Disability Evaluation Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of disability evaluation expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on disability evaluation and related issues. Disability evaluation expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these disability evaluation expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Disability Evaluation, Personal Injury, Ime, Addiction Medicine, Fitness For Duty, Workers Compensation, Brain Injury, Disability, Impairment Evaluation, Life Care Planning, Medical Malpractice, Preventive Medicine, PTSD, Trauma, and Vocational.

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Stanley C Haimes, MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, CIME, FACOEM

Alabama
Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene - Toxicology, Mold, Indoor Air, OSHA, metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury), ethylene oxide, ethylene dibromide, chemical exposure, Medical Standards, Workers Compensation, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Disability Evaluation, Return to Work, MD, CIH.
Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Central Florida. Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, Residency Trained at Johns Hopkins, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). Medical Officer for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Member of the national committee that determines safe exposure levels to chemicals in the workplace (Threshold Limit Value Committee (TLV) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)). Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Hazardous Substance Data Base (HSDB) maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Member of the national committees that develop medical guidelines for employment as a firefighter (NFPA 1582 Technical Committee) and a law enforcement officer (ACOEM LEO Medical Guida...

Cristy M Schade, MD, PhD, PE Advanced Pain Solutions

Alabama
Pain Management - Medicine, Disability Evaluation - CRPS, complex regional pain syndrome, RSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, implanted drug pumps for pain, ESI, epidural steroids, nerve pain, chronic pain, sciatic leg pain, opioid abuse, opioid addiction, illegally manufactured fentanyl deaths, failed back surgery syndrome, IME, Future Medical Needs
Dr. CM Schade, MD, PhD, PE is a nationally recognized and sought-after clinician, speaker, and expert witness with 35+ years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and an engineer, Dr. Schade is a sought-after expert witness in medical-legal matters on the national stage, where he combines unique expertise with the overlap of medicine, bioengineering, and medical artificial intelligence (AI). He is a seasoned medical and legal expert and has been involved in over 100 cases for plaintiffs (60%) and the defense (40%). He has qualified as an expert witness in both state and federal court. He has authored over 100 expert reports and testified under oath at depositions and trials nationwide. Dr. Schade’s 35+ years of forensic experience includes medical malpractice, CRPS, complex regional pain syndrome litigation, spinal cord stimulation litigation, medical device-related litigation, pain and suffering, opioid overdoses, including the current epidemi...

Jeffery K Sewell, M.D.,Pharm.D Sewell Family Medicine

Alabama
Family Medicine, Disability Evaluation - Pharmacology, addiction medicine, Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Disability evaluations, Coronary artery disease, Wrongful death, pulmonary emboli, Deep vein thrombosis, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, Suboxone, appendicitis, meningitis, Opioid overdosage, Deliberate indifference for inmates,
I am very responsive to your needs and will dedicate myself to your case. I have dedicated Expert Witness time and resources set aside every week. I have 4 years' experience working as a clinical pharmacist and 25 years of Primary Care Medicine. I have worked in the Emergency Room, Hospital, and numerous primary care clinics. I have added certifications in Suboxone therapy and interest in addiction medicine. I am board certified in Family Medicine and practice medicine full time. I testified in wrongful death cases for opioid overdosage, pulmonary embolism, death due to fall. Other testimonies include paralysis due to incorrectly treated MSSA infection, wrongful termination of disability insurance, the defense of a diabetic driver. Pending testimony are numerous cases including teen suicide due to SSRI medication, Failure to diagnose Breast Cancer, overdosage of antipsychotic medication in nursing home resident, Deliberate indifference in treatment of a prisoner, death due to pul...

Jamie Glen House, MD, MBA

Alaska
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spinal cord injury, cauda equina syndrome, central cord, paraplegia, tetraplegia, life care planning, brain injury, TBI, mTBI, anoxic brain, long term care, catastrophic injury, neurorehabilitation, spasticity, disability evaluation, neck, back, gait, neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder
I am a board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician currently active in clinical practice while living with a spinal cord injury for the last 33 years. I also have board sub-certifications in Spine Cord Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. I am fellowship-trained in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the prestigious Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. My practice has focused in spinal cord injury and brain injuries, such as stroke and TBI. I served as Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program, where I taught residents clinically and in didactics. I currently hold a position as a Washington State University Medical School Clinical Associate Professor. I am a serial physician inventor who holds numerous patents. I have been a wheelchair-user since college due to a C7 complete spinal cord injury while snow-skiing.

