Louis Flancbaum, MD

1218 East Laurelton Parkway
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: 201-663-1010
Fax: 201-357-2675

Intoduction
Louis Flancbaum, MD has expertise in general surgery, trauma surgery, GI surgery, bariatric surgery, surgical critical care, and nutrition support with over 20 years of clinical experience. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Critical Care Medicine, and American College of Chest Physicians, and 25 professional societies, Dr Flancbaum has had faculty appointments at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, The Ohio State University and Columbia University. He has published 2 books and over 120 peer-reviewed papers and is available for review and expert testimony in medical malpractice cases and insurance reviews and appeals.

Background

Dr. Flancbaum is a nationally recognized authority in general surgery, trauma surgery, GI surgery, bariatric surgery, surgical critical care, and nutrition support.

Most recently, Dr Flancbaum served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Director of Bariatric Services at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove (NSUH-GC. Prior to joining NSUH-GC, Dr Flancbaum was Director of Bariatric Surgery at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY, Chief of Trauma, Critical care and Nutrition Support at The Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus, OH, where he established the bariatric surgery program, and Director of Surgical Critical Care at UMDNJ-.Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago as well as a fellowship in Traumatology and Critical Care at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems in Baltimore, MD. Dr Flancbaum is board certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Nutrition Support, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians and over 25 professional societies. He has had faculty appointments at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Ohio State and Columbia University. He has authored 2 books, including The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: How to make the Decision That Could Save Your Life (Bantam Press, 2003), a book on weight loss surgery for lay people as well as over 120 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr Flancbaum is available for expert review and testimony in medical malpractice cases and expert review in insurance matters, such as determination of medical necessity and appeals.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BS, MD

Licensed in NY, active

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Fellow: American College of Surgeons,
Fellow: American College of Critical Care Medicine,
Fellow: American College of Chest Physicians
American Association for the Advancement of Science (1997)
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (1988)
American College of Chest Physicians ñ Fellow (1997)
American College of Critical Care Medicine ñ Fellow (1990)
American College of Surgeons ñ Fellow (1987)
American Federation for Clinical Research (1988)
American Institute of Nutrition (1993)
American Medical Association (1983)
American Obesity Association (1996)
American Physiciansí Fellowship for Medicine in Israel (1997)
American Society for Bariatric Surgery (1997)
American Society for Clinical Nutrition (1993)
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (1984)
Association for Academic Surgery (1984)
Central Surgical Association (1991)
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (1987)
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (1997)
International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care (1991)
New York Surgical Society (2004)
North American Association for the Study of Obesity (1992)
Robert M. Zollinger Surgical Society (1990)
Shock Society (1985)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (1991)
Society of Critical Care Medicine (1984)
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1991)
Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (1991)
Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (1991)
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (1989)
Southeastern Surgical Congress ñ Fellow (1985)
Surgical Infection Society (1987)
Warren H. Cole Society (1985)

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Upon request

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Upon request

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Upon request

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: General surgery, bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care, surgical infections, surgical complications, nutrition support

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Upon request

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Upon request

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

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Upon request

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Upon request

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

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

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Review records, depositions, compose reports and testimony as expert witness in medical malpractice, insurance and related cases

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500/hr

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500/hr

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $2500 for initial 2 hrs, $1000/hr thereafter

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $10,000 per day

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel, lodging, meals

References

References available upon request.

Publications