Hand Surgery Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of hand surgery expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on hand surgery and related issues. Hand surgery 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 hand surgery expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Hand Surgery, Carpal Tunnel, Fractures, Personal Injury, Trauma, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Wrist Surgery , Cubital Tunnel, Elbow, Fracture Care, Shoulder Surgery, Elbow Surgery, and General Orthopedics.

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Ralph N. Purcell, MD

Purcell Orthopedic Institute

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - General Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Impairment Ratings, Personal Injury, Industrial Injury, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Orthopedics
Board Certified Practicing Orthopedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Hand Surgery, Fellow of Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, Sports Medicine, Trauma, Impairment Ratings, Expert Witness, Industrial Injuries, Athletic Injuries, Motor Vehicle Injuries, Extremity Surgery, Spine. Attending Ortho Surgeon Columbia U.- 15 yrs. Harvard, Columbia and New York U. Trained, National Lecturer on IMEs and Injury Causation. Extensive Deposition and Trial Experience. Licensed in: AZ, NV, UT, CO, ID, OR, WA, AK

Martin A. Morse, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Martin A. Morse, M.D., P.C.

Arizona
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Burns, Cancer Reconstruction, Carpal Tunnel, Cosmetic Surgery, Craniomaxillofacial, Head and Neck, Maxillofacial, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Trauma, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Trauma, Upper Extremity Surgery
(1) BLS/ACLS/ATLS trained (2) CAPTAIN, US Navy (Retired) 23 year career treating Wounded soldiers and sailors from Afghanistan & Iraq (3) Former NASA Flight Surgeon (4) (4) years experience as surgeon working in Pediatric Emergency Room, (2) years at Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard) and (2) years at Cincinnati Children's Hospital (U. of Cincinnati) (5) (4) years experience participating in Pediatric Liver Transplantation, (2) years at Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard) and (2) years at Cincinnati Children's Hospital (U. of Cincinnati) (6) Laser surgery certified for 31 years (dating back to 1988) for General Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery (7) Freemason, Scottish Rite member and Shriner member volunteering at Shriner's Burn Hospitals for Children

Ralph N. Purcell, MD

Purcell Orthopedic Institute

Scottsdale, Arizona
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - General Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Impairment Ratings, Personal Injury, Industrial Injury, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Orthopedics
Board Certified Practicing Orthopedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Hand Surgery, Fellow of Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, Sports Medicine, Trauma, Impairment Ratings, Expert Witness, Industrial Injuries, Athletic Injuries, Motor Vehicle Injuries, Extremity Surgery, Spine. Attending Ortho Surgeon Columbia U.- 15 yrs. Harvard, Columbia and New York U. Trained, National Lecturer on IMEs and Injury Causation. Extensive Deposition and Trial Experience. Licensed in: AZ, NV, UT, CO, ID, OR, WA, AK

Adam Schneider

Cottonwood, Arizona
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, Fractures, Trauma, Hand, Wrist , Elbow, Hip Fracture, Nerve compression, Carpal tunnel, Tendonitis, Arthritis
Highly experienced, dual board-certified hospital-based orthopedic surgeon, with extensive training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, along with general non-spinal orthopedic emergency department and inpatient consultation call. Areas of surgical expertise include: •Hand, wrist, and elbow arthritis, fractures, dislocations, and infections •Nerve compression syndromes and nerve injuries of the upper extremity •Overuse syndromes, tendonitis, and sports injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow •Lower extremity fractures, dislocations, and infections •Geriatric hip fractures

Jonathan A Zelken, MD

Jonathan Zelken MD

Arizona
Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck - burn surgery, hand surgery, facial plastic surgery, breast reconstruction, trauma surgery, nerve surgery, laser, fillers, Botox, IPL, medspa, cosmetic surgery
Dr. Jonathan Zelken is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He was raised in New England and embraces the artistry in his craft; this is what drew him to a career in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Zelken obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Cornell University. Dr. Zelken went on to pursue a degree in Medicine at Tufts University and committed to a career as a surgeon-scientist. The first two scientific articles he authored have been cited 140 times. After graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Zelken completed his plastic surgery training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was one of only 2 candidates selected for a combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, then rated America’s #1 hospital for 22 years in a row. After serving as chief resident at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Zelken was selected for an equally competitive microsurgery fellowship in Taiwan under the guidance of the world’s most prolific microsurgeon in Taiwan. Dr. Ze...

Charles D Varela, M.D.