Paul Saiz, MD, FAAOS, CIME 3 Crosses Orthopedic Spine

Arizona
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Medical Coding - Spine fusion, Spine tumors, Spine trauma, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Total disk replacement, Decompression, Dural tear, Pedicle screws, Independent medical examinations, IME, Causation, Medical coding, Medical billing, Medical necessity, Spinal abscess, Disability evaluation, Workers Comp, MVA
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery in active clinical practice. Fellowship trained in both spinal reconstructive surgery and musculoskeletal oncology and reconstruction. 20+ years clinical experience in spine surgery. Well-experienced public speaker. Special expertise in spinal care coding. New Mexico State Team Physician. Experienced expert witness, independent medical examiner, and medical necessity peer reviewer. Licensed in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.

Rachyll Dempsey, PsyD, ABPP Expedient Medicolegal Services

Richmond, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Independent Medical Examination, Disability Evaluation, Correctional Healthcare, Geriatrics, Neuropsychological Testing and Assessment, Child Development, Malingering Detection, Sex Offender Risk, Personal Injury, Head Trauma, Effects of Trauma, PTSD, Medical Malpractice, Depression, Anxiety
Dr. Dempsey is a Forensic Neuropsychologist licensed as a psychologist in 2006 by the California Board of Psychology; as a psychologist in 2022 by the Nevada and Alaska Boards of Psychology; Board Certified as a Forensic Psychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2017; became a Qualified Medical Evaluator certified by the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) in 2014; certified as an Independent Practitioner by the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) in 2012; and was President of the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF) 2015-16 and Chapter Chair of California Coalition on Sex Offending (CCOSO) 2016-17. She spent six years as a licensed psychologist working as Assessment Coordinator and supervisor for trainees at San Quentin State Prison and is currently CEO and Founder of Psychological Assessment, Inc., a corporation providing psychological testing and assessment in forensic and non-forensic domains, competency restora...

Carrie L. Forrest, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Still Waters Services

Monterey, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Trauma, Disability Evaluation, Malingering, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Occupational Evaluation, Addiction, Expert Psychological Review, Workers' Compensation
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment injuries, or physical injuries. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and malingering. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in the state of California since 2011. Served as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) in the state of California from 1991-2001. Performed numerous medical-legal evaluations, immigration evaluations, and general psychological evaluations for young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. Completed psychological evaluations for neurostimular implants, gastric bypass surgery candidates, and provided therapeutic support to these client populations. Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations resulting in timely, articulate, and tightly worded narrative reports that link cause and effect. Takes pride in serving as an objective evaluato...

Jamie Glen House, MD, MBA

California
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spinal cord injury, cauda equina syndrome, central cord, paraplegia, tetraplegia, life care planning, brain injury, TBI, mTBI, anoxic brain, long term care, catastrophic injury, neurorehabilitation, spasticity, disability evaluation, neck, back, gait, neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder
I am a board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician currently active in clinical practice while living with a spinal cord injury for the last 33 years. I also have board sub-certifications in Spine Cord Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. I am fellowship-trained in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the prestigious Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. My practice has focused in spinal cord injury and brain injuries, such as stroke and TBI. I served as Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program, where I taught residents clinically and in didactics. I currently hold a position as a Washington State University Medical School Clinical Associate Professor. I am a serial physician inventor who holds numerous patents. I have been a wheelchair-user since college due to a C7 complete spinal cord injury while snow-skiing.

Jennifer Tsoi Keihner, MD, CLCP JTKMD, Inc

Long Beach, California
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Brain Injury Medicine - Disability evaluation, impairment evaluation, Life Care Plan, rehabilitation, brain injury, neck pain, back pain, Spinal Cord Injury, stroke, degenerative joint disease, radiculopathy, limb amputation, musculoskeletal injury, spasticity.
Dr. Keihner is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who has been in active full-time clinical practice for over 10 years. She is double board certified in Brain Injury Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Life Care Planner, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As a current staff physician at a busy tertiary care medical facility for U.S. Veterans, Dr. Keihner serves patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Keihner also has daily teaching and supervisory responsibilities as part of her faculty appointment at the University of California, Irvine Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Keihner has extensive clinical experience in the areas of physical medicine, medical and neurological rehabilitation, disability, life care planning, brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal medicine, and amputee care.

James McNicholas Jr., D.O. Expedient Medicolegal Services

San Francisco, California
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine - Workplace Standards and Procedures, Traumatic Accidents, Covid-19, Environmental Illness, Exacerbation of Underlying Conditions, Fitness for Duty, IME, Standard of Care, Organizational Protocols, Preventative Screenings, Personal Injury, Disability Evaluation
Dr. McNicholas is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He completed medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residencies in Internal Medicine at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UCSF. He is a US Navy Veteran who served as the sole Naval Flight Surgeon at Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory. Following training, Dr. McNicholas served as Staff Internist at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, FL where he was also a core faculty member of the Residency in Aerospace Medicine, receiving the Jay Phelan Faculty Instructor of the Year Award shortly before matriculating to UCSF. He received a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Targeted Research Training in Occupational Health grant in 2021 and was recently awarded the M. Donald Whorton Writing award by the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental ...

