Sports Medicine Independent Medical Examiners

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

Afshin Arianjam, MD, FAAOS

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 Level 1 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 turn around. Please e-mail /text for correspondence. 3 locations in CA IME: Pomona, Upland, 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...

Benjamin Busfield Diablo Orthopedic Consultants

Lafayette, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - I treat nearly all non-spine Orthopedic conditions including sports medicine injuries, arthroscopic surgery, hip/knee/shoulder replacement, peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes, and fractures. I treat Workers Compensation patient regularly. I am in active practice as a General Orthopedic Surgeon and routinely perform arthroscopic and joint replacement surgeries.
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, 10 years in active practice as a busy General Orthopedist, Fellow of the AAOS, Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained, former QME. Fellowship trained at the famous Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

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.

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 is an award winning orthopaedic surgeon who is double board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine and is the Olympic Team Doctor for the USA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Volleyball Teams. He is a sports medicine and arthroscopy specialist with an expertise in the surgical reconstruction of complex shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle injuries. Dr. Stetson has an active clinical, private practice and over 90% of his time is spent seeing patients, doing surgery, teaching and doing clinical research. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with honors (Phi Beta Kappa, Student Athlete of the Year and Two Time NCAA All-American Volleyball Player) and also from the USC Keck School of Medicine with honors. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center where he had extensive experience in trauma and reconstructive surgery. He then did a one year fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy where he trai...

Robert P. Mack, MD Integrated Medical Evaluations

Greenwood Village, Colorado
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Evaluation of spine and extremity impairments and disabilities. Record reviews, Peer Reviews and Expert testimony Level II certified Colorado QME certified California

Regina O Hillsman, MD Dr. R. Hillsman, MD, PC

Westport, Connecticut
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Foot and Ankle, Industrial Medicine, General Orthopedics of 20 yrs. expertise, Board Certified and re-certified, also certified in sports medicine, back medicine and industrial care of injured workers

Michael A Kuhn Orthopedic Associates of Middletown

Middletown, Connecticut
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Ankle Arthroscopy, Cartilage Reconstruction Rotator Cuff Repair Total Joint Replacement-Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle Non-Operative back pain Trauma
Decade of peer review, 3rd party review, expert witness, Independent Medical Evaluations and Records review. Large practice involving Workmen's compensation National expert in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Reconstruction, Cartilage Repair, and Orthopedic Surgery. Member and committee member American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroplasty practice with robotic and non-robotic assisted surgery Extensive experience with therapeutics including PRP and Bone Marrow Procedures

Theodore Evans South Florida International Orthopaedics, P.A.

Miami, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Dr. Theodore Evans is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in general orthopaedic surgery. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Areas of Expertise: Knee Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Surgical Repairs, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Injuries, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Surgical Repairs and Tennis Elbow.
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Certified American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow (FAAOS) Florida Orthopaedic Society Miami Orthopedic Society

Michael R. Gombosh, M.D. South Florida International Orthopaedics

Miami, Florida
Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine, fractures, tendon/ligament/cartilage injuries, dislocations, arthroscopic surgery, joints, sprains/strains, & arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Serving Miami. Dr Gombosh is double board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been practicing in South Florida for over 9 years and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Certified Sports Medicine - Board Certified Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH Offices in Miami, Kendall and Homestead

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.

Barinder Mahal, MD

Winter Garden, Florida
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Sports Medicine - Electrodiagnostic (EMG) fellowship trained. Fellowship trained in lumbar interventional procedures.


Melbourne, Florida
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Sports Medicine - Interventional Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine,

Matthew M Ragsdell, DO Regenesis Orthopedics

St. Petersburg, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - I am a double board certified Orthopedic Surgeon. General Orthopedics and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. I specialize in shoulder reconstruction and joint replacement. Arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction. I specialize in joint replacement of the knee and hip as well.
Fellowship trained in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction.