Ozark Orthopedic and Hand Surgery Center, PA

Mountain View, Arkansas
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery
License(s): AR, MO 30 Years of active clinical practice. 20 years performing IMEs 100 IMEs performed Served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, U.S. Army Combat Support Hosptial Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Authored 10 peer reviewed articles Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery Certification, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Glenn D Cohen, MD

Glenn D Cohen, MD, Inc

Westlake Village, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow, Successful Surgical Practice, Expert Witness, Active Clinical Practice, Independent Medical Evaluator, Qualified Medical Evaluator, Agreed Medical Evaluator, Case Review, and Record Review
Credentials: - Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow - Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) University Affiliation: - Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Hospital Affiliations: - Los Robles Regional Medical Center - Past Medical Director of the Specialty Surgical Center Westlake Village for over 10 years. Dr. Cohen possesses two board-certifications; one in Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgery and the other in orthopedic surgery. He is internationally recognized as the go to person for professional athletes, musicians, celebrities, Olympians, medical professionals, fire and police personnel and anyone with hand, wrist or elbow problems. This year marks his 23rd year in private practice in Southern California. Although primarily a clinical physician, Dr. Cohen has been an expert witness for...

John F Cook, Jr, MD

Newport Beach, California
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Double Board Certified Orthopedic Hand Wrist and Upper Extremity Specialist, IME, QME
Additional Certification in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating by the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians

Guenther O Knoblich, MD

Carmel, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma, Shoulder Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Orthopedics - Non-operative, Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Malpractice, Personal Injury, Work Related Trauma, Independent Medical Exams, Standard of Care, Medical Records Review
Guenther Knoblich M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, both surgical and nonsurgical. His clinical experience includes sports medicine, arthroscopy, hand and elbow surgery, shoulder surgery, knee and hip replacement, joint reconstruction, and orthopedic trauma. His areas of orthopedic consulting involve assisting both plaintiff and defense in issues regarding standard of care, surgical complications, injury causation, and orthopedic malpractice. Dr. Knoblich is dual board certified in Orthopedic Surgery as well as Orthopedic Sports Medicine and is a Qualified Medical Examiner. Dr. Knoblich was the team physician for the College of the Siskiyous. He is a member of Health Volunteer Overseas and has done teaching assignments with Orthopedic Overseas in Vietnam, Nepal, and Bhutan. He is licensed in California.

Martin A. Morse, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Martin A. Morse, M.D., P.C.

California
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Burns, Cancer Reconstruction, Carpal Tunnel, Cosmetic Surgery, Craniomaxillofacial, Head and Neck, Maxillofacial, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Trauma, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Trauma, Upper Extremity Surgery
(1) BLS/ACLS/ATLS trained (2) CAPTAIN, US Navy (Retired) 23 year career treating Wounded soldiers and sailors from Afghanistan & Iraq (3) Former NASA Flight Surgeon (4) (4) years experience as surgeon working in Pediatric Emergency Room, (2) years at Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard) and (2) years at Cincinnati Children's Hospital (U. of Cincinnati) (5) (4) years experience participating in Pediatric Liver Transplantation, (2) years at Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard) and (2) years at Cincinnati Children's Hospital (U. of Cincinnati) (6) Laser surgery certified for 31 years (dating back to 1988) for General Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery (7) Freemason, Scottish Rite member and Shriner member volunteering at Shriner's Burn Hospitals for Children

Mort Rizvi, M.D.

Expedient Medicolegal Services

North Hollywood, California
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Facial Trauma, Hand Trauma, Scarring, Standard of Care, Fractures, Wound Care, Facial Injury, Hand Injury, Informed Consent, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accident, Post Trauma Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Abrasions, Finger Injury, Microvascular Surgery, Adverse Reactions
Dr. Mort Rizvi is one of the leading plastic and cosmetic surgeons in the Greater Los Angeles area, but he is also known as one of Southern California’s most versatile surgeons of any type. Dr. Rizvi is board-certified both in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is also a widely respected craniofacial, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon with an in-depth background in microsurgery. His training began in medical school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where he had also completed his undergraduate work. After that, Dr. Rizvi completed his general surgery residency in 2003 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He then went to Houston Methodist Hospital, where he finished his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2006. Later, Dr. Rizvi completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center (also referred to as CountyUSC). He completed his craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery fellowship training at Children’s Hosp...

