Chronic Pain Expert Witnesses

Chronic pain expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on chronic pain. The chronic pain expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology, Chiropractic, Dentist, Disability Evaluation, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Forensic Psychology, Internal Medicine, Life Care Planning, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Nurse Practitioner.

Adam J Carinci, MD, JD, MBA University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Alabama
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Life Care Plan Analysis, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mills, Overprescribing, Addiction, Fraud, IME, Independent Medical examinations, Medical Billing,
Dr. Adam J Carinci MD, JD, MBA is a nationally recognized CRPS thought leader and expert witness with over a fifteen years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and a lawyer Dr. Carinci is a sought-after expert witness in medico-legal matters on a national stage where he combines distinct acumen and expertise at the intersection of medicine and law. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of Pain Management and Director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical ...

Fardad Baroumand, MD

Arizona
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Pain (spine, nerve, joint, soft tissue), Interventional pain management (epidural steroid/other injections, nerve blocks), Opioids/pain medications, Second opinion, Ineffective/failed spine/other surgeries, Complex/catastrophic cases, CRPS/RSD, Back pain, Motor vehicle accidents, chronic pain
Dr. Fardad Baroumand, MD, is a distinguished medical-legal evaluator in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is the designated evaluator for these fields by ExamWorks Inc., the largest national provider of Independent Medical Evaluations. He is also a prominent California State Qualified Medical Evaluator and a member of the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) Subject Matter Expert Panel and the Report Quality Panel, which oversees and promotes the quality of medical-legal reporting in the State. Workers compensation judges have repeatedly appointed Dr. Baroumand as the medical-legal evaluator in complex cases that other evaluators could not handle. Dr. Baroumand is a double board-certified subspecialist practicing Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has a reputation as "the go-to guy" for the most challenging clinical and medical-legal cases. Dr. Baroumand graduated in the top 10 percentile of his medical school in 1997 and completed...

E. Franklin Livingstone, MD, MRM, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DABPM&R, DAAPM General Rehab. Medicine & Electrodiagnosis

Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Life Care Planning - Injury, illness, impairment, disability, independent medical evaluations, life care planning, causation, prognosis, extent and treatment of disability, electrodiagnosis (EMG/NCV), spinal cord injury, stroke, amputations, head injuries, chronic pain, myofascial pain syndrome
Dr. Livingstone is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (Physiatrist) in lake Havasu City, Arizona. He practices general and forensic physiatry and electrodiagnosis (EMG?NCV testing). He is board certified by the American Board of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, having developed an interest in this field because of is personal experience after a motor vehicle collision resulted in spine and spinal cord injuries and L-2 level paraplegia at the age of eighteen. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a diplomate of the American Association of Pain Management, a fellow of the American Academy of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, and a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating physicians, and a fellow of the American College of forensic Examiners. Clinical interests include spinal cord injury, electrodiagnosis (EMG/NCV: diagnosing peripheral nerve injuries / disease), independent medical examinations, myof...

Sarah R. Ahmad, MD UCSF

San Francisco, California
Neurology, Pain Management - Medicine - Headache medicine, chronic pain, concussions, traumatic brain injury, functional neurologic disorders
I am a neurologist with subspecialty concentration in headache medicine, working at a tertiary referral academic medical center. I am involved in clinical research and medical education. My research areas encompass clinical trials and diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI). Outside of my academic responsibilities, I also have experience in consulting with biotechnology companies in the digital health space, as well as legal expert witness work. My consulting work also includes remote written consultations for complex neurologic patients.

Vahe Akopian, MD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Glendale, California
Neurology, Neurological Surgery - Standard of Care, Traumatic Brain Injury, Personal Injury, High Risk Neuro Surgery, Functional Integrity, Electrophysiological Methods, Electroencephalography, Electromyography, Intraoperative Care, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Surgical Complications, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Chronic Pain, Disability
Dr. Vahe Akopian, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and the founder and CFO of Axon Neurology, a multi-neurologist clinic based in Glendale, CA. He has a robust private practice, managing approximately 150 patients weekly. Dr. Akopian completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA, majoring in Physiological Sciences and minoring in Armenian Studies. He earned his medical degree from St. George's University, followed by an internship in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Medical Center, and a Neurology residency at Keck USC, where he also completed a fellowship in Intra-Operative Neuromonitoring (IONM). Throughout his career, Dr. Akopian has been recognized for his contributions to neurology, receiving the Young Investigator Award for his research in IONM. His clinical expertise includes treating conditions such as headaches, numbness, back pain, memory loss, Parkinson's disease, seizures, and sleep disorders. Dr. Akopian is fluent in Spanish and Armenian, and is dedicated to re-establish...

Fardad Baroumand, MD

Los Gatos , California
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Pain (spine, nerve, joint, soft tissue), Interventional pain management (epidural steroid/other injections, nerve blocks), Opioids/pain medications, Second opinion, Ineffective/failed spine/other surgeries, Complex/catastrophic cases, CRPS/RSD, Back pain, Motor vehicle accidents, chronic pain
Dr. Fardad Baroumand, MD, is a distinguished medical-legal evaluator in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is the designated evaluator for these fields by ExamWorks Inc., the largest national provider of Independent Medical Evaluations. He is also a prominent California State Qualified Medical Evaluator and a member of the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) Subject Matter Expert Panel and the Report Quality Panel, which oversees and promotes the quality of medical-legal reporting in the State. Workers compensation judges have repeatedly appointed Dr. Baroumand as the medical-legal evaluator in complex cases that other evaluators could not handle. Dr. Baroumand is a double board-certified subspecialist practicing Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has a reputation as "the go-to guy" for the most challenging clinical and medical-legal cases. Dr. Baroumand graduated in the top 10 percentile of his medical school in 1997 and completed...

Nelhs Betancourt, MD, MPH, DABT, CHCQM, CIME Nelhs Betancourt, M.D ., Inc.

Irvine, California
Occupational Medicine, Toxicology - Independent Medical Examiner, IME, Internal Medicine, Lung, Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Solvents, Chemical Exposures, Mold, Workers' Compensation, Bauxite, Toxicology, Diabetes, Stroke, Rheumatological Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Pulmonary Disease, Fit-For-Duty, Chronic Pain, Gastrointestinal Issues
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Toxicology, American Board of Independent Medical Evaluators, American Board of Quality Assurance Utilization Review Physicians, Board Certified Physician Advisor, Medical Review Officer, Certified Department of Transportation Medical Examiner, and certified in the use of the AMA Guides, for impairment determinations. Dr. Betancourt has numerous years of experience performing Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) within the scope of his credentials. His in-depth knowledge of Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Biochemistry and Toxicology, provide a solid framework to thoroughly investigate and determine causation and/or formulate recommendations, for return to work, FMLA issues, or long/short term disability benefits. Dr. Betancourt has performed IMEs addressing Ehlers-Danlos, heart disease (chronic and acute), diabetes with complications, pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal disease, cancer, strok...

Erika Browning, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCP EB Medical Planning

Vista, California
Life Care Planning - Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Trauma, Burn Injury, Pain Management, Chronic Illness, Chronic pain, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Amputation Injury, Crush Injury, Life Care Plan Rebuttal, Life Care Plan,
Erika Browning, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCP, is the founder and CEO of EB Medical Planning, a company that provides life care plans, life care plan rebuttals, medical record reviews, medical bill reviews, and future medical cost projections. Ms. Browning has been a Registered Nurse for 13 plus years. She graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011. She has extensive clinical experience in ER and ICU settings. Ms. Browning transitioned to nurse case management in 2018 where she manages, coordinates, and assesses the healthcare needs for catastrophically injured patients. She is a Certified Case Manager and a Certified Life Care Planner. Ms. Browning has extensive experience with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, multiple trauma, orthopedic injuries, chronic pain, and amputations. She has deposition experience and has given presentations on life care planning to various organizations. She primarily works in California, but is available...

