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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2022 at 12:00 PM (CST)

    Noon CLE Seminar

    Noon CLE Seminar 

    12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. 

    Zoom Meeting. 

    1 hour general MCLE credit. As always, all persons are welcome to attend. WCLA members & IWCC personnel and staff and other approved attendees receive free MCLE credit.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2022 at 12:00 PM (CST)

    Noon CLE Seminar

    Noon CLE Seminar 

    12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. 

    Zoom Meeting. 

    1 hour general MCLE credit. As always, all persons are welcome to attend. WCLA members & IWCC personnel and staff and other approved attendees receive free MCLE credit.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/27/2022 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Noon CLE Seminar

    Noon CLE Seminar 

    12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. 

    Zoom Meeting. 

    1 hour general MCLE credit. As always, all persons are welcome to attend. WCLA members & IWCC personnel and staff and other approved attendees receive free MCLE credit.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/29/2022 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Noon CLE Seminar

    Noon CLE Seminar 

    12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. 

    Zoom Meeting. 

    1 hour general MCLE credit. As always, all persons are welcome to attend. WCLA members & IWCC personnel and staff and other approved attendees receive free MCLE credit.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/21/2022 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    Webinar - 9/21/2022 Fall Medical Seminar at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Registrants will attend virtually.

    Webinar - 9/21/2022 Fall Medical Seminar at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Registrants will attend virtually.

    Agenda:

    • 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Joshua Alpert, MD, Fox Valley Orthopedics
    • 1:45 - 2:30 PM - Benjamin Domb, MD, American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Specialists
    • 2:30 - 3:15 PM - ATI
    • 3:15 - 4:00 PM - Thomas Pontinen, MD, Midwest Anesthesia and Pain Specialists

    Joshua M. Alpert, MD

    Fox Valley Orthopedics - WCLA Gold Sponsor

    Dr. Joshua Alpert is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with Fox Valley Orthopedics in Elgin and Barrington Illinois.  He completed his sports medicine fellowship at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently takes care of student athletes at Judson University, Larkin, Elgin, and Dundee Crown High Schools, as well as the Chicago Inferno Soccer team. In 2018 and 2019, he was named to Chicago Magazine’s prestigious list of top Orthopedic Doctors.

    Dr. Alpert’s primary focus is on getting his patients back to their activities quickly, whether using non-invasive treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies or minimally invasive surgical techniques.  When conservative care has failed, Dr. Alpert performs knee arthroscopy (meniscus or ACL tears) and shoulder arthroscopy (Rotator Cuff, Laral tears), as well as shoulder replacements for arthritis.

    In addition to treating sports injuries, Dr. Alpert also commonly sees patients with work-related injuries and performs independent medical examinations and impairment ratings. A lifelong athlete, he understands his patients’ desire to return to work, school, life, and sports not only healed, but better than before their injury.

    Benjamin Domb, MD

    American Hip Institute, LLC - WCLA Gold Sponsor

    Dr. Benjamin Domb is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy. He graduated with honors from Princeton University, and was at the top of his class at John Hopkins School of Medicine, the #1 medical school in the country. He has been rated amongst the Top Doctors in the USA by the NY Times, US News & World Report, and Castle Connelly. 

    Dr. Domb is the Founder and Medical Director of the American Hip Institute, the first clinic in the nation dedicated to elite treatment of hip problems.  He is also the Founder of the American Hip  Institute Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated  to educating, innovating, and improving the minimally invasive treatment of hip injuries.

    Dr. Domb has treated numerous professional, Olympic, and elite level athletes, including NFL, NBA, and NHL players. He has cared for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings and Galaxy, and served as Head Team Physician for the WNBA Chicago Sky. Dr. Domb is amongst the most experienced Hip Arthroscopy surgeons in the world, and was the first surgeon in the United States to perform outpatient Robotic Hip Replacement. He is the inventor of cutting edge techniques in hip arthroscopy to repair injuries such as a torn labrum, impingement, and gluteus medius tears. Dr. Domb and the American Hip Institute treat patients from across the country who travel to Chicago for their surgery, and he takes pride in caring for every patient like a professional athlete.

