Steven Rauchman

Dr. Steven Rauchman

Medical-Legal Ophthalmology and TBI Consultant / Expert Witness
Calabasas, CA 91302
Mobile: 818-620-0115
Office: 818-620-0115

Dr. Rauchman is an Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmologic Surgeon with over 30 years' experience in eye function, eye trauma, and more than a decade opining in a medical-legal context. He is also an expert in the manifestation of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and head injuries and symptoms of eye pain, visual acuity, headache, and impaired vision including damages assessment. He has conducted hundreds of medical-legal evaluations and reports including personal injury, chemical exposure, product liability, and class action suits. He has testified in dozens of cases. He is available to work on cases with Plaintiff or Defense.

Dr. Rauchman received his medical degree at UCSF and completed residency at Boston University. He has treated patients in private clinical practice since 1987. In 2020 he turned a decades-long interest in medical-legal work into a focus of his work about the investigation of eye trauma in adjudicated matters. He has published, conducted dozens of clinical trials, and is an invited speaker.

Areas of Expertise
  • Brain Injury
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Laser Surgery
  • Mass Torts
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Personal Injury
  • Trauma Surgery/Trauma Medicine

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Medical License, State of California; testimony available nationally.
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Opthmalogical Surgeon, American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical Degree, University of California San Francisco
Boston University, Residency
University of California, Berkeley BA
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Academy of Ophthalmology | Fellow
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons | Member Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology | Member Los Angeles County Medical Association | Member
California Medical Association | Member
The Fresno Institute of Neuroscience (FINS Neuro) | Member
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Please see CV; call for additional information.
Invited Speaker, extensive expertise as a presenter.
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: I am retained or deposed as a fact witness, treater, expert witness and/or consulting expert. I have testified in more 60 depositions. I have also testified at trial. Please call for more detailed information.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Ophthalmology and Opthmalogical Surgery; TBI. visual complications, eye injuries, eye trauma, and symptom manifestation of TBI and head injuries.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 95% (Personal Injury cases are most likely to need a physician to address medical conditions.)
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 5%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: More than 60 times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Deposition 2021; Trial Testimony 2/2022
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Always
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Please call for more information
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: More than a decade.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Records review, Independent Medical Examinations, issuing reports, issuing opinions as a consultant to attorneys, testimony.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Call for Fee Schedule
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Call for Fee Schedule
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Call for Fee Schedule
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Call for Fee Schedule
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Call for fee schedule.


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