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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Neurology and Occupational Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Neurotoxicology, Metals, Aluminum, Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Manganese, Thallium, Tin, Zinc, Solvents, Pesticides, gases/ asphyxiants, Carbon Monoxide, Electromyography, Environmental, Chemical Exposures, Toxic Neuropathy, Mold, Head trauma, concussion, CRPS, RSD, electricution, product liability


BA, Columbia University, NY, NY; MD, Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, PA; Neurology Residency, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY; Occupational Medicine Residency Neurotoxicology Fellowship, MPH Boston University, Boston, MA

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Additional Information

Dr. Rutchik is one of very few physicians in the United States board certified both in Neurology and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is also an associate professor of Medicine at UCSF where he taught medical students, medical residents and nurses. He is also an experienced California State Qualified Medical Examiner. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). He provides clinical evaluations and treatment, including electromyography, of individuals and populations with suspected neurological illness secondary to workplace injuries or chemical exposure; neurological trauma, and neurological fitness for duty in safety sensitive populations. He has five office locations in Northern California; San Francisco, Richmond, Petaluma, Sacramento and Arcata, CA. Other services include independent medical examinations, medical record review, utilization review and consulting to industrial, legal, government, pharmaceutical and academic institutions equally for plaintiff and defense matters. Dr. Rutchik has acted as a consultant in cases regarding topics listed below: Manganese, and tremor/ Parkinsonism Trichloroethylene, Paraquat and Movement disorders, Brain Injury Asphyxiants, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen disulfide and Encephalopathy, (brain damage), neuropathy, seizures Organic solvents (TCE, PCE, styrene, xylene, toluene, n hexane) and encephalopathy, neuropathy Metals (arsenic, cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, thalliium, zinc, etc) neuropathy, myopathy, myelopathy and encephalopathy Pesticides and neuropathy, parkinsonism, encephalopathy Mold, indoor air, headaches and neurological consequences All Neurological conditions (seizures, tbi, stroke, dizziness, dementia, numbness) and return to work issues Police, firefighter, commercial driver (DOT) return to work issues (cognitive impairment, seizures, limb pain, neuropathy) Utilization review, workers compensation (CA, MA, NY, NM, ID licenses), Federal workers compensation Maritime Medical legal issues Product liability and neurological consequences Ground water toxicity, Toxic tort Accident and neurological consequences Head/ brain injury/ post concussion syndrome Neck and back pain, radiculopathy Causalgia/ Repetitive Strain Injury/ RSI/ Chronic Regional Pain syndrome Electromyography Dr. Rutchik is licensed in CA, NY, MA, NM and ID.