Orthopedics Independent Medical Examiners

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

Richard Rex Harris, MD R. Rex Harris, MD, LLC

Birmingham, Alabama
Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Richard H Cobden Northern Arizona IME

Sedona, Arizona
Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery - Joint replacement, spine injuries, hand surgery, sports injuries
ABOS, AAOS. We utilize the latest methods to analyze impairment from an objective, physical and evidence-based approach to achieve a fair and complete, timely report. This includes review of all prior medical data, physical examination, clinical diagnoses and application of the Sixth Addition AMA Guides when indicated. Medical-legal review and analysis and consultation on a case by case basis is also available.

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

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

Wayne K Cheng, MD Bones and Spine Surgery, Inc.

Loma Linda, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - I am considered an authority on minimal invasive spine surgery and complex spine deformity reconstructions. Fellowship trained at Duke University Medical Center in 2002 and board certified, I graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1988 and finished residency at Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Chairman of Loma Linda Surgical Institute, also heads Bones and Spine Surgery, headquartered at Loma Linda, California, as its president. I'm a skilled independent medical examiner and have complete +300 IMEs over the past 7 years. I offer objective, evidence-based, detailed evaluations, punctually and understandable reports. Please feel free to reach out for additional information.

John D. Kaufman, M.D.

Santa Clarita, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - I am board certified in orthopedic surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. I have expertise in general orthopedic conditions, sports medicine, osteoporosis, back and neck injuries and other bone and joint conditions. I am experienced in medical legal evaluations, depositions and testifying as an expert witness.

Michael J. Oechsel, MD California Orthopedics and Spine

Larkspur, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Trauma, Extremity/Injury, Spine Injury, Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Pelvis/Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot, Spine Care, Orthopedics-Non Surgical

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.

Michael D. Roback, M.D. Michael D. Roback M.D. AMC

Ventura, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Spine, hand, knee, shoulder, MVA and medical malpractice. Membership in the Society of Auto Engineers and associate membership in the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Qualified as an expert witness in thirty states. Frequent lecturer and published writer on the spine, shoulder, hip, neck, knee, hand and ankle/foot.
Other Medical-Legal experience includes slip-and fall, product liability, wrongful death, criminal defense, social security and private retirement disability, military discharge and disability, wrongful denial of employment, wrongful denial of treatment, wrongful denial of insurance coverage, wrongful denial of military participation and Workers' Compensation litigation.

Roy M Rubin Roy M Rubin MD INC

Sacramento, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - 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 a 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 Pediatric 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: Mechanica...

Jerrold M. Sherman, MD

Los Angeles, California
Orthopedics - Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director Outpatient Surgery Center

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.

CLINTON G BUSH, MD MIAMI MEDICAL EVALUATIONS

DORAL, FL 33178, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
Dr. Bush is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) and has extensive experience performing Independent Medical Evaluations, Compulsory Medical Examinations and Disability Evaluations (>400). In addition, Dr. Bush is experienced performing depositions and has provided court testimony (>30 cases), for both plaintiff and defense in worker’s compensation, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases.

Julian Cameron, M.D.

Tamarac, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Julian A. Cameron, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a sub-specialty in surgery of the Spine. While he has operated on and overseen many successful and complex surgical cases. His resounding belief when treating all individual patients is that there is not a “one-size fits all” solution.
Dr. Cameron was born in Trinidad and Tobago to parents who were both devoted to healthcare and education. Thus inspiring his own journey. After completing his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College where he was a founding member of the soccer club and collegiate team, he continued his medical studies at the University of Miami School of Medicine. During this time he devoted efforts to being; a founding member of the Little Haiti Community Health Fair; a student Researcher at University of Miami Division of Hand Surgery and also later a Resident researcher covering topics on spinal cord injuries as well as research on MRSA infections in the upper extremity. His research has resulted in many presentations and publications. Upon completing his Orthopedic internship and residency at the prestigiously historic Howard University Hospital and subsequent spine fellowship at Sinai hospital, Baltimore and to date, Dr. Cameron has remained sincere to his Hippocratic Oath. He is rigorously...

Peter J. Howard, MD Florida Sports, Orthopaedics, and Spine Medicine

Palm Harbor, Florida
Orthopedics, Sports Medicine - Dr. Howard specializes in sports medicine, and arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and elbow. Expertise includes rotator cuff repairs, cartilage transplants, meniscus injuries, ACL injuries, shoulder dislocations, hip impingement, fractures, Tommy John surgery, and arthritis care.
Dr. Howard’s areas of interest include the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and biologic therapies. Extensively trained, Dr. Howard currently helps care for MLB and MiLB athletes, and has past experience caring for NFL, NBA, MLS, NASA astronaut corps, and NCAA athletes. He is a principal reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, one of the most prominent orthopaedic journals. Dr. Howard is FDA certified in the MACI cartilage transplant procedure. Dr. Howard's office has a legal coordinator for interaction with your team to coordinate depositions, IMEs, and trials. Dr. Howard is willing to travel throughout the state. Trained and willing to help solve your legal questions.

