Spine Expert Witnesses

Spine 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 spine. The spine expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional & Vascular Radiology, Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Radiology, Spine Surgery & Spine Care, and Sports Medicine.

Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer, MD Neurosurgery Medlegal Services

Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Neurosurgery, Artificial Disc Replacement, Fusion, Total Brain Injury, Spinal Instrumentation, BMP, Infuse, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor
Dr. Oppenheimer is an actively-practicing board-certified neurosurgeon with 27 years of experience. He founded and presently practices at Neurosurgery Medical Associates in Coral Springs, Florida. Dr. Oppenheimer is also on the faculty at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and holds medical licenses in several states. Dr. Oppenheimer received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also obtained an MS with distinction in Physiology and Biophysics. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiology and Behavior cum laude, from Cornell University. Dr. Oppenheimer completed his residency training at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Hospital. He has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters in the field of neurosurgery. He is also multilingual, and is fluent in English, German, and Spanish. Dr. Oppenheimer is a seasoned expert witness with significant testifying experience. He has provided exp...

William A Brennan, MD NSL

Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - traumatic brain injury, TBI, spinal injury, spine surgery, cervical surgery, ACDF, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lumbar fusion, TLIF, XLIF, craniotomy, spinal abscess, spinal trauma, back pain, neck pain, disc herniation, spinal cord injury
Board Certified Neurosurgeon. Dr. Brennan completed Vanderbilt Neurosurgery training in 1995 and has been in private practice since with complex spine surgery and head injury being the majority of his practice. Dr. Brennan has performed over 3000 surgeries and was made a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

David A Lundin, MD, FAANS Synapse Neurosurgical Consultants.

Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Trauma, Spinal fusion surgery, Total Disk Replacement Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumors
David A. Lundin, MD, received his medical degree in 1999 from the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed his internship and residency in Neurological Surgery at the UW and served as a Senior Registrar at the renowned Atkinson Morley's Hospital in London, England. He then completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the UW with the departments of Orthopedics and Neurological Surgery followed by a Chief Residency in Neurological Surgery in 2006. He served as Director of Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine at the Southern California Center for Neuroscience and Spine in Los Angeles before joining the University of Washington/Valley Medical Center as the Medical Director of Neurosurgery/Spine Center in 2008 where is he maintains a robust clinical practice. Additionally he a Clinical Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Lundin is Board Certified in Neurological surgery and is an activ...

Henry H Barnard II, MD MSA Orthopedics

Alabama
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - Spine, Spine Surgeon, Surgery, Orthopedics, Back, Neck, Lumbar Spine
I am a fellowship trained, board certified Orthopaedic Spine surgeon with 30 years of clinical practice experience. I am familiar with the Workmen’s Compensation system in general, as well as conditions of the spine resulting from personal injury claims. I have participated in well over a hundred depositions pertaining to the treatment of these patients, and my opinions are usually definitive.

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 Battle Born Brain and Spine

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

Geoffrey Riley, M.D. Stanford University

Stanford, California
Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - Orthopedic imaging, sports imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, bone and joint imaging, oncology imaging, fractures, MRI, spine, spinal injuries, worker's comp, emergency imaging, trauma radiology, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine imaging, x-rays, radiographs, radiology, CT.
Dr. Riley is a board certified radiologist with 20+ years of experience in general and musculoskeletal radiology. He is a Clinical Professor of Radiology at Stanford University Hospital. During training, he was the recipient of the Residency Research Award at UC Davis, and the Resident’s Teaching Award at UC San Francisco. Dr. Riley is the past President, and Vice President, of the San Francisco Bay Radiological Society. He is a member of numerous leadership committees and is the conference organizer for the Musculoskeletal Infectious Disease, Hip Preservation, and Arthroscopic correlation Interdisciplinary conferences. He is the radiology liaison for Stanford Hospital’s Sarcoma Tumor Board. He is also involved in quality improvement projects at Stanford Hospital. Dr. Riley received his board certification in radiology from the American Board of Radiology and earned certification by the American National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Riley has published in medical jour...

