Robert J Tomlinson Independent Medical Examiner

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Specialty 1: Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty 2: Sports Medicine

Specialty Focus: I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of complex musculoskeletal injuries, workman's compensation, and independent medical evaluations, I have worked with the world's largest retailer for over a decade identifying and resolving complicated workman's compensation cases. I am an expert in independent medical evaluations with excellent accessibility, documentation, and expeditious service.

License(s): Arkansas

Years in Practice: 26

  • 26 years performing IMEs
  • 300 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 50 times

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Dr. Robert Tomlinson is an expert in the field of health and wellness, physiology, biochemistry, and orthopedic surgery. He was chosen as one of only 10 surgeons worldwide to perform a revolutionary chondral transplant procedure proprietized by Zimmer Corporation, Warsaw IN. He is a native of Los Angeles California, graduating with honors in Biochemistry at Occidental College in Los Angeles before studying exercise physiology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He received his Doctorate degree in Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans Louisiana in 1986 and then attended residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Tulane, becoming Chief Orthopedic/Trauma Surgeon at the famous Charity Hospital. As part of the Tulane orthopedic program, he mentored under the tutelage of Dr. Jack Hughston, the founder of sports medicine and the definitive expert on knee injures. He then completed a fellowship program in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles working with world famous orthopedic surgeon and shoulder pioneer Dr. Frank Jobe. In Los Angeles, Dr. Tomlinson provided orthopedic care for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, Kings, Rams, California Angels, and the University of Southern California Trojans. He then joined the Southern California Orthopedic Institute as a private practitioner and lectured on sports related injuries and their treatment. In 1993 he relocated to northwest Arkansas, working with the University of Arkansas Women's Athletic Department treating regional, national, and Olympic gold medal winning athletes. He is the author of numerous national research publications and has given both national and international lectures on knee and shoulder injuries. He currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas with his three children, Robby, Rachel, and Rebecca, and grandchild Robby IV.