JOSELINE NGUYEN, DC.

San Jose, California
Chiropractic, Critical Care Medicine - Rehabilitation,Preventive medicine,Disability evaluation,Pain management medicine

Thomas Peatman, CIME, MD

San Ramon, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Trauma, Causation, Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedics Non Surgical, Independent Medical Examinations, IME, Life care planning, Disability evaluation, Impairment Evaluation, Medical Coding, Medical billing, Fraud, Workers’ Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accident, Patents, MVA
Board-Certified orthopedic surgeon in active clinical practice. Additional sub-specialty Certification in Sports Medicine. IME certified. Have performed over 8,000 joint replacements, hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopies and open surgeries. After developing a hand tremor, I now focus on the non-operative management of orthopedic disease and trauma. Former Team Physician for the Oakland Athletics. United States Navy veteran. I have been participating in expert witness work for 13+ years. I perform complex case reviews with or without an exam, as well as provide clarity to simpler incidents. I am timely and prioritize scheduling exams, depositions and court appearances.

Richard K Skala, DC

Paradise, California
Chiropractic, Disability Evaluation - manipulation and stroke, Cervical adjustment stroke, disc injury and chiropractic adjustment, stroke, death, permanent disability and chiropractic manipulation, neck, vertebrobasilar stroke, disability
Education: Chiropractic School: Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport, IA Doctor of Chiropractic Degree 1972 - 1976 Postgraduate: Diplomate National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1976 California Chiropractic Association Certified Disability Evaluator Course 300 Hours 1990 California Chiropractic Association Qualified Medical Evaluator Course 300 Hours 1992 Academy of Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Spinal Biomechanics Course & Fellow Exam 300 Hours 1988 University of Florida School of Medicine Spinal Musculo-Skeletal Rehabilitation Certification Gainesville, FL 200 hours & Certification Exam 1989 AMA Spinal Impairment Rater Medical Legal Consultants Association Clearwater, FL Certification 1994 AMA Impairment Rater 5th Edition Academy of Forensic Chiropractic Consultants Redondo Beach, CA 2004 Manipulation Under Anesthesia California Academy of MUA Certified MUA 2002 Neuro Electrodiagnostic Certification Program Palmer College of Chiropractic 150 H...

Gabor Vari, MD

Pacific Palisades, California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adderall, Ritalin, trauma, PTSD, suicide, addiction, substance abuse, IME, personal injury, fitness for duty, medical malpractice, disability evaluation, telepsychiatry, medical board, side effects, standard of care
I am a double Ivy League trained and two-time Jeopardy champion general adult psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric illnesses. I have served as an expert in medical-legal matters over 100 times and have testified dozens of times. I maintain an active practice in Los Angeles. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Residency: UCLA - Chief Resident of Bipolar Disorders Clinic Medical School: University of Pennsylvania - Appel Award for Most Outstanding Student Entering Field of Psychiatry Undergrad: Brown University - Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors

Cris C. Vaughan, Esq., CASp, ADAC, PA ADA Consultant Services

Auburn, California
Disability Evaluation, Construction - Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA Compliance, Certified Access Specialist, CASp, ADA Coordinator, Compliance Evaluations, Lawyer, Attorney, Law, Legal Services, Accessibility, Disability, Violation, Lawsuit, Litigation, Expert, Expert Witness, Deposition, ADA, Compliant, Consultant
Mr. Vaughan was admitted to practice law in California in December 1981 and in Nevada in 1985. He is admitted to practice before a number of different United States District Courts in several states. He has represented hundreds of litigation clients in the United States District Court in all four federal court districts in California. Defending Americans with Disabilities Act access litigation and consultation for a variety of California businesses on accessibility issues has been his primary area of practice for more than 15 years. Mr. Vaughan also owns and operates ADA Consultant Services which performs accessibility evaluations of both private and public facilities. He is a California Certified Access Specialist. He has been designated as a subject matter expert in disabled accessibly by the State of California. Over the course of his career, Mr. Vaughan has represented numerous public entity and private clients. His public entity experience includes representation of school di...

