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Advanced Pain Solutions
V.K. Puppala, MD
IL USA
phone: 800-976-8150 or 847-340-7215
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V.K. Puppala, MD, DABA-PM, is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He has extensive NIH research experience in nerve injury as well as epidural injections, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal pumps.

Dr. Puppala has expertise in the treatment of a variety of chronic painful conditions including neck and low back pain, intractable neuropathic pain, joint pain, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS/RSD), chronic abdominal pain, chronic pelvic pain, cancer-related pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a multi-modal approach.

Dr. Puppala is exceptionally skilled in a variety of minimally invasive techniques including ultrasound-guided injections, epidural injections, joint injections, diagnostic nerve blocks, radiofrequency denervation, intrathecal pump implantation, spinal cord stimulation, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty.

Litigation Support - Dr. Puppala provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. His services include medical record review and causation analysis. A former journalism major, he has excellent communication skills and is able to meet tight deadlines.

Expertise Includes
  • Intubation
  • Intraoperative Death
  • Spine Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Epidural
  • Radiofrequency
  • Ablation
  • Urine Drug Screening
  • Addiction
  • Overdose
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators
  • Intrathecal Pumps
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Anesthetic Awareness
  • Blindness
  • Stroke
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hemorrhage
  • Brain Damage
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Aspiration
    • IV Infiltration
    • Oversedation
    • Nerve Block
    • Spinal Anesthesia
    • Lethal Injection
    • Midazolam
    • Propofol
    • Fentanyl
    • Oxycodone
    • Hydrocodone
    • Morphine
    • Methadone
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    8,500 Experts 250 Specialties
    6425 Christie Avenue, Suite 260
    Emeryville CA 94608
    USA
    phone: 800-275-8903
    fax: 510-486-1255
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    Medical Experts for Malpractice & Personal Injury Cases
    AMFS is America's premier medical expert witness and consulting company. We are a trusted partner with the legal community and provide a superior method of retaining medical experts. Since 1990, we have provided board-certified medical experts in over 10,000 medical malpractice and personal injury cases with a 92% win-rate compared to the industry average of 28%.
  • 8,500+ Medical Experts in 250+ Specialties
  • Active Practice Physicians with Legal Experience
  • Free Cost Attorney-Physician Consultations
  • Medical Record Review & Testimony
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME) & Autopsies
  • Essential Affidavits & Reporting
  • Credible Expert Witnesses Resolving Medical Cases
    At AMFS, we carefully screen our experts to ensure that they are in active practice and are not "professional" experts. Our internal policy of blind presentation and review ensures objectivity and enables our experts to provide forensic testimony with the highest credibility. We maintain our high standards through oversight from an advisory board of esteemed medical professionals.
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    Adam J. Carinci, MD
    9118 Bluebonnet Centre Boulevard
    Baton Rouge LA 70809
    USA
    phone: 845-797-2305
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    Adam Carinci Pain Medicine Expert PhotoDr. Adam J Carinci, MD, is a nationally recognized and sought after clinician, expert witness, and speaker with over a decade of Pain Medicine experience. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine.

    Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He is Partner at Comprehensive Pain Management in Baton Rouge, LA. Prior to his current position, he was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Carinci has been involved in over 40 cases as an expert witness serving counsel for both plaintiff and defense. He has qualified as an expert witness in federal court. He has authored over 20 expert reports, and has offered testimony under oath at both depositions and trials. Dr. Carinci is pleased to provide attorney references and redacted sample reports.

    Dr. Adam Carinci is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, The American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Pain Society. He lectures nationally as an expert on opioids and pain.

    Pain Management Credentials:
    • Board Certification in Anesthesiology (ABMS)
    • Board Certification in Pain Medicine (ABMS)
    • Pain training: Johns Hopkins Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    • Prior Director of the MGH Center for Pain Medicine
    • Practice clinical pain management
    Litigation Support:
    • Highly sought after, extensive expert witness experience
    • Standard of care opinions
    • Translate complex medical issues into easily understood language
    • Assist litigators in case merit
    • Case discussion, document review, expert reports, testimony under oath, trial experience
    Insurance:
    • Independent Medical Examinations
    • Peer Reviews
    • Utilization Review
    • Workers comp expertise: diagnosis, causation, pre-existing injuries, appropriates of care, MMI, impairment ratings, restrictions, return to work
    Training & Education:
    • Training and presentations for insurance companies, nurses, case managers, physician groups, law enforcement
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    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD
    Naperville IL USA
    phone: 630-373-2585
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    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD, is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at Edward Hospital in the Chicago area. With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she focused on the areas of Drug Delivery Systems and Ultrasonic Imaging.

    Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Demos served as Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia and was a member of the pediatric anesthesia team for many years. She has authored multiple manuscripts in the areas of liposomes, ultrasound contrast agents, and targeted therapies, and has a patent for her research and development of Acoustically Reflective Liposomes for Tissue Specific Ultrasonic Enhancement. She currently holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Demos provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Her services include medical record review, reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Airway Management
    • Failed Intubation
    • Epidural and Spinal Anesthesia
    • Obstetrical Anesthesia
    • General Anesthesia
    • Regional Anesthesia
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Surgical Fires
  • Drug Errors
  • Positioning Injuries
  • Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications
  • Sedation Complications Outside of the OR
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    6340 N. Campbell Avenue - Suite 200
    Tucson AZ 85718
    USA
    phone: 888-790-1399
    fax: 888-315-5705
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    ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS works with attorneys to provide 100% Board-Certified physicians and surgeons practicing at the professorial level at the nation's leading universities. From Stanford to Yale, and from every medical and surgical specialty, ELITE secures fulltime practicing high-level experts from the nation’s most respected medical institutions. Each specialist is truly unique – a Board Certified professor with a dedicated clinical practice, extensive publications, and top-tier credentials from a major U.S. medical center. When an ELITE expert aligns with your case, you have a powerful voice – ready to testify – on your side.

    ELITE offers:
    • Immediate access to top-tier university physicians and surgeons.
    • Cost-effective case analysis on a flat-fee basis.
    • Panels of expert witnesses for complex cases.
    • Independent Medical Examinations (IME) within a favorable radius of any location
    To minimize expense, ELITE charges a single flat fee for the expert’s initial case review and oral opinion. If the case is non-meritorious, your firm's out-of-pocket expenses are capped. If the case moves forward, then all of our experts utilize standardized terms and fees. ELITE remains available to streamline communications, provide strategic support, and handle the details.  Experts are hand-selected within 14 days and will review records and offer independent opinions shortly thereafter.

    Please visit our web site. You also are welcome to call us.  You'll speak directly with a physician and there is never a charge to discuss your case.

    We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next case.

    Dr. Burton Bentley II, M.D., FAAEM
    President, ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS, LLC.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Anesthesiology
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Critical Care
    • Dermatology
    • Ears, nose & throat (Otolaryngology)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Epidemiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Gerontology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Gynecology
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hospital medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Infectious Disease
    • Intensive Care (ICU) Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Neonatology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Orthodontics
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Perinatology
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
    • Podiatry
    • Psychiatry
    • Pulmonology
    • Radiology
    • Rheumatology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Toxicology
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
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    Steven T. Fogel, MD
    4904 Thornbrook Ridge
    Columbia MO 65203
    USA
    phone: 573-355-1429
    fax: 573-445-5076
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    Steven Fogel Obstetric Anesthesiology Expert PhotoSteven T. Fogel, MD, is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Fogel has been practicing Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine since 1991. Dr. Fogel also practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for 11 years. He is currently semi-retired from practice.

    Past Experience:
    • Director of Obstetric Anesthesia, University of Missouri School of Medicine's Women’s and Children’s Hospital
    • Former Assistant Director of Resident Education, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine's Women’s and Children’s Hospital
    • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine's Women’s and Children’s Hospital
    • Clinical Competence Committee, University of Missouri's Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    • Obstetric Operations Committee, University of Missouri-Columbia
    Litigation Support - Dr. Fogel provides expert witness services for counsel representing Plaintiff and Defense. His cases involve medical legal issues dealing with anesthesiology in general and/or obstetric anesthesia specifically. Dr. Fogel offers case review with or without deposition and/or trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Regional Anesthesia
    • Acute Pain Management
    • General Anesthesia
    • Anesthesiology Medical Malpractice
    • Obstetric Anesthesiology Medical Malpractice
    Author - Dr. Fogel has written numerous papers, accepted manuscripts, and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. He has authored book chapters, monographs, and articles on topics within his expertise including Peripartum Neurologic Complications, Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery, and Antenatal Hemorrhage.

