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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychiatry and Public Health

Specialty Focus: post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, negligent psychiatric care, psychiatric quality of care issues, preventable suicide, workman's compensation, employee harassment, false memory syndrome, standard of care issues, plaintiff allegations of medical malpractice, illegal psychiatric admissions

Education: BA, Case Western Reserve University; MD, Harvard Medical School; MPH and Residency Training, Johns Hopkins

Years in Practice: 38

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10


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Past Head of three successful academic Departments of Psychiatry, Recipient,Exceptional Psychiatrist of the Year Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Top academic student ,Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins study abroad award for clinical excellence in psychiatry, Civilian psychiatric consultant to the Pentagon for research into pre-deployment training to decrease combat post-traumatic stress disorder(Stress Inoculation Therapy), Department of Defense research award to develop post-combat intervention programs to minimize severity of post-traumatic stress, Civilian psychiatrist for the National Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Program, Recipient, National Institute on Mental Health three year post-doctoral award to study the rate of psychiatric disorders in the U.S. population.Recipient of Twing Trophy for outstanding leadership, scholarship and integrity, Case Western Reserve University. Multiple interviews on national radio and television related to psychiatric care Participant in Psychiatric Expert Witness work since 2007 with diverse cases for both the plaintiff and the defense