Hand Surgery Independent Medical Examiners

Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Independent Medical Examiners. The Hand Surgery Independent Medical Examiners found here provide independent medical exams (IMEs), medical evaluations, impartial examinations, independent medical assessments, vocational assessments, functional capacity evaluations, impairment ratings, second opinions, return to work evaluations, or fitness for duty exams to evaluate the extent of disability, permanent impairment or injuries.

Ralph N. Purcell, MD Purcell Orthopedic Institute

Scottsdale, Arizona
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Board Certified Practicing Orthopedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Hand Surgery, Fellow of Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, Sports Medicine, Trauma, Impairment Ratings, Expert Witness, Industrial Injuries, Athletic Injuries, Motor Vehicle Injuries, Extremity Surgery, Spine. Attending Ortho Surgeon Columbia U.- 15 yrs., Harvard, Columbia and New York U. Trained, National Lecturer on IMEs and Injury Causation. Extensive Deposition and Trial Experience.

Glenn D. Cohen, MD Glenn D. Cohen, MD, Inc.

Westlake Village, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Dr. Cohen’s qualifications include board certification in Orthopedic Surgery and Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. He maintains a successful surgical practice treating all conditions of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow. Extensive experience in the capacity of Expert Witness, Independent Medical Evaluator, Qualified Medical Evaluator, Agreed Medical Evaluator, and medical record reviewer.
In the capacity of Independent Medical Evaluator, I conduct an extensive, thorough, unbiased, and impartial examination of the injured party, ensuring that all complaints and issues are addressed at the time of the evaluation. Appropriate history is taken and testing is performed in order to arrive at a medical determination, which is then presented in telephonic consultation and/or written report form.

John F Cook, Jr., M.D.

Newport Beach, California
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Double Board Certified Orthopedic Hand Wrist and Upper Extremity Specialist, IME, AME, QME

David E Feiner, MD Sports Medicine Institute & FX3 Holdings LLC

Clermont, Florida
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - *Hand, Wrist, Upper Extremity, Peripheral Nerve surgery and Microsurgery *Upper Extremity arthroscopy, endoscopic and open carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release *Pediatric Hand Surgery, congenital hand surgery *Regenerative Medicine (Stem cell and PRP) *General Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery
Board Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

Harris Gellman, MD Broward Hand Center

Coral Springs, Florida
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - All areas of Hand and Upper Extremity. Additional experience in hand and wrist injury, nerve injury, neuromuscular and spastic disorders. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Upper extremity trauma, fractures, all injuries to the upper extremity Pediatric Upper Extremity Adult Upper Extremity Hand Surgery Wrist Surgery
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery Residency Orthopedic Surgery: University of PA Fellowship: Hand Surgery: UCSD Medical Center, San Diego

David H Gilbert, MD David H. Gilbert, MD & Associates

Oakland Park, Florida
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Practice limited to hand, wrist, forearm and elbow disorders/injuries.
CAQ (Certificate of Added Qualifications) in Surgery of the Hand, Double Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Hand Surgery Expert Medical Advisor State of FL Member American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand Two-time Winner Florida Choice Award Best Work Comp Doctors in FL Practice limited only to hand, wrist, elbow injuries/disorders.

Omar David Hussamy, M.D.

Vero Beach, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee and Hand Surgery. Performs arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle. Performs minimally invasive total joint replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder. Performs hand, elbow and wrist surgery. Performs foot and ankle surgery. Evaluates and treats all conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine. 29 years in practice
Available for IMEs/CMEs, medicolegal work, second opinions, disability evaluations. Multiple office locations in Florida Available to travel throughout the United States and abroad to perform IME/CMEs Trained in AMA 5th and 6th Edition Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Trained in ODG, Florida, New York and California Worker's Compensation Guides for Treatment and Evaluation of Permanent Impairment

Steve E Meadows, M.D. South Palm Orthopedics

Delray Beach, Florida
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Stephen J Miller, M.D. Stephen J. Miller, M.D., P.A.

Miami, Florida
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity with Certification of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Tyson K Cobb, MD Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center of Excellence

Davenport, Iowa
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Dr. Tyson Cobb, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon is a pioneer and expert in the use of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery of the upper extremity including the hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Cobb obtained his Orthopedic Surgery training at the Mayo Clinic and has had over 50 abstracts accepted for presentation at national and international meetings, published over a dozen book chapters and has had approximately 50 research papers accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Tyson Cobb, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon is a pioneer and expert in the use of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery of the upper extremity including the hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Cobb obtained his Orthopedic Surgery training at the Mayo Clinic and has had over 50 abstracts accepted for presentation at national and international meetings, published over a dozen book chapters and has had approximately 50 research papers accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to lecture at national and international meetings. Specialized areas of expertise include Shoulder Arthroscopy, Cubital tunnel surgery, Carpal tunnel surgery, nerve compression, wrist arthritis, small joint arthroscopy, elbow surgery and workplace injury. Dr. Cobb is the immediate past President of the International wrist arthroscopy society, formally known as the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society. He is an instructor of surgeons at courses and labs around the worl...