Daniel A. Nicholson, MD Perimeter Orthopaedics

Atlanta, Georgia
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Jonathan-James T Eno, MD Maui Orthopedic Institute

Wailuku, Hawaii
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Arthroscopic shoulder, knee, and hip surgery. Operative and nonoperative treatment of fractures, dislocations, tendon and ligament injuries, neck and back pain, arthritis, sports injuries, lacerations, sprains, no-fault and workers’ compensation injuries.

Charles A. Soma, MD North Shore Orthopedics Inc.

Wailuku, Hawaii
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Joanne Halbrecht, MD Halbrecht Orthopedics Biologics and Sports Medicine

Post Falls, Idaho
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Dr. Halbrecht is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon fellowship trained in Sports Medicine with over 25 years of experience in private practice. She specializes in the conservative and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal and injuries. The unique combination of her medical training and undergraduate degree in Engineering offers special expertise on causation. IME preferences include shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, ankle, wrist, foot and hand.
Dr. Halbrecht has been recognized for her expertise in arthroscopic surgery and orthobiologics. As a result, she has taught courses in knee and shoulder arthroscopy at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago to orthopedic surgeons from all over the world and has lectured nationally on orthobiologics indications, use and FDA regulations. She has several publications in orthopedic journals and has been a team physician for football and hockey.

Erling Ho, MD Orthopaedic Associates of Riverside, LLC

Riverside, Illinois
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - General Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Trauma, Sports Medicine, Occupational Medicine

G. Klaud Miller, MD Windy City Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Sports medicine, knee, shoulder, arthroscopy, trauma, hand and elbow, foot and ankle, and nonoperative spine
I have been a University professor for almost 40 years. I have practiced at a level 1 trauma center all these years. I am Board certified in orthopedic surgery with a certificate of added qualifications In sports medicine. I am fellowship trained in all aspects of sports medicine, arthroscopy, knee and shoulder reconstruction. I Have been an Associate Editor of the Journal Of Arthroscopy. I have published more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals. I have been ABIME certified in the 5th and 6th edition of the AMA guides for more than 20 years

Matthew A Kippe, MD SCOPE Consulting

Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Board certified in Orthopedic surgery and Sports Medicine. Special interests include shoulder surgery and Sports Medicine. Completed the Charles Neer adult shoulder reconstruction fellowship at the New York orthopedic Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. Currently in private practice for the past 14 years in Dartmouth Massachusetts Affiliated both the Steward and South Coast Health Care systems.

Jeffrey L. Zilberfarb Meeks & Zilberfarb Orthopedic Assoc.

Brookline, Massachusetts
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Knee Injuries, ACL Injuries, Meniscus, Arthroscopic Surgery, Rotator Cuff
Assistant Professor, Part Time, Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Staff Orthopedic Surgeon at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; Staff Orthopedic Surgeon of the New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA; Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Additional Certification in Sports Medicine; Member: Arthroscopic Association of North America, American College of Sports Medicine, Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons. As a faculty member at the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Zilberfarb teaches surgery residents-in-training and is the former director of the Meeks and Zilberfarb Orthopedics/Harvard Medical Student Sports Medicine elective. His expertise earned him the BIDMC Orthopedic Surgery Department “Teacher of the Year” award in 2007 and he captured a nomination for Outstanding Harvard Medical School teacher in 2011. Dr. Zilberfarb came to Harvard Medical School in 1994, where he was awarded the prestigious Rowe Shoulder Fellowship at the Massac...

