Ime Expert Witnesses

IME 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 ime. The ime expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Brain Injury Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Chiropractic, Dentist, Developmental Disabilities, Employment, Environmental, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Health Informatics, Independent Medical Examinations, and Internal Medicine.

Ian C Lamoureux, M.D. Lamoureux Forensic and Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Scottsdale, Arizona
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Sanity, Capital Crime, Death Penalty, Court Martial, Emotional/Psychological Damages, Testamentary Capacity, IME, PTSD, TBI, Malpractice, Arson, Undue Influence, Competency, Contract Capacity
Dr. Lamoureux is a double-board certified Forensic Psychiatrist. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and Instructor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lamoureux completed his residency in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following residency, Dr. Lamoureux completed his fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University under the supervision of internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Dr. Lamoureux's decisive reports often preclude the need for testimony and trial. His professional interests and expertise include, but are not limited to: Criminal: malingering, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity), criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters), capital sentencing, mitigation, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, sexual homicide and related crimes, serial rape, spree murder, mass murder, death penalty,...

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.

Katya Cornejo, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Hayward, California
Psychology, Neuropsychology - Forensic, Child and Adolescent, PTSD, Custody, Capacity, Conservatorship, ADHD, Standard of Care, Personal Injury, Suicide Prevention, IME, Malpractice, Fitness for Duty
Katya Cornejo, Psy. D., Q.M.E., is a board certified clinical psychologist with comprehensive experience in the analysis of complex issues regarding causation of psychiatric injuries, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist (PSYD23822) in 2009, Dr. Cornejo has previously worked for Kaiser Permanente, California Pacific Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Westside Calworks, The Homeless Children’s Network, Mt. St. Joseph, and The Talk Line; she currently has a private practice in San Francisco. In private practice, Dr. Cornejo provides psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience with providing comprehensive and impartial care to patients of varying backgrounds, ages, and socioeconomic status, and is known for her conscientious and unbiased evaluations and for maintaining awareness of the cultural needs of her clients. Dr. Cornejo graduated from Mills Colle...

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...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

California
Psychology, Employment - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified to perform examinations in 28 states. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Industrial Medicine, S...

Salma S. Khan, M.D.

San Francisco, California
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - Jail, Suicide, Prison, Forensic, Malpractice, Medication error, IME
I am licensed in California and Texas

Zaw Maung, MD, MPH

San Mateo, California
Occupational Medicine, Health Informatics - Toxicology, Addiction Medicine, Chronic Pain, Substance Use Disorder, Fitness for Duty Evaluation, IME, AOE/COE, Impairment Rating, Repetitive Strain Injuries, Occupational Diseases (Asthma, Rhinitis, Dermatoses), Toxic Chemical Exposures, Environmental Exposure and Health
• Dual-Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Clinical Informatics • Dr. Maung earned his medical degree (M.D.) from University of Central Florida, followed by residency in Psychiatry at UC Davis Medical Center. He completed his residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Johns Hopkins University with a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree and certification in Health Leadership and Management • Certified Medical Review Officer at Abbott Laboratories • Previously on faculty at UCSF where he oversaw the Occupational Health Services at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital working with hospital leadership on developing institutional policies and response strategies to COVID-19. Conducted numerous fitness for duty evaluations for City and County of SF Employees holding safety sensitive positions. • Expertise in Clinical Informatics and Electronic Health Record (EHR) including design, implementation, workflow development for EHR implementa...

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, Homicide, Child sexual abuse disclosures,, workplace violence, risk assessment, IME, personal injury, trauma, PTSD, worker's compensation, employment discrimination, violence, mental health, forensic evaluation, psychological assessmen
I have worked in academia as a professor for almost 30 years. In that capacity, I engaged in research, teaching, mentoring/supervision, and clinical work, focusing on the psychological consequences of trauma, violence and victimization. During graduate school and internship, i received specialized training in forensic psychology. I have been practicing forensic psychology independently since receiving my first license to practice in 1998. In addition to my academic appointment, I also work regularly as an expert witness, legal consultant, and forensic psychologist in civil, family and criminal (civilian and military) cases. I have numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations and federally funded research grants. I have conducted many professional trainings for attorneys, other legal/court professionals, mental health professional, and medical professionals.

