Paul Jain, M.D., QME
Qualified Medical Examiner (QME)
Comprehensive Medical Treatment
Internal Medicine/Pain Management
Dr. Jain is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician and Qualified Medical Evaluator who has been in practice for 14 years. He completed his medical school and residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. For the first 10 years of his career, he held a full time academic position as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California – San Diego Medical Center. He is currently in Private Practice and serves as an Expert Witness for the California Medical Board. He has performed over 300 IMEs and has been deposed/testified on numerous cases.
Specialty Focus: Pain Management, Neck/Whiplash Injuries, Shoulder Injury, Low back Injury, Knee Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Migraine Headaches, Vertigo/Dizziness, PTSD/Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Complex Medication Management, all forms of Internal/End Organ Damage – Heart, Brain, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, Stomach. All forms of solid tumor and bone marrow cancers.
Dedicated Physician with an academic background including Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at University of California – San Diego Medical Center and San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Currently in private practice and working with the Medical Board of California as a Medical Expert on medical malpractice cases and issues dealing with physician competency.
George Washington University Medical Center
Internal Medicine Residency completed July 2007
George Washington University School of Medicine
M.D., graduated May 2004.
University of Virginia
B.A., Biology, graduated May 1999.
American Board of Internal Medicine: Certified 9/2007-12/2027
National Board of Physicians and Surgeons: Certified 12/2017-12/2021
Qualified Medical Evaluator, State of California DWC License #152115 12/2017-12/2021
California Medical License #100420, 9/2007-9/2022
PRIVATE PRACTICE 9/2017 - Present
Internal Medicine/Pain Management Treating Physician
Qualified Medical Examiner
Internal Medicine Expert Witness
Full time practice in which all aspects of Internal Medicine/Pain Management evaluation/diagnosis/management is offered. Treatments offered include Trigger Point Injections, Cortisone Injections and prescription medications. In addition, Traumatic Brain Injury/Post Concussive Syndrome evaluations and management offered including a full array of neurologic testing, Cognitive testing and treatment options.
In addition, as a California State Qualified Medical Examiner, detailed evaluations of restrictions/limitations, functional capacity and AMA impairment ratings is assessed. Chart/file reviews, Independent Medical Evaluations, Deposition and Testimony services offered as an Internal Medicine Expert Witness.
CALIFORNIA EXPERT REVIEWER PROGRAM 9/2017 - Present
Internal Medicine Expert
Perform chart reviews, peer reviews and quality of care reviews to formulate medical opinions regarding standard of care practice in medical malpractice cases. Also perform physical examinations of other physicians to determine competency, fitness for duty and offer remediation/treatment recommendations.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO MEDICAL CENTER 9/2007 – 9/2017
SAN DIEGO VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Medicine 401 Associate Clerkship Director
Academic teaching position in which clinical care of patients was delivered while teaching Internal Medicine residents and UCSD medical students in both Inpatient and Outpatient clinical settings. Inpatient work included caring for patients in the Intensive Care Unit, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Telemetry Unit and Inpatient Medical Floors.
As Medicine 401 Clerkship Site Director, was involved with student orientation, bedside and formal didactic teaching, feedback sessions and formal evaluations/grading of MS IIIs participating in the VA Inpatient Medicine Rotation. Received three teaching awards and one department service award while serving in this position.
Created a new course and curriculum for 3rdyear UCSD medical students which involved the use of wireless manikin technology to teach various clinical scenarios involving emergent/urgent medical conditions including Acute Coronary Syndrome, COPD exacerbation, Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Also worked in multiple specialty clinics including Gastroenterology/Liver Clinic performing evaluations and treatment of patients with Hepatitis B and C along with management of any sequelae associated with end stage liver disease. Was heavily involved in Endocrinology Diabetes clinic performing evaluations and treatment on brittle diabetic patients on complex regimens of insulin and oral hypoglycemics along with treatment of long term sequelae involving diabetic related complications.
CLINICAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury – paraplegia, quadriplegia and associated conditions (neurogenic bladder/bowel)
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar disorder
Low back Injury
Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrhythmia and all forms of Heart and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Gastrointestinal conditions including GI bleeding, Peptic Ulcer Disease/Gastritis and Colorectal Cancer
Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome
Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Interstitial Lung Disease
Hepatitis, specifically Hep C and cirrhosis
Solid organ cancers
Substance abuse, specifically EtOH, Benzodiazepines, CNS depressants and Opioids
Autoimmune and Rheumatologic Diseases (Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis)
Kwan B, Bui G, Jain P, Shah N, Juang D. Exploring Simulation in the Internal Medicine Clerkship. Clin Teach. 2017 Oct 25: 14(5): 349-354
Shreyasi Das, Brian Tobe, Paul A. Jain, Walter Niles, Alicia Winquist, Lina Mastrangelo, Evan Y. Snyder. Chapter 29 “The Application and Future of Neural Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine” in the book entitled “Translational Regenerative Medicine” Edited by” Anthony Atala and Julie Allickson, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-12-410396-2
Jain PA, Armando I, Juorio AV, Barden N, Saavedra JM. Decreased Hypothalamic Angiotensin II AT1 and AT2 receptor expression and adrenomedullary catecholamines in transgenic mice with impaired glucocorticoid receptor function. Neuroendocrinology. 2004;80(3):171-80.
VA San Diego Award of Excellence (1/2015)
University of California – San Diego Internal Medicine Program: Housestaff Teaching Award (6/2010)
University of California – San Diego School of Medicine: Nominee, Kaiser Excellent in Teaching Award (6/2010)
University of California – San Diego School of Medicine: Medicine 401 Excellent in Teaching Award (6/2008)