Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Asburn Psychiatric and Psychological Services
  • Phone: 703-723-2999
  • Cell: 703-568-4633
  • Fax: 703-723-2999
  • Website: [email protected]

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry

Keywords/Search Terms:

Insanity Evaluations, Competency to Stand Trial, Medical Malpractice, Civil cases, Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatry, Personal Injury Litigation, Mitigation Reports at Sentencing, Custody Evaluations, Sexual Harassment, criminal cases


MBBS (MD degree in the United Kingdom), United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St, Thomas' Hospitals, University of London (UK); B.Sc.(BS degree in the United Kingdom), Wellcome Institute for the History Of Medicine, University College London, University of London (UK)

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Additional Information

Residency in Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia Medical Center 1998-2002 Fellowship, Forensic Psychiatry, University of Virginia Insititute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy (an entity of the University of Virginia Medical Center and University of Virginnia School of Law) 2002-2003 Unrestricted Active Medical License - Virginia Board of Medicine License Number: 0101244321 – issued August 26, 2008 Board Certified in Psychiatry since 2005 Board Certified in Forensic Psychiatry since 2009 CURRENT APPOINTMENT: (Since June 2022) FULL TIME OUPATIENT ADOLESCENT, ADULT AND FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST ASHBURN PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, Ashburn VA This is a full-time outpatient psychiatrist position. I also write forensic reports at the request of private attorneys, speaking to relevant questions such as: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, personality disorder, civil disputes involving mental illness, and for purposes of aiding courts in deciding mitigating factors for sentencing and adjudicative disposition. Former Appointments: May 2017- June 2022) (also, July 2013 - December 2016) Forensic Psychiatrist Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Falls Church VA Clinical Assistant Professor, George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine. This a was a full-time inpatient position in a state psychiatric hospital that included the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI), and who were hospitalized in a long term forensic psychiatric unit. The position also entailed writing Temporary Custody Evaluations for Virginia criminal courts (after individuals have been adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity to help decide disposition), writing of conditional release reports, and related (periodic) court testimony for my NGRI-adjudicated patients. October 2010-Dec 2010 (3 days/week in Alexandria, VA) April 2011 - June 2011 (1-2 weeks per month in Virginia Beach, VA) Independent Contractor Psychiatrist QTC Medical Group, Alexandria VA and Virginia Beach, VA This independent contractor position comprised psychiatric evaluations of military veterans (in Alexandria) as well as active-duty military (in Virginia Beach) who had been referred by the VA/Armed Services to evaluate for the presence of PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or other combat/service-related psychiatric disorders, in order to establish eligibility for service-related disability claims, and that required clinical evaluations and compilation of formal reports. Many of the claimants had been in war zones including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans and others worldwide. October 2009 – September 2010 Medical Director, Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute (NVMHI), Falls Church, Virginia, Clinical Assistant Professor, George Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences September 2008 - October 2009 Medical Director/Supervisory Medical Officer, Civil Psychiatry Programs, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC (SEH) Faculty Member, Saint Elizabeths Residency Program in Psychiatry September 2003 - September 2008 Attending Psychiatrist, Medical Director - Adolescent Diagnostic, ‘Dual Diagnosis’ and Forensic Services; Assistant Professor - River Park Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia Compilation of psychiatric reports for rural and inner-city county courts statewide, as well as for the West Virginia Department of Health (WVDHHR). Patients were adolescents in state custody or deemed legally delinquent. The program helped in clarifying diagnoses, identifying psychiatric/psychological management strategies, and in educating Judges, attorneys, probation officers and state workers on appropriate and feasible disposition options. Academic publications: anger, the DSM, and psychiatric diagnoses Member, Editorial Board, World Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health Invited Speaker, 2nd Intl Conference on Global Healthcare 2022, Paris, France - 'Has the DSM failed?'