Adam J Carinci, MD, JD, MBA University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

California
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Life Care Plan Analysis, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mills, Overprescribing, Addiction, Fraud, IME, Independent Medical examinations, Medical Billing,
Dr. Adam J Carinci MD, JD, MBA is a nationally recognized CRPS thought leader and expert witness with over a fifteen years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and a lawyer Dr. Carinci is a sought-after expert witness in medico-legal matters on a national stage where he combines distinct acumen and expertise at the intersection of medicine and law. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of Pain Management and Director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical ...

Kevin J. Cebula, DDS Expedient Medicolegal Services

Pasadena, California
Dentist, Oral Surgery - IME, Chronic Pain, Dry Mouth, Traumatic Injury, Cosmetic Dentistry, Standard of Care, Malpractice, Crowns, Dental Implant, Prosthetics, Joint Pain, Orthotics
Dr. Kevin Cebula graduated from the West Virginia School of Dentistry in 2000. After completing a one-year residency at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, he spent 10 years in Lake Havasu City, Arizona practicing general dentistry. He then completed a two-year postdoctoral program in Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine at UCLA in order to pursue his interests in TMJ and sleep apnea management. Dr. Cebula specializes in non-surgical TMJ therapy, oral sleep appliances, treatment for headache, neck pain, and chronic dental pain. His dental practice is limited to orofacial pain management and dental sleep medicine. Dr. Cebula has been awarded Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and received board certification from the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Carrie L. Forrest, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Still Waters Services

Monterey, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Trauma, Disability Evaluation, Malingering, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Occupational Evaluation, Addiction, Expert Psychological Review, Workers' Compensation
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment injuries, or physical injuries. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and malingering. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in the state of California since 2011. Served as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) in the state of California from 1991-2001. Performed numerous medical-legal evaluations, immigration evaluations, and general psychological evaluations for young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. Completed psychological evaluations for neurostimular implants, gastric bypass surgery candidates, and provided therapeutic support to these client populations. Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations resulting in timely, articulate, and tightly worded narrative reports that link cause and effect. Takes pride in serving as an objective evaluato...

Vince Fortanasce, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Arcadia, California
Neurology - Traumatic Brain Injury, Disability, Memory Loss, Chronic Pain, Nerve Injury, Chronic Headaches, Seizures, Ataxia, Stroke, Encephalitis, Sleep Disorders, Movement Disorders, Muscle Weakness, Tremors, Loss of Consciousness, Prognosis, Standard of Care, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Concussion
Dr. Vincent M. Fortanasce is certified by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Clinical and Associate Professor of Neurology at USC. He trained at The Institute of Living, an affiliate hospital of Yale University; Nassau Hospital, an affiliate hospital of Cornell University; and at the USC Medical Center. He is a nationally recognized bio-ethicist, author and radio host. LA Magazine selected him as “The Physician for Physicians” and he has been ranked as one of the best physicians in America. Dr. Fortanasce has treated high-profile individuals such as Pope John Paul II and MLB Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, as well as many other MLB, NFL, and PGA athletes. His outstanding contributions to the medical field and the community have been recognized by President Bill Clinton, Governor Pete Wilson, Representative Drier, and Senators Feinstein, Boxer, and Margett. He is a former board member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and Law and Medical Combined Board of Ethics...

Stephen E. Francis, Ph.D., ABN, FACPN Stephen E. Francis, Ph.D.

Oakland, California
Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology - Traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, ski resort injury, disability file review, medical record file review, fitness for duty, independent medical examination, IME, emotional damages, anxiety, depression, neuropsychological testing
Fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. Board-certified Clinical Neuropsychologist by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN). Professional member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a member of Division 22 (Rehabilitation) and Division 40 (Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association. He is also a member of the Society for Personality Assessment. More than 20 years in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain, neurodegenerative disorders, and traumatic brain injuries. Extensive experience as an expert witness and an independent medical examiner in personal injury and workers' compensation cases.

Robert Froh, D.C. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Orangevale, California
Chiropractic - IME, malpractice, chiropractic peer review, standard of care, personal injury, chronic back injury, whiplash, sports injury, accidents, practice guidelines, chronic pain, auto accident, traumatic injury, reduced mobility, disability rating
Dr. Robert Froh, D.C., QME has been a board certified chiropractor since 2001. He earned a B.S. in Human Biology from Northwestern Health Sciences University. He began his career in Arizona where he practiced until 2006 when he transitioned to California. Dr. Froh has dedicated his career to clinical practice where he takes pride in helping his patients find pain relief and better mobility. He provides diagnosis and treatment of the spine, shoulder, elbow, knee, hands, and feet. He has experience treating injuries related to arthritis, trauma and work-related injuries. He is currently the owner and director of Dr. Froh Spine and Rehab where he treats patients in Sacramento, California. In addition, he is also a member in good standing of the International Chiropractor’s Association of California.

Kerry A. Hannifin, Psy.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Patton, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Correctional Mental Health, Institutional Adult and Juvenile Inpatient Care, Pediatric Mental Disability, Autism, Developmental Disorders, Standard of Care, Traumatic Injury, Risk Assessment, Malingering, Chronic Pain, Emotional Distress, Cognitive and Functional Capacity
Kerry A. Hannifin, Psy.D. in a licensed forensic and clinical psychologist. Dr. Hannifin is currently a Senior Psychologist Supervisor with the Department of State Hospitals - Patton, where she has been employed for 15 years. In her role at DSH-Patton, Dr. Hannifin oversees the PC 1370, Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST), division of the hospital’s Forensic Evaluation Department, the largest forensic department in the nation. Dr. Hannifin developed and implemented the IST forensic program at DSH-Patton, the first to be fully implemented within the Department of State Hospitals. Dr. Hannifin has extensive forensic experience and has provided expert testimony on various forensic matters. Dr. Hannifin frequently provides forensic trainings, presentations, and consultation. In addition to her work at DSH-Patton, Dr. Hannifin has a forensic private practice. In her practice, Dr. Hannifin serves as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) and has worked with the Department of Industrial Relatio...

Mason D. Harrell, III, MD, MPH, FACOEM

San Diego, California
Occupational Medicine, Public Health - Chemical Exposures, Heat Injuries, Asbestos, Dust, Mold, Air Quality, Heavy Metals, Radiation, Toxicology, Fitness for Duty, Return to Work, Malingering, Stress, Violence, PTSD, Personal Injury, Disability, Chronic Pain, Telemedicine, Primary Care, Urgent Care, Public Health and Coronavirus COVID-19
Harvard Instructor of Physicians, Harvard-trained (Residency & MPH), double board-certified, full-time practicing physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Public Health, and General Preventive Medicine. Medical expert work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the World Health Organization (WHO), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and MDGuidelines®. Published original research on Long Term and Short Term Disability in ACOEM’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and chapter author of Psychological Factors and Workforce Health in ACOEM’s Occupational Health Guide. Published with the World Health Organization in the Journal of Infectious Disease on Ebola infections in health care workers. His involvement in the coronavirus (COVID-19) response includes instructing medical, health, and safety professionals, creating policies and procedures, directing preventive medicine and public health, mitigating transmiss...

Cyrus Kao, MD, LCP-C Rehabilitation Consultants LLC

California
Life Care Planning, Pain Management - Medicine - Physician Certified Life Care Planner (LCP-C), Life Care Plans, Catastrophic injury, Non-catastrophic injury, Board certified in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Personal Injury, Defense and Plaintiff, Expert Witness, Auto Injury, Objective IMEs Contact via email [email protected]
Dr. Cyrus Kao is a highly experienced, board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and pain medicine physician with a focus on impairments and disabilities resulting from sports injuries, MVA, catastrophic injuries, chronic pain, and arthritis. He is proficient in electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) and certified to perform minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild) procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. He is also proficient in ultrasound (US)-guided injections, trigger point injections, and botulinum toxin injections. Dr. Kao is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R) and the ABPM&R Pain Medicine. He has active unrestricted medical licenses in multiple states, including NJ, HI, FL, NV, AL, CA, NY, VT, TN, GA, MN, CT, LA, IL, WV, OH, TX, MI, MS, CO, and PA. He is also certified by the New York Worker’s Compensation Board and the Colorado Worker’s Compensation Board for m...

