Dr. Joseph McIsaac, MD, MS, MBA, CPE, NACD.DC, FASA

Port St. Lucie, Florida

General Specialty

General Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Specialty Focus

Airway Management (especially difficult airways)
Massive Transfusion
Non-OR Anesthesia
Nuclear Casualty Management (CBRN)
Patient Safety
Pediatric Anesthesia
Risk and Crisis Management
Risk Reduction
Temperature and Hypothermia Reduction

Primary Areas of Expertise

Anesthesiology & Pediatric Anesthesiology

Experienced expert witness in both plaintiff and defense work. Licensed in FL, NJ, CT, and PA.

Presently a Clinical Professor at 2 medical schools: University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University. Senior Attending Anesthesiologist at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and the University of Connecticut Health Center. Pediatric, cardiovascular, trauma anesthesia expert. Board Certified in Anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology (lifetime certification) and also from the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons.

Masters in biomedical engineering; MBA; Certified Physician Executive; Certified Corporate Director; Author, Educator, Inventor, and Disaster preparedness expert. Able to cross multiple domains and explain complex topics in plain language to a layman.

Two books, 67 chapters, articles, editorials, and other publications. A well-known speaker at national and international professional meetings. He has presented and done simulation training at many medical, engineering, security, and banking conferences. Chief of Trauma Anesthesia at Hartford Hospital (Level 1) and Trauma Liaison at the UConn Health Center. He will be transitioning to independent medical practice in February 2024 with a more flexible schedule.

Presently serving on two international boards of directors: The Trauma Anesthesiology Society (Co-founder) and the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

Dr. McIsaac is an innovator and master educator. He has trained hundreds of doctors, residents, medical students, EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse anesthetists, and engineering students over his career. He has developed and implemented new standards in anesthesiology and disaster preparedness. He has chaired and integrated the quality system for a 200K cases/yr academic-private practice across 8 hospitals and 23 surgical centers.

Dr. McIsaac joined the US Army Reserve during medical school and became a well-rounded physician with a passion for crisis management, trauma care, teaching, and quality. He commanded a Rapid Deployment Medical Unit while still a resident and developed it to a level never before seen in the Reserves.

A Veteran of Operation Desert Storm, he continues to serve as a member of the Trauma and Critical Care Team, National Disaster System, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response/US Department of Health and Human Services. A co-founding board member of the Trauma Anesthesiology Society, he is one of only two anesthesiologists invited to develop the next version (11th Edition) of Advance Trauma Life Support.

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 0 4 cases ca. 2010. (2 – plaintiff; 2 – defense.)



  • MD, Univ. of Connecticut; MBA, UMass Amherst; MS (BME), RPI; BA, CWRU
  • MBA, UMass Amherst;
  • MS (Biomedical Engineering), RPI;
  • BA, cum laude, Case Western Reserve University ( with honors in Chemistry); minors: psychology and biology



  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology (lifetime certification) and also from the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • Certified Physician Executive
  • Certified Corporate Director
  • Fellow, American Society of Anesthesiology
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • GS-15, National Disaster medical System


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