Lee D. Cranberg, MD, is a Neurologist and Behavioral Neurologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He has an active clinical practice combining patient care and teaching. He is past President of the Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry.
Litigation Support – Dr. Cranberg is available to review medical records, discuss and write up his opinions, and testify at deposition and trial. He has reviewed cases and served as an expert witness since 1986 for both plaintiff and defendant.
Dr. Cranberg has handled personal injury, medical malpractice, competency, testamentary capacity, and criminal cases.
Thorough in his reviews and precise in his opinions, Dr. Cranberg is skilled at explaining complex and technical issues to a lay audience.
Testimonial – "I found Dr. Cranberg to be very thorough, resourceful, and exceedingly well prepared. He was very precise at his deposition and stood up well against a very seasoned lawyer. He knew the medical records better than either the defense lawyer or I did. The case settled; so I cannot tell you how he did before a jury, but I had complete confidence that he would have presented well. He was very easy to work with and was very accessible. He bills fairly. I would not hesitate to use him again."
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Joseph A. Hlavin, PhD, PA-C has 27 years of surgical experience as a Physician Assistant in Neurological Surgery. Dr. Hlavin originally became NCCPA board certified as a Physician Assistant in 1992 and re-certified in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2015. He has held licensure in both the state of Michigan and the state of Oklahoma. He is presently licensed in the state of Texas.
Dr. Hlavin has been in the practice of neurosurgery since 1991. He has been involved in the training of physician assistants enrolled at the University of Oklahoma and Grand Valley State University in Michigan as a clinical preceptor. He is currently a Clinical Instructor for the TAMHSC College of Medicine and the Founding Program Director of the developing PA program at Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He continues as the director for the Texas A&M Health Science Center Postgraduate Physician Assistant Residency in Neurosurgery and precepts physician assistant students from both national and state PA graduate programs.
Dr. Hlavin has held several appointments:
Physician Assistant liaison to Membership Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Physician Assistant liaison to Scientific Program Committee of the AANS
Physician Assistant liaison to the Executive Committee, Joint section of Neurotrauma and Critical Care
President of the Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants (ANSPA)
Dr. Hlavin is a veteran of the United States Navy receiving an honorable discharged in 1990 after serving over 6 years as a hospital corpsman. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and ribbons for service overseas and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Litigation Support - Joseph A. Hlavin, PhD, PA-C has experience as an expert witness on several cases regarding postoperative complications in spine surgery. His services are available to counsel representing Plaintiff and Defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony.
Dr. Lorne Sheldon Label, MD, MBA, FAAN, is a Board Certified Neurologist who has extensive training in the treatment of all neurological diseases of adults and children. The field deals with brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle disorders. Dr. Label has been recognized by the court as having the education, experience, training, and knowledge to assist in rendering an opinion on the subject of Adult and Pediatric Neurology and Acupuncture. His ability is in explaining complicated methods and procedures, technical medical matters and data, as well as interpreting and rendering opinions about a certain set of facts to the court.
Dr. Label has offered his Expert Witness testimony to the legal industry for over 35 years. He has been retained as an Expert by attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense over 200 times. His services are available for Medical Record Review and Testimony, Medical Malpractice Cases, and Insurance Questions Regarding Neurological Issues.CV available on website or by email.
Mary Genevieve, MD is a Board-Certified Neurologist with over 20 years of experience in diagnosing, treating, and managing Neurological Disorders at top hospitals throughout the country. She brings her expertise, dedication, and sincere concern to all her patients.
Dr. Genevieve currently practices Neurology at Central Coast Neurology Medical Office, Inc. in San Luis Obispo, California. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Education: MD, George Washington University; MS, Physiology, Georgetown University; BS, Physiology, Michigan State University; BS, Anthropology, Michigan State University.
Litigation Support - Dr. Genevieve provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. She has extensive experience being deposed, testifying and writing expert witness reports. Dr. Genevieve treats various neurological problems including:
Stephen L. Nelson, MD, PhD, FAAP, is a dual board certified Child Neurologist with over 15 years of experience in Pediatric Neurology and Pediatrics.
