Spinal Surgery Expert Witnesses

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Spinal surgery expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and occupational therapy. Some of the most common spinal surgery expert witness specialties also include minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal trauma, degenerative spine disease, spinal tumors, and spinal deformities. They can opine on the effects of surgical errors, post-operative complications, spinal cord injuries, medical malpractice related to spine surgery, and the impact of spinal conditions on quality of life.

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Thomas Lyle Hedge Jr, MDView profile

ID: 57920

Dr. Thomas Lyle Hedge Jr, MD

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California

Dr. Thomas L. Hedge Jr. has 41 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He earned his BA in Biology from the University of California Riverside and his MD from Keck School of Medicine of USC. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at LAC+USC Medical Center. Today, this expert is board certified in...

Neurosurgery Expert WitnessView profile

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Neurosurgery Expert Witness

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Kansas

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.

Christopher Jules Winfree, MDView profile

ID: 60852

Dr. Christopher Jules Winfree, MD

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New York

Dr. Christopher J. Winfree has over 18 years of experience in the field of Neurological Surgery. He earned his BA in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and his MD from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing his residency in Neurological Surgery at the Neurological Institute - Columbia University Irving Medical Center, he went on to complete a fellowship in...

Neurosurgery Expert WitnessView profile

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Neurosurgery Expert Witness

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Missouri

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...

Marc Evan Duerden, FAAPMR, MDView profile

ID: 120457

Dr. Marc Evan Duerden, FAAPMR, MD

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Indiana

Dr. Marc E. Duerden has over 30 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He earned his BA in Chemistry from Purdue University and his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing his internship at the Ascension St Vincent Hospital, he went on to complete a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Indiana University School of...

Neurosurgery/Spine Expert WitnessView profile

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Neurosurgery/Spine Expert Witness

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Oklahoma

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...

James Barbour Macon III, FACS, MDView profile

ID: 125954

Dr. James Barbour Macon III, FACS, MD

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Massachusetts

Dr. James B. Macon has 45 years of experience in the field of Neurological Surgery. He earned his BA in Chemistry from Princeton University and his MD from Harvard Medical School. After completing an internship in General Surgery at the Stanford Hospital and Clinics, he went on to complete a residency in Neurosurgical Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in...

Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery Expert WitnessView profile

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Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery Expert Witness

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...

Dean Y Chou, MDView profile

ID: 134231

Dr. Dean Y Chou, MD

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New York

Dr. Dean Chou has over 17 years of experience in the field of Spinal Neurosurgery. He earned his BA in Biochemistry from the University of California Berkeley and his MD from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. After completing his internship in General Surgery and his residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he went on to complete a...

Orthopedic Spine Surgery Physician Assistant Expert WitnessView profile

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery Physician Assistant Expert Witness

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...

Lawrence Mendel Shuer, FAANS, MDView profile

ID: 138476

Dr. Lawrence Mendel Shuer, FAANS, MD

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California

Dr. Lawrence M. Shuer has over 38 years of experience in the field of Neurological Surgery. He earned his BA in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Michigan and his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School. After completing his internship in General Surgery at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and his fellowship in Neurology at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, he completed his...

John Howard Sampson, MBA, MD, MHS, PhDView profile

ID: 139818

Dr. John Howard Sampson, MBA, MD, MHS, PhD

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North Carolina

Dr. John H. Sampson has 25 years of experience in Neurological Surgery. He earned his BSc from St. John’s College - University of Manitoba, his MD from the University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, his PhD in Neuro-oncology and his MHS from Duke University, and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. After completing his residency in Neurosurgery, he went on to...

Steven Andrew Stiens, MD, MSView profile

ID: 149471

Dr. Steven Andrew Stiens, MD, MS

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Washington

Dr. Steven A. Stiens has 32 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, specializing in Spinal Cord Injuries. He earned his BS in Natural Sciences from the Xavier University of Cincinnati, his MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and his MS from the University of Washington. After completing his Externship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation...

Richard Norman Wein Wohns, JD, MBA, MDView profile

ID: 202154

Dr. Richard Norman Wein Wohns, JD, MBA, MD

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Washington

Dr. Richard N. W. Wohns has 40 years of experience in the field of Neurological Surgery. He earned his BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard College and his MD from the Yale School of Medicine. He also obtained his MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business and his JD from the Seattle University School of Law years later. He completed both an internship in...

Carlos Antonio Bagley, FAANS, FACS, MBA, MDView profile

ID: 352837

Dr. Carlos Antonio Bagley, FAANS, FACS, MBA, MD

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Texas

Dr. Carlos A. Bagley has 16 years of experience in the field of Neurological Surgery. He earned his BS in Biological Sciences from Duke University and his MD from Duke University School of Medicine. He also earned his MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. After completing his internship in General Surgery and his residency in Neurological Surgery, he went on to complete his fellowship in...

Lawrence Sheng Chin, FACS, MDView profile

ID: 514884

Dr. Lawrence Sheng Chin, FACS, MD

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New York

Dr. Lawrence S. Chin has over 28 years of experience in Neurological Surgery. He earned his BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan and his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurological Surgery at LAC+USC Medical Center. Today, this expert is board certified in Neurological Surgery....

Jerry L Bauer, FAANS, MDView profile

ID: 525657

Dr. Jerry L Bauer, FAANS, MD

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Illinois

Dr. Jerry L. Bauer has 44 years of experience in the field of Neurological Surgery. He earned his BS from the University of Illinois Chicago and his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. After completing his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, he went on to complete a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional...

Stephen Harvey Shogan, MDView profile

ID: 581690

Dr. Stephen Harvey Shogan, MD

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Colorado

Dr. Stephen H. Shogan has over 40 years of experience in the field of Neurological Surgery. He earned his BS from the University of Michigan and his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his internship in General Surgery and his residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan Hospital. Today, this expert is board certified in Neurological Surgery. Formerly, this...

Ali Najafi, MDView profile

ID: 619444

Dr. Ali Najafi, MD

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California

Dr. Ali Najafi has 23 years of experience in Neurological Surgery. He earned his BS from Missouri State University and his MD from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. After completing his residency in Neurosurgery and General Surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center, he went on to complete a fellowship at Semmes Murphey Clinic. Today, this expert is board certified in Neurological...

Roger Härtl, FAANS, MDView profile

ID: 676334

Dr. Roger Härtl, FAANS, MD

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New York

Dr. Roger Härtl has 19 years of experience in the field of Neurological Surgery and he earned his MD from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He completed an internship in General Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital and a residency in Neurological Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital before going on to complete a fellowship in Spine Surgery at Barrow...

Spinal Surgery Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a spinal surgery expert witness in legal cases?

A spinal surgery expert witness provides specialized knowledge in court cases, offering insight on surgical procedures, standards of care, and potential surgical errors.

What types of cases can a spinal surgery expert witness contribute to?

They can contribute to medical malpractice suits, personal injury cases, workers' compensation claims, and product liability cases involving spinal devices.

How can a spinal surgery expert witness help in a medical malpractice case?

They can review medical records, identify if there was a breach in standard care during surgery, and testify on the potential impact of such breaches on patient outcomes.

Are there subspecialties within spinal surgery that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, these include pediatric spine surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, neurosurgical spine surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Why is it important to have a spinal surgery expert witness in cases involving spinal implants or devices?

These experts can provide critical insights into the proper use and potential failures of these devices, helping to determine if negligence or product failure contributed to patient harm.

How does Expert Institute select its Spinal Surgery expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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