Neurosurgery Independent Medical Examiners

Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Independent Medical Examiners. The Neurosurgery 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.

Hillel Z Baldwin, MD Neuroscience Solutions, LLC

Tucson, Arizona
Neurosurgery - 36 Years of clinical neurosurgery experience treating complex spine issues both traumatic and degenerative, traumatic brain injury, and central nervous system tumors.

Farr Ajir, MD, MBA, FACS Neurological Surgeon

Westlake Village, California
Neurosurgery, Neurology - Dr. Farr Ajir is a practicing Board Certified Neurosurgeon with more than 40 years of experience in the treatment of disorders of the brain and spine. He is also certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CIME) and provides expert reviews and medical-legal opinions as an expert neurosurgeon. Dr. Ajir is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the California Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Ajir has been staff neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Systems.

Robert A. Rovner, MD Robert A. Rovner MD, A Professional Corporation

Danville, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery - Neurosurgery of the Cervical/ Thoracic/ Lumbar Spine, Spine Trauma, Reconstructive Spine Surgery, Cervical Fusion, Thoracic Fusion , Lumbar Fusion, Spine Fracture Surgery, Disc Replacement Surgery, Quadriplegia/Paraplegia from Spine Injury, Scoliosis and Kyphosis Reconstruction Surgery; INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMS (IME) including QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXAMS (QME) for all conditions involving spinal injures/ accidents, spine trauma, work place injuries involving cervical/thoracic/lumbar injuries.
I am a fellowship trained board-certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with 38 years of clinical experience specializing in comprehensive and complex spine procedures. My expertise encompasses Neurological Surgery of the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine, integrating cutting-edge techniques such as minimally invasive surgeries, microsurgery, and the application of advanced spinal implants. Beyond clinical practice, I have held the position of Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Division, at the UC Davis School of Medicine since July 2000. My clinical repertoire includes anterior and posterior cervical fusions/ nerve decompression, total disc replacements, anterior lumbar interbody fusions/nerve decompression, thoracic fusion/ nerve decompression, and lumbar microdiscectomy, among others. I've treated a myriad of spinal conditions for thousands of patients stemming from auto accidents, workplace spinal injuries, spine trauma, gunshots, infection...

Neil Brown, MD PhD Minimally Invasive Spine & Neurosurgery

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Neurosurgery - My clinical opinions are based upon twenty-five years as a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon. Evidence-based medical treatment options, medical necessity, and causation can be assessed. Likewise I can offer biomechanical opinions based upon an BSc (Hon) in Applied Mathematics, an MSc in Physics, and a PhD in Medical Biophysics. I have a special interest in injuries alleged to be secondary to motor vehicle accidents or slips/trips and falls.
Confirm or refute alleged injury based upon known biodynamics of injury mechanisms Will travel to other locations and states of current medical licensure (AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MO) with coverage of additional expenses and time. For convenience, since many IMEs are attended by a court reporter, videographer, and possibly an attorney, the requesting party may schedule the IME at a local court reporter's office

Michael J Giordano, MD, JD, MBA Legal Medical Associates LLC

Milford, Connecticut
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - I am a board certified neurosurgeon with over 24 years in practice I am a board certified independent medical examiner in both the 5th and 6th editions s of the AMA Guides. I am also an attorney and have over 15 years experience reviewing medicolegal cases. Due to my medical and legal training, I provide valuable insight to your evaluations and cases. I focus on brain and spinal injuries.
As a neurosurgeon, I render opinions on spinal injuries and head injuries. In my private practice, I see a large number of TBI cases. I have particular experience from a long military career and have seen many TBI's in the field on combat deployments. I do a large amount of defense IME's in New Jersey having been credentialed by a number of IME companies but am available independently to any counsel or company.

Larry Fishman, M.D. Larry Fishman MD, P.A.

Tampa, Florida
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery, spine surgeon, Trauma, IME/CMEs, Minimally Invasive Outpatient Surgery, Peripheral Nerves, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, disability, permanent impairment rating, future care costs, medical necessity,
Board Certified, Mayo Clinic trained neurosurgeon in active clinical practice. Current clinical focus of spine surgery, peripheral nerves, injections and sacroiliac joints. 30 years emergency room call experience handling brain and spine trauma. Since residency has performed over 15,000 operations. Extensive peer review experience evaluating compliance with the standard of care. Highly experienced expert witness and independent medical examiner who has testified hundreds of times.

