Bernhard  Zunkeler, MD Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Bernhard Zunkeler MD PA
  • Phone: 410-337-8201
  • Cell: 443-333-8938
  • Fax: 410-500-4567
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Specialty 1: Neurosurgery

Specialty Focus: Spine injuries, complex spinal surgeries, concussions

Medical School: Munster, Germany

License(s): Maryland

Years in Practice: 26

  • 20 years performing IMEs
  • 500+ IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 30+ times

IME Certification: CIME

IME Training: SEAK and ABIME

Additional Information

Dr. Bernhard Zünkeler is a practicing neurosurgeon in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2001, Dr. Zunkeler participates in the maintenance of certification process and obtained his 10-year board re-certification in 2011. Dr. Zünkeler has a special interest in the indications and evidence based guidelines for spinal surgery and the management of surgical complications. Additional areas of interest are complex clinical scenarios in spine patients, particularly when involving decisions about repeat or "salvage" spinal surgery and the clinical management of perioperative neurological deficits. Dr. Zunkeler is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. In addition to his regular patient care responsibilities, Dr. Zünkeler evaluates patients for insurance and legal purposes in his office in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Zünkeler is available to defense and plaintiff counsel to serve as a neurosurgical expert witness in selected civil litigation cases, including medical malpractice. Dr. Zünkeler strives to adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards in neurosurgery.