Arthur S. Daus, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.

Arthur S. Daus, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.

Arthur Steven Daus, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
5 Teal Drive
Joplin , MO 64804-5816
Office: 417-781-7850


Dr. Arthur Steven Daus was born, raised, and educated in mid America. This allows patients to become relaxed and comfortable with easy to understand explanations. Dr. Daus completed his undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Physics, in 1977. He received his degree in medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1981. Dr. Daus received additional training in neurosurgical research, clinical neurosurgery, neuropathology, and neurosurgical radiology at the University of Kentucky. He is proud to be the first American neurosurgery resident to complete six months of formal ABNS accredited neurology at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, at the Prince Henry Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospitals under the direction of Professor James W. Lance. He served as Chief Resident of Neurosurgery at the A.B. Chandler Medical Center of the University of Kentucky during his last year of formal training, completing neurosurgery training in 6/1988. Of unusual distinction is his original research in cervical spinal cord injury and motor-evolved potentials, which won the 1985 Kentucky State Residents' Trauma Award from the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Daus actively participates in many medical education programs. He has received the Physician's Recognition Award for post-graduate education.

Dr. Daus is board certified (and therefore a diplomat) by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (DABNS) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (DNBME). He is a member of many respected medical groups, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), the Jasper-Newton Metropolitan Medical Society (JNMMS), and the Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS). Dr. Daus is a member of the Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerve, Section on Tumors, Section on Pain, Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the AANS/CNS.

Dr Daus has presented his original research to members of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Southern Neurological Society (SNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Dr. Daus has received honorary election numerous times into Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. In July, 2010, because of ABNS board certification, Dr. Daus was named a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS).

He has particular professional interests in neurosurgical trauma, biomechanics (physics) of injury and impact collisions, neurosurgical critical care, spinal disorders, peripheral nerve problems, tumors, and pain.

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical
  • Neurosurgery

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: 1981 St. Louis University, School of Medicine, M.D. degree

M.D. Physician Licenses in Missouri, Kentucky, New Mexico, California, and Arizona
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
(Member in subsections for neurotrauma & critical care, disorders of the spine & peripheral nerves, and tumors & pain).

American Medical Association

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Missouri State Medical Association

Southern Medical Association

Southern Neurological Society

Jasper-Newton Metropolitan Medical Society

National Coalition of Physicians Against Family Violence
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: 1992: Instructed Cervical Spine Instrumentation Course

1980s: Gave seven regional & national presentations on spinal cord injury to various groups.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 27 through 2011
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Nursing Home Negligence & Medical Negligence
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60 to 70 %
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 30 to 40 %
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Too Numerous to count in over three decades as a medical doctor.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2011
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 50 +
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 3
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: started approximately 2002
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Records Review, Reports Editing, Expert Testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $ 500.00 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $ 500.00 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $ 500.00 per hour if local and not requiring air travel
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Variable depending on whether I need to travel and how many half days are utilized in trial and travel
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses, records re-review, full day away from work.


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