Joel I Franck Joel Ira Franck MD PLLC

Clearwater, Florida
Neurosurgery - I am a Boarded Neurosurgeon, in practice since 1979. My interest lies in the Cervical spine, with a focus on whiplash injuries resulting in the Cranio-Cervical Syndrome, Occipital C1-C2 Instability and Herniated Cervical Disc Disease. I treat patients from around the world, am well-published and have held up to 14 patents Neurosurgical patents. Having operated on 4500+ Cervical cases from around the world and testified in 1250 depositions and 30 trials, I am very adept at the IME process.
I am thoroughly familiar with the Medico-legal liability world and enjoy my close professional relationships with the legal community around the US. My interest in Cervical spine whiplash injuries and my development of specialized outpatient surgical procedures for C1-C2 instability and the Cranio-Cervical Syndrome has resulted in a clinical practice based on attorney referrals. This ideally suits my unique skills in generating objectively validated IME reports that will result in optimal patient care and rapid cost-saving resolution of these complex cases. My CV is available upon request as our legal professional references. To summarize; MIT 1970-73; Rockefeller Graduate School 1973-75; Yale Medical School 1975-1979; Internship and Residency in Neurosurgery in Syracuse SUNY; ABNS Certified 1989. Over 80 publications, worldwide lectures, educating lawyers at conferences, worked at CIA in scientific intelligence.

Surbhi Jain, MD, FICS, MBA

Tampa, Florida
Neurosurgery - traumatic brain injury, mTBI, tumors, craniotomy, biomechanics, slip, trip, fall, brain trauma, concussion, cranial brain surgery, closed cranial head trauma, motor vehicle accident, personal injury, diffuse axonal, subdural hematoma, stroke, pituitary, seizures, arnold-chiari, migraine, brain fog
A highly qualified and experienced neurosurgeon with specialized training in Cranial Neurosurgery, Dr. Jain has had the privilege of serving as an assistant professor in neurosurgery at an NCI-designated cancer center, as well as a director of brain mapping and image-guided neurosurgery. Over the years, Dr. Jain has held numerous patents in surgical instruments, brain therapy in head trauma, and DTI brain mapping, and has been an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as well as several other international societies. Dr. Jain remains at the forefront of advancements in her field: in addition to her unparalleled portfolio of over 100 presentations, publications, media interviews, and book chapters, including medical illustrations, Dr. Jain is a reviewer for several leading neurosurgical journals, including the Journal of Spine Surgery, World Journal of Surgery, and Neurosurgery. Dr. Jain’s exceptional analytic skills and ability to communicate complex concepts to c...

Beejal Y. Amin, MD Prime Physicians Group

Hinsdale , Illinois
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Spine Surgery, Ortho-Spine, Orthopedic Spine, Fellowship trained spine surgeon
Beejal Amin, MD is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of brain and spine conditions. His area of clinical expertise is in the treatment of cervical and lumbar spine disorders. He focuses on minimally invasive treatment of degenerative diseases of the neck and low back, spinal deformity surgery, and surgical treatment of spinal tumors. In addition to the treatment of spinal disorders, he specializes in the treatment of peripheral nerve conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy. Dr. Amin performs evaluations in Hinsdale. Dr. Amin earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in Complex Spine surgery at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He has been an invited guest lecturer at national and international meetings. He has published more than 10 manus...

Jonathan Citow, MD American Center for Spine & Neurosurgery

Libertyville, Illinois
Neurosurgery - Complex spinal disorders, fusions, minimally invasive spinal surgery, hydrocephalus, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral nerves, cranial nerves.
100% success rate on all consulted cases.

Paul V. Birinyi, M.D., F.A.A.N.S. Performance Spine & Brain

Alexandria, Louisiana
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Neurosurgeon, Fellowship Trained in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Fellowship Trained in Peripheral Nerve, Expertise with cranial neurosurgery including traumatic brain injury, spinal medicine
Dr. Birinyi is a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in minimally invasive spine surgery and additional training in peripheral nerve surgery and has and maintains medical licenses in 12 states. He is experienced in all aspects of neurosurgery with a specialization in minimally invasive spine surgery and peripheral nerve disorders and treatments. He is an active neurosurgery who takes neurosurgical trauma call and performs neurointensive care, complex spinal surgery, skull base surgery, functional neurosurgery, and traumatic brain injury evaluations and treatment. He incorporates innovative technologies like computer-assisted navigation and robotics into patient care and follows the latest neurosurgical guidelines and standards of care in order to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients. He provides opinions that are literature and standard of care based so that they stand up to scrutiny. He also has an advanced degree in cellular and molecular neurosc...

William A. Brennan, MD, FACS Neurosurgical Solutions of Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Neurosurgery - Board Certified, Neurological Surgery. Offshore Injuries, Commercial Vehicle Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Causation Analysis
Dr. Brennan has performed over 3000 surgeries and was made a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Bernhard Zunkeler, MD Bernhard Zunkeler MD PA

Towson, Maryland
Neurosurgery, Brain Injury Medicine - neurosurgery, spine surgery, instrumentation, trauma, head injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disability, the endpoint of treatment (MMI), causation, impairment rating, clinical needs assessment, future healthcare cost
I am a board-certified neurosurgeon in clinical practice in Baltimore, Maryland. For the past 23+ years, in addition to my clinical practice, I have assisted clients in the fields of insurance, law, and government with analyzing and understanding complex clinical cases. Medicine is constantly evolving, and I enjoy keeping up with new developments by reading the relevant medical literature, regularly attending professional conferences, and always learning about time-honored and new medical insights and forms of treatment. Within the field of neurosurgery, I can provide my clients with additional insights from the standpoint of causation of injury, the standard of care, pre-existing conditions, the necessity and appropriateness of medical care, the reasonableness of charges for care rendered, the endpoint of treatment (i.e. MMI), impairment rating, as well as the need for, and estimated cost of, future medical care. Please refer to my two websites for additional details regarding...

