IMEs Expert Witnesses

Imes 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 imes. The imes expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Brain Injury Medicine, Chiropractic, Forensic Psychiatry, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Long Term Care, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck, and Psychiatry.

Larry Fishman, M.D.

Tampa, Florida
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery, spine surgeon, Trauma, IMEs, Minimally Invasive Outpatient Surgery, Peripheral Nerves, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, disability, permanent impairment rating, future care costs, medical neccesity
Board Certified, Mayo Clinic trained neurosurgeon. Current focus of spine surgery, peripheral nerves, injections and sacroiliac joints. 30 years emergency room call experience handling brain and spine trauma. Since residency has performed over 15,000 operations. Extensive peer review experience evaluating compliance with the standard of care. Highly experienced expert witness and independent medical examiner who has testified hundreds of times.

Ryan C Wagoner, MD University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Sanity, Competence, Suicide, Violence, Psychiatric Malpractice, Personal Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Disability, Fitness for Duty, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, IME.
Dr. Wagoner is the Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of South Florida and the program director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship. He is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry after his residency training. He is an assistant professor at the university and maintains an active clinical practice. He is actively engaged in teaching forensic psychiatry to fellows, psychiatry residents, and medical students at the university. Dr. Wagoner is experienced in both civil and criminal cases and has served as an expert in multiple arenas. He prides himself on preparing detailed forensic reports when requested and providing quality consultation to attorneys and businesses. Dr. Wagoner has presented educational lectures at the international, national, and local level. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia.

Christopher Connelly, DC, CBIS, CIR Impairmentdoctor.com

Stone Mountain, Georgia
Chiropractic, Long Term Care - Impairment ratings, causation, necessity of care, apportionment, billing reviews, IMEs, appropriateness of care, motion x-ray, disability, fitness for duty, ligament damage, in Georgia. Verbal or written opinions. Chiropractor, MRI, Depositions or live at trial. Will teach seminars.
Full time clinical practice since 1998. Over this time, I have treated over 25000+ trauma cases, 400,000+ patient visits and 2000+ cases as an expert for second opinions concerning impairment, disability, causation, billing reviews or independent evaluations. I have taught more than 50 seminars relating to causation, coding, mechanism of injury, patient care, MRI reading and injury diagnosis. I have served as chair for the insurance & ethics committee as well as on the board of directors for the Georgia Chiropractic Association (2014-2017).  Certified Impairment Rater, International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators, expires 2028  Certified Brain Injury Specialists from Brain Injury Association of America # 27326 - 2020  Complete Concussion Management Inc. 40-hour concussion management course 2020  Texas Chiropractic - Certified Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist – CCSMS – 2018  Certified in concussion testing with Brainscope One – 2018  CDC certified in concus...

Ryan C Wagoner, MD University of South Florida

Georgia
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Sanity, Competence, Suicide, Violence, Psychiatric Malpractice, Personal Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Disability, Fitness for Duty, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, IME.
Dr. Wagoner is the Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of South Florida and the program director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship. He is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry after his residency training. He is an assistant professor at the university and maintains an active clinical practice. He is actively engaged in teaching forensic psychiatry to fellows, psychiatry residents, and medical students at the university. Dr. Wagoner is experienced in both civil and criminal cases and has served as an expert in multiple arenas. He prides himself on preparing detailed forensic reports when requested and providing quality consultation to attorneys and businesses. Dr. Wagoner has presented educational lectures at the international, national, and local level. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia.

Randon Johnson, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Fracture, Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Foot, Ankle, Independent Medical Examination, IME, Arthroscopic Surgery, trauma, Rotator cuff, revisions, ORIF, open reduction internal fixation, orthopedics – non-surgical

Stephen C. Saris, MD Brigham & Women’s Department of Neurosurgery

Boston , Massachusetts
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - subdural hematoma, closed head injury, traumatic brain injury, TBI, mTBI, degenerative spine, cauda equina, fusion, whiplash, IMEs, headaches, epilepsy, gliomas, radiosurgery, gamma knife, pedicle screw, intracranial hemorrhage, glioblastoma, brain cancer, spinal abscess, bleeds, causation
Board-Certified Neurosurgeon in active clinical practice. Harvard and Brown faculty. Clinical practice involves both spine and brain. Currently see dozens of patients each week and perform over 200 surgeries each year. Harvard and Duke trained. Extensively trained in neuroradiology. Publications include over 30 refereed papers as well as several book chapters. Have served as a reviewer for several journals including Cancer and Journal of Neurological Surgery. 20+ years of plaintiff and defense medical-legal experience including hundreds of depositions and IMEs, thousands of record reviews, and dozens of court appearances. Case experience includes medical malpractice (standard of care and or causation), personal injury, and workers’ compensation. Extensive medical-legal experience opining on causation and damages in cases where spinal/head injury is alleged. Available for both in-person and virtual IMEs.

Steven D Lockman, MD Minnesota Neurorehabilitation Institute

Plymouth, Minnesota
Brain Injury Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Mild TBI, mTBI, Stroke, Neurorehabilitation, Sports Injury, Anoxic Brain Injury, HIE, Post-Concussion Syndrome, PCS, Nerve Injury, Acute Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Life Care Planning, Independent Medical Examinations, IMEs, Whiplash, MVA
Award-winning brain injury medicine physician in active clinical practice. Triple board certified in Brain Injury Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Certified Life Care Planner. Former Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hennepin County Medical Center. 20+ Years of University medical school teaching experience. Experienced Expert Witness & Independent Medical Examiner.

