Orthopedic Surgeon Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Orthopedic, Medical Negligence, Independent Medical Examiner IME, Agreed Medical Examiner AME, Qualified Medical Evaluator, QME, Experienced Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Practitioner, Spine, Scoliosis, Hip, Knee, Diseases, Msculoskeletal, Adults, Children, Upper Extremeties, Lower Extremeties, Hand, Cervical, Feet, Ankle, Pediatric,


High School

1956, Christian Brothers College, South Africa

University and Medical School

1963, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, M.B., B.Ch. (Equivalent to M.D. degree).

1967, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, F.R.C.S.



1964, Johannesburg General Hospital, South Africa, Internal Medicine and General Surgery

(1974-1975, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Repeat Internship (for licensure in California).


1965-1966, Johannesburg General Hospital, General Surgery Rotation

1967, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, General Surgery

1968-1970, Johannesburg General Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery (The Johannesburg General Hospital is the teaching hospital of the University Of the Witwatersrand)


1970, HIP SURGERY, Professor Sir John Charnley, C.B.E., D.Sc., F.R.C.S., Center for Hip Surgery, Wrightington, England

1971-1972, SPINE SURGERY, Dr. Edward H. Simmons, M.D.,B.Sc. (Med), F.R.C.S.S(C), M.S. (Tor), F.A.C.S.; Toronto East General and Orthopedic Hospital and University of Toronto

General Practice

1966, Locum tenens, Boksburg, South Africa, Occupational Medicine and General Practice

Volunteer Service

1967, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel, Orthopedics (after the 6- Day War)

1970, Poriah Hospital, Tiberias, Israel

1968 – 1970 – Swaziland – weekend orthopaedic surgery visits.

Orthopedic Practice

1975-Present, Orthopedic Surgery, Los Angeles

Past Member Cedars-Sinai Spine Institute

Past Member Cedars-Sinai Institute for Joint Replacement

Work History:

2016 – Present, Orthopedic Surgeon, Private Practice, Encino, CA

2000 – 2016, Orthopedic Surgeon, Private Practice, Century City, CA

1990 – 2000, Orthopedic Surgeon, Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA


1973, F.A.C.S., Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

1989, Carl Pearson Memorial Lecturer, Current Management of
Spine Disorders, UCLA Medical Center

1990, Independent Medical Examiner, State of California,
Department of Industrial Relations

1992, Independent Medical Examiner, State of California

1993, F.I.C.S, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons

1978-1995, Workers’ Compensation Case Reviews, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Main Office, Los Angeles.

1992-1994, Director, Comprehensive Spine Center, Midway Hospital Medical Center

1993, Course Chairman, American Back Society Meeting, Los Angeles, December 1994

1993, Chairman, Committee on Surgery, American Back Society

1994 – 1999, Advisory Board Member, WYNGS – Rebuilding lives after spinal cord injury

1995- 1997, Board Member, Arthritis Foundation

1997- 2002, Medical and Orthopaedic Advisor, Los Angeles Police Department Arrest and Control Divisions Academy.

1998, Member Los Angeles Surgical Society

1999, Member of the Society for the Study of Multicultural Medicine.

2004, Program Chairman Simmons Surgical Society Meeting, Toronto.


1963, E.C.F.M.G., Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates, USA

1964, Medical Practitioner, South Africa

1967, Medical Practitioner, United Kingdom

1972, L.M.C.C., Medical Council of Canada

1974, F.L.E.X., Federation of Licensing Examination, USA

1974, License to Practice Medicine in the State of California

2007, License to Practice Medicine in the State of Nevada Board

1970, Orthopedic Surgery Specialist, South Africa Certification
1976, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


1979-1993, University of Southern California School of Appointments Medicine, Assistant-Clinical Professor of Orthopedics

1971-1972, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Post-Graduate Training Program

1971-1972, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Clinical
Demonstrator Musculosketal System

1968-1971, University of Witwatersand, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Lecturer.

1968-1971, Johannesburg General Hospital, Nursing College,
Lecturer in Orthopedic surgery

Specific Teaching Responsibilities

1994, Orthopedic R.A.P.P. Committee, Cedars-Sinai MedicalCenter

1993, Professional Programs Committee, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

1993, Spine Service, U.S.C. County Hospital Voluntary Specialist, Spine Rounds and Surgery

1990-1995, Orthopedic Consultant, Genetic Spinal Disorder Clinic, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

1989-1990, Clinical Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

1988, Surgical advisory Committee, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

1975-1986, Children’s Hospital Scoliosis Clinic

1975-1986, Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Clinic and U.S.C. Resident Training

1975-1995, Medical Students, Graduate Students, and Trainees, University of Southern California in Orthopedic Surgery

1971-1972, Orthopedic Residents, University of Toronto

1968-1974, University of Witwatersrand Medical School, South Africa, Lecturer to Orthopedic and General Surgery Residents, Medical and Physical Therapy Students

Hospital Staffs Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at:

St. Johns Medical Center, Santa Monica, 2017 – Present
Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, 2017 – Present

Refer and Follow Orthopedic Surgeon at:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, 2016 – Present

Past Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1975-2016

Olympia Medical Center, Los Angeles

Tarzana-Encino Medical Center, Los Angeles

Presbyterian Hospital of Whitier, Whittier



Western Orthopedic Association

California Orthopedic Association

Past Southern California Rheumatism Society

Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association

Industrial Medical Council, Qualified Medical Evaluator (Q.M.E.)

California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery

Salerni Collegium, University of Southern California

University of Southern California General Alumni Association

1995-1996, Arthritis Foundation, Board of Directors

Phi Delta Epsilon Society

Cedars-Sinai Health Associates

Spine Network of California, Vice President and Cofounder

L.A. Scoliosis Study Group


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Arthritis Foundation

Simmons Surgical Society

Scoliosis Research Society, Corresponding Member, 1974

American Back Society

American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons

Contemporary Orthopedics, Surgery Opinion Panel

Directory of Medical Specialists


Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Fellow of the International College of Surgeons

Past member of the South African Medical and Dental Council

World Medicine Association

Visiting Professor

1970, Poriah General Hospital, Tiberias, Israel

1986, University of Louisville, Kentucky, Orthopedics

1987, Orthopedic University Clinic, Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland

1988, University of Louisville, Kentucky, Orthopedics

1990, Nanjing, Beijing, and Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

1993, Methodist Hospital of Indiana Indianapolis

1997, May, Japan, Kamakura & Chigasaki Hospital

2001, May 5, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopedic &
District Hospital, Oswestry, England, Center for Spinal Studies

2003, Johannesburg General Hospital, Baragwanth Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand Orthopaedic Department

2004, University of Louisville, Kentucky Orthopaedic Department



Available on Full cv


1. A Study Showing the Relationship of Osteoporosis, Haemosiderosis, and Vitamin C Depletion in Young African Blacks

2. The Effect of High Doses of Calcium on Osteoporosis, A Triple Blind Study

3. Ongoing Study in the Methods of Management of Scoliosis

4. An Assessment in the Use Of Chymopapian as a Chemonucleolytic Agent

5. The Incidence of Scoliosis and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

6. Excimer Laser Disc Ablation

7. Outcome Study for nonstructural back pain with cognitive behavior modifications

8. Relationship of brain function and lumbar muscle blood flow using P.E.T. Brain Scans and Argon clearance in the lumbar muscles