I am Dr. John Rudoff, a board-certified physician with a full-time practice of adult cardiology/cardiovascular disease. I am in the full-time clinical practice of consultative, diagnostic, and invasive cardiology. I practice in Oregon, and am licensed also in California and Pennsylvania.
I am an experienced cardiologist and critical-care physician, and board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology. I can review cases and medical records to determine the merits of the medical care described therein. I can focus on cardiovascular issues arising from events in emergency rooms, intensive care units, and other in-patient and out-patient settings.
In general, my practice and expertise is in the diagnosis and management of adult cardiovascular disease. Specific areas of expertise include complications of invasive or non-invasive therapy, questions about selection of types of treatment for individual patients (either office- or hospital-based), propriety and timeliness of referral, and so on. My areas of greatest expertise include diagnosis and management of heart attack, angina, heart failure, arrhythmia, and their complications. I am skilled in all invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostic methods, including angiography, ultrasound, and nuclear studies, and I regularly use these all in my daily clinical practice. I did quality review for Oregon's PRO for two years, and consult for a very few legal cases each year. In carefully selected cases I am willing to depose and testify, exclusively in my areas of cardiology expertise.
Kindly note that legal reviews and consultation comprise a very small portion of my total professional activity, making up less than 10% of my total efforts. The other 90% is composed entirely of direct patient care activity and a small portion of teaching. I am a full time clinical cardiologist.
BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: M. D.
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
American Medical Association
Multnomah County Medical Society
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Numerous lectures on cardiology-related topics
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Approximately 50, at all levels, from brief case review through trial testimony
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Cardiology/Cardiovascular Medicine only.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 35%. This number is very approximate.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 65%. This number is very approximate.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 8. This number is very approximate.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Uncertain (I do not know how this process occurs.)
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Three times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Approximately 10
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, case review, expert testimony. I do not do workers compensation second opinions.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All expenses provided at cost only.