Alina M Grigore

Dr. Alina M Grigore

Anesthesia Medical Group
1207 Ilsemont Place
Matthews , NC 28105
Mobile: 713-203-2475
Office: 713-203-2475
Introduction

I graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, subsequently I completed my residency in anesthesiology at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University, in New York City which was followed by two years of fellowship training in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia at Duke University. During my second year at Duke, I obtained a Masters Degree in Health Sciences and Clinical Research.
My over 20 years of clinical expertise includes, but not limited to perioperative care of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, placement of ventricular assist devices, heart, lung and liver transplantation, thoracic aortic surgery and lung surgery. I have extensive experience with intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography examination of cardiac surgical patients.


Areas of Expertise
  • Anesthesiology
  • Biomedical
  • Brain Injury
  • Cardiology
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain Management
  • Trauma Surgery/Trauma Medicine

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Medical Doctor
Master Health Science Duke University
Diplomat of American Board of Anesthesiology
National Board of Echocardiography- Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
Medical Licenses: North Carolina, South Carolina, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, West Virginia, CaliforniaNO
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Medical Association
Association of University Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesiology
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
American Heart Association
American Society of Echocardiography
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: National Presentation
1. Controversies in Case Management and Panel Discussion - Society of Cardiovascular
Anesthesiologists 24th Annual Meeting and Workshop, April 20-24, 2002, New York, New York.
2. Heart Transplantation, Indications and Perioperative Management - Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 25th Annual Meeting and Workshop, April 26-30, 2003,
3. Spinal Cord Injury and Thoracic Aorta Surgery - Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 25th Annual Meeting and Workshop, April 26-30, 2003, Miami, Florida.
4. Left Heart Bypass : What’s the Data and When is It Indicated ?
American Society of Anesthesiologists 2004 Annual Meeting, October 23-27, 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada.

