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Aprajita Nakra, DPM, FACFAS
E. Baseline Road, Ste. 103
Gilbert AZ 85234
USA
phone: 480-212-5144
fax: 480-559-8410
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Dr. Aprajita Nakra, DPM, FACFAS, is board certified in Reconstructive Ankle and Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and Member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics and American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Dr. Nakra has authored chapters in ankle and foot surgery text books and in medical journals. She has also been listed in the Phoenix’s Best Docs List and more recently, was named as an editor of “McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 4th edition.” Most recently, Dr. Nakra was selected as the newest Residency Director of St. Johns Episcopal Hospital New York – AZ Division.

Dr. Nakra’s commitment to podiatric ankle and foot medicine and surgery is seen by her involvement in all aspects of medicine – as such, she was elected and has served as the President of the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association; she sits on the Medical Executive Committees of various local hospitals and surgery centers and is a faculty member at the surgical residency program at the Maricopa Medical Center, Midwestern University Arizona School of Podiatric medicine and at the internationally renowned “The Podiatry Institute”.

Litigation Support - Dr. Nakra has extensive experience in medical and legal aspects of foot and ankle cases including Independent Medical Evaluations, impairment rating, chart/file reviews, expert witness, and depositions. Her services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Dr. Nakra provides Foot / Ankle Pathology including:
  • Wound Care and Charcot
  • Calcaneus and Lisfranc Fracture
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ligament Injuries, Tears, Ruptures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Sprains
  • Dislocation
  • Nerve Injury
  • Arthroscopy
  • External Fixation
  • Tendon Injuries, Tears, Ruptures
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    9/27/2017 · Medical
    Foot and ankle injuries due to motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) present unique challenges to the astute foot and ankle physician. Even more challenging than the pathology, however, is ability to return to pre-injury level. Published medical literature provides strong evidence for risk of post-traumatic arthritis after a heel bone (calcaneus) fracture - this post-MVA condition can manifest as residual deformity and resulting arthritis, thus precluding the ability to rapidly return to pre-accident levels. Hence it is imperative that an erudite foot and ankle clinician ascertain the appropriate treatment and long-term prognosis of foot and ankle injuries due to MVAs.

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    William C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS
    816 C Avenue
    Coronado CA 92118
    USA
    phone: 858-354-0415
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    William (Bill) C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS, has practiced General Orthopedics and Trauma Care, including total joint and arthroscopy surgeries and sports medicine and related injuries for many years at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. He is senior physician in a group of 8 orthopedic surgeons and 2 Physician Assistants.

    In addition to orthopedic experience, Dr. Mohlenbrock is a nationally recognized expert in the objective assessment of hospital medical outcomes, Clinical Quality and Cost Efficiencies for inpatient care. He has consulted for hospitals who have found themselves in potential legal situations where the quality of their clinical care has been called into question.

    Dr. Mohlenbrock received his BS degree from the University of Illinois and his MD from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He holds fellowships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Physician Leadership. He is a noted lecturer and has published numerous articles on measuring and improving the quality and cost efficiency of medical care.

    Comprehensive Quality Data used to Defend Hospitals for Med Mal


    Litigation Support - Attorneys wishing to take advantage of Dr. Mohlenbrock's orthopedic and quality assessment experience as well as his communication skills, will receive unbiased, evidence-base opinions. He assists the legal profession whose clients are either plaintiffs or defendants.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
    • Total Joint Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Arthroscopy Surgeries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sport-related Injuries
  • Hospital Medical Outcome Assessments
  • Medical Care Efficiency
  • Medical Care Quality
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    The legal strategies for defending hospitals against medical legal liabilities are certainly many and varied. An additional consideration to augment every defense strategy might be contained in each hospital’s own store of big data. Heretofore these data have been underutilized for medical legal purposes...

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    George Pappas, MD, PhD
    9100 Medcom Street
    N. Charleston SC 29406
    USA
    phone: 617-513-8572
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    George Pappas, MD, PhD, is fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Stanford University) and Trauma Surgery (Santa Clara Valley Medical Center).

