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General Specialties: Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: Malpractice, Violence, criminal responsibility and mitigation, death penalty, competency, ECT, Severe Mental Illness, Institutional Regulations, Suicide, Standard of Care, TBI, Sports Psychiatry.

Education: MD, University of Los Andes; Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate; Forensic Psychiatry, Georgetown University

Years in Practice: 15


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ABPN Certified in General Psychiatry and Neurology ABPN Certified in Forensic Psychiatry ABAM Certified in Addiction Psychiatry Carolina A. Klein, MD is a Board Certified forensic psychiatrist currently practicing in the San Francisco Bay area, and consulting nationwide. She offers clinical care to adults suffering from a broad range of mental health conditions. Treatment provided includes psychopharmacological management as well as psychotherapy for eligible patients. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Klein is a fellowship-trained and Board Certified forensic psychiatrist. She is available for psychiatric consultation and psychiatric expert witness services in civil and criminal matters. Her special areas of interest include psychiatric diagnosis, detection of malingering, criminal responsibility evaluations, management standards, psychiatric and forensic neuropsychiatric autopsies, testamentary capacity, diminished capacity, International Forensics, and death penalty matters. Other areas of special clinical and forensic interest include the forensic neuropsychiatric evaluation of medical complications of psychiatric illness and medication as well as psychiatric complications of medical illness. Dr. Klein is an active member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis (BWCP). Dr. Klein is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Hospital and at University of California Davis. Dr. Klein is fluent in spoken and written Spanish, and can conduct evaluations for Spanish-speaking populations.