SPINAL SURGERY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-275136
This expert has extensive experience as an orthopedic spine surgery physician assistant, focusing on areas such as spinal stenosis, cervical herniated discs, cervical myelopathy, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative lumbar spondylosis, spinal trauma, lumbar herniated discs, and kyphosis. She received her BS in biological sciences from Cornell University before earning her MS from Rutgers University. She is a certified physician assistant and communication ...
Expert Witness: E-514510
This qualified expert has extensive experience in the field of neurology and spine surgery. He earned his MD from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität where he also completed a neurosurgery residency and a spinal surgery fellowship. He also earned his MHBA from Freidrich-Alexander University. This expert is a member of the German boards for neurosurgery and emergency medicine. He is active in his field as a member of several associations, including the College of Physicians ...
Expert Witness: E-128581
This highly qualified expert is board certified in neurological surgery, received his bachelor's in pre-med from the University of Tulsa, and his MD from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He then went on to complete his internship in General Surgery and residency in neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is an active member of many organizations including the American Medical Association and the Tulsa Surgical Society. ...
Expert Witness: E-158160
This expert earned his BA in Chemistry from Washington University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. After receiving his PhD, he earned his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The expert completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Saint Louis Children's Hospital in association with the Washington University School of Medicine, and he went on to complete several ...
Expert Witness: E-030523
This experienced neurosurgeon has spent the past 20+ years building a specialty in spine surgery, even gaining a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering to improve neurosurgical interventions. He is currently engaged in an image guidance project for spinal surgery, and is personally invested in improving the field.
Expert Witness: E-071939
This board-certified expert in orthopedic surgery specializes in spinal procedures. He earned his MD from Georgetown University following a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara. The expert also holds an MS in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Georgetown University and a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic. The expert formerly served as an orthopedic surgeon in the Mayo Health ...
Expert Witness: E-122824
This highly qualified expert is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, by courtesy, and Director of Minimally Invasive NeuroSpine Surgery at a prestigious hospital in CA. He is focused on advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques for diseases of the spine and cares for patients with a wide range of spinal disorders. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering program with a focus on spinal cord ...
Expert Witness: E-077837
This expert is a neurosurgeon at a Spine and Brain Institute in Florida. He was a consultant in Neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Florida from 2009-2015 and an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He was the director of the Mayo Clinic Florida spine surgery fellowship from 2013-2015. He received a BS degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MD degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of ...
Expert Witness: E-043695
This expert in the biomechanics of the human spine earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Duke University, where he researched spinal trauma. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, the Orthopedic Trauma Association granted him the 'Best Paper' award for his work on spine trauma and the spine's response to loads. He has served as a reviewer for the both the 'Journal of Biomechanics' and ...
Expert Witness: E-039878
This board certified expert earned a BA magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Residency and fellowship training were completed at Duke University Medical Center and Texas Back Institute, respectively. He is well recognized in the spinal surgery community for his work in spinal arthroplasty and endoscopic procedures. He is called upon routinely to give lectures and presentations on spinal surgery and has ...

SPINAL SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Orthopedic Surgeon Lacerates Patient’s Nerve SPINAL SURGERY Expert Case

Orthopedic Surgeon Lacerates Patient’s Nerve

…  cervical discectomy and fusion. Two weeks after the surgery, the patient complained of severe discomfort. An MRI was performed and …

Neurosurgical Error Allegedly Causes Athlete To Develop Cauda Equina Syndrome SPINAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  climb and had intractable pain down her leg at the time of surgery. She had no loss of bowels or saddle anesthesia prior to the surgery. …  then switched to an open procedure after discovering spinal fluid leaking from a tear made during the placement of the METRX …

Neurosurgical Intervention Leaves Patient Paraplegic SPINAL SURGERY Expert Case

Neurosurgical Intervention Leaves Patient Paraplegic

…  case involves a 61-year-old female patient who underwent surgery to resect an intradural intramedullary spinal tumor. The surgical procedure included the use of intraoperative …

Patient Suffers Foot Drop After Aggressive Physical Therapy Treatment SPINAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  she started physical therapy in the weeks following the surgery. As part of the therapy regimen, the patient received what she …  not present in the prior Lumbar X-rays taken before the surgery. CT and MRI imaging confirmed the fracture cortical screw and a new …

Patient Suffers Permanent Nerve Damage From Spinal Surgery SPINAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  case involves a woman that had undergone spinal fusion surgery with pedicle screw placement. The patient underwent revision surgery …  In the 2 months following the surgery, the patient had 3 spinal X-rays that were read as normal. The patient continued to experience …

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess SPINAL SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess

…  woman in Mainewith a past medical history of lumbar surgery, who presented to the emergency room with complaints of extreme pain. …  of her lower back. The patient was scheduled for spinal surgery intended to treat her pain, and as a result underwent pre-operative …