Ahmed Zaafran, MD

San Jose, California
Anesthesiology - gastrointestinal Anesthesiology, Trauma, Obstetrics and Gynecology, opioid management, benzodiazepine management, medication tapering, opioids, pain, acute pain, endoscopy, ERCP, operating room management, spine, back pain, cancer, airway management
Dr. Ahmed Zaafran is a highly experienced, board-certified Anesthesiologist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He recently held the post of assistant professor of anesthesiology (affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He reviews anesthesia-related cases for the California Medical Board and is immediate past director of QI/QA of anesthesiology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, where he oversaw the review of hundreds of anesthesia-related cases. He has extensive experience in expert witness testimony, including case file reviews and deposition. He is the former director of GI Endoscopic Anesthesia at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics. He has extensive academic and advocacy experience, including representation of the California Society of Anesthesiologists as an Alternate Delegate. He conducts regular live webinars on medical-related matters and has presented at world-renowned academic institutions nationally. ...

Sara Cheng, MD, PhD Sara Cheng MD PhD LLC

Englewood, Colorado
Anesthesiology - board-certified anesthesiologist, adult anesthesia, regional anesthesia, vascular, transplant, orthopedics, spine, thoracic, obstetrics, trauma, ambulatory surgery
I am a board-certified private practice anesthesiologist proficient in providing anesthesia services for general surgery, major vascular surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, thoracic surgery, trauma, abdominal organ transplantation, ambulatory surgery, and regional anesthesia procedures. My PhD makes me an excellent writer and communicator. I am approachable, poised, and calm under stress.

Kathi L Waite, RN, MS, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, CLNC K. Waite Legal Nurse Consulting

Littleton , Colorado
Critical Care Surgery, Critical Care Medicine - Nurse, critical care, brain injury, spine, stroke, sepsis, wrongful death, fall injury, critical care medicine, medical records review, standards of care, Nurse quality indicators, neurosurgery, post-op care, trauma, Post cardiac cath lab, pressure injury,
Forty (42) two years of professional experience in critical care nursing that includes 17 years of leadership and management responsibility in a variety of specialties including Surgical/Trauma ICU, Burn Trauma ICU, MICU/CCU, CVICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, and Neuro ICU – affiliated with major university teaching and research hospitals. As a former nurse manager, for 10 years, I had responsibility for program development, strategic planning, fiscal resources and budget allocation, personnel management, and care-delivery outcomes for the Neurosurgical ICU. Currently, practice as a level IV Clinical Nurse in the New UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital ICU. Since starting my legal nurse consulting business in 2017, I have reviewed and provided opinions on cases, both plaintiff and defense, in 15 states. Clinical Experience Clinical Charge nurse in an 18-bed ICU, level 3 trauma and primary stroke center. Caring for patient's post-op brain & spine, head & neck, oncology, ortho, thoracic,...

Richard P. Davis, MD

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology - Musculoskeletal Radiology, Mammography, General Radiology, MRI, Spine, Neuroradiology, Breast Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, CT, Ultrasound, Medical Malpractice, Injury
Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology (DABR®) Fellowship trained in Musculoskeletal Radiology and MRI Readily available, accessible and able to work within deadlines Private practice radiologist with experience in almost all areas of Diagnostic Radiology Active medical staff at 4 hospitals

Jennifer Kosty Ochsner LSU Shreveport

Florida
Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Surgery, Paralysis, Stroke, Brain Tumors, Brain, Spine, Tumors, Death, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Cervical Fusion, Lumbar Discectomy, Pituitary Surgery, Head Trauma, Concussion, Brain Injury, Seizures, Nerve Injury, Spinal Cord Injury
I am a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon in my third year of independent practice at Ochsner LSU Shreveport, where I serve as an Assistant Professor and Director of Skull Base Research. I am also the Clerkship Director in Neurosurgery for medical students and am involved in medical student education. I have experience as an expert witness in disability cases. I have authored a peer-reviewed manuscript on medical-legal issues entitled, "The Medical Review Panel in Louisiana Neurosurgery and Beyond".

Henry H Barnard II, MD MSA Orthopedics

Albany , Georgia
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - Spine, Spine Surgeon, Surgery, Orthopedics, Back, Neck, Lumbar Spine
I am a fellowship trained, board certified Orthopaedic Spine surgeon with 30 years of clinical practice experience. I am familiar with the Workmen’s Compensation system in general, as well as conditions of the spine resulting from personal injury claims. I have participated in well over a hundred depositions pertaining to the treatment of these patients, and my opinions are usually definitive.

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...

