Dr. Green is
an orthopaedic surgeon whose subspecialty interest deals with
post-trauma limb reconstruction, including non-unions, malunions,
shortening and post-trauma infections of bones and joints.
During the past
25 years, Dr. Green has lectured and published extensively on
matters dealing with his area of expertise. He was the first
American to visit Dr. G.A. Ilizarov in Kurgan, Russia and was
instrumental in introducing the Ilizarov method of reconstructive
surgery to the world's orthopaedic surgeons.
Dr. Green is
actively engaged in research at two of UC Irvine's biomedical
research labs. At the Biomechanic Lab at the Long Beach Veteran's
Hospital, Dr. Green works with Thay Q. Lee, Ph.D. on problems
related to the biomechanics of external skeletal fixation and
internal fixation devices. In conjunction with Vincent Caiozzo
Ph.D., Dr. Green studies the effect limb lengthening has on muscle
tissue with the goal of the reducing the complication associated
with limb elongation.
received his undergraduate degree from Lafayatte College and his
medical doctorate degree from New York Medical College. He completed
his surgical internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the
Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York. Dr. Green completed
fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the University of
California, San Diego. He currently serves as a Clinical Professor
in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of
Dr. Green is the
Deputy Editor for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research; he is
also the Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, the
Associate Editor for Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, and the
Associate Editor for Techniques in Orthopaedics. He is also the Team
Physician for Cypress High School.
Joint Diseases, New York
Diseases, University of California, San Diego
Graduated from Cal
State Northridge (B.A.) and Southwestern Law School (J.D.). He began
his Workers’ Compensation career as State Fund attorney in 1978. He
later became a workers’ compensation judge (1981) and the Presiding
Judge (1988) at the Van Nuys board. He was the Assistant Chief of
DWC from 1992 to 1995. He is currently a Regional Manager for DWC.
Robert G. Rassp, ESQ
Robert G. Rassp
is a graduate of Loyola Law School class of 1981. He previously
earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of California
at Irvine in 1978 at age 20.
Mr. Rassp has
practiced workers' compensation and Social Security disability law
since 1981 and is the principal of his own law firm since 1983. In
addition to his law practice, Mr.
Rassp was the
Chair of Friends Research Institute's West Coast Institutional
Review Board for fifteen years. The IRB is a committee consisting of
eleven members that conducts the oversight of human subject medical
research under the auspices of the Food and Drug Act, 21 CFR 50, 21
CFR 56, and 45 CFR 46. In 2005, Mr. Rassp was appointed as a member
of the Friends Research Institute's Board of Directors and remains a
member of the FRI East Coast IRB.
In addition to
his duties as an attorney and medical ethicist, Mr. Rassp was
appointed as a member of the State Bar Workers' Compensation Law
Section Executive Committee in April 1998 and became its Chair in
2000-2001. Mr. Rassp was reappointed as a member of the Workers'
Compensation Law Section Executive Committee in May 2003 and is
currently an advisor to the Committee.
Mr. Rassp has
conducted workers' compensation judge's training seminars at the
request of the Division of Workers' Compensation. Topics presented
include substantial evidence in AMA Guides cases and the
integration of workers' compensation settlements, Social Security
disability, and Medicare issues. Since the enactment of SB 899 in
April 2004, Mr. Rassp has conducted over 30 seminars for the
workers' compensation community, including for the Division of
Workers' Compensation, California Applicants' Attorneys Association,
California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association,
Workers' Compensation Claims Association, and the San Fernando
Valley Bar Association. In 2005, Mr. Rassp was a contributing author
for Chapters 29 (Social Security and Medicare) and 32 (Permanent
Disability Rating Schedules) in Hanna, California Law of Employee
Injuries and Workers' Compensation (LexisNexis Matthew Bender),
and Chapter 7 (Permanent Disability Rating Schedule) in Herlick,
California Workers' Compensation Law (LexisNexis Matthew
Mr. Rassp is also
a member of the LexisNexis California Workers' Compensation
Editorial Board and is a member of the sub-committee for WCAB
Noteworthy Panel Decisions.
Marjory Harris, ESQ
has been practicing law since 1974, and is a State Bar Certified
Workers' Compensation Specialist. She first practiced workers'
compensation law on the defense, then became an applicants'
attorney. She appears at the San Francisco and Oakland WCABs. She
also has a solid background in civil litigation, arbitration, and
William Ordas, ESQ
J. Ordas, a Workers' Compensation appeals judge with the Department
of Industrial Relations.
Presiding in San