    Lecturer and Moderator - Dr. Fogel served as an Anesthesia and Analgesia guest reviewer, moderating for such entities as the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Midwest Anesthesia Residents' Conference. In his role as mentor, he received the 2011 2nd place award for Oral Presentation on General Anesthesia and the 2012 2nd place award for Oral Presentation on Obstetric Anesthesia. Further, he twice won the annual resident's teaching award in the Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
    1/27/2015
    "Experts.com is proud to announce its distinguished new member, Dr. Steven T. Fogel. Practicing Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine since 1991, Dr. Fogel is available as an expert witness and consultant in matters relating to general and regional anesthesia, acute pain management, and anesthesiology medical malpractice."
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    Gary Saff, MD
    Anesthesiology /Pain Management Consultant
    5353 N Federal Highway
    Suite 301
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    USA
    phone: (954) 772-7552
    fax: (954) 839-6353
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    Gary Saff, MD, an ivy league trained Anesthesia / Interventional Pain specialist and licensed independent medical examiner, is the director of Integrated Pain Solution of South Florida, serving the tri-county area including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

    Prior to his current position, Dr. Saff was the director of pain management services at Cleveland Clinic and a former director at Columbia University’s St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital. He is licensed with the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Pain Management, the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and is also licensed in acupuncture.

    Dr. Saff has been offering litigation support services to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense for over 20 years. He has been deposed over 100 times and retained to testify as an expert witness when necessary. His services include consultation, peer review examination, medical record review, medical utilization review, personal injury, worker's compensation, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Common Spine Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Low Back Pain / Lumbar
  • Radiculopathy / Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolithesis
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Disc Herniations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Cancer Pain
  • RSD / CRPS
  • Arthritis
  • Compression Fractures
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Shingles
  • Musculoskeletal / Sports Injuries
  • Migraines

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    Gary Saff, MD
    There is a "pain crisis" in America today. Desperate, countless numbers of people are seeking treatment for pain, not understanding its source, and where to turn for help. Unresolved pain issues have caused higher insurance premiums, made the work force less productive, and tarnished the "golden years" of retirement. Many physicians are also befuddled as to which treatment options to pursue, while narcotic use has become rampid. This book, written by the highly acclaimed pain management physician, Gary Saff, M.D, offers unique perspectives and insights into solving this dilemma.
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    Rhonda Grallnick, R.N., B.S.N.
    President
    790 Penllyn Pike
    Suite 105
    Blue Bell PA 19422
    USA
    phone: 800-666-7045 or 800-355-1329/610-941-3980
    fax: 215-653-7382

    Medical Advisors Technical Network

    Since 1983, Medical Advisors, Inc. / Technical Network Consulting Service has assisted in the selection of experts in several thousand cases. Working with plaintiff and defense bar, we have provided opinions and testimony which have resulted in competent preparation and in-court support for cases involving scientific, technical, engineering matters as well as medical malpractice, hospital negligence, personal injury, workers’ compensation, product liability and nursing homes. A detailed telephone consultation explores all aspects of your case. This simplifies the job of finding the right expert.
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    Administrator
    6555 Coyle Avenue, Suite 235
    Carmichael CA 95608
    USA
    phone: 800-403-1647 or 916-863-7301
    fax: 916-863-7206
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    MRK Medical Consultants provides Medical-Legal Evaluations to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client's situations. MRK provides a wide array of medical experts that offer objective review and analysis of personal injuries. Each stage of the process—research to review, analysis to opinion—is addressed in a comprehensive manner in order to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client’s situations. MRK has over forty board certified physician specialists and many with subspecialty certifications. MRK provides physician experts to the entire State of California, the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and Las Vegas, and we travel to many areas of the United States. Physical therapy, registered nurses, physician assistant and billing review consultants are available services MRK provides. Oncall MD's in office daily to discuss your needs if you are unsure of what expert you need.

    Dr. Edward YoungerEdward W. Younger, III, M.D., Medical Director of MRK Medical Consultants, specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. He has extensive experience in total joint replacement, as well as reconstructive surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. He was instrumental in bringing computer navigation technology to his hospital. He has served on the orthopedic trauma staff at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and serves on the Medical Executive Committee at Mercy San Juan. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the California Orthopedic Association.


    Dr. Michael KleinDr. Michael R. Klein, Jr., M.D., specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and is a founding member and the first Medical Director of Northern California Orthopedic Centers. He is a senior member of the medical staff at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and was involved with the development of the orthopedic section of the Level II Trauma Center.

    Dr. Klein is a clinical instructor at University of California, Davis, Medical Center, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association and the California Medical Association.

    MRK's Areas of Expertise:
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery / Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • General surgery / trauma
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • RN
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic Orthopedics
  • Neuropsychology
  • Podiatry
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Family Practice Anesthesiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical care
  • Otolaryngology
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    Dr. Robert H. Odell, Jr., MD, PhD
    Owner, CMO
    8084 W Sahara, Ste. B
    Las Vegas NV 89117
    USA
    phone: 702-257-7246
    fax: 702-254-7044
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    Robert Odell PhotoDr. Robert H. Odell, Jr., MD, PhD, is a Stanford and UCLA trained, board certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician who has over 25 years of expertise. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Stanford and has published in the lumbar decompression and electromedicine literature.

