Chronic Pain Expert Witness

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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, Brain Injury Medicine, Chiropractic, Dentist, Family Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Forensic Psychology, General Practice, Independent Medical Examinations, Internal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Life Care Planning, Neurological Surgery, and Neurology.

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Lois Hawkins, RN, CLCP Hawkins Forensic Consulting, Inc.

Mesa, Arizona
Life Care Planning - Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Birth Injuries, Chronic Pain, Transplantation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Medical / Legal – 10+ years • Catastrophic Medical Case Management; • Life Care Planning; - A comprehensive review of records and supportive documentation – case analysis; - Preparation of chronologies and case summaries; - Clinical interview and history with the patient whenever possible. - Research on relevant literature and clinical practice guidelines to further establish needs and recommendations as well as support medical and case management foundation. - Interaction with the medical and health-related treatment team to obtain answers to questions not established in the medical records review; - Assessment of future medical and rehabilitation care needs.

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...

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.

Alan Forrest, DC Expedient Medicolegal Services

Encino, California
Chiropractic, Independent Medical Examinations - IME, malpractice, chiropractic peer review, standard of care, personal injury, chronic back injury, whiplash, sports injury, vertebral artery dissection, accidents, practice guidelines, chronic pain
Dr. Alan Forrest, D.C., QME has been a board certified chiropractor in the state of California since 1981. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from UCLA, he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1980. He began private practice in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, and continues to treat patients on a full time basis to date. The foundation of his practice is a family practice. Personal injury and industrial injury cases are specialty areas as well. Very early in private practice several of his mentors were deeply involved in the evaluation of permanent disability due to industrial causation. Dr. Forrest took great interest in this, and in 1982 earned his certification in Industrial Disability Evaluation. Performing many evaluations, for both applicants and defense, he developed an expertise in the subject. He was part of the first group of Qualified Medical Evaluators to earn California certificati...

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...

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-trained, 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 transmission-risk, managing safe return to work, cluster outb...

Navin Mallavaram, MD The Spine & Pain Center of California

Pleasanton, California
Pain Management - Medicine - Spine Injections, Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Joint Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, Cervical Spine Injury, Lumbar Spine Injury, Opiates, Personal Injury, Work Injury, Chronic Pain
Dr. Navin Mallavaram is an Interventional Pain Management specialist. He Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine. Dr. Mallavaram specializes in treating spinal pain, ranging 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 or specialty consultant for injured workers and motor vehicle accident occupants. He has also been called on to treat NFL (National Football League) and NHL (National Hockey League) players, former and current. He currently serves as the Medical Director for The Spine & Pain Center of California and Summit Surgery Center, specialty consultant for Concentra Occupational Health, and Expert Reviewer for the Medical Board of California. He has trial testimony experience, and has been deposed numerous times.

Mohan Nair, M.D. Nair & Associates

Long Beach, California
Neuropsychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Pain Management, Chronic Pain, Neuropsychiatric Assessment, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychological Testing, Forensic Psychiatry, Neurotoxicology, Addiction Medicine, Standard of Care, Medical Malpractice, Psychiatric Malpractice, School District
Dr. Nair brings his extensive training, clinical experience, and formal board certifications to provide you an in-depth and nuanced medico-legal analysis of cases for adults, adolescents, and children involving psychiatric and neuropsychiatric factors. Trained at the University of California (Irvine) and Harvard, Dr. Nair is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Brain Injury Medicine, Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. Additionally, he is board-certified in Pain Medicine, Psychopharmacology, and Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Nair is an expert in psychiatric civil litigation, both independent suits, and Class Action, involving: TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES - Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI) - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Chronic Pain - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) - Concussions - Neurological Imaging - Neurological Rehabilitation - Addiction Medicin...

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.

Praveen Prasad, MD

Sacramento, California
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spine Surgery, Failed Back Surgery, Lumbar Fusion, Spinal Cord Injury, Intracerebral Hematoma, Cauda Equine Syndrome, Cervical Spine Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Nerve Stimulator, Spine Trauma, Head Injury, Chronic Pain,
Dr. Prasad is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been in clinical practice of Neurosurgery for over 31 years and is currently Chief of Neurosurgery at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, CA. In his active practice he performs over 175 surgical cases per year encompassing the broad range of neurosurgical conditions including spine and cranial trauma, degenerative spinal conditions like spinal stenosis and disc herniations, cervical spine surgery including disc replacements, intracranial hemorrhages, brain and spine tumors, and chronic pain treatments such as spinal cord stimulation. He has considerable experience as an expert witness, testifying in court over 14 times in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, offering opinions for both defense and plaintiffs’ counsels. He has been acknowledged for his communication skills and is available to review records with rapid turn-around if...