Stanley C Haimes, MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, CIME, FACOEM

Orlando, Florida
Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene - Toxicology, Mold, Indoor Air, OSHA, metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury), ethylene oxide, ethylene dibromide, chemical exposure, Medical Standards, Workers Compensation, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Disability Evaluation, Return to Work, MD, CIH.
Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Central Florida. Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, Residency Trained at Johns Hopkins, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). Medical Officer for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Member of the national committee that determines safe exposure levels to chemicals in the workplace (Threshold Limit Value Committee (TLV) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)). Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Hazardous Substance Data Base (HSDB) maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Member of the national committees that develop medical guidelines for employment as a firefighter (NFPA 1582 Technical Committee) and a law enforcement officer (ACOEM LEO Medical Guida...

David P. Kalin, MD, MPH The Healthplace Center for Disability & Independent Medical Evaluations

Oldsmar, Florida
Family Medicine, Disability Evaluation
Since 1992, with the establishment of THE HEALTHPLACE CENTER for Disability and Independent Evaluation those suffering from Medical/Legal confusion have been offered comprehensive medical evaluation with effective translation of medical problems for the swift resolution of legal, governmental and insurance issues dealing with long-term disability/life care planning, personal injury, medical malpractice, environmental exposure, Workers’ Compensation, PIP Social Security and Emergency Medical Condition. Masters in the Science of Public Health Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians Certified Independent Medical Examiner LlCENSE: Florida ME003624 North Carolina 58382 NPI 1821091406 DR. KALIN specializes in complex case apportionment, assists in blocking cases for anticipated litigation, evaluates for future medical expenses and is available for consultation. DR. KALIN also works as the Medical Director of injury/accident clinics in Florida where he evaluates and treats pati...

Jeffery K Sewell, M.D.,Pharm.D Sewell Family Medicine

Carrollton, Georgia
Family Medicine, Disability Evaluation - Pharmacology, addiction medicine, Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Disability evaluations, Coronary artery disease, Wrongful death, pulmonary emboli, Deep vein thrombosis, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, Suboxone, appendicitis, meningitis, Opioid overdosage, Deliberate indifference for inmates,
I am very responsive to your needs and will dedicate myself to your case. I have dedicated Expert Witness time and resources set aside every week. I have 4 years' experience working as a clinical pharmacist and 25 years of Primary Care Medicine. I have worked in the Emergency Room, Hospital, and numerous primary care clinics. I have added certifications in Suboxone therapy and interest in addiction medicine. I am board certified in Family Medicine and practice medicine full time. I testified in wrongful death cases for opioid overdosage, pulmonary embolism, death due to fall. Other testimonies include paralysis due to incorrectly treated MSSA infection, wrongful termination of disability insurance, the defense of a diabetic driver. Pending testimony are numerous cases including teen suicide due to SSRI medication, Failure to diagnose Breast Cancer, overdosage of antipsychotic medication in nursing home resident, Deliberate indifference in treatment of a prisoner, death due to pul...

Jamie Glen House, MD, MBA

Hayden , Idaho
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spinal cord injury, cauda equina syndrome, central cord, paraplegia, tetraplegia, life care planning, brain injury, TBI, mTBI, anoxic brain, long term care, catastrophic injury, neurorehabilitation, spasticity, disability evaluation, neck, back, gait, neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder
I am a board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician currently active in clinical practice while living with a spinal cord injury for the last 33 years. I also have board sub-certifications in Spine Cord Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. I am fellowship-trained in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the prestigious Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. My practice has focused in spinal cord injury and brain injuries, such as stroke and TBI. I served as Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program, where I taught residents clinically and in didactics. I currently hold a position as a Washington State University Medical School Clinical Associate Professor. I am a serial physician inventor who holds numerous patents. I have been a wheelchair-user since college due to a C7 complete spinal cord injury while snow-skiing.

David J. Fletcher, MD SafeWorks Illinois

Champaign, Illinois
Occupational Medicine, Disability Evaluation - DOT Driver Medical Fitness, Trucking & Bus Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Complex Disability Mgmt, FMCSA Medical Regulations, Occupational Medicine, Substance Abuse Counseling, Return-To-Work Evaluations, Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations, Life Care Planning, Medical Review Officer, FAA Examiner
Dr. Fletcher is board-certified in occupational medicine, preventive medicine and public health. He is a certified Medical Review Office (MRO) and certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). He has been a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA since 1988. Dr. Fletcher has consistently served as a medical expert for both sides of the bar in Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases, as well as in civil cases all around the United States. For Dr. Fletcher, one of the key elements to his credibility is that the majority of his professional time is spent practicing as a full-time occupational medicine specialist. Since 1986, Dr. Fletcher has treated more than 19,000 injured persons and has performed more than 20,000 Department of Transportation medical exams for Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers. Since 2011, Dr. Fletcher has served as one of two physicians on the Illinois Advisory Committee for the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) and acts as a peer-reviewer fo...

