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, Forensic Psychiatry, Legal Medicine, Legal Nurse Consulting, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Nurse Practitioner, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical, Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck, Psychiatry, and Spine Surgery & Spine Care.

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 in active clinical practice. Current clinical 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.

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.

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.

Diane Meehan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CLNC Diane Meehan & Associates

New Jersey
Nurse Practitioner, Legal Nurse Consulting - Pediatrics/Adult/Geriatrics, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Homes, Cardiology, Stroke, Falls, Pressure Ulcers, Nursing Standard of Care, Diabetes, Surgery/Anesthesia, Cancer, IMEs
A clinically active Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Meehan’s experience includes Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner. Diane has 38 years of clinical experience in Hospitals, Long Term Care, Home Health, Primary Care and Academia, and is experienced as both a Testifying and Consulting Expert for the NY State Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline. Diane is a frequent Presenter, Mentor/Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and disability. As a Legal Nurse Consultant, Diane will review and analyze your cases to assess merit, thereby saving you time and resources. She will prepare in-depth literature searches that will provide the foundation in your case development. Diane is proficient in summarizing medical records and in the preparation of reports to bolster your position. She is experienced in cases dealing with nursing malpractice, in pediatric adult/geriatric pat...

Sagar S. Parikh, MD, FAAPMR

Jersey City, New Jersey
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Workers Compensation, Independent Medical Exams, IMEs
Certification: Board Certified in PM&R Board Certified in Pain Medicine Memberships: American Academy of Pain Medicine NYNJSIPP – Society of Interventional Pain Practitioners Association of Academic Physiatrists American Academy of PM&R Work Experience Interventional & Integrative Pain Physician Downtown Pain Management 2021-Present Director Center for Sports & Spine Medicine ACGME - JFK Pain Fellowship Attending Physician Interventional Pain Medicine JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Hackensack Meridian Health 2015-Present Interventional Pain Physician University Pain Medicine Center Private Practice 2013-2015 Academic Appointments: Pain Fellowship Director - Department of PM&R at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Edison, NJ Assistant Professor - Department of PM&R at UMDNJ-Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Assistant Professor - Department of PM&R at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Special Assignments / Leadership: GATHER-ED Opioid Curriculum Group Lead...

Diane Meehan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CLNC Diane Meehan & Associates

Staten Island, New York
Nurse Practitioner, Legal Nurse Consulting - Pediatrics/Adult/Geriatrics, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Homes, Cardiology, Stroke, Falls, Pressure Ulcers, Nursing Standard of Care, Diabetes, Surgery/Anesthesia, Cancer, IMEs
A clinically active Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Meehan’s experience includes Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner. Diane has 38 years of clinical experience in Hospitals, Long Term Care, Home Health, Primary Care and Academia, and is experienced as both a Testifying and Consulting Expert for the NY State Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline. Diane is a frequent Presenter, Mentor/Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and disability. As a Legal Nurse Consultant, Diane will review and analyze your cases to assess merit, thereby saving you time and resources. She will prepare in-depth literature searches that will provide the foundation in your case development. Diane is proficient in summarizing medical records and in the preparation of reports to bolster your position. She is experienced in cases dealing with nursing malpractice, in pediatric adult/geriatric pat...

MATTHEW J. LANDFRIED, MD LANDFRIED MEDICAL SERVICES INC.

Southport, North Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Joint Reconstruction, Trauma, Sports Medicine, IMEs
27 YEARS OF PRIVATE PRACTICE 4 YEARS OF EMPLOYED PRACTICE DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL SERVICE 4 YEARS CHAIRMAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY 20 YEARS CHIEF OF ORTHOPEDICS 28 YEARS

Randon Johnson

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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

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...

Wade K. Jensen, MD KCMD Enterprises, Inc.

Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
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
I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dual Fellowship trained in Orthopedic and Neurological Spinal Surgery. My expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine. I am an expert in Spinal Deformity Surgery, complex surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine including revision surgery. I also perform minimally invasive spinal surgery including endoscopic spinal surgeries. I have multiple patents issued and licensed in the medical space. 20% of my practice is general orthopedics surgery, concentrating on total joint replacement, arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. I take Orthopedic emergency department call routinely. I perform IME's weekly, perform chart reviews, treat work compensation patients, have served as an Expert Spine Surgeon, and have performed many depositions and have testified in court.

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 16 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 6 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 commun...

Sara Jurek

Seattle, Washington
Orthopedic Surgery - Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Trauma, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Fracture, Shoulder Instability, Medical/Legal Chart Reviews, Causation Analysis, IMEs, Medical Malpractice Expert Witness, Expert Witness
Sara Jurek, MD is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon whose robust clinical practice focuses primarily on shoulder surgery while also including sports medicine orthopedic surgery and orthopedic trauma surgery. She regularly performs complex shoulder replacement and shoulder fracture repair surgeries as well as arthroscopic shoulder surgeries including rotator cuff repair and stabilization procedures. Dr. Jurek completed two orthopaedic surgery fellowships; one with the esteemed Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles with Dr. John Itamura and one with the eminent Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group with Dr. Bert Mandelbaum. She enjoys treating all disorders of the shoulder including rotator cuff tears, proximal humerus fractures, biceps tendinopathy, shoulder dislocations, shoulder arthritis, cuff tear arthropathy, adhesive capsulitis, and shoulder infections. She regularly employs nonoperative modalities to treat her patients and generally utilizes ...