RICHARD C SMITH, MEDICAL DOCTOR - ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON FLORIDA CENTER FOR ORTHOPAEDICS

Ocoee, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics -  Richard C. Smith MD, FACTS Dr. Richard C. Smith has been a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and has been practicing in Central Florida since 1990. His vast experience, including minimally invasive spine and joint surgery, allows him to provide expert opinions and treatment recommendations for a wide range of patients. Along with several well-respected physicians, including Denise Carter M.D., he founded the Florida Center for Orthopaedics in 1999.
United States Navy Reserves, 1981-1994 Honorable discharge, 1994 Chairmanship: Millenia Surgery Center (2012-Present) Expert Medical Advisor (EMA) June 1998-present (Division of Worker's Compensation Florida Dept. of Labor Special Expert Witness (State of Florida Agency of Health Care Administration) June 1997- present

Joseph P. Tobin, MD, F.A.A.O.S. AAOS

Pooler, Georgia
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - General Orthopaedics with with special interest in hip and knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, hand surgery, elbow surgery, ankle surgery, sports medicine, fractures, injuries to bones, muscles or joints. Neck and back pain.
Active board certified orthopaedic surgeon currently treating both surgical and non-surgical patients. Surgeon is Fluent in Spanish and has over 17 years of experience in IMEs and Impairment Ratings and depositions. Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Fellowship trained in hip an knee replacement surgery. Performs IMEs for the Federal Government, Workers' Comp insurance companies, private law firms and others. Offices in Pooler Georgia (next to Savannah) and Hilton Head, S.C.. Experienced as Referee IME physician as well. Expertise in using the AMA impairment guidelines for impairment ratings. Credentialed and active surgical staff privileges at three hospitals: St. Joseph/Candler Hospital (Savannah, GA), Hilton Head Hospital (South Carolina), and the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head (Surgical Center). Graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic residency at Loyola University. My staff is ready to efficiently hand...

Zachary Thielen, MD Maui Orthopedic Institute, LLC

Wailuku, Hawaii
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Anterior hip replacement, knee arthritis, total knee replacement surgery, operative and non-operative treatment of fractures, dislocations, arthritis, lacerations, sprains, tendon and ligament injuries, workers' compensation and no fault injuries.

Charles E Rhoades, M.D. Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Leawood, Kansas
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Dr. Rhoades is the senior Hand & Upper Extremity surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics. His areas of clinical expertise are shoulder surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, and athletic knee 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. Additionally, I am Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UMKC; Clinical Faculty member of the University of Kansas Medical Center; Examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; and member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Association. I have served as President of many organizations, including Dickson-Diveley, Saint Luke’s Hospital Medical Staff, and the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association.

Simon Finger, MD

Slidell, Louisiana
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - General orthopedics / Sports Medicine / Arthroscopy / Joint replacement
Board Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons Certified Independent Medical Examiner Fellowship in Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital Salt Lake City, UT Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Stanford University Medical Center Stanford, CA Doctor of Medicine Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA Bachelor of Science, Biology University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA

Peter A. Lasater, MD Synergy Health

Warren, Michigan
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - I am fellowship trained in orthopedic surgery sports medicine with specialized training in a variety of acute and chronic conditions of the musculoskeletal system. I have extensive experience and training in arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder and knee.
I treat a multitude of general orthopedic conditions of the upper and lower extremities which includes fracture care, joint replacement, and tendon/ligament injuries. I currently take emergency room call at two trauma designated hospitals. I have experience with sideline sports coverage at the high school, college and professional levels. I strive to perform independent medical examinations with unbiased thoroughness and deliver reports in a timely manner.

Jerrold M. Sherman, MD

Las Vegas, Nevada
Orthopedics - Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director Outpatient Surgery Center

Douglas M Goumas, MD Prime Consulting NH

Manchester, New Hampshire
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Sports fellowship trained: Shoulder, Knee, Ankle and Elbow
Governor appointed board member of Workers Compensation Advisory Committee 6 years

Joshua A Siegel, MD Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

Exeter, New Hampshire
Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery - Hand Surgery, Physiatry, General Musculoskeletal specialist with special focus on shoulder and knee pathology.
Joshua A. Siegel, MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Siegel specializes in treating sports medicine injuries and focuses on arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Siegel is the Sports Medicine Director and a founding member of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics. He is also a founding member of two ambulatory surgical centers. Northeast Surgical Care, a multi-specialty ambulatory surgical center, was founded in 2000 and sold to Amsurg in 2011. Access Ambulatory Surgery Center, an orthopaedic focused ASC opened in 2019. Dr. Siegel is a US Olympic Committee team physician, a US ski team physician and covers USGA and PGA tour events. He is the team physician for many local area high schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy. Dr. Siegel is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM),US ...

Raymond G. Decker, Jr. Central Jersey Hand Surgery

Eatontown, New Jersey
Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Robert A DeFalco, DO IME Plus, LLC

Bloomfield, New Jersey
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
Dr. DeFalco is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a fellowship in sports medicine as well as arthroscopic surgery with more than 14 years in private practice. As an experienced expert witness having been certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CIME), Dr. DeFalco has performed hundreds of IMEs, depositions, and live testimony. Thorough and accurate reporting provided with rapid turn around times. Dr. DeFalco has weekly availability in the following counties; Essex, Bergen, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.

