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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Pain Management - Medicine and Anesthesiology

Keywords/Search Terms:

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Life Care Plan Analysis, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Epidural Injections, Hematoma, Chronic pain, Opioids, Pill Mills, Overprescribing, Addiction, Fraud, IME, Independent Medical examinations, Medical Billing,


B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Pace University; M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Resident - Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Fellow - Pain Medicine, MGH / Harvard Medical School

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Additional Information

Dr. Adam J Carinci MD, JD, MBA is a nationally recognized CRPS thought leader and expert witness with over a fifteen years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and a lawyer Dr. Carinci is a sought-after expert witness in medico-legal matters on a national stage where he combines distinct acumen and expertise at the intersection of medicine and law. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of Pain Management and Director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School and obtained his JD/MBA from Louisiana State University - Novus Law School. He has been involved in over 100 cases as an expert witness for both plaintiff (35%) and defense (65%). He has qualified as an expert witness in both state and federal court. He has authored over 75 expert reports, and has offered testimony under oath at both depositions and trials nationwide. Dr. Carinci's forensic experience includes CRPS litigation, CRPS life care plan analysis, medical malpractice, criminal matters, personal injury, pain and suffering, opioid overdose, and DEA fraud and abuse cases. In his capacity as a forensic expert witness, Dr. Carinci prepares written reports, creates detailed visual aids to explain his expert opinion, and provides expert testimony under oath before the court using research and scientific literature combined with his personal education, training and experience. Dr. Carinci is certified by the ABIME and has performed over 500 IMEs for NY-WC, personal injury, disability and MVA. He is an active member of the The American Academy of Pain Medicine, The American College of Legal Medicine and the American Bar Association Health Law Section. He lectures nationally as an expert on opioids and pain. He is a pain management consultant and content expert for several Federal Agencies including; CDC, HHS and USDVA. Expertise: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Nerve Injury, Nerve Pain, Failed Back, Workers Compensation, Epidural Injections, Epidural Hematoma, Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, Opioids, Opioid Abuse, Opioid Overdose, Opioid Addiction, Fraud and Abuse, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Independent Medical Examinations, IME.