Board-certified Neurosurgeon Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer spent his teens working 12- hour days in his father’s private butcher shop in Manhattan. A Holocaust survivor, his father worked tirelessly, catering to celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Joseph Papp and Jimmy Carter’s Democratic National Convention.
“His work ethic gave me my drive. I attended top schools, graduating with honors, and did a very hard six-year residency and internship at Los Angeles County Hospital, the country’s largest hospital at the time. Before residents had restricted work hours, I would work every second to third night operating on patients with bullet holes in their heads… It shaped me. I am well trained and there aren’t many problems I can’t handle for patients,” he says.
Q: What is the focus of your practice?
As a solo practitioner, I specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery; the subject of numerous journal articles and neurosurgery textbook chapters I have published. My specialty is being able to take out pathology and problems of the spine, leaving minimal footprints. By doing very small incisions, I am able to provide people the comfort of outpatient treatment and the ability to go home pain-free the same day.
Q: How did you become an expert witness?
As a seasoned neurosurgeon for the past 30-years, I have been retained dozens of times as an expert witness nationwide, by both plaintiff and defense counsel when things go terribly wrong for patients. My firm, Neurosurgery Medlegal Services represents a variety of issues and cases including brain Injury, medical malpractice, neurosurgery, spine surgery and wrongful death.
Neurosurgery Medical Associates
7805 N.W. Beacon Square, Suite 103 , Boca Raton; 800/964-4395
Neurosurgery Medlegal Services, LLC
854 Azalea Street, Boca Raton; 866/659-8051
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