Pain Expert Witness

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Pain expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on pain. The pain expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Athletics & Recreation, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Life Care Planning, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Neurophysiology, Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management - Medicine, and Physical Medicine & Rehab.

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David P. Russo, DO, MPH, MS Columbia Pain Management, PC

Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Disability evaluation and treatment, causation, evaluation of disabling injuries and diseases, Analysis iatrogenic harm caused by treatment for chronic pain syndromes, Analysis and review of mistaken attribution of liability related to the treatment of chronic pain syndromes, Peer review
Dr. Russo was born and raised in the California Central Valley, graduated from Merced High School, and attended UC Berkeley studying psychology, neuroscience, and pre-medical studies. Prior to matriculation to medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center-Fort Worth, he also worked in public health at the Sonoma County Health Department. After completing concomitant degrees in medicine, public health, and clinical research he moved on to graduate medical training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic. Finally, he finished his training in Pain Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine before relocating to Hood River. Dr. Russo has been in active practice in Hood River, Oregon focusing on comprehensive and interventional pain management, rehabilitation medicine, and non-operative orthopedics. He currently serves as President of our state chapter of the American Society of Int...

Shawn Uraine, M.D.

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.

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

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

RICK CHAVEZ, MD PAIN and ADDICTION INTEGRATED NETWORK, INC

Torrance, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - Buprenorphine, Opioid dependence, Addiction, Overdose, Pain, Withdrawal, Medical Board, DEA, Malpractice, Pain Management, Interventional, Chemical Dependency
Currently, Chief Medical Officer at Urgent Point Health & Wellness, P.C. in Los Angeles. Certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Family Medicine, Consultant to the DEA, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney, as well as for private attorneys providing expertise to both plaintiffs and defendants. Expertise in writing formal clinical analysis / reports regarding patient medical care and utilization, experience testifying at depositions and in the courtroom at trials. Cases involving drug overdoses, general medical care, and inappropriate physician prescribing of opioid medications. I have provided testimony on behalf of plaintiffs and testimony in defense of physicians accused by their patients or state medical boards. Expertise in Utilization Review, I am able to determine appropriateness of care by Pain, Addiction, and primary care providers. Expertise in clinical guidelines and pain management procedures. I have 37 year...

Jeffrey M Dym, MD

Newport Coast, California
Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - Diagnostic radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, trauma, spine,fracture, herniated disc,emergency radiology, injury, child abuse, MRI, CT, Xray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, workers compensation, general radiology, neuroradiology, auto accident, pain, expert witness, motorcycle, automobile
Dr. Dym serves as Radiology Director at a dynamic private practice in Southern California. He is board certified in radiology by the American Board of Radiology and completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging. Dr. Dym has a very clear, concise method of communication imaging findings of potentially complex cases in a manner that is easy to understand. Dr. Dym has experience in expert witness case reviews, and has appeared at depositions and in court. Dr. Dym has presented at many lectures and conferences and is comfortable with public speaking. He is also a volunteer faculty member at The University of California, Irvine where he presents cases to radiology residents. In his free time, he enjoys camping, volleyball, biking, jogging and enjoys spending time with his family.

Sina Rajamand

California
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spine, brain, pain, back pain, neck, lower back, neuro, neurosurgery, spine surgery

Mario F. San Bartolome, MD, MBA, MRO, FASAM Arete Health

Roseville, California
Addiction Medicine, Family Medicine - Opioids, opiate, methamphetamine, overdose, alcohol, hallucinogens, cocaine, cannabis, club, drugs, illicit, drug rehabilitation, utilization management, drug policy, alcohol and drug treatment, drug intoxication, drug withdrawal, detoxification, drug testing appropriateness, pain
Dr. San Bartolome is board certified in addiction medicine and family medicine. He has extensive experience as a medical director at all levels of care in addiction treatment including detoxification. As a medical director, Dr. San Bartolome has been involved in policy making, setting protocols, utilization management and direct patient care in addiction medicine. Due to the nature of addiction, Dr. San Bartolome is experienced in pain management, mental health and use of psychotropic medications, and in other co-morbidities involving addiction. Dr. San Bartolome is a national expert, serving on committees for the American Society of Addiction Medicine and on the board of the California Society of Addiction Medicine. His experience in addiction medicine spans settings like hospitals, psychiatric units, emergency departments, outpatient clinics and as an administrative medical director of substance use disorders for a large health plan. In all of these settings and at various medical...

