Richard M Sobel, M.D. Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this IME Doctor

  • Company: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Phone: 215-731-1901
  • Fax: 215-731-9503

Other Locations: Narberth, PA

Specialty 1: Psychiatry

Specialty 2: Pain Management - Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms: Chronic pain, PTSD, worker's comp, personal injury, medical malpractice, chronic opioid management, psychopharmacology, file review, IMEs. Board Certification in Psychiatry. Subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Medicine.

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

License(s): Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Years in Practice: 43

  • 38 years performing IMEs
  • 49 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 80 times

IME Training: SEAK

Additional Information

EXPERIENCE: My primary focus is on patient care, but I have had extensive experience working with worker's compensation attorneys on behalf of both patients and payors. This has included IMEs, depositions, trial appearances, and file reviews. LEADERSHIP: I am Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, a local chapter of the American Pain Society. CREDENTIALS: Harvard residency in Psychiatry. Board Certified in Psychiatry, sub-specialty certification in Pain Medicine. COMMUNICATION/TEACHING: Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Sidney Kimmel Medical School of Thomas Jefferson University, supervising residents for over 38 years, recipient of Resident Teaching Award and Dean's Award for Excellence in Education . Authored and co-authored several articles and one book chapter. Have lectured extensively on the management of depression and chronic pain to both large and small audiences. ORGANIZATION: I manage a large solo practice using a computer-based practice management system which I wrote and have updated for over 30 years.