Christopher R. Brigham, MD
Christopher R. Brigham, MD, the President of Brigham and Associates, Inc., is recognized as a thought leader on evaluation and management of injury and illness, human potential and dis/ability.
Dr. Brigham has over three decades of experience in the independent medical evaluation (IME) field, is highly regarded internationally for his work in the evaluation of injury and illness, was the founder of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), and is a director of the International Academy of Independent Medical Evalutors (IAIME, previously known as AADEP). He is the author of Living Abled and Healthy: Your Guide to Injury and Illness Recovery (www.livingabled.com, Editor-in-Chief of the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides Newsletter and Casebook, and Senior Contributing Editor for the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. Chris has written over two hundred and fifty peer-reviewed articles, chaired the Medical Advisory Board for the Medical Disability Advisor (Fourth Edition) and is featured in video, audio, and web-based productions. He has traveled the world and trained several thousands of physicians, attorneys, claims professionals, and fact-finders. He is an accomplished professional speaker and often serves as keynote presenter with the goals of inspiring and empowering attendees.
He has a strong professional background. Chris received his Medical Degree from the Washington University School of Medicine – St. Louis, his Masters of Medical Science from Rutgers Medical School, and Certificate in Human Resources Management. He is Board-Certified in Occupational Medicine (ABPM), Founding Director of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), a Fellow of the American College of Occupational Environmental Medicine (FACOEM), and a Fellow of the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (FIAIME) with Certification in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating (CEDIR). Prior to medicine his background was in computer sciences and he continues to integrate information technology resources with the medical and legal fields.
His goal is to have us all, including those who are injured and ill, experience joyful and productive lives. He is committed to working with others in the application of evidence-based medicine and best practices to promote function.