June Y Paltzer, PhD, ABPP-CN (ABCN)

San Francisco, California
Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neurology - TBI, traumatic brain injury, concussion, dementia, autism, ADHD, PTSD, records review, independent medical examination, IME, forensic psychology.
Dr. June Paltzer is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist (adult and pediatric neuropsychology by ABPP/ABCN). Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationship relating to test and everyday performance derived from brain functioning. She specializes in the assessment and diagnosis of neuropsychological issues (e.g., Concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia, PTSD, ADHD, autism). Dr. Paltzer is an Associate Clinical Professor in Neurology at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She has presented at national neuropsychology and medical conferences. Additionally, Dr. Paltzer is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and has the highest/university level certification in Chinese (listening, speaking, reading and writing). She can assist with reviewing other experts’ reports in English or Chinese including the experts’ language proficiency in Chinese. She has been retained as a forensic expert by legal professionals from all over the United States and internationally (Chi...

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.

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.
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. 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 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 organizations (NAN, AACN, INS). She also serves as a practice sample reviewer for the American Board of Professional Psychology...

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 ...

Edward L. Spencer, M.D.

Beverly Hills, California
Psychiatry - Disability, IME, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Work injury, causation, medical board, standard of care
I am a UCLA-trained general adult psychiatrist with experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treating all types of psychiatric illnesses. I have a special clinical interest and additional training in personality disorders. I am familiar with the detailed assessment of these conditions and their interplay with other psychiatric disorders, as well as contemporary psychotherapeutic treatment methods of these conditions. I have extensive experience conducting independent medical evaluations of injured workers in California. I am available to conduct file reviews and have experience in utilization review in the Worker's Compensation and commercial insurance environments. I have also served as an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of California on questions related to standards of care, and as a practice monitor for physicians on probationary status. I am currently licensed in California and Texas.

Matthew J Steiner, M.D., Q.M.E. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Encino, California
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - IME, testamentary capacity, fitness for duty, capacity to refuse treatment, medical malpractice, suicide, negligence, psychiatrist malpractice, PTSD, emotional distress, psychiatric disability, emotional harm, wrongful termination, stalking, malingering, threat assessment, security clearance, trauma
Dr. Steiner is dual-board certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Steiner is founder and director of Expedient Medicolegal Services (www.expevals.com), where he mentors a group of 40+ physicians in multiple medical specialties in their own medicolegal practices. In his current position, Dr. Steiner has provided critical review on thousands of medicolegal cases and is versed in all aspects of how to be an optimal expert witness. Dr. Steiner is published in the fields of health psychology, immunological function and its effects on mental disorders and addiction. He accepts civil forensic and corporate/university threat assessment cases nationally, with focus on the following areas: Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) Civil Capacities: Testamentary Capacity (Ability to Make a Legally-Enforceable Will) Capacity to Consent to (or R...

Shawn Uraine, M.D.

Loma Linda, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Spinal Cord Stimulator, Opioid, Facet, Epidural, Pill Mill, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Opioid Overdose, Radiofrequency Ablation, Medical Necessity, Medical Billing, Independent Medical Examination, IME, spinal cord injury, neuromodulation, fluoroscopy, fraud, platelet rich plasma
Double-board certified physician (physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine). Full-time clinical practice. Assistant professor, Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Experienced expert witness and independent medical examiner – has reviewed over one hundred cases and testified at deposition on numerous occasions.

Gabor Vari, MD

Pacific Palisades, California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adderall, Ritalin, trauma, PTSD, suicide, addiction, substance abuse, IME, personal injury, fitness for duty, medical malpractice, disability evaluation, telepsychiatry, medical board, side effects, standard of care
I am a double Ivy League trained and two-time Jeopardy champion general adult psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric illnesses. I have served as an expert in medical-legal matters over 100 times and have testified dozens of times. I maintain an active practice in Los Angeles. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Residency: UCLA - Chief Resident of Bipolar Disorders Clinic Medical School: University of Pennsylvania - Appel Award for Most Outstanding Student Entering Field of Psychiatry Undergrad: Brown University - Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors

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...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Denver, Colorado
Psychology, Employment - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified to perform examinations in 28 states. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Industrial Medicine, S...

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...

Timothy Bundy, DO, MCIME, CLCP, ATC National Life Care Planners

Tampa, Florida
Pain Management - Medicine, Life Care Planning - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PM&R, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, sports medicine, IME, traumatic injuries, complex regional pain syndrome, CRPS, defense and plaintiff, Tampa, Florida, Impairment Ratings, Causation, Permanency, Independent Medical Examiner, Physician Expert Witness
Fellowship-Trained Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician with six active board certifications and over 20 years of experience. Expertise in the areas of musculoskeletal, spine, brain, and central and peripheral nerve injuries, as well as disability and sports medicine. Active clinical practice. Certified Independent Medical Examiner and Certified Physician Life Care Planner. Has performed over 500 Future Cost of Care and Life Care Plan assessments. Experienced expert at trial and has testified in over 30 depositions. Medical licenses in Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Kansas.

