Christina Sanders is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with bachelors and masters degrees from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She serves as a nurse practitioner expert witness for both plaintiff and defense cases.
During nursing school, Ms. Sanders received multiple awards for clinical expertise and academic excellence. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an adult nurse practitioner. She also received a bachelor’s degree in government with a concentration in public policy from the University of Notre Dame before starting nursing school. In 2003, she enrolled at the Vickie Milazzo Institute and completed the course work and examination to become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.
Christina Sanders has been a registered nurse since 1998 and a nurse practitioner since 2000. She started her nursing career in the emergency department at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completing her Masters in 2000, she began practicing as an adult nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology with a large private practice group in New Jersey. From 2004 to 2012 she worked for Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California in outpatient cardiology. In the spring of 2012 she joined San Diego Cardiovascular Associates, a private practice focused on both inpatient and outpatient cardiac medicine. Clinical areas of interest include coronary artery disease (CAD), angina, atrial fibrillation, hypertension (HTN), heart attack (MI), stroke, cholesterol, obesity and cardiac stress testing.
Christina started her independent legal nurse consulting business in 2007. Christina has been a member of the AALNC-San Diego Chapter since 2006 and has served on the chapter's board since 2009.
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Areas of Expertise
- Cardiovascular Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Legal Nurse Consultant
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: EDUCATION:
The University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts in Government, 1996
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (Adult Nurse Practitioner), 2000
Certificate of Appreciation: Recognized commitment to nursing education, 2004
Ruth Dale Ogilby Award: Recognized outstanding academic performance, 2001
Mary and Grainger Marburg Award: Recognized outstanding clinical expertise, 1998
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 1998
California Registered Nurse License, # 638337
California Nurse Practitioner License and Furnishing Number, # 14902
Drug Enforcement Agency, # MB0693134
Vickie Milazzo Institute, Houston, Texas
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC), 2003-2010
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Course, Escondido, California
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, 2007
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
Board Member since 2009
American College of Cardiology (ACC)
California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: INVITED LECTURES:
“Highlights of American College of Cardiology,” March 2006. Presented synopsis of
current research from the American College of Cardiology national conference to an
audience of health care professionals.
“Cardiology 2008,” Del Mar Community Connections lecture, February 2008.
“Hot Topics in Cardiology: Questions and Answers for the Young and Young at
Heart,” Community lectures in August 2007 and
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: • Educate attorneys regarding medical facts and issues relating to a case or claim
• Review medical records, evidence and applicable literature to determine the merit of a case
• Define applicable Standards of Care
• Evaluate cases for deviations from and adherences to applicable Standards of Care
• Assess alleged causation, contributing factors and damages
• Review, organize and summarize medical records
• Identify missing medical records
• Screen for record tampering
• Research the medical literature and apply this information to the case analysis
• Prepare chronologies of medical events and correlate them with the allegations
• Interview witnesses, experts and involved parties
• Identify, retain and interface with appropriate expert witnesses
• Serve as a liaison between attorneys, health care providers, testifying experts, witnesses, clients and other involved parties
• Aid in preparing demonstrative evidence and exhibits for depositions and trial
• Provide support in medical depositions including the preparation of questions and the review of testimony
• Coordinate and attend Independent Medical Examinations
References upon request.