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Michael A Carlish, Ph.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carlsbad, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive evaluations, PTSD, fitness for duty evaluation, traumatic brain injury, abuse, capacity, conservatorship, competency, will contest, workplace violence, suicide prevention, standard of care, malpractice
Michael A. Carlish, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. He graduated with High Honors in Psychology from the University of California in Santa Barbara, received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and earned his doctorate degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, where he studied the relationship between humor and mental health. Dr. Carlish’s practice has centered around three populations: the severely mentally ill, Native Americans, and geriatric patients. Dr. Carlish put himself through graduate school by providing emergency mental health assessments in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals around San Diego County, and he continues to see patients in this setting on a regular basis. For the past twelve years he has assessed hundreds of severely mentally ill patients, evaluating suicidality, psychosis, and aggression. For the past four years, Dr. Carlish has acted as the primary testing ...
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Octavio Choi, MD, PhD Stanford University School of Medicine

Palo Alto, California
Neuropsychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, brain imaging, fMRI, lie detection, Neurolaw, Brain Damage, Criminal Responsibility, Competency, Insanity, Testamentary Capacity, Medications, Drugs
Thank you for your interest. I am currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Dept at Stanford University School of Medicine, and director of training for Stanford's Program in Psychiatry and the Law. Prior to this, I was director of the Forensic Evaluation Service at the Oregon State Hospital, which conducts the majority of court-ordered evaluations in Oregon. I have testified in multiple high-profile trials and thrive under challenging cross-examination. I am uniquely qualified through my training and experience to evaluate high-complexity cases which involve neurologic, psychiatric, medical, and medication issues. I am a graduate of Stanford University and received my MD, PhD from University of California, San Diego (PhD in Neurosciences). I completed psychiatry residency at UCLA-Neuropsychiatric institute, and fellowship in forensic psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania, where I specialized in neurolaw and neuroimaging. I am board-certified in both gen...
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Jeffrey Kropf Expedient Medicolegal Services

Claremont, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Competency, Risk Assessment, Institutional Standard of Care, Fitness for Duty, Traumatic Injury, Correctional Healthcare, Disability, Personal Injury, Abuse, IME, PTSD, Juvenile Evaluations, Cognitive Impairment,
Jeffrey Kropf, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in forensic and diagnostic mental health evaluations. As a consulting psychologist since 1991, Dr. Kropf has evaluated more than 1000 youths and young adults in community care and court-ordered placements. As a staff psychologist for the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) and the Department of Juvenile Justice from 1991 through 1999, he evaluated approximately 500 patients and offenders and provided expert testimony in hearings including W&IC 1800 hearings throughout the State. He joined the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) Unit at the time of its inception in 1999 and served as Senior Psychologist, Supervisor from 2001 through 2017. During this time, he conducted approximately 3000 forensic mental health evaluations including evaluations pursuant to PC 2962, PC 2972, and W&IC 7301 and provided expert testimony in support of his opinions in trial...
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Michael Ramirez, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Eureka, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - IME, neuropsychological testing, addiction, standard of care, suicide prevention, malpractice, abuse, trauma, fitness for duty, personal injury, capacity, competency, conservatorship, PTSD, malingering, criminal responsibility
Michael Ramirez, Psy.D., Q.M.E., has 22 years of experience that include consultation, psychotherapy, and forensic psychological examination combined with a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and advanced degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling and the Humanities. Dr. Ramirez is experienced in the treatment of Dual Disorders. In his private practice, he performs a range of forensic examinations, including consultative examinations for Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, and the Regional Center. Dr. Ramirez has experience working as a provider for a number of major health care service associations, including EAP, SAP assessment, and CID services. He has instructed students at the College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, Long Beach State University, University of Houston, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Alvin Community College) in addictions and psychology.
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Mark D. Wolkenhauer, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Redlands, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - IME, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Abuse, Competency, Mental Capacity, Traumatic Injury, Psychometric Testing, Malpractice, Malingering, Standard of Care, PTSD
Mark Wolkenhauer, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a forensic psychologist with extensive experience in treating and evaluating sexual offenders and individuals with severe mental illness. He continues to serve as an expert witness in both Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) and Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) civil commitment trials across the state. Licensed in California in 1997 (PSY 15147), Dr. Wolkenhauer has worked for the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH), as a unit psychologist at Patton State Hospital (PSH), and currently works for DSH as a Consulting Psychologist. He serves as a mentor and is part of the Quality Improvement Team in the Forensic Services Division. He was on the SVP panel as a contractor and performed hundreds of SVP evaluations and provided expert testimony. In private practice Dr. Wolkenhauer conducted PC 1370/1372 evaluations, was the director of the Inland Empire Sharper Future clinics, served as a mental health consultant for Job Corps, and provided consul...
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Amy M. Zheng, MD, M.Phil Amy Zheng Consulting

