Steven H. Richeimer, M.D.
137 North Larchmont Boulevard, #448
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323-692-3611 Fax: 323-935-0791
Email: richeime@usc.edu
Web Site: www.painlegal.com



Dr. Richeimer's triple board certifications in pain management, anesthesiology, & psychiatry provide him with unique qualifications to assess issues related to pain & suffering, pain management & pain medications.

Dr. Richeimer has extensive experience as a pain educator & public speaker which has been invaluable in his work as an expert consultant in medical-legal cases. Dr. Richeimer is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Psychiatry, & the director of the multidisciplinary pain management program at the University of Southern California.


Expert Consulting on a variety of Medical-Legal issues
  • Malpractice regarding pain medications

  • Malpractice regarding nerve blocks & spinal injections

  • Malpractice regarding spinal pumps & stimulators

  • Affects of pain & pain medications on legal & personal decision making

  • Degree of impairment & disability caused by pain

  • Diagnosis & treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD or CRPS)

  • Diagnosis & treatment of back pain



CURRICULUM VITAE (abbreviated)

  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, April 1995, #25792

  • Diplomate, ABA with Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management, September 1996, #25792

  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry), March 1988, #30074

  • Medical License: California G51560

PRESENT POSITIONS

  • August, 2001 to Present - Director of Pain Management
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California

  • August, 2001 to Present - Director of Pain Management
    Norris Cancer Hospital
    Los Angeles, CA

  • August, 2001 to Present - Associate Professor
    Departments of Anesthesiology & Psychiatry
    University of Southern California


  • August, 1998 to Present
    Medical-Legal Consultant
    Richeimer Pain Medical Group
    Los Angeles, CA


  • January, 1995 to Present - Associate Clinical Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology
    University of California at Davis

  • January, 2000 to Present - Founder & Webmaster
    helpforpain.com
PAST POSITIONS

  • 1998 to 2001 - Medical Director & CEO
    Richeimer Pain Medical Group
    Los Angeles Pain Institute
    Santa Monica, CA

  • 1998 to 2001 - Director of Pain Management Saint John's Health Center
    Santa Monica, CA

  • 1995 to 1998 - Director, Pain Treatment Center Department of Anesthesiology
    University of California Davis Medical Center

  • 1986 to 1995 - Assistant Clinical Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of California at Los Angeles

  • 1989 to 1991 - Psychiatry
    Private Practice, Burbank, CA

    1986 to 1988 - Associate Unit Director
    Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Service UCLA - Neuropsychiatric Hospital
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • January, 1994 to December 1994 - Fellow in Pain Management
    Beth Israel Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology
    Harvard School of Medicine

  • 1991 to 1993 - Resident in Anesthesiology
    UCLA Department of Anesthesiology


  • 1985 to 1986 - Chief Resident in Psychiatry, Adult Inpatient
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute

  • 1983 to 1985 - Resident in Psychiatry
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute

  • 1982 to 1983 - Medical Internship
    UCLA/Wadsworth VA Hospital
EDUCATION

  • 1978 to 1982 - Doctor of Medicine
    U.C. San Francisco, School of Medicine

  • 1974 to 1978 - Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction
    Stanford University, Program in Human Biology
LECTURE & TEACHING APPOINTMENTS (partial list)

  • Lecturer: Pain Management for the Workers Compensation Adjuster Insurance Educational Association Classes, Pasadena & Huntington Beach

  • Lecturer: Nerve Blocks: A Guided Tour 6th, 7th, & 8th Annual UCD Pain Management Conferences, 1997, 1998, & 1999 UC Davis School of Medicine

  • Lecturer & Panelist: Evaluation & Treatment of Low Back Pain Family Practice Rounds, Saint Johnís Health Center

  • Lecturer: Surgery Rounds: Post-operative Pain Management Centinella Hospital, Los Angeles

  • Course Director: Primary Care Treatment of Pain The 5th, 6th, & 7th Annual UCD Pain Management Conferences At Yosemite & Lake Tahoe, CA, 1996-1998 UC Davis School of Medicine

  • Guest Speaker: The Art & the Technology of Pain Medicine The Leadership Council, UC Davis Medical Center

  • Lecturer: Case Studies in Regional Anesthesia Resident Seminar in Anesthesiology, 1995 - 1998 UC Davis School of Medicine

  • Lecturer: Overview of Pain Management for Psychiatrists 23rd Annual Midwinter Program in Continuing Medical Education Dept. of Psychiatry, UC Davis School of Medicine

  • Lectures: Understanding Neuropathic Pain Review of Acute Pain Management ASA Regional Refresher Course, Chicago

  • Lecturer: Assessing the Pain Patient 6th Annual UCD Pain Management Conference, at Lake Tahoe, CA UC Davis School of Medicine

  • Lecturer: Ethical Problems in the Pain Clinic Harvard Medical School--Knoll Pharmaceutical Dinner Symposium

  • Lecturer: Pharmacological & Psychological Complications of Pain Management Gr& Rounds in Psychiatry UC Davis School of Medicine

  • Lecturer: The Physiology & Treatment of Pain Neuroscience: 2nd Year Core Curriculum UC Davis School of Medicine

  • Lecturer: Chronic Pain in Occupational Medicine Gr& Rounds in Occupational Medicine UC Davis School of Medicine

  • Lecturer: The Psychology of Chronic Pain Psychology Internship Seminar UC Davis School of Medicine
PUBLICATIONS (partial list)

BOOKS
  • The Psychiatric Drug Handbook, Guze B, Ferng H, Szuba M, Richeimer S. Mosby, St. Louis, 1992.

  • The Handbook of Psychiatry. Editors: Guze B, Richeimer S, Siegel D. Mosby, Chicago, 1990.
ARTICLES - ABSTRACTS - CHAPTERS

  • Guze BH, Siegel DJ, Richeimer SH, Jackson M: Affective Disorders; in, The Handbook of Psychiatry, Editors:

  • Guze B, Richeimer S, Siegel D. Yearbook Medical Publisher, Chicago, 1990, pp 93-104.

  • Macres SM, Richeimer SH, Duran PD: Adjunctive Pharmacology for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain; in,

  • Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH (Eds): Principles & Practice of Pain Management, 2nd edition. McGraw Hill, in press.

  • Macres SM, Richeimer SH: Understanding Neuropathic Pain: Pathophysiology & Treatment Modalities.

  • Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia 19(2)14-20,1998.

  • Macres SM, Richeimer SH: Review of Acute Postoperative Pain Management. Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia 19(14)147-156,1999.

  • Richeimer SH: Pain Problems in the Emergency Room. Lifeline (Newsletter of Calif American College of Emergency Physicians), September 2000.

  • Richeimer SH, Case GA: Ethical Issues And Problems Of Trust In The Management Of Chronic, Nonmalignant Pain; in, Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH (Eds): Principles & Practice of Pain Management, 2nd edition. McGraw Hill, in press.

  • Richeimer SH, Bajwa ZH, Kahraman S, Ransil BJ,Warfield CA: Utilization Patterns of Tricyclic Antidepressants in a Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic. The Clinical Journal of Pain 13(4):324-329, 1997.

  • Richeimer SH: Evaluation of the Patient with Pain; in, Gershwin ME, Hamilton M (Eds): The Pain Management Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis & Treatment. Humana Press, 1998.

  • Richeimer SH, Macres SM: Psychological & Medical Complications of Chronic Pain Management. Seminars in Anesthesia 15(3):224-237, 1996.

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