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Gary S. Ciment, PhD
14010 Majestic Court
Lake Oswego OR 97035
USA
phone: 971-235-1628
fax: 503-598-8746
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Gary Ciment Anatomy Expert PhotoGary Ciment, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and has taught Human Anatomy and Human Neuroanatomy to medical students, residents and physicians for 25 years.

As an expert witness, he has worked with lawyers to offer clinical insights and to develop strategies for their cases, based on anatomical and neurological principles. Ignorance of these principles is often the root cause of medical and surgical malpractice. As a professional educator with numerous teaching awards, Dr. Ciment is also an expert at communicating complex issues in an easily understood fashion. His services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant.

Areas of Neurological and Surgical Specialization:
  • Anatomy of the Upper and Lower Limb
  • Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen
  • Anatomy of the Pelvis and Perineum (Groin)
  • Neuroanatomy of the Brain, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerves
  • Peripheral Nerve Damage
  • Central Nervous System Damage
Over the years, Dr. Ciment has served as a reviewer of NIH and NSF grants, as well as various private research organizations. He has served on the editorial board of several international journals, and has published extensively in the area of neurobiology.
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Clive M. Segil, MD, FACS, FRCS
2080 Century Park E. Ste 500
Los Angeles CA 90067-2008
USA
phone: 310-203-5490
Clive M. Segil, MD, FACS, FRCS is an internationally renowned Orthopedic Surgeon with 30 years of experience in the management of Musculoskeletal Disorders. He practices orthopedic surgery, treating all orthopedic conditions.

Dr. Segil is on the staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Olympia Medical Centre, Tarzana Medical Centre, and Encino Medical Centre in the Los Angeles area. He is a past assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and a past Clinical Chief of Orthopedics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Segil completely understands the forensic system, is comfortable and confident in presentation and trial appearance, and is not intimidated by court proceedings. He has vast experience in all aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is familiar with the new changes in the Workers' Compensation arena, including using the AMA guidelines, the ACOEM guidelines, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery guidelines for spine problems.

Dr. Segil testifies for defense and plaintiff cases with an unbiased, erudite, understandable, and logical argument to support the facts and evidence. He has provided unbiased, detailed, ratable, and credible reports concerning injured workers and has given an honest opinion as to their condition, causation, prognosis, disability, and apportionment in a precise organized manner.

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James P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS
233 College Avenue
Suite 301
Lancaster PA 17601
USA
phone: (717) 394-4637
fax: (717) 842-3634 (efax)
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James Argires Neurosurgical Spine Expert PhotoJames P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS, is a Neurosurgical and Spine Specialist with over 47 years of experience treating brain tumors, aneurysms, metastatic disease, and other brain disorders through accurate diagnosis, precision medical procedures, and effective rehabilitation.

Dr. Argires' expertise is in diagnosing brain and spine injury through comprehensive neurological exams that include advanced diagnostic imaging such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), and Arteriogram.

Background - Dr. Argires is a Graduate of the University of Alabama Medical School. He is a Member of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Past President of the PA State Neurosurgery Society and Mid- Atlantic Neurosurgery Society. Dr. Argires is currently on staff at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

Litigation Support - Dr. Argires provides expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. His services include Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Medical Reviews, Narrative Reports, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary. His services encompass all phases of the medicolegal process, including evaluating whether the standard of care was met or breached, testifying in court, or assessing damages based on negligence and resulting injury.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Brain Lesions
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Spine Pain
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Blockage
  • Metastatic Disease
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
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    William Dillin, MD
    6601 Center Drive West, Suite 100
    Los Angeles CA 90045
    USA
    phone: 424-276-7715
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    Spine Surgery and Spine Medicine Consultant

    The concepts of Evidence Based Medicine have been the cornerstone of Dr. Dillin's education during his spine surgery fellowship in Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the format for decision making in his subsequent practice.

    The critical analytic features inherent in the "best evidence" approach to patients have permeated his writing and his lectures, allowing flexible adaptation as the science has changed. The combination of logical clinical analysis based on these principles, and twenty five years of experience exclusively devoted to spine surgery and spine related problems, allows specialty focus on any Independent Medical Evaluations or Medical-Legal Reviews.

    Dr. William Dillin Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery Expert
    William Dillin, MD is a spine surgery and spine medicine consultant at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. The Kerlan-Jobe physicians serve as consultants to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Los Angeless Rams, Loyola Marymount University and USC Trojan Football.