    For the past several years, Dr. Odell has been a leader in developing a protocol for the treatment of diabetic and other peripheral Neuropathies. His protocol is being utilized around the country to improve the quality of life of those many patients, especially seniors, who suffer from this debilitating condition. A significant percentage of his pain practice has involved medical-legal cases. Dr. Odell's specialty focus includes chronic pain from Personal Injury Accidents, Over Billing in Pain Management, Over Utilization in Pain Management.

    Dr. Odell has been retained as an Expert in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology over 40 times in the last few years. His goal as a treating expert is to provide an accurate assessment of a patient's condition, to treat if possible, and to enable attorneys to make reasonable, informed decisions about the case. As a non-treating (outside) expert, his goal is to provide an accurate and honest assessment of a case regardless of for which "side" he has been hired. Dr. Odell's Expert Witness Services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Acute Pain Management
    • Interventional Pain Management
    • Diabetic Neuropathy
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Regional Anesthesia
    • Nonsurgical Treatment of LBP with VAX-D
    • Electromedicine
    • Electroanalgesia
    • RSD / CRPS
  • Work Related or Accident Trauma
  • Nerve Damage
  • Opioids
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Discogenic Disease
  • Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Medication Management
  • Over Billing
  • Over Utilization
  • IME / Defense Medical Evaluation Review
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    5/2/2013 · Pain Management
    Combined electrochemical nerve block reduced pain in 80% of patients with neuropathies and 50% of patients with intractable back pain.

    5/2/2013 · Pain Management
    Electroanalgesic medical treatment involves the use of computer-modulated electronic signals to imitate, exhaust or block the function of somatic or sympathetic nerve fibers.

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    Steven Richeimer
    Medical Director
    137 N. Larchmont Blvd, #448
    Los Angeles CA 90004
    USA
    phone: 323-692-3611
    fax: 323-935-0791
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    Dr. Steven Richeimer is the Director of the University of Southern California Pain Center. He has Triple Board Certifications in Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management. He trained at the UCSF, UCLA, and Harvard Medical Schools, and served as former Director of the UC Davis Pain Management Center.

    Dr. Richeimer's triple board certifications in pain management, anesthesiology, and psychiatry provide him with unique qualifications to assess issues related to pain and suffering, pain management and pain medications.

    Dr. Richeimer has extensive experience as a pain educator and public speaker which has been invaluable in his work as an expert consultant in medical-legal cases. He has provided expert consulting on a variety of medical-legal cases:
  • Malpractice Regarding Pain Medications
  • Malpractice Regarding Nerve Blocks and Spinal Injections
  • Malpractice Regarding Spinal Pumps and Stimulators
  • Affects of Pain and Pain Medications on Legal and Personal Decision Making
  • Degree of Impairment and Disability Caused by Pain
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD or CRPS)
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Back Pain

    Dr. Richeimer can help answer the following questions: Is there reasonable medical support for the claim of chronic pain? Has appropriate treatment of the pain problem been provided or proposed? Where can expert, multidisciplinary, pain treatment be provided? Is significant disability expected? Did prior pain treatment meet reasonable community standards of care?
  • 12/5/2005 · Pain Management
    Traditionally, pain in children is a topic that has received only minimal attention.Much of our understanding of pain in children has been extrapolated from adult studies.As recently as 20 years ago clinicians felt that it was unnecessary to prevent or treat pain in children because the prevailing opinion was that

    7/31/2004 · Pain Management
    I think every doctor has several patients that are etched into his memory. One such patient was Dr. G. He was a doctor, the same age that I was, and he had cancer. Cancer pain is different from other pains

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    Steve Yun M.D., Inc.
    Steve C. Yun
    M.D.
    210 N. Tustin
    Santa Ana CA 92705
    USA
    phone: 714-320-0084
    Steve Yun, MD is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and also holds certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. With a full-time clinical practice, Dr. Yun is currently Medical Director of the Beverly Hills Integrated Surgery Center. He has staff privileges at several Southern California hospitals. He has received the Physician of Excellence awarded by Orange County Medical Association numerous times.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Yun has over 15 years of medico-legal experience. He provides case review for counsel representing both the plaintiff and the defense. Dr. Yun is also licensed to practice in WI, WY, CO, and MI.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • General Anesthesia
    • Regional Anesthesia
    • Ambulatory Anesthesia
    • Preoperative Preparation
  • PACU
  • Airway Management
  • Propofol / Diprivan
  • Intubation Injuries
  • View Dr. Yun's Consulting Profile.