Erin Lawson, MD

Del Mar, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Interventional pain management, Opioid management, Chronic pain
Dr Erin Lawson is double board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, having completed residency and fellowship training at Emory University School of Medicine. She has 15 years of clinical experience treating patients with chronic pain. She has edited several textbooks of chronic pain conditions and is a question author for the American Board of Anesthesiology's pain medicine program. Dr Lawson brings both a comprehensive knowledge base and compassionate approach to the treatment of chronic pain. She uses an interventional approach to treat many chronic pain conditions including sciatica, spinal pain, joint pain, and migraines and is up to date on both safety guidelines and current procedure techniques for injections and spinal procedures. She is also current on safe opioid prescribing and managing patients with opioid use disorder and chronic pain.

Navin Mallavaram, MD, QME The Spine & Pain Center of California

Pleasanton, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Spine Injuries, Lumbar Spine Injury, Spinal Injections, Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Joint Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, Cervical Spine Injury, Personal Injury, Work Injury, Chronic Pain, Anesthesiology
Dr. Navin Mallavaram is an Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management specialist. He Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine. Dr. Mallavaram specializes in diagnosing and treating spinal pain, stemming from work accidents, personal injuries, sports injuries, and degenerative conditions. His extensive training also allows him to treat a wide spectrum of painful disorders. He routinely serves as a primary treating physician and/or specialty / expert consultant for injured workers and motor vehicle accident victims. He has also been called on to treat NFL (National Football League) and NHL (National Hockey League) players, former and current. - 20+ years of clinical experience - 10 + years of expert witness, IME experience - Founder and Medical Director, The Spine & Pain Center of California - Medical Director, Summit Surgery Center - Staff, Department of Anesthesiology, Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, CA - Expert Reviewer, Medical Board of California - Qualif...

Ritvik P. Mehta, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

San Diego, California
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck - Traumatic Injury, Standard of Care, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Surgical Complications, Facial Trauma, Allergic Reactions, Vocal Cord Injury, Tinnitus, Sinus Injury, Nasal Injury, Vertigo, Disability, Breathing Difficulty, Dog Bite Injury, Chronic Pain, Hearing Loss, CSF Leak, Infection
Dr. Ritvik P. Mehta is a highly accomplished otolaryngologist specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, neurotology, and skull base surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Facial Nerve Disorders at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He further specialized in Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery during his fellowship at UC San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Mehta is the Founder and Medical Director of California Head & Neck Specialists and the California Facial Nerve Center. His clinical expertise includes the treatment of facial paralysis, where he has developed innovative approaches to improve patient outcomes. He has been actively involved in medical missions, providing specialized surgical care for microtia ...

Robert Y Meyerson, M.D.

Pasadena, California
Family Medicine - Primary care physician, Board Certified Family Medicine, Faculty Family Medicine, urgent care, heart disease, drug and alcohol abuse, hypertension, cancer screening, headache, chronic pain, allergic reactions, acute and chronic medical problems, depression
• Board-certified clinically active Family Physician with 39 years experience treating adult, geriatric and pediatric patients with emergency, acute and chronic medical problems. • Faculty member Family Medicine specialist residency training program • Peer recognition and professional achievement award for multiple years • Extensive experience in both clinical outpatient and rural emergency medical settings. • Past Medical Director of primary care office and psychiatric inpatient unit. • Over 12 years’ experience providing volunteer medical services in underdeveloped countries.

Jordan L. Newmark, MD, QME E&S Newmark Consulting | Stanford University School of Medicine

Redwood City , California
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Chronic pain, acute pain, opioids, workers' compensation, disability, addiction, surgery, perioperative, human resources, interventional pain, trauma, medical staff office, interdisciplinary care, medical education, qualified medical evaluation, QME, independent medical evaluation, IME
Dr. Newmark is an ABA, double board certified, Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine Physician. He is President & CEO of E&S Newmark Consulting focused on the practice of medicine, qualified medical evaluation, expert witnessing, career and academic development, and medical-leadership consulting. He remains as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University. He has authored multiple journal articles, book chapters, and maintains an active simulation based pain and research program at Stanford University. Dr. Newmark has over 10 years of expert witness and medicolegal experience. Dr. Newmark won numerous awards from the American Academy of Pain Medicine, Stanford University and Alameda Health System. Dr. Newmark is the former Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology of Alameda Health System, as well as the former Medical Director for Pain Management and Functional Restoration at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. The overall focus of Dr. Newmark'...

Jessica Oswald, MD MPH

Oceanside, California
Emergency Medicine, Pain Management - Medicine - Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine, ultrasound, opioid management, addiction medicine, nerve blocks, acute pain, chronic pain, radiofrequency ablation, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation, facet joints, critical care medicine, trauma, back pain, neck pain. headache, migraine
Dr. Jessica Oswald is nationally recognized for her expertise in pain and emergency medicine. Currently based at UC San Diego, she holds the distinction of being one of the nation's few double board-certified physicians in Emergency Medicine and Pain Medicine. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Oswald plays an active role in educating and training emergency medicine residents and fellows. Renowned for her wealth of knowledge and extensive experience, Dr. Oswald brings invaluable insights to every case she reviews. Specializing in ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopy-guided procedures, she excels in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic pain, making her an indispensable resource in cases related to pain management and medication prescriptions. Her meticulous attention to detail and dedication to excellence ensure that legal cases entrusted to her receive the highest level of expertise and support. Whether you need an expert witness for a trial or a consultant to review a c...

Marcel O Pontón, PhD Persona Neurobehavior Group

Pasadena, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussive Disorder, MBTI, PTSD, Pediatric Head Injury, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Bilingual-English/Spanish, Severe Trauma Cases, Sports Concussions, Highly complex Workers' Compensation cases, AME, QME, IME, Record Review, Disability Evaluations, Chronic Pain.
Focused on the assessment and treatment of catastrophic injuries for 25 years. Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California; Bilingual (English-Spanish) Clinical Neuropsychologist; Multiple peer-reviewed publications. Co-author of two books; Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology; Member, International Neuropsychological Society; Member, American Psychological Association; Member,American Academy of Neurology Founding President, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. Clinical Director, Persona Neurobehavior Group.

Scott Pritzlaff, MD University of California, Davis

Sacramento, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Neuropathic Pain, Postop Pain, Procedure Complications, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Epidural Steroid Injection, Radiofrequency Ablation, PNS, SCS, Bleeding, Hematoma, Nerve Injury, Chronic Pain, Causalgia, RSD
Dr. Scott Pritzlaff is a highly regarded authority in pain management, recognized nationally for his expertise in the field. With a comprehensive background forged through training at prestigious institutions such as Harvard and Stanford, Dr. Pritzlaff brings a wealth of experience to his role as a clinician. His professional journey includes a rigorous anesthesia residency at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, followed by fellowship training in pain medicine at Stanford. Dr. Pritzlaff's tenure as faculty in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford further solidified his standing as a leader in the field. Currently serving as Associate Professor and Fellowship Program Director in the Division of Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis, Dr. Pritzlaff continues to contribute significantly to the advancement of pain management. His unique perspective, shaped by previous roles as a Navy flight surgeon and combat veteran, adds a distinct depth to his e...

Aimée V Sanchez, PhD, ABDA, QME, HSPP Dr. Aimée V. Sanchez, PhD., Inc.

Fresno, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Dementia, Neurocognitive Disorders, Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Impairment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Chronic Pain, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Personal Injury, Trial Pre-Consultation, IME/AME, Disability Evaluations, Worker's Compensation,
Dr. Sanchez is a licensed psychologist specializing in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology and has additional certification as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME); Diplomate, Board Certified Senior Disability Analyst (ABDA); and HSPP in CA. Dr. Sanchez has completed specialized training in Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology at the doctoral, internship and post-doctoral levels, in accordance with guidelines set forth for the practice of Neuropsychology by the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno in 1999 with concentrations in Neuropsychology, Cross Cultural, and Child Clinical Psychology. She also completed 2 years of advanced postdoctoral training in Pediatric and Adult Clinical Neuropsychology in 2007 through Fielding Institute in Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Sanchez specializes in traumatic...

