search Committee for Michigan State University.
 
Susan K. Murry, MSN, CRPN
Nursing Expert
Ms. Murry has more than 25 years experience as a nurse, including more than 10 as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Her experience includes patient care; nursing practices; medical facility "standard-of-care" procedures; OSHA compliance; school health; family care including pediatrics, gynecology and gerontology; occupational injury assessment and treatment; child abuse and neglect screening; communicable diseases including STD's; community health education; pharmacology; and pathophysiology.

Sue is an Advanced Practice Nurse with Prescriptive Authority (Ohio registration), a Certified Nurse Practitioner, and a Nursing Doctorate Candidate.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau; the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses; the Medical College of Ohio Alumni Association; and The Ohio State University Alumni Association.
 
Dr. Joseph S. Ohr, Jr, MD, RPh;
Medical Surgeon, Pharmacist, and Pathologist
Dr. Ohr has over 20 years experience as a pharmacist and 10 years experience as a pathologist and a Doctor of Medicine. Specific expertise includes anatomical, clinical, and trauma pathology; wounds; sudden infant death syndrome; cancers and tumors; therapeutics; tissue mortality; psychopharmacology; drugs and drug abuse; HIV; viruses and bioterrorism; CPR; and funeral home operations/procedures, including embalming.

Dr. Ohr holds the following licenses: American Board of Pathology Certification – Forensic Pathology, 2008; American Board of Pathology Certification – Anatomical Pathology, 2008; Physician and surgeon – Ohio, 2005; Physician and surgeon – Illinois, 2002; Board certified – registered pharmacist, Ohio, 1987; Permanent ECFMG certified, #0-574-847-0.

Dr. Ohr’s memberships include The National Association of Medical Examiners; The College of American Pathology; The American Society of Clinical Pathology; The Ohio State Medical Association; The Columbus Medical Association; and The Ohio State Pharmacy Association.
 
Thomas B. Peeler;
Plastics Expert
Part/mold design optimization; polymer materials; medical implants; CAE Analysis, including mold flow/cooling/warp analysis and FEA; problem solving and failure identification; design and cost assessments; material selection and performance; solids CAD modeling experience (Pro-E, Solidworks); process condition optimization; metal to plastic conversions; injection molding machines.
 
Bruce Podrat, MBA, MHA
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Expert
Mr. Podrat has over 30 years experience as a healthcare professional including community hospitals, multi-hospital systems, academic, medical, and research centers, managed care organizations, large physician entities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities; standard of care; ambulatory care environments; hospital and medical staff bylaws; interpretation of JCAHO standards; managed care contracting; administrative and billing compliance; calculation of lost earnings; health care facility policies and procedures; administrative and board of trustee standards; nursing home and assisted living facility standards, policies, and procedures; physician credentialing issues; special services including trauma, oncology, ER, neonatal, ICU, open heart, and OR; negligent hiring matters; physician contract matters; applicability of intermediate sanctions rules; contract disputes between institutions and providers of service; medical compliance issues; drug errors; patient falls; coding disputes; and evaluation of medical costs.  

Bruce’s credentials include an MBA/MHA from Northwestern University; a B.A. from State University of New York at Stony Brook; a Member of The Healthcare Financial Management Association; and a Member of The American College of Healthcare Executives.
 
Mitchell Z. Pollak, MD, FAAOS, CIME;
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Pollak has over 40 years experience as an Orthopaedic Surgeon. His expertise includes orthopaedic surgery; IME’s (Independent Medical Exams); medical record reviews; physical force anaylsis; bone healing; verbal and written reports; affidavits; depositions; and courtroom testimony.

Dr. Pollak’s Certifications include: The
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery;1978; The American Board of Independent Medical Examiners; 2006: Recertified; 2011; SEAK, IME; 2005; and SEAK Advanced IME Training; 2011.

