Samir Sharma, M.D. License #A72062 is a general orthopedist with an emphasis on knee, shoulder and hand surgery. Dr. Sharma completed his medical training and Residency in Orthopedics at Wayne State University. Dr. Sharma also completed a sports medicine fellowship in Lake Tahoe performing over 400 operative cases. Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellowship trained Sports Medicine, and State of California Qualified Medical Evaluator.
Prasad Kilaru, M.D.
Prasad G. Kilaru, M.D. License #A60104 is a plastic and reconstructive hand surgeon, who is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kilaru completed his Surgical Residency at Baystate Medical Center and his Plastic Surgery Residency at USC/LA County. He completed a Hand/Microsurgery Fellowship at USC Medical Center. He completed his MBA program for Executives through the Wharton School of Business. Dr. Kilaru has been treating traumatic and repetitive industrial injuries of the hand since 2001. Dr. Kilaru also has expertise in wound care, scar management, burn treatments and other aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery in addition to hand surgery.
James Petros, MD, QME
James Petros, M.D. License #A90732is dual board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry) and Internal Medicine. Dr. Petros specializes in pain management. He provides consultation and multi-faceted care to patients whose pain does not respond to conservative measures. He performs EMGs and interventional procedures, such as epidurals. Dr. Petros completed his B.S. in Biology at Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude. He then attended Tulane Medical School, obtaining his M.D. with high honors. Dr. Petros completed his Internal Medicine residency at CPMC/UCSF and his Physiatry residency at Stanford. He was voted as one of America's Top Physicians by the Consumer Research Council in 2009. Dr. Petros in fluent in Aramaic, Farsi, and French. He is a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California.
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Basil R. Besh, MD
Basil R. Besh, M.D. License #A83582 is a hand surgeon, who is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Besh handles our difficult hand, wrist and elbow injuries treating fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, performs microsurgery, carpal tunnel releases, and wrist arthroscopy as well as other procedures. Dr. Besh has been treating industrial injuries since 2004. Dr. Besh has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and was Valedictorian at Columbia University School of Engineering. He graduated from medical school from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in General Surgery, residency in Orthopedic Surgery, and fellowship in Hand Surgery at New York University.
Bruno Kovacic - BioFunction® LLC Mr. Kovacic is the founder and managing member of BioFunction® LLC, a forensic disability consulting company, which is working in cooperation with Alliance Occupational Medicine to provider work capacity examinations and functional restoration. Bruno brings more than 25 years of progressive healthcare & occupational medicine experience including: conducting sophisticated Evidentiary Forensic Disability Examinations for more than 400 claimants in private, public and government sectors, designing advanced intra-data validation, behavioral & discomfort factoring software used to quantify chronic pain, providing written med-legal opinions for ergonomic, personal injury and workers’ compensation claims in California, the Division of Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, the State of Hawaii’s Disability Compensation Division, and Canada’s ICBC, creating and designing a web-based medical restriction / job task matching software application to safely match limited duty employees to modified tasks in the work environment for the U.S. largest employer, and developing the industries first ergonomic risk sorting algorithm to quantify frequency, duration and severity of early symptom patterns associated with cumulative trauma / repetitive motion injuries. Mr, Kovacic is a peer reviewed published researcher in Evidence-Based Functional Restoration. Mr. Kovacic also holds credentials as a medically trained Certified Ergonomic Compliance Director and is one of two Certified ERGOS® Trainers in the U.S.