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Expertise Description

I am an orthopedic surgeon with over 35 years of clinical orthopedic practice experience. I have performed over 15,000 orthopedic surgical procedures. I have extensive experience providing independent medical evaluations (IME's) for the insurance industry and the legal profession. My experience includes Sports Medicine, Spine Back and Neck Musculoskeletal Trauma, Knee Disorders, Shoulder Disorders, Upper Extremity Disorders, and Lower Extremity Disorders. I have worked for more than 30 years as an orthopedic surgery expert witness in Texas by providing numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Serving as expert witness with depositions in more than 100 cases related to orthopedic surgery issues; Serving as expert witness at trial in many of these cases and other cases as well; Reviewing hundreds of cases and provided expert opinions for the insurance industry related to personal injury, workers’ compensation, disability and third party liability.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes working as an independent consultant on orthopedic cases for the Insurance Industry and the Legal Field. I have provided hundreds of reports and considered opinions for disability workers compensation and personal injury cases, as well as hundreds of worker compensation independent medical evaluations (IME’s) and improvement ratings.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes reviewing and analyzing hundreds of files for personal injury, third party liability, workers compensation and disability issues related to orthopedic surgery. I have also worked with virtually all of the major insurance companies including disability carriers, workers compensation carriers and liability insurers.

Relevant Experiences

I have reviewed records and completed reports on numerous cases involving non-indicated spine surgery.

I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon. I am licensed to practice in Texas, Oklahoma and Idaho. I am able to proffer considered opinions regarding causation, usual and customary medical and/or surgical treatment, usual and customary medical and/or surgical expenses, future medical needs and future medical expenses. I am able to proffer these considered opinions, within reasonable degrees of medical probability or medical certainty, by virtue of my education, training and experience during more than thirty-five years of orthopedic surgery and spine practice.


Degree Subject Institution
M.D. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
B.A. History University of Texas – Austin

Licenses Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Lifetime Certification)
Certified in Texas, Oklahoma, and Idaho

Awards & Affiliation

Arthroscopy Association of North America
Editorial Board American Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery
American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons

Primary Affiliation

Arthroscopy Association of North America