His Affiliations include: The Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; The Oakland County Medical Society; The Michigan State Medical Society; The Michigan Orthopaedic Society; The Mid-America Orthopaedic Association; and The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
 
Duane B. Priddy, PhD
Materials/Chemistry Expert
Dr. Priddy has more than 35 years experience involving the analysis, design, manufacturing, and testing of organic materials and products, notably plastics.  Duane has served as an expert for litigation involving product defects, premises damage, and personal injuries. His area of expertise also includes medical implants (e.g. hip/ knee/ shoulder/ elbow).

Duane is a member of ACS (American Chemical Society) and has 65 U.S. patents.  He has authored more than 100 publications, including 5 encyclopedia articles and 8 book chapters, and has written more than 200 Dow Plastics Internal Research Reports.  He has also written and published a book entitled "Modern Styrenic Polymers" (Wiley, 2003).
 
Sheila M. Roof, BSN, RN, CNML, LNC;
Nursing Expert
Ms. Roof has over 40 years experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her expertise includes patient care; nursing practice; standard-of-care procedures; acute care; STEPPS care; dialysis and renal care; Medicare and Medicaid coverage; emergency department care; cardiac arrest; STEMI care; stroke care; arterial venous fistula care; certification of dialysis technicians; dermatology practice; regulatory compliance; medical records validation; allergy, dermatology, neurology, nephrology, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, and plastic surgery care; medical surgical care; CAPD training; chemotherapy treatments; ambulance transport; allergy care; surgical instrument handling and sterilization; surgical suite preparation; surgical technician; and medication administration.

Sheila's Certifications and Licensures include State of Michigan Nursing License, Legal Nurse Consultant Certification, and Nurse Manager Leader Certification.

Her Affiliations include: The Michigan Organization of Nurse Exectives (MONE); The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE); The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC); The National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA); and The Emergency Nurse Association (ENA).
 
Lawrence M. Roslinski, PhD
Toxicologist
Mr. Roslinski has more than 35 years experience in the field of environmental and occupational toxicology in both the private and public sectors.  Larry has been involved in all aspects of chemical hazard identification, regulatory requirements, and risk reduction -- related to health, safety, and toxicology. 

Larry is a member of the Society of Toxicology, the American Board of Toxicology, and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
 
Elliott Howard Saferin, MD, FACS;
Medical and Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Saferin has over 30 years experience as a medical surgeon, including plastic cosmetic, reconstructive, and laser surgery.

Dr. Saferin’s Certifications include Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, re-issued March 2009; Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED), re-issued March 2009; and American Board of Plastic Surgery, issued December 1983.

Dr. Saferin’s Licensures include Ohio No. 033770, issued 1971; Michigan No. 4301033933, issued 1974; California No. C51064, issued 2003; Nevada No. 11450, issued 2005; and Georgia No. 060604, issued 2007.

Dr. Saferin’s Memberships include the American Board of Plastic Surgery; the American College of Surgeons; the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; the Nevada State Medical Association; and the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons.
 
Samuel M. Salamon, MD, FRCSC, FACS;
Ophthalmology Expert
Dr. Salamon has over 20 years of ophthalmology experience including general ophthalmology; cataract and corneal surgery; corneal scar, injury, and transplantation; diabetic retinopathy; glaucoma; eyelid disorders; ocular infection; and review of medical records, verbal and written reports.

Samuel is certified by The National Board of Medical Examiners; The American Board of Ophthalmology; The Royal College of Surgeons, Canada; and The American College of Surgeons. His professional memberships include: The American Academy of Ophthalmology; The Ophthalmological Society; The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, Ohio; and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
 
Malton A. Schexneider, PT, MMSc;
Physical Therapist
Mr. Schexneider has almost 30 years experience as a Physical Therapist. His expertise includes physical therapy products and procedures; acute back and neck pain syndromes; orthopaedics; acupuncture; sports medicine; Cybex Isokinetics; sports physical therapy; podiatric physical therapy; craniofacial and vertebral therapeutics; exercise training; spinal stabilization; lumbar spine; lumbopelvic integration; functional orthopedics; cervical thoracic integration; soft tissue mobilization; strength and conditioning; knee injuries; whiplash injury biomechanics and traumatology; rotator cuff pathology; back braces; spinal bracing; tennis elbow; shin splints; IT band syndrome; suprascapular nerve entrapment; herniated discs; neural tension testing and treatment; pitching mechanics; and therapeutic exercise.

