Contact Information

  • Company: Sanjay Adhia MD Professional Association
  • Phone: (832) 746-5905
  • Cell: (832) 746-5905
  • Website: www.sgamd.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine

Specialty Focus: 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

Education: Psychiatry Internship, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS; Psychiatry Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX; Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Oregon Health Science University

Years in Practice: 10

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 11+


Additional Information

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, Depressive Disorders, risk of suicide, and malingering. He is experienced in treatment and impact of drug and alcohol abuse on decision-making. Dr. Adhia has also treated severe psychosis (Schizophrenia, hallucinations) and psychopathology. Dr. Adhia’s findings consider complicating factors, such as emotional distress worsened by isolation from others. Other factors are pre-existing mental and physical illness, competency and capacity (e.g. dementia, Intellectual Disability.) As a physician, Dr. Adhia is uniquely qualified to review medical records and doctor reports. Medical malpractice and standard of care cases cases in which he is expert include hospitals and government regulated correctional institutions. Dr. Adhia is skilled in these med-legal issues. Dr. Adhia conducts Independent Medical Examinations, review of records, and reports his med-legal findings and opinions. He is available to testify in civil, criminal, probate, Federal, Immigration and administrative jurisdictions.