Disability Evaluations Expert Witness

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Disability evaluations 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 disability evaluations. The disability evaluations expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Employment, Family Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, General Surgery, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuropsychology, Occupational Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry, Psychology, Sports Medicine, Telemedicine, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Robert P Kahn-Rose, MD, PhD Dr. Robert P. Kahn-Rose, Inc.

Encino, California
Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Disability Evaluations, Independent Medical Exams, Elder Law, Mental Capacity Evaluations, Will Contests, Undue Influence, Dementia, Alzheimers, Depression
Dr. Kahn-Rose is a native of Southern California. He received his B.S. from the University of California at Irvine, his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Sue Golding Graduate School of Albert Einstein for his research on the hormonal influences on memory. He has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented papers at a number of scientific society meetings. He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, where he completed a residency and fellowship in Biological Psychiatry. He remained on the faculty at the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor. In 1988, he joined the faculty of UCLA as well as the West L.A. Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, where he was, among other things, the Co-Director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center from 1991–1993. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA. He has been in...

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.

Cindy L. Fisher, MA., CRC., IPEC, PVE. ABVE/D Vocational Concepts LLC.

Sarasota, Florida
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - Forensic Vocational Evaluation, Expert Testimony, Marital Dissolution, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wage Earning Capacity, Disability, Transferable Skills Analysis, Social Security Disability, ADA, School Accommodations, Disability Evaluations, Psychometric Testing.
Ms. Fisher is the owner and Director of Vocational Services at Vocational Concepts LLC. She has a staff of three master-level evaluators who work with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Ms. Fisher has been practicing 18 + years and holds outstanding credentials. She is a board-certified Diplomate through the American Board of Vocational Experts, she is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Professional Vocational Evaluator, and holds International Psychometric Evaluation Certification. Ms. Fisher is qualified as a Social Security Vocational Expert since 2013 and testifies in this capacity on a monthly basis. Ms. Fisher has worked with individuals having catastrophic injury, MVA, TBI, Combat Veterans, amputations, Learning Disabilities, and those with psychiatric or psychological diagnoses. She determines a person's capacity to work and to return to work. Ms. Fisher testifies in a variety of settings including Personal Injury, Family Law, Long Term Disability, Wo...

Douglas W Martin, MD UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Occupational Medicine

Sioux City, Iowa
Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine - Special expertise in disability evaluation with emphasis on evidence based medicine. Musculoskeletal disorders. Return to Work determinations. Impairment Ratings. Causation Analysis.
Dr. Martin serves as the Medical Director for UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine in Sioux City. The majority of his practice is related to musculoskeletal medicine, which is directly secondary to the industry in the area; he often speaks of “meatpacking is my life” as he services one of the largest meatpacking facilities in the world in Dakota City, NE. Dr. Martin has served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (now known as the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators) and is a Past President. He is a Past President of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians and the IAFP Foundation. While Foundation President, he was involved in the finalization of the Iowa Health Rural Health Loan Repayment Program, a combined public-private endeavor. He was given the AADEP President’s Award for Volunteer Service four different years and Freeman Award as Outstanding Educator in 2005, and the organization’s first L...

Arthur T. Hadley, III, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM Smart Medical

Louisiana
Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine - Disability Evaluation, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Aviation/Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine
Having commanded hospitals in peace and war and being held accountable for all aspects of healthcare. I can comment on a hospital's performance (joint committee inspections), the provision of health care, in general and an individuals performance in particular. Fully certified in occupational medicine to include federal drug testing.

Leonard J. Hertzberg, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Disability Evaluations, Fitness for Duty, Criminal Responsibility and Competency to Stand Trial, Dangerousness, Conditional Release, Personal Injury, Psychiatric Disability, Psychiatric IMEs, Psychiatric Malpractice, Physician Impairment
Psychiatric Disability, IMEs, Fitness for Duty, Medical Record Review, Malpractice, Physician Impairment, Criminal Responsibility and Competency to stand trial, dangerousness, conditional release, expert witness testimony.

Frederick S. Kadushin, Ph.D., ABN

Boston, Massachusetts
Neuropsychology, Psychology - neurocognitive, neuropsychology, personal injury, fitness for duty evaluations, return to work, disability evaluations, TBI, traumatic brain injury, mTBI, mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, post-concussion syndrome, IMEs, Brain Injury Medicine, PTSD, post-traumatic stress, MVA
Dr. Kadushin is board-certified neuropsychologist and Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, with over 40 years of clinical and forensic experience. He directed a multidisciplinary rehabilitation center for 12 years. He has diagnosed and treated a wide range of neurocognitive, neurological and psychiatric disorders including traumatic brain injuries, concussions, post-concussion syndrome, toxic exposures, chronic fatigue syndrome, cerebrovascular accidents (stroke), malingering, somatoform disorders, dementia, pseudodementia and pseudoseizures, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has considerable forensic experience working as a consultant and/or independent medical evaluator on disability, personal injury, fitness for duty, workers compensation, and competency cases. For over 16 years, he has worked as an Expert Consultant to Insurance Companies/TPAs providing guidance, analysis, and assessment in the evaluation of group and individual disability claims invo...

Robert P Kahn-Rose, MD, PhD Dr. Robert P. Kahn-Rose, Inc.

