MRK Medical Consultants

MRK Medical Consultants

11249 Gold Country Blvd., Ste. 165
Gold River, CA 95670
Office: 800-403-1647
Fax: 916-863-7206

MRK Medical Consultants, a physician-owned firm for more than forty years, has pioneered a truly client-centered approach to medical-legal services. We provide objective examination of personal injury cases for plaintiff and defense attorneys. At MRK, each stage of the process—research to review, analysis to opinion—is addressed to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their clients’ situations.

We have a well-earned reputation for the highest standard of excellence. Our more than forty consultants have long relationships with us and extensive experience with evaluating injuries and causation. We offer experts in more than thirty different specialties and sub-specialties, which allows us to offer seamless service for complex litigation and multi-injury accidents.

We handle your medical-legal needs from start to finish. You will be assigned a case manager who will work with you throughout the case, facilitating everything from record collection to deposition scheduling to exam office reservations. We’re able to guide you toward the correct medical specialist if necessary, and you can always speak with one of our staff physicians, who can help assess your case before you move forward with retaining an expert.

With our centrally located corporate office in Gold River, California—as well as satellite offices in Atwater, Bakersfield, Chico, Clovis, Eureka, Lafayette (Bay Area), Los Angeles, Monterey, Napa, Oakland, Redding, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa; Nevada offices in Reno and Las Vegas; and Arizona offices in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Tucson and Prescott; and the ability to reserve space in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and throughout the United States—we are able to offer full services wherever our clients need them.

Areas of Expertise
  • Brain Injury
  • Coronavirus
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Hand Surgery
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Life Care Planning
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain Management
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Spine Medicine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: This information is for Dr. Younger, Medical Director of MRK Medical Consultants. Information for all consultants is available at
MD, Chicago Medical School, 1980
Internship, University of California, Davis; Surgery 1981-1983
Residency, University of California, Davis, Orthopaedic Surgery 1983 - 1987
CA Medical Licensure
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Diplomate - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
California Orthopaedic Association
Western Orthopaedic Association
American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Spine Infections 1985 Clinical Orthopaedics
Total Hip Revision 1983 Clinical Orthopaedics
Nutritiono of Flexor Tendons American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1985 National Meeting
Morbidity of Bone Graft Donor Sites AAOS National Meeting 1986
Effects of Prostaglandins on Flexor Tending Healing in Rabbits Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 1986
Effects of INdomethacin on Flexor Tendon Healing in Rabbits AAOS, Residents Conference 1987
Stability of Prostaglandins in Dilute Physiological Solution 1986
Effect of Continuous Local Irrigation with PG1-1 on Flexor Tendon Healing and Adhesions
Morbidity at Bone Graft Donor Site 1989
The Effects of INdomethacin on Adhesion Formation after Repair of Zone II Tendon Lacerations in the Rabbit 1990
An Apparatus to Measure Flexor Tendon Excursion and Angular Motion of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint in a Rabbit Model, Journal of Orthopaedic Research 1988
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: 3,000
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Orthopedic Surgery
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 12%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 88%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 250
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: November 2022
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 115
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 2000
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: IME, medical record review, expert testimony, written reports, telephone conferences, trial testimony, deposition testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Call for our fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Call for our fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Call for our fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Call for our fee schedule.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Call for our fee schedule.


We have worked with hundreds of law firms throughout California and the U.S., and are happy to provide client references upon request. Please call (800) 403-1647.