Laura Sonoda, MD, MPH

Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists

San Ramon, California
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel, Dupuytren’s release and Xiaflex, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, trigger finger release, ganglion cysts, fractures, arthritis, sports, joint replacement, LRTI, arthroscopy, tendon repair, tendon transfer, nerve repair, non operative, microscopic hand surgery
Dr. Laura Sonoda is a board-certified Orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery. In addition to her practice, Dr. Sonoda has been involved in depositions and IMEs. She also boasts several publications describing novel techniques, clinical review, and cadaver anatomical biomechanical studies. Dr. Sonoda completed her fellowship in Sacramento at UC Davis, her orthopedic surgery residency in Orange, CA at UC Irvine, and her medical school training at USC Keck School of Medicine. She also spent a year in New Orleans obtaining a Masters in Public Health degree with emphasis in epidemiology at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Sonoda was raised in the East SF Bay Area, and is happy to return to the area to raise her family. During childhood, she trained as a competitive gymnast and maintains an understanding of the mindset of an athlete. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, working out ...

Eric Stuffmann, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity

Oakland, California
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Shoulder, Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Fractures, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Tear, Trauma
I am board-certiifed in Orthopedic Surgery with subspecialty certification in Hand Surgery through the ABOS. My fellowship training included surgery of hand, shoulder and elbow. I am currently in a high volume practice specializing in hand, shoulder, and elbow surgery. My clinical practice also includes orthopedic trauma. I am publlished in peer-reviewed journals and given have presentations to my peers. I have participated and chaired quality improvement committees. I actively volunteer abroad. I have participated in medical-legal work for 13+ years.

Jonathan A Zelken, MD

Jonathan Zelken MD

Newport Beach, California
Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck - burn surgery, hand surgery, facial plastic surgery, breast reconstruction, trauma surgery, nerve surgery, laser, fillers, Botox, IPL, medspa, cosmetic surgery
Dr. Jonathan Zelken is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He was raised in New England and embraces the artistry in his craft; this is what drew him to a career in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Zelken obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Cornell University. Dr. Zelken went on to pursue a degree in Medicine at Tufts University and committed to a career as a surgeon-scientist. The first two scientific articles he authored have been cited 140 times. After graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Zelken completed his plastic surgery training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was one of only 2 candidates selected for a combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, then rated America’s #1 hospital for 22 years in a row. After serving as chief resident at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Zelken was selected for an equally competitive microsurgery fellowship in Taiwan under the guidance of the world’s most prolific microsurgeon in Taiwan. Dr. Ze...

Lily Daniali, MD, FACS

Colorado Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PLLC

Denver, Colorado
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Burn Surgery, Microsurgery, Breast Reconstruction, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Wound Care, Wound Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Burn Reconstruction, Amputee Care, Amputation, Pressure Sore, Pressure Ulcer, Aesthetic surgery, Scar revision
Dr. Lily Daniali MD, FACS is a double board-certified burn, hand, nerve, plastic surgeon, microsurgeon and craniofacial surgeon. She completed her plastic surgery training with two sub-specialty fellowships in hand and microsurgery and craniofacial surgery. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Daniali has an additional certification of qualification in hand surgery. She is a plastic surgeon at the Burn and Reconstructive Center at Swedish Medical Center since 2016, and she has been instrumental in obtaining verification as an accredited American Burn Association burn center in 2022. Dr. Daniali daily performs the full gamut of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and she provides on call services at the level 1 trauma center and burn center for burn injuries, wounds, soft tissue traumatic injuries, hand injuries, and other complex conditions requiring reconstructive services. Additionally, she is the medical director of the Center for Wound Healing at Swed...

Michael Aron, MD

Farmington, Connecticut
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Elbow Surgery, General Orthopedics, Industrial Injuries, Impairment Ratings, Pediatric Orthopedics, Work injuries, Sports Injuries, Nerve and trauma surgery, Case review, Record Review, IME, Personal Injury, Malpractice
Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Hand Surgery. Associate Professor University of Connecticut School of Medicine In active practice seeing patients for issues regarding the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder along with general orthopedic conditions. Expert witness, malpractice review, permanency evaluation,IME, deposition and trial experience for both plaintiff and defendant for over 20 years.

