Addiction Expert Witness

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Addiction expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on addiction. The addiction expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Correctional Healthcare, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations, Legal Medicine, Mental Health, Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Psychiatry, and Psychology.

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RICK CHAVEZ, MD PAIN and ADDICTION INTEGRATED NETWORK, INC

Torrance, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - Buprenorphine, Opioid dependence, Addiction, Overdose, Pain, Withdrawal, Medical Board, DEA, Malpractice, Pain Management, Interventional, Chemical Dependency
Currently, Chief Medical Officer at Urgent Point Health & Wellness, P.C. in Los Angeles. Certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Family Medicine, Consultant to the DEA, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney, as well as for private attorneys providing expertise to both plaintiffs and defendants. Expertise in writing formal clinical analysis / reports regarding patient medical care and utilization, experience testifying at depositions and in the courtroom at trials. Cases involving drug overdoses, general medical care, and inappropriate physician prescribing of opioid medications. I have provided testimony on behalf of plaintiffs and testimony in defense of physicians accused by their patients or state medical boards. Expertise in Utilization Review, I am able to determine appropriateness of care by Pain, Addiction, and primary care providers. Expertise in clinical guidelines and pain management procedures. I have 37 year...

Carrie L. Forrest, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Still Waters Services

Monterey, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Trauma, Disability Evaluation, Malingering, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Occupational Evaluation, Addiction, Expert Psychological Review, Workers' Compensation
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment injuries, or physical injuries. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and malingering. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in the state of California since 2011. Served as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) in the state of California from 1991-2001. Performed numerous medical-legal evaluations, immigration evaluations, and general psychological evaluations for young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. Completed psychological evaluations for neurostimular implants, gastric bypass surgery candidates, and provided therapeutic support to these client populations. Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations resulting in timely, articulate, and tightly worded narrative reports that link cause and effect. Takes pride in serving as an objective evaluato...

Fred R Moss, MD Fred R Moss, MD, Inc

Grass Valley, California
Psychiatry, Correctional Healthcare - Prisons & Jails, Wrongful Death, Suicide, Deliberate Indifference, Medical Malpractice, Gross Negligence, Addiction, Nursing Homes, Geriatric Psychiatry, Violence, Telepsychiatry, Overdose, Involuntary Hospitalization, Mental Health, Telemedicine, Telehealth
Board Certified actively practicing psychiatrist. Northwestern Educated Vast experience in disability and file review. Special interest in Telepsychiatry. 30+ years of diverse clinical experience including telepsychiatry, locum tenens, private practice (treated over 20,000 outpatients and admitted over 10,000 patients to hospitals), correctional healthcare (Folsom and Pelican Bay State Prisons) and nursing homes. Served as a psychiatric consultant to over 40 nursing homes. Experienced expert witness case reviewer. Experienced Independent Medical Examiner. President and Founder - Mastering TeleHealth.com (online training for clinicians and therapists) Licensed in California & Illinois

Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM

Clovis, California
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Suicide, Side Effects, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Pharmacology, Risk Management, Addiction, Telemedicine, Functional Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Child Psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Hospital, Inpatient, Wrongful Death, Standard of Care, Causation, Damages
RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF 2015’S AND 2018'S TOP PSYCHIATRISTS BY THE CONSUMERS’ RESEARCH COUNCIL OF AMERICA, Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM  is a board-certified osteopathic physician and surgeon, a general psychiatrist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), a Diplomate of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He is involved in the certification process through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).  Dr. Terry is proud to be a National Health Service Corps Ambassador, and works primarily with underserved and migrant worker populations, correctional settings, high-acuity inpatient psychiatric patients, and in program and policy-building initiatives. Dr. Terry’s clinical interests include primary care consultation, nutrition, osteopathy, integrative medicine, strength-based therapies, and prevention. Dr. Terry is an accomplished author, has served as a medic...

Donald A Misch, MD, CIME Donald A. Misch, MD, PLLC

Boulder, Colorado
Psychiatry - General Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder), Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Addiction, Marijuana, Cannabis, Psychostimulants, Impaired Physicians
Dr. Misch is a Board-certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of professional experience, formerly an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. A graduate of Harvard College and Rush Medical College (AOA), Dr. Misch completed residency training in both internal medicine (Rush Medical Center) and psychiatry (Northwestern University). He has held leadership positions in public and private academic settings, including Director of Psychiatry Residency Training, Director of Education for the Department of Psychiatry, Executive Director of both the Northwestern University Health Service and the University of Colorado Wardenburg Health Center, and Senior Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness at the University of Colorado Boulder. In addition to private practice of general psychiatry in which Dr. M...

Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington, District Of Columbia
Pain Management - Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations - Chronic Pain, Epidural Injection, Meningitis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Nerve Pain, Opioid - Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, Prescribing, Methadone, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Causalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Post-laminectomy, Failed Back, Workers Compensation
Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified physician specializing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine and is a sought-after speaker, author, and lecturer. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Chronic Pain Rotation for Georgetown University's Anesthesiology Residency Program. He is a clinician with extensive experience caring for patients suffering from all chronic pain diagnoses. He maintains busy practices in Washington, DC and Maryland. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency training in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at Georgetown University. He completed fellowship training in Chronic Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kiefer is an active member of the medical staff of Georgetown University Hospital. He has a special in...

Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC

BRANDON, Florida
Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry - Addiction, Adult child psychiatry, pediatric geriatric psychiatry, child custody, addiction psychiatric nurse practitioner, nurse practitioner, psychiatric disability evaluation, dual diagnosis, drug use, wrongful psychiatric hospital admission/discharge, Competency, Negligence, PTSD
Mr. Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC, founder, practice owner and manager for Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC., is a board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. His specialty includes adult & child psychiatry and addiction medicine. He has experience in providing expert testimony in psychiatric malpractice issues (inpatient and outpatient settings), child custody cases and has done court ordered evaluation for legal competency, guardianship, disability and Independent Medical Examinations. His strength is in providing objective case analysis and evaluation in either criminal or civil cases involving standards of care in psychiatric practice, adult competency and child custody case evaluations. Because of his depth and breadth of clinical experiences in addiction medicine and psychiatry, he is able to provide objective clinical judgments in cases involving drug use or issues involving addiction and psychiatric co-occurring disorders. Licensed in Florida,...

Dennis A. Wichern, Retired DEA Special Agent in Charge Prescription Drug Consulting LLC

Carmel , Indiana
Legal Medicine, Pain Management - Medicine - DEA Compliance Expert and Consultant, DEA Pain and Opioid Prescribing Compliance Expert, DEA SAMHSA MAT Compliance Expert, DEA SAMHSA OTP Compliance Expert, DEA Pharmacy Compliance Expert, DEA ASC Compliance Expert, DEA Researcher Compliance Expert, and DEA Compliance Training Expert.
Dennis Wichern is a partner in Prescription Drug Consulting LLC, where he focuses his efforts on DEA compliance services and risk mitigation initiatives to protect healthcare organizations, ASC’s, pharmacies and providers nationwide. His experience includes 30 years of public service as a DEA Special Agent retiring in 2018 as the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Division where he directed all criminal enforcement and diversion control operations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota with a team of approximately 550 employees. Dennis was the first to develop DEA compliance services and training relating to pain and prescription opioids, SAMHSA MAT and OTP’s regulations, pharmacy and ASC operations, and drug researcher protocols. Dennis is a recognized expert on the dangers of heroin and the prescription drug epidemic and routinely speaks to healthcare organizations, ASC’s, pharmacies and providers to identify methods to better safegua...

James P Murphy, MD, MMM, DFASAM Murphy Pain Center

Louisville, Kentucky
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - Chronic pain, Pain Management, addiction, opioids, substance abuse, Suboxone, MAT, prescribing, controlled substance, DEA, medical board, regulations, Kentucky, Indiana
James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM, is a nationally recognized physician leader and expert in Pain Management, Addiction Medicine and controlled substances prescribing. He is President of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine and is the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s delegate to the American Medical Association’s Pain Care Task Force. Dr. Murphy is founder and CEO of Murphy Pain Center located in New Albany, Indiana. In addition, he serves gratis as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is also a past president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Dr. Murphy’s credentials are unparalleled: board certifications in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology and Preventive Medicine/Addiction. He has earned the distinction of Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine. His subspecialty Pain Medicine fellowship was at Minnesota’s renowned Mayo Clinic, where he also served on the faculty of the Mayo...

Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA Georgetown University Medical Center

Maryland
Pain Management - Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations - Chronic Pain, Epidural Injection, Meningitis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Nerve Pain, Opioid - Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, Prescribing, Methadone, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Causalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Post-laminectomy, Failed Back, Workers Compensation
Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified physician specializing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine and is a sought-after speaker, author, and lecturer. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Chronic Pain Rotation for Georgetown University's Anesthesiology Residency Program. He is a clinician with extensive experience caring for patients suffering from all chronic pain diagnoses. He maintains busy practices in Washington, DC and Maryland. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency training in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at Georgetown University. He completed fellowship training in Chronic Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kiefer is an active member of the medical staff of Georgetown University Hospital. He has a special in...

Justin Wasserman, MD The Pain Treatment Center of Greater Washington

Bethesda, Maryland
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab - Addiction, narcotic, opioid, abuse, pain, back, spine, musculoskeletal, low back, neck, radiculopathy, headache, oxycodone, suboxone, pain management, RSD, buprenorphine, opioid addiction, fibromyalgia, headache, migraine,
I'm a physician in the Washington, DC area specializing in Pain Management and addiction medicine, with a parent specialty in Physical Medicine and Rhabilitation. I'm board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rhabilitation and Pain Medicine, and have over 22 years of experience in both specialties. I am known in the entire Washington, DC area as the "go to guy" for intractable chronic pain cases. In fact, most of my referrals come from other pain management doctors who send me their most challenging and complex patients. I have been listed as a Top Doctor in Washingtonian Magazine 7 times, including the most recent 2018 edition. Besides being an expert in the medical management of pain, I am also an expert in the treatment of opioid addiction. I'm certified by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency in the management of opioid addiction using buprenorphine. I have provided independent medical evaluations for many agencies over the years, and I have a long history of prov...

James F. Zender, PhD James F. Zender, PhD, PC

Mount Clemens, Michigan
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - PTSD, TBI, Auto Accident Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy, Pain Psychology, Family, Injury, Veterans, Addiction, Autonomous Vehicles
Founding director of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, where he also served as Instructor in Psychiatry. Contributing Editor, The Forensic Examiner, Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Named America’s Best Doctors, Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition (2017). Active blogger for Psychology Today. Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, The American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and the National Safety Council. Featured in The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times, Boston Globe and Crain’s Detroit Business. Provides forensic psychological services for plaintiff and defense. Administers Independent Psychological Evaluations. Works in the area of accident prevention and promoting transition to autonomous vehicles.

A.E. Daniel, MD DANIEL FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Columbia, Missouri
Psychiatry, Correctional Healthcare - Suicide, Prisons, Jails, Forensic Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, PTSD, medication, substance abuse, jail suicide, prison suicide, correctional suicide, group home suicide, nursing home suicide, addiction, teen suicide, juvenile suicide
Award winning thought leader on prison suicide. Triple Board-Certified medical doctor. (Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry). Former Director of Psychiatric Services for the Missouri Department of Corrections. Directed, managed and supervised services provided by psychiatrists working in all prisons in Missouri. Was administratively responsible for all mental health services provided by the mental health staff. Considerable experience in providing direct psychiatric services to jail and prison inmates in various correctional institutions. Significant experience interacting with correctional staff that provides direct one-to-one services to inmates on suicide watch and attending to their needs. Authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles in correctional mental health and particularly on risk identification, prevention and risk management strategies relating to suicide in jails and prisons. One of the co-authors who updated the World Health Or...

Dustin Patil, MD Mountain Area Health Education Center

Asheville, North Carolina
Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - Addiction, Substance Use Disorder, Substance Abuse, Substance Dependence, Drug Abuse, Opioids, Alcohol, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Marijuana, Cannabis, Benzodiazepines, Drug Testing, Psychiatry, Pain, Overdose, Suboxone, Buprenorphine, Methadone, Naltrexone, Detoxification
Dr. Patil graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He completed his general psychiatry residency training at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, where he also completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry. He worked as the Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center from 2018-2021 and ran the inpatient addiction psychiatry consultation service and saw patients with addiction and pain issues in the outpatient psychiatry and primary care clinics. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and taught a number of courses at the medical school. Dr. Patil is an approved instructor for the PCSS MAT X-waiver training course; he has trained over 100 providers on the use of medications for opioid use disorder (including buprenorphine/Suboxone, methadone, and naltrexone). He has published on topics pertai...

