Irene Fruchtbaum, PhD, QME, is a licensed Psychologist who is available for PQMEs, AMEs or Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) at several locations throughout California.


Irene Fruchtbaum, PhD, QME, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in psychology and psychotherapy with individuals, family and couples. She has been involved in private practice in addition to numerous pro-bono projects including organizing a counseling program for Soviet immigrants, providing lectures and seminars for parents on issues of teenage substance abuse and behavior problems.

​Dr. Fruchtbaum earned her PhD at The University of California, Los Angeles and completed three years of extensive post-doctoral training at the Vista Del Mar Mental Health Center, where she provided clinical assessments, school consultation, individual, play and group therapy with a primary focus on family therapy.

For the last 9 years, Dr. Fruchtbaum has also been performing medical-legal evaluations for workers compensation and other personal injury clients. She has been a licensed qualified medical examiner (Q.M.E.) since 2014. Dr. Fruchtbaum also has experience with depositions and court testimony.