TABLE 1

American Academy of Pediatrics–Recommended Qualifications for Physician Expert Witnesses

1. Licensed in the state where the expert practices medicine.
2. Board certification in the area relevant to the testimony.
3. Actively engaged in clinical practice of medicine relevant to the testimony.
4. Unless retired from clinical practice, most of a physician’s professional time should not be devoted to expert witness work. If retired, a physician should only testify on cases that occurred when he or she was in active practice.