Octavio Choi, MD, PhD
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Neuropsychiatry 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 a graduate of Stanford University and received my MD, PhD from UC 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 general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. I am a former chair of the Forensic Neuropsychiatry committee in the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and a current associate editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
I am director of the Forensic Evaluation Service at the Oregon State Hospital, which conducts the majority of court-ordered evaluations (Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, Extreme Emotional Distress) in the state of Oregon. I have testified in multiple high-profile trials and thrive under challenging cross-examination. I am uniquely qualified through my training ...