Robert A. Campbell, MD

Dublin, Ohio
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - Addiction, PTSD, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, psychosomatic medicine, psychological effects of injuries, care of first responder PTSD. Behavioral addctions. operating room fires.
Former Board certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Currently Board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) I reviewed over 300 malpractice cases in a 25 year career of testimony I have testified by deposition approximately 150 times and testified in both state and federal court approximately 80 times I have reviewed over 50 cases of operating room fires both for plaintiff and defense. I have been a member of arbitration and settlement teams I have spoken at a national conference (AALNC) on medical malpractice

Shannon C. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DFAPA, NCTTP Forensic Addiction & Psychiatric Services, LLC

Cincinnati, Ohio
Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry - Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Nicotine, Substance Use Disorder, Drug Testing, Detoxification, Intoxication, Drug Withdrawal, Addiction, Drug Abuse, Overdose
“FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. Updated CV available at www.forensicaddictions.com. Consultation on issues relating to alcohol/drug use, addiction, gambling, etc. Active clinical practice for over 2 decades in Addiction Medicine, broadly experienced. Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, as well as Psychiatry. Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Psychiatric Association. Editor for major national Addiction Medicine textbook and medical journal. Roughly 60 scholarly medical publications. Co-Chair for major national Addiction Medicine medical conferences. Awards for clinical practice, teaching, research, military service. Opinions sought by Dateline NBC News, Pravda, U.S. News & World Report, etc. 20 years of service as a United States Air Force Officer; earned the Meritorious Service Medal twice, deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Certified in Buprenorphine treatment, and tobacco treatment. Previously deemed by the courts as an e...

Robert M. Davis, MD

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Bipolar, Addiction, Major Depression, Anxiety, IDD, Standard of Care, Injectable Medication (LAI), Policies and Procedures, Assertive Community Treatment, Suicide, Psychopharmacology, Competency Evaluations, NGRI, Medical Malpractice, Capacity for Trial, Habeas Corpus
Robert Davis, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 20 years. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with Honors and High Distinction and received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency program from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where he also served as Chief Resident. He has extensive clinical and administrative experience in providing patient care. He is currently the Medical Director for Wesley Family Services in Pittsburgh and has an active clinical practice. He also has extensive experience in forensic psychiatry and as an expert witness. He can be reached by phone (412) 295-6950 or email - [email protected]

Richard M Sobel, MD Jefferson Medical School

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Psychopharmacology, Worker's Compensation, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Compex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neuropathic Pain, Trauma, Opioids, Addiction, Medication
Specialty focus: Pain Medicine (for which I have sub-specialty board certification) psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology. Academics: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical School. Recipient of two resident teaching awards. Leadership: President of Greater Philadelphia Pain Society (local chapter of the American Pain Society) 2013-2015 Special skills: (1) Communication: I have lectured extensively on the management of depression and chronic pain to both large and small audiences. (2) Organization: I manage a large solo practice using a computer-based practice management system which I wrote and have updated for over 20 years.

Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA Georgetown University Medical Center

Virginia
Pain Management - Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations - Chronic Pain, Epidural Injection, Meningitis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Nerve Pain, Opioid - Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, Prescribing, Methadone, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Causalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Post-laminectomy, Failed Back, Workers Compensation
Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified physician specializing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine and is a sought-after speaker, author, and lecturer. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Chronic Pain Rotation for Georgetown University's Anesthesiology Residency Program. He is a clinician with extensive experience caring for patients suffering from all chronic pain diagnoses. He maintains busy practices in Washington, DC and Maryland. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency training in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at Georgetown University. He completed fellowship training in Chronic Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kiefer is an active member of the medical staff of Georgetown University Hospital. He has a special in...

Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA Georgetown University Medical Center

West Virginia
Pain Management - Medicine, Independent Medical Examinations - Chronic Pain, Epidural Injection, Meningitis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation, Nerve Pain, Opioid - Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, Prescribing, Methadone, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Causalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, Post-laminectomy, Failed Back, Workers Compensation
Alexander Kiefer, MD, D.ABA is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified physician specializing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine and is a sought-after speaker, author, and lecturer. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Chronic Pain Rotation for Georgetown University's Anesthesiology Residency Program. He is a clinician with extensive experience caring for patients suffering from all chronic pain diagnoses. He maintains busy practices in Washington, DC and Maryland. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency training in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care at Georgetown University. He completed fellowship training in Chronic Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kiefer is an active member of the medical staff of Georgetown University Hospital. He has a special in...