Surgery File Review Consultants
Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Medical File Review Consultants. The following list of board certified Surgery physicians are available to provide a Medical file review, Utilization review, Chart review, Peer review, Second opinion (2nd opinion), Underwriting report, Disability opinion, Pre-authorization, etc.
Ambar Matta, MD, FACSScottsdale, Arizona
Surgery - Board certified General Surgeon and a Fellow of American Board of Surgery. Highly skilled in minimally invasive general surgery, robotic surgery, and acute care surgery. Experienced Medical chart reviewer with over 7 years of experience. Extensive experience in medical error prevention, patient safety, medical legal chart review, peer review, and utilization management. Former chairman of surgery at 3 medical centers. Currently employed with Arizona Advanced Surgery as an acute care surgeon/surgical hospitalist. I have 2 weeks a month availability for chart review and peer review.
Thomas H. Wareing, MD HonorHealthPhoenix, Arizona
Thoracic Surgery, Surgery - Fellow American College of Surgeons and Fellow American College Cardiology Board certified Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery Extensive experience in credentialing/privileging/peer review for a multiple hospital system Quality and Safety Improvement in multiple hospital system Graduate training in Quality Improvement Intermountain Healthcare 2019 Cardiovascular Service line medical director 70+ peer reviewed scientific publications Former faculty Washington University School of Medicine 1988-1994 SEAK File Review training 2022
Edgar A Gamboa, M.D. Edgar A Gamboa MD Medical CorpPrunedale, California
Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Endovenous radiofrequency and laser ablation Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSD, 1985-96 Most Outstanding Alumnus, CIM, 2011 Most Outstanding Alumnus, USP, 2002 Fellow, American College of Surgeons, since 1990 Fellow, International College of Surgeons Fellow, SAGES Fellow, SPSA File review experience as Chair of Surgery (and Quality Review committees) at three hospitals in Hawaii and in California.
Kari F Jerge, MD, FACSSan Diego, California
Critical Care Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care - Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgeon with 8 years in full-time academic and clinical practice. Dual board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. Expertise in surgical critical care, trauma surgery, elective and emergency general surgery. Admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Member of multiple national surgical societies. Nominated for multiple teaching awards. Highly regarded skills in objective and thorough chart review, expert witness services, public speaking, deposition and trial testimony for both plaintiff and defendants.
Arathi Kumar, MDSan Jose, California
Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Alexander Marmureanu, MD California Heart and Lung Surgery Medical CenterLos Angeles, California
Surgery, Thoracic Surgery - Dr. Alexander Marmureanu is a prominent thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, with special expertise in the field of minimally invasive surgery where he developed and pioneered several techniques and procedures. Dr. Marmureanu completed his surgical training at NYU Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City, where he was actively involved in the field of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery research. His Thoracic Surgery Fellowship was completed at UCLA, where he continued to practice as UCLA faculty/Clinical Instructor, and then joined Cedars Sinai Medical staff.
Jennifer McNeil, MDAcampo, California
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery - As well as having a full time Colorectal Surgery practice, I have been teaching General Surgery Residents and medical students and am an Assistant Clinical Professor at Touro University. I have done chart review for Medical Quality in my current hospital for 3 years - reviewing patient charts from a surgical perspective. Previously I worked in the sole Colorectal Surgery group in Oklahoma City for 13 years and also did some case review on occasion for attorneys there. The majority of my work is laparoscopic and I am Board Certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Milton L Owens, MD, CMRancho Palos Verdes, California
Surgery - Dr Owens specializes in bariatric and general/abdominal surgery for people suffering from morbid obesity. He is currently Medical Director of Bariatrics at Chapman Global Medical Center, where he is Chief of Surgery. Dr. Owens has an extensive list of Academic Appointments ranging from 1974-present. He has served on Editorial Boards and has more than 45 journal Publications. He has a patent for a Kidney Insulating Device which was granted in February 1980. For more information see: http://coastalobesity.com/Coastal-Center-For-Obesity-Information/Meet-Dr-Milton-Owens.asp
Kamran Samakar, MDAltadena, California
Surgery - I am a board certified general surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC. I also serve as the Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program as well as Clinical Nutrition at Keck USC. My clinical practice encompasses full spectrum general surgery, acute care surgery, and bariatric surgery. I have a extensive experience in quality assurance, utilization, peer-review, medmal, and standard of care. I serve as the quality officer for the department of surgery and am active in research, teaching, and administration.
