Leonard J. Weiss, MD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry

Specialty Focus:

Psychiatrist, Medical Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Competency to stand trial, Competency, Testamentary Capacity, Addiction, Alcoholism, DUI, Criminal Responsibility, Mental Disability, Malpractice, Therapy, Confidentiality, Correctional Psychiatry, Violence and Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Trauma

Education:

Residency, Psychiatry, Michael Reese Hospital of the University of Chicago Medical School; Fellowship, Clinical Nutrition, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical School; Medical Degree, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit; BS in Mathematics , MIT

Years in Practice:

40

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

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Additional Information

Dr. Weiss is a practicing Psychiatrist and Forensic Psychiatrist. Early in his career, he practiced Internal Medicine when he decided to pursue a deepening interest in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. Internal Medicine continues to play a part in treating psychiatric conditions. He has a clinical psychiatric practice in Austin, Texas. Dr. Weiss is uniquely qualified to address psychiatric conditions, as well as overlap with other medical conditions, symptoms, and treatment. Board-Certified in each of the following specialties: • Psychiatry, ABPN • Forensic Psychiatry, ABPN • Addiction Psychiatry, ABPN • Internal Medicine, ABIM Dr. Weiss completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Henry Ford Hospital, and Board-Certification in Internal Medicine. He completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Michael Reese Hospital and obtained Board-Certifications in (general) Psychiatry and subspecialties Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. • 30+ years as a physician specializing in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Internal Medicine • B.S. in Mathematics from MIT, Minor in Nutrition (Cambridge, MA) • M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine, (Detroit, MI) • Post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital of the University of Michigan (Detroit, MI) and Psychiatry at Michael Reese Hospital (Chicago, IL) • Nutrition fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital (NY, NY) In addition to clinical Psychiatry, Dr. Weiss has served in leadership roles at addiction treatment and rehabilitation clinics, in-patient, and out-patient. • hospital and residential inpatient (detoxification, rehab) • outpatient treatment Dr. Weiss has presented and published extensively about the psychiatric impact of • stress • pain • addiction including substance abuse disorders • psychosomatic medicine • geriatric psychiatry • dual diagnosis (overlap of psychiatric conditions and addiction) • diseases and injuries of the brain