Perry Black

Dr. Perry Black

245 N. 15th Street, Suite 7150, Mail Stop 413
Philadelphia , PA 19102
Office: 215-762-3562
Fax: 215-762-3058

Introduction

Trained in Neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Dr. Black is currently a Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), practicing in Philadelphia, PA. He has a special interest and expertise in disorders of the spine and spinal cord, head and spine trauma, brain tumors, cerebrovascular disorders, hydrocephalus, and chronic pain. Dr. Black is prepared to perform Independent Medical Exams, and to provide Expert Testimony for Defense or Plaintiff. He is committed to the legal and ethical principle of reviewing the material meticulously, and rendering an unbiased opinion, based on the evidence. Dr. Black believes this principle is in the best interest of all parties. Attorneys have generally appreciated his carefully documented and clearly stated reports. After evaluating the medical records, Dr. Black's practice is to phone the referring attorney to discuss the case, and then, if requested, to submit a detailed written opinion.


Areas of Expertise

  • Neurosurgery

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A:

EDUCATION

McGill University, Montreal, Canada, B.Sc. 1951.
Majors: Chemistry, Psychology.

McGill University, Montreal, Canada, M.D., C.M. 1956.




POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

Internship and Assistant Resident in Medicine and in General Surgery,
Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, 1956 1958.

Montreal Neurological Institute, Assistant Resident in Neurology, 1958
-1959.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency in Neurosurgery (Dr. A. Earl
Walker, Chief), July 1, 1959-December 31, 1963.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Fellow in Physiology,
July 1961-December 1962.

PRESENT APPOINTMENTS

Professor, Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery), Drexel University
College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006-current.

Neurosurgeon, CyberKnife Center of Philadelphia, Havertown,
Pennsylvania, 2006-current.

Neurosurgical Staff, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, 1979-current.

Neurosurgical Staff, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
1994-current.

Neurosurgical Staff, Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
1995- current.

PAST APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, The Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1969 1979,
(Fellow, 1959 63; Instructor, 1964 67; Assistant Professor, 1967
1969).

Neurosurgeon, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1964 1979.

Director, Laboratory of Neurological Sciences, Friends Medical Science
Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland 1965-1979.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins University School
of Medicine, 1970 1979 (Assistant Professor, 1967 1970.

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Hahnemann
University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1979-
1994.

Neurosurgical Neurosurgical Consultant, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1983-1993.

Neurosurgical Consultant, St. Agnes Medical Center, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, 1988 1995.

Neurosurgical Consultant, The Gateway Institute, St. Luke's Hospital,
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1989 1995.

Neurosurgical Consultant, Roxborough Memorial Hospital,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1990 1995.

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny University of the
Health Sciences, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, 1994-1997.

Neurosurgical Staff, Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994- 2004.
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, MCP Hahnemann University,
operated by Drexel Universtiy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia,
1998-2001.
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Drexel University College of
Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia, 2002-2006.

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

Certification, American Board of Neurological Surgery, May 1966.

Pennsylvania, License Number MD-022499-E, 1979-present.


HONORS AND AWARDS

Scarlet Key Society, McGill University.

Post doctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, held in Department of Physiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1961 1962.

1963 Residents' Paper Award, Southern Neurosurgical Society.

Distinguished Service Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 1977.

Who's Who in America, 1982 current.

International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement, 1985 current.

Volvo Award of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, 1985.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A:
MEMBERSHIPS AND OFFICES IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Baltimore Neurological Society, 1960 1979.

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1962 1997.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 1965-current:
Chairman, Scientific and Education Committee, 1969 1972.
Chairman, Scientific Program Committee, 1971 1972.
Member, Executive Committee, 1972 1975.
Member, Nominating Committee, 1975 1977.
Chairman, International Committee, 1975 1981.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (Harvey Cushing Society), 1969 current:
- Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee for Review of Joint Commission
Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, 1973.
- Member, Subcommittee on Continuing Education (Expanded
Programs 1974 -1978.

Epilepsy Association of Central Maryland:
- Member, Board of Directors, 1966 1977.
- Chairman, Professional Advisory Board, 1973 1975.

American Association of University Professors, 1968 2000.

American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 1969 1990.

Society for Neuroscience, 1970 2004.

Epilepsy Foundation of America:
- Member, Committee of Fifty, 1970 1976.
- State Coordinator for Maryland, 1973 1976.

Research Society of Neurological Surgeons, 1971 1989.

American Epilepsy Society, 1972 1990.

American Neurological Association, 1973 current.

International Association for the Study of Pain, 1975 1990.

American Medical Association, 1980 2004.

Philadelphia County Medical Society, 1980 2004.

Philadelphia Neurological Society, 1980 current:
- Second Vice President, 1982-1983.

Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, 1981 present
- Chairman, Think First Educational Program, 1991.
- Secretary-Treasurer, 1991.
- President, 1992.

Mid-Atlantic Neurosurgical Society, 1982-current.

Society of Neurological Surgeons, 1986 current.

American Academy of Pain Medicine, 1987 1995.

American Neuro-Oncology Society, 1997-1999.

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: See Present and Past Appointments
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: Approx. 200
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: • Spinal disorders (surgery including fusion, trauma, spinal cord injury,
herniated disc, stenosis, instability, spondylolisthesis, tumors).
• Brain tumors
• Chronic pain
• Head trauma
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50 %
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50 %
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 75
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Nov. 2006
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Approximately 10
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Approximately 10
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Independent Medical Exams, and Expert Testimony for Defense or Plaintiff. Attorneys have generally appreciated Dr. Black's carefully documented and clearly stated reports. After evaluating the medical records, Dr. Black's practice is to phone the referring attorney to discuss the case, and then, if requested, to submit a detailed written opinion.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500 / hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500 / hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $ 1000 / hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $ 1000 / hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses, travel time (negotiated)

References

References upon request.