Jerry Allen Spivey, Jr, MD, D.ABA, CIME Spivey Medical LLC

Greensboro, Georgia
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Addiction Medicine, Narcotics, Opioids, Fentanyl, Benzodiazepines, Spine, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Nerve Blocks, Facet Injection, Steroid injection, Epidural, Pharmacist
Multiple board certifications: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by American Board of Anesthesiology, Addiction Medicine by American board of Preventative Medicine, Certified Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Former owner and pharmacist in charge of successful independent pharmacy. Additional training as a pharmacist in diabetes education of patients, asthma education of patients and immunizations. All of this training was very helpful in medical school, residency and clinical practice.Left the successful pharmacy for medical school, residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain medicine. Since finishing my training a majority of time in interventional pain management. I became very proficient in performing the pain relieving procedures including but not limited to cervical, thoracic and lumbar translaminar and transforaminal epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation of medial branches, lateral branches and periphe...

Jennifer Kosty Ochsner LSU Shreveport

Shrevepot, Louisiana
Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Surgery, Paralysis, Stroke, Brain Tumors, Brain, Spine, Tumors, Death, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Cervical Fusion, Lumbar Discectomy, Pituitary Surgery, Head Trauma, Concussion, Brain Injury, Seizures, Nerve Injury, Spinal Cord Injury
I am a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon in my third year of independent practice at Ochsner LSU Shreveport, where I serve as an Assistant Professor and Director of Skull Base Research. I am also the Clerkship Director in Neurosurgery for medical students and am involved in medical student education. I have experience as an expert witness in disability cases. I have authored a peer-reviewed manuscript on medical-legal issues entitled, "The Medical Review Panel in Louisiana Neurosurgery and Beyond".

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 Battle Born Brain and Spine

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

Jennifer Kosty Ochsner LSU Shreveport

New York
Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Surgery, Paralysis, Stroke, Brain Tumors, Brain, Spine, Tumors, Death, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Cervical Fusion, Lumbar Discectomy, Pituitary Surgery, Head Trauma, Concussion, Brain Injury, Seizures, Nerve Injury, Spinal Cord Injury
I am a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon in my third year of independent practice at Ochsner LSU Shreveport, where I serve as an Assistant Professor and Director of Skull Base Research. I am also the Clerkship Director in Neurosurgery for medical students and am involved in medical student education. I have experience as an expert witness in disability cases. I have authored a peer-reviewed manuscript on medical-legal issues entitled, "The Medical Review Panel in Louisiana Neurosurgery and Beyond".

Salman Shah Inspire Medical Health PLLC

Old Westbury, New York
Radiology, Interventional & Vascular Radiology - Interventional Radiology, Trauma, Fracture, Spine, Workers Compensation, Motorcycle, Automobile, Cancer Imaging, Child and Pediatric Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury Imaging, Personal Injury Imaging
Dr. Shah serves as Chief of Interventional Radiology at Nassau University Medical Center. He is board certified in radiology by the American Board of Radiology and completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology. Dr. Shah serves as the Program Director for the Radiology Residency Program at Nassau University Medical Center. He is actively involved with teaching residents and performing clinical research in both Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology As Assistant Professor of Radiology, Dr. Shah is very familiar with the current standard of care in providing expert and ethical medical opinions as an expert witness. He is also actively involved with his residents in research and has numerous publications. Dr. Shah is frequently giving lectures on a weekly basis in addition to presentations at conferences and is well versed with public speaking. Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Nassau University Medical Center/NuHealth Chief, Division of Vascular & Interv...

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.

Kirt M Kimball, MD Revere Health

Provo, Utah
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - trauma, complex Orthopedic conditions, knee, shoulder, spine, knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, work related, apportionment issues, pre-existing issues, fractures, arthroscopy
​Experienced in IME, AME, evaluation in California. Have ability to make sense out of complex musculoskeletal situations including issues of apportionment and impact of preexisting conditions. My years of experience in general orthopedic conditions as well as subspecialty focus have equipped me with a skill set in evaluating complex issues. Brigham Young University (BYU) 1965-’69. ​​Univ. Of Southern California (USC) 1969-70 ​​Univ. of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)​ M.D. Degree 1970-1974 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society Surgical Internship: ​Orange County Medical Center​1974-75. Orthopedic Surgery Residency: ​Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital ​1975-79. ​​Univ. of Southern California (USC) – Orthopedic Surgery Residency ​Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners​​​​1975 ​Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons​​​​1980 ​Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)​​1981-present ​Fellow, American Orthopedic Society Sports Medicine (AOSSM)​​1982-pr...