Eric Spencer, MD

Southern Westchester Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Connecticut
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - shoulder surgery, knee surgery, wrist surgery, hand surgery, elbow surgery, upper extremity specialist, rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, ORIF, fracture care, joint instability, general orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, upper extremity tendinitis
I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a thriving private practice in Westchester, New York. I specialize in Sports Medicine, as well as conditions and surgery of the shoulder, knee, hand, wrist, and elbow. Southern Westchester Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is one of the premier Orthopedic groups in Westchester County. We strive to provide world class Orthopedic care in the community setting. I have the honor of being made Chief of the Department of Orthopedics at Saint Joseph's Medical Center in January, 2024. I have two Ivy league degrees, including an Honors degree from Dartmouth College. I went to medical school at Columbia University. I completed my Orthopedic Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. While there I also studied at Harvard University (Pediatric Orthopedics), Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Orthopedic Oncology), and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas (Orthopedic Trauma). I completed my Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at NYU and the Hospital for Joi...

Tyson Cobb, MD

Florida
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Carpal Tunnel, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Complications, nerve compression, work injury, wrist arthritis, wrist injury, small joint arthroscopy, wrong site surgery, forensic medicine, cubital tunnel, Endoscopic cubital tunnel
Dr. Tyson Cobb, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon is a pioneer and expert in the use of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery of the upper extremity including the hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Cobb obtained his Orthopedic Surgery training at the Mayo Clinic and has had over 50 abstracts accepted for presentation at national and international meetings, published over a dozen book chapters and has had approximately 50 research papers accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to lecture at national and international meetings. Specialized areas of expertise include Shoulder Arthroscopy, Cubital tunnel surgery, Carpal tunnel surgery, nerve compression, wrist arthritis, small joint arthroscopy, elbow surgery and workplace injury. Dr. Cobb is the immediate past President of the International wrist arthroscopy society, formally known as the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society. He is an instructor of surgeons at courses and labs around the worl...

Harris Gellman, MD

Broward Hand Center

Coral Springs, Florida
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - All areas of Hand and Upper Extremity. Additional experience in hand and wrist injury, nerve injury, neuromuscular and spastic disorders. Upper extremity trauma, fractures, all injuries to the upper extremity
License(s): FL, PA, AR, CA, UT Years in Practice: 38 Experience: 30 years performing IMEs 250 IMEs performed Deposed/Testified 100 times Served as Professor of Hand and Orthopedic Surgery Authored multiple book chapters, 2 books, and over 70 peer reviewed articles IME Certification: AME, QME Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

David H Gilbert, MD

David H. Gilbert, MD and Associates PA

Oakland Park, Florida
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Hand Injuries, Finger Injuries, Wrist Injuries, Elbow Injuries, Carpal Tunnel, Traumatic Upper Extremity Injuries, Tendon Repair, Upper Extremity Amputations, Nerve Repair, Nerve Compression, Trigger Fingers, Upper Extremity Fractures, Orthopedic Peer Review.
CAQ (Certificate of Added Qualifications) in Surgery of the Hand Double Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Hand Surgery Expert Medical Advisor State of FL Member American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand Two-time Winner Florida Choice Award Best Work Comp Doctors in FL Practice limited only to hand, wrist, elbow injuries/disorders

Omar David Hussamy, MD

Vero Beach, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Total Joint Replacement of the Hip, Knee and Shoulder, Arthroscopic Surgery of all Major Joints, Rotator Cuff and ACL Reconstruction, Hand and Wrist Surgery, Fracture Care, Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
Dr. Hussamy is a board certified fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who has been in private practice for 29 years. He has performed over 10,000 total joint replacements in his career and frequently performs reviews of failed total joint procedures and recalled joint implants. He runs an active practice including all operative and non-operative aspects of orthopedic surgery. He has served as an expert medical witness in numerous cases, regularly performs independent and compulsory medical examinations (IME and CMEs), provided depositions and appears in the courtroom both locally and throughout the country. He is a certified Expert Medical Advisor for Division of Workers’ Compensation, State of Florida. He is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, New York and California. He is available to serve as an expert witness and travel throughout the United Staes and abroad. He can be reached at 772-205-5995

