Dr. Lubow trained at both USC and UCLA Schools of Medicine and, in California, has been a licensed physician since 1974. His Board Certifications have included Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Quality Assurance/Utilization Review.
In addition to a forensic medicine practice that spans more than 40 years, Dr. Lubow has an extensive background in both the practice and business of medicine. Some of his past positions have included: Medical Director of the product liability division for what was then, McCutcheon, Black, Verlegar and Shea (Los Angeles), Vice President of the Emergency Medicine Group, Janzen, Johnston & Rockwell (JJ&R), Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine at UCLA; Medical Director New Business Development for National Medical Enterprises (NME), CEO of NME’s occupational health care division, Medical Director, Fremont Compensation Insurance Company and Medical Advisor to State Compensation Insurance Fund.
Since 1990, Dr. Lubow’s forensic practice has been virtually limited to personal injury and includes extensive SIU experience. In California, he has been qualified in both State and Federal Court and has testified in well over 400 trials. Until recently, his forensic work encompassed issues related to medical causation, medical necessity, appropriateness of medical bill coding and the reasonable value of medical care. More recently, his forensic work has emphasized the appropriateness of medical bill coding and determining the reasonable value of medical care.
Since literally 1990, Dr. Lubow has been testifying that neither billed charges nor so-called “usual and customary” charge amounts represent the reasonable value of medical care. Instead, he argues that reasonable value is best determined by typical transaction amounts and is one of a small – but hopefully growing – number of experts who apply standard economic theory to a determination of reasonable medical value.
Dr. Lubow’s forensic practice is also rather unique in that he believes that, if you are going to assume the role of a bona fide forensic expert, you need to have far more than a vague familiarity with the law that your testimony is attempting to address.