    Thomas Pontinen, MD

    Midwest Anesthesia and Pain Specialists - WCLA Gold Sponsor

    Dr. Pontinen is a double-board certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain medicine specialist, and co-founder of MAPS Centers For Pain Control. In addition to training under some of the nation’s top experts in anesthesiology and pain medicine, he has also undergone formal training as a resident in general surgery, which allows him to perform the most innovative procedures in pain medicine safely and skillfully. Dr. Pontinen has published multiple journal articles, written textbook chapters and has presented at international conferences in the fields of surgery, anesthesiology, and pain medicine. His research on chronic wound pain was featured in Pain Medicine News, the nation’s top source of information in the field of pain medicine for healthcare professionals. Aside from his research, he is a compassionate physician who works daily to help his patients regain their lives and get back to doing the activities they love. He is passionate about treating the most complex pain cases in a comprehensive, integrative and holistic approach, combining multiple treatment modalities with the most innovative, minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Pontinen also volunteers with various international organizations, including Doctors Without Borders, the world’s largest and most important health care related volunteer organization. Through them, he is able to travel to the most unstable parts of the world, providing medical care to those most in need. He is also an avid snowboarder, mountain climber, and drummer.

    Catherine Krenz Doan (Moderator)

    WCLA Vice President

    Catherine Krenz Doan is a partner with Rubin Law Group, Ltd. She concentrates her practice in the area of workers’ compensation law. Ms. Doan graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with highest honors and received her law degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law magna cum laude. She is a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Catherine was a notes and comments editor for the Chicago Kent Law Review.She has authored various articles for the IICLE, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. She has also participated in seminars for IICLE. Ms. Doan is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

    Doan has been selected by her Illinois peers as an Emerging Lawyer from 2016 to present, a distinction awarded by Leading Lawyers.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 09/21/2022 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    ​In-Person - 9/21/2022 Fall Medical Seminar at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Registrants will attend in-person at George W Dunne Cook County Office Building 69 West Washington Street, 22nd Floor, Conference Room B, Chicago, IL 60602. Maximum: 150 Attendees

    In-Person - 9/21/2022 Fall Medical Seminar at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Registrants will attend in-person at George W Dunne Cook County Office Building 69 West Washington Street, 22nd Floor, Conference Room B, Chicago, IL 60602.
    Maximum: 150 Attendees

    Agenda:

    • 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Joshua Alpert, MD, Fox Valley Orthopedics
    • 1:45 - 2:30 PM - Benjamin Domb, MD, American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Specialists
    • 2:30 - 3:15 PM - ATI
    • 3:15 - 4:00 PM - Thomas Pontinen, MD, Midwest Anesthesia and Pain Specialists

    Joshua M. Alpert, MD

    Fox Valley Orthopedics - WCLA Gold Sponsor

    Dr. Joshua Alpert is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with Fox Valley Orthopedics in Elgin and Barrington Illinois.  He completed his sports medicine fellowship at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently takes care of student athletes at Judson University, Larkin, Elgin, and Dundee Crown High Schools, as well as the Chicago Inferno Soccer team. In 2018 and 2019, he was named to Chicago Magazine’s prestigious list of top Orthopedic Doctors.

    Dr. Alpert’s primary focus is on getting his patients back to their activities quickly, whether using non-invasive treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies or minimally invasive surgical techniques.  When conservative care has failed, Dr. Alpert performs knee arthroscopy (meniscus or ACL tears) and shoulder arthroscopy (Rotator Cuff, Laral tears), as well as shoulder replacements for arthritis.

    In addition to treating sports injuries, Dr. Alpert also commonly sees patients with work-related injuries and performs independent medical examinations and impairment ratings. A lifelong athlete, he understands his patients’ desire to return to work, school, life, and sports not only healed, but better than before their injury.

    Benjamin Domb, MD

    American Hip Institute, LLC - WCLA Gold Sponsor

    Dr. Benjamin Domb is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy. He graduated with honors from Princeton University, and was at the top of his class at John Hopkins School of Medicine, the #1 medical school in the country. He has been rated amongst the Top Doctors in the USA by the NY Times, US News & World Report, and Castle Connelly. 

    Dr. Domb is the Founder and Medical Director of the American Hip Institute, the first clinic in the nation dedicated to elite treatment of hip problems.  He is also the Founder of the American Hip  Institute Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated  to educating, innovating, and improving the minimally invasive treatment of hip injuries.

