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Vast Enterprises, LLC
Timothy Luckett , BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CIC, LNC
President/CEO
14171 Shepherd Drive
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739
USA
phone: 909-268-2126
fax: 773-945-8103
Timothy P. Luckett, BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CIC, LNC a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) gives expert opinions and testimony in all types of medical malpractice cases for both Plaintiff and Defense. Mr. Luckett is a Registered Nurse Expert in Surgery, ICU, Nursing Home Neglect, Outpatient Surgery Center Matters, and Hospital Surgical Matters.

Mr. Luckett has served as a circulating nurse, RR nurse, and as a registry nurse in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Gynecology, Vascular and Urology Surgeries. He has given numerous laser safety lectures and is a clinical assistant for the University of California at Los Angeles, Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA) program. Mr. Luckett has also served as a case consultant and reviews nurse malpractice cases for the California Board of Registered Nursing.
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1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 2000
Los Angeles CA 90033
USA
phone: 310-704-2269
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C. Thomas Vangsness Orthopaedic Surgery Expert PhotoC. Thomas Vangsness Jr., MD, is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Chief of Sports Medicine at USC, and a tenured Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

Upon graduation from medical school, he completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery along with two fellowships in Sports Medicine and Bioengineering. Dr. Vangsness specializes in the conservative and operative treatment of Sports Injuries and is recognized as a leader in the field of Sports Medicine. Over his 30 year career, he has published more than 100 journal articles, lectured extensively both nationally and internationally, has been on the editorial boards of several journals, and is the recipient of numerous academic awards for his contributions to the field. Dr. Vangsness has recently published a book entitled The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis.

In 2014, Orthopedics This Week named Dr. Vangsness as one of the “Top 28 North American Sports Knee Surgeons”. In 2016, Castle Connolly named Dr. Vangsness as one of America’s Top Doctors. In Southern California, he continues to be voted top doctor numerous times and received multiple awards in both Los Angeles and Pasadena.

Litigation Support - Dr. Vangsness has been providing expert witness services for numerous years. His services include consultations, medical record reviews, and independent medical exams. As an expert witness, he has presented 30 depositions and issued numerous expert opinions. He has experience in a wide range of cases including workman’s compensation, personal injury, and medical malpractice.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • View Dr. Vangsness' Consulting Profile.
    6/25/2018 · Medical
    When joint problems escalate to the point of needing special treatment, it is time to research orthopedic surgeons. As you consider your treatment options, it is important to choose an orthopedic surgeon who can accurately meet your needs. To ensure that you make the best choice, identify your needs, do your research, and ask the right questions.

    C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., MD
    This book offers a plan for anyone who wants to prevent or reverse their pain, discomfort, and limitations. It is the first book on arthritis that incorporates the latest research and treatment strategies for a disease that the vast majority of baby boomers will inevitably have to learn to live with. What's more, it provides younger generations with an easy-to-follow game plan for minimizing and even avoiding the more debilitating aspects of arthritis.
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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.
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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
  • View Dr. Stetson's Consulting Profile.
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    Kent C. Sasse, MD,MPH, FACS, FASCRS, FASMBS
    Founder / Medical Director
    75 Pringle Way, Suite 804
    Reno NV 89502
    USA
    phone: 775-829-7999
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    Kent C. Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS, FASMBS, is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, American Board of Surgery, and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

    Dr. Sasse performed the first laparoscopic colon resection procedure and the first laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure in northern Nevada more than 14 years ago. More recently, he is credited with performing the first daVinci Single Site gallbladder procedure in late 2013.

    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Sasse is a sought after speaker and mentor to surgeons around the nation. He hosts cadaver courses on surgical topics including complex abdominal wall reconstruction at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, for visiting surgeons. He has also authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles, and some of his most recent papers discuss sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic rectopexy, gastric physiology, endoscopic techniques for gastric repairs, and minimally invasive hernia repair. He is an acclaimed award-winning author of five books www.SasseSurgical.com/books.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sasse has served as a medico-legal consultant to attorneys involved in complex litigation. He has provided extensive expert reviews of complex cases for the State of Nevada, for independent insurance and disability carriers, and for the United States Air Force. He brings to each and every case a level of experience and unparalleled dedication to preparation, excellent service, and insightful review. His expert testimony has proven highly valuable in the favorable adjudication of such cases.

