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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Forensic Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychiatry

Specialty Focus:

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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Additional Information

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 has achieved board certifications 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 >170 articles/book chapters 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 >50 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).