Richard A. Rubenstein Curriculum Vitae

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Education and Training
B.A. (Honors major in Biology), Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1962-66. Doctor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 1966-70. Straight Medical Internship, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of Boston, Tufts University Medical Service, 1970-71. Junior Assistant Resident in Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals’ Neurology Residency Program, 1971-72. Senior Assistant Resident in Neurology, Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston City Hospital Pediatric Neurology Service, 1972-73. Senior Resident and Chief Resident, Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston University Hospital, 1973-74.
Professional Positions
Neurologist, Adult and Pediatric Neurology Branch, Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California, 1974-76. Associate and Acting Chief, Neurology Service, Martinez Veterans Administration Hospital, Martinez, California, 1976-77. Practice of Clinical and Forensic Neurology, Plaza One Office Building, 3220 Blume Drive, Suite 151, Richmond, California, 1978-present.
Research and Experience
Honors Thesis. Nucleic Acid Content in the Developing Chick Embryo, Amherst College, 1965-66. National Science Foundation Summer Fellowship, nucleic acid synthesis in tumor cells, Boston University School of Medicine, 1967. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Summer Fellowship, Public Health, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1968. Project with Robert Efron, M.D., Professor of Neurology, University of California Davis, VA grant on hemispheric integration of dichotically presented auditory tasks, 1976-77.
Academic Appointments
Fellow in Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, 1971-74. Assistant Professor of Neurology in Residence, University of California at Davis, 1976-77. Consultant in Neurology, Martinez Veterans Administration Hospital, Martinez, California, 1978. Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of California Hospital, San Francisco, California (UCSF), 1979-94.
Membership in Professional Organizations
Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, 1972-74. San Francisco Neurologic Society, 1974-present. Fellow Member of American Academy of Neurology, 1976-present. American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 1978-present. American EEG Society, 1979. Examiner, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine certification examination, 1980. Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association, 1980-present. California Medical Association, 1980-present. American Medical Association, 1980-present. Association of California Neurologists, 1999-present. Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London, England—membership 00690127, 2010-present.
Licenses and Certifications
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1971-present. California State License Certificate G 26537, 1973-present. Alaska State License Certificate 3809, 1997-present. Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), 1976. Certified, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 1978. Elected to Fellowship, American Academy of Neurology, 1982. Independent Medical Examiner, plaintiff and defense counsel, personal injury, 1991. Certified, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 1990. Independent Medical Examiner, State of California, Division of Industrial Accidents, 1990. Qualified Medical Evaluator, State of California, Division of Industrial Accidents, 1991-2004.
Bibliography
  1. Rubenstein, R., and Benson, D.F., Treatment of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (submitted to Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry), 1973.
  2. Rubenstein, R., Treatment of Pituitary Microadenomas, Lancet 2:460, 1977.
  3. Rubenstein, R., and Satyamurti, S., Conduction Aphasia with Normal Praxis, (Submitted to Cortex, 1975).
Presentations
  1. American Conference Institute Automobile Insurance Claims and Litigation Conference, January 26-27, 2006. Wynn Las Vegas Hotel, Nevada. Featured speaker on spinal cord trauma and traumatic brain injury.
  2. California Department of Transportation Annual Tort Conference, May 24-26, 2006. Monterey Beach Resort, Monterey, California. Featured speaker on mild traumatic brain injury.
  3. UC Hastings College of the Law, April 8, 2009. Guest lecturer on role of the medical expert in litigation proceedings to second and third year law students.

  July 2017