Michael Kim

PLASTIC SURGERY, HAND SURGERY, COSMETIC SURGERY

associates in cosmetic surgery

Fort Myers, Florida
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery - LOCAL ANESTHESIA, WALANT, LIPOMA, MELANOMA, SKIN CANCER, SCAR, CARPAL TUNNEL, TRIGGER FINGER, GANGLION CYST, FACELIFT, BREAST IMPLANTS, BREAST REDUCTION, LIPOSUCTION, EYELID SURGERY, CYST, SKIN MOLE SURGERY, TUMMY TUCK, ARMLIFT, FAT INJECTION, FILLER BOTOX
EDUCATION Stuyvesant High School, New York, N.Y. - 1976-1980 B.S. Magna Cum Laude, City College of New York, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, C.U.N.Y. 7 Year Medical Program - 1980-1985 M.D, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY - 1985-1987 TRAINING Plastic Surgery Fellow - Emory University in Atlanta, GA General Surgery New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY Plastic Surgery Research Fellow Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Louisville. Hand Surgery Fellwoship Kutz and Kleinert Louisvile, KY Plastic Surgery resident Wright State Medical Center Dayton , Ohio CERTIFICATIONS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery Board Certified in Subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand with the American Board of Plastic Surgery Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners Memberships American Society of Plastic Surgeons Amercian society Surgery of the Hand Lee County Medical society

Purnell Traverso, MD, MSc, FACS

Traverso Hand Inc

Coral Springs, Florida
Hand Surgery - Hand fractures, wrist fractures, forearm fractures, nerve injury, nerve repair, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cubital tunnel syndrome, Hand and wrist arthritis, wrist arthroscopy, TFCC injuries, micro vascular surgery, tendon injury and repair, hand and wrist pain, hand and wrist masses.
Board certified in Hand, Wrist and microvascular surgery. Additional experience in nerve injury, fracture, all wrist and hand trauma. Lisensed in Florida and Connecticut Over 10 years experience with - Workmans compensation patients - IME's and CME’s - Depositions/Testimony

Michael Kim

PLASTIC SURGERY, HAND SURGERY, COSMETIC SURGERY

associates in cosmetic surgery

Georgia
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery - LOCAL ANESTHESIA, WALANT, LIPOMA, MELANOMA, SKIN CANCER, SCAR, CARPAL TUNNEL, TRIGGER FINGER, GANGLION CYST, FACELIFT, BREAST IMPLANTS, BREAST REDUCTION, LIPOSUCTION, EYELID SURGERY, CYST, SKIN MOLE SURGERY, TUMMY TUCK, ARMLIFT, FAT INJECTION, FILLER BOTOX
EDUCATION Stuyvesant High School, New York, N.Y. - 1976-1980 B.S. Magna Cum Laude, City College of New York, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, C.U.N.Y. 7 Year Medical Program - 1980-1985 M.D, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY - 1985-1987 TRAINING Plastic Surgery Fellow - Emory University in Atlanta, GA General Surgery New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY Plastic Surgery Research Fellow Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Louisville. Hand Surgery Fellwoship Kutz and Kleinert Louisvile, KY Plastic Surgery resident Wright State Medical Center Dayton , Ohio CERTIFICATIONS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery Board Certified in Subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand with the American Board of Plastic Surgery Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners Memberships American Society of Plastic Surgeons Amercian society Surgery of the Hand Lee County Medical society

Tyson Cobb, MD

Illinois
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Carpal Tunnel, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Complications, nerve compression, work injury, wrist arthritis, wrist injury, small joint arthroscopy, wrong site surgery, forensic medicine, cubital tunnel, Endoscopic cubital tunnel
Dr. Tyson Cobb, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon is a pioneer and expert in the use of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery of the upper extremity including the hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Cobb obtained his Orthopedic Surgery training at the Mayo Clinic and has had over 50 abstracts accepted for presentation at national and international meetings, published over a dozen book chapters and has had approximately 50 research papers accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to lecture at national and international meetings. Specialized areas of expertise include Shoulder Arthroscopy, Cubital tunnel surgery, Carpal tunnel surgery, nerve compression, wrist arthritis, small joint arthroscopy, elbow surgery and workplace injury. Dr. Cobb is the immediate past President of the International wrist arthroscopy society, formally known as the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society. He is an instructor of surgeons at courses and labs around the worl...

Tyson Cobb, MD

Bettendorf, Iowa
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Carpal Tunnel, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Complications, nerve compression, work injury, wrist arthritis, wrist injury, small joint arthroscopy, wrong site surgery, forensic medicine, cubital tunnel, Endoscopic cubital tunnel
Dr. Tyson Cobb, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon is a pioneer and expert in the use of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery of the upper extremity including the hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Cobb obtained his Orthopedic Surgery training at the Mayo Clinic and has had over 50 abstracts accepted for presentation at national and international meetings, published over a dozen book chapters and has had approximately 50 research papers accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to lecture at national and international meetings. Specialized areas of expertise include Shoulder Arthroscopy, Cubital tunnel surgery, Carpal tunnel surgery, nerve compression, wrist arthritis, small joint arthroscopy, elbow surgery and workplace injury. Dr. Cobb is the immediate past President of the International wrist arthroscopy society, formally known as the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society. He is an instructor of surgeons at courses and labs around the worl...

