Kelly S. Harvey, MS, PT, DPTc, TPS, CLCP, CFCE Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Harvey Medical Legal Consulting
  • Phone: 310.801.4010
  • Cell: 310.344.1740
  • Fax: 310.870.9772
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Life Care Planning and Physical Medicine & Rehab

Specialty Focus: Trauma, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Burns, Pain Management, Defense Medical Exam, Functional Capacity, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Life Care Planner, Catastrophic Care Manage

Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, International Spine and Pain Institute; Therapeutic Pain Specialist, International Spine and Pain Institute; Master of Physical Therapy, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; BS in Psychology and Biology, University of California at Santa Barbara

Years in Practice: 23


Additional Information

Dr. Harvey completed her Master's Degree in Biokinesiology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. For her Masters Thesis, she was granted The George E. Miller Award for Outstanding Excellence in Medical Research from Columbia University in 1996. Upon graduation Dr. Harvey accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Southern California's Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy.  Her time at USC was spent practicing physical therapy in acute, sub-acute and rehabilitation settings, teaching at the doctoral level and performing clinical research.  Dr. Harvey also spent two years training under and treating alongside world renowned critical trauma expert Dr. Demetrios Demetriades in the emergency room and operating room at County USC Medical Center. During her time at USC, Dr. Harvey was instrumental in revising nationwide therapeutic rehabilitation standards by establishing evidenced based protocols for patient care inthe orthopedic, neurological and cardiac rehabilitation industries.  Dr. Harvey left academia in 2002 to establish a comprehensive concierge style, medical case management and rehabilitation practice.  Building on her vast referral network and her expert diagnostic and rehabilitation skills, Dr. Harvey quickly became a top performer treating patients in the US and abroad.  In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Harvey also provided catastrophic case management, long term care evaluations and medical advocacy .  In 2012, Dr. Harvey started Harvey Medical Legal Consulting to brand her unique expertise and serve the legal and insurance industries as an Expert Medical Witness and Medical Consultant.  She has acquired certifications as a Life Care Planner, Functional Capacity Evaluator, Return to Work, Work Readiness and Work Hardening Evaluator and a degree in Therapeutic Pain Science that allows her to autonomously evaluate and treat Pain Management patients.