Fardad Baroumand, MD Expert Witness

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Phone: (408) 785-0759
  • Cell: (408) 478-6292
  • Fax: (408) 884-3737

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Pain Management - Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehab

Keywords/Search Terms:

Pain (spine, nerve, joint, soft tissue), Interventional pain management (epidural steroid/other injections, nerve blocks), Opioids/pain medications, Second opinion, Ineffective/failed spine/other surgeries, Complex/catastrophic cases, CRPS/RSD, Back pain, Motor vehicle accidents, chronic pain


Pain Medicine Subspecialist (Chief Fellow) , University of Washington; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist , Medical College of Wisconsin; Medicine Internship, Columbia University

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Additional Information

Dr. Fardad Baroumand, MD, is a distinguished medical-legal evaluator in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is the designated evaluator for these fields by ExamWorks Inc., the largest national provider of Independent Medical Evaluations. He is also a prominent California State Qualified Medical Evaluator and a member of the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) Subject Matter Expert Panel and the Report Quality Panel, which oversees and promotes the quality of medical-legal reporting in the State. Workers compensation judges have repeatedly appointed Dr. Baroumand as the medical-legal evaluator in complex cases that other evaluators could not handle. Dr. Baroumand is a double board-certified subspecialist practicing Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has a reputation as "the go-to guy" for the most challenging clinical and medical-legal cases. Dr. Baroumand graduated in the top 10 percentile of his medical school in 1997 and completed his specialty training at Columbia University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then completed subspecialty training at the University of Washington (Seattle), one of the US's most prominent Pain Medicine organizations, where he served as the Chief Fellow overseeing five other specialists. He has achieved numerous awards for clinical excellence and research, a top score in California medical-legal evaluators' qualifying exam, and the highest quality standards in Utilization Review. As an award-winning teacher and a skillful presenter, Dr. Baroumand has delivered engaging and informative presentations to various audiences, including attorneys, claims examiners, patients, and the general public. Dr. Baroumand's expertise encompasses not only the subjects listed under the "Specialty Focus" (at the top of this page) but also the following: - Disability evaluation and impairment rating - Medical-legal topics (causation, medical necessity, apportionment, work restrictions, etc.) - Work-related & personal injuries - Surgical indications for painful orthopedic conditions - Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary treatment of pain - Failed or ineffective pain interventions or surgeries - Nerve blocks, epidural, interventional pain management, nerve injury, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation - Opioid management, tolerance, dependence and addiction - Complex or catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries - Chronic pain with delayed recovery - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) - Muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, low back pain, neck pain, and mid-back pain - Arthritic and degenerative disease - Spinal cord injury - Brain injury (TBI) - Diseases of discs, nerve roots, facet joints - Injuries in correctional settings (prisons, jails, detention centers) - Injuries caused by sliping or falling - Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents (whiplash, fractures, brain damage, spinal cord injury, or death) - Injuries caused by acts of violence - Life care planning