Delia M Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN, QME Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - TBI, traumatic brain injury, Spanish, board-certified, ABPP, ABPP-CN, concussion, brain injury, dementia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, somatoform disorders, cognitive, workers comp, QME, AME, IME.
Dr. Silva is one of very few Spanish-speaking, board-certified neuropsychologists in the state of California. She can serve as a neuropsychological or psychological expert witness for civil forensic cases, particularly personal injury cases. She takes a balanced approach in evaluating neurological and medical factors as well as psychological variables. All of her evaluations include objective measurement of response bias/effort and symptom validity. Her interpretations are purely based on the objective data and evidence-based research. She has performed work for both defense and plaintiff's attorneys. Her specialties are with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), neurodegenerative conditions, strokes, and psychiatric conditions that include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), somatoform disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders. She has held board positions in national, state, and local neuropsychological organizations (HNS, CPA, SDPA), and is an active member of other organization...

Robert J. Spencer, DPM, FACFAS Expedient Medicolegal Services

Gardena, California
Foot & Ankle Surgery, Podiatry - IME, Fitness for Duty, Trauma, Accident, Personal Injury, Chronic Pain, Standard of Care, Malpractice, Disability, Peer Review, Lower Extremity, Arthroscopy
Robert J. Spencer, DPM, FACFAS, QME is a board certified second-generation adult and pediatric foot & ankle specialist born and raised in Orange County, CA. He spent many years shadowing his father in his private practice in Southern California. Early in his career, he developed his leadership skills serving as class president for his entire 4 years at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Spencer was then accepted to a top residency program at Kaiser Permanente Northbay Consortium in northern California where he received extensive medical and surgical training for infants, children, and adults. After completing his residency, Dr. Spencer joined White Memorial Medical Group, Inc. (a multi-specialty group), where he took call for the emergency department for all foot and ankle problems, including trauma. During his time at White Memorial he served as the assistant residency director and clerkship director of the Foot & Ankle Surgery Residency program as ...

Mark D. Wolkenhauer, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Patton, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - IME, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Abuse, Competency, Mental Capacity, Traumatic Injury, Psychometric Testing, Malpractice, Malingering, Standard of Care, PTSD
Mark Wolkenhauer, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a forensic psychologist with extensive experience in treating and evaluating sexual offenders and individuals with severe mental illness. He continues to serve as an expert witness in both Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) and Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) civil commitment trials across the state. Licensed in California in 1997 (PSY 15147), Dr. Wolkenhauer has worked for the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH), as a unit psychologist at Patton State Hospital (PSH), and currently works for DSH as a Consulting Psychologist. He serves as a mentor and is part of the Quality Improvement Team in the Forensic Services Division. He was on the SVP panel as a contractor and performed hundreds of SVP evaluations and provided expert testimony. In private practice Dr. Wolkenhauer conducted PC 1370/1372 evaluations, was the director of the Inland Empire Sharper Future clinics, served as a mental health consultant for Job Corps, and provided consul...

Shawn Zardouz, MD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Newport Beach, California
Neurology, Pain Management - Medicine - Traumatic Brain Injury, Migraine Headaches, Peripheral Nerve Damage, Neuropathy, Seizures, Epilepsy, Dementia, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Palliative Care, Standard of Care, Whiplash, Concussion, Chronic Pain, Head Trauma, Vertigo, Stroke, Spinal cord injury, Brain Tumor
Dr. Shawn Zardouz is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Neurology. He began his studies at Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in public health. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and graduated with a distinction in biomedical research. Dr. Zardouz completed his medicine internship at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was named intern of the year. He then went on to complete his neurology residency at University of California San Diego (UCSD) and stayed an additional year to complete his pain medicine fellowship at UCSD. Dr. Zardouz has been published in many peer reviewed journals and has presented his findings at several conferences at the national and international levels.

Michele Alba, MD

Loveland, Colorado
Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Newborn, Cancer Screening, Cesarean, Childbirth, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Drug Interaction, Failure to Diagnose/Refer, Fetal Heart Monitoring, Hospital Infections, Hypertension, Hemorrhage, Pre-Eclampsia, Sepsis, Shoulder Dystocia, Uterine Rupture, VBAC
As a board-certified family medicine physician with fellowship training in high-risk maternal child health, Dr. Alba practices full-scope family medicine with surgical obstetrics in Northern Colorado. She currently serves as faculty physician at one of the nation's top family medicine residency training programs with over 5 years of clinical experience. While her expertise includes primary care, addiction medicine, and women's health, Dr. Alba's breadth of knowledge spans inpatient and outpatient geriatric, adult, pediatric and obstetric medicine. She oversees medical students, residents, midwives, and mid-level providers. She is passionate about patient safety and quality improvement and holds leadership roles on both Family Medicine and Obstetrics Safety Net Boards at her current institution. Dr. Alba is known for her curious mindset, thoughtful analytical skills, and excellent communication abilities both written and verbal. She is able to translate complex information into tang...

Roshni N. Patel, MD Ctr of Excellence in Pain & Regenerative Medicine

Farmington, Connecticut
Pain Management - Medicine, Neurology - Headaches, Migraines, Medication Management, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Disability review, Concussion, Chronic Pain, Back Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Nerve Pain, Peripheral Neuropathy, Neck Pain, IME, Independent medical examiner, medical review, Seizures, Spinal Injury, Stroke
NYU/ HSS Trained Quadruple board certified in Pain Medicine, Headache Medicine, Brain Injury and Neurology. One of only Two medical doctors in USA to have similar qualifications. Assistant Clinical Professor Quinnipiac University, Frank H. Netter, School of Medicine. Neurology Residency at the University of Connecticut. Pain Medicine Fellowship at New York University- NYU Dept of Anesthesia. Experience in Worker's Compensation Cases, Disability Impairment Ratings, Records Review, Personal Injury Cases, Short Term and Long Term Disability Claim Reviews, Medical Necessity Determinations, and Independent Medical Examinations and board certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) 6th edition. Pain Expertise in the areas includes Interventional Pain procedures, Chronic Pain, opioid and non-opioid Medication Management, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), Spinal Pain, Neck injuries, Back injuries, Herniated disc, Sciatica,...

Steven Barna, MD, CLCP LCPMD

Tampa, Florida
Life Care Planning, Pain Management - Medicine - Physician Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP), Life Care Plans, Catastrophic injury, Non-catastrophic injury, Board certified in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Personal Injury, Defense and Plaintiff, Expert Witness, Auto Injury
Dr. Barna is a Nationally Recognized, Double Board Certified, Harvard Trained, Pain Management Physician and Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) with a strong clinical background in Musculoskeletal Care. He is Co-Editor of Handbook of Medical Aspects of Disability and Rehabilitation for Life Care Planning (Routledge, 2024). He is also an Editorial Board Member for Pain Physician, as well as a Reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. He has been recognized on Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review List of 150 Pain Management Physicians to Know. ​ Prior to coming to Florida, Dr. Barna spent nearly 10 years at Harvard Medical School including roles as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, as well as Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center. He previously served as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Barna also previously served as an Int...

Santo Steve BiFulco, MD, CLCP BiFulco Medical Group

Tampa, Florida
Life Care Planning, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Damages. Certified Life Care Planner. Testifying & Treating MD on matters involving future care, permanency, causation, and life expectancy for defense and plaintiff firms. Brain Injuries from mTBI to severe, Amputations, Burns, Multi-Trauma, Orthopedic Injuries, Chronic Pain.
Dr. BiFulco is a licensed physician in the State of Florida & New York; Dr. BiFulco holds specialty training & certifications in Interventional Pain Management, Radio-Frequency, & Intra-Discal Therapies. Dr. BiFulco is licensed by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe. Dr. BiFulco is a Board-Certified Physician Life Care Planner. Dr. BiFulco’s professional career includes decades of clinical practice, treating over 100 thousand patients with all manners of acute, chronic, & catastrophic injuries and illnesses. Dr. BiFulco has occupied numerous medical directorships and medically-oriented advisorship positions. As a medical doctor/entrepreneur, Dr. BiFulco founded and managed successful clinical practices and medical centers. Dr. BiFulco’s professional associations include the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the American Medical Association, the National Association of Disability Evaluating Professionals, the International Association for...