Malton's Certifications and Licenses include: Licensed Physical Therapist: Kentucky State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; Licensed Physical Therapist: Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; Board Certified Clinical Specialist Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty Counsel of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1992; and Certified Productivity Coach, National Association of Productivity Coaches, 2010.

His Professional Memberships include: The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); The Kentucky Chapter APTA; The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists; and The National Association of Productivity Coaches.
 
Robert B. Shuman, MD;
Pediatric Neurology/Neonatology
Dr. Robert B. Shuman has over 40 years experience as an Experimental Psychologist and Pediatric Neurology/Neonatology Medical Specialist. His extensive experience and expertise includes: pediatric neurology/neonatology; fetal development; perinatal medicine; birth defects; birth trauma; child development, including schooling; neuropathology; neurotoxicology; neurophysiology; epilepsy; neuroimaging: MRI, CAT, EEF; pharmacology; anatomic pathology; surgical pathology; surgical case review; peripheral nerve disease; stroke; spondylolisthesis; vitamin therapy; Downs Syndrome; electromyography; whiplash injuries; traumatic brain injury; frontal-subcortical circulation; advanced evoke potentials; migraines; headaches; depressive disorders; Alzheimer’s Disease; epileptogenesis; epilepsy; cocaine effects; closed head injuries; AED Therapy; ADHD; developmental disabilities; autism; brain tumors; neurosciences; child abuse; seizures; anti-depressive therapy; prenatal diagnosis; seasonal affective disorder; bipolar disorder; childhood depression; Tourette Syndrome; neuralgia; vagus nerve stimulation; intractable seizures; psychopharmacolory; antipsychotic and psychotropic therapy; and antiepileptic drugs.

Dr. Shuman’s Professional Achievements include:
NIH Training Fellowship in Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine; NIH (NINDS) Research Fellowship in Neuropathology; Fellow, Graduate College Faculty, University of Nebraska; The American Medical Student Assoc., GOLDEN APPLE AWARD for Distinguished Teaching; Fellow, Graduate College Faculty, University of Oklahoma; and Ambassador, International Congress of Neuropathology Delegation to the People's Republic of China.

Dr. Shuman’s Past and Present Memberships include:
The American Academy of Neurology; The American Association for the Advancement of Science; The American Association of Neuropathology; The American Medical Association; The American Society of Neuroimaging; The Child Neurology Society; The Council of Biology Editors, Inc.; The International Academy of Pathology; The National Foundation for the Prevention of Birth Defects, March of Dimes, S.E. Nebraska Chapter (Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee); The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Okla. Chapter (Professional Advisory Board); The National Tuberous Sclerosis Association, Secretary; The New York Academy of Sciences; The Oklahoma State Medical Association; The Pediatric Pathology Club; The Society for Experimental Neuropathology; The Indiana State Medical Association; The American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology; The American Epilepsy Society; and The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (formerly American EEG Society).
 
Henry A. Spiller, MS, D.ABAT, D.ABFE
Toxicologist
Mr. Spiller has more than 20 years experience in toxicology and research, including coordination of international projects with the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization on pesticide safety, among others. He has more than a decade of experience in training toxicologists and specialists in Poison Information as well as writing for the national certification exam for Specialists in Poison Information.  

Henry has been published in more than 200 publications on toxicology related subjects, including peer review medical/scientific journals, comprehensive toxicology textbooks and abstracts from scientific meetings. He has directed, as principal investigator, more than 35 multi-center national studies in toxicology. He has been recognized by Courts in; Malpractice, Toxic Tort claims, Cause of Death, Workers compensation, DUI, including interpreting drug and/or toxicology screen, blood alcohol results, Dram shop cases, post-mortem drug and or toxicology results. Henry has experience in more than 40,000 clinical cases and hundreds of post-mortem evaluations.

