Neurological Surgery Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of neurological surgery expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on neurological surgery and related issues. Neurological 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 neurological surgery expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurosurgery, Spinal Cord Injury, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor, Tbi, Head Injury, Concussion, Craniotomy, Neurosurgeon, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Surgery, Spine, Trauma, and Brain Injury.

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Stephen C. Saris, MD Brigham & Women’s Department of Neurosurgery

Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - subdural hematoma, closed head injury, traumatic brain injury, TBI, mTBI, degenerative spine, cauda equina, fusion, whiplash, IMEs, headaches, epilepsy, gliomas, radiosurgery, gamma knife, pedicle screw, intracranial hemorrhage, glioblastoma, brain cancer, spinal abscess, bleeds, causation
Board-Certified Neurosurgeon in active clinical practice. Harvard faculty. Clinical practice involves both spine and brain. Currently see dozens of patients each week and perform over 200 surgeries each year. Harvard and Duke trained. Extensively trained in neuroradiology. Publications include over 30 refereed papers as well as several book chapters. Have served as a reviewer for several journals including Cancer and Journal of Neurological Surgery. 20+ years of plaintiff and defense medical-legal experience including hundreds of depositions and IMEs, thousands of record reviews, and dozens of court appearances. Case experience includes medical malpractice (standard of care and or causation), personal injury, and workers’ compensation. Extensive medical-legal experience opining on causation and damages in cases where spinal/head injury is alleged. Available for both in-person and virtual IMEs.

Tobias A Mattei, MD Saint Louis University

Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - spine surgery, lumbar disc herniation, spinal fusion, spinal trauma, spinal fracture, spinal fusion, kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, spinal cord injury, myelopathy, radiculopathy, artificial disc replacement, spinal cord stimulation, failed back syndrome, chronic back pain, pseudarthrosis
I am a fellowship-trained academic neurosurgeon specialized in complex spine/deformity surgery, currently practicing as Assistant Professor of the Division of Neurosurgery of St. Louis University. I have been an active member of the North American Spine Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons as well as many other international societies. I am member of the editorial board of The Spine Journal and Deputy Editor of the North American Spine Society Journal, the new open access initiative of the North American Spine Society. I am an active reviewer of several other neurosurgical journals including World Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, Journal of Engineering in Medicine: Part H, British Journal of Neurosurgery and Neurological Sciences. I have already provided expert review services for several scientific funding agencies in the U.S. (including the NIH P...

David A Lundin, MD, FAANS Synapse Neurosurgical Consultants.

Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Trauma, Spinal fusion surgery, Total Disk Replacement Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumors
David A. Lundin, MD, received his medical degree in 1999 from the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed his internship and residency in Neurological Surgery at the UW and served as a Senior Registrar at the renowned Atkinson Morley's Hospital in London, England. He then completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the UW with the departments of Orthopedics and Neurological Surgery followed by a Chief Residency in Neurological Surgery in 2006. He served as Director of Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine at the Southern California Center for Neuroscience and Spine in Los Angeles before joining the University of Washington/Valley Medical Center as the Medical Director of Neurosurgery/Spine Center in 2008 where is he maintains a robust clinical practice. Additionally he a Clinical Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Lundin is Board Certified in Neurological surgery and is an activ...

Benjamin Bjerke, MD

Nationwide, Alabama
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Neurological Surgery - ACDF, ALIF, Complications, Decompression, Defense, Interbody Fusion, Kyphoplasty, Microdiscectomy, MVC, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Plaintiff, Spine Fusion, Spinal Cord Stimulation, XLIF
Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained and actively practicing orthopedic spine surgeon, completing over 200 spine cases annually of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Clinical practice is fully dedicated to the diagnosis and surgical treatment of spinal conditions. Available to provide expert opinion, testimony, or medical-legal consultation in all areas of spine surgery, including cases of orthopedic spine and neurosurgical cases. Extensive experience in standard of care, causation, damages, and need for future care regarding spinal injuries. Provides expert testimony for Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Medical Malpractice, and cases of Physician Competence, including depositions and testinomy in both plaintiff and defense cases for malpractice matters. Thorough imaging review (xray, MRI, CT scan) and expedited turnaround will be provided as needed. Has reviewed an extensive breadth of medical-legal matters as they relate to spinal injuries and surgery, and provided wr...

Robert Evans, DMS, PA-C

Flagstaff, Arizona
Neurological Surgery, Physician Assistant - TBI, Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Thoracic fusion, Spinal Cord Injury, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Brain Tumor, Craniotomy, Laminectomy, Micro discectomy, Chiari Decompression, Hydrocephalus, Aneurism, VP Shunt Malfunction, Chronic Subdural; orthopedic spine
I have practiced clinically in the operating room, outpatient clinic, and hospital setting for approximately 20 years. I review MRI, CT, CTA of the Brain, Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine and Lumbar Spine on a consistent basis. I have published journal articles, drafted numerous protocols and manuals, and presented hundreds of lectures to physicians, PAs, nurses, military personnel, paramedics, and medical students. I have committed my attention to creating the first Neurological ICU at multiple Level 1 trauma centers. Additionally, I have published numerous journal articles, protocols and manuals, and presented hundreds of lectures to physicians, PAs, and nurses in the field of neurosurgery. I have also conducted studies involving telehealth related to traumatic brain injuries. In addition to my clinical and surgical practice, I am a professor of didactic education in Neurology for PA students, and I act as a preceptor to many students.

