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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
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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
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    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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    301 W. Platt Street, #419
    Tampa FL 33606
    USA
    phone: Cell: 813-598-3474. Scheduler: 813-810-7010
    fax: 813-221-3475
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    Larry Fishman, MD, PA, is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon with more than 22 years of experience. A Mayo Clinic-trained neurosurgeon, specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including carpal tunnel, spinal, and cranial procedures. He is associated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, South Bay Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and South Florida Baptist Hospital.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Fishman performs CME's and IME's, disability evaluation, permanent impairment rating, future care costs, and determines medical appropriateness of care to date. He performs medical record review, as well as other medical legal issues. Dr. Fishman's services are available to counsel for both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Neurosurgery
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Disability
    • Head & Neck Surgery
    • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal Procedures
  • Health / Medical / Disability Insurance
  • Neuroimaging
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Record Review
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    Steven B. Levine, MD
    160 Hawley Lane
    Trumbull CT 06611
    USA
    phone: 203-380-3707
    fax: 203-380-3711
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    Steven B. Levine, MD, is an expert in the field of Otolaryngology and specializes in head and neck surgery (ear, nose & throat), including allergy and facial plastic surgery. He is an actively practicing physician and surgeon with 30 years of experience.

    Dr. Levine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Yale University. He is a Past President of the Connecticut Ear, Nose & Throat Society and Past Governor of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Levine has experience reviewing records for both plaintiff and defense counsel. His recent cases involve issues of infection, sinus surgery complications, sudden hearing loss and use of steroids, as well as the swallowing of foreign bodies.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Ear, Nose & Throat Issues
    • Allergy
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Ear Disorders
    • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    • ENT Causation
  • ENT Complications
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing / Ear Surgery
  • Laryngology
  • Otology
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Snoring
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    James P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS
    233 College Avenue
    Suite 301
    Lancaster PA 17602
    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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    D-Care LLC
    Ravi V. Durvasula, MD, Founder
    Suguna Pappu, MD, PhD, Founder
    1111 South Wabash Ave., Unit 2013
    Chicago IL 60605
    USA
    phone: 505-362-0856
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    Ravi Durvasula Infectious Disease Expert PhotoRavi Durvasula, MD, Founder, is a physician, researcher, and leader who strives to improve the health of nations and individual patients. He started his journey in medicine at McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Canada. After earning his medical degree, he went to Houston, Texas, to do specialty training in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. Next, Dr. Durvasula earned a prestigious appointment with the Yale University School of Medicine, completing sub-specialty training in Infectious Diseases before joining the faculty. During his training at Yale, Dr. Durvasula was associated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

    At Yale, Dr. Durvasula developed internationally acclaimed research programs for controlling infectious diseases. With nearly $9 million in research funding and more than 150 published papers and conference presentations, the Durvasula Lab continues to play a pioneering role in global infectious diseases research and commercialization of new technologies.

    A visionary leader, Dr. Durvasula has served in many senior administrative positions. As medical director at Yale, chief of medicine at the New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque, NM and his current position as Chairman of Medicine at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, he directs very large and complex medical operations. He remains an active clinician in the field of infectious diseases and maintains a practice as an expert witness in hospital and community-acquired infectious diseases and internal medicine.

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    Areas of Expertise:
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Infections
    • Multi Drug Resistant Infections
    • Infection Control
    • Parasitic Infections
    • International Medicine
  • Infections in Critical Care
  • Device-associated Infections
  • Septic Shock
  • Antibiotic Use
  • Biomedical Research
  • Molecular Biology
  • Intellectual Property


  • Suguna Pappu Neurosurgery Expert PhotoSuguna Pappu, MD, PhD, Founder, began her career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA, before adding medicine to her expertise. She earned a PhD in Operations Research from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Dr. Pappu then studied Neural (Brain) Networking approaches and Advanced Image Analysis for medical decision-making at the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Radiology.

    For her groundbreaking work with the Yale University Image Processing and Analysis Group, Dr. Pappu was awarded a National Research Service Award fellowship for medical image analysis. Inspired by her transformative work in health care, Dr. Pappu earned a medical degree and pursued residency training in General Surgery at Yale. She went on to complete a second residency in Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM.

    Today, Dr. Pappu is an academic neurosurgeon at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and is involved in both research and patient care. Her research focuses on developing novel tools for assessment and management of Hydrocephalus and Traumatic Brain Injury. Many organizations have benefited from Dr. Pappu’s training in business systems and medicine, earning her senior medical leadership roles. Dr. Pappu has served as an expert witness in a variety of cases, including intra-cranial neurosurgery, spine surgery and neuro-trauma.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Neurosurgery
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Hydrocephalus
  • Neural (Brain) Networking
  • Advanced Image Analysis
  • Neck and Back Trauma
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    Eugene J. Strasser, MD, JD , FACS, ACLM
    1505 N. University Dr.
    Suite 100
    Coral Springs FL 33071
    USA
    phone: 954-755-3888
    fax: 954-755-0742
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    Eugene Strasser, MD, JD , FACS, ACLM, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 35+ years of experience. Dr. Strasser is a graduate of the the University of Maryland School of Medicine & The Sheppard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. He trained at the world renowned R. Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland & finished General Surgery training at York Hospital in York, PA. He completed his Plastic Surgery residency at Albany Medical Center in New York and is board certified in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Strasser's work is published in multiple professional journals & magazines and is on staff at several local hospitals. He serves as Chief of Staff at The Outpatient Surgery Center in Coral Springs, Florida.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Cosmetic Surgery - Face, Eyes, Brow, Nose, Ears, Lips, Neck, Breast, Body, Scalp, Extremities
    • Liposuction, Breast-augmentation,lift,reduction, Body Contouring, Abdominoplasty, (Buttock,Arms,Thigh,Body lift), Vaginal Rejuvenation,Dermabrasion/Peels,Injectables
    • Reconstructive Surgery - Post Traumatic, Burns, Cancer Removal, Wound Healing, Scars, Ulcers
    • Breast Reconstruction
    Memberships and Affiliations:
    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • Florida Medical Association
    • Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • American College of Legal Medicine