Neuropsychiatry Expert Witnesses

Neuropsychiatry 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 neuropsychiatry. The neuropsychiatry expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Nursing Homes, Pediatric Psychiatry, and Psychiatry.

Scott C. Matthews, M.D.

Solana Beach, California
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - brain injury, concussion, depression, PTSD, neuropsychiatry, trauma, combat, military, accidents, competency, disability, malpractice
QUALIFICATIONS • Provided expert testimony related to posttraumatic stress disorder, effects of trauma, psychiatric symptoms after traumatic brain injury, addiction and mood disorders. • Actively involved in federally funded research including clinical research testing new medication treatments for PTSD and brain imaging research investigating the brain basis of symptoms and individual differences in treatment response. • Licensed physician since 2000 (California License A72106). • Board certified in psychiatry (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology). • Board certified in addiction medicine (American Board of Preventive Medicine). • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (non-step series), University of California San Diego. CURRENT CLINICAL PRACTICE • At the Veteran Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Dr. Matthews serves as the Medical Director of the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program treating patients suffering from mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders. • A...

Jeff Victoroff, M.D. University of Southern California

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Brain Injury Medicine, Neurology - Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, brain injury, concussion, stroke, epilepsy, PTSD, dementia, competency to stand trial, testamentary capacity, criminal, homicide
Dr. Victoroff is a Harvard trained, triple board certified neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and psychiatrist. He serves as Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He is the author of many peer-reviewed scientific articles, and the principal author and editor of Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy (Cambridge University Press, 2019). He was selected by the Surgeon General to be one of the founding neurologists of the NFL Neurologic Care Program. Dr. Victoroff has served as an expert witness for 25 years, testifying in 45 depositions and 19 trials. He has been qualified by Municipal, State, and Federal courts to testify in all aspects of neurology and psychiatry. His subspecialty expertise is in traumatic brain injury, although he has also testified in cases of dementia, stroke, epilepsy, neurorehabilitation, PTSD, aggression and violence, testamentary capacity, competence to stand trial, undue in...

Aazaz U Haq, MD

District Of Columbia
Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry - dementia; neuropsychiatry; testamentary capacity; financial capacity; elder abuse; marital capacity; decision-making capacity; memory loss; undue influence; estates and trusts
Aazaz Haq, MD, is a psychiatrist with certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both geriatric psychiatry and general adult psychiatry. Dr. Haq completed his undergraduate education, medical school, and residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He subsequently completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at UCLA. He owns a private practice called McLean Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center. He recently worked as the director of neuromodulation at the Philadelphia VA Hospital, prior to which he was an inpatient geriatric psychiatrist at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital and an affiliated clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. His forensic interests relate to financial elder abuse and questions of financial capacity and vulnerability to undue influence.

Norman V. Kohn, MD

District Of Columbia
Neurology, Neuropsychiatry - Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, cognitive deficits and psychiatric symptoms following illness or injury, seizures and epilepsy, psychotherapy, medical ethics, complex causation, litigation consulting
Trained and board certified in neurology, with additional subspecialty training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Experience includes neurology practice, with years as neurology chair in a major teaching hospital and trauma center; practice and teaching of psychiatry, psychotherapy; and psychoanalysis. Expertise in -alcoholism and addiction -chronic pain -motivation, secondary gain, and malingering -doctor-doctor and doctor-patient communication -physician role responsibilities -medical decisionmaking -medical ethics -distinguishing coexisting psychiatric and medical factors -explaining medical concepts to juries

Sanford I. Finkel, MD

Wilmette, Illinois
Psychiatry, Nursing Homes - Geriatric psychiatry, contested wills, nursing home, competency, elder abuse, malpractice, undue influence, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, testamentary capacity, mental health, neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Finkel is an expert who works nationally specializing in aging and mental health (geriatric psychiatry). This includes contested wills, testamentary capacity, undue influence, malpractice, competency, nursing home litigation, personal injury, and criminal cases. He is the founder of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and co-founder of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Aging. Dr. Finkel is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of Chicago Medical School. He has over 40 years of clinical experience, has published more than 100 papers and chapters and has delivered over 1000 lectures, nationally and internationally.

Norman V. Kohn, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Neurology, Neuropsychiatry - Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, cognitive deficits and psychiatric symptoms following illness or injury, seizures and epilepsy, psychotherapy, medical ethics, complex causation, litigation consulting
Trained and board certified in neurology, with additional subspecialty training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Experience includes neurology practice, with years as neurology chair in a major teaching hospital and trauma center; practice and teaching of psychiatry, psychotherapy; and psychoanalysis. Expertise in -alcoholism and addiction -chronic pain -motivation, secondary gain, and malingering -doctor-doctor and doctor-patient communication -physician role responsibilities -medical decisionmaking -medical ethics -distinguishing coexisting psychiatric and medical factors -explaining medical concepts to juries

Aazaz U Haq, MD

Maryland
Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry - dementia; neuropsychiatry; testamentary capacity; financial capacity; elder abuse; marital capacity; decision-making capacity; memory loss; undue influence; estates and trusts
Aazaz Haq, MD, is a psychiatrist with certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both geriatric psychiatry and general adult psychiatry. Dr. Haq completed his undergraduate education, medical school, and residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He subsequently completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at UCLA. He owns a private practice called McLean Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center. He recently worked as the director of neuromodulation at the Philadelphia VA Hospital, prior to which he was an inpatient geriatric psychiatrist at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital and an affiliated clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. His forensic interests relate to financial elder abuse and questions of financial capacity and vulnerability to undue influence.

Leslie R Vogel, M.D.