Aaron Shaw, MS, MSBS, PA-C Neurofit Health, PLLC

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona
Neurological Surgery, Physician Assistant - Traumatic Brain Injury, Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Thoracic fusion, Spinal Cord Injury, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Brain Tumor, Craniotomy, Laminectomy, Micro discectomy, Chiari Decompression, Hydrocephalus, Aneurism, VP Shunt Malfunction, Chronic Subdural
I have been a Neurosurgical Physician Associate and have completed over 1500+ neurosurgical cases as a Physician Associate First Assist in the past 9 years. I have worked at multiple designated Level 1 Trauma Hospitals taking neurosurgery first call for new consultations in the emergency department and in the critical care/ inpatient hospital setting. I have also worked in neurosurgical clinics for the past 7 years. I have a very good working anatomical knowledge of the spine and brain and have participated in dissection/ study in multiple cadaver labs. I have personally seen and evaluated neurosurgical patients as initial visits, pre-operative, intra-operative and post- operative setting, including inpatient and outpatient setting. From experience and repetitive exposure to the situation, I have developed a keen understanding/predicting appropriate clinical patient conditions/ symptoms after personally reviewing MRI, CT, CTA of the Brain, Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine and Lumbar S...

Farr Ajir, MD, MBA, FACS, CIME Neurological Surgery

Westlake Village, California
Neurological Surgery, Neurology - Board Certified neurological surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in neurosurgery, disorders and injuries of brain, spine, and nerves, expert reviews, and Independent Medical Examinations (IME). Dr. Ajir has been staff neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Systems.
Diplomate American Board of Neurological Surgery. Certified American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Fellow American College of Surgeons. Diplomate American College of Physician Executives. Medical Board of California Medical Reviewer.

Vahe Akopian, MD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Glendale, California
Neurology, Neurological Surgery - Standard of Care, Traumatic Brain Injury, Personal Injury, High Risk Neuro Surgery, Functional Integrity, Electrophysiological Methods, Electroencephalography, Electromyography, Intraoperative Care, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Surgical Complications, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Chronic Pain, Disability
Dr. Vahe Akopian, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and the founder and CFO of Axon Neurology, a multi-neurologist clinic based in Glendale, CA. He has a robust private practice, managing approximately 150 patients weekly. Dr. Akopian completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA, majoring in Physiological Sciences and minoring in Armenian Studies. He earned his medical degree from St. George's University, followed by an internship in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Medical Center, and a Neurology residency at Keck USC, where he also completed a fellowship in Intra-Operative Neuromonitoring (IONM). Throughout his career, Dr. Akopian has been recognized for his contributions to neurology, receiving the Young Investigator Award for his research in IONM. His clinical expertise includes treating conditions such as headaches, numbness, back pain, memory loss, Parkinson's disease, seizures, and sleep disorders. Dr. Akopian is fluent in Spanish and Armenian, and is dedicated to re-establish...

William A Brennan, MD NSL

California
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - traumatic brain injury, TBI, spinal injury, spine surgery, cervical surgery, ACDF, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lumbar fusion, TLIF, XLIF, craniotomy, spinal abscess, spinal trauma, back pain, neck pain, disc herniation, spinal cord injury
Board Certified Neurosurgeon. Dr. Brennan completed Vanderbilt Neurosurgery training in 1995 and has been in private practice since with complex spine surgery and head injury being the majority of his practice. Dr. Brennan has performed over 3000 surgeries and was made a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Aria Fallah, MD

Los Angeles, California
Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery - Pediatric Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Surgery Specialist, Adult Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor, Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Craniosynostosis, Spina Bifida, Chiari Malformation, Congenital Brain Malformations, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizure Disorder, Neuro-Oncology, Arachnoid Cyst Treatment

Vik Mehta

Irvine, California
Neurological Surgery, Brain Injury Medicine - Spine surgery, traumatic brain injury, spinal trauma, concussion, TBI, brain surgery, neurosurgeon, brain surgeon, spine surgeon
Board-certified fellowship trained Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon and clinical faculty at USC. Trained at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ranked #1 in the United States for 20 consecutive years. Over 10 years medical/legal experience with extensive trial, deposition, IME, and record review experience. Extensive clinical practice in neurosurgery, spine surgery, brain hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, CSF leak, infections, spinal trauma, car accidents and slip and fall. In depth knowledge of the standard of care in brain and spine surgery and brain and spine injury. Experience in multiple states including Nevada, Texas, New York, Oregon, Washington, California, Kansas. Law firms please call my cell directly at 949-903-5450.

