Merit Medical Evaluations is very pleased to welcome a new board-certified pulmonologist for medical-legal work Dr. Susanna Von Essen!
A published expert in her field, Dr. Von Essen not only has over 35 years as an expert in pulmonary medicine, but has also served as a leader in medicine through her work as a professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and served on various committees and Boards for the betterment of healthcare and research in Internal Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health and Pulmonology.
Dr. Susanna Von Essen grew up on a farm in northeast Nebraska, near the town of Pender. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a Regents Scholar. Her interest in public health developed during that time, when she took a human parasitology class. She went on to study parasitology for a year in Germany as a Fulbright scholar. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Washington University Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and her Pulmonary fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received her Masters of Public Health in Occupational Medicine from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Unique cases Dr. Von Essen can address are farm related agricultural disorders such as inhalation injuries with anhydrous ammonia, grain dust, and other farm chemical exposures; inhalation injuries such as hydrogen sulfide exposures, chlorine exposures; also can address mold and other indoor air issues (such as carbon monoxide poisoning).
To refer an IME, Record Review or Second Opinion case with Dr. Von Essen, please fill out the referral inquiry below.