Ugochi Okoroafor-Ridgway, MD

Niche Hand Surgery and Orthopedics

Odenton, Maryland
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, Trigger Finger, Hand Fractures, Wrist Fractures, Hand and Wrist Arthritis, Hand Masses, Nerve Injury, Tendon Injury, DeQuervain's, Workers’ Compensation, TFCC, Ligament Injury, Dupuytren's, Nerve Repair, Microsurgery, Wrist Arthroscopy, Medical Record Review
Dr. Okoroafor is a double board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery. She is the founder and CEO of Niche Hand Surgery and Orthopedics, a private medical practice located in Fairfax, VA. Warmly known by her patients and colleagues as “Dr. O,” she prides herself on her approachable bedside manner and on providing culturally competent orthopedic care. Her clinical expertise includes hand and wrist fractures, tendon injuries, sports injuries, workplace injuries, motor vehicle accidents, nerve problems, and more. Dr. Okoroafor is certified in both orthopedic surgery and hand surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and she has extensive training in microvascular surgery. She is licensed in Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. In addition to her full time clinical practice, she is actively involved in research, which she has presented nationally, and she has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters. She is a member o...

Nicholas Elisseou, MD, MBA

Newton Center, Massachusetts
Hand Surgery - Hand Surgery, Wrist Surgery, Peripheral nerve surgery, Sports medicine of the hand and wrist, Impairment Ratings, Personal Injury, Industrial Injury, Carpal tunnel, trigger finger, fractures, arthritis, sports, joint replacement, thumb arthritis, tendon repair
Dr. Elisseou is a board-certified practicing Hand Surgeon with offices at Norwood Orthopedic Associates and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. He also practices at the Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. Elisseou earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Brown University, where he was selected to serve as Executive Chief Resident in his final year of training and received the prestigious Outstanding Resident Teacher award. He completed his fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery at the University of Louisville. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University. He has served as a hand and wrist consultant for the Massachusetts Pirates. Dr. Elisseou was recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle and Connolly and Boston Magazine in 2022.

David Ruchelsman, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Newton, Massachusetts
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Hand Surgery, Wrist and Elbow Surgery, Peripheral nerve surgery, Sports medicine of the hand and wrist
Dr. Ruchelsman is the Chief of the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedics Surgery and holds a Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity. He is Clinical Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and a consultant at MGH/Harvard Medical School. He is the President and Director of the Hand Surgery Research & Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3). He is a hand and wrist surgery consultant for the New England Patriots, the Boston Cannons, Harvard University (Division I Ivy League), Boston College (Division I ACC) and several other regional Division I-III collegiate programs. He served as Team Physician for the USA National ice hockey and basketball teams. He continues to publish and lecture on hand and wrist injuries unique to the athlete. Dr. Ruchelsman graduated from Boston University, Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical deg...

Charles D Varela, M.D.

Ozark Orthopedic and Hand Surgery Center, PA

Missouri
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery
License(s): AR, MO 30 Years of active clinical practice. 20 years performing IMEs 100 IMEs performed Served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, U.S. Army Combat Support Hosptial Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Authored 10 peer reviewed articles Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery Certification, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Martin A. Morse, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Martin A. Morse, M.D., P.C.

Henderson, Nevada
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Burns, Cancer Reconstruction, Carpal Tunnel, Cosmetic Surgery, Craniomaxillofacial, Head and Neck, Maxillofacial, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Trauma, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Trauma, Upper Extremity Surgery
(1) BLS/ACLS/ATLS trained (2) CAPTAIN, US Navy (Retired) 23 year career treating Wounded soldiers and sailors from Afghanistan & Iraq (3) Former NASA Flight Surgeon (4) (4) years experience as surgeon working in Pediatric Emergency Room, (2) years at Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard) and (2) years at Cincinnati Children's Hospital (U. of Cincinnati) (5) (4) years experience participating in Pediatric Liver Transplantation, (2) years at Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard) and (2) years at Cincinnati Children's Hospital (U. of Cincinnati) (6) Laser surgery certified for 31 years (dating back to 1988) for General Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery (7) Freemason, Scottish Rite member and Shriner member volunteering at Shriner's Burn Hospitals for Children