Paul G Teja, DO IME Plus, LLC

Bloomfield, New Jersey
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
Dr. Teja is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 17 years in private practice. He has been certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners and has performed hundreds of IMEs, depositions, and live testimony. Other services include Peer Reviews, Record Reviews, Permanency Evaluations, PIP, TORT, etc. Dr. Teja maintains an active treating practice and has weekly availability for medical-legal examinations, with availability in Northern, New Jersey. He has availability in the following counties; Morris, Warren, Sussex, Passaic, Essex, Union.

Keith W. Harvie, DO New Mexico Independent Medical Evaluations

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Orthopedics, Spinal Medicine - Focus spine and joint problems, osteoporosis

THOMAS EAGAN, MD

GLOVERSVILLE, New York
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

David A Rockwell, MD Atlantic IME Services

Wilmington, North Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Extensive experience in musculo-skeletal disorders and injuries of extremities and spine. Over 40 years of clinical practice with additional experience in impairment evaluations and legal testimony. Added certification in IMEs by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
We have an efficient and organized office for IME and other evaluations. Our 3 locations for exams gives us a wide geographic region convenient for clients. Report turnaround time is minimized with our organized system and protocols.

Douglas C Gula, DO Quality Evaluations, Inc.

West Chester, Ohio
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgical Independent Medical Examinations to also include joint and spine

James E. Kemmler, MD Kemmler Orthopaedic Center

Celina, Ohio
Orthopedics - General orthopaedics, focus on trauma, sports, hand

Michael C Raklewicz, MD

Kingston, Pennsylvania
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Specialties include Knees, Hips, Neck, Back, Lower Extremities and Official Disability Guidelines

Barry A. Ruht Orthopedic Foot, Ankle & Knee Institute

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Fellowship in foot & ankle surgery w/ 20+ years experience in general orthopedics
Dr. Barry Ruht completed his internship at the Lehigh Valley Network, introducing him to the Lehigh Valley. After completion of his orthopedic residency at Temple University Hospital, he returned to the Valley and the practice of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ruht is an experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Ruht took one year off from full-time private practice in 2004 to pursue this fellowship. Dr. Ruht's fellowship was completed at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Systems with Dr. Keith Wapner, Dr. Paul Hecht, and Dr. Wen Chao, internationally known board-certified orthopedic surgeons specialized in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Upon his return to the Valley, Dr. Ruht resumed his General Orthopedic Practice with additional emphasis on foot, ankle and knee problems. Dr. Ruht is a seasoned Total Knee Replacement/Reconstructive knee surgeon who has updated his credentials while at the University of Pennsylvania spending ti...

Randall N Smith, MD Richard H. Kaplan, MD, PC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Orthopedics, Pain Management - Medicine - Evaluation of orthopedic injuries and pain management with training and experience in treatment of traumatic injuries. Operating general orthopedic surgeon for 23 years specializing in trauma.

JOSEPH P TOBIN, MD, F.A.A.O.S. AAOS

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - General Orthopaedics with special interest in sports Medicine, hip and knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, hand surgery, elbow surgery, ankles surgery, fractures, injuries to bones, muscles or joints. Neck and back pain.
Active Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon currently treating both surgical and non-surgical patients. Surgeon is fluent in Spanish and has over 17 years of experience in IMEs and Impairment Ratings and depositions. Performs IMEs for the Federal Government, Workers' Comp insurance companies, private law firms and others. Expertise in the AMA impairment guidelines for impairment ratings. Offices in Pooler, Georgia (near Savannah) and Hilton Head, S.C.. Experienced as Referee IME physician as well. Credentialed and active surgical staff privileges at three hospitals: St. Joseph/Candler Hospital (Savannah, GA), Hilton Head Hospital (South Carolina), and the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head (Surgical Center). Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and fellowship trained in hip and knee replacement surgery. Graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Loyola University. My staff is ready to efficiently...

H. James Wiesman, MD Columbia Orthopedic Clinic

Columbia, Tennessee
Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Stephen De Young, M.D. Southwest Orthopedic Group

Sugar Land, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - General Orthopedics, surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the lower back, hips, shoulders and extremities

J. Clark Race, MD Expert Witness Doctors

Austin, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Causation and treatment of spine disorders, fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, nerve injuries, surgical complications, knee and hip replacements, hand, wrist, and elbow injuries, and surgery, shoulder, ankle, knee, and hip injuries and surgery, carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis, De Quervain’s tendinitis.
Dr. J. Clark Race, is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and the founder and medical director of Expert Witness Doctors. Over 35 years working with the legal and insurance communities and a Designated Doctor, Texas Dept of Insurance, Workers Comp Division. Dr. Race has examined thousands of patients and reviewed hundreds of thousands of pages of records in order to provide expert opinions. This real-world experience is integral to Dr. Race’s expertise as a medical expert witness.
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