Dr. Nelson is the current Director of Pediatric Neurology at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, where he performs high volume inpatient and outpatient evaluations. He runs the pediatric epilepsy center which offers video EEG monitoring as well as epilepsy surgery. Dr. Nelson is also a full-time Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. He holds a medical license in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Maryland and is certified as a medical doctor expert witness by the state of Florida.
Litigation Support - Dr. Nelson has been providing expert witness services since 2004. He has served as an expert witness in child neurology for both defense and plaintiff counsels in the military, civilian sector, in various states, and even overseas.
Dr. Nelson's services include Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and reviews, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony. 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. For defense and plaintiff, he reviews medical records for liability and provides expert opinions and testimony about causation and presumed life expectancy.
Gary 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.
Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC is a Registered Nurse and has been working in the Emergency Department for more than 25 years. A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with a detail-oriented approach, Ms. Anderson is knowledgeable about all aspects of Hospital Care and Standards of Care for Physicians, Nurses and Ancillary Personnel.
Ms. Anderson's background experience includes work in the Emergency Department of Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center, a level I Trauma Center and in the Emergency Department at Saint Anthony Hospital Central in Denver, Colorado, a level I Trauma Center where she helped initiate the Hyperbaric Medicine program. For 15 years, she worked as a staff RN, Charge RN and Assistant Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department at Littleton Adventist Hospital - Littleton, Colorado, a level II Trauma Center. There, she helped with the expansion and reconstruction of the current Emergency Department facility.
Ms. Anderson has been retained as an Expert 27 times. Her litigation support services include chart review for merit, chronologies, medical care research, Independent Medical Assessments, and more. Ms. Anderson's services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.
Lawrence Amsel, MD, MPH, specializes in Family Loss and Forensic Psychiatry. With an MD from Yale University and an MPH in Biostatistics from Columbia University, Dr. Amsel combined his clinical expertise with his analytic mathematics background to become one of the early champions of the application of Decision Science, Game Theory, and Behavioral Economics to Psychiatric Research.
Dr. Amsel provides Litigation Support services to attorneys representing Plaintiff and Defense. His services include medical record review for causation and standard of care.
Areas of Expertise:
Medical Decision Making
Health Care Behavioral Economics
Health Care Game Theory
Background - In 2003, Dr. Amsel organized the first ever American Psychiatric Association symposium on applications of Game Theory to psychiatry. He has published articles and presented posters on Game Theory modeling of suicide, OCD, and PTSD.
After 9/11, Dr. Amsel joined the Trauma Studies and Services division at the New York Psychiatric Institute, and has been involved in treating victims of 9/11 and their families, in training community clinicians in cutting edge treatments for PTSD and Complicated (Traumatic) Grief, as well as in doing research on optimal methods of disseminating this training.
Dr. Amsel was recently involved in preparing the training materials for the National VA PTSD CBT training program in conjunction with Edna Foa’s group at University of Pennsylvania. He has worked with Joy Hirsch at the Program in Imaging and Cognitive Science (PICS) and with Elke Weber and Eric Johnson at the related Decision Imaging Group (DIG) as Director of Mathematical Psychiatry, with the goal of creating innovative collaborations involving fMRI and Decision Science, as applied to psychiatric disorders.
Over the last several years, Dr. Amsel has been collaborating with Dr. Hoven at the Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group (CPEG) working on understanding the connection between decision deficits, trauma and psychiatric disorders in the developing brain of children/adolescents. He has extensive clinical expertise within psychiatric research, as well as expertise in applying decision science tasks in psychiatric research settings.
Steven M. Croft, MD is a board certified Neurologist in private practice since 1990. Dr. Croft treats a variety of diseases and disorders of the nervous system including:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Radiculopathy and Peripheral
Dr. Croft has held leadership positions in state and local medical societies in the state of Texas. He is also an officer for the Texas Chapter of the Association of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Croft served as Medical Director for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation and Advisory Board Member of the Houston Area Parkinson's Society. He's been an advocate for patients having testified in front of Texas Senate Committees and participating in the American Academy of Neurology's day at the Capitol in Washington, DC.
