Tom Simopoulos, M.D., M.A. Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Phone: (508) 460-3825
  • Cell: (508) 314-4277

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Pain Management - Medicine and Anesthesiology

Keywords/Search Terms:

opioids, spinal cord stimulator, radiofrequency procedures, spinal injections, complex regional pain syndrome, Persistent pain after injuries, interventional pain, criminal, fraud, CRPS, ablations, nerve injury, chronic pain, failed back surgery, over dose, personal injury, RSD, disc herniation


B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Brandeis University; M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Additional Information

Thomas T. Simopoulos, MD, MA, is a Harvard trained and faculty pain management specialist at the Arnold Pain Management Center and an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is also an Associate Professor in Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School. He has multiple teaching awards by fellows in training and recognized as "Top Doctor" in the Boston area since 2017. Dr. Simopoulos attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He completed his postdoctoral training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Faulkner Hospital in Boston. Dr. Simopoulos holds a Masters of Arts degree in Biochemistry from Brandeis University in Waltham. He is board-certified in Anesthesiology with a Pain Medicine subspecialty. Dr. Simopoulos has strong clinical interests that include radiofrequency technology, intradiscal therapies and electrical stimulation of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves for chronic nerve injury related pain. His career includes serving as the immediate past division Chief of Pain Medicine at BIDMC for 5 years and the Director of Acute Post Operative Pain Service at BIDMC for five years as well. He sits on the Editorial Board for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and Interventional Pain Medicine. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Pain Physician, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Neuromodulation, and Anesthesia and Analgesia. In addition, he has authored clinical reviews in journals and book chapters in medical textbooks. He is an editorial consultant for Pain Practice and has been an ad hoc reviewer for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He has participated in the development of guidelines for opioid prescribing and spinal injections with the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has experience as an expert witness in deposition and trial. Forensic experience includes medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, criminal matters, and personal injury.