5. Echocardiography for Heart Failure: Echo for Assist Devices and the Total Artificial Heart – Clinical Decision Making in the Cardiac Surgery Patient, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 8th Annual Comprehensive Review and TEE Update, February 14-19, 2005, San Diego, California.
6. Echocardiography for Heart Failure: You are the Intraoperative Echocardiography Consultant: Case Discussions With the Experts – Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Clinical Decision Making in the Cardiac Surgery Patient, February 14-19, 2005, San Diego, California.
7. Left Ventricular Devices Now and Tomorrow – Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, 10th Annual Update on Cardiopulmonary Bypass, March 13-18, 2005, Snowmass, Colorado.
8. Pulmonary Hypertension: Etiologies, Therapies, and Case Studies; Moderator– Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, 27th Annual Meeting and Workshop, May 14-18, 2005, Baltimore, Maryland.
9. Perioperative Care of Congestive Heart Failure Patients. Cardiac Anesthesia Learning Track, Clinical Forum- American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, October 22-26,2005, Atlanta.
10. Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest, Problem-Based Learning Discussion, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, 28th Annual Meeting and Workshop, April 29-May 3, 2006, San Diego, California.
11. Intraoperative Echocardiography for Ventricular Assist Devices, Third Annual Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop, MD Anderson Cancer Center, August 19-20, 2006, Houston, Texas.
12. You Are the Intraoperative Echocardiography Consultant: Case Presentations, Fourth Annual Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop, MD Anderson Cancer Center, August 19-20, 2006, Houston, Texas.
13. Ventricular Assist Devices, Grand Rounds, February 28, Baylor College of Medicine, 2007, Houston, Texas.
14. Intraoperative Echocardiography for Ventricular Assist Devices, Third Annual Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop, MD Anderson Cancer Center, November 4-5, 2007, Houston, Texas.
15. Transesophageal Echocardiography and Vascular Access Workshop. Cardiac Anatomy Imaging and Hemodynamics Workshop. American Society of Anesthesiology. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, November 10-11, 2007, Phoenix, Arizona.
16. Transesophageal Echocardiography and Vascular Access Workshop. Case Presentation. American Society of Anesthesiology. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, November 10-11, 2007, Phoenix, Arizona.
17. Intraoperative Imaging of Ventricular Assist Devices and Total Artificial Heart. 21st Annual State-of-the-Art Echocardiography. March 2-6, 2008, Phoenix, Arizona.
18. Temperature Management during Cardiopulmonary Bypass. International Anesthesia Research Society, March 31, 2008, San Francisco, California.
19. Temperature Management During Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Grand Rounds, Mayo Clinic Hospital, August 11, 2008, Phoenix, Arizona.
20. Spinal Cord Protection during Thoracic Aortic Procedures. Problem Based Learning Discussion, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 18-23, 2008, Orlando, Florida.
21. Intraoperative Echocardiography for Ventricular Assist Devices, Fifth Annual Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop, MD Anderson Cancer Center, February 21-22, 2009, Houston, Texas.
22. You Are the Intraoperative Echocardiography Consultant: Case Presentations, Fifth Annual Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop, MD Anderson Cancer Center, February 21-22, 2009, Houston, Texas.
23. Patient with Hypercoagulable Disorder has Problems With Bleeding and Clotting. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 17-21, 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana.
24. Medically Challenging Cases; Moderator. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 17-21, 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana.
25. Intraoperative Echocardiography for Ventricular Assist Devices, Sixth Annual Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop, MD Anderson Cancer Center, March 6-7, 2010, Houston, Texas.
26. You Are the Intraoperative Echocardiography Consultant: Case Presentations, Sixth Annual Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop, MD Anderson Cancer Center, March 6-7, 2010, Houston, Texas.
27. Perioperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension. Problem Based Learning Discussion, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, 32nd Annual Meeting, April 27, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana.
28. Spinal Cord Protection During Thoracic Aortic Procedures. Problem Based Learning Discussion, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 15-19, 2010, Orlando, Florida.
29. Rewarming and Temperature Management. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 15-19, 2010, Orlando, Florida.
30. Anesthetic Challenges in the Hypercoagulable Patient. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 15-19, 2010, Orlando, Florida.
31. Pumonary Embolism During Liver Transplantation in a Patient with Fulminant Hepatic Failure (2), Problem-Based Learning Discussion, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 16-20, 2010, San Diego, California.
32. Spinal Cord Protection During Thoracic Aortic Procedures (2), Problem-Based Learning Discussion, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 16-20, 2010, San Diego, California.
33. Management of Patient for Pulmonary Embolectomy, Panel, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting October 17, 2010, San Diego, California.
34. Medically Challenging Cases, Poster Moderator (2), American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting October 17, 2010, San Diego, California.
35. Rewarming and Temperature Management, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting October 20, 2010, San Diego, California.
36. Spinal Cord Protection During Thoracic Aortic Procedures (2), Problem-Based Learning Discussion, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 16, 2011, Chicago, Illinois.
37. Medically Challenging Cases, Poster Moderator (2), October 17, 2011, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois.
38. “Advanced Perioperative Echocardiography Workshop” American Society of Anesthesiologist Annual Meeting October 13, 2012 Washington D.C.
39. Spinal Cord Protection During Thoracic Aortic Procedures (2), Problem-Based Learning Discussion, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 15-16, 2012, Washington, D.C.
40. “Recent advances in ventricular assist devices” Society of cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting April 9, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia
41. “Sudden-onset Pericardial Tamponade During Femoral Venous Cannulation” American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 13-17, 2012, Washington, D.C.
42. “Recent Advances in Ventricular Assist Devices” Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, April 6-10, 2013, Miami, Florida
43. Spinal Cord Protection During Thoracic Aortic Procedures (2), Problem-Based Learning Discussion, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2013, San Francisco, California
44. Basic TEE Workshop, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2013, San Francisco, California