Ronnie Mimran, MD, MBA Pacific Forensic Group

Alameda, California
Neurological Surgery - Spinal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Standard of Care, Brain Tumors, Spinal Surgery, Brain Surgery, Future Treatment Needs
Dr. Ronnie Mimran, a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, and former Oakland Raiders NFL Team Neurosurgeon, specializes in Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Complex Spinal Surgeries. He is the Medical Director of Neurosurgery and the Neuroscience Department Chair at Sutter Medical Center where he maintains an active clinical practice. Dr. Mimran completed medical school at the University of Southern California. He subsequently completed a General Surgery Internship, Residency in Neurological Surgery, and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, at the University of Florida. During residency and fellowship, Dr. Mimran received the Charles Shank Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery, was a Delegate Fellow for the Council of Neurosurgical Societies, and was honored as the Outstanding Resident Educator in 2002. Between 2016-2018, Dr. Mimran completed an MBA at Cornell University. Dr. Mimran has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery...

Keith B Quattrocchi, MD, PhD, FACS NSI Consulting, Inc

Auberry, California
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Neurosurgery, expert witness, medical legal, IME, independant medical examination, neurological surgery, trial, deposition, spine, spine surgery, head trauma, neurotrauma, MD, Dr, neurosurgeon
Dr. Quattrocchi is a Board-Certified neurosurgeon with over 30 years of experience in both academic and private practice neurosurgery. His expertise includes instrumented and complex spine surgery, neurotrauma, adult tumors and general adult neurosurgery. He has been deposed/expert witness in over 20 cases. Dr. Quattrocchi is available to provide expert opinion, testimony, depositions or other medical-legal advice as well as consultation in most areas of spine surgery and general neurosurgery. He has extensive experience in the standard of care, causation, damages, and need for future care regarding spinal injuries. He can provide expert testimony for Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, and Medical Malpractice following the guidelines of impartial testimony by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. A thorough review of imaging (x-ray, CT, MRI) and rendered opinions can be expedited as necessary.

Sina Rajamand, DO, FACOS Battle Born Brain and Spine

California
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spine, brain, pain, back pain, neck, lower back, neuro, neurosurgery, spine surgery

ROBERT A. ROVNER, MD

DANVILLE, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Neurological Surgery - Neurosurgery of the Cervical/ Thoracic/ Lumbar Spine, Spine Trauma, Reconstructive Spine Surgery, Cervical Fusion, Thoracic Fusion , Lumbar Fusion, Spine Fracture Surgery, Disc Replacement Surgery, Quadriplegia/Paraplegia from Spine Injury, Scoliosis and Kyphosis Reconstruction Surgery
I am a fellowship trained board-certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with 38 years of clinical experience specializing in comprehensive and complex spine procedures. My expertise encompasses Neurological Surgery of the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine, integrating cutting-edge techniques such as minimally invasive surgeries, microsurgery, and the application of advanced spinal implants. Beyond clinical practice, I hold the position of Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Division, at the University of California Davis School of Medicine since July 2000. My clinical repertoire includes anterior and posterior cervical fusions/ nerve decompression, total disc replacements, anterior lumbar interbody fusions/nerve decompression, thoracic fusion/ nerve decompression, and lumbar microdiscectomy, among others. Over the years, I've treated a myriad of spinal conditions for thousands of patients stemming from auto accidents, workplace spinal injuries, ...

Alexa R. Smith, M.D.

Coronado, California
Neurological Surgery, Independent Medical Examinations - Brain Tumor Neurological Surgery, Trauma Neurological Surgery
Alexa Smith, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with expertise in trauma neurosurgery. Before coming to San Diego and joining the medical staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, Dr. Smith served as a pediatric neurosurgeon at the University of California Los Angeles. She has also worked per diem at Kaiser Permanente Zion in San Diego and Kaiser Permanente in Anaheim. She is fellowship trained in the subspecialty of pediatric neurosurgery. She is currently the Chief of Neurosurgery Division and the Vice-Chief of the Surgery Department at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

Timothy Ryken, MD Ryken Medical Consulting

Englewood, Colorado
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - General Adult Neurosurgery, Spinal surgery, spine care, Trauma, Neuro-oncology
I am an experienced neurosurgeon board certified by the ABNS since 1998, active in both academic and private settings. My practice has focused primarily on adult patients addressing general neurosurgical care including trauma, tumor and degenerative spine. My legal work today has been primarily for the defendant although I have reviewed and offered opinions in plaintiff cases as well. In addition to clinical care I have been involved in multiple research efforts and have been active on the national neurosurgical level both educational and political efforts.

Saul S. Schwarz, MD, FACS Saul S Schwarz, MD FACS, Medical Consulting LLC

Denver, Colorado
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Brain Surgery, Brain Tumor, Cervical Spine Surgery, Thoracic Spine Surgery, Lumbar Spine Surgery, Disc Surgery, Spinal Tumor, Epilepsy Surgery
- 35 years of neurosurgical practice with extensive experience in complex microsurgery of the brain and spine - 19 years of service as Neurosurgery expert reviewer for Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, working with the Office of the Attorney General, Colorado - served as Neurosurgery expert reviewer for Wyoming Board of Medical Examiners - a wealth of experience in providing deposition and courtroom testimony, including 5 years as neurosurgical expert witness - many years of teaching nurses and physicians and other health care professionals - years of participation in surgical peer review and on hospital risk management committees - years as chief of surgery and and chief of neurosurgery departments - 15 years as Naval Officer, completed service as CDR USNR Medical Corp - author of 4 chapters in leading neurology text, Medlink Neurology

