AUTHORS OF THE ARTICLES                                  

 Stuart A. Green, M.D.

Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

University of California, Irvine

Clinical Specialty:
Post-trauma reconstruction

Clinical Interests:
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.

Research Interests:
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.

Dr. Green 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 California, Irvine.

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.

Medical Degree:
New York Medical College

Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York

Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego


Mark Kahn, ESQ

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 Bender).

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

Marjory Harris 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 business law.


William Ordas, ESQ

 William J. Ordas, a Workers' Compensation appeals judge with the Department of Industrial Relations.

Presiding in San Diego WCAB.