Healthcare and Wrongful Death Expert Witness
Keith J. Pelletier, PhD, MBA, MHS, CCP, LP CEO - Healthcare Consulting Firm
Bristol, Connecticut 06010
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Dr. Pelletier offers expert witness and consultation services in the areas of healthcare administration, cardiovascular, wrongful death, surgery, perfusion, business, and education.
Areas of Expertise
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Collaborative, motivated senior healthcare leader with deep operational, management, and clinical expertise in multi-campus tier 1 hospital system. Navigate complex, competing priorities to achieve service delivery, quality, safety, and cost control objectives for best-in-class patient care.
Senior Educator and author skilled at teaching students of all ages in a wide variety of courses. Experienced with in-person and online educational methods. Published author of many clinical articles, textbooks, and Christian self-help and devotional books.
Lifelong learner with advanced degrees in healthcare administration complemented by hands-on clinical and program management expertise. Team motivator who leads by example and inspires staff to exceed expectations.
Diplomatic, influential liaison skilled at forging relationships with executive leaders, medical professionals, and cross-functional partners. Strategic thinker able to build effective programs and processes from the ground up.
-Launched and led blood conservation committee for the Yale New Haven Hospital System, generating $5M in annual savings and improving patient care.
-Authored textbooks, journal articles, and published research to advance the cardiovascular field, produce findings that influence care, and educate the next generation of medical professionals.
-Established and directed cross-functional training programs now part of hospital system's formal new employee onboarding program.
-Standardized, digitized, and automated key operational and administrative practices to save time, enhance patient communication, and improve regulatory compliance.
Strategic Leadership, Operations Management, Team Engagement, Program Development & Implementation, Clinical Planning, Quality Improvement, Medical Staff Collaboration, Budget Administration, Training & Coaching, System-Wide Process Improvement, Clinical Research & Analysis, Policy & Procedure Development, Provides Strategic Direction, Creates Internal Alignment, Cultivates Support, Educator, Consultant, Provides Administrative Oversight, Writer.
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St. Francis Hospital
ECMO Coordinator (Cardiovascular Perfusionist) 2020–Present
Direct clinical and operational efforts supporting cardiac surgeries for a 24/7, multi-campus hospital system. Serve as consultant and subject matter expert to departments throughout the Hospital. Liaise with physicians, medical staff, and administrators.
Senior Healthcare Consultant
Consultant for Research, Clinical Operations, and Healthcare Administration 2011–Present
Manage multiple concurrent research projects. Partner with research team to gather, analyze, and present data and findings on critical healthcare and clinical topics. Collaborate with senior-level medical professionals at various research facilities, health systems, and universities, including Yale University. Provide consultation for research projects, healthcare studies, and legal court cases.
Adjunct Professor 2020–Present
Teaching online classes to both graduate and undergraduate students in various healthcare and health science courses.
Harbor Genesis Christian College
Adjunct Professor 2020–2021
Teaching online classes to students in various theological and religious study courses.
Yale New Haven Health System
Administration & Operations Manager (Administrative Lead Cardiovascular Perfusionist) 2011–2020
Direct administrative, clinical, and operational efforts supporting cardiac surgeries for a 24/7, tier-1 hospital system. Co-lead and develop 20-member team. Manage $10M budget. Serve as consultant and subject matter expert to departments throughout the 4-campus system. Liaise with physicians, medical staff, and administrators. Oversee purchasing, vendor contact, and inventory for $1M+ in equipment and supplies.
North American Family Institute (NAFI)
Family Service Worker Mental Health Worker 2009–2011
Delivered daily care and support to children in a residential setting. Supervised staff. Provided guidance, counseling, and treatment to patients undergoing substance detoxification.
St. Francis Hospital
Family Service Worker Mental Health Worker 2009–2011
Delivered daily care, support, and clinical monitoring to up to 20 adults in a facility setting. Provided guidance, counseling, and treatment to patients undergoing substance detoxification.
Institute of Learning Hartford Hospital
Tutored students with autism, ADD, and other behavioral disorders in all subjects of school and life lessons.
CEO, Founder, and Tutor
Pelletier Tutoring Services 1995–2011
CEO and Founder of a privately owned tutoring company. Handled all business, scheduling, and financial aspects for the company. Tutored all ages in subjects such as math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, physics, English, Spanish, and SAT prep.
Certified Cardiovascular Perfusionist (CCP) Certification - American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP)
Licensed Perfusionist (LP) Connecticut Department of Health
Legal Experience & Services
Dr. Pelletier has worked on many court cases as an Expert Witness and has written reports for each case.
Chairman, Achievement Recognition Committee American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT)
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Awards & Honors
Top 100 Healthcare Leaders Award
“Marriage: Doing the I Do in Marriage” (2021)
“Telehealth Services: The Effect that Pandemic Events Have on the Quality and Efficiency throughout the Healthcare Industry” (2021)
Cleveland Clinic Mechanical Support for Heart Failure: Current Solutions and New Technologies, Springer Int. Publishing (2019)
Johns Hopkins Medicine Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill Education (2019)
“Left Atrial to Femoral Artery Full Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Novel Technique for Descending and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Surgery, The Journal of Cardiac Surgery (2019)
“Blood product utilization in cardiac surgery: Definition of a population that does not suffer harm from conservative transfusion policies” The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2018)
“U. S. National Trend in Management and Outcomes of Constrictive Pericarditis” The Canadian Journal of Cardiology (2018)
“Cardiopulmonary Bypass Parameters and Cerebral Protection: Mixed Venous Oxygen Saturation correlates more strongly than Mean Arterial Pressure with Cerebral Oxygenation” The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2017)
“Extracorporeal life support for pandemic influenza: The role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pandemic management” The Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology, JECT (November 2010; 42:268–280)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Healthcare Administration Northcentral University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Healthcare Administration Quinnipiac University
Master of Health Science (MHS), Cardiovascular Perfusion Quinnipiac University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Physiology and Neurobiology University of Connecticut