William A Brennan, MD NSL

Florida
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - traumatic brain injury, TBI, spinal injury, spine surgery, cervical surgery, ACDF, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lumbar fusion, TLIF, XLIF, craniotomy, spinal abscess, spinal trauma, back pain, neck pain, disc herniation, spinal cord injury
Board Certified Neurosurgeon. Dr. Brennan completed Vanderbilt Neurosurgery training in 1995 and has been in private practice since with complex spine surgery and head injury being the majority of his practice. Dr. Brennan has performed over 3000 surgeries and was made a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Neil Brown, MD, PhD, FACS(C) FACS FAANS Minimally Invasive Spine & Neurosurgery Inc

Sarasota, Florida
Neurological Surgery, Biomechanics - neurosurgery, spine surgery, spine injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, spinal biomechanics, slip and fall, trip and fall, motor vehicle accidents
My clinical opinions are based upon twenty-six years as a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon. Likewise, biomechanical opinions are based upon an BSc (Hon) in Applied Mathematics, an MSc in Physics, and a PhD in Medical Biophysics. I have also been inducted as a member of the American Society of Biomechanics, which as a requirement for membership, requires ten or more biomechanical articles published in peer-reviewed journals. I have testified in over 100 depositions and in 15 trials. Opinions related to injury causation, especially with regard to Personal Injuries (slip/trip and falls, motor vehicle accidents), are examined qualitatively for biomechanical consistency with the known biodynamics required for injury of structures (typically a question of traumatic causation of disc herniations). Opinions related to medical malpractice follow the stringent guidelines of impartial testimony by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Bad outcomes do not necessary mean ...

John A Coats, M.D. Neurological Surgery Associates

Lighhtouse Point, Florida
Neurological Surgery - Complex Spine Cases, Cervical Thoracic Lumbar Surgery , Cervical Thoracic Lumbar Fusion Surgery , Anterior, Posterior Fusions, Brain/Spine Trauma, Brain/Spinal Tumors, Subdural Hematoma, Spinal Cord Stimulators, Head Injury, Cauda Equina , Pedicle Screw Instrumentation

Larry Fishman, M.D.

Tampa, Florida
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery, spine surgeon, Trauma, IMEs, Minimally Invasive Outpatient Surgery, Peripheral Nerves, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, disability, permanent impairment rating, future care costs, medical neccesity
Board Certified, Mayo Clinic trained neurosurgeon. Current focus of spine surgery, peripheral nerves, injections and sacroiliac joints. 30 years emergency room call experience handling brain and spine trauma. Since residency has performed over 15,000 operations. Extensive peer review experience evaluating compliance with the standard of care. Highly experienced expert witness and independent medical examiner who has testified hundreds of times.

Joel I Franck, MD, FAANS Joel Ira Franck MD PLLC

Oldsmar, Florida
Neurological Surgery, Neuroradiology - Whiplash Injuries, CranioCervical Syndrome, Arnold-Chiari Syndrome, Cranio-Cervical-C1-C2 Instability, Migraine Headaches, Cervical Herniated Disc Disease, Brain Fog, Cervical Instability, Cervical Myelopathy, Vertebral Artery Injury, Cervical Spine Fracture, Post-Traumatic Neuro-cognitive Deficits
As a Neurological Surgeon, involved in Cervical Spinal Trauma for my entire career, I have focused interest in Cervical Whiplash Injuries and the CranioCervical Syndrome, consisting of extraordinary disabling Migraine Headaches, Brain Fog, Neck Pain, and unusual Neurological complaints. All thought to be untreatable, these symptoms can be resolved with an outpatient procedure that I developed, consisting of a posterior C1-C2 fusion and sub-Occipital craniectomy. Treating hundreds of patients from around the world and across North America, referred by Attorneys, I have become expert in the medical-legal process. I have performed over 4,500 Anterior Cervical fusions - with outstanding results. This clinical experience has molded my interest in expert testimony, participating in over 1250 depositions and 30 trials in State and Federal Courts, yielding remarkable results for my patients and the Attorney's client. Most of my experience lays with legal clients referred to me as surgica...

Marat Grigorov

Fort Myers, Florida
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - personal injury, expert witness

Matthew R Moore, MD, FAANS, FACS Florida Neurosurgical Experts

Lighthouse Point, Florida
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Brain Trauma, Concussion, Cranial Surgery, Cranial Trauma, Head Injury, Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Spine Surgery, Spine Injury, Subdural Hematoma
Dr Moore is a Harvard & Yale trained board certified neurosurgery specialist and director of Integrated Neurosurgery at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute, Boca Raton, FL. He served as on-field neurosurgeon for the Miami Dolphins for over 10 years. He was past Chief of Surgery and Director of Neurosurgery at Broward Health North Trauma Center. Dr Moore is the Founding Director of the First JCAHO accredited Spine Care Center in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties of South Florida. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is the oldest, most respected federal inspection authority of healthcare providers. Dr Moore provides expert, credible, unbiased reviews and testimony with 2 decades of experience in both plaintiff and defense malpractice cases of brain and spine injuries, operations and complications, as well as motor vehicle accident, slip & fall and hematoma ( subdural, intracerebral & aneurysm ). Having performed over 8,000 operations, he has ...

Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer, MD Neurosurgery Medlegal Services

Pompano Beach, Florida
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Neurosurgery, Artificial Disc Replacement, Fusion, Total Brain Injury, Spinal Instrumentation, BMP, Infuse, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor
Dr. Oppenheimer is an actively-practicing board-certified neurosurgeon with 27 years of experience. He founded and presently practices at Neurosurgery Medical Associates in Coral Springs, Florida. Dr. Oppenheimer is also on the faculty at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and holds medical licenses in several states. Dr. Oppenheimer received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also obtained an MS with distinction in Physiology and Biophysics. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiology and Behavior cum laude, from Cornell University. Dr. Oppenheimer completed his residency training at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Hospital. He has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters in the field of neurosurgery. He is also multilingual, and is fluent in English, German, and Spanish. Dr. Oppenheimer is a seasoned expert witness with significant testifying experience. He has provided exp...

Charles O Wood, MD

Ocala, Florida
Neurological Surgery, Neurocritical Care - Complex Spine Surgery, Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumors, Ventricle-peritoneal Shunt Surgery, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain and Spine Infections
I did my neurosurgical training at the world renowned Medical College of Virginia now called Virginia Commonwealth University. I also completed a one year fellowship in Neurotraumatology. I am a diplomate in good standing of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. My first twenty three years of practice experience was as founder and partner in a robust private neurosurgical practice in metro Atlanta. Since then, I have worked as an employed neurosurgeon at several hospitals around the country. Currently I hold a medical license in the state of North Dakota and will soon hold licenses in Wyoming and Florida. I also hold an IMLCC or Compact License currently recognized in thirty seven states and soon to be more. Throughout my career I have treated thousands of traumatic brain and/or spine cases. My surgical tally is easily in the tens of thousands of cases involving the brain and spine.

David M McKalip, MD David M McKalip, MD, LLC

Cartersville, Georgia
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - surgeon, neurosurgeon, surgery, spine, neck, brain, injury, IME, CME, review, trial, travel, Atlanta, neurological surgeon, georgia
A Board-certified neurological surgeon with over 24 years of clinical practice, Dr. McKalip has extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical management of spine, peripheral nerve, and brain disorders. Dr. McKalip takes a very conservative approach to surgery and finds non-surgical options generally provide the lowest cost and greatest benefit to patients. He prefers to reserve advanced surgical therapies for cases in which they provide clear benefit to the patient. His surgical results have been excellent, with minimal complications, and his professional liability profile is favorable. Dr. McKalip has been trained in medical and legal records review and independent medical evaluation by SEAK, Inc. He has expensive experience in Workers Compensation evaluations of patients who present after personal injury incidents. He served on the Quality Improvement Workgroup of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and on the Board of the Florida Medical Association and has se...

Vibhav K Bansal, MD, JD Univeristy of Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois
Neurology, Neurological Surgery - Stroke, Vascular, Carotid Stenosis, cerebral aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, AVM, fistula, thrombectomy, neurocritical care, interventional neurology, neuroradiology, endovascular surgical neuroradiology, endovascular neurosurgery, vascular surgery, Brain Aneurysm
Dr. Bansal is a quadruple board-certified (Neuro-Endovascular Surgery, Neuro-Critical Care, Vascular Neurology, Neurology) physician. His specializations include Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology (Neuro-Endovascular Surgery), Stroke/Vascular Neurology, Neuro-Critical Care and General Neurology. He serves as the Director of Neurosciences and System-Wide Stroke Director for multiple Stroke Centers including a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Primary Stroke Center. Dr. Bansal is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bansal is the Principal Investigator for multiple NIH trials related to Stroke and Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and he has authored multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. In addition to his medical expertise, Dr. Bansal has a JD with emphasis in Healthcare. Given Dr. Bansal's unique credentials, he has provided his expertise for multiple cases reviews, malpractice suits and criminal cases.

Jonathan S Citow, MD American Center for Spine & Neurosurgery

Libertyville, Illinois
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - minimally invasive spine, brain, peripheral nerves, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, peroneal nerve, cranial nerves
American Board of Neurological Surgeons; Authored Comprehensive Neurosurgical Board Review books

Ahmad Elakil, MD, MBA

chicago, Illinois
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Neurosurgeon, spine surgery, back, neck pain, spine fusion, traumatic brain injury, TBI, concussion, subdural hematoma, brain bleed, cervical fusion, lumbar fusion, spine surgeon, brain tumor, epidural hematoma, car accident, spinal injury, spine surgery, cervical surgery
Dr. Ahmad Elakil Chief of Neurosurgery Dr. Ahmad Elakil, is the chief of the division of neurosurgery in Chicago,IL. He is a board certified neurosurgeon.He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Calgary, followed by a postgraduate training at the University of Miami. During his residency, Dr. Elakil completed his Masters of Business Administration at Cornell University. He was awarded the Social Butterfly Award that year. Expert in traumatic brain injury, TBI, spinal injury, spine surgery, cervical surgery, ACDF, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lumbar fusion, TLIF, XLIF, craniotomy, spinal abscess, spinal trauma, back pain, neck pain, disc herniation, spinal cord injury Dr. Elakil was cited in many prestigious national and international neurosurgical journals. He was awarded more than twenty awards in national and international neurosurgical meetings.