Kevin L. Trangle, MD,MBA Kevin Trangle & Associates

Illinois
Occupational Medicine, Environmental - Addiction Medicine, Chemistry, Chemicals, Preventive Medicine, IME, Indoor Air Quality, Internal Medicine, Toxicology, OSHA, Disability Evaluation, Engineering-Biomedical

Steve Allison, PT, DPT, CME Functional Capacity Experts, LLC

Bossier City, Louisiana
Physical Therapy, Disability Evaluation - Functional Capacity Evaluation, FCE, Functional Job Analysis, Disability Evaluation, Work Capacity, Functional Impairment, Functional Limitation, Physical Limitation, Activities of Daily Living Assessment, Loss of Enjoyment of Life Activities, Pain Behavior Assessment, Performance Validity
Dr. Allison is a doctor of physical therapy and certified DOT medical examiner. Dr. Allison has 28 years of clinical practice experience specializing in functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) for cases involving personal injury, workers' compensation, long term disability, and Social Security disability claims. He has performed more than 5,000 FCEs to more objectively quantify and qualify the severity of an individual's occupational disability, credibility of pain behavior, physical impairments with participation in basic activities of daily living, and loss of enjoyment of life activities. Dr. Allison was the lead author of the Functional Capacity Evaluation Best Practice Guidelines adopted by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2018. He has authored/contributed to various peer-reviewed published articles and he has presented at various national, state, and local post-professional continuing education conferences related to best practices in functional capacity evalua...

Sabrina Taylor, PhD, LGPC, CRC, CWIP Benefits Understood Counseling Services LLC

Columbia, Maryland
Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Evaluation - Career Counseling, Employment Readiness, Workers Compensation, Labor Market Analysis, SSI and SSDI Benefits Counseling, Case Management, Vocational Evaluation, Individual Unemployability Case Review, Wage Earning Capacity, Ticket to Work, Veteran Employability, Vocational Expert Testimony
Dr. Taylor is a distinguished scholar and practitioner who earned her PhD and Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a primary focus on Trauma Informed Care. Her academic journey also includes a bachelor's degree in Human Services from Elon University. She is licensed as a Graduate Professional Counselor in Washington D.C. and possesses several national certifications, including Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Work Incentives Practitioner, Her extensive qualifications extend to certifications in Vocational Evaluation, Work Adjustment, Work Incentives Counseling, Behavioral Addictions, and online teaching. Dr. Taylor owns Benefits Understood Counseling Services. Benefits Understood Counseling Services is an approved vocational rehabilitation provider by the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission. Benefits Understood is also an approved vendor of the Maryland Di...

Jamie Glen House, MD, MBA

Montana
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spinal cord injury, cauda equina syndrome, central cord, paraplegia, tetraplegia, life care planning, brain injury, TBI, mTBI, anoxic brain, long term care, catastrophic injury, neurorehabilitation, spasticity, disability evaluation, neck, back, gait, neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder
I am a board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician currently active in clinical practice while living with a spinal cord injury for the last 33 years. I also have board sub-certifications in Spine Cord Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. I am fellowship-trained in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the prestigious Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. My practice has focused in spinal cord injury and brain injuries, such as stroke and TBI. I served as Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program, where I taught residents clinically and in didactics. I currently hold a position as a Washington State University Medical School Clinical Associate Professor. I am a serial physician inventor who holds numerous patents. I have been a wheelchair-user since college due to a C7 complete spinal cord injury while snow-skiing.

Gregory P Brown, MD

Henderson, Nevada
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - testamentary capacity, contractual capacity, undue influence, guardianship, civil litigation, brain injury, personal injury, return to work, disability evaluation,
Dr. Brown has conducted thousands of forensic evaluations and rendered expert witness deposition or court testimony more than 80 times in civil and criminal cases for over 20 years. Dr. Brown testifies on a range of psychiatric issues that arise in litigation, which include but are not limited to testamentary/estate administration disputes, undue influence, fraud, elder abuse, personal injury and mental competency. Dr. Brown has conducted more than 10,000 forensic assessments, including civil commitment evaluations conducted for Clark County. Dr. Brown is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the fields of Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Brown is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Las Vegas. Dr. Brown’s clinical practice is based in the greater Las Vegas area, though he conducts his forensic practice where he is neede...

Nathaniel R. Evans, II, M.D., FACEP

Delanco , New Jersey
Occupational Medicine, Correctional Healthcare - Addiction Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Disability Evaluation, Jail Medicine, Dram Shop Litigation Issues
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Previous positions include: -Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rancocas Hospital, Willingboro, N.J. -President and Medical Director, Burlington Medical Center, Wilingboro, N.J. -Medical Director Burlington County (New Jersey) Department of Corrections -Physician, Virtua at Work -Medical Director, Concentra of Northeast Philadelphia Provide litigation support in Correctional/Jail Medicine related cases.

