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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychiatry

Specialty Focus:

Psychiatric Malpractice, Child Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Trauma, Autism, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Disability Evaluation, ADHD, Conservatorship


BA, University of California Berkeley; MD, Medical College of Wisconsin; Psychiatry Residency, University of Cincinnati; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Harbor UCLA

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Additional Information

UCLA-trained double-boarded psychiatrist (adult and child & adolescent psychiatry) in active clinical practice. Experienced in academic psychiatry, community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, residential treatment, incarcerated juvenile treatment, and private practice outpatient care. Lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Central America--proficient in Japanese, Spanish, and French. One year of public school teaching experience. Undergraduate education in classical music, history, and literature. Experienced in medical-legal consultation for medical record review and deposition preparation, as well as expert witness testimony for child and adult emotional injury cases, representing both plaintiff and defense. Private practice in Los Angeles specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry since 2013. Candidate in adult psychoanalysis from 2012 to 2020 at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC). Taught seminars at both the PCC and the Maple Counseling Center, focusing on the integration of medication treatment and psychotherapy. EMPLOYMENT 2013-Present Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry Private Practice 2012-2014 Staff Psychiatrist LA County DMH 2010-2012 Staff Psychiatrist Pacific Hospital 2010 Staff Psychiatrist St. Elizabeth Hospital EDUCATION 2012 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Harbor-UCLA 2010 Adult Psychiatry Residency University of Cincinnati 2007 MD Medical College of Wisconsin 1995 BA University of California Berkeley (First Honors) Board certified in Adult Psychiatry Board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for State of California DWC Video interview by The Epoch Times: