Robin A Altman, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Phone: 610 372 1901
  • Cell: 610 781 1348
  • Fax: 610 372 1970
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: 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

Education: 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

Years in Practice: 28

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 20

Additional Information

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.