Bruce G Livingston, D.O., J.D. MedWitness, Ltd.

Skokie, Illinois
Legal Medicine - Medical Legal Consultant, Medical Case Consultant, Medical Malpractice Consultant, Medical Malpractice Expert, Medical Malpractice Case Review, Catastrophic Injuries, Wound Care, Emergency Medical Services, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Family Medicine
NO MERIT - NO CHARGE CASE REVIEWS FOR LAW FIRMS. Bruce Livingston is a physician & surgeon licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in the State of Illinois and he is trained in law. He has participated and consulted in a high number of complex medical litigation across the Country in all specialties. He also has experience in medical patents and medical commercial litigation. We review any type of medical case in any specialty within 72 hours. If your case does not have merit or if it does but counsel does not wish to proceed there is no charge for the consultation and/or review. We have decades of experience across the nation evaluating medical-legal cases and can tell you very quickly if the case has medical merit and what it might be worth. We are able to assist in the case set up and suggest as well as procure appropriate medical experts who will themselves testify for you. We are also available to serve as on going non-testifying experts to do research, be av...

christopher meredith, MD, JD, FAANS

Leawood, Kansas
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Neurosurgery, TLIF, MISS, PLIF, ALIF, XLIF, ACDF
An experienced, board-certified neurological surgeon specializing in spine surgery. TImely responses to medico-legal questions. Honest and fair, I work for defendants and plaintiffs and evaluate all cases for merit prior to accepting them.

Jonathan E. Hodes, M.D. Jonathan E. Hodes, MD, PLLC

Louisville, Kentucky
Neurological Surgery, Neuroradiology - Spinal Surgery, Spinal fusion, General neurosurgery, Shunt care, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, Aneurysm, NeuroInterventional Endovascular neurosurgery, Endoscopic neurosurgery, Stroke care, Cerebrovascular, Skull base tumors, Head trauma, Brain tumor care, AVM, car accident
Experienced fellowship trained (Neurovascular) clinician with academic, private practice, and hospital employed experience in general neurosurgery including but not limited to all aspects of spinal care - laminectomy, discectomy, fusion, trauma, spinal cord injury, etc. Subspecialty expertise in endovascular, vascular, skull base, and stroke systems of care. Experienced Comprehensive Stroke Center director. Some medical-legal experience and very interested in contributing in a constructive way to the medical-legal system. Evidence based reasoning for all opinions.

William A Brennan, MD NSL

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - traumatic brain injury, TBI, spinal injury, spine surgery, cervical surgery, ACDF, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lumbar fusion, TLIF, XLIF, craniotomy, spinal abscess, spinal trauma, back pain, neck pain, disc herniation, spinal cord injury
Board Certified Neurosurgeon. Dr. Brennan completed Vanderbilt Neurosurgery training in 1995 and has been in private practice since with complex spine surgery and head injury being the majority of his practice. Dr. Brennan has performed over 3000 surgeries and was made a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Bernhard Zünkeler, MD Bernhard Zunkeler, M.D., P.A.

Towson, Maryland
Neurological Surgery, Brain Injury Medicine - neurosurgery, spine, trauma, head injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disability, future clinical needs, future cost
I am a board-certified neurosurgeon in clinical practice in Baltimore, Maryland. For the past 25+ years, in addition to my clinical practice, I have assisted clients in the fields of insurance, law, and government with analyzing and understanding complex clinical cases. Based on the facts of a case, I will provide clients additional insights regarding pre-existing medical conditions, the necessity and appropriateness of medical care, causation, the reasonableness of prior healthcare charges, the need for, and estimated cost of, future medical care, the expected endpoint of treatment (i.e. MMI), the rating of impairment based on national Guides, as well as the standard of care. Please refer to my two websites for additional details regarding my neurosurgical practice: https://www.evalneuro.com (medicolegal site) https://www.zneurosurgery.com (clinical site)

Joseph R. Madsen, MD Boston Childrens Hospital

Newton Center, Massachusetts
Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery - Epilepsy Surgery, Hydrocephalus, Shunts, Brain injury, Head injury, Surgical devices, Intellectual Property , Patents
I am an experienced pediatric neurosurgeon with decades of experience at Boston Children's Hospital, currently rated first in the nation in neurology and neurosurgery by US News and World Report. I have also worked extensively at and Brigham and Women's Hospital for adult care. I am a Full Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School, and have a longtime interest in the biomechanical and biophysical basis of pediatric neurosurgery. I hold the Webster Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroengineering at Boston Children's Hospital. In pursuit of better devices and methods to treat pediatric and adult neurosurgery, I have 8 issued US patents for devices related to treatment of hydrocephalus and epilepsy. One of my earliest testimonies as an expert (and treating physician) is available online at https://www.courttv.com/title/6-ma-v-woodward-dr-joseph-madsen/.