Adam J Carinci, MD, JD, MBA University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Florida
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Life Care Plan Analysis, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mills, Overprescribing, Addiction, Fraud, IME, Independent Medical examinations, Medical Billing,
Dr. Adam J Carinci MD, JD, MBA is a nationally recognized CRPS thought leader and expert witness with over a fifteen years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and a lawyer Dr. Carinci is a sought-after expert witness in medico-legal matters on a national stage where he combines distinct acumen and expertise at the intersection of medicine and law. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of Pain Management and Director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical ...

Harold J Cordner, MD Florida Pain Management

Sebastian, Florida
Pain Management - Medicine - legal medicine, interventional pain management, spinal cord stimulation, epidural, pain medicine, narcotics, post laminectomy, pain management, back pain, chronic pain
Extensive experience in all facets of Pain Management, medical record review, IME and legal expert witness evaluation and testimony. Presently serves on the Board of Directors of ASIPP, FSIPP, editorial Board for Pain Physician and Board examiner for ABIPP. Has served as an expert witness for Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Dept. of Health and DEA. Currently Board Certified by ASA, ABIPP and certified as a worker's compensation expert.

Cyrus Kao, MD, LCP-C Rehabilitation Consultants LLC

Florida
Life Care Planning, Pain Management - Medicine - Physician Certified Life Care Planner (LCP-C), Life Care Plans, Catastrophic injury, Non-catastrophic injury, Board certified in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Personal Injury, Defense and Plaintiff, Expert Witness, Auto Injury, Objective IMEs Contact via email [email protected]
Dr. Cyrus Kao is a highly experienced, board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and pain medicine physician with a focus on impairments and disabilities resulting from sports injuries, MVA, catastrophic injuries, chronic pain, and arthritis. He is proficient in electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) and certified to perform minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild) procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. He is also proficient in ultrasound (US)-guided injections, trigger point injections, and botulinum toxin injections. Dr. Kao is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R) and the ABPM&R Pain Medicine. He has active unrestricted medical licenses in multiple states, including NJ, HI, FL, NV, AL, CA, NY, VT, TN, GA, MN, CT, LA, IL, WV, OH, TX, MI, MS, CO, and PA. He is also certified by the New York Worker’s Compensation Board and the Colorado Worker’s Compensation Board for m...

Jerome Siegel, MD, MPH

Naples, Florida
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine - workplace exposure,work injury,environmental,allergy,asthma,mold,indoor air quality,chemicals,drugs,toxins,multiple chemical sensitivity,musculoskeletal,orthopedic rehab,chronic pain,traumatic brain injury,TBI,long Covid,catastrophic,physical impairment,long term disability,fitness for duty,accident
Board Certified - Occupational Medicine / Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine. Master of Public Health - Boston University School of Public Health. Over 30 years of clinical and administrative experience and providing expert opinion in occupational medicine, internal medicine, rehabilitation, quality assurance, utilization review, medical policy, level of care, standards of care, causation, physical impairment, social security, and disability. Expertise in workplace exposures/injuries, musculoskeletal rehab problems, environmental, allergies, asthma, mold, indoor air quality, toxic exposures, pain management, traumatic brain injury, long Covid, and catastrophic cases. Expert review, opinion, and testimony provided on behalf of individuals, employers, insurance carriers, defense and plaintiff attorneys, local, state, federal authorities, schools, and universities.

Sudheer Potru, DO, FASA, FASAM

Atlanta, Georgia
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - opioids, opioid prescribing, overdose, addiction, suboxone, MAT, alcohol, alcohol use disorder, anesthesiology, pain medicine, chronic pain, interventional pain, spinal injections, spinal cord stimulation
Dr. Potru is triple-board-certified in anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and addiction medicine; he is one of less than 25 clinicians across the country with this combination of certifications and has unique expertise as a result. Dr. Potru is a nationally recognized and well-published expert in the treatment of chronic pain and addiction as well as the treatment of the substance use disorder patient in the perioperative period; he sits on and is an active contributor to numerous national anesthesia/pain committees and working groups. Dr. Potru has given invited at multiple national conferences, including that of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine, as well as multiple invited grand rounds presentations on anesthesiology, chronic pain and addiction, including at highly reputed institutions such as Vanderbilt, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and others. He has ...

Adam J Carinci, MD, JD, MBA University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Illinois
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Life Care Plan Analysis, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mills, Overprescribing, Addiction, Fraud, IME, Independent Medical examinations, Medical Billing,
Dr. Adam J Carinci MD, JD, MBA is a nationally recognized CRPS thought leader and expert witness with over a fifteen years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and a lawyer Dr. Carinci is a sought-after expert witness in medico-legal matters on a national stage where he combines distinct acumen and expertise at the intersection of medicine and law. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of Pain Management and Director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical ...

Sheetal DeCaria, MD

Glenview, Illinois
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Neck pain, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Joint Injections, Trigger Point Injections, Spine Injections, Facet Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, Epidural Steroid Injection, ESI, Sciatica, Radiculopathy, Personal Injury, Auto Accident, Hip Pain
Dr. Sheetal DeCaria is double board-certified in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She completed her residency at the University of Chicago and fellowship training at Northwestern University School of Medicine. She has over 12 years of clinical experience treating patients with chronic pain. She has authored numerous publications and textbook chapters on chronic pain. Dr. DeCaria is a featured TED speaker, and her TED Talk is one of the most popular TED talks on chronic pain. She has also served as a medical expert on NBC, ABC, FOX, and CBS news. She enjoys treating patients in pain through various interventional procedures in her clinical pain practice, Revitalize Medical Center, in Glenview, IL. Dr. DeCaria is seeking to serve as an expert witness for both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys. She has strong communication skills and is committed to providing unbiased and evidence-based record reviews and testimony.

Stanley J. Mathew, MD

Illinois
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - Chronic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Post Laminectomy Syndrome, Neuropathy, Gait and Balance dysfunction, TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Chronic Neck and low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis , Rotator Cuff, Nerve, Bone and Muscle Specialist
Stanley Mathew, MD, has been an Attending Physician at St Luke's Hospital since October 2009. Dr. Mathew also serves as Chief Executive Officer of American Rehabilitation Medicine , PLLC. He was previously a Chief Resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Medical College. Dr. Mathew has extensive experience in the fields of Internal medicine, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Mathew holds board certifications in Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, with the American Board of Disability Analysts

Timothy D. McManus, Psy.D., ABN, ABPP-RP

Palos Heights, Illinois
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology. Psychology. IME's. Fitness for Duty. Return to Work. Concussion. Chronic pain. Civil/Occupational Disablity. CRPS. PTSD. Workman's compensation. Decision-making capacity evaluations. Dementia. Cancer. CVA.
I am Board Certified in both Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. I conduct Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychological Pain Assessments, Psychological, and ADHD/LD Evaluations from ages 6 though geriatric. The neurocognitive and emotional symptoms associated with varied neurological and medical conditions, chronic pain, PTSD, mild head injury, and concussion are representative of the conditions regularly assessed. Conditions arising form Workman's Compensation, FFDE, RTW, and personal injury characterize referrals. I also conduct evaluations for dementia and decision-making capacity. Medical records reviews and consultations are also provided.

