Dr. John Vasiliades, PhD, DABFT, DABCC

Toxicology Laboratories, Inc.
11726 West Dodge Road
Omaha , NE 68154
Office: 402-935-0401
Fax: 402-504-9999

Introduction

Toxicology Laboratories, Inc. (“TLI”) is an Omaha, Nebraska based forensic toxicology consulting services practice, providing toxicology consulting services in forensic, clinical, and general toxicology. The firm also provides laboratory and educational services to clients.

TLI employs a full time, Board Certified Toxicologist, Dr. John Vasiliades, PhD, DABFT, DABCC, who possesses thirty (30) years of practical toxicology and clinical chemistry experience.

Dr. Vasiliades has testified or provided litigation support in over one thousand five hundred (1,500) criminal and civil cases nationally and internationally.

Working with attorneys, corporations, governmental agencies, insurance companies, and law enforcement agencies, TLI provides independent assessments involving (a) drug and alcohol effects on the human body, (b) drug interaction effects on the human body, (c) drug and alcohol overdosing, (d) medical malpractice relating to drug therapy and drug and alcohol poisoning, and (e) the roles of drugs and alcohol in civil and criminal legal matters.

TLI provides a spectrum of expert services for forensic toxicology/ medical/ legal cases, including (a) expert consulting, depositions, and court testimony, (b) drug and alcohol testing and retesting, and (c) litigation support for workers’ compensation, DUI / DWI, child custody, and drug testing defense cases.

TLI also offers a variety of laboratory services and an intensive one-day training course in forensic toxicology for attorneys. The popular course titled "Forensic Toxicology for Attorneys: Alcohol Drugs & How to Use an Expert" is held throughout the United States and is approved for Continuing Legal Education credit in many states.

Please contact (402) 935-0401 or email toxlabs@qwestoffice.net for forensic toxicology consulting services.

For further information, please refer to our website, www.toxlabsomaha.com.


Areas of Expertise

  • Alcohol, Drug & DUI Testing
  • Analytical Testing Labs
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Forensic & Laboratory Testing
  • Gangs
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Pathology

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Dr. John Vasiliades is Laboratory Director and Board Certified Toxicologist and Clinical Chemist at Toxicology & Clin / Chem Labs, Inc. (“TLI”) in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Hunter College, New York, and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Nebraska. Dr. Vasiliades was a Research Associate at Purdue University, Indiana, and a Resident Fellow in the Department of Clinical Pathology at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Vasiliades is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (“DABFT”) and a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (“DABCC”) since 1980. Dr. Vasiliades has thirty (30) years of toxicology and forensic toxicology experience and has testified or provided litigation support in over one thousand five hundred (1,500) toxicology/ medical/ legal cases.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Dr. Vasiliades is a long-standing member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (“AACC”), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (“AAFS”), the American Chemical Society (“ACS”), the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (“TIAFT”), and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (“SOFT”).
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Dr. Vasiliades has an extended history of teaching and speaking experience both within the academic and professional worlds. He was: Instructor for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Research Associate for the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University; Assistant Professor, Director of Special Chemistry and Toxicology, Fellow, Instructor, and Resident for the School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, at the University of Alabama Birmingham; Assistant Professor for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama Birmingham; Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry, and Director of Research for the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan; Toxicologist and Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology for Creighton University/ Saint Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska; Associate Professor for the Departments of Pathology, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Creighton University; Chief for the Quality Assurance Program, Expert Witness Air Force Drug Testing Program, Brooks Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas; Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Laboratory Director for Human Reproduction at Pope Paul VI Institute, in Omaha, Nebraska. He is currently: Laboratory Director for Toxicology & Clin / Chem Labs, Inc., in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Vasiliades also teaches an intensive one-day course in forensic toxicology for attorneys titled “Forensic Toxicology for Attorneys: Alcohol Drugs & How to Use an Expert.” The popular course is held throughout the United States and has been approved for Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credit in nearly every state: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Dr. Vasiliades’ accreditations have never been investigated, suspended, or removed.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dr. Vasiliades possesses thirty (30) years of toxicology and forensic toxicology experience, and has testified or provided litigation support in over one thousand five hundred (1,500) toxicology/ medical/ legal cases.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dr. Vasiliades provides a spectrum of expert services in toxicology and forensic toxicology cases, and has been retained for: expert consulting, depositions, and court testimony; drug and alcohol testing and retesting; litigation support for workers’ compensation, DUI/ DWI, child custody, and drug testing defense cases.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: The plaintiff in 50.00% of all cases retained Dr. Vasiliades.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: The defendant in 50.00% of all cases retained Dr. Vasiliades.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Dr. Vasiliades has had his deposition taken on more than two hundred (200) occasions. He has provided depositions for criminal and civil cases in the civilian sector.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: The last time Dr. Vasiliades had his deposition taken was August 2014 in Douglas County, Nebraska. He has provided numerous depositions via telephone and in person.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Dr. Vasiliades has been qualified by a court to provide expert testimony on over one thousand (1,000) occasions.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Dr. Vasiliades has testified as an expert in over one thousand (1,000) legal cases.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Dr. Vasiliades has worked with the legal industry as an expert for approximately thirty (30) years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Toxicology & Clin / Chem Labs Inc. (“TLI”) provides consulting, laboratory, and educational services to clients. TLI provides document review, deposition testimony, trial testimony, testing and retesting, site inspections, and written reports on civil and criminal cases. TLI provides independent assessments involving: drug and alcohol effects on the human body; drug interaction effects on the human body; drug interaction effects on the human body; drug and alcohol overdosing; medical malpractice relating to drug therapy and drug and alcohol poisoning; the roles of drugs and alcohol in civil and criminal legal matters.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact our office directly at (402) 935-0401 to obtain a comprehensive fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact our office directly at (402) 935-0401 to obtain a comprehensive fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact our office directly at (402) 935-0401 to obtain a comprehensive fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact our office directly at (402) 935-0401 to obtain a comprehensive fee schedule.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please contact our office directly at (402) 935-0401 to obtain a comprehensive fee schedule.


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