    Dr. Sasse is a sought after speaker and an experienced trial witness, having logged many hours on the witness stand in highly charged cases. He brings a commitment to objectivity and thoroughness to each and every case.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Weight Loss Surgery
    • Obesity
    • Gastric Leaks
    • Surgical Complications
    • Weight Loss Medications
  • Hernia Repair
  • Mesh
  • Anastamotic Leak
  • Colon Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Medical Malpractice
  • View Dr. Sasse's Consulting Profile.
    Kent Sasse, MD
    This updated and expanded edition of Outpatient Weight-Loss Surgery delivers timely information and the latest research results on innovative procedures, including Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Mini-Gastric Bypass and the latest innovations in Laparoscopic Gastric Banding with Imbrication. The new edition explains why the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass is the cure for Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in 85% of cases.
    Kent Sasse, MD
    he decision to have a surgical weight-loss procedure is a life-affirming decision. Choosing the correct procedure requires diligence, responsibility, hard work, determination and resourcefulness to inform yourself to the point of making the best informed decision.
    Kent Sasse, MD
    Combining the science of weight loss with inspiration and advice that has dramatically improved the lives of many people, this guide offers a compelling case that change is possible and that losing weight may be the most important life change a person can make.
    Kent Sasse, MD
    Surgical weight-loss procedures have come a long way in the last several decades. Not only have the procedures become much safer and much less invasive with the advent of laparoscopic surgery, but the surgical procedures themselves have come to be accepted in the medical field as having real health benefits rather than being viewed as simply cosmetic. The benefits to weight loss have been long-documented, and the benefits from weight-loss operations are now documented as well. However, weight-loss operations are still surgical procedures, and not to be undertaken lightly.
    Kent Sasse, MD
    This simple yet powerful tips resource provides meaningful evidence-based practical and effective tips for initial weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. It touches on key topics that help remind us to initiate and ingrain long-term healthy behaviors. It points out small meaningful steps that we can all take on the road to a healthier weight.
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    San Benito Cardiology Medical Corporation
    Joseph L. Klapper, MD
    Cardiologist
    1700 Airline Highway #284
    Hollister CA 95023
    USA
    phone: 831-524-7350
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    Joseph L. Klapper, MD, is board certified in cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Klapper has over 21 years of experience in various cardiology practice settings. He is currently in practice in Northern, California.

    Dr. Klapper has published books on cardiac issues for the worldwide public.

    Dr. Klapper has over 14 years of experience in rendering unbiased opinions on diverse cardiac matters for Plaintiff and Defendants. He is experienced in giving reliable medical testimony at deposition and trial.

    Dr. Klapper has held various medical staff appointments at hospitals in both Northern and Southern California including, Stanford University and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He attended medical school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and trained in New York.

    Areas of Past & Current Testimony:
    • Missed Heart Attacks
    • Adverse Drug Reactions
    • Blood Clots
    • Respiratory Failure
    • Stroke
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Blood Thinners
  • Personal Injury
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Heart Procedurese
  • Joseph Klapper, MD
    In The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Boosting Your Metabolism, noted cardiologist Dr. Joseph Lee Klapper takes readers from what the metabolism is and how it works through the many ways to raise it—including by what we eat and drink, both independently and in combination. Also, Dr. Klapper’s exercise plan helps readers to reduce fat and increase muscle, and his recipes show readers how delicious it can be to be a booster!
    Joseph Klapper, MD
    Dr. Klapper gives an in-depth yet accessible explanation of cholesterol levels—and explores ways to lower them. Weighing the pros and cons of a variety of approaches, including a holistic approach, Western medications, natural remedies, and new methods on the horizon, he then takes you step-by-step through a medically proven plan for shedding cholesterol points.
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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
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    Michael Armstrong, Jr, MD
    8700 Stony Point Parkway Suite 110
    Richmond VA 23235
    USA
    phone: 804-330-5501 or 804-437-3687 (cell)
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    Michael Armstrong, Jr, MD, has practiced Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery since 1995. Dr. Armstrong is a nationally recognized leader in office-based sinus surgery, with several publications regarding balloon sinus dilation. He is also known for his skill in reconstructing cancer defects of the nose and ear. With a constant eye for new and less invasive surgical techniques, he stays abreast of current research through educational meetings and self-study. In the operating room and in the office, he is an innovator who has introduced one or more techniques for each year in practice.