    Dr. Domb has treated numerous professional, Olympic, and elite level athletes, including NFL, NBA, and NHL players. He has cared for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings and Galaxy, and served as Head Team Physician for the WNBA Chicago Sky. Dr. Domb is amongst the most experienced Hip Arthroscopy surgeons in the world, and was the first surgeon in the United States to perform outpatient Robotic Hip Replacement. He is the inventor of cutting edge techniques in hip arthroscopy to repair injuries such as a torn labrum, impingement, and gluteus medius tears. Dr. Domb and the American Hip Institute treat patients from across the country who travel to Chicago for their surgery, and he takes pride in caring for every patient like a professional athlete.

    Thomas Pontinen, MD

    Midwest Anesthesia and Pain Specialists - WCLA Gold Sponsor

    Dr. Pontinen is a double-board certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain medicine specialist, and co-founder of MAPS Centers For Pain Control. In addition to training under some of the nation’s top experts in anesthesiology and pain medicine, he has also undergone formal training as a resident in general surgery, which allows him to perform the most innovative procedures in pain medicine safely and skillfully. Dr. Pontinen has published multiple journal articles, written textbook chapters and has presented at international conferences in the fields of surgery, anesthesiology, and pain medicine. His research on chronic wound pain was featured in Pain Medicine News, the nation’s top source of information in the field of pain medicine for healthcare professionals. Aside from his research, he is a compassionate physician who works daily to help his patients regain their lives and get back to doing the activities they love. He is passionate about treating the most complex pain cases in a comprehensive, integrative and holistic approach, combining multiple treatment modalities with the most innovative, minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Pontinen also volunteers with various international organizations, including Doctors Without Borders, the world’s largest and most important health care related volunteer organization. Through them, he is able to travel to the most unstable parts of the world, providing medical care to those most in need. He is also an avid snowboarder, mountain climber, and drummer.

    Catherine Krenz Doan (Moderator)

    WCLA Vice President

    Catherine Krenz Doan is a partner with Rubin Law Group, Ltd. She concentrates her practice in the area of workers’ compensation law. Ms. Doan graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with highest honors and received her law degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law magna cum laude. She is a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Catherine was a notes and comments editor for the Chicago Kent Law Review.She has authored various articles for the IICLE, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. She has also participated in seminars for IICLE. Ms. Doan is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

    Doan has been selected by her Illinois peers as an Emerging Lawyer from 2016 to present, a distinction awarded by Leading Lawyers.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/25/2022 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Noon CLE Seminar

    Noon CLE Seminar 

    12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. 

    Zoom Meeting. 

    1 hour general MCLE credit. As always, all persons are welcome to attend. WCLA members & IWCC personnel and staff and other approved attendees receive free MCLE credit.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/28/2022

    Noon CLE Seminar

    Noon CLE Seminar 

    12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. 

    Zoom Meeting. 

    1 hour general MCLE credit. As always, all persons are welcome to attend. WCLA members & IWCC personnel and staff and other approved attendees receive free MCLE credit.

    David B. Menchetti

    David B Menchetti’s a shareholder in Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C. in Chicago and concentrates his practice in the representation of injured workers throughout Illinois before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Circuit Courts and the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (JD) and attained an undergraduate degree (BA) with distinction from Stanford University. Mr. Menchetti is a former staff counsel to Illinois State Senate President Philip J. Rock and concentrated in legislation dealing with insurance, pensions and licensed activities. He has served as counsel to Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones, Jr. and advised about and drafted reforms to the Workers’ Compensation Act in 1989 and 1991.

    He is a member of: the Illinois State Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council Chair and Legislation Committee member); the Chicago Bar Association (Industrial Commission Committee Chair ); the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Workers’ Compensation Committee Chair); the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (President); the American Association for Justice (Workplace Injury Section); the Workplace Injury Litigation Group; and the Board of the Chicago Area Committee on Occupational Health and Safety.

    He has authored the chapter on “Penalties” in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Notebook and has lectured on workers’ compensation issues for: the Illinois State Bar Association; the Chicago Bar Association; the National Business Institute: the Council on Education in Management; the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education; the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims Association; the judicial training program for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission; the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission; the United Food and Commercial Workers Union; the Laborers International Union; Combined Orthopedic Specialists; the Illinois Bones Association; Kankakee Community College; the University of Chicago Hospitals.

    He serves as an advisor to the Illinois AFL-CIO on workers’ compensation matters and participated in the negotiations and drafted the amendments contained in the historic 2005 and 2012 Workers’ Compensation reform legislation. He is listed in the Who’s Who in American Law, has been designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America and has been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer. The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association has presented him the President’s Award. He has been selected as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America.

    Michelle L. LaFayette (Moderator)

    WCLA President

    Michelle L. LaFayette is a partner with the Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., a mid-sized-workers’ compensation defense firm with offices in Peoria and Chicago, Illinois.   Michelle handles workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers and insurance companies in Illinois.  Michelle received a B.A. in history/political science from Illinois College in 1995 where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Michelle earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 2000.  Michelle was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November, 2000.  Michelle is a past-member of the Illinois State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council, having served as a past-Chair to the Council.  She is currently a member of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association Board of Directors.  Outside of work, Michelle is an avid reader, has interests in history, especially American history, and is a big fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks and Green Bay Packers.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Noon CLE Seminar - Commission Update: Procedural Changes The CLE will be presented by the Commission. At the request of the Chairman, the meeting will be held in-person with a remote option available. We encourage everyone to consider attending in person to make the tutorial the Commission will provide on procedural changes the most effective. Webinar - 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

    Noon CLE Seminar - Commission Update:  Procedural Changes

    The CLE will be presented by the Commission.  At the request of the Chairman, the meeting will be held in-person with a remote option available.  We encourage everyone to consider attending in person to make the tutorial the Commission will provide on procedural changes the most effective. 

    Webinar - 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. 

    Zoom Meeting. 

    1-hour general MCLE credit. As always, all persons are welcome to attend. WCLA members & IWCC personnel and staff and other approved attendees receive free MCLE credit.

    Michael Brennan

    Chairman, Illinois Workers Compensation Commission

    On March 15, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker appointed Michael J. Brennan as a Chairman of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. He was previously appointed and confirmed as a Commissioner in 2013. His new 4 year term, as Chairman, will run through January of 2023.

    Prior to serving as a Commissioner, Mr. Brennan was a Martindale-Hubbell Peeminent AV-rated attorney who litigated numerous reported cases in the Illinois Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. He Was among the principal authors of the Larson Illinois Workers’ Compensation Handbook. He has been appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General to the Self-Insured Advisory Board on past occasions.
    Mr. Brennan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers' Association. He has been accepted as a Member of the Gerson Lehrman Group Law Council. He has been elected by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer, an Illinois Leading Lawyer and is listed in Best Lawyers of America.

    Rachael Sinnen

    Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

    Michelle L. LaFayette (Moderator)

    WCLA President

    Michelle L. LaFayette is a partner with the Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., a mid-sized-workers’ compensation defense firm with offices in Peoria and Chicago, Illinois.   Michelle handles workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers and insurance companies in Illinois.  Michelle received a B.A. in history/political science from Illinois College in 1995 where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Michelle earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 2000.  Michelle was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November, 2000.  Michelle is a past-member of the Illinois State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council, having served as a past-Chair to the Council.  She is currently a member of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association Board of Directors.  Outside of work, Michelle is an avid reader, has interests in history, especially American history, and is a big fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks and Green Bay Packers.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/17/2022

    Webinar - 6/17/2022 Summer Medical Seminar - at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Attendees who register for this session will attend the seminar on Zoom.

    Webinar - 6/17/2022 Summer Medical Seminar - at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Attendees who register for this session will attend the seminar on Zoom.

    Agenda:

    • 9:00 - 9:45 AM - Mark F. Schinsky, MD, American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Specialists
    • 9:45 - 10:30 AM - Thomas Obermeyer, MD, Barrington Orthopedic Specialists
    • 10:30 - 11:15 AM - David H. Garelick, MD, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC
    • 11:15 - 12:00 PM - Kern Singh, MD, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

    Mark Schinsky, M.D.

    American Hip Institute

    Dr. Mark Schinsky is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with specialties in Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, and Orthopaedic Surgery. He received his medical degree from Columbia University,

    College of Physicians & Surgeons, in New York and trained at the most prestigious Orthopaedic training programs including Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis and RUSH University in Chicago.

