Orthopedic Surgery Independent Medical Examiners in California

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

Afshin Arianjam, MD, FAAOS, FAAHKS

Claremont, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Joint Preservation, and Total Joint Replacements. I'm an active Team Physician for a local university and take call at a Trauma Center. I have experience in managing complex cases. I take pride in my excellent bedside manner and reputation, and I perform comprehensive, detailed evaluations with a quick turnaround. Please e-mail /text for correspondence. 3 locations in CA IME: Pomona, Upland, and Chino Hills.
Dr. Arianjam graduated as a Renaissance Scholar Magna Cum Laude at the University of Southern California. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Fellowship-Trained in Sports Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He has extensive experience as a medical expert with complex shoulder, hip, and knee cases: Joint Preservation: including cartilage transplantation, biologics (PRP/ stem cell/ amnion), reconstructive ligamentous surgery, and meniscal repair /transplantation. In the shoulder, he performs the entire spectrum of surgeries from arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs including biologic augmentation, to partial, total, and reverse shoulder replacement. Modern Joint Replacement: minimally invasive robotic knee replacement, anterior hip replacement, navigation-assisted partial / total knee replacement, and total/ reverse shoulder replacement. Acute Traum...

Osep E. Armagan, M.D. Osep E. Armagan MD Inc

Beverly Hills, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
AAOS IME courses and credits

Jeffrey P. Bernicker, M.D.

La Jolla, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine

Benjamin Busfield, MS, MD, FAAOS, FACS Diablo Orthopedic Consultants

Lafayette, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - I am currently in active practice as a busy general Orthopedic surgeon- with a broad spectrum of care to include all Orthopedic common conditions. Our goal is to give expert medical legal advice in case review without bias to plaintiff or defense. I have authored over 15 peer reviewed articles. We have 17 years of clinical experience in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Communications and scheduling will be rapid.
17 years of expert witness work. including defense, plaintiff, and product liability cases. I have experience doing personal injury and malpractice case review.

James L Chen, MD James L Chen MD Inc

San Francisco, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Assistant Clinical Professor at UC San Francisco. Board Certified & Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, and Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery. Arthroscopic and open treatment of Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Elbow, Hand, Foot, and Ankle injuries, including ligamentous surgery, fracture care, and total joint replacement.
Swarthmore College - BA; University of California Berkeley - MPH; University of California Davis - MD; University of Hawaii - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency; University of California San Francisco - Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, and Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery. Trained in 4th, 5th, & 6th Edition AMA Guides. Board Certified. Faculty at San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program. Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California San Francisco. Fellowship Director at San Francisco Sports Medicine Fellowship.

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, Wrist, and Elbow. 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 record reviewer.
In the capacity of Independent Medical Evaluator, I conduct an extensive, thorough, unbiased, and impartial examination of the injured party. Dr. Cohen will ensure 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 opinion, which is then presented in telephonic consultation and/or written report form. Dr. Cohen possesses two board-certifications; one in Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgery and the other in orthopedic surgery. He is internationally recognized as the go to person for professional athletes, musicians, celebrities, Olympians, medical professionals, fire and police personnel and anyone with hand, wrist or elbow problems. This year marks his 23rd year of practice in Southern California. He is a very active clinical physician and an expert witness for over 16 years. He is licensed in CA, NV, UT, and WY. Here are links (http://www.handexpert.net/) and (www.handsurgeon.o...

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

William H. Dillin, MD Independent Spine Evaluation, Inc.

Los Angeles, California
Spinal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
The concepts of evidence-based medicine have been the cornerstone of Dr. Dillin’s education during his spine surgery fellowship in Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the format for decision making in his subsequent practice. The critical analytic features inherent in the ‘best evidence’ approach to patients have permeated his writing and his lectures, allowing flexible adaptation as the science has changed.Since July 1985, Dr. Dillin has been exclusively devoted to clinical spine, interventional spine and spine surgery practice. The combination of clinical critical thinking in conjunction with evidence-based medicine practice, allows spine specialty focus on any Independent Medical Evaluations or Medical-Legal Reviews. He is in clinical practice performing spine surgery, spine interventions and evaluating patients with spine conditions. He is licensed in California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and Nevada. Dr. Dillin was a former partner at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. I ...

Brian S. Grossman, M.D. Southern California Orthopedic Institute/UCLA

Westlake Village, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon fellowship-trained in spinal surgery. I take pride in performing accurate and readable Independent Medical Evaluations and file reviews with opinions substantiated by evidence-based medical practice. I have been performing IMEs for over 20 years, and have a full appreciation of the need for comprehensive, timely reports that can be defended at deposition or trial.

Clement K. Jones, MD Clement K. Jones, MD, PC

San Francisco, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - (Spine & Neck): Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusion and Reconstructive Surgery, Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Revision Spine Surgery, Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery, Sports-Related Spine Injuries
Dr. Jones is a board-certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with a prestigious medical career spanning over three decades. As an Independent Medical Examiner, he lends his expertise to plaintiff and defense parties in cases involving, but not limited to individuals claiming spinal injuries from any incident, events, or accidents. Dr. Jones reflects incredible reliability, credibility, veracity, and integrity while applying critical thinking, unbiased and evidence-based medical approaches. He possesses the ability to articulate and communicate scientific terminology effectively and with ease. Dr. Jones has expansive case experience which includes delivering prompt and accurate record reviews, independent medical examinations, and expert witness testimony in depositions and trials. Professionally, he upholds an extensive list of achievements ranging from his Navy active duty to his achieved positions in the medical field. His certifications include the American Board of Orthopaedic Sur...