Stephen C. Saris, MD Brigham & Women’s Department of Neurosurgery

Boston , Massachusetts
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - subdural hematoma, closed head injury, traumatic brain injury, TBI, mTBI, degenerative spine, cauda equina, fusion, whiplash, IMEs, headaches, epilepsy, gliomas, radiosurgery, gamma knife, pedicle screw, intracranial hemorrhage, glioblastoma, brain cancer, spinal abscess, bleeds, causation
Board-Certified Neurosurgeon in active clinical practice. Harvard faculty. Clinical practice involves both spine and brain. Currently see dozens of patients each week and perform over 200 surgeries each year. Harvard and Duke trained. Extensively trained in neuroradiology. Publications include over 30 refereed papers as well as several book chapters. Have served as a reviewer for several journals including Cancer and Journal of Neurological Surgery. 20+ years of plaintiff and defense medical-legal experience including hundreds of depositions and IMEs, thousands of record reviews, and dozens of court appearances. Case experience includes medical malpractice (standard of care and or causation), personal injury, and workers’ compensation. Extensive medical-legal experience opining on causation and damages in cases where spinal/head injury is alleged. Available for both in-person and virtual IMEs.

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

Michigan
Neurological Surgery - spine surgery, chronic pain, trauma, neurovascular surgery, stroke, brain tumor

Mark V. Larkins, MD

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Neurological Surgery - Trauma, Tumor, Spine, Surgery, Craniotomy, Neurocritical Care, Chiara Malformation, Head Injury
33 YEARS IN PRACTICE, MAINLY TRAUMA, FELLOWSHIP AT PITT AFTER TRAINING AT CLEVELAND CLINIC, 3 DIFFERENT ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, USAF DUTY

Tobias A Mattei, MD Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - spine surgery, lumbar disc herniation, spinal fusion, spinal trauma, spinal fracture, spinal fusion, kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, spinal cord injury, myelopathy, radiculopathy, artificial disc replacement, spinal cord stimulation, failed back syndrome, chronic back pain, pseudarthrosis
I am a fellowship-trained academic neurosurgeon specialized in complex spine/deformity surgery, currently practicing as Assistant Professor of the Division of Neurosurgery of St. Louis University. I have been an active member of the North American Spine Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons as well as many other international societies. I am member of the editorial board of The Spine Journal and Deputy Editor of the North American Spine Society Journal, the new open access initiative of the North American Spine Society. I am an active reviewer of several other neurosurgical journals including World Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, Journal of Engineering in Medicine: Part H, British Journal of Neurosurgery and Neurological Sciences. I have already provided expert review services for several scientific funding agencies in the U.S. (including the NIH P...

Sina Rajamand, DO, FACOS Battle Born Brain and Spine

Carson city, Nevada
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spine, brain, pain, back pain, neck, lower back, neuro, neurosurgery, spine surgery

Mark R McLaughlin, MD, FACS Princeton Brain and Spine

Princeton, New Jersey
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Chiari malformation, trigeminal neuralgia, cervical spine surgery, lumbar spine surgery, closed head injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Degenerative and traumatic lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine disease
He is a board certified neurosurgeon, currently practicing neurological surgery with a focus on spine disorders and trigeminal and occipital neuralgia and chiari malformation surgery at Princeton Brain and Spine Care. He has published over 100 articles on neurosurgery and spoken internationally about his field. Dr. McLaughlin received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the College of William & Mary. He graduated with his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University with Alpha Omega Alpha honors – equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa – and completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh under “the father of modern neurosurgery” Dr. Peter Jannetta. He then went on to complete a fellowship in complex spine surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has organized an international consultative link with Russian neurosurgeons with collaboration from the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons. He initiated the first ever Russian-American Spin...

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

New York
Neurological Surgery - spine surgery, chronic pain, trauma, neurovascular surgery, stroke, brain tumor

Dale S. Horne, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS Horne Consultants LLC

Cincinnati, Ohio
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - complex spine surgery, robotic spine surgery, cervical spine surgery, cervical arthroplasty, kyphoplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS), spinal stabilization, tumors of brain and spine, intracranial hemorrhage, shunts, Chiari Malformation, traumatic brain injury
Dr. Horne is an experienced neurosurgeon and leader in stereotactic surgery of the brain and spine. He is among a growing number of surgeons in the U.S. pioneering the application of robotic surgery to make spine surgery safer for patients. He was the second neurosurgeon in the U.S. to implement spinal robotics clinically. His skills encompass a broad scope of neurosurgery from brain and spinal tumors to surgery for degenerative spinal conditions. He has specific expertise in cervical spine surgery including cervical disc replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and kyphoplasty. With nearly three decades of experience, Dr. Horne is a highly qualified and skilled neurosurgeon. Integrity, compassion, empathy, and individuality are the pillars of Dr. Horne’s career. He is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He currently holds an academic position in Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati and also provides consulting services to the neurosurgical indu...

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

Ohio
Neurological Surgery - spine surgery, chronic pain, trauma, neurovascular surgery, stroke, brain tumor

Matthew Budway, MD University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland
Dr Budway has been in practice for over 20 years. Board certified in neurosurgery and fellowship trained at Harvard, he has performed thousands of surgical procedures over the past two decades.

