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


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

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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