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: Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: Mental Health, Psychiatric medical malpractice, Personal Injury, Disability, PTSD, Imminent Death, wrongful death, competency, will contest, undue influence, NGRI, correctional, date rape, Fitness for Duty, Risk of Violence, 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 double-Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry located in the Houston Area. In addition to forensic/expert witness practice, Dr. Adhia is Medical Director of PACE Mental Health Clinic. 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 correctional psychiatric hospitals. His expertise in psychopharmacology, the medicine of medication. 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 family and support. 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. Institutional medicine, medical malpractice, and standard of care, apply to both public and private facilities, including government regulated correctional institutions and psychiatric hospitals. 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 jur