James F. Lineback, MD, FCCP

James LinebackDr. James Lineback is a multiple board-certified pulmonary internist and has maintained a private practice in Chest Medicine since 1984.  His long career in patient care includes ten years in emergency medicine and a practice since 2005 in Newport Beach, California which utilizes the advanced technology of the emerging field of anti-aging medicine for the early detection and reversal of coronary heart disease.

 Dr. Lineback has also been involved in the education of medical students, interns, and residents since 1986, and currently teaches a course at the University of California Riverside, School of Medicine entitled The Pathophysiology and Mechanisms of Disease.

In addition, Dr. Lineback has provided expert witness services for over 25 years in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. He specializes in the causation, disability, and life expectancy of complex, multi-system catastrophic injury cases, defining pre-existing conditions and the status of the affected internal organs before the catastrophic injury occurred. [see Catastrophic Injury]  This approach is then used to assess the level of contribution of the injury to organ dysfunction, permanent disability, or death, and to evaluate pre- and post-injury life expectancy. [see Life Expectancy]

His strong background in basic science and clinical practice uniquely qualifies him to opine on such topics as:

  • Asthma
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Chronic Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Life Expectancy
  • Perioperative Care
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Septic Shock
  • Wrongful Death