Paul Saiz, MD, FAAOS, CIME 3 Crosses Orthopedic Spine

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Medical Coding - Spine fusion, Spine tumors, Spine trauma, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Total disk replacement, Decompression, Dural tear, Pedicle screws, Independent medical examinations, IME, Causation, Medical coding, Medical billing, Medical necessity, Spinal abscess, Disability evaluation, Workers Comp, MVA
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery in active clinical practice. Fellowship trained in both spinal reconstructive surgery and musculoskeletal oncology and reconstruction. 20+ years clinical experience in spine surgery. Well-experienced public speaker. Special expertise in spinal care coding. New Mexico State Team Physician. Experienced expert witness, independent medical examiner, and medical necessity peer reviewer. Licensed in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.

Andrew T. Cheng, MD New York ENT Physician PC

New York, New York
Otolaryngology, Trauma Surgery - facial trauma, head & neck cancer, head injury, facial fractures, dizziness, sinus, tinnitus & hearing loss, ear problems, facial & nose fractures, disability evaluation, orbital fractures, airway & speech problem, parotid tumor, facial nerve, thyroid, facial plastic surgery
Over 15 years experience in plaintiff and defense cases for independent examination & evaluation; deposition & trail testimony in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn & Newark NJ. License in NY, New Hampshire & Hawaii. Recent experience in Level 1 Trauma Center as ENT emergency consult surgeon during COVID pandemic. Attending Physician & Teaching experience in Top 50 Hospitals in USA. Active medical practice. Hourly Fee & Retainer commensurate to experience.

Taylor M Pytlik, CRC, CCM, CVE, IPEC ProMedica Verity Group

Uniontown, Ohio
Vocational Rehabilitation - Peds, Med Malpractice, Vocational Expert, Litigation, FELA, Social Security, Domestic, Divorce, Disability Evaluation, Vocational Potential, Earning Capacity, Employability, Expert Witness, Personal Injury, Forensic, Birth Injury, Workers' Compensation
Taylor is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Vocational Evaluator through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, an International Psychometric Evaluator through the American Board of Vocational Experts, and a Certified Case Manager through the Commission for Case Manager Certification. She is a member of the American Board of Vocational Experts as well as the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Taylor's contributions to the company include providing forensic vocational evaluations, transferrable skills analyses, and labor market surveys. She previously worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and Workers' Compensation realms prior to beginning employment with us in 2021. She provides vocational expert testimony for Social Security Disability hearings. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and later obtained her mast...

Kevin L. Trangle, MD,MBA Kevin Trangle & Associates

Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Occupational Medicine, Environmental - Addiction Medicine, Chemistry, Chemicals, Preventive Medicine, IME, Indoor Air Quality, Internal Medicine, Toxicology, OSHA, Disability Evaluation, Engineering-Biomedical

Garson M Caruso, MD, MPH, CLCP, CMLE Garson M. Caruso MD, MPH, PA

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Occupational Medicine, Life Care Planning - Custom Life Expectancy Determination, Physician Life Care Planning, Impairment Evaluation, Disability Evaluation, Workers Compensation, Drug Testing, Medical Review Officer (MRO), Fitness for Duty, Medical Direction, Onsite Worker Health and Wellness Clinics, Physician Extender Supervision
• Board Certified Occupational Medicine Physician and Certified Life Care Planner with expertise in Custom/Individualized Life Expectancy Determination • MPH at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Occupational Medicine Residency at University of Pennsylvania; Additional training at American Academy of Insurance Medicine • Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (IAIME) • Broad background in consulting, medical direction, and occupational health services for organizations including AmTrust North America, Bechtel, Bell & Evans, Dean Foods, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Lockheed Martin, The New York Transit Authority, PepsiCo, Service Employees International Union, and the US Department of State and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration • Extensive experience with supervision of physician extenders (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) in onsite occupational...

Amanda Marie Sizemore, MS, IPEC, CVE, ABVE/F ProMedica Verity Group

Springfield, Pennsylvania
Vocational Rehabilitation - Vocational Evaluation, Wage Loss Analysis, Disability Evaluation, Earning Capacity, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Transferable Skills Analysis, Vocational Opinion, Wrongful Termination, Vocational Consultant, Employability, Loss of Earnings, Career Assessment, Standardized Testing, Voc Expert
Amanda is a Certified Vocational Evaluator through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and a Fellow of the American Board of Vocational Experts. She holds an International Psychometric Evaluator Certification and is a Disability Analyst and Diplomate certified through the American Board of Disability Analysts. Amanda graduated from Cabrini College with a bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy. She obtained her master's degree in psychology from Villanova University. After joining CEC Associates (now ProMedica Verity Group) in 2010 as a Clinical Assistant, Amanda became the Clinical Assistant Supervisor in 2014. By 2017, she began her tenure as a Vocational Evaluator.