Stanley J. Mathew, MD

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - Chronic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Post Laminectomy Syndrome, Neuropathy, Gait and Balance dysfunction, TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Chronic Neck and low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis , Rotator Cuff, Nerve, Bone and Muscle Specialist
Stanley Mathew, MD, has been an Attending Physician at St Luke's Hospital since October 2009. Dr. Mathew also serves as Chief Executive Officer of American Rehabilitation Medicine , PLLC. He was previously a Chief Resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Medical College. Dr. Mathew has extensive experience in the fields of Internal medicine, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Mathew holds board certifications in Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, with the American Board of Disability Analysts

James P Murphy, MD, MMM, DFASAM Murphy Pain Center

Louisville, Kentucky
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - Chronic pain, Pain Management, addiction, opioids, substance abuse, Suboxone, MAT, MOUD, prescribing, controlled substance, DEA, medical board, regulations, Kentucky, Indiana, standards, harm reduction, anesthesiology, interventional pain, naloxone, overdose, preventive medicine, medical necessity
James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM, DFASAM is a nationally recognized physician leader and expert in Pain Management, Addiction Medicine and controlled substances prescribing. He is the Immediate Past President of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine and is the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s representative on the influential American Medical Association Substance Use & Pain Care Task Force. Dr. Murphy is also the Southeastern United States Regional Director (Region X) for the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Murphy is founder & CEO of Murphy Pain Center, located in New Albany, Indiana. Additionally, he teaches medical students, residents, and colleagues in his volunteer role as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy is a past president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society and currently serves on the board of directors of the Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation. He also volunteers as the C...

Michael B. Jacobs, MD, MPH

Potomac, Maryland
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Interventional, Chronic Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulator, SCS, DRG, PNS, Pain Pump, Epidural, Radiofrequency, PRP, Stem Cells, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Nerve Injury, Post-Operative Pain, Work Injury, Opioids, Buprenorphine, Medical Marijuana, Causation, Impairment
Dr. Jacobs is board certified in Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Occupational Medicine. He served over 20 years as a Navy physician, including roles as director of Pain Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and specialty consultant to the Navy Surgeon General and White House. He now practices as an Interventional Pain Management physician and is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs has served on the guidelines committee of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, published numerous articles, and lectured at national conferences. Dr. Jacobs has an active clinical practice, including the management of complex chronic pain conditions, such as failed back surgery syndrome (post-laminectomy syndrome), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), post-surgical pain (e.g hernia, joint replacement, nerve injury), and chronic joint, neck, and back pain. He performs advance...

Ron Avraham, MD Polaris Rehabilitation

PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - PM&R, Life Care Planning, LCP, Musculoskeletal medicine, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Sciatica, Radiculopathy, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc, Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis, Spine injections, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, SCI, Complex regional pain syndrome, Amputation, Stroke, MVA, MVC
Double board-certified PM&R (physiatry) physician, specializing in interventional pain management, non-surgical orthopedic care and musculoskeletal medicine, pain medicine and medical rehabilitation. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR) and Pain Medicine (ABPM). Dr. Avraham is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine and is fellowship-trained in Interventional Pain. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPMR), American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners (AAPLCP) and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He holds active licenses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Nearly a decade of combined practice experience in multiple settings: outpatient private practice, inpatient rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing facility practice and life care planning.

Wilfred L Hynes, MD Tufts Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts
Pain Management - Medicine - Chronic pain, spine injections, steroid injections, opiates, CRPS, RSD, NECC, nerve injury, cauda equina, sacral fractures, failed back syndrome, facet injections, radiofrequency ablation, overdose, billing fraud, medical billing, personal injury, medical necessity
Award-Winning, Harvard Trained Pain Management Physician in active clinical practice. Tufts Faculty (2005-Present). Harvard Faculty (1997-2005). Double Board Certified (Anesthesia and Pain Management). 10+ years experience Medical Director, Tufts. Opiate Management Committee, Tufts Medical Center (2014-Present). Boston College - Scholar of the College/Gasson Scholar. Experienced expert witness at both deposition and trial. Forensic experience includes medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, criminal matters, and health care fraud

Tom Simopoulos, M.D., M.A. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Southborough, Massachusetts
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - opioids, spinal cord stimulator, radiofrequency procedures, spinal injections, complex regional pain syndrome, Persistent pain after injuries, interventional pain, criminal, fraud, CRPS, ablations, nerve injury, chronic pain, failed back surgery, over dose, personal injury, RSD, disc herniation
Thomas T. Simopoulos, MD, MA, is a Harvard trained and faculty pain management specialist at the Arnold Pain Management Center and an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is also an Associate Professor in Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School. He has multiple teaching awards by fellows in training and recognized as "Top Doctor" in the Boston area since 2017. Dr. Simopoulos attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He completed his postdoctoral training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Faulkner Hospital in Boston. Dr. Simopoulos holds a Masters of Arts degree in Biochemistry from Brandeis University in Waltham. He is board-certified in Anesthesiology with a Pain Medicine subspecialty. Dr. Simopoulos has strong clinical interests that include radiofrequency technology, intradiscal therapies and e...

Martina Ziegenbein

Mashpee, Massachusetts
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine - Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Rheumatology patient evaluation, Rheumatology exam, Rheumatology treatment, Gout, Vasculitis, SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus), Chronic pain
Board Certified in Rheumatology 2006, Re-certified in 2016. Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 2004, re-certified in 2014. 17 years in practice, General Rheumatology Special interest chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Completed Rheumatology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center in 2006 Completed Lupus fellowship at Johns Hopkins Lupus center in 2007 Excellent at reviewing large amounts of medical charts in a reasonable time frame and extracting relevant information.

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

Michigan
Neurological Surgery - spine surgery, chronic pain, trauma, neurovascular surgery, stroke, brain tumor

Lewis H Rosenbaum, MD Academic Internal Medicine

Royal Oak, Michigan
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology - Hospital expert in chronic pain, disorders, geriatrics, fibromyalgia and complicated medical and rheumatic disorders
Vice Chief Internal Medicine, Beaumont Heath System. 30 years experience hospital medicine chairman, quality assurance committee, 20 years.

John S. Schultz, MD Medical Rehabilitation Group, PC

Saline, Michigan
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - Pain Management, Epidural Injections, Radiofrequency, Neurotomy, Interventional Spine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic Pain, Opioid Abuse, Opioid Overdose, Nerve Injuries, Injection Injuries
Dr. Schultz completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, where he also served as Chief Resident. He then joined the faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, achieving the rank of Associate Professor and remained there until 2008. He served as Chief of the University of Michigan Spine Program and the Program Director of the Interventional Spine Program and ACGME accredited Pain Fellowships. He also won several teaching awards. He is now in private practice at Medical Rehabilitation Group, PC in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Dr. Schultz is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, North American Spine Society and Spine Intervention Society. He has authored numerous articl...

Dr. Jessica Chiovaro, PT, DPT

Missoula, Montana
Physical Therapy - Outpatient orthopedics, workman's compensation, MVA, falls, balance, personal injury, chronic pain, dry needling, spine injury, spinal rehab, joint replacements, CRPS
Jessica Chiovaro, PT, DPT is a practicing physical therapist and expert in the field of physical therapy as a practitioner and clinic manager. Jessica has 14 years of clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She has extensive experience working with post-operative rehabilitation, geriatrics, spine injuries, chronic pain and acute injuries that are treated on a daily basis. Jessica also has participated in several depositions starting in 2009 and served as an expert witness in trial. Her experience for over 14 years gives her an advantage of explaining medical diagnosis and anatomy to the common person. With meticulous documentation standards in her own practice, these skills will also be delivered to her report writing and research that becomes an asset for both plaintiffs and defense.