San Diego, California
Emergency Medicine Expert Witness - Healthcare Teamwork, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Veterans Healthcare, Teamwork, Discharge, Elder Abuse and Neglect, Competency, Mid-Level Supervision, Trainee Supervision, Resuscitation, CPR, Heart Attack
Since 2003, Dr. Zheng has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including academic tertiary care centers, a VA healthcare system, and community hospitals. She has provided much needed emergency care in a rural critical access hospital. Dr. Zheng is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Diego and University of California Riverside. Since 2013, she has led an annual teamwork exercise for 350 students and faculty from three professional schools, which have been featured by the San Diego Union-Tribune and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She has presented at scientific conferences on interprofessional collaboration and pitfalls in emergency medicine. While working as a Medical Consultant for the VA Office of Inspector General, she published extensively on quality of care issues at the Veterans Healthcare Administration and briefed members of Congress on the findings. Some of the reports covered allegations of mismanaged Code Blu...
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Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC

BRANDON, Florida
Nurse Practitioner Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - adult child psychiatry, pediatric geriatric psychiatry, child custody, addiction psychiatric nurse practitioner, nurse practitioner, psychiatric disability evaluation, dual diagnosis, utilization review, wrongful psychiatric hospital admission/discharge, Competency, Negligence, Drug use, PTSD
Mr. Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC, founder, practice owner and manager for Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC., is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. His specialty includes adult & child psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He has experience in providing expert testimony in child custody cases and has done court ordered evaluation for legal competency, guardianship, disability and Independent Medical Examinations. His strength is in providing competency evaluation in either criminal or civil cases involving one’s mental health state of mind rendering them able to make a decision or not, especially on cases with recreational drug use or issues involving addiction and psychiatric co-occurring disorders. Licensed in Florida and Iowa
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Scott C. Carroll, MD Ayni Neuroscience Institute

Illinois
Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - PTSD, Custody, Neuropsychiatry, Sexual Abuse, Brain Injury, Psychosomatic Medicine, Competency, Psychiatric Complications from Medical Malpractice, Parental Fitness, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD
Scott Carroll, MD is dual board certified in both child and adolescent psychiatry and general (adult) psychiatry and specializes in pediatric neuropsychiatry and pediatric consultation psychiatry (i.e. treating children with chronic medical conditions from epilepsy to diabetes to cancer). He currently serves as the Director of Child Psychiatric Consultation Services for the Presbyterian Hospital System of New Mexico. After completing his fellowship and residency at the University of New Mexico he served on faculty for over 10 years, rising to the rank of Associate Professor. He is a graduate of the LSU – School of Medicine in New Orleans and MIT. He is also the author of an award winning book on relationships and is currently working on a book for parents on Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Carroll has served as expert on cases involving denial of care, psychological effects of medical malpractice, psychiatric malpractice, psychiatric patient abuse and sexual abuse.
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Ray S. Kim, Ph.D. Patrick J. Kennelly, Ph.D. and Associates

Schaumburg, Illinois
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Pre-Sentencing Evaluations, Sex Offenders, Violence Risk, Fitness for Duty, Competency, Substance Abuse, Independent Medical Examinations, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Disability, Malpractice, Malingering.
Dr. Kim has the education, experience, knowledge, and skill to meet your forensic psychological needs. He is an experienced Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has testified in numerous cases in both criminal and civil court proceedings. Dr. Kim is sensitive to the nature of legal matters, and provides comprehensive, timely, and professional services. His credentials include: Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder Professional , Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, and Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists.
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Lee D. Cranberg, MD

