Evaluation Services in Neurosurgery
Dr. Zunkeler performs independent medical evaluations (IMEs) and independent record reviews and also contributes to other aspects of the administrative management of complex cases for insurance companies, hospitals, government and legal professionals on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Zunkeler remains committed to an active operative neurosurgical and spine surgery practice. Since 2012, Dr. Zunkeler has been working as a staff neurosurgeon in tele-neurosurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, an academic military medical center in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to his Walter Reed clinical practice, Dr. Zunkeler maintains a neurosurgical office on the campus of Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. With over 18 years of experience in independently evaluating neurosurgical cases from the aspect of causation and conformance with the standard of care in neurosurgery, Dr. Zunkeler is very familiar with the management of complex neurosurgical cases and their complications in out-patient and hospital settings, as well as in and out of the operating room. In addition to evaluating neurosurgical cases for both defense and plaintiff attorneys in civil and professional liability litigation, Dr. Zunkeler performs IMEs and other services for workers’ compensation purposes.
In providing professional services, Dr. Zunkeler remains strongly committed to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Rules for Neurosurgical Medical/Legal Expert Opinion Services and the AANS Code of Ethics. Over the past 17 years, Dr. Zunkeler has provided expert neurosurgical consultation and testimony services to legal professionals representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
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