Education:Neurology, Baylor College Of Medicine; Doctor of Medicine, UT Medical School at Houston; Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University
Litigation Support: Dr. Croft works with both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys on a wide range of neurological cases involving medical negligence and personal injury. He's often asked to address causation, standard of care, and extent of injury. Dr. Croft's services include medical record evaluation, Independent Medical Exams (IMEs) and thorough reporting. He is experienced in deposition as well as trial testimony.
Ravi 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. . Areas of Expertise:
Multi Drug Resistant Infections
Infections in Critical Care
Suguna 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:
(All listed in peer-selected book America's Top Doctors only MD in 5 sub-specialties/ specialties] and in all editions]. Also internationally recognized Epilepsy specialist, Consciousness researcher, Narcolepsy expert, Research Methodologist, head injury, trauma, and brain disorders specialist
He is an experienced, extremely peer-respected clinician, and pioneering researcher (directly impacted millions.). 700+ publications, 10+ books (see listings brainvoyage.com) (includes How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Witnessin-demand communicator—professional speaker & media), creativity specialist (Distinguished Prof.,ECAO), incisive thinker (chess champion), and a versatile multi-specialty civil medicolegal expert (defense or plaintiff)
Led 1st USA & International Delegation in Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychiatry. Expertise includes
head injury, brain disturbances, personal injury,
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE),
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Vegetative / Minimal Consciousness states,
At times, he's consulted in several different areas in the same case e.g. medications, brain damage, psychiatry, movement disorders or seizures, depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, attention deficit, Post-traumatic stress
Prof. Neppe also has dual MD and PhD (Med) plus received Board Certifications UCNS Behav Neurology & Neuropsychiatry (2006) and ABPN (BC Psychiatry, subspec: Forensic Psych-04, Geriat Psych-11) & DPsM (with Neurol & Psychiatr)
Fellow Royal Society, SA (?1st USA MD(2002), FFPsych(SA),
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2007)
Civl expert and Competency (not Criminal) consults (Plaintiff or Defense) throughout USA , Canada & Internationally works only with attorneys-profound impacts as expert on the brain Cases include multimillion dollar verdicts for plaintiffs and millions saved for the defense. Services at all stages of civil litigation— record reviews, written reports, depositions, testimony, rebuttal, arbritration, advising retained throughout USA and internationally, and this includes high profile cases.analyses of strengths and weaknesses Dr Neppe's versatility & qualifications allow his use as single expert at multiple international levels —e.g. brain, psychiatry, neuropsychopharmacology, seizures, higher brain, research methodology, diagnosis saving time, money & without contradictions.
Prof. Neppe, MD, PhD, FFPsych, FRCPC, defines for the first time the new non-fiction literary genre of Sciction -- science through literature. Psychiatric and neurological medications become comprehensible to patients, families and general readers yet the book is a wonderful text for students and professionals in the health and psychological fields. This unique self-help book on brain medications and social and medical issues educates through fascination.
James 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.
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Edward Fletcher Eyster, MD has over 40 years of experience as a Neurological Surgeon. Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and licensed in California and Florida, he has been active both locally and nationally.
Dr. Eyster has held multiple positions with the American Association of Neurosurgery, Congress of Neurological Surgery, the Southern NS Society, the Florida NS society, and the Neurosurgical society of America. He has extensive experience with neuro-surgical device development and patent work.
Dr. Eyster has done over 9,000 procedures including trauma to the brain and spine as well as neoplasms of the brain and spine. He has extensive experience with degenerative diseases of the spine, including:
Infections of the Spine
Osteoporosis and Compression Fractures
Spinal Cord Injury
Litigation Support - For the past 10 years, Dr. Eyster has done over 500 IMEs for civil cases, both defense and plaintiff. He has testified as neurological and spinal expert multiple times and served as an expert for peer review. Dr. Eyster's experience also includes numerous medical malpractice / professional negligence cases. He has been a neurosurgical expert for the California Board of Medicine as well as Florida Department of professional regulations.