Expert Witness

Award-winning anesthesiologist in active clinical practice. Yale-educated, Wake Forest-trained. United States Air Force veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom. Extensive teaching experience. Fellowship trained in cardiothoracic anesthesia.

Specialty: Anesthesiology

Specialty Focus: Hemodynamic monitoring, central lines, arterial lines, hypotension, pre-operative evaluation, intubation, difficult airway management, extubation, recovery room management, sedation, monitored anesthesia care, general anesthesia, ultrasound guided nerve blocks, patient positioning and safety, operating room fires, hypoxia, narcotics, paralytics, drug interactions.

Current Practice Includes: General Surgery, Head and Neck, ENT, Gyn, Kidney Transplant, Plastic and Reconstructive, Vascular, Interventional Radiology, Bariatric, Robotic, Orthopedic, Thoracic

Education: MD, Yale University School of Medicine; BS, Brigham Young University

Training: Anesthesia Residency and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Years in Practice: 20+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: <5


1994 Doctor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

1990 Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


1998 – 1999 Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, NC

1995 – 1998 Residency, Anesthesiology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

1994 – 1995 Internship, Internal Medicine, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut


1999 – 2019 Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Testamur/Diplomate

1999 American Board of Anesthesiology


Multiple Five Star Spirit Awards for Excellence, Baylor University Medical Center

Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Medal

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Training Ribbon

Resident Research Award, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, 2000

2nd Prize, Gulf Atlantic Residents Research Conference, 1997

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship, Yale University School of Medicine

Distinguished Graduate US Air Force Officer Indoctrination Course

Magna Cum Laude Graduate, BYU

Board of Trustee’s Scholarship, BYU

Golden Key Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Deans List, BYU

Valedictorian, Gilroy High School, Gilroy, CA

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America


– Lawyer Monthly Interviews Award-Winning Anesthesiologist & Expert Witness Dr. John Lundell


Dear Dr. Lundell:

I have been doing this for close to a half century and my practice has been focused in one way or another around health care for at least 90% of that time. I have taken or defended (literally) hundreds of physician depositions. You absolutely did one of the finest jobs I have ever seen. Trust me, [they] will be reporting to [their] clients that you were reasonable, thoughtful, informed, and prepared. Whether it is your training or (more likely) your makeup and nature, you come across as a person to be believed
and trusted and that is all that could be asked of you. You conceded the things that needed to be conceded, you stuck to your guns on what you believe, you exhibited fairness and you spoke in words and phrases that can be understood. In short, I feel very fortunate that we found our way to you and I wanted to thank you, for us and for [our clients], while that deposition is still fresh in my mind.


Thomas E. Johnson
Attorney at Law