Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Physiatrist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

General Medicine, Physical Medicine Board Certified, Physical Rehabilitation, Medical Practice, Pain Management, Back Pain, Spine Clinic, Spine Rehabilitation, Medical Examiner, Spinal Management, Cervical Myelopathy, Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, Lumbar Herniations, Spinal Intervention, Spinal Imaging, Cervical Injuries, Lumbar Injuries, Biomechanics, Orthopedics, Thalamic Infarction, Cervical Manipulation, Astasia abasia, Camptocormia, Gait Disturbances, Lumbar Disc Herniations, MRI, Low Back Pain Treatment, Low Back Pain Evaluation, Lumbar Spine, Non operative Spine Treatment, Degenerative Disease, Chronic Pain, Whiplash, Spinal Disease, Head ingury, Chronic Pain, Physiatry,

State Licensure

Available upon request.


Available upon request.



1977 -1981
State University New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
Degree: B.A. Psychology with honors


1981 -1985
State University New York at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Degree: M.D.


Internship: General Medicine, Staten Island Hospital, 7/85 -6/86
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, New York Hospital/Cornell Medical
Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY, 7/86 -6/89

Professional Experience

Innovative Medical Solutions, Los Angeles, CA
Private Practice
Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Attending Physician, UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center, UCLA Spine Associates
Attending Physician, Overuse Syndrome Clinic
Faculty, Doctoring Program, UCLA Medical School

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Hospital Attending Staff
Back Care Quality Assurance Committee, 1990 -1991
Director, Outpatient Physical Medicine Services, 8/89 -8/9

West Coast Spine Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Director, Physical Medicine & Spine Rehabilitation 1991-1997
Pain Management

Institute for Spinal Disorders, Los Angeles, CA
Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Present)
Pain Management

North American Spine Society
Instructional Course Committee

American Back Society
Teaching Faculty

Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Hospital Attending Staff
Teaching Faculty and consultant, Department of PM&R -Pain Clinic

Worker’s Compensation Board, State of California
Independent Medical Examiner
Qualified Medical Examiner
Consultant: Low Back pain Guidelines Panel

Zenith Insurance Company
Co-Medical Director, Spinal Injury Management Program

Non-Profit Organizations

Community Education Foundation
Free Arts for Abused Children Organization, Volunteer
Overcoming Obstacles
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Volunteer

Professional Societies

North American Spine Society
Int’l Assoc. for the Study of Pain
Downstate Alumni Society
American Medical Assoc.
American Congress of PM&R
California Society of PM&R
Young Physician Assoc., Los Angeles
American Pain Society
American Back Society
American Academy of PM&R
American Academy of Pain Management
California Medical Association
Los Angeles County Medical Assoc.
Physiatric Assoc. Spine Sports and Occup. Rehab.


Avaialbe upon request.


Available upon request.


Available upon request.

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Physical Med


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