John M Deacon, MD

John M Deacon, MD

Wound Care Expert Witness

Santa Barbara , CA 93111
Office: 805-242-6712
Introduction

Experienced wound care expert witness since 2009 with scores of cases. My testifying experience includes numerous depositions and at trial in both civil and criminal court. I was voted the most outstanding graduating medical student by the medical school faculty. I am the Medical Director of the nationally recognized Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. The center sees over 14,000 wound visits per year, has exceptional healing rates placing it in the top 5% of wound care centers in the USA, and has won numerous awards including being one of the few centers in the nation to have Disease Specific Certification in Wound Care by The Joint Commission. In addition, as Medical Director for the inpatient wound service of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, I established one of the earliest physician led inpatient wound consult services in California. I am a Certified Wound Specialist Physician by the American Board of Wound Management as well as being Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Cases reviewed have involved hospitals, nursing facilities, board and care facilities, home health agencies, physicians, nurses, CNAs, nurse practitioners, podiatrists and physical therapists in the areas of pressure ulcers and injury, arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, bone infection, retained foreign bodies and dressings, post surgical wounds, wound related sepsis, burns, and others.


Areas of Expertise
  • Wound Care/Pressure Sores

Expert Background
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 50+ with a mixture of defense and plaintiff cases

References

Available Upon Request