General Surgery File Review Consultants

Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Medical File Review Consultants. The following list of board certified General 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.

Thomas H. Wareing, MD


Phoenix, Arizona
Thoracic Surgery, General 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

Milton L Owens, MD, CM

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
General 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:

Aisha Shaheen, MD, MHA

Rolling Hills Estates, California
General 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, FACS

Pacific Palisades , California
General 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

David D Gerding, MD

Boulder, Colorado
General Surgery

Joseph Bennett, MD


Newark, Delaware
General Surgery - Dr. Bennett has over 25 years of experience and is a board-certified general surgeon trained at the University of Chicago, and a fellowship trained surgical oncologist from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Bennett is the Chief of Surgical oncology at a large academic hospital and a core teaching faculty member. He is director of the hepatobiliary-pancreas multidisciplinary team, and the gastric, melanoma and sarcoma multidisciplinary team.

Hien Nguyen, MD

Camden, Delaware
General Surgery - Addiction medicine experience- owns several addiction clinics Urgent Care experience- owns several urgent care clinics Emergency Medicine experience Previous Chairman department of surgery Wound Care experience

Colin Knight, MD

South Miami, Florida
Pediatric Surgery, General 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.

Joshua G Barton, MD, MBA

Eagle, Idaho
General Surgery - Surgical practice includes liver, pancreas, biliary (HPB) and Bariatrics in addition to general surgery.

Thomas J. Esposito, MD, MPH

Uninversity of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

Brimfield, Illinois
Critical Care Medicine, General Surgery - Over 30 years of experience practicing elective and emergency general surgery, trauma surgery, burn surgery, surgical critical care and wound healing. I hold current board certifications in general surgery and surgical critical care. I have an appointment as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria. I have extensive experience in chart review and quality assurance as well as experience as an expert witness for both plaintiff and defense.

William Epps, MD

SuperPosition Consulting, LLC

Bowie, Maryland
Plastic Surgery, General 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.

Aboubakr Khairat, FACS, MRCSI, CABS


Ellicott City, Maryland
General Surgery - Dr. Aboubakr Khairat, MD, is a highly skilled double-board certified general surgeon, specializing in both pediatric and adult surgery. Trained in Qatar as a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Khairat further honed his expertise through additional training in adult general surgery in the United States. Currently practicing as an abdominal and bariatric surgeon in the United States, he brings a wealth of experience and proficiency to his patients.

Lauren Kane, MD


Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery - Dr. Kane graduated cum laude from the University of Texas Arlington and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Houston School of Medicine. Completed her general surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX. She completed her Thoracic Surgery Residency at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. She finished her Congenital Cardiac Surgery fellowship at the University of Southern California, Children’ Hospital of Los Angeles. She is triple board certified in all of the noted specialties.

Kelly James, MD

Independence, Missouri
General Surgery - Wound Care

John L. Holup, DO

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
General Surgery - America board of Surgery board certified surgeon. Over 30 years experience in Surgery including extensive experience with bariatric surgery. America Board of Wound Care Management, Certified Wound care Specialist Physician. Over 10 years experience with all aspects of wound care and working with extended care and rehabilitation facilities.

Nina J Paonessa, D.O., FACOS

Brielle, New Jersey
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Proctology, General 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, PC

Freehold, New Jersey
General 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, Peer Reviews. I am also an Expert Witness in general surgery. I offer a fast turn around in cases.

Teddi Swidinsky, MD, FACS

Las Vegas, New Mexico
General Surgery

Joseph L Byrne, MD

Rochester, New York
General 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.

Michail Shafir, MD MPH FACS

Michail Shafir MD

New York, New York
General 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, PC

Garden City, New York
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Shannnon M Foster, MD FACS

SMF Coverage & Solutions LLC

Reading, Pennsylvania
General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care - Policy and best practice creator via expansive leadership roles in multiple professional organizations and training/experience in areas of medical Ethics, Credentialing, 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/quality/utilization measures. Areas of interest expand beyond General Surgery/Trauma/Surgical Critical Care spectrum to prevention + palliation. Utilization review. Disability review.

Jojy M. George, M.D.

PGC Medical

Spring, Texas
General Surgery - American Board of Wound Management, Certified 2011-Present



Anesthesiology, Pain, Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic, General Surgery - Dual board certified in Anesthesia and Pain Mgt in DFW area. Experienced at varied clinical settings. Personal Injury, Auto, etc. Serve on multiple hospital leadership committees such as credentials committee, medical executive, bylaws, and rules and regulations. Very experienced in assessing physician documentation for standard of medical care and compliance reasons. Able to provide detail evaluation for appropriate charges Well versed with pain mgt procedures. Other skills: -expert witness -controverting affidavits -dedicated staff and quick turn around times

Cabot S Murdock, MD

Stratford Ventures, LLC

South Jordan, Utah
General 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.

David Stuart, MD

Beckley, West Virginia
General 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

Leith I Brown, MS, DO

Park Falls, Wisconsin
General Surgery
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