Dr. Alan M. Steinman, MD, MPH

Steinman Maritime Consulting Services
4720 Cooper Point Rd, NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: 253-229-4088

Dr. Steinman is an expert in maritime medicine with particular emphasis on sea-survival, drowning and hypothermia. He has served as Surgeon General (Director of Health and Safety) for the U.S. Coast Guard, as medical advisor to the Coast Guard's Chief of Operations, and as rescue physician on numerous Coast Guard search and rescue missions. He has an international reputation in hypothermia and cold-water survival.

Dr. Steinman is widely published in the field of environmental medicine, including a chapter on immersion hypothermia in a leading textbook of emergency medicine. His research into human cold-water immersion and hypothermia merited the prestigious Arnold D. Tuttle Award from the Aerospace Medicine Association. The results from his human hypothermia studies serve as the basis of current U.S. Coast Guard cold-water survival time charts.

Dr. Steinman is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine; he is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. His Doctor of Medicine degree is from the Stanford School of Medicine; his post-graduate medical training was at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Steinman has experience in both federal and state courts serving as an expert witness in numerous cases involving sea-survival, drowning, and hypothermia and fitness for duty in maritime occupations.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Doctor of Medicine
Master of Public Health
Board Certification in Occupational Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Professional Affiliate, Health Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute, Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lecturer, Uniformed University of Health Sciences (U.S. Armed Forces Medical School)
American Occupational Medicine Association
American College of Preventive Medicine

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Numerous lectures and presentations, to both international and national audiences and professional societies, on sea-survival, drowning, and hypothermia. See Resume for details.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Never

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: @ 70 cases over the past 13 years

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Drowning, hypothermia, cold-water survival, sea-survival, maritime occupational medicine

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: @ 60%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: @ 40%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 25

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: June, 2012

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 12- most recent trial testimony was March, 2012

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 12

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 16

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting, medical records review, reports

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $475

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $475

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $650 (in my local area) or $4000 per day if overnight travel is required

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $650 (in my local area) or $4000 per day if overnight travel is required

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: $4750 retainer, covering the initial 10 hours of work;
travel expenses; mailing, fax and photocopying expenses;

References

Ms. Jeanne Franken
Torts Branch, Civil Division
U.S. Department of Justice
7-5395 Federal Building
P.O. Box 36028
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3463
(415) 436-6644
jeanne.franken@usdoj.gov

Mr. Robert L. Klawetter
Eastham, Watson, Dale & Forney, L.L.P., Attorneys at Law
Twentieth Floor, The Niels Esperson Building
808 Travis
Houston, Texas 77002-5769
(713) 225-0905
Klawetter@easthamlaw.com

Mr. Joel P. Smyer
Anderson, Smyer & Riddle, L.L.P.
University Centre I, Suite 110
1300 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Mr. Douglas C. Boatright
Isaac, Brant, Ledman & Teetor, LLP
Attorneys at Law
250 East Broad Street
Suite 900
Columbus, OH 43215-3742

Ms.Jennifer L. Thornton
Stanley, Flanagan & Reuter, L.L.C.
Counsellors at Law
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70112





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