    Dr. Armstrong trained at Johns Hopkins University (1989-1995), Dr. Armstrong was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1995. He was certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2001, and now serves as an oral examiner. He completed the fellowship examination of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy in 2007. He has co-authored several papers on minimally invasive sinus procedures, patented a safety needle device, and brought a new tonsillectomy tool to market. His most recent publication is a review of strangulation injuries (June 2016).

    Litigation Support: - Dr. Armstrong has reviewed over 50 medical liability or personal injury cases within the specialty of Ears, Nose, and Throat, and has testified in court or in deposition more than a dozen times. Previous cases have included personal injury claims of:
    • Tinnitus
    • Hearing Loss
    • Throat Injuries
    • Neck Dissections
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Nasal and Sinus Surgeries
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Surgical Complications
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    Randall N. Smith, MD
    9140 Academy Rd. Suite A.
    Philadelphia PA 19114
    USA
    phone: 215-333-9999, Ext. 6
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    Randall N. Smith, MD, has over 40 years of experience as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Smith practices in General Orthopedics, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, and Pain Management Medicine. He specializes in Joint and Trigger Point Injections and Pain Management Treatment.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Smith provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His cases involve injury issues from Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Motor Vehicle Accidents. Dr. Smith's services include written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pain Management - A branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.
    • Independent Medical Examination - Independent orthopedic evaluations including review of medical records and expert narrative reports.
    • Disability Assessment Evaluations - Evaluations to determine ability to work and/or restrictions from work or daily activity.
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    Dora Mancias, Legal Services Project Manager
    3755 South Capitol of Texas Highway Suite 160
    Austin TX 78704
    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.

    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
  • View Dr. Race's Consulting Profile.
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    John M. Shamoun
    M.D., F.A.C.S.
    366 San Miguel Drive, Suite 310
    Newport Beach CA 92660
    USA
    phone: 949-759-3077
    fax: 949-759-5458
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    Dr. John M. Shamoun is the only Plastic Surgeon in the United States who is Quadruple Board Certified by the:
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Forensic Medicine

    Having completed nine formal years of training beyond medical school, Dr. Shamoun is among the most highly educated Plastic Surgeons you will find in the United States today. He is dedicated to achieving extraordinary and unmatched outcomes in all cosmetic plastic surgical procedures.

    Dr. Shamoun has earned the reputation of being a surgeon's surgeon, specializing in correcting unfavorable results operated upon elsewhere. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, Nose, Face, Eyes and Body. He also has extensive experience in Medical Malpractice case review, consultation, written evaluation and testimony (in depositions and trial), for plaintiff and defense.

    Dr. Shamoun is an articulate subspecialty consultant with up to date knowledge and expertise of Plastic Surgery literature and standards of care. His opinions are supported by extensive subspeciality education, training, and experience.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Implant / Augmentation Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Liposuction / Body Contouring Surgery
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Eyes, Face, Nose, Breast, Body
  • Facelift Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • General Surgery
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    Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    242 N. Glendale Ave.
    Glendale CA 91206
    USA
    phone: 818-388-2737
    fax: 818-649-1207
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    Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS, is double board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In the clinic setting, Dr. Kotikian routinely performs IV sedations for complex cases including impacted wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting and tumor excisions. He specializes in:
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma
    • Infections
    • Oral Pathology Resection and Reconstruction
    • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (surgical and non-surgical)
    • Craniofacial Anomalies (orthognathic surgery / corrective jaw surgery)
    Litigation Support - A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kotikian has extensive experience as an expert witness in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry. His Dental law and Dentistry services have been requested all over the country.