Carl A Dragstedt, DO, FACC Dragon Oaks Consulting, LLC

Alachua, Florida
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Sudden Cardiac Death, Cardiac Arrest, Chest Pain, Atrial Fibrillation, Anticoagulation, Aortic Dissection, Pulmonary Embolism, Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, Aneurysm, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization, Blood Thinner, IME
Dr Dragstedt is a featured speaker and guest lecturer both domestically and internationally and has numerous academic publications in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is Board-Certified by the ABIM in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is a former full-time faculty member at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he now serves as an Adjunct Clinical Professor. He maintains licensure in Florida, New York, Arizona, and Georgia. He is a Peer Reviewer for the journal Clinical Cardiology and serves as a consultant for the Agency for HealthCare Administration for the State of Florida. Dr Dragstedt’s areas of expertise include all aspects of Cardiovascular Medicine across a broad array of clinical conditions. He provides Expert Review, Summary, Deposition, and Testimony on behalf of defense and plaintiff clients nationwide.

Mike M. Pappas, DO

Florida
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - Nursing Homes, Life care planning, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Pain management, Traumatic brain injury, TBI, Spinal cord injury, amputations, complex regional pain syndrome, CRPS, IME, Pharmaceutical review, Herniated discs
Life care planning, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management Testifying and treating physician for catastrophic injuries involving Future Care, Permanency, Causation, and Life expectancy for both defense and plaintiff firms. Mild/severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Amputations, Burns, Multi-trauma, Orthopedic injuries, Chronic pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Pressure ulcers, Joint replacement complications, Peripheral nerve injuries, Cervical and Lumbar Spine Injuries. Licensed physician in NY in practice and board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Experienced Medical Expert. Clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Medical Center with over 15 years experience. 15 plus years of experience in sub acute facilities/skilled nursing facilities overseeing the rehabilitation of Spinal Cord injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Amputations, Joint Replacements. Medical malpractice, Utilization Reviews, Health Insurance Claims, Workers Compensation, Independent Me...

Roger Z Samuel, MD Boca Raton Psychiatric Group

Boca Raton, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Wills/Competency, Custody, Disability, Emotional Injuries, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Suicide, Violence, Addictions, Dementia, Return-to-Work, IME, Medical Malpractice, Worker's Compensation, FAA.
Dr. Samuel, Medical Director of the Boca Raton Psychiatric Group, is board-certified in 4 psychiatric specialties: General, Forensic, Child/Adolescent, and Geriatric. His forensic psychiatric practice encompasses evaluations; expert testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense; and Independent Medical Examinations. He has testified, at both the State and Federal levels, regarding matters of Addiction, PTSD, Depression, Child Custody, legal competency, Disability, and psychiatric injuries. He has been trained for FAA/aviator evaluations and is on the FAA list for this. His written reports, based on the application of current medical knowledge to the known facts of each particular case, are exhaustive and precise with meticulous attention to detail. He is available to consult with plaintiff and defense attorneys in civil litigation and prosecution and defense attorneys in criminal litigation. Dr. Samuel has had articles published on topics concerning Forensic Psychiatry, Child Psychi...

Faissal Zahrawi, MD Celebration Minimally Invasive Spine Institute

Orlando, Florida
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - spine injuries, Orthopedic Injuries, Work related injuries, Disabilities, IME, CME.
Extensive experience in all aspects of spinal care. Board certified in Orthopedics and Spinal Surgery. Having practiced General Orthopedics in the first 25 years of my carrier put me in a position to testify on associated orthopedic injuries in addition to the spinal one. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Orthopedic Board, North American Spinal Surgeons (NASS), Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons (SMISS), International Study for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (ISSAS) and many others. Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery UCF.

David M McKalip, MD David M McKalip, MD, LLC

Cartersville, Georgia
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - surgeon, neurosurgeon, surgery, spine, neck, brain, injury, IME, CME, review, trial, travel, Atlanta, neurological surgeon, georgia
A Board-certified neurological surgeon with over 22 years of clinical practice, Dr. McKalip has extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical management of spine, peripheral nerve, and brain disorders. Dr. McKalip takes a very conservative approach to surgery and finds non-surgical options generally provide the lowest cost and greatest benefit to patients. He prefers to reserve advanced surgical therapies for cases in which they provide clear benefit to the patient. His surgical results have been excellent, with minimal complications, and his professional liability profile is favorable. Dr. McKalip has been trained in medical and legal records review and independent medical evaluation by SEAK, Inc. He has expensive experience in Workers Compensation evaluations of patients who present after personal injury incidents. He served on the Quality Improvement Workgroup of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and on the Board of the Florida Medical Association and has se...