Marc J Levine, MD Orthopedic and Spine Institutue

Hamilton , New Jersey
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - traumatic and degenerative cervical,lumbar,thoracic disease,IONM,cauda equina syndrome,XLIF,TLIF,ALIF,ACDF,ambulatory surgery center,instrumentation,IMEs,workers compensation,MVA,IRB,hospital employment,surgical consent,hosptial credentialing,navigation and robotic surgery,kyphoplasty,
Marc J. Levine, MD graduated from Lehigh University with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He then received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and went on to complete a surgical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Levine returned to Thomas Jefferson University for his orthopaedic surgical residency and continued on to do a fellowship in spinal surgery at the prestigious Emory University Spine Center in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Levine is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and active with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Levine is a full time practicing spinal surgeon whose practice for over 22 years has soley focused on spinal surgery. His patient population includes, traditional insurances with significant experience managing workers compensation and motor vehicle injuries. Dr. Levine is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers Medical School and serves as Director of Spine Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery.He is a founding Board...

Mark R Caryl, DO

Syracuse, New York
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine - IME experience, medication overdose, sepsis, aspiration, diabetic ketoacidosis, polypharmacy, decubitus ulcers, respiratory failure, renal failure, pancreatitis, catheter associated UTI, central line associated blood stream infection, stroke, congestive heart failure, Post-COVID conditions
Board certified, internal medicine trained hospitalist. I have worked for 12 years as a full-time hospitalist in a comprehensive stroke center which is affiliated with a University Hospital. I have experience as an expert medical witness and have provided deposition as an expert witness in the past. Other experiences I have that may be pertinent to legal cases include performing independent medical examinations and peer reviews. I participate in activities with the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Attorney recommendations available upon request.

Jeffrey Wishik, MD, JD

Providence , Rhode Island
Neurology, Legal Medicine - Disputed concussion/mild TBI, IMEs, performing/reviewing impairment ratings, records reviews, symptom magnification/malingering, chronic pain syndrome, accidental death claims analysis, complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy [CRPS/RSD], adult ADHD, litigation consulting
I am a board-certified neurologist, fellowship trained in Behavioral Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, with over 30 years’ clinical experience in private practice. As the founder and Medical Director of the ADHD Center of New England, I built one of the largest private adult ADHD practices in the northeast. I am an expert on the use and misuse of stimulant medications. I have lectured extensively on ADHD, nationally and internationally. I have been an ABIME-certified independent medical examiner for more than twenty years and have performed more than 500 examinations. I have testified by deposition and in court at least 50 times in medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, personal injury, and competency cases. I do medical-legal consulting for both plaintiffs and defendants. A dynamic speaker, I have been on numerous pharmaceutical speaker boards for much of my career and have also given many educational presentations. My book, Medical & Legal Aspects of Neurology, was p...

AMY KOTECHA, MD CAPITAL VISION

ARLINGTON , Virginia
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck - Lasik, cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, medical retina, glaucoma, corneal procedures, facial aesthetics, oculoplastics, trauma and injuries, blepharoplasty, laser treatments, optometry, malpractice cases, ophthalmology emergencies, retinal lasers, intravitreal retinal injections, IMEs, coding
I am a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who graduated with honors from a highly competitive 6 year BS-MD program. I have over 20 years of clinical experience in ophthalmology and am familiar and experienced in most clinical and surgical fields of ophthalmology including but not limited to Lasik/PRK, cataract surgery, ocular trauma, glaucoma treatment and surgery, corneal diseases and surgeries , pterygium surgeries, retinal lasers and intravitreal injections, facial aesthetics including botox and fillers, and oculoplastics. I have over 10 years experience with and enjoy doing chart reviews, serving as an expert witness, and performing independent and disability medical examinations. I have significant knowledge and experience in dealing with ocular trauma and surgical complication cases. I have served on both defense and plaintiff cases. Other lawyers have highly complimented my services, as I deliver reviews in a timely and efficient manner. I am prompt, have excellent commu...

Wade K. Jensen, MD KCMD Enterprises, Inc.

Afton, Wyoming
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - Spinal Fusion Surgery, Lumbar Spinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Cervical Arthroplasty, Scoliosis Surgery, Medical Device Patents, Pedicle Screw Surgery, Workers Compensation, IMEs, Laminectomy, Microdiscectomy, Spine Surgery Complications, Endoscopic Spine Surgery
I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dual Fellowship trained in Orthopedic and Neurological Spinal Surgery. I am an expert in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine from the least invasive to the most complex, including revision surgery. I also treat general Orthopedic Surgery conditions as part of my practice. I have multiple patents issued that are licensed in the medical space. I perform IME's, chart reviews, treat work compensation patients, serve as an Expert Spine Surgeon, have performed many depositions, and have testified in court. I provide a high quality opinion letter hyperlinked to the actual medical records reviewed. Attorney's have called these reports the new standard.