Cathy H. Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS, FAPTA Living Well With Dementia, LLC

Wilmington, Delaware
Physical Therapy, Geriatrics - Falls, Nursing Homes, Dementia, Functional Decline, Person-Centered Care, Standards of Care, Goals of Care, Long Term Care, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Resident Rights, Independent Living, Transfers, Restraints, Safety, Anti-psychotics, Home Health, Exercise, Pain
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist Geriatric Physical Therapy Thought Leader • President, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (APTA Geriatrics) • Past President, Delaware Physical Therapy Association (APTA Delaware) • Additional appointed or elected positions in o American Physical Therapy Association o APTA Geriatrics o APTA Delaware • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association • Additional awards including: o Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award (APTA) o Joe Lucca Service Award (APTA Delaware) o Lucy Blair Service Award (APTA) o Joan Mills Award (APTA Geriatrics) o Clinical Educators Award (APTA Geriatrics) • Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 1996 • Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer • 32 years clinical and academic teaching experience o Former faculty Universi...

Chris McDermott, MSN, APRN-IP, AGPCNP-C, CLCP Intercoastal Consulting & Life Care Planning

Jacksonville, Florida
Life Care Planning, Nurse Practitioner - Life Care Planning, Certified Life Care Planner, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care, Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Trauma, Spinal Cord Injury, Auto Accident Injury, Personal Injury
Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) available for life care planning and consulting services for medical-legal cases. Available to both plaintiff and defense. Chris McDermott is a Certified Life Care Planner and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with Autonomous Practice authority in the State of Florida. He holds a certification in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Chris currently practices in the specialty of interventional pain and medical management of patients involved in automobile and/or personal injury accidents. His clinical background includes inpatient rehabilitation (traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury), trauma/surgery, pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Services: Comprehensive Life Care Plans Preliminary Life Care Plans Life Care Plan Reviews Expert Witness Testimony Standards of Care Case Merit

Jay A Schecter, MD Harbin Clinic

Rome, Georgia
Neurology - Brain death, Stroke, Headache, Brain injury, Spine injury, Nerve Injury, Nerve damage, Paralysis, Seizures, Epilepsy, Dementia, Pain
Dr. Schecter is a Board Certified Neurologist who has been in clinical practice since 1988. Dr. Schecter has had extensive teaching experience educating medical students at several medical schools including Medical College of Georgia and Family Medicine/Internal Medicine residents at both local residency programs. He received the Excellence in Clinical Education Award from Augusta University Medical College of Georgia in 2017.

James Domingue, MD

Lafayette, Louisiana
Neurology, Neurophysiology - EMG/NCS, Botulinum Toxin injections,Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (crps), Peripheral Nerve Injury, Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Cervical & Lumbar Disc Disease, Nerve Root, Medical Malpractice,Traumatic Brain Injury
Harvard trained, board certified neurologist. Subspecialty certifications in Clinical Neurophysiology, Advanced Central Clinical Neurophysiology with added Competency in Intraoperative Monitoring, Electroencephalography and Evoked Potentials, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Active clinical practice dealing largely with traumatic brain injuries, spinal and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders, spasticity, intra-operative monitoring, and botulinum toxin injections. Have performed over 30,000 EMG/NCS. Extensive expert witness and case review experience including personal injury, medical malpractice, and as a treating physician.

Justin Wasserman, MD The Pain Treatment Center of Greater Washington

Bethesda, Maryland
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Addiction, narcotic, opioid, abuse, pain, back, spine, musculoskeletal, low back, neck, radiculopathy, headache, oxycodone, suboxone, pain management, RSD, buprenorphine, opioid addiction, fibromyalgia, headache, migraine,
I'm a physician in the Washington, DC area specializing in Pain Management and addiction medicine, with a parent specialty in Physical Medicine and Rhabilitation. I'm board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rhabilitation and Pain Medicine, and have over 22 years of experience in both specialties. I am known in the entire Washington, DC area as the "go to guy" for intractable chronic pain cases. In fact, most of my referrals come from other pain management doctors who send me their most challenging and complex patients. I have been listed as a Top Doctor in Washingtonian Magazine 7 times, including the most recent 2018 edition. Besides being an expert in the medical management of pain, I am also an expert in the treatment of opioid addiction. I'm certified by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency in the management of opioid addiction using buprenorphine. I have provided independent medical evaluations for many agencies over the years, and I have a long history of prov...