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

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - TBI, traumatic brain injury, Spanish-speaking, board-certified, ABPP, ABPP-CN, concussion, brain injury, dementia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, somatoform disorders, cognitive, workers comp, QME, AME, IME, symptom validity testing
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 forensic civil cases, particularly personal injury cases. All of her evaluations include objective measurement of response bias/effort/performance validity and symptom validity. Her interpretations are purely based on the objective data and evidence-based research. She has performed work for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Her conclusions are data-driven, objective, and cite evidence-based research. 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 served on national, state, and local boards and is owner of a clinical practice. More information about her can be found here. For a copy of her CV and fee schedule, pl...

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

Redlands, 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 Expedient Medicolegal Services

Santa Ana, 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 a board certified neurologist and also board certified in pain medicine. He began his studies at The 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.

James Heckman, MD Heckman Medical Consulting LLC

Connecticut
Internal Medicine, General Practice - back pain, electrolyte abnormalities, cancer screening, preventative health, diabetes, hypertension, medical scribes, COVID-19, pandemic response, telemedicine, prostate, chronic pain, complex care management
Dr. Heckman is a Harvard trained general internal medicine physician and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty and is Assistant Medical Director of a large academic general internal medicine practice. He has taken a leading role in his practice's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is championing efforts to reimagine primary care in the post-COVID world. He is an earnest and thoughtful professional who takes pride in comprehensive case reviews. He is a compelling and engaging public speaker, adept at communicating complex technical subjects to individuals of all backgrounds and education levels.

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

Farmington, Connecticut
Pain Management - Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine - Pain Management, Medication Management, Traumatic Brain Injury, disability review, Concussion, Chronic Pain, Back Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Nerve Pain, Peripheral Neuropathy, Neck Pain, IME, Independent medical examiner, medical review, chart, Interventional Pain Procedures
Quadruple board certified in Pain Medicine, Headache Medicine, Brain Injury and Neurology. Assistant Clinical Professor Quinnipiac University, Frank H. Netter, School of Medicine. Neurology Residency At 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). Pain Expertise in the areas which include: 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, Radiculopathy, Joint injuries, Nerve injuries, Soft tissue injuries, Causation of injuries, Epi...

Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington, District Of Columbia
Pain Management - Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations - Chronic Pain, Epidural Injection, Meningitis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Nerve Pain, Opioid - Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, Prescribing, Methadone, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Causalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Post-laminectomy, Failed Back, Workers Compensation
Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified physician specializing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine and is a sought-after speaker, author, and lecturer. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Chronic Pain Rotation for Georgetown University's Anesthesiology Residency Program. He is a clinician with extensive experience caring for patients suffering from all chronic pain diagnoses. He maintains busy practices in Washington, DC and Maryland. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency training in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at Georgetown University. He completed fellowship training in Chronic Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kiefer is an active member of the medical staff of Georgetown University Hospital. He has a special in...

Dermot P Maher, MD MS MHS Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Washington, District Of Columbia
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Chronic pain, cancer-related pain, nerve injury, spine pain, low back pain, neck pain, post-operative pain, joint pain, anesthesia complications, epidural, opioid, narcotic, overdose, anesthesia, spinal cord stimulation, facet block, nerve block, difficult airway, pharmacology, drug interactions
Dr. Maher is an actively practicing, double board-certified, physician with additional graduate-level training in pharmacology and clinical trial design. Since 2017, he has served as the Medical Director for the Johns Hopkins Pain Management clinics in the Washington, DC metro area. He has served as a medical expert witness in over a dozen legal matters. Dr. Maher obtained his Medical Doctorate from Georgetown School of Medicine. He additionally completed graduate degrees in pharmacology from Georgetown Graduate School and clinical trial design from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and his pain management training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine in Boston. Since 2016, he has been a tenure-track assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has served on various faculty leadership roles. He has pub...

