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Dr. David Sommers

Title/s:  Adjunct Faculty

Specialty Area: Health Law, Compliance

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About

Dr. Sommers is a board-certified anesthesiologist, lawyer, and businessman who is currently engaged in the practice of medicine and health care consulting, with several years of law practice experience. He was one of the founding partners of Unified Anesthesia Services LLC, and co-founder and former partner in Strategic Healthcare Group LLC, a leading provider of blood management consulting, education and informatics solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, and blood collection operations across the United States, which was subsequently acquired by Mediware. Dr. Sommers served as a medical director and Chief Compliance Officer for Great Lakes Anesthesia, LLC. He has held numerous leadership positions on various hospital medical staffs.

He has developed expertise in risk management, health care compliance, medical malpractice, informed consent practices, patient safety, Telehealth, and the medical-legal aspects of blood component and drug therapy. He has consulted with private industry and the American Red Cross on transfusion strategies and liability attributable to blood component transfusions and related drug therapies. Dr. Sommers has given numerous presentations at national meetings on patient safety issues, informed consent, and physician, hospital, and blood industry liability related to transfusion therapy. He has hosted numerous Grand Rounds for hospital staff throughout the nation on transfusion therapy and strategies, informed consent issues, and medical liability. Dr. Sommers has an LLM in health care compliance from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, and currently teaches courses there as an adjunct faculty in the LLM program. He is also a Certified TeamStepps Master Trainer.

Degrees

MD, Indiana University School of Medicine

JD, Indiana University School of Law

LLM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Program Areas

Introduction to Health Law and Policy
MJ Thesis Project
LLM Thesis Project