Daniel V Loesch, MD, FACS TriState Neurological Surgeons

Erie, Pennsylvania
Neurological Surgery - spine surgery, chronic pain, trauma, neurovascular surgery, stroke, brain tumor

Matthew Tormenti, MD, MBA

Newtown, Pennsylvania
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Neurological Surgery - Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusion, microdiscectomy, cervical fusion, TLIF,Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion,Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Healthcare Economics Intraoperative Neuromonitoring, Cauda equina, pedicle screw, Spinal cord injury, spinal cord stimulation,
I am a board-certified neurosurgeon with an active clinical practice based in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I am a down to earth and straightforward individual. Patients often comment on my approachability. I received my residency training at the University of Pittsburgh, one of the top rated clinical and research programs in the country. I've authored over 20 peer reviewed articles and given presentations nationally and internationally. I operate at several community hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I was the Chief of Neurosurgery at a level -2 Trauma center in Pennsylvania for 5 years. Consistently, I am selected for Castle Connolly Top Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors. Following several years in practice I went back to school to obtain my MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. I currently am a partner at my practice and assist with management and strategy development and deployment. I have testified numerous times as an e...

David H Hauge, M.Sc. M.D. FAANS FACS Neuro-Care Resources and Consulting, PLLC

Knoxville, Tennessee
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Medical Staff issues, liability record reviews,medical malpractice,
Dr Hauge was in private neurosurgical practice in Knoxville, Tennessee for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in cranial, spinal, peripheral nerve disorders, Workers Compensation, and Gamma Knife radio-surgery. He has served as a Chief of Surgery, Chief of the Medical Staff, Medical Executive Committee member, peer review committee member and medical director of the Fort Sanders Regional Gamma Knife Center. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery since 1994 and participates in the board’s Maintenance of Certification program. Since retiring from active practice in 2023 he has maintained an active expert witness and consulting practice. Dr Hauge is frequently asked to serve as an expert neurosurgical witness in all types of liability and medical malpractice cases. He has testified in hundreds of depositions and has also testified in court. Pleas visit our website, www.neurocareconsulting.com for further information.

Douglas C. Mathews, MD Howell Allen Clinic

Nashville, Tennessee
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - General Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

William A Brennan, MD NSL

Texas
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - traumatic brain injury, TBI, spinal injury, spine surgery, cervical surgery, ACDF, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lumbar fusion, TLIF, XLIF, craniotomy, spinal abscess, spinal trauma, back pain, neck pain, disc herniation, spinal cord injury
Board Certified Neurosurgeon. Dr. Brennan completed Vanderbilt Neurosurgery training in 1995 and has been in private practice since with complex spine surgery and head injury being the majority of his practice. Dr. Brennan has performed over 3000 surgeries and was made a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

John R Smithson, Jr., MD Medical-Legal Expert Witness Services, PLLC

Longview, Texas
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Cerebrovascular Surgery, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring, Physician Executive
John R. Smithson, Jr., MD is a Board Certified (ABNS) Neurosurgeon with over 35 years' experience in Neurosurgical and Medical Care. Professional skills have included critical care, trauma, and operative treatment of disorders of the spine, central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as additional Physician Executive responsibilities (including Regional Medical Center VP of Medical Affairs, Healthcare Organization Medical Director, and additionally CEO of a Medical Group of which I was the founding Physician). Areas of particular Subspecialty interest have included cerebrovascular disease (carotid endarterectomy, intracranial aneurysms, and AVM's), as well as tumors of the nervous system and disorders of the spine. I have also previously completed a fellowship in Intraoperative Monitoring and have recently participated as a Reading Physician in over 1,300 cases. During my career I have been involved in Depositions and a trial case (as an expert witness) and understand this proce...

Jackson B Salvant, MD, FAANS, FACS Southeastern Neurosurgical Consulting LLC

Newport News, Virginia
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Craniotomy, Spinal Fusion, Head Injury, Spinal Injury, Brain Injury, Spinal Surgery, Pituitary , Brain Tumor, Brain Aneurysm, Deep Brain Stimulation, MRIGFUS neuro critical care, brain surgery, radiosurgery, AVM, Parkinson's, Gamma Knife, neck injury, back injury, spinal fracture, subdural
I am Board Certified and in continuing practice of General Neurosurgery for 29 years. I am a member in good standing of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, International Gamma Knife Society, American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, American College of Surgeons and Southern Neurosurgical Society. I have lengthy experience in head and spinal injury treatment, spinal surgery, brain tumor surgery, pituitary surgery, gamma knife treatment, deep brain stimulation and neurosurgical critical care. I can provide review of medical records and expert testimony as required. I do not currently care for pediatric patients or perform endovascular procedures for stroke or vascular conditions. I have provided review for defense and plaintiff counsel.

David A Lundin, MD, FAANS Synapse Neurosurgical Consultants.

Mercer Island, Washington
Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Trauma, Spinal fusion surgery, Total Disk Replacement Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumors
David A. Lundin, MD, received his medical degree in 1999 from the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed his internship and residency in Neurological Surgery at the UW and served as a Senior Registrar at the renowned Atkinson Morley's Hospital in London, England. He then completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the UW with the departments of Orthopedics and Neurological Surgery followed by a Chief Residency in Neurological Surgery in 2006. He served as Director of Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine at the Southern California Center for Neuroscience and Spine in Los Angeles before joining the University of Washington/Valley Medical Center as the Medical Director of Neurosurgery/Spine Center in 2008 where is he maintains a robust clinical practice. Additionally he a Clinical Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Lundin is Board Certified in Neurological surgery and is an activ...
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