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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development, Chronic Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse,Psychological Trauma in the Workplace, Date Rape, Internet Seduction,Post-traumatic Loss, Grief, and Depression,Psychological Effects of Injury to the Body or Brain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Education: MD, University of California, San Francisco; BA, New College, Sarasota, FL; Residency in General Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Fellowship in Child Psychiatry, UCLA

Years in Practice: 28

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 12


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A practicing psychiatrist 25+ years, Dr. Sugar is board certified both in child and general psychiatry. He is Past President of the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at USC, and has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. As the Founding Director of Research at Hathaway Children and Family Services he led a study of the long-term effects of child trauma. Currently, he is Director, Child Psychiatry Trauma Program and Attending Psychiatrist, Child and Adult Outpatient Clinics, supervising trainees in child and general psychiatry at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. At USC he sees patients, teaches psychiatry and performs research. Plaintiff and Defense Forensic experience includes reports and/or testimony in both child & adult cases involving: * Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development * Chronic Physical, Sexual or Emotional Abuse * Psychological Trauma in the Workplace * Date Rape/ Internet Seduction * Post-traumatic Loss, Grief and Depression * Psychological Effects of Injury to the Body or Brain * Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Out-of-state Consultation Possible ATTORNEY REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST