Operating Room Staff Nurse Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Perioperative Nursing, Nursing, Scrub Nurse, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical Experience, OR, Operating Room Procedures, Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular, General, Orthopedic, Spinal, Advanced Laproscopic, Robotic,

Summary of Qualifications

  • Over 35 years of perioperative nursing experience
  • 17 years experience working as a private scrub nurse for a cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Clinical experience in a variety of OR procedures including cardiac, thoracic, vascular, general, spinal, orthopedic, advanced laparoscopic, and robotic.

Professional Experience

Skokie Hospital /NorthShore University Health System
Staff nurse/Operating Room-Team Leader General Surgery

  • Responsible for quality patient care before, during, and immediately after a full spectrum of surgical procedures including cardiac, advanced laparoscopic, orthopedic, spinal, and robotic

Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, IL
On Call Staff Nurse/Cardiac O.R.

  • Took call for all cardiac cases after hours to supplement the cardiac team

Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, IL
Staff Nurse/Cardiac O.R.

  • Circulated/scrubbed on all types of cardiac, thoracic, and vascular cases

C. J. Tatooles, MD & Associates, SC, Evanston, IL
Private scrub nurse

  • Scrub and assist on cardiac, thoracic, and vascular procedures, including complex pediatric congenital open heart cases in a variety of major Chicago hospitals
  • Responsible for pre and post-operative patient and family teaching
  • Assisted with preparing research papers
  • Helped with development of a turn-key cardiac surgery program at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights

St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL
Staff Nurse/O.R.

  • Staff nurse for general, orthopedic, and cardiac services


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Diploma, St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, Evanston, IL

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Operating Room-CNOR-Competency & Credentialing Institute


  • Association of periOperative Nurses-AORN