    Los Angeles and Orange County Appointments

    Email: keena.giles@independentspine.com
    Web: IndependentSpine.com

    IME Information and Medical Legal Reviews

    424-276-7715
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    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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    I. Stephen Davis, MD
    2460 W 26th Ave Ste C-190
    Denver CO 80202
    USA
    phone: 303-929-3797
    fax: 720-855-8844
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    I. Stephen Davis, MD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 40 years of experience treating patients and providing orthopedic care at a Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Davis has performed a vast array of operations on the spine, upper, and lower extremities.

    Dr. Davis has experience both as a Surgeon and an Independent Evaluator, and thus is able to offer valuable opinions regarding Damages, Causation, and Apportionment. Certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation as a Level II Evaluator, he is well versed in providing unbiased opinions, that are independent of outside factors, and considered the best fair assessment of the condition.

    Specialties - Independent Medical Evaluations | Personal Injury | Worker's Compensation Claims | Trauma | Sports Medicine | Musculoskeletal Diseases | Conditions of the Spine and Extremities

    Dr. Davis has performed over 3,000 Independent Medical Examinations and has testified at deposition and/or trial approximately 300 times. He has maintained an independent position throughout his career and provides unbiased, evidence based opinions without preference. Dr. Davis' opinions have proven valuable over many years for clients throughout the country.

    Dr. Davis is also available to lecture on Orthopedic Topics. He has been engaged to speak by such entities as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Colorado Lawyers Association.

    Litigation Support Services:
    • Organization of Complex Medical Records
    • Claimant Interviews and Examinations
    • Interpretation of Diagnostic Images
  • Rendering Evidence Based Opinions
  • Personal Conferences
  • Deposition and Expert Witness Testimony
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    Dora Mancias, Legal Services Project Manager
    4700 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 200
    Austin TX 78759
    USA
    phone: 512-689-6879 (Dora) 512-970-5281 (Dr. Race)
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    J Clark Race Orthopedic Surgery Expert PhotoJ. Clark Race, MD, is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Race has extensive experience and knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of all orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. He has practiced orthopedics in Austin, TX for over 30 years.

    Dr. Race received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Galveston and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas. He was named one of America's Top Orthopedists in 2010 by Consumer's Research Council of America, as well as one of the Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Race has been providing consulting / expert witness services to the legal and insurance industries for 30 years. He is currently an Orthopedic Consultant for the Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services and a Certified Designated Doctor for the Texas Department of Insurance, Workers Compensation Division.

    Dr. Race has extensive knowledge of the application of evidence-based guidelines. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He has been deposed and/or testified over 50 times. Dr. Race's services include Independent Medical Exams (IMEs), Medical Record Reviews of all orthopedic conditions, Maximum Medical Improvement / Impairment Exams, Orthopedic Rehabilitation Planning, and Disability Evaluations.

    J. Clark Race, MD on Most Common Injuries Treated


    Dr. Race has expertise in the treatment of numerous orthopedic problems, including fractures, traumatic injuries, reconstructive surgery, and common problems of the:
    • Neck
    • Back
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Wrist
  • Hands
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Feet
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    2022 Regional Medical Drive, Suite 1319
    Wharton TX, MS 77488
    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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    Ronald L. Teed MD PC
    Ronald L. Teed, MD
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    425 SE Baseline
    Hillsboro OR 97123
    USA
    phone: 503-681-9676
    fax: 503-615-0434
    Cascade Orthopedic Surgery is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, they strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.

    Principal, Ronald L. Teed, MD, is a Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has approximately 25 years of experience. In private practice for over 15 years (providing both clinical and surgical Orthopedic care), he currently has hospital privileges at Tuality Community Hospital, Tillamook County General Hospital, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, and Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Teed has over 2 years experience in performing Independent Medical Examinations for various companies and employers. In that time, he has completed over 1000 reports.

    Background - A Commander in the US Naval Reserves, Dr. Teed's orthopedic practice covered all land, ship, and special forces military personnel and their families in the southern European, Mediterranean and Southeast Asian military theater. His tasks included setting up, maintaining and operating a new orthopedic facility. Dr. Teed has also served as a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Teed provides litigation support services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. He is available to review medical records and opine on issues of causation.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • General Orthopedics
    • Total Joint Replacement
    • Sports Medicine
    • Feet
    • Ankles
  • Hands
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Shoulder
  • Spine
  • Currently licensed in: Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii