Emergency Medicine Consultant and Expert Witness
Andrew Lawson, M.D., FACEP
Newport Beach, California 92660
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Andrew Lawson, M.D., Inc. will provide your law practice with the highest quality and the most efficient expert case reviews. As Quality Assurance Director for the last 10 years at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, Dr. Lawson has developed expertise in reviewing medical records for quality improvements and for reducing medical-legal pitfalls in his group's medical practice. In this capacity he has personally reviewed hundreds of medical cases and overseen the review of thousands of cases. Additionally, he has been selected as a member of an elite group of physicians to provide hospital wide quality chart reviews. This further enhances his skills as an expert witness.
Dr. Lawson will provide you with a concise and thorough review within 48 hours of your request. Through his experience as an expert, he has developed the skills to provide you with thorough research and background information, pros and cons to the case, precise timelines, and a unique approach and understanding of your opponent's expert witness testimony.
Dr. Lawson will provide you with his unique teaching methods and presentation skills that transform difficult, complex, and diverse topics into easy to understand information for jury members and other laypersons.
Litigation Support Services
Dr. Lawson is a Stanford trained, board certified emergency medicine specialist who works full time in a high volume regional medical & trauma center. As a Quality Assurance Director for the last 15 years, he has personally reviewed hundreds of cases and overseen the review of thousands of medical records. He is uniquely qualified to comment on standard of care issues in Emergency Medicine.
Areas of Expertise
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Staff physician-Mission Hospital Emergency Department, 1996-present
Staff physician-Children's Hospital at Mission, 1996-present
Staff physician–Kaiser Hayward Emergency Department, 1994–1996
Staff physician–Kaiser Santa Teresa Urgent Care Center, 1994–1995
Staff physician–Kaiser Santa Clara Minor Injury Clinic, 1994–1995
Diplomat, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1998-present
State of California Medical License, 1999-present
State of California Physician Assistant Supervisor License, 2001-present
Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) License, 1999-present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (A.C.L.S.), 1999-present
Director, Quality Assurance & Quality Improvement 1998-present
Member, Quality Assurance & Quality Improvement Committee 1997-present
Partner, Mission Viejo Emergency Medicine Associates 1998-present
Base Station Physician, Mission Regional Trauma Center, 1997-present
Selected Member, Mission Hospital Ethics Committee 2007-present
Selected Member, Mission Hospital Peer Review Committee 2009-present
Selected Member, Mission Hospital E.D. Quality & Research Committee 2009-
Vital Signs of Healing Curriculum creator and lecturer 2007-present
Consultant, Safe Swimming & Drowning Prevention 2007-present
Founder, Nurse & Physician Liaison Committee 1997-1998
Director, Physician Educator 1997-1998
Guest Lecturer, Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and surrounding communities regarding myriad topics
Awards & Honors
A. O. A. Member
William C. Davis Prize–Outstanding Emergency Medicine Candidate, 1993
McClellan Scholar–Jefferson Medical College's academic scholarship, 1989–1993
California A.C.E.P. Practice Guidelines Booklet-Contributing Editor-A. Lawson, M.D.
The Use of Advance Directives for Emergency Care in the Geriatric Population—A. Lawson, M.D., P.S. Auerbach, M.D., G. Moldovan, M.D. (Abstract)
Survey of House Officers' Knowledge of the Cost of Tests commonly ordered in the Emergency Department—A. Lawson, M.D., E.L. Weiss, M.D.
Analysis of sensory sensation to esophageal balloon distention in normal subjects—D. Castell, M.D., K. DeVault, M.D., A. Lawson, B.S. (Abstract)
Computerized pharmacological database—J. Dietch, M.D., A. Lawson, B.S.
1993–1996 Stanford University School of Medicine; Internship & Residency, Emergency Medicine
1989–1993 Jefferson Medical College; Doctorate of Medicine 1993
1985–1989 Stanford University; Bachelor of Science, Biology 1989