Spinal Medicine Independent Medical Examiners

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

Jeffrey P. Bernicker, M.D.

La Jolla, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine

William H. Dillin, MD Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

Los Angeles, California
Spinal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
William Dillin, M.D. completed the Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery Fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in July 1985. His practice is devoted exclusively to spine surgery and spine medicine with attendant procedures. Since, July 1985, he has served as a spine consultant the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Dillin has been an associate at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic since July 1986. He is a co-founder of the Kerlan-Jobe Spine Center, a multidisciplinary center of excellence dedicated to spine diseases. Dr. Dillin’ s interests include the full therapeutic and diagnostic range of spine medicine: minimally invasive, least invasive and maximally invasive spine operations and the array of non-surgical invasive procedures directed at spinal pain. Dr. Dillin evaluates patients at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Orange County and the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

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

Thousand Oaks, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon fellowship-trained in spinal surgery. I take pride in performing Independent Medical Evaluations and file reviews with opinions substantiated by evidence-based medical practice.

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

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
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

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.

Bikash Bose, MD Neurosurgery Consultants, PA

Newark, Delaware
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine

Jon D Donshik, M.D., M.B.A. Jon D. Donshik, M.D., P.A.

Aventura, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - I am board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and have completed a spine surgery fellowship. My practice is almost completely devoted to the treatment of spinal disorders.
Expert Medical Advisor, Florida Division of Workers Compensation

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.

Matthew R Moore, MD, FAANS, FACS Florida Neurosurgical Experts

Lighthouse Point, Florida
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Cervical, thoracic, lumbar injuries, legitimate need for surgeries, brain trauma and surgeries, neurological deficits after accidents

Anthony P. Moreno, M.D. Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Clearwater, Florida
Spinal Medicine

Henry H Barnard, II, MD Regional Health Group

Albany , Georgia
Spinal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery - Spine, Spine Surgeon, Surgery, Orthopedics, Back, Neck, Lumbar Spine
I am a fellowship trained, board certified Orthopaedic Spine surgeon with 30 years of clinical practice experience. I am familiar with the Workmen’s Compensation system in general, as well as conditions of the spine resulting from personal injury claims. I have participated in well over a hundred depositions pertaining to the treatment of these patients, and my opinions are usually definitive.

Jacob Allan Goodrich, MD Champion Orthopedics

Augusta , Georgia
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - Spinal Medicine & Surgery
Residency : Eisenhower medical center 1982-86 Fellowships: Emory University 1990-1991 Spinal Surgery Sabbatical: AO , Basel Switzerland April-June 1990 Spinal Surgery Associate Professor Orthopedics, Chief Spinal Surgery Medical College of Georgia 1989-2001 Private practice Augusta Orthopedic Clinic and Champions Orthopedic clinc 1995-present Member American Academy Orthopedic Surgery North American Spine Society

David M Christensen, MD Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics

Twin Falls, Idaho
Spinal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery - Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dual Fellowship trained in Orthopedic and Neurological Spinal Surgery at Mayo Clinic. Specializes in spinal and general orthopedic IMEs, Second Opinions, Disability Evaluations, Chart Reviews, and as an Expert Witness. Prompt and punctual report submission. Provides expert reviews, evaluations, and testimonies for both claimants and defendants nationally that are logical, understandable and evidence based. Certified Idaho Work Comp Specialist.
Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dual Fellowship trained in Orthopedic and Neurological Spinal Surgery at Mayo Clinic. Four years on staff at Level I trauma centers in civilian practice and in the military. Specializing in spinal and general orthopedic trauma, injury, dysfunction, and disability. 30% of my practice is general orthopedics. Twice certified by the Idaho Industrial Commission as a Worker’s Compensation honor graduate and Specialist. Clinical practice is in Idaho, but have participated in medical legal cases throughout the United States. I practice full time clinically, and perform chart reviews and IME’s weekly. I specialize in IMEs, Second Opinions, Disability Evaluations, Chart Reviews, and as an Expert Witness. Prompt and punctual report submission. My intention is to provide expert reviews, evaluations, and testimonies for both claimants and defendants that are logical, understandable and substantiated by evidence-based medicine. Actively involved for 25 ye...