Daniel A. Nicholson, MD Perimeter Orthopaedics

Atlanta, Georgia
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Arthroscopy Surgery, Arthroscopy, Shoulder, Knee, Fracture, Rotator Cuff, Labrum, Meniscus, Ligament, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, ACL, IME

Craig Best, DO, CLCP

Chicago, Illinois
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Pain Medicine, PM&R, Spinal Injections, Epidural Steroid Injection, Radiofrequency Ablation, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Auto Injury, IME, Life Care Planning, Life Care Planner, EMG/NCS, TBI, Brain Injury, Concussion, CRPS, Opioids, SCI, Spinal Cord Injury, CLCP
Dr. Best is board certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R, physiatry). He completed his PM&R residency at Rush University Medical Center and his Pain Medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. His clinical focus is primarily non-operative spine care as well as electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG/NCS). He has extensive experience in worker's compensation and personal/auto injury. He has conducted numerous partial permanent impairment (PPI) ratings, independent medical examinations (IME), record reviews, narrative reports, and depositions. Finally, he is a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP).

Asad Cheema, MD Holistic Science Pain Clinic

Joliet, Illinois
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Epidural Steroid Injection, Physical Therapy, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Radiofrequency Ablation, Workers Compensation, Face & Joint Injections, Spinal Injections, Auto Injury, Nerve Blocks, Acupuncture, IME, Trigger Point Injections

Jenise Ervin, RN, MSN, LNC Hopkins Nursing Consultants, LLC

Oak Lawn, Illinois
Legal Nurse Consulting, Developmental Disabilities - Nurse Expert Witness for Pediatrics, Group Homes, Home Health, Hospice and Developmental Disability. Work primarily on cases of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Workman's Comp, Product Liability, Premise Liability, DME, IME Work both Plaintiff and Defense
I have practiced as an RN for 34 years. I have a broad range of nursing experience, including working in the hospital setting, home health, hospice, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, Public Health Nursing, School Nursing, Planned and Coordinated Community Health Fairs & Flu clinics, Immunization Clinics, Nurse Case Manager and Director of Public Health and a Home Health Administrator. I have been a surveyor for State Agency Providers who provide Group Home Living Services and Personal Attendant Care. I have been a Testifying Expert on the standard of care in group homes. I can also work as a testifying expert for Home Health Care Services and the Standards of Care for Nursing and Pediatric Case Management or School Nursing Services.

David Garras, MD Midwest Orthopedic Consultants

Orland Park , Illinois
Foot & Ankle Surgery, Podiatry - IME, Fitness for Duty, Trauma, Accident, Personal Injury, Standard of Care, Malpractice, Disability, Peer Review, Impairment Ratings, Workman's Compensation, Auto Accidents, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot, Ankle, Podiatry, Medical Legal Evaluation, Lower Extremity
David N. Garras is a board certified orthopedist who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, with an emphasis on total ankle replacement, occupational and sports injuries, ligament and tendon repairs and reconstruction, minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques, deformity correction and reconstructive surgery, as well as foot and ankle fracture care. After his honorable discharge from U.S. Navy, he attended the University of California where he graduated, not only summa cum laude, but also at the top of his class. He went on to complete his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. and his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, in Philadelphia. Under the direction of the world-renowned foot and ankle surgeon, he completed his fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Garras is committed to resear...

Sharon Szeszycki, DDS Illinois Dental Expert Witness

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Dentist - Dentist,Dentistry,dental malpractice, IME,dental mediation,Oral Health,cosmetic,diagnosis,treatment planning,dental standards,Preventative,Crown,Bridge,Veneers,Restorations, Bonding,Fillings,Sealants,Whitening,Dentures,Implants,Periodontal,Extractions,Pain Management,dental consult
Sharon Szeszycki DDS is a prominent Dentist in private practice in the Chicago metropolitan area. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. Continuing education seminars allow her to stay current with the many changes occurring in the field of dentistry today. For more than 30 years, Dr. Szeszycki has worked at the local level on the Mediation and Peer Review committees for the Chicago Dental Society helping patients and dentists alike resolve their differences. She has also in the past worked at the state level to review those cases that cannot be resolved at the local level. Dr. Szeszycki is currently the Chairman for the Peer Review committee of the Chicago Dental Society. For the last 14 years, Dr. Szeszycki has been working successfully as an Expert Witness in the legal arena for cases involving Dental Malpractice. Her ability to deconstruct a case and to work with legal colleagues to formulate ap...