Aisha Shaheen, MD, MHARolling Hills Estates, California
Surgery, Surgical Critical Care - Dual board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery. In active clinical practice focusing on Surgical Critical Care and ICU Medicine. Extensive experience in medical file review including chart reviews, utilization reviews, underwriting reports, pre-authorizations, disability opinions and peer reviews.
Stephan Zweig, MD, FACSPacific Palisades , California
Surgery - 40+ years experience. Over 15,000 major cases. Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery UCLA. Trained at UC Irvine Affiliated Hospitals in General Surgery and Peripheral Vascular Surgery. Extensive advanced laparoscopic experience
Colin Knight, MDSouth Miami, Florida
Pediatric Surgery, Surgery - I've been performing outsourced peer review for well over a decade. I'm a volunteer faculty member at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
SOTIRIS STAMOU, MD, Ph.D, FACS Bayfront Medical CenterN. Redington beach, Florida
Surgery, Thoracic Surgery - Trained cardiothoracic surgeon. Experience in surgery of the heart, valve, minimally invasive surgery, aortic and endovascular surgery, lung and esophageal surgery, chest wall and diaphragm surgery. Leader in aortic and mitral valve surgery. Faculty appointment as Assistant professor of surgery at University of Miami. Experience with file review and Medical expert witness testimony.
Thomas J. Zaydon, MDMiami, Florida
Dermatology, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck, Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine - Voluntary Professor Plastic Surgery, University of Miami Fellow American College of Surgeons Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery Chief of Plastic Surgeon, Mercy Hospital
Pedram Zendehrouh, MD, PhDRockledge, Florida
Surgery - Extensive experience reviewing wound care & hyperbaric oxygen therapy documentation for medical necessity determination. Detailed familiarity with wound care LCDs for all MACs and HBO NCD. Knowledge of wound/ulcer etiologies, pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers of lower extremities, venous leg ulcers, arterial ulcers, atypical ulcers, non-healing surgical wounds, and traumatic wounds. Extensive experience in credentialing, quality assurance, patient safety, utilization management, peer-review, medical malpractice, and standard of care. Ten years of experience Medical Director and Assoc CMO.
Thomas J. Esposito, MD,MPH OSF Healthcare/ University of Illinois College of MedicineBrimfield, Illinois
Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care - Over 30 years experience in General Surgery (Emergency & Elective), Trauma Surgery, Burns, and Critical Care. Also served as Medical Director of a wound center. Extensive EMS experience, Experienced case reviewer. Numerous publications on preventable deaths and quality assurance.
Paul E. Pacheco, MD, FACS, FASCRS Springfield ClinicSpringfield , Illinois
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery - Dr. Pacheco is clinically active surgeon who is board certified in Colon & Rectal surgery and General surgery. He has been in clinical practice since 2012. He is on the clinical faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He serves as the Chair of the Department of General Surgery at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and is the medical director of the Outpatient Surgical Center. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Springfield Clinic. His interest and experience in file review began while serving on peer-review, quality control, and medical executive committees.
Suzanne A Hoekstra, MD Northern Light Mercy Breast CarePortland, Maine
Surgery - Director of the NL Mercy Breast Center. Practice is 100% breast which includes evaluation and treatment for benign and malignant breast disease as well as high risk screening and genetic evaluation and testing. In practice for over 24 years. Director of the NL Mercy Lymphedema Center. NAPBC site reviewer. Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of New England College of Medicine. Proctor medical students and nurse practitioner students.
William Epps, MD SuperPosition Consulting, LLCBowie, Maryland
Plastic Surgery, Surgery - Over 15 years of medical experience. Board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery. I hold leadership positions in the departments of general surgery and plastic surgery . With a wealth of overall medical knowledge, my ability to work well with others makes me a valuable asset. I sit on committees overseeing provider clinical performance improvement across all medical and surgical specialties as well as operating room management. Chart reviews, file reviews, utilization management decisions, appeals review, peer reviews, and medical legal consulting are my areas of expertise.