Steven Barna, MD, CLCP LCPMD

Tampa, Florida
Life Care Planning, Pain Management - Medicine - Physician Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP), Life Care Plans, Future Medical Cost Projections, Catastrophic injury, Non-catastrophic injury, Board certified in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain, Personal Injury, Defense and Plaintiff, Expert Witness
Dr. Barna is a Board Certified, Harvard trained Interventional Pain Physician and a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) with a strong clinical background in Musculoskeletal Care. He is an Editorial Board Member for Pain Physician, the Journal of Life Care Planning and Rehab Pro Journal, 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. Dr. Barna also previously served as an Interventional Spine and Pain Physician, as well as Partner at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, the largest multi-specialty Orthopedic group in the state of Florida. He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physi...

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...

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.

Lauren L Lerner, MD

Plantation, Florida
Physical Medicine & Rehab - Brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation, chronic pain, multiple trauma, catastrophic injury, musculoskeletal disorders, telehealth Independent Medical Examinations (IME/CME), medical records review and analysis, future needs for life care planning, vocational capacity, disability.
Dr. Lerner is a physician licensed in Florida and Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She completed her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and her residency at Tufts New England Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident. She served 4 years in the US Air Force. Dr. Lerner has 35+ years of clinical experience including busy inpatient and outpatient settings. She served for many years as the Medical Director for Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke Programs providing the full continuum of care from acute to long term follow up, and from mild to catastrophic injuries. Dr. Lerner has also treated patients with amputation, musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain, multiple trauma, neuropathy, arthritis, MS, and many other conditions that may cause a functional limitation or restriction. Over the years, she has provided assistance on numerous legal cases and insurance disability determinations. She analyzes medical records in d...

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

Eva L Henry, MD Neurology Specialists

Wichita, Kansas
Neurology, Legal Medicine - Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Chronic Pain, Neuropathy, Neuralgia, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Spinal Cord Injury, Neuropsychological Interpretation, Cognitive Impairment, Endocrine Disturbances, Spine pain
I am the owner of Neurology Specialists. I have developed an interest in evaluating and treating work and automobile related injuries. Neurologists in Wichita and surrounding cities have not been willing to accept any medico-legal cases. As a result, over the years I have been the go-to doctor for people with brain injuries and any neurological issues due to automobile or work related accidents. Referrals to treat problems arise from brain injury come from clinicians, judges, defense and claimant attorneys. This focused demand has been driving my passion to treat and continue to learn about brain trauma, an area where research and knowledge is rapidly evolving. Besides a busy clinical practice, I also conduct independent medical examinations and provide witness testimony for plaintiff and defense lawyers, along with IMEs ordered by the court. My expertise is in Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Concussive Syndrome. I have served as medical expert to consult with defense attorneys...

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, prescribing, controlled substance, DEA, medical board, regulations, Kentucky, Indiana
James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM, is a nationally recognized physician leader and expert in Pain Management, Addiction Medicine and controlled substances prescribing. He is President of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine and is the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s delegate to the American Medical Association’s Pain Care Task Force. Dr. Murphy is founder and CEO of Murphy Pain Center located in New Albany, Indiana. In addition, he serves gratis as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is also a past president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Dr. Murphy’s credentials are unparalleled: board certifications in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology and Preventive Medicine/Addiction. He has earned the distinction of Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine. His subspecialty Pain Medicine fellowship was at Minnesota’s renowned Mayo Clinic, where he also served on the faculty of the Mayo...

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. Since 2019, he has been an Interventional Pain Medicine physician for MedStar Health and is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs serves on the guidelines committee of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and is a fellow in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 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 ...

Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA Georgetown University Medical Center

Maryland
Pain Management - Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations - Chronic Pain, Epidural Injection, Meningitis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Nerve Pain, Opioid - Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, Prescribing, Methadone, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Causalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Post-laminectomy, Failed Back, Workers Compensation
Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified physician specializing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine and is a sought-after speaker, author, and lecturer. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Chronic Pain Rotation for Georgetown University's Anesthesiology Residency Program. He is a clinician with extensive experience caring for patients suffering from all chronic pain diagnoses. He maintains busy practices in Washington, DC and Maryland. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency training in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at Georgetown University. He completed fellowship training in Chronic Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kiefer is an active member of the medical staff of Georgetown University Hospital. He has a special in...