Kevin L. Trangle, MD,MBA Kevin Trangle & Associates

Illinois
Occupational Medicine, Environmental - Addiction Medicine, Chemistry, Chemicals, Preventive Medicine, IME, Indoor Air Quality, Internal Medicine, Toxicology, OSHA, Disability Evaluation, Engineering-Biomedical

Ian C Lamoureux, M.D. Lamoureux Forensic and Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Nevada
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Sanity, Capital Crime, Death Penalty, Court Martial, Emotional/Psychological Damages, Testamentary Capacity, IME, PTSD, TBI, Malpractice, Arson, Undue Influence, Competency, Contract Capacity
Dr. Lamoureux is a double-board certified Forensic Psychiatrist. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and Instructor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lamoureux completed his residency in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following residency, Dr. Lamoureux completed his fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University under the supervision of internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Dr. Lamoureux's decisive reports often preclude the need for testimony and trial. His professional interests and expertise include, but are not limited to: Criminal: malingering, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity), criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters), capital sentencing, mitigation, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, sexual homicide and related crimes, serial rape, spree murder, mass murder, death penalty,...

Philip J. Obiedzinski, DPM Philip J. Obiedzinski, DPM, PA.

Rutherford, New Jersey
Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery - Foot, Podiatrist, foot specialist, IME, second opinion, podiatric medicine & surgery, podiatric surgeon, surgery-foot/ankle, surgeon-podiatrist, expert witness
Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgery by The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (formerly the American Board of Podiatric Surgery). Since 1993 - expert witness, consultant, case review & testimony for plaintiff & defense, IME's performed, second opinions given, peer review performed, record review. CV, fee schedule & legal case resume available upon request. Former hospital podiatry department head. In addition to the testimony above I have reviewed an additional 165 cases. As of 11-9-19 I have limited my surgical procedures to involve ulcers, abscesses, toenails and skin lesions, with local anesthesia. Cortico-steroid and diagnostic injections are also performed. I am in full time solo private clinical practice since 1982. This includes 30 hours of direct patient care per week. The surgery can be performed at Hackensack University Medical Center if necessary or based on patient preference.

Adam J Carinci, MD, 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, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mills, Overprescribing, Addiction, Fraud, IME, Independent Medical examinations, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Fibromyalgia
Pain management thought leader. Chief of Pain Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center. University of Rochester Faculty. Former Harvard Faculty. Johns Hopkins and Harvard trained. Winner of multiple awards for clinical excellence. Well-published. Significant teaching experience. Experienced expert witness at both deposition and trial. Broad variety of expert witness experience including medical malpractice, personal injury, overdose, and opioid fraud and abuse matters. Has performed over 500 independent medical examinations.

Mike M. Pappas, DO

Astoria, New York
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - Nursing Homes, Life care planning, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Pain management, Traumatic brain injury, TBI, Spinal cord injury, amputations, complex regional pain syndrome, CRPS, IME, Pharmaceutical review, Herniated discs
Life care planning, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management Testifying and treating physician for catastrophic injuries involving Future Care, Permanency, Causation, and Life expectancy for both defense and plaintiff firms. Mild/severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Amputations, Burns, Multi-trauma, Orthopedic injuries, Chronic pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Pressure ulcers, Joint replacement complications, Peripheral nerve injuries, Cervical and Lumbar Spine Injuries. Licensed physician in NY in practice and board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Experienced Medical Expert. Clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Medical Center with over 15 years experience. 15 plus years of experience in sub acute facilities/skilled nursing facilities overseeing the rehabilitation of Spinal Cord injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Amputations, Joint Replacements. Medical malpractice, Utilization Reviews, Health Insurance Claims, Workers Compensation, Independent Me...

