Forensic Expert Witness Profile


James Apesos

MD, American Board of Plastic Surgery

James Apesos MD, INC
5441 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, OH 45429

Phone: 937-435-0031
Fax: 937-435-3055


Dr. Apesos has decades of experience operating a busy private plastic surgery practice, training surgeons, managing emergency rooms, and hospital facilities. He has a wide experience dealing with both pediatric and adult surgery from congenital to reconstructive to cosmetic. Board certifications in plastic and reconstructive surgeon, general surgeon, and hand surgeon allow him to deal with most any and all potential medical malpractice situations..

As an expert in surgery his witness skills utilize his wealth of experience to deal with simple and complicated issues of medical malpractice. He is adept in quickly assessing legal cases, supporting legal professionals, cutting through medical jargon, evaluating the plaintiff’s story, and seeking the truth. Dr Apesos is a punctual strategist who will work hard to ensure that deadlines are met. The first step is to establish a client’s claim of malpractice and then determine if it realistically warrants the court’s attention.

Below are a list of areas of expertise and education:

Board Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board Certified American Board of Surgery
Certificated of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Program Director Plastic Surgery Residency
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Box 21 Rescue Squad
Dayton Bomb Squad Surgeon
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Supervisory Physician
Certified Ohio Police Officer (retired)
Instructor, Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy (retired)
Level II Ohio Firefighter (retired)
State Certified Fire Instructor (retired)

Curriculum vitae

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery and Breast Implant Problems
  • Patient Death Cases
  • Burns Care
  • Complications from injectables
  • Laser Complications
  • Nasal Surgery, Liposuction, Fat transfer Problems
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery Issues and Hand Surgery