Andrei Barasch, DMD, MDsc Andrei Barasch, DMD, MDsc

Lynn, Massachusetts
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.

James Heckman, MD Heckman Medical Consulting LLC

Sherborn, Massachusetts
Internal Medicine, General Practice - back pain, electrolyte abnormalities, cancer screening, preventative health, diabetes, hypertension, medical scribes, COVID-19, pandemic response, telemedicine, prostate, chronic pain, complex care management
Dr. Heckman is a Harvard trained general internal medicine physician and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty and is Assistant Medical Director of a large academic general internal medicine practice. He has taken a leading role in his practice's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is championing efforts to reimagine primary care in the post-COVID world. He is an earnest and thoughtful professional who takes pride in comprehensive case reviews. He is a compelling and engaging public speaker, adept at communicating complex technical subjects to individuals of all backgrounds and education levels.

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

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...

James Heckman, MD Heckman Medical Consulting LLC

New Hampshire
Internal Medicine, General Practice - back pain, electrolyte abnormalities, cancer screening, preventative health, diabetes, hypertension, medical scribes, COVID-19, pandemic response, telemedicine, prostate, chronic pain, complex care management
Dr. Heckman is a Harvard trained general internal medicine physician and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty and is Assistant Medical Director of a large academic general internal medicine practice. He has taken a leading role in his practice's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is championing efforts to reimagine primary care in the post-COVID world. He is an earnest and thoughtful professional who takes pride in comprehensive case reviews. He is a compelling and engaging public speaker, adept at communicating complex technical subjects to individuals of all backgrounds and education levels.

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

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

Anil Pisharoty, MD,MBA

Pittsford, New York
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Whiplash, Cervical Spine Injury, Lumbar Spine Injury, Interventional Pain, Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, Nerve Injury, Neuropathic Pain, Opioids, Personal Injury, Work Injury, Chronic Pain, Ambulatory Surgery, Office Surgery Safety
Dr. Pisharoty is a board-certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester Medical School where he teaches medical students, residents, and fellows the art and science of anesthesiology and pain management. He has extensive experience in dealing with injuries of the cervical and lumbar spine. He is well-versed in all interventional pain management procedures and the management of opioids. In his full-time academic practice, Dr. Pisharoty performs procedures including epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, minimally invasive lumbar decompression, and many more. Dr. Pisharoty has extensive experience with ultrasound guided nerve blocks. He has seen and managed many patients with nerve injury subsequent to injection therapy. Dr. Pisharoty has been a practicing anesthesiologist for decades. His specialties are ambulatory anesthesia and office surgery. He has been a surveyor for the A...

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

Jason Brajer, MD JB Pain Free MD

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Interventional Pain Management, Spinal Injections, Narcotic Administration, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, lumbar radiculopathy, cervical radiculopathy, chronic pain
Full-time office based interventional pain management with fluoroscopy. All spinal injections done from basic epidurals to spinal cord stimulation. Clinically active full time, board certified in anesthesiology [33 yr] and pain management [25 yr] Medical malpractice expert, defense and plaintiff, 15 years with less than 20% professional income from this source Consultant for Blue Shield / Highmark of PA Founding Director, Montgomery Pain Center Former Associate chairman, Dept of Anesthesiology, Montgomery Hospital

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

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

James R Quinn, RN, BSN, CCRN, CLCP J. Quinn Consulting, LLC.

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Life Care Planning, Nurse - Traumatic Brain injuries, Surgical revisions, Orthopedic injuries, Chronic pain, Amputations, Burns, Electrocution, End stage renal failure, Dialysis, Spinal cord injuries, End of Life Care/Hospice.
James Quinn is a registered nurse licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as a certified life care planner with over twelve years of nursing experience. He has written over 200 life care plans for both defense and plaintiff clients from minor injuries to catastrophic spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. He holds a certification as a life care planner and as an acute/critical care nurse. He is a member of the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP). He is an active member of the AANLCP Journal Committee and was the recipient of the 2018 winner of Excellence in Collaboration and Teamwork at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Mr. Quinn has extensive experience writing medical cost projections, life care plans, and rebuttals/analyses of other life care planners' reports. Additionally...