Nevada
Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Disability Evaluations, Independent Medical Exams, Elder Law, Mental Capacity Evaluations, Will Contests, Undue Influence, Dementia, Alzheimers, Depression
Dr. Kahn-Rose is a native of Southern California. He received his B.S. from the University of California at Irvine, his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Sue Golding Graduate School of Albert Einstein for his research on the hormonal influences on memory. He has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented papers at a number of scientific society meetings. He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, where he completed a residency and fellowship in Biological Psychiatry. He remained on the faculty at the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor. In 1988, he joined the faculty of UCLA as well as the West L.A. Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, where he was, among other things, the Co-Director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center from 1991–1993. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA. He has been in...

Niraj Govil, MD, MPH

Manalapan, New Jersey
Telemedicine, Family Medicine - Aerospace medicine, aviation medicine, occupational medicine, fitness for air travel, disability evaluations, impairment evaluation, workplace injuries, return to work, fitness for duty, impairment, family medicine, urgent care
Dr. Govil is a licensed physician in active practice with over 20 years experience. He currently serves as a Senior Ranking Physician for the United States Air Force. Dr. Govil is triple board certified in Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, and Occupational Medicine. He holds an MPH from Rutgers Unviersity/John’s Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Govil previously worked as a family physician in private practice, caring for a diverse patient population. He continues to work in an urgent care community setting. He also provides telemedicine care in the specialty of family practice. Dr. Govil has significant teaching experience, and serves a faculty member in the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Govil has extensive experience evaluating and opining on workplace injury, disability, and occupational injury cases. He has been called upon to express opinions on disability evaluations, patient impairment, workplace injuries, and fitness for...

James Bellard, MD Raleigh Psychiatric Associates

Raleigh, North Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry - Testamentary Capacity, Psychiatric Malpractice, Psychological Damages, Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility, IME's, File Review, Disability Evaluations
Dr. Bellard is an experienced clinical and forensic psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience in both fields. He has testified in state and federal courts in NC, SC, AL, TN, VA, DC, PA, MD. He has testified well over 200 times and has conducted well over 1,000 forensic evaluations. He has broad experience in criminal evaluations of competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility as well as civil areas of medical malpractice, psychological damages, testamentary capacity, and IME's.

James R Kopp, MD James R. Kopp, MD, PC

La Grande, Oregon
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine and spine surgery, Malpractice, Case reviews, Sports medicine, Disability, Peer review, General orthopedic surgery, Orthopedics non-surgical, Joint replacement, IMEs, Disability evaluation
I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in private practice with 31 years of civilian and 8 years of military (4 Residency and 4 Staff) experience in Orthopedic Surgery. I have developed an interest in IME and Legal Expert examinations due to my interest in teaching, which is what I view the role of an expert. I have attended the SEAK conference on expert testimony, the AMA course on IMEs and currently spend about 80% of my practice time "Forensic Orthopedics," i.e. IMEs and legal expert testimony. I am licensed in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, and Alaska. I am an experienced expert witness.

Maria A. Babinetz, MS, CRC, CDMS, CCM, ABVE / D, LPC-PA, LRC-NJ Signature Rehabilitation Services, LLC

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - Vocational Evaluation, Disability Evaluation, Earning Capacity, Wage Loss Analysis, Testing, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Wrongful Death, Divorce, ADA, Long Term Disability, Labor Market Research, Transferable Skills Analysis, Job Analysis, Vocational Opinions, Vocational Expert Testimony

David T Springer, MD

Media, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Disability Evaluations, Peer Review, Independent Medical Examinations, Employment, Medical Record Review, Fitness for Duty, Medical Malpractice
I am a Board-Certified psychiatrist and have had extensive clinical and forensic psychiatric experience throughout my career. I have performed hundreds of forensic evaluations, including IMEs, disability determination, return to work and worker’s compensation evaluations. I have been an expert witness in dozens of cases involving civil litigation, including victims of sexual abuse and employment issues, as well as medical malpractice defense regarding plaintiff's claims of psychiatric injury. In the course of my career, I have been deposed multiple times and have also testified in court on a number of occasions. I have been in private practice for over 30 years treating a wide variety of patients. In addition, I was a Residency Training Director for seven years, Medical Director of a psychiatric hospital for seven years, worked in two correctional facilities for three years and currently work in a Department of Veterans Affairs’ outpatient clinic. I have also taught Drexel U...

Peter E. Grays, MD

Bedford, Texas
General Surgery - General surgery and disability evaluation, FACS

Arthur T. Hadley, III, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM Smart Medical

Katy, Texas
Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine - Disability Evaluation, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Aviation/Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine
Having commanded hospitals in peace and war and being held accountable for all aspects of healthcare. I can comment on a hospital's performance (joint committee inspections), the provision of health care, in general and an individuals performance in particular. Fully certified in occupational medicine to include federal drug testing.

Neal C Small, MD Orthopedic Expert Services

Dallas, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Spine Care, Orthopedics Non-Surgical, Disability Evaluation, Fracture, Total Joint, Shoulder, Knee, Lower Extremity
Neal Small, M.D. has been in the private practice of orthopedic surgery for over 35 years. Dr. Small has performed over 15,000 orthopedic surgical procedures. Dr. Small's areas of clinical expertise include issues involving the knee, shoulder and spine. Dr. Small is a past president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Dr. Small has performed hundreds of independent medical examinations (IME's) and thousands of medical file reviews as an expert. Dr. Small has provided expert testimony in numerous depositions and courtroom appearances.