He is a Registered Professional Nurse in NJ and KY; is Director, AAPCC Certified Regional Poison Center; is a Diplomate, American Board of Applied Toxicology and a Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners; is a Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners; a Member, Society of Forensic Toxicologists; and is on the Board of Directors, American Board of Applied Toxicology.  Henry is a member of American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC); American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT); American Board of Applied Toxicology  (ABAT); Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT); and a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.
 
Alfred E. Staubus, PhD, PharmD
Toxicology and Pharmacology Expert
Dr. Staubus has over 35 years of experience in toxicology and pharmacology research including pharmacokinetics, biopharmaceutics, and radiology. He has special expertise including training, usage, and teaching with the following alcohol and drug testing machines: BAC DataMaster, Intoxilyzer 5000 and 8000, and Intoximeter EC/IR II.  

Al is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the College of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University and is a Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Toxicology Section; the Society for Scientific Detection of Crime (Past President); the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; and was formerly on the Editorial Staff of the Journal of Investigative Radiology.
 
Herbert J. Stern, MD, FACC, FSCAI;
Cardiologist
Dr. Stern has over 20 years experience in cardiac, cardiothoracic, and cardiovascular surgery; chest pain; down syndrome; drugs; heart catheterization; congenital heart disease; heart transplants; lesions; pulmonary atresia; arrhythmia; pulmonary hypertension; hypoplastic left heart syndrome; long QT syndrome; stents, balloons, and coils; cardioplegia; hypothermia; ventricular fibrillation; septal defects; pediatrics; pharmacology; sports medicine; strokes; Turner's Syndrome; echocardiography; and angiography.

Dr. Stern is a past or present Member of The American Board of Pediatrics; The American Heart Association; The Mecklenburg County Medical Society; The American College of Cardiology; The American Academy of Pediatrics; The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions; The Cardiovascular Society; The Adult Congenital Heart Association; and The Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
 
A. Robert Tantleff, MD, DR, RI
Radiologist
Dr. Tantleff has over 30 years of experience in diagnostic radiology; radiographic imaging; three dimensional radiography; MRI; cat scan; nuclear medicine; angiography; independent film review; second opinion; malpractice review; radiation safety; mammography; obstetrical and gynecological ultrasounds; and renal anatomy/radiology.

Robert has board certifications with the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology and Radiographic Imaging. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society; the Nassau County Medical Society; the New York State Radiology Society; the New York Roentgen Ray Society; the Long Island Radiology Society; the American College of Radiology Society; the New York State Medical Association; the Radiology Society of North America Society; the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Society; the American College of Legal Medicine Society; the American Roentgen Ray Society; the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; and the Clinical Magnetic Resonance Society.
 
Ewen C. Todd, PhD;
Food Safety and Public Health Expert
Dr. Todd has over 45 years experience as a Food Safety and Public Health Expert. His expertise includes food safety, including processing, handling, transporting, storing, and serving; food poisoning; hand hygiene; outbreak investigation; food science; hazards analysis and critical control points; restaurants and foodservice; disease transmission; toxicology; risk assessments; US and Canadian food regulations; and E.Coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, Botulism, Ciguatera, Yeast, and other agents.

Ewen’s publications include 114 research papers; 14 reviews; 30 book chapters and booklets; 40 departmental publications (including 10 annual summaries of food and waterborne disease in Canada); 37 conference proceedings; 9 laboratory methods; 56 investigational and editorial articles; 100 published abstracts; and 3 proceedings/book edits.


He also has over 400 presentations at national and international meetings, over 200 invitations to speak, and the presentation of 7 workshops.
 
Carolyn S. Turner, RN, CLNC;
Nursing Expert
Ms. Turner has over 25 years experience as a Nurse, including Certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant. Her expertise and experience includes nursing practices; patient care; standard-of-care procedures; critical care; surgical attendant; ambulatory care; dialysis; orthopedics; recovery room; neurology; obstetrics; hospice; palliative care; high risk obstetrical; pre-eclampsia; HELLP syndrome; ruptured membrane; renal failure; multiple gestations; trauma; basic life support; advanced cardiac life support; and pediatric life support.

