Robin A Altman, MD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychiatry

Keywords/Search Terms:

child psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, young adult psychiatry, psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Child Custody, Competency, Testamentary Capacity, Diminished Capacity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, Asperger's Disorder


MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine; BA, University of Pennsylvania; Adult Psychiatry , The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Children's Hospital of PA

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I have been a practicing child psychiatrist in a solo private practice since 1995. I am board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. I initially worked at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for 7 years, and then moved to Spring Psychological Associates, where I continue to have an office. I was the first chairperson of the Child Psychiatry Department at Reading Hospital. I was the medical director of the Children's Home of Reading from 1997-2012. I managed the medical functioning of the institution while caring for adolescents in their residential treatment facility. I currently work for Concern, Inc, a mental health provider in the Reading area, where I see adolescents at the Abraxas shelter and detention center, as well as group home and therapeutic foster care children. I have been a principle investigator for psychiatric research at the Berks Research Center in Reading. In my spare time, I am a writer, and have written Shrink Rap - An Irreverent Take on Child Psychiatry,as an attempt to teach laypeople something about the field of Child Psychiatry in an easy-to-understand manner. Over the years I have been an expert witness several times, and recently I have broadened my forensic work to expert witness testimony for children and adolescents, adult psychiatric evaluations, custody evaluations, delinquency evaluations, competence to stand trial, certifications to be tried as a juvenile vs. an adult, IMEs,and forensic assessments for civil and criminal cases.