James Heckman, MD Heckman Medical Consulting LLC

Rhode Island
Internal Medicine, General Practice - back pain, electrolyte abnormalities, cancer screening, preventative health, diabetes, hypertension, medical scribes, COVID-19, pandemic response, telemedicine, prostate, chronic pain, complex care management
Dr. Heckman is a Harvard trained general internal medicine physician and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty and is Assistant Medical Director of a large academic general internal medicine practice. He has taken a leading role in his practice's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is championing efforts to reimagine primary care in the post-COVID world. He is an earnest and thoughtful professional who takes pride in comprehensive case reviews. He is a compelling and engaging public speaker, adept at communicating complex technical subjects to individuals of all backgrounds and education levels.

Curt Hagenau, MD Heritage Medical Associates

Nashville, Tennessee
Neurology - Expert witness, independent medical examinations, adult neurology, plaintiff, defense, traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, peripheral nerve injury, headache, epilepsy, dementia, dizziness, chronic pain
34 years in Nashville, Tennessee in the private practice of adult neurology, both inpatient and outpatient. Previous director Department of Neurosciences, and director of neurology section primary care residency program at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. Now devoting my time completely to outpatient neurology with a large multispecialty group of over 160 physicians. I have experience rendering opinions and testimony as both treating physician, and expert witness. But it is just since 2019 that I have carved out time in my workweek to devote to medicolegal cases. My strength is that my scope is broad as a general neurologist. Injuries don’t happen in a vacuum. Each patient has a background that might include chronic medical problems, psychosocial stresses, prior injuries, sleep disorders, substance use, medications. I spend each day sorting through these issues, and parsing out their relative roles in the patient’s complaints. My goal in each medicolegal case is to impartial...

Robert Y Meyerson, M.D.

Austin, Texas
Family Medicine - Primary care physician, Board Certified Family Medicine, emergency 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 over 35 years experience treating adult, geriatric and pediatric patients with emergency, acute and chronic medical problems • Extensive experience in both clinical outpatient and rural emergency medical setting. • Past Medical Director • Over 12 years’ experience providing volunteer medical services in underdeveloped countries • Former physician reviewer with Texas Medical Liability Trust

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, Child/Adolescent/Geriatric Populations
Double board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, Independent practitioner with 25+ years of experience. Provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to individuals w/ medical, mental, cognitive and physical conditions. Provide expert witness consultation forensic cases, IMEs, medical file review, second opinions, disability, and peer reviews. Expert witness services are used in defense and plaintiff personal injury cases, courtroom testimony, and to provide an objective measurement of neurocognitive status following brain injury, medical and chronic pain conditions, toxic exposure, stroke, work-related injuries, and PTSD. Awarded Fellow Status by National Academy of Neuropsychology and American College of Professional Neuropsychology. Member of ABPP, AACN, INS, APA, NAN, ASCH, Div. 40/42, ACPN. Published on traumatic brain injury, dementia, practice issues, and neuropsychology. Experience in pediatric and adult medical and rehabilitation centers...

Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA Georgetown University Medical Center

Virginia
Pain Management - Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations - Chronic Pain, Epidural Injection, Meningitis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Nerve Pain, Opioid - Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, Prescribing, Methadone, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Causalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Post-laminectomy, Failed Back, Workers Compensation
Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified physician specializing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine and is a sought-after speaker, author, and lecturer. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Chronic Pain Rotation for Georgetown University's Anesthesiology Residency Program. He is a clinician with extensive experience caring for patients suffering from all chronic pain diagnoses. He maintains busy practices in Washington, DC and Maryland. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency training in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at Georgetown University. He completed fellowship training in Chronic Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kiefer is an active member of the medical staff of Georgetown University Hospital. He has a special in...

Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA Georgetown University Medical Center

West Virginia
Pain Management - Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations - Chronic Pain, Epidural Injection, Meningitis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Nerve Pain, Opioid - Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, Prescribing, Methadone, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Causalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Post-laminectomy, Failed Back, Workers Compensation
Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified physician specializing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine and is a sought-after speaker, author, and lecturer. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Chronic Pain Rotation for Georgetown University's Anesthesiology Residency Program. He is a clinician with extensive experience caring for patients suffering from all chronic pain diagnoses. He maintains busy practices in Washington, DC and Maryland. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency training in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at Georgetown University. He completed fellowship training in Chronic Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kiefer is an active member of the medical staff of Georgetown University Hospital. He has a special in...