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP(D)

New York, New York
Prosthetics - Prosthetic, artificial limb, amputation, prosthetist, prosthetic leg, prosthetic arm, Medical File Review, IME, lifetime cost projection, prosthesis,
John Rheinstein is a board-certified prosthetist who has been caring for patients for 28 years with a focus on improving outcomes and helping people with limb loss reach their goals. He received his education in prosthetics from the Northwestern University Medical School Prosthetics & Orthotics Center. He is a Fellow with Distinction of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and chairs the Academy’s Lower Limb Prosthetic Society. John has specialized experience with complex lower and upper limb amputation patients, immediate postoperative care, and advanced technology prosthetics. He is the co-inventor of a patented post-op prosthesis and is active in research and new product testing. John presents at academic conferences and medical institutions, publishes in textbooks and professional journals, teaches continuing education courses to physicians, therapists, and prosthetists, and trains prosthetic residents. He has a comprehensive understanding of prosthetic care a...

Adrienne Saxton, M.D. Saxton Forensic and Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Matthews, North Carolina
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - IME, disability, malpractice, competency, sanity, criminal responsibility, guardianship, fitness for duty, will contest, mitigation, malingering, worker's compensation
Fellowship trained, rigorous testimony training/ experience, completed hundreds forensic psychiatric evaluations, responsive, reasonable fees. Dr. Adrienne Saxton is a forensic psychiatrist based in the Charlotte, NC area. She graduated medical school with high distinction. During her medical training, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. This honor is reserved for those with high academic standing as well as firm ethics, professionalism, leadership qualities, and dedication to service. Dr. Saxton completed a four-year residency in psychiatry. During her senior year of residency at the University of Michigan, she served as chief resident of outpatient services. After Residency, Dr. Saxton went on to complete a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her fellowship program director was Dr. Phillip Resnick, a world-renowned expert in the field of forensic psychiatry. Dr. Saxton’s rigorous fellowship training included educatio...

Kevin L. Trangle, MD,MBA Kevin Trangle & Associates

Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Occupational Medicine, Environmental - Addiction Medicine, Chemistry, Chemicals, Preventive Medicine, IME, Indoor Air Quality, Internal Medicine, Toxicology, OSHA, Disability Evaluation, Engineering-Biomedical

Sanjay Adhia, MD, MRO Sanjay Adhia MD Professional Association

Sugar Land , Texas
Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - malpractice, Personal Injury, Disability, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, testamentary capacity, competency, will contest, undue influence, NGRI, correctional, rape, Fitness for Duty, Neuropsychiatry, standard of care, suicide, IME, record review, DUI, DWI, workman's compensation, jail, prison,
Dr. Adhia is triple-Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine (BIM), and Psychiatry located in the Houston Area. He is one of a few Forensic Psychiatrists who are certified in BIM. In addition to forensic/expert witness practice, he works in a renowned neuro-rehabilitation center where his focus is treating the neuropsychiatric sequelae of brain injury, concussions, stroke, and spinal cord injury. His forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, violence, and complicating mental illness. He was the medical director of private practice. He has treated Death Row and Ad-Seg patients in correctional facilities. He has extensive expertise in psychopharmacology. Dr. Adhia is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). He has expertise in alcohol and drug testing. He is experienced in the treatment and impact of drug and alcohol abuse and intoxication (eg DUI, DWI, DFSA). In addition, Dr. Adhia works with Physicians for Hu...

Salma S. Khan, M.D.

Texas
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - Jail, Suicide, Prison, Forensic, Malpractice, Medication error, IME
I am licensed in California and Texas

Keyhill Sheorn, MD Keyhill Sheorn, MD

Midlothian, Virginia
Psychiatry - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Trauma, Psychiatry, Virginia, IME, File Review
Dr. Sheorn is a sole practitioner who specializes in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. She is also the Director of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training at the Department of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia where she supervises and teaches the psychiatry residents. The training focuses on diagnostic complexity and the specifics of treatment. As a past-president of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Dr. Sheorn has an exceptional skill in the use of the DSM 5 - TR as well as an understanding of the dynamics and other signals that are necessary to make the clinical diagnosis of PTSD. As an expert, she works solely on PTSD cases to rule the disorder in or out.

Linda L Miller, DO Linda L Miller DO

OLYMPIA, Washington
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Expert witness, IME, deposition, mental health, mental conditions, workers compensation, disability, record review,
I have a current certification with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, INC I have a private practice of psychiatry for 20 years and have been providing IMEs and expert opinion for the same amount of time. I have performed more than a thousand IMEs for company's and attorneys. Many of these have been with panels of IME experts including orthopedists, chiropractors and neurologists. Because of my additional education, training and experience in primary care medicine, I have good understanding of the impact of medical issues and medical conditions on the mental health of clients. My reports are detailed and opinions are well defended using the DSM V book of mental conditions and scholarly articles if necessary References are available upon request.