Dr. Andrew M. Steiner,M.D., Q.M.E., is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has an active license to practice Medicine and Surgery in the State of California.
Dr. Steiner graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers College in 1999 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Psychology. He attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and graduated with his Allopathic Medical Degree in 2003. He completed his Surgical Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at SUNY Downstate Brooklyn, NY in 2008. He completed the first of his two post-graduate Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowships in Orthopaedic Trauma with Dr. John Wilber at Case Western Reserve University in 2009. He co-founded the first Orthopaedic Trauma Program at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa in 2009, where he served as the co-director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Program. Under his leadership, and four Life Flight helicopter crews, the program coordinated Multispecialty Surgical Trauma Care achieving great success in improving the trauma care provided in Iowa, Eastern Nebraska, and Northern Missouri.
Dr. Steiner left this program in his orthopaedic trauma partner’s capable hands in 2010 and completed his second post-graduate Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery with Dr. Keith Wapner and Dr. Wen Chao at The University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of his second post-graduate fellowship he joined his mentors, Drs. Wapner and Chao, as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics with the University of Pennsylvania. He served in this capacity practicing Orthopaedic Trauma and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery. He also mentored and instructed two Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellows each year and the rotating residents of three Orthopaedic Residency Programs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
While treating his patients in Pennsylvania, Dr. Steiner was often involved in treating and supporting his patients for work related injuries, appropriate treatment and in doing so wrote many reports on their behalf as their treating physician. This sparked an interest in Forensic Medicine and the field of Workers’ Compensation Medicine. He attended his first post-graduate course in Workers’ Compensation, sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, in 2013.
Dr. Steiner moved to Los Angeles, California in 2014 in order to expand his career to include Qualified Medical Examinations and Forensic Medicine with Expedient Medicolegal Services. His current practice focuses on Emergent Orthopaedic Trauma care, QMEs, and Forensic Medicine.
Dr. Steiner has been a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and was Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013. He has been accepted and will be inducted as a full Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery with the Class of 2015. He has also been a Candidate Member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association as well as the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.
Dr. Steiner has contributed to multiple publications in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology and has contributed significantly to a Chapter in an Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery textbook. He has lectured for Grand Rounds at The University of Pennsylvania as well as on the topics of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery in New York, Ohio, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Steiner served in Active Duty as an enlisted serviceman with the United States Army from 1992 to 1995. He graduated number one in his class at Advanced Individual Training following the completion of Basic Training. He was selected by his unit commander to attend the Army’s Primary Leadership and Development Course, in anticipation of his promotion to the rank of Sergeant, in 1994. He graduated among the top 10% of his class and was listed on the Commandant’s List. He was discharged Honorably after completing this enlistment and received several awards during his service.