    He has extensive experience in practice and has performed thousands of hip and knee replacements. He specializes in minimally invasive, complex primary, and revision adult total joint replacement surgery using the latest technology on patients from Chicagoland and across the country who travel for his skill and expertise.

    Dr. Schinsky has helped to design several novel orthopaedic implants and continues to travel nationally and internationally to educate and train other orthopaedic surgeons on the latest total joint replacement techniques, implants, and surgical procedures.

    Dr. Mark Schinsky and his trusted team of health care professionals are committed to providing you the very best orthopaedic care to meet your unique needs.

    Thomas Obermeyer, MD

    Barrington Orthopedic Specialists - WCLA Gold Sponsor

    Dr. Thomas Obermeyer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He has completed advanced fellowship training among the most highly regarded academic physicians in the United States and in Europe. He is recognized as a leading shoulder subspecialist, offering state of the art arthroscopic repair, complex shoulder replacement, and revision shoulder surgery. His practice also focuses on the knee, including arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and repair, and replacement. His individualized treatment approach emphasizes minimally invasive techniques for expediting surgical recovery and properly counseling patients as to expectations regarding their treatment options. An award-winning researcher, Dr. Obermeyer has published articles on shoulder replacement innovations and biological improvements in fracture treatment. He is a recognized educator, having published a number of book chapters and continues to lecture and teach labs across the country as faculty. Dr. Obermeyer is available to see patients in our Bartlett, Elk Grove Village and Schaumburg locations.

    David Garelick, M.D.

    Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC

    Dr. David Garelick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He provides excellent comprehensive care for shoulder and knee conditions. In the shoulder, his expertise includes caring for rotator cuff injuries, labral tears, and degenerative arthritis. For the knee, Dr. Garelick provides a wide spectrum of care ranging from ligament injuries and meniscal tears to total knee replacement.

    He performs most of his surgeries arthroscopically and with other minimally invasive techniques which accelerate healing and help to diminish pain. Dr. Garelick is active in resident and fellowship education, serving as a faculty member of the University of Illinois Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship as well as the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship through Presence Resurrection Medical Center. He has also served as a team physician for U.S. Soccer, and currently serves as the team physician for St. Patrick High School. In addition, he has designed medical products and holds two patents, including a hand brace used for treating Boxer’s David fractures.

    Kern Singh, M.D.

    Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

    Dr. Kern Singh has an international reputation in the area of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He frequently teaches minimally invasive techniques to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from around the world and most recently was an invited guest lecturer to Saudi Arabia. He is also extensively involved in designing new minimally invasive spinal instrumentation for cutting-edge spinal surgery.  He is one of the few surgeons in the United States performing Endoscopic Spine Surgery.
    Dr. Singh's clinical interests include the minimally invasive treatment of complex degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Singh also specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of spinal tumors and adult spinal deformities. 
    Dr. Singh is known for his excellent outcomes and his use of cutting-edge procedures. He is an award-winning researcher and has published his findings in major medical journals (more than 200 publications, presentations and book chapters). He most recently won awards for his research including Best Paper at the North American Spine Society (NASS) and Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) International Meetings in 2013. He frequently trains surgeons who observe his newly advanced surgical techniques in the operating room. He is also the principal researcher in several FDA clinical trials involving cervical disc replacements and motion-preserving spinal technology. 
    Dr. Singh is listed in Becker's Orthopedic Spine and Pain Management as one of the nation's Top 100 spine surgeons and specialists. He was also awarded the "Top 10" Doctor Award, Most Compassionate Doctor, and Patient's Choice Award from Vitals.com. Dr. Singh was also appointed to serve as the chair of the Spine Program Committee for the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting from 2017-2020.
    A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Singh completed his training at Emory University in a combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical spine fellowship.

    Catherine Krenz Doan (Moderator)

    WCLA Vice President

    Catherine Krenz Doan is a partner with Rubin Law Group, Ltd. She concentrates her practice in the area of workers’ compensation law. Ms. Doan graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with highest honors and received her law degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law magna cum laude. She is a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Catherine was a notes and comments editor for the Chicago Kent Law Review.She has authored various articles for the IICLE, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. She has also participated in seminars for IICLE. Ms. Doan is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

    Doan has been selected by her Illinois peers as an Emerging Lawyer from 2016 to present, a distinction awarded by Leading Lawyers.