Orthopedic Physician Surgery Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Orthopedic Surgery, Physician, IME, spine surgery, Sports injury, upper extremities, Board Certified

LICENSES:

Oregon
Washington
Idaho
Arizona

CERTIFICATIONS:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 9-5-80
Am. Bd. of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons 10-23-80 Arthroscopy Board of North America 12-8-89
CEDIR AMA GUIDES 5TH EDITION 2016 CEDIR AMA GUIDES 6TH EDITION 2016
(CEDIR = Certification in Examination of Disability and Impairment Rating by the AADEP, Now IAIME)
CMLE (Certified MedicoLegal Examiner) IAIME 6/19/2018

EXPERIENCE:

Over 40 years as a practicing orthopedic surgeon
15 years’ experience in Independent Medical Exams Approaching 10 years’ experience in Medical-Legal Exams Over 65 Binding Arbitrations for the WA Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

MEDICAL SCHOOL:

University of Oregon Medical School
[Now Called Oregon Health & Sciences University] Portland, Oregon, Graduated 6-7-74, Doctor of Medicine

INTERNSHIP:

Naval Regional Medical Center–San Diego
San Diego, California–7-74 to 6-75 Rotating Surgical

RESIDENCY:

Naval Regional Medical Center–San Diego
San Diego, California–7-75 to 6-79 Orthopaedic Surgery

BRIEF FELLOWSHIPS

Spine Pain, Rancho Los Amigos, Downey, CA–4-1 to 5-15-79
Dr. Leon Wiltse, Spine Surg, Long Beach, CA–5-16 to 6-30-79

MEMBERSHIPS:

Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 1977
American Academy Neuro/Ortho Surgeons 1980
American College of Surgeons 1982
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 1983
Union Co. Medical Society 1983
Oregon Medical Association 1983
Western Orthopedic Society 1985
Oregon Orthopedic Society 1988
Idaho Orthopedic Association 1988
Arizona Medical Association 2012
Member International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators–IAIME (Formerly American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians–AADEP) 2015 Fellow IAIME 2017
Member American Obesity Association 2018 Member American College of Occupational and
Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) 2021

PREVIOUS STAFF POSITIONS:

Staff Orthopedic Surgeon
Naval Regional Medical Center–Oakland Oakland, California
8-6-79 to 6-30-83
Director Ortho Resident Education 1980-1983
Medical Records Committee 1982-1983
Director Ortho Spine Service 1979-1983
OTHER TRAINING: Certified Instructor Advanced Trauma Life Support–1982 to present Winter Emergency Care Instructor & Instructor Trainer
National Ski Patrol–1988 to present

ARC CPR/AED Instructor–2007 to 2014

Certification in Examination of Disability and Impairment Rating (CEDIR) by the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (IAIME, formerly AADEP) 2016. Both 5th and 6th Editions of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

OTHER POSITIONS:

Assistant Medical Examiner, Union County, Oregon March 1986 to December 1986 and January 1988 to March 1993

Ski Patrol Positions: Anthony Lakes Ski Patrol (National Appt. #: 8504)
Basic Patroller, Senior Patroller, Outdoor Emergency Care Provider and Instructor, Patrol Medical Advisor, Regional Medical Advisor, Pacific Northwest Division Medical Advisor, National Medical Committee.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

Vale Elementary School, Vale, Oregon, Graduated 5-27-63 HIGH SCHOOL: Vale Union High School, Vale, Oregon, Graduated 5-18-67
Honors: Snake River Honor Band ‘63-67 All Northwest Band (Clarinet) ’65
State Champion Football Team ’64 & ’66 Valedictorian

COLLEGE:

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Graduated 6-14-70
B.A. Biology (Highest Honors)

GRADUATE SCHOOL:

Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR. Graduated
12/13/20. MBA

 

 

 

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