Lyndon B Gross, MD, PhD The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis

Chesterfield, Missouri
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Performs Missouri and Illinois IMEs for injuries and ailments of shoulder, knee and elbow including advanced arthroscopic procedures, joint reconstruction procedures, cartilage restoration procedures and joint replacement surgery. Certified in Evaluation Disability and Impairment Ratings by AADEP in AMA Guides Sixth Edition. Well defined, definitive reports with in-house quality assurance to assure all questions are answered completely. Medical Record Reviews. Chesterfield and Cape Girardeau


LAS VEGAS , Nevada
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Knee and Shoulder Specialty

John V. Foley, MD FAAOS JV Foley, MD, PLLC

Reno, Nevada
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). Sub-specialty Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ABOS). 25 years active clinical practice provides the knowledge and practical experience to render expert opinions in a variety of medical legal cases regarding musculoskeletal issues of the extremities and spine. Harvard Orthopedic Residency education, Sports Medicine and AO Fellowship, SEAK IME and Expert Witness training. Dr. Foley provides ethical, objective, evidence-based determinations
• Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery • Sub-specialty Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine • Fellow - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (FAAOS) • Graduate: Harvard Orthopedic Training Program • Chief Residency – Massachusetts General Hospital • Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained • Associate Clinical Professor – University of Nevada Reno (UNR) • California Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) • Harvard College Graduate • President: Truckee Surgery Center (2010-2019) • California and Nevada License

Brandon Snead, M.D. Nevada Sports and Spine

Las Vegas, Nevada
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Sports Medicine - Independent Medical Examination Partial Permanent Impairment Rating Lifecare Planning Expert Witness Personal Injury Medical Records Review
Teaching Faculty Member, Sunrise Health GME Consortium Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program Assistant Professor, Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine Board Certified in Sports Medicine Certified Ringside Physician, Association of Ringside Physicians/ACSM

John Vitolo, MD Skyview Orthopedic Associates

Sparta, New Jersey
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Dr. Vitolo specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sport and occupational injuries, primarily shoulders and knees.

Bruce E. Baker, MD

Syracuse, New York
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

Joseph J. Estwanik, III, MD Metrolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, PA

Cornelius, North Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Sports medicine physician and orthopaedic specialist Joseph Estwanik, M.D. FACSM studied orthopaedic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Ringside Medicine
Some of his notable recognitions include: Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery A Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine Asst. Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Chairman, Sports Medicine Committee, USA Boxing 1988 - 1996 Former President, Medical Alumni Association, Wake Forest University. President, Association of Ringside Physicians, 2010 - Present. Inducted into the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame, 2009 Second Medical Opinion Physician for NFL Players Association Author, Sports Medicine for the Combat Arts, 1996 Dr. Ray Wesson Award, National Physician of the Year, USA Boxing 1977

William A. Huff, MD Huff Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Clinton, North Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Andrew McMarlin, D.O., CAQ-SM, FAAFP Winning Health Sports Medicine & The Concussion Center of Charleston

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Sports Medicine - Non-surgical sports medicine/orthopedics with concentration of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries/Concussion. Non-surgical management of arthritis, meniscus tears, rotator cuff tears. Thorough evaluations for back and neck injuries.

Tony Lin, MD Active Joints for Life

Ridgefield , Washington
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Shoulder and knee injuries. Arthroscopic surgeries and arthroplasties.
- Board Certified by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. - Fellowship trained in Orthopedic Sports Medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification. - Fellow at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. - Member of American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. - Principle peer reviewer for American Journal of Sports Medicine. - Peer reviewer for Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. - Member of Arthroscopy Association of North America.

David Boll, DC CPC PES Comprehensive Consulting Services /

Adell, Wisconsin
Chiropractic, Sports Medicine - 25+ years of consulting/peer review/IME/SIU work. Member of the American College of Chiropractic Consultants (ACCC), Certified Profesional Coder, Current Board Advisor to the ACCC, Former VP and President of the ACCC (2011-2015). Licensed in WI and MI. Former Chiropractic Services Director for major North American insurer. Lecturer at National & Regional Conferences for the Insurance Industry and Chiropractic Profession. Expert Witness testimony. Consulting Expert work.
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from AAPC Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine Member of the AAPC Certified for DOT Examinations by the NRCME
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