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Injury Biomechanics

Expert Witness Profile

Peter A. Orner, MD, PhD is an expert in the Biomechanics of Injury, specifically injury causation analysis, and regularly testifies as a Biomechanical Engineering Expert witness in state and federal courts. Dr. Orner is a Physician, Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, and an Engineer with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Orner is a Clinical Professor of Medicine on the voluntary faculty of the UC San Diego School of Medicine, and was a Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Systems Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Orner analyzes trauma due to impacts, vehicular accidents, falls, thermal exposure, electrical shocks and explosions, and other injurious incidents. Dr. Orner has the education, training, experience and qualifications to integrate the totality of medical and engineering considerations into a rational and qualified opinion of the nature and cause(s) of injury in each individual case.

Dr. Orner has 30+ years of engineering experience, 15+ years of full-time medical practice, and 20+ years of injury causation analysis experience in 800+ cases.

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Education & Licenses

BSME, MSIE (Instrumentation Engineering)
PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
MD and Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical License, State of California