    Dr. Kotikian has been an expert witness on over 100 malpractice cases, given depositions on over 50 cases and testified at court over the past six years. His cases have included a wide variety of issues related to the Oral and Maxillofacial region including
    • Oral Pathology
    • Nerve Injuries
    • TMJ Issues
    • Oral Trauma
    • Oral and Facial Fractures and Lacerations
    • Injuries related to Extraction of Teeth
    • Injuries related to Dental Implant \ Surgery
    • Orthognathic Surgery Complications
    • Head and Neck Infections related to Teeth and Salivary Glands

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    Craig A. Nachbauer, MD, RPVI
    NY, VT USA
    phone: 518-314-1520 (Office) 518-593-4836 (Cell)
    fax: 518-314-1178
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    Craig A. Nachbauer, MD, RPVI, is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has practiced thoracic and vascular surgery since 1991. He also serves as the Medical Director of the University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Wound Center.

    Dr. Nachbauer completed his thoracic surgery residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals. After a fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University, he served as Clinical Associate in Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic.

    He is a diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Nachbauer has over 10 years of experience in medical record review, determinations of standard of care, and deposition and testimony in medical malpractice cases.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Vascular, Endovascular surgery and Phlebology
    • Non-invasive Vascular Testing
    • Wound Care
    New York Address
    12 Haeley Avenue
    Plattsburgh, NY
    Vermont Address
    54 West Twin Oaks Terrace, Suite 14
    South Burlington, VT
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    Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer, MD
    854 Azalea Street
    Boca Raton FL 33486
    USA
    phone: 866-659-8051 (Office) 503-706-8272 (Cell)
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    Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer, MD is an actively-practicing board-certified Neurosurgeon with 27 years of experience. He founded and presently practices at Neurosurgery Medical Associates in Coral Springs, Florida. Dr. Oppenheimer is also on the faculty at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and holds medical licenses in several states.

    Dr. Oppenheimer received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also obtained an MS with distinction in Physiology and Biophysics. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiology and Behavior cum laude, from Cornell University. Dr. Oppenheimer completed his residency training at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Hospital. He has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters in the field of neurosurgery. Multilingual, he is fluent in English, German, and Spanish.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Oppenheimer is a seasoned expert witness with significant testifying experience. He has provided expert consultation for both plaintiff and defense in a variety of cases, including personal injury, medical malpractice (standard of care and causation), and worker’s compensation (IMEs).

    Dr. Oppenheimer has offered litigation support services for 18 years. A seasoned deponent with both trial and deposition experience, he has excellent communication skills and a caring personality. He has testified as an expert in court or before an arbiter 20 times. Dr. Oppenheimer's services include IMEs, medical record review, conferences, and court and pretrial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Neurosurgery
    • Spine Surgery
    • Laminectomy
    • Laminoplasty
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Total Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • BMP
  • Infuse Bone Graft
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery Wrongful Death
  • Neurosurgery Medical Malpractice
  • 7/13/2018 · Medical
    The trend of using smaller operative corridors is seen in various surgical specialties. Neurosurgery has also recently embraced minimal access spine technique, and it has rapidly evolved over the past 2 decades. There has been a progression from needle access, small incisions with adaptation of the microscope, and automated percutaneous procedures to endoscopically and laparoscopically assisted procedures. More recently, new muscle-sparing technology has come into use with tubular access. This has now been adapted to the percutaneous placement of spinal instrumentation, including intervertebral spacers, rods, pedicle screws, facet screws, nucleus replacement devices, and artificial discs. New technologies involving hybrid procedures for the treatment of complex spine trauma are now on the horizon. Surgical corridors have been developed utilizing the interspinous space for X-STOP placement to treat lumbar stenosis in a minimally invasive fashion. The direct lateral retroperitoneal corridor has allowed for minimally invasive access to the anterior spine.

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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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