Forensic Consulting Physiology of Breath Testing, Infrared Absorption Testing of Breath, Physiology of Alcohol in the Body, Field Sobriety Testing, Exchange of Gases by the Body.

Michael P. Hlastala, Ph.D.
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Box 356522
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-6522
Office phone: (206) 543-3166
Home phone: (425) 742-7811
Email: or

General Areas

  • Physiology of Breath Testing
  • Physiology of Alcohol
  • Blood and Breath Testing of Substances
  • Carbon Monoxide Exposure
  • Toxic Gas Exposure
  • Exchange of Gases by the Body
  • Consulted in over 3000 cases
    (400 civil and 2600 criminal)
  • Testimony in over 1500 cases

Research Experience

  • 40 years experience in research into the physiological processes of the human body
  • Over 390 published articles; 155 full-length scientific articles
  • National Institutes of Health Review Consultant for over 30 years
  • Member of 13 national or international scientific organizations