Allison E. Shipp, Ph.D., CRC Ascendant Consulting, Inc.

Germantown, Tennessee
Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Evaluation - Vocational Expert, Vocational Consultant, Earnings Capacity, Life Care Plan, Medical Cost Projections, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Labor Market Research, Reasonable Accommodations, Employment Law, Labor Law, Insurance Defense, Divorce, SSDI, Medical Malpractice, ADA Law
Dr. Allison Shipp has worked with individuals with disabilities for over 25 years. She has a doctorate degree from Auburn University (2008) in Rehabilitation Counseling and Special Education as well as an MBA (2005). She’s is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Dr. Shipp has extensive experience as a vocational evaluator and assistive technology evaluator. She has conducted thousands of assessments, written reports, and provided expert opinions as a service provider, consultant, critical analyst, and forensic expert. Dr. Shipp has been accepted as a forensic vocational expert in U.S. District Court, Circuit Court, Chancery Court, Workers' Compensation Claims Court, and Social Security Administration Hearings. Dr. Shipp’s areas of practice include Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluations, Life Care Plans, Earning Capacity, Forensic Expert Testimony, Workers’ Compensation, Labor & Employment Law, Medical Malpractice, Divorce/Family Law, Personal Injury, Insurance Defense, Ass...

Michelle Aliff, Ph.D, CRC, CVE

Keller, Texas
Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Evaluation - Loss of earning capacity, vocational evaluation, worker's compensation, disability, family law, wrongful termination, employment, discrimination, disability access.
Dr. Aliff is a certified rehabilitation counselor with experience in personal injury, discrimination, special education services Social Security disability, workers compensation, and divorce cases. She provides vocational evaluation, earning capacity evaluation, vocational rehabilitation, labor market research, job analysis, job placement, workplace accommodation assessment, and consultation, and vocational expert testimony in state and federal systems. She is also a regional district manager for two Department of Veteran's Administration contracts that provide services to veterans and their families seeking employment and independent living services. Dr. Aliff has participated in numerous cases and has 1000's of hours in case preparation. Her experiences include 16 years in teaching future rehabilitation counselors as a professor in a CORE accredited Masters Program, providing vocational evaluations, and providing testimony. She has published several articles on minimum qualifica...

Stanley C Haimes, MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, CIME, FACOEM

Texas
Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene - Toxicology, Mold, Indoor Air, OSHA, metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury), ethylene oxide, ethylene dibromide, chemical exposure, Medical Standards, Workers Compensation, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Disability Evaluation, Return to Work, MD, CIH.
Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Central Florida. Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, Residency Trained at Johns Hopkins, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). Medical Officer for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Member of the national committee that determines safe exposure levels to chemicals in the workplace (Threshold Limit Value Committee (TLV) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)). Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Hazardous Substance Data Base (HSDB) maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Member of the national committees that develop medical guidelines for employment as a firefighter (NFPA 1582 Technical Committee) and a law enforcement officer (ACOEM LEO Medical Guida...

Jamie Glen House, MD, MBA

Texas
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spinal cord injury, cauda equina syndrome, central cord, paraplegia, tetraplegia, life care planning, brain injury, TBI, mTBI, anoxic brain, long term care, catastrophic injury, neurorehabilitation, spasticity, disability evaluation, neck, back, gait, neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder
I am a board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician currently active in clinical practice while living with a spinal cord injury for the last 33 years. I also have board sub-certifications in Spine Cord Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. I am fellowship-trained in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the prestigious Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. My practice has focused in spinal cord injury and brain injuries, such as stroke and TBI. I served as Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program, where I taught residents clinically and in didactics. I currently hold a position as a Washington State University Medical School Clinical Associate Professor. I am a serial physician inventor who holds numerous patents. I have been a wheelchair-user since college due to a C7 complete spinal cord injury while snow-skiing.

Katrina P. Petrini, MS, MHA, JD, VRTWC, DVR, CRC Labor Logix Inc.