Jesse P Butler, MD, CIME Spine Consultants

Niles, Illinois
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Complex Adult Revision Surgery, Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Spine Disorders, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated Disc, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Osteoporotic Compression Fractures, Independent Medical Evaluations, Medical Record Review (IME), Section 12 examinations, AMA Guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment 6th edition, Record Reviews, Expert Witness, Trial Testimony, Workers' Compensation
Jesse P. Butler, MD, CIME, ABOS certified, fellowship trained and certified independent medical examiner and practicing spine surgeon. Dr. Butler offers an evidenced based medical opinion for spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, coccyx) related cases. He has extensive experience with Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), Section 12 examinations, AMA Guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment 6th edition, record reviews, expert witness, trial testimony and complex and revision spine surgery. Dr. Butler is a past member of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Medical Fee Advisory Board (2004-2011). Northwestern University - Orthopedic Surgical Residency, Chicago, Illinois Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center - Spine Surgery Fellowship, Chicago, Illinois Highly credible expert witness renowned for clear defensible medical opinions.

Benjamin P Crane, MD The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri
Spinal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery - Performs Missouri and Illinois IMEs for injuries and ailments of the spine and neck. Specializes in disorders, injuries and surgeries of the spine and neck. Well defined, definitive reports with in-house quality assurance to assure all questions are answered

Frank O Petkovich, MD Petkovich Orthopedic and Spine Care, LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - 25% of practice includes IMEs and medical record reviews. Reports, if requested, generated in a timely manner. Multiple orthopedic body parts, including spine, examined or reviewed if requested. Practice includes general orthopedics, upper and lower extremities and spinal conditions. Medical School: Saint Louis University Internship: University of Illinois Chicago Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Missouri Kansas City Fellowship: Tulane University affiliated hospitals
Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow, American College of Surgeons Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Founding member and Fellow, North American Spine Society IME Certification: CIME Certified, American Board Independent Medical Examiners, Ver 6 30+ years performing general orthopedic surgical procedures and spinal surgery.

Joseph S. Lombardi, M.D. Edison Spine Center

Edison, New Jersey
Spinal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery - At Edison Spine Center, we specialize in the treatment of various disorders of the spine that cause back pain, radiculopathy (pain that radiates to other parts of the body such as the arms or legs) and other complications. We take an orthopedic approach to treating these conditions–we solve problems of the bones, cartilage, discs, muscles, tendons and ligaments in order to alleviate symptoms affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems.
We aim to give unbiased and rapid service; IME's will be finished promptly.

Keith W. Harvie, DO New Mexico Independent Medical Evaluations

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

Abdul R Arain, MD, MSc One Oak

New City, New York
Orthopedics, Spinal Medicine
I am a fellowship trained spine surgeon from NYU. I practice spine and general orthopaedic surgery in NJ and NY. I hold licenses in both states and have over 50 peer reviewed paper/abstract-publications. I am an efficient writer and provide a fast turn around speed on assignments. I look forward to providing IME services.

Saad B Chaudhary, MD Mount Sinai Hospital - The Spine Hospital

New York, New York
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - I have been practicing spinal surgery in an academic and private setting for over a decade. I have significant expertise in spinal care and have lectured nationally and internationally on various spine related topics. I have been performing IME's for nearly my entire time as an attending spine surgeon and have expertise in all forms of traumatic and degenerative spinal conditions.

Marc Chernoff, MD New York Orthopedic Spinal Associates

Stony Brook , New York
Spinal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery - Spine Surgery
Harvard Spine Fellowship Specialize in high value claims for complex spine surgery allegations such as spinal fusion, laminectomy, discectomy , And anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures.

Max Cohen, MD Spine IME (Spine & Scoliosis Specialists)

Greensboro, North Carolina
Spinal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery - Specializing in Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Procedures, and revision surgery. Dr. Cohen has expertise in the following areas of spine surgery: •Minimally invasive spine surgery •Microdiscectomy •Microlaminotomy/foraminotomy •Minimally invasive fusion •Scoliosis surgery •Spinal fusion and instrumentation •Complex deformity surgery •Pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) •Image-guided surgery •Cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement •X-stop procedure •Spinal cord stimulators
Board certified in orthopedic surgery with fellowship training in Spine/Scoliosis Surgery. Honors graduate of the Medical College of Virginia. He served his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Cohen went on to complete a spine and scoliosis fellowship at Cornell University’s prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery.