Nina J Paonessa, D.O., FACOSWall, New Jersey
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Proctology, Surgery - Fellowship trained and practicing colon and rectal surgeon. Participated in Peer chart review for general surgery, colon and rectal surgery and endoscopic procedures (colonoscopies).
Emil Shakov, MD Specialty Physicians, PCFreehold, New Jersey
Surgery - I am a board certified General Surgeon who has been performing File Reviews since 2015 for Utilization Management, Causality, Auto Injury, Disability, Appropriate Care, Standards of Care review.
Teddi Swidinsky, MD, FACSLas Vegas, New Mexico
Elizabeth Bowdish, MDHamburg, New York
Pediatric Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care - Located in Buffalo, NY area Very excited about my future career in file review Described as meticulous and very attentive to detail Board certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and pediatric surgery Sub-specialty in pediatric surgical critical care Also have experience in acute/emergent cancer care
Joseph L Byrne, MDRochester, New York
Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vascular Surgery - Completed Vascular Surgical Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, 15-year experience as Medical Director of Wound Care Center in Syracuse. Currently doing surgical case reviews for American Health Holding.
william doscher, M.D.Great Neck, New York
Surgery, Vascular Surgery - Expertise in venous and thrombotic disorders Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Zucker/Northwell School of Medicine
Alyssa R Golas, MDNew York, New York
Plastic Surgery, Surgery - Section Chief of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone
Juanne Osigweh, MD, MPH, FACSBuffalo, New York
Surgery, Surgical Critical Care - Areas of practice experience: - Experienced in all aspects of critical care management - medical, surgical, cardiac, and neurologic critical care including trauma and burns. Additional expertise in critical care oncology. Experienced in discharge appeals, disability reviews, prior authorization, peer review, quality of care, and utilization reviews.
Michail Shafir, MD MPH FACS Michail Shafir MDNew York, New York
Surgery - Fellow, American College of Surgery Special interest in Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine tumors, melanoma and surgical oncology
Xenophon P Xenophontos, MD Long Island Vascular & Surgical, PCGarden City, New York
Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Ashish K Jain, MDCharlotte, North Carolina
Surgery, Vascular Surgery - 1) General Surgery Residency at UNC-Chapel Hill 2) Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Northwestern University 3) Registered Physician for Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation 4) Specialize in open vascular surgery and endovascular surgical procedures
Shannnon M Foster, MD FACS SMF Coverage & Solutions LLCReading, Pennsylvania
Surgery, Surgical Critical Care - Leadership roles in multiple professional organizations and institutional committees including Ethics, Credentials, By-Laws, and Surgical Quality. Previous positions include oversight and responsibility to review all Performance Improvement and Quality efforts for Divisional and Departmental initiatives as well as individual provider performance measures. Experience with both focused-question and global external and internal chart review for performance and quality measures. Areas of interest expand beyond the usual Trauma/Surgical Critical Care spectrum to prevention and palliation.
Cabot S Murdock, MD Stratford Ventures, LLCSouth Jordan, Utah
Surgery - Scope of practice is acute care general surgery and robotic surgery. Director of Robotic Surgery at Riverton Hospital and active in robotic proctoring. Current Division Chief of General Surgery and prior Department Chair of surgery, 12 years of peer reviews. Current Expert Medical Witness. 20 years of military service as active duty, guardsmen and now in the reserves. Chief Medical Officer of Fierce Fighting Championship, LLC, professional MMA promotion.
Phillip A Dean, MD University of Washington Valley Medical CenterFederal Way, Washington
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery - File review experience in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery
David Stuart, MDBeckley, West Virginia
Surgery - Chairperson Department of Surgery Beckley Appalachian Regional Healthcare Chairperson Department of Surgery Summer’s Appalachian Regional Healthcare Chairperson Department of Surgery Avalon University School of Medicine Associate Professor of Surgery Lincoln Memorial University School of Medicine
You can also find Surgery File Review Consultants who are licensed in:New York, Washington, Maryland, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Maine, North Carolina, Florida, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New Mexico