Dr. Brian Alpert, MD, FRCS(C) (Orthopaedics / Catastrophic Impairment)
Orthopaedics / Catastrophic Impairment
Dr. Alpert, PDAC’s senior orthopaedic surgeon, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, board-certified as a specialist in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship-trained in spinal reconstructive surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an Executive Member of the Ontario Medical Association Chronic Pain Section, and an Orthopaedic Chronic Pain consultant at several clinics in Ontario.
Dr. Alpert has been trained by the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians in the use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Edition, to determine catastrophic injuries. Dr. Alpert has extensive experience conducting medical-legal evaluations of patients injured in motor vehicle accidents and other types of trauma for chronic pain, disability and catastrophic impairment, for insurers and lawyers, both defence and plaintiff.
Among Dr. Alpert’s court appearance highlights are the Maxwell v. Luck and Arteaga v Poirier threshold motions brought by the defence, where Dr. Alpert was one of the key experts instrumental in the decisions rendered by the judges regarding chronic pain. In both cases, the court accepted the opinion of Dr. Alpert as an orthopaedic/chronic pain expert for the plaintiff and rejected the arguments of the defence experts.