Ashraf F Guirgues, MD, FAAOS

Morehead City, North Carolina
Spinal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship trained Spine Surgeon. Actively practicing surgical and non surgical treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Particularly enjoys minimally invasive spine surgery such as microdisectomy, and minimally invasive lumbar fusions. Performs epidural spinal injections.
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons North American Spine Society North Carolina Medical Society American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Christian Medical and Dental Society Penn Medical Scholars Association

Farbod Rastegar, MD

Mason, Ohio
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dual Fellowship trained in Orthopedic and Neurological Spinal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Specialize in spinal and general orthopedic IMEs, Second Opinions, Disability Evaluations, Chart Reviews, and as an Expert Witness. Prompt and punctual report submission. Provides expert reviews, evaluations, and testimonies for both claimants and defendants nationally that are logical, understandable and evidence based.
Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dual Fellowship trained in Orthopedic and Neurological Spinal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.I practice full time clinically, and perform chart reviews and IME’s weekly. I specialize in IMEs, Second Opinions, Disability Evaluations, Chart Reviews, and as an Expert Witness. Prompt and punctual report submission. I strive to provide expert reviews, evaluations, and testimonies for both claimants and defendants that are objective, logical, understandable and substantiated by evidence-based medicine.

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 Neurosurgical Associates

Knoxville, Tennessee
Neurosurgery, Spinal Medicine - Spine surgery /peripheral nerve Workers Compensation Neuro-oncology/Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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.

Neal C Small, M.D. Orthopedic Expert Services, LLC

Dallas, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - Neal C. Small, M.D. the principal and founder of Orthopedic Expert Services, LLC has been in orthopedic surgery practice for over 35 years. Dr. Small has performed over 15,000 orthopedic surgical procedures. Dr. Small has published over 25 articles in refereed orthopedic journals. Dr. Small has performed hundreds of independent medical evaluations (IME's) and thousands of medical file reviews. He has provided expert opinions via reports, depositions and courtroom appearances nationwide.
Neal C. Small, M.D. via his company Orthopedic Expert Services, LLC has been providing expert opinions for the legal field, the insurance industry and the medical device industry since 1980. Dr Small has performed over 15,000 orthopedic surgical procedures. Dr. Small has published more than 25 articles in refereed orthopedic journals. Dr. Small is a past president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Small has performed hundreds of independent medical evaluations (IME's) and thousands of medical file reviews. He has prepared numerous reports for the legal field including opinions of causation, affidavits of merit and present and future damages.

Jeffrey G Randle, MD Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic

Salt Lake City, Utah
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Spinal Medicine - Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neuromuscular Disorders, Pain Management/Medicine, Conservative Spinal, Electromyography, Disability Evaluation, Epideral Injections

Lawrence F. Cohen, M.D. COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL REVIEW

Richmond, Virginia
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - Orthopedic surgery Spinal surgery
Please contact my administrative assistant Teresa Hubbard for any inquiries. Email- [email protected] Phone- 804-366-5960

Rosemarie Filart, MD MPH

Mclean, Virginia
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Spinal Medicine - Physical Med & Rehabilitation, Spinal Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Traumatic Brain Injury, Integrative Medicine, and Acupuncture.

James Mark Leipzig, MD, FACS The Spine Center

Roanoke, Virginia
Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Medicine - Adult spine surgery Minimally-invasive spine surgery Microsurgical spine surgery cervical and lumbar Robotic spine surgery
I am a fellowship-trained spine surgeon. I am a graduate of UCLA School of Medicine and UCLA Department of Orthopedic Surgery for my residency. My fellowship was at The Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical College. I have an active full-time clinical practice, limited to the evaluation and management of surgical spine pathologiy. I am experienced in providing IME services, chart reviews, and expert witness cases.. I provide objective and thorough and unbiased evaluations of the cases presented to me. Please reach out with any questions.
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