Raymond G. Decker, Jr., MD

Central Jersey Hand Surgery

Eatontown, New Jersey
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Trauma, Hand Arthritis, Medical File Reviews, Disability Reviews, Certified Independent Medical Exams, Peer Review, Independent Medical Examinations
Board Certified in orthopedic surgery with certification of added qualification in hand surgery. Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. American Board of Independent Medical Examiners with Certified Independent Medical Examiner. Thirty years of active clinical practice of problems related to the upper extremity. Licensed in New Jersey, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

Eric Spencer, MD

Southern Westchester Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Rye, New York
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - shoulder surgery, knee surgery, wrist surgery, hand surgery, elbow surgery, upper extremity specialist, rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, ORIF, fracture care, joint instability, general orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, upper extremity tendinitis
I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a thriving private practice in Westchester, New York. I specialize in Sports Medicine, as well as conditions and surgery of the shoulder, knee, hand, wrist, and elbow. Southern Westchester Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is one of the premier Orthopedic groups in Westchester County. We strive to provide world class Orthopedic care in the community setting. I have the honor of being made Chief of the Department of Orthopedics at Saint Joseph's Medical Center in January, 2024. I have two Ivy league degrees, including an Honors degree from Dartmouth College. I went to medical school at Columbia University. I completed my Orthopedic Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. While there I also studied at Harvard University (Pediatric Orthopedics), Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Orthopedic Oncology), and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas (Orthopedic Trauma). I completed my Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at NYU and the Hospital for Joi...

DOUGLAS GULA, D.O.

Quality Evaluation

WEST CHESTER, Ohio
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Spine Surgery and Evaluations, Hand Surgery, Total Joint Replacement Surgery, and Trauma surgery

Stephen Conner, MD

Arcadia Medical Group

Edmond, Oklahoma
Orthopedic Surgery, Family Medicine - Total joint replacements, arthroscopy, fracture care, therapeutic injections, hand surgery, adult reconstructive surgery, orthopedic trauma surgery, sports injuries, Orthopedic IMEs, Peer Reviews, Record Reviews, Medical Malpractice, plaintiff, defense, Family Medicine, Mental Health
Dr. Conner has been and currently is in the active practice of Orthopedic Surgery in the Oklahoma City area for over 35 years. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery. Areas of practice include operative and non-operative treatment of Adult Degenerative and Arthritic conditions; Orthopedic Trauma,; Sports Injuries; soft tissue injuries; conditions of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles; hand injuries; spinal conditions and injuries (non-operative only). His surgical procedures include total joint replacements, arthroscopy, fracture care, therapeutic injections, hand surgery, adult reconstructive surgery, trauma surgery, sports injuries. Dr Conner is an OU Physician through the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and regularly sees clinic patients, performs surgery, and takes emergency call in the practice of Orthopedic Surgery. He previously served as an Assistant Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery. His legal experience spans over 30 years of IME, Med Ma...

Eric Stuffmann, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity

Oregon
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Shoulder, Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Fractures, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Tear, Trauma
I am board-certiifed in Orthopedic Surgery with subspecialty certification in Hand Surgery through the ABOS. My fellowship training included surgery of hand, shoulder and elbow. I am currently in a high volume practice specializing in hand, shoulder, and elbow surgery. My clinical practice also includes orthopedic trauma. I am publlished in peer-reviewed journals and given have presentations to my peers. I have participated and chaired quality improvement committees. I actively volunteer abroad. I have participated in medical-legal work for 13+ years.

chris cawley, DO, FAOAO, MPT

Cawley Orthopaedics LLC

lebanon, Pennsylvania
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - expert witness, record reviews, Independent medical exams, plaintiff, defendant, workman's compensation
Extensive military/combat experience, Assistant Residency Director Orthopedic Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Hand Fellowship trained. Worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, Lebanon VA Medical Center, Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News VA. Orthopedic Surgery Residency Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hand Surgery Fellowship Thomas Jefferson Philadelphia Hand Center PA, VA, Washington State active licenses. Utilization Review/IME experience.

