Contact Information

  • Phone: 617-641-9455
  • Fax: 888-272-0505
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, civil commitment, guardianship, malpractice

Education: AB, Harvard College; MD, Albany Medical College

Years in Practice: 30

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 20


Additional Information

Over 30 years of clinical and forensic practice, I have developed a good sense of the standard of care for psychiatric patients with serious and persistent psychotic and mood disorders as well as familiarity and comfort in dealing with attorneys and legal proceedings. Earlier in my career, I conducted dozens of competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility ("insanity"), aid-in-sentencing and commitment evaluations and testified in subsequent court proceedings at Bridgewater State Hospital, the secure forensic facility for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since then, I have continuously provided clinical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings--currently as an attending psychiatrist at a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health inpatient uni-- and have had extensive experience testifying on behalf of both petitioners and respondents in civil commitment and capacity to consent to treatment (guardianship) hearings in Massachusetts district and probate courts as well as criminal proceedings in district and superior courts.