Irwin L. Lifrak, M.D., J.D.
Irwin L. Lifrak, M.D., J.D. is both a full-time practicing physician and a part-time attorney. He has practiced medicine for more than 35 years and is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified in Addiction Medicine, as well as Occupational and Environmental Medicine. His medical practice is located in Wilmington, Delaware. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey and then his residency in Internal Medicine at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. He has served as the Medical Director of Gaudenzia New Beginnings, a personal care home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as previously providing care at North East Treatment Center in Wilmington, Delaware. He has also been an Adjunct Lecturer at Baruch College and a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Medicine at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and has previously served on the hospital’s Peer Review Committee.
In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Lifrak is a graduate of Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, and is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. In over a 20 years of practicing law, Dr. Lifrak has been involved in litigating complex medical malpractice cases, including cases involving surgical errors and traumatic birth injuries, as well as catastrophic personal injury cases. He has been involved in complex medical issues such as traumatic brain injury after motor vehicle accidents, as well as complex workplace injuries.
Dr. Lifrak works alongside Dr. Aussprung and others at the Law Office of Leon Aussprung MD, LLC to provide medical and legal consultative services. His many years of experience and insight are a huge asset to any medical malpractice or personal injury case. Whether Dr. Lifrak is assisting in determining the extent of medical and/or psychological injuries from a motor vehicle accident or other traumatic event or evaluating whether proper or timely medical and/or surgical care was given to a patient, his expertise as a physician and an attorney is critical and irreplaceable. Dr. Lifrak’s dual medical and legal knowledge allows him to determine when a lawsuit is indicated and to see the critical issues during the case’s litigation. He has the knowledge and skills to ensure your case will be successful.
Dr. Lifrak has conducted and published several scientific studies, involving topics such as drug effects on heart tissue. He has lectured both on Forensic Evidence and Risk Management.
Dr. Lifrak has held medical licenses from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. He holds a law license and is admitted to the Bar of New Jersey. He has held many certifications and memberships, including with: American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Disability Consultants, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Member of Board of Forensic Examiners, American College of Legal Medicine, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, American Medical Directors Association, and Pain Management for Primary Physicians.