Dr. Kelly S. Harvey, MS, DPT, TPS, CLCP, CFCE

Dr. Kelly S. Harvey,

Dr. Harvey is internationally respected as a pediatric, adult, and geriatric rehabilitation expert. She specializes in the treatment of complex orthopedic trauma, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, and burns. She draws from her 30 years of evidenced based practice expertise, utilizing a clinically driven research approach, with the support of a dynamic network of multidisciplinary experts, to serve and deliver on each case.

While pursuing her education at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, Dr. Harvey was trained in the treatment of burns and complex wounds. She completed a clinical internship at The Hospital for Special Surgery, where her training was focused in the treatment of complex orthopedic trauma, following patients from surgery through rehabilitation. Dr. Harvey then completed a clinical internship at the International Center for the Disabled, receiving training and performing treatment on amputees, including prescribing and providing patient instruction on the use of prosthetics and orthotics. Lastly, Dr. Harvey was offered an internship at the prestigious Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, receiving training and instruction on the treatment of patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

During her time at Columbia University, Dr. Harvey conducted research in pediatrics, more specifically in children undergoing post-surgical cardiac rehabilitation. This groundbreaking research required advanced approval from the US government, as it was the first of its kind allowing for the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on this population. Her research in this subject garnered her the prestigious George E. Miller Award for Outstanding Excellence in Clinical Research from Columbia University.

Upon graduation, Dr. Harvey accepted a dual faculty and clinical role at The University of Southern California and County USC/Keck Hospital. While there, she was fortunate to be closely mentored by world renowned trauma surgeon Dr. Demetrious Demetriades, PhD., MD. During her time at County USC/Keck Hospital, Dr. Harvey collaborated with Dr. Demetriades to establish industry accepted protocols for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with complex orthopedic trauma, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Harvey pioneered a concierge style rehabilitation practice after leaving her position at USC. This practice focused on sourcing premier specialists for an international patient clientele, and serving the complex treatment needs of these patients through therapeutic intervention, surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and ongoing follow-up care. This practice has afforded Dr. Harvey unique relationships with specialists and facilities nationwide, which she routinely draws from, for their expertise in her medical legal consulting practice.

In addition to holding a Certification in Life Care Planning, Dr. Harvey has an expanded scope of practice, including credentialling in Therapeutic Pain Science and the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), as an Industrial Ergonomist, as well as a Return to Work, Work Hardening, and Work Readiness Specialist.

While operating Harvey Medical Legal Consulting, Dr. Harvey maintains a limited private practice, her licensure, credentials and privileges, participates in continuing education in her areas of expertise, and in the study of case law relevant to her medical expert witness testimony.