International Presentations:
1. High Dose Magnesium and Platelet Function in Patients Undergoing CABG. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 23rd Annual Meeting and Workshop, May 5-9, 2001, Vancouver, Canada.
2. Ventricular Assist Devices: Classification, Selection and Perioperative Management – Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 26th Annual Meeting and Workshop, April 24-28, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.
3. Economics of Fast Tracking: Are Expensive Drugs Necessary? Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 29th Annual Meeting and Workshop, April 22-25, 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
4. Poster Discussion Moderator. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 29th Annual Meeting and Workshop, April 22-25, 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
5. Surgical Interventions for Heart Failure, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 26th Annual Symposium: Clinical Update in Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Perioperative Medicine. January 21-25, 2008, Acapulco, Mexico.
6. Management Considerations for Axial Flow Device Implantation. How Are These Devices Different From Pulsatile Ventricular Assist Devices? Problem-Based Learning Discussion Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, 30th Annual Meeting and Workshop, June 21, 2008, Vancouver, Canada.
7. Echocardiographic Assessment of Ventricular Assist Devices 47th Romanian Congress of Cardiology, September 20, 2008, Sinaia, Romania.
8. Surgical Interventions for Heart Failure. Mount Sinai School of Medicine 27th Annual Symposium: Clinical Update in Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Perioperative Medicine. January 18-23, 2009, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
9. Surgical Options for Heart Failure. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Czech Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine June 14-16, 2009 Prague, Czech Republic.
10. The Geriatric Patient With Heart Failure. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 27th Annual Symposium: Clinical Update in Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Perioperative Medicine. January 17-22, 2010 Paradise Island, Bahamas.
11. Ventricular Assist Devices. 12th International Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, September 21-24, 2010, Beijing, China.
12. Periop Management of Hypercoagulable States. 29th Annual Symposium: Clinical Update in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine, January 16-21, 2011, French West Indies.
13. Perioperative Management of VAD Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery. Mexican College Meeting, June 4, 2011, Mexico City, Mexico.
14. Perioperative Management of Geriatric Patients with Heart Failure. Mexican College Meeting, June 4, 2011, Mexico City, Mexico.
15. “Spinal Cord Protection During Open and Endovascular Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms” 2nd International Congress: Anesthesia for Seniors, June 6-9, 2012, Prague Czech Republic.
16. “Temperature Regimens during Cardiac Surgery” Department of Anesthesiology Grand Round, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center, May 2, 2013, Jerusalem, Israel.

Visiting Professorships:

1. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, February 20-21, 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona.
2. Surgical Interventions for Heart Failure, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, March 27, 2008, Houston, Texas.
3. Ventricular Assist Devices Today and Tomorrow, University of Miami, August 21, 2008, Florida.
4. Temperature Management During Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Resident Lecture, Yale University, October 7, 2008, New Haven.
5. Surgical Options for Heart Failure, Grand Rounds, Yale University, October 8, 2008, New Haven.
6. Surgical Options for Heart Failure, Grand Rounds, University of Maryland School of Medicine, July 23, 2009, Baltimore, Maryland.
7. Temperature Management During Cardiac Surgery, West Virginia University,
November 14, 2012, Morgantown, West Virginia

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: None
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Entering the field of Medical Expert Witness
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Entering the field of Medical Expert Witness
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Entering the field of Medical Expert Witness
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Entering the field of Medical Expert Witness
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Entering the field of Medical Expert Witness
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Entering the field of Medical Expert Witness
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Entering the field of Medical Expert Witness
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Entering the field of Medical Expert Witness
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, medical reports, depositions, court testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500/h
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500/h
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $1000/h
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $1000/h
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: 5 hour retainer kindly requested

Court Testimony Half Day (4 hours or less) $5000
Appearance will be cancelled if fee not received at least one week prior to date + expenses including travel time.

Court Testimony Full Day (over 4 hours) $8000
Appearance will be cancelled if fee not received at least one week prior to date + expenses including travel time.

References

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