Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association
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Leading Occupational & Environmental Medicine

WOHC 2017 Faculty

Lorne Direnfeld, MD, FRCP
Neurologist, Maui Neurological Associates, Inc.

Lorne Direnfeld is a Board Certified neurologist who has practiced in Hawaii since 1983. For many years, Dr. Direnfeld’s practice has emphasized the objective evaluation and analysis of complex work and non-work-related injuries.

Dr. Direnfeld is nationally recognized for his skills in independent medical examinations and permanent partial impairment ratings. He is known for his ability to communicate clearly, and submit thorough and timely reports.

Dr. Direnfeld has been a faculty member for both the fundamentals and advanced impairment and disability evaluation courses sponsored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is a frequent speaker within the state of Hawaii, and nationally, on issues of workers’ compensation and disability, particularly concerning conditions affecting the spine and nervous system.

Dr. Direnfeld is a contributing author to the Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, published by the American Medical Association. He is a member of the standards committee of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and has been Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner by this board. He is on the editorial board of “The Guides Newsletter” published by the American Medical Association, providing expert advice on the use of the “Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment”, and has served as a consultant to the practice guidelines committee of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and as a member of the medical advisory board and reviewer for “The Medical Disability Adviser.”

Dr. Direnfeld is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.