• Orthopedic Surgery (Board-Certified)
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Medical-Legal Services

  • IME - Independent Medical Examinations
  • Record Review
  • Supplemental Physician Reports
  • Expert Witness Meeting/Conference
  • Telephone Conference
  • Physician Research
  • Deposition
  • Trial/Arbitration Appearance

Providing Medical-Legal Services Since 1988

For over 33 years, Dr. Hanker has worked as a consultant and evaluator regarding work-related and personal injuries, as well as medical malpractice. He has provided expert legal opinion on contested orthopedic cases for both the plaintiff and the defense. He is a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) and an Agreed Medical Examiner (AME) for the State of California Industrial Medical Council, Department of Industrial Relations. Furthermore, he also performs Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) to resolve orthopedic hand surgical medical-legal disputes.

Dr. Hanker has also written numerous scientific articles for many prestigious orthopedic journals and has contributed to many comprehensive textbook chapters on arthroscopic wrist surgery.

Contact Information

6815 Noble Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405
Attn: Leyla Rivas
Personal Coordinator: 
Leyla Rivas
Email: lrivas@scoi.com | Phone: (818) 901-6600, ext. 2615 | Fax: (818) 901-4582