Contact Information

  • Company: Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates
  • Phone: (415) 461-4845
  • Fax: (415) 461-4039
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: PTSD,Emotional Distress,TBI,Undue Influence,Diminished Capacity,Testamentary Capacity,Cross-Examination,Depression,Anxiety,Bipolar Disorder,Employee Fitness for Duty,Risk of Violence,Discrimination,Wrongful Termination,Independent Medical Exam (IME),Testamentary Capacity,Malingering,Medical Records

Education: Medical, The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL; Bachelor of Arts, Physiology, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Years in Practice: 50

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 45

Additional Information

Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist, has 49 years’ experience testifying in over 800 cases and rendering medical opinions in 5,000+ assessments. He has testified in civil and criminal matters in Federal, State, Administrative and Military jurisdictions. Faculty positions: UCSF Medical School • 27 years, Asst. Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry; and • 18 years, Asst. Clinical Professor, Dept. of Orthopedics UC Hastings College of the Law • 11 years teaching attorneys effective direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses (see article) at Hastings’ Appellate Advocacy Center. Forensic assessment and opinion: • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Competency • Depression • Diminished Capacity / Insanity • Discrimination • Emotional Distress • Fitness for Duty (FFD) • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Psychiatric Disability • Psychological testing (Daubert standard) • Psychosomatic Disorders • Testamentary Capacity • Threat of Violence • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) • Undue Influence • Wrongful Termination