Brian J Divelbiss, MD Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Leawood, Kansas
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - I specialize in hand and upper extremity surgery and I focus my IME work on conditions involving he hand, elbow and shoulder

Mark J Winston, M.D. Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Leawood, Kansas
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - I specialize in care and treatment for hand and upper extremity injuries. I am very comfortable performing IME’s for the hand, wrist and elbow.
I’m a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon, who is attempting to establish myself as a workers’ compensation resource. More than 25% of my patients have suffered work-related injuries. We have a dedicated Medical-Legal team capable of answering any and all questions you might have. I have designated IME slots on my schedule that allow for ease and timeliness of scheduling. I am capable of seeing patients in both of our physical locations in Missouri and Kansas.

David Ruchelsman, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Newton, Massachusetts
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Hand Surgery, Wrist and Elbow Surgery, Peripheral nerve surgery, Sports medicine of the hand and wrist
Dr. Ruchelsman is the Chief of the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedics Surgery and holds a Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity. He is Clinical Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and a consultant at MGH/Harvard Medical School. He is the President and Director of the Hand Surgery Research & Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3). He is a hand and wrist sports medicine consultant for the New England Patriots, Harvard University (Division I Ivy League), Boston College (Division I ACC) and several other regional Division I-III collegiate programs. He has served as Team Physician for the USA National ice hockey and basketball teams. He continues to publish and lecture on hand and wrist injuries unique to the athlete. Dr. Ruchelsman graduated from Boston University, Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from...

Glen D Seidman, MD South Shore Orthopedics

Hingham, Massachusetts
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - I completed my Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Boston Universit in 1992 and the Hand Surgery and Microsurgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. I am board certified by the American Board of Ortho. Sur. and the certificate of added qualification in surgery of the hand. I recently completed the SEAK IME course and previously the QME course/certification. Since 1993, I have maintained an outpatient and inpatient practice full-time in both orthopedi

Scott Langford, MD Rockhill Orthopaedic Specialists, Inc

Lee's Summit, Missouri
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Board Certified Hand Surgeon & Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Procedures Performed: Carpal Tunnel Surgery Cubital Tunnel Surgery Upper Extremity Surgery Tendon repairs and transfers Finger, Hand, Wrist, Forearm, Elbow, Arm & Shoulder fracture surgery Nerve and Tendon repairs De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Arthritis Surgery and Joint Replacement Tendonitis Surgery Dupuytren’s Surgery and Needle Aponeurotomy Trigger finger surgery Xiaflex dupuytren’s contracture treatment Lower Extremity fracture surgery

Colby P Young, MD Hand Surgery Specialists of Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Raymond G. Decker, Jr. Central Jersey Hand Surgery

Eatontown, New Jersey
Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Paul G. Kleinman, MD

Putnam Valley, New York
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Trauma, hand, sports, speak Spanish
To schedule in Manhattan office: call 212-567-3777 To schedule in Putnam Valley or Middletown only use following email: [email protected] To schedule in Highland only use following email: [email protected]

James Apesos, MD James Apesos MD, Inc.

Dayton, Ohio
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery

John P Evans, MD Foothills Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Piedmont, South Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - Dr. Evans has over thirty years of orthopaedic practice with an emphasis on the upper extremity. He has treated all forms of musculoskeletal complaints including foot, knee hip, back and neck symptoms. Dr. Evans is in active surgical practice. His office staff is positioned to handle your IME request swiftly and efficiently with a short reporting time. Dr. Evans has performed IME’s for private and governmental clients and holds a Certificate in the Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating.

Jeffrey E Budoff, MD SoutWest Orthopedic Group

Houston, Texas
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Dr. Budoff is an experienced, well-published, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the Upper Extremity (Hand, Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder). He has a CAQ (certificate of additional qualifications) in Hand Surgery. CV available upon request. He has extensive experience with: Carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, hand & wrist pain, sports injuries, fractures, dislocations, arthritis, tendon injuries, tennis elbow, shoulder instability, rotator cuff injuries & labral repairs.
Dr. Budoff is a board certified Orthopedic Hand & Upper extremity surgeon, who has published 47 articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored over 23 textbook chapters and edited 7 textbooks on the treatment of disorders of the upper extremity (Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder). He has served on national committees and lectured at national meetings. He served as an Associate Master Instructor of shoulder arthroscopy for a national organization and taught other practicing orthopedic surgeons the most up-to-date techniques of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He was a Leadership Fellow for both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery and a Reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, two of the most prestigious orthopaedic journals, where he helped other surgeons prepare their manuscripts for publication. Dr. Budoff graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University and with ...

Timothy Larson, MD Denton Hand & Orthopedics

Denton, Texas
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery with subspecialty certification of Surgery of the Hand. Primary clinical focus is upper extremity orthopedic and nerve compression disorders. Completed Microsurgery Course at Indiana University.
Dr. Larson is an experienced hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon and is board certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and in Surgery of the Hand. His areas of expertise involves carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes, hand, wrist and elbow trauma and tendon disorders, sports injuries, and arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow. A graduate of The Ohio State University with Magna Cum Laude honors, Dr. Larson received Orthopedic Surgery training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, and completed fellowship training in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery at the Mary S. Stern/University of Cincinnati. CV is available upon request, or can be found at www.dentonhand.com, under the “About” tab.

John J. Siegert, MD, MS Hand Doctors of Milwaukee, S.C.

Mequon, Wisconsin
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery - All disorders of the upper extremity: hand through shoulder; prompt record reviews.
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