I have 14 years of experience, and specialize in the field of orthopedic surgery with specific knowledge in the areas of spine surgery, spine trauma and degenerative spine conditions. I have published on such topics as spinal trauma, scoliosis and spinal deformity. I have testified 10 times on topics such as spinal injury, complications of spinal surgery and diagnosis and treatment of spinal injury. I have extensive experience as an independent medical examiner, and have authored many agreed medical evaluation reports commenting on disputed work-related injuries. Prior to beginning my career as a physician, I practiced equine veterinary medicine and surgery.