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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Forensic Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychiatry

Keywords/Search Terms:

Medical malpractice: plaintiff and defense cases. Trauma-related disorders: PTSD/complex PTSD, dissociative disorders. Mood disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, food addiction, obesity, ADHD, OCD. Child-adolescent & adult psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology.


MD, Tulane University School of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency, University of California @ San Francisco; Research Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina

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Dr. Brewerton is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, where he has a private practice and conducts research. He is board certified in general, child/adolescent & forensic psychiatry, & addiction medicine. He is: Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry; Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders; Founding member/former president of the Eating Disorders Research Society; author of >190 articles/book chapters and over 250 scientific presentations at national and international conferences on many topics in psychiatry, including eating and related disorders, psychopharmacology, neurobiology, posttraumatic stress, dissociation & the effects of childhood sexual/physical abuse; Editor of the Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach (2004), Co-editor of Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical & Treatment Perspectives (2014). He has reviewed for >60 scientific journals; served on Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, and Eating & Weight Disorders; has received numerous awards, e.g., 2013 Craig Johnson Award for Clinical Practice & Training by the National Eating Disorders Association, Honorary Certified Eating Disorder Specialist award by the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals; Best Doctors in America. He attended LSU (1971-74) and Tulane University School of Medicine (1974-78); completed a psychiatric internship & residency at the University of California at San Francisco (1978-82); worked for the U.S. Public Health Service at Hawaii State Hospital (1982-84); completed a research fellowship at NIMH (1984-87) & later a child-adolescent psychiatry fellowship at MUSC (1994-96). He served as Medical Consultant at MUSC's National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center (1996-2001). He has consulted for many health care organizations and currently serves as Director of Clinical Outcomes and Research for Monte Nido and Affiliates, a Senior Clinical Advisor for Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Programs, and Senior Clinical Research Consultant for Suncloud Health. Dr. Brewerton is also Executive Producer of a documentary about child maltreatment, eating disorders and dissociative identity disorders (see: Dr. Brewerton has been instrumental in exploring the overlaps between trauma, PTSD and eating disorders, and promoting integrated treatment approaches for eating and related comorbid disorders. His research profile can be viewed at, where any of his publications can be downloaded or requested.