Boston, Massachusetts
Psychiatry - Neuropsychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Competency

Lawrence Amsel, MD, MPH Columbia University

New York, New York
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide Prevention, Psychiatric Malpractice, Law and Psychiatry, Criminal Mitigation, Medical Decision Making, Hospital Practice, Statistics and Causal Analysis, Grief and Mourning, Pediatric Psychiatry, Family Loss, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Economics/Game Theory,
Dr. Amsel serves as an expert witness in matters related to psychiatry, with a focus on Malpractice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicide, Grief, Medical Decision Making, Hospital Psychiatric Care, and appropriate Evidence-based Standards of Care. Excellent references from multiple law firms are available on request. Dr. Amsel's expertise in dealing with the interface of legal and psychiatric issues is based on 28 years of experience in clinical practice, academic psychiatry, research, and public health, as well as his experience as an expert witness. Dr. Amsel studied mathematics at Columbia University before entering Yale University School of Medicine. After completing residency training he joined the Columbia faculty completing two prestigious National Institute of Mental Health research fellowships and obtained an Masters in Public Health (MPH) specializing in mental health statistics, and Child Psychiatry Research. As an expert on the effects of traumatic experiences...

Maurice Preter, MD Maurice Preter MD Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, and Neurology

New York, New York
Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry - psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychiatry, Traumatic brain injury, PTSD, wrongful death, pain and suffering, aviation accidents, memory issues, will contests, geriatrics, medical/pharmacologically and/or psychologically based distortions, plaintiff suggestibility, medical malpractice, informed consent
Dr. med. Maurice Preter, MD is an experienced private practice and academic Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist, Psychopharmacologist, and Neurologist in New York City. He is one of a small number of dually board certified specialists in both psychiatry and neurology. He speaks English, German and French and is licensed in New York, Germany/E.U., and Paris/France. Dr. Preter offers psychiatric and neuropsychiatric forensic expertise to assist plaintiff and defense counsel, the courts, federal, State agencies, and international organizations. Educated at the Universities of Munich, Germany and of Paris, France, he received his postgraduate specialty training in neurology and psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and is dually board certified in both specialties. He has researched and written about a wide range of neuropsychiatric topics, including stroke, sleep disorders, epilepsy, panic disorder, psychological trauma, and the history of neurology in China. ...

Norman V. Kohn, MD

Pennsylvania
Neurology, Neuropsychiatry - Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, cognitive deficits and psychiatric symptoms following illness or injury, seizures and epilepsy, psychotherapy, medical ethics, complex causation, litigation consulting
Trained and board certified in neurology, with additional subspecialty training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Experience includes neurology practice, with years as neurology chair in a major teaching hospital and trauma center; practice and teaching of psychiatry, psychotherapy; and psychoanalysis. Expertise in -alcoholism and addiction -chronic pain -motivation, secondary gain, and malingering -doctor-doctor and doctor-patient communication -physician role responsibilities -medical decisionmaking -medical ethics -distinguishing coexisting psychiatric and medical factors -explaining medical concepts to juries

Timothy D Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, HCEDS Medical University of South Carolina

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Medical malpractice: plaintiff and defense cases. Trauma-related disorders: PTSD/complex PTSD, dissociative disorders. Mood disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, food addiction, obesity, ADHD, OCD. Child-adolescent & adult psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology.
Dr. Brewerton is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, where he has a private practice and conducts research. He has achieved board certifications in general, child/adolescent & forensic psychiatry, & addiction medicine. He is: Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry; Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders; Founding member/former president of the Eating Disorders Research Society; author of >170 articles/book chapters on many topics in psychiatry, including eating and related disorders, psychopharmacology, neurobiology, posttraumatic stress, dissociation & the effects of childhood sexual/physical abuse; Editor of the Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach (2004), Co-editor of Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical & Treatment ...

Sanjay Adhia, MD, MRO Sanjay Adhia MD Professional Association

Sugar Land , Texas
Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - malpractice, Personal Injury, Disability, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, testamentary capacity, competency, will contest, undue influence, NGRI, correctional, rape, Fitness for Duty, Neuropsychiatry, standard of care, suicide, IME, record review, DUI, DWI, workman's compensation, jail, prison,
Dr. Adhia is triple-Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine (BIM), and Psychiatry located in the Houston Area. He is one of a few Forensic Psychiatrists who are certified in BIM. In addition to forensic/expert witness practice, he works in a renowned neuro-rehabilitation center where his focus is treating the neuropsychiatric sequelae of brain injury, concussions, stroke, and spinal cord injury. His forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, violence, and complicating mental illness. He was the medical director of private practice. He has treated Death Row and Ad-Seg patients in correctional facilities. He has extensive expertise in psychopharmacology. Dr. Adhia is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). He has expertise in alcohol and drug testing. He is experienced in the treatment and impact of drug and alcohol abuse and intoxication (eg DUI, DWI, DFSA). In addition, Dr. Adhia works with Physicians for Hu...

Aazaz U Haq, MD

McLean, Virginia
Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry - dementia; neuropsychiatry; testamentary capacity; financial capacity; elder abuse; marital capacity; decision-making capacity; memory loss; undue influence; estates and trusts
Aazaz Haq, MD, is a psychiatrist with certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both geriatric psychiatry and general adult psychiatry. Dr. Haq completed his undergraduate education, medical school, and residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He subsequently completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at UCLA. He owns a private practice called McLean Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center. He recently worked as the director of neuromodulation at the Philadelphia VA Hospital, prior to which he was an inpatient geriatric psychiatrist at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital and an affiliated clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. His forensic interests relate to financial elder abuse and questions of financial capacity and vulnerability to undue influence.