Austin , Texas
Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Evaluation - Workers Compensation, DOL-OWCP, Federal Employment, Personal Injury, Family Law , DFEC Evaluations, SIBTF Claims, State Employment, Wage Loss Claims, Earning Capacity Evaluations, Labor Market Access Analysis, UEBTF Claims, Social Security, Transferrable Skills Analysis, Job Analysis
Katrina Petrini, MS, MHA, JD, CRC, has a Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Services Administration (HSA) from the University of North Texas and a Juris Doctorate from Purdue University - Concord Law School specializing in Trial Arts and Advocacy. She has embraced her role in the community as a VR Expert and Occupational Health + Public Health Field Epidemiologist and participates in projects that serve public health, occupational health, environmental health and wellbeing. As a continual researcher, and health/rehabilitation forensic data scientist, Ms. Petrini is driven to master the art of ethical data storytelling and believes in letting the data speak for itself. Ms. Petrini enjoys CE/CLE education in VR counseling, health, workers compensation, and law. Having grown up in Silicon Valley testing video games for Atari and Time Warner Ms. Petrini is uniquely qualified to track all digital labor markets, Ai, law, and policy, and it's impact on all US MSAs and intern...

Paul Saiz, MD, FAAOS, CIME 3 Crosses Orthopedic Spine

Texas
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Medical Coding - Spine fusion, Spine tumors, Spine trauma, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Total disk replacement, Decompression, Dural tear, Pedicle screws, Independent medical examinations, IME, Causation, Medical coding, Medical billing, Medical necessity, Spinal abscess, Disability evaluation, Workers Comp, MVA
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery in active clinical practice. Fellowship trained in both spinal reconstructive surgery and musculoskeletal oncology and reconstruction. 20+ years clinical experience in spine surgery. Well-experienced public speaker. Special expertise in spinal care coding. New Mexico State Team Physician. Experienced expert witness, independent medical examiner, and medical necessity peer reviewer. Licensed in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.

Cristy M Schade, MD, PhD, PE Advanced Pain Solutions

Mesquite, Texas
Pain Management - Medicine, Disability Evaluation - CRPS, complex regional pain syndrome, RSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, implanted drug pumps for pain, ESI, epidural steroids, nerve pain, chronic pain, sciatic leg pain, opioid abuse, opioid addiction, illegally manufactured fentanyl deaths, failed back surgery syndrome, IME, Future Medical Needs
Dr. CM Schade, MD, PhD, PE is a nationally recognized and sought-after clinician, speaker, and expert witness with 35+ years of pain medicine experience. With his dual training as both a physician and an engineer, Dr. Schade is a sought-after expert witness in medical-legal matters on the national stage, where he combines unique expertise with the overlap of medicine, bioengineering, and medical artificial intelligence (AI). He is a seasoned medical and legal expert and has been involved in over 100 cases for plaintiffs (60%) and the defense (40%). He has qualified as an expert witness in both state and federal court. He has authored over 100 expert reports and testified under oath at depositions and trials nationwide. Dr. Schade’s 35+ years of forensic experience includes medical malpractice, CRPS, complex regional pain syndrome litigation, spinal cord stimulation litigation, medical device-related litigation, pain and suffering, opioid overdoses, including the current epidemi...

Akhtar Purvez, MD PAIN & SPINE CENTER OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

Charlottesville, Virginia
Pain Management - Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations - Interventional Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Workman's Compensation Cases, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Orthopedic-Non Surgical, Disability Evaluation, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Addiction Medicine
Dr. Purvez is a highly qualified and experienced interventional pain physician who trained in Head & Neck Surgery in India, in Anesthesiology at Boston University, and in Pain Medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Purvez is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Disability Analysts. He has been in pain practice since 2002. He has been a Clinical Adjunct Professor at Lincoln Memorial University. He has been a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Spine Intervention Society (SIS), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA). He has authored numerous articles and a book chapter on pain in the American College of Physicians (ACP) Manual of Critical Care. He also wrote a chapter on pain management in the book titled 'Care of the Older African Adult' He sits on the advisory board of 'The Journa...

Jamie Glen House, MD, MBA

Washington
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spinal cord injury, cauda equina syndrome, central cord, paraplegia, tetraplegia, life care planning, brain injury, TBI, mTBI, anoxic brain, long term care, catastrophic injury, neurorehabilitation, spasticity, disability evaluation, neck, back, gait, neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder
I am a board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician currently active in clinical practice while living with a spinal cord injury for the last 33 years. I also have board sub-certifications in Spine Cord Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. I am fellowship-trained in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the prestigious Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. My practice has focused in spinal cord injury and brain injuries, such as stroke and TBI. I served as Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program, where I taught residents clinically and in didactics. I currently hold a position as a Washington State University Medical School Clinical Associate Professor. I am a serial physician inventor who holds numerous patents. I have been a wheelchair-user since college due to a C7 complete spinal cord injury while snow-skiing.
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