Jeffrey Kantor, MD Kantororthopedics

Valencia, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - General orthopedics, sports medicine, extremity injuries and surgery, spinal soft tissue injuries. 20 years experience.

Michael Krosin, MD East Bay Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstruction

Castro Valley, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle - Dr Michael Krosin is a board certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He has extensive experience in orthopedic injuries, post traumatic injuries, knee and hip replacement and foot and ankle surgery. He is thorough, meticulous and timely in his evaluations. Please email or text him for additional information.

Michael J Oechsel, M.D. California Orhopedics and Spine

San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Trauma, Injury, Fracture, Open, Closed, Extremity, Spinal, Musculoskeletal, Dislocation, Subluxation, Tear, Rupture, Sprain, Strain, Crush, Surgical, Fixation, Reduction, Arthritis, Joint, Bone, Ligament, Tendon, Disc, Laceration, Non-surgical.
Dr. Oechsel continues actively practiced as a general Orthopedic Surgeon. He has experience with almost all aspects of this field. This allows him to render opinions on many different Orthopedic issues in any single case. He prides himself in taking on the most complex cases. Reviews, reporting, preparation, and testimony are meticulously detailed. His opinions are well respected, as he continues to be retained by both the Defense and Plaintiff bar. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Thomas Peatman, MD

San Ramon, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - I am best suited for injuries to the extremities, or combined extremity/ non-surgical spine cases.
In practice for 21 years, performing over 8,000 joint replacements, hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopies and open surgeries. Board Certified, with additional Certification in Sports Medicine. IME certified. I additionally trained in the United States Navy in Aviation Medicine/ Flight Surgery. I have been participating in IME and Expert Witness work for 10+ years. I excel at providing clarity in complex case reviews as well as defining simpler incidents. I am timely, and prioritize scheduling exams, depos and court appearances.

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 39 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...

Roy Rubin, MD Roy M Rubin MD INC

Sacramento, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - Lumbar spine, cervical spine, thoracic spine, orthopedics, sports injury, spine surgery, fracture, joint replacement, back, low back, neck, upper back, mid back, disc bulge, herniation, rotator cuff, shoulder, knee, joints, elbow, foot, ankle, wrist, hand.
Roy M. Rubin, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and prides himself on technical excellence and compassion for his patients. Dr. Rubin treats a broad range of problems affecting children and adults, including knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, hand, foot, ankle, wrist, and back and neck problems, and he has personally performed thousands of surgeries. Dr. Rubin is an orthopedic surgeon with extensive training and experience. In addition to his medical training, he earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Princeton University which uniquely allows him to opine on causation and lack of causation of injuries to the spine and extremities. Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Duke University, Durham, NC Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship: Northern California Shriners Hospital for Children University of California at Davis Sacramento Medical Center Medical Degree: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Undergraduate Degree: Major: Mec...

Brian D. Rudin, M.D. Brian D. Rudin, M.D., Inc.

Westlake Village, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - Orthopedic Neck and Spine Surgeon; Disc Replacement; Fusion; Orthopedic Surgery; Neck and Spine Care; Neck and Back Pain; Disorders of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine; Spinal Cord; Dural Disc Problems; Pedicle Screws
Vice Chief of Department of Orthopedics, Los Robles Regional Medical Center; Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery; Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; Member, North American Spine Society; California Orthopedic Association

William B. Stetson, MD Associate Clinical Professor, USC School of Med.

Burbank, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Dr. Stetson is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle with over 25 years of experience in trauma surgery. He is a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for the state of California and has served as an expert witness for the last 18 years in over 60 cases involving complex personal injury, workers compensation, malpractice and product liability cases. He has been a clinical professor at USC for over 25 years.
Dr. Stetson specializes in sports medicine with an expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. He has first-hand knowledge of athletic injuries and trauma related injuries with over 27 years of experience. Dr. Stetson is a full time practicing orthopaedic surgeon and he is a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for the state of California. He has served as an expert witness for the last 16 years in over 60 cases involving complex personal injury, workers compensation, malpractice and product liability cases.He has over 25 years of teaching experience as a volunteer professor of orthopaedic surgery at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center where he teaches the residents orthopaedic surgery and arthroscopy. He has also served as the medical director and on the management committee of out-patient surgery centers. He is the author of over 45 peer reviewed publications and has over 100 national and international presentations. He has t...

Edward W Younger, MD MRK Medical Consultants

Gold River , California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Board certified orthopedist specializing in total joints. General Orthopedics, Reconstructive Knee Surgery, Reconstructive Hip Surgery, and Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery
Dr. Younger is a practicing orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in total joint replacement as well as reconstructive surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. Dr. Younger is the Medical Director of MRK Medical Consultants and has been performing medical-legal evaluations since 2000. MRK has been providing comprehensive analysis of personal injury cases for the legal profession and insurance industry since 1975. It is a firm with a diverse experienced team of over 30 medical legal consultants that offer objective review of personal injuries.
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