    As a former MIT and NASA trained aerospace engineer with a doctorate in biomechanics from Stanford, Dr. Pappas has a strong background in engineering and product design. His engineering background is particularly useful in the analysis of injury mechanisms and causation, surgical technique, and medical device product design. He currently serves as a team physician for professional baseball and hockey teams and teaches medical students and residents from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

    Dr. Pappas has published in the fields of applied physiology, biomechanics, radiology, shoulder surgery, and sports medicine and has authored book chapters in aeronautical engineering, biomechanics, and orthopaedic surgery.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Pappas provides expert witness services for counsel representing Plaintiff and defense. His cases include issues of Injury Mechanism and Causation. Dr. Pappas is available for consultation, medical record review, deposition, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder, Hip, Knee Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair
    • Hip and Shoulder Labral Tears
    • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Injury Mechanism
  • Sports Injuries
  • Slip, Trip and Fall
  • Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Surgical Technique
  • Medical Product Design Failure
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    Andrew J. Collier, Jr., MD
    2410-14 South Broad Street
    Suite 200
    Philadelphia PA 19145
    USA
    phone: 215-334-3350
    fax: 215-336-6980
    Andrew J. Collier, Jr., MD, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with 32 years of experience. He specializes in all facets of Orthopaedics with emphasis on Knees, Hips, Joint Replacement, and Arthroscopic Surgery.

    Dr. Collier has been performing Independent Medical Examinations since 1985. His services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defense. His cases involve Worker's Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Liability issues. He has extensive testimony experience regarding these examinations.

    Over the past 7 years, Dr. Collier has become involved in performing Record Reviews as well as Medical Malpractice reviews for both sides.

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    2245 Texas Drive
    Suite 300
    Sugar Land TX, MS 77479
    USA
    phone: 979-282-2786
    fax: 979-282-2830
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    Stephen J. Ringel, MD, PA, is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. With over 30 years of practical experience, Dr. Ringel has a special interest in non-surgical management of lower back problems. He also specializes in Bone, Joint, Muscular, Spine, and Peripheral Nerve problems.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Ringel offers expert witness services for cases involving work-related injuries. His services include impairment evaluations, independent medical evaluations (IMEs), medical record review, and peer review for worker's compensation.

    Dr. Ringel performs medical evaluations and impairment ratings for insurance companies and individuals in Amarillo, Bay City, Borger, Dumas, El Campo, Houston, Plainview, and Wharton.

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    William B. Stetson, MD
    191 S Buena Vista St Ste 470
    Burbank CA 91505
    USA
    phone: 818- 848-3030
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    William B. Stetson, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine with an expertise in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. Dr. Stetson is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He spends over 90% of his time in clinical practice and research and has over ten years experience as an expert witness and in reviewing complex medical-legal issues.

    He is the Team Physician for the USA Men's and Women's Olympic Indoor Volleyball Teams and accompanied both teams to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. He is a former athlete himself, a two time All-American volleyball player at the University of Southern California (USC). He is also a recipient of the NCAA's prestigious Silver Anniversary Award, given to former NCAA athletes who have gone on to distinguish themselves after graduation.

    Areas of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialization:
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Treatment of Arthritis
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement / Bursitis
  • Meniscus Repair and Meniscectomy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
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    C. Perry Cooke, III, MD
    5824 Widewaters Parkway
    East Syracuse NY 13057
    USA
    phone: 315-256-2520
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    C. Perry Cooke, III, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in the management of Musculo-Skeletal Injury and Disease. He has treated all Orthopedic conditions, but now concentrates on Disorders of the Shoulder and Knee.

    Dr. Cooke is a founding member and has been the long-term managing partner of a large private Orthopedic group in Syracuse, NY. His Patient Satisfaction Surveys are consistently very high. He is on the active staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Community General Hospital, Upstate University Hospital, and Specialists’ One-Day Surgery Center, all in Syracuse, NY. In the past, he was occasionally assisted at Surgery by a Resident in Orthopedics, but for many years is now assisted by a PA or LPN…performing as the primary surgeon on every case.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Cooke is comfortable in the legal environment. He is experienced in Depositions, Video Testimony, and Courtroom Testimony. He is not intimidated by the proceedings of a courtroom or an opposing attorney.

    Dr. Cooke testifies for both defense and plaintiff cases. He relates well to juries, being able to explain complicated situations using plain English terminology. Dr. Cooke can use documents, charts, and anatomic models to educate members of a jury. He will participate in a case only if his opinion is supported by the evidence.