Sina Rajamand

Carson city, Nevada
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spine, brain, pain, back pain, neck, lower back, neuro, neurosurgery, spine surgery

Theresa Anne Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS Educise PC

Newbury, New Hampshire
Physical Therapy, Athletics & Recreation - malpractice, personal injury, orthopedics, rehabilitation, massage therapy, exercise, fitness, ergonomics, manual therapy, mobilization, pain, falls, soft tissue injury, work-related injury, allied health
Board-certified Specialist, Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 1994, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Over ten years as faculty in physical therapy, physical therapist assistant, and physical education, recreation and dance programs in NY. Peer-reviewed medical journals: published scientific journal author: MOJ Orthopedics and Rheumatology and Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, International Fascia Research Congress presenter research author, and platform presentation speaker. Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, Back School of Atlanta. Private practice physical therapist for over 30 years. Presented for American Physical, Occupational and Massage Therapy Associations, NASA Inomedic Health, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt Medical, Wake Forest and medical centers across the US. Approved provider of continuing education by National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Inc, NCBTMB, Inc. and New York State Board...

David Nidorf, MD TeamHealth

New Paltz, New York
Emergency Medicine - Emergency Room, Urgent Care, toxicology, wound care, cardiac emergencies, pediatric and adult emergencies, critical care, pulmonary emergencies, pain, neurologic emergencies, traumatic injuries, PA and NP supervision
Dr. Nidorf is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. He earned his B.S. and was Magna Cum Laude at UCLA, then his Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He has worked full time for 28 years as an attending physician in the Emergency Department in multiple community, urban, and suburban hospitals in California and New York. He has also held many administrative positions, including 7 years as a Medical Director of an Emergency Room in California, Chief of Staff of a community hospital, chair of Medical Executive Committee, and Chief Compliance Officer for his ER group. Dr. Nidorf has been reviewing both plaintiff and defense malpractice cases for almost 10 years.

Dustin Patil, MD Mountain Area Health Education Center

Asheville, North Carolina
Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - Addiction, Substance Use Disorder, Substance Abuse, Substance Dependence, Drug Abuse, Opioids, Alcohol, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Marijuana, Cannabis, Benzodiazepines, Drug Testing, Psychiatry, Pain, Overdose, Suboxone, Buprenorphine, Methadone, Naltrexone, Detoxification
Dr. Patil graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He completed his general psychiatry residency training at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, where he also completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry. He worked as the Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center from 2018-2021 and ran the inpatient addiction psychiatry consultation service and saw patients with addiction and pain issues in the outpatient psychiatry and primary care clinics. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and taught a number of courses at the medical school. Dr. Patil is an approved instructor for the PCSS MAT X-waiver training course; he has trained over 100 providers on the use of medications for opioid use disorder (including buprenorphine/Suboxone, methadone, and naltrexone). He has published on topics pertai...

Richard S Kaplan, MD Kaplan Life Care Planning

Available Nationally, Pennsylvania
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Life Care Planning - Life Care Planning (large cases), Medical Cost Projection (smaller cases), Life Expectancy, Disability, Damages, Mass Tort, Auto Accident Injury Assessment, Pain, Brain Injury, Multiple Trauma, Spinal Cord Injury, Gait Dysfunction, Falls, Nursing Home Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Certified PM&R physician life care planner available for both life care plans (large cases) and medical cost projections (cost-effective for smaller cases). 25+ years experience in comprehensive physical medicine/rehabilitation and pain management practice. Available to both plaintiff/defense for life care plan and cost projection reports, rebuttal reports, and life expectancy opinions. Straightforward, flat-rate pricing on all services. Available in Pittsburgh and nationally. See details at www.kaplanlifecareplan.com or www.rehabanalytics.com

Don A Koenigsberg, DO

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Spine,Neck,back,lumbar,cervical,auto,pain,epidural,injection,RSD,nerve,injury,
I was the Chairman of Anesthesiology at St Agnes Medical Center in Philadelphia for 14 years.They were a national leader in Burn Care. I have extensive experience in interventional pain management. My practice now is very active and I see 80-100 patients a week most of which are not involved in litigation. Certified by American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.