Todd Francis, MD, PhD, FAANS Envision Enterprises

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Neurosurgery - Fellowship trained in clinical spinal surgery, Cleveland Clinic 2011 Currently Staff Neurosurgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, employed and in practice full-time 5 years of experience in independent medical evaluations for predominantly auto injury and workman's comp

Timothy Ryken, MD Ryken Medical Consulting

Lebanon, New Hampshire
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Experienced neurosurgeon board certified by the ABNS. Active in both academic and private settings. Focus primarily on adult patients addressing general neurosurgical care including trauma, tumor and degenerative spine. My legal work today has been primarily for the defendant although I have reviewed and offered opinions in plaintiff cases as well. I have been involved in multiple research efforts and have been active on the national neurosurgical level both educational and political efforts.

O. Del Curling, Jr., MD, MBA Neurosurgery & Pain Specialists of the Carolinas

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Neurosurgery, Pain Management - Medicine - Over 30 years of experience performing IMEs for neurosurgical-related issues (brain, spine, and peripheral nerve injury). In addition to performing IMEs, Dr. Curling maintains an active clinical practice focused on the evaluation and non-operative management of mild brain injury (concussion, headache, post concussive syndrome), in addition to providing both interventional and non-interventional treatment of neck and back pain, nerve injuries, and other painful conditions (e.g., CRPS)
Dr. Curling has received degrees/training from Duke University, University of Virginia, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Auburn University and has been practicing in central North Carolina since 1991. He presently sees a high percentage of North Carolina worker's compensation cases, but also evaluates out of state and federal W/C, as well as private disability and personal injury cases. Referrals are received from adjusters, case managers, defense/plaintiff attorneys, other physicians, or upon direct recommendation/order of the NC Industrial Commission. In addition to IMEs, other related medicolegal services are available, including review of records, surgical opinions, additional opinion on ratings, fit for duty evaluations, and attorney consultation or testimony as needed. IME scheduling requires receipt of at least a brief synopsis of the case, though review of all records is not necessary before scheduling. If Dr. Curling feels tha...

Akash D Agarwal, MD Michael C. Raklewicz, MD & Associates, LLC

Edwardsville, Pennsylvania
Neurosurgery - Interventional Neuroradiology Spine Cranial

Matthew Budway, MD University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Board certified in neurosurgery and fellowship trained in spinal surgery, Dr Budway has performed thousands of surgical procedures over the past 20 years.
Undergraduate degree from Brown; neurosurgery residency at Cornell; spine fellowship at Harvard

Daniel V. Loesch, MD Tri-State Neurological Surgeons, PC

Erie, Pennsylvania
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Spine, Head Injury, Spine/Spinal Cord, Trauma, Chronic Pain

David H Hauge, MD FAANS FACS Neuro-Care Resources and Consulting PLLC

Knoxville, Tennessee
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Spine surgery /peripheral nerve Workers Compensation Neuro-oncology/Gamma Knife radiosurgery
Dr. David Hauge practiced neurological surgery for 33 years in Knoxville, Tennessee. While retired from active neurosurgical practice effective March 31,2023, he continues to perform Independent Medical Evaluations, medical record reviews and provide utilization review and expert witness services. He maintains an active unrestricted medical license in Tennessee and remains on active status with the American Board of Neurological Surgery, participating in their Maintenance of Certification process.

Douglas C. Mathews, MD, FACS Howell Allen Clinic

Nashville, Tennessee
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Board Certified in Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine, Traumatic Brain and Spine Injuries, Motor Vehicle Injuries, Work Related Injuries
Dr. Mathews has practiced in Middle Tennessee over 24 years, and holds memberships in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and is Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Diana Kraemer, MD Diana Kraemer, MD, PLLC

Seattle, Washington
Dr. Kraemer is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery. She received her medical training at UCLA, Duke, and Yale. She is particularly interested in cognition, epilepsy, movement disorders, spinal disorders, spinal cord injury, headache, migraine, whiplash, depression, and chronic pain. Her neurosurgical clinical practice focuses on a patient-centered, holistic approach to the complex factors involved with advanced or longstanding neurological conditions. She enjoys providing comprehensive evaluations, second opinions, or independent examinations to the patient or claimant when a multi-factorial approach to return to wellness is required. Dr. Kraemer has decades of experience dealing with difficult, complex, neurosurgical and neurological diagnoses, including • Spinal cord injuries, syringomyelia • Traumatic Brain Injuries • Recovery or Rehabilitation after Spinal Surgery • Chronic Pain • Spinal Cord Stimulation • Movement Disorders • Epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, and pseu...
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