Fardad Baroumand, MD

Nevada
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Pain (spine, nerve, joint, soft tissue), Interventional pain management (epidural steroid/other injections, nerve blocks), Opioids/pain medications, Second opinion, Ineffective/failed spine/other surgeries, Complex/catastrophic cases, CRPS/RSD, Back pain, Motor vehicle accidents, chronic pain
Dr. Fardad Baroumand, MD, is a distinguished medical-legal evaluator in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is the designated evaluator for these fields by ExamWorks Inc., the largest national provider of Independent Medical Evaluations. He is also a prominent California State Qualified Medical Evaluator and a member of the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) Subject Matter Expert Panel and the Report Quality Panel, which oversees and promotes the quality of medical-legal reporting in the State. Workers compensation judges have repeatedly appointed Dr. Baroumand as the medical-legal evaluator in complex cases that other evaluators could not handle. Dr. Baroumand is a double board-certified subspecialist practicing Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has a reputation as "the go-to guy" for the most challenging clinical and medical-legal cases. Dr. Baroumand graduated in the top 10 percentile of his medical school in 1997 and completed...

Andrei Barasch, DMD, MDSc Andrei Barasch, DMD, MDSc

Monroe Township, New Jersey
Dentist, Oncology - Oral Medicine, Osteonecrosis of the Jaws, Head and Neck cancer, Oral Surgery, Chronic pain, Oral Oncology, Oral Cancer
After graduating at the top of his class from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Barasch was trained as an Oral Medicine/Oral Oncology specialist at Harvard and the University of Connecticut. He has extensive experience in hospital dentistry, head and neck cancer, and side effects of cancer therapies in the head and neck region. Dr. Barasch is also a clinical researcher with funded grants, and published more than 80 articles in the peer reviewed literature. He is currently an associate professor at Harvard.

Cyrus Kao, MD, LCP-C Rehabilitation Consultants LLC

New Jersey
Life Care Planning, Pain Management - Medicine - Physician Certified Life Care Planner (LCP-C), Life Care Plans, Catastrophic injury, Non-catastrophic injury, Board certified in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Personal Injury, Defense and Plaintiff, Expert Witness, Auto Injury, Objective IMEs Contact via email [email protected]
Dr. Cyrus Kao is a highly experienced, board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and pain medicine physician with a focus on impairments and disabilities resulting from sports injuries, MVA, catastrophic injuries, chronic pain, and arthritis. He is proficient in electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) and certified to perform minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild) procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. He is also proficient in ultrasound (US)-guided injections, trigger point injections, and botulinum toxin injections. Dr. Kao is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R) and the ABPM&R Pain Medicine. He has active unrestricted medical licenses in multiple states, including NJ, HI, FL, NV, AL, CA, NY, VT, TN, GA, MN, CT, LA, IL, WV, OH, TX, MI, MS, CO, and PA. He is also certified by the New York Worker’s Compensation Board and the Colorado Worker’s Compensation Board for m...

Adam J Carinci, MD, JD, MBA University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Rochester, New York
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Life Care Plan Analysis, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mills, Overprescribing, Addiction, Fraud, IME, Independent Medical examinations, Medical Billing,
Dr. Adam J Carinci MD, JD, MBA is a nationally recognized CRPS thought leader and expert witness with over a fifteen years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and a lawyer Dr. Carinci is a sought-after expert witness in medico-legal matters on a national stage where he combines distinct acumen and expertise at the intersection of medicine and law. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of Pain Management and Director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical ...

Cyrus Kao, MD, LCP-C Rehabilitation Consultants LLC

New York
Life Care Planning, Pain Management - Medicine - Physician Certified Life Care Planner (LCP-C), Life Care Plans, Catastrophic injury, Non-catastrophic injury, Board certified in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Personal Injury, Defense and Plaintiff, Expert Witness, Auto Injury, Objective IMEs Contact via email [email protected]
Dr. Cyrus Kao is a highly experienced, board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and pain medicine physician with a focus on impairments and disabilities resulting from sports injuries, MVA, catastrophic injuries, chronic pain, and arthritis. He is proficient in electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) and certified to perform minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild) procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. He is also proficient in ultrasound (US)-guided injections, trigger point injections, and botulinum toxin injections. Dr. Kao is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R) and the ABPM&R Pain Medicine. He has active unrestricted medical licenses in multiple states, including NJ, HI, FL, NV, AL, CA, NY, VT, TN, GA, MN, CT, LA, IL, WV, OH, TX, MI, MS, CO, and PA. He is also certified by the New York Worker’s Compensation Board and the Colorado Worker’s Compensation Board for m...

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

New York
Neurological Surgery - spine surgery, chronic pain, trauma, neurovascular surgery, stroke, brain tumor

Seth L. Jaffe, D.O. IME Solutions, PLLC

Charlotte, North Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery - Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Rotator Cuff Repair, Knee and Hip Joint Replacement, Fracture Care, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Cervical and Lumbar Spine Injuries, Overuse Syndromes/Injuries, Nerve Injuries, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Chronic Pain, Soft Tissue Injuries
Board Certified, Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon, in active practice since 1994. Specialty focus in Medical-Legal evaluations, IME's, Impairment and Disability Evaluations/Ratings, AMA Guidelines, Peer-Peer and medical file reviews, Video depositions and Expert testimony. Currently working with and representing worker's compensation and insurance carriers, attorneys for plaintiffs and defense, State/Federal disability carriers. Opinions are supported by evidence based medicine and over 1000 evaluations and 200 depositions. Rapid report turnaround, usually within 48 hours.

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

Ohio
Neurological Surgery - spine surgery, chronic pain, trauma, neurovascular surgery, stroke, brain tumor

Nicole Morris, MSN, NP-C Med Legal Pro LLC

Defiance, Ohio
Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management - Medicine - neck pain, back pain, chronic pain, nerve pain, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, joint injections, trigger point injections, spinal injections, opioids, opioid overdose, pain medications, post-operative pain, epidural steroid injection, ESI, complex regional pain syndrome, CRPS
Pain management nurse practitioner in active clinical practice. Former clinical instructor. Extensive experience treating chronic neck and back pain, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis.

Aarti Singla, MD, MBA, CIME

Cincinnati, Ohio
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - Life Care Planning, Medical Cost projections, Catastrophic injuries, Non-catastrophic injuries, Rehabilitation, Spine injury, Back Pain, Sciatica, Nerve blocks, Radiculopathy, Spondylosis, Spinal Stenosis, Chronic Pain, Neuropathy, non-surgical orthopedic care, herniated discs
Dr. Singla is a dual Board-Certified Johns Hopkins Trained Physiatrist (ABPMR) specializing in interventional pain management, non-surgical orthopedic care, and chronic pain management. She is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine (AAPMR) , Certified Independent Medical Examiner (ABIME) and a Certified Life care Planner. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and completed an ACGME- Accredited Fellowship in Pain Medicine. Additional Certifications include: Independent Medical Exams, Life Care Plans, Medical cost projections. She holds active licenses in Ohio and Kentucky. 10+ years in practice in multiple settings including: outpatient private practice and inpatient hospital practice. Areas of expertise include: Spine injury, Back Pain, Sciatica, Nerve blocks, Radiculopathy, Spondylosis, Spinal Stenosis, Chronic Pain, Neuropathy, Non-surgical orthopedic care, Life Care Plans, Medical cost projections.

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

Erie, Pennsylvania
Neurological Surgery - spine surgery, chronic pain, trauma, neurovascular surgery, stroke, brain tumor

Ron Avraham, MD Polaris Rehabilitation

Rhode Island
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - PM&R, Life Care Planning, LCP, Musculoskeletal medicine, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Sciatica, Radiculopathy, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc, Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis, Spine injections, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, SCI, Complex regional pain syndrome, Amputation, Stroke, MVA, MVC
Double board-certified PM&R (physiatry) physician, specializing in interventional pain management, non-surgical orthopedic care and musculoskeletal medicine, pain medicine and medical rehabilitation. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR) and Pain Medicine (ABPM). Dr. Avraham is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine and is fellowship-trained in Interventional Pain. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPMR), American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners (AAPLCP) and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He holds active licenses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Nearly a decade of combined practice experience in multiple settings: outpatient private practice, inpatient rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing facility practice and life care planning.