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Legal Medicine Expert Witness, Neurology Expert Witness - Neurologist, Behavioral Neurologist, Behavioral Neurology, Closed Head Injury, Head Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Damage, Nerve Injury, Nerve Damage, Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Testamentary Capacity, Competency, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Hypoxic Encephalopathy, Medical Record Review
TESTIMONIALS: “The favorable settlement would not have been possible without your incisive analysis. Your reports were extremely well thought out, direct, and clear. You are actually the best writer I have encountered in some time.” Anne H. S. Fraser, Esq. Law Firm of Anne HS Fraser, PC Washington, D.C. “Your preparation and expert neurological testimony were indispensable on the issues of causation and damages. They contributed greatly to a very successful outcome. Thanks so much!” Michael Sautter, Esq. Query, Sautter & Forsythe, LLC Charleston, SC “I found Dr. Cranberg to be very thorough, resourceful, and exceedingly well prepared. He was very precise at his deposition and stood up well against a very seasoned lawyer. He knew the medical records better than either the defense lawyer or I did. The case settled; so I cannot tell you how he did before a jury, but I had complete confidence that he would have presented well. He was very easy to work with and was very accessib...
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Kevin A. Domingos, PhD Boston Neuropsychological Services, LLC

Needham, Massachusetts
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Neuropsychology Expert Witness - Child/Adult/Geriatric TBI, Concussion, Sports Injury, Dementia, Neurological Disorders, Toxic Exposure, IME's, Learning Disabilities, Personal Injury, ADHD, PDD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff and Defense, Federal Cases, Memory Evaluations, Competency, Consultation.
Dr. Kevin A. Domingos is a neuropsychologist and the Clinical Director of Boston Neuropsychological Services (BNS), LLC. He and his forensic neuropsychologists offer expert witness evaluations and consultations in the following areas: ● ADHD ● Arbitration and Mediation ● Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurodevelopmental disorders ● Competency (e.g. to stand trial, make financial decisions, perform essential job functions) ● Strokes, Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type and Memory Disorders ● Encephalitis/Hydrocephalus ● Executive Dysfunction ● IME (Independent Medical Evaluations) ● Language Disorders ● Learning Disabilities ● Malingering / Validity Testing ● Medical Malpractice ● Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) ● Neurodegenerative Disorders ● Neurodevelopment (e.g. birth-related trauma) ● Neurological Disorders ● Neuropsychological Sequelae of HIV ● Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluation ● Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) ● Post Concussive Sy...
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Scott C. Carroll, MD Ayni Neuroscience Institute

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - PTSD, Custody, Neuropsychiatry, Sexual Abuse, Brain Injury, Psychosomatic Medicine, Competency, Psychiatric Complications from Medical Malpractice, Parental Fitness, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD
Scott Carroll, MD is dual board certified in both child and adolescent psychiatry and general (adult) psychiatry and specializes in pediatric neuropsychiatry and pediatric consultation psychiatry (i.e. treating children with chronic medical conditions from epilepsy to diabetes to cancer). He currently serves as the Director of Child Psychiatric Consultation Services for the Presbyterian Hospital System of New Mexico. After completing his fellowship and residency at the University of New Mexico he served on faculty for over 10 years, rising to the rank of Associate Professor. He is a graduate of the LSU – School of Medicine in New Orleans and MIT. He is also the author of an award winning book on relationships and is currently working on a book for parents on Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Carroll has served as expert on cases involving denial of care, psychological effects of medical malpractice, psychiatric malpractice, psychiatric patient abuse and sexual abuse.
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Ziv E Cohen, MD, FAPA Principium Psychiatry, PLLC

New York, New York
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, substance use, bipolar disorder, PTSD, dementia, brain injury, personality disorder, competency, standard of care, personal injury
Dr. Cohen is a board certified forensic psychiatrist with experience in civil and criminal medical legal work. Dr. Cohen trained in medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed psychiatry residency at Cornell Medical Center. He completed fellowships in forensic psychiatry at Columbia University. He has served as a military psychiatrist and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of PTSD. He teaches psychiatry to medical students, residents, and forensic fellows at Cornell Medical Center, Columbia Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital, in New York City. Dr. Cohen has written on suicide, violence risk assessment, firearms and mental health, PTSD in the legal system, and has presented on competency to stand trial, cultural psychiatry, and military psychiatry. Dr. Cohen has been qualified as an expert in New York Family Court, New York Supreme Court, Federal Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and in North Carolina's Western District. Dr. Coh...
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Shawn K. Acheson, Ph.D. Duke University Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, PTSD, malingering, fitness for duty, return to work, return to play, competency, substance abuse, somatoform disorder, conversion disorder, pseudo-seizures, psychogenic movement disorders, independent medical evaluation
Dr. Acheson is a Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center where he also completed his neuropsychology residency and post-doctoral fellowship training. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Neuroscience, and Lead Psychologist in the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law. In his role as a member of the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law, Dr. Acheson performs neuropsychological evaluations and record reviews in the service of civil and criminal court proceedings; fitness for duty; workers comp; and issues surrounding competency (e.g., stand trial / medical decision making / financial decision making / independent living). Dr. Acheson also provides expert testimony concerning the behavioral and cognitive effects of drugs of abuse; traumatic brain injury; somatoform and conversion disorders; and malingering. Dr. Acheson's primary clinical specialty is traumatic brain injury a...
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Adrienne Saxton, M.D.

