Garson M. Caruso MD, MPH, CLCP

Garson M. Caruso MD, MPH, CLCP

Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, PA
647 East Siddonsburg Road
Mechanicsburg , PA 17055
Mobile: 717-968-0576
Office: 717-691-5409
Fax: 717-685-3247
Introduction

Dr. Caruso is a board certified Occupational Physician and Certified Life Care Planner, with expertise in Life Expectancy Determination:

• Broad background in consulting, medical direction, and occupational health services for organizations including AmTrust North America, Bechtel, Bell & Evans, Dean Foods, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Lockheed Martin, The New York Transit Authority, PepsiCo, Service Employees International Union, and the US Department of State and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
• Extensive experience with supervision of physician extenders (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) in onsite occupational health clinics
• Review of thousands of complex disability and workers’ compensation claims for Advance Medical, AmTrust, Assurant, CorVel, Mutual of Omaha, and others
• Medical Expert Witness in Life Expectancy Determination, professional liability, and impairment and disability evaluation (multiple depositions)
• Certified Medical Review Officer (MROCC 2008 to present) and Independent Medical Examiner (ABIME 2009-2014)
• Numerous Leadership roles in ACOEM, including: Chair, Practice Guidelines Revision Panel on Disability Prevention and Management (2009- present) and Co-Chair, Depression in the Workplace Project (2006-2010)
• Licensed in Florida, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia


Areas of Expertise
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluation
  • Health/Medical/Disability Insurance
  • Industrial Medicine
  • Life Care Planning
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: MD - Temple University School of Medicine, 1984
MPH (Master of Public Health) - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005
Board Certification - Preventive (Occupational) Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), 2006
Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) - International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC), 2021
Medical Licensure - Florida, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM), 2007
Fellow, International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (FIAIME), 2011
Member, American Academy of Insurance Medicine (AAIM)
Member, American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners (AAPLCP)
Member, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have been speaking at regional and national conferences on occupational medicine topics since 2006.
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: 25
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Life Expectancy Determination
Cauda Equina Syndrome (Professional Liability)
Impairment and Disability
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 20%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 80%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Five
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: February 2021
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: None
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: None
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 9
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Life Expectancy Determination
Physician Life Care Planning
Consulting in Occupational Medicine
Impairment and Disability Determination
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $400 if no testimony, $500 if testimony is anticipated
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $500
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $500
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Per agreement


References

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