Nicholas A. Schwartz, MD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: Mood Stabilizers, Suicide, Failure to diagnose medical illness in psychiatric patients, Unlawful Use of Restraints, Informed Consent, Delirium, Adderall, Ritalin, Stimulants, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Overdose, Antidepressants,

Education: MD, Yale University School of Medicine; Residency Program, Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; Residency Program, Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle

Years in Practice: 21

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 1

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Dr. Schwartz received his medical degree from Yale University. While there he received a national award for his work in Emergency Medicine. He completed residency training in both Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine. At the completion of his Emergency Medicine residency he was granted an award for his research by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. He is currently on the faculty at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and an Attending Emergency Physician at a level I trauma center in New York City. He previously functioned as the Psychiatry liaison for the Emergency Department at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Additionally, he maintains an active, solo psychiatric practice. His continued work in both these specialties uniquely positions him to evaluate medical issues at the intersection of psychiatry and emergency medicine. These include adverse medication reactions, failure to diagnose medical disease in psychiatric patients and vice-versa, suicide, and inadequate evaluation and treatment of delirium. One of Dr. Schwartz’s areas of particular interest is adult Attention Deficit Disorder and associated issues. He has seen over 1000 adult ADD/ADHD patients. He has extensive experience in the appropriate management of these patients and the proper use of stimulants and related medications, as well as the consequences of improper use. Dr. Schwartz has lectured and edited work on the topic of medical issues in psychiatric patients, including complications of treatment and spontaneously emerging issues requiring prompt recognition and attention. As a clinical and academic physician he has years of experience in creating thorough, detailed reports and presentations that are understandable by both professionals and the general public.