Carolyn is a Member of The National Alliance of Legal Nurse Consultants (NALNC) and The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC). She also holds the following Certifications: Basis Life Support (BLS); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
 
Sander I. White, DDS;
Dentistry/Oral Surgery Expert
Dr. White has over 35 years experience as a Dentist and Oral Surgeon including dentistry and oral surgery; review dental and medical records; prosthodontics; clinical instructor; restorative dentistry; and dental implants.

Sander is a Fellow or Member of The International Congress of Oral Implantology, The Oral Surgery Honor Society; The Stomatognathic Honor Society; The John A. Kolmer Honorary Medical Society; and The Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics. He has also been a lecturer on reconstructive dentistry, and an advisor for The Seattle Implant Study Society.
 
Schield M. Wikas, DO, DF, FAOCD; Medical Dermatology Dr. Schield M. Wikas has over 30 years experience as an Internal Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine Specialist. His extensive experience and expertise includes osteopathic medicine; internal medicine; pharmacology; therapeutics; phlebology; dermal fillers; Botox injections; dermatology, including diseases, cancers, surgery, and injections; sclerotheraphy; hair transplantation/restoration; Staphylococcal Scaled-Skin Syndrome; Stevens-Johnson Syndrome; Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome; Hyperimmunoglobulin E. Syndrome; Scurvy; Epithelioid Angoisarcoma; Epithelioid Hemangioma; Scleromyxedema; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; cancer screening; venereal diseases; bacterial and fungal infections; cutaneous manifestations; hair and nail diseases; atopic dermatitis; cutaneous malignancy cancer; bullous diseases; Pyoderma Gangrenosum; acne/rosacea; and psoriasis therapy.

Dr. Wikas is Board Certified by The American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and is a Past or Present Member of the following Professional Organizations: The American Osteopathic Association; The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology; The American Academy of Dermatology; Honorary title Fellow of Distinction of the American Osteopathic College of Medicine; The American Medical Association; The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology; The Ohio State Medical Association; The Ohio Osteopathic Association; The District 8 Osteopathic Academy; The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery; The American College of Phlebology; and The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education. Dr. Wikas also has over 40 Professional Publications and Presentations.
 
Christy L. Yano, BSN-RN, MSN-CRNP, ANCC, AANP
Mrs. Yano has experience involving nursing; medical facility standard-of-care procedures; aesthetic medicine service procedures; women's health care; patient care assessments, including heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, telemetry reading, respiration rate, and pain block procedures.

Christy is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.  She is a Certified Nurse Practitioner, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and a Registered Nurse.
 
Scott M. Yano, PE
Electrical and Medical Equipment Expert
Mr. Yano has experience in designing, developing, and operating advanced diagnostic medical equipment.   His work has included developing medical equipment requirements and specifications and demonstrating equipment performance.

Scott’s experience includes the design, installation, and operation of power supplies; electronic wiring schematics; and instrumentation and control equipment.  He performs software programming; evaluates wireless (RF) and sound controlled equipment performance; and is involved in determining the effects of electromagnetic fields on equipment and personnel. 

Scott is a member of IEEE (Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers), Antennas and Propagation, Vehicular Technology, and Communication Societies.
 
Paula Zinsmeister, LPC, CRC, CDMS, CCM
Vocational and Life Care Planning Expert
Ms. Zinsmeister has over 30 years of vocational and life care planning experience including vocational testing; rehabilitation evaluations; life care planning; vocational opinions; case management; physical rehabilitation; return to work assessments; recruitment, supervision, and training for professional and support personnel; and employee performance evaluations.  

Paula is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Certified Case Manager, and a Certified Life Care Planner. 

Her professional memberships include: The International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Forensic Section; The International Academy of Life Care Planners; and The Northeast Ohio Case Management Network.