Asif Ilyas, MD,MBA,FACS

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - vaccine injury, nerve damage/compression, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, brachial plexus, opioids, narcotics, pill mills, trauma, fractures, compartment syndrome, amputation, scarring, arthritis, infection, MRSA, trigger finger, tendonitis, epicondylitis, medical device design, causation, disability
Thought leader, prolific researcher, and dedicated educator. Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Holds a Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Active clinical practice at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia focusing on hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and nerve injuries. Completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Temple University Hospital and his Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a Harvard Fellow. Holds the rank of Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University. Serves as the Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship Program Director as well at Jefferson. Previously served as an Assistant Professor at the Temple University Hospital and Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School. Recipient of numerous honors and awards, including being annually recognized by Castle & Connolly Top Doctors for Philadelphia. Received multiple teaching ...

Jeffrey E. Budoff, MD

SouthWest Orthopedic Group

Houston, Texas
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Arm, Upper Extremity, Rotator Cuff, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Pain, Trauma, Reconstruction, Fractures, Dislocations, Arthritis, Nerve Injuries, Tendon Injuries, Infection, Causation, Independent Medical Examinations / IMEs, Workers Compensation
Jeffrey E. Budoff, MD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Hand & Upper Extremity surgeon, with a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Hand Surgery. He specializes in the Hand, Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder. Dr. Budoff completed two fellowships, in both Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Budoff was previously an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he taught residents and fellows for nine years. Dr. Budoff has edited 7 textbooks and part of another, written 47 peer-reviewed papers and authored 23 textbook chapters. He is an expert in arthroscopic and open surgery of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder. Dr. Budoff served as an Associate Master Instructor of shoulder arthroscopy for a national organization, where he taught other practicing orthopedic surgeons the most up-to-date techniques. He was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery and a Reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, two of the most prestigious orthop...

James Carson, MD, MPH

Houston, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery - Joint Replacement, General Orthopedics, Trauma, Sports Medicine, Hand Surgery, Fracture Care, Personal Injury
Board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in adult reconstruction/joint replacement. I specialize in primary joint replacement and revision of joint replacement surgeries that failed for any reason. Multiple years of experience in high level trauma treatment for several years. I cover multiple high level trauma centers and work at a center to receive transfers from multiple smaller hospitals. I also have much experience in caring for patients in Personal Injury litigation. I perform IMEs (independent medical examinations) and depositions as needed.

Tyson Cobb, MD

Texas
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Carpal Tunnel, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Complications, nerve compression, work injury, wrist arthritis, wrist injury, small joint arthroscopy, wrong site surgery, forensic medicine, cubital tunnel, Endoscopic cubital tunnel
Dr. Tyson Cobb, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon is a pioneer and expert in the use of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery of the upper extremity including the hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Cobb obtained his Orthopedic Surgery training at the Mayo Clinic and has had over 50 abstracts accepted for presentation at national and international meetings, published over a dozen book chapters and has had approximately 50 research papers accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to lecture at national and international meetings. Specialized areas of expertise include Shoulder Arthroscopy, Cubital tunnel surgery, Carpal tunnel surgery, nerve compression, wrist arthritis, small joint arthroscopy, elbow surgery and workplace injury. Dr. Cobb is the immediate past President of the International wrist arthroscopy society, formally known as the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society. He is an instructor of surgeons at courses and labs around the worl...

Christopher J Goodenough, MD

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Hand surgery, Plastic surgery, Burn reconstruction, Microsurgery, Wrist surgery, Nerve reconstruction, Soft tissue reconstruction, Limb salvage, Extremity reconstruction, Flap surgery, Pressure wounds, Skin grafts, Fractures, Nerve transfer, Tendon transfer, Tendon repair
Dr. Goodenough is a plastic surgeon, with specialization in hand and microsurgery. Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, he is in active practice at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He trained in general and plastic surgery at the University of Texas - Houston, and attended fellowship at the Buncke Clinic in San Fransisco, which focused on complex extremity reconstruction, nerve surgery and microsurgery. His practice focuses on hand surgery and plastic surgery. He is special interest in microsurgical reconstruction, nerve surgery, limb salvage.

chris cawley, DO, FAOAO, MPT

Cawley Orthopaedics LLC

Virginia
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - expert witness, record reviews, Independent medical exams, plaintiff, defendant, workman's compensation
Extensive military/combat experience, Assistant Residency Director Orthopedic Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Hand Fellowship trained. Worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, Lebanon VA Medical Center, Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News VA. Orthopedic Surgery Residency Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hand Surgery Fellowship Thomas Jefferson Philadelphia Hand Center PA, VA, Washington State active licenses. Utilization Review/IME experience.
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