Cyrus Kao, MD, LCP-C Rehabilitation Consultants LLC

Nashville, Tennessee
Life Care Planning, Pain Management - Medicine - Physician Certified Life Care Planner (LCP-C), Life Care Plans, Catastrophic injury, Non-catastrophic injury, Board certified in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Personal Injury, Defense and Plaintiff, Expert Witness, Auto Injury, Objective IMEs Contact via email [email protected]
Dr. Cyrus Kao is a highly experienced, board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and pain medicine physician with a focus on impairments and disabilities resulting from sports injuries, MVA, catastrophic injuries, chronic pain, and arthritis. He is proficient in electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) and certified to perform minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild) procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. He is also proficient in ultrasound (US)-guided injections, trigger point injections, and botulinum toxin injections. Dr. Kao is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R) and the ABPM&R Pain Medicine. He has active unrestricted medical licenses in multiple states, including NJ, HI, FL, NV, AL, CA, NY, VT, TN, GA, MN, CT, LA, IL, WV, OH, TX, MI, MS, CO, and PA. He is also certified by the New York Worker’s Compensation Board and the Colorado Worker’s Compensation Board for m...

Adam J Carinci, MD, JD, MBA University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Texas
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Life Care Plan Analysis, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mills, Overprescribing, Addiction, Fraud, IME, Independent Medical examinations, Medical Billing,
Dr. Adam J Carinci MD, JD, MBA is a nationally recognized CRPS thought leader and expert witness with over a fifteen years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and a lawyer Dr. Carinci is a sought-after expert witness in medico-legal matters on a national stage where he combines distinct acumen and expertise at the intersection of medicine and law. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of Pain Management and Director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical ...

Cyrus Kao, MD, LCP-C Rehabilitation Consultants LLC

Texas
Life Care Planning, Pain Management - Medicine - Physician Certified Life Care Planner (LCP-C), Life Care Plans, Catastrophic injury, Non-catastrophic injury, Board certified in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Personal Injury, Defense and Plaintiff, Expert Witness, Auto Injury, Objective IMEs Contact via email [email protected]
Dr. Cyrus Kao is a highly experienced, board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and pain medicine physician with a focus on impairments and disabilities resulting from sports injuries, MVA, catastrophic injuries, chronic pain, and arthritis. He is proficient in electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) and certified to perform minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild) procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. He is also proficient in ultrasound (US)-guided injections, trigger point injections, and botulinum toxin injections. Dr. Kao is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R) and the ABPM&R Pain Medicine. He has active unrestricted medical licenses in multiple states, including NJ, HI, FL, NV, AL, CA, NY, VT, TN, GA, MN, CT, LA, IL, WV, OH, TX, MI, MS, CO, and PA. He is also certified by the New York Worker’s Compensation Board and the Colorado Worker’s Compensation Board for m...

Edrick E Lopez, MD, JD DFW Interventional Pain Institute

Irving, Texas
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Life Care Planning, Nerve Injury & Pain, Nerve Blocks, Epidural Injections, Cervical Injections, Spinal Injections, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mill, Overprescribing, Addiction, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulation
Dr Edrick Lopez is a Harvard-trained double-board certified bilingual expert with a legal background. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Management. In addition Dr Lopez graduated magna cum laude from law school. He has published articles related to SI joint pain, spinal stenosis, epidural steroid injections, and chronic pain among others.

Robert John Nocerini, MD, MHSA Northstar Joint and Spine

Plano, Texas
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Life Care Planning, Nerve Injury & Pain, Nerve Blocks, Epidural Injections, Cervical Injections, Spinal Injections, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mill, Overprescribing, Addiction, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulation
Triple Board-Certified Pain Physician in active clinical practice. Boarded in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine. Highly experienced expert witness and life care planner – has testified at over 50 depositions and multiple trials.

Cristy M Schade, MD, PhD, PE Advanced Pain Solutions

Mesquite, Texas
Pain Management - Medicine, Disability Evaluation - CRPS, complex regional pain syndrome, RSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, implanted drug pumps for pain, ESI, epidural steroids, nerve pain, chronic pain, sciatic leg pain, opioid abuse, opioid addiction, illegally manufactured fentanyl deaths, failed back surgery syndrome, IME, Future Medical Needs
Dr. CM Schade, MD, PhD, PE is a nationally recognized and sought-after clinician, speaker, and expert witness with 35+ years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and an engineer, Dr. Schade is a sought-after expert witness in medical-legal matters on the national stage, where he combines unique expertise with the overlap of medicine, bioengineering, and medical artificial intelligence (AI). He is a seasoned medical and legal expert and has been involved in over 100 cases for plaintiffs (60%) and the defense (40%). He has qualified as an expert witness in both state and federal court. He has authored over 100 expert reports and testified under oath at depositions and trials nationwide. Dr. Schade’s 35+ years of forensic experience includes medical malpractice, CRPS, complex regional pain syndrome litigation, spinal cord stimulation litigation, medical device-related litigation, pain and suffering, opioid overdoses, including the current epidemi...

Vivian L Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN-ABN, ABPP Dr. Vivian Begali

North Chesterfield, Virginia
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychologist, PTSD, Neuropsychological Assessment, Acquired Brain Injury, TBI, Stroke, Neurological Disorders, Chronic Pain, Neuro IMEs, Worker's Compensation, Second Opinion, Capacity/Competency Evaluations, Testamentary Capacity, Dementia, Cognitive Decline, Children, Adults, Geriatrics.
Double board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, Independent practitioner with 25+ years of experience. Dr. Begali provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to individuals w/ medical, mental, cognitive, and physical conditions. Provides expert witness consultation for forensic cases, IMEs, medical file review, second opinions, disability, and peer reviews. Expert witness services are offered for use in defense and plaintiff personal injury cases, consultation, and courtroom testimony. Independent and clinical neuropsychological evaluations are used to provide a comprehensive and evidence-based measurement of neurocognitive status following brain injury, neurological conditions. chronic pain conditions, toxic exposure, stroke, work-related injuries, secondary psychiatric disorders and PTSD. She has been awarded Fellow Status by National Academy of Neuropsychology, American College of Professional Neuropsychology, and American Academy of Clini...

Craig Best, DO

Seattle, Washington
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - Spine, Chronic Pain, Interventional Pain, Injections, Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, Life Care Planning, Joint Pain, Epidural Steroid Injection, Back Pain, Neck Pain, CRPS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Disc Herniation, Car Accident, Work Injury, Causation, Prognosis, EMG, Personal Injury
Dr. Best is a dual board certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine physician. He is also a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP). He completed his residency in PM&R at Rush University Medical Center, a Rush Medical College teaching hospital, in Chicago followed by fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, in Boston. He is ABPMR certified in PM&R and Pain Medicine. He is also board certified in PM&R by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and has attained his Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) designation. His clinical practice includes diagnosis and non-operative management of a variety of spine, joint, soft tissue, orthopaedic, and neurologic injuries, headache, concussion, and chronic pain conditions. He has also completed thousands of electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/NCS). He has been an expert witness for numerous cases, completed man...

Justin B Boge, DO, DABA, MHA, MS, BS Chamuel, LLC

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Nerve epidural joint injections, quality assurance, risk management, ketamine, cannabis, marijuana, opioids, rhizotomy, radio frequency ablation, Chronic Pain, postoperative pain, Spinal Cord stimulator, pain pump, CRPS/RSD, interventional medical management, injury, infection, paralysis, death
Award winning teacher and lecturer, double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesia (ABA). Dr. Boge received a Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), medical school scholarship from the US Air Force (1996-2000). Dr. Boge has worked in Risk Management and Quality Assurance as an Active Duty Pain and Anesthesia physician with the US Air Force. Dr. Boge also served as an Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (2006 to 2016). Dr. Boge has over 23 years of experience reviewing medical records and practicing pain and anesthesia medicine. Dr. Boge has experience in report writing, deposition and courtroom testimony. Dr. Boge recently completed a master’s in health care administration (MHA) from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (December 2021), utilizing his veteran Post 9-11 scholarship. He answers phone calls/emails promptly and is respectful of deadli...