David A. Fetter, MD Independent Medical Examiner

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Other Locations: Phoenix, AZ; Waukegan, IL; Brookfield, WI

Specialty 1: Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty 2: Sports Medicine

Specialty Focus: IMEs, Impairment and Disability Rating, Nationwide Peer Medical File Reviews, Orthopaedic Surgery, Causation in Complex Orthopedic Cases, Medical-Legal Evaluations. Actively Practicing Orthopedic Surgeon 40+ years experience, Harvard Orthopedic Fellowship. ABOS and IAIME Certified (Impairment and Disability Rating).

Medical School: Emory University, Albany Med, Harvard

License(s): IL, WI, AZ

Years in Practice: 40+

  • 40+ years performing IMEs
  • 2000+ IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 100+ times

IME Certification: IAIME and CEDIR

IME Training: SEAK and IAIME and AMA

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Experienced Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) with an additional Certification in Impairment and Disability Rating by the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (CEDIR). Dr. David Fetter is an actively practicing Orthopedic Surgeon 40+ years Experience with a special interest is in Causation of Complex Orthopedic Cases and lectures to physicians and attorneys in the field of Causation. Dr. Fetter is a contributor to the AMA Causation Guide to Disease and Injury, Second edition, 2014. As a faculty member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators, Dr. Fetter teaches physicians Causation and also the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Dr. Fetter's opinions are supported by current science and evidence based medicine concepts, and are of assistance to plaintiff, defense, adjusters, and the judicial system in presenting scientific facts of a case. Dr. Fetter has performed over 2000 IME's, and is available as an Expert Witness in litigated cases.