Northfield, Ohio
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - IME, disability, malpractice, competency, sanity, criminal responsibility, guardianship, fitness for duty, will contest, mitigation, malingering, worker's compensation
Fellowship trained, rigorous testimony training/ experience, completed well over 100 forensic psychiatric evaluations, responsive, reasonable fees. Dr. Adrienne Saxton is a forensic psychiatrist based in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated medical school with high distinction. During her medical training, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. This honor is reserved for those with high academic standing as well as firm ethics, professionalism, leadership qualities, and dedication to service. Dr. Saxton completed a four-year residency in psychiatry. During her senior year of residency at the University of Michigan, she served as chief resident of outpatient services. After Residency, Dr. Saxton went on to complete a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her fellowship program director was Dr. Phillip Resnick, a world-renowned expert in the field of forensic psychiatry. Dr. Saxton’s rigorous fellowship training included education ...
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Rebecca L Strickland, MD

Bucyrus, Ohio
Geriatrics Expert Witness, Nursing Homes Expert Witness - Decubitus Ulcer, Falls, Nutrition and Hydration, Chronic and Acute Pain Control, Alzheimer's Dementia, Competency, Elder Abuse, Delirium, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Assisted Living Facility, Skilled Nursing Facility, Neglect
Dr. Strickland is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is an active clinician in her office, local hospital and nursing homes. She has 13+ years of experience as Medical Director of an 80-bed skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center in Bucyrus, Ohio. Dr. Strickland is a CORE Clinical Instructor for Ohio University’s 3rd and 4th year medical student program for the past 7+ years. She has previously reviewed medical-legal and criminal cases since 2009. She has worked with cases for both the Defense and Plaintiff with verbal and written reports, Affidavits of merit completed, depositions and testimony given. Inquiries can be sent on to: rstrickland@geriatricexpertreview.com or called to her cell at 419-569-0604.
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Anna Mazur, PhD, ABN Oklahoma State University Dept. of Psychiatry

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Neuropsychology Expert Witness - TBI, brain injury, concussion, stroke, trauma, dementia, capacity, competency, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and malingering.
Dr. Mazur is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist, and specializes in Adult and Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluation. She serves as the Director of Neuropsychology at the OSU Behavioral Medicine Clinic and Clinical Assistant Professor at OSU Center for Health Sciences. She provides IME, expert witness, and consultation services nationally to plaintiff and defense attorneys. Expert in forensic report writing and testifying.
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Sanjay Adhia, MD Sanjay Adhia MD Professional Association

Sugar Land , Texas
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Brain Injury Medicine Expert Witness - Mental Health, Psychiatric medical malpractice, Personal Injury, Disability, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, wrongful death, competency, will contest, undue influence, NGRI, correctional, date rape, Fitness for Duty, Neuropsychiatry, standard of care, suicide, IME, record review, testify
Dr. Adhia is triple-Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine and Psychiatry located in the Houston Area. He is one of a few Forensic Psychiatrists who are certified in Brain Injury Medicine in the US. In addition to forensic/expert witness practice, Dr. Adhia is Medical Director of PACE Mental Health. His forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, violence, and complicating mental illness. Dr. Adhia evaluates and treats psychiatric injury and disability in victims and alleged abusers. He has treated Death Row and other high-risk patients in security-sensitive settings in correctional facilities and hospitals. He has expertise in psychopharmacology. In addition, Dr. Adhia works with Physicians for Human Rights to assess victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death. In all populations, he assesses PTSD, Anxiety, Depre...
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