Fardad Baroumand

Dr. Fardad Baroumand

Los Gatos, CA 95032
Mobile: 408-479-7784
Office: 408-785-0759
Fax: 408-884-3737

Dr. Fardad Baroumand, MD, is a distinguished medical-legal evaluator in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is the designated evaluator for these fields by ExamWorks Inc., the largest national provider of Independent Medical Evaluations. He is also a prominent California State Qualified Medical Evaluator and a member of the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) Subject Matter Expert Panel and the Report Quality Panel, which oversees and promotes the quality of medical-legal reporting in the State.

Workers compensation judges have repeatedly appointed Dr. Baroumand as the medical-legal evaluator in complex cases that other evaluators could not handle.

Dr. Baroumand is a double board-certified subspecialist practicing Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has a reputation as "the go-to guy" for the most challenging clinical and medical-legal cases.

Dr. Baroumand graduated in the top 10 percentile of his medical school in 1997 and completed his specialty training at Columbia University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then completed subspecialty training at the University of Washington (Seattle), one of the US's most prominent Pain Medicine organizations, where he served as the Chief Fellow overseeing five other specialists. He has achieved numerous awards for clinical excellence and research, a top score in California medical-legal evaluators' qualifying exam, and the highest quality standards in Utilization Review.

As an award-winning teacher and a skillful presenter, Dr. Baroumand has delivered engaging and informative presentations to various audiences, including attorneys, claims examiners, patients, and the general public.

Dr. Baroumand's expertise encompasses not only the subjects listed under the "Areas of Expertise" (at the bottom of this page) but also the following:

- Disability evaluation and impairment rating
- Medical-legal topics (causation, medical necessity, apportionment, work restrictions, etc.)
- Work-related & personal injuries
- Surgical indications for painful orthopedic conditions
- Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary treatment of pain
- Failed or ineffective pain interventions or surgeries
- Nerve blocks, epidural, interventional pain management, nerve injury, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation
- Opioid management, tolerance, dependence and addiction
- Complex or catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries
- Chronic pain with delayed recovery
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD)
- Muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, low back pain, neck pain, and mid-back pain
- Arthritic and degenerative disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury (TBI)
- Diseases of discs, nerve roots, facet joints
- Injuries in correctional settings (prisons, jails, detention centers)
- Injuries caused by sliping or falling
- Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents (whiplash, fractures, brain damage, spinal cord injury, or death)
- Injuries caused by acts of violence
- Life care planning
- Pain (spine, nerve, joint, soft tissue)
- Second opinion
-Treatment of chronic pain

Areas of Expertise
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Industrial Medicine
  • Life Care Planning
  • Long Term Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Personal Injury
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: California Qualified Medical Evaluator
Member of California Division of Workers Compensation Medical-legal Report Quality Panel
Member of California Division of Workers Compensation Medical Unit Expert Panel
American Board of Medical Specialties Pain Medicine Board Certification.
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Board Certification
California State Medical License, 2008 - present

Education: Pain Medicine Subspecialist (Chief Fellow), University of Washington;
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, Medical College of Wisconsin;
Medicine Internship, Columbia University
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No


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